My Guardian Rose
Chapter 153: Traitorous
After tucking the Sword away in my room, beside my own sword, I took Ken and Minx over to the Sparring Hall. Everyone glanced at us unsurely as we entered. No doubt one of the newbies overheard and spread the word. Most definitely. "I can confirm that, though I don't know who it was." I shrugged it off, smiling and waving. They didn't seem convinced of my 'innocence', so my smile turned into a wicked grin. "Oh, come now; you all know I'm insane. This shouldn' surprise ya." Minx giggled and Ken rolled his eyes again. "She's got a point." Jack sniffed, flying across the room to stand beside me, facing the door. "I'm going out for a bit, to think, is that alright?" I nodded slightly and he flew out the door. "Just wish I could have been there to see it all go down. Did ya kill Travis?" I grinned at Nova. "'specially f'r you, bud. 's well as Marvin, Carly, Joe, Urwin, an' Lacy." Vhanoss let out a silent 'yes' at the last name, and I chuckled. "Good riddance to them, I ain't really cared about none of 'em." Emma huffed. "What 'bout Felidae an' Leo?" Her eyes flashed. "You didn't hurt Felidae, did ya?" She growled, and I smiled warmly. "Of course not, lover girl." She blushed and looked away. "Her father, on the other hand... Well, I told her t' take 'im t' the hospital, then move t' Burgess. Safes' town I know of... Hmm... I killed Parakeet. Didn' want to, but 'e forced me. Well, half of each clan is gone, so I'm satisfied."
"Are you? Are you really?" Jamie suddenly hissed, and I flinched. "You just killed, what, dozens of people? You're proud of that?! Just because they hurt you?! I hate them for it too, but I wouldn't kill them!" Tears filled my eyes. "Shut up!!" I shouted back, taking a threatening step forward. Minx held me back as I peered over her shoulder. "They tried to kill us first!" I shoved past my friend and stalked forward. Jamie didn't flinch or cower, peering into my eyes as well. "It wasn't even for me, or even Thorn!!" Tears were streaming down my cheeks, now. "The pack looks after each other!!"
"Any traitor is punished, or killed..." Red whispered. "Exactly," I gritted out, "They were all traitors. They tried to kill me while I was still there. I don't care if my killing in the past was of innocent lives, this time it was justified! They deserved it!! They- They-...!" I trailed off and began to cry as Jamie wrapped his arms around me. "You would have killed them if you saw the looks in their eyes..."