Betty was about to mindlink Mason when once again, she got cut off. No, it wasn't by another mindlink, but it was by a scream. A very loud scream, and unfortunately, it sounded very familiar.
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Betty knew who it belonged to, which was to a certain blonde human guy, and he seemed like he was crying in pain. Betty quickly ran to the way which she guessed the voice came from.
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She was surprised to see Dylan bitten by a wolf. It was just a regular wolf, but where was Robert and Tom when he needed them?
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Pushing her thoughts aside, Betty quickly shifted into her wolf form and killed that wolf. Of course, her clothes were torn and ripped. How awesome. She forgot to bring a change.
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Dylan was busy admiring her wolf to notice what was going on inside her head. Her wolf was really beautiful, he thought. She was pure white and some might mistook her for being a white wolf, one of the kinds that were gifted by the Moon Goddess, but she was still very special even though she wasn't one.
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Dylan felt a nudge on his left foot and looked down to see Betty nudging his foot. He raised an eyebrow as if to ask, "What?" And Betty replied by pointing her ripped shirt and pants with her nose.
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"You didn't bring a change?" Dylan asked in shock. Betty must've been too busy preparing his food that she forgot to bring extra clothes. Now, Dylan was starting to feel a bit guilty. He hadn't meant to do that.
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Dylan opened his back and gave Betty his oversized shirt and pants. Hopefully, her undergarments were still possible to wear. If not, he didn't think Betty'd like to borrow his boxers.
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Wolf Betty went behind a tree. Dylan sat down and faced the other way from the tree, looking at his bleeding leg. He didn't remember exactly how it happened, because he himself was a bit zoned out at the moment. He remembered that he was walking around together with Robert and Tom when suddenly they just disappeared, but Dylan wasn't sure when.
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Dylan looked at his bleeding leg once more. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to treat legs, though. Too bad.
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"I tried mindlinking Robert and Tom, but they aren't replying." Betty made an appearance behind him. Dylan looked up and behind, making his neck hurt a bit.
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"I have a feeling, but I might be wrong," Dylan said, "But anyways, I have a feeling that they were kidnapped by the... witches,"
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Betty nodded thoughtfully. "I thought about that, too, but anyways, how did your leg stop bleeding? Did you put an amazing spell on it or something? Because a while ago, it was bleeding very badly."
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"Huh, what?" Darren looked at his foot, surprised to see his foot was back to normal. Everything looked fine except his torn pants, and it was very odd. A minute ago, it was bleeding a pool of blood.
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Of course, who wouldn't find it weird? Even that little squirrel looked like it did, and it had seen a lot of weird things done by the humans its whole life.
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"Does it hurt?" Betty asked, sitting down beside him. She inspected his foot, looking closely at it. Once he replied 'no', she started to touch it, pinch it, and even punch it. The girl was heartless, Dylan decided.
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"Okay, it's definitely going to get hurt if you keep on punching it like that." Dylan crawled behind, trying to get further away from Betty. He didn't want her breaking his bones as she was checking him. No, thanks.
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Betty giggled. "Sorry. Now that you're not hurt anymore, however that happened, we should go find Mason," she said.
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Dylan stood up and he was just fine. Again, they started walking, but this time, trying to find Mason. Perhaps Robert and Tom were already with Mason. They could be wrong, but there wasn't any wrongs in wishing good things.
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Once they saw Mason, they couldn't feel happier. But their smiles were turned upside-down when they saw that Robert and Tom weren't with him. In fact, he was hugging that witch, Jewel, as if they had known each other for ages and Betty knew that it couldn't be true, because Mason killed every witch he met.
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So yeah, this was very surprising because, the person who possible hated witches the most was noe hugging a witch like his life depended on it, and he was smiling.
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Betty and Duncan were at lost for words. Of course, their first thought would be that Mason was fascinated by Jewel, because it was the only thing that made sense. That weird, strong happiness that Betty sensed from so far away--it must be that Jewel enchanted his happiness or something. And she also pretended that she was his mate, right?
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Yeah, that must be it.
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But Betty had not been listening to the voice at the back of her head, saying that it was not true. She didn't want to believe that for some reason. She wanted to believe that this was all the witches' plan. She blamed everything at the witches, when truly, all she wanted was to have her parents back.
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However, she did not notice this.
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Betty was good at telling the difference about people's personalities, but she couldn't tell about hers. So, she didn't realize what happened to her. She didn't realise she was the one who the witches put a spell on. And that was what caused Betty to get angry at Jewel.
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And Betty snapped. "You liar! You must've been pretending to be helping us, and now you're pretending to be Mason's mate! You're a part of their plan, aren't you?! You're such a liar! Go away!"
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Of course, Mason and Jewel's heads quickly snapped to Betty's direction, and they were surprised to see Betty and Dylan. They were more shocked about the words that came out of Betty's mouth--well, Mason was. Jewel stopped listening after the first 'you liar!', because she had to stop herself from crying and that took a lot of energy.
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So, Jewel ran away.
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She ran away after Betty stopped talking, and then Betty wore an accomplished grin on her face. However, she was met with Mason's shocked and angry face. She didn't even have time to say anything before he sped off to Jewel.
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"Why would you do that?" Dylan asked Betty with wide eyes, still overcame with shock. He did notice the slight change of eye colour, right before Betty snapped, but he didn't think it would be like this. Now, they wouldn't even know where Mason and Jewel were, but they also probably hated them. How sad.
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Betty's eyes turned normal. "I don't know, I swear! I was just... I just..." Betty wanted to sob. She couldn't believe what she just said, and she blamed herself because she didn't know anything about the witch that just possessed her a few seconds ago.
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Honestly, Betty didn't care. It was up to Mason who he wanted to date, and if he was soulmates with a witch, then so be it. Betty was never the one to blame Moon Goddess for her bad picks at picking a mate.
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Betty was supposed to support him. Support, support, and support him with all his heart, but now her chance was gone. It should be. The alpha hated her now. Tears fell off of her eyes and Dylan, who sat down beside her, hugged and comforted her.
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Mason followed the scent of Jewel into the deeper parts of the forest. Where did she go, he didn't know. She ran so far away, he was starting to lose track of her. Thank goodness for his amazing scent-tracker nose.
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Finally, Mason saw Jewel's brunette hair. Jewel was sitting on a large rock, and she looked as if she was crying her eyes out. She probably was, anyways.
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Jewel reminded Mason of Cinderella. You know that scene when Cinderella was all ready to go to the ball, but her step-sisters ripped her dress and she wasn't able to go? Then, she went into an old place, somewhere memorable or something, and cried her eyes out there.
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Mason shook his head. How did he even manage to ramble in his own head? That seemed to be pretty hard, but Mason's head was capable of a lot of things, wasn't it?
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He walked over to Jewel and sat beside her. He laid her head on his shoulder and stroked Jewel's hair softly. No one said anything, nor did anyone do anything aside from Mason stroking Jewel's head. All was quiet except for Jewel's little sounds of cries every once in a while.
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"Please stop crying, Jewel. I'm sure Betty didn't mean it," Mason tried. He didn't like this. He didn't want his mate to cry. He would've done worse if someone did this to him, he'd probably kill the person who did it. Jewel was much too nice. Jewel had just been accused of lying and taking a part in the witches' plan by pretending to be Mason's mate, but Mason knew better.
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He knew that Jewel's confusion when they first met was real, because he felt it in their bond. He knew that when he said he accepted her, Jewel's happiness was real, because he felt it in their bond. He knew that the sadness that Jewel felt at the time was real, because he felt it in their bond. And most of all, he knew that their bond was real, because... You'll find that out later.
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Jewel's reply shocked him a little. "Oh, so you're defending her, now?" she asked in an offended tone. However, Mason didn't reply. He knew that Jewel felt heartbroken right now, and he wasn't going to make a comment about it.
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Wouldn't you be heartbroken, if you were a nerd, and you were having a relationship with someone rich, smart, popular, and all of a sudden someone said you just wanted to be with them because of their money, or popularity?
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That would be heartbreaking if you weren't used to it. Mason figured that Jewel wasn't used to it, because due only had one mate, and she just met him like yesterday. Mason was this close to slapping Betty then and there, but Jewel was much more important to him. He couldn't let her go alone heartbroken like that.
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Jewel sighed. "I'm sorry. I was so angry that I forgot you're just trying to comfort me. I'm sorry," she said. Then, Mason felt Jewel's guilt.
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'Does she think I'm angry?' he thought. Almost everyone thought that he was angry when he didn't reply to their previous statement. Mason replied, "It's fine, Jewel. I understand. But I just don't get why Betty did it."
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Jewel nodded. "Yeah, she seemed so kind and accepting. She told your two warriors, Robert and Tom, to not laugh at me and stuff, but now it makes sense."
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"What makes sense?" Mason asked. He wiped the dried tears from Jewel's face. He didn't like to see his mate crying, at all. No one would like to see such a thing.
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"It's the witc-"
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"Alpha Mason!" they heard someone call. It was, of course, Dylan. He finally arrived and stopped in front of Mason and Jewel to catch his breath. He seemed to have ran so quickly, Mason was actually surprised he even managed to find them, considering the path Jewel took was so confusing.
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Even though Dylan hadn't catch his breath, he started to speak. It seemed what he was about to say was so urgent. "Betty... Two people... They... took her," he tried to speak as fast as he can.
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"Wait, what?" Mason asked.
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Dylan fell down to the ground, still struggling to breath. He didn't have the energy to stand up anymore. He didn't know if it was the Moon Goddess who helped him, but he managed to run from that two people who took Betty away.
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"There were two people who were wearing black stuff, black shirts and everything, and they took away Betty. I didn't see anything. Betty told me to run away before they reached us, but I managed to look back while she was holding them back. I think they have some kind of symbol printed on the back of their hands," he said.
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Jewel stated, "Those are the witches."