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C2 Half-Body

Early in the morning, I slowly and gently drove, heading to the school using my service bike.

I slowly took off my helmet and parked the bike and securely locked it when suddenly, a luxurious black Lamborghini stopped and park beside me.

It was Roger Jackson. Every student, especially the girls, was drooling at him. Aside from being handsome and hot, he comes from a wealthy family.

He has been our Lacrosse Captain for three consecutive years. He was a spoiled brat that everything he wants, he always gets.

“Dude, you should watch where you are parking your cheap bicycle. I don’t want my car to get a stain from that.” He bragged.

“Yow… Roger, let’s go!” One of his friends called.

I was completely felt relieved after he abandoned me in the parking lot. I am lucky that he didn’t beat the hell out of me and slowly went inside the building.

”Hey, what was it all about with Roger?” Kevin curiously asked after he saw Roger talking to me.

“No, it’s nothing. Hey, I want to show you something.” I then slowly raised my shirts and showed the adhesive bandage on my stomach.

“Ohh… What the hell was that bro?”

I gently put back down my shirts.

“A bite. It was too dark to see much but I am pretty sure it was some kind of a wolf.”

He slowly scratched his head in disbelief. “A wolf bit you? Not a chance.” He then teasingly laughed.

“I heard a wolf howling!”

“No, you didn’t. Stop the nonsense, all right?”

“What do you mean, “No I didn’t”? How did you know about what I saw and heard?”

Kevin was the type of person who was hard to let him believe your story not unless he would see and hear it himself.

“Simply because Green Hills doesn’t have any wolves, okay? Not in like, over a thousand years.

I only ended up frowning my face after knowing he always insists on his own beliefs.

After the classes ended, I decided to go home early, as my body seems on fire like hell. Perhaps, it’s because of the infection I got from the wound.

When I got home, I immediately went to the bathroom to take a bath. As usual, my mom was not around in the house as she had her night shift in the hospital.

After I took a bath, my body temperature also descended and made sure that all the doors were locked afterward.

The only thing that has left open was the window of my room with a ladder on the side of it. That is my emergency exit in case of unexpected incidents might happen in the house.

I was seriously looking at the moon.

“Aah…” I screamed extremely.

I was completely freaking out when Kevin’s head surprisingly showed up in the window

I have not completely moved on about what happened to me last night and the wound proved it.

“Wooh…Wooh! It’s just me, bro.” Kevin shouted extremely.

“Kevin, what are you doing?” I furiously asked in be anxious.

“What am I doing? You were not answering your phone. I have been calling you, like a hundred times this evening. And why do you have a bat?” He replied exhaustedly.

“Oh, I thought you were some kind of theft or the same beast that attacked me last night. You cannot blame me for being cautious.”

“A what?” He then descended and went inside the room.

“Look, I know it’s a bit late, but you got to hear this. I saw my dad leave thirty minutes ago. Dispatched called. They brought with them every officer from the Green Hills Police Department and even the State Police.” Kevin added.

“What for?” I curiously asked.

“Report says two joggers found a body in the woods tonight.”

“A dead body?”

“No, a body of water. Yes, you idiot. A dead body of course.”

“You mean like murdered?”

“Nobody knows yet. Just that it was a girl, probably in her thirties.”

I frowned in confusion. “Hold on a sec, if they already found the body, what are they looking for?”

“That’s the best part. They only found half of the body.” He then stood up out of the bed. “Were coming.”

Leaving no choice, I am also intrigued by what happened to the girl. Perhaps, it might be the dog I encountered last night attacked her.

When we arrived at the woods, we immediately indulged the dark cold smog in the forest.

“Umm, just out of curiosity, which part of the body are we looking for?” I confusedly asked.

“Huh, I didn’t think about that.” He grinned helplessly.

“And, what if whoever killed the girl is still out here?”

“Also, that my friend, that something I don’t know. Will you please just shut up so we could focus on looking?”

I did not say a single word after that. Instead, I followed Kevin wherever he was heading.

After a few minutes walk, I felt immediately exhausted, especially I am walking slowly because of the wound.

Kevin also felt exhausted. That makes the two of us now.

Moreover, Kevin was already a hundred steps from me. Since he was the one holding the flashlight, I left no choice but the go behind him.

When I almost got near to Kevin, I immediately hid when his body suddenly stumbles to the ground.

All their flashlights and guns were completely focus on Kevin and the dogs continued from barking.

“Hold it right there!” Mr. Stewart ordered his officers to tightly hold the K-9 dogs.

He caressed the dogs to calm themselves.

“Hang on, this delinquent belongs to me.” He added.

Kevin greeted his dad as politely as possible to avoid being scolded and lectured.

Mr. Stewart wagged his flashlight.

“Now, where is your partner in crime, huh?”

“Who? Do you mean Clark? He’s home. He told me he wanted to get a good night's sleep due to his severe wound in his stomach.” Kevin explained dishonestly.

Mr. Stewart seemingly agreed to Kevin’s lies. It would not truly be advisable for me to come with him wounded.

“Well, young man, I’m gonna walk you back to your car and you and I are gonna have a serious conversation about something we called, following my words.”

Moreover, I didn’t hear any presence from them after they all left. It was only me left alone in these woods.

I immediately took and switched on the flashlight of my phone heading to the ground.

I was completely freaking terrified after seeing the other half of the body, eyes opened and full of blood.

To my surprised, I immediately ran as fast as I could. When my stomach was in pain and bleeding, I slowly stopped for a bit and had calmed myself.

As creepy as the night was, I suddenly hear a continuous weird growling behind me.

My heart immediately beats faster and faster. Because of much pain and exhaustion, I couldn’t move my body anymore.

I sighed helplessly and decided to close up my eyes as my whole body was already full of sweat and was scared up to death.

I slowly opened my other eye to check the area and immediately my body was completely frozen when I saw not only one but two wolves standing in front of me.

Compared to the last wolf I met last night, their eyes were cold blue and they only stared at me the whole time.

The other wolf barked at me enough that I got my normal mindset and immediately ran towards the main road.

Luckily, the two wolves didn’t go after me. Instead, I could feel that they helped me to be out of the woods.

When I reached the main road, I felt utterly relaxed as a few cars were passing by.

I immediately hailed a cab heading back to our house.

The next day, I went up early for school because I can’t wait to tell Kevin about my discovery last night.

I immediately received a teasing laugh from Kevin when he saw me waiting outside the gate.

“Hey, how was the hunting trip last night?” Kevin dejectedly asked.

“What the hell man! You left me all alone in that creepy place.” I pretentiously replied in an antagonistic manner.

“Okay, I’m sorry. Are you happy now?” He replied guiltily.

I then shifted my mood and facial expression back to normal when we were heading to the room.

"Alright, you don’t have any idea what happened to me last night, bro. That was freaking awesome and terrifying at the same time. I saw two wolves. Same sizes with the one that attacked me but I think they were not an aggressive one.”

He sighed dejectedly. “How many times do I have to tell you there’s no wolf in Green Hills, you idiot!”

“Well, if you’re not gonna believe me with that wolf thing, you might wanna believe me when I tell you, I found the other half of the dead body.” I enthusiastically said.

Kevin immediately jumped through excitement. His face lightened up.

“Are you kidding me?”

“No, man…how I wish. I think I’m gonna have nightmares for like a month.”

We then went to the room.

“As you all know, there indeed was a dead body found in the woods the other day. And I am pretty sure your selfish immature little minds are coming up with several macabre scenarios as to what happened.

Kevin and I excitedly exchanged glances while our professor keeps on writing on the board.

But, I am here to tell you that the police already have suspects in custody, which means you can give your thorough attention to the copies that I put into your desks.” Professor William, our History teacher cordially said.

Amidst of him continue speaking, I unexpectedly heard loud excruciating dings from a phone.

I eagerly observed my classmates who would probably pick up their phone and rose in confusion when no one does.

“Mom, five calls on my first day is quite annoying and depressing.”

A girl sitting in the park was the one speaking. My eyes widened in shock and confusion why and how on earth could I hear everything from a distance.

“Everything except for a pen. Oh my God, I really forget to bring a pen with me.” She worriedly said when she didn’t find anything from her bag.

Amidst her conversation with her mom, our School Principal approached her and asked.

“Sorry to keep you waiting.” He then politely bowed his head.

After the call ended, the two went inside the building. As they kept talking, my eyes and ears were also following.

In a few seconds, our classroom door suddenly unlocked and opened. I can clearly hear her heartbeat that sounded like a growling thunder.

Our School Principal politely introduced the new girl. Afterward, he went outside.

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