The General and His Pet [A B1A4 Fanfic] [Complete]

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Jinyoung is a turned werewolf who is one of Kris's top generals. Dongwoo is a contract bound animal-human whose soul belongs to Jinyoung via a contract. As the two of them are sent out by Kris to check on territories, how will things go for them?

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Hai~! Author-nim here with another story! Jinyoung and CNU are here with their story! We finally get to see Kris! Well, sort of. In the series as a whole Kris has sort of been in the background, now we get to see part of the pack he runs!

Jinyoung's side of the pack is known for having the best trackers. He is in charge of his own pack, and a sub pack which consists of the members of ONF!

Also, I'd like to reiterate that this is [i not] an aboau, it's just a wolfau. Believe it or not, there is a difference between the two aus. The only reason the title is like that is because everyone considers Dongwoo Jinyoung's pet due to the contract. If this was an aboau, it'd be in the tags. Wolfau is [i not] always aboau!

Anyway, onto the characters~!

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Jinyoung: A turned werewolf who is the leader of his side of the pack. He is also known to be the very first turned werewolf, having been turned by his younger brother Yedam, who is the first werewolf. He has a commanding presence with him, making him seem like he is cold towards everyone he meets. Everyone in his side of the pack know that's not true however, as he is one of the most caring people you could ever meet. He is the person who holds the contract over Dongwoo's soul, having won the contract from a pair of werewolf hunters after he won a fight against them. His wolf form is a large dark brown wolf with a scar on his shoulder where he had been turned and a nasty looking scar going across his chest seen in his wolf and human forms.

Dongwoo: An animal-human whose soul is bound to Jinyoung by a contract. He is known within the supernatural world as Jinyoung's pet, despite the fact that the dynamic the two of them have is different from one would expect between a master and his pet. He is extremely loyal to Jinyoung though, and would do anything to protect the one who has the contract over his soul. He is virtually indestructible, unable to get injured by anything due to the contact. The only time he would die, is if Jinyoung somehow got killed. He makes sure that doesn't happen though, and has become a sort of protector for Jinyoung. They have become close over the years, but Jinyoung keeps a strict friendly relationship with him. His animal form is a large polar bear with a silver necklace around his neck that held the contract. The pendant of a bear head is seen attached to the necklace, and that held the symbol for the contract.

Gongchan: A turned werewolf who is one of Jinyoung's betas. He had been with Jinyoung since the beginning pretty much, being turned by him and staying with him since. He is one of the permanent members that stay in the territory outside of Toronto, but if he is [i really] needed he would go and check on other territories, but he mainly runs the information network on Jinyoung's side of the pack, since Jinyoung knows some of the best trackers in the world. His wolf form is a large white wolf with black feet and a patch of brown fur over his left eye and a scar on his right shoulder where he was turned shown in his wolf and human forms.

Sunwoo: A pure blooded werewolf who is one of the fighters in the pack. He was given to Jinyoung by Seungwoo when the exchange happened between the four generals and Jinyoung sent Seungsik and Byungchan to Seungwoo in return. He is known to have slight anger issues, but he usually is relatively calm around those he knows. He is also one of the permanent members to stay in their territory outside of Toronto, keeping an eye on things as he is mainly in charge of the sub pack that belongs to them, who is lead by Changyoon. His wolf form is a large black wolf with a streak of white fur going along his spine and a notch in his right ear only seen in his wolf form.

I hope you enjoy the story~!

Thanks to [https://www.asianfanfics.com/story/view/1361271/level-up-graphic-shop-open-free-batch-6-done these] guys for the awesome poster~!

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[center Epilogue]

Jinyoung looked up at the sky after he finished hunting with Chani, observing the clouds floating by above the trees. "You've adjusted well," said Chani as he walked over after getting his kills, dragging a deer behind him on a sled. "That's saying a lot, coming from you," said Jinyoung as he turned to Chani, spotting the deer on the sled. "Jaemin and Yuto needed food huh?" He asked. Chani nodded, adjusting the rope on his shoulder. "Let's head back then," he said. Jinyoung nodded and started walking back with Chani following after him.

"Why did you come to me? You could've asked Seungsik to help you," said Chani as they were walking. "I wanted to get help from the person who's been hunting animals since they were turned," said Jinyoung. "I think Seungsik mentioned that he hunted humans before he joined the pack," he said. "Also, they left for Europe not long after I came to you for this," he said. Chani hummed in response.

"Things are going to be different with you no longer being general huh?" Asked Chani. "Some things have already changed," said Jinyoung. "JR acts a lot like I do, surprisingly enough," he said. "I mean, you said he was related to you, some things pass on through the generations it seems," said Chani. "I guess," hummed Jinyoung.

"How is he taking it?" Asked Chani. "It took some getting used to," said Jinyoung. "The others weren't for it at first," he said. "But after MK got his missions with him and they came back with MK having more respect for him than before," he said. "And when that happened the others started respecting him a bit more," he said. "That's good," said Chani.

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"Things going well for you over there?" Jinyoung asked JR as JR had come for a visit. "Yeah, I'm no longer getting dirty looks from Changyoon and the others," said JR. "They really trusted MK's judgement on me it seems," he said.

"Well," said Jinyoung as he shrugged. "They're still trying to move passed one of their own leaving," he said. "Someone left the pack?" Asked JR. "Yeah," hummed Jinyoung. "It's a touchy subject for them," he said. "Was it their youngest?" Asked JR. Jinyoung nodded. "Ah," hummed JR.

"When are you coming back?" Asked JR. "Really soon actually," said Jinyoung. "I'm at the point where I don't need to worry about my thirst," he said. "I almost never get thirsty, but I usually hunt every couple weeks," he said. JR hummed, nodding.

"How is Dongwoo doing?" Asked Jinyoung. "He's doing fine," said JR. "He wanted to see you actually," he added. "But I told him that you probably weren't ready to see him," he said. "No, I'm not ready to face him just yet," said Jinyoung.

"Why were you mad at him anyway?" Asked JR. "I was ready to die," said Jinyoung. "I understand why he did it though, he didn't want to reveal that the contract was with you," he said. "But I wanted to die at the time," he said. "To atone for my sins I guess," he said.

"I didn't take you for the religious type," said JR. "I'm not," said Jinyoung. "But the guilt has been eating at me for a long time now," he said. JR hummed in response.

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"You know," said Hoetaek as he walked with Jinyoung around the property. "I didn't think you'd be okay with everything after all that's happened," he said. "I've learned to cope," said Jinyoung. "I could've easily just had Yunho or MK kill me as soon as I woke up but," he said, shrugging. Hoetaek nodded.

"Why did you agree to let the others turn you guys into hybrids?" Asked Jinyoung. "Hyojong wasn't for it at first," said Hoetaek. "Same with Yanan but it just seemed easier on us," he said. "They meant to mark us but it ended up turning us which is odd," he said.

"Sometimes you end up getting turned, sometimes you don't," said Jinyoung. "At least, that's what I understand from asking Seungsik," he said. "With everything that's happened so far, this is nothing," he said. Hoetaek hummed in response.

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"Look who finally decides to come back for a visit," said Sunwoo as he opened the door to spot Jinyoung standing on the porch. "Hey there," Jinyoung said, grinning. "Here to finally talk with Dongwoo then?" Asked Sunwoo. "For a little bit," said Jinyoung. "Come on in then," said Sunwoo before letting Jinyoung in, closing the door behind him. "Dongwoo! Jinyoung's here," he called, causing Dongwoo to run downstairs.

"Well," said Dongwoo as he turned to Jinyoung, freezing in his spot. "Let's have a chat," said Jinyoung as he put his hands in his pockets. "Outside then?" Asked Dongwoo. "Up to you," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo headed out the backdoor to sit on the back deck with Jinyoung following after him.

"How have you been?" Asked Jinyoung as he got comfortable, sitting on a bench and leaning back against the deck railing. "Been fine," said Dongwoo as he sat across from Jinyoung. "JR's careful with me," he said. "Making sure I was okay before he had to head out on missions and things," he said. "Where is he now?" Asked Jinyoung. "Out with MK and the others, bonding and such," said Dongwoo. "I see," said Jinyoung.

"Why did you do it?" Asked Jinyoung. "Do what?" Asked Dongwoo as he looked up at the sky. "Have San turn me," said Jinyoung. "Even after learning of [i why] I was ready to die that day," he said. "Other than not revealing where my contract was?" Asked Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded. "I want to know the [i real] reason," he said.

"Is it weird to say that I didn't want you to die because of that?" Asked Dongwoo. "I wanted you to at least die a heroic death," he said. "Dying that way just didn't sit right with me," he said, turning to Jinyoung.

"Is that how you died before?" Asked Jinyoung. "I don't remember to be honest," said Dongwoo. "I don't remember much about my previous life at all," he said. "But I at least felt like you needed to have a better death than that," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

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"Are we on good terms now?" Asked Dongwoo once Jinyoung got ready to go. "I'd say we are," said Jinyoung. "Do you think you'll be ready to return anytime soon?" Asked Dongwoo. "I'll return soon," said Jinyoung. "I just have to finalize a few things," he said. "Let the rest of the information network know of the circumstances, and prepare for a trip back to Poland," he said.

"You're going home for a bit?" Asked Dongwoo. "For a week or so," said Jinyoung. "Then I'll be back," he said. "Have a fun and safe trip," said Dongwoo. "I will, keep JR out of trouble," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo scratched the back of his head. "No problem," he said. Jinyoung nodded, turning and sprinting off.
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[center Chapter 18]

"Why did Yunho agree to you turning me?" Jinyoung asked San as they finished hunting. "I don't know," said San. "He could've easily said no and ended your suffering," he said. "I bet you that was what he was thinking," said Jinyoung. "I don't know," hummed San. "Yunho's not who you think he is," he said.

"You sound like you know him very well," said Jinyoung as they started walking back to the truck. "When you'e forced to interact with the kind you hate the most, no offense, you learn some things," said San.

"You two aren't mates then," said Jinyoung. "No," said San. "We just happened to be in the same area," he said. Jinyoung hummed, nodding. "I'll see you around then," he said, getting into the truck. "Yeah yeah," said San. Jinyoung started the truck, waving to San before backing out of his parking spot and heading back towards Albany.

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"Welcome back," said Taeil as he opened the door. "Thank you," said Jinyoung, walking in when Taeil moved to let him in. "Dongwoo's in the guest room," said Taeil. Jinyoung nodded and headed to the guest room.

"You're back!" Said Dongwoo as Jinyoung entered the room. Jinyoung nodded. "I bet you're wondering why I asked San to turn you," said Dongwoo. "I asked San and he didn't even have an answer," said Jinyoung. "So yes, I'm asking you now," he said.

"Well, the short answer is that I didn't want to reveal who held my contract," said Dongwoo. "But the long answer is, I don't think anyone likes the idea of a new general, considering how long you've been at this," he said. "You realize that this was all for nothing right?" Asked Jinyoung. "Kris wouldn't let me continue to be general, it'd cause an uproar," he said.

"JR would be general I know, but you can help him along the way," said Dongwoo. "I think people would be okay with the idea of a new general if you were there to guide him," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

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"[i Hello]?" Asked JR after Jinyoung called him. "JR, I'm going to need you to meet me in Toronto," said Jinyoung. "[i For what reason exactly]?" Asked JR. "It's concerning the contract," said Jinyoung. "[i Are you taking it back]?" Asked JR. "I'll explain everything when we see each other," said Jinyoung. "And if you don't feel comfortable coming alone, then bring someone if you must," he said. "[i Alright]," said JR. "[i I'll see you in Toronto]," he said before hanging up.

"Now to tell Kris," Jinyoung said with a sigh. "I think he'll be okay with it," said Dongwoo. "I'm sure," said Jinyoung. "But JR isn't apart of the pack, so he'll be a little hesitant," he said. "Give it a shot," said Dongwoo. "It might go well," he said. Jinyoung nodded.

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"[i It's rare that you call me, what is wrong Jinyoung]?" Asked Kris when Jinyoung called him. "I had to cut my run short due to some issues," said Jinyoung. "But Yunho is finishing it for me, he should be emailing you about the last two places," he said. "[i I got it a few days ago]," said Kris. "[i Is there something else]?" He asked.

"I'm declaring a new general," said Jinyoung. "[i Oh]," said Kris. "[i This is serious then]," he said. "Yes," said Jinyoung. "[i You want to have a pack meeting about it]?" Asked Kris. "If possible," said Jinyoung. "With everyone present," he said. "[i I'll see if Yedam and Yixing will be there]," said Kris. "[i Where are we meeting]?" He asked. "Yuto's Starbucks," said Jinyoung. "[i I'll tell Byungchan then, or do you want Seungwoo there]?" Asked Kris. "Either is fine," said Jinyoung. "[i Alright, have a safe trip home]," said Kris before he hung up.

"Well, that was easier than I thought," said Dongwoo. "Let's get packed up then," said Jinyoung as he went to do so. Dongwoo went to check on the truck to make sure they didn't need to change the oil or anything.

"You guys are leaving?" Asked Taeil as he met Jinyoung outside. "Yeah, we need to head on home," said Jinyoung. "Do you need to hunt before we go?" Asked Dongwoo as he peeked out from the truck. "No," said Jinyoung. "I'll be fine," he said. "I'll hunt along the way if I need to," he said. "Alright," said Dongwoo before he went back to checking the truck. Jinyoung went to pack up the truck, putting his bag under the backseat and closing the back door.

After making sure the truck would last the trip home Jinyoung and Dongwoo left, waving to Taeil who saw them go.

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"[i What kind of crazy shenanigans did you get yourself into if Kris is calling a meeting]?" Asked Yedam after Jinyoung picked up the phone when Yedam called him. "Well, Jun is dead," said Jinyoung. "But there's more to it," he said. "[i I have a feeling it's more than just you announcing a new general isn't it]?" Asked Yedam. "Yes," said Jinyoung. Yedam hummed in response. "[i I'm lucky to be in the states right now, Yixing is taking the next flight to Toronto]," he said.

"Can you tell Yixing to meet at Yuto's Starbucks?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i I think Kris already told him, he told me, so]," said Yedam. "Alright," said Jinyoung. "[i See you there hyung]," said Yedam before he hung up.

Jinyoung blinked in shock. "He hasn't called me that in so long," he said. "Really?" Asked Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded. "We haven't referred to each other as family like that in years, the last time this happened was before I got you," he hummed. "He's worried for you then," said Dongwoo. "It seems so," said Jinyoung.

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Byungchan and Seungwoo were already at the coffee shop when Jinyoung arrived with Dongwoo, having picked up JR from the airport before going straight to the Starbucks. Yedam and Yixing arrived a few minutes later with Kris, and everyone went to sit around Byungchan and Seungwoo's table.

"It's been a long time since all of us were around to discuss a new general being appointed," said Yedam as he crossed his arms in thought. "It was just before I moved my side of the pack to Berlin permanently," hummed Yixing. "It was when I came into power wasn't it?" Hummed Seungwoo as he looked thoughtful.

"So what were we all called here for?" Asked Byungchan as he looked at Jinyoung then at JR. "Well," said Jinyoung. "Due to Jun's interference I had to pass on Dongwoo's contract to someone, and I wouldn't pass it on to just [i anyone]," he said. "I knew you were looking for any surviving relatives from the human side of our family," said Yedam. "I guess you found him huh?" He asked.

"I was shocked, when I found out I was related to you to be fair," said JR. "It was hard to process, until all the stories I was told made sense," he said. "I'm a turned werewolf though, so I'm probably the last person in Jinyoung's family from his human side," he said.

"You lead the pack that moved the Seattle right?" Asked Seungwoo. "No, but I am a part of that pack," said JR. "I led it for a time, before a merge happened," he said, shrugging.

"So you're the new general then?" Asked Seungwoo. "I guess so," said JR. "I still hold the contract," he said. "But I want to know why," he said. "Well, the simple answer is," said Jinyoung as he took a deep breath. "Focus your sense of smell on me and you'd know immediately," he said. Everyone did as told, with Seungwoo opening his eyes immediately afterwards.

"Who turned you?" Asked Seungwoo. "San did," said Jinyoung. "I would've been fine with my death but Yunho approved of my turning," he said. "And now you're basically Seungsik," said Seungwoo. "Yep," said Jinyoung.

"Well, I know why you needed a pack meeting now," said Yixing. "I'll still be in the pack," said Jinyoung. "However I'm going to need to take a year away from being in the pack to get used to being part vampire now," he said. "I'll be with Chani, granted he'll allow it," he said. "I am fine with this," said Kris.

"In the meantime Gongchan will help you," said Jinyoung as he turned to JR. "Just explain what you're there for, and he'll help you," he said. "What about my old pack?" Asked JR. "And my missions as a vampire hunter?" He added. "They can be your sub-pack, like what we have," said Seungwoo. "I'll have to discuss it with them, but I'm sure they'll be fine with it," he said. "Missions will go as usual, trust me I'm in the same boat as you are," said Yedam.

"Welcome to the ranks of top general then," said Seungwoo. "Yes, welcome," said Yedam. "I'll try not to disappoint you immediately," said JR. "We'll keep our expectations low," said Kris. "Don't worry," said Byungchan. "I'm in your boat too," he said. "I was declared general a few weeks back," he said.

"How's that working out for you?" Asked Jinyoung. "It's been easy, but I'm heading into Europe pretty soon, we're pushing east," said Byungchan. "You, Subin and Seungsik," said Kris. "Yes," said Byungchan. "Stay safe out there," said Seungwoo. "I will," said Byungchan.

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"So we have a new general huh?" Asked Gongchan once Jinyoung got back to the house with Dongwoo and JR. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "Where will you be then?" Asked Gongchan. "Learning to keep to hunting animals with Chani for a few months," said Jinyoung. "Don't burn down the house while I'm gone," he said, turning to JR. "No problem," said JR. "I'll be here to keep an eye on things," said Gongchan. "Luckily the others are out right now," he said. Jinyoung nodded.

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"Well, this is it huh?" Asked Dongwoo as he stood outside with Jinyoung as he prepared to head to Chani's house. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "Things will get easier," he said, turning to Dongwoo. "I know," said Dongwoo. "Just be safe," he said. "I will," said Jinyoung before he sprinted off, heading to Chani's coven house.
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[center Chapter 17]

The first thing Jinyoung could feel was a burning sensation in the back of his throat. The first thing he could hear that was in his mind was the sounds of his wolf whining, wanting him to wake up. The second thing he could hear was the sounds of Dongwoo muttering to himself somewhere behind him and San, MK and Yunho having some sort of slightly muted conversation in front of him.

Jinyoung's eyes opened as he gasped, sitting up rather abruptly as he finally came to his senses. "What the hell did you [i do]?!" He asked, gaining Dongwoo, MK, Yunho and San's attention.

[center ~Earlier that day~]

When MK appeared Jinyoung was finishing up declaring the territory safe, discussing things with Yonghoon and Taeil as they formed an alliance. Taeil wanted to discuss making his house one of Kris's safe houses but Jinyoung advised against it for now, to wait until Kris contacted him about it.

"Believe me, it's a little bit easier to wait," said Jinyoung. "Due to me thinking that you won't be needed," he said. "But I'll put word in for you," he said. Taeil nodded.

"I think for it to happen we'd have to have someone north of you," said Jinyoung. "Up in Montreal," he added. "Ah, I see," hummed Taeil. "Keep at it though, who knows, someone may occupy Montreal soon," said Jinyoung as the doorbell rang. Minhyuk had gone to get it, returning with Yunho before heading back to his room.

"Ready?" Asked Jinyoung as he looked up at Yunho. Yunho nodded. "We found that building, I set up a vantage point on the roof looking in," he said. "MK has a different vantage point, and Dongwoo will be with me while San will come in when you say the word," he said. "Alright," said Jinyoung as he stood. "Good luck," said Taeil. "Yeah, yeah," said Jinyoung as he left with Yunho.

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Yunho positioned himself on the roof using an open skylight as his vantage point as he set up his rifle, making sure it was loaded. Dongwoo was beside him, drumming his fingers on his knees as he waited for the confrontation to start. MK was on the other side with his own rifle, covering the blind spot that Yunho had while Yunho was doing the same for MK.

MK signaled that Jinyoung had entered the building and Yunho got ready, balancing his rifle on a crate he had found as he waited for the signal. San was on standby, watching the confrontation from inside as he hid himself above the room.

"I never thought I'd find the day that you'd show up so willingly," came a voice as Jun walked into view. "It didn't take long to figure out why you were after me," said Jinyoung as he shrugged, looking at Jun. "I figured someone had survived the slaughtering of Seungwoo's home pack," he said.

"Why did you do it?" Asked Jun. "I simply followed through the process of declaring a territory hostile," said Jinyoung. "They had the chance to dispute the claims but their cockiness caused their deaths," he said.

"You think I wanted to kill a pack off for no reason?" Asked Jinyoung. "They were turning their children into [i soldiers]," he said, looking up at the skylight where he could just barely see the end of the barrel to MK's rifle.

"Alas," said Jinyoung as he looked back at Jun, rolling his shoulders a bit. "Let's get this fight over with hm?" He asked. "Bring it," said Jun as he changed, launching himself at Jinyoung. Jinyoung leaped into the air, changing as he did so and meeting Jun halfway, slamming into each other. Jinyoung wasn't going down without a fight, snarling as he grabbed Jun by the throat and threw him off to the side.

Jun skidded into a pole, grunting as he slammed into it. He turned back to Jinyoung and rushed forward, catching Jinyoung off guard as he grabbed Jinyoung by the throat and yanked back, pretty much ripping his throat out.

San jumped down from his hiding spot, landing in front of Jun. "Oh boy," he said. "You've made a [i big] mistake puppy," he said, rushing forward and slamming Jun into a wall. "Good thing your death will be quick," he said, throwing Jun into view of Yunho's rifle as Yunho took a shot, the bullet landing in [i just] the right spot to paralyze the wolf. Footsteps above quickly let San know they were coming down to finish the job as San went over to Jinyoung who lay bleeding out on the floor.

"Hah! He'll be dead soon," spat Jun as he returned to human form, being sprawled out on his stomach. "There's no use," he spat. "Shut up you," said Yunho as he entered the building, walking up to where Jun was, grabbing his pistol and shooting Jun in the head to finish the job.

"San! Do something!" Said Dongwoo as he rushed at the vampire, causing San to take a few steps back. "I can't," said San as his expression turned blank. "Turn him!" Said Dongwoo. "Do something, please," he pleaded, falling to his knees in front of Jinyoung who was struggling to breathe.

MK came down as San looked at Yunho, unsure of what to do. "Do it," said Yunho. "[i But]," he said, turning to Dongwoo. "If he goes insane as soon as he wakes up, I [i will] kill him myself," he said. Dongwoo nodded. San shook his head and went over to a now human Jinyoung, taking his wrist and biting into it, pumping as much venom into his veins as possible.

Yunho shook his head, going over to Jun's body and taking a picture of the now dead wolf, emailing it to get paid. He went to get rid of the body, setting it on fire outside before returning.

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The first thing Jinyoung could feel was a burning sensation in the back of his throat. The first thing he could hear that was in his mind was the sounds of his wolf whining, wanting him to wake up. The second thing he could hear was the sounds of Dongwoo muttering to himself somewhere behind him and San, MK and Yunho having some sort of slightly muted conversation in front of him.

Jinyoung's eyes opened as he gasped, sitting up rather abruptly as he finally came to his senses. "What the hell did you [i do]?!" He asked, gaining Dongwoo, MK, Yunho and San's attention.

Yunho walked over, keeping a hand on the holster attached to his pants. "You're awake," he said. "I thought I was dead," said Jinyoung as he rubbed his neck, feeling smooth skin instead of a scar across it like he thought there would be. "San turned you," said Yunho. "That would explain the burning sensation in the back of my throat," said Jinyoung as he looked around the room.

"There's a working bathroom over there," said Yunho as he pointed. "So go get cleaned up," he said. Jinyoung nodded and got up, going to clean up. "I guess I'm done here," said MK. "It seems so," hummed Yunho as he turned to MK. "Thank you for the help," he said. "I'll see you back in Toronto," he said. MK nodded, leaving soon after.

"Ugh, how does Seungsik handle it?" Asked Jinyoung as he returned, dressed in some new clothes. "He's been alive long enough to not be fazed by it anymore," said San as he shrugged. "I'll take you hunting, and we'll be on our way," he said. Jinyoung nodded.

"Can you finish the territory check for me?" Jinyoung asked, turning to Yunho. "Where were you headed next?" Asked Yunho. "Boston then New York City," said Jinyoung. "Sure," hummed Yunho as he nodded. "Have a safe trip home," he said. Jinyoung nodded and Yunho left.

"Go back to Taeil's house, and tell him I won't be back for another couple hours," said Jinyoung as he turned to Dongwoo. Dongwoo nodded. San left with Jinyoung, and Dongwoo headed back to Taeil's house to wait on them.
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[center Chapter 16]

"Yonghoon," said Jinyoung as Yonghoon finally arrived the next day. "Hello," said Yonghoon. "You're alone?" Asked Jinyoung. Yonghoon nodded. "For the most part," he said.

"What can you tell me about Jun?" Asked Jinyoung as they went into the kitchen for some privacy. "He's in trouble isn't he?" Asked Yonghoon. Jinyoung nodded. "Well," said Yonghoon as he sighed. "I can't tell you much about him at the moment," he said. "He joined us after Harin left due to Dongmyeong leaving," he said. "He never told us about where he came from though," he said.

"Why did you come to the states if you don't mind me asking?" Asked Jinyoung. "To have a new start I guess," said Yonghoon. "Things weren't working out well in Europe after Dongmyeong left so after earning enough money to move to the states we did," he said.

"Why didn't you go straight to Dongmyeong?" Asked Jinyoung. "We did," said Yonghoon. "But Gunhak wasn't looking to add any new members to his pack and Xiao said no when we asked," he said. "Said something about not knowing who we are and such," he said.

"I think Dongmyeong is under Xiao's jurisdiction since he never really joined Xion's pack," said Jinyoung. "So Xiao probably had the final say in things," he said. "Right," hummed Yonghoon.

"You have a visitor," said Taeil as he walked into the kitchen. "Who is it?" Asked Jinyoung as he turned to Taeil. "Yunho I think was what he said his name was," said Taeil. "Also a vampire named San," he said. Jinyoung hummed. "Let them in," he said. Taeil nodded and went to let them in.

"Who sent you two over?" Asked Jinyoung as San and Yunho walked into the kitchen. "Byungchan was getting slightly worried," said Yunho as he shrugged. "And I got the mission to kill Jun so," he added, shrugging again. "I just happened to be around," said San.

"Any news about why Rowoon was brought back?" Asked Jinyoung. San shook his head no. "Seonghwa says he never brought another person back using a tattoo, Mingi's the only other person with a tattoo as his contract item," he said.

"Do I have permission to go after Jun?" Asked Yunho as he turned to Yonghoon. "Do I have a choice?" Asked Yonghoon. "No, but I thought I'd ask anyway," said Yunho. "I don't even know why we let him into the pack," said Yonghoon as he scratched the back of his head. "So go for it," he said.

"I find it odd that you're one of few that would rather use a rifle to get your kills than your wolf form," said Jinyoung. "It's effective," said Yunho. "And I put my rifle away except for special occasions, it's all pistols now," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

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"So how are we going to do this?" Asked Jinyoung as he sat down to plan with Yunho, San and Dongwoo. "Well," said Yunho. "He's after you isn't he?" He asked. "Why don't we use you as bait?" He asked. "No," growled Dongwoo. "I refuse to let that happen," he said.

"It's fine," said Jinyoung. "You three have my back," he said. "Well, I'm just along for the fun," said San as he shrugged. "But sure," he said.

"I am [i not] letting you be bait," spat Dongwoo. "What other choice do we have here?" Asked Jinyoung. "If you end up being bait then he can take the contract and transfer it to himself," he said. "I won't let that happen," said Dongwoo. "You may not have a choice in the matter," said Jinyoung.

"I'm going to have to call in some backup," said Yunho. "And who were you thinking of calling over?" Asked Jinyoung. "MK," said Yunho. "I know he's already had experience in hunting our kind but," he said, shrugging. "I think it's best to at least have another hunter around, in case there's trouble," he said. "You're the hunter here," said Jinyoung. "So it's your call," he said.

"I think once MK gets here we'll go after him," said Yunho after he thought it over. "Fine with me," said Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded. "I'm fine with that," he said. "I should get going then," said Yunho as he stood. "I don't think Taeil likes it when we make his house a meeting place," he said. "I'll be around," said San. "I need to hunt then I'll be back," he said. "Just tell me when MK gets here," he said, standing. "Will do," said Yunho as he nodded. Yunho and San soon left, and Jinyoung leaned back in his seat with a sigh, shaking his head some.

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"Why are you so willing to go to your death anyway?" Asked Dongwoo when they were in the room Taeil had let them stay in for the duration of their stay. "You [i know] the reason," said Jinyoung. "It was [i one] mistake," said Dongwoo. "One mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my days," said Jinyoung.

"Everyone makes mistakes you know," said Dongwoo. "Your kind is known for their tempers," he said. "I've been alive for almost two thousand years now," said Jinyoung. "I [i know] how to reign in that temper, and yet I was pushed to my limits to destroy an entire god damn village," he said.

"What has you feeling so guilty about it? It was a mistake," said Dongwoo. "The children," mumbled Jinyoung as he looked away. "...Oh," said Dongwoo. "You get it now?" Asked Jinyoung. "Now I do," said Dongwoo.

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"I'm sorry," said Dongwoo. "For what?" Asked Jinyoung. "For not knowing how much this was really affecting you," said Dongwoo. "I hide it well don't I?" Asked Jinyoung.

"When you were fighting against the hunters that had me," said Dongwoo. "Were you willing to die even then?" He asked. Jinyoung nodded. "I wasn't supposed to win that fight," he said. "Yedam even asked me if I was okay with it," he said. "I had been trying to catch the werewolf hunters' attention for a few decades before that confrontation," he said.

"If I do die with this confrontation, make sure that JR can handle this, okay?" Asked Jinyoung. "No problem," said Dongwoo. "I'm sure the others won't be too pleased with the thought of a new general, but JR is a good guy," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded.
  AkiraInu / 149d 5h 26m 54s
[center Chapter 15]

There was always something that Jinyoung felt whenever he went to check on a new territory. Half the time he was sure it was going to be fine, but the other half he knew that something was going to happen. It was why Kris usually trusted his instincts in the first place.

"You're oddly tense," said Dongwoo as Jinyoung packed up the truck to get ready to leave. "My instincts are screaming at me to keep away from Albany but I know that if I don't check it I won't be able to declare this run a success," said Jinyoung.

"It's because of Jun isn't it?" Asked Dongwoo. "It seems so," said Jinyoung. "But I think it's best we get it over with, and not risk it going to JR," he said. "Right," hummed Dongwoo.

"You're leaving then?" Asked Jaehyun as he walked over. "For now," said Jinyoung. "We'll come around on the return trip before going straight to Toronto," he said. "Alright," said Jaehyun. "Just let us know you're coming," he said. "Will do," said Jinyoung.

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"[i Hello]?" Asked Taeil once he picked up the phone. "Taeil?" Asked Jinyoung as he put the phone on the dock. "[i Yes, who's this]?" Asked Taeil. "It's Jinyoung, Kris ordered a territory check and I need to stop by to make sure things are alright with you," said Jinyoung. "[i You're heading over now]?" Asked Taeil. "Yes," said Jinyoung. "Though, if you say no we'll head straight to New York City," he added.

"[i Never had a territory check before, what do you do]?" Asked Taeil. "Just make sure things are okay, seeing if you are doing anything to catch the humans' attention or not," said Jinyoung. "[i That's it]?" Asked Taeil. "Yeah," said Jinyoung.

"[i Alright, come on over]," said Taeil. "We're on our way now," said Jinyoung. "[i From where]?" Asked Taeil. "Ithaca," said Jinyoung. "[i Jaehyun's territory]?" Asked Taeil. "Yes," said Jinyoung. "[i Alright, see you in a few hours]," said Taeil before he hung up.

"That was easy," said Dongwoo. "I'm sure there is a hidden incentive behind the welcoming demeanor," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo hummed in response. "I'd say that you're crazy but you've never been wrong about these kinds of situations before," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response, shrugging as he changed lanes.

"Didn't Byungchan say there was another pack here?" Asked Dongwoo. "I believe so," hummed Jinyoung. "But Taeil was the one to make the territory public, so I don't know," he said, shrugging. "Hm," hummed Dongwoo.

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Taeil opened the door after Jinyoung rang the doorbell, nodding in greeting. "Come on in," he said, moving to let them in before closing the door behind him, turning to face Jinyoung and Dongwoo.

"You're alone?" Asked Jinyoung. "Jihoon and Minhyuk are at work," Taeil said, shrugging as he walked passed them and over to the couch where he sat down, causing Jinyoung and Dongwoo to go join him, the both of them sitting in different chairs.

"What caused the two of you to come check out my territory?" Asked Taeil. "It's a normal territory check," said Jinyoung. "Usually Byungchan and Seungwoo or Subin and Seungsik would do the runs in the US but they were busy so Kris sent us two," he said. "We're just here to make sure that you aren't exposing yourselves to the humans," he said. "After this we need to check New York City and Boston," he said. "I see," said Taeil.

"By the way," said Jinyoung. "Is there another werewolf pack here?" He asked. "Hm? Yeah," said Taeil. "Why didn't they make their territory public? I don't know the answer to that," he said. "Do you know who their pack leader is?" Asked Dongwoo. "I believe his name is Yonghoon," said Taeil. "Apparently they have some sort of ties with Dongmyeong but I'm not completely sure about that just yet," he said. "Hm," hummed Jinyoung.

"They wouldn't happen to be hiding a person by the name of Jun in their ranks would they?" Asked Dongwoo. "Is he someone important?" Asked Taeil. "He's been targeting contract bound animal humans," said Jinyoung.

"That's bad then," said Taeil. "Pretty much," said Jinyoung. "I can call up Yonghoon to see if he can come over," said Taeil. "I'll say it's for pack things or something," he said. "Fine with me," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded in agreement.

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"[i What do you need Jinyoung]?" Asked Hwanhee as Jinyoung called him via Skype. "Is Dongmyeong there?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i He is, what do you need him for]?" Asked Hwanhee. "I just need to speak to him regarding the pack he was with before joining yours," said Jinyoung. "[i It's that important huh? Let me see if I can get him in here]," said Hwanhee before he left the view of the camera.

"[i What did you need]?" Asked Dongmyeong as he came to sit in front of the camera, rubbing his eyes to wake himself up a bit. "Did we wake you? Sorry about that," said Jinyoung. "[i No no, it's fine, I need to let Xion sleep anyway]," said Dongmyeong as he shook his head, letting his hands rest in his lap once he was awake enough to focus on the call.

"Well, does the name Yonghoon ring a bell?" Asked Jinyoung. Dongmyeong blinked, straightening up as he focused his attention on Jinyoung. "[i What about him]?" He asked. "Apparently he's here in Albany, and such," said Jinyoung. Dongmyeong hummed in response. "[i That's not news to me, I got to see him and the rest of the pack when they landed in Boston]," he said. "[i Something about starting a new life in the states or something]," he said.

"Did you hear about the werewolf trying to get the contract bound animal-humans that belonged to various people?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i Jun? Yeah I know about him]," said Dongmyeong. "[i What, is he after you and your pet]?" He asked. "Could say that," said Jinyoung.

"[i I don't know him personally but]," Dongmyeong said, shrugging. "[i There's another motive behind that]," he said. "[i Kanghyun says he holds some serious grudges]," he said. "[i Apparently he changed plans and is going after you now]," he said. "What information do you have on him?" Asked Jinyoung.

"[i He's a pure blood]," said Dongmyeong. "[i That's all I have on him really]," he said. "That narrows it down actually," hummed Jinyoung. "I know why he's after me now," he said. "Thanks for wanting to talk," he said. Dongmyeong nodded before hanging up.
  AkiraInu / 153d 22h 28m 14s
[center Chapter 14]

"Welcome," said Jaehyun when Jinyoung and Dongwoo arrived at Jaehyun's pack house. "Hello," said Jinyoung as he got out of the truck after parking behind a jeep. "Territory checks huh?" Asked Jaehyun. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "Usually Byungchan is on it but Kris asked us to do it," he said.

"No one's stopped here for a territory check," said Jaehyun. "Well, I don't think anyone had a reason to?" Asked Jinyoung. "You usually keep Ithaca closed off," he said. Jaehyun hummed in response.

"Jaehyun, leave them alone will you?" Asked Daniel as he came outside. "It's a normal thing, I know Byungchan stops by when he can," he said. "You've been letting people into the territory without telling me?" Asked Jaehyun as he turned to Daniel.

"I always met Byungchan in the next city," said Daniel. "He's needed as a part of the information network," he said. "I know how much you hate having unannounced visitors but," he said, scratching the back of his head. "What the hell is up with you and keeping Ithaca on lockdown anyway?" He asked. "I'm in my right in doing so," said Jaehyun. "Yes, but you've been keeping important people out," said Daniel.

"You know, not everyone is after Wonpil, or the territory in general," said Jinyoung. "You update Moonbin every few months, and I get information from him," he said. "Kris is the main holder of the information network," he added. "So everything ends up going to him and trickling down to me as I pass it on to everyone I know," he said.

"Speaking of the information network," came a voice, causing everyone to turn to spy Eunki walk into view from behind Jinyoung's truck. "You weren't at the meeting spot so I had to hunt you down," he said, looking at Daniel. "Sorry, Jinyoung arrived," Daniel said with a dismissive shrug.

"It's not even that," said Jaehyun as he eyed Eunki before shrugging it off and shaking his head. "[i Someone's] been catching the humans' attention," he said. "Mark and Jisoo hunt animals, and Taeyang goes with them," he said. "So it's not them," he said. "Isn't Taeyang off with Yuta doing a mission right now?" Asked Daniel. Jaehyun nodded.

"We should take this inside," said Jinyoung. "I believe you have a few questions for me," he said. "Ah, concerning one of our own," said Daniel as he nodded. "We'll take this inside then?" He asked, turning to Jaehyun. Jaehyun nodded. "Come on in," he said, turning and walking back inside with Daniel following after him. Jinyoung, Dongwoo and Eunki follow them inside.

"What do you mean by someone's been catching the humans' attention?" Asked Jinyoung once they sat around the livingroom. "Not sure," said Jaehyun. "But newspapers about missing hikers have been popping up every week," he said. "So I'm keeping Ithaca on an even tighter lock down," he said.

"I can tell you it's not me," said Eunki. "I never hunt in your city, and even then I only hunt one human," he said. "I'm not one for attention," he said. "No vampires come around here often from what I know," he added. "Since Mark, Jisoo and Taeyang occupy the area," he said. "I think it's due to respecting others' territories," he said.

"Where are your vampires anyway?" Asked Jinyoung. "Hunting," said Daniel. "They left just before you got here," he added. "Mark is just as stubborn as Chani is when it comes to sticking to the vegetarian diet," he said, shaking his head in amusement.

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"So," said Jinyoung. "You had a question concerning one of your own," he said. "Seokwoo, or Rowoon as he was known in his last life came back as a dog," said Daniel. "I don't know if he was brought back as a contract or not," he said.

"As far as I'm aware, if he was brought back as a contract, he'd have the smell of what he was in his previous life," said Dongwoo. "What was he in his last life?" He asked. "A vampire," said Daniel.

"Where is he now?" Asked Jinyoung. "Seokwoo! You can come on down now," called Daniel. Seokwoo came downstairs after a few minutes, and Jinyoung, Dongwoo and Eunki turned to look in his direction. "Well?" Asked Seokwoo as he kept his hands in his pants pockets.

"Who marked him?" Asked Eunki as he turned to Daniel. "No one?" Asked Daniel as he blinked. "You're smelling the scent of a vampire?" Asked Jinyoung as he turned to Eunki. "It's the blood I'm smelling," said Eunki as he tried to explain it. "Animal-humans normally have a distinct cross between a human and an animal smell in their blood," he said. "I smell just the vampire, along with the animal smell," he said.

"Do you remember anything about coming back?" Asked Jinyoung. Seokwoo shook his head. "Not particularly no," he said. "Did you have anything on you when you were adopted by your now owners?" Asked Jinyoung. "I don't remember," said Seokwoo. "He didn't come with anything," said Daniel.

"I can't say for sure that he's back via a contract," said Dongwoo. "But from what Eunki said, that may be the case," he said. "Do you have any tattoos or anything on you?" He asked. "On my left shoulder," said Seokwoo as he moved up his shirt sleeve to show them. "Just like Mingi's," hummed Jinyoung.

"Who knows about how to bring someone back using a tattoo?" Asked Daniel. "Other than Seonghwa?" Asked Jinyoung. "No one," he said. "When did you come back?" He asked. "A couple years ago now?" Asked Seokwoo as he shrugged. "Whatever documents they had on using a tattoo as a contract was destroyed," said Jinyoung. "And Seonghwa is the only one who knows how to bring someone back using a tattoo," he said.

"Do you know where Yeosang and Mingi are?" Asked Dongwoo as he turned to Eunki. "Back in Toronto last I checked," said Eunki. "Stopped there to check on Chani a couple days ago and Mingi was at the coffee shop passing on some information," he said. "I can go see if he can come over, if you let me," he said, looking at Jaehyun. Jaehyun nodded. "I'll allow it," he said.

"There's still so many questions I have," said Daniel. "We'll get them answered," said Jinyoung. "But Dongwoo and I won't be here for that," he said. "We'll be leaving within the next day or so," he said. "You got a few more territories to check huh?" Asked Jaehyun. Jinyoung nodded. "Alright," said Jaehyun.
  AkiraInu / 172d 19h 15m 45s
[center Chapter 13]

Dongwoo was hesitant to leave, as instincts pushed him to be with JR. He tried to push passed said instincts though, because his priority was to make sure that Jinyoung would come out of this alive. It seemed that he was the only one to notice how stressed Jinyoung was, but Dongwoo knew better than to address something like that, so he waited until they were on the road before speaking about it.

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"What's wrong?" Asked Dongwoo. "You seem stressed," he said. "Nothing can get passed you can it?" Jinyoung asked, shaking his head. "I'm fine," he said. "I just learned of some news that was rather... Eye opening," he said. "I see," said Dongwoo.

"I'm fine, really," said Jinyoung. "Don't need to worry about me," he said. "I'm not worried," said Dongwoo. "Sure sure," said Jinyoung as he let out a light chuckle. "I'm not, really," Dongwoo said, shaking his head. "Keep telling yourself that," said Jinyoung as he changed lanes.

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Reaching Changkyun's territory wasn't too taxing, and Doyoung was there to greet them again, letting them stay the night in the livingroom since Jinyoung would be leaving in the morning. Jinyoung ate dinner with them before heading out to the lake with Cory following after him. They both sat by the shore, staring out at the water and watching the sun set.

"I never had the chance to say thanks, but thank you," said Cory. "For what?" Asked Jinyoung. "Figuring out the whole thing with Kisu and Jisung," said Cory. "Ah," hummed Jinyoung.

"I always felt that Kisu was with us the entire time," said Cory. "But I didn't want to say anything, in case it wasn't true you know?" He asked. "Makes sense," said Jinyoung. Cory hummed, nodding.

"Where are they anyway?" Asked Jinyoung. "Jisung was sent out on a mission, so," Cory said, shrugging. "What they came to as a compromise was that Kisu was out when they were home and Jisung was out when they got missions, it was easier for them anyway," he said, shrugging again. "Right, since Jisung was registered as a vampire hunter and Kisu wasn't," Jinyoung said, nodding. "Yep," said Cory.

"Did they both come to a mutual decision to do that?" Asked Jinyoung. "They debated it for a while," said Cory. "But it seems they came to a compromise like that for a reason," he said. "Kisu doesn't mind being out, but he understands when Jisung needs to be out during missions," he said. "Right," said Jinyoung.

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Driving to Chicago wasn't too bad, even with Dongwoo driving to let Jinyoung get some sleep. Jinho was rather happy to see them, as it was just him in the house since MJ was out on missions and Kino, Shinwon and Changgu had gone to Toronto to have a small reunion with Hui and the others.

"I don't think word has gotten out yet," said Jinho. "It has," said Jinyoung. "Most of the hunters that call the states home are in Europe right now, trying to go farther into Europe," he said. "At least, that's what my brother told me before he went radio silent a few weeks ago," he added. "Ah," hummed Jinho.

"We return the containers that you gave to us also," said Dongwoo as he handed Jinho a bag. "Oh, you didn't need to," said Jinho as he took the bag from Dongwoo. "It's fine," said Dongwoo.

"Well, you get the same room you were in last time," said Jinho as he nodded. "Fine with us," said Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded. "No problem there," he said before going to unpack and unwind for the rest of the day.

"Besides the other hunters, who else should I be expecting?" Asked Jinho as he joined Jinyoung on the dock after dinner. "Other packs who work for Kris," said Jinyoung. "Though, not many are in the states anymore," he added. "You also get the regular nomads and such," he said. "Right," hummed Jinho.

"Occasionally you'll get vampires I'm sure," said Jinyoung. "Chani tries to stop by when he can, yeah," said Jinho. "I know Eunki stops by for like 10 minutes before heading out, to wherever he needs to be," he said. "It's mostly been those two though," he added. "Eunki's vital to everyone's information network," said Jinyoung. "Even [i I] go to him when I need something," he said.

"Is that why he isn't dead yet?" Asked Jinho. "Well, that and his rather unique way of hunting," said Jinyoung. "Mm," said Jinho.

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Driving to Detroit was rather uneventful, as by this point they were getting closer to the next territory, which belonged to a pack of shapeshifters led by Jaehyun. They still stopped in Detroit however, to catch up with Sandeul and rest for a couple hours.

"How long are you around for this time?" Asked Sandeul as he was making Jinyoung's drink. "Just a couple hours," said Jinyoung as he leaned against the counter. "It's only another six hours to Ithaca," he said.

"What's up with Dongwoo?" Asked Sandeul. "Just being moody," said Jinyoung as he turned to spot Dongwoo looking out the windows with his hands resting on the table, fingers slightly drumming on the table. "He's just as eager to be done with this as I am," he said. Sandeul hummed, shaking his head. "I certainly [i don't] miss travelling," he said, chuckling some as he handed Jinyoung his drink. "Oh believe me, I'd much rather be home right now," said Jinyoung as he took his drink and walked over to Dongwoo's table, sitting across from him.

"You alright?" Asked Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded. "Just... Just homesick I guess," he hummed. "Not too much longer now," said Jinyoung. "Yeah, I know," said Dongwoo. "Hopefully the rest of this trip goes by fast," he said. "Yeah, hopefully," hummed Jinyoung.

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"[i Hello]?" Came Jaehyun's voice when Jinyoung called him. "Jaehyun?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i Yeah, who's this]?" Asked Jaehyun. "It's Jinyoung, Kris ordered a territory check," said Jinyoung. "[i You're heading over now]?" Asked Jaehyun. "If you'd let us, otherwise we're heading straight to Albany," said Jinyoung.

"[i Come on over, maybe you can answer Daniel's question about Rowoon]," said Jaehyun. "Is he there now?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i Just about everyone is, surprisingly]," said Jaehyun. "[i Though I suspect a few of us will be going into Europe soon]," he said. "They're pushing east soon aren't they?" Hummed Jinyoung. "Alright, we'll be there soon," he said. "[i Where are you coming from]?" Asked Jaehyun. "Detroit," said Jinyoung. "[i Alright]," said Jaehyun before he hung up.

"Well, that was easy," said Dongwoo. Jinyoung shook his head. "It's the same question Changgu had I'm sure," he said. "I'd like to know to be honest, Rowoon was a vampire before wasn't he?" Asked Dongwoo. "Far as I know, yeah," said Jinyoung. "How odd," hummed Dongwoo.

"When you said you were homesick, was the contract starting to affect you?" Asked Jinyoung. "It was," Dongwoo said, sighing. "But I hope that we cam get this damn thing over with soon," he said. "I know the feeling," said Jinyoung. "I'd like to find out exactly [i why] someone from my past is coming after me [i now] of all times," he said. Dongwoo shrugs. "Who knows," he said.
  AkiraInu / 187d 21h 44m 33s
[center Chapter 12]

"Papa!" Came a voice, causing Jinyoung to turn to the voice. "Hey kiddo," said Jinyoung as he leaned down in front of his son. "What's up?" He asked. "Mommy says to never give up!" Said Jinyoung's son. "Momma says you're not feeling happy," he said with a pout. "So I ran over to cheer you up!" He said throwing his arms wide as he grinned. Jinyoung laughs. "Alright alright," he said, tousling his son's hair. "Let's go see what mommy's cooking," he said, getting up and picking up his son, putting him on his shoulders. "Yay!" Shouted Jinyoung's son.

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Jinyoung sat up in surprise, rubbing his eyes with the palms of his hands as he took deep breaths to calm himself down. "The hell is with these dreams?" He asked, letting his hands fall into his lap.

"You okay?" Asked Dongwoo as he sat up, looking at Jinyoung. "Mm fine," mumbled Jinyoung. "What dream did you have this time?" Asked Dongwoo. "My son," said Jinyoung. "But the last time [i that] happened was when Seungwoo came to me about his family," he said. "And it turned out alright in the end," he said.

"What are we doing today?" Asked Dongwoo. "Going to see what's going on in Forks," said Jinyoung. "Youngbin's in town, as are Changyoon and Seungjoon," he said. "Changyoon and Seungjoon are only passing through, and they were asked by Youngbin to ask if I could come over," he said. "I see," hummed Dongwoo.

"Breakfast is ready," said Minhyun as he knocked on the door. "We'll be out in a minute," called Jinyoung as he moved to get up, walking over to his duffle bag to get a change of clothes. "I'll see you in the kitchen then," he said to Dongwoo before leaving the room to go take a shower. Dongwoo rubbed the back of his neck with a small chuckle before getting up and heading out of the room and going to the kitchen to get his share of food.

"Oh, hello Junior," said Dongwoo as he noticed that Junior had joined them for breakfast. "Hello," mumbled Junior before he took a sip of coffee, looking through his phone. "Jinyoung in the shower?" Asked JR. Dongwoo nodded.

"What are your plans today?" Asked JR. "We're going to Forks," said Dongwoo. "Youngbin needs Jinyoung for something," he said, shrugging. "Since he asked Changyoon and Seungjoon to see if he could head to Forks for something," he said.

"Changyoon and Seungjoon?" Asked JR. "They're part of the sub-pack Jinyoung controls," said Dongwoo. "Jinyoung has the final say in most things, but he otherwise leaves them alone," he said. "And of course, whatever Kris says goes," he added. "I see," said JR.

"You're considering it?" Asked Jinyoung as he entered the kitchen after his shower. "I'm thinking about it," said JR. "It's a lot to take in," he said. "If things are going where they think they will go, it's just a precaution," said Jinyoung. "[i If] it works out, we'll be back for the contract and I'll leave you be," he said, shrugging. "I mean, other than checking on territories and things of course," he added. "Right," said JR.

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"Well, I should get going," said Jinyoung as he got up, stretching. "Leaving me here?" Asked Dongwoo. "For the moment," said Jinyoung. "I don't think they'd appreciate an animal-human hanging around the premises," he said. "It's Youngbin," said Dongwoo. "But I know nothing about how this blood den is run," said Jinyoung. "I'll be fine, just stay here," he said. Dongwoo hummed, shaking his head. "Fine," he said. "I'll be back soon," said Jinyoung before he left, heading to Forks.

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"You needed me for something?" Asked Jinyoung as he walked into the blood den to spy Youngbin leaning against the wall with Changyoon and Seungjoon standing off to the side having a quiet conversation.

"Just needed to talk to you about Jun," said Youngbin. "What else do you have for me?" Asked Jinyoung. "He's hiding in Albany," said Youngbin. "Great, that's the spot I'm headed to next," Jinyoung said with a deep sigh. "What else you got for me?" He asked.

"Your past is coming back for you," said Youngbin. "Ah..." Hummed Jinyoung. "I see you got that immediately," said Youngbin. "There's only [i one] reason my past would come back for me," said Jinyoung. "Someone survived," said Youngbin as he raised an eyebrow. Jinyoung nodded.

"You have a backup plan for your pet?" Asked Youngbin. "Already taken care of," said Jinyoung as he shrugged, putting his hands into his jacket pockets. "Good to hear," said Youngbin. "Just be wary of what happens next," he said. "Always will," said Jinyoung as he nodded.

"We're getting a new general huh?" Asked Changyoon as he turned to Jinyoung. "Not yet," said Jinyoung. "But if all works out well, we won't be seeing a new general anytime soon," he said.

"Is that why Dongwoo isn't with you right now?" Asked Seungjoon. "He's spending time with his new contract holder before I head back, yeah," said Jinyoung said, scratching the back of his head. "It's going to be hard for him, when we leave," he said. "He'll have to deal with it though, right?" Asked Youngbin. "I can't reveal who his new contract owner is yet, we don't know who is listening in," said Jinyoung. "Makes sense," said Seungjoon.

"So who's occupying the reservation?" Asked Jinyoung as he turned to Youngbin. "Kookheon and his pack," said Youngbin as he shook his head in amusement. "[i Really]?" Asked Jinyoung. "They wanted werewolf hunters? Yedam sent those two and their pack," said Youngbin. "Vampire hunters aren't allowed in this area," he said. "Must be paying them a lot to have them stay," remarked Jinyoung. "I heard it was almost the entire reservation's income from all the local businesses," said Youngbin. "They're really desperate to keep werewolves out," said Jinyoung.

"I think after what Yugyeom did, they'd have a good reason to," said Youngbin. "That was [i years] ago though, they're still holding onto that grudge?" Asked Jinyoung. "Apparently," said Youngbin.

"Is that it?" Asked Jinyoung. "I suppose," said Youngbin. "Just be careful from now on," he said. "Why the concern hm?" Asked Jinyoung. "I'd hate to lose my most famous informant," said Youngbin. Jinyoung chuckled, shaking his head. "Of course," he said.

"I'll see you two back home then," said Jinyoung as he turned to Changyoon and Seungjoon. "You don't want company?" Asked Changyoon. "I got this," said Jinyoung. "I'll be fine with just Dongwoo," he said. "Just go home, I'll finish this and I'll be home before you know it," he said. "Just be careful," said Seungjoon. "I will," said Jinyoung. "Don't tell the others yet," he said. "I want to see what happens before the reveal of Dongwoo's new contract owner," he said. Changyoon nodded.

"I'll see you then," said Jinyoung. "See you," said Youngbin. "Have a safe trip," said Changyoon. "Same to you two," said Jinyoung before he left, heading back to Seattle.
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[center Chapter 11]

"This is coming back to bite you," said a voice, causing Jinyoung to turn to said voice. "You knew this would come back to bite you eventually," said the hunter that had owned Dongwoo before him. "I won that fight fair and square," growled Jinyoung. "[i And yet you were willing to die...]"

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Jinyoung sat up with a gasp, looking around the room as he tried to calm himself down. "What the hell?" He asked, rubbing his face with his hand before getting up and heading out of the room after grabbing a towel and a change of clothes, going into the bathroom after knocking and closing the door behind him.

He stared at the dark circles under his eyes in the mirror and sighed, taking off his shirt and unconsciously tracing the nasty scar on his chest before turning to the bathtub and getting fully undressed before going to take a shower.

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"Jinyoung," said Minhyun as Jinyoung left the bathroom after getting dressed. "Hm?" Asked Jinyoung. "JR's in the kitchen, I figured you'd want to talk to him alone," said Minhyun. Jinyoung nodded. "Alright," he said, heading in the direction of the kitchen.

"Minhyun told me you needed to speak with me," said JR as he sat at the kitchen island sipping a cup of coffee. "You had info on Jun," said Jinyoung as he went to get his cup of coffee before turning to JR as he leaned back against the counter.

"He's a werewolf," said JR. "Apparently Donghun had a run in with him before, thus why Kwangsuk and Kijoong were here a week ago," he said. "I'd warn you to be careful but I hear you had a backup plan," he said. "I do," hummed Jinyoung.

"What is this backup plan?" Asked JR. "It's slightly complicated," said Jinyoung. "But I'm going to need you to comply with it," he said. JR blinked in surprise.

"Do you know what your family line was?" Asked Jinyoung. JR looked thoughtful as he hummed. "I know some, but I was never aware of who my ancestors were," he said. "Why?" He asked.

"Did they ever talk about a term that's now translated to "wolfman?" Asked Jinyoung. "My grandfather did," said JR. "I didn't believe the stories at the time when I was human, but after I was turned I learned more about it from my grandfather," he said. "He explained how my ancestors became the first werewolves and whatnot," he said.

"Would you believe me if I said that you were my great to however many generations grandson?" Asked Jinyoung. JR almost choked on his drink in surprise, turning to Jinyoung after clearing his throat. "Really?" He asked. "I did have a wife and child before I was turned," said Jinyoung. "It seems the line continued after my first grandchild," he said. "But I never found out how far until recently," he said.

"So what is my role in this backup plan?" Asked JR. "Well, I'm asking to transfer Dongwoo's contract to you," said Jinyoung. "You want to do [i what]?!" Asked JR.

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"What the hell is this backup plan?" Asked Dongwoo as he turned to Jinyoung. "I had that dream again," said Jinyoung as he shrugged, taking a sip of his soda. "And you know the last time I had this particular dream," he hummed. "It was when Hyojin and them came to us about Minseok leaving," hummed Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded.

"How do you know JR's not going to do anything stupid and get killed?" Asked Dongwoo. "Because it's JR," said Jinyoung. "If anything, he's too smart to get reckless like that," he said. "You'll do fine with him," he said. "But I'm going to need you there with me for this last fight, if what my network is saying is true," he said. "You know I wouldn't back down from a fight," said Dongwoo. "If it goes the way I think it will go, then it's best to hand the contract to someone else just in case," said Jinyoung.

"But why JR? I get that he's your relative and all but," Dongwoo said, looking confused. "He's good enough as a tracker to get by, and he's a natural leader," said Jinyoung. "You know I said that whoever holds your contract next is my successor," he said. "That's a big responsibility for him," said Dongwoo. "If he's anything like myself, he'll handle it," said Jinyoung. "I guess," said Dongwoo.

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"This is a big thing for me," said JR. "Are you sure?" He asked. "It's a precaution," said Jinyoung. "If I come out of this alive you won't be bothered anymore," he said. "But if I die, then," he added, shrugging. "Right," said JR. "Is there a catch?" He asked. "No," said Jinyoung. "If you choose not to accept then that's fine," he said. "Not going to fault you for it," he said. JR nodded.

"If this is temporary until whatever happens with Jun is resolved, I'm fine with taking the contract," said JR. "But if something happens, I don't know about taking the responsibility as the next general," he said. "We'll see what happens," said Jinyoung. JR nodded.

"So that's it huh?" Asked Dongwoo as he walked into the kitchen. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo took off his necklace and handed it to Jinyoung. "I shall pass the contract to you then," said Jinyoung as he held out the necklace to JR. JR took the necklace, studying the pendant on it as he furrowed his eyebrows in thought. Dongwoo raised an eyebrow.

"Well," said JR as he turned to Dongwoo, walking up to him. "Dongwoo, I have the contract over your soul, do you accept?" He asked. "I accept," said Dongwoo. JR nodded and slipped the necklace over Dongwoo's head, feeling a slight jolt as the contract transferred to him. "I'll try not to get myself killed in the meantime," he said, stepping away from Dongwoo. "I'm on leave for a bit anyway, since Junior requested it," he said, shrugging. "Alright," said Jinyoung.
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[center Chapter 10]

"You're leaving then?" Asked Doyoung as Jinyoung checked on the truck one last time to make sure that things were still good. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "Continuing west from here?" Asked Doyoung. "Yep," said Jinyoung. "Tell JR that we said hello," said Doyoung. Jinyoung nodded. "Will do," he said.

Dongwoo walked over with Jinyoung's duffle bag, going to put it under the backseat on the driver's side before closing the door. "No trouble with getting my clothes washed?" Asked Jinyoung as he turned to Dongwoo as he walked over. "No, but we should go clothes shopping before heading back this way," said Dongwoo. "Great," Jinyoung said with sarcasm. "At least you don't have to go shopping for clothes," he said. Dongwoo let out a light chuckle, rubbing the back of his neck in a sheepish manner.

"Well," said Doyoung. "Have a safe trip," he said. "Will do," said Jinyoung. "Keep things in check yeah?" He asked. "Especially with Kisu and Jisung," he added. "I don't know how much this has changed the both of them but," he said, shrugging. Doyoung nodded, moving away from the truck as Jinyoung brought down the hood, patting the truck before moving over to get in on the driver's side. Dongwoo got in the passenger seat, closing the door. Jinyoung waved to Doyoung as he started the truck. He backed out of the driveway and drove off, heading towards their next destination.

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"[i Hello]?" Came JR's voice after Jinyoung called him. "JR?" Asked Jinyoung as he put the phone on the dock. "[i Yeah, who's this]?" Asked JR. "It's Jinyoung, Kris ordered a territory check and you're next," said Jinyoung. "[i Oh, yeah come on over]," said JR. "[i Minhyun's there I think, but I'll be there soon with Jinyoung]," he said.

"The Jinyoung who lost his mate?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i The one and only]," said JR. "[i Though, he goes by Junior now]," he added. "Alright, that should make things easier for us," Jinyoung said with a chuckle, earning a laugh from JR. "[i I'll see you there then]," said JR. "Have a safe trip," said Jinyoung. "[i You too]," said JR before he hung up.

"So, this relative you supposedly have," said Dongwoo. "Who is it?" He asked. "I just spoke to him," said Jinyoung. "Wait, really? It's JR?" Asked Dongwoo. "From whose side of the family?" He asked. "He's directly from me, from my own son," said Jinyoung. "I don't know how many generations he is ahead of me but," he said, shrugging. "I was there for the birth of my first grandson before I had to leave," he said

"So you had a living relative this entire time?" Asked Dongwoo. "I didn't even know I had a relative from my human side until recently to be fair," said Jinyoung. "I always thought it was my brother and I but," he said, shrugging. "He was apparently the last of my line as a human anyway, since my only son was human," he said.

"JR's a turned werewolf though?" Asked Dongwoo. "I never had any kids as a werewolf," said Jinyoung. "And Yedam never found a wife before and after he was turned," he said, shrugging. "So, it'd make sense," he said. "Ah," hummed Dongwoo.

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Minhyun was standing outside the apartment building when they got there, keeping his arms crossed over his chest as he watched the cars driving by. "Did JR tell you we were coming?" Asked Jinyoung as he stepped out of the truck after parking. "Yeah, he did," said Minhyun. "Though, I think we were expecting it after the move," he said, letting his arms fall to his side.

"Any more trouble since moving?" Asked Jinyoung as Minhyun led them inside and up to the apartment. "No," said Minhyun. "I believe they were empty threats," he said. "If it was empty threats you wouldn't have moved," hummed Jinyoung. "That's true," said Minhyun. "However we couldn't take that chance," he said.

"Forks was declared hostile anyway," said Aron as Minhyun entered the apartment with Jinyoung and Dongwoo. "It was?" Asked Jinyoung. "Vampires now have free reign of the town," said Aron. "Eunki was here a few days ago to get a confirmation," he said. "Karma," Jinyoung said with a snicker.

"How are they handling it?" He asked. "Fine I'd say," said Aron. "There's been a small blood den that popped up there, with Mashiho's approval of course," he said. "There's been talk about making the area basically becoming Italy or something," he said. "The tribe can't do a thing," he said. "They only drove us out because we were [i werewolves]," he said. "They didn't say anything about vampires," he said.

"The one thing they [i didn't] want is now on their doorstep," hummed Jinyoung. "And since Mashiho declared Forks off limits to hunters due to the tribe being complete dicks, they can beg for help all they want, they won't get it," said Dongwoo. "Exactly," said Aron.

"So after everything, what's been going on?" Asked Jinyoung as they sat down in the livingroom. "Nothing much has happened to be honest with you," said Aron. "As I've said we've been left alone," he said. "Everyone gets sent out to do things, and JR's returning with Junior currently," he said. "Everyone else has been out, except the two of us," he added. "I see," said Jinyoung.

"How's Junior been since losing his mate?" Asked Dongwoo. "Manageable," said Minhyun as he sighed. "At least, when he started hunting," he added. "Before that he would be out for hours at a time unless he was sent out by Kris or something," he said. "Him and Mark have been through so much," hummed Aron.

"When is JR going to be here?" Asked Jinyoung. "In a few hours, we have a room open for you, if you want to get some rest before then," said Minhyun. "We can do that," said Dongwoo as he nodded. Jinyoung nodded in agreement. Aron nodded and got up. "I'll take you to the room then," he said. Jinyoung and Dongwoo nodded, getting up and following Aron into the room they were given for the night.

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"Do you think he knows?" Asked Dongwoo. "JR?" Asked Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded. "I don't know," said Jinyoung. "It's possible," he said. "I'm sure he has some idea of what his ancestors were like," he said. "I never put a lasting impression on my kid though, but I'm sure he told stories of what's now translated as the "wolfman," he said. "I see," said Dongwoo.
  AkiraInu / 210d 19h 1m 43s
[center Chapter 9]

Jinyoung looked up at the sky at what was now his favorite spot to hang out at when he spent the night meditating. It wasn't like he couldn't sleep, but meditating was a way of sleeping for him now, and he was used to being out in the cold weather due to his higher temperature body heat.

They were supposed to leave yesterday to head to Seattle but Jinyoung's information network needed him for something so Jinyoung decided to stay another day or two after declaring the area safe for the time being. Jinyoung had also felt the need to make sure things were going alright with Kisu and Jisung after everything between them so after making sure Changkyun was alright with it they stayed around for a little bit longer.

"You're out here a lot," said Kisu as he walked over with his hands in his pockets. "Couldn't sleep huh?" Asked Jinyoung as he turned his head to look at Kisu. "Not when Jisung tends to snore," Kisu said with a small chuckle, earning a laugh from Jinyoung as he turned back to look out at the water, leaning back on his hands.

"Who did you say was coming over?" Asked Kisu as he climbed onto the boulder and sat beside Jinyoung. "Someone Sunggyu may know," said Jinyoung. "San's not very sociable but most would know of him and his coven," he said. "I see," said Kisu.

"San doesn't like hunting me down, as he doesn't like hanging around our kind for too long, so this lake is the perfect meeting spot," said Jinyoung. "What did he need to talk to you about anyway?" Asked Kisu. "I'm sure Jisung has talked to you regarding what's been happening since you were... Asleep?" Asked Jinyoung. "A bit," said Kisu.

"He may have a lead on who's looking to take Dongwoo to bring down the Treasure Box faction," said Jinyoung. "It seems that it's a good thing that Jisung and Hyunjin are a part of Chan's faction then," hummed Kisu. "Same with Doyoung and Hobi being in Chanyeol's," he added. "That's what all the hunters we've encountered so far have said," said Jinyoung. "But I'm sure this won't escalate any farther than it has," he said. "Not when they have the backing of Sanggyun and Mingi," he said.

"You're heading to Seattle next huh?" Asked Kisu. "Yeah, Seattle's next," hummed Jinyoung. "What's in Seattle?" Asked Kisu. "The last territory before we loop around back towards Boston," said Jinyoung. "Why?" He asked. "I just remember that JR had his pack in Forks," said Kisu. "At least, that's what Cory told me," he added.

"They had to move to Seattle due to the tribe in the area threatening to expose them," said Jinyoung. "At least, that's what we've been told," he added. "I wasn't there to oversee the move, but Seungwoo was, to make sure they wouldn't expose them," he said. "It was a test for Hanse and Chan too, as it was their first mission regarding something as important as this," he said. "Those two are the most violent prone, so Seungwoo used it to test how they would be in that sort of situation," he said. "Ah," said Kisu.

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"Jesus, I hate hunting you down in the middle of another werewolf's territory," came a voice, causing Kisu and Jinyoung to turn to spot San standing a good distance away. "Blame Kris for sending me out on territory checks," said Jinyoung. "You're safe to hunt when you leave, just don't get caught," he added. "Yeah yeah," grumbled San before he walked over, being wary of Kisu's presence.

"Who's causing such a ruckus that it's gaining the attention of my brother's faction hm?" Asked Jinyoung. "Someone who goes by the name of Jun," said San. "I haven't gotten much information on him but he's gathered quite the amount of hunters who have opposed to this... Peace treaty," he said. "It seems to stem off the laws with Kris and whatnot," he added.

"Many werewolf hunters were pissed at losing a lot of their more money making kills it seems," hummed Jinyoung. "The mate clause is still a thing that many respect, but the law with Kris and whatnot? It pissed a lot of people off," he said.

"What's the mate clause?" Asked Kisu. "If a 'shifter finds their mate in a werewolf, pure blood or not, they're safe from being hunted by werewolf hunters," said Jinyoung. "Same goes to vampires," he said. "Pure blooded werewolves finding their mates isn't included in this, simply due to the fact that most wouldn't find their mates when werewolf hunters come for them," he added. "Ah," said Kisu.

"The law for Kris applied to those who work for him, but not the pack as a whole," said Jinyoung. "The whole hunters being in a pack to keep them safe was more due to hunters respecting territories that other hunters belonged to," he said. "Of course, that only applied to werewolves, vampires were mainly nomadic and such," he added.

"Yeah, and most would be annoyed with staying in one place, even if more and more are turning to hunting animals instead of humans now that blood dens are declared hostile," said San. "Moving humans have proven to be a lot of work, from what I hear so," he said, shrugging. "Less and less are popping up now," he said.

"What do you hunt then?" Asked Kisu. "Animals," said San. "I was dragged into it after getting involved with Subin," he said, shrugging. "Yeosang and Seonghwa were already hunting animals when that happened, so I just went along with what they did," he said. "A compromise for letting Mingi hang around werewolves," he hummed, not looking too pleased with the idea. "No offense," he added, earning a snort from Jinyoung.

"I knew from the day Seungwoo declared it a success that [i someone] wasn't too keen on the idea," said Jinyoung. "Seungwoo's a good guy, under that cold exterior," he said. "It's hard to tell under that ice," San said with a shake of his head. "But I should get going," he said, stepping away from them. "I need to head back to Toronto, so have fun," he said. Jinyoung nodded and San rushed off, soon disappearing from sight.

"Jisung finds him weird," said Kisu, earning a chuckle from Jinyoung. "He's not the only vampire I talk to, but San's one of the more introverted ones," said Jinyoung. "His coven is a different matter entirely, and well," he said, shrugging.

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"Aw man, I just missed him," came another voice, causing Jinyoung to turn to the voice. "Oh, Eunki," said Jinyoung. "Heyo," said Eunki as he grinned. "Were you alone all day?" He asked. "I went back to do a bit of truck maintenance, it's passed dinner now," said Jinyoung.

"Heading to Seattle next?" Asked Eunki. Jinyoung nodded. "Be careful," said Eunki. "I just came from there, it seems things are tense," he said. Jinyoung nodded. "I'll be careful," he said.
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[center Chapter 8]

Jinyoung opened his eyes, coming back to the world after meditating as his hearing picked up on footsteps coming towards him. "Sunggyu," said Jinyoung as he turned, spotting Sunggyu walking towards him. "Hello Jinyoung," said Sunggyu as he went to stand beside the boulder that Jinyoung was sitting on. "Your pet didn't want to come out with you?" He asked. Jinyoung shook his head, leaning back on his hands. "I'm letting him sleep," he said. "Ah," hummed Sunggyu.

"What time is it?" Asked Jinyoung. "Just before 4 in the morning," said Sunggyu. "I've been out here most of the night then," hummed Jinyoung as he turned back to look out at the water. "Just got back with Cory, we were visiting his old pack," said Sunggyu. "I see," hummed Jinyoung. "Is Jisung back too?" He asked. "He's not back yet?" Asked Sunggyu. "He wasn't here when we arrived a few nights ago," said Jinyoung. "Must be busy, or on his way back," said Sunggyu. "Probably," said Jinyoung.

"Why?" Asked Sunggyu. "I have a theory," said Jinyoung. "That Kisu may not be as dead as he seems," he added. "Considering that Hyungwon was his wolf, Hyungwon would be dead since Kisu's technically dead," he said. "Is that how that works?" Asked Sunggyu. Jinyoung nodded. "From what I've managed to gather, yeah," he said. "Not much information can be found about this way of bringing someone back but," he said, shrugging.

"If it is true then..." Said Sunggyu. "It'd make sense," said Jinyoung. "I know that Youngjae wouldn't be this calm, especially with one of this mates gone," he said. "I think that makes sense," said Sunggyu. "I never gave it much thought, since Cory doesn't talk very much about how your kind works," he said. "Werewolves are very complicated creatures," said Jinyoung. "Even I don't understand how we work and I've been alive long enough to watch my kind evolve," he said.

"Do you have any family left from your human days?" Asked Sunggyu. "I do actually, a [i very] distant grandson," said Jinyoung. "We're going to see him next, as he resides in Seattle," he said. "I see," hummed Sunggyu.

"What about you?" Asked Jinyoung. "I mean, other than your brother of course," he added. "No," said Sunggyu. "It was just Chani and I," he said. "But I'm sure I have distant cousins," he added. "I never bothered to see if I did however, because I don't want to be involved with any living family members I have left, other than my brother of course," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

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"Oi," called Dongwoo. "Miss breakfast why don't you?" He called as he walked over with Cory a few hours later. "Sorry," said Jinyoung as he turned to Dongwoo and Cory. "Sunggyu went hunting a little bit ago," he said. "I got the text saying he would," said Cory as he nodded.

"Are you alright Jinyoung?" Asked Dongwoo as he put his hands in the pockets of the hoodie he was wearing while having his human illusion up. "I'm fine," said Jinyoung as he blinked. "Why do you ask?" He asked. "You only have that look in your eyes when you've come up with a working theory," said Dongwoo. Jinyoung sighed. "You can read me [i so] well now," he grumbled, earning a chuckle from Dongwoo.

"Is this about Jisung?" Asked Dongwoo. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "He got back this morning, in time for breakfast," said Cory. "Good, I need to speak to him," said Jinyoung. "Regarding?" Asked Cory. "Kisu," said Jinyoung. Cory blinked, his head tilting to the side.

"If he really [i was] dead, wouldn't Hyungwon be dead?" Asked Jinyoung. "And something tells me Youngjae's okay, not having any trouble at all with only one of his mates gone," he said. "I think that makes sense," said Cory. "So you think he's still there in Jisung's mind, waiting on Jisung to realize it?" He asked. Jinyoung nodded. "Probably," he said.

"I think it makes sense," said Sunggyu as he walked over. "Youngjae isn't going crazy, he's as calm as ever," he said. "And Hyungwon is alive, so this theory is plausible," he said.

"Where is Youngjae anyway?" Asked Jinyoung. "He went back to France for a couple weeks," said Cory. "He's staying with Chan and his pack for a bit," he added. "I doubt you'd see them until your return trip but," he said, shrugging.

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"Jisung," called Jinyoung as he entered the house, causing Jisung to come downstairs. "What's up?" Asked Jisung as he blinked, looking at Jinyoung. "I think we need to have a talk," said Jinyoung. Jisung blinked, looking confused. "Go," said Cory as he walked into the room. "Whatever Jinyoung has to say is important," he said. "Okay," said Jisung as he nodded, motioning for Jinyoung to go ahead. Jinyoung turned and walked out the backdoor with Jisung following after him.

"So I don't know how true this is," said Jinyoung. "As it's just a theory but," he added. "I think Kisu may still be alive," he said, turning to Jisung once they were out of earshot. Jisung blinked in surprise. "What makes you say that?" He asked.

"Hyungwon was brought back due to Kisu getting his wolf extracted right?" Asked Jinyoung. Jisung nodded. "You became his new wolf not long afterwards," said Jinyoung. Jisung nodded again. "Because I was a turned werewolf before I was brought back I basically just gave myself to him," he said.

"So you were a separate entity in his mind?" Asked Jinyoung. Jisung nodded. "Yeah," he said. "Youngjae hasn't gone insane, despite still having his other mate?" Asked Jinyoung. Jisung nodded again. "As far as I could tell," he said. "If he was secretly going insane from losing one of his mates he was hiding it well," he said.

"Okay," said Jinyoung. "I want you to try meditating," he said. "When we get to the lake, or do you want to do it at home?" He asked. "Lake seems fine, I'll be able to concentrate better," said Jisung. "Alright," said Jinyoung. They both continued walking.

"Alright," said Jinyoung. "Relax as much as possible and close your eyes," he said once Jisung had sat down. "Imagine yourself in your mind, whatever setting you have it as," he said. "And look up," he said after a few minutes. "If you see something out of the ordinary, I think my theory is correct," he said. Jisung hummed, his eyes opening quickly as he moved, nearly falling off the boulder if Jinyoung didn't grab a hold of him.

"What did you see?" Asked Jinyoung. "I saw buildings, which I [i know] for a fact were what made up Kisu's mind," said Jisung. "I was right then," said Jinyoung. "Now," he said. "I want to try something," he said. "Go back into meditating," he said. "And look around," he said once Jisung closed his eyes again once he was ready. "Let your instincts carry you to where Kisu is," he said.

It was silent for a few minutes, as Jinyoung waited in anticipation. Jisung wasn't moving, and Jinyoung wondered how long it would be to get to where ever Kisu was in the depths of his mind.

Jisung's eyes snapped open as he came back to the world rather suddenly, causing Jinyoung to turn to him. "Well?" Asked Jinyoung. "He's there," Jisung said with wide eyes. "He was rather surprised to see me actually," he said. "He said to tell you that he's happy to be back to the main part of my mind," he said. Jinyoung smiled slightly. "Now, try changing and see what happens," he said. Jisung nodded and let his human illusion drop before changing, Kisu soon sitting in his place.

"How did you know?" Asked Kisu as he blinked, his eyes wide. "I put two and two together," said Jinyoung. "Why didn't you come back sooner?" He asked. "I wanted Jisung to have his freedom," said Kisu as he shrugged. "He's stuck in my head otherwise," he said. "You were fine being in his head?" Asked Jinyoung. "I thought I was dead," said Kisu. "But yeah," he said. "Interesting," hummed Jinyoung.
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[center Chapter 7]

A sigh left Jinyoung as he came back to the world after the truck stopped. "We're here?" He asked, opening his eyes. "Yeah," said Dongwoo as he looked at the house in front of him. "Do you know who's home?" He asked. "Let me see," said Jinyoung as he reached over to grab his phone from the dock.

It was Doyoung that came outside to see who was here after a few minutes, waving at them before going back inside. Jinyoung shook his head in slight amusement before getting out of the truck and heading inside after grabbing his bag from the backseat. Dongwoo followed after him.

"Just our luck that the hunters are home," said Jinyoung as Doyoung met them in the livingroom. "Well, it's just Hobi and I," said Doyoung. "The wolves are at work at the moment," he said. "Jungwoo and Jeno?" Asked Jinyoung. Doyoung nodded.

"Do you know what happened to Chanyeol?" Asked Jinyoung. "He's still around," said Doyoung. "Changkyun merged territories with him a couple years back," he said. "So it's all one territory now," he said. "Ah," said Jinyoung. "Chanyeol's just busy with missions and Taeyong complains, jokingly of course, that it was his excuse to go on more missions," Doyoung said with a shake of his head. "Chanyeol's always been one to never turn down missions," Jinyoung said with a chuckle.

"Go and explore if you want, you have Hyunjin and Jungwoo's room for the night," said Doyoung. "I'll come get you when someone comes home," he said. Jinyoung nodded and went to put the bag away in Hyunjin and Jungwoo's room before leaving out the back door to explore with Dongwoo.

"Didn't they have a smaller house?" Asked Dongwoo. "They did," said Jinyoung. "But they moved into this house after the debacle with Kangmin's team," he said. "Ah," said Dongwoo. "The house wasn't going to be used anyway, and Hohyeon, who was the last person in the house, gave it to them," said Jinyoung.

"Did you have any real reason to come here besides checking on the territory? We usually go straight to Chanyeol's," said Dongwoo. "It's December," said Jinyoung. "And we're a couple weeks late but it was Jin's birthday a couple weeks ago," he said. "You wouldn't know him, but this is one of the only times we'll ever stop here around now to go pay our respects," he said. "Might as well, since it's on the way to Seattle," he said. "Ah," hummed Dongwoo.

"You respected him didn't you?" Asked Dongwoo as they reached the lake with the small graveyard off to the side. "He's one of few that I did respect," said Jinyoung as he knelt down in front of each grave to pay his respects. Dongwoo stood a few feet behind him, keeping his head bowed in respect as he waited on Jinyoung to be done.

Jinyoung stepped away after a few minutes and let Dongwoo have his turn at paying his respects. They headed to the lake to unwind for an hour or two, taking in their surroundings.

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"I was sent to find you?" Came a voice, causing Jinyoung to turn around to spy who he figured was one of the wolves. "Are we needed back at the house?" Asked Jinyoung. "Yeah," said the wolf. "The name's Jeno," he said, bowing his head in respect. "Lead the way then, Jeno," said Jinyoung. Jeno nodded and turned, heading back to the house. Jinyoung and Dongwoo followed after him.

"Hoseok," said Jinyoung when they entered the house. "Hello Jinyoung," said Hoseok. "It's been quite a while since we've last seen each other," he said. Jinyoung nodded. "Anything new happening?" He asked. "No, not really," said Hoseok as they went to sit down in the livingroom. "Changkyun was quite surprised when Chanyeol asked to merge territories," he said. "He wasn't ready to lead a larger pack, but Chanyeol assured him that the packs were still separate, just the territories were now one," he said. Jinyoung nodded.

"Any trouble?" Asked Dongwoo. "Not really," said Hoseok. "Things have been relatively peaceful, but I doubt anyone would want to have a territory as large as this one now that it's two merged into one," he said. "Most would stay to one city, or a cluster of cities in one area," agreed Jinyoung. "Or they're nomadic," added Dongwoo.

"No issues with hunters then?" Asked Jinyoung. "No," said Hoseok. "We always have teams passing through, but it's more due to needing to rest for a day or two before moving on," he said. "Haven't had much trouble from the vampires either, ever since Sunggyu made it known that he was staying with the pack now," he said. Jinyoung nodded. "That's good," he said.

"May I ask why a vampire decided to stick around?" Asked Dongwoo. "I think it was due to Cory," said Doyoung as he walked over and sat beside Hoseok. "He didn't want to leave Jisung here due to this bond the two share but," he said, shrugging. "I see," hummed Dongwoo. "Cory and Sunggyu are mates, and Cory views Jisung as a younger brother," said Doyoung.

"Jisung and Hyunjin were wolves that were brought back weren't they?" Asked Jinyoung. Doyoung nodded. "Ah... Another two brought back because of the damn contract," grumbled Dongwoo. "It's not a contract per say," said Jinyoung. "But as long as the person whose wolf was extracted is alive they don't die," he said.

"How would that work for Hyungwon though? Kisu's dead," said Doyoung. "Not exactly," said Jinyoung. "Jisung is alive isn't he?" He asked. "Because of what he did Jisung basically became Kisu," he said. "Huh, that makes sense," said Hoseok.

"What do you know of the hunters being opposed to the merge of the vampire and werewolf hunting associations via the Treasure Box faction?" Asked Jinyoung. "Not very much," said Doyoung. "These hunters aren't human though, from what I've managed to gather," he added. "But they're targeting contract bound animal-humans for the sole purpose of destroying the faction," he said. "Sounds like something they'd do," hummed Jinyoung.

"Looks like we'll have to step up our tactics," said Dongwoo. "I know what to do," said Jinyoung. "But we'll initiate the plan when we get to Seattle," he said. "As a fail safe anyway," he added. Dongwoo nodded.

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Jinyoung observed the room they were given for the night, looking around as he made sure not to touch any of Hyunjin's or Jungwoo's things. "Man, if this was the other house we'd be in the livingroom," said Dongwoo as he sat on Jungwoo's bed. "It's how it usually is to be honest," said Jinyoung. "But it's good to see that people try and be accommodating," he said. Dongwoo nodded.

"Are you going to be meditating again?" Asked Dongwoo once Jinyoung came back into the room after taking a shower and changing clothes. "I don't know yet," said Jinyoung. "We'll see how tonight goes," he said, shrugging as he went to sit down in Hyunjin's bed.

"Why do you meditate again?" Asked Dongwoo. "It's a way of dealing with things," said Jinyoung. "It'd be hard to understand unless you were in my shoes," he said. Dongwoo hummed.
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[center Chapter 6]

"That's it huh?" Asked Dongwoo as he and Jinyoung parked outside the safe house in the city. "No one's here," said Jinyoung as he looked around. "No, it doesn't look like it," said Dongwoo. "Is the building owner in?" He asked. "Doesn't look like it," said Jinyoung. "Everything looks fine though," he added. "We're not going in then?" Asked Dongwoo. "No," said Jinyoung. "Kris was planning on making Jinho's house the newest safe house," he said. "After the building owner got suspicious of everyone coming through," he said.

"So we're declaring this place hostile?" Asked Dongwoo. Jinyoung nodded. "Until everything gets sorted out with the owner," he said. "For now we'll redirect everyone to Jinho's place, granted they agree to it," he said. "I'm sure they will," said Dongwoo. "Let's head back then," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded and Jinyoung started the truck, heading back to Jinho's pack house.

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"Wyatt, Yuto," said Jinyoung when they arrived and got out of the truck. "Hey there," said Wyatt. "Returning from a tracking mission?" Asked Jinyoung. "Yeah," said Wyatt. "It's been a rather interesting one," said Yuto as they headed inside the house.

"Oh, you're back!" Said Jinho. "For a little bit, we'll be leaving in a few hours," said Jinyoung. "Ah, I see," said Jinho. "I wanted to discuss something with you though, if you don't mind," said Jinyoung. "Hey Wyatt, Yuto," said MJ as he walked into the livingroom from the kitchen. "Hello," said Wyatt. Yuto nodded in greeting.

"We can talk out back then," said Jinho. "After you," said Jinyoung as he nodded. Jinho went to grab his shoes, putting them on before going out the backdoor. Jinyoung followed after him.

"What is it?" Asked Jinho as they went to stand on the dock. "The safe house in the city's been declared hostile," said Jinyoung. "Oh?" Asked Jinho as he blinked in surprise. "You don't have to move, luckily," Jinyoung added quickly. "I'm going to redirect traffic to your house here, until things get worked out," he said. "Worse comes to worse we lose that safe house," he said. "But we'll gain another one from you, if you are willing," he said.

"I'll have to discuss it with everyone first," said Jinho. "But I'm fine with it being temporary for the moment," he added. "I'll tell Kris then," said Jinyoung. "And redirect all traffic here," he said. "I'll contact you when we come to a decision," said Jinho. Jinyoung nodded.

"How long are your packmates going to be here?" Asked Jinho. "Not too much longer," said Jinyoung. "They'll probably leave when we do," he added. "Wyatt never likes to be around other packs and Yuto just goes along with him," he said. "Ah," hummed Jinho. "Sorry if they came by unannounced," said Jinyoung. "No worries, just wasn't expecting them is all," said Jinho. "I'll tell everyone to let you know they're coming then," said Jinyoung. "Thank you," said Jinho.

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"Ah," said Dongwoo. "We should get going," he said as Jinyoung checked the time. "Oh, right we need to get going," said Jinyoung as he went to get packed and make sure the room was clean for the next person. "At least take dinner with you to go," called Jinho. "If it's alright with you," Jinyoung called back. "I got it," MJ called from the kitchen. Dongwoo went to get the containers of food, going to put them in the truck as Jinyoung finished packing and cleaning the guest room.

"We'll get going too then," said Wyatt as he came outside with Yuto. "You ran here?" Asked Dongwoo as he turned to Wyatt and Yuto. "We were just here in the states, so yeah," Wyatt said, shrugging. "We'll see you when you get done with the territory run then," he said. "Have a safe trip," said Dongwoo. "You too," said Wyatt before he left with Yuto.

"I never noticed it but," said Jinyoung as he came outside with his bag and placed it under the backseat in the truck. "They have changed [i so] much since Minseok left," he said. "He was their youngest," hummed Dongwoo. "That's true," said Jinyoung. "I hope that where ever he is now, he's fine," he said. "I'm sure that he's happier now," said Dongwoo.

"We'll drop the containers off when we come back on the way to Boston," said Jinyoung as he got in the driver's side of the truck. "Did you put out word about where to go when people come to Chicago?" Asked Dongwoo. "Just sent a message to Mashiho and Yedam," said Jinyoung. "They'll put the word out for the hunters, and I've sent word out to Seungwoo and Gongchan back home, so that they can inform our respective information networks," he said.

"[i Hello]?" Asked Changkyun as he picked up the phone. "Changkyun?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i Yeah, what's up]?" Asked Changkyun. "It's Jinyoung, I'm doing a territory check and we're stopping by your place next," said Jinyoung. "[i Alright, I'll let the others know you're coming]," said Changkyun. "Are you not home?" Asked Jinyoung. "[i I'm in South Korea right now with Jungkook for a small vacation]," said Changkyun. "[i But there should be someone home]," he added. "Alright, thanks," said Jinyoung. "[i Have a safe drive]," said Changkyun. "I will, have a nice vacation," said Jinyoung before he hung up.

"Well, now it's all the matter of getting there," said Dongwoo. "Pretty much," said Jinyoung as he changed lanes.

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"What do you think of the next territory?" Asked Dongwoo as they sat in the truck bed eating dinner after stopping at a rest stop. "It's different," said Jinyoung. "The way the pack is run is not different but there's other species in the pack that are there without much a choice," he said. "But Changkyun is not a bad person for doing what he did," he said.

"He had his reasons for letting others in right?" Asked Dongwoo. "Kind of?" Asked Jinyoung. "Every person that joined was from a pack decision," he said. "So everyone is on board with whoever joins," he said. "If it involves certain people then they always make the final decision on things," he said. "Ah," said Dongwoo. "Kind of like our respective parts of the pack," he said. "Pretty much," said Jinyoung. "If it [i really] involved Kris, then that's when he'd step in," he said. "Most of the time it never goes to him, but if it really did, then," he said, shrugging.

"Do you think Chanyeol's going to be there?" Asked Dongwoo. "I don't know," said Jinyoung as he finished eating, taking a sip of his drink. "I haven't seen him in a long time though," he said. "I know he shared his territory with them but he's been silent for years now," he said. "We'll have to ask about it when we get there," said Dongwoo. "I know," said Jinyoung.

"Well," said Jinyoung as he hopped out of the truck bed. "I'm done," he said. "What about you?" He asked, turning to Dongwoo. "I'm done," said Dongwoo as he nodded, moving to get out of the truck, taking the container from Jinyoung. "I'm going to make sure these are washed," he said. "I'll wait on you here then," said Jinyoung. Dongwoo nodded and went to wash out the containers. Jinyoung closed the tailgate before walking around to the driver's seat and opening the door, grabbing his phone from the dock and checking it for any new messages as he sat down in the driver's seat. He responded to texts from the others, keeping it short and simple as he waited on Dongwoo.

Dongwoo walked over after thoroughly washing the containers, putting them in a compartment under the back seat before climbing into the truck on the passenger's side and sitting down before closing the door. "Anything interesting?" He asked. "Not really, just responding to the others," said Jinyoung. "They're passing on the word now," he said. "That's good," said Dongwoo.

"Well," said Jinyoung as he started the truck, putting the phone back on the dock. "Let's continue our journey then," he said. "Yay," Dongwoo said with slight sarcasm, earning a chuckle from Jinyoung as he backed out of his parking spot before driving off, heading towards their next destination.
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[center Chapter 5]

"Oh, someone's in our spot," came Kino's voice from somewhere behind Jinyoung as he sat on the dock, leaning back on his hands as his eyes were closed. "Sorry," hummed Jinyoung as he opened his eyes, turning to spy Kino and his dog Changgu returning from a morning walk. "It's alright, wasn't expecting it is all," said Kino as he walked over, sitting beside Jinyoung on the dock with Changgu joining them after putting up his human illusion.

"What brings you out here this early in the morning?" Asked Kino. "Couldn't sleep," hummed Jinyoung. "Came outside to meditate, lost track of time I guess," he said, turning back to the water. "What about you?" He asked. "Sometimes I'm up early," said Kino. "Other days I'm not though," he said.

"Interesting," said Jinyoung. "A side effect of that drug that was in your system I'm guessing?" He asked. Kino nodded. "I took the cure for it, but I'm still feeling the after effects of it," he said. "At least I'm not constantly bed ridden anymore," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

"What's it like to be bound to someone by a contract?" Asked Changgu, earning a blink in surprise from both Kino and Jinyoung. "...It's not that different," Jinyoung said after thinking it over. "I mean, compared to regular animal-humans," he added. "From what Dongwoo has told me anyway," he said. "There's a bond we share though," he said. "I see," hummed Changgu.

"Sometimes, depending on who holds the contract and what was used for said contract, traits from that person pass onto the person brought back," said Jinyoung. "Like Mingi for example," he added. "He's bound to a vampire, and he gained their speed but he didn't gain the thirst for blood," he said. "Ah," said Kino. "What did Dongwoo gain from you?" He asked. "Nothing really, I suppose," said Jinyoung. "I think if it was something similar to Mingi's contract he has with his er... Owners, I'm pretty sure that Dongwoo would get something out of this but," he said, shrugging.

"What's Mingi's contract thingy?" Asked Changgu. "It's a tattoo," said Jinyoung. "So it goes both ways," he said. "Dongwoo and Sanggyun both have a necklace and a collar respectively," he said.

"Why all the curiosity Changgu?" Asked Kino. "I'm just trying to figure out why I'm back," hummed Changgu. "Well," said Jinyoung as he shook his head. "If you were bound to someone by a contract you'd have the smell of whatever you were in your previous life," he said. "Dongwoo was a polar bear 'shifter, so he smells like a bear 'shifter," he said. "Same with Mingi," he added. "Sanggyun was a werewolf, so he has that pine forest smell," he said.

"I was a wolf 'shifter," said Changgu. "Do I smell like one?" He asked. "No," said Jinyoung. "I mean, you have the smell of 'shifters on you due to being around them all the time," he added. "But as for your native smell? Nothing," he said.

"Do animal-humans even have a noticeable smell?" Asked Kino. "I think to vampires it's different," said Jinyoung. "Because they're smelling the blood but," he added, shrugging. "To everyone else it's just a normal smell, I guess," he said. Kino hummed in response.

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"Everything alright over here?" Called Dongwoo as he walked over with Shinwon, bringing breakfast with them. "Just fine," said Jinyoung, taking a plate from Dongwoo. "Just had a talk with these two here," he said, nodding to Kino and Changgu as Shinwon handed them both a plate before sitting down beside Changgu.

"What'd you talk about?" Asked Shinwon. "Changgu was curious if he was brought back because of a contract," said Jinyoung. "I have no reason to suspect he was," he added. "Everyone wonders why he came back, but the same thing happened to a friend of ours too," said Kino. "I heard," hummed Jinyoung.

"It's odd given the circumstances," said Dongwoo. "You two are the only ones to come back, with your memories at that," he said. "Who knows why you came back? You are back though, and that's better than it is for most," he said. "I guess," hummed Changgu.

"Changgu," said Kino, changing the subject. "Why don't you talk in front of the others?" He asked. "You're always talking to me or Shinwon on our walks, but around MJ and Jinho you're silent," he said.

"...I'm hesitant," said Changgu. "Why?" Asked Kino. "Even now as a dog I'm too used to being silent," said Changgu. "And you guys are my owners, technically," he added. "I feel more comfortable talking in your presence than in Jinho or MJ's presence," he said.

"Don't press the matter," said Jinyoung. "I'm sure he has his reasons," he added. "Everyone does," agreed Dongwoo as he finished eating breakfast, putting the plate down beside him before leaning back on his hands.

"When are you leaving?" Asked Shinwon. "Not for another day or so, why?" Asked Jinyoung. "Just wondering, Hongseok and Yunhyeong left a few hours ago, something about Yunhyeong getting missions," said Shinwon. "We have the safe house in the city to check," said Jinyoung. "Then we'll leave," he added. "Alright," said Shinwon.

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"You carry a lot on your shoulders don't you?" Asked Kino as he joined Jinyoung on the dock after dinner. "Is it that obvious?" Asked Jinyoung. "No," said Kino. "But I've always been able to pick up on the little things in people," he said. Jinyoung hummed in response.

"That accent you have, where are you from originally?" Asked Kino. "Europe, Poland to be more specific," said Jinyoung. "You can't really tell that I even [i have] an accent now, it's been so long," he said. "In some words it's more noticeable," said Kino. "My family hails from Norway, but it's been quite some time since I've been home," he said. "At least, the family that was the pack I joined after being abandoned," he added. Jinyoung hummed in response.

"What's something you've done, and regret doing in the first place?" Asked Kino. "I don't think I should say," said Jinyoung. "That bad huh?" Asked Kino as he looked at Jinyoung. "Yeah," said Jinyoung. "But I can talk about a time that I don't regret doing something," he said. "Oh?" Asked Kino.

"Have you heard of Seungwoo?" Asked Jinyoung. "Yes, Hongjoong and Jongho stop by every now and again to check on us," said Kino. "Since most would stop by the safe house in the city," he added.

"I was involved with his old pack," said Jinyoung. Kino blinked in surprise. "No, I wasn't a part of the pack, I was with Kris for many years before he joined," said Jinyoung. "But I was partly the reason Seungwoo had joined Kris's pack under Chanyeol, who was the general before him," he said. "What happened?" Asked Kino.

"Seungwoo was being trained as a weapon, by his parents," said Jinyoung. "His older sister was brainwashed, and believed that what they were doing was right," said Jinyoung. "He finally had enough, when they were going to bring his own [i nephew], who wasn't even five yet at the time, into the intense training sessions," he said. "He took matters into his own hands and came to us for help," he said.

"So you took care of it?" Asked Kino. "No, it was iKon that did it, but Seungwoo begged us to keep his sister and his nephew out of it," said Jinyoung. "We went through the process of declaring a territory hostile, and gave them a week to get out," he said. "I think you can see where this is going," he said. Kino nodded, his eyes wide as he listened to the story.

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"God damn it!" Shouted Seungwoo as he fell to his knees. "Why didn't you [i leave]?" He asked, looking defeated at his sister. "I'm sorry Seungwoo," said Sunhwa. "You could've at least taken Subin out of the territory," said Seungwoo. "I don't want this happening to my [i nephew]," he spat.

"I'm sorry Seungwoo," said Jinyoung as he walked over, putting a hand on his shoulder. "You know the law we have in place," he said. "Please," said Seungwoo, a sob escaping him. "Spare Subin at least," he begged. "He's only [i five]," he said, desperate to save Subin from this.

"What do you want to do?" Asked Jinhwan as he kept his hands in his pockets, his stance neutral. Jinyoung sighed. "I don't want to do this to a [i child]," he said. "You know this," he said, taking his hand off of Seungwoo's shoulder.

"Tell you what," Jinyoung said after contemplating the options. "I'll spare the child, but he is going to be raised by another general," he said. "The kid doesn't need to be in your life until you can control yourself better," he said. Seungwoo nodded, relieved. "Call him over," said Jinyoung.

"Subin," Seungwoo called, his voice trembling as he watched his nephew rush over and into his arms. "I'm sorry buddy," he said, hugging Subin to his chest. "Don't look at mommy okay?" He asked. "These people are only trying to help," he said, trying to sooth a now crying Subin.

"Jinhwan," said Jinyoung. Jinhwan nodded, and launched an attack, the others following suit.

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"And that's where Jinhwan got the famous scar on his face," he said. "Damn," said Kino. "I don't regret that decision at all," said Jinyoung. "Subin found out later, what had happened, but he doesn't blame Seungwoo," he said. "I didn't think he would," said Kino.

"Subin was only five at the time," said Jinyoung. "His memory is fuzzy," he said. "But after seeing what became of Seungwoo after the fact, he was glad he got out," he added. "Yeah, I can see why," said Kino.
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