This was actually meant as a one shot story regarding my Housepets! OC Bullet. But then I decided an actual FanFiction would be better.
And so, I present you the first chapter of "A Dog Named Bullet".I just noticed I'm kind of an idiot. Because it would be maybe important to mention that this story play two weeks after they came back from Australia: http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/201 ... ggity-jig/Chapter 1"There is really nothing I can do. I'm sorry. I never meant for this to..."
I lifted my black furred paw and interrupted him with an angry glare. Never thought to see a creature with his power ever cringe under my glare. "Just... stop... I don't need your pity... just... let it get over with..."
"Alright... for what it's worth, I will keep an eye on you." Said the giant God-Powered Fox who I know as Kitsune before he snipped with his fingers and a blinding light engulfed me...
I awoke with a start and looked around me. I was in an alley, surrounded by trash cans and covered in a Newspaper. Then I remembered where I was and calmed down. It has been already... what? Four weeks since I last saw Kitsune. But my memory of this moment was as fresh as if it was yesterday.
I clenched my fists and grit my teeth as I recalled why I was in this alley between the trash cans in the first place.
I calmed down and stood up from my sleeping place. I took my little backpack and placed it over my shoulder, then adjusting my "Collar" (Which actually was only a cut up belt I found behind a clothes store) and walking out of the Alley as I was sure no one was watching.
"Let's see if I can find something to eat today." I said to myself and got ready to leave.
I looked around the restaurants trash cans for some food... I never thought I had to look thought trash just to not to starve.
After I found some leftovers who were actually not much rotten, I left for the park. It was still very early and not many Pets where outside to take a walk with their owners. Or, as they sometimes call them, their "Mom's" and "Dad's". Two weeks of me being in this dimension and in this body and it still fascinates me to see this pets act like normal dogs and cats but at the same time being so human...
"Hi there! Are you new here?" come a voice from behind me and startled me. I jumped in the air and swirled around in a defense stand.
The only thing I could keep from the U&U-game were a part of my Martial Arts ability.
So far, I had only used it twice. One time to defend myself from some stray dogs who wanted me out of their territory and another time to defend a cat and their little kitty who were attacked by the same stray's.
I watched who the voice belongs to and I saw a light brown dog with a dark brown circle around his right eye. He took a step back as he saw my defense stance and said: "Sorry, I didn't meant to startle you. I just never saw you around here and wanted to introduce myself."
"Fido." I remembered his name as I got out of my stance. I saw him sometimes in the park and many dogs talked about him. Turns out he is a Police dog in the K-9 Unit and in a relationship with a cat. Nearly every other dog shun him for that. I personally couldn't care less about his love-live. I mean, it's his decision who he loves.
"No problem. I was just in thought and didn't notice you appearing me." I said.
He smiled, happy that I accepted his Apology, and said: "Well, how about we start again? Hello. My name is Fido." He stretched his paw to me which I took and shook it.
"Hi. Names Bullet." I said and let go of his paw.
"I never saw you. Did you just moved here or are you visiting someone?" He asked.
I'm a loaf of bread with no raisins! What am I about to tell him? I can't say I'm a stray dog. He would surely call the Pet Shelter.
"Well... I'm here to visit a friend of mine. I will maybe stay a few days before I leave." I said with a bit of nervousness in my voice.
He was about to ask another question, as there came another voice from behind him.
"Well, well, well... the Cat-Lover is making a new friend?"
I could see Fido was already annoyed by this voice. I leaned a bit to the side and saw another dog, similar in appearance to Fido but without a circle around his eye but with a really annoyed smug grin in his face. I didn't even know this guy and I already dislike him.
Fido turned around and said: "What do you want, Bino?"
Bino stopped a few feet from us and said: "I just want to warn the new dog to not talk with the wrong dogs. It could destroy his reputation before he even get to the neighborhood."
I looked with a deadpan face at him and ask: "Who are you? My PR Manager?"
Both blinked at that. Not really expecting this kind of answer from me.
Bino recovered and continued: "My name is Bino. I'm the manager of the 'Good ol' Dogs club' in this neighborhood. We welcome any true dog to the neighborhood and make sure to keep the good reputation of the dogs up."
He then moved his eyes to Fido and grimaced: "And you clearly don't want to hang out with someone who is affiliated with a 'cat'."
I blinked this time and looked to Fido who looks like his heart was breaking. It mustn't be easy for him to be judged and shunned from everyone (everydog?) just for who he loves. And here he has the chance to get to know a new dog (me) without a prejudice about him.
I turned to Fido and ask: "So... you have a Cat for a Girlfriend?"
Fido looked at me with a look as if he expects an insult to his answer while Bino looked satisfied.
"Yes. For a matter of fact, my Girlfriend is a Cat." Fido says with pride in his voice.
I nodded slightly and said "Dude... that's really..." Bino's grin grow while Fido's face turned into a grimace. I started to smile widely as I continued: "Cool! I never have meet a dog who was THIS close with a cat. How have you two meet?"
Fido as well as Bino looked surprised at my Answer. I kept my smile and still looked at Fido, who seems to come out of his shock first.
"Well... it wasn't really exciting as we first meet. She was new to the Neighborhood and I decided to welcome her. It wasn't 'love on first sight', but as I spend more and more time with her, my feelings for her grow. She has a heart of gold and would never hurt another animal."
Bino was now gagging at Fido's story.
"Wow. I would like to meet her someday. She sounds like a really nice person." I said and Fido got a smile on his face.
"I would love to introduce you to her. When you have time, We could go right now. She actually lives near here." Fido said with his tail wagging like it's on fire.
I chuckled at his enthusiasms and said: "Sorry. But I have to meet with my friend soon. Maybe tomorrow we can meet here again?"
"Oh. Alright then. Tomorrow at the same time here." He said. We shook paws and said our goodbyes before going our separate ways.
It seems Bino walked away while Fido and I had our conversation. That was alright with me. I got on my way to this "old friend" of mine, which I actually only have known for a week.
I came closer to the old abandoned house and looked around before I got inside through the still open window. I got to the living room and already noticed a pair of eyes watching me.
I ignored them, knowing full well whom they belong to. My goal was the sleeping, black creature on the couch. As I came closer, I heard the wooden floor behind me creaking.
Then suddenly, a small, brown creature jumped from behind and I turned around just to be tackled to the floor.
"Bullet! You are back!" Yelled the small kitty who was currently sitting on my stomach and looking me in the eyes with excitement and wonder. Ever since I saved her and her mother from these stray's, she seems to think of me as some kind of hero.
"Hey Bullet. Got defeated by a small kitty again? I wonder how you were ever able to safe us back then." came the voice from the black creature on the couch. The black cat, Manda, stretched from her nap and humped down on the floor and come over to us.
"Dump luck maybe?" I asked with a smile as I sat up and put the small kitty, Star, on the floor beside me.
Manda laughed at my comment and took the place in front of me. I took the backpack from my shoulder and placed it between us and opened it. Manda raised an eyebrow at me as she looked at the content.
"Again, Bullet? You know you don't have to bring us any food when you come to visit."
I smiled and answered: "I know I don't have to. But I want to. You two are maybe the closest thing I have as friends here."
Star hugged me from the side and said: "You are more as just a friend, Bullet. You are part of our family! You're even teaching me this cool fighting style of yours."
I patted her on the head and smiled at Manda, who had a smile of herself. That's true... ever since Star saw me fighting these mugs, she wanted to learn it. I decided (after a lot of pleading from her) to teach her a bit of my Martial Arts.
"Thanks guys... that really means a lot to me." I said and gave the food out. After we finished our meals, I trained a bit more with Star. She learned fast and was already really good.
"Now, pull your foot back and lift your arms like this." I said and demonstrated how she should do it.
"Alright... the foot back and then the arms... like this?" I looked and was satisfied with her progress. Soon, she would be able to defend herself from nearly every dog.
"Yes. Exactly. Good job, Star." I looked outside the window and the sun was already settling down.
"I think that's enough for today. I have to go home now." I said and Star exclaimed: "Why don't you stay here for the night? We could have a sleepover!"
I chuckled at the thought and patted her head as I answered: "Sorry, but... I should go home."
Star pouted at me and wanted to argue more, but her mother interrupted: "Star, don't forget to clean up before you go to bed."
She pouted a bit more but got to her sleeping place and started grooming her fur. Manda came over to me and asked: "Do you still have these nightmares?"
Manda was the only other person I ever told about my nightmares. I didn't told her any specifics, but the general idea: I lost my family, my home, everything and somehow ended up nearby Babylon Garden. She know it wasn't the full truth, but she never asked me about my past.
"Yes. And I still get confused and angry when I wake up. I don't want to hurt you or Star by accident."
I just destroyed a trash can a few days ago. It was just luck that no one heard that and looked what it was.
"Alright. But remember: we will be always here for you when you need help." She smiled a bit smugly and continued: "After all, Star declared you part of our Family. That means, you are stuck with us."
I laughed a bit at this. Me? Having a new family? I really don't know if I'm ready for this. But I don't think I have a choice in this matter.
"Alright. But on the otherpaw, you are also stuck with ME. Don't forget that." I said with a smirk and leaved the house and got back to my sleeping place.
As I lay there, with the Newspaper covering me, I thought about the meeting tomorrow with Fido and his girlfriend. I normally was a shy guy but I had no problem talking with Fido. I hope I have the same courage when I meet his girlfriend. As I continued to think about the meeting, I fall in a uneasily sleep.
I awoke in the middle of the night by the sound of sirens. A lot of sirens. I looked around and noticed a fire truck driven past the alley. I got up and looked what was going on.
What I saw, stung a never felt fear in my heart. I saw in the distance the flames and smoke of a great fire. It came from the same direction as...
I yelled and run as fast as I could and was in just a few seconds there. The abandoned house where Manda and Star stayed was complete covered in flames. I looked around and yelled Manda and Stars name to see if they got out. But instead, someone else noticed me.
"Bullet? What are you doing here? It's too dangerous to be this near. You should stay back." came the voice of Fido.
Right. He is a Police dog and seems to make sure no one got near the house while the firefighter took care of the flames.
I calmed a bit down and asked: "Fido? Did you saw two cats near the house? They lived here."
Fido shook his head and said: "We saw no one near the building as we arrived. When they are stray's, they probably fled as the fire started before we could arrive."
He is right. They maybe didn't wanted to be catched and put into a pet shelter. I calmed down and looked as the firefighters got the Water ready.
Then I heard it. I nearly missed it by all the ruckus around me, but I heard it. It was Star's voice!
I looked around to see if I could find her, but she was nowhere to be seen. Then I concentrated on the sound of her voice and I suddenly know where she was...
I looked to the burning building and the fear stung me again.
She was still inside the house and screaming for help!
Without much thinking, I run past Fido who yelled for me to stop, but I didn't listened to him. I run to the still open Window and jumped right in the flames.
It hurt badly. But I will not lose my family again! I run though the house and yelled for Star. I heard her in the Living room and stormed in. There I saw Star and Manda surrounded by Flames.
"Star! Are you alright!?" I yelled.
"Yes! But Mum is stuck and I can't get her free! Please! Help her!"
"muffins and cookies... Alright! I'm coming!" I yelled and jumped with my paws covering my face through the flames. I landed safely and looked over to Star, who was sitting beside's her Mother. Her legs and lower body were stuck under a wooden beam and rubble from the floor above. I run up to her and Star jumped at me and pleaded that I save her mother.
I got over to the beam as I got Star to let go of me.
"Manda! Stay with me, ok? I will get you out of here!" I said and tried to move the debris away.
"Bullet..." Manda said weakly "I... I don't think I will make it.." she coughed and I could see blood coming out of her mouth.
"Come on, Manda! Don't speak like that. I... I will get you out somehow!" I said with a nervous voice.
"No... there is not time... you must promise me something..." said Manda, her voice getting weaker.
I stopped trying to move the beam and got to her. The flames have come nearer to us.
"Please don't say something cliché like 'you have to watch over Star now' or something like that. I would do that even when you don't ask me." I said with a bit Sarcasm.
Manda smiled at me and said: "Then I just have one... other thing... to say. Good luck... with your new life..." She turned to Star who was now bawling and trying to wipe the tears away.
"Please... don't cry, my little Star. You should... brighten the night... with your... smile." She said and wiped the tears on her daughters face weakly with her paw away.
I heard a screeching sound and looked up and saw the roof coming down. I grabbed Star and jumped out of the way. The roof came down and I run with Star in my arms through the flames while she screamed for her mother. I got with my back first to keep her safe from the flames, but I felt I got badly burnt in the process.
The always open window was too far away, so we had to use one of the others. I looked around and saw a nearby window which was covered in flames. I grabbed a shredded blanket and covered Star in it, which has fallen unconscious. I can't really blame her, she just saw her mother die.
I took a last breath to calm my nerves and run through the sea of flames and again back first through the window.
I landed on the grass with my back on fire and I saw Fido running to me before the fatigue and pain became too much and I fell unconscious.
So! That's the first chapter of Bullets Story. I would like to hear your opinion to this first chapter and if you are interested to more.