It was like deja vu. I was being backing into a corner again. The very same alley would you believe! How could I be so stupid? Screaming futilely for help I watched people turn away from me and shut their doors.
The crowd of children swarmed around me, Nadia's face among them.
Merge with me Jakob. We can go for Nadia. Our fist act of vengeance.
I'm not a killer Niklaus. I can't.
Let me OUT!
DO IT NOW!
The children backed away from me, alarmed by my sudden outburst.
"See he is a freak. He killed Raoul and the others. And now Jakob, we're gonna do the same to you." Katya sneered and stepped towards me. "You're going to die here Jakob."
It seemed to happen in slow motion. Her fist struck out at me but I caught it and snapped her arm backwards. I relished in the cracking sound it made. I liked it.
Her shrill cry of pain excited me. I could hear Niklaus laughing in my head and I joined in with him as I began tearing the flock of children apart one by one. They tried with all their might to stop me but there was no point I was faster, stronger and more importantly I had nothing to lose. I was angry and I wanted, no deserved my revenge. My 'fellow' children were going to help me get it.
"Jakob!" the voice jolted me out of my rage.
Some of the children had managed to get her alone and were now beating her. Katya among them, egging them on. She glared at me.
"Jakob please! I didn't know they would do this! I'm like you, an orphan I'm alone too. Please help me," she cried.
I forced my way towards her. I had to help her.
Concentrate Jakob. She's lying. LISTEN TO ME.
Shut up Niklaus. Shut the hell up or I swear I'll kill us both.
"Get away from her!" I shoved them our of the way, crushing anyone that decided that they were a match for me. I smacked Katya hard. Knocking her into a window and shattering the glass. She seemed to be unconscious.
Finally I got to her. My arms wrapped around her encasing her in warmth. Strange that I barely knew her yet I felt bonded to her. We were both alone I realised. We had no one.
Jakob something is wrong.
"Jakob! Behind you! Look out!"
I pulled away from Nadia and turned round.
Pain flared out from my stomach and onto other parts of my body. I dropped to my knees and stared into cold, emotionless brown eyes. They eyes of my killer.
"Jakob no!" I vaguely heard Nadia's scream. She ran towards me and pushed Katya away. She pulled the shard of glass out of me and rammed it into Katya's throat. Over and over until Katya's bloody stained her face red.
Then she came to me, her hand stroking my face gently.
"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry Jakob." tears shimmered in her eyes.
Lights danced across my vision. My breathing slowed as my blood poured out of my body. I reached out and put my hand on her face. She gasped, eyes glazing over.
"Take care of him."
She nodded... and then nothing.