Everyone stared at me. Some of them were worried while others thought I was a lunatic.
“Those are yetis?” someone asked. It was the guy who looked like he was crazy and was sitting off by himself.
“Yeah,” I said.
“What do you mean they are here for someone?”
“Yetis are bounty hunters.”
“Bounty hunters? Who would they be looking for?”
“I don’t know.” I had my suspicions but I wasn’t really sure.
Yetis usually keep to themselves and live in remote areas but every once in a while they will come out of hiding because they were hired to do so. It isn’t very often, however, and that is a good thing. They are fast, strong and amazing fighters. They are one of the monsters that paladins have a hard time with. Usually they are hunting us but I know there have been instances where they hunt other monsters or even humans.
I kept my eyes on the monsters outside. None of them moved a muscle. They were waiting.
“What are they doing out there?” Janine asked.
“They’re waiting,” I replied.
“I don’t know.”
“This is insane,” one of the truckers said. “I don’t care who they are. I’m going out there.”
I turned around and stood in front of him. It was the same trucker from before.
“I strongly recommend that you stay inside,” I said.
“Last warning, get out of my way.”
“I can’t let you go.”
He went to grab me but I took his arms and flipped him onto his back. He hit the ground with a soft thud and all of the air flew out of his lungs. The man was trying really hard to catch his breath but was failing, miserably. I helped him get back up and put him in one of the booths toward the back.
“You guys should move away from the window,” I suggested to the family. They did, but slowly. “I’m not going to hurt you guys.”
“You just attacked that man,” the mom pointed out.
“That was self-defense. You saw he attacked me first.”
The woman couldn’t respond to that.
“I’m not here to hurt you,” I promised. “I’m going to help.”
I walked back to the window and looked out at the yetis. I couldn’t see them fully, still, but they were looking right at me. I could feel it. I wasn’t really sure what I should do. Fighting that many yetis wasn’t going to be easy.
“To all of those inside,” came a voice. It came from one of the yetis but it sounded like they were inside. Oh yeah, they can speak. “We have come for one of you and we ask that you turn yourself in. We’re not here to harm anyone else but we will do whatever we have to. If you comply this will be over rather quickly.”
No one said anything but everyone certainly believed me at that point. I knew this because they were all staring at me.
I had known it, the moment that they had arrived. They were there for me. I wasn’t going be a coward and hide in there but I was a little shocked. Not because they were there for me, but because I recognized the voice. It was from two years ago. Those yetis were the reason Drake, my mentor, was killed.
“Come on out, Wes Parker…”