Dipper closed his eyes, not wanting to see the wolves as they tore him apart.
He waited for the feeling of there teeth tearing into his flesh or their sticky breath on his fur.
A few whimpers tore their way through the silence of the night. Dipper opened one eye to see a fleeting glimpse of the wolves running back into the forest. Dipper let out a sigh of relief before his body tensed once more.
Why had they ran? What scared them off?
As if answering his question an unusually high voice broke his scrambled thoughts.
"Yeesh kid, what’d you do?"
A cold shiver ran down Dipper’s spine. He was definitely not expecting the sight before him.
It was BILL but it wasn’t, not the usual Bill anyway. If he was even usual to begin with.
"Anyone tell you it’s rude to stare Pine tree."
"C’mon kid wolf got you’re tongue, or do I really look that bad?”
A light chuckle found its way out from the demon’s throat.
"So you can talk."
Bill moved in closer to the injured deertaur who was having a very hard time trying to get away.
"Now, now you don’t want to make anything worse do you?"
Bill put an arm around Dippers flank and hoisted him up. A startled yelp escaped dipper’s throat as bills second hand moved over his torso so he wouldn’t fall over.
Dipper struggled and squirmed to get out of the demon’s surprisingly firm grasp. Dipper’s legs buckled and he nearly fell face first into the demon’s torso before quickly pulling away. Dippers face flushed as the demon began to laugh once more. dipper tried pushing away from the demon more frantic than before.
"What did I tell you Pine tree? Now hold. Still."
Dipper’s body went suddenly limp. His eyes widened in terror, and Bill had seemed to notice. A laugh filled dippers ear.
"Don’t panic kid, if you had kept thrashing around like that you could lose a lot more blood."
Dipper looked up at the demon turned semi-human finally finding his voice.
"huh? speak up pine tree."
"Why are you …. helping me?"
Bill was silent, looking down at the young adolescent. His eye shifting back to the forest around them.
"You shouldn’t have been out past sundown kid."
Dipper’s face turned an even darker shade of red at his own mistake that caused the chase through the woods and some serious injuries in the process.
"Why don’t you try to get some sleep."
Before Dipper could process the Demon’s sentence his eyelids drooped and it became increasingly harder to stay awake.
"So stubborn aren’t ya pine tree."
A soothing hum hit the deertaur”s ears and he lost the battle, eyes sliding closed as the two walked through the forest.
”Lets get you home kid.”