(Told from Peta’s view)
I've been struggling for hours. I'm exhausted and this stupid rope is cutting into my skin. I'm sitting on the concrete floor of some random warehouse tied up in a dog crate. There had been a rumor of some gang abducting people and selling them to wealthy clients as pets but I dismissed them as fake. I wish I hadn't. The night I got abducted by this mystery gang I had a nightmare so I did the most logical thing. I went for a walk alone at 4:00 am. I was almost home when someone knocked me out from behind. Cowards. I woke up in a dog cage with a collar around my neck. For however long I've been here for I've bitten and kicked anyone that got close. The guards eventually had to gag me.
There were several cages in here. Most of them were occupied by some crying child. The guards were gossiping about the gang leaders kid getting to pick out a pet for her seventeenth birthday. The thought of this girl picking a kid out as a pet made me sick. The guards were running around making sure all of the “pets” were secure so we couldn't escape and attack the gangsters kid. After they were done the head guard signaled an all clear and two people walked in. The older of the two was male. He was tough looking and was sharply dressed in an expensive business suit. The other person was a girl my age. She had on a fitted black long sleeve shirt and a pair of artfully ripped up jeans. She had black hair and pure black eyes. The head guard addressed them, “Were honored to supply a pet for you.” The girl wandered off as the adults talked. All of the kids whimpered away as she passed their cages. She studied each of them closely. She stopped in front of my cage and studied me. I glared back and snarled at her. If they were going to treat me like an animal. I was going to act like one. She stared at me for awhile. Then motioned to the nearest guard who moved to her side instantly. “Why is she gagged?”
The guard answered, “She bit anyone that got close to her.”
“I want her.”
“Wouldn't you like one more agreeable-”
She cut him off in a commanding tone. “No. I want her.”
By now the her father had caught up with her. He spoke, “Is this the one you want?”
She nodded at her father. He motioned to the nearest guard. “Get this one out of her cage.” The guard unlocked my cage and grabbed me. He pulled me out. I struggled the entire way. I managed to kick him in the stomach. Through my entire struggle the girl just looked at me. She said nothing. After two guards had each of my arms to subdue me the girl reached up and removed my gag. I growled at her, “I'm not going to submit and be your pet. Do yourself a favor and go pick out a kid that will.” She smiled at me her black eyes hardening. “I like a challenge. I'll teach you to submit.” And with that the gag was put back into place. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a dog tag. Stamped on it was, “Property of Finch. If found call xxx-xxx-xxxx” The guards held me still as she attached it to the collar I was wearing. She nodded to the guards when she was done and I was dragged into the back of a car.