He was looking down on a pack of timber wolves, led by his old enemy, Shocka Din. This was the same group that had pounced on him a while back, when he was running wild and known as "The Ghost."
They had left him for dead after the attack, as they dragged away the two pack members he had killed in the scuffle, and tended to a scar that Shocka Din would wear forever.
Why were they here, he wondered. But deep down he knew.
Shocka professed to being King of Canines. His followers worshipped him and were almost as deadly as he was. The only reason for his being here would be he had heard about Omar Blue.
Bennie Ba had to discover their plans. If they planned to do harm to Omar and the pack that had found and nursed him back to good health, it would be worth all he could give, including his life, to find out.
The K-9 Town pack was his family. They had brought out qualities that he never realized he possessed. In addition to that, he was feeling better than he ever had, thanks to the females’ nurturing ways.
This was his train of thought as he bravely walked into the camp of Shocka Din.
Wolf Bennie Ba was again, “The Ghost.”
If trouble started here, there would be a few less for Omar Blue to handle because he intended to leave his mark. He would start with Shocka Din.
Big black timber wolf Shocka Din couldn't conceal his amazement when he saw The Ghost push his way through his followers to come face to face with him.
“Bet you can't say that about the two I saw you all drag away,” said The Ghost.
“Ha! What do you want here, and what makes you think you'll get away alive, Ghost?” asked Shocka with a deadly look on his face.
“I want to know why you're here, and you know I don't have a problem dying,” said The Ghost.
Shocka looked hard, remembering what a fierce warrior The Ghost had been. No, he didn't have a problem dying and no doubt would take more of his followers with him.
Shocka's fierce eyes betrayed the coolness in his voice. “I'll do that ‘Bennie,’ if you tell me where I can find Omar Blue. I heard you had joined his pack. That was hard to believe, being you were always a loner.”
“Things change,” said Bennie Ba. “What do you want him for?”
“I'm going to make him understand that his leadership is about to come to an end. As a matter of fact, I hear K-9 Town might need new leadership. Maybe me and my friends here are ready to settle down.”
Bennie Ba couldn't understand what he was feeling at that moment. Something was holding him back. Instead of exploding, though he was on the edge, he was thinking of what Omar Blue and the rest of his friends would want him to do now.
He had to leave now, while he was still able to contain himself.
That's how he had gotten his name and reputation. The Ghost, so fast, you’d hardly see him before he was on you, and as mean as they come.
Shocka Din thought about what had just happened. He hadn't expected to see The Ghost this soon. He had changed. There was something about him now. He would never leave when there was a chance to fight, and the way he acted regarding Omar Blue. He was protecting him!
“We'll take care of Mr. Bennie Ba too. He's gonna pay for this scar I'm wearing.”
Omar then became serious. His voice was calm, yet commanding.