Sunfall could have cried. He wasn’t gonna, because he was way too tough and manly for that, but if he wasn’t this would certainly be the sort of crying moment. Because Tidus believed him. Also, Tidus had an odd-eyed mate, and she as well had been take in by Beauregard, if that was the name he gave most often. Yuna said something about the stars bringing him and he was willing to thank the stars, the sun and the moon if he had his brother and his mate as allies now.
“You can’t know what it means to me to hear I’m not the only one.” He said to them both, his tail waving a few times. His eyes though, remained serious, lacking their usual jolly sparkle. This was not a time for levity. Sunfall had done a shitload of growing up in the past two days. Under Tidus’s stormcloud gaze, he stood taller, squaring his shoulders, drawing his head up proudly.
They were family. They’d handle this together.
“I need you both.” He said, simply, then he made up his min to explain what had happened at the Evergreens. “I met Rufus of the Evergreen wolves - really great guy. Except when we get back to his place in the forest and his mate came out and she was one of the ones Beauregard had been telling his web of lies to. He apparently some pretty disgusting things that I’m not going to voice in front of a lady-” A polite nod at Yuna, his head lowered deeply in a gesture of respect to her for having gone through what he had. “-But he apparently told Mari that I threatened </i>him</i>. Rufus and Mari only just believed me after I listed everybody in the valley who’ll tell them I was a decent guy. They let me go but I reckon if I hadn’t just spend several hours with Rufus getting to know him, they might have just called their pack and ripped me to shreds.” He took a shaky breath. He knew how narrow his escape had been.
“Mari said Beauregard headed south, that there’s a pack there called the Firewing Brotherhood. So here’s what I think; he’s clearly not a match for me, so he must figure, if he turns the local packs against me… if I attack him, unless I’m lucky enough to ambush him, he’ll just run for the closest pack and stick to his lies. That’s why I came here for you, Tidus. Look at you man—nobody could outrun you. I need you to come with me. I need to find out why he’s doing this. And I need to stop him doing it to anybody else.”
He didn’t take his eyes off Tidus during this speech. He thought that his older brother would understand - what he had to do. He just didn’t know how he would react.
Feb 20, 2017 07:12 PM — Post #11
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