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[Keeping this vague since idk how other thread will go~]

Elliot was chewing on a rabbit he had just hunted, tongue sliding around blood and flesh, soaking in the delicious taste of fresh kill. He knew he’d need to go hunting for the kingdom soon. The deer wouldn’t last long if the females were pregnant - something he hoped was true.

His leg draped over the head of the rabbit as he dove in for another bite.

Elliot was feeling at peace today. It had been a while since… that day. His mother had probably settled down the same way he had. Her heat was most definitely over by now, he thought. He knew, though, not to go back empty-handed.


Jul 30, 2017 07:51 AM

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The smell of blood drifting across the frozen hills gently roused the girl from sleep. Entombed by last night’s snowfall, her quivering nose emerged first from the snow-pile, investigating the scent that had woken her. 

The girl stood and shook, and the loose powder cascaded down from her spine. Might as well go see what had been killed. More like than not she would get chased away, but sometimes wolves hunted more than they could take with them. Sometimes there were scraps to salvage, or even just bones to gnaw on and pretend that she was actually eating, actually filling the raw, aching cavity where her stomach had once been.

The last traces of sleep fell away as Senna wandered toward the scent, and she started feeling more optimistic. Something about a new day and a pretty sunrise did wonders to lift her spirits. There was now a jaunt in her step. Today was going to be good day, she could just tell.


Jul 30, 2017 09:52 AM — Post #1

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At first, Elliot’s nose had been too full with the scent of his kill to notice the approaching female. His eyes caught sight of her before his nose shifted gears and pointed toward her. His tongue slid over his nose before slowly getting up.

He put his weight on his back legs, aiming to get up as royally and handsomely as possible. “Good mornin’, dear,” he drawled, ignoring the prey momentarily. She was an average wolf, from what he could tell, but he’d take anything at this point. His mother would be pleased with anyone… Idemoni was proof of that.


Jul 30, 2017 10:14 AM — Post #2

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She saw the hunter lying in the snow up ahead, his form still shadowy in the early morning light. She saw him, and yet she still approached, propelled by hunger, curiosity, and that nagging feeling that something good was supposed to happen today. She was armored in luck; what could go wrong?

He rose from the snow, and.. just.. kept rising. And rising. Sun and stars, how tall was this man?!  The girl stopped in her tracks and lowered her head and tail, looking warily up at the giant through her lashes. Trying to look as harmless as possible.

He greeted her, pleasantly enough, and the girl relaxed.  “Morning!” she returned, a slight wag in her tail. Her apple eyes flicked toward the prey on the ground, but not wanting to be rude, she forced her gaze back to the tall stranger.

“It’s gonna be a good day,” she told him with certainty, voice filled with cheerful optimism.  Her demure act disappeared, an ember of enthusiasm now burning in her expression.


Jul 30, 2017 10:38 AM — Post #3

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For a moment, the female seemed to be intimidated. It pleased Elliot to know that his size was fear-worthy. He felt powerful. The thought wasn’t displayed on his features, though. It was trapped by the walls of his mind.

She neared, and Elliot was able to notice her youth. The stranger was still a puppy, he realized, but it made no difference to him. Any recruit was good enough as long as they were loyal and obedient. This cheery girl seemed like the obedient type so far.

As the girl shot a look at his food, the king’s eyebrows raised ever so slightly.

“How about we start it off with a delicious meal?” he offered before picking up the rabbit and making his way closer to the puppy. If she’d let him, he’d place it a couple feet away from her before backing away from the food. Some wolves were good aggressive, and though this female didn’t look like she was, there was no harm in being careful.

“King Elliot Daniels,” the male introduced with a gracious dip of the head.


Jul 30, 2017 10:45 AM — Post #4

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Senna’s eyes widened in surprise and delight at the man’s offer. An older, wiser wolf might have been more suspicious of a seemingly free meal, might have asked what is this going to cost me? But not Senna. She was still a child after all; all her life adults had been bringing her food, requiring nothing but her spunky, smiling presence as thanks. Why should this be any different?

“Thankyousir!” she sputtered, milliseconds before she buried her nose in the kill.  She was chewing as the man introduced himself. Her jaw dropped, and she almost lost her mouthful of food.

King?!

She had thought he might be a soldier, fighting with one of the warring packs that Eden had mentioned. She hadn’t realized she was in the presence of royalty. Like in the stories. She hadn’t realized that real royalty even existed in this valley. How had Eden simply forgotten to mention that?!

She swallowed mightily. “Senna Selwyn, Sir. Your Highness.” How were kings addressed again?? She bowed her head, dipping low, almost touching the carcass. A thought struck her. If he was king of these lands, he would probably know a lot of wolves.

“I met a mercenary in the desert, her name was Eden. Did she fight for you, ever?” Eden hadn’t actually said she was a mercenary of course, but Senna knew. She had that battle-weary way about her. She hadn’t really been keen on talking about the war, but Senna could just tell that she had some great stories. Perhaps she was a hero, saving pups and rescuing damsels in distress…  or maybe she was even a even a villain.. that would almost be even better. Senna had to know.


Jul 30, 2017 11:29 AM — Post #5

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Elliot watched the young female eat, silent until she spoke up again. He smiled, more than pleased with how she was referring to him. Elliot liked this one, he wanted to keep her.

His ears perked at the mention of Eden’s name. This female had met his beautiful mate. So Eden was in the desert, ey? He’d have to go there the day he’d decide to go after her. Soon, he hoped. Unfortunately, he wasn’t sure if Wayfarer would be at his side after what had happened. Manson could help him, he assumed, or maybe he could find someone in these hills strong enough to take a feisty girl like Eden down. He would figure out a way, but this girl certainly didn’t have the personality, strength, or age to go after Eden.

“Eden,” the king repeated, the name reminding him of how much he missed not having control over her. Elliot stifled a laugh at Senna’s question. Fought for him? Never. Fought with him? Hell yeah. It was out of love, though, he knew.

“She’s my lover,” he explained, looking in the direction of the desert. “I have still to brin’ her back to our kingdom.”

Speaking of which. “Are you travelin’ with anyone?” That other girl had been. If this one wasn’t, he’d have no problem with inviting her to join the kingdom. A commoner maybe. Or a squire. Since she was still a puppy and Elliot sucked at knowing jackshit about puppies, he assumed she’d still grow. Maybe with more food she’d even gain enough muscle to make a good knight. When she was old enough, of course.


Jul 30, 2017 11:51 AM — Post #6

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Senna nodded as she chewed. Yep, Eden. She wouldn’t forget a wolf like that.  The name seemed to mean something to the man—Senna had really hit the jackpot here. A meal and a story.

A lover, huh? That was a twist. Senna had received just enough of the birds and the bees talk before leaving home to be mystified by the concept but too embarrassed to ask the actual, burning questions. She settled for a slightly-less-burning question.

“Does that mean.. she’ll be queen? Eden? Once you get her to come back?”  Eden had been kind to her, and she was beautiful. She would be an amazing queen. King Elliot Daniels could definitely have chosen worse, in Senna’s opinion.

Senna wasn’t sure where the king was going with his next question—it seemed a little out of the blue—but she was eager to please the kind royal who had fed her. Especially if information was all that he required. She answered quickly.

“Yes! Or.. well, I was, sort of. A long time ago. Back before Eden showed me the way into this valley.” It had been a long time since she had run into one of her age-mates from Eiriol Pass, hadn’t it? “..Just some other kids..” she added. “I guess maybe they all um.. found packs or.. or went somewhere else though.”  It didn’t even occur to the girl that her friends were probably dead.


Jul 30, 2017 05:12 PM — Post #7

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He liked the way this female thought.

He gave a slow nod in response to her question. “Perhaps.” If Nima permitted it, which was unlikely. “The kingdom currently has a queen,” he said slowly. Things could change. Eden could still become queen some day. Somehow.

Senna explained the unknown whereabouts of her group. So she was traveling alone, he gathered. Fantastic. He nodded again.

“Well, if you need a place to call home, The Kingdom is a safe place.” A safe place for those who lived in it, not for those who didn’t. He’d mold this girl into a fine fighter. “Perhaps you’d be in’erested in bein’ a squire,” he offered. “Or if you don’t wish to learn how to defend yerself, bein’ a commoner is another option.” Though, if you asked him, the former title sounded way better. Elliot was all about title and status.


Jul 30, 2017 05:29 PM — Post #8

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The king was not incredibly forthcoming about the queen situation, and although he answered Senna’s question she was more confused now than she had been before she had asked. In the stories, weren’t the King and the Queen always mates? And what was a lover, anyway?!? It.. it was a mate.. right? Even with food in her stomach, Senna’s thoughts still felt foggy. From the way the King was speaking so slowly, the girl gathered that this line of inquiry had just about run its course. So Senna contented herself with the explanation that Kings and Queens must be different in real life than they were in the stories. (If only she knew xD)

And then he offered her a home, just like that, and all the questions flew out of Senna’s mind, replaced for just a passing moment by stunned blankness. Could she really just join.. just like that? She knew nothing about this Kingdom, except that it was run by a kind, open-hearted king and maybe even Eden, who Senna also held in high regard. Now that there was food in her stomach, Senna was following her thought trains further, and she realized what it was that was holding her back from immediately accepting King Elliot Daniels’s offer.

It was Eden. She had made it sound like this valley was some kind of hell-hole, war torn and soaked in blood and death.  If this Kingdom was so wonderful and safe, why had she left?  Why did Elliot have to bring her back as he put it? It didn’t make sense. Why would she run from the place where her lover ruled.. where she might even be queen?

Maybe the man sensed her hesitation, because he began describing all that she could become in the Kingdom. He spoke of her being taught to fight, which was probably the most seductive offer he could have made to a kid her age.  Senna stepped forward, entranced with the idea. Her, a squire to a great knight, earning glory side-by-side on the battlefield, fighting to protect the Kingdom and its common people. In her mind, the knight was Elliot himself.

“Would I be your squire? Or.. or Eden’s?”

Of all the questions she had about Eden, the queen, this kingdom, and His Highness King Elliot Daniels himself, this was of course the most pressing.


Jul 31, 2017 10:27 AM — Post #9

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A chuckle slipped through his lips, forced, but believable nonetheless.

“Until we have more knights, yes, you can be my squire,” Elliot stated. Since Iri doesn’t know if Manson accepted Elliot’s offer yet, she’s going to assume the kingdom doesn’t have any knights yet.

He’d need to find someone to train her, because this royal fellow didn’t have the time to teach someone who wasn’t even blood related to him.

“Shall I show you the kingdom or would you like to spend more time in the hills?” he asked, letting her make her choice. “If you accept, that is.” Though, in all honesty, he’d already assumed she was in on joining.


Jul 31, 2017 10:51 AM — Post #10

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Even though his actual words were saying yes, his subtext said no.  Senna was all too familiar with the ways in which adults gave themselves loopholes in conversations, so they could get pups to do what they wanted in the moment, but then later wiggle out of promises they made.  She knew from experience exactly what yes until meant… it meant yes until no. Which was, in essence, no. She had no doubt that King Elliot was well-intentioned, but he was doing exactly the thing that all the adults did; thinking he knew what was best for Senna. He was convinced it was okay to trick her into being happy with the short terms of an agreement, even though she would be disappointed in the long run, because his intentions for her were in her best interest.

Elliot didn’t know of course, but Senna had made important, long-run decisions for herself before. She’d thought hard about commitments and family and broken promises and the intentions of other wolves, good or bad. She also knew what being a pup in a pack meant—that everyone else got to make her decisions for her, without her input. Like who she would squire for. Elliot’s yes until had reminded her of all that.

If she couldn’t be King Elliot’s permanent squire, she would be Eden’s. Eden had been kind, direct, and had proven that she could be trusted at her word even though she was an adult. She had also proven that she wouldn’t try to make decisions about Senna’s life for her. Eden had shown Senna the way to the valley, after all, even though she thought Senna was making a mistake trying to go there.  She even seemed willing to let Senna drown herself (or had that been a joke?) if that was really what the girl had it in her mind to do. 

Senna had decided. She would do this if Eden would agree to be her liege. “I do want all that,” she said finally. But only if I can train under Eden, not some random person!! She continued, “I’m gonna find Eden myself, and see if she’ll come home. Then, if she’ll take me as her squire, I’ll train hard and be the best knight you ever, ever saw.” That would be the deal. If there was no Eden in the Kingdom, then there would be no Senna. The girl rose to her feet, determination burning in her eyes. She had eaten, she was strong(er), and she now had a mission.


Jul 31, 2017 12:55 PM — Post #11

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Elliot found himself surprised by her answer. She was determined to go find Eden in this cold winter all by herself. A dangerous, yet noble mission. Senna would be a great addition to the kingdom, Elliot reminded himself for the millionth time.

Still, he wasn’t going to let the young girl go out on her own. “I actually have plans to brin’ her back, dear,” he drawled, thoughtfully slipping in the sweet name. “A friend and I will be goin’ later this winter to fetch her,” he added. “‘m afraid I can’t let you go after her on yer own. Winter is harsh an’ unforgivin’. She’ll come back, though, I can promise you that.” He couldn’t promise her that, but he needed to believe Eden would be coming back. Elliot would find a male… or female as strong as himself to drag her back. He had a feeling she’d fight them every step of the way, but that was what drugs were for. Elliot at least knew of shrooms. He could knock her out with that… sort of. “You’ll see her by the end of winter - latest,” he added. “Until then, you can meet wonderful wolves like Sikozu and Igbo.” Unless they hated him for what he had done to Nima. In that case, he’d have to keep her away from them. He didn’t want her little mind to be tainted by venomous tongues.

“Why don’t you come back to the kingdom with me and Freyr, an’ then I’ll let you know when I go off to search for Eden?” he offered.  The king made the decisions here. The king had the final say. Not some puppy.


Jul 31, 2017 01:12 PM — Post #12

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The king was really considering her words (a royal was really considering her words!), and he made a compelling counter-argument.  It made Senna feel important, to be listened to by such an important man. The child found herself nodding along, entranced by his cool logic, a helpless fly buzzing ever closer to Elliot’s seductive web. He was a master at what he did, mused Senna’s roleplayer, gently teasing out a wolf’s desires and then promising to make those dreams come true.  It was no wonder this man was king.

The moment he made the promise, Senna’s mind was changed. He promised; there was no we’ll see or hopefully, other words adults used to get around making promises… an actual promise. His Highness King Elliot Daniels had fed Senna, listened to her, and made her a promise, which was for more than she—a starving, rogue, good-for-nothing (yet) waif-child— deserved from a royal like him. 

He was listing wolves that he would introduce her to, and Senna had someone else to add to that list, which she did immediately. Sikozu, and Igbo, ”..And the queen.” Senna finished his sentence for him with eagerness in her eyes. A real queen. Could this day get any better?

He again offered to take her back to the Kingdom, and even to tell her when the search party for Eden was to take place. Maybe if Senna worked really, really, hard and got big and strong really fast, he would change his mind and let her go on the mission too.  She had to get to Eden first after all, before any other squire got to her and asked to train with her.  “Thank you, Your Highness,”  was her earnest response. “Someday, you’re gonna think back on this as the day you met the greatest knight in the whole wide kingdom.” She grinned. “I can promise you that!” See, she told him this was gonna be a good day! She told him!

 


Jul 31, 2017 02:23 PM — Post #13

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...and the queen. The queen who hopefully didn’t hate him at the moment. He needed to get back to her soon, to show her that he’d gotten Senna. “And the queen,” he repeated, smiling.

He had to give it to her, she had drive. She had everything he needed in loyal followers. He deserved a big pat on the back for finding her (even though she had been the one to find him). Still, he was going to take credit for it. After all, he had been the one to recruit her.

“I’ll never ferget,” he hummed as he began to turn in the direction of the kingdom.

“Comin’?” he asked, head turning to see if Senna would hop right on after him.

[Fadeee~?]


Jul 31, 2017 04:10 PM — Post #14

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Senna smiled triumphantly, maw stained red from the meal. All that was left of the creature were some bones, and even most of those were crunched a few times. Senna wasn’t one to let anything go to waste.

“Yessir!”

Hop on after him she did. Hopefully His Highness wasn’t tired of her questions yet, because they were only just getting started.

|Fade :) |


Jul 31, 2017 06:16 PM — Post #15

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