Hookup, Find Sex or Meet Someone Hot Now
My Blog
 
Welcome to my blog!
Keywords | Title View | Refer to a Friend |
take me part 599...unedited
Posted:Jan 27, 2022 12:08 am
Last Updated:Jan 27, 2022 9:31 am
80 Views

I was tired, but I turned anyway to face a fox staring up at me, unpleased. If she could have put her hands on her hips, like a scolding mother, she would have, instead she said for me to walk with her.

"The wolf seems well?" I smiled.

"She is, Gaia, thank you. Her name is Sassa and her and Haagerstadt seem to fancy each other, not in that way, obviously, but as companions. Sassa survived but she wouldn't survive the pack, but she can be happy here, and Jake and Emily will love it." Silence.

"You are changing a great many things Danael, and we all wonder if you know what you are doing." We walked along the shore as Haag and Sassa went back to the houses. I was silent as we walked along the ocean and Gaia chased the waves, as I smiled.

"You can't help yourself, even as Gaia, can you?" She laughed and shook her head. "I can't either when I am the bear, which is why I miss being the bear. There is a purity with him that I don't have with me, or with the dragon. I wouldn't chose it because of my family, but I would be content to spend my life as the bear, in my cave.

"What am I changing, Gaia? Really? The past?" She stared at me as I scratched her ears and ran to the ocean and kicked the waves like I used to do as . I felt Sassa before I saw her and she ran behind my knees, yipping, as she took me down and I fell into the ocean as Haag sat next to Gaia and put his hand on her.

"He's a good man, Gaia." She looked at him with sadness in her eyes.

I shifted into the bear and chased after Sassa who howled and ran, circled, and came back at me. I splashed two bear paws of water at her, and then tackled her. She yipped as we rolled and got wet.

"They are oblivious to what they have to deal with, Haagerstadt, but they are fun to watch because of the unbridled joy." Haag was quiet as he scratched Gaia's ears.

"May I speak freely." Gaia nipped him. "OK. Sassa almost died, Gaia, the reason she didn't was because of Aerin, and Elven magic. I don't understand it, and I don't care, Sassa doesn't care, we are happy because she could never be part of the pack now ." Gaia looked back and was silent. "Danael is my friend. I'd go to battle with him, but, more than likely, we would fix something that needs to be fixed. He is odd, to be sure Gaia, but I'm odd. I haven't to deal with all of the things he, and his family have had to." The fox was silent.

"You know that I am old enough to the know Elves. It's true that I knew them at the end, and I helped you banish them, but I also knew them before that when they were amazing. I think Danael did the right thing because you can't keep people bad forever. There has to be some kind of redemption, or we are all wretches." Haag was silent as Gaia curled up in his lap and fell asleep. Haagerstadt petted her. Sassa and I stopped playing and walked out of the ocean, shook, and walked to Haag and Gaia. Gaia was asleep as we walked up. Sassa lied down as I walked around my island as they were quiet, at least this rugged part of it of Iceland. I snuffled the shore as I lumbered but I wondered how my family was, even as the bear. I had SO many things I needed to deal with, in SO many places, and I didn't think I had scratched the surface. I was swinging the weight seeking the center that I couldn't find, or, understand. I ran into the water and bit the waves with sheer joy.

I walked out as Aerin was looking at me. "What?"

"There is a death, Danael, and it will hurt deeply." I stared at me. "All I can I do is take you there. It's beyond us." I screamed to take me there as I slid into Irina's in the chaos. I looked around but i didn't care. The girls walked up with pain in their eyes.

"She had a miscarriage and we are trying to keep Sofi alive, but she lost so much blood." I hugged all of them because I should have been there. I knelt beside Sofi, who was barely conscious. She smiled as I kissed her.

"I guess we aren't going hunting this time 'round?" She smiled and shook her head.

'I'm sorry lo......" I stopped her.

"Don't you even dare. Life is fickle, at best." I kissed her, and held her hand as she looked at me. It was the hardest thing I had ever done, but I did it. "You were an amazing gift to me, love, and part of a very unusual family." She smiled, nodded, and grasped my hand as everyone watched. Malinka and Irina were distraught.

Sofi grunted and looked at me.... "give our a proper burial. she smiled and the light left her eyes as I tried to breathe, and everyone else screamed in agony. I closed her eyes and put my head on her belly as I sobbed, and howled. No one touched me until dawn when Hammish walked up.

"Brother, we need to tend to them. Come with me." I looked around like I was lost, and unsure where i was, or what was happening. I don't remember any of it except I was looking at my loves, dressed in white, but in willow boxes, and I woke in Iceland as a fox scavenged the shore. I called to her... "Gaia!..." It ran off. "Bob?" I was back at my home watching everyone but us enjoying it as Bob walked into the yard."

"Bob!" He walked to his den and had no idea I was there. I opened my eyes.

Thank God it was a dream... and I smelled the sage and looked around as everyone looked to me, like I could make this right. There were two bodies, wrapped in linen. I picked up my and looked at Chloe and Sara. They pointed east and I walked as they followed with Sofi. I was crushing in on my self as I walked and that was when Sofi stood in front of me, and punched me in the jaw.

"STOP!!!!" I looked around, smiled, and kept walking. Why these things had to be so long....

It looked like the entire town was here as i looked around, and clenched my unborn against me. They said prayers that I didn't hear, and put Sofi on the pyre as they waited for me. I walked way, knelt, and sobbed...alone, until the girls came and brought me be back because it wasn't just about me.

I walked back to the pyre, kissed my , and wife, took the torch and set the wood
aflame as I walked away. I wasn't sure how far I walked, or ran. I think Ishtah's pack found me heading east. They said it took six wolves to stop me. I don't remember any of it until the cold wind hit my face. I opened my eyes and Sofi was looking at me with our . I looked at her perplexed. She knelt, spoke, and pointed at me, the young girl smiled and waved. Sofi smiled, and they were gone, I would never see them again. I opened my eyes. Ishtah looked at me. I scratched her ears.

"How long have I been here?"

"Two days." I bowed my head.

"Thank you," They all howled as I called the mist and walked into Irina's.
1 comment
take me part 598...unedited
Posted:Jan 26, 2022 10:09 pm
Last Updated:Jan 27, 2022 9:58 am
73 Views

I breathed and got ready go into the mist when I was jerked back and thrown onto the ground. Ilsa and Klaara were staring down at me. I assumed Emily was with Chloe. I looked up and smiled, which was the exact wrong thing to do. They stared at me, screamed, and stomped off. Shit! I got up, slowly, and followed.

"Will you two please slow down. Jesus Christ, I'm hurt." They both spun around and walked at me as I back peddled. Stop. Why are you mad at me?" They glared at me, turned, and walked off. !!!! "Stop. Talk with me, please. I'm not totally dense. It's obviously about Annika and Alfher." They spun back around and growled. "Fine, do what you wannnn...." They both pounced and knocked me to the ground as they bit me. I breathed, winced, growled under my breath, and basically took it. They finished, helped each other up, and walked away hugging one another.

"That's it, then? You're going to leave me lying here, injured. Nice!" I stood up, shook my head and opened the mist, again, and stepped through quickly and tumbled into ferns as goats looked at me, while one jumped onto my chest. I looked at them and smiled because doesn't like goats. "You, are going be something else as I go up with the goat in my arms and Marnine walked out.

"I see you've met Loki." I stared her. "I know you've already met Loki which was I named this hellion, loki." She kissed me on the mouth as she petted the goat. I handed too her as she smiled. "We've all missed you love. The girls will be SO happy that you're here." I didn't mention that they had tried to kill everyone I loved. "I'm guessing that you are here for the energy falls. You are certainly putting them their paces, you scamp. You friend is fine, in time. He's safe here. You think I was a handful, just wait until you deal with Dreka when he's angry, and he's very angry at you sweets."

"Am I losing my mind?" She nodded.

"More than likely, love, but on the plus side what you did for me, and the girls was the absolute best thing ever. We love it here, and we goats, go figure. Can you stay a bit after you attend whatever?" I shrugged. "Do try, love, because we all miss you. They are at the falls." I was definitely losing my mind. I turn and walked the falls. Ama and Gaia looked as bodies seemed be everywhere. Ama walked up.

"You certainly know how create a situation, I'll give you that."

"How is he, Ama?"

"Between his magic, and the falls, Arad will be fine. Two of the wolves will be fine, but one isn't doing well. A female risked her life saving one of your people." I could feel Gaia watching me.

"Please take me her, Ama." The she-wolf was lying comfortably on wool as I stared at Ama.

"We had make a choice. We could help both of them, or her, but she is injured inside. I squatted and picked the wolf up wool and all.

"Open the mist my cave on Iceland, Ama." She smiled and nodded. "Help me not fall." The mist opened and I finally walked out at home. I breathed my air, and heard my sounds. was still cold so I built a fire under the chimney opening and laid the wolf down as I knelt and called upon Gaia but a woman in shimmering silver-white appeared as I looked her. She spoke a language I had never heard, but was beautiful, like water dripping over rocks and that was when the runes started appear, emblazoned on the cave wall. I could feel others around me but I saw the woman. She knelt and placed her hands on the wolf's body and glowed silver-white. The woman looked at me.

"Danael, you are known us, even more so after Alfher. How is that you are as powerful as you are?" I stared at her.

"Can you help this wolf?" She looked at me and touched my cheek as she smiled.

"Your friend will be fine, Dragon, worry not."

"What is your , Elf?" She smiled.

"We underestimated all of you, Dragon. We didn't attention until Karin, but you got our attention when you unbound Karin's friend's." I bowed my head. "What Dragon?"

"I need go and be with them, help them adjust because Karin is a basket case, but things never seem stop.

"My is Aerin. I will see the wolf, you my word." She knelt and kissed me. I woke up something staring at me. An owl was perched on my leg, looking at me. I didn't move because I love owls. We stared at each other for a while until I pushed.

"I Danael." screeched and flew into the darkness with no sound. "That figures." I stood up and was immediately and sent tumbling. I opened my eyes and Karin was smiling at me, with Elisabeth looking over her shoulder.

"Hello, Mister. We've missed you but you've been busy." She kissed me as I nodded. We are SO amazingly happy you no idea. Thank you, thank you, thank you." I could fault either of them because they were innocents. They had no idea how be in this world, that was on me. I looked at both of them.

"How are your sisters?" They stared me, confused, and then gasped and ran back town. "'s OK, I can get up just fine." I shook my head and started walk town as I felt something odd and looked up. , all of Karin's friends pounced on me at once as rolled and then slid, at least the weren't biting me.

"Will you stop.... NO! Get you hands out of . STOP . Jesus Christ." I pushed and knocked them off and stood up looking at them. I should listened. "Don't you do . I mean . Don't make me mad. Shit." They pounced and and Aerin walked up and they stopped, and bowed as I watched wondering Aerin was. She looked at me, smiling.

"You provide a great deal of entertainment, Dragon. Your wolf friend is healed, and sleeping. You can take her back when we are finished here. Extend your left hand." I did as she spoke what I thought was a combination of Gaelic and old Norse. A blue stone appeared above my palm as she kept speaking. She placed her palm over and pressed into my palm as I collapsed. I woke at my cave. was brutally cold because was a storm coming off the North Atlantic. I add more wood, shifted into the bear and fell asleep next to he wolf. I was tired, very tired. I had no idea how long I was asleep and if everything I remember was a dream but the licking wouldn't stop.

"What?" She yipped, smiled, and pranced. Aerin was true to her word. "What?" She pranced and yipped. "Fine. I'm glad you are better, and thank you." She butted me and pranced. "OK, I'll take you to the ocean." She yipped, and ran because she could smell . I lumbered after her, waking up and wondering what the hell I had gotten myself into. I just prayed that letting the sirens become Elves again didn't mean I had to marry them too. I was SO in over my head.

The wolf came running back, scared and growling, as she stood by me. Haagerstadt walked out out of the fog carrying a blacksmith's hammer. He saw me and smiled as I knelt.

"This is my brother, Haag. He is a friend and won't hurt you. He scares all of us." She butted my leg but didn't move until I did and she followed. We walked up to Haag and he and I knelt as the wolf looked at us. She walked up to Haag and smelled him, licked his hand and started prancing as Haag laughed.

"She wants to see the ocean." He laughed and ran to the ocean with the wolf following him. I shuddered to think but I couldn't help smiling as I walked over the hill and they frolicking in the surf. The wolf kept biting the waves because they didn't stop until she decided to chase Haagerstadt, and then vice versa. They were like a couple of at the ocean for the first time. I sat and watched them, smiling.

"You quite the family, Danael." Aerin took my hand as we watched them. "I sent aids help the sirens transition but they still need you in their lives because you set them free and they feel a debt you." I looked at her.

"Am I dreaming?" She kissed my cheek as we watched Haagerstadt and the wolf playing in the ocean.

"No."

"They don't owe me anything. I feel bad because I didn't think about how help them with all that is going on, and it makes me...."

"You a tendency be too hard on yourself, Dragon. You gave the access to both the land and the sea, and I sure Gaia is miffed by that." I nodded. "Good, She has kept them in the ocean for longer than you can fathom."

"What about good elves and bad elves?" She was quiet and looked me.

"What about good humans, and bad humans?" I was quiet and stared at her. We just want our people back. What happened was from before time, before dragons. I looked at her.

"Why?"

"You, all of you shifted everything. You ripped the web, and you will need us. You are the one could do this. They don't want you but..." that was when Karin, Elisabeth, and the other Sirens popped above the surface as Haag and the wolf stared at them. I exhaled as I got up and extended my hand Aerin help her up. We walked the ocean as I let go of her hand and she stood watching me and walked into the ocean uup to my waist as I put my hands in the water and these words In Gaelic, my Da's language.

"May the hills lie low
May the hills lie low,
May the sloughs fill up,
In thy way.

May all evil sleep,
May all good awake,
In thy way."

And I pushed into the oceans and the tides went backwards. I thought I had created a tsunami, but the flowed as I felt beings coming toward me. They all walked past me and touched my hands in the water and disappearing back to their land, I supposed. lasted a long time but they kept coming and they all did the thing, touch my palms as they left the ocean. I turned to at Aerin and she had tears in her eyes. I wasn't sure how long I was standing in the water but was past noon. Haag and the wolf were curled up and napping on the sand but Aerin was staring at me. I pushed one more time, and waited. Nothing. I walked out of the ocean Aerin looked at me, which made me confused. I was freezing as I walked up. She touched my face, kissed me, and wrapped in her cloak and was I was warm-ish.

She smiled. "You and I are a great deal alike, Dragon. We give endless grief to those in power because we do what we trust. Thank you because you will a for this my new friend. She took my hand, squeezed, and was gone. I still had her which was made of gossamer, and other things... all I knew was that I was warm. I nudged Haagerstadt. He grunted and yawned as the wolf opened her eyes as well.

"Did I disturb you?" They both smiled, yawned, and stretched. I could feel the wrath building. I'd rather be here because I consider this my home, and were few trees. Haag and the wolf looked at me as I smiled.

"Sassa is staying here with me, Danael." They kept looking up. "She like the ocean, and she likes me. I would rather sleep with someone I care for, than with someone I don't, and Sassa feels the . We are happy even if 's odd. I smiled and knelt as Sassa walked up and stuck her head into my chest as a sign of respect, which I didn't need....but needed to get use to. Shit!

"I'm happy you are better, Sassa." She tried pushing but couldn't so she yipped. "I'll come back and we can practice pushing but my will be here soon, again, because they don't want to leave this place just like I don't. You can practice with them until I get back." She yipped and pranced, and ran away as Haag stepped back. "Hello, Gaia.
0 Comments
take me part 598...unedited
Posted:Jan 26, 2022 10:05 pm
Last Updated:Jan 27, 2022 9:58 am
69 Views

I breathed and got ready go into the mist when I was jerked back and thrown onto the ground. Ilsa and Klaara were staring down at me. I assumed Emily was with Chloe. I looked up and smiled, which was the exact wrong thing to do. They stared at me, screamed, and stomped off. Shit! I got up, slowly, and followed.

"Will you two please slow down. Jesus Christ, I'm hurt." They both spun around and walked at me as I back peddled. Stop. Why are you mad at me?" They glared at me, turned, and walked off. !!!! "Stop. Talk with me, please. I'm not totally dense. It's obviously about Annika and Alfher." They spun back around and growled. "Fine, do what you wannnn...." They both pounced and knocked me to the ground as they bit me. I breathed, winced, growled under my breath, and basically took it. They finished, helped each other up, and walked away hugging one another.

"That's it, then? You're going to leave me lying here, injured. Nice!" I stood up, shook my head and opened the mist, again, and stepped through quickly and tumbled into ferns as goats looked at me, while one jumped onto my chest. I looked at them and smiled because doesn't like goats. "You, are going be something else as I go up with the goat in my arms and Marnine walked out.

"I see you've met Loki." I stared her. "I know you've already met Loki which was I named this hellion, loki." She kissed me on the mouth as she petted the goat. I handed too her as she smiled. "We've all missed you love. The girls will be SO happy that you're here." I didn't mention that they had tried to kill everyone I loved. "I'm guessing that you are here for the energy falls. You are certainly putting them their paces, you scamp. You friend is fine, in time. He's safe here. You think I was a handful, just wait until you deal with Dreka when he's angry, and he's very angry at you sweets."

"Am I losing my mind?" She nodded.

"More than likely, love, but on the plus side what you did for me, and the girls was the absolute best thing ever. We love it here, and we goats, go figure. Can you stay a bit after you attend whatever?" I shrugged. "Do try, love, because we all miss you. They are at the falls." I was definitely losing my mind. I turn and walked the falls. Ama and Gaia looked as bodies seemed be everywhere. Ama walked up.

"You certainly know how create a situation, I'll give you that."

"How is he, Ama?"

"Between his magic, and the falls, Arad will be fine. Two of the wolves will be fine, but one isn't doing well. A female risked her life saving one of your people." I could feel Gaia watching me.

"Please take me her, Ama." The she-wolf was lying comfortably on wool as I stared at Ama.

"We had make a choice. We could help both of them, or her, but she is injured inside. I squatted and picked the wolf up wool and all.

"Open the mist my cave on Iceland, Ama." She smiled and nodded. "Help me not fall." The mist opened and I finally walked out at home. I breathed my air, and heard my sounds. was still cold so I built a fire under the chimney opening and laid the wolf down as I knelt and called upon Gaia but a woman in shimmering silver-white appeared as I looked her. She spoke a language I had never heard, but was beautiful, like water dripping over rocks and that was when the runes started appear, emblazoned on the cave wall. I could feel others around me but I saw the woman. She knelt and placed her hands on the wolf's body and glowed silver-white. The woman looked at me.

"Danael, you are known us, even more so after Alfher. How is that you are as powerful as you are?" I stared at her.

"Can you help this wolf?" She looked at me and touched my cheek as she smiled.

"Your friend will be fine, Dragon, worry not."

"What is your , Elf?" She smiled.

"We underestimated all of you, Dragon. We didn't attention until Karin, but you got our attention when you unbound Karin's friend's." I bowed my head. "What Dragon?"

"I need go and be with them, help them adjust because Karin is a basket case, but things never seem stop.

"My is Aerin. I will see the wolf, you my word." She knelt and kissed me. I woke up something staring at me. An owl was perched on my leg, looking at me. I didn't move because I love owls. We stared at each other for a while until I pushed.

"I Danael." screeched and flew into the darkness with no sound. "That figures." I stood up and was immediately and sent tumbling. I opened my eyes and Karin was smiling at me, with Elisabeth looking over her shoulder.

"Hello, Mister. We've missed you but you've been busy." She kissed me as I nodded. We are SO amazingly happy you no idea. Thank you, thank you, thank you." I could fault either of them because they were innocents. They had no idea how be in this world, that was on me. I looked at both of them.

"How are your sisters?" They stared me, confused, and then gasped and ran back town. "'s OK, I can get up just fine." I shook my head and started walk town as I felt something odd and looked up. , all of Karin's friends pounced on me at once as rolled and then slid, at least the weren't biting me.

"Will you stop.... NO! Get you hands out of . STOP . Jesus Christ." I pushed and knocked them off and stood up looking at them. I should listened. "Don't you do . I mean . Don't make me mad. Shit." They pounced and and Aerin walked up and they stopped, and bowed as I watched wondering Aerin was. She looked at me, smiling.

"You provide a great deal of entertainment, Dragon. Your wolf friend is healed, and sleeping. You can take her back when we are finished here. Extend your left hand." I did as she spoke what I thought was a combination of Gaelic and old Norse. A blue stone appeared above my palm as she kept speaking. She placed her palm over and pressed into my palm as I collapsed. I woke at my cave. was brutally cold because was a storm coming off the North Atlantic. I add more wood, shifted into the bear and fell asleep next to he wolf. I was tired, very tired. I had no idea how long I was asleep and if everything I remember was a dream but the licking wouldn't stop.

"What?" She yipped, smiled, and pranced. Aerin was true to her word. "What?" She pranced and yipped. "Fine. I'm glad you are better, and thank you." She butted me and pranced. "OK, I'll take you to the ocean." She yipped, and ran because she could smell . I lumbered after her, waking up and wondering what the hell I had gotten myself into. I just prayed that letting the sirens become Elves again didn't mean I had to marry them too. I was SO in over my head.

The wolf came running back, scared and growling, as she stood by me. Haagerstadt walked out out of the fog carrying a blacksmith's hammer. He saw me and smiled as I knelt.

"This is my brother, Haag. He is a friend and won't hurt you. He scares all of us." She butted my leg but didn't move until I did and she followed. We walked up to Haag and he and I knelt as the wolf looked at us. She walked up to Haag and smelled him, licked his hand and started prancing as Haag laughed.

"She wants to see the ocean." He laughed and ran to the ocean with the wolf following him. I shuddered to think but I couldn't help smiling as I walked over the hill and they frolicking in the surf. The wolf kept biting the waves because they didn't stop until she decided to chase Haagerstadt, and then vice versa. They were like a couple of at the ocean for the first time. I sat and watched them, smiling.

"You quite the family, Danael." Aerin took my hand as we watched them. "I sent aids help the sirens transition but they still need you in their lives because you set them free and they feel a debt you." I looked at her.

"Am I dreaming?" She kissed my cheek as we watched Haagerstadt and the wolf playing in the ocean.

"No."

"They don't owe me anything. I feel bad because I didn't think about how help them with all that is going on, and it makes me...."

"You a tendency be too hard on yourself, Dragon. You gave the access to both the land and the sea, and I sure Gaia is miffed by that." I nodded. "Good, She has kept them in the ocean for longer than you can fathom."

"What about good elves and bad elves?" She was quiet and looked me.

"What about good humans, and bad humans?" I was quiet and stared at her. We just want our people back. What happened was from before time, before dragons. I looked at her.

"Why?"

"You, all of you shifted everything. You ripped the web, and you will need us. You are the one could do this. They don't want you but..." that was when Karin, Elisabeth, and the other Sirens popped above the surface as Haag and the wolf stared at them. I exhaled as I got up and extended my hand Aerin help her up. We walked the ocean as I let go of her hand and she stood watching me and walked into the ocean uup to my waist as I put my hands in the water and these words In Gaelic, my Da's language.

"May the hills lie low
May the hills lie low,
May the sloughs fill up,
In thy way.

May all evil sleep,
May all good awake,
In thy way."

And I pushed into the oceans and the tides went backwards. I thought I had created a tsunami, but the flowed as I felt beings coming toward me. They all walked past me and touched my hands in the water and disappearing back to their land, I supposed. lasted a long time but they kept coming and they all did the thing, touch my palms as they left the ocean. I turned to at Aerin and she had tears in her eyes. I wasn't sure how long I was standing in the water but was past noon. Haag and the wolf were curled up and napping on the sand but Aerin was staring at me. I pushed one more time, and waited. Nothing. I walked out of the ocean Aerin looked at me, which made me confused. I was freezing as I walked up. She touched my face, kissed me, and wrapped in her cloak and was I was warm-ish.

She smiled. "You and I are a great deal alike, Dragon. We give endless grief to those in power because we do what we trust. Thank you because you will a for this my new friend. She took my hand, squeezed, and was gone. I still had her which was made of gossamer, and other things... all I knew was that I was warm. I nudged Haagerstadt. He grunted and yawned as the wolf opened her eyes as well.

"Did I disturb you?" They both smiled, yawned, and stretched. I could feel the wrath building. I'd rather be here because I consider this my home, and were few trees. Haag and the wolf looked at me as I smiled.

"Sassa is staying here with me, Danael." They kept looking up. "She like the ocean, and she likes me. I would rather sleep with someone I care for, than with someone I don't, and Sassa feels the . We are happy even if 's odd. I smiled and knelt as Sassa walked up and stuck her head into my chest as a sign of respect, which I didn't need....but needed to get use to. Shit!

"I'm happy you are better, Sassa." She tried pushing but couldn't so she yipped. "I'll come back and we can practice pushing but my will be here soon, again, because they don't want to leave this place just like I don't. You can practice with them until I get back." She yipped and pranced, and ran away as Haag stepped back. "Hello, Gaia.
0 Comments
take me part 597...edited?
Posted:Jan 26, 2022 5:00 pm
Last Updated:Jan 26, 2022 10:07 pm
171 Views

"Are you hungry?" He looked at me and nodded as I walked the kitchen. Aisha walked up and hugged me and I winced. She took my shirt off and called to Irina and Ilsa.

"I need something very astringent to clean these and then a poultice. Do you that?" Irina nodded was they into the root cellar. I asked what was. "You were lucky because you several deep gashes but they were glancing. You're remembering how how be a dragon, which is good, but you are still in this life even if your sprite isn't, that is dangerous." I nodded.

"Can you get him some stew and bread, please?" Aisha stared at me like I had lost my mind. "I need information from him and he's hungry, and scared." She nodded. When people tried hurt my family was always personal but when was over I didn't hold a grudge, but no one I loved had been killed either. It didn't mean that I wasn't annoyed, or angry, because I was, all we wanted was be left alone live in peace. Can you also with Wolf and see how his pack his?" She nodded as Irina and Ilsa came back with herbs and clean rags. They pushed the herbs into the wounds, which made me wince again but also to understand that dragons can wreak havoc on other dragon. They wrapped my wounds and helped with my shirt and then stared at me, worried.

"Alfher, and Annika, will be fine. They are teenagers, which complicates things and they don't understand what happening, that they tremendous power. None of us understand why, exactly, but they do and we help them understand how use . We also need teach them, especially Alfher, how be part of a community. It's going be bumpy but that is why Chloe did what she did. They both need know that are bigger dogs in the yard, especially Alfher because of his anger and pent up rage, and because he has Elven blood in his lineage. You and Hammish will be good parents and love is stronger than anger, and he has the rest of us roll him in the snow if needed." They laughed and hugged me as I got most of the rabbit stew, and rye bread. "If is any ale left can you bring us some, Irina?" She nodded and kissed me. I walked back the fire and sat down eat. He stopped and looked me as I put the bread done and Irina brought glasses and ale.

"Please, finish your meal. might be some left if you are still hungry." He nodded as Irina looked at me. "Please, love." She scowled but took his bowl into the kitchen and spat in it as she gave him the rest of her stew. Irina held a grudge and was not to be trifled with, but none of them were. She glared at me and plopped the bowl on the hearth to show her displeasure, and disgust, and she walked away. "Help yourself to more bread." He nodded as I watched him because he had military training and while the language was similar, the dialects were different." I was intrigued because I wasn't quite sure where we were. I knew, roughly, but I hadn't climbed high enough to gain perspective.

"What is your and where are you from? You dialect is different." He stared at me. "Please finish before you answer because Irina is a good cook." He smiled and nodded as we finished our meals. I wasn't sure of the exact year either because I hadn't asked but I knew it was mid, , late sixteenth century and in what were the Baltic states, mostly, but I thought we were farther north. I was curious. I was also curious why was SO much interest in where we were. We finished our stew and leaned back drank some ale, much as friends would, but we were far from friends.

"You were in the military, yes?" He looked at me, trying gauge me, as he finished his cup and pointed the pitcher. I nodded because he was scared but trying his best not show .

"I was a Captain in the Duke of Lithuania's elite mounted brigade." He poured more ale as the girls watched from the kitchen. "I retired because of injuries and serve the Count of Latvia and Estonia now since they merged with Lithuania." I nodded

"So you lead armed thugs now?" I could feel him bristle, which told me I was right....they were mercenaries for hire. He offered the ale and I extended my cup as everyone started to come in and busy in the kitchen.

"I work for the Count and do as he asks." I nodded. "Why the interest in this town, and this property?"

"I do what I am told to do, which is why I am away from my family. I no interest in being here, especially now, but the Count sent another group of men that never checked in so the Count tasked me with finding out what happened them, and finishing their mission."

"Did you?" He stared at me, blankly. "Did you find out what happened the other men?"

"No. The people in town were less than helpful, all they said was that were many wolves in the trees, and was a harsh winter." I nodded and told him that had been a brutal winter.

"What was your purpose for bringing all of the men you did this place?" Annie walked up, sat next me, and put his saddlebags, and pouch, on the floor as she glared at him. He became visibly uneasy. "You are an educated man, at least enough know that she is a threat you, they...I moved my hand toward the kitchen as his eyes followed.... are all a threat to you and I am the reason you are still alive, and the hope you of seeing your family again." Aisha walked up and whispered in my ear. "Please excuse me, I'll be back as quickly as I can. Please, more ale which he did."

"Wolf has three of his pack injured, seriously, the rest are mild." I pushed Sara and Chloe as the witch Abieta walked out of the darkness saying get Irina and Ilsa. Aisha ran inside. "Take me them Wolf." He walked into the woods as Abieta, Irina, and Ilsa followed with their pouches.

"Can you go to the energy falls?" Aisha nodded.

"Go and find out how long it will take for the dragon, just in case." She nodded as I walked back in to find Annie glaring at the Captain. I couldn't help but smile because they could all be a force of nature when they wanted to be and she apparently wanted to be. I sat down. "I apologize. Where were we, ah yes, I asked you to tell me why you came to this property."

"I just do the Count's bidding, nothing more." I nodded.

"And a large force coming at us, from all sides, unannounced?" He stared at me. "I will say to you again that I am the reason you are alive, and the hope that you see your family again. Tell me about your . I adopted , which are a handful let me tell you, and my own on the way so I understand the urge for return them. Annie, would you please bring us another pitcher of ale, and a glass for you, love, but not too much." She smiled, and nodded.

"Men end up doing what they but 's the women, and , that bear the brunt of our decisions, wouldn't you say?" He was quiet, looked at me, and nodded. What is your , Captain? I am Danael." I extended my hand as we shook. Annie walked back smiling and poured more ale for us as she sat next me. The girls were beginning understand the languages as I did, at least when I was around. We hadn't investigated because was always something else going.

"I am Jukka. Do you always let your women lead and fight with you, Danael?" Annie and I both laughed, and everyone in the in the kitchen chuckled. "Do you think I any choice, Jukka? I'd rather them by my side any day. Jukka is Estonian, is not?" He stared at me, again, which is what I wanted. I wanted him be unsure about everything.

"Yes, my people come from Estonia and Finland. Our lands were in southern Estonia but..."

"But the Duke had other plans and, what, you family had to move?" He nodded. "Yet you carry out the on others." He nodded and lowered his head. "Tell me about your family, Jukka." He spent the next hour telling me about his family, and where they came from, and how much he missed them, and his ...two sons and three daughters... which Annie took my hand and squeezed, hard. "What would you and your family like to do, Jukka?" The ale, stress, and fear, where having the desired results. None of us wanted to hurt this man. We didn't want to hurt anyone of them, but they would hurt us and we were having none of that. Jukka stared at me and let go.

"My people, on both sides were Vikings. They were/are craftsmen and boat builders. I would like take my family back Finland, back my people. They took our lands because they were fertile, good lands. Land we built houses on. Land we raised families on, and they took . They said they were giving us more land, and silver, compensate, but we start all over again but why, so they will come and do the ? I am angry. " He poured more ale. Jukka wasn't a zealot. He wasn't power hungry, or craven. He needed provide for his family and they were suffering the fate as a lot people, and was even more come because was no good place for anyone go in the Baltic region.

"You're people would take you in and you could land?" He nodded.

"My family owns a lot of land along the coast, and inland, and the north, and east. We are farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen/boat builders. I left when I was and stupid because I wanted see the world, and adventures. I created a good life for my family until things changed." Sadly, some things never seemed change. "They would love us back because of how long 's been."

"How is that a dragon helping you, Jukka?" I poured Annie and I more ale. Jukka had too much, which is what I wanted. I wanted him to let his guard down so I could get information. I didn't want to hurt this man. I liked him. I would be friends with him and my brain was going a mile a minute.

"I don't know. I think the Duke made some arrangement which is why Lithuania was growing, but I can't really say. was a special group that dealt with the dragon but they are dead, they are all dead but me, which means I'll die, as will my family, when the Count learns of what happened because he won't take responsibility for it, that will lie with me. I'm dead either way, as is my family." He started cry as Annie glared me and dug her nails into the back of my hand. Everyone else had pulled benches up behind us and were intently listening. reminded me of Karin because as strong and powerful as they were, they were also gentle and caring. Jukka stopped crying and poured more ale, which was fine because we were all tired and I'd rather him sleep through the night even if he did a terrible hangover.

"Jukka, do you know why they want our land?"

"They want all land, but this, in particular, because of the trees behind you. They want build ships and those trees are large, and straight. They may other reasons that I don't know of but the Count might know. I'm sorry. You are much like family and I am ashamed that i was a part of this, Danael, and Annie." We nodded. I touched his shoulder and told him was OK. Once again, I had more questions than answers but I was beginning think that Dreka was using the remaining dragons for his own means, and that pissed me off, but that would wait.

"I need information Jukka, and your guidance." He looked at me. "Would you be willing trade?" He looked around, and then back at me, smiled, and nodded. Not now, but I need know everything you can tell me about the Count and the Duke, and everyone in between. I want know where they are and if you know where they keep their riches. I need know where your people are, and if the are scared of dragons. I need know a lot, Jukka, but we some time. However, I need know where your family is because we can take them Finland and can help you start over." He stared at me in disbelief. "Most importantly, I need boats built, and someone help with that. Not deep water ships, I want cargo boats, and passenger boats, and fishing boats, that can sail around the Baltic down Denmark and up the fjords trade.... shallower hulls." He stared at me and nodded. "Vikings are the best boat builders, yes?"

"Yes," and he passed out, dropping his empty cup. Annie and I moved him what would be a version of a couch and she put a wool blanket over him, and added more wood on the fire because was still cold.

"You're something else mister." She kissed me, and smiled. "What are we going do?'

"We're going sleep. Irina and Ilsa walked in. "How are the wolves?" They are holding their own but they could use these falls that you speak of and that was when Sara and Chloe walked inside.

"Ama wants talk with you. Your dragon friend is doing better and will be fine." I nodded as they looked at Irina. "Where are the wolves?" Irina grabbed her cape and walked out into the light of a full moon as I pushed to Drakon. He scratched on the door as Emily let him.

"I need you to stay here and watch this man, Drakon. He can go to the kitchen, the outhouse, and back here, otherwise make him aware of his boundaries. Tell your mates that I'll be staying in the barn...." everyone stared at me ..... "because beds are limited. They can go where they want, and thank you, and them." He yipped and put his head against me and went to the door as Em opened it. He trotted back to the barn. Annie gave me a glass of milk, which I downed in three gulps, I'm sure, and I hugged all of them, went outside because I still couldn't open the mist inside, and walked in to meet Ama at the energy falls.
2 Comments
take me part 596...edited
Posted:Jan 25, 2022 12:19 am
Last Updated:Jan 26, 2022 8:48 am
327 Views

"Hammish, we all love you but you squeeze to hard."

"That is because I am happy brother. Ilsa and I have a , that want's us. Alfher. It is a good name." He had too much to drink, but why wouldn't he, it was the best of their lives. They had a , a family, that none of them thought possible. People were eating, and drinking, luckily mead and ale was brought from town. It was amazing in such a small community, that had so in resources, that they would expend so much for a feast like this. I would in a heartbeat but I had options they didn't have. I guessed it was the strength of, and faith in, Gaia. Really, when you think about it we aren't that dissimilar. We ultimately depend upon our community, for better or for worse. Their's seemed to have at least some strength. We sat and ate, enjoying Alfher and that is when I felt it. I looked at Aisha and she nodded as we quietly got up and went outside.

Aisha left the bag hidden on the porch as she moved the wood and prepared. Hammish walked out, and into the yard, laid first in the snow, bellowed and got up laughing. He walked to Aisha who was stunned. "Give a sword and knives woman, and something for empty my hand." She handed him a hickory stick with a knob on the end that my grandfather gave me when I was a so I had something when I wandered in case I needed it for a dog. "That is excellent but what are we fighting?" We stared at him. I know you Danael, better than you think."

"We don't know Hammish but everyone is ill at ease, and I feel something I can't explain." Wolf walked up and butted Hammish before speaking.

"There are many men, on all sides, but the most are coming from the front. There are too many for us and that was when the girls came with Jake followed by Ilsa and Irina. Sara walked up.

"You need to stay inside unless the house is ablaze. We need witches inside as well as . It will be harder for you but keep them calm." They nodded and went in as Annika and Klaara walked . "Where do you think you're going lady?"

"We're helping and you can't stop ." She slide Sara twenty feet in the snow just by looking her.

"We can't fight all of them, Dragon." I looked the girls. Can you give us some for the front?" He nodded. "Give us what you can...." The four wolves walked up, and four from behind the house. Annie scratched Wolf. and walked toward the streets

"Follow wolves," as she shifted and ran to the road." They followed, howling.

"We'll watch the other three sides but it's still a lot.' He howled and ran to the back as we all looked at each other. Chloe said,

"I'll guard the back Sara, you watch the fr...."

"No. You both stay here because you'll be needed. My ma' is a witch, too, and can take care of herself. I need the new to help. He has power I can use if I have too." We looked her, stunned, as Hammish asked Alfher. "Yes, the elf warrior....now, please, because they are coming and that was when fire reigned from the and set our barn on fire. I ran, shifted, and froze the flames as I searched, and felt, for the dragon. I could feel Aisha push saying I wouldn't see him so I had to feel him, and I dove to the left, spun and banked right as I blew fire whatever flew past . It screeched as it tried to put the fire on it's wings I flew to the barn and froze the roof, wall and all of the trees around it, not solid but enough so flames wouldn't take easily. I did the same to the house as I went to find him and Aisha said drop, so I did, as fire reigned over me. He was pissed but I knew where he was because I could smell him as I chased him and and froze his tail and back legs. He screeched as he fell and I dove toward him from an angle. He was of balance and fell in a wobble as I gained speed. I was aiming for his head but his body shifted and I ripped one the wings off. The roar of agony hurt but I didn't stop. He turned his back to as he fell and I ripped off the other wing as I grabbed him and and flew him .

I turned and dove toward the ground, gaining speed...fast. I could hear Aisha saying i was going to fast but I went faster. "Dragon, you can't pull that speed which I knew, if this didn't work I was dead but I went faster toward the large rock in the side yard by the barn. I could her Aisha, Sara, and Chloe screaming for to stop, and that was when I shifted and the other dragon slammed into the rock breaking his back. Everyone was looking for me but I was at Hammish's. There weren't as many, and they hadn't set anything on fire but I snapped all of them for the wolves, the pigs, or Gaia. I did the same with their house, and barn too. Their wolf-and mate ran up and howled. I landed and pushed and told them what was happening. They yipped as two more wolves ran up. I flew back to Irina's and the fight on the road. I flew over all of them and roared and then turned....

'....Drakon and his mates came running of the woods as men were going inside the to the animals and attacked them. Drakon's mates were killing the four in the barn and Drakon turned at the entrance as men with swords were approaching. He growled and moved foward.'

'....Emily screamed, "Jake, stop." Men were coming from all sides after getting past the wolves. They killed as fast as they could but there too many men, and they had weapons. "Jake." He ran and shifted into the largest wolverine I had ever seen ever. He pushed to Drakon as he plowed into the three on the right. The others froze as they heard screaming and Drakon attacked, protecting his home. Jake ran up.

"Stay here, Drakon. Keep the barn safe and watch the back." Drakon howled as Jake ran back, reveling in the wolverine but he was too late. There were too many, and too close, but Sara was calm. He ran toward them as fast as he could but Sara stopped him.

"Go back to the barn NOW, Jake." She pushed him and he ran to the barn as Emily screamed and everyone she could see, except Sara and the wolves, yelled in agony before falling. They were alive, but blind. The ones in the back didn't far as well. forty men came from the forest on three sides. Chloe could have ended them but didn't, instead she waited.

"Alfher asked what he should do?' Annika took his hand, calmly, and said,

"nothing but wait. I want them all to come because I don't want to hurt the trees. I need your power to help because there are more than I can deal with alone." Chloe watched....

.... I came back around as Annie and the wolves moved into the forest on either side of the road and turned those men into ash, except for the one who fell off his . I roared and flew off as Annie and the wolves came . Annie shifted and disarmed him, grabbed his , and lead him back to the house. Two wolves stayed with her, following in the woods, which the didn't like, while the rest circled around to join the pack. I flew to Aisha, and the dragon, because I new she would be there. He was hurt badly. Dragons can heal quickly, and can't be killed easily, but some injuries are more than can be overcome. It didn't matter. I landed next to him.

"Who sent you, brother?" He looked at me but could barely move. "Who, Dreka?" His eyes widened, and his mind opened and I saw it. "How many of us are there?' He gave up.

"Marnne isn't one of us. You and I are the last from the monastery in Tibet, which you destroyed, that's why Dreka sent me. not sure if there are others"

"I didn't destroy the Monastery, brother. I ended the monks because they had turned to the dark but new monks were brought in. It's still there." He stared ....

'What do I do?"

"Hold. Annika pulled from Alfher, and who knows where else, and she pushed outward, and they ceased to be, but two hundred feet and there were still men coming of the trees. Hammish and Ilsa walked around the corner and Chloe stopped them. "I can't do anything else, Alfher." He nodded and walked toward them as Ilsa gasped. Chloe touched her and said to watch, that she'd be sure it was OK.

Alfher walked toward the men, who laughed. He stopped and waited so all of them came of the trees, which was smart, They all walked and were coming him from three sides. He knelt, grabbed the ground, Gaia, and raised his hand to as the moon started to turned to blood. The men yelled but it was too late as a ball of lightning obliterate them, leaving nothing but char marks. Alfher looked around and then collapsed as Ilsa screamed and both her and Hammish ran to him. Annika looked at Chloe.

"Is he OK?"

"He'll be fine love. I wanted you to realize that power isn't everything. You needed him to stop them at two hundred yard, and it wasn't the bulk of them. What if you didn't have Alfher?" Anna stared at her. "You both have abilities but neither of you know what you have, or how to harness it. You're arrogant because you are ." Annika growled and pushed Chloe, which was a huge mistake because she took what Anna had left, and sent her tumbling toward Alfher, who growled and ran toward Chloe, Ilsa and Hammish screamed for him to stop. He was stronger than Anna and was pulling energy from the ground as he ran, getting madder, which is what Chloe was looking for, what we were all looking for. You can't help someone you don't understand.

He yelled and threw a ball of energy at her and Chloe caught like she was playing catch and threw it back to him, which he wasn't expecting. It knocked him twenty feet back and into the snow. He lay there as Ilsa screamed. He got up like a mad hornet, which is what Wolf was talking about, and he ran at Chloe as she smiled. Sara walked around the corner because everything was pretty much over. He yelled as Chloe put out her hand and pushed. Her energy his momentum and it pushed him to his parent who were fifty behind him, and then she lifted him in the air.

"Which way do you want fly Elf?" Ilsa and Hammish looked her, like they didn't know her because they didn't. "I understand part of your anger. We all do, your Ma more than any of us, but now your anger is stronger than their love and I won't have it Elf, none of us will because we are all stronger than you, even Annika but she can't control it yet. You have a choice, Elf, either embrace the family who already loves you, or I will break Ilsa and Hammish's heart and send you back to your kind. It's a different world elf. Have a nice walk and think about it." Chloe flung him to the spring as Ilsa howled. Hammish grabbed as Chloe walked up.

"Alfher is fine, his ego is bruised, which it needs. He has great power and great anger, and you chose the right name because his line is Elven, but there two lines and the Elves decide to which they belong. It was a long time ago but obviously things are changing." Ilsa stared at her.

"What are you saying?" Sara walked up.

"Chloe is saying that you and Hammish chose an interesting to adopt, or he chose interesting parents. You picked the name for a reason, and we are all together for a reason. He is not a bad , he is an an angry , for many justifiable reasons, who has great power that he doesn't understand. The same is true of Annika and we have to temper it while praising their ability...." and that is when Alfher walked of the darkness growling. The wolves stood by unsure what to do because we were all family. He went toward Chloe as Ilsa stepped in front of him and slapped him so hard he turned to the side.

"Enough Alfher! ENOUGH!." He looked at her like a lost and she opened her arms as he hugged her and sobbed because he had just killed more people than he had ever known in his life. Hammish walked up and hugged both of them as Chloe hugged Annika and they and Sara walked back to the front to check on Emily and Jake....

....... Dreka said you destroyed the monastery's and all the monks.

"I destroyed the monks that Dreka was using to harm my family, and betray everything we were taught, nothing more. You can ask Gaia. She'll tell you. He looked at and closed his eyes. Several minutes later he opened them and looked at .

" sorry, brother." I shook my head.

'You believed a lie and thought it was real, but now we have two choices...one of which may not work given your condition. I can you and send you to either fire, or water, or I can try and take you to the energy falls in Gaia so you can heal, and be safe from Dreka. We don't have much time because he sent you here and you failed. He will know soon enough.

'Take me to Gaia, brother so I can help you when i am healed." Aisha looked at me, smiled, and nodded as she walked away.

"Don't read anything into this," as I climbed on top of him to try and shift us both and that was when Ama walked of the darkness and looked us.

"You are a very strange dragon, now get off of him unless there is something your wives should know about. We both laughed. "You can't take him there, but I can and you need to stay here. "Don't do anything dumb, Danael, and they were gone." I shifted and fell to my knees as Aisha came up next to me.

"Are you OK?" I nodded and asked how everything else was. "Fine, we have a strong family. Do you remember the man on the road that you spared...with the ?" I nodded. "We have them both and he was in charge, the man not the ." I smiled as she kissed me on the lips. "You did well dragon, but you scared me." I grabbed her hand.

" remembering more of when I was a a dragon, but I had help. Thank you, love." She nodded. "Is Hammish and Ilsa's house and barn OK?"

"Fine, his dog, and mate, came back and protected it after you left. It was smart to partially freeze the buildings from the dragon but you couldn't do that inside. I guess that's why it's called a TEAM, mister." She punched me and stormed off as I stared at her,, confused. Holy crap. I walked to the barn to check on it and both Em and Jake ran at me as they hugged me.

"Da&#39?. Emily started crying as I picked her up, knelt, and sat with her in my lap. She sobbed because of what she had done. It was different for Jake and I because we need to protect them. They were both unexpected, but not surprising. When we're shifted there is no morality, no right or wrong, there is protect all and when it's done, it's done. Emily didn't have the benefit of that, and she was . Shit, they were all , and most of them were pregnant too boot. Emily sobbed into my chest as all the girls huddled around her, holding and touching her until Chloe said,

'"Come on love, let's go show you why you did what did. They all got up and walked away without a word. Jake helped me up and we checked on the animals. They had settled and were sleeping. Hammish and Alfher walked in.

"I told him about your gift, given all that happened." Alfher hugged me.

"Don't just stand there, grab a piece of venison...you too Jake. I'll fill you in later. We walked out of the barn as the town people were leaving. They new something had happened but there were no bodies, maybe it'd been better if we let them watch. The sad part was that none of us wanted any of this. We all missed Denver. Jake and I followed Hammish and Alfher so we could end this night. Alfher looked at me as his family and closest friends gathered around.

"What do I do, uncle?"

"You the wolves, ."

"How?"

"Push and ask Wolf and his pack to join us. I can't tell you how you do that, but you can." Alfher looked to the woods and the wolves came from all around and there were howls from the distance. Wolf howled and other wolves showed up, and then others. There weren't many and the packs seemed to know each other. Hammish and I walked back to the barn and cut two of the last three halves into quarters and carried them back, neither of us knowing what to say. I pushed to wolf.

"Are these friends?" He said yes, that they branched off from the old pack like they had. They're friends. Is that for them?' We nodded and he nodded.

"Wolf, I am not like Danael, and it will take me time to learn your language, and your ways, but I want to offer your pack this in thanks for helping my family." Wolf walked up and smelled it as I told Alfer there were two other packs here now, that he called. Alfher stared and at me as Wolf howled and wolves came to take the meat away as Wolf, and his mate, walked up to Alfher. The she wolf walked up and sat as she at looked him.

"She wants you to scratch her neck and shoulders, and behind her ears. We all do that because we have fingers, and it feels good." He did and she butted him and ran off.

"You have two other packs that you called here unintentionally. Your dad and I brought meat for them as a gift, just play it cool.

"There are two other packs here." They howled. Will the first members please come forward, you are safe." sorry, but I am just learning to speak your language but you are welcome here. My uncle speaks for me as I learn." This was going to be interesting. The wolf, and his mate, walked up to us. They looked at him of respect, and then looked .

"You can speak with us?'

"Yes, welcome."

"How is it that he can us from such a distance but can't speak for himself?"

"He's and is learning his abilities. He surprised all of us by calling you, and the other pack. He was trying to call Wolf's pack." The she wolf walked up, as did Sara. They were both dressed in white and looked each other.

" Ishtah. We are from the mountains beyond your mountains and have been scouting since the winter was so hard."

" Sara and this is my husband, Danael and our nephew, Alfher. Welcome to you and your pack."

"There is much death here, Sara."

"Yes Ishtah, we have people angry with us but we protect our family...our pack." She nodded. "How can he us from such a distance?"

"I have the same answer as my husband, we don't know but he is learning quickly. It may because this gift to the pack that helps us was a surprise to him and didn't know the extent of the message he sent. It was offered to him on behalf of Danael so Alfher would feel more comfortable with the wolves and realize the strength of friendships, but after this night there should be no doubt about the benefit of strength and alliances." Ishtar looked at Sara and walked up to me.

"You are the Dragon?" I nodded "We would like to make an alliance with you even though we are too far to help with sudden things like this," as she looked around. I nodded. "We know Wolf because we are all family, even though we are different packs and that complicates things. Packs split apart like families...like clans. Yes, dragon?"

"Yes, what is it you, and your pack want, Ishtah?"

"Your help during winter if they are as bad this one. Yours was worse, but ours was bad. If ours was like yours then most of the pack would have died.

"And in return, Ishtah?"

"We will stand by you and help where we are, or where we are called and offer your family passage and protection through our land." Hammish said that is where his family is

"We have family on your side of the mountain as well." She nodded. "Do you have a ?"

"Yes, why?"

"Have her to , through you." Sara stared . I shifted and was gone and came back with Ishtah's and set her down as I shifted back. " sorry. I didn't mean to scare her but I wanted to know where your pack is from, the region. I can take her back. I didn't hurt her. Ishtah's walked up to .

"You smell dragon, but that was fun. Please take me back." I nodded, shifted and took her back before I shifted in front of them

"You can on when you need , but then, and I will not deplete the deer to save your pack. Agreed?' She nodded as Alfher and Hammish brought up the meat and Sara followed.

"Since Alfher called you unexpectedly we will take back so you don't have to journey so far and you can enjoy the meat with with your pack. Will you trust me?" Ishtah nodded as Sara opened the mist and told them to follow her to their home. She came back and we did the same with the other pack Alfher called to us, from even farther away but they were exploring like Ishtah's pack. We were uncertain what to make of Alfher, but he was family and we had done our work. Alfher would be learning from the wolves with Malinka and Sofi, and now we just needed to figure how to deal with everything else and get , Klaara, and Annika back in time to work with a witch. I shook my head as we walked inside. I hoped there was still something left to eat. I looked at the man leading the troops that came for us and growled...

" Danael, and you and I are going to have .
2 Comments
take me part 595...edited?
Posted:Jan 24, 2022 5:11 pm
Last Updated:Jan 25, 2022 12:23 am
472 Views

I walked out of the woods as Jake and Emily walked out of the barn and we stared each other for half a second before Em bolted toward me and launched. She bite my neck muscle, looked up , smiled and said, "hi." I laughed because what other response was . I put her down as Jake walked up and hugged me.

"What, no running?" He smiled and shook his head. "What are you doing here, and how did you get here.... and did you fall of the mist?' They both rolled their eyes. Emily said,
"Dad, you are the one falls out of the mist. We all think 's because you usually smell like the dragon, or the bear. Mom came back and we talked and she said we needed be here until we figured things out and Ama and Haag agreed. Mom left and we finished helping and Ama opened the mist for for us. Mom said bring paper and pencils and the bag you had hidden under the bed." Jake lifted . "She also said we a new brother and he's getting a new , is that even a thing?" I told them, as we walked to the fire, about Hammish and Ilsa adopting him and how he had been abandoned and the ceremony is meant to build a bond as a family but that was already being done. They both nodded as Hammish turned, smiled, and gave them both a bear.

"Uncle Hammish, we can't breath." He laughed.

"This is my and you'll learn his when they do. This is Emily and Jake. They are family from a different place. They are your brother and sister." He nodded and hugged them. "Take them in Ilsa because this a welcome surprise." He nodded as they walked off.

"Jake," he turned. "Give the bag Aisha and tell her I said give her." He nodded. This was disconcerting because I was already beginning feel uneasy but had no idea why and now Chloe had them bring the bag that had all of my bladed, and training, weapons. Hammish handed me a glass of mead and some pheasant, which was amazing. "Is that a cranberry?" He smiled and nodded. He was in another world because he was so happy. "Can we take a quick walk the barn?" He said yes and asked his friend watch the meat.

"What is my friend?"

"I/we want do something for your but I wanted speak with you and Ilsa first, I'll leave Ilsa you." He laughed and slapped me on my back. He was like Haggerstadt. My was like that, fricking blacksmiths. I pointed the deer hanging in the barn. We more than we need, and Wolf said they are fine, which I'm not sure I believe, but I want give the oldest half deer your after he gets his so that he can introduce himself Wolf, his mate, and his pack, properly.." was rare see Hammish tear up. "I spoke with Wolf about having one of the females teach Malinka and Sofi about the forest, animals, tracking... man... and being in a pack. Malinka and Sofi limited time but they already know a lot. I thought it would be valuable for him as well but I want him present himself Wolf with a . Wolf knows my thought but I want your understand the importance of friendships, and alliances, even if they seem odd. Hammish stared at me before giving me a bear hug.

"I will speak with Ilsa but she'll agree as I do you, thank you brother. I'll come back and help you break this down for the wolves." I told him that I would do it and to stay with his friends, and guests. He nodded, shook my arm, and walked to the house as Aisha walked up. Holy crap.

"Are we going to war, mister?" They always seemed to be mad at me and I was pretty sure Aisha had either died, and transcended it, or had lived a REALLY long time. "You mind filling me in?" I shrugged, which was the exact wrong to do as she screamed and pounced, tackling me and biting me on my back as I laughed and kept hitting the ground saying, "No mas!" She stopped as we both laughed and helped each up to see Sara, Annie, and Chloe...thank God Janey and Alison weren't . They stared at us arms folded.

"Is something you want tell us about?" We both laughed and Aisha told them about the bag. They smiled, and nodded.

"I told Jake to bring just in case. We are all uneasy." I nodded. "We all need talk tomorrow, you too Aisha since are family. We spoke with the witch about Annika, and the things going on with us, and our extended family's, and Aya, and you....and Dreka."

"Sounds like a long conversation." They all smiled and shook their heads.

"How you do understatement so well is beyond us, but yeah, it's a lot. We didn't want to interfere with tonight because it's a huge deal, and we wanted as many of us here as as possible." I nodded.

"I need to finish this so if you'll excuse me, ladies." They, of course, asked what I was doing and then all got tears in their eyes as they came up and kissed me, Sara was the last.

"That's good, Daniel. You are a natural at this." I asked about Elisabeth and Karin, and the Sirens.

"Elisabeth and Karin are wonderful, totally in love and Elisabeth is totally different. She's nice, pleasant, happy, smiling. The town loves their dragon and she loves her town. Ama did well with that tidbit." I smiled. "The others are having a harder time because they didn't knowing you like Karin, and they don't know how be out of water yet. The town is trying to help, and the sirens are learning the language, the water is all they ever knew."

"They should be able to be in both."

"They can, love, your magic was fine. I no idea how you could do that, none if us do, but that's not the problem, mister." I nodded

"I'll go after I stop feeling uneasy." She smiled, nodded and kissed me as she went back to the house. I pushed outward from us to try and keep whatever was coming away until after the ceremony. Everyone else was oblivious as I finished cutting up the meat and and washed up, again.

"We are uneasy, brother." I washed in the sands of the stream and nodded.

"So am I, but I don't why."

"Your dream?" I looked at him.

"I hope not, brother."

"We patrols on the road, and the back, and on both sides just in case. Our pack has expanded because we begun welcoming lone wolves among us and showing them our ways, most stay but some don't. We've been observing your family, and 's ways, and incorporating them into our pack." I smiled.

"Brother, don't use us a guide for humans." He laughed and butted me.

"You are half human, which is why we get along as we do. What word is that you use for family?'

"Clan."

"Yes, your clan is very similar to our pack but you different wisdom that we don't just like we skills that you don't. We learn from each other." I knelt and Wolf put his head on my chest as I scratched his neck, shoulders, and ears while he laughed. I'll push you if we see, or sense, something." I told him thank you as he trotted off. I pushed and didn't feel anything except unease but nothing specific. I walked to the house as Sara, Chloe, Klaara and Annika were walking with the old witch, Abieta. She walked up to me and stared at me stronger than anyone ever had, even my Ma, as she took my hands..

"I spoken with Ama, and Gaia, and they both said that you want build stone huts. Is that true, Dragon?" I nodded. "Good, then you can start with me ." She pointed her staff Klaara and Annika. "They can be your helpers." I looked at her.

"Babcia, I many pregnant women attend ." She laughed.

"We all know, dragon. You thrown things into a tizzy. Trust me Dragon. I expect to see all of you in a month." She laughed, turned, and vanished.. I looked at Sara and Chloe but they just shrugged and went back inside. Jesus Christ. I shook my head and went inside. as well. was organized chaos. The fried rabbit, and Hammishs' grilled the trout was and brought it in. It was waiting, like the pheasant, which were draped in moist clothes, as were was the other meat. They were arranged around the hearths, along with the breads and veg. Each had moist clothes draping them and were just close enough keep them . These were not dumb people, which I already knew. The rabbit stew was done, but the roosters took longer so it was on a rolling boil. It was a lot of food. I asked if I could help. Ilsa shook her so I poured some milk and started to walk outside. I wanted people to think I was drinking with them, without drinking with them. Aisha looked at me and smiled. I walked over.

"Where's my bag?" She took my hand and closed the blankets and pointed. I put my knife belt on under my cloak and took out the sword Yoshi gave me. "Take this and leave yours here because these are the weapons are, besides us. If is something, and 's bad, you'll want this." How do you kill a dragon?"

"As a dragon, or a human?"

"Both."

"As dragons, you fight until the strongest, or smartest wins, but 's devastating for both. As humans, 's luck but the best way is the brain, either the base of the skull where the spine meets, or at the base of the throat and the chin. The first goes down, and the other goes up but are scales so 's not easy.... that's why you want Yoshi's blade." I nodded and walked outside as Aisha followed. "Do you know something?"

"No, but I had that dream and everyone is feeling uneasy..."

"...and?"

"....and you aren't flying with me." She almost went ballistic.

"Stop, Aisha. I don't a rider, Ama said so. I just need learn how a rider. If is a dragon, which I'm not sure is, then I'd be better off on my own since I am going by my gut, and instinct." She wasn't pleased but she nodded because I was right. "Aside from the girls, and Hammish, you are the true warrior. You impressed Taiiko, Kana, and Airi." She stared .

"I did?'"

"I nodded. If my dream comes pass I need you on the ground because I will bring the other dragon down, but might come you and Yoshi's blade, and won't break." She hugged me because she knew I was right with this one. "I hope it doesn't come pass." Everyone walked outside. Hammish had torches placed around the fire, which was great for the wolves so they could get closer because they were very curious about the ceremony and I was sure I would a long conversation with Wolf later. Hammish spoke.

"Everyone, please gather around the fire and take a glass of mead. Ilsa and I thank you for coming the naming ceremony for our . We are honored by the attendance on such a night, and for the gifts after such a hard winter. As most of you know, Ilsa and I couldn't , until this man showed up in our lives. He has no parents, and we no ...no , and that is important carry forward what the parents built; what the parent learned in life. Gaia brought us together and we wanted our family, friends, and neighbors to be present.

Ilsa and I thought long on this because a is an important thing for anyone. My people were Norse, and Rus, and Ilsa's people were from the German lands. We tried find a that merged the two but also fit this man, even though we just begun know him, no easy task, believe me." Everyone laughed as they sipped their mead. " was my lovely wife that remembered a from when she was , and an orphan as well, that we knew. I will leave the rest Ilsa. More mead." Everyone yelled because they had already plenty but was cold, and was a celebration. Ilsa kissed Hammish in such a gentle way that everyone cheered without being able stop themselves.

"Like my new , I never knew my parents. I was adopted by the Romani, Gypsies, but my parents, and new family, loved me as their own just like my family here loves our new like our own. Blood can never compare Love." Everyone clapped. "They named me Ilsa which is why I told Hammish that we had to a naming ceremony." Everyone laughed. "Hammish's lineage, and mine, share a that we both knew, a that is good, and strong, and fits our new ." You could hear a pin drop. Hammish spoke.

"Stand up and come us." He had tears streaming down his cheeks, along with everyone, as he walked up and joined his parents. They took hands. "Your new , if you choose, is Alfher." You could hear the inhalation of breath. "Your Ma's people that for a , and my people the but with a different spelling. It is a good , a strong ." Ilsa looked him.

"They both mean 'Elf warrior. Elves had great wisdom and knowledge, and were amazing warriors, and while neither of us want you be a warrior, we think you that spirit if the way you went after your Uncle is an indication." Everyone laughed because are no secrets in a town as as their's..

"That is the your ma' and I chosen for you, if you accept then all will know you as Alfher." He hugged them both, and kissed them, turned, and said,

"I am Alfher, of Hammish and of Ilsa." He looked the woods before he looked back us, as I smiled. "Thank you for coming and honoring my parents, my family, and me. Let's feast." Everyone cheered as I looked the girls. They all started go inside as we looked at each other.

"Holy Crap, how old is he?" Sara said a older than Annika. " are these people?" All their friends followed Hammish, Ilsa, and Alfher inside eat as I pushed and looked up. Nothing. Wolf nudged me as the girls listened.

"'s a powerful , and is fitting, but power can go two ways. You and the big man need temper him because he is untrained. is wise what you are doing with your gift but I am sending another wolf with Utta with help them. His Ater. They will likely mate but is not their time yet. My friend, you will need temper this , hard, in order turn him into a man befitting his new ." He butted me and yipped at the girls as he ran off.

Annie asked, "do you talk like this all of the time, and how can we understand ?" I smiled as I kissed her and walked them the house enjoy our family and friends. What an odd life. I wished I could shake the sense of unease I left as we walked inside and Hammish bear hugged each of us in succession.
1 comment
take me part 594... edited, again.
Posted:Jan 23, 2022 2:02 pm
Last Updated:Jan 24, 2022 12:38 pm
761 Views

We walked inside and I asked Irina and Ilsa what they needed and they both said peel and chop roots. Ilsa said that she didn't realize so many people would come in from town in this weather, she thought just their friends. I'll bring roots, and herbs, and chickens tomorrow, Irina. Irina shook her head and said no, that we are family and this house is closer to town so it's the place for the feast. The women from town brought what they could spare which was mostly vegetable and bread but there were two roosters, plucked and skinned, but that had seen better days, they were being put in a pot over the main fire, and rabbits, enough to make a large pot of stew and some for frying. There were also several cleaned trout wrapped in a cloth. It was obvious these people were grateful for the aid during the winter, and for the party. Irina pointed at the closet as she was putting wooden cups on the table. "There is a jug of mead on the floor, please get it for me." He did and held it, waiting. She put the cups in his arm and handed him the fish for the other arm. As she walked to the door, "Please take these to your Da and then come back after introductions and help Danael, understand? He nodded.

"I don't want to have to come find you." He said OK and walked outside. Irina walked up and hugged me.

"Ilsa says you rolled him like a ball." I told her more like a log and they both laughed. You don't need to help us, love, we can manage. You're making these women jealous." We all chuckled.

"He needs to learn that there is more to being a good man than what he has learned being alone, or has seen. We'll slice and chop and then we'll go outside so he can be with Hammish and the other men. He won't respect this work unless Hammish and I show him that work is work, regardless of what it is, since we are the only males he has in his life at the moment." He came in, picked up his knife and started to sliced, then chopped as we talked. Sofi walked up and hugged me as I put my hand on her belly and kissed her. "Are you looking forward to tonight and the feast?" She smiled and nodded. "Can you grab the slop bucket, love, put this in it for later.?" She nodded and kissed me, smiling. I would be content here. I looked over at Malinka and she was showing the women how clean the water barrel was now and was telling them about it. She felt me watching her, looked up and smiled before continuing to explain how to do it.

There were festivities and meals at various times during the year for planting, and harvesting, the solstices and equinoxes, births, weddings, deaths, but this was special because this type of naming ceremony rarely happened. It'd been a hard year for everyone, a lot loss and a lot of potential loss we avoided, and everyone was ready for winter to be over. It was why there were so many people here. "We're all as you curious about your name as you are. Are you excited?" He smiled and nodded. "Good take these water buckets to Malinka and grab your coat. We'll get more water before it gets dark and I'll show you the spring. We're all family and help each other so you'll be here a lot." He nodded. Malinka rubbed his hair and poured the water in. I took one and grabbed another as he stared at me. "What?'

"I can carry two." I told him it was a decent walk there was the snow. "I can carry two, Uncle.

"OK." I handed him a bucket and smiled at Ilsa and Irina as I put my cape on and we walked out front. We waved at Hammish. It was a beautiful evening, cold but not frigid like it had been. "Get your bearings and pay attention as we walk. It's harder in the evening. It had stopped snowing so the cap stone was barely covered. I'm sure there are many springs like this in the forest. It's the best water you can find. It comes from deep under the ground and bubbles to the surface. Someone lined this with rocks and did a good job. See how the water is swirling?" He nodded. "The water is coming in from the bottom and goes out here on the top." I filled our buckets with the ladle I brought. "Don't forget this if you get water. You'll be mad at yourself when you walk back to the house." He nodded and smiled. Also be careful about knocking dirt or stones into it, keep your knees as far back as you can and always remember to put the stone back on. We don't animals drinking out of it, or rodents falling into it." He put the stone back and smiled. "Good job, lad." We picked up two buckets each and headed back to the house. "There's no shame in taking a break because water is heavy. It's better to rest several times than to bring back half full buckets." He nodded. "Never drink water out of the streams unless you boil it first. animals die in the streams, and go to the bathroom in them, fish and frogs die, and it can make people sick, boiling makes it pure. Finally, in the winter you can melt snow for water, just make sure it's clean and especially not yellow." He looked at me laughed immediately. He was a smart .

We set the buckets down and he ran up to Ilsa and Irina and hugged them. Uncle Danael showed me the spring and told me water, and snow, and how to boil stream water. "Is that right?" "Yeah, and also not to use yellow snow to make water." They both stared at me. "Is that right?" 'Yeah, can I go help outside?" They both hugged him, said he did a good job, and that of course he could." He hugged me and went running outside.

"That didn't take long."

"He craves this and you showed him how much by rolling him in the snow. Thank you again because it was better he be angry at you then at Hammish, especially this day. I hugged them and went to help Hammish. The slop bucket was full so I grabbed it to take to the barn. It very was different living here than back home, although this was now our home as well. It was nice having both. Annie hugged me and we walked outside.

"Where did you all go?" She smiled, sheepishly.

"We went to Norway to check on things and then Sara went to Gotland and Chloe went to Iceland. Taiiko went back to Japan. She's staying to help get things ready in case we all descend upon them. We all discussed things over lunch before they left. Aya and stayed with me. We checked on things there and talked with Jacob and then we came back. They stayed with me the entire time, sweets. It was fine, but we can take care of ourselves." I nodded. "We'll all discuss thing things and talk about it tomorrow. I miss you mister. We all miss you." She kissed me and grabbed my balls as I nodded and she bit my neck then walked back to the house. I cleaned the pens and then fed the animals. The pigs were the happiest and would be even happier the next day. I walked to the stream to wash up as Wolf walked next to me.

"This is an important time for the boy?" "Yes." ""We can stay and watch from the trees?"

"Of course and you can come out after most of the town people leave. I'm giving him something to give you and your pack even if you may not need it." I told him what I was thinking. He nudged me, yipped, and trotted into the forest as I turned and headed to the fire.
1 comment
take me part 593... edited.
Posted:Jan 21, 2022 9:15 pm
Last Updated:Jan 23, 2022 9:07 am
1116 Views

I took my cloak off but there were no words Hammish, or I, needed to say he just handed me a knife to prepare the deer for his family. I kept bringing more, and more people into our family and I wasn't exactly sure why but I guessed it was I always considered myself a misfit since I was and never fit in with my brothers, or in school. It wasn't the education, it was the people. I did much better at home, and in my dad's shop. I knew enough about a lot of things, but not great at anyone. I always wished I had one thing that was my passion. I was saying that to Hammish as Ilsa and Aisha walked up hugging a boy with tears streaming down cheeks.... his wall was broken and he knew what he had to lose. He walked up to Hammish, and Hammish is a large man, as we all stepped bac

"I'm sorry papa." I don't know how he did it but Hammish knelt without tears and looked at his and said,

"You never disrespect anyone, especially a woman, is that understood?' He nodded. "If you to be a part of this family then you are loyal to us. Do you know what that means?" He nodded. "Good, you uncle easy on you." He nodded. "Danael, please give him you knife." I nodded and handed over the knife. Only Hammish and Ilsa knew his new name, their name for their , so we just waited, as it should be. "You know where the grates are, and the tongs, and the benches. Ilsa will help with extra pots, and whatnot because i don't have a clue." Ilsa said it just well, as we all laughed. Hammish and his walk back the carcass and started to carve pieces to cook, dry, and salt, as Aisha and I grabbed the grates and Ilsa grabbed the tongs, and whatnot, and we walked to the wagon. Ilsa said,

"You are going to be a good father, Danael. Loving. Firm, but not too firm because rolling never hurt anything but pride." Aisha smiled, and nodded.

"I'm having girls." They stared at me as I started loading the wagon and I took the wagon to the house to load benches and pots and whatever Ilsa wanted. Neither of them responded because they couldn't, girls were totally different, especially the ones I would have in my life. I curious what name they chose. We finished loading the wagon and Ilsa hugged both of us and whispered in my ear that I would still be a good Da'. I smiled and kissed her cheek as Aisha and I climbed on the wagon and headed home. I hoped I wasn't going to be pulling a wagon as the bear. The snow wasn't too deep but it still a full wagon and only one mule. We made it to the road and I knew we'd never make it all the way. I looked at Aisha. "Hop off and take Bobs' reigns." She nodded as I jumped down and walked behind the wagon and started to push. I didn't understand it but was stronger than I should be as me, and my senses were enhanced, and I was just... different, but I'd take it now as we lead the wagon home.

We walked next to the porch and started to unload as the girls came out, smiling, and Malinka and Sofi helped. There wasn't that much. We unloaded the pots, utensils, bowls, plates, and cups, as well as the grate and wood. Sofi took Bob, the mule to the barn.

"Back him in, sweets, and brush him down and give him some hay and a handful of grain. He earned it." The girls walked inside as I started to clear the fire pit. I had been there enough that I remembered where it was. Aisha came out to help and I shook my head. "Stews go take longer than grills. Grilled meat is special here, soups, stews, and meat pies...and dried meat... is what was sustaining. I'm fine. Hammish is bringing the back strap and some chickens, and pheasants he found. We'll roast those out here because there are still some roots we can use since it's an important day, and that was when Sara and Chloe walked out, and the old witch, Abieta, walked up.

"I'm Sara, and this is my sister Chloe, please come inside and warm yourself Babcia" She smiled, looked at me, and nodded as they walked inside. "We have tea on and you are welcome to anything that we have." They walked inside as Aisha and I looked at each other.

"That was unexpected, which might not be good." I nodded as we built a fire and set the grates. The pots were for the inside because soups and stews was what sustained people, but this was a celebration and that called for grilled meat. Hammish, Ilsa, and the boy showed up as a loving family, in sync, which made me smile. It was still early as the sun hadn't set, and it wasn't spring yet. Hammish gave me a cleaned turkey, and a two pheasants to put on the spit, why waste a chicken, as they helped Ilsa inside with the rest. Aisha and I took the extra tables down, and benches from the barn, took them inside, and we put them around the room and went outside as the wolves showed up....all of them.... and friends of Hammish and Ilsa's started to show up. It was good that all of us knew how to be in the kitchen. Hammish and the boy walked out to help with the grilling, which didn't need four of us. I grabbed him and said to follow me as Hammish and Aisha stared and smiled.

"You are going to learn how to cook and it begins with slicing. I didn't know there were going to this many people, or wolves, or a witch. You must be a pretty big deal in the future but now you aren't, one right nowso you do what anyone tells you because they are feeding us. Understand?" He nodded. "Good, you stay by me unless they tell you to something else. It's not hard, just focus and attention, and it's fine if you make a mistake." I felt like Henry. I wasn't sure how I got myself into this but I was curious why the wolves, and the witch, were here. I shook my head as we walked inside to pots over all the fires.
2 Comments
take me part 592...edited.
Posted:Jan 21, 2022 7:14 pm
Last Updated:Jan 22, 2022 5:22 pm
1101 Views

I took Bob, the mule and wagon back Hammish's and to get Aisha. I wanted to talk with her about Dreka, anyway so it be could timing they all showed up....witches. I could feel the wolves following me through the trees. I stopped Bob and folded the reins around the brake and walked a good ways behind him. He use to wolves because they were our family but he still a mule and didn't like it. I pushed and the four wolves walked out of the trees, two in front of me and two behind me. I smiled as they walked into me so I would scratch them.

"Can you understand me yet?" The oldest walked up and said he learning. "Thank you for watching over them. Do you have enough meat?" He yipped as they walked back into the woods. He pushed most of what he wanted to say which they were happy doing this, bachelors basically, and that is good training. I smiled as they disappeared. I had always known that I odd but the community of family I building proved it. I thought that why the girls were here, that and the fact that we were all getting stronger than Gaia, Dreka, or Ama thought possible. I still hadn't heard from Joseph. I gave Bob some carrot and climbed back onto the cart and headed to Hammish and Ilsa's. They all came out of the house and asked if I'd like bread and cheese. I nodded as I got Bob some hay and a handful of grain. I walked in as everyone finishing soup. Aisha pushed her bowl to me. I smiled and pushed it back as she kissed my cheek and whispered smart dragon. I happy with rye bread and cheese, and pickles if they had any. I couldn't stop my brain from working.

I hugged the boy I found spying on us and hoped I hadn't made a mistake. It didn't feel like I had. "You are having a naming ceremony, which is a huge thing, so I will wait to greet you then." He nodded and hugged me because if I read him correctly, his life had totally shifted and he happy here with Ilsa and Hammish. "The girls from my time are here and we'd like you to come and have the ceremony with us at Irina's. I need your grates, and some extra wood, and benches. I won't presume to suggest anything of you Ilsa, everyone laughed as we finished lunch.

"Help your mom, and Aisha, and then come to the barn and I'll keep showing how to butcher a deer..."

"I don't do women's work" He stared at us as Hammish looked at me, no words needed to be spoken, because it's why you were lucky to have uncles.

"I'll help, love, as he started to take plates to the wash bin as the boy walked out and I followed.

"Can you imagine..." I grabbed him by the hair and dragged him into the yard as he scrambled to keep up and pushed him into the snow. He raged and I pushed him face first into the snow with my boot. He yelled, running at me with anger in his eyes, but I had studied Aikido, not a lot, but enough to take his anger, and energy, and send him flying up and back into the snow. He turned and looked me with hate in his eyes, which I understood given his life, and raged at me like a mad bear. I knew something about that too. I let him hit me multiple times, which hurt, before I grabbed him by the shoulder of his clothes and flung him fifteen feet back into the snow. He got back up, which was a good sign even though he charged at me, again. I let him run at me and wrapped my arms around him as he screamed his anger out. I could feel everyone watching. He screamed and hit me, until he sobbed, and went limp as we sat in the snow. I wiped the snot off of his face with snow and then wiped the remainder of the snow off his face with my cloa This better left to an uncle than a father, one had to do it but it better me. I stood.

"Get up, and follow me as I called the wolves. They all came out of the house and watched as the boy and walked as the wolves came out of the trees followed Wolf and She-wolf, he petrified. "Wolves live in a pack, a close knit pack like a family should be. I'm sorry you didn't have that when you were but you have that chance now." The boy didn't have a clue what to do so he stood close to me, which a good instinct. The four wolves walked up and, smelled him, yipped, and ran off. "That means that they recognize your scent as part of the pack and you are safe to wander the woods, and you don't need to fear them. They are part of our family, your family." Wolf and his mate walked up.

"This is Wolf and his mate, they are the Alpha's of their pac The entire pack answers to either of them. Wolf is the leader of the pack in view, but not in private, just like a good couple of humans. What you did inside disrespected the two people that are willing to make you their . Hammish gave you a pass because he doesn't mind helping his wife after a wonderful meal, neither should you. If you ever disrespect Ilsa, or any woman, and I find out then I will treat like the wolves would." Right on cue the she-wolf walked up to him, barring her teeth and snarling. I put my hand out as she looked at me, and then Wolf. They yipped as they walked back into the woods. "Go pee because we have work to do." He nodded. We walked back to the house as Hammish walked to the barn without at us. I followed, we followed. I stopped. "Where do you think you're going?"

"To help you..."

"You aren't worthy to help Hammish, or me. You have unfinished business because this family doesn't disrespect women, we value them. You're and weren't taught well, now is the time you will learn and decide if you to be a part of this family." I pointed to the house. "You disrespected both of them, make it right or don't come out to the barn." He stared at me as I turned and walked away. It one of the hardest things I had ever down because all could think about Jake but I still walked away without bac Things would get harder for him even though he had already had a very hard life, but hard is what it takes sometimes.

I walked into the barn with tears in my eyes as Hammish hugged and we started to section the deer.
0 Comments
take me part 591....edited but shorter for a bit.
Posted:Jan 21, 2022 3:33 pm
Last Updated:Jan 21, 2022 4:41 pm
1137 Views

Irina and I walked out from behind the blankets and into the kitchen holding each other. It may seem odd but I truly loved each of these women. I would have been happy spending my life any of them alone, but instead I chose to spend it with all of them and get hit, and bit, by on a regular basis. I can't say that I didn't deserve it, at least I dodged the Siren. I kissed and squeezed her bum as she nipped my neck, kissed me, and pointed outside.

"You have to earn your keep, mister," and she nudged me toward the door laughing. I got my cloak, walked outside and it still snowing. It made wonder about home as Wolf walked up and nudged me.

"This is a long winter, brother, thank you for the extra deer because of the pregnant females. We think this storm will break later this day, or night, and then begin to thaw. The animals will come back to the forests then ." This is Utta. She has agreed to come and help your women with our ways in the forest because of your help during the winter. You have nothing but friends in our pack and we to maintain that friendship." I nodded as I took a knee and Utta stuck her head in my chest as I scratched her neck, shoulders, and ears. We will come back tomorrow but I wanted you to meet in case you needed to leave." They howled and ran off as I went to the barn to deal with the animals. It good that spring coming and that we had the fields fenced off because we needed to grow hay, and grains, and vegetables, and raise livestock, and herbs. It would be a full time job if I here all the time, but I wasn't, and this wasn't place wasn't done, and not the only thing on our plates, my plate. We needed to grow more hay..... a lot more hay, and cut wood, and find clean water. I wanted to find salt pockets, if there were any, or sea water, but then I stopped myself because I was being an idiot, even though we needed everything. I shuddered to think what the town was like.

I was just pushing the cart to the manure pile as Malinka and Sofi rode up with half a deer in the back of the cart that we needed to break down. They stopped, jumped off and ran at me before tackling me and taking my clothes. They took turns getting me hard and since Malinka was the oldest she sat on me first as Sofi sat and pushed onto my mouth. They both leaned forward and kissed each other while they squeezed their nipples until they both came. They were , and lovers, but they both wanted me as well. I thought about bringing back one of Sara's toys back but decided against it. We lied together talking, kissing, hugging, sucking, fingering, until I hard again and they traded places until we all came again, thank God I fairly and healthy, and being part dragon probably helped. as well

We were lying in naked in fresh hay just loving each other. "Wolf came by earlier and brought a female, Utta, would said she would help you in the forest, and learn their ways, but the wolves are family to us...period." They nodded, screamed in excitement, and bit me. We got dressed and made sure the animals were O "Sofi, take the mule and go ask Ilsa if they can come for dinner, and that when the mist opened and the girls walked out pretty as you please, no one stumbled, no one fell, and Malinka and Sofi went crazy as I smiled and shook my head. I hugged them all, got onto the wagon and started head to Hammish's because there no way the girls were leaving their sister-aunts when Sara and Chloe walked up.

"We to meet this witch but we have to wal Bring Hammish, Ilsa, Aisha, and the boy here. We have a name to celebrate." I nodded, smiled and leaned down as they kissed me.
0 Comments
take me part 590... edited, again
Posted:Jan 19, 2022 9:36 pm
Last Updated:Jan 20, 2022 2:57 pm
1424 Views

"Will you please stop hitting me. Holy crap, it's me," and that's when Malinka and Sofi fell onto and bit me as Irina laughed and put her stick down. I needed either Airi, or Kana here to teach these people how to fight and I needed to speak with Yoshi about a blade smith, which would be fun to watch. Hopefully I was overreacting. I stood and hugged them along with Aisha.

"After breakfast you can go to Hammish and Ilsa's because Hammish needs help with a deer and Daniel said he'd do your chores while Irina and I catch up." She looked at me and smiled, "What, you're still my dragon. You get water and I'll chop wood. Girls, help your mom with breakfast. It's cold outside. I kissed Irina and said hi as she hugged me, poured me milk, and pointed to the door as i shook my head and walked out. It was still snowing but not as hard. I hated spring snowstorms, especially in the sixteenth century. I headed to the spring as Aisha whistled and I turned.

"Are we still going to see Dreka?"

"I'm not sure. We can talk later. I'm thinking about what the witch said about being wise. Chop extra wood and if I'm not back in a half an hour come look for me. I turned as we both laughed. I trudged through the snow as Wolf did the and came beside me. "You hate winter snows as much I do?" He growled and was silent.

"Is another dragon coming, Danael?" I told him that I didn't know and was trying to figure out and then told him my dream. "This Dragon in your dream, is he the the leader of the dragons, or another like you?"

"I don't know, brother. I'm hoping I misunderstood." He nodded.

"I know this witch we went to your dream. She helped me as a pup when I got hurt, but she scares us because of her power. I think it would be wise to do as she said and learn from her. Your power and abilities are growing at least weekly, if not daily, all of the pack sees it. You are already a dragon, with magic, do you think this Dreka will teach you that which could harm him, even if he is old? The old are often the most stubborn." I nodded as I found the capstone to the spring and started fill the two buckets. 'We will stand by you however we must, but it's easier to drink from the stream." He yipped.

"And when it freezes?"

"We friends with axes." He howled and trotted away as two wolves rubbed against me, their version of counting coup I supposed. I walked back the house and stomped as the door opened and I walked inside to the water barrel. I lifted the lid as Aisha walked up and looked at me, and then looked inside.

"See if they a stiff brush of some kind, and either vinegar, or salt. If not then find a strong piece of wood and make a scraping edge get the slime off the sides, as much as you can. Keep the water in these buckets. I'll take the other two and fill them and be back. Use the water in the barrel. If they both vinegar and salt then mix some of each, not too much because both are precious but 'll clean off the slime on the sides and bottom. Dump the water away from anything that grows something and scrape as much as you can. We can use coals burn off the rest after we dry ..' She nodded and smiled as I went back into the snow.

"Ladies, I need to show you something important, and probably Hammish and Ilsa and everyone in town, along with your coven so I'm going to need your help, loves." I grabbed the buckets and headed back to the spring both smiling and shaking my head. They didn't know but I was amazed as many humans survived as had. I got water, put the capstone on, spread snow around it, and walked back to the house. I knocked snow off myself, opened the door and walked in to breakfast and merriment. Sofi and Malinka were taking turns sticking themselves halfway into the barrel, laughing, as they scraped and scrubbed. Irina and Aisha were drinking tea at the table, laughing, as I walked up. needs the internet a good time. Irina stood, hugged me, and grabbed my balls as she kissed me.

"Thank you for that, Danael. Aisha told us and we'll spread the word." I took the water to the counter. Use some of the silver, or trade, next time you go to the village and get extra salt, sugare, or honey, and vinegar. You won't need to mix too much vinegar and salt if you clean the barrels when the water runs low after one several fillings. When starts get a green tint then clean them, and do the with the animals, just rinse the barrel, or whatever, out before before you refill them." She smiled and handed me porridge bread and honey as I kissed her.

We sat watching them. "They are having so much fun and don't even realize it's work." Irina wrapped her arm through mine and put her head against my arm. She was SO like Chloe it uncanny.

"That's because it's not work them yet but they will be bickering in two days...trust me. "Aisha looked at me and smiled.

"You're doing the barn but I'll take the girls Hammish help with the deer and so they can show off about how smart they are. Don't use all of your strength. It's still snowing. Come on girls, leave that and we can finish it later. Dry off and get into warmer clothes. Daniel is doing your chores today." They screamed and and ran at me before getting dressed. They all would been too in Denver but they weren't in the late fifteen hundreds. I had an odd life. Malinka and Sofi ran the barn get the wagon and hitch the mule and they headed Hammish and Ilsa's help them and say hi as I went the new bed make love with Irina. It could been a worse life.
0 Comments
take me part 589...edited, again
Posted:Jan 19, 2022 4:22 pm
Last Updated:Jan 20, 2022 5:09 pm
1497 Views

It two am as I went back to sleep and four thirty when I I woke again. The fire had turned to coals, which fine as I went to brush my teeth trying not wake anyone up, which I didn't even though they would be upset that I didn't. I got some milk, grabbed my cloak, and walked into Haagerstadt. "What are doing?" He looked down. "Go back to bed Haag, Jake and Em already know to deal with the animals, and the wood, and everything else. I know you don't like it but you need at least another day. See if Ama will take you to the energy falls at Gaia's. If she won't then I will because I'll probably need it after what I need to do. Go back to sleep and rest, my friend, and try not to eat us out of house and home at breakfast." He smiled, nodded, and thumped my chest which pushed into the door as it opened and I fell on my ass with all the girls at me.

"Where do you think you're going mister?" I told them I left a note and asked why everyone awake. Sara said, Don't change the subject, mister" to which they all nodded, and glared.

"I'm going to the past, because I had what I hope a dream about another dragon. I wanted to check on them and then I'm going to talk with Dreka." Aisha walked away and came back in her armor and weapons.

"We're doing that Dragon." She drank milk and poured me another glass. Drin The girls kept arguing with me as I dran Ama stared at me as I looked at her.

"I told Haag that if you didn't take him to the energy falls that I would, and I will. He's still hurt but going to deal with the animals as I walked into him. The man doesn't budged. The girls screamed as they walked in the kitchen shaking their heads.
Chloe went to wake Jake and Emily. Ama didn't say anything but smiled and nodded. I wasn't sure if that was bad or good.. Aisha and I walked outside and I shifted as she put the harness on me and I told her about my dream. She was silent as she climbed on and said fly. We flew toward Sweden as she opened the mist and we flew over our home in the past. There was two feet of snow on the ground as we flew to the canyon that had housed the deer. They were still there because of the snow.

"What do you think, Aisha?"

"Four-six, tops. It's been a hard year but they have all eaten better than they would, including humans, because of you, dragon. Take the ones on the outside because they are old, sick, or injured and will be sacrificed for the herd if need be." She pointed and I grabbed two old bucks on the edge of the group, huddled, trying to stay warm. It was a quick death and we flew to were the wolves should be, and thankfully they were, as I dropped the deer and landed. Aisha went and spoke with them and came bac "Everyone is fine and there has been no sign of another dragon. They said they still have some meat and asked us to take one to the males watching the houses." I nodded, grabbed the second deer and flew to their caves as I dropped it, roared, and flew back to take two more. I would wait to speak with Hammish and Ilsa and then Irina to see if we could leave them be for rest this winter. I flew to the cave I saw in my dream because I knew about where it . I roared, set the deer down, and landed as the old witch walked out her cave. Aisha walked up and spoke with her. They both nodded and walked toward me.

"Weren't you just here, Dragon? Why are you here again so soon....thank you for the deer."

"I wanted to see if it a dream, or magic, or something else. Have there been other dragons here."

"You're the first dragon in at least five hundred years, but you shouldn't rule out magic because Dreka can be as vicious as Marnine , even though he hasn't been since the great wars that killed so many dragons and riders." I nodded. "He wants the , yes?" I stared at her and nodded. You two, and Wolf, are the only ones wo know about this place...the coven doesn't even know about it and it's masked from magic. When you get your juggling in order come stay here with your rider, this one of the other, and I will help you with magic. Dreka is not the only powerful one, and you are beginning to remember your dragon magic. I can help you. I will watch over your family and friends. Be wise dragon, you aren't close to powerful enough to best Dreka yet, but you will be and if you keep being wise, as you have been with alliances, when that time comes you might even succeed. Thank you again for the deer, now leave because I have work to do." I grabbed the other deer and we flew to Hammish.

I landed as Hammish came out of the barn, smiling, because it still early, even if it a different century, several. "You always come bearing gifts, dragon but they are certainly not unwelcome. We are going to have wolf pups, my friend. Aisha smiled and folded the harness.They are all with the pac They need to learn the ways of the pack before they come. Did you take a deer for them as well?" We nodded. "Good, I think we have enough but I'll check with Ilsa to be sure." Aisha said,

"We'll send the girls down to help after breakfast. I'm sure they'd prefer working a deer with Uncle Hammish than mucking out stalls, and Daniel is quite good at it." We all laughed. "This took you by surprise?" He nooded.

"Spring snows always do, it's why you never empty your larder counting on Spring to come early." I told him that hadn't change over the centuries. "Come into the barn." We lifted the deer on a rafter. "I haven't wanted to take the horses over the pass in this, but I also didn't want to wait until it muddy because it's just as bad." We both nodded. That knife you brought..."

"A draw knife." He nodded. "Our metal isn't all that different, especially for this because it's pretty basic and it just needs to hold a sharp edge on one side. Because of the snow, I took a tree down, not too , and your draw knife works well." I smiled and nodded.

It"'s simple enough that it won't make people curious, but effective enough that once people use it, they will which one would give us something to do during the winter and them when we get the wagons made and the mules trained and we start to trade in neighboring areas. I'll think about things we could make out of metal, stone, wool, or pottery, that won't attract attention. In the times before I born, traders did the same thing as you but they not only brought new, and interesting things, and traded them around, they also brought news of what going on because that equally as valuable." Hammish smiled and patted me on the back as Aisha walked up to Ilsa shaking her head as they turned and went inside.

"They are planning to take over the world." Ilsa nodded and said we might be able to if we didn't kill ourselves as they both laughed.

"Do have a pencil?" Hammish handed me one and asked if I could bring more of them. I nodded as I sketched out a basic wooden brace with legs. "We make can something like this to hold the logs out of left over wood and fashion a swallow trough of some kind, we could work around with it but it'd have a stop on one end and shallow enough to straddle the log...." He nodded because he understood the concept immediately. "We could teach the boys and girls, if that's allowed, to do the simple work as they apprentice and we make other things people would buy, or trade for." He nodded as we walked into the house, even though I smelled like the dragon.

"How long as it been since I here." He said three, maybe four days. " Have you ever or, your parents, or grandparents, ever seen a dragon here besides me?" He shook his head.

"I think its been hundreds of years. Why?" I told them my dream as Ilsa gave us breakfast and tea, and stared at us.

"I thought it a dream but we wanted to check on you. I'll talk with Sara and see if there is a way that you can push to us if there is a problem." They nodded. "I'm cautious but not concerned, at least not yet." We ate, caught up, and hugged each other as Aisha opened the mist and we went to Irina's. I stumbled out, which I thought an improvement until the door opened and I rolled inside. They screamed and started hitting me as Aisha watched and laughed. I really needed to talk with Ama or Joseph.
1 comment
take me part 588... edited and tweaked a bit, again.
Posted:Jan 17, 2022 10:19 pm
Last Updated:Jan 19, 2022 11:51 am
1825 Views

I had too much to do, and too many places to be, in two different times and now I was having visions of Dreka, before he was a dragon. I chalked that up to the hard stuff. We had bread pudding and then I dozed off on the couch as Haag finished a story about Viking glory, which was why it didn't matter if they won, or they lost, because it was glory on both ends. I was tired, very tired, but Ama hadn't come in. Everyone headed for bed as I grabbed my cup and walked up to the ridge. Ama and Gaia were talking as I walked up. They looked at me as Gaia sat, and didn't smile.

"This is important, Danael, you said there was nothing around you but sand and rocks. Is that true?'

"Nothing else." Ama and Gaia looked at each other, arguing. "What?" Ama spoke.

"We think you are remembering your ancient past, before either of your dragons and that's not going to be pleasant...not because of you, because you can take pain, it won't be pleasant because of the ones you couldn't save.

"Like now."

"Like now" I growled and began to shift as Gaia bound me. "You can't beat Dreka, even as old as he his, even if you think you need to, you can't. He's too powerful." I stared at them.

"Where does he stay?"

"In caves in the mountains of Tibet."

"And where are you, Gaia, Ama? Where's Marnine? Is he stronger than you, or all of us combined? How does he have this much power?" They stared at me in silence.

"You seem to let the worst out and then ring your hands as if there is nothing that can be done. Anna and I stopped Marnine as a bear and lion. You're Gaia, bring his cave down, bury his treasure, but get those girls out, and he will have no place vent but here. I have a rider, and I went unconscious"

They looked at me and laughed. "Love, Dreka would destroy you in five minutes and then yawn." Gaia nodded. There"'s no doubt that you are brave, dragon, but you are young and Dreka has fought many dragons...."

"So has Aisha, if I'm not mistaken. I don't want you to do it now, but it will happen because he seems to the one trying to destroy my family, and I won't stand for that. I don't care how big he is. I'll take care of my family." They looked at me, and nodded as I shifted without mist and went back to Irina. I didn't fall, which was nice, but it was different, empty, like it was real but not real. Wolf walked up. "What happened?"

Another dragon came, with men, and bound the people."

"My family?" He stared at me and howled in anguish because it was his family too. 'How long have I been gone?"

"Most of a season, maybe longer. They tried but how do you fight a dragon. They felt that you abandoned them." I nodded.

"Are any of the witches alive?"

"One."

"Hammish and Ilsa?" He lowered his head.

"Men aren't like wolves, or bears.... maybe dragons because there was no mercy." I nodded and asked him to take me to the witch. He stared at me. "She scares us.'

"Take me brother, you'll be fine." Wolf and I walked into the forest and up the mountain to a cave, a nice cave. I walked around as wolf yipped and a woman walked out, stared, and sent a bolt of energy at me. I grabbed it my left hand and sent into Gaia with my right as I stood and said stop. She stopped and then walked forward.

"I mean you no harm, sister, ...."

"I know who are dragon. Where were you when you could have helped these people, my people...my sisters. Force needs force, dragon."

"Tell me what happened, sister." She made us tea as I looked around. She told me about the dragon Dreka sent looking for a girl and the havoc he rained down upon them when she wasn't here.

"And the people here?" She was quiet

"They all fought, with the wolves, it's hard to fight a dragon, and soldiers, at the same time without another dragon."

I woke up on the couch, with wool over me, as the fire was dying. Everyone was asleep as I put more wood on the fire, stoked the coals, and went back to sleep. I wasn't sure what was real and what wasn't but I needed to talk Ama about many things, but especially traveling without the mist.
1 comment

To link to this blog (dadigan) use [blog dadigan] in your messages.

 dadigan 60M
60 M
January 2022
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
 
2
3
3
2
4
4
5
4
6
4
7
3
8
 
9
8
10
2
11
2
12
4
13
 
14
3
15
4
16
4
17
3
18
 
19
2
20
 
21
3
22
 
23
1
24
1
25
1
26
3
27
1
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
         

Recent Visitors

Visitor Age Sex Date
OlderPete58 63M1/27
slow2cum4u2 77M1/27
evernshamdodges9 65M1/27
Mnhorseman  65M1/27
gilletteguy5674 65M1/27
cjg045 69M1/27
IMREADY39564 70M1/27
Claw51478 74M1/27
Oralfun6369 58M1/27
wdh78  43M1/27