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April 2nd, 2012, 12:40 AM
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mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:1.5pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> The owls screeching grated his nerves. He paused long enough to wipe the sweat off his brow. Changing was always bad, but this moon seemed worse than others. The elders called it a two-moon night. A once a century event.

The humid night’s air was stale and cloying as his canines popped from his gums. His gut twisted as he ripped his clothes from his body desperate for air and cooling relief. His skin felt alive and so itchy he wanted to tear it from his body.

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Sebastian thought it couldn’t get any worse—he was wrong. Her scent hit him and his wolf attuned to her location.

His mate—the one prophesized about. The human that didn’t even know his kind existed.

Shit was about to hit the fans, and there was [I]nothing he could do to stop it!

CharmedGirl
April 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
Well, there was possibly one thing he could do and that was to find his mate and claim her before those that hunted his kind found and killed him.

Because claiming his mate would make him stronger and faster, help him escape the nightmare his kind was living at the moment. The nightmare of humans hunting his kind because they thought they were an abomination, something that shouldn't exist outside of fairytales and books.

As Sebastian continued to shift, his face elongating into his wolf's snout, and his arms and legs shortening into paws with sharp claws he stopped in his tracks as he heard a branch snap to his left.

Someone was coming and without going through his whole transformation, Sebastian didn't know whether they were friend or foe.

D. Dye-vitch36
April 5th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Wolf ears lay flat as helifted his snout to the air. Her scent was there…coming closer and his wolfitched to find her.

But another scent caught hisattention as well. The scent of another male on her trail, one not of his pack,one that certainly wouldn’t be gentle.

A snarl of pure born ragepierced the night, announcing his presence as well as intent. Blood would falltonight and he would make certain, it wasn’t hers.<o:p></o:p>

CharmedGirl
April 5th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Or his for that matter. Not if he could help it.

He ran as fast as he could, following the delicious aroma of his mate that permeated the air.

He knew he was getting closer, but he also had to focus. There were hunters on her trail, and he couldn't afford to be caught in one of their deadly traps like so many other wolves had been.

Another branch crunching under someone's foosteps stopped him in his tracks, and his ears piqued with curiosity. Who was the person making so much noise, alerting him to their presence? It couldn't be someone all that bright Sebastian thought to himself as he listened for more noise.

Yet not too long after, he heard a couple of voices.

"We're getting close, Robert." There was something familiar about the gruff voice that set all the hairs on the back of Sebastian's neck stand.

"How do you know?"

"Because she's injured and the blood trail we're following stops at behind that tree right over there."

Sebastian ducked his head out from behind the tall tree he'd managed to stop behind, and saw the two men and the tree one of the men was pointing to.

As the hunters stepped closer to their target, Sebastian made his move.

Kimberly
April 7th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Sebastian leapt from behind the tree, drawing the men's attention.
If he could lead them away from her, he could circle back and get her to safety.
The hunters raised their guns to fire, but Sebastian took off, ducking their bullets as he ran.
"She'll still be here when we get back. Let's leave her and go after the other one."
Sebastian knew a spot in the forest where the hunters would be stranded for a little while. It would give him enough time to get his mate away from danger...if she was still alive.
He could smell the ravine as he approached it. It smelled of death and decay.

ritabayauthor
April 7th, 2012, 07:45 PM
The scent of his mate’s blood lingered as he led them away from where she crouched hidden in a makeshift lair. Had they injured her? Was she in pain? He growled at the thought, then picked his way down the steep side of the ravine. Rocks broke loose and tumbled into the depths. A difficult passage, even for a sure-footed wolf. The hunters would be fortunate to survive the descent and the swamp that awaited them held dangers beyond their imagining.

Regina
April 7th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Now if he could just trick the humans into going into the ravine via the path, he could cut back through the brush while they were trying to find the way out and help his mate.

He trotted along the overgrown path deeper and deeper into the ravine. Very few knew about it since it was so far out of the way and deep in the wilderness. Now if he could just get them to....YES!

He heard one body collide with another as one of the men tripped on the hidden moss covered branch that lay across the path. He listened as the men cussed, and yelled. They rolled several feet down the steep path until he heard them hit the bottom of the ravine. He knew from experience that one could not just walk back up the steep path, not unless you could keep your shoes from sliding on the moss, grass and plants that grew all over the path. Especially this time of year which was the rainy season. Nope, they'd be stuck for a while.

His tongue lolled out of his mouth in a happy canine grin. He gave a short taunting howl and then turned back around heading back up the path. The slick path was problem for him in wolf form with his tough paws and claws that had the ability to dig into the ground. He pulled himself along and headed in the direction of the smell of his mate. He had to get her to safety before the two goons in the ravine found the way out.

Kimberly
April 8th, 2012, 05:00 PM
He could smell her distress. Her fear tasted foul as he carefully approached her.

She whined as he nosed her wounds. Her pain was almost as bad as her fear of this strange wolf. But, by all that she held holy, she'd rather face this stranger than the hunters. She sniffed at the wolf beside her. He smelled familiar, if that were even possible. This stranger smelled like...home.

Sebastian carefully took an assessment of her wounds. She was in pretty bad shape. Would it be easier to shift and carry her out as a wolf? Or should he see if he could get her to move under own power and follow him back to his lair? It was a dilemma. He certainly didn't want to scare her off now that he had found her, but he also didn't want her to die here in the woods.

CharmedGirl
April 9th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Sebastian shifted to his human form, his naked chest glistening under the full moon though his mate couldn't appreciate it in her current state. He stared down at her with deep concern. He didn't know how long she would last without some attention from a doctor, but he had to get her to safety.

He bent down gently, and caressed her cold cheek as he promised her over and over that everything was going to be alright, that he would keep the bad men that had hurt her away.

"Help me." His mate uttered softly, as her eyes flickered between closed and open because the pain was becoming unbearable for her.

"I will, but the only way I can is by moving you and that sweetheart is going to hurt if I'm not careful of your injuries."

She nodded in understanding as she watched him bend closer, and enfold her injured body in his strong arms as gently as he could without causing further pain to her.

D. Dye-vitch36
April 11th, 2012, 09:57 PM
She shouldn't have noticed the heat of him, but even through the pain, was acutely aware. The strength and protection of the massive arms so gently holding her.

She wasn't even sure what the hell had happened? She awoke walking through the woods. She'd never sleptwalked before. Why now? And why were those men trying to kill her?

She overheard one telling the others to make sure she was dead. That they had to stop her mate from finding her before the prophesy unfolded.

Prophesy? Her mate? Surely they had the wrong woman. She was a clerk in a shoe store for God's sake!

CharmedGirl
April 12th, 2012, 01:46 AM
Then again, maybe she was the right woman if her dreams were anything to go by. Since lately, they'd been too eerie and impossible to think about considering men didn't go for the type of woman they saw her for. In fact, most men were intimidated by her because she was so outspoken and towered over a lot of the men she met at her height of five-ten and that was without heels.

Yet the strong man holding her in his arms felt different. He didn't seem intimidated by her. Although that could be because she wasn't all that coherent due to her altercation with the men that had attacked her.

"Where are you taking me?" She managed to ask, even though her mouth was so dry it was lucky she could talk at all.

"To my house deeper in the woods and away from those men that attacked you."

"Why?" Her head lolled against his shoulder as she looked up at him, pain radiating from her watery green eyes because the men behind her attack as well as the beating she'd taken were starting to finally sink in. As well as the fact that she was a bit of a loner, and that if she had been murdered no one would be looking for her. What a sad state of affairs?

"Because you're not safe that's why."

"Not safe from whom?" It was a simple question, one that took her mind off her attack so she didn't have to remember anything about it or the prophecy those men that had attacked her had been talking about.

"From everyone except me because you're my mate."

She didn't know what he was talking about, but she knew it wasn't anything good.

Anya Khan
April 13th, 2012, 01:02 PM
He looked down at her, his sense of fulfillment muted with questions and anger over how injured she was. Every time she stiffened in pain it was a shot to him, but there was pride in her bravery. Who was she, why was she here, and who were the bast***rds who hurt her. It was disconcerting to know it would be a while before he had his answers. First he would make her safe, make sure her wounds were cared for, then he would have his answers, and his vengeance.

D. Dye-vitch36
April 17th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> A scent filled his nose and he recognized it. Everything suddenly making sense. She’d been marked, not turned. And he thanked the heavens she'd must gotten free before they’d had a chance to mate with her.



His enemies musk cloyed his senses, angering him on the primal level he didn’t wish her to see yet.



[I]But she had.



Her eyes widened in fear and he realized his pupils must have changed right before her eyes.



“You are one…one of them!” She accused struggling to inch away. Legs dragging behind her as her hands clawed at the earth in mortal desperation.



“I am nothing like them.” He all but howled.



“I saw, them, saw you…now, your eyes.”



“I am of that species, but any similarities end there. “ He inched slowly closer, palms up out before him in a show of peace. “Do you sense the familiar between us?” Surely, his mate, his destined one could sense something.



She slowed her crawl looking at him oddly. Forcing herself past the pain she must be enduring, she locked eyes with him, and he again, puffed with pride at her show of bravado.

D. Dye-vitch36
April 24th, 2012, 10:34 PM
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gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:1.5pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> It had taken most of the night. But once he’d settled her in his cabin, provided warm clothing, which happened to be a long tee shirt as he had nothing else lying about, he explained the prophesy. Surprisingly she hadn’t thought him insane. In fact, oddly she wore a sly smile. As if, she too held a deep secret.

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mso-para-margin-left:0in; text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> "Yes I am aware of the prophesy. That was why I was in the woods."



"Why the woods?" She'd thrown him for a loop when acknowledging she knew of the prophesy. Humans typically knew nothing of such things, least not believe in them enough to be hunting for them.


"I was out hunting for you."

He'd expected her to be shy, to cast a downward gaze, but not his little mate. Her head rose with pride as she captured his gaze and held it. She was waiting on his acknowledgment of her.

"Who are you?"

"I am Serena of the West Wind Coven."

"Coven? As in…" he wasn't sure what the politically correct term would be "witches?"

She laughed then and lit the room up.

"Yes, as in witches."

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mso-para-margin-left:0in; text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> "Yes I am aware of the prophesy. That was why I was in the woods."

"Why the woods?" She'd thrown him for a loop when acknowledging she knew of the prophesy. Humans typically knew nothing of such things, least not believe in them enough to be hunting for them.

"I was out hunting for you."

He'd expected her to be shy, to cast a downward gaze, but not his little mate. Her head rose with pride as she captured his gaze and held it. She was waiting on his acknowledgment of her.

"Who are you?"

"I am Serena of the West Wind Coven."

"Coven? As in…" he wasn't sure what the politically correct term would be "witches?"

She laughed then and lit the room up.

"Yes, as in witches."

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text-indent:.5in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> By the following morning each learned they'd been set up by their pack and coven.

Turns out due to the urgency of the prophesy, their families had tried crossing their paths prior, but it hadn't worked.



Tonight wouldn't have, if not for the attack, which [I]wasn't planned. That pack had crossed lines and still had to be dealt with. Firmly!



For now though, there was a bonding awaiting, and damned if they weren't on the same page about that. He'd caught her musky scent rising as did her blush, and she'd caught the sudden swelling in his torn trousers.

Uh wow, she thought as moisture pooled to her center.


He puffed a tad when he caught the widening of her eyes when she'd spotted his erection.


Maybe the prophesy was true, maybe it wasn't but it sure as hell was going to be fun testing out the bonding promise the prophesy mandated be done!