Chapter 1; The Beginning
In a love story you will usually hear of two people that meet and fall desperately in love but have something blocking them of being together. Well it`s always a cute tale but everything is the same. The problems and the challenges but what about the other love stories. The ones where they don`t hit it off to begin with or the ones where love does work out the first time. Those tend to seem hidden in our world and in yours.
So I deiced to tell my love story and the ones of my friends so that the world can see that not every love starts out with a hit.
So you already got basics of what I`m going to be telling you and before I start I must get something clear about who I am.
My name is Louis and I know it`s a boy's name but my mother was expecting a baby boy. But my parents were not at all disappointed in my gender since I`m a textile.
A textile is a mixture of human, cat lion, hawk, and pterosaurs. I know I sound like a freak but I look pretty normal. I have a cats jaw and ears, lion`s tail, hawks nails, and then pterosaurs wings. The rest is all human and I do have arms, hands, and hair. Just like humans have the peach fuzz hair all over, my body has the same and a set of dirty blonde hair on my head. But we do have this weird light grayish skin but other than that we are normal.
We don`t live like the humans and we certainly don`t act like them since we have very low emotions. Even our history is opposite, for those men ruled the world but up in the sky the women do.
But men and women are equal now at least in our world and most of the human's world.
So for our people we have assigned mates and we never chose them because we don`t care. For the uses of mating is a requirement, not a necessary want or pleasure.
So here is where I`m going to kick off our story when I have already been what humans call married and I have been assigned to be the next Leader of my clan…
"Louis my dear congrats on your new position," my mother praised.
"Thank you mother and I swear I won`t let you or my people down," I confirmed.
My mother shook her head in disagreement of my answer and questioned, "You sound like this whole thing is placed just on your shoulders?"
"Is it not?"
"Darling you are married, and you and him share the weight of your clan's fate. Not to forget that you have a council and others to help."
"I`m sorry your right mother I should not dive into this thinking I`m alone and helpless. I have Zack, the council, Papa, and you."
My mother gave me her warm smile that usually only humans wore and kissed my forehead like I was a child insistent and secure. When my mother rose her eyes to meet mine I saw sorrow for the loses of me.
"I`m not gone forever you know?"
"I know but your still my baby and I can`t help but want to hold you till the end." I gave her my best smile a textile could give and kissed her cheek in a swift motion.
"I`ll always be yours but now I have to be shared by everyone," I whispered in my sweetest voice.
Before my mother could reply my mate came over to pull me away so we could discusses serious business.
Zack was like any other textile; he had little emotion, brains, and was same in size as every other male. I had only met him on the day of our marriage and unlike a human I felt no worries or awkwardness about the situation. It happens to everyone so why worry.
"Louis in the time we are leaders we have to redo the Hidden Teachings." The Hidden Teachings are where one of the leaders goes down to the human world and teach a specially picked human to be taught of us so we won`t be forgotten. It happens every century and now it's time to redo the cycle over.
"Yes I recall the subject and I already have everything figured out," I piped with pride for my witty mind.
He gave a slight frown and replied, "Louis were a team and we need to decide on these things together."
"I know it`s just I had a splendid idea."
"Fine what is your splendid idea?"
"Well I could go to the human world and do the Hidden Teachings while you stay here and monitor the clan." I crossed my fingers behind my back hoping he would agree to my idea. I just couldn`t bear the thought of not getting to see and communicate with one.
"Very well Louis just please be careful," he pleaded.
"I shall, now let's gets some rest we have quite the day tomorrow and I don`t want to be out of it."
We walked to the adults nesting room and went to the very end of the cave wall to where our nest of branches and feathers laid. For us we always sleep with a partner or a group of three.
We got in the center of it and I took ahold of Zack`s long torso with my hands and feet and I let my wings wrap around my body only revealing my head. Then Zack went to the ground on his knees and stretched out his long dark wings to enclose both of us.
With our skin mixing together to make the perfect temperature it wasn`t long before we both sink into a relaxing slumber.