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Wolf's pov

Chapter 9 (v.1) - Leader Of The Pack

Submitted: May 08, 2017

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There are so many words to describe the camp; I just say what I see. There where mini houses perfectly rounded to surround what looked like a mini town. The town was in the middle of an oval shape with houses surrounding it in prefect alignment. The “town” consisted of ten to twelve buildings, each with a signs. I could just barely read them from our perch. There was a café, an animal training store, bathrooms, a clothes store, and a town hall, a stable like structure for jaguars, a post office, a hardware store, a hospital, a toy store, and a small candy shop (which surprised me very much). It was like a world inside the world.

“Welcome to camp” said Rez.

“Well, you can stare at it or go in it, your choice” said Brightnight from below. Rez and I immediately jumped down, embarrassed to be caught gaping at the camp like a couple of kids. Then again, we are kids. Brightnight led us down a narrow path that led to the heart of the camp. “This place that we call camp is actually called Animus which is Latin for spirit” Brightnight continued. We headed slowly into camp. My jaguar wanted to go to the place for jaguars badly, I let him and he surprised me by bounding over to it and slipping inside. A cry of joy escaped him as he stopped by a mother jaguar with three cubs climbed over her. I realized at once that these were his cubs. No wonder he wanted to come so badly, he wanted to see his beloved and his children. I slipped off Coyote and slipped off the leather collar from his neck. Then he did the most amazing thing, he talked.

“Thanks most don’t let us go where we please” he said gratefully. I looked at him in shock, he gave me a confused look, and then his eyes widened. “Wait, you can understand me?!” he asked. I nodded and his jaw dropped. His kids saw him and ran over and jumped on him.

“Father! Your back! We missed you so much!” said the biggest of the three.

“I missed you to Rio” he replied, “You too, Sokka, and you, Nina”. I noticed that Nina was the smallest of them. She seemed scared and needing some confidence. When she saw me she became more confident than her bigger brothers and leaped at me, I jumped and caught her in mid-air. The mother and Coyote stared at her in complete and utter surprise.

“What?” I asked.

“Nina has never been that confident to look at most humans and animals much less jump like that to greet one” replied the mother.

“Oh, excuse me for my rudeness, I am Wolf” I said.

“Sunset” replied the mother.

“So” continued Coyote, “your spirit must be the cat, which is cool, most have the stupid wolf as there spirit”.

“Actually, I am the wolf spirit too” I said. Both Sunset and Coyote looked at me is surprise.

“I have only heard legends of those who are two spirits, are you really a possessor?” Sunset asked.

“Yes” I replied.

“That is so cool, we get to play with the world’s only possessor” said Nina, “Mama, can I show Wolf around town? Please?”

“I suppose so, but be back before meal time, got it?” asked Sunset. Nina nodded eagerly while her older brothers complained to the prospect of Nina going out and not them. “I will hear none of that” scowled Sunset, “you two have been out much more than Nina, now time for your nap”. Sunset herded them away while whining still could be heard. Nina watched them with a smug look on her face.

“I think we should start with the café, since it is lunch time now, and I think the food is always better there than what they feed us there” she gestured to the jaguar stable. She padded alongside me as we headed toward the café, her nose twitched as we drew near, I smelled steak cooked to perfection and so did Nina. We raced each other the rest of the way. I let Nina catch me and I fell to the ground as she jumped on me. We both laughed while other people stared. One of the strangers walked up to Nina.

“Nina! I did not expect to see you here, well, if you are here than so are your brothers, where are they anyway” asked the stranger, looking around.

“They are back at the stable” she squeaked, “I came alone, well not really, I came to show Wolf around, Buzz”. Buzz turned to me.

“Can she understand you Nina?” Buzz asked.

“Well, duh, how can I show her around if she can’t understand me?” Nina asked.

“Well, then you must be a cat spirit then?” he asked hopefully.

“Wrong” squeaked Nina, “Wolf here is a possessor”.

Buzz looked at Nina like she had grown a second head and sprouted spider legs. “Now Nina, haven’t you ever been told that lying gets you only into bigger trouble than you already are in?” he asked.

“I am not lying” Nina protested, “Wolf is a possessor”.

“Yeah, right, and I am a city slicker in disguise” he snorted, sarcasm taunting his speech.

“But it is true!” Nina protested. Buzz rolled his eyes and looked at me.

“I am an actually possessor” I said, the man’s eyes widened in disbelief.

“How?” he asked.

“I guess having the dog spirit and the cat spirit makes me a possessor” I replied with a shrug. Buzz simply walked away, muttering to himself. Nina and I entered the café, everyone turned to look at me, word that I was a possessor must have spread faster than I expected because everyone was whispering and I heard the words “Wolf” and “possessor” a lot. Nina strolled in casually and even a little proudly to the bar tender.

“De Rico, lim fathan de smoothies che asap” said Nina. She thought for a moment and then added, “che steac ne med ar, do re dooblee”.

“What did you say to him?” I asked. Nina looked at me in surprise.

“Oh, I forgot you didn’t know, Rico here is the last that only speaks the ancient language. He used to watch and play with me when I was younger so I kind of caught on and learned how to speak it” Nina replied. I nodded. Rico brought us two chocolate smoothies, and sizzling steaks that made both me and Nina drool. We ate like we have never eaten; only when we had eaten the sixth steak and smoothie that Rico brought us did we stop with swollen bellies. Nina licked her lips.

“I haven’t felt that full in ages” Nina said.

“What do you mean?” I asked, “Don’t you eat like this every day?”

“Heck, no” Nina replied. She must have seen my reaction because she continued, “we always eat in rations so that if the hunt ever comes back empty, usually in winter, we still have something to eat so we eat like there is barely any food to go around”.

“Wait a minute” I said as realization came to me, “why did Rico bring us all that food if we only ate rations?”

“When I learned to speak the ancient language fluently, he promised me, without anyone understanding, that each time I came here, he would give me whatever I wanted because I briefly overcome my fear of other people and animals except my family, him, and now you as well Wolf”

“Cool” I replied. We relaxed until our tummies shrunk a little and then went and played in the mini play area filled with all sorts of toys and games scattered across the floor. We played until Nina, cocked her head and began to run. Panic swelling in her eyes. “What is it?” I asked.

“It is almost dinner time! I promised Sunset to be home before then!” she yelped. We ran together, I picked up Nina and ran for she was having trouble running for she was exhausted from the whole day of playing. We reached Sunset just as the dinning bell rang. Sunset took her cub, which was asleep in my arms now and gently placed her next to her brothers who were nuzzled in her warm, soft belly.

“Thank you” said Sunset, “she was never so happy than when she saw you; I guess your spirit is even stronger than Buzz or Rico, they are the only other cat spirits in camp, everyone else is a type of dog. Your type of dog is the wolf, correct?” she asked.

“Yes” I replied.

“You should head to dinner” she continued, “You must be hunger”

“Not really, Rico stuffed us to the point of overflowing” I replied.

“She must have lead you straight to him, she knew she was in for the meal of a lifetime” she sighed. I left her and her cubs to peace and headed back to the café. It was really full and everyone was eating a meager meal. I saw Rez in the middle of a large group of boys about my age .and his. I walked over and smiled to hear him bragging.

“…and I can ride bareback when I climb” he boasted.

“You couldn’t climb an inch until I taught you how” I interrupted. Rez whipped around and blushed. Everyone gasped when they saw him blush.

“Rez, did you just blush?” asked one of the boys. They all started singing that stupid song.

“K-I-S-S-I-N-G” they sang. I waited until they finished and spoke.

“Oh, so you all have girlfriends?” I asked. They all grew silent but Rez burst into laughing, and almost doubled over. Then the boys turned to Rez, and one punched him in the gut. He vomited on the boy that punched him, the boy jumped back, disgusted and left in the direction of the large lake in the forest that we pasted on the way to camp. Rez came over and asked:

“Do you want to go work out with us?”

“Sure” I replied, "as long as you clean up first". Rez looked down at the vomit that covered his front shirt before simply taking off and tossing it aside. It was near down right impossible not to stare at his chiseled abs and bulging biceps. He turned and headed out in the direction of the work out area, the boys falling in behind him. I followed Rez, still having to keep averting my eyes from his chest.


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