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Kardien note.
1. English isn’t my mother language. I learned hard to English during a few months. I had plan writing in English. I wrote several stories in my mother language before. I still feel difficult to English writing. It takes a long time to finished first chapter.
Please, if you find the wrong sentence, see it mildly, and then give to me the advice or the criticism. These will make my sentence better.
2. This story is not exactly werewolf story. It certainly include werewolf but is wolf story. If you see werewolf on wolf side; it is like werehuman than werewolf. I want write to view of wolf side that look to werewolf. I don’t know it will be well wrote.
3. I still confuse ‘A’ and ‘The’ ’s usage. You may find many mistakes these are ‘A’ and ‘The’. Would you advice to me these usages?
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Several days before, I made first upload my novel in booksie. However Booksie’s uploading program made problem. Unfortunately, I didn’t read booksie’s uploading guideline. My first chapter was broke. I decided republish my novel. I’m Sorry for my past readers.
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Black Howl.
By Kardien Lupus.
Chapter.1 Messenger
When the night passed midnight I was getting around the street. My eyes rendered the faded Building and pave stone in shades of black and white. However, my ears caught nothing but quietness and nose snuffed the smells dim and sunk. Though just several hours passed in City, City has calmed.
I trod my paws as I slowly ran in street. Often I turned my head to watch the buildings and walls and such. Smells I inhaled identified dusts and foods with added some foulness of sewers. They are all downed, but one smell, that of humans, was still vivid. They remained asleep and I was running alongside them.
Although running, I did not throw my legs fast as I must check out the street I had passed. Again I snuffed the street and scanned the buildings and entry way of alley. It was all cleared.
I was not running along with Sort of our kind. We wanted stacking each other that was our wish also hope. People called it Pack that was one of worrying words so at time they sent look of doubt at our gathering. They looked at our kind with displeasure.
I was alone but, people hate our grouping, that was not reason. That’s my work because I was captured therefore they had right to order me. Last evening they ordered to me patrol the streets, it not meant us together but only meant me.
A Blue scarf was tied my neck and I could feel tighten the vein beneath the fur. I disliked its feeling but people’s thought were it is right. They also thought it marked well who tamed animal. Blue scarf was a mark given to me. I was some kind of livestock. That was feeling I got from neck.
I keep running and every time turned streets make to check all of street’s things. People made me the Public order dog. They have given me that life. In order days, many of us went to hunt a few sheep at a time and got killed. We survived not because they had mercy, but because they use for us, including myself.
They found servants.
When the hunters hunted wolves, they found some kind of wolf’s ability; these wolves could do well enough brightly think, even understand human words. Many people hated us but its fact was so useful thing, than ever subdued animals by human. For what matter, humans didn’t want to do bothersome works so they needed servant. Ancestors finally hunted down by hunters then were pinned up in cage. Since than, people made us were coercively obeyed for them. Ancestors given puppies and after continued wolves to wolves were tamed for human.
Streets seemed no have problem. There was no suspicious sound and I never saw any strange people. If no smells had sniffed, these parts of city had completely peaceful mood. I liked it. It was quite better than whatever problems came.
For a while, I stopped my legs. Stood all fours and trod dirty paving stone then inhaled a deep breath from cold atmosphere. Air made to my lung fresh. I liked this feel. Only for a few second I inhaled but I felt pleasure with little freedom. That was my joy.
After breathing, I checked my summer coat and then shook it strongly, which made me feel better.
For the last several streets on patrol route, I had not found any problems; I had not barked at burglar, treated abnormality matter or even answered people who got lost on their home. Tonight was smooth time for a wolf.
Now, I have completed my patrol route, a familiar picture waited for me. That was fork in the road; starting point of two roads, old white building located in. In that reason, White building had meaning to me. Running was over. I need to go to cage.
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At the front of sub hall in office, he was sitting on a chair. He looked at me with eyes bloodshot; he must have stayed up all night. I knew why he couldn’t get any sleep; Police usually did Arrogance only but they had many works in now days. At instant he glared me.
“Ho-, where have you been?”
He asked as he yawed.
“woof!”
I tried making words for Lot, but my muzzle and throat didn’t work well. I made just barking sound. Human’s words were difficult to us.
“What did you say?”
He asked once more. He frowned his forehead, his overtime had already made it pale.
“Woof! Arf!”
After my barking, I could not but blame my muzzle for barking. His dim blue eyes were tense. Lot, he never liked barking. He might as well thought that I was doing that out of defiance or joke. Bad muzzle, I thought. Sometimes it didn’t work for human like speech.
“I patrolled my route, from Gironde to bironde. I have always patrolled those streets”
I answered. Rough tone with woofing resonance, but fortunately I said human language this time.
“What did you say? you were patrolling alone?”
He saw me at bloodshot eyes. Small pink vessels settled in pupil, He might doubtfully look to me.
“I’m just dog but I knew how urban cohorts have many works, they were busy now; Aaron, my trainer told me: tonight, work you alone. Aaron was busy.”
“Then, you go.”
Cohort Lot told me. He only gave a short word. I guessed Lot always hated wolf, talking wolves.
“Thank you, Lot. yip!”
I bowed to him. Taking like human is quite difficult thing. The natural ability of a wolf lies in backing, howling and yipping, not speech. I have been learning human language since I was a pup, for a whole life. That made to my throat was tired.
I went up the short stair and toward cage.
One little candle light gleamed in entrance, light seemed feeble and room dusky. I moved nose from one way to another as I snuffed. Room is full of others’ smell, those my companions’.
“Did, you get back now?”
Glittery eyes looked at me. Two orange lights were hung up in front side, these was Era’s eyes. I snuffed her.
“Yes, finished my work.”
I answered. Since we were pups, we were trained to use human speech even in conversation between wolves. We’re natural dog lang that finally faded and forgotten.
I blinked eyes at once then saw the dark room. I could saw her. If this time had sun raise, she’s white and gray mixed felt twinkled. She is beautiful wolf also high ranked than me.
“Dillon, Restia and Roberto they got out with their cohorts. They might not come in until late morning.”
She said.
Officers, if they were busy, we were also just as busy; I guess People have many works, so they give order to us. They thought it was fit to dogs. But hardly thought how many works was gave us. Supposing Officers have works, we were bound get more works. I felt my fatigued.
Cohorts called our bedroom cage. Room is smaller than the ones for twelve wolves and air was blended with dust. 7 of 9 wolves had fallen asleep. They’d been hard work in daylight. I needed to sleep like them.
Late-night air came in through the window. Mild breeze tickled my thin summer fur, waking up my mind a little. Foot step’s echo and horse’s gallop and chattering in daylight, those not heard. My heart has calmed, it was little time for a animal.
Once more, I sniffed the room’s air. Scattered furs, breath of sleeping wolves, teethes behind the lips and their smells were all in the Old and grimy air. They were comfortable things. They were our smells and partly mine also. Deep blue sky has showed up through the barred window. Iron bars divided the sky into several pieces. I felt like my heart locked; something inside me stirred my gut.
“Don’t you get sleep?”
I asked Era who didn’t sleep along with me. I went to my nest that was partitioned with cushions spread on it. I laid belly on cushions: even though the fabric was clung with dust, it was still smooth and warm. I looked at era.
“Nah, I will watch out room’s entrance. If someone comes in, I need to know. Cohorts gave the order to me.”
Era said. She is a first-rank working dog and also oldest wolf in this cage. Peoples wanted overseer among of us because they needed a self accuser. We tamed to obeyed humans, but they were never fully trusted us. The old wolf, Era, was in dark. She looked older.
I closed my eyes as I sniffed was awaking Era’s smell. My head was going heavy. I hoped to have a wolf’s dream.
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Early morning, I got up and yawned that was wolf’s long yawn. I blinked my eyes and shook my body then saw it who made me waked up. My nose gave me first answer.
“Look at me, hey, lazy dog.”
Cohort Lot. His throat might be angry. I didn’t know he got angry from me. Over time also named over work made people exhausted; they usually showed tiresome feeling to us.
“Yip, grr-, please wait, I recover my sense soon.”
He should give me a time. I was barely asleep late night then he awaked dawn time it was still far from sunrise. Once more, I shook my body and added my gray fluffy fur, it my small pride.
“Kardien, I much care.”
Added his angry, his throat started bold. I blanked my eyes two times more. I realized other human’s small it blended little musk perfume.
“I think it is fit, give my little assignment to other one.”
The man said in consideration but Lot the cohort prevented his thought.
“This dog quite knew boroughs’ geography-.”
Lot said.
“-She will work well, Aaron she’s handler taught City’s streets in the meantime”
I thought Lot who bothered and stole my sweet sleep. I pulled out my eyelid then cleared look to men.
His coat saw fine than lot, fabric was soft, no stain but clean and dark; his coat had many brass button and decoration that mean he was superior of midst of cohorts. I swallowed my spit.
“Do you know five kings’ street?”
He asked gently, wolves was hardly gave treatment like that. High bureaucrats had habit that was pretend mildness and honesty to all of he encountered, I heard that in the past.
I nodded and laid my body on bottom of room. Sleepiness, it ran a way to farness. I never wanted make a problem when him like human settled in front of me. High servants of City hall could easily drag us to wrong circumstance. I was curious, way he came dim dogs’ room in personally.
“The five kings’ street have five rose gardens; go through all gardens you can easily find governor Claudian’s house. Then give him this letter.”
He took out scroll from pocket then saw to me. Scroll was bound by ribbon and waxed to sealed scroll.
“Let’s find harness out put on her.”
Lot quickly said. He surely had ill will to me. I thought. I had only one time growl at him then we just had several encounters when my feel was little tensed. That’s all. Many of human too sharpened at their heart or mind. Wolves could say even only one threat make them fear but it didn’t spit out through our throat, humans determined we do not rude.
Anyway, now, Lot was putting harness down my back and buckling up my belly. That feel, was covered some stuff to my body, it was hard to ignore. It made feel little sad.
“Don’t forget what I said. You do not lose your way but go straight to destination. I believe that latter arrival in well time, not too late.”
When Lot fully buckled up, man said gently to me.
It was time to go. I stretched my front legs then hind legs followed it. Round leather box which putted in letter, I felt it tied my neck. I went out the cohort office.
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Early dawn’s sky it was still darkly and deep blue. Air was still little chilly and didn’t seemed like summer’s atmosphere. My tiny and light summer coat made felt my skin cold. Cold dawn. City was still fall asleep.
I was running between each sides of street; both of Long-Lined houses aged and dimmed, kept company with City. City aged old that I was heard. Some places fully rebuilt and many places fixed through the long time. But City could be smelled that deeply aged tastes alike kept secret something.
Five kings’ street one of these sorts of places. It was little far from cohort’s sub office in Bronze hall which stood near by City center square. Five King’s street wasn’t my handler’s area, but I and Aaron some times went to these at reason bureaucrats’ aimed to need to guards.
Five kings was high-class place.
Long, Long time ago five kingdoms kings were always keeping war to each others. They were greed, jealousy, dissatisfaction for their small countries. Their war had never end, midst of five kings anyone hadn’t wised enough govern whole kingdoms.
Many people went to fight, arable lands were desolate and children were dying. Long time war spoiled countries but kings never adopted their men’s advice. One day, a saint had given the revelation from sky. He said a holy stuff buried in some where of five counties.
All of kings wanted holy stuff so they searched whole of their dominion but stuff never found their territory. Kings begun to think that stuff was hide in their rival’s own land then they thought: There was no way to get stuff but war.
Many people death because of war. Many women lost their husbands in war time. Many children have been never meeting their fathers. All of countries people had deeply distress. But kings never paid attention.
During long war time, five kings met which hill with their army. They finally learned where stuff is buried. Stone hill was that place. They fought, killed others soldiers, tried to occupation hill. They encountered top of hill, stuff placed in that.
At moment, kings reached their hands to stuff; suddenly a thunder struck the stuff. Holy stuff broke and destroyed. Five kings realized what they missed.
From after that kings reconciled to each other then they thought their own people then lastly, united their countries. That was legend.
I thought that just dulled human’s legend, anyway, the Hill had been made new kingdom’s castle. Even far after from that A large also massive state toke out small kingdom’s land, However the hill still remained upper people residence though castle had been broke down.
Five rose gardens located in line through hill top. I kept running, arrived entrance of hill. At second, I nosed mild breeze that was putted in some salt water and fishes’ smell. I remembered fish market which located in nearby; every day, small ships carried a amount of fish to the market, used City’s river. I heard sometime about the place which named sea but I never saw sea from whole my life. I thought that I putted this smell at my furry body then will show my companions and say about that. That was happy thing for canine.
I was going through the street. Each side of houses had quality and neatness. Even I almost only saw black and white but they seemed were pretty good. They well structured.
I ran along side rose gardens. Roses bloomed and tangled another looked amusement for me. I urged to play, if I saw butterfly could chase to it. But was no time to play in now.
I passed top of hill and mid one of gardens. That time, I encountered watchman but both of we ignored to each others. Man saw me that I was officer’s dog as carrying letter, walking to home from his finished work. I didn’t bother; peoples’ cautious look was how many gave to us made hardly tense us. Then I was keep going. A large mansion easily found at last garden.
One coach was coming across house entrance. That colored black also had glossy wood body. Two horses were coming to entrance their horseman wore black jacket. In the early dawn time, that’s figure was temper down, of bluely hour.
The coach stopped entrance which a large ironwork gate. Both of guards approached the coach for say and were exchanging some take with horseman. I didn’t exactly hear that, they said in little voice and its site little far from me.
“Who is-?”
One guard said, He might tell ‘who is it?’
“It’s he.”
Horseman said, carefully.
“You need to-, that- exactly. Liar is anywhere. So-.”
“It’s he, the owner.”
Horseman said clearly.
“Do you have- document- identify?”
Another guard said to Horseman. I felt it, he had some curious.
“No. But before you open the-.”
They were whispering. Next words didn’t here to me in my site. But I felt it from nose, wolf’s sight and my feeling. Suddenly, Second guard shivered then he runs out inside house.
“We need to something identification stuff. Even what were you say. Therefore-.”
Officer said. Guard came back with he’s officer who wore long coat and had firmly working. But unheard words because of not whispering, it was interruption. Coach’s door opened.
“Oh, sorry, forgive me sir.”
Officer hunched his back, it was honestly. His men act alike him. Man was inside coach, he might real honorable man. Officer stretched his hand to guards that men opened large gate. Two large leafs of door pulled to each side then coach was going into the house. Suddenly horses were disturbed and stopped that horseman tried to clam for horses.
Four men discovered me. I thought horses might shiver because of me. Through the long time, these things had been prey of wolf. I was angry to these animals because they made problem to me. It was unfair. I never thought attacking them. Anyway, horseman finally controlled them drove coach inside house. Left Three men glared to me.
Guard Superior, he came to me.
Down the rimed brim hat, his face was stiff and wrinkly. His right hand touched sword’s hilt and also I sniffed some of blackly smell that was the gunpowder. I saw his leather belt; pistol stuck in it. I swallowed to my throat.
“a-. Why do you come here?”
He not said ‘wolf’. Better than called wolf with my name, he considered me was more beastly. Peoples never understood gunpowder smell that made fear. I thought.
“I bring a letter.”
I yipped. I still sniffed gunpowder smell it made tense to me and also bristled neck ruff. These things were covered by me. Peoples had made us fear by that smell. In my vein, I felt urge to prey, forest and cold air but I pressed those down. Sometimes I had dream that I had shot and sparked fire at barrel then flicked down to floor. Peoples made us fear but wolves had no right revealed horror.
“Where is letter from?”
Man asked me.
“Cohort office was located in Bronze hall. I’m cohort’s canine.”
I said directly. I wanted not make any problem. This order has given to me that might official thing.
“What is letter’s content? And do you have any of identifying stuff? I hate animal that loitering in dawning time. You should say clearly.”
Man’s caution was because of not fully that I was wolf but much blended carefulness. I nosed his tense. His tense alike met the honorable men in the moment before. Had it incident? I thought.
“I just have given order and also I tied blue scarf.”
I answered, didn’t know what letter is but sender’s musk perfume. He grabbed letter box which tied my neck. At moment, he glared my harness and scarf. He might have something check. In little tense, he looked seal wax and that’s arm.
“Is that real from cohort’s office?”
He asked. That seemed a real check answer, I’m not sniffed exactly reason, It might be large house rule.
“That’s ok. Now you can go back your shelter.”
He returned to house as he grabbed a letter but was left these words. Because of dawning time, people were tense. I thought. I had no reason but leave from this place. I turned my body then ran back to my office.
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Black howl Copyright by Kardien Lupus


Submitted: August 05, 2010

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