Black howl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

The gray wolf. I always saw world in dim eyesight. I have locked in cage, looked up human everytime. I obeyed them, should think alike them. Did my fang rotted? When the chance came to me, I didn’t know how to accept it.

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Chapter 5 (v.1) - Black howl - Chapter.2 sewing (part 3)

Submitted: August 13, 2010

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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. My writing speed still is slow. Finished one chapter, it takes many times. Therefore, I decide upload part of chapter in each time.

I’m still learning English.

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Black Howl.

By Kardien Lupus.

Chapter.2 Sewing (part 2)

Katy might say these are fit for bite(dresses). I thought as crouched in next to door of entrance. They gave order to me that bouncer the house keeper. Through the few days, they overcame fear of wolf. My new owner Celina leaded it. They had many says that my name is fluffy. Grr- , I had real fluffy fur it was my pride; the soft belly fur was good; but it only limited my belly. I had rough body that fluffy was unfair name.

Bouncer dog work was easy. Textile workers(not included men) were not many demands. They seemed that they might have gossiping tasks more than sewing works or anything others. In the many gossip cases used newcomer(it’s me.) as it’s main material, However they was neglectful of real me. I could dare do sleep in my duty time. Chattering was more than important watch out for dangerous animal.

I wore silk strip on my neck; in my tail, I wore ribbon which tied bow; these were pink. They say these were pink. Why do wolf wear pink? These was dreadful; weird human.

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She liked say first and second and third. She often used these three words in her conversation. If I said like her that I could say like these. First she have merciful mind that mind gave to me mercy. Second she needed to companion; I didn’t know the wolf could be companion. Third she like canine that is good point. I was lucky, might be successful than any other escaped wolves. If I wanted this living, I could enjoy this dwelling.

Celina’s job was tailor. She had friends who worked with her. She had the workplace that was wide and had large tables. They did sewing in table, patched the dresses, reembroidered worn dress decorations. Sometimes they brought dyed fabrics from somewhere. They seemed didn’t make new clothes but mending.

During the few days from I met her at first, I caught her words: new clothes was little expensive. It was reason that her main work was not clothes making. However she said even mending could make moneys.

I learned these that had no relation to me. I observed women’s work how to sew and also several sewing ways. I had own my fur; these was useless for me but I learned it. Except these knowledge and pink materials, this life was content.

In the first several days, I gave up doubt. She might be just love canine kinds. If she had deceit, she might not introduce me to her friends. Textile women accepted me. My new owner was Celina and they trusted Celina. When they worked with her in work place, an invisible companionship waved to me; I could sniff it. She was good human, had several bonded friendships.

They were relieved just at my existence. Bouncer work had several contents. I moved between work place and gate in garden, sniffed and reported the weather to them. Textile women, they especially wanted weather condition.

When my lunch feed time came to me, I got boiled meat from kitchen. It was not red meat which I liked. There was no reason to cook meat for wolf. It was over-serve to wolf. But it was smooth I pleased.

I thought as beat gray meat which putted in bowl. How dose Katy live? Then Era? And also- Aaron? I thought. Past dreadful event spoiled usual canine life. I successfully resettled thank to her mercy. Human said time is fast but wolves could say time is fast more than them. We were not long live animal. We felt heavy to time five than human. It was literally. When human felt a one day, Wolves felt their five day times. We were short live animal. Time was important. I learned how adapt human time but still felt little long. I escaped and thus couldn’t meet my companions for the longtime or never meet them.

“Do you see my special room?”

Few days after evening, Celina said to me in her dinner table. I was eating my red meat in floor. Bloody red meat was tasty thing. I sniffed her and looked up table.

“I saved you and also I’m your owner. You should know about your owner. If you don’t it then you don’t assist me.”

It was mild order. She added before I said some answer. She was owner, new owner. I nodded to her but was still looking up table. Some smells invaded to my nose. Celery, lettuce and in such; I knew only two kinds of the vegetable. I was carnivore and Cohorts the City detectives loved meat and little wine. They had fat belly and also paid it for their eating habit. They might be, hardly eat vegetable. I had no opportunity for learn vegetable name. Vegetable also had bitter smells. I wondered why human eat it.

I thought cohorts’ bellies as was eating my dinner meat. It had Smooth and sweet fat. I sniffed it many times. How delicious it is!

How did dare I think it? I found the problem in the next moment as quit my eating. Cohort is not food, Cohort is not food, Cohort is not meat. I thought. My instinct might cause problem. Why did I thought human is meat?

“What are you thinking? You didn’t answer to my question. Do you here me?”

“Grr-. Hum, I can here master’s voice.”

I answered. During several days, I did like her. I should answer master’s speech.

“If you think your office and cage, it is useless.”

She announced. She said I didn’t hear her previous words. Wolf’s sense was useless in this time. What did she say? I should have heard her voice. She was eating her vegetable. Poked vegetable was moved to her mouth. I heard crunch vegetable noise. She might be like vegetable.

We finished our dinner, it required sometime. I lay my belly on wooden floor as she cleared her dishes from table. I watched her she only wore white gown. Under her loose gown, a thin shape hided. I heard human woman wear corset that was used to keep her thin waist. However she wore not corset which smelled whale born or iron. Her whole body was just thin. I guessed she might have natural way to get her body.

“Do dogs like chewing their bone?”

She asked as cleared my meat bowl and water bowl.

“hum- you may dislike its cracking noise.”

It was true. Human liked meat but hated cracking sound and also might hate marrow of bone.

“hmm. I see your opinion. You considered for me. But, I want independent thing. Considering on independent was useful to sometimes.” She made smile and I wondered. wired girl. Why is she thought some independence were good? “Follow me. I will show my pride.” She touched my back in her gentle.

She stepped stair. Stair was made unpleasant creakily sound but I ignored it. My owner was pleasant with little happy. She decided show her special room. Thus, I needed to made smile that was even wolf’s thing. When she reached the door, I recognized it that was other her working room. It was clothes making room which was only used for her.

Dust and fur smell invaded at my nose as she opened the door. Room seemed neatly except some dust. Several rest of fabric set in the wooden rack. Two long tables stood in the room. Drawers hided stuffs. Hangers were located in. Flat pieces hang on the wall. These might be made wood or hard paper.

“These are clothes patterns.”

She explained to me.

“These are used to measure fabrics size. I cut cloth that trace pattern and then gained clothes piece.”

She said then had a thought. Her eyes was deep like a place which named sea but not concentrative to anything. She seemed have little unconscious. Before she opens her mouth, Instinct gave opportunity to me. I realized her feel that was remembrance.

“I was little fast to end of my childhood’s feeling. It was dreadful. A Lot of blood was bleed by me or others. I became woman or adult female since I made and got blood at first. I had been child before. In that time, I was admiring the girls like flower. In my eyes, they had beautiful; I studied them part to part. In my decision, I thought dress was their point. Their flesh was living but just living. It seemed they were nothing different other nature’s things. But dress was different. It covers someone and give own made beauty. I wanted make beauty by myself then now I was working tailor. That is reason for this work room is special room.”

In end of her conversation, she attached the smile. Her speech was confession and took full of feeling but it hided its intention. She said that she give mercy to me in before. However it was not intention’s content. But determination-, it was right. She said had several determinations in the past time. Her determination was good in my case. My personality was just she wolf and I knew my stand.

My instinct said these to me. She used confession for bind me. Said past time could make join together. Anyway, she was pleased at me as could pat my body. I gave good wolf eyes to her.

“These are my threads and good dress materials. I selected them from market.”

She opened one drawer then showed spools to me. She had many things. She said each one had different beauty and usage but these were difficult to merely wolf. I just accepted her kindly mind and mood.

She showed other things in this room. Each thing had difficult meaning. Why is ‘hasn’t fur’ complex like these? I thought. Certainly, human was complex thing.

“Do you know this color?”

She picked up some stuff then showed to me. Fabric, It color was-.

“Red. I think.”

I answer for her with little doubt. I learned decision amid human that I rarely mistook on my decision. However, curiosity still remained every decision because I was not human but rogue canine.

“Then what is this color?”

She picked another fabric which was worn and fluffy small piece. It was embroidered diamond shape. I saw that it took some time then I glared.

“It may- green pastel color.”

I said with had some doubt. I looked up her as crouched on workroom floor. Instinct gave conclusion that was fast than her words. I made mistake.

“Why was first one correct then second one wrong? I know something that was sight of your kind.”

She asked in her curious. I had little unwillingness to reveal my truth. I saw at her. She was owner that I felt obey her.

“We haven’t full black and white sight. For instance, we can see Yellow and Blue which named by human. These are faint colors to us. I never see order colors.

We learned names which were gave by human. In our sight, red is dark gray, orange is brown, green is gray, Sometime I can see purple. Wolves learned should say for human want.

People’s face show yellow in my eyes but I can’t dare say its truth.

Pant-. Pastel is too faint enough for misjudgment.”

I explained for her. People said world is full of color but I couldn’t fully accept it. She nodded and took some understanding from me.

“I think differently against the truth. I have mistake.”

She said and patted my head.

My new owner and I learned from each other about two sort of difference. Which were man and animal kind’s, plainly different thing. Have we same count of difference? I thought.

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Her red house(She said roof tiles color is terra-cotta red.) was locked by high wall; She often went out. Many times, she companied me. She went Market, garden and other pleasant places. She was content that joins with the thing. Especially, in the market, she was more pleased. I sniffed material for her and said my sense to her. She seemed good face because my canine sense helped her for select good thing. And also, when I made low growl on shop’s floor, she could do easy bargaining with merchant.

She was patted my head and scratched my neck many times. However she did not always company me. Sometimes she went out alone then came to home with content face. She said finished some matters. I nodded. I had no right interfere to owner’s problem.

House or private canine’s life was little different than I expected. I obeyed orders like in cohort’s office. But many house duties were acting like live toy. I wagged my tail; people touched my body; sometimes, I made happy pant: these made people content. They wanted good mood.

I was living in good but bad feeling still remained. What do bronze hall cage and others became? I thought.

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When clouds were getting gray and sight of city was getting dark blue, Celina and I stood in pavestone. She said she had appointment in this morning. We were waiting a coach next to bronze streetlamp. She passed already two coaches. She said we needed take a good one. She grasped umbrella in her left hand, in her right hand, grasped brown leather bag. I guessed this umbrella couldn’t cover me. When rain fell, canine might just be hit by rain. It was human’s stuff. When I sniffed little more moisture in air, she called one coach. It seemed aged but still had good quality and even glossy.

She made bargaining with coach man. She gave some coin to man then said her destination. Her destination located in five kings’ streets.

“What will you do there?”

I asked as I jumped and crouched to coach seat. My butt and tail gave fluffy feeling to me. Coach seat made velvet. I guessed.

“I will meet a mistress. She wants new dress. I will size her and make her dress.”

She was tailor and thus this meeting might important to her. It was also happy work for her I knew it. My owner usually had mending but she liked clothes making. I didn’t catch rain fall sign yet.

I wasn’t stupid dog, was trained high intellect. I decided calm that not like a dog. I looked front glass and coach man’s back. I recalled my memory which was his words. He said he has little afraid that might be a wolf spoil his coach. I dare not do like his words. I thought.

When the coach was moving on road, she gave me some talks and I answered. She had curiousness to my high sense. She called it high sense. As I hadn’t various color sight, she hadn’t my sense. She wanted know difference. Sky just clouded, hadn’t any sign. My whiskers reported nothing.

The coach stopped. She went out from coach; I brought up her rear. A large walled house stood in front of me. She said this house owners are Bureaucrat Rastero and mistress Willeta. She talked to a gate guard as explained her appointment. The guard asked to her about me. I saw guard that he was bulgy man. This is my canine. She said. Bulgy man answered that this wolf need be tied collar.

They made agreement. Bulgy man brought a collar from somewhere. I was tied then we went to inside of house. Hall decorated tapestry; several chairs and table were settled in corner of it. Floor was marble as bronze hall’s floor. A Servant guided us. We stepped wide stair especially I stepped four legs. I didn’t detect any rain sign.

When she was meeting with mistress, I crouched in other side room. A servant, who leaded us, remained in this room with me. He was afraid to wolf. He was watching me. I looked him against his watching. We looked at each other.

I heard some conversation and rustle sound. She brought her tape measure in bag. Rustle sound might be sizing and conversation might be happy expectation. Good, red, embroidered, these words were heard by my ears. Human made clothes that it was happy for them.

After long conversation, I went out with her from the house. She untied my neck. Her touch was mild as if she knew bad feeling when dog collar was tied neck. She caught another coach and seated with me. Sky was just still dark.

When the coach was passing one house, I saw many tense cohorts and guards was scattering near the house. I recognized a rose garden. This house was governor Claudian’s house. I brought letter to this house before.

“Why are they standing in nearby the house? This is governor’s house. I know it.”

I asked as was keeping my watching through window.

“He was assassinated. I heard from mistress.”

Celina answered in tranquil face. If the reason of gray sky was not rain, one man’s death seemed to fit.

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Black howl Copyright by Kardien Lupus. kardienlupus@gmail.com


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