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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. I’m still learning English.
 
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Black Howl.
By Kardien Lupus.
 
 
Chapter.4 Take down
 
“Beast! How it is mischief thing!”
Someone shouted in my back that he might is horseman. The horseman almost hit my body in second ago. I barely dodged his coach. How I was afraid that I rushed coach’s front at moment. I was running on the bridge which was settled not far from Bronze hall. If I went that place, I killed when I discovered. However, Roberui, her father’s work place was settled on north part of city. I never made calm my worriment. They drowned me before but it was not successes. I escaped that made me one of lucky wolves. I saw two blue coated City detectives that they might punish her as a canine treat. She was what that she my own head and mistress. She was gentle. I had detected. That was all; I knew it that animal could trust their sense.
I didn’t remember my mother’s smell. I saw her when I opened my eyes at first. That’s all. We were detection Equipment but not human-like thing. When human adopted us from wild, they wanted to use our special ability. Dogs could do sniff but they never do talk to their owner. In the wild, something or someone gave to us thinking that as same as human. Wolves never had human tongue but they could adjust their howling like human words. It was special.
I know human’s down side. They had many things that things made them bored at some kind of humanity. The city detective said this world, it have many crimes. I knew a pact if I begged mercy in my honest attitude, people never care me because I was their down side. Even, they didn’t let know to me my mother wolf’s name.
Then what do they care my mistress? I was afraid. I didn’t know two detectives knew my mistress weird side. However I knew saw the crime or crimes. She killed two people and ate. That was big problem to me.
I was running on streets that people saw me. They watched out at me, bothered me and hated me. That was as same as days of patrolling. I remembered one that was shiny day. It was recent I accompanied three cohorts and three wolves. In that time Katy bothering others, arguing people hated wolves. I felt normal as if this time was one of patrolling day. I panted, panted, panted, and was running.
Mild day. I thought today’s sky. Shine gave me little exhaustion but I could care it. Canine was well runner. I had strong muscle and paws. My care was withstandness. I felt urgency. I should talk to Roberui at his workplace. I was keeping running.
I caught the smell or compounder which mixed many things plants, irons and even stones. Dyeing place, they had it smell; I recognized it. Now I needn’t more scuffles and hesitation for find right way. Suddenly right way spread out on my mind. Smell was string; I directly ran out to work place.
 
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“Do you say cohorts City detectives came to the house in this morning?”
There was Roberui at his office. When I shouted in gate, keepers brought me at his office then withdrew. Roberui seemed unexpected.
“Yes! Yip! She might be counter dangerous circumstance.”
I said in my impatient. I crouched on large carpet.
“Who do involve?”
“I don’t know but beard Herian tax officer.”
I answered. Atmosphere and moisture was mild but I and wide man sweat was salt that meant tense.
“Do they just ask? Or, do they want draw investigation?”
He asked.
“They said they had just several questions about tax officer’s disappearance. Yip.”
I moaned. I detected his concern; He seemed had deep thought in his short moment. Canine’s easy feeling had tendency that only adjust bad or good; I wanted make my feel good but this time seemed had no good things. I couldn’t do cheer up for had content mind, was nervous canine.
“It may not be big dangerous which could be take for dealing.” He looked to me. Human made many motions but most important thing was language. However his eyes had weighty thing. “May you know my daughter’s state?” He asked in his little sharp caution.
“Yip-, I know.”
I confessed as bowed my head. Canine’s long snout was down; ears was flatted. I didn’t know what his next saying is; did he care her scary side?
“My daughter has this problem. I was called bastard but she’s real.” He sighed that was short but deep. “When I found her truth, I shocked and scared. It had sharp teeth and seemed had no mercy. I had worried what can I bring it or what can I treat it. It liked roaming and knew what blood means but she was my child.”
He said in his inner trembling. I didn’t know how long time passed with his trembling heart at him. I felt and heard heart’s blurry sound; Sometimes my canine sense too intense that I felt excessive things. Heart sound was I didn’t want thing in this moment. I felt as if I got back to the puppyhood.
When I was child wolf, I realized human world was complex. In the canine instinct, many things didn’t reveal. This time was as same as past time. Is Human-wolf complex thing? I didn’t know. People said It was just bestial story but I saw it even that I was merely wolf. Animal saw animal, that was seemed complex thing in my mind alike wide man’s sigh. I saw him that his flush pace suddenly loses its light even in the shine. But, Anyway, I remember Celina’s good care and concernment. Nobody gave good care to wolf but her. I want obeyed her and protected my mistress. That was my mind but no had high logic because it came form my feeling. My feeling was simple good or bad that is all and she is good.
“It may mild matter which I could handle.” He said then made pause. “I had spent many time for protect my lovely daughter. I had even lewd problem but could still claim my daughter’s safely I don’t know you that you like your own owner. She chose you in her thing’s side but I have doubt. Do you think dogs also fear at the thing?”
Mild today’s sun gave good light through the windows but I felt some cold, scary cold. I thought the things; however, I had done my decision. These days combined Comfortable duty, warmly care and also over cared boiled gray meat; they were I never got before from routine that was used as only Equipment life. I understood why he hated me before first meeting. He had said I have good sense that he had worried detecting.
“I will go out soon for solve her problem. Could you say words quickly?”
“I want save my mistress.”
I barked that was almost bark but Roberui understood it. He made big smile as fast as his face had darkened. I understood bastard man and mistress that they had a point; they had deep Past. It might deeper than my dog years.
“Come with me. Some moment time becomes important; if we encounter it moment then should no waste.”
He stretched his right arm and tried to grasp my front leg. I wasn’t human, thus I should not handshake that he understood little after. He made chuckle that a courage. I got up from my crouch, followed him. I felt little courage.
When we came to outside of workplace gate; Roberui called his coach. He recommended I should seat with it. “That is more fast way.” Wide man committed.
“Have you seated on valet seat before?”
He asked when coach was moving. I crouched and rested my tail and ears. He seemed content that was beyond his aged wrinkles. It was looked his habit for confidence When he met bad situation. I scratched left ear used hind leg. I had bad flea.
“Yip, she had allowed seat on coach’s seat.”
I answered, looked up to his face.
“Then, you have one more reason save and keep her.”
He chuckled and petted my head. I found his mind that he thought many things finally go to okay. Coach was keeping moving, passed out many things; I saw these through window. Roberui said through front window, horseman. I saw the man moved his leather string then shook, made coach stopped.
“I’m regrettable you found her little problem but It pact can’t back.” He said. “I don’t know what did you live in before, however, now is important. I was living with it credo.” He looked down to my eyes. People love eyes meeting that I learned how to like it, but instinct still alerted deep meeting that I felt was dragged things from inside. He had good concern that I made smile even ignored instinct. “This street is near by your mistress house. Go, then you give to message to her that I helping for my daughter.” He scratched his arm then opened right side door.
 This time was leaving time; I should go to my mistress. I jumped out to pavestone.
 
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“If I sniffed alphabet I can say Roberui said his thought to you.”
When I headed to her house entrance, she gave abrupt words. I knew she sniffed Roberui from my body. The cohorts disappeared that their smells was same. I thought two way, She might have deal with them or they might have their questioning that was mild like they say.
“Owner, are you okay?”
Roberui was cheered up me but I felt little afraid even still. It was little as same as useless smell which doesn’t mean to me, But I wanted know her safety.
“Yes, okay, okay, I’m safe.”
She said looked over the sky that sky wasn’t clear little clouds gathered themselves above. She patted me that it was warm. She knew our kind, even she was what. She loved me I caught her part that was lonely.
“Come here. If my father concerns the tax officer, I should plan for meet someone.”
She announced scratched my back, her finger went through back summer fur. I barely concerned this season that I had many thoughts in these times. Her finger was like mild breeze that tickled me. I felt some sort of confusion in this morning but this time now turned midday. She seemed had happy mind. Human was complex; if I was her that I’m worried past morning’s event still. As a fact that eat or be ate, carnivore’s decision that should have clear reason.
In the red roof house, she gave meal to me. It boiled and spiced that was over cooked for wolf. Spices were stirring my gut in eating time. She did over care at me. It had strongly stirred me then I was drained my vigor. She chuckled; from her hands and apron, I sniffed hot spices.
“I think carnivore they surly have strong visceral.”
She said.
“Then, what is your case? Did you have get stomachache when eat you’re kind prey?”
I sharpened that I even said you not mistress or owner. I was spiced and abruptly anxiety rose. My bowl made spicy smells; in the little far way, kitchen made directly spicy smell; it was her intention. What did she make my belly hot?
“When I did these things, my belly was extreme hot.”
She said; her chuckling was pretending even she didn’t lose it but her hand grasped was hardened. My belly still was hot It felt clumsy.
“When I found you, I decided like you. I had been given spices from my friend her husband was trading merchant. In several days, I made good care cooked meal for you. Why do you stomachache only this time? Does something overwhelm you?”
She was sharp, revealed. Her guise was getting be fallen. Teeth and claw these didn’t release but I felt these. I judged a black large figure from behind of her. It was little code that made several smells and hand motion, but that did explanation in my sense.
“I will say a story after little later.” She promised. “I think you get rest in this time. I should made meeting appointment and prepare.”
She excused and procrastinated present problem. Her dark and bulk disappeared. It did like puppet which lose string that these like circumstance I heard from human.
Silence filled air then she erased it. She made herself hurried, went out somewhere in long time to me. After she came back, she gave bones to me. When I was chewing these, she did make up herself and dressed up. Dress was red like this house’s roof. She had delicacy chose each make up and dress but when did it she was quick and firm.
She was ornate in human sight but I sniffed over radiate rose perfume. It was intense. She made good guise for other human. I looked her preparation. I hardly knew it was related last circumstance from morning but I didn’t know what I do in now. I knew a pact from moon night. In the morning, I was anxious. However, in present, I didn’t know my feeling. It might use long dog time for take down then understand.
“Do you hang on at my promise?”
She said when she seated qualitative coach. When sky became dark blue, she came out from house to large street in gentle step. She picked up polished brown coach from others. She had said she will meet good people to solve her present problem.
“You promised, will say ‘it’.” I made human words like wolfen moaning. I watch horseman who was driving horses in front. I alerted my ears and stretched to my front. I ended to ready for hearing
“It took out me during long time. There was no need to say when it started. Thus, I had adjusted me in its time.”
She watch out horseman from front window, squinted her eyes. She seemed thought her saying was not suitable to other. She was like me, watched.
“It was unstable state which was never known clearly. Feeling, when It was growing dark, It appeared to happen. I turned not only physically but also unmaterial. Dark, this word may be right explanation.”
I felt I was merely dog. Our kind was high intellect animal but was it just given on an accident. We could hear and said but our intellect didn’t have meaning unlike human. They said their ability stand in reason but us didn’t find it because it was no existence at ourselves.
“People might not see enough dark but know this word. It also means spoiled milk. Amount of black ink putted the white milk; they stirring and blending, finally going to anything don’t clearly division.”
She said in whisper, watched horseman through window. Horseman seemed heard nothing. In outside coach seat, many noises have been mixed.
“I feel dark certainly than other. Black ink, gray parts and little part of remain white, somehow, I can control them. I saying to you and going to meet someone for fix problem because I can handle my circumstance.”
“You had said you will say story.”
I pointed as mere dog but had question. Wolves well saw in dark but could dark mean story?
“It is my story. See black, don’t know what is front. Old and ritual lore is useless. You had seen I eat two people. I thought it had made story for you.”
She avoided. She said in heart to heart gave me feeling that pact made me angry. I was just dog that dog want easy truth. My heart pounded I encountered unnatural circumstance. I backed from her and my own body alert.
“Coach almost approached destination. We should ready to get out. I will give order to you.”
She announced as saw outside through window. One of City’s streets, it had well shaped buildings and dim street limps.
 
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Black howl Copyright by Kardien Lupus. kardienlupus@gmail.com


Submitted: September 01, 2010

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