Black howl

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

Chapter 9 (v.1) - Black howl - Chapter.4 Take down (part 2)

Submitted: September 01, 2010

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“Hello Baron. I’m glad to meet you.”
“We already had several meeting.”
She said with tiny smile as Baron replied in his little curt. Celina’s destination was little two story house with garden. She was meeting Baron Inside of house which could look outside garden through window. Servant people delivered food to them.
“Last time you had said your difficult work. Dose it solved in now?”
She questioned. She wanted make talk.
“Why do you come here? Where is Robeuri? I want talk with him.”
Another tax officer Baron didn’t be turn her chat. He got his topic. He wanted see Roberui. I sniffed his hope. Suddenly I wondered what his was doing something in now. When I last time or second time met Robeuri, he assured will devote to solve her problem. I looked at the Baron’s face that Robeuri’s effort didn’t reached.
“He’s busy in now. He gets one matter. But you can talk with me as his daughter.”
“Does that problem mean my staff Hearian? We already get several deaths and it may grow more.”
He was still curt. I got order that I should watch out her partner’s state. I had another wonder hearian was killed by thing’s jaw. I read tension between her and him.
My mistress was trying to keep conversation but it was not easy. Her partner wanted Robeuri and thought she was not fit. He even did not pretend that usually human do guise. After fifteen minutes effort of conversation he stood and grasped his leather brief case.
“I had pleasant talk with you.”
He disappeared then his food dumped.
“What is this place?”
Moment later, I looked up her and asked when she was going out from two story place.
“Special restaurant, private place.”
She said firmly. She seemed got disatifaciton.
“Can you do keep my order?”
She asked me instead of called coach. I nodded my head. She was my mistress therefore I chained with her.
“High Tax officer leaved with good coach but he lived in his house not far from here. We could trace him use shortcut route. You should detect his things with your sense. I need to know this man’s state.”
She hissed. It seemed Man’s cold treat made her anger. I dodged was afraid it could come from her inside and then I questioned.
“Have you sense like me? You can use it.”
I yipped. Her face covered dark as if she had concern from my human words then little smiled.
“As half as, I said it before, when we first time met.”
She said and she added we should go to shortcut in now.
Shortcut route was not long. I and mistress went alley to alley, through off-lamped small road. She seemed well knew this route that might she investigate it before. After unpleasant meeting, She wanted something but I didn’t figure out, didn’t sniff.
“He doesn’t go home directly, may have other meeting in this evening. Can you sniff things here?”
Several buildings and houses stood around it. Man’s house, which she was pointed, walled and had wide front garden. Its main was dark only one of two sub house was light. Her word was right but what should I sniff?
I filled air at my lung. It was warm and mild feeling air that summer’s sky didn’t heat enough, liked little bloody meat. Much information came to my mind; some of them refused that as usually as was sniffed; other of them taking my mind, touched memories and feeling.
Our sniff liked these. Instinct, buttoning up, appeared on clean mind, these were difficult to explain. We just knew if these were made human words. I felt dusty pavestones and a worn coach which passed out this place in last time. I concerned the house. It had little distance but I caught its radiation. After garden’s vegetation, I sniffed human and horses and also at last- -wolf.
I hesitated at first. She looked me and asked.
“Do you find something?”
I made little silent trouble for me then responded.
“I might sniff wolf but I think I did mistake.”
I murmured. It mixed my yipping. How a smell came through the distance; it was clear. I didn’t have cold. Smell never lied.
“What wolf?”
She asked suddenly was sharp. I and mistress stood on entrance of alley. Her face seemed bad as I decided need to more survey at her. She figured out house with her hand. She was silent. Questions came up her face.
“It was not sour like owner.”
I added looked up her face. I questioned other sight that wasn’t like her. Why did I sniff my own kind? I thought in myself.
“Fluffy, we need watch more.”
She announced. After I knew her truth, I said my real name is Kardien but she insisted I was fluffy even this time. We watched as I crouched as she still stood.
 
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Coach came after time with man’s smell. As sign of man, real man came out from coach and went to entrance of house. When coach disappeared, he shouted then one woman and one man opened gate. Gate was iron that edge shapes was like sharp of bronze spire.
I didn’t find any special smell but a wolf or might be more. I reported to her. She thought herself at moment then said.
“We should back to comfort my house.”
She looked down dirty pavestone then grasped up her sides of dress. She worked that I followed her.
When we came back house, she served meat to me It was warm but raw that she concerned me. I appreciated and my belly was full of delicious meat. While evening she well cared me and last she handed blanket for my good sleep. It was better then ragged cushions in cage. She liked me that might because her part of side likes my body. I thought my riddling feeling. I had escaped then encountered some curious pacts with her. If wolf could have curiousness alike high philosophical human from their circumstance, I should have long-wonder.
I flattened my blanket. It might have greenish color I figured. It was Way of make good sleep nest. It also was part of my instinct and part of my learning which was from human. My instinct which from old time of wolves that it insisted roam my sleeping nest and roll on place but I chose human way. Because I didn’t know my feeling’s reason but humans way seemed look comfortable.
What is wolf smell? I thought as I lay on and with blankets. They were warm that both gave comfortable. I found it solution some time after.
 
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Mistress interested man; the high tax officer who might work in City hall. She tired to make contact officer man while she revealed her ‘dark’ side at several times. It didn’t come on shape but feeling that made me shrink. When I often thought officer dog training from far past, She was trying her purpose. I figured it associated with moon night time which I saw her. However Cohorts never came again during her purposing time. It has which pact. I thought.
She caught a meeting appointment. At this day, she made make up and well dressed. This time dress was blue also I saw its color. She had made appointment at officer’s house, went through in evening. When she approached entrance, a man and woman opened door. They ushered her to main house. It wasn’t ornate but neat. Lattice shape tile covered bottom and stairs had no decoration.
“I want meet Roberui but he keeping him busy. I sent few messages, however he didn’t back replies. What is problem? Have you anything problem with Roberui?”
His concern was same that wasn’t focused her. He seemed stiff man who only cares important assignment, or was bound up his task. Which had any truth; he discouraged my mistress. It made me anger even my own head what is. It was also dog nature.
“I want talk on my ‘personal’ story. If you really want my father, you may give to me your little time. After we make conversation at Roberui’s estate purchasing.”
She announced wanted talk personal thing. Can she say her dark matter? I wondered than worriment. I looked up them.
“That’s make no sense. I had some important matters like this.” He showed up his grasp. It was papers. “I had hoped you bring here ‘important’ discussion not chattering, but you’re not.”
He said in busy or bitter. Bad man. I thought. Even human males loved to get many female, anyway they usually tried smile at all female. However he disliked her that she was only one female which stood in front of him.
“But please-.”
“Could you make Roberui to he get his spare time for me? Could you do that?”
 He interrupted as he begun turn his body. He faced her. She agreed then he said.
“Go with me upstairs but not involved this creature.”
He stared me then stepped up with my mistress.
I was letting the house hall. Simple hall had only furniture. Spare table stood before me in left side. Hall was calm. I thought man’s smell. I felt should I investigate man. I was roaming around hall to stored new place’s smell.
Attacker’s offensive suddenly swooped me. When I only smelled it, a wolf, wolf already rode on me. I tumbled and struggled. A wolf, she weighted down at me that she snarled.
“Who are you?”
She got a little pause for make human words. We are not human, thus, we needed time when we make human words. Sharp and staring eyes were down at me. I felt deep anger that I could deal with her. She wasn’t strong than me. However her smell came from this house. She got vantage point.
“Grr-, I went this house with my owner.”
Her question was I want to ask her. Anyway I replied to her. What is this wolf? In canine relation, stranger was riskful existence against other. She might know this point.
“A guest? Has she you? Are you keeping house thing?”
She sniffed my body then confirmed. I nodded but didn’t put my tail. Human action made feeling better than submission. She didn’t bury her snout at my throat but was keeping her vantage point.
“Your human came to meet my owner.”
She released her weight. I backed from her immediately. Fear, anger and rage; these surged my vein. I snared and hated her. I was raided that was my fault of lack of watch but it made me fragile. Simply, I felt revenge that I want ruled her as canine nature.
“We can make some talk.”
She-wolf said. She wagged her tail once. She stood that seemed like we have no problem before. It was as alike as human pretending. I considered a pact that was teeth to teeth but discarded it. I was good wolf and needed to know what she is. A wolf smell, I sniffed her before when I first approached this house.
“What are you?”
She asked used human words but her crumpled face seemed suddenly want dog way bite then bite.
“I’m my mistress Celina’s canine. I obeyed her when she brought me from kennel.”
I said. It was full of lie. But even canine sense didn’t detect it because of she never know my circumstance until she took down me than putted her snout at my throat.
“I worked for my honest officer since when I was pup.”
She heightened her voice. One time did snarl next time did pretending this time did pride; wolves also allowed could talk like feign human.
“We are same. Yip-, did you work for only your officer?”
I thought we need to make better conversation. I approached to lick her chin. She purred. It made me bristled but ignored. I wanted her response. Human usually hated us; why tax officer bring salty and stiff wolf?
“Yip, he trusted me. He had many rivals that he can only believe me. He said many discussions at me. I remembered these for him.”
Faint gray wolf said that was keeping her proud voice. It was like howling which human very hate sound. Moon night shine came through high window. It was faint but was growing. I didn’t remember moon cycle until yet.
“I see. I don’t want fight you. If you don’t bothering my existence, I just stood front of stairs. I want wait my mistress.”
I wagged tail, made light pant that just attracted her. Poor living notepad. I thought only in my mind. Apparently she used his memo. People distrusted each other as hate as wolf. Some cases they needed secret way which avoided other that even use wolf. We could wag tail, thus, we love our owner but can people love us than their purpose?
“Wait. Why did your owner visit my officer? Did you know reason?”
She threw a question, made wondered face and snout. Dog’s curious face was looked foolish to human but I wasn’t. I thought my wonderment. Wolves hardly know human world that human didn’t say much to us. If she want know something like me, I might can good talking with her.
“Why did your owner shun my mistress?”
I threw question mock human conversation. Gray-she-wolf was little big than me. Her felt was like pastel canvas which was mixing color. She concern in little time with blank face then said.
“He wants to investigate Roberui’s business. Roberui was your mistress father. I know my officer’s job. He might want to calculate his estate for tax.”
“My mistress wants to meet him, thought your owner solve her problem. It may difficult thing associate with cohorts.”
I said half of truth but dare not confess of her state. I gave a thing that I could receive. Even we are in human like conversation but it’s mocking. Usually we didn’t bargaining that was our problem. We didn’t have scale in conversation. I could receive many things.
“My officer is busy in these days. I had heard City governor’s death. It caused problems to them, human. He said to me schedule that I should remember for him. He was investigating in side of tax problem. He might think Roberui is one pact of governor death. Accidently he might give cause to death.”
Man’s private schedule exposed. I thought it. Even if people want some protection from us but we were just canine. Schedule, words were invisible not like guarding work. I was keeping submissive attitude for her pleasant feeling and words.
“Do you know detail that is governor’s assassinate?”
I asked.
“slaughter.” She said as crouched and scratched her ear. “When dark was over their sight City’s ruler was moving with his men. Dark alley, they worked on it. They disappeared with no sound. Others said they didn’t hear anything at night. After morning they all slaughtered.”
She showed bare teeth several times with spoke. It was one of effort for make human word like sound. Our snort was unsuitable for speak that was cause of snort twisting. But this time I thought slaughtering that her bear teeth looked scared.
“People shocked. After governor’s death they divided. They made each investigation for themselves. My owner was one of them. But, Anyway, they didn’t recall to king for their new governor.”
She explained. It little seemed to she was so long lonely that she said things for same kind. Notepad life which remembered for someone’s schedule that isolated from other canines. It was fool.
“I knew my mistress was good and her father seemed not bad. What is problem of Roberui?”
These were truth. I knew my mistress well and also I had read wide man’s temper, added I had wonderment.
“High officer Baron said man Roberui was buying estates. He was successes tailor which was weird job for none fur human. My owner said He was working on it which wasn’t associated his work. I heard also, He signed up papers then didn’t visit his own property.”
Gray-she-wolf said then I didn’t attach any more questions. I extracted main of her knowledge. Question seemed not anymore useful. She was quickly bored as canine tempo. I worked front of stairs then crouched. When canine’s patience exhausted a half. Celina went down through stairs not with Tax officer man. Her face was hung up anger.
“Fluffy, let’s go right now.”
She griped my head. It was contained power that almost tore out my scalp. I knew immediately her anger was very high. I didn’t know its reason but knew man made her anger. I was dragged by her as stared man’s she-wolf, growled. Wolf stared me. I was acting in canine sense that she was man’s lower and thus she was also my hater. Human like pretending disappeared but one wonder remained and was living, that reason of her anger which was deep to dark.
 
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After reached home, she was preparing her bath. It looked like ritual which wash out anger or any other bad thing. She grasped thermometer then examined bath tub’s temperature. Tub was wooden boards and thermometer was iron bar with mercury. Thermometer was glowing; bath was hot. She threw out her blue dress as putted her body white color water. It seemed like milk or something.
She hummed in her bath, sobbed white water with sponge. It made steam that warmth smell. She didn’t bother that rogue wolf look her naked body. I want drink her water. Desire grew in my inside. I came to her. She still didn’t bother. Suddenly her amount of anger dissolved elsewhere. When I fully approached at her bath or body, I could see her bath water’s silver steam. It blurred my sight. I touched tongue as I felt bath water was going to dark.
I flinched and backed. Bath tub water’s darkling was going to speed up. It seemed weird. She was sobbing her body with sponge in slow speed. However she got up early that seemed her didn’t finish her bath, as white water was down to three per four dark.
“Do you want bath? Like me? Or do you want see my clothes making?”
I shake my head on first suggestion. I wasn’t afraid lose smells that was attached my fur, but bath water It was now just black. I knew a fact that black milk never existed in City or far farmlands.
She acted second suggestion after wore up white soft clothes. She climbed through house stairs. I followed her. She opened wooden door with hinging sound. She lit light at her brass white table candlestick. Light was glowing gorgeous but her seemed little dark. She found out her needle case.
“Look at me.”
She ordered.
She opened up bronze case. I remembered she got an order before few days. It was base for dress. It might yellow or order thing. She picked up embroidered fabric then placed on large work board. Work started.
I realized hand was immense tool of human. Her smooth shape fingers were working hard, thus clothes was making. It worked as if some kind of lute keeping makes a rhythm. It was beautiful or pretending.
I thought with a self discussion then felt pretentious. Elaborated clothes making did for beauty or warm. Why is better than nakedness? Is reason they didn’t had fur? Pretending, it was one of difference human and wolf. She was doing pretending with her fragile work, for disguise her dark.
I found it as she looked at me. She and I exchanged same feeling to each other.
 
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Next several days she was doing alike kind mistress of workplace, never went out in her ‘important’ matter but just for rest. She did nothing her past concernment. She worked with her friend textile workers. I had curiousness that she did feel hunger at her mild fatted friends; Unfortunately, I could figure out her dark side that canine shape habit might like fat.
I looked their right way recovered but it was all pretending. She cared me even I was wolf. I knew she was not fully normal. Sky was up and down; Day was passed by next day; but an impact came to Red roof house. It set on suddenly or badly. When holiday came, a hood of cohorts who even didn’t joy their rest day, they invaded her Red house.
 
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Black howl Copyright by Kardien Lupus. kardienlupus@gmail.com


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