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Raven Wolf - 05 - The Abandoned - Chapter 09

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Chapter Nine

It is late at night, the guards at the borders of Cordella city are at their posts as they vigilantly watch for anyone that may try to leave or enter the city, the soldiers look to have another easy day in store for them, as it doesn’t look as if anyone is trying to get in or out of the city’s boundaries.

Two of the soldiers converse casually among themselves as they leave their posts, having just recently been replaced by the next shift of guards, they’re discussing current events that have come to pass in this city. “I tell you the nightclub just hasn’t been the same without their foxes, those ladies were some of the best dancers.”

“Probably better for you, give yourself a chance to catch up on your bills without them draining your wallet.”

“They’re hard working girls, don’t act as if I just give them my money for nothing.”

The two abruptly stop their conversation when they hear something near them, the sound of a can as it rolls across the street over to them has caught their attention. Though, there is no one in sight that could have kicked it.

One of the soldiers kneels down towards it looking it over. “That’s kind of spooky don’t you think?”

The second soldier lets out a sigh as he rolls his eyes. “It’s probably Boris trying to scare you again, ever since he spooked you at last year’s Halloween party he’s gone out of his way to try and make you scream like a little girl again.”

“My scream wasn’t THAT bad alright!”

The two continue on their way leaving the area, the sound of footsteps from two unseen figures resume once they are gone, a puddle upon the ground splashes as if someone has walked into it, as footsteps from an unseen figure start to appear on the ground from the water, they soon go dry and disappear.

These quiet footsteps created by their unseen makers continue throughout the city, passing the posted military guards unseen and walking by the late night civilians in the city, no one notices the strange presence.

The security lock on a door flashes as it gives a beep and unlocks, the door slides open for the unseen figures and allows them to enter, no one in the building notices such a strange occurrence this late at night, the two figures enter an apartment complex in the middle of the city.

The elevator activates opening to let the invisible figures in, the button to the top floor lights up as the elevator begins to move them up, the mysterious figure disembarks once it arrives at their floor, making their way down the hall and to a room, the electronic lock on this door also opens for them and allows them to enter, the door shuts and locks behind them.

There is a flicker as the cloaking devices on the two figures is manually turned off by them, General Levi and Professor Geneses, the two members of the True Blood military that had been sent to Cordella, are now able to be seen standing in the room.

General Levi shakes his head as he walks over to the windows of the room to make sure the blinds cut off the view from the outside all the way. “You’re an idiot, I told you before entering the city, don’t kick anything and stay clear of puddles, they compromise our disguise and could alert those around us.”

The professor shrugs his shoulders, as he takes a pack he had been carrying on his back off, taking a portable computer from it, as well as a device that looks like some kind of beacon or antenna, he begins to set these up on the empty floor of the room. “It’s hard to watch my footing when I can’t actually see my feet, besides we made it here didn’t we? No reason to whine about my mistakes further.”

General Levi watches the Professor as he works, he motions to the strange device that he had brought with him. “You’re sure that thing will help you find the Super Soldiers?”

Professor Geneses shakes his head no. “Oh no it’s not that simple, we have no way of tracking them, all methods of tracking and identification aside from the tattoo on the inside of their ear were contained in the collars we had them wear around there neck, any foreign devices that were inserted into their skin were always located by their body’s defences and destroyed.”

“Then what is that thing for?”

Geneses looks back to it. “The combat models of Super Soldiers are powerful and skilled, so much so that attacking or using physical force against them is a death sentence. The one the Commander General has in the labs right now is the youngest and weakest of the ones that are still alive, and we’re having a difficult enough time trying to keep him under control, we’re not going to stand a chance if we try to go up against one of the older and stronger ones.”

He pauses, though this sounds bad it is not their only option when it comes to dealing with the Super Soldiers. “Their minds however are not as difficult to deal with, and are just as vulnerable as anyone else’s.” He points to the device. “This machine will sends out a sound frequency that only combat model Super Soldier will be able to hear, it triggers hallucinations, nightmares, and triggers fear in their amygdale. It layman’s terms it their messes with their minds, eventually they will break down, and once they do that will makes them vulnerable and easy to control.”

“Once this is set up the signal will go throughout the entire city. Any Combat model Super Soldier unfortunate enough to still be here will be effected by it, the Intelligence models though should be immune to it, as their minds are advanced enough to block any signals that may threaten the mind, as that is their only asset.” He begins entering some code into the computer he had brought with him.

He glances over toward General Levi, it’s now his turn to question him. “How about you, what’s you plan in concerns to the Sources?”

“Unlike the Domestics we have both written and visual records of each and every one of the Sources, so finding them is not so much an issue. Catching them on the other hand is going to be more difficult, right now I only have a plan put together in term of the Earth source, once I find the other Sources that are currently in the city I’ll have to come up with ways to catch them as well.”

Genesis nods his head, remembering this was mentioned at the Commander General’s meetings. “That’s right, you’re going to try to use his son to draw him out.”

General Levi nods his head. “He’s located in a foster home in this city. It won’t be hard for me to reach him.”

*******


It is noon the following day, Shiya, Dolly and Tahki are in the cafeteria with several classes of students as they take their lunch break. Fitz hasn’t been able to resume his task as a tour guide since being given the task to fill in for both Eve and her father while they were gone.

The teacher of the class that is currently visiting the museum approaches Dolly speaking up to get her attention, she had just done a head count of her class and found that one of them were missing, this of course concerns her. “Excuse me, Kanti was it?”

Dolly looks back to her, that is indeed the name that Tahki had given her as an alias while she worked here. “Yes? Can I help you with anything?”

The teacher explains the situation. “It seems as if one of my students, has gone missing, do you think that you and the rest of the staff could look for him while I look after the rest of the class?”

Dolly nods her head. “Oh, of course, we’ll find him for you.”

“I’m sorry to cause you trouble, Benjamin has been causing trouble constantly as of late, I made note to keep a close watch on him but it seems he still managed to find a way to leave my sight.”

Dolly begins to reassure the woman. “I’m sure he’s fine, the museum is pretty big and easy to get lost in, but we’ll track him down.”

She turns away from her as she makes her way toward Shiya and Tahki. “Does either of you want to help me look for a lost child?” She looks to the side. “It turns out I’m not exactly good with kids… they seem to not like me very much… and the teacher is saying the kid is a trouble maker so I’m hesitant to go after him on my own.”

Shiya chuckles at the comment, he stands up he willing to lend her hand. “I’ll help you out with that.”

Eighteen watches Dolly and Shiya from behind the cafeteria counter, a frown on his face as he watches the two of them leave the room together.

“Kill him.”


Eighteen lets out a gasp of shock as he turns around jumping back with a start, his body hits the food display behind him and startles the students that are gathered in the cafeteria.

Tahki looks over to Eighteen confused, making her way over to him to see if he is alright. “What happened?” She doesn’t get an answer from him, Eighteen simply stares ahead of him, it looks to her like he had seen a ghost or something. “Are you alright?”

Eighteen continues to stare ahead of him, his body begins to tremble as he stares at a figure before him, a True Blood scientist looks back at him with a stern look on his face. “Eighteen if you don’t dispose of him then we’ll dispose of you. Do you understand?”

Eighteen slowly turns back around to see a young boy of snow leopard descent kneeling on the ground behind him, he is bloody and beaten as he holds onto his open wounds, an electric collar around his neck and an identification number printed on the inside of his ear. A terrified look in his eyes as he stares back at Eighteen.

Tahki slaps Eighteen across the face in an attempt to get his attention. “Hey! Snap out of it!”

Eighteen looks over to Tahki, looking past her to find the True Blood scientist gone, he then turns back to find the young Super Solider gone as well, the wide eyed children that are here on their class trips are the only thing staring back at him, some of them laughing at the scene while whispering to one another.

Eighteen turns back to Tahki. “I saw something…”

Tahki raises an eyebrow. “You’ve been working too hard. Go get some rest, Fitz will find someone to take over for you here.”

*******


Lumia is humming to herself as she tinkers with several new potential parts to upgrade the small robot she referred to as dad with, her work interrupted when Shiya’s voice plays over a speaker that is set up in the room. “Lumia can you do us a favour and check the security cameras to see if you can spot a stray child, one of the students ran off and me and Dolly are hoping that you can help us find him.”

Lumia puts down what she had been working on as she makes her way over to the monitors. “Sure thing.” She starts looking through the many monitors, eventually finding the child wandering about in the exhibits, she picks up a radio and gives them the information that they would need. “Looks like the trouble maker you’re looking for is in the Egyptian tombs exhibit.”

“Thank you.”

Lumia is about to turn away and get back to her work, but stops when she notices something on her computer. She walks over to it and looks it over, it’s picking up a strange signal that had not been in the air before. “What’s this?”

She sits down at her computer, and she begins to investigate this. She reads over the numbers and data that she finds on it. “This is a True Blood broadcast of some kind…” She frowns, this is not at all good, it’s clear that she had to find out what this signal does as soon as possible. “Dad look up the numbers on this frequency and see if you can find anything on it in Dad’s files.”

The small droid does at it is told, the files on Lumia’s computer are now being searched through much faster than Lumia is able to, a file of interest soon opens on her computer screen, the small robot explains what he has found to her. “-This frequency is registered in the Super Soldier data files, it was an experimental frequency that was being developed that was intended to send orders and command to Super Soldiers in a frequency that only they were genetically grafted to hear, unfortunately it didn’t work as intended, and instead caused hallucinations, unwarranted fears and other generally undesirable effects that ended up making them quite useless due to the fear that it would trigger in their brains-”

Lumia is concerned. “I should do something about that before Chase and Tahki start feeling those effects, it should be easy enough to block the signal from this location.” She begins typing in her computer as quickly as she can. “Unfortunately this is a ranged signal that would have to have been set up somewhere in the city… which means that the True Bloods have begun moving in on the Sources that are here, and if this signal is any indication the Super Soldiers that are here too.”

She pauses her work for a moment when something on the security monitors catches her eyes, Eighteen is running down the halls as quickly as possible tripping and hitting the ground where he crawls over to the wall, pushing himself up against it as he lies on the floor holding his head and trembling.

Lumia is surprised to see him acting like that. “That was fast…” She looks over to another monitor that shows here the cafeteria where Tahki is, she is not acting strange at all. “Tahki seems fine…”

“-If Chase’s mind is weak, unstable or has a genetic defect it could affect him rather quickly-”

Lumia frowns as she open’s Chase’s file from the True Bloods look for information that might indicate this, she finds no information that can help her. “It looks like his batch did have a history of some sort, the True Bloods did a lot of scans and tests to find out why they were always so fatigued, but could never find anything to explain it, maybe that has something to do with it.”

“-Lumia, perhaps you should get back to work on keeping that signal out of the museum. There’s no telling what will happen to him or what he’ll do if it continues to effect him in that manner-”

Lumia get back to work. “Right dad, I’ll work as quickly as I can, until then.” She once again uses the microphone to contact her companions in the museum. “Tahki I need to take Chase up to the rooms and keep an eye on him. He’s not doing well and it looks like he may need to be monitored.”

“Why? What happened to him?”

“I’ll explain later, just take care of him for now.”

*******


Shiya and Dolly are on their way back to the cafeteria with the stray boy that had wandered off, Dolly begins to question Lumia through the headset, this situation concerns her. “Is he alright?”

“He will be, right now I just need him monitored for however long it takes me to deal with this problem. Like I said I’ll explain it when I’m done. You or Shiya might want to head there once you’re done dealing with these classes for the day, just in case Tahki starts seeing things too.”

Tahki’s voice seems a little confused. “What? Seeing things?”

Dolly and Shiya return to the cafeteria, the teacher scolds the child and takes him back to his class as soon as he is returned to the group. Tahki makes her way past them as she leaves to deal with Eighteen, both Dolly and Shiya watch her leave.

Their attention is taken off of Tahki when the school teacher comes to thank them for their help in finding her student. “Kanti, Snow, thank you so much for tracking him down, I’m sorry for the trouble he’s caused.”

Shiya smiles at her. “Oh no trouble at all, he is not the first to sneak away from their group, museums aren’t exactly the most riveting of experiences.”

“Thank you for being so understanding, hopefully we won’t run into anymore trouble with him or any of the others.”

The teacher leaves to resume watch over her students, Dolly looks back to Shiya. “I wonder why Tahki decided on Kanti for my name… you would think it would have been odd considering your situation.”

Shiya shrugs his shoulder. “I don’t know.”

Dolly looks to the side as she wraps her arms around her body. “This whole name thing is bothering me.”

“If you don’t like it then don’t use it, choose a different one.”

“It’s not that. It’s just… General Dmitri called me by that name as well… I’m starting to think that there is some kind of connection…”

Shiya shakes his head no. “A connection between Tahki and Dmitri? That’s impossible.”

Dolly tries to clarify what she meant. “No, not between them… between me and Kanti… a connection that both of them know…”

“Don’t be silly, what could that possibly be?”

Dolly sighs, she not sure how to explain it, the grey wolf now looking to Shiya. “How are your memories doing?”

Shiya frowns. “Honestly I don’t know… I can’t really tell if I’ve lost a memory unless someone is there to remind me of what it is I have forgotten… and I have told others very little of what has happened to me in the past… it’s not something I like to discuss.”

“Perhaps it should be something you start discussing with others.”

Shiya lowers his head, not entirely sure if he would want to do that.

*******


Kane sits on the ground of Achak’s hut, watching as the tribe’s Shaman mixes a remedy together, the wolf becomes stumped when he happens upon two ingredients that look similar to one another.

The tiger looks from him and over to Maigan and Eleven, who are impatiently waiting on either side of him. Kane sighs as he looks back to Achak, feeling like a complete fool for bringing this up, he mumbles to himself under his breath. “I saw a deer…”

Achak looks up from his work. “Did you say something? I didn’t hear you.”

Kane grinds his teeth as he grumbles to himself, speaking a little bit louder. “I saw a deer.”

Achak looks back to his work. “You’re going to have to speak up and stop mumbling to yourself if you expect me to hear what you have to say.”

Kane lets out a growl as he raises his voice, now yelling at Achak. “A deer! I saw a deer! They’re not supposed to be on this island, and when I searched for it I found no tracks or evidence that such an animal had ever been here, but I saw this animal on several occasions.”

Achak takes a break from his work, making his way over to Kane and sitting down in front of him as he questions him. “What kind of deer?”

Kane is annoyed by this question. “What do you mean what kind of a deer? How would you expect me to know it’s species?”

Achak frowns. “Was it male or female, did it have horns or not?”

Kane calms down that question was easy enough to answer. “A doe.”

Achak nods his head. “Deer’s message to you is to follow a path of gentleness and kindness.”

Kane frowns as he growls under his breath, Achak frowns back at him. “You must follow the path of love, deer does not push others to do what they want or follow what they believe, they accept others for who they are and love others unconditionally.”

Kane is not impressed with this information. “Deer can mind her own business and leave me alone.”

Achak chuckles at the response. “You should not push her away, though you may not want to accept these things Deer Spirit knows that you are lacking and need such things in your life. She has come to guide you on your spiritual journey, if you wish to complete it then you must listen to what she has to say.”

Kane doesn’t seem too happy about this information. “Are you telling me that this isn’t over?”

“Of course not, the appearance of your spirit guide marks the beginning of your journey not the end of it.

Kane lets out a groan while Maigan laughs at his reaction, Achak hushes him. “Do not laugh. This is a very be step towards spiritual enlightenment.”

Kane hangs his head. “Alright then fine… what am I supposed to do to get this over with then?”

“Wait for Deer Spirit to show herself to you again, follow the guidance she wishes to give you and realize the message she is trying to get you to understand.”

“I have to wait around until she shows up again!?”

“I’m sure it will not take long, she has already shown herself to you more than once, she will show up again.”

Achak looks away from Kane when he notices another figure entering his home, Yula glances over at the figures that are already inside with Achak. “I’m sorry… am I interrupting something?”

Achak shakes his head no. “Not at all, Kane has finally started his spiritual journey.”

Kane frowns at the comment that sounds absolutely stupid to him, while Yula looks to Kane with a smile, obviously happy to hear it. “Congratulations on whatever that is!”

Kane shakes his head not saying a word as he gets to his feet leaving the hut, Eleven and Maigan get up as well as they follow after him.

Yula watches them leave having not expected Kane to be so annoyed from being congratulated. “Did I say something wrong?”

Achak shakes his head no. “Kane does not want to be on a spiritual journey, that is why he was not so delighted to be congratulated by you.”

“I see…” Yula makes his way over to Achak sitting down in front of him. “Has there been any word from Shiya and the others?”

Achak shakes his head no. “I’ve not received any messages from them.”

Yula seems a little perplexed,he after all has sent them important information about a vision he had had. Of Teddy becoming the Lightning Source, Dolly’s spirit being Kanti’s reborn, and the possible end of the world. “Why…? I thought my message was important… I was expecting some kind of response back from him.”

Achak looks Yula over, he looks very upset over the idea that he may have gone ignored. “No need to look so down about it, I’m sure the chieftain sees your message as important… perhaps he just has not found the words to respond to it yet.”

Yula is concerned. “Do you think he even got it?? Maybe something happened and he didn’t get it yet.”

Achak shakes his head no. “The message was received, so there’s no need to fear over that.”

“Then why hasn’t he responded or anything.”

Achak looks to the side actually not sure as to why they have gotten no response. “I’m sorry Yula, I don’t know why he has not said anything yet, I’m sure though it has nothing to do with you, something else must have come up.” He frowns to himself as he tries to think of what that could possibly be, Shiya had always returned his messages before, this was in fact the first time he had been granted no response.

Yula sighs to himself, he’s doing his best to help, the possibility that me might be being ignored or overlooked Achak assures him that everything will be fine. “I’m sure that Shiya will respond soon, and once he does I’ll get you right away so you can hear his response.”

*******


Tahki is in the room that Eve’s father had given her to stay in, it is a nice step up from the basement she was hiding out in before.

She sits down next to her bed where Eighteen is sitting up in, his eyes are darting around the room as he searches for any more figures that may show up.

Tahki seems confused. “What is it you’re seeing?”

Eighteen looks over to her. “The Super Soldiers that I killed, and the True Bloods that ordered me to do it…”

“That sounds horrible.”

Eighteen doesn’t deny this, the True Bloods a terrifying confrontation for any Super Soldier. “What’s causing this?”

“I don’t know, but Lumia said that she was going to take care of it.”

Eighteen’s heart starts to race when he sees a figure in the room with them, it’s another young Super Solider who carries open wounds from a recent battle. Tahki picks up on this even though she cannot see what Eighteenis looking at. “They’re not real, ignore them and try to keep your mind on something else.”

“How come you can’t see them?”

“If Lumia doesn’t fix it soon than I’m sure that whatever it is that’s effecting you will start to affect me soon enough, and that’s also not going to help you keep your mind off of things.”

Eighteen tries to ignore the young Super Soldier, he is looking over to the cast that Tahki is wearing, it has all kinds of signatures on it now. “Why is there writing on your cast?”

Tahki looks down toward it. “The domestic children that come to visit the museum like to sign it, I don’t know why, but they seem pretty pleased when I let them do it.”

“It must be a pain to lead those kids around the building all the time. I can hardly stand them and I only see them when they need to eat their lunch.”

Tahki smiles to herself. “It’s not that bad, I don’t mind having to look after them at all to tell you the truth.” She looks back to Eighteen.“Me and my husband plan to have children of our own one day, so I suppose that it’s good practice.”

Eighteen looks around the room. “Your husband was the one that Two tried to kill at the trials, but then you interfered and ended up getting shot instead.”

“Yes.”

“Why did you do that?”

“Would you not do everything in your power to save the one you love if their life was in danger?”

Eighteen shakes his head no. “I would do everything in my power of course, but I would not compromise or risk my own life.”

Tahki shakes her head. “You do many things that are not logical or that you may regret later in order to protect the people you love. You will come to reach this understanding in time.”

“No you won’t.”

Eighteen looks away from Tahki to find a young mink that looked like him standing near his bed, he is one of the Super Soldiers from his batch. “You will never understand something like that, maybe Chase could have but not you. You’ll always be a weapon Eighteen, you’ll never be anything else, no matter how much you may want to be something else.”

*******


“Have a good night General Jovina, perhaps we’ll have better luck in the morning.”

Jovina waves to General Borne before heading off, another long day of finding nothing having come to an end for her. She shivers once she steps outside, it has been steadily getting colder in this city the last few day, Jovina pulls her jacket close around her as makes her way towards the military landing field where her ship is currently docked.

“General Jovina I presume?”

Jovina stops in her tracks as she looks back in the direction the voice had come from, spotting a handsome coyote with a scar over his face. “You must be Alistair Quincy.”

Alistair grins. “Seems I’m famous, how about that.”

Jovina approaches him. “More like notorious, you’re got yourself a personality that lots of people like to talk about, and not in a pleasant way.”

Alistair looks to the side. “They just don’t understand my unique charm.”

“What are you doing here? Aren’t you supposed to be hunting down the Ice Source? It would be nice if you could get that done before he ends up freezing the entire city.”

Alistair grins. “I have been otherwise preoccupied, besides there’s more than just me hunting him down, who says I have to be the one to bring him in.”

Jovina glares at him. “You’re a Super Soldier, you’re the one most likely to bring him in.” She turns away from him heading on her way. “I’m not going to stand out here and talk in the cold, if you have something from me then say it while I make my way to my ship.”

Alistair follows after her. “I notice that you don’t seem to care very much for General Dmitri, I was hoping the disdain you have for him might be enough that you would consider helping me out with something.”

Jovina frowns at the comment. “You are mistaken, I may not like him but I have nothing against General Dmitri.”

Alistair sighs, she’s not being very cooperative with him. “I just need to know where he lives. I’ve looked everywhere for that information and have never been able to find anything, I’ve even followed him myself and he never leaves the facility when I do.”

Jovina shakes her head thinking that it should be obvious. “General Dmitri lives at military headquarters.”

Alistair seems surprised to hear this. “What?”

“Why do you sound so surprised? You live there too don’t you?”

Alistair nods his head that true enough. “Yes, but that’s because I’m a military controlled weapon. There’s no such housing there for normal soldiers.”

“Dmitri isn’t a normal soldier.”

“What is that supposed to mean?”

“I’m surprised that a super soldier like you hasn’t figured it out yet.” Jovina comes to a stop as she turns back to Alistair. “I don’t know what kind of disagreements you may have with General Dmitri, or what it is you’re planning to do, but you should forget about them and leave him be. From what I understand you just narrowly dodged a termination order from him and are somehow keeping him from having you killed, you’ve got your whole life ahead of you now, don’t throw it away by meddling in such dangerous affairs.”

What Jovina has said only proves to make him more curious. “What exactly do you know about Dmitri?”

“Quincy what are you doing!?”

Both Alistair and General Jovina turn toward the voice that had interrupted them, Mort steps out of a limousine that had just parked nearby, he now approaches the two of them, Naida steps out soon after him and following him.

Alistair sighs as he turns back to Mort. “What are you doing here?”

Mort motions to Naida. “Accompanying Naida while she comes to visit her boyfriend, who is currently being locked up by the Avian Military.” He frowns as Alistair. “What are you doing here?” He looks over to Jovina. “You’re not bothering her are you?”

Alistair takes his hands from his pockets as he shrugs his shoulders. “Oh you caught me, I was gonna be all like ‘Hands of my boyfriend you, he’s totally over you, you know that right?’ and she was probably gonna say something like ‘nu-uh, I do what I want.’ And then I would be. ‘You had your fun, but he’s done with you now.’ And then she would most likely go. ‘Oh you’re not even his type.’ And then I was gonna get really insulted by that comment and then we were going to get into a fight and I was gonna punch her in the face and stuff.”

Mort doesn’t look amused with Alistair’s sarcastic answer, Jovina speaks up to clarify. “He was asking me for information that might help him find his target. I guess he’s hoping that one of my men saw something that might be of interest, unfortunately I have no information to give him.”

Mort looks back to Alistair. “Since when were you so determined to find you target? You’ve been lazing about for days until now.”

Naida taps Mort on the back to get his attention. “Excuse me… I don’t mean to interrupt but we should go before visiting hours are over.”

General Jovina motions for Mort to go. “I’ll be fine, Quincy was just about to leave anyway, weren’t you Quincy.”

Alistair frowns at her. “Yeah… right…”

Mort turns away from the two of them leaving with Naida, Jovina looks back to Alistair before she takes her leave. “And just for the record, you’re not his type.”

Alistair growls at her as he watches her leave. “I will punch you in the face!”

He growls to himself that encounter did not go well, Mort had interrupted and saved Jovina from having to go into any further detail about Dmitri. It was pretty clear that she knew a lot more about Dmitri than he did and could possibly explain why Eighteen was asking him to target Dmitri for a crystal he wore around his neck of all things.

“It’s your fault.”

Alistair ears perk as he begins to look around him, having heard a child’s whisper, the coyote looks around him to see where it had come from but is unable to spot anything of significance.

“It’s your fault.”

Alistair once again looks over his surroundings, this time spotting a child standing in the distance. The boy stares back at him, looking much like Alistair did, following the same coyote lineage and carrying the same markings as him, an identification number tattooed on the inside of his ear and an electric collar worn around his neck.

Alistair stares at the child, recognizing him. “Zero?”

A solider walks in Alistair’s line of vision as he leaves the nearby facility after ending his shift, the boy that Alistair had seen no longer standing where it had been, Alistair quickly looks around him unable to spot him anywhere.

He stands in place for a moment, unsure as to what all of that was about. Alistair shakes his head as he turns away, getting back to the job that he is supposed to be doing.

*******


Tahki is sleeping next to the bed that Eighteen is resting in, having dozed off while keeping watch on him.

“Tahki.”

Tahki opens her eyes, as she stares ahead of her, spotting Shiya standing in the room with her, he reads over a note he now holds in his hands. “Why haven’t you shown me this?”

Tahki sits up as she looks to the letter that Shiya was holding, it’s written on the parchment that Achak made to write his note upon. “Where did you find that…? I thought I destroyed it.”

Shiya’s voice becomes angered as he approaches her. “This message is important! You can’t just keep something like this from me!”

Tahki argues back with him. “I did it to protect you!”

“I trust you, and yet you would choose to betray me!?”

Tahki shakes her head. “No! It’s not like that!”

“Not like what?”

Tahki gasps as she looks toward the entrance of her room to find both Shiya and Dolly standing within the doorway, Tahki quickly turns to where Shiya had been standing before only to find him and the letter that he had been holding gone.

Tahki was confused. “I was… seeing things…”

Eighteen speaks up. “It hurt you didn’t it?” Tahki looks back to Eighteen, the mink continuing to mumble as he lie in bed. “What you saw… it was something that hurt you, and made you feel bad… something you regretted doing…”

Tahki falls silent as she sits back down in the chair that she had been sitting on and holds her head. “Lumia needs to work faster.”

Dolly walks up next to Eighteen’s bedside. “How are you feeling?”

“Don’t ask me that. You don’t want to know the answer.”

“Just hang in there, Lumia will have this sorted out as soon as she can.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Raven Wolf - 05 - The Abandoned - Chapter 08
Raven Wolf - 05 - The Abandoned - Chapter 10
Book 5 in the Raven Wolf series.

Due to human negligence the world as we know it has ended and been reborn. The animal spirits that guide man giving them the forms of animals so that they would be able to survive in this new wilderness. Though now carrying the form of beasts man has not forgotten the place they once had, as an existence greater then just what nature wanted of them, an existence above all.

Those that worked to gain their humanity are known as domestics, while those who wished to follow the rolls the spirits had given them were known as wilds. Both groups grew arrogant and hateful of one another, the wilds saw the domestics as selfish monsters, for they were returning to the ways that had once destroyed the world, while the domestics saw the wilds as primitive beings afraid of progress, they no better than wild animals.

The raven and the wolf spirits grew tired of the destruction and fighting, and sided with the wilds in their ideals, the domestics only capable of further destroying nature. In their anger they marked a tribe of wilds with a curse, they being removed from the sacred circle of life, unable to hunt or grow their own food, their souls never able to move on while their bodies are unable to return to the earth when they died. The curse upon them only broken once the domestics are gone once and for all. The cursed tribe now known to all by the name of the spirits whom cursed them. ‘Raven Wolf'

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saintkoopa
5 years, 8 months ago
quincy always makes things funny. Too bad he is going crazy
S1erra
5 years, 8 months ago
"You're not his type"?
Seems quite the opposite,really,with all the art.
Kurapika
5 years, 8 months ago
Well Mort is certainly Alistair's type, though it may not be the other way around ^^;
S1erra
5 years, 8 months ago
MAY not?
You sound like you have other plans for Mort.
1mastermind
5 years, 8 months ago
great story.

So now the refugees must find a way to save all of the super soldiers in the City to thwart the plans of the true bloods.

And also my question is now answered as to why Shiya didn't now the truth by now. Thakih may be right that it is now better for him to not know what has happened and will happen, but that one will backfire the Moment they try to save Teddy as she must Spill the beans.

Can't wait to read on.
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