Joel the wolf
I sent an E to Isis for permission to post this. I guess I got carried away. But then that's me. hahah
As James road forward, he began the self healing ways of there clan.
Sending healing energy to his ankle, and old battle wounds, like he and every warrior of his clan had been taught.
James striving forward at a neck breaking pace, with his clansmen in tow.
Hitting a dark fog so thick they couldn’t see each other it was slow going, then the fog lifted, the they found themselves on what seemed to be a foreign land, it was a barren place, nothing but rock, dust, and scrub brush, and the sun had set.
James exhausted as were the horses in a lather they pulled up for camp.
Taking head to the old mans warnings, they posted sentries.
James started having haunting memories.
The fire was low, the men were tired, but sleep wouldn’t come, jerking up with a start, the first attack came fast before they knew they surrounded, one man had already gone down.
All they could see were the red eyes, with their backs to each other they formed a circle.
This was what the old man had foretold.
The attacks came in force, viscous, outnumbering them one hundred to one.
The wolf-beast, not like a regular wolf, but malignant overgrown, and vile, their blood red eyes seemed never to blink.
The fighting lasted long into the night, the wolf-beast, finding a week point then doubling up, in a pack to press the attack, slicing, and hacking as they came in waves, James just staying on his feet.
Dawn rising, the clansmen look out to see the small valley covered with these vile creatures, there were hundreds, with no hope each man locked eyes with the other knowing this was the end.
As a great wave of teeth and claws ripping forward James heard a voice saying inside his head, “use the healing powers” He thought I have to my wounds, the voice he recognized as the old mans on the path, “no use it on the wolves” Was that possible?
He started the building up he had been taught, and started to send the healing ways out to
The first one it hit looked him in the eye, and then it’s eyes slowly turned to a golden brown. The fighting had stopped. the wolves had gone. James now turned the power to his men and horses, they bask within a light of power, feeling the power each ma
renewed their strength unlike anything before, it was unbelievable.
Approaching the castle of fright with caution, James and his men reached the castle doors.
Getting ready for battle, one clansmen in a rage ran head long into the open door.
Before James could reach it they all heard a howling scream then the head of his friend came rolling out. As the great doors slam shut.
Pain and anger were in the air as the clansmen roared, but the haunting memories still beat at James’s brain, he stilled him self, as all warriors must before a battle, and felt a pulling to the outer ring of rocks, as his men followed James found a cav
with a large bolder covering the opening. As the men pushed it away a small depression just large enough for a small child to get through could be seen.
Memories again haunting James’s soul, it all looked to familiar, upon entering this cave he some how knew it led to the caverns beneath the castle.
Torches lit they ventured within, finding a small whipping post to small for a mans chains,
and a cell with old metal bars and two cots one small one large with a skeleton of a woman laying upon it. The only thought that came to mind was mother.
Knowing he was found wandering the forest and taken in by the clan of the village, this was a common practice in a time of wars.
Spurned on with a driving hatred of what must be his father the dark lord.
Threw twisting tunnels his men followed him with devotion not knowing how he knew the way.
Reaching a large banquet room they were suddenly surrounded by an army of man-beast, this was the only way to describe them with armor covering all and the face plate protruding, they didn’t speak with words but with grunts and growls.
Fighting his way to where he knew Brianna was, a large figure loomed in front of him.
it was the dark lord, swords drawn they began a hammering blows to each, and each blow sent vibrations down James’s arms and shoulders to his very feet.
Blow after blow like thunder claps, then James heard that voice again, “use the healing ways” Oh powers that be a to late block, a slice in the side, then one on the leg,
the voice again “Use the power” Sending what he had out to this ominous figure the fighting stopped.
The dark lord said: You are weakening my son.
James tried to look him in the eye with a searching glance.
The Dark lord said: Yes I know who you are, I didn’t think you had it in you boy.
You escaped many years ago, I had growing tired of wiping you to get you to use your powers, I didn’t really think you had any. So I search for a new bride to spawn a son that would be my equal and rule my kingdom.
And with this said James sending out more power, and the dark lord just laughed, and said, this is how you use it boy, and with a might swing of his blade he hit James ‘s sword with a power never felt before, James flying threw the air hitting the harde
d brick wall, then sliding down to lay in a heap. Looking up to the dark lord advancing he heard the voice saying “you have it in you James now” With a renew strength he came up swing strong were his cuts, then finally the last slice broke the dark lord
sword severing his head in the fallow threw.
Brianna could hear the fighting and screams of men dyeing, dreading the outcome.
She prayed to the powers again.
Oh good demons, with the powers of love,
Please help my true,
Save him from harm,
Send him to me.
As the final note of her voice rang, the door seem to blow apart, with James framed in a golden light standing with sword in hand, with a searching look, locking eyes he ran to her arms, as she tried to pull the chains from her neck, James reached behin
her and pulled the chain from the wall, gently reaching up and snapped the lock on her neck,
Brianna looking up with a questing look and ask, how? James looked down into her beautiful face and said I don’t really know. All I do know is you are in my arms, and I love you with all my heart, and I want you for all time, and you will never be harm
With the gentlest kiss, like a butterfly landing upon a new flower, James lowered his head as Brianna reached up to meet his. They locked onto each other with a burning passion of true love.
Striding out to the large hall, all had stopped his clansmen were still in battle ready, a new adversary had appeared, the wolf-beast from the night the very one’s James had healed
James locked eyes with one that he recognized and knew they were not here for them,
James told his men to slowly fallow him out.
As they traversed the under grown caverns again they could hear the screams of the what was left of the dark lord’s horde, the wolf’s had come to make sure that no dark thing would ever come out of this castle ever again.
I howl a mornful song, that echos within my chambered heart, for all to read? nay for all to feel.