HowlTHE GIRLHowl8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the porch, she felt safer. The warm light high on the wall, next to the rocking chair that was cradling her seemed to tell her so, with its golden reassurance.
Imustnotthinkthat, she repeated in her head, pressing her eyelids shut. Daddy will be good, hepromisedhepromised. She'll be all right.
She hugged her legs as a scream and a bark came from inside the house, making her flinch. Daddy?
"Daddy?" she called out, already forgetting that he had asked her not to make noise. The silence extended until she could no longer stand it. She stepped down from the rocking chair and went inside the house, walking slowly, her steps and breath on a single beat.
The living room door swung open, her daddy coming out of it and hurrying to close it back with a gasp once he saw her; he didn't want her to see, even she understood that. He's scared. "Daddy, are you okay?"
He sighed. "Yes, sweetie, I'm fine."
"But - but I heard you scream..."
A kitsune friendship INTROA Kitsune friendship [TEASER]A kitsune friendship INTRO4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Several years ago I became the only person in my family; I lost my mother when I was very young to cancer. It was so long ago that I didn't really understand the concept of death so I was confused at first. Then by the time I was old enough to understand I had pretty much forgotten her so I was never sad until I was hit by the next fatality.
My father was in the army and was consequently sent to Iraq to fight in the war that was going on at the time. I was only fifteen when he left, he wrote often but it was rare when I could speak to him on the phone or on the computer. Eventually I didn't hear from him for a few days, at first I just thought that he was too busy but then I received a letter saying that he had been killed in action. To start with I didn't believe it but after tearless sadness I just had to accept it and move on.
I continued to finish school then started work, alone. My first job was a fairly decent job at a local garage but then my boss s
A kitsune friendship Day 5When I woke up I saw that I was in a hospital bed, groaning I looked around and saw Malachi and Sapphire by my side, Malachi was gently stroking my hand with her paw. "What happened?" I asked as I was still dazed. "You were stabbed by Harry yesterday, remember? You were unconscious all night and all morning" she said. "The nurse says you will be ok by this evening" Sapphire added.A kitsune friendship Day 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you two ok?" I asked as I sat up.
"We are both fine" Malachi said before adding "I think Sapphire has something to say to you"
"What is it you want to say?" I asked her.
"I just want to say, thank you" she said humbly. "You saved my life and kept your promise. I will never have to worry about Harry again thanks to you"
"You're welcome I guess" she then leant forwards and hugged me tightly. "Ok you're very welcome" I said as I pushed her away, my wound was throbbing badly. "Malachi? I said.
"Yes?" she replied.
"I need to ask, what happened to me yesterday?" I said to her.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
A kitsune friendship Day 6I felt my wound throbbing all through the night so I struggled to sleep a wink. When the light of morning started to shine I begged for the night to be over but Malachi did not wake for another hour. I felt her paw stroke my hair back and I looked over to be met by the comforting sight of her eyes. "Had a bad night I see" she said.A kitsune friendship Day 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Not even you by my side helped to ease the pain" I said.
"Maybe this will cheer you up" she said before kissing me on the cheek but the pain in my side dulled the pleasure of the moment. Malachi saw that I was not enjoying her company as much so she then broke the kiss and sighed. "You're wounds are hurting aren't they?" she said as she looked at me in pity.
"It's agony" I said. "I can't even enjoy your company with it"
"I wish there was something I could do to heal you faster" she sighed. "I miss having my sweet partner's cheerfulness around"
"I know, but it has only been two nights" I said.
"Two nights too many" she replied. "I want you to get better agai
A kitsune friendship Day 4As I woke up I looked over to see Malachi still sleeping, her paw resting on my chest. I gently moved it away but she still woke up, she twitched her nose then opened her eyes. She then put her paw back on my chest and said "How are you today?"A kitsune friendship Day 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Just fine" I said casually before I then put my hand on her side. I gently stroked her fur up and down, she started to purr slightly and she seemed to enjoy it. Moving my hand around to behind her back I pulled her in close and I we kissed just like the day before but then she started to hesitate. "What's the matter?" I asked.
"Can you hear that?" she asked.
"Hear what?" I said as I listened.
"Did you leave the shower on?" she asked.
It was then I noticed the sound of the plumbing working and running water. I then got up and walked downstairs to the bathroom, slowly opening the door I could see a familiar figure behind the curtain. It was Sapphiremon.
I calmed down and turned to go back upstairs but then I could hear her voice. I looked back in
A kitsune friendship Day 3 pt2We pulled up beside a small lake and I told my two vixens to put on their jackets and follow me. Leaving the car we walked a small way before stopping on the lake shore and sat down, it may have been cold but the crystal aqua water was still stunning to gaze into. Schools of Minnows flashed past the bank as the three of us sat having a picnic on the grass.A kitsune friendship Day 3 pt24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's beautiful" Sapphire said.
"I thought you would like it" I replied. "How does your leg feel?"
"Better, but it still hurts now and then" she said.
Malachi sat next to her and asked to see her wounded leg, lifting it up to show her Malachi then started to remove the blood stained bandages. When they were all off I could see the stitched up wound on the back of her leg, remarkably it had already started to heal.
"That's much better" she said. "Letting the air get to it feels so much nicer"
"I would keep using the cane for today and tomorrow but after that you will be fine" Malachi advised her.
"I still wouldn't run or strain yourse
A kitsune friendship Day 1I woke up in the morning to see Malachi lying next to me, her eyes closed and a light purring sound as she was breathing in. We decided to buy a double bed and sleep together from now on; she seems to be more comfortable when she knows she is always close to the one she loves. I did not want to disturb her so I just lay there watching her sleep, she always looks so peaceful in her slumber.A kitsune friendship Day 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Several minutes later she stopped purring and her crystal blue eyes started to flicker open. She looked at me and smiled softly.
"Good morning" she said quietly. "How did you sleep?"
"Beautifully" I replied.
She sat up and reached over to lightly kiss me on the forehead before pushing back the sheets and standing up. I then did the same, pulling back the curtains it was a wonderful crisp frosty morning outside. Malachi took her dark purple gauntlets and slipped them on while I got myself dressed ready for the day ahead of us.
Leaving the bedroom I saw Malachi doing her usual morning stretches on the
A kitsune friendship Day 3I was woken by the feeling of Malachi's tail wrapping around my waist, as I opened my eyes she moved closer and nuzzled me until I was awake. "How did you sleep?" she asked.A kitsune friendship Day 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Perfectly, as usual" I said. I then leant forwards and pressed my lips to hers; wrapping my arms around her I pulled her in closer and stroked the back of her mane. She did the same, placing her paw on the back of my head she then also pulled me closer into the kiss. I could feel my problems or bad memories melt away the longer we kissed each other.
When the embrace broke we both smiled, we had not kissed like that in many months and it felt just as good as before. She pushed the sheets off and sat up, stretching her legs out she then stood up. Slipping on her gauntlets she then left the room to do her exercises, I decided to get up myself. As I left the room to make breakfast I remembered Sapphire.
I opened the door to her room to check if she was ok, she was still asleep so I did not disturb her. I decided to ma
Untitled Tiger Project Part 1Untitled Tiger Project Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The strange feeling came over the tigress Penumbra once again. Her paws tingled, her charcoal hair rose as if electrified, and her body felt faintly as if it were being constricted by the air around her. She flicked her ears in irritation, but she was too used to the phenomenon to express actual alarm. She didn't even bother to raise her head off of her single broad foreleg. The sensation would pass, as it always did, and she paid little mind to it.
It was the water leaking from the rusted pipe above her head that caught her interest, though. She had been absent-mindedly watching the pure water fall, drop by drop, from the peripherals of her vision. Now the rhythmic, predictable dripping slowed until it stopped. Then, in defiance of every law of fluid dynamics that Penumbra knew, the drops of water began to rise from the floor and slip back into the pipe. Penumbra stiffened and swivelled her head to watch.