Whitney Houston :(Ramblings
I remember, in 3rd or 4th grade, sneaking my little radio and headphones under my blankets at night, and staying up all night to wait and listen to my favorite singers and songs: Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul... and Whitney Houston. To hear her death just sorta hit hard. I'm not crying or anything, and its not as shocking as Michael Jackson passing away, but its so sad to hear her passing. Its frustrating because we all know it was probably drug related. I lost a lot of respect for her in the past from her problems with that, but I love her voice and her songs. She's amazing. NOBODY, and I mean NOBODY can replace her.
Rest in peace Whitney.
Wolf Legend - Part II2. The OfficeWolf Legend - Part II7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Andrew slipped on sweatpants and found himself a clean sleeveless t-shirt in the laundry pile. It reminded him again of the pile of chores he needed to catch up on after work.
After brushing his teeth, he went to the stairs and slid the down the rail. It was early, a little after four A.M. He didn't mind getting up early. This was his usual routine: get up, work out, eat breakfast, and go to work.
Andrew needed a good workout every morning to help him get through the day. Werewolves burn a lot of energy, and to keep themselves from getting antsy or jittery, it took a hardy work out each day to control this. A few push-ups and a quick round the park run did the trick.
One would think exercise for a powerful werewolf would be pointless, but in fact, its was essential for their overall health and well-being. A werewolf's metabolism is lightning fast, coupled with a high internal body temperature, he would need to eat a huge amount of carbohydrates every hour to ke
Wolf Legend - Part III3. RabekaWolf Legend - Part III7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
As time went on, Rabeka started to remind Andrew more of himself. She would avoiding talking to people, stay very quiet, and was anxious to leave for lunch and home at the end of the day. It was beginning to annoy him because he never got the chance to talk to her. No wonder people are annoyed by me, he laughed.
Rabeka picked up her job very quickly. Other than a simple training, Andrew hardly ever had contact with her. She didn't use the phone as much as the other employees. She was either too shy or self-conscience of her own voice; she didn't communicate well. And even when she did talk, most calls were straight forward and to the point which gained her a lot of success; she unfortunately ended up bearing the brunt of several nasty costumers to start out her work experience. It stressed her out a lot.
Today was the worst so far. Rabeka had her hands on her face. Andrew could hear the angry costumer on the other line, getting more and more agitated as time
Wolf Legend - Part V5. Battle PlanWolf Legend - Part V7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Andrew woke up the next morning, feeling new circles underneath his eyes. He had been up all night thinking about what he saw, and the same thoughts once again flooded his mind as he lifted his head off his pillow. Rabeka is in trouble, he thought. I'm the only one who can do something about it. I'm the only one who can truly help her.
The more he thought about it, the more didn't want to get involved, but he couldn't get the voice of the man behind the doorthe twisted grindy tone of his voiceand the things he said to her out of his mind.
Money by Friday. What did he mean? What happens to her Friday if she doesn't have the money? That was two days away. Andrew felt he had some sort of responsibility for her life. I can't let this slide. Of course, this meant, if he were to intervene, she might see him for what he really was. Or if I am careful, she won't.
Andrew focused more on his exercises this morning. He wasn't sure
Wolf Legend - Part VI6. First DateWolf Legend - Part VI7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The doors of the jazz club finally opened and people began filing in and out. Andrew and Rabeka looked at each other in delight as the line moved slowly but surely into the club.
Andrew could smell the sweet aroma of food, especially meat. He hadn't had any adequate nutrition earlier in the day. He desperately needed to get some meat into his system, or he'd grow too hungry to bare it.
The inside of the club was a dark smoky atmosphere, yet it still had that 'cool' factor that Andrew loved.
Rabeka was impressed, it was not at all what she thought it would be. She linked arms with Andrew as they walked through he doors, making Andrew blush.
An attractive waitress walked up to both of them. She gave Andrew a flirtatious look, but Rabeka didn't seen to care. Hi, welcome to Smoke, would you like the bar or a booth?
Bar. Booth. They both said at the same time. They took a long glance at each other, bursting into laughter.
Wolf Legend - Part VII7. ConflictionWolf Legend - Part VII7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The loud booming music rang in Andrew's ears. It was loud even for being outside, but especially for a wolves' ears, which are very sensitive. Even dog whistles drive him nuts.
Andrew attempted to seem optimistic as they approached the doors, which were hidden behind two large bouncers. Andrew glared at one of them and they moved aside, allowing them in; both giving them dirty looks up and down. I could easily tear them apart, Andrew thought, smiling as he passed them. Even though they were twice his size, even in his current form he had more strength than they did. However he was grateful he wouldn't have to deal with them tonight.
Andrew's ears only continued to hurt as they walked through a hallway and into a massive round room. He peered over the dance floor, seeing nothing but a sea of sweaty bodies in movement. The sight reminded him of the dirty grease in his frying pan.
The music was provocative and erotic, only irritating him more the closer they approached the
Wolf Legend - Part VIII8. RunningWolf Legend - Part VIII6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
A bullet hit Andrew in his lower right rib, but not deep enough to puncture his lungs. Rabeka screamed covering her mouth as Andrew buckled over in pain, but he stood his ground.
Mel lowered his gun, watching with pleasure as Andrew showed pain; grunting and breathing heavily.
Ouch, Andrew finally muttered, as he sucked in his gut, and stood up again, as if the pain didn't bother him anymore. He still felt pain, his eyes flaring bright yellow only for a moment as he tried to ignore it. Rabeka's hands lowered as she stared in shock. Luckily she could not see what was happening.
Blood soaked Andrew's shirt, trickling down his stomach and leg.
How? Mel managed to whisper, as he watched Andrew stand before him, unphased by the bullet.
Andrew felt his eyebrow rise as he grinned, showing a fang distend.
It's on, he whispered, letting out a low growl as he advanced towards Mel, who had already begun to back away. Mel's colleagues backe
Wolf Legend - Part IV4. ComplicationsWolf Legend - Part IV7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The next several mornings Rabeka and Andrew continued to spend time together before work. By this time they had become very comfortable with one another. Eventually, it was a planned event to meet for breakfast and walk and talk work. It was something he looked forward to each day. Their topics were very broad, and fast paced, since they had very limited time during the day to talk. Only in the mornings and sometimes during breaks could they sit down and share a conversation. Only so many minutes to use up. But each day, they never ran out of things to talk about. Andrew almost lost his voice the first week, he had never talked so much. Rabeka mostly remained shy and reserved, but she did open up a lot more than he expected. Their were unlimited surprises in this human. There were days however that she almost never talked, almost like something was bothering her. He never dared to ask what the issue was.
Today just like any other day, it was break hour during work. And
Wolf Legend - Part XI11. AdorationWolf Legend - Part XI6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Rabeka stepped out of the warm shower to muffled music coming from downstairs. She stood silently to listen, then rolled her eyes at the style of the music; jazz.
She quickly dried herself and dressed, paying more attention to her hair and cursing at herself while examining her face; she had washed her make-up off in the shower. She pulled her hair up in a messy up-do, and searched everywhere in his cabinets for hairspray. She didn't expect to find any, but settled on an almost empty can of mousse instead.
After she was satisfied, she opened the door to the bathroom to smell of bacon. She smiled and bounced with happiness, despite the heavy jazz music being played.
Rabeka walked around the corner into the kitchen to find a peculiar sightAndrew dancing to his musickicking his feet in the air; flipping pancakes, and skatting with the current jazz solo.
Rabeka leaned against the wall, palming her face as Andrew got his groove on.
Suddenly Andrew spun full directi
Wolf Legend - Part X10. SecretsWolf Legend - Part X6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Rabeka lifted her eyebrows and smiled. A werewolf.
Andrew nodded once, and began to clap softly.
She nodded for a few seconds, before letting out a small chuckle.
What? Andrew asked, a little confused.
That's interesting. Rabeka sat back, staring off into space again trying to put the pieces together.
Do you believe me? Andrew asked, eager to know what her real reaction to it was. It was no longer a game.
She breathed in slowly, I think I do.
Andrew was relieved. I can't believe it. She actually believes me. She trusts me, and she knows my secret! His fears were long past him now. She obviously didn't care what he was, as long as she knew, and now she did.
Andrew smiled and sat back, satisfied with the way things had gone. It was much easier than he thought it would be.
Wait, she asked, pointing at him. For a moment he thought his streak of luck was over.
Tonight was a full moon, you can't be a we
Wolf Legend - Part IX9. HidingWolf Legend - Part IX6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Only get the essentials. Andrew yelled across the apartment at Rabeka, who was busy running around in her room grabbing clothes, while he was going through her fridge, trying to find fulfilling foods. Of course clothes, food, and protectionher gun, a few knives, and macewas of most importance. Andrew could hear everything Rabeka was doing, even though he was on the other side of the apartment. She was rummaging through the closet, and slamming drawers. Andrew kept a close eye outside her window for suspicious activity. Her street was empty, so seeing people approach her apartment would be easy.
This wasn't what either of them expected to do on their date. Andrew had no clue it would lead to this. He expected her to be safe, take her home, and she'd probably leave town on her own, but they were now in this together. Andrew agreed that he would not leave her, and right now his mission was to find a place to hide, either a hotel or his place. Leaving the
Wolf Legend - Part XII12. SanctuaryWolf Legend - Part XII6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Where the hell are they?" Les asked. He anxiously reached for the cigarette tucked behind his ear.
"Beats me, Mel said they'd be back in about an hour, three hours ago," Carl said, picking up his newly dealt hand.
"Well, what else did he say?" Another man in the back asked, walking towards the poker table.
Les turned to face him.
"I don't know nothin', Destri. I'm just sayin' what Mel was sayin'," Carl said, rolling his eyes. Destri shrugged and sat down next to him, picking up his cards.
"Well you talked to him for a while, he had to say somethin'," Destri added.
Annoyed, Carl looked away from his cards. "Just that he had some problems."
"How could there possibly be a problem with Rabeka?" Carl laughed, lighting his cigarette. "She's a weak little thing. I can't imagine her putting up a fight."
"Eh, somethin' about a problem with her boyfriend," Carl mumbled.
"Boyfriend? Didn't know she had a hitter," Les laughed, examining his hand.
"It's your turn," Carl sa
Wolf Legend - Part XIII13. Long EnoughWolf Legend - Part XIII5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Andrew slipped out of his apartment out into the hallway, scenting here and there as a safety precaution. He knew the people he had seen with Mel weren't around, but after their encounter with the phony policemen, he didn't know who he could trust. It literally could be anyone roaming the streets of New York. His wolf skills felt useless at this point.
He sneaked around the corner to where the stairs were, waiting for a nearby neighbor to clear the hallway before motioning for Rabeka to come out of the apartment. She was wearing one of his large coats, complete with a large hood and puffy interior, to make her look larger than her petite size. She slipped on her sunglasses as she approached Andrew.
"Shut the door," Andrew whispered.
Rabeka cursed, backing up slightly to slam the door, locking it.
"I feel stupid," she said, catching up to him down the stairs. Andrew laughed as he put on his sunglasses and hat.
"I dunno, I kind of like it. I sorta feel like a spy," he sa
Wolf Legend - Part I1. AndrewWolf Legend - Part I7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
He stood over the body.
It's over, he thought. No more. I'm not like them, their traditions, rituals, this pack... I'm different. It's over for me.
The scent of blood was overwhelming. The heat from the fire only reminded him of the hate that grew within him.
I hate them, he repeated over and over in his head. How could they, and for what, they call this honor!?
He wanted to see them burn. Fire didn't seem enough. He could only think of the worst kinds of deaths one could experience, and he wished it on them.
He was alone. It was not what he wanted, but it was all his fault. He had taken everything too far.
My lies did this. My hope to be different. He had lived with his curse long enough, he was asked to do the only thing he vowed never to do.
"I will not!" Andrew yelled out in the darkness.
Shadows moved across the field. Glowing eyes were on him, fueled by hatred and judgment. He didn't care. He wouldn't stand it.
His eyes gl
Wolf Legend - Part XVI16. GuileWolf Legend - Part XVI4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Andrew could hear his name being shouted over and over, as if he was under water. Low pitched and unrecognizable, he couldn't pick a general direction his name was coming from. The elongated echo didn't help either. At first he was certain it was all a dream, but when he realized he couldn't wake up without feeling pain, he knew it wasn't.
Where am I? Andrew asked himself. He attempted to move, but like before, he couldn't. He couldn't move at all, not even open his eyes.
The sound of his name grew louder and more clear until it was familiar and warming. Rabeka was frantically yelling his name out to wake him up. Somewhere he found the will to move, slowly lifting his head, his neck aching the entire way. His eyes squinted at first, but eventually opened. At first all he could see was white light everywhere, but as the shadows came into focus, the first thing his eyes locked onto was Rabeka sitting directly across from him. He blinked rapidly helping to focus on her face, see
Wolf Legend - Part XV15. Roads EndWolf Legend - Part XV5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Andrew pulled up to the office building. It was already very busy with traffic going every which way on the corner street. Large crowds of people lined up at each corner to cross. "Do you want to come in with me?" Andrew asked leaning over to Rabeka, who was just waking up from a light nap.
"No, I'm going to stay here and sleep," she said, in between a few yawns.
"You're OK with being by yourself?" he asked, surprised.
"There's too many people around for them to notice me. The mob isn't that stupid. I have my phone on me though."
"OK, have it ready to dial me if there's something wrong."
"I will," she said, leaning her seat all the way back and throwing her jacking over her face.
Andrew ran his hand down her hair. She'll be OK, he reassured himself.
He cut the engine and hopped out of his Mazda. The air was thick with traffic smoke, rather difficult to pick up on any smells, but he doubted anyone from the mob would be in such a crowded place, however, if they kne
Wolf Legend - Part XIV14. Breaking GroundWolf Legend - Part XIV5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twigs and leaves crunched loudly under Andrews' large paws. Animals all over scamper away to save their lives as the beast of the forest-the ultimate hunter-prowled slowly through the trees. But today, he was not the animal he was intended to be. Today he was a calm and gentle wolf, making the most out of civil conversation; taking a stroll with its favorite human of all.
Andrew and Rabeka had spent an entire day talking about his past and everything there was to know about werewolves. She knew it all, and there was much more to learn. By now both felt completely comfortable around each other, even with Andrew in his werewolf form. It had not distracted or dissolved their conversations one bit, and Rabeka no doubt had grown accustom to seeing a large eight foot werewolf walking at her side.
Despite what could have been a complete awkward and frightening experience, the day turned out to be one of the highlights of Andrew's life, and possibly Rabeka's too. Andrew had
Wolf Legend - Part XVIII18. The Escape (part two)Wolf Legend - Part XVIII4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The faster Alex ran, the more Andrew pushed harder, with long strides on all fours. His long powerful claws effortlessly digging into the tile and wood floors. His muscles working overtime, pushing past the pain of his sudden and rather abnormal recovery from being poisoned.
Keeping up was easy. Alex may have appeared to be bigger and stronger looking, but running was Andrew's specialty. He had no problem keeping up with Alex. In fact, he was catching up, growing closer and attempting to snap at his hind legs frequently. However, despite being only inches behind, Alex seemed to have a solid knowledge of the area, switching paths on a dime and a settling deeper and deeper into the maze-like facility. This gave Alex the advantage, making it more difficult for Andrew to successfully catch him, despite his speed.
Both wolves panted and snarled loudly with each stride. Thankfully there were no other humans to witness the chaseyet. Andrew was sure Alex didn't
Wolf Legend - Part XVII17. The Escape (part one)Wolf Legend - Part XVII4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*******DISCLAIMER: This chapter has some mild gore. Just a heads up. *******
Rabeka lay motionless in the cell. She had been banging on the door and crying for what seemed like a whole hour. Obviously at this point, there was no use in trying.
Andrew was now gone, and she was unsure if it was the last time she would ever see him. She went over in her head the things she wanted to tell him, things she didn't have the courage to say before, and the things she was glad to tell him before he was ripped from the cell. She was at least glad she at least had the chance to thank him for doing his best to protect her, but ultimately, the blame fell on her.
"I'm such an idiot," she whispered to herself, tears puddling up in her eyes. She hadn't the strength to lift her arm and wipe them away as they dripped down onto the cold, hard cement floor. She was fully prepared to die now, right then and there. She honestly hoped it would come quick, as it seemed there was no
Wolf Legend - Part XXI21. Six Weeks Later (Epilogue)Wolf Legend - Part XXI4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rabeka sat outside the office building. A cold wind gust blasted against her, blowing her hair all over. She pulled at her scarf, fiddling with the tassels at the ends.
She sat fidgeting nervously, waiting for Andrew to come out of the board meeting. It had been a long battle up until this point, not just with the mob and almost being killed, but life returning to normal wasn't a happy ending. Andrew was in front of a company board meeting, determining whether or not he would be terminated, or kept as a costumer support manager.
Rabeka had already been in there to plead her case. She had been pardoned, only just barely. If it were up to Phil and a few other executive higher ups, they'd be out for good. Both of them gone the same exact days for different reasons, all the while trying to pretend it had nothing to do with each other. It was a mess both knew they'd need to deal with. Thankfully their made-up excuses paid off in the end, and so far at least on
Werewolves 101Werewolves 101 (according to me)Werewolves 1017 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
They are simply humans with the ability to shift into a werewolf or wolf. To some, its the other way around. The human is actually their mask, or camouflage. It is what keeps them safe from man (who they believe are the real enemies), though not all werewolves believe in this.
Werewolves have two basic forms, the feral (wolf) form, which is the natural wolf to blend in better with nature and their ancestors, then there is the anthro form, which is the bipedal werewolf form.
Werewolves take pride in their heritage and prefer to live in the wild like their ancestors, the wolves, do. Some prefer to live in packs, others on their own. They need to stay safe from humanity and their identities must be kept secret.
According to very old legends,