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Chapter One Welcome to the pack+Promo Poster by Gerundive


Hello my name is Abyss. Along with my mate Gems we are Alpha's of this pack. There used to be only a few of us. But as of late, that once small group has grown exponentially With new members a little more every week. We are delighted to have so many fine wolves who can seek refuge in this pack.
We are the Defenders. One of the biggest packs to ever make it large. We are diverse by age, culture, color, and even species, but we are all one thing undeniable, we are family.
Gems here, This is our story,that is broken down into readable chunks. In the form of short stories. About all our wonderful brothers and sisters and their lives. So please we implore you to walk with us in a wolves pawssteps.
To howl, and laugh with us in the happy times. To cry with us in the mournful periods of our lives. To defend with us our loved ones. To smile, to love, to live a wolves life in our pack. For you are family too, whose life has just changed.

Welcome to the pack

In a world of cruel and unspeakable evil. Its hard to acertain that there is any hope. Even the smallest flicker of light can go out like a embers in a fire. They die down as quickly as life does in its entirety.
Its a bit bleak mind set to think this way, and there was a time not long ago that I would grasp true to these words. And envision them as gospel. But now things changed for me.
Its good to meet you My name is Abyss. The pack I hail from or technally founded... is The Defenders. You came here to hear a good story. Well I have many of them. Many of myself and my mate, my children, and best... You know what lets go back to the begining to tell you the full story of the Defenders.
"Role Call" I shouted at the small pack that we had recently formed. phoenix rushed in as Brio slowly walked up. Me and Gemstone (The Love of my life) had met  Phoenix and her incredibly introverted and quiet boyfriend Brio a week ago. As we were looking for something to eat. We made a universal decision to join alliances and bring down a buck. And we got to talking, and found we all had a lot in common with eachother, and since we got along so well. We made the decision to start the pack.
"I began calling names out to account for each and every pack member.
"Tiger Eye!" I called
As Tiger Eye respectfully saluted me, and answered.
Tiger was my best friend growing up, and as fate would have it our old packs split on the run from man hunting us all down. I did think Tiger was dead. But just recently we found eachother again and I could not be happier. He is my right paw guy. And the best beta a guy could ask for. He is loyal, considerate and kind, as well as Tiger Eye has a younger brother. He around my age as Tiger is a bit older then me by comparison. His brothers name is MoonShine. A cool guy just like his brother.
"I am here Abyss"
"Here sir"
"Lupin!" I waited a second but to no response. "Lupin, front and center." I called again. It dawned on me where she might be.
"Alright then Shadow!" I called again. But no Shadow apeared either. I sighed.
"They must be back at the den right now." Said Gemstone. As she yawned licking my face.
I smiled rolling my eyes.
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Awe Gems the love of my life as I stated. Every alpha needs his lady and she is my perfect match. She has my back through thick and thin, helps me make hard decisions, and calls me out when Im being an asshole. I love her with my very being.
"Alright everyone is dismissed please go to your proper stations for the day. I will check in with you all in a bit."
"Yes alpha!" They all chimed.
"Alright lets go get Shadow and Lupin." I said with a hint of disgust.
Gems laughed a bit. We headed down to the slope into the valley where are den site was hidden into the brush. I padded into the cave. To find the two of them
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Sleeping side by side. I chuckled a bit.
"Alright sleepy heads up and at em!" My voice echoed through the cave as the two of them almost simultaneously got up, scrambling to get to their feet, standing five feet away from eachother. Lupins face was flushed, and Shadow had a smug look in his eyes.
"We got stuff to do today sweethearts. You can "hang out" again later today." I laughed as both of them  walked past me.
"Catch you later Lou." Shadow laughed bounding away.
Lupin shook herself off of what little dignity she had and walked with Gems back to base.
The little history needed is Lupin and Shadow have always been smitten but with Lupin claiming to be Asexual she doesnt like others to know of her "activities" if you will, with Shadow. She's a little out there some of the time. And as for Shadow, he's the jerk of the bunch. He prefers to be called a bully. But I have never given him that satisfaction. He is however mean as a hornet. But as you can see has an S and M soft spot for Lupin.
I'm kidding! But in actuality he does have a soft spot for her.
I head back to the pack as they are all doing their asigned tasks. I think back to the mountain of work I  have left to do. I was never any good at asking for help.
Maybe I will have to learn.
"Abyss." Called Gems she looked up at me at my mile high list of work. As I tasked myself with to much. Once again.
"Hey need a paw?" Gems said helping me with some of our medicines and putting them up.
" I need to make sure we are stocked up on herbs and medicines. winter is almost here. And we have yet to be prepared. I would hate to go through the same horrors we faced last year." I quivered. Remembering back to my and Gems first big blizzard together. If it had not been for eachothers warmth and encouragement, me and her would not had made it. She had become deathly sick and at the time I did not know a lot about healing as I do now. Which I don't care to admit is not a lot of knowledge. I had searched for eons in that blizzard to find cure, to ease her coughing and hypothermia.
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"Earth to Abyss." Gems called awakening from my memory. "Are you alright?"
"Yeah I just do not want to have another hard winter again." almost dazed but the thought of the hardship we had faced.
She put her paw on my chest. I could feel my heart racing from fear, fear of loss, of sickness, and another long winter
"Its not all your responsibility my love. Me and the pack are all here to help, and I promise you all of us will get through this winter with minimal to no one getting sick I will see to it."she said. A wave of relief splashed over me. I felt safe. Yep this was my perfect home. And my perfect mate, my perfect family.
A series based on my plushes and their massive pack and lives.

I edited the content as well so it was more easily readable
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Good beginning. :clap:
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you new one is up!
Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
See my comment there?
Dogsparadise Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this first chapter and the drawings. I like that you include them in the story. It makes it easier to visualize what is happening in the story and you know what the characters look like. I also like your writing style and can't wait to read more.
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I wanted to start it sorta simple with only. The few I had when i started defenders that way people are not so overwhelmed and neither am i as you progressivly get to meet each character. In the series but also tell the full story with Abyss as their leader which reminds me the guy needs another photo shoot as he has himself a new polygons skull pendant for on his collar its quite epic!
FragileLove13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Digital Artist
I honestly love it
I can't wait to read more 
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awe thanks so much I had a lot of fun with it these characters are so developed and I love having Abyss as my main character he fits the role so well
I hope you enjoyed the pictures as well That will be a regular thing.
Hope you have favorites soon as well
Arizonastraydog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
That is really good Im trying to get a little with story too.
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Your making a story too?
Arizonastraydog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah once I get better as draw my wolves, I'm doing what blue draw her story were you the story play out :)
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That would be cool yeah I love the picture stories as well.
First couple chapters pf defender wont be as dramatic but as we go further along and the pack grows there will be more member more interestings stuff. I just wanted to let people see the original pack member and get to know them do you have a favorite yet or to soon?
Arizonastraydog Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have to get to know them Gerundive
silverwhitewolf3947 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow this is great can't wait to see more.
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I thought the pictures would be a nice touch. As well

The first one chapters will be lighthearted but will get heavier through the series as you can see only a few are in the pack at the moment. Im starting from when i started defenders with the stuffed animals and the pack was comprised of
And wing
silverwhitewolf3947 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student General Artist
That's awesome.
Gerundive Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I have a lot of ideas for this series
silverwhitewolf3947 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student General Artist
That's great
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