Legend of the black claw
Legend of the Black Claw Chapter 10 part 12
“I had initially intended to get a human with child in order to then take the child’s body, yes but then… well I fell in love with the woman. I thought, ya know, I’d try the whole wife and kids thing. It was pretty nice. Then some bastard out hunting shot me with an arrow, killed me and skinned my wolf! Fahlene, she wasn’t a sensitive, she couldn’t hear or see me after I lost my body and the kids were too young. I watched over them for a few months but then the Step interfered, more importantly that bastard shepherd of the dead, Da’ath! He sent me, ME, to the void! He said I was dangerous. Can you imagine? So, I spent countless millennia trapped in that hell hole of a supernatural Alcatraz. Once I escaped I went looking for Fahlene and the kids, not realizing the time that had passed. She was dead, the boys since grown and scattered. They had made entire tribes, ones that were worshipping me as a God…I was impressed. I decided that I wasn
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“Get away from me!” I screamed and suddenly the hands released me and I felt myself fall back, hitting something both hard and soft at the same time.
“Vita? If you’ve hurt her, Carter…” I heard Rollo snarl.
“She’s fine, Rollo.”
“You could have warned me that she was going to flip out!”
I struggled to clear my vision and fought the hands on me, not realize until after a moment, they were Rollo’s.
“Wha… did… urk?” I mumbled, slurring my words.
“He is trapped in the quartz.” Carter said gently and smiled. I assumed he smiled, I still couldn’t see very well.
“You okay?” Rollo asked. I nodded and sat up, shaking off the lingering dizziness.
“Yeah, he… tried to hold onto me.” I said rubbing my eyes.
“It’s never easy to exorcise a spirit, especially one that is intent on keeping you. You were very brave, Vita. I am proud of you.” Car
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“That is pure hogwash…!” Feral declared in a hoarse shout.
“Ew! Is that what all that ‘I was thinking of keeping you for myself’ talk was about?!” I cringed inwardly. Rollo’s brows shot up.
“What?!” He cried.
“Yeah, he said he thought about keeping me for himself, maybe he was… Oh god, I feel sick…” I said and scrambled to find my sweat-shirt.
“My ego is really taking a blow today…” Feral grumbled weakly.
Thankfully, Daneel arrived with Carter’s thing just as I slipped my shirt on.
“You piece of shit!” Rollo shook Feral violently before Carter grabbed his arm.
“Stop, we need him alive inside that body!” He said.
Rollo glared at Carter but relented.
“So you planned to take over my body and fuck my female after ‘gifting’ her to me?” Rollo asked, enraged. I wanted to argue the ‘my female’ bit but decided I didn’t need
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“It’s not just about you.” I said low. I felt all the eyes of his family on me from the doorway and I suddenly remember I had no shirt on. Fuck it, I didn’t give a shit, at least the kids weren’t there.
“If I may interject…?” Carter piped up quietly.
Rollo and I both glanced his way.
“Perhaps we should not be so hasty in letting Feral leave; he might serve to be useful.” Carter said.
Rollo narrowed his eyes.
“How?” He asked mockingly.
“Well, being a God I imagine that he knows where other wolves are. I have found some but not many in my travels.” Carter explained. Rollo snorted.
“Who cares if any others exist? We’ll all be dead soon, anyway…”
I grimaced at his gloomy response.
“We need to stop Ulveress, that’s why. I don’t know about you but I want revenge, I want the curse lifted for the sake of any females who still live and for the future. We can’t do i
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“I’ll have to agree with her on that. We wouldn’t be in this mess if not for you. Why the hell are you concerned now after all this time, after all this suffering?” Rollo wanted know. I glanced over at Carter and he looked awestruck. As if on cue, Feral jumped up onto the bed. I wanted to grab him and hurl him against the opposite wall but I couldn’t, I physically couldn’t make my muscles move.
“Don’t touch him!’ I warned in a growl. Feral ignored me.
“Carter… you are a man of faith, right? You have believed that I would come back and help my children be fruitful again, yes?” Feral asked. Just then I heard shuffling at the doorway. We had gathered a crowd. Carter looked around the room and my heart sunk but then he spoke.
“I was and am, however, she does not wish to be with your son. I am sorry Rollo but you know that the spirit walkers do not condone such methods of ownership. Vita should be allowed to
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My lips parted but I couldn’t find words. My heart was in my throat. I felt giddy and sick all at the same time. I felt horrible and I felt happy.
“You are bound to him by strong magic.” He said after a moment of silence.
“Yeah, I am… not so romantic, is it?” I snorted.
“If you were bound to someone you loved, truly loved, it might be.” He said quietly.
“Carter, look at me.” I said. He did so. I had almost forgotten how haunting his eyes were.
“I’m not… I’m not in love with him. I thought I was. I was sure I was but right now, I know there is a difference between what I feel for him and what I feel…” I wasn’t sure if I should finish that sentence so I just let it hang. Carter gave me a pitiful expression.
“You’d always be drawn to him…”
“I can’t trust him, Carter. I want to; I really do but… after he lied to me…”
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“I don’t know about you but I don’t really want to give that bastard what he wants.”
I hadn’t realized I’d been staring at Rollo’s lips the entire time.
“Hmm?” I muttered, lifting my gaze back to his eyes.
“I said I don’t want to give Feral what he wants.” Rollo repeated.
“No… no way.” I answered quickly, trying to ignore the desperate ache building between my legs. Goddamn it.
“You take my room and get some sleep. I’m going to head back to the camp and get the kids and Owen.” He leaned down and pressed soft kiss to my lips.
“Be careful… I might hate you but I don’t want you hurt…” I joked weakly.
He smiled and started toward the door.
“We’ll figure something out,” and with that he left. The cabana was so quiet suddenly, it felt like I was completely alone but I knew Sahna, Daneel and Carter were there. Rollo had left on purpose, kn
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“Because… I’m not there yet, okay?”
He looked at me then nodded. I was shocked. I almost wanted to question it but decided I better just count my blessings. I did however take his hand and give it a squeeze.
“What about Carter? I thought… I thought at first you ran away with him.”
I blanched, recalling how I felt with Carter and how he rejected me. Did I have real feelings for Carter, too? Yes, I knew I did but I also had them for Rollo. Despite how utterly illogical that was. My stomach suddenly clench as I thought of what Feral had said. He had artificially bound us together, Rollo and I. I was, admittedly, caught up in the moment with Rollo, so much so that I forgot that very important point. What I felt for him, feel for him might not be real at all. I idly fingered the choker on my neck and looked away from Rollo’s eyes.
“No, I didn’t run away with him. He just helped me.” Which was true
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“I admit I’ve done some horrible things to you. I wanted you to be my female… I wanted it so bad… I was willing to do anything to keep you. I’m sorry, Vita… I’m so sorry.” He tried to sooth me.
“Trust me; Daneel let me know how much of this was my fault and how stupid I was.” Rollo said and smiled softly in that lopsided way of his; a habit that both infuriated me and seduced me.
I looked at him.
“She beat you?” I asked hopefully. He grimaced but then nodded and grinned again.
“Yeah… sometimes we males need to be reminded that we can’t just force things to our will.” He hesitated.
“And that… maybe my ideas are a little old fashioned.”
I watched him, looking for a hint of a lie but I either didn’t see it or didn’t want to see it. I licked my lips.
“You need to do more than say things I want to hear if you want me to stay with you, Rollo, you know that?
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“And you tried to kill me and in fact, not only did you nearly kill me but then you let loose a hunter right in our damn camp! You put my entire family in danger! I…. I’m not sure if I should punish you or…” His voice trailed off, filled with anger and a hint of desperation.
“Punish me? I think you have punished me enough, Rollo!” I bit out and felt tears rolling down my cheeks. I’d never been so mad in my life. I had never shed tears because of anger and surely that was why I was crying.
“I know I fucked up, okay. You don’t need to remind me!” I managed and put a shaking had to my mouth. He didn’t say anything. Thankfully, Sahna came back to the car first and we managed to get Carter out between the three of us. Rollo did the honors of carrying him inside. I didn’t see any other cars there at the cabana so I assumed the Van Dahls weren’t there. It would, after all, be hard to explain why we were carryi
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“Are you hurt…?” He asked. I could see as lines of tension and anger began to melt away from his face. His blood covered face. I pulled away slightly.
“No… are you?” I asked, licking my lips.
“It is not my blood.” He said gruffly and shifted his gaze to the side. I followed it and then turn back to him. I let my forehead fall and rest on his sternum. The street was a mess of lumps that used to be human beings.
“Rollo… I…” I began but he silenced me by pressing a bloody finger to my lips.
“Later.” He said and pulled away. I looked over to Carter who was still in the truck. There was a pool forming in the seat under him and I felt a sense of urgency. Why wasn’t he healing? Rollo strode over to the passenger side and pulled the door off, tossing it behind him like it was nothing.
“Rollo, please…” I pleaded, wiping frantically at tears now spilling down my cheeks. He snorted in respo
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“Carter…?” I said quietly as I gingerly made my way into the room.
“Vita, it’s alright, this is Braki, Kraki’s sister. She is my other guardian spirit. She has offered to distract the hunters by running away from the building. It likely won’t distract all of them but perhaps enough to let us get to the truck. Grab what you need and get ready.” He ordered softly. I did, though my fingers weren’t working quite right and I fumbled a few things. I slung my bag over my shoulder and nodded to Carter.
He pushed me back against the wall and gripped the door handle and opened it fast. Braki shot out, her white fur almost glowing in the dark. There was no way they couldn’t see her. There was the sound of something hitting wood and metal but I didn’t have a chance to see what it was as Carter grabbed my wrist and jerk me out of the room. He pulled me down low and we ran for the truck, again the sound of metal hitting metal c
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“I don’t want to see Sahna and Daneel die; I really don’t want to be known as a special female who is immune to this curse. That’s cruel to them and me. If you have stalked me this long then you know I am a fighter. I survived my mother’s alcohol induced death and my father’s own slow decline into nothingness. I don’t give up and I sure as hell don’t except ‘destiny’ as an answer to anything. I make my own path and damned if anyone is going to stop me or control me. Therefore I suggest instead of handing me the golden baby key, we take out this Ulveress or we find a way to beat the curse.” I said. Feral stared at me for a moment then burst into laughter. I wished I could stab him in the face with something.
“Oh, you think we can just waltz right into Ulveress’ Sylain and stop her? That’s rich, that’s truly cute, Vita.” Feral chuckled.
“However, I like your moxie I like that ‘neve
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“That’s rude, Vita!” The creature said and placed its scaled hands on its fur-covered hips. I was dreaming, no, having a nightmare. Of course, that made perfect sense. This… this… thing, wasn’t real. It lowered its long, white-bone face, the black antlers and horns protruding from its head coming perilously close to touching my forehead. It was a skull, like a deer skull; the eyes nothing but black pits. I cried out softly but no sound escaped my gaping mouth. The creature watched me then claps his odd reptilian hands together.
“Oh, I’m still in that form, aren’t I? Silly me…” It said and much to my horror it began stripping away the scaled reptile arms as if they were gloves. One heavy, clawed hand hit the ground then the other, replaced with human hands which then proceeded to do the same with the rest of the hideous hodgepodge of animal parts. I hadn’t noticed the hissing serpent that made of the thing’s t
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I woke, or so I thought, when I felt a hand brush my hair. I opened my eyes and was surprised to see grass instead of the white cotton sheets of the motel bed. I sat up and looked around. It was night time, and the stars in the sky seemed abnormally clear and bright. The longer I looked at them the more I could see. I swore I could even see beyond them to other galaxies. I was transfixed by the sight, so much so I forgot where I was, forgot I should be alarmed by the fact I was now sitting alone in a field in the middle of the night with no idea how I had gotten there.
“Beautiful… aren’t they?” A man said. His voice was familiar and yet not. I continued to watch the stars, unable to look away.
“Some believe they are souls… they are not, they are just flaming balls of gas sitting out in a vast, cold unending void of blackness. Isn’t it funny how humans think it’s impossible for something like a soul to exist but they are ready to
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“I miss him… God, why do I miss him?” I sobbed against Carter’s chest.
“Just because you come to understand someone is not always acceptable doesn’t mean that you fall out of love with them, Vita. The heart takes a long time to heal, especially for our kind. As I said, our souls touch and choose our mates for us before we even know what’s happening. Some believe that its Feral’s will and that he guides us to those we should be with…Its romantic, yes, but I like to think it’s true.” Carter said softly. I looked up at him.
“Do you think I was supposed to stay with him? If so, why did you help me escape?” I ask.
“Just because you were meant to be together doesn’t mean he has the right to treat you poorly.” He said simply.
“Rollo needs to remember to appreciate you.” He added, pulling away.
“He’s going to find me one day, isn’t he?” I asked, dread and hope kno
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“Is there really a difference between Volven and Kwaashii? I mean, Rollo didn’t lie about that did he?” I asked, needing to know, especially now that I was one.
“Yes, of course we are different. He did not lie to you about that. I don’t know what all he told you but Volven are pure evil. They are children of Ulveress who is a hideous monster with a blackheart. The Black Claw was not a good tribe for you to know, Vita. The other tribes were much gentler. Rollo’s tribe was known for Violence. Submit or kill… this is why they were shunned by the others. However, this shunning ultimately kept them from Ulveress’ wrath when she first unleashed her children. As I travel, I lose hope. I know there are no more of my tribe but I had hoped there would be more left of other tribes.” He admitted softly. My heart ached for him. All his people were gone; he was the last of if his tribe, the spirits walkers. I couldn’t imagine what that must
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“Are you sure…?” He asked. I gave him a look and he finally joined me with his food. I reached for the TV remote but then wisely decided to use a napkin to pick it up.
“I can’t believe there is even a TV in here…” I remarked and gingerly flipping through the ten channels the TV got. Just as I said that, there was a thud on the right side wall, then another and then another. I look at Carter and then started laughing hysterically. Carter smiled and lowered his head, taking a bite out of his burger. Luckily there wasn’t much more than thudding to be heard. I assumed it was the bed hitting the wall but in such a fine establishment, who could be sure? I stopped on some old movie that was, of course, in Romanian and turned up the volume. I had no idea what it was about but it drowned out the noise from the other room.
“So…about the plane ride…” I began, shoving fries into my face.
“I’ll be fine on my own so
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“You are not pregnant, however you seemed to have entered your heat after being bitten, and it could explain why you felt so drawn to Rollo. He was the only male you were in contact with at the time. You are on your way out of it now… perhaps a day more, perhaps in a few hours.” He said. I blinked, amazed.
“How do you know all that?” I asked breathlessly.
“Your brain contains a detailed history of not only past memories but previous illnesses, hormonal changes and anything that has affected your body.” Carter explained.
“You were in my brain…?” I asked, raising my brows. Carter looked sheepish for a second.
“You must access the brain in order to access the rest of the body…” He said. His voice was rough again and I couldn’t help but think he was being affected by my state. I liked the idea of that. Naughty me. I was such a glutton for punishment or maybe I just wanted to take my mind off things. Yeah, s
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“I’m so grateful for your help but please, don’t make him do this. I’m fine. I was just worried about leaving him here in Romania.” I said. Kraki shook his little head.
“He needs to get over his fear and it will be a new place to look for our kind. He will be fine.” The raven insisted.
“He doesn’t look fine…” I said as Carter appeared from the main office looking...well, quite irritated. When he got to the car he reached in and started gathering our things.
“Carter, what’s wrong?” I inquired softly and grabbed my bags.
“They only had one room available. They are all single beds. Apparently this motel is used for… ‘Business’” he said. His face was reddening as he glared over at Kraki.
“Whelp, time I went to bed… I’ll see you kids in the morning!” and with that the raven vanished. Business…? I rolled that around in my mind for a bit as I climbed
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“No, Kraki did. He has given me the information we need and has altered the computer files to show you can retrieve your things. All we have to do is go get them. This money is yours, from your bank account… just in lei, now. ” He explained and handed it to me. I stared at him.
“How, how is that even possible?” I mumbled, flabbergasted.
“Electrical currents and digital signals, eventually they all touch in some form or another.” Carter explained.
“What about you? I can’t leave you here!” I said. His expression changed, though I couldn’t say what it was that passed over his face.
“Don’t worry about me.” He said gently and then continued walking to the truck.
“Carter, I’m not leaving you here with Rollo on the rampage. He will try to kill you for this!” I argued as we reached the vehicle. Carter got in, not saying a word. I followed and shut the door.
“Carter, please!” I shou
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I averted my eyes to the passing scenery and filled Carter in on what happened all the way up to now. I left out some choice details involving Rollo, though. He listened without interrupting.
“So that’s it.” I said, stretching my arms.
“I’m so sorry about your friends, Vita. I know how you must feel. I do not think there is a wolf alive that lived through Ulveress’ attacks who wouldn’t understand.” He said and I could tell he was talking from personal experience. After awhile of silent driving he pulled into a small gas station and parked by a pump. I was glad because I had to pee like crazy. I looked at him.
“Carter, I don’t have any money…Its all at the cabana.” I admitted. He smiled.
“I have some, don’t worry.” He said and opened the rickety old truck door. I exited too and made my way over to the bathroom while he filled up. I thanked whatever Gods that were watching over me that I didn&
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“Carter, I don’t know how to thank you enough, I mean, you are putting yourself in danger…” I murmured trying to ignore my reaction to his presence. I felt hot suddenly and really far too aware of him. I didn’t know him at all and I wasn’t about to make some insane hormonal mistake like I had before. He was silent for a moment then pulled another bag closer to him, pulling out a shirt and a pair of…boxers?
“We cannot go back to the cabana for your things so please put on my clothes for now. This will also help to mask your scent from Rollo and his kin. My pants are far too big for you so perhaps you can wear these as shorts. They are all clean.” He assured and offered me the clothing. A red flannel shirt, not unlike the one he wore and black boxers. Well, it was better than wearing this bikini-dress thing, though I had to admit, it survived the turning. Carter stood with his bags and walked out of the barn without saying another wor