Part 2 Chapter 14A Chapter by Layla J Omorose
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“Tell me what is going on.”
He gave her dull stare.
“Besides the obvious…why me? Why am I cursed?”
He frowned. He didn’t think being with him was a curse.
“I didn’t mean you. But since I’ve been dragged into this I need to know everything.” Watching him closely she could feel him debating how much he was actually going to tell her.
“Fine” He finaly said. His anxiety made it so he couldn’t sit still any longer. He hopped off the bed and began his usual pacing.
Melody waited patiently for him to continue, all the while trying to ignore that annoying tingling from her shoulder…”Radien?”
“Yes.” He paused in his feverish pacing to stare at her.
“What does the mark on my shoulder mean? I know it’s not a normal birthmark, normal birthmarks don’t shock their owner’s bodies…so what is it?” She motintered his face expression closely.
Radien frowned, and then groaned as he tried to figure out the best way to explain all that was going on.
“Don’t suger coat it. Just tell me, I’m a big girl I can handle it.”
“You’re a Trinitymate.” He finally spat out.
Trinitymate. That’s a new word. “What is that?”
“It means that you were predestined to be the mate of one of the Hounds of Trinity.”
Well he just kept throwing out new words to her like she knew what it meant.
Radien ignored her testy thinking and continued “there are three hounds-“
“Hate to interrupt but by hound you mean what exactly?”
“Humans call us the Cereberus, though their knowledge of us highly misgiven.”
“Wait, are you telling me that you can turn into an oversized three headed dog.” And just when she tought she had heard it all.
She burst out laughing. Surely he couldn’t be serious. But as she sobered and looked at his stone face she felt her face drain of color. “Prove it.” She found herself demanding. She had to see if he was telling the truth. She refused to believe that she had just committed beastility.
Radien was skeptkial about this. Espically since he was sure that she was going to bolt the moment she saw that what he was telling her was the truth. “Mel-“
“Show me.” She practically shouted. Her pleading stare bore into him, leaving him with no other choice but to obey.
Closing his eyes he channeled his powers. He could feel the surge through him just as he could feel his bones breaking then resetting back into place. A howl ripped from his throat. With a blinding burst of light he changed into his hound form.
He sat before her awating a respone.
She couldn’t move. She didn’t blink and she wasn’t sure if she was breathing. Her heart was hammering in her chest, she was sure she going to have a panic attack. She couldn’t wrap her head around what she was witnessing. Paralyzed by amazement, disbelief, and fear she couldn’t scream or run. She couldn’t do anything but gape wide eyed at what was in front of her.
“Melody.” His voiced thundered from all sides of the room, which nearly made her jump out of her own skin.
He rose to his feet, his massive body blocking any escape she could hope to make. He came closer to her "which amounted to a tilit of one of his heads- and she scrambled futher up the bed. She sat with her knees pulled to her chest.
“My beauty.” This time she was faced with three snots. She trembled from head to toe, as she sat with her arm wrapped tightly around her knees.
“I won’t hurt you…but I need you to understand that this is the real me.” He laid down on the floor in front of the bed, Each head taking up a side of the bed, making it impossible for her to escape.
She had heard him though, his voice reached deep inside her. To the part of her that knew that the hound in front of her would never hurt her. She blinked once...twice…three times. Slowly she came back to herself.
“Radien?” She placed a hand-which looked bite sized-on his middle snout, which caused a deep growl to vibrate through the room. His tail actually waged as his eyes closed to savor her touch. A small spread across her face as he rubbed his snout against her hand. She actually giggled when her palm met the cold of his nose.
“Melody” He groaned, well more like whimpered.
She smiled wide at the fact that even as a giant animal he groaned like an old man.
“I am an old man.” He sat up forgetting his height and hit the top of his head on the canopy.
She laughed as he growled-what she assumed to be a curse- at himself. “That is not funny.”
She rolled her eyes at his grouchy tone as she watched him sit back on his hind legs. She stared at him for a moment before a light out the corner of her eye caught her attention. She turned her head to see that the light came from his tail that rested on the floor beside his paws. Her gaze went back to his massive chest that moved up and down with his breathing.
She wondered how something that big could change into the man that she had woken up to. “Does it hurt?”She eased of the bed. She stood infront of him and had to almost break her neck to look fully up at him. Now I know how an ant feels.
“The change…no, not any more.”
She nodded as she continued towards him. She took him in fully now, taking the time to truly look at the beautiful creature infront of her. All black except for the white strip of hair that went down the middle of his body, he was truly magnificant as he stared at her with those intense glowing eye. He looked as if he wanted to devour her right then and there. She shivered.
What would that fur feel like under her hand? She reached her hand out to find out only to draw it back. She craned her nack to look back up at him. “Can I?” She asked.
The dark growl that echoed in the room made her take several steps back.
“What have I told you? You need noone’s promission to touch what is yours. Your hands can touch what ever part of me they want.” He ran his tail-the bright light illuminating her body-up and around her legs to make sure she understood his exact meaning. Not that she could miss it. Subtle wasn’t exactly in his vocabulary it seemed.
“Behave.” She blushed then reached her hand out to touch the soft as velvet fur at his side. She sighed, as small shocks traveled up her arm. He was softer then she imagined and she found herself rubbing her face against softness of his black fur.
“Melody…” He groaned or moaned, she could be quite sure with her face buried in his side. “I am having a hard enough time resraining myself…your not helping.”
“Sorry.” Bashfully she stopped her face rubbing but her hands were a different story, she couldn’t bring them to stop touching him. “Continue telling me about the Trinity…” The air shifted around her. “Don’t change. Stay like this.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, now continue.”
Radien shook his heads at her bossy tone as he adjusted himself so that when he lay down she was tucked safely to his side. His tail rested on her lap as she continued to pet him.
Content that she was comfortable he continued. “There are three hounds that make up the Trinity. My brothers and I were born with similar markings like you, and like you we are able to control some of the strongest forces ever created. I am the oldest, and therefore the strongest. My power, like my fathers powers…” he grudenly said “are drawn from the engery and life forces of the things around us. However while both of my borthers can draw that type of power, I am the only one who is strongest to command and channel it without any damage being done to me. And being that my mother was the hound queen and she added to my strength, she also gave me the ability to channel into the powers of darkness, which is something I try not to do.”
Well that explaned the dark vide he had given off when she first saw him. “Are you afraid that you might like the dakrside?”
Radien scuffed at her. Him afraid, never “I would love it. Embrace it even because it is a part of me but it would also turn me into something worse than any of the monsters you have seen. I would become something worse than Iraon.”
“Jaden is the second oldest, his mother was the strongest hound of Hades after they were enslaved to the god to be his pets. She had escaped the others because of her strength when my father found her…” He paused and she got the feeling that there was more to that story then he was telling her. “Jaden is able to control tempermental powers and elements, mainly fire. His attitude is just as unstable as the powers he controls. He embraces the darkness that our species is born with and because of this he brings destruction everywhere he goes...”
“Remind me to stay awat from him.” She could imagine what uncontrollable power like that was capable of.
“You are in no danger from him.”
Once again she felt that there was more to the story then he was telling but she decided it was best not to pry right now. Pushing her nosneyness aside she shifted her positon so that she was laying on one of his paws.
“Then there is Adien…” There was regret in his tone. “Adien is the youngest and by far the most hardheaded. Though Jaden may embrace his darker side for his own personal gain, Adien just causes misery because he is jealous and miserable and wants everyone to be the same way. But his pretty boy face and charm has gotten him out of a lot of trouble.”
“He was like I was once, before…” He stopped.
“Before?” She questioned him. He looked down and stared at her as his thick tail came to caress her face. Her heart skipped a beat.
“However unhappy Adien may be his heart is as open and giving as the power he commands. He is able to channel the powers of the Earth, of nature herself... The animals and forest are his to command.”
“So let me get this right…” She continued to rub his silky fur. “You have the power to summon a type of unnatural energy, while your brothers can control fire and nature…to have that kind of power has to be entertaining.”
“When we were younger it was. Now it is a burdern that we all carry.”
The sadness in his voice made her heart ache for him.
“Alrik…” He said switching topics. “is the the ulitimate power..”
“Like a god?”
“No he is something far greater than a god. He is to us what Zeus is to the god on his giant rock. But unlike Zeus whose powers have limits, Alrik has no limit to his power. It is because of him that my brothers and I have the powers we have. He blessed us with his divine power in order to fight in the war against his twin, Gazini, whose power is just as limitless as Alrik’s. It was Gazini who gave Iraon, and the the beast of The Trio their powers. They are just like him. He feeds off the darkness and evil of the world and his monsters feed off the anger, lust, and greed that fuels those who commit evil acts.”
“What happened between them for there to be such hatred between them?”
“What happens between most powerful beings eventurally. A battle over power, Alrik and Gazini constantly fought each other. Gazini wanted power of all creation he did not want to share it with anyone, espically Alrik. Alrik, however knew that the balance between the two powers had to be kept…from what my father tells me. All this happened before I was born.”
“Alrik knew that if he was to kill Gazini or his insane brother killed him the disruption between the powers would destroy everything, including Alrik and Gazini. The power that they share is made to be seperated, like ying and yang, one cannot exisit without the other.” He paused to let her absorb all he said.
“Intense.” Melody said breaking the silence between them.
“Yes it is.”
She couldn’t imagine what that kind of constant battleing did to a person or being.
“Where did they come from? Something had to create them…Where are they now?” She questioned and Radien wondered the same thing. Where was his creator when he was needed the most.
“I do not know where they came from or if they were created from anything. Not much is known of the brothers, except for their battle. But it is Alur, the Lifestream…”
“Alur? Who is she?”
“You have seen her, she is the blue green stream of light that resides in the dark sky of Oblivion is Alur. It is rare for her to take any physical form. If I had to take a guess of where Alrik and Gazini came from I would say it was from her.”
She listened intently as she changed her postion by propping her legs on his side and using his paw as a soft, fluffy pillow.
“As you wish master”
She rolled her eyes at his scarcastice tone.
He continued as he ignored the slight wiff of woman and snow plums that filled his senes from her new position. “It is believed that it is Alur who grants life to all creatures, even the gods who sit on that giant pile of rock and the Titians who birthed them. But Zeus and the others are too pety and arrogant to acknowledge that.”
“If she gives life to all creatures then why would she give life to those monsters?”
Yes that was the question wasn’t it. Radien had asked his father that question when he first told him of the Lifestream and like always his father gave him one of those ‘the way of things are mysertious. Somethings are not meant for us to understand’, yeah that helped him a lot. “No one knows.”
“What happened to make Alrik disappear and abanden his creations? He doesn’t sound that great to me.”
Radien shook his head at his woman, if she only knew the story.
“So tell me...”
© 2012 Layla J Omorose
Added on June 11, 2012
Last Updated on June 11, 2012
Layla J Omorose
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