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Horns (The Order, Bk.1)
Writer Lunassandra Hughes
  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • R: Restricted
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Horns (The Order, Bk.1)
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Lunassandra Hughes
Oct 6, 2017
4 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!FTyuu34XRpQwPyN4v4Mfposted on PENANA

The Mother sat formally on the earthen bench within her cave. Her legs, though covered completely in her gown and cloak, crossed at the ankle. Around her, light shows played in the air- birds swooping among in and out of spring touched trees, a mountain cougar laying out at her feet and if one was not careful, they could easily become entranced by the sights and lose their wills forever.copyright protection50PENANA8mffCvcop1

A bird perched itself on her offered hand, its song silent as she pet it gently, as if afraid to harm the beautiful illusion. The bird's soft colored plumes ruffled in pleasure and a small smile touched her normally stern facade.copyright protection50PENANA44VCzqGEoy

A moment of peace.copyright protection50PENANA3e4SNSXjWK

The cave itself was painted with runic scripts from countless cultures, most of their times long passed, a few forever lost to time.copyright protection50PENANAy56OkJjw7I

An invisible breeze broke the calm air and the bird took flight from her fingertips to rejoin its brethren.copyright protection50PENANAybMtOmUu0i

The Vampire King did not speak until she acknowledged him, knowing the Mother had no doubt sensed his entrance as he made his way further into the cave.copyright protection50PENANA34x8Xk0UEX

He was a massive figure, but the cave was wide and accommodating- perhaps once made to accommodate beings larger and taller than him. All males of his kind were intimidating, at least in comparison to mortal men- they had been built originally to breed war against one another, or at least that is what the stories of old had explained.copyright protection50PENANAEc2L0nukUB

Since his ascension to the throne of his kind nearly two centuries ago he had cut down his time for waging war against others drastically- no now, now his mother would have been proud to see him struggle to bring peace to his kind.copyright protection50PENANA2sNPWBbQ6c

Humans had abandoned hunting them for the most part, leaving them safe in the day while they were weakened, and Brigg had accomplished something no other Vampire King in his race's history had done- he had brought his race under one undeniable rule- his rule.copyright protection50PENANA99gGhd0i8F

His mate would have been proud to see it all- she had dreamed of his success first as was her talent, she had believed in him long before he ever had and he hoped every day that she remained proud of him even a century and a half after her death while giving birth to their daughter.copyright protection50PENANAfNShySF2dz

His daughter was now grown and off with a family of her own- a new mate (who Brigg bregrudgingly admitted was suited for her) and soon their first child.copyright protection50PENANAEf2r4Y2fP9

A grandchild.copyright protection50PENANAsYjIEBWFT4

Gods, he felt old just thinking about it.copyright protection50PENANAk8Scqq55tj

Brigg felt uncomfortable in the robes he had donned to see the Mother, grimacing every time the fabric brushed his skin too much even as he approached the Mother, who had her back to him.copyright protection50PENANAE7yGyDFBTv

He bowed to her back, the only sounds in the air the sounds of their breaths and a trickling of water further back into the cavernous space.copyright protection50PENANALlu439FZOz

"Come," She invited, "Sit."copyright protection50PENANA49HWm8nseQ

She patted the bench to her left. Brigg nodded and did as she asked. It was not wise to argue with the elder being.copyright protection50PENANALSYkzxXf9Q

"It has come to my attention that a female has gone missing."copyright protection50PENANALUbfZeoEed

Brigg nodded, "Breonwyn, the daughter of Wilhelm."copyright protection50PENANAejmWgJ4Eci

"I assume that your Order is in search of the female."copyright protection50PENANAvXbthL0f09

"Yes." Brigg affirmed.copyright protection50PENANA5L4g13vpIK

"Good. However there is something else that must be discussed."copyright protection50PENANACW4ZSkJXZV

The King quirked a brow, "And what is that, Mother?"copyright protection50PENANAfuTqXbcYqc

He turned to look directly at her, but it was like staring at the sun. Her features were made out of pure light- her long hair made out of yellow light as well as her skin, her stare a bright cutting white. He was glad that most of her slender form was covered by her clothing- he didn't think his only good eye could take looking at her directly for long.copyright protection50PENANA8vYcMZghpY

He blinked and looked away.copyright protection50PENANA21U61NrKKq

"I believe you will soon find your Order joined with a handful of otherworldly beings, females primarily.copyright protection50PENANAG0UzrSKDQa

"New recruits? Females? Most females are not interested in our workings."copyright protection50PENANAQYGObsOrKe

"These are not ordinary females." She stated softly on a near-sigh. The females that they would be awaiting were annoyances of hers, from her original life of sorts.copyright protection50PENANApMgkSh8j2T

"I think you would find yourself to be quite foolish should you refuse them. Most of them are of the particularly chaotic sort. Some of them I am directly related to, some indirectly, and a few- not at all."copyright protection50PENANAKITEhkw2Xn

"Who?"copyright protection50PENANAdNmTCxmrZ6

"I can not see their faces, nor can I hear their names."copyright protection50PENANAFpSVKLcS5f

"What do you mean related to?" Brigg asked, his eyes narrowing.copyright protection50PENANALPXFufZ1hX

"They, I have been notified, are important, or have garnered the attention of my creators. My superiors, if you will."copyright protection50PENANAouKLonjKOi

"What do you mean, your creators?"copyright protection50PENANAQuHJpsuCkz

"My creators, as in the beings I was born of." The Mother stated dryly before coming to a stand, brushing her gloved hands down on her skirts.copyright protection50PENANAR6pOLT4LUl

"Be cautious, son of Tairn. If these women are related to my creators, then life will surely not be easy." She finished and in a flash of light, he was left alone all but for the cave and its paintings, the light shows departing with her.copyright protection50PENANAIjQt4eQnYF

"Well, fuck you too." He muttered to himself before standing and leaving the cave, more than ready to get out of the silken robes and back to his astonishingly boring paperwork.copyright protection50PENANAGP9nyyP3ba

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