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Horns (The Order, Bk.1)
Writer Lunassandra Hughes
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Lunassandra Hughes
Oct 6, 2017
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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 protection17PENANAxMAKRxZjiy

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 protection17PENANAh1Jdk04cPY

A moment of peace.copyright protection17PENANA3OGZyo0kDE

The cave itself was painted with runic scripts from countless cultures, most of their times long passed, a few forever lost to time.copyright protection17PENANA6brHVjeUDx

An invisible breeze broke the calm air and the bird took flight from her fingertips to rejoin its brethren.copyright protection17PENANAsVyc8Tcd52

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 protection17PENANAb9QR8pg9JT

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 protection17PENANANQ4fxZzMUc

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 protection17PENANAjn7SzgLMtR

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 protection17PENANAOF0Fx94NiO

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 protection17PENANAH6ELmbLVXG

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 protection17PENANA7h3f9DvVpY

A grandchild.copyright protection17PENANAMdDNSaXXYf

Gods, he felt old just thinking about it.copyright protection17PENANALFmprIBdDy

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 protection17PENANATLPX0ZAvUZ

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 protection17PENANAtHd7u5ir3h

"Come," She invited, "Sit."copyright protection17PENANAHOX3epLPCp

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 protection17PENANAowaetbd4G8

"It has come to my attention that a female has gone missing."copyright protection17PENANA3aPhhjmALp

Brigg nodded, "Breonwyn, the daughter of Wilhelm."copyright protection17PENANARseOvsdhiP

"I assume that your Order is in search of the female."copyright protection17PENANAHGmSUQ38UJ

"Yes." Brigg affirmed.copyright protection17PENANAgYT5fbpCLa

"Good. However there is something else that must be discussed."copyright protection17PENANA2CChr8JEq1

The King quirked a brow, "And what is that, Mother?"copyright protection17PENANAu8IQ0CH3KB

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 protection17PENANAN1AH6QSwtE

He blinked and looked away.copyright protection17PENANAGvhiMIrwmS

"I believe you will soon find your Order joined with a handful of otherworldly beings, females primarily.copyright protection17PENANAyR0gI0Sp3D

"New recruits? Females? Most females are not interested in our workings."copyright protection17PENANA1RFCyLsqhV

"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 protection17PENANA5Yrmhe4ILr

"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 protection17PENANAAjiBz0BsqF

"Who?"copyright protection17PENANA6rwL34wwvO

"I can not see their faces, nor can I hear their names."copyright protection17PENANArBNTX471NS

"What do you mean related to?" Brigg asked, his eyes narrowing.copyright protection17PENANAtocLZLMBdc

"They, I have been notified, are important, or have garnered the attention of my creators. My superiors, if you will."copyright protection17PENANAgjDN4HSBdo

"What do you mean, your creators?"copyright protection17PENANAqFZeyWiGY6

"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 protection17PENANAzrvLcuwZ5K

"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 protection17PENANAbm4O99w1LJ

"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 protection17PENANApcooqWlJDj

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