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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 protection30PENANAVLPcZboKz1

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 protection30PENANALzvMUr19Ob

A moment of peace.copyright protection30PENANATPd0tVxNAI

The cave itself was painted with runic scripts from countless cultures, most of their times long passed, a few forever lost to time.copyright protection30PENANADwutIuF7fe

An invisible breeze broke the calm air and the bird took flight from her fingertips to rejoin its brethren.copyright protection30PENANA80NDNI4PRS

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 protection30PENANA0LIeLb9iZK

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 protection30PENANA1Dgw7Z0M6f

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 protection30PENANA0egOS4wWTo

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 protection30PENANAPUax8VJieJ

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 protection30PENANA2gmjMtiNgp

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 protection30PENANA3hDj6voDsi

A grandchild.copyright protection30PENANA2hccPk8yCm

Gods, he felt old just thinking about it.copyright protection30PENANAhFDEYp8hco

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 protection30PENANAGgGkAMPYph

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 protection30PENANAgrzsEoNMXq

"Come," She invited, "Sit."copyright protection30PENANA9f6MT5b1mo

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 protection30PENANAq3E7neTddj

"It has come to my attention that a female has gone missing."copyright protection30PENANAvtL5WptKcr

Brigg nodded, "Breonwyn, the daughter of Wilhelm."copyright protection30PENANAblGh7AmjCJ

"I assume that your Order is in search of the female."copyright protection30PENANAI3MnaaC4nP

"Yes." Brigg affirmed.copyright protection30PENANAoTj9Ygzs0L

"Good. However there is something else that must be discussed."copyright protection30PENANATb7AteaPyN

The King quirked a brow, "And what is that, Mother?"copyright protection30PENANAygQlD0wg5U

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 protection30PENANA5tNpDLFdeG

He blinked and looked away.copyright protection30PENANAZ8S6IllTaT

"I believe you will soon find your Order joined with a handful of otherworldly beings, females primarily.copyright protection30PENANAGJ9x5NxB3D

"New recruits? Females? Most females are not interested in our workings."copyright protection30PENANAv96jzK5eXj

"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 protection30PENANAVWrN2a8n3i

"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 protection30PENANAhK2qh7ePIi

"Who?"copyright protection30PENANAserzx0jCfg

"I can not see their faces, nor can I hear their names."copyright protection30PENANAVadnXgx6DB

"What do you mean related to?" Brigg asked, his eyes narrowing.copyright protection30PENANAoUlrlDyAsh

"They, I have been notified, are important, or have garnered the attention of my creators. My superiors, if you will."copyright protection30PENANASUwju3kNGz

"What do you mean, your creators?"copyright protection30PENANA4CKiZIyxOc

"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 protection30PENANA8d7uEt7d3z

"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 protection30PENANAuVu0fZ4zNL

"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 protection30PENANA9SnUanCJUq

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