Ty stared down at the patch of upturned dirt and rocks, all placed with precarious care. He stared down at the grave he'd made for Missy, buried her in. She was wrapped in her most precious blanket, enchanted to preserve her body. Ty looked down at his amulet and thanked the residual magic to have been able to give her that. He sighed and looked up at the full moon. "Am I cursed Goddess?" He asked the moon. "Bain lost her family thanks to me, and now Missy."
He looked down in despair, Bain was asleep at camp. Had been for hours, and finally he'd decided eh couldnt wait for her to wake, he'd buried Missy himself and decided Bain could give Missy her final farewell. Now sitting here, he wanted to believe as Missy and Bain always had. That the Moon Goddess did exist, that she did listen to her wolves. White light glowed on the ground before him, and a white gown spread like gossamer slik before him. A woman stood before him, all white and stardust, this was the Goddess. Ty felt her power caress through him and over him. She knelt then, her fingers flicking out to lift his necklace. "She remembers so little, yet so much, you remember all do you now dark wolf?"
"Goddess." He breathed in awe. "It's really you."
"Of course, a very dear wolf died and has finally be laid to rest. She served well." The Goddess looked at the grave with sad eyes. "But the past is just that, the past. Now you must stand strong and lead Bain on."
"How can I?" Ty looked at his chain in her hands. "I could be taken away at any time."
"You hide much with this amulet, Tyrian." The Goddess spoke and smiled. "You were predestined. Not a curse, not a monster, just disconnected. Your origin is dark, but you future does not have to be. It is time Bain finds her family, help her do so, help her remember."
"Goddess," Ty started lookign up, she placed a hand to his mouth and leaned down, breathign a gust of air over his amulet, rightr before his eyes a silver ring formed over the ruby in the center, achoring it better in it's hold.
"That will ensure no one can control you, but you." The Goddess stood and looked at the grave once more, "Do me proud dark wolf."
Bain stirred from her nest of warm blankets, she blinked up at the top of the tent. She tilted her head to see Ty beside her, in a chair. He looked up then, his eyes red rimmed, but still blue, still normal. She'd saved him, she tried to sit up, and yelped when her arms and body began to scream in protest. "Bain!" Ty jerked up and over, "Try not to move, you havent been awake enough to speed the healing."
"Ty- I saved you..." She breathed in relief again and settled down. "Wait, where's Missy?"
She looked around in confusion, Ty's eyes filled with pain. She gripped his hand as fear rose in her. She'd been on time hadn't she? "Ty-" She felt the tears rise when he looked up.
"She didnt make it." Ty said in a broken whisper. She felt the tears flow with greater intensity, a agonized wail came from her lips and she turned, her face buried in the pillow beneath her. Ty slid around her holding her close, his weight and scent a comfort, as Missy's had been so long ago. Bain wept and gave into the agonized hysterics. Ty remained by her side and allowed her to cry, it had seemed he'd had his chance to cry.
It had been three days before Bain had garnered enough courage to follow Ty out to Missy's grave. She followed him out to the grave on a cliff where the moon would bathe it in light. A fitting place for Missy to rest. She stood holding the glass house she'd bought in her hands. Finally with Ty's urging hand she laid the house on the ground and used the metal staked to root it to the ground. Then she lifted eternal candles and placed them inside, the oil was made from humidity, and air, the rain would help to mix the chemicals and create the oil, the flames would dance for Missy for eternity. Bain hadn't known how she knew to make these but she did. So she left the candles for Missy.
She touched the soft earth and cried anew, "I'm so sorry I wasnt on time."Bain spoke, "You were here for me for so long, even when I didnt know you. I gae you such a selfish name, I was so young."
Bain listened to the air and earth weep with her, and she looked back at Ty, he watched her with silent intensity, he was here for her. She began to whisper a wolf prayer she once again was surprised she knew. She stood and turned to Ty, he wrapped his arms around her. "I love you Ty." She breathed.
"I love you too." he breathed in her ear, he pulled back and delivered a searing kiss to her. She drank him in with relaxed gusto. He pulled away as they panted for air and cupped her face with his hand. "What now?"
"We do what she wanted me to do." Bain said and smiled into his eyes. "We find my family, then we finish off Claire and her father."
*Part one of Wolf's Bain is finished. It will continue, after an intermission.*