Prompt 073

Title: Lycan Tales
Genre: Fantasy, romance, drama
Characters: Caine, Victoria, Alana, Nolan
Prompt: 073~She
Word Count: 2,014~ish
Rating: PG-13
Type: Series
Summary: Logic wins out and a moment is had
Warnings: Language

*Thanks again to dolly_riot for the use of Victoria!

Heaving a sigh when the door slammed shut Alana got to her feet and walked into the kitchen. Her throat was dry from the screams she kept swallowing back as Duncaine talked about things that she had only read about or seen on TV. ‘It can’t be real’ became the mantra in her head as she tried to drown out his voice.

“Lycans, or werewolves as we’re better known, aren’t controlled by the full moon. We can shift any time we want. The full moon does, however, make us stronger.

It can’t be real.

“Another myth are that silver bullets will kill us.  Bullets will kill anyone if they’re shot in the wrong place.”

It can’t be real.

“When we do change we retain our human side as well. “

It can’t be real.

“When I accidentally bit you a few days ago you became one of us. You’re a rare half breed. You could have went your entire life without knowing exactly what you were. Now, I have to teach you to harness what you’ve become…and for that I’m sorry.”

It can’t be real. It can’t be real.  Itcan’tberealItcan’tberealItcan’tbereal!!!

Absently she filled a glass with water and brought it to her mouth. The rim had nearly touched her lip when she jerked the glass away and looked around at the filthy kitchen. Shuddering, she set the glass on the counter. Her eyes followed a bead of water as it traversed down the glass and her mouth filled with saliva. Swallowing she turned away and went back into the living room.

Tugging at her borrowed clothes she gingerly sat on the edge of the couch. Looking down she took a deep breath and shoving back her emotions logically began to think about the last few days. Had it really been a few days? A week at best since she’d raced out of Caine’s house.

Her hearing was more acute. As a matter of fact she could hear the train several miles away and the sound of thunder. Thank God the storm was finally moving off. Her sight was better. Now she could see every speck of dirt on the make shift coffee table. She automatically inched back from it. It was as if all her senses had been reborn.

“Maybe that’s why babies are silent when they first come out. They’re trying to process everything that’s going on around them. I guess it doesn’t help to get smacked on the butt. And now I’m talking to myself.”

She got up and began to pace. He hadn’t been lying. She had always been able to know if someone was lying. She had thought it was the way they moved or their gestures. What if it had been their changing pheromones that she picked up on? When she was young she used to ask her mother about her father all the time. Her mom had always said that he wanted to be with them but his business took him all over the world. And there had always been that faint scent that tickled her nose as her mother brushed a kiss across her forehead and walked away.

Just who was her father? He had to have been the Lycan. A Lycan. Her father had been something other than full human. She was something other than full human. She wondered if her mother knew. Maybe she would give her a call. First, she needed to speak with Caine. She had a thousand questions she needed to ask now that she was ready to face facts.

“Hey! That outfit looks good on you.”

“Um, thanks,” she said shyly. She wasn’t used to being around a lot of people but they seemed as if they had no problems warming up to anyone. “Thanks for letting me wear it.”

“No worries. I’m just sorry that I couldn’t find anything plaid. Alpha stressed the fact that you always wore plaid.”

“It’s not a big…did you just say Alpha?”

“Hmm? Oh…”

Alpha? She had heard Greg call him that in the woods. Had seen all the wolves come out greet him but it really hadn’t registered in her mind that he was the Alpha.  Giving the group an absent wave she headed down the sidewalk. She hadn’t even realized, until now, that she was following Caine’s scent.

Tilting back her head she inhaled deeply. It felt good to be outside. Looking down the sidewalk she grinned and waved when she saw Nolan. He waved back at her. She opened her mouth to call out a greeting when she saw him slow and then stop and peer into a window.

“He wants you to come tonight. It’s very rare that he issues request.”

There was something about the way the woman was standing that put Nolan on alert. It wasn’t exactly threatening and there was a hint of…sexual interest in her voice.

“Oh sweet baby Jesus!” he muttered as he shifted the pup in his hands and rushed down the sidewalk.

“Hey Alana! What’s going on? Whatcha doing outside by yourself?”

“I didn’t realize that I needed an escort.”

“Of course you need an escort. It’s great that you’re feeling comfortable and all that shit but Ethan is still looking for you.”

“I thought he had suspended looking for me because of his son?” She looked down when the puppy in his arm wiggled and let out a short bark.

“Where’d you find him?”

“He was just walking down the sidewalk.” Nolan held him out. “Want to hold him?”

“No, no I’m fine. Maybe after you bathe him?” She took a step forward and Nolan blocked her path.

“So, what’s up with you and the germs? I mean have you always been a freak?”

“Excuse me?”

Nolan grinned. “I’m just shittin’ with ya! How about we go back into the apartment? You can keep me company while I bathe him.”

“I need to speak with Caine.”

“Nolan?” she asked hesitantly.

“Yeah?”

“Is there a particular reason why you keep blocking my way?” For every step forward she took he took one back. They were doing this weird shadow dance.

“Nah. Everything’s copacetic. ” He grinned at her raised eyebrows. “What teach? I liked school good enough.”

“Well enough.”

“Yeah, that too.”

She laughed. There was something about Nolan that just made him easy to be around. “You know Nolan I-“

She stopped talking when they finally reached the arcade. Caine was in there alright. And he wasn’t alone. There was a woman nearly nose to nose with him. Alana inhaled deeply but she didn’t smell anything besides Caine and normal unpleasant odors. What sort of person didn’t have a scent?

“This isn’t lookin’ good but I’m sure it’s not what you’re thinking,” Nolan said hastily as he bent down to scoop up the puppy that had been trailing after them. Nolan had let him down to handle his business.

“And just what am I thinking Nolan?”

“Fuck if I know. A woman’s mind is a scary place.”

She made a non committal sound in the back of her throat. Before she could push open the door Nolan beat her to it.

“Hey! Look what I-” he started to say loudly.

“Am I interrupting something?” she demanded trying to play it cool.

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34 Comments

  1. Van says:

    Poor Alana. Too much too fast, eh? Information overload. Exploding mind syndrome. *sigh*

    “Are we having a moment?” Heeehee *dies*

    Seriously, though. So cute!

    BTW, I’m watching 50_shouts. Can’t wait for the first post Grin Who’s writing the first one?

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Yeah! Too much info going on there! She’s coming to terms with it(FINALLY) and then Victoria has to mess with her head! LOL!!

    I know! I was like ahhh! And it did feel so awkward. Who says there, there anymore? Seriously!!! LOL

    Cool!!!! Grin g_s is going first then it’s elecy, me and then dolly.

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  2. Meralgia says:

    Awww, they are *having a moment*. LOL And our pup is getting quite comfortable there.
    The first paragraph is my favourite, I love it how you wrote it.

    (hey, first page – you called Nolan ‘Greg’ twice xD)

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! I loved it! Seriously! Alana has to give a little! I mean come on! Give the poor guy a break! And yeah, he is! Grin

    Oh!! Thanks! Oops! Those two going back and forth(even if it was just in her head) is always fun to do!

    D’oh!! FIXED!!! *should not write when I should be sleeping* And I had Greg on the lot because Caine pulls the best faces with him! *slaps forehead*

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  3. Penelope says:

    *hehe* Silly Alana. Babies are silent because they’re not breathing.

    I love how Nolan’s just walking around, tossing someone’s kid to and fro. How can they tell that Jullius is a lycan and not just a puppy?

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Soooo….I had to goggle that. *is a geek* Apparently it’s common for babies born vaginally not to be born breathing. Not ALL of them though. And since the concept freaks me out I like Alana’s thinking better! LOL

    LOL!! It’s not a kid, it’s a pup. If it was a kid he’d freak out!(Even though he’d probably be great with kids!) Facial and body structure. The legs would have been a dead give away seeing as how wolves knees(or elbows depending) turn inward and their paws turn outward. And the unconscious sounds Julius were making was probably what drew Nolan.

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    Penelope Reply:

    Well you wouldn’t want them breathing in the womb- They’d drown in the abiotic fluids! Ew. But yeah, their noses are full of mucus… I didn’t know that babies were ever born breathing!

    Julius is unconscious?!?

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! See I’m never having kids I don’t have that worry! Yeah man! Some moms were like my kids came out breathing and some moms were freaking out(rightly so) because they weren’t breathing. Then I went to some nursing sites and the nurses were saying the same thing. And then to verify all that I called my gram(should have done THIS first) who used to be a nurse and worked with babies in the neonatal unit and she said it varies from baby to baby. Some are, some aren’t. *shrug* The whole process is just weird to me! Well…not the WHOLE process!! Wink

    Haha!! As in like the sounds he didn’t realize he was making. I probably should have said: The sounds he was unconsciously making. I imagine it was probably little whimpers and yips and he was sniffing down the sidewalk getting sensory overload. He’s not used to being in that body. Confused

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  4. goodbye_sun says:

    Its not getting any easier for Alana, and even if she isn’t coping all that well she at least knows they aren’t lying to her, so its a start.

    Julius gets more awws for being so cute and for trying to let them know its him when they said his name Grin

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    No, it’s not. Just when she’s getting ready to deal with her reality some else comes along and punches her in the gut! LOL!

    I ♥ Julius! Haha! He’s just adorable in either form but I gotta admit I’m partial to the pup!

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  5. S.B. says:

    love the detail about Victoria’s lack of scent! Poor Alana, everything coming at her so fast and all of it is totally weird! Just love the way she connects with Caine – I have a feeling they’re going to have a lot more moments LOL!

    Great work and fantastic shots, as usual!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Thanks. That little bit of info is going to come into play later I think!

    I know, I know! I thought it was time for her to face up to the fact that she couldn’t go back to her old way of life but then Victoria had to give her the evil eye when I was moving her so I tossed this bit in! LOL!

    MOAR moments! YES!!!!

    Thanks Beth! Right back at ya!

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  6. s@ndy says:

    Poor Alana!!! Grin lol
    I wonder if the little pup knows how to turn back!!! Grin Wonderful chapter, I’m really looking forward to more!!!
    Great job!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! She never catches a break does she?Frown Haha!

    He knows how…he shouldn’t even be able to turn now but he won’t turn back because he wants to learn more about Caine.

    Thanks Sandy!! Grin

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  7. gayl says:

    Julius is so cute! I want to take him home with me! LOL at Alana and Victoria going at it. That would be an interesting fight wouldn’t it? And they had a moment…somehow I think there will be more of those soon.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    He is adorable! I just want to cuddle him!! Oh man! That would be something! Victoria has a few years on her so she might take Alana down…maybe!

    YAY!!! I hope so! Smile

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  8. Freestar says:

    Come on…do it all ready.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Shut your face you pervert!! LOL!!!

    Yeah, we talked about this! And we will probably take about it even more!

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  9. Nora says:

    Ha ha! Well, at least somethings better than nothing. Oh and FINALLY!!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Ain’t that the truth Nora!? I know!!! So much has just been going on. Alana finally has some sure footing underneath of her…for the time being.Razz

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  10. QG says:

    that dialogue Alana-Caine is like serious oscarmoment. it will be rememberd along with lines like you had me at hello, i’m just a girl standing infront of a boy asking him to love her…*snifs away a tear* and Alana is a real smartass XD playing smoothly past Nolan, figuring stuff out. the Nessie joke XD I just love yr story Grin

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!!! Those are some of my fav movie lines as well!!Razz

    Alana tries to play all nicey nice but we all know the deal!! Thanks QG!!!Grin

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  11. Ning says:

    Whoa! Alana was FIERCE! I almost couldn’t believe she could do that! XD

    Alana’s skin began to crawl and it felt as if her bones were stretching and starting to shift.

    Was she so angry that she was going to transform or something? Or was I reading too much into it? Razz

    And YAY!!! for Caine and Alana finally getting closer, lol! I’m glad that Alana is beginning to open up and willing to accept more things as facts. Things sure looks to be exciting in future! Grin

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!! Yeah, I hadn’t really brought it up yet but she can. Glad you caught that Ning!Smile

    She was angry because it seemed as if Victoria was challenging her. Remember that Alana is now the female alpha…well sorta. So, we’ll see how that progresses.

    YAY!! I know! Haha!!! I figured I would cut them SOME sorta slack! Although technically it’s only been like two or three months since they’ve known each other. She will open up. She doesn’t have much choice.! Razz

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  12. cheripye says:

    hehehe Alana is still trying to convince herself it isnt real!

    Oh Geez, Nolan has a real way with words doesnt he, LOL!

    The worlds Greatest line

    “F… If I know. A woman’s mind is a scary place” I love it absolutely love it!!! and I am seriously seriously starting to think that tranquilizer might be a good thing. LOL!

    OOh so Vic is a Witch! staking her claim on an Alpha that isnt hers!

    ROFL!!! The oil!!! LMAO!!! ok I didnt think I could laugh harder but I am, asking if their having a moment!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Yeah, but I think she finally coming around! She NEEDS to come around before I slap her! Gah!

    Nolan is the BEST EVER!!! Well, one of them!Razz

    Yeah, she’s a character! I couldn’t have all the snarky people be make!Razz

    Wink I had to awww at the moment but just those two had to make me laugh as well!

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  13. Emily says:

    Okay…soooo did not realize I was THIS far behind! LOL, as you can see I’ve had a lot of distractions lately! Grin

    LOL, are we having a moment? LMAO at his “comforting” skills! I loved the posing for that shot too, really realistic!

    It’s good that Alana is ready to face the facts and I was laughing so hard when Nolan was keeping her from going any further, too funny!

    Going to *try* to get caught up today, fingers crossed!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    No worries! I have to catch up on the story that you just put out as well!Smile

    Thanks Emily! It was sorta by accident! She did one thing and I was like: “OH!!” and there ya go!Razz

    Nolan tries so hard to do the right thing by everyone. Hopefully it doesn’t cause him any harm!

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  14. Mao says:

    “I don’t care if it was vampires with an A, E, I, O or U. We didn’t talk about that.” Best line of the prompt, LOL! That is just great. xD

    Alana might want to watch herself, though. She’s barely used to the thought of being a werewolf… stepping up to a matured vampire probably is not very wise.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LOL!!! I love the random stuff that just comes up when I’m writing!

    Yeah, no doubt. Sure there were other people there but I don’t think they’d move as fast as Victoria if they needed to! Big Frown

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  15. Sinclair says:

    Soo I just now realised that you’ve done like 10 chapters since I last read…I’m catching up now lol. So sorry.

    Butt Yay Alana!!! Put a bitch in her place!! Whoop! Even though I feel like she would have gotten her butt handed to her its still cool how quick she was ready to go at it. Vaseline and earrings taken out and all.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    No worries!Razz I’m super sneaky! Plus I don’t do a lot of advertising anymore!

    Yeah, she would have! LOL! No doubt about that! *snicker* Vaseline and earrings! That had me snorting on my water! The visual!

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  16. Valpre says:

    I loved the hissy contest between Alana and Victoria, that certainly answers my question from the last prompt! Grin

    Yay, she finally let Caine in. Hope this is a sign of good things to come.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Hehehe!! It was great wasn’t it? There will be more hissing I’m sure!

    YAY!! About time! But she’ll pull back again! *sigh*

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