Prompt 074

Title: Lycan Tales
Genre: Drama, suspense
Characters: Alana, Greg, Caine
Prompt: 074~Home
Word Count: 3,044~ish
Rating: PG-13
Type: Series
Summary: Things aren’t always what they seem.
Warnings: Language, some nudity


Greg’s butt started to hurt after awhile so he got up to poke at the now waning fire. He didn’t know how much time had past. It could have been hours or minutes. He had killed some time by going back to the car and grabbing the suitcase that had flown some distance away. He had tried to put out some of the flames as well but the gas kept those alive.
Time just seemed to be moving so fucking slow because he wasn’t used to being idly. Leaning in closer to the fire he straightened when he heard rustling behind him.
“Welcome back to the land of the living, Sleepy Beauty,” he said before placing the poker aside, out of reach. One could never be too careful around female lycan. Human men thought they had it bad. They had no idea.
Turning, he watched as she slowly sat up and rubbed at the back of her head before gently poking at her face. He shook his head when she winced.
“Hell of an accident you got yourself into,” he said in jovial tones then stiffened when her head slowly swung around toward him. A low growl rumbled in her throat before she blinked.
“Where am I?”
“In a little wooded area about two miles out from the city. Hey, I wouldn’t do that if I were you!”

Greg watched as she slowly stood and moved stiffly out from under the enclosure. She looked around for a minute.
“Where’s my car?”
“About a quarter mile back. It’s totally trashed so there’s no way you’re going to get out of here…I mean if that’s what you were thinking.”
Crossing his arms he stared back at her as she studied him. Finally, not able to stand the way she was staring at him, as if she were sizing him up for the kill, he gestured for her to sit back down.
“Look, you’ve just been in an accident, you’re bruised and battered and you’re wearing your pj’s. There’s no reason for you to get wet as well. Sit.”

Alana narrowed her eyes. Or at least she tried to. Her face hurt. She could barely see out of one eye it was so swollen and the cut on her lip kept ripping open every time she moved her mouth. Fabulous, just great! She probably looked as if she’d lost a fight…with Mike Tyson.
“Who are you?”
“The name is Gregory. Everyone calls me Greg.”
“So, I take it your not just a good Samaritan?” she asked as she stepped back under the ripped awning. He was right. There wasn’t any need for her to get wet.
“How much do you know about the pack?”
“What pack?”

Greg walked over to her. “Ahh…so nothing. Well, take a little sit down. We have a lot to discuss you and I. I’ll try to squeeze in as much as I can before we’re interrupted.”
“By whom?”
His eyebrows rose at her proper speech. “By Caine of course. Alana, I-”
“How do you know my name?” she asked. Her body tensed in preparation to leap up and tear his throat out. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where in the world had that thought just come from, she wondered in confusion.
“Why Alana, I was sent to capture you.”
It took a moment for his words to penetrate her confusion and when they did she surprised herself by only tilting her head and staring at him with interest.
“Really? And why do you want me?”
“I don’t…Ethan does.”
She groaned. “Duncaine was always throwing his name around. Why does it sound so familiar?”
Greg shrugged. “Probably because he’s a big mover and shaker in this town. Ethan hands out money like it’s water. Keeps the people off his scent ya know?”
“No, I have no idea what…Ethan Vanderwall? I remember he donated money to my school. Something about inner city kids having just as much a right to a good education as private school children.”
“Says the man whose son is in a very prestigious private school. Also, Ethan is Caine’s uncle.”
A hazy memory nudged at her brain until it suddenly became clear. She snapped her fingers. “About a month or so back he was on the news. He was trying to find the whereabouts of Caine-”
“So he could kill him.”
Alana’s upper lip curled in a silent snarl that Greg missed as he paced away from her. He spun around and opened his mouth to say something but the breath was pushed from his lungs as her foot hit him dead center.

“Jesus!” he gasped as he flew through the air. He hadn’t even seen that coming. Hadn’t even heard her move. He sure felt her ninja feet though, he thought as he landed hard on the ground several feet away.
“What was that for?” he wheezed as he tried to suck air back into his lungs. He had underestimated her. He wouldn’t make that mistake again.
“You were hired to kill Caine?” she snapped.
“Something like that. Look, I-”

Blood filled his mouth when she curled back her fist and punched him.
“Fuck,” he snarled. He hated hitting females. He may be a cold blooded killer to some but he did use discretion. A quick, painless kill for the females but this bitch here was working his nerves. He hid a wince as she grabbed a fistful of his hair and drew back her fist again.
“Hold on, hold on!” he snapped as he spit out a mouthful of blood. “Don’t you want to hear the whole story?”
Alana tilted her head and the low, warning grumble that
had been building in her chest died out. She stared down at him in horror. What was wrong with her? She wasn’t a violent person but the thought of someone hurting Caine upset her for some reason. Even thinking about it started her blood to boiling again and her hand tightened in his hair.
Shaking her head she moved away from him and threading her fingers in her hair shook her head to clear it. She could hear him getting up behind her. Turning she saw that he was eyeing her cautiously. Rolling her head on her neck she loosened her muscles before going to sit under the ripped awning. The smell of wet grass drifted upward as she shifted to get comfortable. She made an unknowingly regal gesture with her hand.
“Tell me this story.”

Greg wiped at his mouth with the back of his hand as he rotated his jaw. Walking over to stand in front of her he looked down at the ground before shrugging.
“I guess I should start at the beginning huh?” He closed his eyes as he tried to figure out what was the beginning.
“Forget it. I’ll start at your beginning. Apparently one of your parents was a lycan. And since you grew up with your mom I’d have to say it was your dad.”
“Hold it right there,” she said throwing up her arms. “Just what is a lycan?”
“You watch the movies. You’re a teacher. What do you think a lycan is?”
Alana swallowed dryly. He couldn’t be serious. There was no such thing as werewolves. And since such things didn’t exist there was no way she could be one. Right? Of course she was right. She would know if…her eyes widened as she remembered that brilliant flash of light as she had stood in Caine’s kitchen. Before she had fainted she had seen him sprouting hair and his body seemed to contort.
“Ah, I see that your human precepts are getting tossed to the wayside. Look, being a lycan isn’t a bad thing. My question is why didn’t your mother every tell you unless…she didn’t know about your dad did she?”
Alana wrapped her arms tightly around herself. “I don’t know. He stopped coming around when I was a teenager.”
“Is he dead?”
“I don’t know!”
Greg studied her before he nodded once again. “Anyways, one thing is true in the movies. A bite from a full blood lycan will change you into a lycan as well. But only if you already have lycan blood. So, if one of us bit a full human they’d go to the hospital, get their boo-boo bandaged up and go on oblivious to what had occurred. It’s rare that we go around biting people anyways. Who did you piss off?” He held up his hand.
“Let me guess. Caine?”
He shook his head, bewildered, when she nodded. “I don’t get it. That man killed when he was ten years old. A full blooded beta at that but he lost control with you. What-”
Greg stiffened then took a hasty step back. “No, no. This hasn’t happened for…decades. Are you fucking kidding me? Why now? What…”
Alana scowled as he continued to mumble to himself. “What are you talking about?”
Greg shook his head. “This is bigger than I thought. Your nearing the end of your change and Caine…Caine won’t let you slip away from him.”

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36 Comments

  1. cheripye says:

    Nice twist!!! So Caine has a true follower and not only that the crazy lady actually seems to be falling for him. LOL!

    I love the banter between these three, absolutely adored Alana’s ‘Ninja’ actions, LOL!!!! and perhaps she should have a run in with a Vamp… I think she and lyd would certainly get along famously having to deal with the two foul mouths, LOL!

    Stunning update cant wait for more!

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  2. Penelope says:

    Yay, that’s so cool! Caine has a pack. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

    Now someone give that man some pants.

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  3. Phoenix says:

    I couldn’t have Greg be bad! I’m already working up someone else for that! Bwahaha!! I wouldn’t say falling…she doesn’t know what it is yet! But Alana being, well, Alana she’ll fight it!

    Haha! Those three were hilarious! I didn’t realize I didn’t have free will turned off until Alana started blowing hearts at Greg/Jayden, Alana and Caine started making out and Greg…started playing in puddles!Razz

    Haha! Oh most Def! Those two would share secrets!Razz

    Thanks Cherie!

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  4. Phoenix says:

    Hahaha! Thanks Pen! Yep, yep! Caine though might not know what to DO with a pack! He’s been alone for so long!Frown

    LMAO!! Caine is the man who hates clothes! Seriously! He and Greg look like they’re close in size right? Wink~

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  5. Dinuriel says:

    OH MY GOODNESS, THE LITTLE LYCAN BABIES ARE SO TINY AND CUTE!! Grin Grin Grin

    Heheheh… every story must have a character who frequently walks around without clothing. It’s like a new rule Smile

    The lycans are back, the lycans are back! Oooooh, now I’m pumped for the next chapter! *squeals in delight*

    And Caine and Alana can has puppies? Yes? Grin

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  6. Dinuriel says:

    Also, I’ve been meaning to ask you… how do you get started on a SimFic50? I’ve been thinking about starting my own (as if Naroni and Ashelia weren’t enough, lol).

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  7. Phoenix says:

    LOL!!! I think I got carried away on the pups just for that reason! I kept saying “awww!!!” Haha!!

    OMG!! FLORIAN!!!!! Grin

    Hahaha!!! Yep, the lycans are back! Hopefully things will be calm for awhile while Caine learns what he needs to learn…ya know…since he’s been out of the loop!

    LMAO!! That last sentence made me LOL!!!

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  8. Phoenix says:

    Wait…how’d I miss that last comment? Anyways…you know the simfic website on LJ? Go to the profile and…here. Wait…let me get the link for you.

    Okay! Go here to Simfic50 Profile and just follow the directions. If you have any other questions goodbye_sun is really helpful and will help out! Or you can ask me if you like! You can post on LJ or on the blogger(obviously!Razz)!

    Haha! Yeah, I know what you mean but it’s so much fun! And no pressure at all! And everyone there is just so friendly!Grin

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  9. Dinuriel says:

    Thanks Phoenix Grin

    I’m thinking I’ll take a stab at modern-day, non-fantasy fiction with this one. Maybe something about a dysfunctional family or something intense like that.

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  10. Phoenix says:

    No worries Van!Anytime!

    I’ll read it!! For sure! I can’t wait to see what you do!

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  11. Sinclair says:

    I love Alana’s kick! That was just to cool. and out of nowhere! Its nice that shes quickly adapting to her strength instead of one of those damsels in distress who learn like at the last minute. Shes to cool.

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  12. The Lunar Fox says:

    That was a very awesome twist!

    Plus, I love seeing our hero go from snarling creature protecting his mate to a naked human teasing his “princess.”

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  13. Phoenix says:

    LOL! Thanks Sinclair! I had to keep redoing the kick to get the exact look that I wanted! I’m anal that way I guess!Razz

    *tsk* Damsel in distress?! No, not my girls!! Razz

    Hahaha!

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  14. Phoenix says:

    Thanks Lunar Fox! I’ve had that planned for awhile! I didn’t intend to bring it up so soon but then I got hit with another idea and…well you know!

    Caine is a trip isn’t he? He adapts to situations so well…maybe too well in some cases!Smile

    Hopefully I won’t take so long to update this anymore!Grin

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  15. frhsims says:

    LOL sistagurl ain’t playing with that kick LOLLOLLOL

    OK I am stalking this story now too!

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  16. Phoenix says:

    LOL!! You know it!! Alana is something else isn’t she?

    Awwww….stalk away! Like I said I’m just glad people enjoy reading my stories! Grin

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  17. Katie says:

    This is the best sims 2 story…um…EVER! I love everything you’re doing. It just keeps getting better and better. More please…!

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  18. Phoenix says:

    LOL!! Well, thank you Katie! But there are a TON of stories out there that are WAY better than mine! This is just fun for me!Smile

    *nudges Katie toward my sidebar* Smile~

    I am glad that you enjoy it though! Grin Right now I’m working on my other two stories and making Sims when I get stuck sooo…an update will be…soonish? LOL!

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  19. Nora says:

    That was so good! I’m serious, I really enjoyed it! Grin
    Yeah, you better bow down, Greg. Psh. The last picture is great! Not only cause of Caine’s butt but also because of the dogs and all the little puppies! Nice touch.

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  20. followingwords says:

    Caine is nekkid! *giggles like the girl she is* Sorry, couldn’t help it.

    Awesome plot twist. Although it would have been fun to see more Alana kicking butt.

    I do feel that the relationship between Alana and Caine suddenly shifted very fast. But I’m willing to buy that with Alana is something like shock, and so her animal part is nearer to the surface so, although its a little shocking, I’m willing to believe it.

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  21. Gayl says:

    Well that ending surprised the heck out of me! Greg is a good guy? And Caine has a following!!! A pack!! Look out Ethan although I don’t think it is as simple as that…

    Loved Alanna’s reactions; she can hold her own! I like that she is strong that way. And they both seem to be acknowledging the relationship or connection they have. Caine especially. And you keep slipping in the explanations we need in such a clever way…

    Great job and those shots were brilliant!

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  22. Phoenix says:

    Thanks Nora!Smile You can tell I had fun doing it since I had updates so close together!Razz

    LOL!! LOL!! We’re going to see a lot more of Caine’s butt I think! The man hates clothes!

    Grin

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  23. Phoenix says:

    LOL Following!! I know right?!

    Thanks! I was thinking about it but she’s too beat up to do much of anything. She’ll be feeling all that once the adrenaline wears off! And as for their relationship moving fast…

    Still more drama in that area! Alana isn’t THAT easy! She cracks me up because I already know…never mind! Suffice to say this isn’t the end of the twists!Razz

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  24. Phoenix says:

    That’s what I was going for Gayl! So happy that no one say that coming!Smile No…it won’t be simple. Never that!

    Thanks Gayl! Haha! I have to slip them in somehow without slapping y’all with it!

    Thank you so much! Grin

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  25. S.B. says:

    Oh this was fantastic! I love the twist with Greg! Instead of the ‘bad guy’ he’s….ok he’s still a bad guy but he’s a bad guy on Caine’s side. Wonderful shot at the end!

    Alanna is really changing! Of course the difference is great!

    Very very creative shots — the fire on the road, love that one!

    Really engaging writing! I was whipping through it!

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  26. S@ndy says:

    Awwww I’m sooo sensitive today that I almost cry at the end of this chapter…. he didn’t kill them, he hid them away!!!! Grin
    I knew Greg was not that bad!!!

    that last image was fantastic, but all the pictures were awesome!!!
    The writing incredible as always, the drama and the tension palpable, oh gosh, this was an incredible chapter!!!
    Wonderful job Cheryl!!!!

    ps… Caine looks YUMMY deliciously yummy as a werewolf!!! Grin lol

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  27. Phoenix says:

    Thanks Beth!! Haha!! EXACTLY!!! Just imagine how dangerous he is…and he’s on Caine’s said!! Yah!!

    The fire was using the no panic fire hack that I download! Makes it easy so they don’t come racing over to stare at the fire(I never understand racing OVER to the fire! Silly Sims!)

    Oh, thanks Beth! I really appreciate that! All your guys support means so much!

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  28. Phoenix says:

    Oh, don’t cry Sandy!!! O_o LOL! I couldn’t have Cherie’s Jayden be bad in my story! She puts him through the wringer in hers!Razz

    Thank you so, so, SO very much Sandy! It really means a lot!

    He does doesn’t he? I couldn’t imagine leaving him as a scrawny werewolf! *shudders*

    Grin

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  29. Emily says:

    Oh..oh my…wha?…This is too awesome! That last pic got to me too! The little puppies are soooo cute and awww, they are not dead! Yay!

    Love Caine going through the woods like a wild man to get his mate! Grin
    And I’m guessing Alana will like this new change? Maybe as a wolf it won’t matter if she gets dirty!

    Great, fabulous, fantastical update, I loved every second!

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  30. Phoenix says:

    Hahahaha!!! Thanks Emily!! I really enjoyed having that plot twist!

    LOL! Caine is no joke. In any form! Alana…well for now that’s not at the fore front of her mind but…well, you know Alana. Girl does NOT play around with the germs!Razz

    Thanks Emily!! I am having SO much fun writing this it’s unreal! Glad you’re enjoying the ride as well!Razz

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  31. collidingwithme says:

    Noooo! I was having a hard time catching up with the story ’cause I didn’t have time to read, and suddenly, I’m at the last post!

    What a twist! I was really surprised to see all the other ‘dead’ lycans actually still hiding. I laughed at the part when Alana said “Aaaand…he’s naked again”. I could totally imagine her voice in my head! XD

    I really can’t wait for the next chapter!!!

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  32. Phoenix says:

    LOL!! Man, I know what you mean! I have to play catch up with your story as well. Blah!

    Thanks! I didn’t want it to be too obvious so I’m glad that worked out! LMAO!! I know…I can hear her voice in my head as well. I even giggled!Razz

    Thanks so much collidingwithme! I can’t wait for yours either!

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  33. Mao says:

    Love the twist! I was wondering if Gregory was maybe up to something. So glad to know that everyone isn’t under crazy Ethan’s sway. He better watch out!

    And holy crap, Caine. He has serious rage issues in that form. xD

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Whew! Thanks Mao! I still don’t know if I should have done it that way but…meh! It’s a done deal now! And yeah…he’d better. But he won’t because he’s an idiot!

    Yep. It’s like the truest form of animal instinct in that form. He really has to control himself.

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  34. Valpre says:

    My, I’m blown away. I loved every bit of this. I’m at work now and I can’t focus on anything else. This is amazing. Yay, Greg isn’t bad at all. I hearted Greg for some reason from the very start.
    I just love Alana and Caine’s relationship. They’ll make a formidable team.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Hehehe!!! That’s a great compliment!!Grin I adored Greg too much for him to be bad! He really was supposed to be but…yeah!

    They do! I don’t think they’ve realized it yet though!

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