Prompt 085

Title: Lycan Tales
Title: Lycan Tales
Genre: Drama, romance, fantasy
Characters: Ethan, Dom, Greg and Julius
Prompt: 085~Determined
Word Count: 1,462
Rating: PG-13
Type: Series
Summary:
Warnings: Language

Sometimes Greg forgot that right across from Hillcrest was the snazzier part of town. Pinewoods was were the rich and famous lived. The only thing separating it from Hillcrest was a bridge…but it might as well have been an ocean. He eyed Ethan’s penthouse with interest. And to think, Caine would be living here sometime soon. Well, maybe not here. Bernard hadn’t enjoyed staying in the penthouse. He preferred the country house and Greg had a feeling Caine would enjoy staying there as well.

Greg had decided against coming in his car and had taken a cab instead. The inside of the vehicle would have to be detailed before he traveled in it. Caine and Alana’s scents were strong in it. As it was he had scrubbed himself until he was red to try and remove any possible trace of the two of them from his body. Not to mention traces of everyone else. Ethan didn’t have the strongest sense of smell in the pack but Dom had a nose like a blood hound.  He hit the intercom button.

“What?”

“It’s me Ethan.”

There was a silence then he heard the door unlock. Sighing, he started up the stairs. Halfway up he could hear voices yelling. He winced. He didn’t really want to come between Dom and Ethan again. Both of them had fierce tempers and he couldn’t decide if their fighting was their version of foreplay or if they really hated each other. As he got closer the voices rose.

“I don’t know why the fuck you blame me Dom! I didn’t have anything to do with the pup running away.”

“Didn’t have anything to do with him running away? You had everything to do with him running away! You made his life miserable Ethan. Julius is so full of life and you act as if you want to suck it from him. He can’t play with the other kids, he can’t participate in any after school programs. He might as well be home schooled.”

“Well, that’s an idea!”

“Ethan…”

As Greg’s feet hit the landing he heard the growl that had entered Dom’s voice. He cleared his throat but the two of them ignored him.

“It was not a suggestion. He’s a kid.”

“He’s my son and so that means that others will use him to get to me!”

“If they knew how weak you really were they wouldn’t go through the trouble of trying to kidnap Julius. They’d just challenge you and be done with it.”

“You fucking bitch!”

Ethan started to raise from the couch and Greg saw Dom stiffen in reaction. Shit, he was going to have to draw Ethan’s anger his way. If there was one thing Greg couldn’t stand it was to see a man hit a woman.

“Shit man! I didn’t get out of bed to hear you two bitching at each other. I can always come back…that is if I’m not away doing something else.”

Ethan’s head snapped up and he growled at Greg. “Sit your ass down Gregory,” he snarled.

“Care to tell me what’s going on?” Greg asked as he got comfortable.

Ethan continued to glare at Dom. “Julius ran away. He didn’t leave a note or anything like that so we have no idea where he’s headed.”

Out the corner of his eye Greg saw Dom shift but before he could ask her any questions Ethan growled.

“And some people are blaming me for his running away. Dom thinks that I’m treating him like shit but he’s going to be the next alpha of this pack. He has to be strong. No one respects a weak alpha.”

Greg refrained from speaking his mind but just barely.  “Right. So, does he have any special places he likes to go? Any place that holds good memories?”

“Julius isn’t allowed to go anywhere by himself except for school. I used to take him to the park when he was younger but…I doubt that he remembers that.” Dom’s hand flew to her mouth and she choked on a sob before she took a shuddering breath. Shoving her hair behind her ear Greg took note of the bruise that was fading from around her eye.

“Dom, are you sure he doesn’t remember that park? Maybe-“

“The last time I took him he was five years old. I highly doubt that he remembers. Besides…Ethan had that park demolished for a new office building. Julius…Julius has never been by himself. Anything could happen to him. Oh God!”

Dom hopped up and wrapping her arms around herself turned away from them. Ethan got up and started to reach for her but Dom took a swift step away from him.

“Please, don’t touch me Ethan.”

Into the silence the phone rang. It rang again and again while Ethan stared at the back of Dom’s head before he spun away.

“Fuck it. I’ll be in my office if you need me Greg.”

“Alpha.” The word was bitter on his tongue.

When Ethan had risen so had Greg. Now he came to a stop beside Dom. “Dom, do you know something that you haven’t shared with Ethan?”

Dom’s hands tightened for a moment before she gave a jerky nod. “Yes.”

“What is it?”

“Julius left me a note. He’s gone to look for Duncaine. He’s scared of his father and,” she gave a watery laugh. “He wants me to smile again.”

Greg’s mind scrambled in a hundred different places at once. How would a pup know about Caine? “Doe he have any idea where Duncaine is?”

She shook her head. “No. But all the old stories are starting to resurface and he intends for the true Alpha to take his place within the pack. Ethan doesn’t know that’s why he ran away though. I would prefer if you kept this between the two of us.”

“I will.” Greg paced behind her. Julius was ten years old. How did he expect to run across Caine? Especially if he was as sheltered as Dom and Ethan had said he was. Anything could happen to this kid and no one would be the wiser.

“I know about Alana, Greg. And I know about Duncaine.”

Her words froze him in his tracks. “What are you talking abut?”

“The girl, Alana, came to the hospital a few days back. She had a scent on her that was vaguely familiar but I was more concerned about the news that I had discovered to really pay it any attention. She’s going through the change and Duncaine was the one who bit her. It was his scent that was on her. I remember it from all those years ago. I don’t think he did it on purpose and I haven’t said anything to Ethan but I think you know something don’t you?”

Greg gave her a blank look when she turned around to stare up at him. “I don’t know what you’re talking about Dom,” he said in bland tones.

“I think you do Greg.  I see the way you look at Ethan. You look at him as if he’s something you want to wipe off the bottom of your shoe. I think you know more than you’re letting on.”

“Dom-“

“It’s alright if you don’t want to tell me. I won’t say anything to anyone but please Greg! Please help me find my son!”

“No matter what you think about me I would never leave a pup lost and alone.”

They stared in silence at each other for a long moment before she gave a jerky nod. “No, you wouldn’t would you?”

He shook his head and turned to go. Her hand on his arm stopped him. “Yes?”

“Find my son and bring him back to me in one piece and I promise you I will help you bring Ethan down,” she whispered.  “I don’t care who runs this pack as long as I have my son. I’ll keep my mouth closed about Alana as well. Just promise me you’ll find my son.”

Greg studied her in silence for a moment. “You love him that much that you’ll cross your husband?”

She didn’t hesitate. “Yes.”

Taking a cautious sniff of the air around him he couldn’t detect any trace of Dom trying to deceive him. “You do realize that if I did know anything about this Alana person and if Duncaine became alpha of this pack you’d be the Omega if he decided to let you live at all.”

She gave a short nod. “I don’t care about that. It’s Julius. He’s all I have.”

Slowly Greg lifted his hand and Dom gripped it in hers.

Julius let out a whimper as he curled beneath an old abandoned chair. He was hungry and alone…and he wanted his mom.

Writer’s Notes: This piece was just a transitional piece to get things moving. Sorry it was so short!

28 Comments

  1. Van says:

    Awww Frown

    Here’s hoping Greg finds Julius and gets him back to Dom quickly! And I imagine Caine would take some pity on Dom… like, obviously he wouldn’t elevate her to any high position or anything, but I’m sure he wouldn’t kill her. Maybe banishment’s a decent punishment for her? We shall see…

    Poor Julius. So alone… Frown

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Yeah, I think that Caine would feel some sort of pity. Not much but some. And no, he wouldn’t banish her either. He’s old school. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. He would want to know where she was at all time. At least I think he would…who knows for sure.

    I know! I felt bad for him in that last shot! Sad

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  2. QG says:

    i think Dom’s showing gutss by telling Greg all that, she could have just stuck with what greg needed to know to find him, instead she told him everything, even about Alana, and that with her dear hubby in the next room…. Poor Julius.I hope they find him soon! great to see another update! Alien

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    This is true QG. She’s just thinking about Julius though. It’s not about her. She’ll use everything she knows to get him back. Ethan is still stuck on the whole: “Everyone is out to get me!” mindset and she wants someone to do something!

    Poor Julius indeed! That last shot got to me! Sad

    Haha!! I know right QG? *shakes fist at TS3!!* But I’m back in the swing of things…already plotting out the next update!

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  3. Nora says:

    Go, Greg! Go, Greg! I’m figuring it’s not going to be easy to take Ethan down but I do hope Greg finds Julius soon.

    Great update and the one before too. That one was hilarious! Smile

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Hahahaha!!! Greg really doesn’t want to be there but he can’t just leave a pup alone…especially the pup of the pseudo-alpha! I think someone is going to find Julius soon. Razz

    Thanks Nora!! Hahaha!! Yeah, that one still cracks me up!

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  4. Gayl says:

    That last shot about broke my heart. Great transitional piece! A lot of stuff happening but this definitely moves the plot along.

    I think Greg and Dom both put a lot out there without saying much to each other. That rather leaves them both exposed and hopefully Ethan wasn’t listening in the background. He is such a smarmy snake that I wouldn’t put it past him.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Me too Gayl! Me too! And thanks! That’s what I was going for. I couldn’t figure out how to let Dom tell anyone about what she knew and then this hit me!

    Yeah, they did. Greg didn’t admit to knowing much of anything but by agreeing he implied that he knew something. Dom is a worried mother. I don’t think she’s concerned about much else now. And I can tell you for certain Ethan wasn’t listening…but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have listening devices planted places. I wouldn’t put that past him! Evil

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  5. goodbye_sun says:

    Aww Julius, hang in there buddy!

    And go Dom, a big risk on her part exposing herself like that, I hope the pay off ends up being just as big.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    He will! He has to!

    It was a HUGE risk! And the payoff…well, I guess we’ll have to see.

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  6. Ning says:

    Dom! I feel so sad for her, it’s like the thing that meant the world to her is missing now and she can’t do a thing about it. But then again, why couldn’t she have gone out to find Julius herself? She had a great sense of smell, isn’t it? No matter what, I hope Julius gets found fast, or maybe he would run into Caine soon! ‘Frown

    Dom is lucky that Greg isn’t an Ethan fan, or she would have been dragged out and beheaded or something. :S I hope she’ll be alright.

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    I feel bad for her too Ning! And she couldn’t go after him because there are people that would use him, and her, to get to Ethan. Right now she’s trying to play it cool but I have a feeling if Greg doesn’t come up with something…she will!

    I know right? She put a lot of trust in Greg. Hopefully she doesn’t turn around and stab him in the back if he finds Julius! Confused

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  7. Meralgia says:

    Poor little boy – he’s looking for Caine? he’s really the total opposite of his father (which is probably the best compliment imaginable LOL )
    Dom is great, it’s very good for Caine to have her for an ally, even if he can never trust her completely. I get the feeling tho, that betraying Ethan will not come without a price. Sad

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Yeah, he’s looking for Caine. He really wants his mom to be happy. He’s quite the lil boy! Oh god! Yeah, he is! And Ethan is trying to mold him into being like him but he’s resisting! Thank the Lord!

    Yeah, I’m really liking Dom now. I didn’t when I first started writing her character. I’m liking the direction she’s taking. She’ll be a great ally I think….he’ll just have to grow eyes in the back of his head.

    And no, it won’t come without a price. Cry

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  8. Sinclair says:

    Ooo I’m still waiting to watch Dom beat down somebody! That is going to be a fight to remember! And I hope Ethan dies a slow painful death. I hate nothing more than irresponsible fathers who want the benefits of saying they have a kid and none of the responsiblity. He gots to go

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    You are so violent!! Haha!! I love it!!! And I think it will be. I have a scene in my head. I just have to get the right kinda animations and everything down so it looks real ya know? I don’t know about slow. Painful? Yes! Slow? Probably not with all the rage Caine has built up. Although it might not be Caine to take him down!

    Deadbeat dads are deadbeats! Ugh! They annoy me as well! Mad

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  9. cheripye says:

    Great Tension there,
    I love GREG! His thoughts his demeanor and of course his honor. LOL

    Ethan is a cocky self-centered man, ugh! this definitely made me hate him more, but I loved the little funny you put in ‘their version’ LOL!

    Then Dom! you really captured her discomfort, her pain! But I knew she was at least half-good, LOL! She hasn’t told her uhm… husband and why, because she is a mother! Great portrayal and poor little Julius that was a heartbreaking scene…

    Great Job!!! LOL

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    LMAO!! Of course you love Greg!! He reminds you of someone doesn’t he? Bwahaha!! Someone actually asked me if I was going to put him up for download! I told them he wasn’t mine to give! LOL!!

    Ethan is SO cocky! And so very annoying that I just want to punch him! Of course he’d probably knock me flat and not think twice about it but still…

    Yeah, she’s half good…but will that goodness hold out when/if she gets a hold of Julius again. It’s a thin line she’s walking. She can’t have her cake and eat it too! Ya know!

    Thanks Cherie!! I’m off to read your story now! Razz

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    cheripye822 Reply:

    LOL! no preference at all I just adore the way you have written him, besides Jay is giving me hard time because I softened him up a bit, LOL! Razz

    that is so cool and thank you! although they probably want the skin etc you have on him. Hmmm I would have to think about it, I like sharing my sims but he is kind of a main character, LOL! you can always give them my gmail and I would consider it. 80) I might just end up doing it anyway, uploading all my cast and characters for download. 80) Smile somewhere someday sometime, LOL!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Haha! Thanks Cherie! He’s a big softy here as well but he hides it well. Of course he can be vicious if need be but that’s how I had planned his character! Smile

    Haha! Yeah, they were disappointed when I told him he wasn’t mine to give! They took Caine instead since I’m going to be using a few of her characters from her story as well! Smile I’ll ask her if she still wants him and give her your email addy if she does!

    That’s what I’m currently doing. All but Ty and Kaylee will probably be uploaded and that’s just cause they were my first ever Sims! I guess I’m stupid that way! haha! LOL

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  10. sandybvv says:

    Wonderful update Greg and Dom will make a great team to bring Caine down…
    her concern is written all over her face! really nice pics and wonderful writing!!! Bravo

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Hopefully Sandy! If there’s no backstabbing involved.

    Thanks Sandy! I can’t believe that you caught up so quickly!

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  11. Emily says:

    Oh Julius! So sweet and cute underneath that chair, I hope Greg finds him soon! And wow did Dom surprise me! Well, not really now that I think about it, I guess she really does despise Ethan. Can’t say that I blame her, I would probably help take him down too! Grin

    Greg is one pretty cool dude and I hope nothing bad comes about from this new deal that’s just been made…

    Really great update as always!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    He is so cute!! I miss playing with him! LOL!! Dom surprised me as well. I was NOT expecting her to turn out this way! Seriously! But she does despise Ethan…who doesn’t?

    Greg is awesome. I love playing him. I love that whole pack actually.

    Thanks Emily! Grin

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  12. Mao says:

    I am so curious about these terms and what they mean to the werewolves themselves and their hierarchy. Alpha is obvious, but Omega? Hmm… it must not be good, given that it’s an alternative to death, LOL.

    I’m glad she confided in Greg. I hope they can find Julius before he gets into anymore trouble!

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Gah! I didn’t even think to make sure everyone knew what the terms meant to them! Blah! My bad!

    Alpha: Leader
    Beta: Person under the leader
    Omega: Lycan that everyone looks down on. Useless to the pack.

    I should probably add these terms somewhere to make it easier huh? Hmm…

    She needs someone to confide in. Ethan leans on her so she has to be strong for the both of them. Or HAD to be.

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  13. Valpre says:

    Ah man, that last shot made me sad. Julius, as brave as he is, is still a kid and I hope Greg finds him soon. Karma’s gonna get Ethan and I can’t wait for that day; he’s such a horrible leader, nasty husband and a bad excuse for a father. He should be out there looking for his son instead of wallowing in paranoia.

    Great transitional update. I’m slowly catching up, but I’m reluctant to do so because it will be over soon and I can’t bear to part from Alana and Caine Cry

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    PhoenixFG Reply:

    Julius is brave and you’re right, he still is a kid and shouldn’t have to do all of this. His father should be looking out for him but Ethan is looking out for himself! Frown

    Thanks Valpre! Oh now! Just this prompt table and then I can pick another one to continue the story or continue it without the tables! I still have A LOT more to write!! Grin

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