It's now done, and well, it is good, but not anything perfect. Just a story among others.
I kept the writing of it quite simple, and decided to cut some lore parts off it, so I wouldn't be sitting on this chair for the rest of this night.
The Bond of Our Love
Our names are Aerryn and Ulmen, and this is the story of our lives. And without this magical tale.. we wouldn't be nothing, but two scared and lost wolves..'
We've seen the wonders of this world through our grey eyes
we've travelled from land to land, running without an end
If he hadn't ever found us, we would still be hunted like wild beasts
He showed us a secret path.. He taught us to respect and trust..
And he showed us the true beauty of sunset and dusk
When a star fell down from the sky, I wondered why
then I saw the bringer of light, dressed in a robe so glimmering and white
And he told us to stay, he told us about the wonders of night and day
He told us not to be afraid..
'From now on, you don't have to run anymore.. None won't ever hunt you again.. So, let go of your fears, my dear friends.'
'He began to walk towards the nearby forest, and told us to come with him. He said we would meet the guardian of woods and lands, Oerath the wanderer. We followed him, as the shadow of moon grew in size, soon it covered the path we walked. It's light was so soothing, it's calmness was more than enough to ease our minds and our hearts. And after we had walked for two hours, we cave to front of one cave. There he sat on stump of a tree, the man in form of a black raven, and as he had transformed back into his normal form, we bowed to him, but he told us rise and look: 'Behold the treasure of the queen of night, bathe in the light of her shining stars. Then tell me, why you look so sad, 'cause I can see both fear and grief in our eyes, I can also see it in your hearts.'
'And so Aerryn and Ulmen told him the same story they had told to Xathor earlier that day.'
Aerryn: 'We're loyal servants of the mother earth.'
Ulmen: 'Forever hunted by the servants of darkness and death.'
Aerryn: 'We used to live in the shadowy forests of Dol'Mirthein
Ulmen: 'Then the blackheart arrived, and all of our friends were slain.'
Aerryn: 'We managed to escape, so we would live to see the rise of a new day.'
Ulmen: 'But the memories of that tragic day won't ever fade away.'
Aerryn: 'We cannot return back to our home, we're cursed to run away forever.'
Ulmen: 'But no matter what happens, we'll always be together.'
And so Oerath arose, and said to them:
'I'll help you, 'cause you've truly suffered, and because of him, you've lived over half of your lives in endless fear and torment, and no living being deserves that fate.' - He took a pipe from his pocket, lighted it up, smoked it for a while, and then he finally said:
'Even the blackest of all shadows aren't as dark as Mógrah..'
'Well, we shall now begin our training, and when both of you're ready, I'll bestow you the gift of transformation. For now, you can change your shape during the daylight, but once night falls, you'll transform back to wolves.'
Aerryn and Ulmen only nodded, and then followed Oerath as he began to walk towards his cave.
'And days flew quickly, as Aerryn and Ulmen fulfilled Oerath's tasks and meditated with him to reach the final state of nature's peace, and as six months had finally passed, Oerath called them to front of him and Xathor, and said:
'You've been good students, and you can now use the pure energies of nature itself, and as I promised, I'll give you a chance to forget the past and move forward in your lives.'
'And so Oerath looked up to the sky and spoke a few ancient words, and only moments later, Aerryn and Ulmen found themselves to be glowing like the sun, and slowly their bodies began to transform. And finally, only a pile of hair was left on the ground, and where two wolves had just stood, there now stood two mortals, a man and a woman.
Oerath gave them some spare clothes, and said:
'Use my gift wisely, and live freely without any worries. And now you'll be able to change shape whenever you want.'
Aerryn and Ulmen bowed to him once again, and then they turned to Xathor, and he said to them:
'There's only one thing left to do. I'll open a portal to your homeland, and you'll finally be able to live a full life without any regrets or fears.'
Aerryn and Ulmen are very silent persons, but as thanks to both of them, they said:
'We're very grateful to both of you, and we won't ever forget you.
Farewell, Oerath and Xathor.'
'And as those words were spoken, they entered through the portal and disappeared. And as the portal closed, Oerath smiled, looked at the trees and said:
'Xathor, I'm glad we decided to help those two, and it is also very strange that they were able to use the gift of transformation in such a short time.'
'It may be so, but still, I've a feeling that they won't ever return to their past lives. Now they can enjoy of peace and quietness, and explore the lands and forests of this world.'
Somewhere in the woods of Dol'Mirthein.
'They sat on a high hill, grass was green and wet from the evening rain, and there they just were, looking at the shining moon, and as they looked at each other, they only laughed and smiled, and this is the last song they decided to sing for us.'
Aerryn and Ulmen
I don't know, how I couldn't ever realize..
how beautiful you truly are, how your eyes can be so blue and bright
Do you remember the times, when we used to stare at the silvery moon
when we used to smile at each other, when we used to howl together..
Now we're more than just animals, but I still long for those days..
when the both of us were just two scared and lost wolves..
And even if you do not want to recall those times..
it won't ever be enough to break our promise, because..
Nothing could ever break the bond of our love..
Here ends the tale of two wolves..
'And so they closed their eyes, crossed their hands, and there they stayed, until the morning sun gave them a reason to awake.'
Written by: Otto 'Oerath' Timonen