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take me part 454
Posted:Nov 29, 2021 10:00 pm
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I opened my eyes everyone looking, even Jake and Emily. "Seriously?" Sara said,

"You dropped your glass in the bath. We were concerned."

"And you all came, watch me, because you were concerned. Get the out of of here! I'm serious, holy crap you're pissing me off. Everyone left but Sara, Annie, and Taiiko. I handed them the glass.

Sara asked, "did you finish the milk?" I smiled, and nodded. "They're just having fun because 's been tense for all of us, for a long time....since Denver. They are trying let go, and your antics are helping." I smiled. "How is our past?" I told them we were building foundations. I looked at Annie.

"I need thirty ounces of silver, more. I told them what we were doing, and they stared at me as I told them everything.

"You a wolf-named Drako? " Annie punched her.

"So you can bring your knowledge back, and silver?" Sara punched her back.

"So far, we used the silver I gave them land on a river that we can turn into mills., and we bought the land for tavern, and then now a warehouse, and other buildings." I looked at Annie. Do you silver?" We'd never discussed this before, because I didn't care, nor did the rest of us, but was important now. I had in Denver, but I wasn't in Denver. She nodded. I looked up.

"I said thirty, but I need a hundred ounces,so 's , even if I'm not. I can give you." They stared at me.

"I don't doubt that Daniel, but you can take thing back? " I told them I so we could secure land."

"We?"

"They are my family , like you are now. I think they are the beginning of us." All the girls walked off. Shit, at least they left my sweats and shirt. I walked into the bedroom and were four women spread out on the bed, even Sara. I said good night and turned out the light as I grabbed the wool blankets and went downstairs. I added wood the fire, and fell asleep on the couch.

I was in between places, and women seemed, I needed find a middle path but what I needed most was sleep, and rest...my body and my mind. I fell asleep the crackling of the fire.
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take me part 453... they mangled this one. I edited it...but
Posted:Nov 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Last Updated:Nov 29, 2021 10:18 pm
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I rolled out of the mist and into the barn while the animals stared me, chewing hay. "What? I'm learning." I brushed myself off, put on my jacket, and opened the barn door into the past as Malinka and Sofi were bringing the wagon from Hammish's with meat. Sofi jumped off and ran to me. I braced for impact as she launched at me and kissed me.

"Danael, where you been? We looked everywhere. Do you love them more than us?" I told her of course not but.... I didn't a chance finish before she clapped and jumped on me again. I was beginning think that I should thought all of this through a bit more. I smiled and waved at Malinka. She stopped the wagon and walked up smiling. She hugged and kissed me. Malinka was older, but she grabbed harder.

"How long I been gone?

"A few hours, but 's good timing because you can help us with the meat. You did well, dragon. Did you feed the wolves? I nodded. Good, they were running low and couldn't survive on just game. I was going kill one of the goats if you hadn't found us deer." I stared at her. "You're rubbing off on me Danael. I've spoken with the leader often and it' was for the pack...it's hard for him, them. because they trusted him keep them safe, but the winter is brutal this year." Shit! "I want us hunt before you leave again. 's the most important thing. Hammish said the people need more meat too. Once we skin, and gut them, they will keep until spring because 's so cold, but 's the most important thing. Say hi toMa' while we take the wagon inside and unhitch Bob." I kissed her and walked the house. Maliinka was stepping into her power and it was amazing, and wonderful, to watch. I walked inside.

Irina ran over and hugged me. "You're back. Hammish said you had to leave. Can you stay longer?" I told her I wasn't sure because I didn't really know how it worked, and I needed to go hunting again. She nodded. It"'s been hard this year, Danael, for humans and wolves. It's better to focus on getting as many deer as is smart. We can't deplete the herd. The problem is when people get free meat they don't ration like we do, and Hammish and Ilsa. It's irresponsible, but are a lot of hungry family's. Go attend that but I'd like show you all of the work that has been done, Are Malinka and Sofi back?" I nodded. "Good because hungry men eat a lot. I'm glad your back love. I know we all a lot share, and I'm sure no one is happy, but we missed you." I hugged and kissed her and walked back the barn, which was the last thing i wanted do. I took my jacket off and started carrying venison. Malinka was cutting up one quarter while Sofi and I lifted the others in the rafters as the wolf walked in. Sofi pointed because she wasn't as comfortable as Malinka us. she cut off a piece and threw him. Malinka could also understand him and Sofi couldn't yet.

"Thank for the deer, dragonbear. came at a good time. The internal parts are nourishing and enabled our scouts venture out but 's still bleak." I nodded.

"We're going hunting after this and I'll take as many as I can so the herd stays viable. 's a big freezer right now so the meat will last." He nodded and lowered his head.

"Thank you, all of you, for helping my pack. I thought this area would be good since the packs left." Malkina knelt in front of him. This area is rich in game, and the deer will come back, soon. We are all having a hard winter wolf, and we'll keep helping you. Next winter will be different because we'll be better prepared because of the pastures we're fencing in. We'll cows and sheep and goats...and lots of rabbits.... so if if the deer go away again we'll more options. I can't remember being this bad, ever. Don't give up on this area. Humans need wolves." He walked up and nuzzled her, turned, howled, and ran toward the woods. Malinka stood up and smiled at me. "He's a good wolf." I nodded as we finished and went inside to wash up. I grabbed the empty buckets and walked to the spring. I would be glad when spring arrived and I almost fell over. Four men had already dug a root cellar and were starting to line with stone. I waved at them as I went to the spring, and smiled.

"They've dug the root cellar." I put the water down as Irina hugged me and nodded. "It's so cold."

"They work because they need to. Men are cutting trees and men are peeling the bark so once the cellar is finished they start on the house. We need a larger home with three of us, and babies." I nodded as she wiped her hands and found the drawing she made. She handed it to me and bite her bottom lip. I hadn't thought about this. Things were slipping by me but I started thinking.

"This is wonderful, Irina." She smiled. "I need to speak with Hammish because we'll need stone for the fireplace, and cooking hearth. She hugged me. "We could do either a log home, because we the trees, or stone...if we access them. Stone will last for generations."

"Malinka, you and Sofi tend to the stove. I'm going to show Danael the progress the men made before you go hunting." They nodded. She grabbed her cape as I put on my coat and we walked toward the fields. "You really like ?" I nodded. " needs be larger, Danael, so the girls their own spaces." I nodded as she took my arm and put her head against my arm. "I'm glad you're back. Let me show what they've done. Your silver is helping us, and a lot of family's. You already saw the cellar, but at all of the fence. They've done a similar amount from the end that way toward us, and they are going to go along the tree lines."

"This is great. won't keep goats in but will keep cows and sheep in." was SO much think about, and research, since I wasn't from here. I needed talk with Hammish. We walked the other side of the barn and Irina pointedly along the road and then toward the woods. I was silent.

"We need to openings made along the wood line for gates so we can get in and out with a wagon, or mules. If I don't a chance speak with Hammish then let him know that, and more gates are better than less. We also need access stone because I'd like the barn made out of stone, and our house, and the other houses for the workers. The masons will probably work fast, and we'll need the wood , and stone lasts longer. We need thatch for the roofs too, and...." She put her fingers against my lips and kissed me.

"We are in good hands with you, Danael, because you are always thinking about us. Do you that for the women in the future?" I nodded. "Then are many happy women across time because someone thinks so much about their well being, but Hammish would no better than me. The gates are a good idea."

"I also need willow." She smiled, and shook her head.

"I know where willow grows...lots of . Why?" I told her would keep the goats in, mostly, and would make a good fence for a kitchen garden." She stared at me. "I a lot of ideas," as we walked backed the house. She nodded, and squeezed my hand. I would consider myself lucky if live in either place, and be married any of them, and I was basically married all of them, but I need three more rings. "You need take the girls hunting so we deer before you leave." I nodded. We walked inside as I thought I SO much learn, and do. We needed get funding for the ancient skills of the Norse people, and the Scots, and the French Canadians. Crap. Sofi pounced on me.

"When do we go hunting?"

"Soon, because 'll be dusk, but I need speak with Hammish first. You both should eat because it'll be a long night." I kissed all of them and scratched Drako's ears. "Hold him, and I'll be back soon." I walked into the woods, shifted into the bear, I missed, and ran Hammish. He lived off the road so I shifted just before I came out the barn, but the animals were already spooked. He walked out.

"Sorry brother but the bear was faster." He smiled and hugged me even though I smelled. I would smell worse later, hopefully we all would. I told all of the things I was thinking as he wrote down with chalk, nodding. These are smart, and I know a good source of stone, and reed for thatch. We need it here as well. I can get saws, which we'll need," as he poured us a cup of mead, "We will need lumber. This water mill that you spoke of, could that be used to power a saw?" I smiled because Hammish was smarter than I was, which probably wasn't saying much, but he was.

"It could but I don't think you I could do what would be needed. I need to figure out if I can even work out the grist mill. I wanted the the river land first so our family could . take advantage of innovations as they happen." He looked at me and smiled as dawned on him.

"We are laying a foundation for the future." I smiled, and nodded. "I can access all of the knowledge and means learn, but if the materials aren't here then We can't do anything except prepare for later. I think they for a grist mill, but they aren't for sawmill, not that I know of.

"You are going keep coming back through our generations and help our families?"

'I'm going try Hammish, but I don't know how works. may be that my life, and your lives, are in sync and we live and die together, in a similar timeline. may be I continue on. I don't know. 's why I want us create as much as we can, now, for our futures. We need saws, and tools...lots of them, because we need to make wagons."

" is a building in town I want you to see. 's by the river and I think held hay, and grain. We could do that in the loft, but I thought would a good place build wagons, and whatnot." We climbed on mules and rode into the village. "Everyone is getting hungry again because they don't ration." He shook his head. "The building needs repair, but 's solid, as is the roof, but needs more thatch. I spoke with owner and he wants sell everything. I got him a good , but he owns two other building, and land, and wants sell all of them. would take everything you gave me, and we the workers on your land." I nodded.

"What do you think, Hammish?"

"We can't build multiple wagons in my barn, or even yours, when 's built. I think we should we since you access silver. Ilsa is going punch me many times but makes sense, and 's for everything he is selling, along with everything onsite, it's a good deal. People want this but they don't what he wants."

"How much?"

"Fifteen ounces for silver everything, and I've seen all. He even has land upstream that would be a wonderful site for a cabin. It's....."

"Do that much?" He nodded. "With what you gave me, and our savings, I do but I wanted talk with you since we're partners."

"Do it now Hammish. I'll cover it next time I come. I more than that set aside. 's smart, and an excellent deal... if not now, then going forward." He nodded. We walked warehouse and went inside.

"This is Danael, my friend and partner." I shook his hand. "We want your properties. I told him about them and given what we want to do, they are a good fit." He smiled.

"Do you silver?" I spoke.

"Yes, but we want to see the deeds for all of the properties and make sure the taxes been ." He looked at us and nodded as we walked the clerks office.

"The deeds were in good standing, but was an ounce of silver outstanding in taxes on all of the property." I looked at him as he lowered his eyes.

'I'll lower the by an ounce."

"This is for all of the property you showed Hammish? He nodded. "And includes everything?" He nodded. I looked at the clerk, "Can you do a Bill of Sale?" He nodded. "And register the new deeds now?" He nodded. I looked at Hammish. "We a sale, please give us the paperwork we need. We'll give you the silver once 's done." He smiled. We chatted and he told us about a place called the Baltic."'s a sea and has better weather." He was getting older and didn't want work until he died, and fourteen ounces of silver was a lot. The clerk handed us the deeds and we the him the silver for the back taxes, and the next year taxes since we were ther. He looked at the coins, which weren't of the royal mint, and stared at us. He weighed them, and nodded, because they had more silver content but he still looked us. Hammish took him aside and spoke with him. He nodded and Hammish handed him the rest of the coins he had after the sale. He handed a bag of silver to the owner, was thrilled.

"I will remove my personal belongings and by gone by the end of the week. I'll leave everything else." We nodded as he shook our hands. "You made me very happy, but also sad because I spent my life building this with my own hands. I am glad it going you because I see you care as much as I do." We nodded.

"What did you say the clerk?"

"I told him I had meat for his family, and we'd give him the rest of the ounce we saved but that he would need to help us in the future, if we needed . He agreed." I nodded. We rode back to Hammish's as Ilsa came out and hugged us.

"You smell." I laughed, and nodded.

"'ll get worse because I go hunting, and 'll be a long night." She nodded, kissed both of us, and went in side saying that she needed wood. We smiled.

"We'll be back and will help with the deer but I'll be dropping as many as I think I can." He nodded. They all needed eat, but I wanted the herd and maintain itself. I was looking for older, or sick, ones and I should be able smell. them We'd see. I hugged Hammish, shifted, and ran home. I didn't want be Hammish when he told Ilsa, but I had the silver and instead of using for my future, I was using for our past. I shifted as I walked out of the woods. The men waved as i gave them a wide berth. I needed to learn how to make beer, and brandy. I thought we could grow apples and pears, and with the freight business we could bring in hops and barley. was so much do and I had no time, but I was a dragon, Gaia said, and were things I could do. I pushed and slowed time down in the future because I needed here. I walked in and seemed like everyone's hair was on fire.

"Finally, we hungry men drinking and smoking. Oh my gosh, you smell. OK, Malinka you take the food out. Danael, you help me. Scoop a good portion of stew because they worked hard . Sofi. help me with bread and milk." We nodded. "I am glad they are here, but I'll be glad when they are gone." I kissed her and she fell into me as I held her.

"I'm sorry, love, but we are almost through this...in both places... it might get easier."

"It's hard where you are too?" I nodded. "And you're dealing with it?" I nodded. She nodded and kissed me. We took food and milk to the men and they start eating as I sat down. They all looked me.

"I know I smell. My mule threw me and I fell in bear shit." They laughed and kept eating. I didn't leave so they looked at me again. "I just wanted to be clear since you've been out for several weeks. If any of you touch those women, or go into that house, or barn, I'll know and I will gut you and leave you for the wolves. Enjoy your meal." I walked back inside as they watched me.

"Are they OK?" I nodded. "Danael?"

"They've been working for weeks and are three beautiful women here, serving them food. I told them if they bothered you, or went into the house, or barn, that I would gut them and leave them for the wolves." Malinka and Sofi smiled.

"DANAEL!"

"What? Men are capable of heinous acts, especially when bunched together. I was nipping in the bud, but when we leave, lock both doors and don't open them unless 's Ilsa or Hammish. We'll deal with the bowls later." I didn't feel good about leaving Irina. "Sofi, I need you stay with Irina. I know you won't like it but I'll take you flying later. You're a fighter,like Malinka, and I don't trust those men with Irina alone." She looked outside and nodded.

"They're pigs." Malinka nodded. "Why aren't you?"

"I was raised value and respect women, they weren't. I was also born in a different time. 's better, but not where should be. I need you do this, Love." She nodded and kissed me.

"Of course, Danael. We're a family." I nodded and smiled as I pushed the wolf and told him to meet me at the back of the house. I kissed both Irina and Sofi.

"You your knives?" They smiled and showed them. "Good, but don't open the door, for any reason. Tell them is no more food if they ask. We'll be back as quick as we can." They nodded as we walked out back. The wolves were walking up. "Come here Irina, Malinka calls him Wolf, because he doesn't a in his pack. They are our friends, especially after this winter. They are looking after you when I'm gone. Go ahead, sweets, he's a friend." She reached out her hand and Wolf put his head under , and pushed forward. "They like their ears scratched." She stared at me as I nodded. She scratched his ears as he lied down until she stopped, and another came up. were six but they all got the treatment. I told wolf what I was feeling and he nodded as the pack scattered.

"That was amazing, but where did they go?"

"They are protecting you and Sofi while Danael and I hunting for us. Don't worry Sofi, you'll go next. I'm just older. They are friend's Ma'. I talk with him at least once a day." Irina stared at her, and then me.

"You talk with them?"

"I talk with leader, Wolf, but I think they all understand. I respect them for what they are, but I also accept them as friends because it's a harsh winter. You can trust them but we need to go, keep the doors locked." I shifted as Malinka climbed on. "Fly, Dragon." We flew to the box ravine where the deer were, and the wolves were waiting at the entrance so they couldn't get out. I looked and smelled and started to cull the old, the injured, and the sick. were a lot of males, and a lot of pregnant females. I took one older male, and one younger male. We dropped them not far away, were eight total but was still a hear of about seventy. Some of the wolves were moving in as I landed, and screeched. Malinka jumped off and the alpha female walked up and they talked. She climbed back on.

"They'll guard these but they get the first two, and then we can give the rest us." I hovered and picked up one of the healthy males and one of of the older ones, and flew where the wolves where as we set them down. I pushed Mainlka that she had plenty of skins. She punched me and said Ouch. took us three trips to Hammish's, on the last trip the wolves howled as we left and ran home. was cold enough that the meat would last until the thaw, and they would gut them tonight for the ones in need, and their scouts. They did what we would do except we gave the unpleasant parts to pigs, chickens, and pets, and just kept the organs.

Malinka and I set the last two down and I shifted as Ilsa and Hammish smiled at us. I walked to the barn because I smelled, bad enough for me to smell . "I can work in here because might mask my smell."

"You bring us meat during the harshest winter even the old ones can remember, we'll deal with how you smell." I nodded. "We''ll keep four because of the men and wolves." I nodded and share the rest. It should be enough. How is the head?

" are a lot of pregnant females, and strong males. I culled the weak and a couple of males, but are at least seventy in this herd, but and likely are others. Winter should break in a month or so. Tell your people will be no more because all of us are rationing, even the wolves are." He nodded. "I'm serious Hammish. I'm done with selfish people." He nodded.

"I will, Danael, for all the good it will do."

"Then they die. Deer don't grow on trees, Hammish." I was pissed because I was dealing the selfish, myopic bullshit at home in a different way..

"I know, brother, after this they go hungry." I was in between a rock and a hard place. weren't as many people as many people as ther were in my time, so I needed help them live, but pissed me off that they couldn't understand this on their own. Malinka and I skinned, while Hammish gutted them. were going be happy pigs. He took the vital organs and put them in one bucket and then scooped the rest of the entrails into the manure wagon. We started on the sixth deer when the mist appeared. They looked at me. I was sad because I wanted to stay and help.

"I go. Tell your mom and sister, I love them." I kissed Malinka. "I love you too. We did well. Tell Wolf that they should be OK. You and Hammish fight out over the hides. I hate leave, but I too. I'll bring silver next time I come but take what they set aside if you need ." Malinka looked at me. 'If Hammish needs silver use what you . 's for all of us. I'll bring more." She nodded and pounced on me as she kissed me. "I need go love. I walked into the mist and opened eyes in a bathtub.
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take me part 452...edited.
Posted:Nov 28, 2021 9:29 pm
Last Updated:Nov 28, 2021 10:02 pm
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I pushed myself up, and grunted. I was getting so tired of falling. I looked around. "Marnine." I was going to have to have a talk with Gaia as I walked over the bridge to Marnine's cottage as she walked out, dressed to the nines and wearing gloves up to almost her elbows. I didn't need this, but I smiled.

"Marnine."

"My dear, dear Danael. I am so pleased that chose to visit me, as she clapped. It was was muffled because of the gloves. She reached out her hand to me, I kissed it as she giggled. "Don't you just love gloves?" I've been reading all about and I LOVE them. I can't believe I never wore them out there, when I could...silly me. Gaia found these for me, aren't lovely. Look at the embroidery, and this was all done by hand...and they're leather. Amazing." I didn't tell her that she tried to end all of the ancient skills. I was tired.

"Why am I here Marnine? I'm tired."

"Of course you are, love, you worked very hard today. Do you like lemon cookies?"

"What?'

"Do you like lemon cookies, silly? I just made some. I think being a baker is for me because I love it." She had WAY too much time on hands. "Come and sit, it won't be for long...I promise. They are already looking for you. Sit. The kettle is boiling and we can have a bit of a chat." I exhaled.

"OK." She clapped. "I do like the gloves Marnine."

"Aren't they fabulous? I love them. Come inside and try my lemon cookies and let's talk while I have you." I nodded as she took my hand and lead me into the cottage. They were nice gloves, and old.

"You know that those gloves are quite old, right." She looked at me and smiled.

"Of course, silly, Sit." She poured my favorite tea, pu'erh, and let it steep before removing the leaves and placed cookies in front of me. I smiled at her because there was a soft spot for her inside of me that I couldn't explain.

"You should open a tea house and antique clothing shop. Thank you, love." She smiled.

"You really think so? I think I would love that, and maybe Ingrid could help me." Ahhh. "Do you like the cookie, and be brutally honest, Daniel." It was actually quite good because she did have a talent for baking. I was amazed.

"It's wonderful Marnine. The thing with baking, or cooking anything, is that everyone's taste is different. I love it, but I would also like it with a bit more lemon, not less...but that's me, and not everyone would." She was rapt with attention, and nodding her head. "While I appreciate the cookies and tea, why am I here?" She smiled and kissed me.

"You...and Annie.... are helping my Ingrid, and you didn't kill her brother....or the woman who is the eagle, didn't." I nodded.

"Her name is Taiiko." She nodded.

'Ah, Yoshi. They always were an unruly bunch. Smart that you bred with her." Fucking Christ.

"May we continue, please?"

"Of course, I watched what you did, and are doing, with them...and I'm intrigued. I wouldn't have, but Ingrid is as close to a as I will ever have, which means Erasmus is mine too, because they seem to love each other. You knew this, Danael?' I stared at her as I ate another cookie, because she was a good baker, and drank some tea as she poured more.

"Yes, Marnine, at least I figured as such. They're siblings. Blood, even though that doesn't matter, but it can make the bond stronger, I didn't know, but I hoped that would kick in once they saw each other injured."

"I was an only , but that was a very long time ago. Thank you for sparing them. I'm not even sure why I care, but I do, and I'm also not sure why you did after all of the things I did to you , and everyone else."

"You care for her, maybe even love her, and that would include her brother. You wanted them safe, but could we have this conversation another time? I promise I'll visit more often..."

"PROMISE!!!"

"Yes, there's been a lot going on lately." She nodded. "I promise, but I'm tired, and cold...."

"Daniel..Daniel...DANIEL!!!!" I opened my eyes. 'What the FUCK? It's freezing outside.

"I'm fine."

"Jesus Christ. You need a keeper. Come on, let's get you in a hot bath. Holy Crap, you're a handful, at least we know what our daughters are going to be like so we can all prepare. What happened?" I told them as we walked into Ama's.

"Uwe and Inga?"

"They're fine...better than you, mister, Annie can you check on everyone since they are leaving tomorrow and we keep making things unusual, and have them bring over food, at least milk." She laughed, kissed me, grabbed Drako who had been biting and licking me, and went to the main house as Sara and Chloe walked me upstairs. Sara looked at me.

"Who?" I looked at her.

"Marnine. She's bored, but also thankful about Ingrid and Rasmus...Erasmus. You speak with Gaia often, can you ask if she can strip Marnine of her powers here, at least the bad ones. I have an idea. She stared me, but nodded." They started to undress me. "Holy Crap! I can undress myself, but milk would be nice. I'd like a bit more info about Uwe and Inga, please. Milk. Shoo."

I ran a bath and grunted. I got halfway into the tub as the girls walked in....great, at least I wasn't cold any longer. I lowered myself and grimaced as I exhaled. Annie brought stew with extra veg, somecheese, and bread, and milk. I wanted to sleep, but my body needed to eat because tomorrow wasn't going to be any easier. Annie kissed my head.

"Inga is a warriorress, and Kana is talking with her. She earned her bottle of wine. She's a loner, by nature, like you, but she asked about you because you didn't show up for dinner. I told her the truth and she nodded. She needs a purpose other than working in the barn." I nodded. I got Uwe and his family and brought them here. They will be staying in Andres' suite until we can find them a suitable place...and wanting to buy to buy four blocks in town may not be as crazy at it seemed at the time. They don't know how to respond but Janey and Alison are dealing with them. What the three of you did, you shouldn't have been able to do. Yes, Billy and Deats helped you finish, but still."

"It needed to get done before the ground froze" I said in between bites. "A good crew can do amazing things when they need to. I had a good crew. Does Inga live on the property?" Annie smiled.

"Yeah, she lives in the loft above the hay barn." I stared at her. "I know, right, but she loves it because she is alone, and it's quiet. It was updated, but it's still above a hay barn. She loves it. She's off tomorrow. She ate, had two pieces of pie, and took another with her, and her bottle of Bordeaux, and went home." I smiled. "She likes you. They both like you. You made them work harder than they ever had, and they loved it. They would have worked until they dropped for you, Daniel." I shook my head and had them take my bowl.

"They did what they did because it was who they are, i just brought it out, but they need a raise. Jakob said he was sending me his best workers, that's all." They all looked at me and walked away shaking their heads. I drank my milk and closed my eyes as the glass fell into the tub.
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take me part 451...edited
Posted:Nov 28, 2021 6:07 pm
Last Updated:Nov 28, 2021 7:14 pm
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I smiled as I walked the cart. wasn't the first time I had cleaned up shit, of various kinds, and wouldn't be the last but that would wait because Drako and his pack had woken up and were halfway running me.....tired puppies trying run is pretty darn cute. I petted Drako first, and then the rest, they looked at me. "What, I work do, Drako. Take them outside and do your business, and in the snow and then we'll feed you." He stared me, and they stared at him. "Go on...outside." He barked and walked outside followed by eight white bundles of fur. I looked up as everyone was staring at me. "What, it's a gift." I started picking up poop.. It was easy because it was so cold. After I finished each stall I gave them hay and water, and gave the horses and mules a handful of sweet feed. I finished the last stall when Jakob walked.

"You want a job, Danael?' We both laughed.

"You aren't the first person ask me that, Jakob." I said smiling. "What next?" He looked at me.

" you ever built fences?" I smiled and nodded. "Good, we could use that because none of them never but after last night we don't long put the posts in the ground before freezes." I nodded. "Everything you'll need is in the tool shed. I'll send the two best workers I ." He handed me a layout of the fences. "They know where they go. Take the truck. The keys are in my office and the posts are at the far end of the barn. 's going get colder so needs get done today because will be the warmest probably until spring. I'll send them when they're done." I nodded. "I'm glad you're helping. We need "

I grabbed the keys and found the truck. wasn't the first time I had done this kind of work, and I liked . was honest work and you could see what you did at the end of the day, but was going be a long one because were a lot posts that needed go into the ground before got dark. was going be a long day. I had finished loading the posts when when Inga and Uwe walked up. I smiled. "Good timing." They both laughed. I liked here just as I did in Denver, and Japan. People didn't mind working, even the ones. "Hop on the back and we'll get the tools. We weren't doing posts and fencing today so would be easier, and would go quicker, but would still be a long day.

" either of ever doing fencing before?" They shook their heads. "It's not overly complicated but 's a process but we're just doing the posts. We a lot of posts that need get in the ground, today." They nodded. "Jakob's going try and get another crew out to help but figure on being a long day." They nodded. I handed them the diagram.. "I'm from the US, we don't understand the metric system because they wouldn't teach school. I assume your tape is metric." They nodded.

Jakob's diagram was very obvious, down which perimeter post go off of. I made one alteration and that was add a post next the perimeter one. They could tie them together when they did the actual fencing. I laid out the plan and we went from . Inga and Uwe were smart and competent and we pulled the lines, and and dug starter holes for all but three of fences, and gates because they were doing rotational grazing, when the girls rode out with coffee, and snacks, for a break. They never would meet three happier people. I put a pad on the tailgate and we sat down as they gave us coffee and fresh bran muffins. We all smiled.

"They all looked around but Chloe said, 'WOW, you did alot, and it's cold." Inga said, with a full mouth, "not when when you're digging post holes, ma'am, but we need pack them with dirt, today." We all laughed. "Thank you for this. It was perfect timing." It would been impertinent anywhere else but not with us because all of us had been working since we were . Chloe smiled and refilled our coffee, but the girls looked at us, concerned.

"How's Rasmus?" They smiled.

"Henry want's replace you. He's in showing him how do things and telling him he is doing way better than his last apprentice." I almost spit my coffee out, but it was too cold. "He's doing good and Henry is good with strays. He's doing everything and when he's and when done, he's asking what else." I nodded.

"He's going to work through dinner, and then breakfast tomorrow and Sara and I are going to take him to be with Ingrid and Roan," Annie said "I've spoken with the director, and told her of the situation, and they a room available for a week that they will let him stay before the patient arrives. Ingrid has surgery in two days and we all thought would be good for her, them, Rasmus before, and after. We wanted with you though." I told them I thought it was an excellent idea. "We'll talk with Jakob on our way back and see if he can spare anyone to help, if not, we'll come and help you finish." I nodded as Inga and Uwe stared as they drove away and we finished. They looked at me as we finished our coffee.

"What?"

"This is yours, why are you helping us?" I swallowed

"Because it's our responsibility. All of those women, worked for as long as they can remember, like me. We don't chose where life puts us, but all of us tried make the best of . may seem odd you, but with the exception of Annie, and Taiiko, we had lives similar you. Finish up and lets see if we can get the rest of the holes dug out before lunch because won't much light afterward and we need put in the posts." We spent the next three hours working by ourselves, mostly, once he had the lines pulled. We played leap frog as we dug holes, and placed posts, until Jakob rode up with a mule filled with old shingles and rocks. and said it was in case we didn't finish.

" you, Jakob." Inga was actually mad. "We'll finish. Take those back and unload them. He nodded, smiled as he looked at me, and said.

"Billy and Deat are coming out help because I can't spare anyone, and they've done this before. Go lunch. You've done an amazing job. You're a good team." Inga was still mad.

"Can you believe that? Like we need motivation." We all nodded. I handed her the keys. She smiled.

"Let's lunch." We got the house as Unc and Deat were coming out. I Introduced everyone as Inga handed them the keys the truck. "We'll see you out ." They nodded. They looked at me.

"They are family," Uwe asked? I nodded.

'You good family, Danael," Inga said that she agreed. We went into the kitchen. We were the last to eat. We washed up and they brought us stew, and bread, and salad, and milk. None of us spoke. We ate. When we were finished they gave us a piece of warm apple pie and coffee. We looked at each other and smiled, as Inga burped, and laughed. They gave us one more cup of coffee as I walked over to Rasmus and put my hand on his shoulder.

"How is it going?" He smiled

"It's fine. The ladies showed me what to do, and Henry helped me. Why are you doing this for me?" I was quiet as I sat down.

"My instinct is to kill you, your sister, and Roan, because of what you tried to do." He lowered his eyes, and nodded. "I'd rather not but that means we figure out another path, and that's what we are working on. Consider yourself lucky that you got your leg broken, otherwise you'd be out digging post holes. Keep doing good." He nodded. "Finish up guys, 's not much light left and Inga sent the shingles away." We all laughed as we walked back the field. Unc and Deat had set posts in two lines. We started at the opposite end and worked toward them. Because I'm me, I checked the posts by eye after we finished a line, and they were all good. It was dusk when we finished and met at the last post. I told them to go ahead, and Unc and Deat no please, at. We were having fun with each other.

"Jesus Christ....men." Inga filled in the last post with all us of watching, smiling because she was amazing. "OK. Can we go now?" She looked at me. "Can we go know?" I smiled, and nodded. "Good, somebody drive. I want a shower, a good meal, and bottle of wine take my room." Unc and Deats got in the truck and the three of us sat on the back. Inga fell into me as we drove and was asleep when we got to the barn. Annie, Chloe, and Sara where . I told them. They smiled, nodded, and woke her up as they took inside the house. I told Uwe to clean up and come down to eat he said needed to get home. I stared at him..

"I don't live here, sir."

"Daniel, don't me sir." He nodded. I yelled for Annie. "Can you please take Uwe home so he can shower and then bring him, and his family, back for dinner." She nodded. were so many working parts I was glad I wasn't alone in this. I thanked Unc and Deat as I drove the tool shed to unload. was a hard day, but a good day. I was almost finished when Fenrir walked up.

"You walk quietly for being such a large wolf."

"You know something about that." I laughed, nodded, and asked what he needed. "All of you work with your pack, it's unusual for the humans I seen, at least alpha's. 's interesting us." I nodded as I unloaded. "Your pack is eating and you here doing this. 's intriguing. Why?" I sat on the tailgate and looked up at Fenrir.

"We don't consider ourselves alpha's, even though we might be. Our role is lead a community of different people. What you, and your mate, do with your pack doesn't apply us. Marnine tried that and won't work long term, without brutality. My taught me that if you aren't willing get your hands dirty, and sweat, the people working for will never respect you. was good advice." He looked over his shoulder and ran off. Sara walked up as Drako growled.

" you mister, where talking with?" I told her as she laughed and she petted him. "You were right Drako. He's still mad at them. He may not wolf blood in him, but he has their spirit." I nodded as I scratched his ears. "Annie's back with Uwe's family. Finish up, love, and come eat with us. I know it was a long day but it's important." I nodded as went park the truck. I made halfway between the barn and Ama's and dropped.
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take me part 450...hopefully edited
Posted:Nov 28, 2021 1:16 pm
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"Hello Gaia, I'm assuming you brought here since I was planning sleeping."

"I did, and you are sleeping. This is a dream that is not a dream." I was confused. She laughed. "You're a dragon and they have many abilities that you haven't discovered yet. You will and Dreka will help you with that, and Aisha, but that's not why I brought you here. I'm curious why you let Rasmus live." We started walking.

"I don't like killing, Gaia."

"Yet you have, many times." I nodded.

"I didn't say I wouldn't, I said I didn't like it. I'll do whatever I have do keep my family, and friends safe. My sense was that he was fine with not continuing. what they intended do. I may be wrong and if so I pray that I end them first. There's too much that needs to be done in too many places. I wanted to avoid another if I ccould and see if they would accept a second chance. Sara wants that." She was quiet while we walked.

"Do you have plans for them?"

"I have a sense, but I haven't discussed them with the girls. Ingrid is occupied with trying to regain some function in her arm, and move easier. She'll face a long year of surgeries an rehab. We're thinking how best to handle that with Rasmus because having him involved is good for her, and him as well. I don't like the idea of leaving them alone together in Oslo, but she needs the care. I don't trust any of them and I have no idea how involved Marnine is. Rasmus is an excellent organizer, it seems, even though none of it worked out but that wasn't because of him. We have those buildings in the town by Annie's that need to be managed during renovation and then reviewing applications for people to move in, and also to open shops. It'll be a lot of work and I thought he would be very good at it, and it'd be something he could do while his leg heals. I need to talk with everyone. It's a ball I'm not ready to throw in the air yet."

"You have the instincts of a good leader, young dragon. It was a wonderful binding, and feast. I'm sure people were very thankful because typically it's long on the ceremony, and short on the feast, you turned that on it's head while retaining the tradition."

"And no one died."

"And no one died, very true. It's not an easy transition for any of you, especially you, since they are drawing upon your strength. It's going to be busy the next month, juggling your balls in the air, but you have done fine so far. Your family is starting to seek there own places with some staying in Colorado and some in Iceland, and then you have Japan and Norway. How are you with that, my young friend?" I was quiet.

"I don't like it, but I understand it, and it's necessary. Thank you for having Joseph help with the mist, I think I will be rolling a lot." She laughed and said I was I a quick study. "People live their lives and there are many places our family needs to be. It's not realistic to think that we would all live together in Norway, or anywhere else for that matter. It's life."

"It is, and each of those locations, and others, are important for the future of all of you just like where you are with Irina was important for now. Your people journeyed long distances, in many directions, with many obstacles, yet they were all represented over the last week to be at the binding ceremony. You are right to focus on the present, because of all the damage, and wrong thinking, done by Marnine needs to be undone, but don't lose sight of the future. It's very easy to become myopic in positions of power. It's also very easy to succumb to the lure of power. It's why I selected Annie and all of you to be where are you, especially Annie. You are never alone, Danael, remember that, no matter how alone you feel."

I nodded and it went black. I woke before dawn and felt a lot better. The girls were lying entwined with each other, as usual, and breathing deeply as I gently got out of bed. I grabbed my clothes and went into the bathroom. No one was awake as I walked to the back door, put my boots on and grabbed my jacket, gloves and hat, and headed to the main house. It had snowed, and was frigid, but I liked that. I walked into the kitchen and the barn crew was already there, Jakob was good at his job. We said hello and I said hi to the kitchen staff as i went upstairs. Airi was seated by the door.

"You got the graveyard shift." She smiled, and nodded, as she hugged me.

"Are you feeling better, dragon?" I nodded and told I had slept well and felt fine. I grabbed Rasmus' clothes and walked in. I turned on the light and woke him up. I put his clothes on the bed.

"Get ready and knock, Airi will bring you downstairs." I walked out. I was not interested in being his friend. I was still wondering if I had made the right decision to keep him alive as I went into the kitchen. They made room for and I had a large glass of milk and my plate was being filled with, eggs, potato's, bacon and rye toast.

"Thank you. I'm helping you guys." They all stared at me. "I've been working for as long as I can remember. I can do a lot of different things, but I am particularly good at mucking out stalls, and fighting off puppies." They all started laughing as we ate our breakfast. Rasmus and Airi came in as we were getting ready to leave. They sat down and Airi looked at him as she was given the same as I got. "Not you Rasmus, you are working in the kitchen, good luck. Do what they tell you and you'll be fine. You can peel and chop a lot while seated. You eat when they eat. We ate first because we're working in the barn, and it's cold. We'll check on you later."

"I've never done this." They'll show what to do, just attention and you'll be fine. Don't cut a finger off because the knives are sharp." I said bye Airi who smiled with a full mouth as her replacement sat done. They knew what they were doing. I headed the barn and Jakob handed a manure fork and pointed the cart as everyone burst out laughing.
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take me part 449... editing tomorrow
Posted:Nov 27, 2021 8:05 pm
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We walked Rasmus inside to you his room as on of Yoshi's students walked. "She can kill you over a dozen ways and would never see it coming... I'm serious. We are extending you a courtesy, don't fuck it up. Are you hungry?" He shook his head no. "There is someone in the kitchen until nine pm., if want something knock on the door and they'll bring what they can. There is no more Yak's milk. There are sweats and a shirt, and toiletries. Knock and give the guard your clothes and someone will clean them. We'll deal with clothes for you tomorrow. Just because you are staying in here, don't think it means anything other than it's going to be cold tonight. If you're hungry, ask. If you're thirsty for anything other than water, ask. You won't be given alcohol. Make no mistake, Rasmus, you are in prison even though there's a nice bed and bath, but we can make you disappear in an instant. I can make disappear in an instant. Understood?" He nodded. "Good, get some sleep because you'll up at dawn. You'll be working like everyone else. I suggest you eat something. Breakfast is at seven." We closed the door as Annie and I walked down the hall.

"You are way better at being the bad cop." She pushed me against the wall and kissed me. "You aren't a push over after all." I stared at her and walked away down the hall. "Wait, I just meant...."

"Annie, I'm tired, and sore. I love you dearly, but I want to eat something and go to sleep because I'll be up at dawn to deal with him. I don't like, and frankly, I wished he was dead like all of the others. I feel the same way about Ingrid, and Roan, and frankly....your mother, but they are family, or family of family, so I am trying to find middle ground. We are suppose to be changing things. I am trying to change things. I know you are upset, or were, like all of you, but it's not like it set out to shot. If we can find a way to not kill, then great; if not, I'm fine with that because I'll drop them in the ocean, but now, I am tired, need a hot bath, a cold glass of milk, and ten hours of sleep." I kissed her and walked to Ama's.

I walked into the back door and no one was around because the guests were eating at the main hall. I felt bad because I was harsher with Annie then I need to be but I was tired, and I hurt. I I took a large glass of milk upstairs with me, and looked for the paste the herbalist gave us. "FUCK!!!" I ran a bath as hot as could stand, which was pretty hot, and grabbed cloths for the sweat. I was about to get in when Kana and Airi walked...great.

"What's wrong?" We stared at each other. I shook my head. I told them and Airi walked out and came back with a jar and said it stinks. I nodded.

"It helps and is suppose to keep attractive women away from so I can rest." They smiled, and me my milk, and walked out closing the door. I slowly sank into the exhaling like I was sinking into the lakes around here, and closed my eyes as I drank thinking that we need more Yak's, even though I had only a taste before. It was better milk. I set my glass and closed my eyes.

I was back with Irina, Malinka, and Sofi..... "Can you bring us more wood, love...for the fire and the stove?" I nodded as I grabbed my coat, hat, and gloves, because I could hear the wind. Drako followed as I went outside. I was losing my mind, again. They acted like I just dozed off, which was good I guessed, but very confusing. How in fuck do I get myself into these things. It hadn't been long because porch was full. I made two trips each and filled both as Drako followed.

"Now you like me." I walked into the kitchen and kissed everyone, they where in an exceedingly good mood. "Why so happy?" They stared at me at me as I gave Drako a treat and Irina slapped my hand.

"You'll spoil her and you must have napped to hard. Hammish brought us gifts. Go look in the in the barn, but the stays," as she grabbed her. Drako wasn't happy. I walked into the snow as I felt the wolves approach.

"Your back." I nodded and asked how long I had been gone. "You don't know?"

"I still getting use to time. It isn't an easy thing." He didn't understand.

"Three days, but much has happened. You will see tomorrow when the sun rises. You have a lot of new fence. Human's can work hard when they want. You also have many new animals, You have sheep, and cattle, but they are strange looking. I have my pack to leave them. We still food from the deer you left but only small animals are around because the deer have not return yet. It's a hard winter. I looked and nodded. I speak with the young witch, and she understands. We have meet for two days, but limited, and it's cold, dragon." I nodded as we got to the barn. "I need to go. Welcome home." He howled and ran off with the others I could only feel. I walked into the barn.

Holy Christ, we really did need a new barn. There were more mules, and sheep... lots of sheep. I needed to find more hay, and talk with Hammish. I gave them hay, and the mules a bit of grain, along with the , and smiled. It was coming along. I took my jacket off, closed the barn door, shifted, and flew to the ravine where I knew the deer were. I blended as best I could but they knew I was there. I took the oldest I could. I took three...one of the wolves, one for Hammish, and one for us. I yelled for Hammish and he came out smiling.

"More gifts, dragon." He told me about the animals. He needed the room, and he had the hay, and we were partners. I nodded as as we skinned, gutted , and butchered the deer. I felt strange as Joseph appeared.

"Hello Hammish, I am sorry for coming unannounced but I need this one. He'll be back." I shook my head to try and clear it....

"Hammish, tell them, and have Malinka help you. It's good training for her." He nodded, and I woke with women watching me.

"OK, so there is absolutely no privacy?" They all laughed. "How long have been asleep?" Kana said maybe fifteen minutes. Well, it was getting closer to parity. You were in our past?" i nodded.

"It's a terrible winter and the deer are smart. I am the only that can get them. I think that is why I am being pulled there, at least now. I helped Hammish deal with two, and left one for the wolves." I looked at Annie. "I'm sorry for being abrupt with you..." She stopped me, kissed me, and then stop.

"What you are trying to do is right. We don't treat people like animals, at least not for long. We call on strength because you have it, it's not fair, but it's a fact. I nodded. You can have have your edge of the bed, as usual." I looked at her and we all started laughing. Everyone left but Annie. "I'm sorry, I have...." I kissed her I as I climbed out of the bath and grabbed a towel.

"We're all finding our way Annie, and I know all of you have it the hardest. You don't need to apologize, but my quarter of the bed is very appealing> Annie put the paste on my wounds, which assured I wouldn't be bothered and could sleep. she got me an old shirt and kissed me.

"I'm so glad you found all of us, or we found you. I nodded and got into bed. I think it took maybe a minute before I was asleep and at the cave in Iceland looking at a fox.
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take me part 448.... edited, whatever that means. :o)
Posted:Nov 27, 2021 4:47 pm
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Well at least Drako didn't pee on me so I didn't need to change, again. I gave Drako more leash than the girls because I wanted her to be assertive, and protective of her flock, or pack, and she had a new one because all of her litter mates had died. She knew her place in our pack but she was also showing us her personality. If peeing in front of me helped with that, then so be it. Her running with me toward wolves told me all I needed to about her. What I needed to know was whether Rasmus knew his place. It was easier for me to kill as the dragon, or bear...especially if people were shooting at me, or trying to hurt the people I loved, but I didn't like violence, nor did I subscribe to it. There were better ways, mostly. I was trying to find a better way. I knew that Annie didn't like it, mainly because they shot at me, but those people were gone, and Rasmus wasn't. He was behind things, to be sure, but he ran when he was given the choice. It could be he was a coward, or just in way over his head...or both. You create a monster and you have three choices: let it continue doing what it does; destroy it; or run from it. I took care of the first two, and he ran. I trusted my family's intuition. I trusted mine, but I especially trusted Sara's. I knew she would come with us, but I was glad for it. Annie said,

"Are you OK doing this, Danael.... BECAUSE THEY SHOT YOU?" She turned and glared at Rasmus who lowered his eyes. She was a great 'bad cop.'

"I'm fine love. I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't." Annie was quiet when Rasmus asked me why we were doing this. Annie and Sara stared at me. I looked at him in the rear view mirror, "so I can try and find a way of not killing you," and turned my eyes away. There was silence for the rest of the drive, which I was OK with. We pulled into the rehab center and and Sara went to get a wheelchair as Annie went to the desk.

"Thank you for letting me see my sister." I told him not to thank me yet as they came out with a wheelchair and walked to Ingrid's room as I parked. I walked in and Annie looked at me tears in her eyes and came up and hugged me as Ingrid and Rasmus were talking. Ingrid was older and wanted to know how he got hurt. He told her and she slapped him.

"Look at me Ras? I told you it was over, and it is. Why?" He explained what happened and said he was sorry but they weren't going to take no for an answer and that he was hoping to figure a way to deal with them.

"They wanted money, and the money was gone, and they wanted revenge for being humilated. They would have done it regardless. They would have killed me, these people didn't, and they brought me to see you." He was visibly upset, not in anger but in love for his sister...which was what was I hoping for. It was a crap shoot, but dealing with Marnine was always a crap shoot, even where she was. I had no trust of these people.... none.... but I was willing to give them a second chance since I was the only that had gotten hurt, well, physically hurt. The girls were plenty hurt because of what had happened to me. I had no issue with meting out punishment, or even vengeance, if needed, but my gut said it wasn't needed. It didn't mean they would go unpunished, just that it wouldn't be harsh.

We left to let them catch up. They wouldn't have said anything in front of us anyway. Rasmus wasn't a fighter, he was an organizer though and I wanted to use that to our advantage. We left and went to the lobby until Roan brought him out. She hugged all of us and said how much that meant to Ingrid, and how much in despair she was she had been in. "She holds the jade you gave all the time. Can you bring him back Annie? I know I have no right to ask, but it's harder to mend a broken spirit." Annie said the we would talk about it and hugged her sister. Sibling's can forgive a great deal. Roan hugged Rasmus, who was wiping his eyes, and said goodbye as I walked her back to the room. We went in as Ingrid reached out her left hand.

"Thank you for that, and only teaching him a lesson, but he is not blame, Danael, I am. Please show him kindness, and thank you for bringing him here. I haven't seen my brother for a long time, only spoken with him..."

"and plotted with him...."

She nodded, "and plotted. Those days are over, I assure you." I kissed her forehead and told her I hoped so. I did the same with Roan and walked to the lobby.

"I'll get the car." Annie went to speak with nurse on duty while Sara stayed with Rasmus. They brought him out and we headed home.

"Thank you for that. I didn't realize she was hurt that badly."

"Neither did until two days ago."

"You did that?'

"I did, Rasmus. I would have killed her, and Roan, but Sara told me I couldn't. You were trying kill the people I love the most." Annie and Sara barely breathed.

Silence.

"I'm sorry." I looked at him in the mirror and nodded.

"We'll figure something out so you can spend time with your sister. It was good that you were there for her. Healing mentally and emotionally is more important, and she needs that." Annie turned and looked him.

"Danael is right, it helped her that you were there. The physical aspect is taken care of but we can't help with the rest, not even Roan. We'll work something out." She was silent. "You both will pay a price for your actions, understand," he nodded, "now is not the time for that, but if you are lying to us, we will find out and I will kill you of all with my bare hands... and I am far less kind than Sara, and Danael." He nodded and looked down. Like Deat, I was glad it wasn't directed toward me.

We pulled up to the house and Rasmus started hobbling to the barn on crutches as Sara walked up to him. "You going the wrong way Ras. You're staying the main house. There will be a guard but you will be comfortable. Go with them." She walked to the barn to talk with Yoshi's people, and Yoshi, because he felt her and walked into the barn.

"How was the trip?"

"I think it was successful, Yoshi. We all have mixed feelings after what happened, especially to your family, but Danael is trying to find a middle path, I think. It's hard to understand him because he is changing as quickly as I am, only in different ways." Yoshi nodded and smiled. "I don't think we will need your skills after all. Yoshi-san."

"Good."

"Do you have everything you need?" He nodded. "Annie's family, my family...OUR family... loved the Bonsai's. Thank you. I wish I could come to your home with them, but after Denver I need to return to Iceland and continue my work with Ama, but I will at some point. Promise." She smiled and kissed his cheek

"I understand, and we await your visit." Sara smiled and walked toward the house. Most of the guests were leaving the next morning but some, like Andres, needed to leave for business, or other matters. We had all stepped into a strange new world and we were trying to find our way. It was going to be an interesting journey.
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take me part 447...expanded, but will edit, agian
Posted:Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm
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I had only flown in a helicopter once, but not any as nice as this one. It held all all of us but Ingrid's brother was on the floor in the back with Taiiko, Kana, and Airi's feet on top of him.. I was sitting between Annie and Sara as they both leaned into me, and hugged.. The flight didn't take as long as I thought it would. We were landing in the back pasture, behind the barn when I said I wanted to learn how to fly one of these. Annie and Sara stared at me in amazement. "What, this is more fun."

"When you stop getting shot, mister, we'll talk about it." Taiiko, Kana, and Airi agreed. We landed and Yoshi's students pulled Ingrid's brother out, and onto the ground. He screamed in pain even though the herbalist had set is ankle, and leg, and secured it well. No one else cared. Andres and Yoshi walked up and hugged me

"Thank you for keeping my family safe Danael." I nodded. Andres said hi.

"I am glad I got to see you before you we left. It was a most interesting binding, and feast, one that will not be forgotten anytime soon.. My family is honored we here to share it with your family. Please come, to Spain, or, Argentina. It is getting warm there and there is excellent hunting. Argentina. I will bring your gift there. Annie told me that Gaia gave you the gift of language, is this true?" I nodded.

"I can understand spoken, and written, but I am still learning to speak them.... hear them for they are." 'Words?" 'He was confused as I shook my head. "No, thoughts, and feelings, expressed with words." He nodded and smiled. "I have guns but if you prefer to use a bow, and have one, then bring it, my friend." I nodded as Yoshi smiled. I like Andres as I liked Yoshi, and Henry, and the rest of them. He hugged me and said goodbye. I told him we'd see them in Argentina since we had people to meet in North America. Their people were everywhere. Everyone ran out and hugged me. I was still sore.

Chloe and Janey both said..... 'What is wrong with you?" Emily and Lieve both punched me and walked away. Jake shook his head, hugged me, and followed them. Deat and Melinda walked up and Melinda punched me in the chest, hard as I grunted.

"Did that hurt?" I nodded. "Good, because husband and daughters adore you, and I like you a little. Stop getting shot." She walked off with the girls, and I still at least twelve more to deal with, at least it felt like that. I looked at Deat.

"Don't look at me, brother, I'd rather have her pissed off at you. As far as all of this goes, I'm going pretend I didn't see anything because it's outside of my jurisdiction, and I'm vacation, with that said, my friend Klaus at Interpol said they keep files via email, which they can't trace, about men, and some women, and the sex ring with detailed information, and video...incriminating video. Europe's legal is a little more harsh than the US. My team, old team, has as well are working through them, as well and arrests are being made all over Europe. These people are starting to pay their price, at least partially. I'm not saying you knew anything about this, but if you did, well....you know. Stop getting shot."

He hugged me and walked away. I was standing by myself. Seriously, and that was when Drako, and a malicious horde of small white beasts descended upon me, viciously attacking with teeth and tongue, and barking at me....but at least I was home. I lied down and was mauled by the cutest puppies ever, half of which peed on me, including Drako...the little shit. He knew better. They were licking, and nibbling as i was laughing. The girls were looking at me.

"What are you doing?" I kept taking pups off of me, and they would keep jumping back onto me.

"Defending myself." They shook their heads. Sara said,

"You're like . DRAKO! Take your friends and go play in the barn." I stared at her.

"How did you do that? Seriously."

"We have to deal with Ingrid's brother, tell us what you heard." I told everything I could remember.

"He said the operation was off?" I nodded but he finally agreed, but they did have automatic weapons. "And are you sure that Ingrid told him to stop?"

"Yes, that's what she said in Finnish and she would have no way to know that I could understand. Do you trust me?" They all stared me, all of them and it was all no's, or various iterations of the same thing until I got Sara. She looked at me, smiled, and said "Nope."

"Good, does anyone know his name?" They all looked around at each. "I want to speak with him and Annie, I need a car available to go to Oslo." They all stared at me. Please have the kitchen make him some lunch, and me some milk, please. They stared at me but nodded, and took me to meet Ingrid's brother. They took me to a stall in the barn. I looked at the men guarding him.

"Goddammit! Take the shackles off and untie him." They looked so I roared.... "NOW!!!! and get a cart, or wheel barrow and take him to the house." They looked at Annie. "Don't look at her right now, look at me and do what I asked." They nodded. "Are there crutches?" Someone nodded and went running and met us at the back door into the kitchen. They all looked me as they helped him sit down. Annie was angry, but she didn't leave. "Please make him something to eat." They nodded as I hoped the yak's milk was still there. "Can I get a blender, ice, cacao powder, vanilla, and honey?" They nodded as I smiled.

"What's you name?"

"Rasmus."

"I'm Daniel, and you don't really want to know who these women are. How's you ankle?'

"It hurts." They put a sandwich in front of him and and started eating. I looked at Annie as she softened, nodded, and went to call the mobile vet.

"You tried to kill us, Rasmus, more than once." He stopped chewing, thinking this might be his meal. I told him to relax. "When you're finished, and we get x-rays and deal with your leg, I am going to...."

"We." I looked at Annie and Sara.

"We are going take you see your sister." He stared at us and nodded. "Take your time, and if you'd like more then let us know." I went to the counter and made chocolate vanilla, almost, milkshakes and used all of the Yak milk. We only got half a glass, even the kitchen crew, but they all stared at me. I took a sip of Sara's, and Annie's, and gave mine to Rasmus. Someone from the barn came in and said the vet was there. Rasmus finished, thanked everyone, and we walked to the barn.

"Who set these bones?" We told her. "Well, she had great skill because they are aligned well, and will heal, and the splinting she used was, well, amazing. I can wrap it in a cast easy enough but the breaks are already starting to. He should stay off of it for a couple days but he's lucky he had whoever set them, and bound them."

"We're leaving within an hour after you put it in a cast." She looked at me and Annie, who nodded.

"OK, then try and a wheelchair and keep him off of it as much as possible, and don't let him fall. It could still easily break." Annie told her to send the bill and give her the x-rays. The vet nodded. "If you need anything else let let me know."

"I will Cynthia, and thank you. " She kissed Annie, and looked at me, as she walked off. I asked if there was I should know, smiling. "Long time ago, Daniel, drop it. I'm already mad at you for getting shot. Can you have theme bring the SUV back her, please." They nodded and walked off. Annie walked up to my face. "Do know what the FUCK you are doing?" I shrugged as she punched me. She walked off saying SHIT!!!!!. Sara asked,

"Do you, love?" I looked at her.

"I don't have the answer, but he didn't want to do it. He couldn't fight those men. He created a monster he couldn't control, and he ran when given an opportunity. The other's didn't."

"Yeah, and you got shot and slid into Sweden, if you'll recall." I nodded.

"What does he have left? He has no funding and his sister, who was in charge, clearly isn't any longer. I thought if he saw how injured his sister is then maybe he would get it." I was silent.

"What, love?"

"I don't like killing people." She hugged me. "I don't know what to do with him, but he was OK with what Ingrid said about stopping. I figured he'd do well seeing what happened to his sister." Sara kissed me as she to talk with Annie and the SUV pulled up to the barn. Drakon walked out barking, walked up to me, peed, and walked back into the barn. Holy crap. We got into the SUV and drove to Oslo.

ps.... for those of you reading who have younger , or grandchildren, look for a boy called christmas. It's not terrible, and a decent story.... and christmas movies are suppose to be sappy.
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I had met the people from the clans with Annie, and in an ideal world I would have spent more one on time talking with them during the party, but we were going to visit with each of them, like Andres, later. It would be a diplomatic nightmare. I needed to meet with Andres, and the girls were meeting with other people, but I also needed to attend to Ingrid's brother to see if that threat had passed. I could understand what she said on the phone and if she was lying then she was excellent at it. Given the shape she was in, the shape I caused her to be in, she'd be a fool to come after my family again, especially how generous Annie had been. I was neutral because people could do some pretty fucking stupid things, especially if power or money was involved. We were willing to give her the benefit of the doubt because Roan sincerely loved her. I was less concerned them and more about her brother and the men working with him, and we were running out of darkness. We flew to Helsinki.

I shifted as we were moving into Sweden and we ended up flying north of Stockholm heading over the Gulf of Bothnia and toward Helsinki. I had the location from 'Bob,' Javier's hacker friend, so I knew where I was going, mostly. It was north of the city in an industrial area, which was good because it would be mostly deserted. I was figuring out how to be the dragon, and what I could do, how much I could do without a rider, as usual I had way more questions than answers. I pushed to Kana to tell me to become invisible, like Malinka had done. She did but nothing happened. I was still blended, as where the girls, but we could be seen, albeit blurry.

I flew around the industrial area, searching, and found their warehouse. It was at the back end and on a small bluff. We flew around and I listened. They were all talking and Ingrid's brother told them the mission was over and they all said fuck that, they wanted their money, and to get even because we had humiliated them. I wasn't quite sure how he was going to pull that one off since it was Jaak's father, and his money, that had been funding him. They weren't buying it, at all, he never would have stood a chance against trained special forces with automatic weapons. I was listening intently but Ingrid's brother finally agreed, that was almost my downfall. I kept hearing Gaia...."even dragons die." I felt the threat the same time Taiiko did. She rolled off of me, fell, and shifted into her eagle and away, watching. I pushed to Kana and Airi to hold on raised myself to the threat from the roof so I could protect them being shot. Two men fired numerous times, my saving grace was they couldn't make me out that well but close to dozen rounds hit my chest before I scorched them as the men inside started shooting into the sky even though they had no clue what they were shooting it but they were scared and it's all they had. The last thing they saw before they died was fire. I was hurt but was able to destroy the building so there would be a lot of nothing for the investigators to find. God I was getting tired of getting shot. Kana and Airi said they were fine and that Taiiko flew behind the building. Ingrid's brother had run out the back when the men opened fired but Taiiko grabbed him by the chest and shoulders, and squeezed as he screamed, dropped his gun, and Taiiko flew off.

"Can you fly, dragon?" I told her yes but I wasn't sure for how long, certainly not back home.

"Do you remember where they took the ship in Sweden? Take me there." I flew as fast as Taiiko could carrying someone. She was a large eagle, and probably could have lifted a deer, maybe a cow, but flying a distance while carrying someone was a challenge. I had carried three of them and I was tired, the fact I had been shot numerous times didn't help matters. I followed Taiiko to Sweden. Taiiko flew next to the ship we had given them and dropped him to ground as he screamed in pain. She landed as I made a very ungraceful landing and skidded forty feet before stopping. The people of the village came running up because they knew who we were and figured something was wrong because there was a man screaming in Finnish and I slid to a landing. I was tired and in pain, but I sat up. I didn't want to shift because the rounds were armor piercing and while they didn't go through the scales completely, they did partially. I was stronger as the dragon.

Taiiko and Kana started telling them what they needed. Luckily most people in the village understood English and ran to get lights, medical supplies, and a doctor if they had one. They didn't but they had an old herbalist. Airi stroked me and tried to comfort me as Taiiko and Kana removed bullets. The herbalist looked at me, and them, and went to her home for herbs, and some sort of paste, and started filling the wounds. A few went in pretty deep because they went between the scales, but most only penetrated slightly. They put bandages of the wounds and I lied down. I was tired and fell asleep as Taiiko told the men to locked Ingrid's brother in the hold of the ship, in the cage, shackle him, and deal with his injuries. I was out could as everyone gathered around.

"Do you have a phone I can use," Taiiko asked, " and a place we could sleep. The captain of the ship nodded and handed her his phone. She called Annie. They all knew something was wrong but didn't know what. Taiiko was on speaker phone when she told them I had been shot numerous times. Silence until Annie screamed in rage.

"I'll fucking kill them with my bare hands."

"Annie....ANNIE!. Give me the phone me. GIVE me the fucking phone." How is he?" Taiiko said I was OK but asleep and we had Ingrid's brother locked in the ship. He's a dragon, Sara, he'll be fine, probably by morning. He's tired and in pain but he didn't shift back, which was smart. Deal with Annie until we can figure out what happened. I grabbed him as he was running out the back of the building." Sara agreed. "We love you and we're taking care of him. I'll call you tomorrow morning." Sara said OK and hung up as the captain approached them.

"He's secured and the herbalist is attending to him. He broke at least one of his ankles in the fall and possibly his leg, and then puncture wounds. He'll live. We'll show you where you can stay and stand watch because we consider him our dragon too." They all smiled as he lead them to a small house that was empty. "We'll take care of him if he wakes and come get all of you." They nodded and thanked them as they went inside and collapsed onto the beds as the adrenaline faded.

Dawn was breaking as I woke and shifted. I was sore, and still tired, but I shifted as the captain and herbalist walked up. It wasn't long before the girls were there hugging me. I had my shirt off and the herbalist was looking at my wounds. She had never seen this before. "Amazing, absolutely amazing. Dragons heal quickly. She put a terrible smelling paste on the wounds, which were mostly healed. "You'll be fine but it was wise you stayed as the dragon." I asked what the paste was. She smiled as she told her apprentice to run a get three jars. "It's shark liver and herbs, mashed into a paste. Its excellent for most wounds, but it smells terrible." I thanked her as the young woman ran up with three jars."

"Thank you. I'll send you silver for your help." She nodded and said that I shouldn't shift back for at least a day because I needed to rest too. The girls nodded as Taiiko called Annie and I talked with the captain.

"He's fine, just broken bones and puncture wounds but he's scared and obviously not please by his accommodations, no one chooses to shit in a bucket. I'd say he got off easy." I nodded as the girls walked up and hugged me. Taiiko said,

"You need to stop getting shot, but reacted well and likely saved your riders. It's a good thing you have those scales." I nodded. "Sara, Ama, and everyone else, have talked Annie off the ledge. She was going to kill both Roan and Ingrid last night." I nodded. "Sara and Annie are on the way. Annie chartered a helicopter because they want us home, and they want to speak with him," as she pointed to the ship. "Yoshi will get him to talk and it will be good training." Kana and Airi both nodded. I never wanted them mad at me. They'll be here in a few hours."

"Please call them back and have them bring six ounces of silver with them," she nodded." Kana and Airi took me to the house they stayed in so I could wash up and brush my teeth. The captain handed me a clean shirt.

"It should fit since we have similar builds....well, when you're not a dragon." We all laughed. "We have breakfast for all of you, and raw milk." I hugged him and said thank you. We ate, chatted, walked around and looked at all of the things we didn't last time we there. People came up to all of us and shook our hands, or hugged us. These were Ama's people but it still made uncomfortable. They were showing us the ship, and how much work they had done when we heard the helicopter approaching. It landed on the expanse by the sea as Annie and Sara got and walked toward us. I was so getting bitten, which I did. Annie on shoulder and Sara on the other. They both said, at the same time...

"What did we tell you about getting shot?" I nodded as the captain walked up, smiling as Sara said,

"Thank you for watching over him, and healing his wounds. It won't be forgotten." Annie handed me the silver as I walked to the herbalist and handed her three ounces. She smiled and took two saying Gaia provided everything. I nodded as I walked to the captain and said thank you handing him the other four ounces.

"Please compensate whoever gave up their house last night and share the remainder and let us know if there is anything else we can do." He tried to give it back because of the ship, and their share, but we'd have none of it. He nodded as we said goodbye got on the helicopter, with Ingrid's brother and headed home. I was glad I wasn't him.
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Annie and Sara smiled, hugged and kissed us, and said not get too drunk. I pushed and felt Taiiko flying. I could also feel the wolves patrolling, there wasn't any problem but I had split duties. I needed to check on Ingird's brother, and his friends, but I also needed to spend time with Andres because Annie's family had known them for so long and linked early on. They didn't need tell me what they were asking me to do....what was more important for me to do. I was a mutt, but my blood ran through strong lines. I knew what I needed do. We walked into the kitchen as the staff was cleaning up. Alissa, the 'real' person in changed walked away from cleaning as Andres and I were becoming friends. She opened the fridge, took out a plate, and set it on the counter. Andres watched in silence.

"There is yak milk, for later, but we all added a bit off your plate so that we all ate. You didn't need to do what you did, especially after today...especially after what you did for Miriam, Roan, and Ingrid. A clan is only as strong as it's weakest links. You either purge them, like Marnine, or you give them a chance to fix things." She kissed my cheek, smiled, nodded at Andres out of respect, and left, with both of us silent and stunned.

'You still hungry?" He nodded as I grabbed the large plate, napkins, and forks and he grabbed the bottle and glasses as we walked to the least crowed fire.

"You have good people, but you treat them well...like family. You aren't worried about that?" That said a lot to me, because of the history. I shook my head no as I set the plate on the table and handed him a fork for the sides. We each grabbed half a steak sandwich with some sort of amazing relish, and mustard. I didn't know about him but l loved it, and all of the sides. "You're not worried about them taking advantage?" I shook my head and said not at all.

"People do things because of the way they are raised, or treated, mostly, very few are born bad. I haven't met a bad person here yet, or associated with Yoshi and Taiiko...or in Denver. We're family. Annie treats their workers well, as do Yoshi, and Taiiko, as does our family in Denver. I've got no interest in being lord of the manor, and if I was, they wouldn't have offered us a plate from theirs, because I would have just taken it and not cared." He was quiet for a long time as we finished the food.

"One thing is for sure, you have better cooks, but not all clans think of it that way. Mine didn't until not to long ago." I nodded. "Andres, change takes time. We will not lead by force unless we must. We choose to lead by example. You've known Annie for most of her life, would you expect her to be any different?" He laughed and said no as Unc, Henry, Yoshi and Deats walked up and sat down. We past the bottle of brandy around and talked about all manner of bullshit as we laughed. Henry said, and the three nodded...

"Don't ever give us that hell's brew of whatever it was again, or we will all hurt you." Andres looked at me confused so I told him what I found overseeing the meat. He howled, as he said...

"Raw eggs and pickle juice." I nodded as I said and hot sauce. He laughed again as everyone else started to smile. Deat said...

"Was that really what it was?" I nodded. "Well, it worked and made us puke our guts multiple times, and the pancakes and bacon was a sound idea." We all nodded.. Guys. We spent the next hour or so finishing the bottle, and becoming friends with Andres. I excused myself, hugged all of them and told Andres we were looking forward to Spain and hearing about the origins of his family. He nodded as I picked up the plate and walked to the kitchen. I cleaned them and drank water as I walked out and behind the barn. I could feel Taiiko, Kana, and Airi follow. I didn't need to say anything because we were all linked, I just shifted as they got on and I blended, because I was still working on the invisible bit Malinka showed me, and we flew to Finland. If we had time, I wanted to stop at Gotland on the way back, or to the folks in eastern Sweden. It was going to be a long night. I just hoped I didn't drop any of them.
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I nodded because I knew was no way I would win against them. They all smiled as Taiiko said,

"See, he's not dumb, I'm going with you as she walked away." We all looked at her, and then I looked at Kana and Airi, and said 'HAH' as I turned and waked the party too. They both growled and pounced on me as they bit me, and tickled me. They rolled off as we all stood.

"Still..."HAH!" They smiled, kissed my cheeks, and we walked toward the festivities. The girls all smiled, even Ama, because they thought I bolted. I tried to because I hated these things. Sara and Annie walked up with a tray of champagne.

"It's from Ama. I nodded. We've been telling Andres of your time in the past because you share heritage. His ancestors lived in the area ours did." I stared at them. Annie spoke.

"It's fine, love, I've known his family my entire life. Our clans linked against Marnine when she was bad. He's family." We nodded and hugged.

'Do you know where, Danael ? My family originated in the Rus states but moved toward what be on the Black sea now."' I shook my head but said I thought it was farther north, and a bit to the east.

"Is your family still ." He nodded.

"Yes, spread out, but also in Spain, and in South America. I'm not sure, but I think we are more spread out than any other clan, except the unaffiliated ones. Annie said you plans of uniting them into a new clan so they no longer feel isolated. Is this true?" I nodded, as smiled, and grabbed my forearm, as I grabbed his. "That is good Dragonbear." Sara looked at me as she mouthed...."FAMILY." He laughed. "Where were you in the previous time?"

"Farther east, and to the south. I lost track of time but I knew the basic direction we needed to go. I had no idea where we were when both Mongols, and the Norsemen, cornered us, but I knew I needed get Ceba to the Norse."

"You fought them both. I nodded but sadly the Mongols got to us first. They were closer so I made Ceba run. I thought if I could kill them first then I had a chance to keep us going but were too many, but she was where I was meant to take her.

"They killed you?" I nodded and told him the leader." He looked at me and smiled. "That would be high honor, for the Norse, and was a good day for the tribe, even if not for you. would aided the woman you brought them because was good magic." I nodded. "And what of your death?" I told him they left me for the wolves and bears, like the rest. He looked me. "Did they kill you first?" I said yes. "Then was a good death, Danael. "Come, let's sit by the fire and talk more." He took Annie and Sara's hands. "Your family must come visit us in Spain, if Ama can spare you, because I another gift after this story. belongs on Ama's island, secure, but let us share a Brandy as I tell you of 's origins, and about my family's." He slapped my back as we went inside find the Napolean Brandy, which might actually been his. was going be a long night but the girls were smiling. I stilled needed fly.
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I was quiet as we drove home because we still needed to deal with a feast but I was trying to figure out if I could trust Ingrid and Roan, or if they had just buried their anger. I wasn't sure, but no one died at the binding, and the amount that was draped over our wrists was
amazing. I was going flying tonight, and I'd take Kana and Airi to appease them. I loved these women but boy were they a handful.

"You OK mister?" I looked at them hugging each other in the passenge rseat and nodded. God, I loved these women.

"I'm fine, but I'm not sure we can't not them." Silence.

"Why?"

"You can bury anger deep, so no one cans see it until you want them too. I hurt them both. They're only alive because of of you. I would have killed them to keep you safe. I'm not proud of it, but I would have done it."

"Like Ceba?" I choked up, and nodded. Annie looked at Sara and she told her about Ceba as I drove. I had things to process, it seemed. Annie looked at me. "Danael, you to let her go to save her life. You didn't have many choices. You're too hard yourself." Annie nodded

'You're the father of all of us?" I thought.

'Maybe at some point, but not then. She was already pregnant. I loved her, but I had to get her close to here." Silence as Annie slapped me, which was unexpected.

"Annie.... stop." He was doing what Gaia wanted and we are alive because he did it. He died saving her, Annie. Mongols, and Vikings. He's a dragon Annie and he moves through time." She still didn't like it. We pulled in and the drive was packed...the yard was packed, and
the backyard was packed. We took the trays and dishes into the kitchen. The girls left, laughing, and I asked what I could do. They looked at me, and pointed. Peel. I smiled. It was probably an hour when ALL the girls walked into the kitchen. I was mostly clean.

"We're taking him, sorry. What is wrong with you? We have guests. Roll your sleeves down and try to be presentable because these are the other clan leaders." I growled. "Be nice Danael, we need to work with them. I nodded even though I hated it. I'd rather be in the
kitchen, or the barn.....or in the past. We walked up and Annie was getting ready to speak.

"I apologize for my rudeness, truly. I'm not use to all of this and the people in the kitchen needed help when I checked on them. I lost track of time. I meant no disrespect. Ice couldn't have melted in my mouth as Annie and Sara stared at me. We talked with all of the leaders, and while it was a feast, and a time of enjoyment, we all made bonds. I still hadn't eaten as all of the girls walked up holding white puppies, smiling.

"WAIT, you haven't eaten?" They all hit me as the puppies barked...great. We walked into the kitchen as the sun was going down. It was only around six.

"All we have is food for the people that work her ma'am. We can use that." I shook my head.

"Is there milk, cheese, and bread." She nodded as people brought it. I drank two glasses of milk and had cheese and rye bread. I was happy. I picked up my plate and glass, but they stopped me. I nodded and said thank you. I wanted to help them clean, because of Henry's, but they wouldn't let me. "Enjoy your families." They smiled as we walked out. I was SO out of my depth.

Annie hugged me. "You did well with the clan leaders. They were impressed. You are very good with these people because they don't you yet and you take them off guard....none them help their staff. You did well dragon. I sorry you didn't eat.

"I ate."

"Cheese and bread.... and milk." I kissed her, and smiled. There were more guests than we thought and the I wasn't taking the staff's food. It's like I can't find something to eat, besides, like the cheese and milk here, and especially the bread. We walked to the party, and drank more than we should have. I was distracted on so many fronts but I tried to be there. It didn't matter because the girls were the girls and charmed all of them. I walked behind the barn and got ready to shift when Kana and Airi walked up...and stared at me.

"We're going with you dragon, but tend your guests." Taiiko walked up and nodded. "They're right and I've already. My vision isn't as good as yours but they're still pretty good." I nodded to the yard.
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The girls were playing with the dogs, and needed to get ready, so did I, but we had indoor plumbing, and hot water. I walked to the back of the barn and looked around as Taiiko walked up. "If they are there, we hunt together." I nodded as we shifted, and flew. There was no one around except wolves. The encircled us and howled as we passed. We had
good friends. We flew past them, just in case, but there was nothing. We landed by the trees and Taiiko attacked as she pushed herself onto . We made love on the ground. I knew the wolves were close but they didn't seem to mind. I came in her as sher lied on me, and bit. "We miss you.." I nodded, turned her over, lifted her hips and fucked her until I was hard again. She bit me again when we done.

"We have to go, mister." I kissed her and nodded. "Thank you. We all miss you." I nodded. We walked to Ama's so we could get ready. I didn't think anything was going to happen but I was still on edge. People were already showing up because we were doing the hand binding at noon. We had married ourselves, and with everything that happened, this was easier, and we would have the day, well most of us. Annie, Sara, and I needed to go to Roan and Ingrid, and I might needed to deal with Ingrid's brother, but that was later.

I walked to our room, one that hadn't I spent much time in recently, and started to cry, as the girls walked around and hugged me. They had pressed my kilt, and shirt, and socks. Yoshi oiled my moccasins because I was unorthodox, and left me a pouch and . I smiled because I had a little bit from everywhere.. They all kissed and said to shower in Jake's and Emily's bathroom. I knocked as they were coming out front.

"Get kicked out?" I nodded. I had to figure out the mist because I had too many places to be, and too much to do. I showered and opened the door as Kana and Airi were staring at . Fuck.

"Tell us dragon."

"Can this wait?"

"Tell us." FUCK!

"Can I have a towel, please, because I do have some place to be." They both growled. "Dragons need riders, and I am a dragon in different places. You'd like them." They stared at me. "I think you need to to talk with either Aisha, or Gaia. They set it up, now unless
you're going to take advantage of me, I have to get ready . They snorted, chuckled, and walked out. Jesus Christ. I got dressed and walked back to our room as the girls dressing in pastel dresses....long, flowing dresses. They looked at me, smiling, as I cried again. Thet were exquisite Jake, Em, and Anna came in and hugged us.

I couldn't believe it. They each a band of woven flowers and branches on their heads, and they all placed one on mine. We should have done it in front of the people but we didn't care. We walked to the main hall as I gave Ama, Miriam, and clan their gifts, and Ama gave me the rings. We'd take Roan's later. I didn't need to do anything else. Everyone walked out front around us stood in a circle. I think they were protecting us as well. Ama brought Miriam and our family's and they all stood in front of us. I pushed but felt nothing. We could have had words in either Gaelic, or Norse, but we chose silence. A wolf walked up, and a fox, and they both sat as Drakon walked up and did the same. We intertwined are arms so we were linked and Ama bound us. The people that wanted to could drape our hands with something. We were there for a long time. When they stopped, close to two pm, Jake, Emily, and Annika walked up and started taking everything off that was draped over our hands and I placed rings on everyone fingers except Sara. I just handed it to her so she could give it to Melissa. And we were bound.

Everyone clapped spent time meeting and talking, and being diplomatic. Ama would tell me later that many of things we were draped with were centuries old. I stared at her but she nodded. "You, and the girls, bring these people hope Danael. They give you their past so you can help them build their future." I cried for the third time as Ama hugged me. "Take food to Roan and Ingrid and think about her brother." I nodded. I have their gifts in the SUV."

"Their?" She smiled. Ingrid likes pretty stones too. She kissed my cheek. Sara, Annie , and I headed to Oslo as everyone else was starting to have a feast. We pulled up to the rehab center and walked in. Annie went and talked to them and there were men with gurneys. we unloaded the food, the Bonsai tree for Roan, and parked the truck. It wasn't a huge place, but it was nice, and pricey. Ingrid was lucky. I walked inside holding the bag Ama had given me. I didn't look in it. I was still uncertain how I would be with her, or her brother. Annie wanted him, and his friends, dead, but she was angry. I walked to the desk.

"Thank you for the food." I smiled. "They are at the end of hall, on the right." She pointed as I nodded. I walked in and cried for the fourth time that day because I had hurt Ingrid worse than I thought. I walked out as Sara followed me. We walked outside.

"You didn't know?" I shook my head. "You almost ripped her arm off. She'll be able to walk, with a limp, and get some use of her arm. We have the best surgeons working with her, and therapists. You did what you did to keep us safe. You could have killed her, them, and you
would have been justified. Come back inside, love" FUCK!

I walked back inside and Roan walked up to me and kissed me. "This is the most thoughtful gift I have ever received. Thank you Danael." I nodded and told her Ama could tell her how to care for it. I walked to the bed and looked at Ingrid.

"Thank you for including us in the feast. You didn't have to. I nodded.

"How is it?" She smiled ans said you haven't eaten yet?" "No, we eat last." She nodded and held up a fork saying it was good. I sat on the bed as Annie and Sara sat on the chairs with Roan. I was quiet as she ate.

"Are you going to keep trying to hurt my family? The only reason you're alive is because Sara said I couldn't kill either of you." I handed a leather pouch. It's from Ama. She said you you like stones. She stared at it, held it and handed it to Roan as I stepped back. It was a piece of Jade that Karina would be jealous of. There was a note which Ingrid showed Roan, and then handed to me. It said.... "BE NICE." I figured Gaia was trying. I handed it back and nodded as Ingrid and Roan held what was obviously a very old piece of Jade. It was a wonderful gift but I was a little confused, which was normal. I looked at Ingrid.

"I want your brother, and his friends, to stop. I don't want to end them, but I will if they keep trying to hurt my family." She looked at me and nodded as Roan handed her the phone. She spoke in Finnish, but I understood what she said and she told him it was over. I didn't
completely believe it, and would check, but it was a start. I looked at Roan. "The same goes for you. I won't do this again, no matter how mad Annie and Sara are. Understand?" She nodded.

"I'm glad you like your tree...." Ingrid was leaning in and looking at it. "It was grown by a master, and I got one different tree for your mom, and Ama, and the clans....and you, obviously. He had a Rowan tree so it was kind of a no-brainer." They laughed. "It's at least twenty years old." They stared at me in disbelief. 'I know, right, but look at the trunk...."

We talked while Annie and Sara smiled. I didn't like hurting people, or animals. I was sad as we took trays, plates, and whatnot back to the SUV. I got in and was quiet. They waited. "I think they are in a good place. Sara's right, people deserve a second chance. I don't think they should be banished, but it's not my . Roan obviously cares for her." They smiled and nodded. "Was there enough food?' They laughed and said people were taking food home, and they gave food to the other patients. I smiled.

"It's not a large place, but it's the best in Norway. It was Annie's sister." I nodded.

"'I'm hungry." They both laughed and nodded as we drove home, but I hadn't figured bringing so much the rehab center, how many guests there would.
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