The tale of two wolves (Ch. 2)
He first sees her next to a lake to the east, where he tries to find a drink. As he approaches the lake, he sees a light shines from the side of the lake. He stopped for a moment, since he finds it strange to see other light apart from his own light.
As the lake is visible in his eyes, so does the source of the light. A wolf with a shining blue fur was drinking from the lake.
The red wolf sees, and captivated for a moment by the light from the blue wolf. He feels a mixed feeling upon seeing her.
Curious, as he finds another wolf with the same shining fur.
Happy, to see that he’s not alone with the fate of having a shining fur.
Calm, as the light from the blue wolf seems to ease his heart.
Angry, as somehow, he sees her as a rival.
As the red wolf approaches the blue wolf, the blue wolf raise her head, and looks at the red wolf.
The blue wolf was looking at the red wolf, confused at first, and surprised.
“You’re… The red wolf everyone is talking about” says the blue wolf.
They stopped doing anything for a moment, just looking at each other, lost in their mind.
The blue wolf then approaches the red wolf, and stops to look him in the eye.
The red wolf is bigger than the blue wolf, with scars and bruises all over his body, yet his light is not gone, and even brighter than before.
The blue wolf, however, is so graceful, and elegant, with a smooth fur emanating a radiant blue light.
Although both of their fur shines light, the light seems so different.
The red wolf’s light is so bright, and makes everyone who sees it closes their eyes. His light feels so heavy and overpowering.
On the other hand, the blue wolf’s light is so soothing, and makes everyone that sees it never want to take their gaze of her. Her light feels so calm and caring.
“You’re hurt, are you alright?” the blue wolf suddenly speaks, seeing the scar on his face.
Baffled by the question, the red wolf asks, “Are you not afraid of me?”
The blue wolf replies, “Why should I?”
“I have killed many wolves who stands in my way, and a female wolf is no exception. I can just-“
The blue wolf suddenly moves around the red wolf, she walks slowly as he looks at his body more carefully.
“What are you doing?” the red wolf asks, and take his position, ready to attack at the first hint of aggression.
“Your fur… They really shines red… I can’t believe it…”
“So what? Your fur shines as well. Have you not find it strange?”
Not listening to the red wolf’s question, she keeps occupied to her own mind.
“They keep telling me of how your shining fur signals death to all the other wolves, but seeing you up close…”
The blue wolf seems to have taken interest in the red wolf’s fur, although her fur shines as well.
The red wolf suddenly jumps backward, startled the blue wolf, and takes her back to reality.
“Look, I don’t know what your after, and I don’t care. I will be the strongest wolf there is, and there will be no one to stop me!” the red wolf start taking his battle stance.
“Why?” the blue wolf asks.
“Why? Because I’m different! All the other wolves hates me! They hate me for my fur, even long before I killed my first wolf! Have you not feel the same? Humiliated and rejected even by your own species? Not having a place to stay?” the red wolf speaks angrily.
The blue wolf stands quiet from the question. She suddenly understand that she have a different fate with the red wolf.
The blue wolf was, as the red wolf long ago, was rejected by her pack for being different. However, the elder of her pack then forbids anyone to harm the blue wolf, as the elder sees a premonition that the blue wolf will bring a great gift to the wolves. The pack’s reaction towards her are finally changed completely, and she was treated the same as the other wolves. She finally accepted in her pack.
As the blue wolf stand silent, she knows what she must do. She must stop the red wolf from doing what he do.
“But why must you seeks strength and keeps bathed yourself in blood? Is it so important to show the world that you are the strongest? It won’t change anything! Your fur will stay like that, no matter how many wolves you killed.” The blue wolf responds. Hoping to changes the red wolf’s mind.
“I seek strength, because with strength, no one will dare to look down upon me anymore. I will stand on top, and teach a lesson to all the wolves who ever mocks me.”
“You can’t keep killing every single one of the wolves just to prove a point. When all the wolves are finally die in you hand, you will prove your point to no one. No one will be there to acknowledge you!”
The red wolf, tired of going back and forth in the conversation, suddenly turn and walks leaving the lake.
“Wait! Where are you going?” The blue wolf asks.
“Proving a point, like you said.” The red wolf responds coldly.
As the red wolf walks away, the blue wolf suddenly chase him.
“I’ll follow you until you give up on this fool’s errand.” The blue wolf said.
“What?! No way! If you want to stop me, then I will have no choice but to kill you!” the red wolf bares his teeth to the blue wolf.
“Then kill me. I’m not scared.” The blue wolf responds bravely.
The red wolf growls, as he readies himself to attack the blue wolf. However, he didn’t do it, and suddenly stays quiet.
The red wolf can’t kill the blue wolf. He finally see a wolf with the same fate as his. He just can’t bring himself to do it.
Besides, the red wolf feels something strange when he sees the blue wolf. The light from her fur seems so calming, he felt for a second to just gaze at her light and stops his quest. However, he throw that minds away immediately, as he know, nothing good will come from just gazing at someone.
The red wolf then moves to a cave near there, and the blue wolf keeps following him.
“What are you gonna do now?” the blue wolf asks, feels happy and relieved that the red wolf fails to do his intention.
“I’m going to sleep, I’m too tired to do anything now” the red wolf respond.
“Then I’ll sleep too” the blue wolf moves to the cave with the red wolf, and take the right side of the cave, opposite to where the red wolf is.
The red wolf, tired of arguing with the blue wolf, pays no mind to her action, and fall to sleep, followed by the blue wolf.
The two wolves falls asleep, without knowing that a pair of glowing yellow eyes watches their every movement from afar.