Monday, January 13, 2014

Moonlight Ghosts

Claw let out a growl at the older werewolf and advanced another step forward.  His hackles were raised.  The rest of his pack backed off as they didn’t want to get in a fight between a couple of werewolves but they were stunned to see another werewolf in the Forbidden Forest.  Nocturne shook her head.  She just knew this wasn’t going to end well.  She and the others should have an easy time keeping the other werewolf’s pack at bay while Claw and this stranger fought it out.  The question was would Claw be able to win?
Claw turned his head and growled at his pack.  The pack settled in trees or lay on the ground in a half circle.  Their master had informed them never to interfere in a battle between werewolves, especially alphas and werewolves who were fighting over mates.  On the other side the strange werewolf’s pack did the same.  Dusk looked over at the shadow wolf cub that had moved to be between the fox and the Border collie.  Was it possible…?
There’s other Animagi here!  Animals wouldn’t be running around with a werewolf!
The other pack members seemed to have figured it out as well for they were watching the other Animagi closely.  If they made a move toward Claw they would face their wrath and the wrath of their master when he returned to Hogwarts.  Claw watched his pack before swinging his head forward and advancing out into the middle of the field.  The other werewolf had a mad gleam in its eyes and moved into the open. 
As the moon came out from behind the clouds the strange werewolf ran at Claw.  Claw dodged to his left and the other werewolf ran past him.  Claw’s smaller size worked in his favor but despite his fights to protect his mate back in his home territory he didn’t have the experience to fight an older and bigger wolf.  He would just have to rely on his speed and smaller size then in an attempt to survive this battle.
Moony dug his paws in to halt his forward momentum and turned around to face the younger wolf.  This was HIS territory and this young upstart of a cub had no right being on HIS territory!  Growling Moony lunged at Claw and the two werewolves began rolling around in the field, clawing and biting each other.  Moony fastened his jaws around Claw’s right hind leg and shook his head back and forth making Claw howl in pain. 
Dusk and Nomad watched the other pack, Nocturne and Acid watched the fight and the rest watched the surrounding woods.  Claw whipped his head back and smacked Moony in the nose and then when Moony loosened his grip Claw jerked his leg out of Moony’s mouth.  Holding his paw off the ground Claw turned to face Moony and lunged for his neck but the older wolf caught him and slammed him down onto the ground.  Claw whimpered and struggled to free himself from the mad wolf as it began tearing into his flesh. 
Claw looked up to see his master standing a few feet away.  Padfoot lunged at the intruder and was hit by five Cruciatris Curses from Claw’s pack that had resumed their human forms upon spotting their master.  The moonlight shone down on Dark Raven and they could all see he had changed.  Draco was at his master’s side with his wand pointed at the mad werewolf. 
“Claw lay down and rest.  What the hell is going on here?!”
Claw whimpered but obediently laid his head down on the ground.  Ares took in the damage and shook his head before shooting a Crucio at the mad werewolf who howled in pain. Ares’s tail twitched in agitation as he stared coolly at his pack.  “Animagi if you don’t want my followers to end your lives then you will resume your human forms and state who you are.  The rest of you hop to it!”
Obediently the members of Spina Corvos resumed their human forms and they all bowed before their master.  “Someone explain what is going on.”
Griffin spoke up.  “We were accompanying Claw like we usually do during his transformations.  A few of our comrades wanted the chance to help and stretch their wings and legs so they came along.  We heard barking when we arrived at the clearing and saw those other Animagi there.  Claw advanced out into the open and that was when we saw the other werewolf.  Claw growled at us to stay back and we did.  Then they began fighting.”
“Stay down Claw or do I need to bind you?” Ares said as he noticed Claw trying to stand up.  Obediently the werewolf lay still.  “The magical coma I was in for a week was my creature inheritance.  Apparently I had creature blood in me.  Now who the hell was it that helped Draco send me home?”
Hermione, Indigo, and Griffin stepped forward.  Claw raised his head.  “I see.  CRUCIO!” The three Animagi fell to the ground screaming in pain.  “Draco has already been punished for his actions.  Claw brace yourself.
“Silvmay!”  Claw howled in pain as the silver curse hit him.  Ares let the spells continue for a few minutes before canceling them.  “Next time do not disobey me.  Now I can assume the werewolf is a Mr. Remus Lupin.  So who are the four of you?” Ares said turning his gaze upon the strangers.
“Who are you?” Sirius asked.
Ares frowned and shot the leg-locker curse at Sirius making him fall to the ground.  “As you are in my territory I suggest you comply with my questions.  But I am Ares Salazar Riddle, heir to the Dark Lord, heir to Slytherin and Gryffindor.”
“My name is Regulus Black and this idiot is my older brother Sirius,” Regulus said bowing before his prince. 
“Regulus Black huh? I think Severus will be pleased to know that you’re alive.  And who is the lady and child with you Regulus?”
The woman looked at the boy in front of her.  “This is my son Gemini Ezekiel Riddle.  Son of Tom Riddle who is as I understand it a dark lord.  And I am Raven Artemis Mallow.  Girlfriend to your father young one.”
Ares smiled for the first time since his arrival back.  “Well then it is a pleasure to meet you little brother and mom.  I suppose it is only right that you get the truth.”
“What truth?” Regulus asked.

“I was blood adopted by Tom Riddle at six years old but I was born Harry James Potter and I am part Kitsune through the Potter line.”
End Year 3

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