The unlikely union of two like soles

      Wondering from place to place has always been his thing.  Mark was sure this town would be no different. He set up camp outside of town in a little cabin that had been overgrown and long abandoned. The cabin was just perfect for him and like his self most would probably over look it so shifting and roaming the woods around it would be no problem.

      As the sun started to go down he could feel that itch, the one he always got when he hadn’t shifted in awhile. Since he was in a new town he figured a wolf would be best for the night. Thinking of the red wolf he had heard was reintroduced to TN, he shifted.  Feeling the night air touch his skin as he ran through the woods was exactly what he had needed.

     The moon was high in the night sky when he came to a clearing by a small river. 

He could not help but to howl at the moon and laugh inside as he did. He knew what WERES must feel on nights like this and just hoped he was not intruding on ones territory. He was alone though he could smell nothing on the air but nature it’s self. The trees seemed to be dancing in the breeze under the moonlight. Then he saw her.

 

      Kaicatori was her name, KAI: Navajo name meaning “willow tree.” and CATORI: Hopi name meaning “spirit.” She was much older than any Native American tribe but they were the first to catch a glimps of her. She was a DRYAD. She always stayed close to her willow on nights like these. It was when she heard a twig snap that she saw him, the red wolf watching her, but this was no ordinary red wolf she could see the magic that had him cloaked. Smiling she told him to show his true form for he had seen hers. 

       Taking a deep breath at her beauty he shifted not even thinking of the fact he would not have clothing to put on. She grinned at the sight of him before her in his human form because he was every bit as muscular and handsome as a GOD.

 

They admired each other for what seemed ages then she spoke again, “I am Kaicatori shifter. What do others call you?” “Mark. May I ask what you are? I have never seen anything that compares to your beauty.” he said with a smile. Then laughter rang out around them as she replied, “ I am a Dryad. I protect the forest you see around you. I have not seen a shifter in many years around here though. You caught me off guard this night.”

       They sat in the moonlight talking for hours about nature and where all he had been. With each tale of cities he had visited she was beginning to like him more and more since she herself had never left her forest or the trees she protected. It was when he talking about the cabin he was staying in at the edge of the forest that he saw the light of her eyes glow at their peak. She was interested in where he slept he thought to himself, so he offered for her to visit him anytime she wanted. They stayed in the forest for a bit longer but she was to curious about the photos he said he had of the places he had visited and she wanted to see them bad. “Can we go to this cabin? I really would like to see these pictures you have” she said to him.

       It was the first night of many they spent together talking and sharing things they knew. He had never felt this way about any female it was enough to make him want to stay rooted like a tree beside her and the thought made him laugh. During the day he would sleep and every night he spent with her. It was not long before she started to glow and every time he saw her she would appear to be brighter than the time before. He asked her one night if his eyes were playing tricks on him in the moon light and she smiled. “I am with child.”she said. He was shocked and just stared at her for a bit. “I did not know that could happen, I mean I know how it does but we are not the same beings.”he replied. She laughed,“We are both magical beings. We are what myths are made of and this child is really special because he is not human. He will be half demigod and half shifter. His abilities will be what I am most looking forward to because any other time a Dryad has been with child it was a human father.” He smiled at her and vowed right then and there he would always protect her and their child as long as he had a breath in him no matter what.

The days rolled by fast and before either Kaicatori or Mark realized the baby was on his way. Beautiful he was from the moment he was born. ASHKII: Navajo name meaning “boy.” is what they called him. Mark took care of him during the day the best he could and both met Kaicatori by the willow at night.

 

Everything seemed perfect with them. They was the happiest little family together, until the day a logging company came and started clearing out the forest where the willow was.

       Mark tried his best to stop the loggers, first by tampering with the equipment, then draining all the gas from the trucks. Nothing seemed to stop them as they got closer and closer to Kaicatori’s willow. The night Mark went to visit Kaicatori and found her willow had been cut down was when he lost it. Ashkii must have felt the very moment because he had awoken from his nap screaming and Mark almost didn’t get him called down till dark. The two went to where the willow was and Mark himself cried for the first time in his adult life.

 

Soon the tears turned to anger and by sunrise whenthe loggers came back he laid Ashkii just beyond the tree line and did the unthinkable. He turned into the biggest Black Bear anyone had ever seen and tore through each logger till the stumps of the trees they had cut, including the willow and the all the forest floor was covered in blood. Ashkii lay quiet but watched it all.

When he was done Mark shifted back to human form knowing what price he would pay if caught he decided he should find someone to take care of Ashkii. His heart ached for his son but even more for his beloved Kaicatori because he never got to say goodbye and he could not stay near the bare land that had once been her forest.

      Mark found a home that he could smell belonged to a Were and watched. He watched the Were and his wife together knowing they would never have children because she was a Vampire, he decided to leave Ashkii on their door step with a note. “ Please find it in your heart to take care of our dear son. His mother has been killed and I can no longer provide protection for him. I know you can not have children because I can smell your scent.  PS I am shifter and as far as I can tell he may show that ability only but his mother was Dryad. When you read the news you will understand.”

   For a few weeks now I had noticed when we was out and about as a family this girl would always appear. I mentioned it to Jake but he laughed it off as probably some fan of John’s thinking he may be with us and she would get a peak of him. But things got a little weird when I got a phone call from a girl asking about James, Jake’s dad. I never met Jake’s dad because he disapeared a few years ago before I met Jake. James was a mess from what Jake says, he really loved Jake’s mom and thought one child was enough but he also liked to have the occasinal fling and figured no one knew. 

   Sitting at home playing with Blake I hear the phone so I answer only to have a girl ask if it was the Quinn residence. Of cource I reply, yes it is may I help you. She goes on to ask me about James and this is where I have to tell her I can not help her there because I do not know his where abouts or how to reach him so she says thank you and hangs up. I shake my head and go back to tend to Blake but had a funny feeling there was more to that story than I got.

   Later that afternoon when Jake got home I told him about the call and he said he had got one at E(E)E as well. Then he sits down on the couch and procedes to tell me he actually talked to this girl and that she was looking for James because he was her dad. I knew it. No one is so short on phones these days.

Rose “Do you believe her Jake?”

Jake “How could I not? I mean she knew so much about dad and well no one ever expected he would just up and leave so this really does not surprise me at all.”

Rose “What do you want to do about it? Not all Weres are so friendly with Vamps.” *winks*

Jake “I told her I was married to a Vamp and she said she figured as much that she had smelled you one day when she saw us out with Blake.”

Rose “I guess I am so use to you when we are together I didn’t smell her but she has to be the girl I have been seeing.”

Jake “She was, she told me she was scared to get to close because of you.” *laughs*

Rose “Smart girl.” *laughs* “So when shall we meet her in person?”

Jake “I guess tonight is as good as any. I have her number and we can call her.”

   After placing a call to the girl Jake said was named Hope we invited her over for dinner. Getting to know her was going to be fun since I don’t talk to many Supes other than family now.

The night I was turned was one of many surprises. I had been at a New Years party with my boyfriend at the time. After much arguing and a loud break up I stormed off on my bike. I was a little hotheaded for a shifter and loved my new bike so everyone was not surprised I took off like a bat out of hell. Between the tears and speeding it was clear to everyone but me leaving was not a good idea, I guess the two was my ending you could say or just the begining to others. It wasn’t long they both caught up with me and as fate would have it Eric showed up just in time to turn me. I can’t remember much about the night other than Eric shaking his head at me before I woke up. Now this is the kicker I didn’t wake up in a hospital room with bright lights or even have Dr. Ludwig anywhere by. I woke up in the basement of Fangtasia in, who would guess, a dang casket. I was hungry and as you know by now I had fangs. I was even more mad than I had been before I left the party cause this ment Eric had turned me and I was no longer a shifter. Ginger heard me as I woke up and she called Eric right away. I sat for a bit just steaming then it hit me he must have had no choice then I laughed cause this ment he did like me no matter how much he pretended to hate anyone not Vamp. I guess you can say I owe Eric my undead life and no matter where I am or what I am doing I am loyal to him above all other Vamps even a King or Queen but lets not tell them all that.

I was Alexis Jane Love born Jan.15, 1988. I had just turned 21 and was looking for a job to help pay for college because my parents was your average middle class family without alot of extra money on hand and just moved from Florida, we had one small secret though we were shifters. I had saw an ad in the Shreveport paper about a club called Fangtasia and thought I would go see if maybe they needed a singer. I loved to sing from an early age and had always been told I was pretty good at it. I was a little wild and a club seemed like a fun place to work though my parents would have had a fit. I put on my cutest outfit I had and set off for Fangtasia.When I got to Fangtasia I was surprised at how things seemed so weird even for me. I paid a lady at the door checking ID and asked if I could speak with the owner about a job. She looked me up and down like I was crazy but just shook her head and whispered something under her breath I did not understand. She left the door to a man she called Chow and walked me to a very nice looking blondheaded man dressed in a tank and jeans sitting in an office. First impression was he was rude because before we even got to his door good he said “What do you want now Pam?” not even looking up from his paperwork he was working on. Then the instant she began to talk he looked up and smiled a sly smile at us and said “Hello.” I was caught off guard and she said “This young lady wishes to ask about a job.” then just left me standing there as she turned and walked off.”I am Eric I own this bar,” the man said “What are you interested in doing here might I ask?” I had a feeling I should run out of there but I really needed a job so I replied “I thought you might be looking for someone to sing here some nights.” He laughed at that and said “So you think you can sing and I might want to hire you.” I was starting to get the feeling he thought he was some kind of god or something and I was bothering him just being in the room with him but sure was not going to say anything of the sort. “Yes sir” I said. He said ” Well let me hear you sing a note or two I do not have all night.” So I did and after I was done he said “I will let you know something just leave your number with Pam on your way out.” Then he went back to working on his papers. I got up and left thinking he was never going to call me but gave the lady named Pam my number anyway.A month or so went by and I never heard from Eric I figured he was just one of those type men that did not want to be bothered with someone my age and really would not know a good singer if they bit him in the butt. The night I got a call from Fangtasia I almost passed out but it was not Eric that called it was Pam she told me Eric thought about it and wanted me to start that night like an hour before she made the call and asked how fast I could get there. I told her about 30 minutes and hung up thinking this was going to be interesting. When I got to the club I walked very fast through the front door and found Pam she showed me where to go and they had everything set up and ready for me. I did not have time to warm up and there sure was no time to be nervous. I got on stage and sang my heart out. I later noticed Eric sitting in a really huge chair to the side like a thrown and thought to myself I knew it he does think he is something special. Pam found me about that time I finished my third song and said after I had gotten a break and something to drink Eric wanted me to sing 3 more songs and I could call it a night he had business to attend to. I went to the bar and got me a drink and that is where I met Jenny Herveaux, who later became my best friend, drinking what do you know Tequila shots. After talking to Jenny and having a drink I went back and finished singing then found Pam that then told me as everyone was getting ready to close up to come back the next night at dark which I thought was strange but just said okay then walked out to leave. Much to my surprise in an alley close to the bar there was what appeared to be two people that never made it to their motel room and decided to use the brick wall. About that time the guy heard me and looked up thats when I saw his face and I screamed. Eric came rushing out faster than anyone I had ever seen and you could tell he was pissed. Pam came out right behind him and she grabbed the man by the neck as he spun me around so I could not see what was going on and the next thing I remember it was morning and I was waking up in my bed at home thinking someone must have slipped something in my drink and was glad I made it home but that strange dream I had was just crazy.The next night at dark I was back at Fangtasia ready to sing again but now everyone was looking at me funny and when Eric saw me his first words much to my surprise was “Hey pussycat, How are you this evening?” Okay I was thrown off by the pet name but him being friendly along with it was just too weird I had to have a drink before I started work. Pam shook her head at me as she did the night we met and whispered under her breath again and I could tell working there was going to be very interesting.

I was Alexis Jane Love born Jan.15, 1988. I had just turned 21 and was looking for a job to help pay for college because my parents was your average middle class family without alot of extra money on hand and just moved from Florida, we had one small secret though we were shifters. I had saw an ad in the Shreveport paper about a club called Fangtasia and thought I would go see if maybe they needed a singer. I loved to sing from an early age and had always been told I was pretty good at it. I was a little wild and a club seemed like a fun place to work though my parents would have had a fit. I put on my cutest outfit I had and set off for Fangtasia.When I got to Fangtasia I was surprised at how things seemed so weird even for me. I paid a lady at the door checking ID and asked if I could speak with the owner about a job. She looked me up and down like I was crazy but just shook her head and whispered something under her breath I did not understand. She left the door to a man she called Chow and walked me to a very nice looking blondheaded man dressed in a tank and jeans sitting in an office. First impression was he was rude because before we even got to his door good he said “What do you want now Pam?” not even looking up from his paperwork he was working on. Then the instant she began to talk he looked up and smiled a sly smile at us and said “Hello.” I was caught off guard and she said “This young lady wishes to ask about a job.” then just left me standing there as she turned and walked off.”I am Eric I own this bar,” the man said “What are you interested in doing here might I ask?” I had a feeling I should run out of there but I really needed a job so I replied “I thought you might be looking for someone to sing here some nights.” He laughed at that and said “So you think you can sing and I might want to hire you.” I was starting to get the feeling he thought he was some kind of god or something and I was bothering him just being in the room with him but sure was not going to say anything of the sort. “Yes sir” I said. He said ” Well let me hear you sing a note or two I do not have all night.” So I did and after I was done he said “I will let you know something just leave your number with Pam on your way out.” Then he went back to working on his papers. I got up and left thinking he was never going to call me but gave the lady named Pam my number anyway.A month or so went by and I never heard from Eric I figured he was just one of those type men that did not want to be bothered with someone my age and really would not know a good singer if they bit him in the butt. The night I got a call from Fangtasia I almost passed out but it was not Eric that called it was Pam she told me Eric thought about it and wanted me to start that night like an hour before she made the call and asked how fast I could get there. I told her about 30 minutes and hung up thinking this was going to be interesting. When I got to the club I walked very fast through the front door and found Pam she showed me where to go and they had everything set up and ready for me. I did not have time to warm up and there sure was no time to be nervous. I got on stage and sang my heart out. I later noticed Eric sitting in a really huge chair to the side like a thrown and thought to myself I knew it he does think he is something special. Pam found me about that time I finished my third song and said after I had gotten a break and something to drink Eric wanted me to sing 3 more songs and I could call it a night he had business to attend to. I went to the bar and got me a drink and that is where I met Jenny Herveaux, who later became my best friend, drinking what do you know Tequila shots. After talking to Jenny and having a drink I went back and finished singing then found Pam that then told me as everyone was getting ready to close up to come back the next night at dark which I thought was strange but just said okay then walked out to leave. Much to my surprise in an alley close to the bar there was what appeared to be two people that never made it to their motel room and decided to use the brick wall. About that time the guy heard me and looked up thats when I saw his face and I screamed. Eric came rushing out faster than anyone I had ever seen and you could tell he was pissed. Pam came out right behind him and she grabbed the man by the neck as he spun me around so I could not see what was going on and the next thing I remember it was morning and I was waking up in my bed at home thinking someone must have slipped something in my drink and was glad I made it home but that strange dream I had was just crazy.The next night at dark I was back at Fangtasia ready to sing again but now everyone was looking at me funny and when Eric saw me his first words much to my surprise was “Hey pussycat, How are you this evening?” Okay I was thrown off by the pet name but him being friendly along with it was just too weird I had to have a drink before I started work. Pam shook her head at me as she did the night we met and whispered under her breath again and I could tell working there was going to be very interesting.

I love parties and when Angie sent me an invite to a blacktie party she was having I was more than ready to RSVP. I was sitting at the bar having a drink since dancing had made me a little thirsty and I could not order a TB, when I smelled him come into the room. It’s not every day I smell a WereTiger but having two tigers at home I knew the smell right away. Angie being human had no clue she had Supes at her party so I was happy to act like I had no clue. I can only figure he smelled me right away as well because the scent was getting stronger then all of a sudden this very handsome man sits beside me and grins. “Well HELLO Beautiful!” says the male “My name is Jake, what’s yours?” I laughed really loud then looked around to see if anyone was watching turning back to him as I flashed a little fang at him and replied “Rose but most call me Sassy Rose” then I winked. It was his turn to laugh and this time others did turn to look our way because he let out such a laugh it was almost like a tiger roar.
   I couldn’t help but think I met my match in this male. He was just as flirty as I was and he was more than happy to let me know he was interested. Being Vampire is not easy when you like shifters and Weres but when one comes along that shows interest it is always a interesting relationship. We sat there for a bit just talking as he explained who he was and that he had been the one to put Angie’s little party together. When he told me his last name and that he worked at EEE I just sat there a minute very still. He asked if he said something wrong and I grinned “Oh Eric may not like this much since your are John Quinn’s cousin.” I think he must have caught the name because he grinned as well “Well isn’t this interesting indeed. So shall we just date a bit or skip all that and have someone marry us right away?” I really laughed at him then because it was so like me to just run off and marry some Were without telling Pops.
   He picked up his phone and made a call the next thing I know we was headed to a friend of his to get married. Talk about skipping formality. I had told Angie bye before we left but she was the only one that knew I had left with Jake and not why.  Oh boy was telling Pops a whole nother story.

I love parties and when Angie sent me an invite to a blacktie party she was having I was more than ready to RSVP. I was sitting at the bar having a drink since dancing had made me a little thirsty and I could not order a TB, when I smelled him come into the room. It’s not every day I smell a WereTiger but having two tigers at home I knew the smell right away. Angie being human had no clue she had Supes at her party so I was happy to act like I had no clue. I can only figure he smelled me right away as well because the scent was getting stronger then all of a sudden this very handsome man sits beside me and grins. “Well HELLO Beautiful!” says the male “My name is Jake, what’s yours?” I laughed really loud then looked around to see if anyone was watching turning back to him as I flashed a little fang at him and replied “Rose but most call me Sassy Rose” then I winked. It was his turn to laugh and this time others did turn to look our way because he let out such a laugh it was almost like a tiger roar.

   I couldn’t help but think I met my match in this male. He was just as flirty as I was and he was more than happy to let me know he was interested. Being Vampire is not easy when you like shifters and Weres but when one comes along that shows interest it is always a interesting relationship. We sat there for a bit just talking as he explained who he was and that he had been the one to put Angie’s little party together. When he told me his last name and that he worked at EEE I just sat there a minute very still. He asked if he said something wrong and I grinned “Oh Eric may not like this much since your are John Quinn’s cousin.” I think he must have caught the name because he grinned as well “Well isn’t this interesting indeed. So shall we just date a bit or skip all that and have someone marry us right away?” I really laughed at him then because it was so like me to just run off and marry some Were without telling Pops.

   He picked up his phone and made a call the next thing I know we was headed to a friend of his to get married. Talk about skipping formality. I had told Angie bye before we left but she was the only one that knew I had left with Jake and not why.  Oh boy was telling Pops a whole nother story.

Memphis Paper

Hearing Asgard and Aesiry scratching on the door Jake goes to see what all the fuss is about and yells to Rose “Baby you will not believe this!” He pick up the envelope and read the contents.

SassyRose Vilf Northman-Quinn Heads down stairs when I hear Jake wondering what all the fuss is about. What the heck! Please tell me he is not yours! He smells shifter.

Jake Vilf Quinn ‎*laughs* Baby he is not mine and you should know that since he smells shifter. It seems someone else could tell we was not a normal couple and since they could not care for him figured we could.

 SassyRose Vilf Northman-Quinn I love you Jakey Poo but I never thought of having teacups since it was not possible. Are you sure you don’t want me to call Eric and Sookie to see if they know someone better suited to care for him. 

Jake Vilf Quinn Well you could do that but Baby this could be our only chance to have a little one of our own. *smiles* He is shifter so I am sure we can do this. 

SassyRose Vilf Northman-Quinn ‎*kisses your cheek while looking at the baby* So what shall we call him? 

Jake Vilf Quinn How about Blake?  

SassyRose Vilf Northman-Quinn That is so you! *laughing* Blake Quinn it is.

No matter who we are, we long for that one special someone and waste much time searching for them when sometimes they just find you!