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Romance Funny

Blaque stared up at the night sky and leaned on Akiro. Her eyes lit up in love, and Akiroโ€™s body relaxed at Blaqueโ€™s touch. He howled, Blaque not too far behind him. Blaque nestled up even closer to him and closed her eyes.


Akiro crouched low in the tall grass and resisted the urge to growl. His eyes narrowed in anger.

โ€œThatโ€™s all I have! I promise! Here. I can prove it. Take my bag.โ€ Akiro shook, and his claws were digging into the ground. He watched as his daughter threw her bag at the feet of the large black-furred male. She was cowering in fear, and Akiro could hear her small whine.

โ€œShut up. That whining isnโ€™t getting you anywhere.โ€ The maleโ€™s eyes pierced her; she obeyed him. Akiro was just about to jump out from the weeds when he heard a soft rustle behind him. He quickly turned around and saw a female with white fur. Her eyes were a fierce grey that he recognized right away.

โ€œBlaque?โ€

โ€œAkiro?โ€ The second that he said her name, he was one hundred percent sure that it was her. Of course, it had been twenty-something years, but he still knew it was her. Blaque was just about to say something when they were interrupted.

โ€œWhoโ€™s there? Show yourself, or she gets hurt!โ€ The deep, gruff voice snapped Akiro out of his trance, and he remembered why he was there in the first place. He jumped out of the grass and onto the robber. Akiro swiped at the male and got a clean cut on his cheek. He immediately reacted by attempting to swipe at Akiroโ€™s neck, but Akiro smoothly rolled away. The next minute consisted of Akiro cutting and injuring the male, and the robber trying to get back at Akiro, but Akiro escaping. It ended with the crook lying on the ground, blood seeping from multiple places.

โ€œDad!โ€ Akiroโ€™s daughter rushed to him and hugged him. When she released him, she still had a questioning look on her face.

โ€œWhatโ€™s wrong, Day?โ€ He knew that she was still scared, but Akiro could tell that wasnโ€™t the subject of her wondering.

โ€œNothing. I was just wondering who that female is over there?โ€ Dayva gestured to Blaque, who was sitting and watching intently a couple of feet away.

โ€œOh! I didnโ€™t get the chance to introduce you. Dayva, this is Blaque. Blaque, this is Dayva. Blaque and I dated in high school, and a little bit during college.โ€ Akiro didnโ€™t realize until a couple of seconds after he said it that the last bit of information was unneeded.

โ€œSo this was your mate before Mom. Itโ€™s nice to meet you, Blaque.โ€ Dayva purposely tried to embarrass her dad, and she could tell that it worked. She walked over to Blaque and shook her paw.

โ€œYou, too, Dayva.โ€ Blaque smiled at Dayva, and Dayva smiled back. Blaque knew that it was going to be awkward, but you fake it until you make it, right?

โ€œSo, where do you live?โ€ Dayva went back to her Dad and sat down next to him.

โ€œAbout twenty-five miles away from here east.โ€ Nodding, Dayva nudged her Dad with her shoulder. Akiro got the message.

โ€œAre you the one who just took over Old Man Paxelโ€™s cave? I heard that from our messenger boy that comes to our territory once a week. He said that Paxel barely put up a fight.โ€ Blaque blushed and nodded.

โ€œYeah, but people have made it sound a lot worse than it was. I simply asked Paxel if I could take over his cave so that way he didnโ€™t have to deal with such a large place. He immediately agreed, and now heโ€™s in a smaller cave near the market. I didnโ€™t harm him in any way.โ€ Dayva could tell that there was some awkwardness in between her dad and Blaque, so she decided to let them work it out themselves.

โ€œIโ€™m going to head back home. And donโ€™t rush. I know how to avoid more males like that now.โ€ Akiro opened his mouth to protest but snapped it shut when Dayva shook her head.

โ€œSee you at home then.โ€ There was a slight sense of restraint in his voice, but Dayva ignored it and walked off. Now it was just Akiro and Blaque left.

โ€œSo...You have any kids?โ€ Akiro bounced from two paws to the others. He was panting from his nervousness.

โ€œNope. And I donโ€™t have a mate, either. Well, I did once, but he left me for that Priscilla, the one that was at our graduation. And yes, sheโ€™s just as extravagant as she was back then.โ€ Blaque couldnโ€™t help but laugh to herself at how Priscilla showed herself in public (she wore paw coverings that she covered in sparkly rocks and anything else she wore was sparkly as well).

โ€œYeah, she really was the crazy one back then.โ€ Akiro started laughing along with Blaque, and soon both of them were in fits of laughter.

โ€œAnyways-obviously-you have a daughter, but is her mom your mate?โ€ Blaque walked around in a circle and plopped down on the ground, Akiro following suit.

โ€œYeah. She is three years younger than us, though. Do you remember Jett? The troublemaker?โ€ Blaque nodded. โ€œWell, itโ€™s his little sister, Cynthia. Everyone calls her Cindy, though. We also have a second child, who is a year old now. His name is Coy. Hey, itโ€™s getting late. Do you want to come over for dinner?โ€ Akiro could tell that Blaque was leaning towards going back to her cave, so he was surprised by her answer.

โ€œSure. Where do you guys live?โ€ Blaque got up from the ground even though it was comfortable and stretched her legs. Akiro was slower in getting up, mostly from the shock that Blaque agreed.

โ€œItโ€™s hard to explain. Just follow me.โ€


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Akiro gestured for Blaque to go inside, and once she did, Akiro followed. He was welcomed home by Dayva laying out dinner, and Cynthia tickling Coy.

โ€œHey, Cindy. As long as itโ€™s okay with you, Blaque here is going to join us for dinner. Sheโ€™s my friend from high school. She lives in Old Man Paxelโ€™s old cave, about forty miles away from here.โ€ Akiro motioned for Blaque to go farther into the cave, and she agreed by walking over to Cynthia and shaking her paw.

โ€œItโ€™s so lovely to meet you, Blaque. Akiro has told us some funny stories about you.โ€ Cynthia smiled, and Blaque smiled back.

โ€œHe has, has he?โ€ Blaque glanced at Akiro, who was talking to Dayva while blushing. Cynthia laughed.

โ€œWell, take a seat anywhere. Thereโ€™s some rabbit, some squirrel, and then just a little bit of herbs. We donโ€™t eat it much, but Dayva has liked it lately. How โ€˜bout you? Do you eat plants and stuff?โ€ By the way that Cynthia talked, Blaque could tell that she was very laid-back, the complete opposite of Akiro (from what Blaque could remember).

โ€œNah, I only eat meat. No offense to you, Dayva. I just prefer the taste of meat over plants.โ€ Dayva looked up from her conversation with Akiro and at Blaque.

โ€œOh, I donโ€™t mind. Though most others are starting to eat it, I donโ€™t feel offended by the ones that donโ€™t, including you.โ€ Blaque nodded and walked over to the food laid out; the rest of them close behind her. She picked up a piece of squirrel and took a large bite out of it.

โ€œThis is amazing. Iโ€™m guessing you didnโ€™t catch it, Akiro.โ€ Blaque winked at Cynthia, and they all laughed, except for Akiro himself.

โ€œActually, I did.โ€ Akiro took a rabbit leg and stuck the whole thing in his mouth. Blaque immediately realized that Akiro was giving her the cold shoulder, even if she didnโ€™t know why.

As they all ate the dinner, Blaque small-talked with everyone, learning more about then. When finished, everyone went over to the opposite side of the cave and went outside. Blaque and Dayva laughed at how Coy wouldnโ€™t leave Cynthia alone, even though Cynthia kept pushing him off.

โ€œSo, where exactly are we heading?โ€ Blaque trotted up next to Dayva.

โ€œThe most beautiful place ever.โ€ With no details to follow, Dayva ran up to Coy and shoved him off of Cynthia.

โ€œStay off of Mom, you nimrod.โ€ Coy nipped at Dayva playfully, and she growled back. As they kept on walking, Dayva and Coy kept on messing with each other.


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โ€œThis is it.โ€ Dayva kept on walking as Blaque stopped in her tracks. Laid out in front of her was what looked like a fantasy. It was a beach, but nothing like the ones that she had seen before. The waves softly crashed on the sand, and the sand itself was as white as Blaqueโ€™s fur. The sky was just starting to set, and it cast a golden glow over everything.

โ€œWow. This is beautiful.โ€ The family was already at the edge of the sand, almost in the water. Blaque was still hanging back and taking it all in. But in seconds, she was rushing forward and splashing in the water. She could hear her companions laughing at her, but she ignored them.

โ€œThe water feels so good! Get in here, guys!โ€ Coy came running in after her, and he splashed her. He tried to tackle her, but she fought back, and he was swimming away while laughing. Next came Dayva, splashing and tackling Coy as well. Cynthia came running in not too long after Dayva, and soon everyone was splashing. Akiro stayed sitting on the sand.

โ€œCome in here, Aki! It amazing!โ€ Cynthia turned towards him after pushing Coy off of her.

โ€œNo, thanks. I am perfectly fine up here.โ€ Blaque rolled her eyes and ran out of the water, up onto the sand. She grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and pulled him into the water, despite his reluctance.

โ€œBlaque! This is-lovely.โ€ Akiro sunk deeper into the water, and the rest of the group laughed at him. Soon enough, he was splashing along with the rest of them.

โ€œSame time tomorrow?โ€

"Same time tomorrow."

August 12, 2020 20:53

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I wasn't completely sure about the first paragraph, so please let me know if it added or took away from the overall story! Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

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Megan Sutherland
01:15 Aug 13, 2020

Brooke, don't worry, it was amazing. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Megan Sutherland
01:15 Aug 13, 2020

Forgot to add, I love your name choices!!!! Do they mean anything?

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Thank you so much, Megan! So, Akiro means dark, Blaque means light, Coy means quiet, Cynthia is a name of one of my family members (I'm not sure what it means), and I can't remember what Dayva means.

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Megan Sutherland
15:00 Aug 13, 2020

Cool! Did you look up names that mean dark and light and quiet or did you enter the qualities into Google Translate? If you used translate, what language did you use? I really liked them.

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I looked up names that used those words. Before I start using names with Google Translate, I think I need to experiment with it a little bit more. But looking up names that mean a certain word has worked out okay for me.

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Megan Sutherland
15:02 Aug 13, 2020

Good, I'm glad that works for you!

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B. W.
21:03 Sep 20, 2020

Brooke where did your second account go? i can't find it now

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Huh? What do you mean? I don't have a second account. I just put in my bio that you should check out my friend Bailey.

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B. W.
00:26 Sep 22, 2020

?? we talked on it yesterday

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Ummm... No, we didn't. Is someone pretending to be me?

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B. W.
00:32 Sep 22, 2020

maybe??

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Well, that's worrying. :/

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Zilla Babbitt
21:40 Sep 22, 2020

Yeah, I thought there was like a second account of you, with a different color heart. Somewhere on the leaderboard.

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That's odd. Hopefully they are gone now.

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Megan Sutherland
01:26 Aug 13, 2020

Brooke, I updated my bio, you might want to check it out. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

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Oh, my gosh, Megan! You brought me to tears! I feel so good, and so grateful to have you as a "Reedsy Friend". Ever since I started reading your stories, and you started reading mine, I knew that you would be one to like all of mine! I am beyond grateful. Thank you so much!

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Megan Sutherland
14:59 Aug 13, 2020

Of course Brooke!!!!!! I'm so happy that I found you on here, you're a great inspiration and your stories rub off on me and make me a better writer. Thank you too!

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Megan Sutherland
01:08 Aug 13, 2020

Wow, Brooke!!! This is an amazing story. You're getting really good at using wolves! Some advice- keep in mind that wolves are an entirely different species. They use different measurements and ways of speaking. I would have changed a few lines of dialogue if it were my story, but overall, great job! Also, thank you for recommending me to someone- they left a comment and a few likes on my stories. I really appreciate it! You're getting great at using wolves- why not try another animal?๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜† Great job!

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Thank you so much, Megan! I agree that I need to work on that area. Maybe, I'll probably do one or two more wolf stories and then try to transition into something new. Of course! It's my pleasure.

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21:14 Aug 12, 2020

oooooh yay another wolf story! Fun read, and really cool wolf names๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you so much, Celeste!

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21:52 Aug 12, 2020

No problem! Your stories are really good and fun to read! I also noticed how you put me in your bio๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Žthanks for that! I put you in my bio too I consider you my new reedsy friend๐Ÿ˜‹

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Awww, thanks! Of course! You're my new Reedsy friend as well :) I noticed that!! Thanks!

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B. W.
23:59 Sep 16, 2020

Okay i'm not sure if i did this one but its great like your other ones and i'll give it a 10/10 ^^ and question with your novel will it ever be out on Amazon or something or will you put some of it out on here like a few chapters or something like a preview like i did?

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Thank you so much! Well, for my novel, I really have to write it all, then talk to my parents about it, and then MAYBE I would put it out on Amazon.

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B. W.
19:54 Sep 17, 2020

Alright ^^ so do ya know how long the novel will be? like how many chapters and all that or not yet?

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Not yet, to be honest.

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B. W.
20:00 Sep 17, 2020

hm maybe around 40 chapters if ya can do that?

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I will try! It just depends on how the story lays out, because I haven't started yet.

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Kristin Neubauer
17:38 Aug 16, 2020

What a fun story, Brooke! I love how you mix the animals with human traits and conditions....it gives me a whole new perspective. And, of course, great writing as always!

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Thank you so much, Kristin!

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Avery G.
16:55 Aug 16, 2020

Wow! Yay, another wolf story! Really cool! Great job!

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Thank you so very much, Avery!

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Avery G.
17:31 Aug 16, 2020

You're welcome!

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Corey Melin
03:35 Aug 14, 2020

This is hilarious. Life of a furry family. Loved it.

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Thank you so much, Corey!

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01:20 Aug 13, 2020

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Loved it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Thank you so much, Nimrit!

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15:59 Aug 14, 2020

Anytime

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