idea of this fanfic belongs to Metronomeihear, hope you like it ;-)
has been five years since the wedding.
day had been the most joyful day for her, for it had been the day she finally
married the man she loved so much.
been five years… and no child has come
she, scared that something must be wrong with her, did something that was
forbidden by the laws of the village… she went into the woods when her husband
was away at work and looked for the old warlock that lived there. She needed
answers, but if she went with the village healer along side her husband and her
fears turned to be real then… then her husband… her beloved… would leave her
for sure… no man wanted a barren woman after all.
into the woods, where the light was dim and the trees centuries old, there was
a small shack, the wildness surrounding it making it look like a part of the
woods instead of the small speck of civilization that it was.
took a deep breath and gathered all the courage she could, her delicate hands
where shaking while she clasped them together, her long chestnut hair waving
with the cold wind that smelled of moss and humidity. Her big, doe eyes filled
with determination, she walked to the small shack’s door and before she even
knocked a voice, clear yet raspy… ancient… called from the other side.
- It is open, dearie. I do not lock my
halted for a second, her conscience questioning her choices.
this really a good idea? Is she willing to risk her name and her husband’s
trust just for this answer?
“I cannot back down
now. I need this. I must do this.”
clarify herself while hugging her abdomen with longing.
opened the door.
she found was an old man, small and hunched, his hair limited to a wild red
mohawk, his eyes covered by a black blindfold, his clothes just a dirty
greenish cloak that he kept in place with the help of collars made out of
bird’s bones, some claws and suspicios beads, and even tho his eyes were
covered and he must certainly be blind, she could feel his eyes on her.
- You poor child… – he said in a tone
that could belong only to a grandparent – Please, have a seat. -
pointed to a chair infront of his own seat, just across the table, she was
pretty sure that chair was not there a blink before, she took the seat anyways.
- My name is Talbot. – he presented
himself – How may I call you, child? –
- Nana. – she responded with out
- Nana… You already know the answer to
your fears, child. –
eyes filled with tears at the words of the ancient man, but she did not shed
- If you know that then you must already
know my request too. – she said, her voice trembling, her eyes stinging, her
- Are you really willing to go that far? –
he asked with concern.
- Yes. – she said, one painful tear
finding its way out of the corner of Nana’s left eye, her voice gaining
- You are letting the pain take over. –
- Please… - Nana closed her eyes, her strength
leaving her, the tears falling, her voice breaking, but the hope still
clutching to her heart – Please… I don’t want to lose him too… please tell me…
old warlock sighed in defeat.
- You have to go deeper into the woods,
where the trees are milleniums old, and the light fears to shine. – instructed Talbot
– The night must reign and the moon must be full, you have to go alone. –
- What will I find there? – Nana asked
with decision, her tears stopping.
- The ruler of this forest. – Talbot answered.
did as Talbot instructed.
put some sleeping herbs in her husband’s dinner and assuring that the man would
stay in bed all night, Nana took off from her home and roamed deep into the
woods. The light of the full moon becoming thinner and thinner with every step
she took until it became a traslucent curtain of grey and fog.
“Deeper… I must go
chanted within her mind.
walked and walked, even after the moon passed its highest point, even when she
felt her feet start to bleed, even when her eyelids started to fall from
tiredness… she kept walking, her burning wish keeping her from relinquishing.
then she heard it.
- Human. -
voice was low and with contained disgust, the tone more like a growl. Nana
turned her body to the direction the voice came from and she saw it.
- *Gasp* - Nana almost screamed in terror, her pupils
shrinking with fear.
her stood a giant wolf, bigger than a two storage house, it’s wild, messy fur
as gold as the sun rays, it’s eyes (sharp, cold and wise) were an orange ambar
as brilliant as liquid gold.
- Why have you come here, to the realm of
the gods? – it
spoke, voice low and accompanied by growls. It ears moved back and orange eyes
woman grimaced, fear flashing in her brown eyes. But she looked determined and
lowered her head.
- Please… - Nana started, her fear making
her voice hoarse – Great God of the wolves, ruler of the forest, hear my plea.
I have… found myself barren, but I wish to have a child with my husband… I am
desperate… Please, great spirit…
woman laid both her hands over her stomach, her shoulders hunched, curling
inwards upon herself. She was in pain, but not physical kind, no, this was the
kind of pain that made the soul break and the heart bleed.
wolf god laughed, tossing its head back.
- You would come to the realm of the Gods
just to ask for an offspring? - It grinned.
smile all fangs and morbid amusement.
shaking woman nodded.
- Please… - she pleaded in a whisper.
wolf watched the female human, judging her for her worth, looking inside of her
heart… her soul.
- Go back to your man. – the grand Wolf God told her, Nana rose
her head and looked into blazing eyes – Seduce him, make him lay down with you, make
him love you… - tears of happiness started to clouded Nana’s eyes with
every word the grand God spoke to her – I shall grant your wish. –
her knees gave up due to relief making her kneel in all four, her happy tears
falling like waterfalls from her eyes.
- Thank you… thank you… thank you…
- But be warned… - the God continued it’s speech – The
child shall be yours but a part of it shall always belong to me… to the forest
and all its inhabitants… -
did not care about the God’s words in that instant. Her happiness and relief
filling her, clouding her better judgement.
is Iemitsu’s biggest pride, Nana’s biggest joy… their baby boy.
big bright gold-brown eyes full of innocence, his fluffy and messy chestnut
hair a wild explocion of vitality, his laughter a beautiful melody that lighted
a cloudy day and made those near him feel at peace.
was born exactly ten months after Nana’s encounter with the ruler of the
forest, but it wasn’t until her baby boy reached four years old that the woman
remembered the warning of the Wolf God.
first one that appeared was a fox, it’s fur a lovely silver shade with white
tips over the tail and paws, it’s eyes a breath taking green. The fox could
only be seen when little Tsuna was outside playing near the woods, the fox
jumping around him, as if dancing with the child.
second one appeared when Tsuna was five. It was a young wolf, thin and playful,
it’s fur short, dark brown colored, it’s light brown eyes were full
curiousness. Apparently the brown wolf liked to annoy the silver fox, Tsuna
says is just a game that Takeshi (the brown wolf) likes to play with Hayato
(the silver fox).
they kept coming, a black young wolf with steel grey eyes that usually had a
fluffy, yellow skylark on it’s head, a large crow with one eye blue and the
other red, the newest member was a kinda chubby fawn that follows Tsuna (now
ten years old) around like a lost puppy.
also has human friends, the lively Sasagawa siblings, that Kurokawa girl with
her head well put over her shoulders and there’s also the Miura’s girl always
holding Tsuna’s arm. But Nana would never take Tsuna away from the woods, the
child played there as much as a bird has to fly, it was his second home and the
safest place the boy would ever be, he is after all part of the forest and the
forest is part of him, the blazing orange ambar that claimed her child eyes in
the full moon nights a prove of his heritage, and Nana would never change any