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Morningstar: The Malaise - 33. Chapter 33 The Business at Hand

Modus operandi...

Morningstar: The Malaise

 

 

Chapter 33

 

 

Kellar and Tobyn worked side by side, putting together the purchase order for pure-copper, jewelry-grade chain. There was a readily available ball design along with the pure-copper joiners, perfect for what was needed. They made the decision to include a surplus to take with them when they searched out Vega pack, and the requisition was put through the pack store, since all deliveries were handled there. Fitting individuals with necklaces would require only a pair of cutting pliers and some simple measuring of their wolf’s neck. The chains were thin enough to be easily hidden, but rated as strong, and just as important to a shifter, they wouldn’t snag on fur.

Paying extra for two day shipping was approved by Elinor, as was ordering enough to equip shifters from other packs they might come across. When she finally took her leave to find Denver, Kellar understood. Their euphoria over this discovery was accompanied by underlying fear at a known hunter being in close proximity to pack lands. She was compelled to lay eyes on her mate. By now, thin strands of copper were being distributed to all members as temporary defense, along with the explanations for the reason and use, so there was little more Elinor could do.

Upon earlier checking, it was welcomed news the hunter had not been seen at the store out on the highway, so it was decided with copper necklaces or bracelets on all the workers, it was safe to continue to operate for the rest of the day. All shifters were instructed to keep them hidden from view since it was possible Reznick knew the countering effects of copper. Guns too had been distributed, and everyone was warned to be on the lookout for the camo-painted truck and the man who matched Warren’s now-circulated description. Kellar was impressed with how efficiently Elinor had covered each and every base. This new Reznick might be formidable, but so was his adopted pack when they needed to be.

“And… send. All done. What are you thinking about, doc? You look miles away.”

Kellar felt Tobyn’s gaze on him, so he turned his focus back outward. “First of all, I’m thinking I’m not letting you out of my sight.”

“That goes double for me. We stick together, right? No excursions without me.”

“Not a chance. Did you see your mom when she left? She’s a remarkable woman to have gotten everything taken care of before she went to find Denver.”

“That’s my mom. I heard her on the phone with him, and as cool as she acted and sounded, I could detect the fear in her voice. I’m sure Denver did too. She’ll be at the garage right now, ready to shoot that bastard if he shows up again. You’d be amazed how good Elinor Berenger is with a gun.”

Kellar chuckled. “I believe it. You know, sending Warren that train ticket has proven to be the best thing we could have done. For centuries, shifters haven’t been able to figure out what he did in mere minutes.” Kellar shook his head at the absurdity of it. “I’m beginning to realize just how much more there is to my brother than I thought. I used to think he was a complete dolt, but he’s proven to be far from it.”

“I like hearing you call him your brother. This whole thing has been good for both of you. It’s too bad you didn’t connect with him growing up. You wouldn’t have felt so alone.”

“Yeah, it’s funny how life works. I’m so proud of that guy, I could burst. Who’d have thought?” He shook his head again. “You know Adelin’s with him at the garage, right?”

“Of course. Where else could she be. It’s pretty clear their joining has started.”

“Do you think they…?” Kellar didn’t need to finish.

“That, I don’t know, and I really don’t want to, but with Adelin, I‘ll bet they’ve only been sharing spit so far.”

“That’s what I thought too. Enough about their joining. I guess we’ll have to put our plans on hold for a few days.”

“Sorry, but we really can’t leave now. Until Reznick is dealt with, we have to be here, don’t you think?”

“Oh, absolutely. And why are you apologising? I meant what I said about being happy with the way things are. Any better would probably kill me anyway.”

“It won’t kill you, it’ll only make you stronger,” Tobyn said snickering.

Kellar groaned. “That was really bad, but true. Completing ours will make us stronger… I don’t know how I know, but somehow, I’m certain we’re not all the way there.”

“I feel that too… I guess everyone can tell when their joining is complete.”

“Maybe.”

“Okay, enough talk about sex. It’s making me horny.”

Kellar laughed, “Me too.”

“So what else is new,” Tobyn said as he reached over and ran a finger along some pretty obvious growth. Kellar groaned for a different reason this time. “Not the time, mountain man… so you said first… what else were you thinking about?”

“Huh?”

“Earth to Kellar.” Tobyn smirked. “Having trouble thinking?”

“Yeah… no, I know what you meant.”

“So then?”

“So then what?”

This time Tobyn really laughed. “I so own you,” he said with glee. “When enough blood returns to your brain, you can try again to tell me what else you were thinking about when you looked like you were in another world.”

Kellar flushed and chuckled at the same time. “Right. I knew that. I was thinking about checking my theory on the burnt umber.” He took in Tobyn’s questioning look. “That means seeing if the pure silver pulses when it’s near kids who haven’t shifted yet. Burnt umber comes in a variety of nuanced shades, but the one in our patterns is the color of copper that’s been exposed to the air for a while, pretty much like old plumbing pipes. I’m betting without it in the patterns, the kids won’t cause silver to pulse.”

“Right. Got it. We’ll need our resident human for that. But that won’t change anything, will it?”

“No, but curious minds want to know.”

“There’s my healer man.”

“If I’m right, it’ll be enough to know the kids are naturally protected. I’d hate to think they’ve gotten to pack children in the past.”

“You’re ahead of me again,” Tobyn said somberly. “That is a really important thing to know. Should we go get a kid and take them to the garage?”

“It can wait. By now they’re all wearing copper anyway.”

“That’s true.” They sat side by side in silence for a few minutes. “Kellar, what do you expect he’ll do?”

“I’ve been mulling that over. Reznick knows he’s in shifter territory, so setting traps would be my guess. I believe that’s their modus operandi, but who knows what some of his other tricks might be.”

“Modus operandi? Okay, professor,” Tobyn teased before continuing. “It makes sense to me. Anyway, it’s the only tactic we know for certain.”

“I’ve been thinking about elk scent, and why they would use it over deer or moose?”

“And… what did you come up with?”

“Wouldn’t it stand to reason that with deer and moose scent being all through Northern Ontario woods, they would use a scent we’d be curious about? I mean the trick is to cover the smell of the iron and to draw us to the traps.”

“You’re good at this. So are you saying we shouldn’t worry about any scent but elk?”

“No, that would be a mistake I think. We have to be on guard for everything. It’ll be easier to protect ourselves when pack noses improve like ours have. I guess the biggest tell might be ones that don’t move. If we smell a deer, and five minutes later it’s in the same spot, we should carefully investigate. It could be bedded down, or it could mean trouble. That’s not to say, though, the hunter would be there, but if we do find a trap, we know he will be eventually.”

“What I’m hearing then, is we should be the ones out searching for Reznick?”

“I don’t know,” Kellar said with trepidation. “I hate the idea of you being in any kind of danger, but we do have the strongest noses. The only ones close would be your mom and Denver… Adelin has only begun to improve.”

“Same here. I don’t want you in any peril either, but…. We need to spend more time with the members.”

“It won’t make much difference. Mealtimes and normal contact are sufficient. Remember, the mist isn’t endless, and it needs time to recharge. That’s why the need for more mates.”

“Yeah, right. I wasn’t thinking. Are… are we prepared to do whatever it takes?” Tobyn’s voice stumbled over the question, and Kellar knew he was reliving what he’d been forced to do with the old Reznick.

“We have to be. It’s not like we can take him to the police or scare him. These guys see killing shifters as their mission in life. I’ll never forget the old Reznick calling us were-scum.

“Me, neither. I remember everything he said, and I know what needs to be done.”

Tobyn’s sigh of resignation struck a chord in his mate. He would do his best to ensure it wasn’t Tobyn who dispatched this new threat to the pack. It was a subject they didn’t need to dwell on.

When Tobyn cleared his throat, Kellar saw his struggle to move away from the haunting memory. “You know, there’s the lake to the north, and the river to the south, so those might limit his access somewhat. Maybe we can pinpoint where he’s likely to enter pack lands… at least come up with a best guess.”

“That’s good thinking, babe. He has no idea we know his advantage—past advantage. Are there any places to cross the river?”

Tobyn smiled, and Kellar knew it was because of the endearment. “Not without a boat. Maybe in a dry year in the fall it could be forded, but even then it would be difficult. It’s not all that wide, but it’s deep.”

“That’s even better. What about any inroads. Are there any to the west, in back of pack grounds?”

“Nope. Just like your place, it’s all crown land. But, remember when we were at Eagle’s nest?”

“Yeah, of course I do,” Kellar said with a wiggle of his eyebrows, drawing a little laugh and a light punch in the arm from his mate.

“Well, then you know the river curves up toward the lake and eventually empties into it, so if he came in on crown land and tried to circle behind us, he’d still have to get across it. There was no canoe on that big truck, right?”

“No, but we can double check with Warren about what he saw. What about places to hide his vehicle and set up a base?”

“There are a few places I can think of, but at your place the truck was just off the highway and on the same side as where they set traps… you think that’s part of their modus operandi?” Tobyn said with a grin and rolling eyes.”

“Shut up, you. It’s a perfectly good description for their known methods. And yes, I believe a hunter would be most likely to stick with what works. He won’t want to be too far from his truck, he’ll want it well concealed, and he’ll want to be able to clear out in a hurry, so yeah, my guess is he’d want to be just off the highway, and on our side if he can. Having to walk across a highway makes him vulnerable to exposure.”

“Have you done this before?” Tobyn teased.

“Nope, just plain old common sense. My ass is getting sore. Let’s call Miss Sybil and see if we can visit with her. I have some questions for the lady.”

 

“Come in, come in.” Miss Sybil pulled each of them to her for a hug and a kiss on the cheek as they entered. “Never a dull moment since you two found each other, is there?”

Kellar laughed. “No, ma’am. I guess a lot has happened in a short time.” He gripped Tobyn’s hand as they walked through to the sitting room and took their familiar places.

“So, what brings you to this old woman’s house on such a crazy day? My goodness; hunters have found us, and your brother has given us a way to defend ourselves. Amazing… just amazing.” She fingered the copper strand around her neck, and Kellar felt a jolt of sadness at her next words. “If only we knew of this years ago. So many lives might have been saved.”

Kellar knew who she was thinking about, but he said nothing. Tobyn wasn’t aware she’d found her mate only to lose him, and it was her story to tell. In that moment, though, he remembered her mention of a few stolen kisses, and realized her joining had probably been started. Even though it was never completed, the separation must have been excruciating. A deep ache for this tragic but incredible woman made itself known, and he silently thanked the earth mother for whose hand he held in his grip.

“Well? There must be a reason you picked today to visit.” Miss Sybil was back to the no-nonsense woman he admired, and her strength to carry on all these years took on a new significance.

“Ma’am, remember when you told me of a nest of hunters being dispatched about eighty years ago, just before the last conclave?” He hated bringing up something that might remind her of bad memories, but his curiosity demanded it.

“Yes, almost seventy-eight years ago now, dear. Is there something I can help you with?”

“I was wondering; do you know anything about it, specifically, like where it happened and how they managed to get close enough to carry it out?”

“It was the talk of that get-together, so yes, I do remember some of the particulars. It’s rather difficult to forget the things I heard. I know the pack involved was from the Timmins area, and that they lost a few of their members. Some were killed by gunshot and some by stabbing. The survivors talked about how good the hunters were with knives, but even so, they managed to take out five of those horrible men.”

“There were only five hunters killed?” Tobyn asked. “I thought there were more than that.”

“Stories do tend to get exaggerated over time, lad, but yes, only five, and it was believed at the time that three got away… two on horseback, and one in a truck. There was some speculation there could have been one in the bed of the truck, but it was never for certain. You know how people talk.”

“Horseback?” Kellar asked.

“Yes, dear. Remember it was a different time. Most of us had horses back then. We had vehicles too, of course, but horses were more reliable for the north, and necessary for some things. Once they were used to the smell of us, they were fine. We don’t carry the same scent as feral wolves, as you well know.”

“Miss Sybil, do you have any idea how they snuck up on these guys?” Tobyn was fully engaged, and Kellar was pleased he asked the right question.

“There was talk they were drinking and let their guard down. We didn’t know about this advantage they had on us, but it was unusual we ever came across them. It was always hunters who found us, and now I know why.” Kellar watched the wheels turning through the sharp woman’s expression. “We shouldn’t have been able to sneak up on them because of the silver. That’s why you’re asking the questions, isn’t it?”

“Yes, ma’am,” Kellar answered.

“I’m sorry I can’t help you boys. That’s really all I know, other than the fact when shifters located them, they had the young man the pack had been searching for. He’d just had his first shift… those monsters had that poor soul strung up over a fire, and they were getting ready to lower him. He survived, although he suffered some severe burns, and had a broken shoulder, but he was rescued from certain death, thank the earth mother.”

“That’s it!” Kellar exclaimed. “They would have thought their silver pulsing was because of that poor kid. It pulses the same whether there’s one of us or ten. I thought it might have been because they were in an area where there were a lot of copper deposits, and Timmins is one those places, but it didn’t make sense because ore in the ground would not complete a circuit to protect a shifter from detection.” Kellar looked from one surprised face to the other.

“Is he awesome, or what? I think I love your mind as much as… ah… never mind.” Tobyn turned a lovely shade of red, and Miss Sybil chortled with glee.

Kellar grinned at his mate. “It’s nice to be appreciated for all my attributes,” he teased, and the lady laughed harder.

She took her time regaining her composure. “Never be embarrassed by what you feel for your mate, Tobyn,” she said kindly. “So, I was a help then? That’s wonderful.”

“You were a great help, Miss Sybil. Thank you. You just verified there are no holes in our new theory. Everything fits.”

“That’s my mate’s brain for you. I had no idea what we were here for,” Tobyn confessed.

Miss Sybil didn’t answer. She had suddenly stilled as she perched on the edge of her chair.

“Ma’am?” Kellar turned his head to Tobyn, whose eyes were glued to their hostess. Turning back, he saw her expression had changed to one of intense concentration, almost as if she was in pain. Suddenly, a serene smile lit her face and her eyes opened. “Miss Sybil, are you all right?”

“Oh, yes, I’m fine. That was interesting. I told you I’ve been getting these nudges, and this time I got a few in a row.”

“Why are you smiling, Miss Sybil?” Tobyn asked. “Did you have one of your visions?”

“Oh, ah, no dear. Just nudges like I said. Pictures and feelings that could be from the past or the future… nothing concrete, but I did get this burst of joy, and it had to do with you two. It may have already happened, and I felt your happiness, or it could be coming still.” She was still smiling as she looked from one to the other. “Sorry. It’s not much to go on, but it does feel good to have these flashes again. I might actually become of some use to Morningstar again.”

“I think I speak for the whole pack when I say you provide us with so much,” Tobyn assured her. “You might have stopped having visions for a while, but you’ve taken over the role of keeper. You have wisdom, and a wealth of knowledge we need. Today is another example of that, so never think you don’t contribute. You’re like the grandmother of our pack who gives us answers when we need them.”

“Tobyn certainly speaks for me, ma’am. You helped me understand some stuff when I was kind of lost over what was happening to me after meeting Tobyn.”

Miss Sybil looked slightly embarrassed as she took in their words. “Thank you, boys. Whatever joy you get, you deserve. Something is happening with this pack; we can see our future again, and that is because you two came together. I have no doubt the earth mother sent you to us, Kellar, and provided you with the perfect mate to help us defeat the malaise. Now we need to worry about this hunter who affects our well-being for the moment. Do you have some sort of plan?”

Kellar looked over at Tobyn before he answered. “Yes, ma’am, I guess we do. We’re going to be the ones hunting for a change. This person threatens our very existence and we can’t have that. His kind believes our kind has no place on this earth. He’s wrong, which means there can be no place for him. He needs to die. There is no other option.”

“Surely you boys aren’t going to take him on yourselves?” Miss Sybil’s face changed slowly, and before long, Kellar saw fear. Did she just get another nudge?

Tobyn calmly answered for them both. “The other members aren’t strong enough yet to face a hunter. We are, and we’ve already done it. Kellar has the strongest nose and hearing in the pack, and I’m not far behind. We need to find him before he does any damage, and before he figures out his advantage has been neutralized. And we can’t have anyone stumbling upon him, because these guys are deadly.”

“Oh, dear. You must be careful… I… you boys have already done so much and are so important to the pack. What if he…?”

“Ma’am, these men have had us cowering for a century or more. Fear has been our biggest downfall. He’s formidable, yes, but he’s just a man… an evil man. We’ll be careful, but he’s not going to wait around if he knows shifters are near, so neither will we.” Kellar was speaking to her, but his attention was on his mate.

Tobyn nodded in agreement as he kept his eyes on Kellar’s.

“May the earth mother protect you both,” Miss Sybil whispered, and Kellar couldn’t miss the tremble in her lowered voice. Tobyn, though, appeared not to hear it. It was understandable the woman would worry for them, and he wondered if maybe they should have kept what they were thinking to themselves. The last thing he wanted was to upset this special, warm-hearted lady.

Thanks, Tim, for all you do. Thank you to those who support my writing. Cheers.

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On 11/29/2016 01:55 PM, JayT said:

damn cock-blocking hunters......great job Gary....see you next week ;)

Jay

:) . Thank you, Jay. Cheers... Gary....

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On 11/29/2016 02:22 PM, Kitt said:

Thanks, Sis. This is one of those sleeper/ground-laying chapters... glad you liked it... cheers... Gary....

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Although I am worried about Keller and Tobyn going after Reznick, I think they're right. Sometimes the best defense is a good offence. They know he's in the area, and they know WHY he's there... waiting for the hunter to make a move could be frustrating, and dangerous to many of the pack members. With the added bonus of knowing Reznick's secret, and his "modus operandi" ;) they actually have a chance to do some scouting and stay under the guy's radar.
It was bittersweet hearing about Sybil. She lost her mate to these hunters, and now they have a way to possible stop the deaths. It has to be hard for her, knowing that if only they knew about the copper back then, her mate might still be alive. The happy part is that she is getting her 'vision' back, even if its only in the form of nudges right now.
Keeping my fingers crossed for next week!

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On 11/29/2016 03:04 PM, LitLover said:

Although I am worried about Keller and Tobyn going after Reznick, I think they're right. Sometimes the best defense is a good offence. They know he's in the area, and they know WHY he's there... waiting for the hunter to make a move could be frustrating, and dangerous to many of the pack members. With the added bonus of knowing Reznick's secret, and his "modus operandi" ;) they actually have a chance to do some scouting and stay under the guy's radar.

It was bittersweet hearing about Sybil. She lost her mate to these hunters, and now they have a way to possible stop the deaths. It has to be hard for her, knowing that if only they knew about the copper back then, her mate might still be alive. The happy part is that she is getting her 'vision' back, even if its only in the form of nudges right now.

Keeping my fingers crossed for next week!

These two have taken on the responsibility of saving shifters... it's a lot to load on their shoulders. I think there might be a temptation to go after Reznick en masse, so we'll see how it all pans out. 'Modus operandi' ... hehe... he leaves home at sixteen, but Kellar keeps showing us how well read and self-educated he is. His healer instincts make him a student of life. Yeah, Sybil's story is sad, but she has managed to carry on with her life. I think Kellar has an extra special soft spot for the lady. :) . As a potent seer, she should come in handy in the future... thanks, Lit... so glad you're staying engaged in this challenging(for me) story... cheers... Gary....

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Very clever use of the old werewolf vs silver theme with your hunters. And I like the idea of copper as a countermeasure. Another good chapter. Keep 'em coming Gary. Thanks. Jeff

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Read during lunch but reviewed after dinner...
Regretfully I agree with K&T's plan to seek out Reznick. These hunters seem to pick off the pack one by one, catching them when they are vulnerable. If he found the pack's location they would not be safe at all, kids and all.
Sybil's story is interesting, the 5 hunters that were killed, were they brothers? Part of a hunter "pack" or cult? I didn't like the idea that the young shifter was in their clutches. They are not trying to make the world better, you would just kill the shifters but they seem to take pleasure in making them suffer. Maybe I'm reading too may have into the comments from Reznick...
Seems as if you have me hooked, stop reading this review and work on producing more great chapters to feed the hungry bird :P

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Like miss Sybil, I get a good feeling and a bad feeling from this chapter. The boys could be in very great danger. Is their life so strong that they are blinded to it? They seem to think not, taking on the hunt as a necessity. At least let them wait upon their copper chains, and work out strategies to let them prepare. But like everyone at Morningstar, I'd much prefer to see them safe and happy.
great chapter...more?

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On 11/29/2016 06:26 PM, JeffreyL said:

Very clever use of the old werewolf vs silver theme with your hunters. And I like the idea of copper as a countermeasure. Another good chapter. Keep 'em coming Gary. Thanks. Jeff

Thanks, Jeff. I so appreciate the support. I'm glad you like my version of a shifter story... thanks for reviewing... cheers... Gary....

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On 11/29/2016 06:41 PM, Lux Apollo said:

I second JayT's thoughts! :D

Thanks, lux. :) . They'll get their turn. Cheers, and thanks for reviewing, buddy...Gary....

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On 11/30/2016 12:22 AM, Bucket1 said:

Read during lunch but reviewed after dinner...

Regretfully I agree with K&T's plan to seek out Reznick. These hunters seem to pick off the pack one by one, catching them when they are vulnerable. If he found the pack's location they would not be safe at all, kids and all.

Sybil's story is interesting, the 5 hunters that were killed, were they brothers? Part of a hunter "pack" or cult? I didn't like the idea that the young shifter was in their clutches. They are not trying to make the world better, you would just kill the shifters but they seem to take pleasure in making them suffer. Maybe I'm reading too may have into the comments from Reznick...

Seems as if you have me hooked, stop reading this review and work on producing more great chapters to feed the hungry bird :P

Thanks, B! Who knows what K and T will end up doing with regards to Reznick, but their thinking is sound. There's no way to know much about the five shifters killed... they're long gone, but it seems there is a 'sect' of sorts, beieving they are doing God's will. :( . No, I think you're right about how hunters like to make shifters suffer... they consider them demons, devil-dogs... subhuman. I think tis probably stems from when they used to be collared and used for hunting. Pretty sick. Glad you're hooked... I needed to hear that :) . Cheers, my friend... Gary....

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Okay, Resnick knows of one lycan for sure, and possibly Denver since the tool wanted was for him, but I hope the copper will prevent him from locating any others.
The plan to locate him first sounds good, just hope it works.
I had to laugh at the 'modus operandi' byplay between K and T...those two are meant for one another on so many levels--come on guys, finish your joining before you deal with Resnick--it will strengthen your position in regard to him.
Sigh, almost a week before the next one....

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The dam is ready to burst and then you let out a bit bigger stream for us ... well I got my raft ready ... I'll be waiting. ..nice chapter!

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On 11/30/2016 01:05 AM, Parker Owens said:

Like miss Sybil, I get a good feeling and a bad feeling from this chapter. The boys could be in very great danger. Is their life so strong that they are blinded to it? They seem to think not, taking on the hunt as a necessity. At least let them wait upon their copper chains, and work out strategies to let them prepare. But like everyone at Morningstar, I'd much prefer to see them safe and happy.

great chapter...more?

Thanks for reviewing, Parker. I appreciate your support. It looks like putting themselves in danger might be unavoidable. I'm sure whatever they try, they'll try to be as safe as they can, but there is no guarantees against hunters like these... cheers... Gary....

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On 11/30/2016 12:00 PM, ColumbusGuy said:

Okay, Resnick knows of one lycan for sure, and possibly Denver since the tool wanted was for him, but I hope the copper will prevent him from locating any others.

The plan to locate him first sounds good, just hope it works.

I had to laugh at the 'modus operandi' byplay between K and T...those two are meant for one another on so many levels--come on guys, finish your joining before you deal with Resnick--it will strengthen your position in regard to him.

Sigh, almost a week before the next one....

Hey, buddy, I can always count on you! We'll see what actually transpires. The best laid plans... :) . I love when someone likes the interplay of the characters... I'm sure they'll get around to finishing their joining at some point... cheers, my dear friend xoxo... Gary....

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On 11/30/2016 03:18 PM, Mikiesboy said:

The dam is ready to burst and then you let out a bit bigger stream for us ... well I got my raft ready ... I'll be waiting. ..nice chapter!

Yeah, something's about to burst, anyway. Thanks for your support, tim... much appreciated... cheers... Gary...

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I strongly agree with ColumbusGuy. Kellar and Tobyn should totally finish they're "joining". Completely for strategic purposes of course...

 

You've done well here to make me very apprehensive about the guys going after the hunter, especially on their own. They should use whatever tactical advantages they have at their disposal to mitigate the risk to themselves as much as possible. Safety in numbers and wolves being pack animals, they'd do well with more backup. Especially with copper as an advantage.

 

But I get it. Morningstar is their family. Plus their actual family is most important to them. They're certainly not going to risk any of them in the fight against Resnick. Which is why Morningstar needs a wolfie defensive strike team to keep threats at bay. Either way, they need to go after Reznick. He's a clear and present danger and who knows what attrocities he's got planned.

 

But in all seriousness, good chapter. You've got me smiling and worried all at the same time. This also had some of the best Kellar and Tobyn banter yet. Modus operandi :D

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On 12/03/2016 12:48 AM, spikey582 said:

I strongly agree with ColumbusGuy. Kellar and Tobyn should totally finish they're "joining". Completely for strategic purposes of course...

 

You've done well here to make me very apprehensive about the guys going after the hunter, especially on their own. They should use whatever tactical advantages they have at their disposal to mitigate the risk to themselves as much as possible. Safety in numbers and wolves being pack animals, they'd do well with more backup. Especially with copper as an advantage.

 

But I get it. Morningstar is their family. Plus their actual family is most important to them. They're certainly not going to risk any of them in the fight against Resnick. Which is why Morningstar needs a wolfie defensive strike team to keep threats at bay. Either way, they need to go after Reznick. He's a clear and present danger and who knows what attrocities he's got planned.

 

But in all seriousness, good chapter. You've got me smiling and worried all at the same time. This also had some of the best Kellar and Tobyn banter yet. Modus operandi :D

Thanks, for reviewing, spikey. Strategic purposes... of course :) . It's a scary thing they're thinking of doing. I wonder what Elinor will say? Yeah, a swat team would be nice, wouldn't it? Maybe someday. For now, Kellar and Tobyn carry the weight of responsibility on their shoulders. I think they are beginning to think this is their destiny. I'm pleased you thought this a good one, and that you enjoyed the banter... that makes me smile... cheers, buddy... Gary....

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Arrgh ... it seems my much earlier review didn't post and now my age enfeebled brain no longer remember my erudite thoughts so you'll need to accept a more more concise version ...

 

This was really good ... if only it was longererer.

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On 12/04/2016 07:46 AM, dughlas said:

Arrgh ... it seems my much earlier review didn't post and now my age enfeebled brain no longer remember my erudite thoughts so you'll need to accept a more more concise version ...

 

This was really good ... if only it was longererer.

LOL... thanks, dugh. I'm sure it was erudite... love that word. Saying it was 'really good' is satisfying enough... and the next chapter is longererererer... a double shot, if you will... cheers, buddy... Gary....

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I "third" JayT's thoughts ... :D

 

Oh, goody ! A longererer chapter coming ! Yay !

 

Now that Miss Sybil is worried about Keller and Tobyn's safety, should we be worried too ? I'll get my pitchfork ready and it MAY NOT just be used on Reznik ... :devil:

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On 12/06/2016 03:47 AM, hohochan657 said:

I "third" JayT's thoughts ... :D

 

Oh, goody ! A longererer chapter coming ! Yay !

 

Now that Miss Sybil is worried about Keller and Tobyn's safety, should we be worried too ? I'll get my pitchfork ready and it MAY NOT just be used on Reznik ... :devil:

Thanks, hohochan! Oh, oh. Are you threatening me :) . I am but a poor author. I'm not going to tell you whether you should worry or not... thanks, buddy, for the awesome review... I really hope you like the longerer chapter... cheers... Gary....

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I have a thing for shifters.... so you got me hooked easily with this wonderful tale!
If I only could talk to these guys! I would not let them out of my sight until they finish that joining! NO hunting hunters before...
And no, it's not sound reasoning to face the threat alone. There is strength and safety in numbers. In particular for pack animals! Even if it's only for making the remains dissappear!

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