At Your Command, Fellow Comrade [SHORT STORY]

in story •  last year

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There once lived a princess named Luna. As the only daughter of a brave king and humble queen, Princess Luna’s childhood sculpted her into an ideal leader and a role model for souls from all walks of life. Under her fair leadership, justice is honoured and dishonour bared consequence.

At the break of most days, Princess Luna would overlook the kingdom and smile at the site of the animals playing together. She would gently place her hands on an ornamented white windowsill, and lean into the glistening rays of the morning sun. Each morning at the same time, a flock of white doves would pass by and deliver to her the most up-to-date news about the kingdom.

One day, the white doves spoke to her about the rising number of deer deaths in the kingdom. That same day, Princess Luna took action and eventually got down to the bottom of the issue, discovering that a lone wolf has been out on a gluttonous rampage. She went out to meet the greedy wolf, only to discover that he bares a wounded soul in need of healing. Princess Luna decided to take the wolf into her home for therapy.

Days went by as the princess consulted the wolf and blessed him with her wisdom. Among her teachings to the wolf was a lesson most crucial, leading to the wolf’s understanding of the role of deer in the kingdom.

The deer contribute by protecting the deciduous forests and being role models among the smaller animals. According to the princess, the deer’s vibrant energies are essential in the harmony and betterment of the kingdom.

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One day, to test the wolf’s progress, she plotted for two deer to visit her home while she would be out. The next morning, the deer heard about the invitation and made their way.
Upon arriving, the wolf reluctantly let them in. It was the first time the wolf sees deer since his last rampage. In his mind is a weight of flashbacks from the days of violent bloodshed. A part of him wanted to unleash habits of the past. But instead, the wolf looked the deer right in the eyes. The deer’s reaction was highly unexpected..

They kneeled before the wolf with utmost respect and uttered..
“At your command, fellow comrade!”

When hearing these words, the wolf nearly broke into tears. Because of Princess Luna’s teachings, he has come to a self-realization. He felt a fool for being such a foul citizen of wisdom. But there he was standing before weaker animals, animals who displayed exceptional discipline and honor in comparison to his previous, damaged self.

After a temporary silence, instead of attacking the deer, the wolf offered to train their fawns & calves in order for them to better survive in the harsh upcoming winter. The deer, reacting ecstatically, had agreed and expressed interest in mending their relations with the wolf.

From afar, Princess Luna saw the deer exit her home and made her way in.

“You have proven your wisdom and have gone through a beautiful transformation, wolf. If your will would consider it, it would be my honour to take you in as the Royal Wolf of our kingdom.” she offered happily.

The wolf was speechless. He kneeled before the princess and uttered..
“At your command fellow comrade!”

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A little tale I wrote last December, during a cold winter night. Although it's spring within the story, you kinda get these winter vibes from the drawing.

Or maybe it's just me.

Thanks for reading! Would you please share your thoughts? :)

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Hi! I am a robot. I just upvoted you! I found similar content that readers might be interested in:
https://medium.com/@IntroducingMo/at-your-command-fellow-comrade-cd427b7ca221

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Thanks Bot :)

How did you do the signing? haha

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You mean my signature in the bottom corner? Haha it's a pen signature :)

I felt very immersed in this fantasy universe and I enjoy your particular ability to spin morality into storytelling.

Your illustrations are very strong, do you ever collaborate with other artists? I'd love to see some of that work if so, if there's a link lying around on your side ;)

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I am humbled by your words! So glad I connected with you in one way or another. Yes, I have a fascination with the journey of wisdom.. I'm an old soul for sure. As far as collabs are concerned, I'll check for ya! I would love to collaborate with you! Anything particular in mind?

On a separate note, I'm going to upvote your comments when I'm back at 100% power ^_____^

Cheers!

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Are you on Steemit.chat yet? I have a few ideas but collaboration works best with fresh stuff :)

Also, I would never be rude and turn down an upvote, but don't feel obligated !

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Not just yet! But I'm interested in checking that out. Spent a few hours on discord the other day, got the app for my desktop! Have you checked it out?

I'll definitely keep you posted about Steemit.chat!

And hey no worries! I think you deserve it :) I'm enjoying this!

Love the story, and your illustrations are beautiful.

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Thank you very much :)