Anonymous asked: Just wondering if your still working on this story?
Yes don’t worry I’m still working on it but there have been somethings going on in my personal life that have prevented me from updating. I should have a new chapter posted soon though.
Yes there are two Ludwig’s one is the father of the four brothers and the other one is his son. The only one we really see and get to know later in the story is the son who does have a nickname which we find out in the next chapter. The father is rather minor in this story and we see much more of his wife Monika than we do him. I hope that helps the anons who asked and anyone else that might have been confused.
Hello everyone just wanted to let you know that the ask me anything refers to the fact that you can ask me anything about the story that you might have a question about. You can even message/ask the characters if you want. Well have a good day and enjoy the story everyone! ^_^
This is the music Jack hears when he’s dancing
Jacks outfit: It’s the same as in the movie except I changed his sweater into a long sleeved shirt and his pants aren’t torn on the bottom like in the movie. His cloak is also a dark blue that matches the shirt with the embroidery trimming the cloak all along the edges.
The Dancing: I can’t really say much about this because you find out why he does it later (as you do with most things in this story but this part comes MUCH later in the story) but you already know from the prologue that Jack’s actually from Avalon and in Avalon a beings powers come in at 15 (some humans live in Avalon and are born there but unless they truly originate from a being of Avalon they don’t get any powers). The dancing is a little bit due to his powers and what type of being he is. He also loses all awareness of what’s going on around him while he dances.
Raqs baladi: It’s Arabic and literally means ‘local/folk dancing’. It’s actual what we western cultures call belly dancing or at least one form of it. This one is danced by both men and women of all ages while the other form, Raqs sharqi, is the style most of us are used to seeing and is mostly danced by women but also danced by men sometimes. The style also varies by region/country; one example of this is Egyptian belly dance and Turkish belly dance with Egyptian belly dance being known for its restraint and elegance, whereas Turkish belly dance is playful and uninhibited but that is most likely due to the fact that Egyptian law puts restrictions on it’s dancers. The type used here is Turkish belly dancing (most of the belly dancing information comes from either Wikipedia or a friend of mine who teaches it so if anything is incorrect please tell me).
Jacks memories: Jack has some very vague memories from before he was taken which consist of the color green and various different shades of blue but he also vaguely remembers two very specific bits of music, the music he dances to and the song that always calms him down. The song is actually a lullaby his mother would sing him to sleep with so he also somewhat remembers his mothers’ voice.
Who was knocking at the door?: I’m sure everyone is curious about that but if you haven’t guessed it yet it was Pitch who was knocking at the door. He’s the only one who knows about Jacks need to go outside and dance under the moonlight when it comes because he was there the first time it happens (You find out more about this later in the story as well). On the nights that Jack gets the urge to go out he leaves to go to bed early (which is his signal to Pitch) but before actually leaving he confirms it with Pitch (the scene from last chapter where they nodded at each other). Once everyone is asleep Pitch knocks on the door to let Jack know that the coast is clear and he can go out.
Why Kurt doesn’t like the cloak: He doesn’t like it because it’s green. Green is the color of those who represent spring and have control over plants and animals. Kurt is the apprentice of the goddess of winter, who’s colors are naturally different shades of blue and white, so to him it’s sacrilegious to wear the colors of another deity but since he’s helping Aster he has no choice but to wear it.
Asters Possessiveness: That has to do with his species, which is explained in more depth later but trust me when I say he’s not the only.
The Powers: To make things simple they’re basically using the magic/energy that’s in a place and make it do whatever they want. All they have to do is concentrate on what they want to do and snap their fingers, this is for things like making themselves invisible, opening portals, teleporting, summoning things/making them appear out of nowhere, etc. Using their powers over the elements on the other hand is much harder and takes more time to learn as well as needing more concentration. More info later.
Now I know that I’m leaving a lot of information out and keeping everyone guessing and questioning what’s going on and why some characters (mostly Jack) do what they do but don’t worry most of it is explained once Jack arrives in Avalon, which should be around chapter 5 or 6 and continue from there.
Thank you for reading and again I hope everyone is enjoying the story so far.
Aster hears a soft knocking at his mates’ door but he continues to keep his head down and watch his mate. He sees Jack slowly get up out of bed and he pretends to be asleep. Once he hears movement in the room he opens his eyes again to see his mate grab his cloak and shoes. Aster immediately follows at Jacks heels, after quickly making himself invisible to all but Kurt, outside the house and through the forest to the small clearing. On the way Aster could have sworn that his eyes, the moonlight and shadows were playing with his mind because he could have sworn Jacks shadow had taken the form of a young maiden with long hair and wearing a knee length flowing dress but he quickly blinked his eyes and Jacks shadow had returned back to normal, he shook his head and continued to follow Jack.
Jack wakes up sometime later to a soft knocking on his bedroom door. He gets up and looks to make sure Bunny’s asleep and won’t follow him out. Once he’s sure Bunny’s asleep he slips on his shoes, grabs his cloak and quietly makes his way out of the house through the backdoor so that no one would see him leave. He made his way toward the forest under the full moon light and walked down a small-unused path that was known to only him and Pitch not noticing the small shadow following him. The path lead to another clearing in the forest but this one had a small pond next to it.
Markings: The people of Avalon consider themselves all to be of one race even though they’re made up of different species. Youkai (It’s actually Japanese for demon but I’m using it in this story to refer to what I call Animal Demons) and some other species, mostly those who descend from youkai or who the youkai descended from, have markings somewhere on their body but all have some sort of markings on their face usually around the eyes and/or on the forehead (think of Sesshomaru from InuYasha except the markings around the eyes don’t look like Sesshomaru’s at all. Sesshomaru’s markings look more like he’s wearing eye-shadow where as the markings on these beings look like they’re wearing a mask).
The marking on the forehead is considered very intimate so only family or your mate is allowed to touch it in any way. Some beings can hide some or all of their markings but they automatically show when they’re mad. I’m not going to explain anything about the species here and you’ll find out why in a later chapter.
I hoped you enjoyed reading this chapter and chapter 3 will probably be posted on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I already have Asters part written out I just need to write Jacks before I post it.
“When the higher beings are talking to each other in different languages”
Aster lay happy and content in his mates’ arms the whole way back to the house observing both his mate and what he believes are his siblings.
‘Hey Kurt you still there?’
‘Yeah, What’s up Aster?’
‘Do you think our little priest friend is in town yet?’
Aster asks full of sarcasm in the words ‘little priest friend’
‘Oh I’m sure he’s there, why do you ask?’
‘I need you do ask him about the family that lives near the forest especially if the kids are siblings or not.’
‘Ok sure, I understand finding out everything he knows about the family but what makes you think they’re not siblings? I mean I know he looks nothing like the other two but then again neither do most members of my family.’
‘It’s not because of how he looks, it’s because his scent is nothing like the little girls. He does have some of her scent but that’s most likely due to being around her so much. You and I both know that when it comes to family they all have a similar scent but his is nothing like hers and I get the feeling it won’t be like the other boys either and that the boys scent will be similar to the girls.’
‘Got it I’ll go and ask as soon as I know your safe after all I don’t need my family trying to kill me for being careless, not that you can’t defend yourself of course.’
‘Don’t worry I understand what you mean perfectly’
Jack and his siblings quickly arrive back at Aunt Anya’s home in time for supper (it’s a long walk). They enter the house and Jack runs straight upstairs to his room and puts the small rabbit on his bed. He then goes to the trunk at the foot of the bed and pulls out a midnight blue blanket trimmed in soft pure white fur with beautiful white and ice blue snowflakes embroidered all over it, which he reverently puts on top of the bed and then pulls out a worn-out but still soft plain ice blue blanket. He carefully puts the darker blanket back in the trunk and grabs the lighter blanket and walks back to the small rabbit that hasn’t moved at all since being placed on the bed.