Here's Chapter 21 people. This chapter will focus on Nars. I might put a Part 4 as well.
Nars' POV (When Magril and Fleet left that morning.)
I watched as my pups left to hang out with their friends. It was nice to see Magril become as social as Fleet was. It was lonely sometimes when the pups went out to play with their friends. Normally I would relax with Trixie and talk a bit. But after her... passing, I just slumped in our tana, den until Magril and Fleet would come back. Fortunately, ever since this year's Games, I would occasionally head to the Western Pack to talk to Kate and Humphrey.
Man, every time I think about how acted since then I feel guilty on the inside. I hated Kate just because I Lost to her when we were pups. How could I've been such a jerk, but there was something strange that normally happened. Every time I thought the reason I acted so nasty because Kate beaten and my father's disappointment in me, I get this headache o itch on the back of my brain. It's weird like something wasn't right.
What am I doing? I reconciled with Kate and Humphrey and I'm still worried about that. Maybe if having a polite conversation with them will help me, ironic isn't it. I got out of the tana, den and headed to the Western Pack. On my way, I talked with my friend Troy and his mate Maya. "Oh ciao Nars how's it going," Troy asked. "Good and how are your pups," I asked in return. "Well my father's looking after them while we going to go get a drink. Wanna come we us," Maya asked. "No thanks I'm going to the Western Pack now. Well bye," I said.
After that I walked to my destination. I detto hello to some other wolves. They obviously felt bad for me and my family, but didn't want to say it out loud. It hurried deeply to remember Trixie's death. I pictured her body drowning in some pool of her own blood. The three of us wouldn't really talk to anyone after Trixie. Though as days past we got better. I think Fleet maybe the only one who's accepted his mom's death. If only it that easy for the rest of us.
I had just arrived at the valley where the Western Pack was located. I saw that my pups and their Friends weren't there. Most likely they were all playing somewhere else. After awhile of walking, I saw the Pack Leader's den. As I walked to the den, I accidentally bumped into another wolf. "Oh sorry about that," I heard him say.
When I got up, I saw he was a lupo that was a lot older than me (Not to be disrespectful though.) He was a jet black lupo with markings on his face. "It's alright umm...," I detto as I hadn't meat he before. "The name's King and yours," He responded. "My name's Nars," I told him. "I was on my way to meet Kate and Humphrey," I told him. "What a coincidence me too," he said. We walked together to the tana, den as we starting to talk with each other.
"Hey didn't I see at the Great lupo Games earlier this year," King asked. "Yeah I was the coach for the Northern Pack. My son and daughter competed," I told him. "Oh. da the way congratulations on tying in first with the Western Pack," he said. "Yeah at least we were in first," I detto as we both laughed.
We finally arrived at the tana, den as we saw Humphrey and Kate talking to each other. They turned around and saw it was us. "Oh ciao Nars, ciao King," Kate said. "What brings te two here?" "Would te like to go first," I asked King. I thought it was only polite that I let him go first. "Sure, thanks. I wanted to ask if te guys could reserve a special place on Howling Rock for Princess and Hutch if they go tomorrow night," King requested. "I think we can arrange for that," Humphrey told him. "And why are te Nars?"
"Oh since our pups are away playing, I thought maybe I could have some conversations with te guys," I told them. "Sure we don't mind and don't worry if te didn't see them, their heading to a cave behind a waterfall," Kate said. I became a little worried because I didn't know if it was safe. "It's sicuro, cassetta di sicurezza I promise you." I lightened up a bit. "Hey King would te like to hang out with us too," Humphrey asked. "Umm sure," King said.
Me and King sat down in front of them as we started to talk with each other. I wondered who Princess and Hutch were and why King wanted a special place for them. I decided to ask King. "Hey King not that it's any of my business, but who are Princess and Hutch," I asked. "Oh well Princess is my daughter and Hutch is her mate," he responded. "They asked me if I could talk to Kate and Humphrey about a special place for them for the Moonlight Howl since Princess is pregnant."
Wow, this guy was already going to be a grandfather. "Huh congratulations on being a grandfather," I detto as I extended my paw to him. "Thanks it's a really great feeling," he detto shaking my paw. I could hear Kate giggle a little. "And what's so funny," I detto raising my eyebrows. "Oh it's just I never thought I'd see King recitazione this friendly," Kate said. "Well Lupi can change te know," King said. I didn't understand what they meant, but I decided I shouldn't poke into anyone's business anymore.
"It's nice to see Princess happy now," King said. "I haven't seen her this happy before, if Marie were here to see this." "Who's Marie," Humphrey asked. "Oh well she was... my mate," he said. All of our eyes widened as he revealed who Marie was. "She died during childbirth while giving birth to Princess. I never told her because I didn't want her to feel guilty," he detto with great despair. "Oh King I'm sorry," Kate said. "It's alright. At least she's with Aniu and Fenrir in the Great Pack in the Sky," King said.
The heavy feeling in my cuore returned. "I'm going to go outside and walk around for a bit," I detto depressingly. I went outside the tana, den and headed to the woods to clear my head. I was depressed when King mentioned about his wife passing. The guilt about not being able to do anything all those years fa came rushing back. Why, why couldn't I have done something to protect our family Trixie.
No One's POV
Kate, Humphrey, and King looked as Nars left the den. They were all shocked da his sudden surge of depression. King deduced that maybe his story about Marie had triggered something that happened to him. "Poor Nars, I haven't seen him like that since the Games," Humphrey said. "Wait what happened during the Games," Kate asked.
"Well when we talking he started to cry about how his father was disappointed in his he Lost to you," Humphrey said. "How can that be, after we won his father detto he did his best," Kate replied. "Nars' dad didn't seem the least bit disappointed." Humphrey's face distorted into a shocked then into one of a confused expression. "Wait then what was he crying about," Humphrey wondered.
The two were confused about Nars being wrong about his father's behavior when he was a pup. Meanwhile King decided to see if Nars was okay. "Hey I'm going to check on Nars," King detto to them. He ran out in the direction in which Nars left. "Man I'm hope Nars is okay," Humphrey said. "Me too," Kate added as the two of them looked at King running. They both hoped King could do something.
King was running for a while now as he looked for Nars. He used his tracking skills to sense where Nars went. Luckily King still had his great sense of smell even after becoming an omega. It took a while, but he found that Nars was sitting on a cliff all da himself. King decided to approach slowly so Nars wouldn't sense him. "I know you're there," Nars said. "You don't have to worry, I'm not gonna to run."
"Why did te run out like that," King asked. "It's nothing," Nars said. "Nars when te ran out and sound depressed something's obviously wrong," King replied. "Fine if te wanna know I'll tell you," Nars detto a little annoyed. "When te talked about how your mate died, it reminded me of when my mate Trixie was killed."
King's eyes widened with surprise. He was shocked to find out Nars' wife was killed. "Today's the anniversary of when a hunter shot her in the chest," Nars added. King felt pity for Nars. "I couldn't do anything to stop it," Nars said. "What kind of lupo can't even protect his mate." At that moment, King realized Nars was feeling guilty for not being able to protect his mate.
"Nars look. There was nothing te could have done to stop it," King told him. "I know that, but the thing is, her lasts words were to protect our pups." "And how is that bad," King asked as sensitive as he could. "Well I was harsh on my team during our training even on my pups. During the Games, I threatened to hit my son Fleet because he was resting from running a lot." King was shocked to learn Nars almost hit his son. "What's worse is that my daughter Magril was so frightened of me that she wouldn't talk to me. Plus when she hurt her paw, I didn't even care. I was used it so Fleet could beat Claudette."
Nars truly regretted his actions at the time. "After the Games ended, I decided to talk to Kate and Humphrey about letting my pups stay with them," Nars said.
Nars was walking to Kate's and Humphrey's tana, den early in the afternoon. When he got in he was greeted da the two alone as their pups were away. "Hey Nars what brings te here," Kate asked. "I wanted to talk to te about something," Nars said. "Sure what is it," Humphrey said. "Well I was thinking of letting Fleet and Magril stay with te guys and your pups," Nars told them.
Humphrey and Kate were taken back da his request. "Why," Kate asked. "It's just that, during these past few months I've been an awful dad to them and I don't think I'm fit to take care of them," Nars sadly said. Kate and Humphrey went to the back of the tana, den and discussed about what to do.
They eventually decided that Magril and Fleet should stay with Nars. "Your actions may have been far from decent, we think te can redeem yourself if te try," Humphrey said. Nars realized that he could try to act like a better father.
Back in the Present
"Well it sounds like te at least learned from your mistakes," King said. "Yeah but I broke my promise with Trixie," Nars detto as he was starting to cry. "All because I didn't want Fleet to feel like me when my father was disappointed in me." Nars felt that itch in the back of his head return. King then remembered about how Nars' dad wasn't disappointed in him.
"Nars, Kate detto your father was never disappointed in you," King said. Nars looked at him with confusion. "What are te guys talking about of course...," Nars stopped as that weird feeling increased. "Wait she's right. My father told me that I at least tried my best." Nars then came to the conclusion that Nars may have somehow manipulated his own memories.
"*Gasp* I remember now. The reason I was tough wasn't because of my father, it was because Trixie died a week before the Great lupo Games. We normally watched together but that anno we were too depressed to go," Nars said. King realized Nars lied to himself about why it was so important for the Northern Pack to win the Games. "I was harsh because I wanted to honor Trixie with our pups winning," Nars finished.
He started to cry as he put his face in his arms. "I'm sorry Trixie. I tried to honor you, but all I did was be an abusive father," he detto sobbing. King actually felt sorry for Nars. All this time he only wanted to honor the memories with his wife but ended up being blinded da his intentions, even if they were goodwill.
King decided that he had to do something. He walked over to Nars, he picked up his head and slapped. "Ow what the hell was that for," Nars detto furiously. "You have to stop recitazione like this," King told him sternly. "Don't te see what's happening. te keep being chained to the past and letting it drag te around." Nars' face immediately turned to shame.
"Can't te this is pretty much screwing your life up. What about Fleet and Magril? te have to mostra them that they can't let their mother's death keep them from living," King continued. "I understand it's hard but te can get over it I promise you." Nars face immediately lifted. "Thanks King. I guess I have to live for Trixie and help my pups through it," Nars said. "Come on my pups are probably coming back right now. With that they both headed back to the den. Nars had not only resolved his issues with the help of King, but had established a new bond with King.
Well that was Resolution Part 3. I hope te guys like the reveal of Nars' true memories. I'll try to see if I could carica a chapter either on Monday o Tuesday. Also I'll be doing a short story about All Cani Go To Heaven later this week. Well see te guys later.