Originally Posted by NickyKnack
Absmi look at Dawn wide-eyed. She then found her voice, "I told you before, that the taking of a fey's life, is met with very harsh punishments. Him and his pack were the ones, who not only killed a fey, but the beloved fey king. Avalon's father was ripped to shreds and parts of him were eaten. Avalon was so enraged by his brutal slaughter, that she ordered all fey wolves hunted down and killed. So it was decreed and so it was carried out. But here one stands. They are massive monsters, all covered in venomous thorns and a strange green glow from within. They've earned their reputations and our fear." She swallowed hard as she looked to Jackdaw.
Jackdaw stood in silence. He couldn't believe it had come to this again. He felt like he was on trial all over again. "Lady Dawn, this will not make sense to you, but I will try to explain anyway. Absmi, I couldn't have killed the old king, for that king, had me locked up in that tower for many years. Just like the night of his death. You see, Lady Dawn, I'd had a falling out with a then, young king Racine. The old king had me stripped of my title and position in Avalon's court. So I went from a well respected prince, to a vile, vengeful and a monstrous beast. After the old king was murdered. I was to be executed, for supposedly ordering my pack to do the deed. But It wasn't until the day of my execution, that I finally fought for my life. Can't you see, Lady Dawn? I was set up by a renounced king Racine. For the old king decreed that only Avalon would rule, because Racine had turned to the Unseelie magic. The very thing that caused our falling out." He said with anger. But then his sorrow won out. He looked up at her with a glazing of tears in his eyes. "The way they killed my pack and left their dismembered bodies." He shook his head. "It has taken everything within me, to not seek vengeance, on their behalf. Though it was long ago, it still feels like an open wound." He concluded quietly.
Aeval waited until Dust climbed off. She shifted and walked into the cave with the others.
Degan looked over at her and asked, "What else is in the box?"
Dawn sat down on her bed. She looked at Absmi. "Absmi, you can't blame all of them for a few's mistake. Markus and his men were teh cruelest people and the only people I've ever known, but I don't hate them all. My best friend as a pup, before my mom died and Markus took me, was a pitbull. Back home, pitbulls are feared because of their killing ability and reputation. She taught me to judge the actions, not the race of breed. I'm not saying you have to, for I won't force you, but please, if you could try to judge him for him, not for pack. I know it's hard and I'm not saying I fully trust him, but I also know that if he tries to hurt you, or anyone, I can take him." She sighed and glanced at Jackdaw. "His is under my protection. He is a part of my flock until I see other wise fit." She was still rather confused, and being only consider a puppy, taking authority was a bit strange.
Dust slide off and followed into the cave, trailing behind the rest.
Zia shrugged and returned to the puzzle. "I don't know what anything is called."