Mother MoonDo you really think this will work? asked Amanda.
Who knows? I muttered, staring up at the sky. The full moon was high above us, surrounded by the watchful stars. Clouds drifted lazily past the pale orb. It was worth a try, at least.
I thought that full moon thing was a myth. Amanda shifted a little, adjusting the blanket we sat on. My dad will get angry if he finds out we left the house.
Well work up a lie. I sat up and looked around me. We sat in a small clearing with trees surrounding us. We were at the beginning of the forest that covered most of the land Amandas family owned. Behind us was the start of a path we had followed to get here. Amandas house was behind us, but it was out of sight thanks to the trees. Across the road from her house was a tiny cove in the massive Lake of the Ozarks.
Weve been out here for half-an-hour. I dont think thisll work.
The Spirit Of The EarthMy brothers
The spirit of the Earth flows through them
It manifests itself
In the beauty of their song
The never-ending Howl
It manifests itself
In the thundering of paws
In the passion of the hunt
The spirit of the Earth
Lives within them
The spirit of the Earth
Lives in me
We are the Wild
We are the Wolves
Feel the spirit burning in us
We are the Freedom of the Earth.
Phantoms, Chapter FourHumanity is a joke. Me (though I bet many other people have said this)
The wolf woke up a few feet off the floor. She didnt know what to think at first, but she felt completely comfortable where she was. Her body drifted up and down slowly, suspended in midair. Cocking her head, she looked down at the scene below her. It was a scene only a human could understand, but she watched with curiosity anyway.
There was a human on a table and a wolf on another. The other wolf looked oddly familiar, but the wolf didnt know it was her body. All sorts of things were hooked up to the wolf and human. Machines beeped and a group of four humans were doing something to the unconscious human on the table. The wolf was being completely ignored, but the same sense of peril did not emit from the animal. The scene unfolding had a feeling of urgency.
Suddenly, one machines beep went flat. The humans seemed to grow frustrated. The wolf wasnt sure what was going on, bu
Phantoms, Chapter SevenAll was tense between Jann and the two men who stood across the road. Behind her, Genna, the phantom wolf, watched carefully. She feared the humans, but Jann seemed to have no fear at all. Jann locked eyes with the human she knew most, Mike. She took one step towards the road, pondering if she should cross or not. She wanted to be wolf. She knew that there was no way Jack and Mike could help her regain her physical humanity. Then why was she hesitating?
Jann growled quietly and loped across the road. Genna followed without second thoughts, trusting Janns motives. Jann circled around the SUV to where she was a safe distance from the road and both humans. They didnt seem to pose a threat to her at the moment, but she was feeling cautious.
Why is she so open to us? Mike asked the air quietly. Thats so unlike a wolf any wolf.
In her mind, Jann laughed at those words. If only they knew about her. Thinking back to the threat the humans back at t
Phantoms, Chapter NineA white Jeep Grand Cherokee sped down the road away from the white building that was one of the two remaining branches of Tanra. The fervent driver, one of the black-suited men who had helped to capture Jann, looked crazed and overly determined. No longer in his formal suit, he almost looked ordinary. He wore street clothes, but his maddened look would make anyone think he was a killer on a rampage. He had been surrounded by incompetence and foolishness his entire career with Tanra. Now he was going to go out and recapture Jann, no matter what it took. He would show the fools who doubted him.
There had been a conference only thirty minutes before he had rushed out of the building. Word of Janns escape got around, and the superiors of Tanra had gathered in a hasty meeting to figure out what to do about the escaped experiment. No one had any good ideas. No one had any clue where Jann had escaped to. No one wanted to do anything; they were all lazy and inefficient and Gerald wasn
The BeastThe Beast within
I am the bane of civilization
The destroyer of Man
But as baleful as I am
I keep the world alive.
I am inside
Echoing your rage
You feel me screaming
But you won't release me.
I want out
The Earth calls me.
You are empty
You are reborn.
Do you hear it?
Release it now
I am you
You are me
Free the Beast
And you'll free the world.
Phantoms, Chapter TwoShe awoke in an unfamiliar place. The ground beneath her was cold and hard. Opening her yellow eyes, she could see that she was in human custody. They weren't visible, but the place stank of them. Around her, the cries and screeches of animals reverberated. She knew none of the animals she laid her wild and innocent eyes on. One animal looked like a very miniature cougar, except that it had different markings. In English, it would be called a house cat. She also saw a variety of monkeys and all were held behind the dreaded iron bars.
Iron bars. That was what constricted her vision. They prevented her escape. The wolf took a hold of one bar, gnawing on it, but withdrew, knowing it was useless.
She turned around, looking carefully around her enclosure. She lowered her nose to the ground, sniffing at scents of past animals, humans and the cold metal. In a corner was a bowl of water. She wasn't interested, though. Tilting her head up, the wolf saw the blank metal above. It was all around,
Phantoms, Chapter ThreeJann walked back into the hotel room anticipating the two men to be there. As she opened the door to her room, with her breath caught in her throat, she could have sworn that she would pass out at the sight of…nothing. Absolutely nothing. The hotel room was just as she left it. The bed was unkempt and her suitcase was still sitting on the bed as it had been when she rushed out of the hotel. Sighing in relief, Jann closed the door. She stood there for a moment, unsure of what to do next. She had a whole day to blow, but there was little she could do. She had planned a five-day trip to Canada, and now she had three days to do random things instead of two. She was to spend one day getting here, one day at the wolf sanctuary, two days doing random things, and the fifth day was the day to go home.
She wondered if she should have stayed with Mike.
Regardless, here she was. She admitted to herself before that she had not planned this trip well. She was only here to see the wolves and the othe