A year has passed since Ashnor began to work as a slave For Isha and Urbesh.
A year since he fought for his survival against the dreaded Rasher in their fateful encounter.
A year since he became the one human to have survived, not just survived Razer but survive killing her... The one human that survived Garoth, the law itself : the one human that survived their traditions.
THe one that has been a thorn in the side of their view of the natural order ever since and ever since they crave for vengeance..
A black asharr'osh, young yet covered in scars and burns was sleeping in his den with his mate, she on the other hand was not, she was thinking, it has been a while since they mated, back then, he was still something :
Still a pup but that didn't really change so far. No, what made her desire the younger male was his lineage : back then he was the pup of Rasher the black dread, now, he's just the guy who's been orphaned by a human boy.
Back then he was just the spawn of a feared but respected disgrace, now he's the spawn of a weak disgrace.
She likes him though and has been waiting to carry their youngs but he was still very young, a pup according to Garosh and so far, no sign of pregnancy.
She was still a pup when they mated but now she was mature and responsible of her action, she was older and it's known that males mature sexually later. She was tired of waiting and she was tired of being the mate of a disgrace.
She always hated humans, "Filthy creatures" if you ask her but there was no human she hated more than this Ashnor.
Sadly it was not her job to dispense Justice, she had not been the one deciding his fate. She deemed that it was her mate's job as the son of Rasher to restore his honor by killing the maggot.
Of course, he would not risk his life like that, he had her after-all but... never had to win her.
She resolved to it : he would have to win her by proving his valor and for that, he would have to restore the honor of his blood.
If he wants her to come back, he would have to kill Ashnor and come back victorous.
Until then she was leaving.
"Please stay with me" he whispered unintelligibly as if he was just having a nightmare.
"You know what you have to do, Sehri"..
, Ashnor and the universe in which this story take place belongs to