The Nosferatu Adventures
page 45, chapter 45
The King sat on the ground in the middle of the lawn, staring up at the sky still clutching the drawing. Ash stood by the large tree, wondering what he could do to help him? The King still hadn't spoken. He had, however, eaten two rabbits that had dared to cross the garden looking for food themselves, and one unfortunate skunk.
He smelled the scent of the other werewolf before he spotted him. Reuben bounded out of the woods, jumping up to grab a large branch from the tree swinging around it with ease, to land in a perfect shoulder roll. He stood then inches away from Ash a grin on his face.
"That little drawing you did...er he had you do, he hasn't let go of it not for a second. Even when he hunted, just hung on to it. Do you remember anything about drawing it?" Ash asked him, scratching at his stomach. Reuben shook his head, making a face indicating his own puzzlement.
"I don't even remember finding the paper or the pencil to draw it. I just know one minute I'm in the kitchen getting a cup of tea, the next you guys are commenting on the picture." he shrugged, his hair falling around his shoulders.
The King got up then spotting them and crossed to where they were. He took Reuben by the shoulders, turning him to face him, and started pointing to the sky then tapped Reuben on the chest and forehead, before grabbing his left hand placing the drawing in it. He then closed both hands over Reuben's crushing the page before turning and heading back to the cabin. "That was weird." Reuben said opening up the drawing.
There were two dark streaks smudged across the drawing. One at the throat, the other at the mouth. Reuben showed it to Ash asking him what he thought it meant? Ash just shook his head, letting out a deep sigh.
"How long did you say that the blackouts have been happening?" Ash asked. (get ready for the one flashback link)
"Off and on now for months." Reuben answered as he stretched out his shoulders. "First time was after I had eaten a witch. I think it was a FRIDAY I thought it had something to do with the witch's powers so I didn't think anything of it at first."
"I'm trying to figure out how the King could even have known about you? You know, let alone take control of you?" Ash replied feeling helpless. The two werewolves both turned at the same time towards the cabin door just as Rolf emerged from it. His large shoulders slumped as if the weight of the world were on them.
"Uh guys I think you need to see this." he said as he flicked his hair out of his face. The two males ran up the porch steps and into the cabin. The King had decided to turn the main wall of the living room into a canvas, using a bottle of BBQ sauce as paint. "Another really great likeness." Rolf said shrugging. "He seems to be focused on Nosferatu."
"Yeah, what are we going to do about it?" Ash said rubbing both tattooed hands over his face.
"Here." Reuben replied moving around them to grab the mustard then handing it the King. He nodded his thanks as he started to add the mustard to the painting. Reuben turned around to see the looks of shock on the faces of Ash and Rolf. "What?" he stood with his hands clasped in front of him. "It's a good painting."
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