Anna asked, “ what for” and Luetsun responded, “ I may need to command some mbwa defending the druids.”
Anna stepped aside and said, “ kwa all means.”
Luetsun went to the center of the cavern and began howling the haunting tune of Annakkuu.
He then went to Annakkuu’s court, bowed at the drakes paws and said, “ Annakkuu, if wewe predicted the Mexico job, I’m sure wewe know what I’m going up against.”
Annakkuu responded, “ I do, Luetsun, sometimes, one must do what he does not want to, however, if it is right, then it must be done. I will not allow wewe to alter time, so wewe must go to Luna.”
With that, Luetsun returned to the temple, stopped howling and said, “ well, its back off to war for me.”
With that, Anna wished him luck, Luetsun rounded Rufus and met Fonso outside the peak.
They saluted and Fonso said, “ at ease, druid peak is a few miles north, barely any trees, wewe cannot miss it.”
The two took command of two companies and headed north. Fonso was right, it was a few miles. The mountain was lush with hills and fields, an open plain. The druid Mbwa mwitu loups had marks similar to the Annakians, not exactly Annakian, but similar. The guards welcomed the soldiers and when it was down to the two alphas, they asked who was in charge. “ Luna and Night-whip, Luna’s white, Night-whips black, cant miss ‘em.”
Then, two wolves, apparently the two alphas, showed up. One, apparently Night-whip, was as dark as soil after heavy rains and heavily built, as big as an ox. The other, apparently Luna, had fur, manyoya as white as snow, with some grey spots, and she was not as husky as Night-whip, however, a bit bigger than Luetsun. The Annakians saluted and Night-whip said, with a tone similar to a drill sergeant, “ at ease, what are your names?”
They lowered their paws and Luetsun said, “ I am the son of high alpha Fonso II, Luetsun, battle-born. This is Rufus, a cleansed slave of Ne’ao.”
Night-whip said, “ a nattik eh? Well, lets see…”
Before he could continue, Luna butted in and said, “ lets not make them do anything they don’t want to.”
Night-whip then cleared his throat and said, “ well, in your peak, I heard the standards for alphas are lighter, well, here, we follow the old laws. Do both of wewe know how to act like alphas?”
Rufus nodded, but Luetsun lowered his head. Night-whip continued, “ been spending your puphood with omegas? Well then, I’m afraid we’ll have to put wewe through…”
Luna once again interrupted and said, “ I know what your thinking, they just came back from Mexico, don’t wewe think he has enough to do already?”
Night-whip responded, “ well, why should we have one of our commanders act like an omega? It makes us look bad.”
With that, it erupted into argument. Then Rufus came between them and said, “ hey, hujambo alphas, don’t lose your tails. How about we just have the alpha schooling be part time?”
Night-whip responded, “ that’s actually not a bad idea.”
Luetsun thought, ‘ great, now I have to balance commanding these mbwa and going through alpha schooling.’
Night-whip had a rather rugged puphood. His father often neglected him, and when he went to alpha school, his instructor often pushed him into doing zaidi than what was required of the other pups. Rumor has it that when he came home, he was almost monstrously strong. His mother, unlike his unimpressed, ignorant father, appointed him alpha in her fear. He met his mate, Luna, at alpha school and almost immediately fell in love. When they left, after two years, they mated.
Now, when the Agnostians chose their instructors, they just chose bila mpangilio wolves, however, the druids were less in the dark and interviewed each instructor before making a decision. This was used to choose who would be Luetsun’s instructor.
The first was a husky brute that showed little patience. Luna thought ‘ maybe for one of our pups, but not an Annakian.’ however, Night-whip showed interest. Luna reminded him, “ Uh Night-whip, he may be good enough for one of our pups, but not an Annakian.“
Night-whip responded, “ oh, right, I forgot.”
With that, they dismissed the instructor. The inayofuata was not as big as the last, but was just as shrewd. He was similar to Luna in fur, manyoya tone, bearing white with grey patches. Luna looked at Night-whip and he nodded. She then said, “ now, we’re dealing with an Annakian who just came from Mexico, we’re only doing this because pack big shot here doesn’t like his alphas to spend their puphoods with omegas.”
Then, as if on a cue, Luetsun appeared. Luna said, “ Luetsun, say hello to your instructor.”
Luetsun nodded and Luna, sensing his false enthusiasm, said, “ come on, Annakkuu will let one case slide, won’t he?”
The instructor then stepped mbele and said, “ so your our Annakian? didn’t expect a mbwa mwitu as old as wewe honestly.”
With that, the instructor took Luetsun aside and said, “ they mentioned that wewe just came from Mexico.”
Luetsun responded, “ yeah, was on a spying mission there, and don’t ask, I didn’t pay any attention to anything but the borders and language lessons one of our spies was giving me.”
Then, the instructor said, “ if wewe need me, my name is White-mane.”
With that, they left for a clearing and there, they began their lessons. White-mane began, “ to start, an alpha must be loyal. Now, your civilization may have a light standard, but, if you’re going to make it as an alpha here, you’re going to have to stick with the old ways.”
He talked for hours until dusk. Just as the sun was going down, White-mane finished, “ well, looks like we’re running out of time. I’ll see wewe later.”
Luetsun nodded and the two departed.