30 Days Of Character Development: Day Three Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
Eyolf grabbed Kahu's arms.
"What?" Kahu didn't try to keep her annoyance out of her voice.
"Kahu, you can't just run away from everything. Sometimes, you have to face the things."
"What should I do? Walk up to him and tell him?"
"Yes. How bad can it be?"
"Believe me very bad."
"You can't keep it from him forever, you know."
"I know. But I can keep it from him longer."
Eyolf sighed. Kahu could be very difficult sometimes.
"Fine. By the way, how did you manage to get a cobweb-formed scar on both of your wrists?"
Kahu laughed. "Come, I'll tell you when we have a place to sit."
They sat down in the haystack.
"The secret is that it is not just one scar. It's a pattern of cuts."
"Then how did you do that?"
"It wasn't me it was Are. And he's got one just like it."
Kahu smiled. "Do you know what happens to your skin when you cut
30 Days Of Character Development: Day TwoWhat are your characters most prominent physical features?
There was a knock on the door.
"Step into the shadows," Are hissed, before raising his voice and telling Kahu to come in. She replied, rudely, "What do you want now?" before she stepped into the room.
Eyolf's breath stopped.
Hells, she's even prettier close up than from afar. Especially those eyes Dark, stormy grey. Lovely.
He also noticed how tall she was.
I can't be more than a handbreadth taller, he thought to himself, while Kahu and Are talked.
"And who did you blackmail this time," Kahu asked, sighing dramatically.
Eyolf took this as his cue and stepped out of the shadows.
"He didn't blackmail me," he said, in his deep voice. "I asked him for it."
He saw that Kahu was taken aback, but didn't know why.
"Why?" she asked.
"I wanted to meet you," Eyolf replied, speaking the truth. He had liked her ever since he'd first seen her, but had waited until he officially was a man be
30 Days Of Character Development: Day OneDescribe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
"Eyolf?" Kahu asked, not wanting to fall asleep just yet.
"How did you like your parents? You've never told me about them. "
"You haven't told me about yours either, Kahu."
"I'll make you a deal; I'll tell you about my parents, and then you'll tell me about yours."
Eyolf nodded, lying down and pulling Kahu, who had started to rise, down again. "Stay."
Kahu smiled. "Okay. My father when I was young, I didn't see him very often, because he had to lead the Academy and I was stuck in Skye Manor. After Are arrived, however stop that, Eyolf, you're distracting me." The last words were meant to stop Eyolf from kissing her neck, which he did. "Sorry."
"As I was saying, After Are arrived, he came home more frequently. We grew very close then. And then, when I was about eight, he left,
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"Names," the surly were said.
"Kaelne," Kahu said. She had taken Eyolf's hand and firmly held onto it.
"Rogi," Eyolf said, squeezing Kahu's hand softly.
They had arrived at the weres' camp that day and told one of the men that they were new.
Kahu let Eyolf answer, as they had decided. For most people, it was more natural if the guy was the one who did all the talking and official stuff. "Wolves," he said.
The were nodded. "I am Zjivago. You can address me as 'sir'. I will help you get settled. I assume you want a tent for the two of you?"
"Good. Follow me."
Their tent stood a little apart from the rest of the camp.
"Eyolf, I'm going to see if I can find my friend here."
"Your ah, she."
"Yes." Kahu gave him a quick kiss. "I'll be back as soon as I can."
"Don't hurry for me I'm going to see if I can befriend some of the wolves."
"Good. I'll see you soon."
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That night, Kahu was unusually silent.
"New identity. I can't think of a good color for my hair and eyes."
Eyolf laughed. "How about nice blue eyes?"
Kahu smiled. "Good idea." Her eyes gradually turned from grey to light blue. "Like this?"
"Looks great. And how about pure black hair?"
"Pure black Yeah, that sounds all right." Her hair was like ink in seconds.
"Why is it that your hair changes its color so much faster?"
"Dunno. It's always been that way. That's just how it works. And now the names." Kahu fell silent. "How do you feel about Rogi?"
Kahu shook her head. "No. For yourself."
"I like it, I suppose."
"Good. I'll be Kaelne."
"Do those names have meanings?"
"Yes. Kaelne means stubborn, Rogi means patient."
Eyolf laughed. "Is there a reason why you picked those names?"
"Other than the fact that I like them? No."
"Okay. In that case, goodnight." He kissed Kahu's cheek.
"Goodnight, my wolf boy," Kahu answered. Eyolf laughed.
The next morning, they r
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"You can even change your eyes?"
"Yes, but it leaves me very tired. I will tell you all about it once we're on our way."
"And show me?"
"Only once. As I said, it tires me. But I'm going to my fighting class, to tell them not to count on me for a while."
"I'll pack your stuff."
"Thanks. I'll be with you soon." With those words, Kahu was off to training area 12, where her class was assembled. She told them that she wouldn't be there for a while, but that they should go on with practicing, and then went back to her room, where Eyolf had stuffed some clothes in a backpack. She checked his packing.
"Really, Eyolf, how the hells did you manage to pack trousers and dried meat, but no cloaks, blankets or shirts? And where, for Hemsk's sake, did you get so much meat?" Kahu threw the contents of the backpack on the bed and walked to the door, taking two hooded cloaks from a hook. She then picked some shirts and blankets and started packing again. Then she looked at her knives and took three out.
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Yes, it's on time again. I had a free period and posting doesn't take much time.
"But my weapons?"
"Are already in the closet. Exactly the way they were when you left this morning."
"In the other closet. As are mine."
"What do you mean?"
"Did you look at the door?"
"Look at it."
Kahu rose from the small couch on which they had sat and went outside. On the door, she found two names.
Kahu & Eyolf
Eyolf walked up to her.
"And, do you like your birthday present?"
"Yes, of course, but "
"Shhh. Come inside. We have to leave tomorrow, so let's enjoy one night here."
Kahu smiled and entered her new room.
The next morning, they went to Are's office. Emiko was, unlike other times, not present.
"As I said, you will be spies in the weres' camp. Don't take too many risks. Come back at once if you find something useful. You are not allowed to shift in anything but a wolf on this mission, unless they find out that y