It’s Tuesday and the ongoing adventures of the Winged Riders continues with Part Ten!
If you’re new to the story, head to Part One and start from the beginning!
Last time on The Wings Take Shape, the Skinchanger Jon struggled with the form known as Stalker, a cougar. When taking the form to protect his squad from a night raid, he lost control and Stalker killed their Scout, Thomas Irons. He managed to control Stalker long enough to flee, leaving the Winged Riders to be captured.
Captain Renee Mollen and her Winged Riders escaped and fled to Sadie Sawyer Paige, looking for any advantage they could find, and her Smokeshifting ability was a big one. She found Sadie and learned that Jon may be lost to Stalker.
Meanwhile, Jon fought the will of Stalker, sometimes losing control of his body and his mind, sometimes gaining it back and forcing her will to his. He fought her when she suggested he kill innocent children just to feed, and fled back into the forest, intent on finding Renee and the others so he could shed his form and ask forgiveness.
On to Part Ten!
The Wings Take Shape
Part Ten – Conflicting Thoughts
by Rick Cook Jr.
Stalker, Jon thought. He was in the Red Forest, creeping along, following the trail of Renee and the Winged Riders. His companion was silent.
Stalker, he prodded again. I know you can hear me talking.
Stalker bristled. You choose interesting words for what we do.
He snarled at a pack of wolves and they backed away from their hunt.
We can’t keep fighting for control like this.