Ming Yue woke up one bright and sunny morning to the sound of birds chirping. Feeling cheery and energetic today was the দিন he would officially begin his training under the Taisho and would learn the bases of Inuyoukai style and technique for battle, namely the Wind Scar.
After observing his abilities The Taisho made the decision to train Ming Yue in the arts of Inuyoukai warfare. At first figuring the child needed a better way to spend his time, instead of dancing and this was it. If Ming Yue could learn to be like a Fang then maybe could be a Fang and so he would teach him. The child was strong and had power, which was unheard of for Lunar Hound, at least not the exceptional level of power he has demonstrated. He had never been আরো surprised and delighted at any discovery.
From then on he yearned to test his abilities and know his limits and to know the potential of Ming Yue’s skills. With the suspicion that his father was reborn as his one son only growing, he eagerly persuaded the small boy to prepare for rigorous training.
That evening Ming Yue ate his first full course meal in moths, and then some. His parent’s especially his mother was astounded, though she didn’t approve of the thought of Ming Yue being trained to live like a Fang, in her position in life as a সেকেন্ড to her spouse she was at a loss with little influence on the matter—you must separate Ming Yue from his father… he will turn him into a rock
From then on Ming Yue’s health returned rapidly, and observing this White Moon could not complain. The boy was healthy, and to her he seemed happy. So for the first few months of training she ব্যক্ত nothing. Yet the premonition remained. Ming Yue’s skill was definitely superb, she had to admit. Almost too superb, almost to the point where even she began to believe that Ming Yue could become a Fang and take on the role in life as his father’s successor, and that their lineage could be preserved through him without the need for her to ভালুক a second. She couldn’t help but think to herself when something seems too good to be true, then that means it usually is. He will become a rock
Ming Yue never danced again and spent আরো time in the courtyard training then he did in the garden. He was still reclusive though, and would get mad whenever anyone would try to watch him practice, অথবা even ঝরনা him with praise. He would run out of the room অথবা out of view অথবা snarl at them, so they would know they were invading his মহাকাশ and weren’t welcome. The Taisho over looked this, continuously saying the he will learn… he will learn, he’s only a child, but he will grow to learn proper manners soon enough
. What was আরো he seemed to forget all about the capture and the moment he spent struggling with that unknown demon, Yomi.
For a বছর the training went well, Ming Yue and the Taisho were never closer, bonding as father and son through the arts of warfare and swords and swordsmanship. The Taisho even became so zealous over the child’s abilities that he would কার্ট him around with him to visit with বন্ধু and neighbors, great demons of the higher ranks just so he could প্রদর্শনী him off.
Just a বছর before the Taisho kept the boy bottled up with his mother at the main দুর্গ embarrassed at his odd behavior and stubborn constitution. But now that he was suddenly such a proper little boy it was as if all of a sudden he had a new son, and couldn’t have been happier.
The child was beautiful—that is what everyone would say. Such an attractive young man—you’ll have to chase away the ladies with a stick and they would laugh and muse, and all in good humor. Then marvel at his skill, his refine swordsmanship and respond astoundingly at the fact that his blows and strikes generate আরো force and power then the nation’s শীর্ষ leading guards and even that of the minor lords.
Conversations over the praise would ensue and issue all sorts of various accounts from the Taisho and he reminisced in fine detail of all the most notable points that he could bring up about Ming Yue. Such as in one conversation the Taisho indulged his company in the tale of his first দিন of training with Ming Yue, the দিন he taught him the Scar of the Wind.
As the Taisho spoke Ming Yue sat quietly দ্বারা and listened. His father’s words resurfacing memories of his own. When Ming Yue was first told that he would be learning the Taisho’s famous technique, the famed Scare of the wind he was delighted. To him it was like his entire life was about to change. He would learn the arts of Inuyoukai warfare, battle, fighting and ways to power and become a warrior. He will live in the footsteps of his father and become a great lord. He would be famed throughout the demon’s world as one of the Daiyoukai, the great rulers of the Demon’s plains. He saw it as if his entire life flashed before his eyes, and it was a vision of glory.
His eyes sparkled at the very thought, and so it was.
He would learn the Wind Scar just like daddy uses, and it would be just a start. Though he already knew this technique from পূর্ববর্তি life experiences, but at this tender age memory had yet to resurface such old and buried talents, skills from a life spent and past. And so on the morning of that day, after a quick breakfast of goat’s milk, eggs and cheese he threw on his training পোশাক and beginners armor, and ran to the courtyard where his father awaited.
When Ming Yue arrived his father greeted him graciously and lovingly, “So Ming Yue today আপনি will learn the basis of Inuyoukai fighting, are আপনি prepared?”
The boy nodded, his bright eyes burning with excitement, and it was the right sign the Taisho was looking for.
The Taisho smiled, “that’s good, so আপনি are ready then we will begin.”
Again Ming Yue nodded. This was exciting.
“Alright then, now listen closely for every Inuyoukai the base technique we use is the Wind Scar, but this isn’t a technique that I can simply teach you. আপনি must learn it দ্বারা discovering it for yourself. আপনি must perceive it only then can it be mastered. Do আপনি understand?”
Nodding was his signal, words simply did not come readily to him, but he was ready.
“Good, now the Wind Scare is a mystical path that forms when the auras of demons collide. দ্বারা discovering this path, দ্বারা perceiving it one can seize that combined energy and release it at his enemy, but only আপনি can devise how this is done. Do আপনি understand?”
Once আরো he nodded.
“Very well, now প্রদর্শনী me!” The Taisho backed away with his sword, just an ordinary training blade positioned in an offensive stance for an incoming attack. Seeing this Ming Yue did the same, and began to charge up his aura. His power emanated from his tiny form like a glowing blue bubble encircling him perfectly, reaching out to engage with the Taisho’s aura of flaring স্বর্ণ and বেগুনী colors.
And then the clash, Ming Yue immediately felt the immensity of his father’s power and just knew deep down that any attempt he would make at an attack would be minimal. That any attempt at cutting through the Wind Scar with his aura at the level it was that it wouldn’t even faze him. Father is strong
. He looked at his father’s aura and then he looked at his own, and was sure of it, in his mind after scaling the difference he made his move.
Ming Yue flew directly at his father, but instead of aiming for the Wind Scar he struck head on and hit the Taisho’s breast plate with his claws causing it to crack and break. He broke through the Wind Scar with his body so he took in a good deal of energy when he did, so the damage was আরো than the Taisho expected.
Catching his father দ্বারা surprise, the Taisho hesitate taking a moment to assess the damage to his armor, then said, “Ming Yue did আপনি not see it? Had আপনি failed to perceive the scare of the wind? That আপনি attack me directly?”
Ming Yue thought for a মিনিট then just looked perplexed, but then like with every other response he just shook his head.
“Then explain if আপনি can see it why did আপনি not cut at it?”
Ming Yue pondered, and then gave the only answer he could and said, “I don’t want to use the Wind Scar, I want to learn something else.”
“What? Why do আপনি say this? All Inuyoukai must know this the Wind Scar is for basic form. It will focus you.”
But the boy just shook his head and ব্যক্ত out, “because my scare isn’t strong enough, hitting straight is better, it’s stronger.”
When the Taisho heard this he was stunned and he stared at Ming Yue. Not sure if this was a good answer অথবা a poor one অথবা was just plain foolish. Wondering, Ming Yue my son, do আপনি have the eyes to gage your own power before displaying it, অথবা are আপনি just playing it safe? অথবা could it be because of doubt that আপনি say this? Could আপনি truly know what আপনি are capable of before even trying?
As doubtful as this seemed, with demons anything was possible, a thought the Taisho always kept in mind, as it was something his father had also taught to him. “Ming Yue,” he ব্যক্ত abruptly, “I want আপনি to come at me with your full force, but this time I want আপনি to use the scare of the wind. Do this and I will judge your rank of power.”
This excited Ming Yue for he nodded আরো compliantly than before and stood strait up, arms down at his sides like a little soldier. When প্রদত্ত the signal he leapt, and obeying the Taisho’s command sliced at the fissure where the power’s collided releasing a blue রশ্মি of light at the Taisho.
The Taisho flinched, he had expected to meet with blades, but instead he got a blast of even pressure. It was fairly strong that he needed to brace himself অথবা get pushed back, but it fed him all the information he needed to properly judge Ming Yue power. So he doesn’t form blades? Not even from his claws?
“Again,” the Taisho demanded. Ordering Ming Yue to do the same, the child obliged and the attack he released was identical to the last.
“Again!” the Taisho insisted and it was the same, Ming Yue’s power would not form blades, just blasts of great pressure. Now the Wind Scar was a very particular technique and without blades it loses its effect, and so as it turns out Ming Yue was correct, that attacking directly did prove আরো effective, but at the same time it left him exposed to a direct defense and assault in return, which the Taisho had observed quite keenly.
The child was quick and incredibly agile and his energy was potent and pure, his greatest weakness seemed to be his body which was discovered very easily. When the Taisho used his fist to knock him back the boy went down easier than he should, buckled down and হারিয়ে গেছে consciousness… a Fang would have gotten up and kept fighting.
After wards the Taisho contemplated, so it’s confirmed Ming Yue is a demon with the potential of great power yet he’s a defensive fighter, his power generates to keep his opponents at a distance with incredible force, yet it’s his body concerns me. He doesn’t have the physical resilience of a warrior’s build, born a Lunar Hound he’s physically weaker than a male should be, it’s his nature. I’ll just have to train him to work with range. No আরো of these strait অগ্রবর্তী assaults and direct contact. He will master the arts of defense and offence when necessary. Right now with the level of energy he displays he could easy incinerate B level demons with his defensive power, perhaps higher, and without the need for anything, but his raw energy, and at his age, amazing. With the right training there’s no telling how powerful he could become.
The Taisho narrowed his eyes, there’s no telling how soon it will be before he surpasses even me
The Taisho told his story he spoke only of the most notable points, leaving out any reference to weakness and had gone incredibly out of his way to describe Ming Yue’s defensive skills as new and creative. Likewise the boy’s fame quickly grew and even demons of foreign nations began to hear about the tales and wonder of the likely future heir of the West, the son of the Great Taisho, Fang of the Westernlands.
After that first বছর the Taisho, began to entertain the thought of making Ming Yue his official heir of the nation and of power. However when he brought this up to his wife she seemed less that pleased over the prospect. Later on that night, and with strong words the Lady approached her husband and began what would later lead to the most monumental argument in all the period of their affair, and the most life changing moment for Ming Yue.
“Taisho,” she called out, clearly revealing that she was displeased about something, “a word.”
The Taisho knew this tone, and knew he was in for something. The argument commenced as this, “No, he’s a Lunar Hound আপনি cannot name him Heir of Power! It isn’t right!” she hollered, attempting to reason, but the Taisho’s mind was already set.
“He’s a fine boy; his power grows দ্বারা the day. He’ll make a fine lord!”
“You only say that now that you’ve discovered he can fight, but just watch I’m sure you’ll be shocked at the lord he does become!”
“You think speak less of him then I would have expected White Moon, he will learn.”
“You are a fool; আপনি cannot alter our son’s nature to suit your whims! Sure your intentions may be seen noble, but in your ambitions আপনি intend to brainwash our son to behave in a way not natural to him. I tell আপনি it will amount to disaster! আপনি will see. Ming Yue will never become a proper Fang Lord. He was born a Lunar Hound he will die one, there’s nothing আপনি can do to change that! It’s his fate!”
“We will see.”
The proper way for am Inuyoukai to inherit the rights of power is simple, he had to become a Great Demon a power in his own right and over throw the current lord. This was the tradition. In doing this the nation is assured a great ruler. It the way of succession for the last ninety thousand years, Great Fang the Taisho was the seventeenth generation ruler destine to be overthrown দ্বারা the next. As it stood Ming Yue was the only demon in line for that position.
Not much আরো was ব্যক্ত after that, অথবা needed to be. The words were spoken and had remained with them both. Settling on the notion that only time will tell which of them was right, from who was wrong. Still Lady Moon looked for windows of opportunity to reengage the subject, but never found it. However as time went on within the following months the Taisho’s overzealous, enthusiasm of Ming Yue’s potential began to take an unexpected turn and that the Lady was about to see was a step too far.
She first learned of it, of this big change, when a servant came up to her and asked how she should address the new young lord of the castle. Naturally this was viewed as an odd question, but when she inquired the maid ব্যক্ত something to her that as it turned out was আরো of a revelation then an inquiry on her part, “My lady, of course I speak of the young Lord Yin Jia̅n
, অথবা Silver Fang of the Inuyoukai.” Silver Fang, of the Inuyoukai
—what…. who is she speaking of? Then it occurred to her. Great Fang আপনি didn’t!
Lady Moon was shocked, and at first had thought the maid was speaking of some child she had never heard of, a child possibly a bastard brought in from one of his mistresses, of which he had a few and had the nerve to grant a proper title. Then after a moment her senses returned, and as sharp as ever realized the maid was speaking of Ming Yue. Yin Jia ̅n… Silver Fang!
The Taisho, she exclaimed in silent furry now he has done it! How dare he! How dare he change Ming Yue’s name like that!
Now nothing withheld her and she stormed the দুর্গ like she had never done and when she found him, laid into him like never before. Fortunately for her, yet hardly for the Taisho, he was not alone. His ministers and other company, minor lords of state among other nobles were there when she arrived. Her eyes flaring viciously—“how dare you!” she ব্যক্ত out right. “How dare আপনি change our son’s name without informing me?”
That Taisho was shocked at this but kept his composure.
“White Moon contain yourself we have guests…”
She stormed into the room, “I don’t give a damn about YOUR guests, yet another thing আপনি failed to lay দ্বারা me before engaging in your little party!”
“No because I have respected your wish for privacy.” The Taisho countered, when she struck him a hard slap across the cheek. “I’ll say it again; how dare আপনি think আপনি can just sweep him out from under me! আপনি think আপনি can just do as আপনি please because আপনি are Lord! আপনি believe আপনি can make anything happen because আপনি have all the power. আপনি put me aside, take our son and mold him like putty in your hands, is that what he is? আপনি think আপনি can just change his name, a name that has proper meaning for which he is… a name I gave him not you!”
“I have প্রদত্ত our son a fit for his position in life—a position he had proven worthy of…”
“Little আরো than a বছর পূর্বে আপনি won’t even look at him, আপনি were embarrassed because he liked ফুলেরডালি and dancing আরো than socializing with others অথবা even caring about how they lived. Never once did he look at a sword. And আপনি know why he didn’t Ming Yue is a Lunar Hound!” she shouted. “Yet what is this, Yin Jia ̅n nonsense I’ve been hearing about? Who in Hell is Yin Jia ̅n? I know of no Inuyoukai দ্বারা that name that’s lived in centuries. The name of a proper Fang! WE don’t have a proper Fang son, and দ্বারা the looks of it my dear husband you’re not likely to get one, because I am beginning to lose my passion with you.” And she showed her neck, the marks that were placed upon her on their wedding day, her mating mark was faded.
The mating mark was a mystical scar that showed up on the flesh of the chosen mate of a dominate Inuyoukai, and অথবা canine lord, অথবা simply the dominate male and bound them together. The mark the Taisho left with Lady Moon was small like everything else about her, a petite, but bright purple line, much like the scars on her cheeks, but was easily hidden beneath the মণ্ডল of her পোশাক at the base of her neck. But now it could barely be seen, and once gone the marriage would be broken, her ties to the Taisho severed.
Should this happen, the Taisho would lose access to the only remaining ‘proper mate’ of their race and linage. Thus the chance for a son, অথবা any further children of pure descent he could have looked অগ্রবর্তী to would be lost. Should Ming Yue fail, there would be no one to take his place. Ming Yue would be an only child.
The Taisho hadn’t considered this.
“White Moon আপনি are saying আপনি would sacrifice the future of our…”
“Not me, YOU! আপনি অবিশ্বাস্য fool! Why do আপনি think this is happening? This mark was fine this morning! It’s because of you! Fawning over Ming Yue like he’s chameleon of possibilities and can be just anything আপনি want. I told আপনি once before continue down this path and nothing good will come of it. I’m about to leave আপনি and our son will one দিন discover that his entire life has been a lie!”
“Is this true Taisho?” one of the guests inquired.
The Taisho felt a chill slip up his spine, as the realization of his company, demons he had invited that evening for the sole purpose of celebrating Ming Yue’s promotion in stature, thus the changing of his name having bore witness to this outburst came crashing down. He turned to the guests. The room was silent and everyone was staring, dozens of eyes glaring at him waiting for an answer.
Fortunately he was glad Ming Yue; the newly renamed Yin Jia ̅n wasn’t there. It was late so he was already in bed, which was the only good fortune that evening had to offer.
“Is it true what the Lady says, about your son… he is Lunar Hound?”
“Is it also true আপনি never discussed this with the Lady?”
It was well known throughout the higher standing demons that the Lunar Hound was mate of the Ruler. However rather অথবা not this understanding was to the extent that it is simply what the mate of the lord was called as from the actual understanding of the difference between a Lunar Hound and a Fang was remains up to debate.
Still the point of this event’s affairs was to celebrate the reckoning of a new potential Fang Lord, and yet the lady in protest addressed this potential lord as a Lunar Hound, the intended mate of the future lord? Confusion arose amongst the guest as they all at once began to utter and murmur amongst themselves, the mentioning of Lunar Hounds seeming to come up with every other sentence.
The Taisho was speechless, and could not bring himself to admit it was true. That Ming Yue was indeed born a Lunar Hound and at first he did reject him because of it. But now it was different, Ming Yue was… a demons fate that can’t be changed
, and yet here he was doing all he could in his power to turn Ming Yue into a Fang and was damn proud of the progress and result he was seeing… and yet, as the saying went was it too good to be true? Was Lady Moon right? Is what he is trying to do wrong… wrong for Ming Yue, and wrong for the nation?
He shook himself out of it, but before he could open his mouth, Lady Moon cut him off. And what she had to say shook his foundations. From which he never fully recovered the same level of confidence he had felt towards Ming Yue. “Let me just say this mister Great Demon,” she began, “so আপনি are… and should আপনি fail to produce a সেকেন্ড heir one দিন our son will meet a man and when he does THAT demon will become lord of these lands NOT him. Mark my words, Great Fang for that is the right and power of the Lunar Hound. We are the ones with the power to make kings not you!” And then she turned around and left, but before vanishing from sight she concluded the conversation দ্বারা saying this, “Oh I wanted to inform আপনি that I am leaving. I’ve decide to have a holiday in the east and I’m taking Ming Yue. I will be visiting with Hamot, and have already sent out and informant letter to announce our arrival so it’s expected. There’s nothing আপনি can say.” then she vanished.
It was a lie of course, and one that had just sprung off the শীর্ষ of her mind, to serve as a final moment of defiance, but the thought of getting away from there and from him certainly আরো than appealed to her. Not to mention to separate him from Ming Yue now having become her শীর্ষ priority. Just hopefully it wasn’t already too late… he will become a rock
It was true; this was the power of the Lunar Hound, for whoever they marry becomes the rightful lord and ruler of the nation. The Fang can marry from outside the clan, but their bride is always referred to as mistress, not Lady অথবা Queen. Something the Taisho had also not considered—that Ming Yue did in fact possess the power to crown another demon Lord of the Nation, and he had the power to do this for any demon, nothing could discredit it.
It was the fang’s duty to province a proper heir for succession, a Fang prodigy fit for rule, fir for the nation and fit for the Lunar Hound. One দিন Ming Yue will meet a man, and that Demon will become the Lord, not Ming Yue.
Should আপনি fail to produce a সেকেন্ড heir.
Meet a man.
Far beyond troubled the Taisho stood there in silence and watched her go, knowing that if he did অথবা ব্যক্ত anything it would only have served to attribute আরো to the scene. The thought if he were lesser of a man he would have struck, but held back his fists—the nerve of her! He was outraged, but under these conditions and with the situation being what it was he couldn’t. The guests were all standing around him still waiting for answers.
When he had little to say, but to নিশ্চিত what Lady Moon had addressed the guests were less than amused and left. Once alone the Taisho burned with the desire to lay into Lady Moon as a punishment for her outburst but again thought better of it—could she be right?
‘One দিন our son will meet a man and when he does THAT demon will become lord of these lands NOT him!
’ the words ran through his mind, ‘We are what make আপনি not the other way around…. Mark my words
.’ The Lunar Hounds have the power to create kings?
Thinking about it আরো he had to admit it was true. Lady Moon his wife, though she was considered his inferior was still a demon of the highest rank, supreme stature and possessed the greatest level of refinement of all demons in the known world. She was indeed a lady fit to be a king’s wife, অথবা that should any man marry her rather of noble rank অথবা not he would instantly inherit the rights of a lord. Naturally a man would have to be viewed as worth in her eye first of course, but… still, should this fate ever truly come before Ming Yue, অথবা rather he newly appointed Silver Fang, in whose hands will the nation fall? What manner of demon would Ming Yue choose? No, I won’t allow the risk. It is possible that I have been too hasty with Ming Yue, though changing his name was necessary should he fail in his mission we can’t afforded him making a poor choice. Ming Yue is definitely the only hope for the preservation of our rule. For the security of the nation the land must have a Fang. So that is it I will live for as long as I can until a Fang can be born, and I will be certain to father this Fang myself, with অথবা without White Moon.
Ming Yue will prove himself able to succeed me অথবা fail at the hands of his brother should the younger Fang prove the greater demon, as it should be.
Sesshomaru age 12 (human years)