White Dove: A Short Story

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White Dove slowly opened her eyes and began looking around. She soon discovers that she 's in a small dark cave.
"How did I get in here?" She wonders as she continues to inspect her damp surroundings.
"The last thing I remember is grieving over my father 's passing. Seeing White Dove stirring, the beast runs to her to her side.
"It 's alright, you 're safe now," he softly replies.
"Safe? What happened? Where am I? Oh, my god my son. Where is my son? She asks, quickly sitting up.
"He 's fine."
"Where is he?" She demands
"He 's resting over there," he says pointing to a makeshift bed on the far wall.
"What happened? Why are we here?"
"There was a fire in your town and it destroyed the entire village."
"A fire? Oh my god, where are the others?"
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Every one of them are gone?" She sobs
"I 'm afraid so."
"What are we going to do?" She cries, leaning into him. He wraps his arms around her tightly.
"I 'll take good care of you, White Dove," she quickly pushes him away,
"How do you know my name?" She asks, wiping the tears off of her face.
"It 's me, Little Wolf."
"Little Wolf? No, it can 't be. My father said he was mutilated by a bear."
"He lied to you White Dove, probably trying to keep us apart."
"No, he couldn 't have. I saw you, lying in the casket."
"It must have been someone else you saw."
"No, it was you I know it was."
"How could it have been me if I 'm sitting right here?"
"You 're an imposter. That 's what you are an imposter, someone pretending to be Little Wolf," she states, quickly moving away from
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Would he know the last time we spoke I asked you to marry me? After we made love under the oak tree, after you told me you were pregnant."
"It is you! Oh. Little Wolf I misses you so much," she says wrapping her arms tightly around him.
"I missed you too," he says, scooping her up in his arms.
"Why did you run away White Dove? Was it me? Was it something I said or did?"
"How did you know about that?" She asks, glancing up at him.
"I came looking for you and they said you 'd ran away.
"You came looking for me despite what my father had said?"
"Yes. I waited by the creek for you for weeks hoping I 'd see you again, but when you didn 't show up I started to get really worried so I came looking for you in town."
"My father would have killed you if he 'd found out."
"I didn 't care about me. I wanted to make sure you and the baby were alright."
"I left because my father nearly beat me to death when he found out I was pregnant," she says looking down at the ground.
"I should have done something sooner. I should have saved you, but I didn 't. I 'm so sorry White Dove. I 'm sorry for not being there for you, for not saving you from that horrid man. Can you ever forgive me? He

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