Short story of an adventure with Taylor (mustang) and Luke (Llama)

by Aspen
(WY, USA)

Luke and taylor

Luke and taylor

Part One


It was a beautiful day here in Popcorn Country (made up little town, me and my sis came up with). The sun was shining, the wind of course blew but after a while you get used to it living here in Wyoming all your life. Taylor and Luke watched over the land of Lavender. Water, meadows, hundreds of miles of grassy plains and wild flowers, they both sat on top of Gwen's mountain on the slick sheet of granite they laid.

Now Taylor was a rebel, he was the opposite of responsible and loved having fun, and after blowing off his ex-friend Ricky a gray Mustang who lived in the herd who roams in the surrounding area, his reputation was going down hill.

Luke was also a true to be rocker at heart and just like Taylor loved everything wild, both of them had a teetering rep in the herds. Luke didn't live with Taylor but like the day was on repeat they would meet in the exact place everyday.
“Why do we have to watch the herd?” Luke asked. “Hey I saw this neat little mud puddle down the road heading to ba sing sai” (A little bit bigger of a city bordering Popcorn country... AND if you are a fan of Avatar the last air-bender you’ll know where we got the name).

“Because,” Taylor explained, “I got a warning last night... one more slip up and I’m out of this herd.” He explained.

“Do you see anyone?” Luke looked around “Nope... not a single soul. Let's go have fun... come on.. they're not watching us.. what, are you afraid of actually being kicked out?” Luke stood up.

“Luke, really, I think we should stay and just watch the herd for a little bit longer, like I really have a bad feeling about this,” Taylor worried as he stood up slowly and shook his head.

“Did you say something mister responsible?” Luke laughed. “I actually thought I heard you caring about your herd.. but I guess not.. so come on.” Luke begged Taylor to go.

Taylor’s heart was in the right place but he was easily convinced and fallowed closely behind Luke the llama. “I wasn't being responsible, and I’m not afraid of being kicked out, but after the Ricky situation Cousin Grey, (Cousin Grey wasn't the herd leader but was the monarch and everyone adored him), is not happy with me. But who gives a care,let's go have fun!” Taylor trotted up the dusty road about a mile from Gwen’s mountain.

Luke pushed through the tall sagebrush with his strong neck and yipped and hollered in laughter, the two were having a gay-old time, not a care in the world. Taylor rolled down the steep hills of grass fresh dew from the morning frost collected on his white coat and Luke bucked around trampling the wild flowers recklessly. They were having so much they didn't realize Strify the herds in Taylor and Luke’s eyes bully was coming their way, the sun was glistening on his also white coat and you could see him a mile away, he was strong willed and very dominate cold-blooded he was.

Strify charged through the saplings and cantered on the trail, a dust cloud followed him and whipped through his tail ferociously. Taylor was too much of a roughen and continued to laugh and play, luckily Luke’s excellent eyesight spotted Strify in and out of shadows and immediately said,

“Taylor, I think we're in-trouble.” Luke said.

So that’s it for now. Some of you might like it and some of you might not. I would love to hear your opinion in the comment, if I get over 2-3 comments down below I’ll post the next part. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them. Yes, I drew the picture of Taylor and Luke it was started 4/5/2019 and finished 4/6/2019, colored pencil on original white paper. Thank you!

Part Two


"Shoot!" Taylor shouted and ducked his head. "If I get caught I'll sure to be kicked out," he hid behind sagebrush and kept his head low. Luke watched Strify's canter turn into a walk and we lowered his head to the ground checking out Taylor and Luke's footprints on the fine dirt.

"These are odd tracks," Strify said to himself and sniffed the dirt, his powerful nose told him everything. "Someone just came through here," he lifted his head placing his ears back tightly against his neck and stomped in ange. He knew right away that one of the tracks were Llama, it was a sure give away and easy to see that Luke's split toes and soft padded feet barely made a track but what was there was just enough to identify Luke. It was also pretty easy to not mistake the tracks since Luke was the only llama who hung around that territory.

"Luke!" Strify shouted with his accented German voice. He stood tall being the Hanoverian stallion he was. Luke stayed quite and low, "If you can hear me and want to see another day I would show yourself," he demanded.

Luke looked over to Taylor with his big eyes and long eyelashes and tipped his head waiting for Taylor to say -run and get out of Dodge--

"Luke, I'm only going to count to three.. and Taylor, you better follow behind him and make it easy on yourself," Strify said. "Now come on boys, I even think Tommy Joe and Poppi (two little shape shifter boys who live in the herd) listens better than you two, and their... well," Strify cleared his voice. "Anyways.... Hup, two three four, hup two," his voice echoed.

Taylor slowly lifted his head and stepped out from the sage brush. Luke did the same. Taylor didn't cower this time and instead he stood with his head held high. Strify's ears were back, his long white mane blew in the cool summer breeze. Strify pawed the ground and Taylor mocked his every move.

"Are you a hundred percent positive that's a good idea boy?" Strify snarled.

"Is it?..... Well, let's find out," Taylor reared up and went forward. Strify thought fast and turned his rear to Taylor, he was ready for any move that Taylor swung at him. Luke watched nervously and hummed in anxiety (llamas hum, in case you didn't know 😉)

"I'm not going to fight you boy... Instead I am contacting the proper authorities and having you kicked out... Did Buddy and Cody D (herd's leader, also brothers) not make them selves clear?" Strify asked Taylor and Luke.

Taylor breathed heavily and stomped. "I heard them clear as glass Strify... But why can't Buddy and Cody D supervise their own herd... Me and Luke have better things to do," he rolled his eyes absolutely annoyed.

"Really?" Strify said completely annoyed by Taylor and Luke's action. "Like what?... Oh, let's see... maybe vandalize the town.... Maybe that Green..." (Taylor's last name)...

Taylor coughed disgusted. "Are you kidding me... we done that last year and it didn't turn out very well, why in the world would you think we would do it again?" Taylor asked.

"Because you would," Strify smirked. "You two fall right back into your old ruts and do the same things over again.... believe me I was once childish too." Strify explained.

"You can't tell the future father," Taylor said sarcastically. "Why don't you punish me and make me go to my bedroom?"

He shook his head disagreeing. "That wouldn't be necessary," Strify sighed deeply. It wasn't easy to discourage Strify, I guess that's the reason why it was so hard arguing with him. It also wasn't easy to be Strify personally, he's had a bad past. And Gwen, the herd's villain once was Strify's mistress so the herd at one time had a hard time trusting him, and for the family it was very difficult to let him in their herd and let him be a part of their nation.

"Let's get back to the herd and see what the herd leaders think about you two." Strify took the first step and started to walk down the dusty trail back to the fields closer to the herd's territory.

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Sep 08, 2019
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Part Five
by: Aspen ( Artist )

Part Five


Kiro walked off and left fancy alone, back to Taylor and the crew

"Their such jerks, mostly strify, he's a genuine-" Taylor said but stopped when they seen strify coming over, bill stood with his head down, his long mane dragging the ground and Luke just nibbled on some grass "Alright boys, Chelsea needed me but I'm back, and it's not good news.... tonight, at Cousin grays cave meet us, the herd will be there and we will vote, I believe you've burnt your last bridge" Strify said standing tall
Bill glanced at Taylor nervously and so did Luke, Strify whipped around and left not one word after that

"What does that mean?" Bill asked but got shushed by Taylor

"I dont no.. so there dont ask me...... everything will be ok Bill" Taylor reassured himself and the others
Luke, Taylor and Bill waited anxiously for the sun to fall and the moon to wake up, to them it felt like days but only hours away from meeting, Taylor thought of an idea and whispered to the crew
Nine thirty Pm
In Cousin grays cave
Cousin gray ( Big dapple gray horse and Tommy joes cousin, Buddy's and Cody D's third in line leader and a friend to all) stood in the middle, with Strify at his side, Strifys blue eyes were so crystal clear it almost looked as if he was blind in the dark but he had better eye sight then all of the herd put together, Everyone became restless and started to talk, Cousin gray looked around confused and met eyes with Strify, "They better not have flew the coop... if they did..... I'm going after them and hells going with me" Strify said and sighed roughly "I knew it" He continued "Taylors a coward, Bills a punk, and Luke" Strify shook his head "Luke's a doughnut"
Cousin gray shrugged at Buddy the 1st, Cody D and the rest of the herd "I'm sorry for calling a meeting and everyone became No-Shows.... you all just continue to talk and enjoy the evening, Us leaders will figure out what's going to happen" Cousin gray, Buddy the 1st and Cody D huddled into a circle and talked for a few minutes, Strify watched the conversation grow

Ten forty five Pm
Still nothing, and most of the herd had went to bed, strify stayed up and listened to the plan Buddy and Cody D had made up
"So, we are just going to wait?" Strify said

"Yeah, wait and see what happens, They signed a contract, They are leaving illegally" Cody D said
"They, broke the rules" Buddy the 1st sighed
Strify nodded "Well then" He said " I guess, we wait.... I'll see you boys tomorrow" after that strify turned away and left the cave, making himself comfortable under a willow tree

Twelve o clock

The herd is sleeping sound, including strify when suddenly he heard a voice that was coming from the trees around him

"Strify"

He looked up quickly and listened "Is someone there?"

"Strify" the voice said, it was hypnotizing but nothing could get to strify the easily, he laid his head down again on the damp ground, it was sprinkling rain but still everyone remained sleeping, Strify didn't hear the voice again but didn't trust it enough to fall back to sleep and so he laid awake watching over the herd, he stood up and shook off the dirt and grime stuck to his beautiful white coat, and made his way to the tallest point on this hill, if something was coming he wanted to be the first one to see it.

Sep 05, 2019
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Part 4
by: Aspen ( Artist )

Part Four


"So I was thinking" Chelsea smiled and nervously walked next to strify "Maybe, we can go out sometime" She said and blushed
Strify glanced at her, the last time he ever went on a date or anything was with Gwen, who is the herds villain so ever doing such a thing was incredibly hard for him

"like a Date?" He asked

"Yeah,like a date" Chelsea smiled and kept up the pace with strify"Well?" she nudged him "It would be fun" she waited for an answer

"I don't see what it could hurt, but Chelsea" He stopped and turned to her

"Last time I ever was on a date was with Gwen" His eyes met the ground "It was just a day or two after we found out that we were going to have Edward" He frowns

"Oh your son" Chelsea said and frowned along with him, Edward was strifys only born, he was just as cold blooded as strify, but his mother Gwen ruined him terribly bad, he was at the age of 16 that would be one and a half in horse, Gwen spiraled out of control one day and strify had the chance to have a life with Edward, he wouldn't talk and strify never once heard his sons voice, he had crimson brown hair and yellow eyes and a sparkling white coat Strify tried everything under the sun to make Edward happy again but he was to far gone, Edward was screwed up in the head and really didn't Know where we stood, on his mothers side full of hate or on strifys side which he was trying his best to change the whole herd loved Edward and comforted him, when Gwen attacked just a little while ago Taylor had No choice but to put Edward out of his misery, he was turning evil Taylor thought and shot him in the back while he was walking over to Gwen, Strify knew the whole story Edward was really going to tell Gwen "to eat dirt" and "Not to bother trying to take him back" it was horrifying for Strify to hold his son when Edward took his last breathe, Strify will never be the same.

Chelsea understood Strifys feelings and she felt horrible "I didn't mea-"She said when strifys spoke up "It's OK Chelsea, Really Edward is gone now, and I must move forward" he frowns "I think" he slowly says "I am ready to have a girlfriend .... Again"

Chelsea smiles "I promise, I wont be like Gwen" he chuckles "I...."She smiles big "I love you Andreas"
Strify stopped dead in his tracks "Andreas?... where did you get that from?" he asks questioningly

"That'syour name Strify, it's Andreas Edward Huduc" Chelsea says "that's why you named your son Edward, it's your middle name"
Strify put his head down "My middle name" He laughs "Yes" He smiles "Edward, I miss him" strify frowns but smiles at her

"I would have loved to get to know Edward, he sounds wonderful"Chelsea smiles and they both look at each other to where it got awkwardly silence, Chelsea couldn't help but to sneak a kiss on Strifys cheek, Strify was a heart-throb and would absolutely melt a girl like Chelsea or anyone to be exact He smiles and stepped back nervously

"What was that you wanted to show me?" he asks

"Oh right" She smiles still blushing "Right over here"
Chelsea and Strify walk next to each other up to a little old cabin, Chelsea was wondering if maybe Strify could ask Cody D and Buddy to fix it up and then the girls could have a place to have little meetings at,Strify agreed and walked with her to Cody D and Buddy
Back to Taylor, Bill and Luke

"You are a literal genius" bill laughed "Playing the mind aren't we"
Taylor smirked "Well I'm not genius Bill I just Know how Strify is, he'sthe biggest flirt in town, so why not use that to our advantage "he explained to Bill and Luke

"you do have a very wicked mind though Taylor" Luke said and laughed along with the two of them.
Taylor and Bill had a connection right away but it wasn't always like that,when Bill first came from Leipzig Germany Bill was the biggest outcast in the herd, his older Twin Brother by 10 minutes Tom, took bill under his wing but as soon as bill got to Know everyone including Joe ( A bashkir curly Bay Mare) who happened to turn into bills fiancé he turned into a little brat, and just didn't understand everybody else's feelings including his Twin Brother, Bill is a very hyperactive boy and Tom is almost the exact opposite he's Slower then bill he takes it easy in life and plans on getting married to Sasha (White Mare Mustang) and start a family one of these days, Bill just loves to have fun and you can't break his spirit that way.
Once Chelsea was done talking to Strify they both went there separate ways, Chelsea went to gossip with the other mares and Strify laid under a shady tree watching over what he called "His herd" that's what he would do most of the day.
Kiro( Shape-shifter Animal : Cheetah) was playing in the pansy's when suddenly he heard a voice

"Kiro!!" it said, whatever it was it echoed through the mountains, coming from town.
You see Cody D is a mad genius he made a potion called "Human potion" Everyone and I mean everyone used it, it would turn you into ahuman No matter what animal you were Horse or shape shifter you could turn yourself into a human being and be like the rest of America Most of the herd used it and lived most of the days during Winter in Human and in the material world

"Kiro!!" It echoed tall above the mountain peaks and through the forest Kiro quickly went and ran to fancy, Everyone loved fancy she was really loud but she was just what you wanted when you had to talk to someone.

"Fancy... Fancy" He shouted he had the strongest British Accent and the cutest little pug nose you could imagine "Fancy there was a noise,a noise that sounded like a women calling my name, it came from down town" He said worried Kiro was always worrying about something
Fancy turned to Kiro "Oh kiro I'm sure it wasn't anything" Fancy encouraged him it wasn't nothing big

"But fancy, it was calling my name .. like ... Kiro!!! kiro!!!" He reenacted it "It was scary" He cries

"Kiro"She hugged him with her long horse neck "See listen" She lifted her head up listening "Not a noise to be heard" She smiles then a bee went by buzzing "Except for him" She laughed
Kiro frowned

"Well OK fancy I'll trust you but if I hear it again I'll tell you right away" He says
Fancy smiled at kiro -

Aug 25, 2019
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Short story of luke (llama) and Taylor Mustang Part 3
by: Aspen ( Artist )

Part Three


Taylor and Luke followed behind strify raging on the inside, on one side was tall sage brush some five feet in height on the other side was a tight bob-wire fence, the the crew walked until they met up with a fork in the road a two tracker in front of them went straight which about 20 miles in would make its way to Old Man Ding ( another town but this time more of an overly guarded city which kept its gates locked tight) and to the left was a trail heading to the mountains and also Whales pass to the right was a rocky road which made its way to Durimax planes it was an extremely dangerous place and most of the villains made there home out of that dessert strify knew his way around that part and headed down the road to durimax planes strify stepped over the narrow pair of rail road tracks the fine gravel made its way around his tough hooves, Luke and Taylor walked considerably close to each other thinking of a master plan, strify literately had a black belt in fighting but Taylor had a manipulative mind that could out smart Albert Einstein himself Luke on the other hand, well he tried.
The three made their way to the herd a few of the residents took notice and a few didn't, strify was a heartbreaker with the girls, he loved them and they certainty didn't complain when he would show them attention, suddenly Bill ( Taylors friend ) showed up beside them, he happily trotted next to Taylor when he finally spoke
" are we playing following the leader... If so can I be the leader?" Bill excitingly sprung around them cheerfully his pet mice heather, Nicole, chubby cheeks and tiny mouse hitched a ride on his back their tiny hands hung onto his lushes black mane
" No bill.. Unfortunately we are not playing... I wouldn't be playing with you know who" Taylor rolled his eyes and stomped his way behind strify
"Your friend didn't complete his job Bill" Strify cleared his voice halting for a minute turning towards Taylor, Luke and bill.
Now Bill was a 17H tall Morgan Belgian draft mixed, he was crazy at time, and being affected with ADHD didn't help, he couldn't keep a relationship if you paid him to, While Strify was thinking up a probably cruel punishment for Taylor and Luke , Taylor was thinking about his own plan, Ricky was making his way to the Dandelion patch with his best-friend Fancy (Abaco barb mare and cousins to Buddy one the of the lead stallions)
"Oh Ricky" Taylor shouted
Ricky turned his attention and his listening ears to Taylor "Did you say something tay tay?" he blissfully smiled at Taylor while fancy grazed on the dandelions , Ricky was one of the most forgiving and kind hearted people around that part and that I guess sometimes can be bad.
"Actually I did... can you come here just for a minute" Taylor asked politely, although he didn't mean words like "Please or thank you" he used them for his advantage, strify bent his leg and rested it
"I'll be right back" Ricky nudged fancy and playfully ran down the hill to Taylor, Luke and bill and of course strify "What do ya'll need?" he asked
"Wellllllll, I was wondering if you could go ask your sister Chelsea (Chestnut mare) to come here for just a minute, it's really urgent" Taylor explained Ricky didn't see a problem with it and he nodded
"Chelsea, can you come here" Ricky asked and stood next to Taylor "You do relies, you could have just yelled for her yourself... but I guess you just couldn't stay away from me, I get it" Ricky laughed as Chelsea lolly-gagged towards them
Chelsea was Ricky's younger sister, and has probably been married to about everyone in this herd or at least a crush (Not kidding lol) she's been carrying this heavy crush on strify, but I mean who could resist strify, blonde hair, beautiful crystal blue eyes, handsome accent he was the definition of perfect.
"Hi strify" Chelsea said and rubbed against him, going under his neck and around his side stopping. "So what's the problem?" She asked
Taylor smirked "OH well strify looked like he needed a friend, and I thought there's no one better then you Chelsea" he laughed nervously
"I don't need a friend, so Chelsea you can go" Stirfy sighed roughly "Enough wasting time, we could've been to the leaders and back now, but no" he jerked his head up
"Oh it's fine strify, we can hang" Chelsea blushed and smiled
"Yeah really you need a day off, we promise we wont get into anymore trouble, Cross my heart" Taylor nodded "And hope to die" Bill said "Stick a needle in my eye" Luke finished there sentence
"Come on strify, I have to show you this anyways" Chelsea said giggly and nibbled on his mane pulling him to follow with an evil glare he followed Chelsea and looked to Taylor, bill, and Luke , Right there was strifys fault he just couldn't say No to a pretty girl

Jun 07, 2019
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So I'm curious? I was expecting more comments but I guess I can ramble and it can become boring lol... I get it... but I am very curious if there is anyone out there who is actually looking forward to the third part maybe someone? No?

May 07, 2019
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by: singin Cowgirl

Super cool story! I like it!

May 05, 2019
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by: Aspen... Artist

Thanks for the post Sydney :)

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