Title: Dissimilar
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: December 14, 2010
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Series involved are the property of their respective creators/owners.


Wreathed in crimson flames, the monstrous bull watched the strange boy with burning eyes. The boy stared back with a level, unconcerned gaze. It was the gaze that marked him as different from most men. He was unremarkable otherwise. Small and slight like many human waifs.

But, the bull had been fooled once before when its prey assumed human form.

And, he knew this scent. It was different, foreign. But, familiar at its core.

Magic and purity and the tang of the wind itself.

The scent the bull would chase to the ends of the earth. Forged by his master's will, he could do no less.

Roaring, he charged.

And, the boy raised a hand, gestured.

Before the bull could react, a three-tailed wolf beast had materialized in the air between them. And, as the wolf leapt for his throat, the bull wondered what manner of unicorn he had challenged.


Notes: So, The Last Unicorn and The Twelve Kingdoms. Unicorns, kirin - it makes sense! And, the kirin here is Enki, who is my favorite.