Please note that this is my first one so bear with me. This story takes place right after the movie, but Kate,Humphrey, Lilly, and Garth didn't get married right after the Caribou stampede. Plus with a twist to it. Shakey and Janice, Mooch and Candy (a minor female wolf in the movie, one of those Salty tried to flirt with) and Salty and Sweets (the other one) gets married. But I am mainly focusing on Kate's and Humphrey's marriage.
Today was the big day. Today was the day where all the hopes, dream and fantasies of one little grey wolf would come true.
Today was the day Humphrey would be married to Kate.
All his life the vision of this day floated before him, teasing him though he knew it was an unattainable goal. Snatches of it intruded into his daily life. He thought of it whenever he looked at Kate (this proved to be hazardous while walking in heavily forested areas). And finally, it was materialising before him.
Humphrey's noble deeds had brought about the dissolution of the law prohibiting alphas and omegas to marry. It also drew attention to the essential function of peacemakers that the omegas fulfilled. Many realised that without the omegas, there may have been a war between the packs, and that they might not be here today. Thus the omegas were seen in a new, more respectful light, no longer as freeloaders but as heroes in their own way.
Five couples were getting married today. Kate and Humphrey, Lily and Garth, Shakey and Janice, Mooch with Candy (a minor female wolf in the movie, one of those Salty tried to flirt with) and Salty with Sweets (the other one).
The soon-to-be newlyweds walked towards each other in the valley where, not so long ago, Lilly and Garth were married. Tony and Winston looked down on the valley from above.
"Are you ready?" Kate whispered to Humphrey. "I was ready since I first saw you." Humphrey replied.
"Ok, so let's get started."
The two drew closer to each other, and took in each other's scents. Humphrey had a musky smell. The best way to describe it is that you would feel like you were at a Zen retreat, with a waterfall behind you, greenery all around, and your breathing as audible as thunder but calm as a pond. It was tinged with a little bit of watery-ish-ness because of he just had a good scrub.
Kate smelt like a thousand valleys of flowers, incredibly soft and sweet (though this could in part be contributed to by her ever-present purple flower). It was as though Humphrey was transported back to his childhood, back to his mother's arms. And when you smelt that smell, you knew you can sleep like a child held safe and secure in the arms of a loving mother.
Then came the playful nip on the ears (not really much to elaborate here).
Finally, the nuzzle of the noses. They both felt water dripping on each other's muzzles and realised that both were crying with joy.
Winston's voice rang out. "With this act, a momentous change has come upon us. The wolves below were..."
"Ten, now five." The couples said in unison.
"Two packs, now one," said Tony.
"One law, now none," said Winston.
The entire valley erupted in cheers and whoops of joy.
The newlyweds proceeded to the river, where they would have a party filled with fun, food and games.
Humphrey said, "Before you say anything, I want to say...I want to say I'm sorry."
Kate was puzzled. "Sorry? For what?"
"Sorry about the cupcake, and the bears, and generally slowing down your trip back. And also thank you, for choosing to save me instead of going home at the truck stop. And I must say, I really admire your compassion, for choosing me over getting home."
Kate smiled. "Aww, that's so sweet. But there's no need to be sorry for anything. Those things gave me the chance to fall in love with you. And besides, I should apologize, for calling you a coyote, and...and lying on the train..."
"Lying? What do you mean?"
"I said the time we spent in Idaho was fun. But what I meant was, I love you."
"Apology accepted, and besides, I must thank you again, for making the happiest omega in the world."
"Well, I must thank you too, for making me the happiest alpha in the world."
The two proceeded to the party.
Twenty congratulations later...
"Humphrey, did I ever tell you why I decided to become an alpha?"
"You had a choice?"
"No, it's just that I can be fun-loving and goofy too, but I suppressed that side of me to bring out my alpha personality."
"Now, when Lily was a pup, I could tell she was a very fun-loving pup, more so than me. So, not wanting to force her to be someone she's not, I filled the role of next-in-line for head alpha."
"That was very kind and responsible of you. But let me tell you why I wanted to be an omega."
"You had that choice?"
"Yes. I could be dead serious too, and train up to become much tougher, but I decided to let my fun-loving side take over. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, I witnessed the pain, starvation and humiliation the omegas had to go through. If I became an alpha, there'd be one more wolf to eat before them, one more wolf on the other side of the scale, making them feel even lonelier. And the strangest thing is, even though they are extremely important to a pack in keeping peace, they are treated like scum, other than by your father, of course, who saw them the same way. To bring more friendship and fun into the lives of these incredibly important creatures, I decided to give up my possible position as alpha."
"That was a very nice thing to do, Humphrey. I didn't even consider of the omegas when I was offered the choice to be an alpha. But what's the other reason?"
"The other reason is a wolf called John. He is an Eastern pack wolf, and one year older than me..."
Flashback (everything turns sepia)
Humphrey was happily drinking from the stream that separated the Eastern and Western packs.
Suddenly four fierce alphas emerged from the forest. Humphrey turned around. "Uh-oh."
"Hey look, it's a scrawny, no-good freeloader omega. Get away from the water, wimp."
"But the water's for everyone to drink!"
"And the food's for everyone to eat. But you don't hunt. You just slack around and play all day, while we do the hunting to support your fat ass." The nasty wolf kicked him in the side.
"Oh, so you feel pain huh? Bet it's a new sensation. Would you like to feel more? Huh? Huh?"
The wolves scratched and hit him. Humphrey cried out for help
"The little baby wants his mummy. Too bad she can't hear you!"
Suddenly, a long blue wolf burst out of the Eastern forest, barking furiously.
The alphas fled in terror. "Quick! We gotta tell Winston!"
Humphrey, wounded and weak, struggled to get away. But the newcomer stopped growling and looked with pity and sorrow at Humphrey.
"I can't believe those wolves are still so cruel."
Humphrey opened one eye, then two. "Who...who are you?"
"I'm John. Eastern pack eccentric and ipso facto omega. Scientist, philosopher, strategist, warrior, vegetarian, and last Crusader for the new law."
Humphrey understood less than half of what John had said, but he caught 'Warrior'.
"Could you teach me how to fight?"
"Sure. Same time, same place, tomorrow. Now, your wounds are superficial. Fight the pain and return to your den. Tell no one of what happened here and leave quickly, or there could be trouble."
Humphrey met John the same time the next day. John began.
"Combat's primary target is to subdue the enemy. Whether this means to knock out, delay or kill depends on the situation. Offensive force is an ominous tool to be used when there is no other way. To defeat an enemy without fighting is the pinnacle of skill. This is, in practice, impossible to do, but you can, and should, always attack an opponent's mind to make his body an easier target..."
"John taught me a lot of things, like how to tell the different kinds of rocks and wood, why pebbles in the river are smooth, why the riverbed is sand, how to find good listening spots around dens, and other things. He taught me what herbs heal and where to hit to knock out a wolf in seconds. He taught me how to fight wars. He taught me how to think. He taught me how to take down other wolves, with as little force as possible and without killing them. He showed me human things he dug out from their trash and how they work. He taught me the basic principles which I used to invent log sledding! I may have forgotten most of the stuff which I did not find useful or fun, but the one thing I have not forgotten, the most important thing he taught me, is to hope and fight for true recognition of the importance of omegas, symbolically represented by the removal of the alpha-omega marriage prohibition. And I have accomplished his goal."
"When I was being beaten up, I thought of training and appealing to become an alpha. But when I met John and he told me how important omegas are, and about the food shortage in the East, I changed my mind. I had to do my utmost to stop such a noble wolf from being slain in a war. And also, compared to what I would gain from being an alpha, which was comfort and the chance to be with you, the lives of the packs were more important. We would need every omega we could get to forestall a war over food that could kill half of the packs. And secretly, I hoped that John's crusade would come to fruition, so I as an omega could be with you."
"Oh, Humphrey, that's so touching. You're a very noble wolf. Is this John anywhere here?"
As if on cue, John appeared. "Congratulations, Humphrey! Not only have you finally married the love of your life, but united the packs and finished my ancient crusade."
Humphrey smiled, "Thank you."
"As I say, all wolves are brothers. This useless division of territory makes us weak, as does the failure to see the importance of omegas. But at least we've made one small step in both directions."
He turned to Kate. "And this is the beautiful lady Humphrey spends his lessons daydreaming about. Pleasure to meet you, Kate. Humphrey told me all about you."
"OK, I'll just, uh, make a move now. I'm done congratulating the other newlyweds and have to get back to my den to do some experiments." With that he trotted off.
"Wait! John! Aren't you going to the moonlight howl?" Humphrey called out.
John turned back. "Nope, still alone," he sighed, "anyway, now that you are married, the mantle of responsibility for protecting the new law rests upon the shoulders of you and your children."
"What new law?"
"Don't you realise? Your marriage has resulted in the promulgation of a modified, new version of pack law that, among other things, permits alpha-omega marriages. You must protect it at all costs!"
"Ok..." He turned to Kate. "I wonder what he wants me to protect it from?"
"I dunno. But did John seem a little, you know, lonely to you?"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean, he's a very nice guy, very intelligent, and very noble. But he's a year older than you and doesn't even have a girlfriend to go with him to the moonlight howl. I feel kinda sorry for him."
"I know. But he has dedicated his life to understanding the universe and establishing the new law. Two very difficult commitments. He has satisfied one and partly, the other. He's happier than most. But not as happy as I am, to have a beautiful alpha by my side." He smiled dazzlingly at Kate.
"That's so sweet. I love you, Humphrey."
"I love you, Kate."
Hope you enjoyed it.