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A faustian bargain... (STORY BELOW) by PudgeyRedFox A faustian bargain... (STORY BELOW) by PudgeyRedFox
A young fox was walking down the path when a familiar and soothing voice called out to her, when she turned around instead she saw a dragon-winged canid looking at her and smiling.

"W..Who are you??" the fox asked.

"I am a guardian angel of sorts," the winged canine grinned in a way that further startled the fox, "I know what you seek. I've been with you a long time.

"But I never seen you before," the fox replied apprehensively, "And what do you want from me?"

The winged canine flapped her wings and floating just above the fox, she grabbed her muzzle gently, looked into the fox's fearful eyes, "I have knowledge of the world in ways that people cannot ordinarily obtain." the wolf smiled alluringly, "I know the secrets of life and death, and rebirth. I know of the order of the veil, and what holds the fabric of reality together. I have lived thousands of lifetimes and have knowledge of magick that rivals that of the gods."

The fox found her strangely alluring, her face looked innocent enough, aside from the wings she looked just like any other wolf dog out there. 

"I see your pain" she replied, "they think of you as just inexperienced, they wont share with you the secrets of the ancients, thinking you cannot handle it. I look in your eyes young fox and I can see a potential that rivals anyone else out there..."

The young fox's ears perked up, she asked the winged wolf dog curiously, "You really know all that?! How can I learn this? How did I wind up with more potential than my kitsune brethren?"

The winged wolf dog shook her head, "Now... whats in it for me to tell you such secrets?" she grinned again, "There is something I need from you, for there must be an equal exchange for me to impart my knowledge upon you."

The fox looked nervously "I don't have very much money... I am but a priestess."

The wolf dog opened her right paw and a piece of paper materialized, "All you need to do is sign this paper that says you and I are to become best friends forever...."

The fox looked at the paper, its written in an ancient text. "But I can't read it..."

"Don't worry young fox, just place your paw at the bottom here..."

The fox shook her head, "I don't know... Please! let me think about it for a little while..." 

The wolf dog tilted her head and looked into the fox's eyes deeply, her face showed a soft and kind puppy look.... "Look at the world as is, you have the power to really change things, if you want.... You would have the power to accomplish anything. I can't force you to do anything. I will be near you..." The wolf flew away.




What would you do?
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bignight23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Heh easy prick my left paw pad smear some blood on my paw and place it on the paper. What's the worst that could happen? It's not like your going to become the devil's bounty hunter for it
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Thickstick22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Learn from Dr Faustus. Never make a deal with the devil
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bignight23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Lol you never saw Ghostrider or read it's comics huh? There's always usually a loop hole in these sort of things and why not knowledge is power and knowledge alone is deadly
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Thickstick22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I am well aware of ghostwriter. To save his dad from cancer a guy makes a deal with the devil, but then the guy's dad dies in a motorcycle crash thus proving my point
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bignight23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
But look at the end result, Blaze takes what the devil gave him and defied him and even used it to put a stop to him. So see you can never define someone based on where they come from but by what they do. Also everything you think you know about the devil is a lie. Those are my points right there
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Thickstick22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Yeah well he couldn't get his dad back plus look at what happened to Dr. Faustian in Marlowe play. The devil is not to be trusted. Power comes at a price and for faustus it was too high, as by the end of the play he is spirited away to hell
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bignight23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
No matter where you gain power there is a price to pay.
That is life's cruelest lesson, if you really read in between
the lines you see there is no definition of good and evil
it's all based on perception, so is the devil any bettr than this "God"?
No they are like coke and pepsi the only difference is how people experience it
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Thickstick22 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
If you really feel that good is no different than evil that there is no right or wrong only power and those too weak to seek it, then I must wonder about your morals
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bignight23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Nope I only believe in one thing. Survival, people and animals must learn to survive if they want to live another day. Another thing I believe in is desire, we all have it therfore we all have greed, we all have lust. Two out of the 7 "deadly sins" yet it's what makes us human. You can question my morals all you like in fact I dare you to. You won't find a thing wrong with them once you open your mind. Let's say my clan is on the edge of starvation and our only chance at sustainability was to steal it from a market, rich, or among neighbors don't think I wouldn't because I would. Question not the morals of one who stands ready to fight but one who stands on a pedestal barking down on others
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bowser369 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Phonetically articulate and diverse in vocabulary... With you art to give a spark to the imagination... Your presentation went very well over the likes of me
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PudgeyRedFox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
im glad you like it :) I should write more.
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