|White Hunter's Watership Down: Crossover
Author: White Hunter PM
This is my first attempt at making a Watership Down Crossover. A band of wolves and wild-dogs escape a danger that was to befall upon their territory and are now searching for a new home to call their own. R@R please.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,140 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 05-11-13 - Published: 04-29-12 - id: 8070835
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White Hunter's Watership Down: Crossover
Hey people, I just thought of trying out a Watership Down crossover story. I have a few characters that I've chose for my story already, but I need ideas for some of the other characters. I hope you enjoy the story and help by giving me a few ideas for some of the characters within the story. Some of the characters that are human will have a dog form so it's okay if you give me a human character and tell me what kind of dog form that you want them to have.
List of characters
Fiver: Toboe (Wolf's Rain)
Bigwig: Tiger (Monster Rancher)-Extra: Swiftkill (Black Blood Alliance)
Pipkin: Mel (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
Blackberry: Thomas H. Norstein (Digimon Data Squad) (In Border Collie form)
Dandelion: Rocket (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
Silver: Exile (Road Rovers: In his original dog form)
Holly: Ben (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin)
Thearah: Akela (Jungle Book)
Hyzenthlay: Jenna (Balto)
Woundwort: Ideas open
Blackavard: Ideas open
Clover: Cross (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin)
Kehaar: Braviary (Pokemon Black and White)
Cowslip: Ideas open
Campion: Ideas open
El-ahrairah: White Fang (The Legend of White Fang)
There might be a few extras that I will think of adding to the story, but so far I'll go along with what I have for now.
Chapter 1: The Blessing of White Fang-rah
Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars and the world lived among the stars. He made all the plants and animals, and at first made all of the animals the same. Now among the animals was White Fang-rah, the prince of wolves and wild dogs. He had many friends and they all ate grass together, but after a time White Fang's children began to scatter everywhere. Multiplying and eating as they went until there was no grass left for the other animals. Lord Frith soon spoke to White Fang of this matter.
"Prince Wolf; if you cannot control your people then I will find ways to control them." Frith warned the young wolf-dog.
But prince White Fang would not listen and said to Frith: "My people are the strongest in the world."
White Fang soon walked away with his tail held high in the air as he put a cocky step within his stride. White Fang's arrogance anger Frith greatly, so he was determined to get the better of White Fang. He gave each animal a present while making each one different from the rest. So when the Heartless came, and others like the Dobermon and Jungle Cat, the dragon and then the griffin; to each of them Frith gave the fierce desire to hunt and slay the children of White Fang-rah.
One by one, White Fang's children were killed by the new predators that were created by Frith's blessing and White Fang knew that Frith was too clever for him and he was frightened. He quickly started to run as he tried to escape the predators that were chasing him, but they were too fast so White Fang had to hide within the deepest part of the forest. White Fang grew tired and collapsed under a few bushes as he tried to hide while getting his strength back. While he was resting he heard the voice of Frith speaking high above him after the lord of creation spotted the wolf-dog's tail poking out from among the bushes.
"My friend," said Frith. "Have you've seen White Fang-rah? For I'd wish to give him a gift."
"Um…no," replied White Fang in a small voice. "I have not seen him."
"Come out!" called Frith. "And I will give you his blessing instead."
"I'm wish I could my lord," said White Fang. "But I'm afraid that I cannot stand still for you, for the Heartless and Griffin are coming. If you want to bless me then you'll have to bless me while I am running."
"Very well," said Frith with a knowing smile, "Be it so".
With that, White Fang burst out of the bushes and began to run. But after the wolf-dog did jump out of the bush he was suddenly touched by Frith's golden light. White Fang's body began to become lean and powerful while his teeth became as sharp as knives and his senses became ten times as sharper than they had been before. He soon tore off across the hills as fast as the wind itself. He leapt over canyons and streams while running through the wild, untamed, forests and planes. As White Fang ran, he heard the voice of Frith booming high above his head.
"All of the world will be your enemy, prince of wolves and wild-dogs, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you," warned Frith as White Fang dodged many of the animals that wanted to kill him within the underbrush of the forest. "But first they must catch you, hunter, listener, runner, prince with a sharp warning. Be cunning and full of tricks, and your people shall never be destroyed."
Chapter 2: The beginning of the vision
In a rough forest terrain, where the underbrush was so thick that it was hard to see anything, laid an open field where large boulders and thick bushes lined the edges of the pasture. The voices of two men were heard talking along with the sound of a hammer banging against hard wood. Within the underbrush of bushes is a creature that was hiding from the men until it heard the voices fade as they were replaced by a sound of a vehicle starting up until it too faded away from the creature's sharp hearing. The creature slowly edged out of the bush as it sniffed the air around it. It came into full view a moment later as it reviled itself to be a male wolf-dog.
The wolf-dog had dark grey-brown fur with lighter fur on his muzzle, chest, stomach and underside of his tail. He also had lighter fur around his brown-red/golden eyes, and on his front and back paws. The wolf-dogs ears were a darker brown color than the rest of his fur coat. The wolf-dog's name was Balto, the son of a male husky and female wolf.
Balto slowly walked around the open field while sniffing the air and ground around him before walking back over to the bush that he had hidden in a moment ago.
"I think it's safe now Toboe," said Balto in a gentle voice.
"Really?" asked a young voice timidly within the bushes.
Balto nodded: "I'm pretty sure it is."
The voice soon revealed itself to be a young male wolf pup with dark brown-red fur with lighter brown fur around his face, muzzle, legs, paws, chest, and stomach. The wolf pup had golden eyes that show a soft yet mysterious look within them. On the pup's right paw were four metal wristbands. This was Toboe; Balto's adopted little brother.
Toboe had lost his family to hunters and was raised by an old woman that had found him when he was just a pup, but the woman suddenly died of a heart attack after Toboe became three and a half weeks old. Toboe was soon found by Balto's mother when she found the young wolf pup huddled in some bushes near the clans' territory. Balto and Toboe instantly connected with each other when they were introduced to one another and became as close as any of the pups within the litters that were born into the clan.
Toboe lay low to the ground with his ears pinned tightly down against his skull as he looked around the area in a cautious matter while Balto sat down and began to groom himself.
"There's still something strange about the territory this evening," voiced Toboe quietly.
Balto looked down at his brother for a moment before he began to sniff the air to see if anything was odd or out of place within their clans' territory, but so far the wolf-dog couldn't pick up anything.
"Is it dangerous?" asked Balto as he looked down at his little brother again.
Toboe slowly stood up from the ground before he changed into a sitting position: "It's not exactly danger it's…I don't know. Something oppressive, like thunder, but it seems safe enough now though."
For as long as Balto could remember, Toboe had some kind of strange power that let him sense things that no other wolf or wild dog could pick up with their original senses. Toboe had always sensed when trouble was going to arise within the packs' territory like the time when the young wolf pup said that a group of rebel dogs were going to attack the clan. Toboe's premonition soon came true when 12 rebel dogs came into the packs' territory and nearly killed all of the pack members, but thanks to their leader's quick thinking the rebel dogs were soon defeated. Toboe had many more premonitions that came true and Balto believed that his brother had developed a six sense that let Toboe see what was to come in the near future. But the other clan members believed that Toboe was nothing but a pup that wasn't right in the head.
Balto looked down at his brother for a moment before lightly nudging the pup in the shoulder with his nose and took off.
"Come on then," said Balto as Toboe follow after him. "Let see if you can help me find a pheasant for our meal tonight. If you can't then no one can."
Toboe suddenly stopped in the middle of the field where a group of a few male and female wolves and wild dogs were either laying in the light of the setting sun, mingling with each other, or chewing on a few bones from the animals that they had a few days ago. Toboe slowly walked towards a clump of grass before jumping back in surprise when a large fly suddenly flew out of the grass in front of the small pup's nose. This got the attention of the wolves and wild-dogs as the suddenly stopped what they were doing to see what the commotion was.
A Border collie with blonde fur and blue eyes stared at Toboe in curiosity when he was first startled by the false alarm. The Border collie's name was Thomas H. Norstein. He was known to be very intelligent within the clan and can solve a problem faster than any of the wolves and wild dogs of the pack.
"What's going on?" asked Thomas.
"It's only that runt, Toboe," answered another dog in a thick Russian accent "Jumping up at bluebottles again."
The dog that had answered Thomas's question was a male husky. He had ash grey and white fur and his eyes were a light blue. Around the husky's neck was a red collar with a golden dog tag hanging on the front edge of it indicating that he had once belonged to a human a long time ago.
The husky's name was Exile, an easy going and happy-go-lucky dog that was part of a group of hunters and soldiers in the Owsla, but he preferred to spend time with the lower pack members instead of the other soldiers of the Akela clan.
The wolves and wild dogs soon went back to what they were doing as Toboe quickly ran off to find his brother. The wolf pup quickly stopped when he spotted a pheasant pecking at the ground a few feet away from him. Toboe quietly crept towards the pheasant, with the bird unaware of the wolf cub's presences, before he quickly jumped on the game bird and killed it. Toboe looked down at his prey with pride before he quickly let out a sharp yelp to let Balto know that he found and caught a pheasant. The pup lowered his head and was about to grab the bird when a white paw suddenly placed itself down on top of the pheasant. Toboe looked up to see a malamute and wolf towering over him.
The malamute had black and white fur, steely blue eyes, and a strong muscular body. Around the malamute's neck was a leather brown collar with golden/brass metal circles decorating all around the collar. This was Steel, one of the top hunters and fighters within the Owsla.
The wolf that sat beside the malamute had black fur with grey on its muzzle and chest, and blue eyes. This was Niju, Steel's best friend who was also part of the top hunters and fighters within the Owsla.
The Akela clan had a group of soldiers, known as the Owsla, which defended the territory and fought off rebel packs that wanted to cause trouble. Steel and Niju were soldiers who like to bully around the weaker dogs that were in the lower ranks of the clan or those who weren't pure breed like them.
Steel glared down at Toboe as he held the pheasant under his right paw: "Get a move on pup, this is our bird."
Balto quickly ran up and stood beside his little brother: "Toboe was the one who found it and caught it first Steel."
"And we'll be the ones who'll eat it mutt," growled Niju as he glared at Balto in distaste.
"That's right half breed," stepped in Steel. "Pheasants and larger game are for Owsla only, you know that!"
Balto glared at both Steel and Niju with the two also glaring back at him. Balto soon led Toboe away for he knew better than to get into a fight with two soldiers of the pack's Owsla. Toboe and Balto soon came to rest near a small flat top boulder with Toboe lying on top of the boulder while Balto sat in the grass with an annoyed look on his face.
"To tell you the truth Toboe I'm getting sick and tired of it. Sometime I feel like clearing out of this little territory all together," said Balto as he glared at the two soldiers that were eating Toboe's kill before calming down as he looked up at his little brother with a smile on his muzzle. "Never mind, let's forget about it and try to enjoy the evening."
With that, Balto and Toboe, who had jump off of the boulder, went to a different part of the territory where they came to a small stream that had some trout splashing up out of the water. Balto grabbed a trout that had leapt out of the water closes to him and settled for the next best thing for their meal tonight. Toboe quickly caught a trout for himself before trotting back up to dry land with his brother and began to eat their catch. After Toboe had finished his meal he began to wonder around on his own while Balto turned to look at his brother.
"Don't wonder off too far, Toboe," cautioned Balto to his little brother. "There might be a few predators wondering around the area."
"I won't," said Toboe in reassurance before he began to walk around again.
Toboe's wondering took him into some tall grass where he was suddenly startled by another bluebottle. Toboe quickly backed out from the other side of tall grass before he suddenly bumped into something. The young wolf pup slowly turned his head to look over his shoulder and saw that he had bumped into one of the wooden leggings that had a wooden board hanging on it. Toboe jump back in surprise before he started looking around the area in fretfully. The young wolf pup soon smelled a white stick that men would put into their mouths from time to time. Toboe started to sniff at the footprints that where left in the soft muddy earth before a strange feeling began to come over him.
"Balto," voiced Toboe as dread began to sink into his stomach. "Oh Balto…these are where it comes from."
Balto looked up from the stream that he was drinking from as he turned to look at his brother who had come to stand behind him.
"I know now," continued Toboe as he stared out towards the sunset. "A terrible thing is coming."
"What do you mean, Toboe?" asked Balto curiously.
"Look," said Toboe as he began to whimper while he stared out at the far field that was beyond the packs' territory. "The field…the field, it's covered with blood."
"Blood?" echoed Balto as he looked at his brother with a frown before turning back to the stream. "Don't be silly, it's just the light of the setting sun that's making the field turn red."
But the young wolf pup didn't seem to hear his brother as he kept staring out at the field before him. Toboe began to see a pool of bright red blood spilling over the field before he saw shadowy branches of a tree hanging high above his head. The images ended as soon as they began as Toboe began to hear the voice of his brother talking to him.
"Alright, alright Toboe," said Balto in a gentle voice. "It's getting dark. I think we should head back to the den."
"Back to the den?" exclaimed Toboe fearfully as he turned to look at his brother. "It'll come there, don't think it won't, it's…it's all around us!"
"Now stop it Toboe!" scolded Balto when he saw how his brother was acting in front of him.
Toboe began to feel edgy as he started to dart back and forth to his brother before running a few feet away from Balto.
"W-we…we've got to get away from here, all of us!" exclaimed Toboe.
"Go away?" questioned Balto in doubt, "With the whole clan?"
"Yes, before it's too late!" whimpered Toboe as he ran up to his brother.
"You're being silly," said Balto in an exasperated voice. "They won't come they'll think you're out of your mind."
"You must listen to me Balto!" insisted Toboe in determination. "Something really bad is going to happen."
Balto let out a sigh before looking at his younger brother: "Well…I guess we should go see Akela, the alpha of the pack. You can tell him about it, but I don't think that he'll like the idea at all."
With that, Balto and Toboe began to head towards the main den where the alpha of the pack lived. Balto ran passed the dogs that were still minding their own business, but Toboe quickly stopped as he began to get the attention of the pack members.
"We got to get away from the here, all of us!" shouted the young wolf pup as the pack members turned to look at him in surprise.
"Go away-ski?" said Exile in befuddlement.
"Yes, before it's too late!" cried out Toboe before he quickly ran after his brother.
Soon the whole pack began to buzz with worry as they all gathered together and began to chatter among them-selves. It was a light brown Borzoi who finally broke away from the crowed.
The Borzoi's name was Rocket, one of few fastest runners within the pack and one of the best fighters within the Akela clan.
"Come on, let's find out what's happening!" exclaimed Rocket as he raced off to follow Balto and Toboe.
A few of the other wild dogs followed after Rocket while some of the others hung back within the field. Balto and Toboe ran into the thickest part of the forest that sat near the edge of the field where a huge boulder sat under a steep hill. The boulder was perched on top of two medium sized boulders as they created a large entrance which leads into the chamber of the alpha leader, Akela.
Balto and Toboe neared the entrance of the den before they were suddenly stopped by wolf monster jumping in their path.
The wolf monster was tall and lean with a muscular body, which showed that he was part of the soldiers within the pack. He had a thick dark blue mane around his neck, two sharp horns that sat on top of his head that slanted outwards over the top of his white face, dark blue fur coated his top back which faded to light blue and then to white towards his legs. It was the same with his long tail. Blue fur stood up on the back of his neck and back while he glared at Balto and Toboe with his ruby red eyes. On the right side of the wolf monster's face was a red scar that came from the top of his forehead all the way down to his muzzle. The wolf monster's name was Tiger, the strongest fighter that ever made it into the soldiers and hunters of the pack. He was also known as 'Tiger of the Wind' for many of the Akela clan members say that he has the power to control the wind to do his bidding.
Tiger glared at Balto and Toboe for a moment before he calmed down after he realized who they were instantly.
"Balto?" said Tiger curiously. "It is Balto isn't it?"
"It is," replied Balto calmly with a nod of his head.
"What in the world are you doing here?" questioned Tiger with a raised eyebrow.
"We've come to speak with the Great Alpha, Tiger," responded Balto as he sat down with Toboe sitting beside him.
"We, you mean the runt wants to see him too?"
"I must!" insisted Toboe in determination.
Tiger frowned before he sat down on the ground and began to scratch the side of his neck with his right back-leg.
"Okay, I'll bite," said Tiger after he stopped scratching. "What's this all about?"
Balto hesitated for a moment before he opened his mouth to speak: "Well it's-"
"Tiger!" called out a voice from near one of the larger boulders that made up the den's entrance.
Tiger and Balto quickly turned to look at the owner of the voice. Sitting near the den's entrance was a Great Dane with dark brown fur and a red beaded necklace around his neck. The Great Dane's name was Ben, the captain of the Owsla's and also the faithful guard of the Great Alpha, Akela.
A female wolf was also lying near the entrance as well. The wolf had dark auburn with dark brown coating the top part of her ears and tail along with her front lets; grey fur grew on her face, undersides, inner ears and pack paws. She had yellow-green eyes and on the sides of her face was light green war paint that sat underneath her eyes. The wolf's name was Swiftkill and she is one of the greatest fighters within the pack and also Tiger's rival. Swiftkill was the only known female to ever be appointed as one of the most high ranked soldiers within the pack.
Ben slowly stood up from the ground as he glared at both Balto and Toboe who stood in front of him: "What do the lower pack members of the Akela clan want?"
"They want to see the Great Alpha," answered Tiger bluntly.
"What for?" questioned Swiftkill in annoyance as she raised her head up from her paws.
"W-well I have to…" started Toboe, but was quickly interrupted by Ben.
"No one is allowed to meet the Alpha while he is resting," growled Ben. "Now send them away before I get really serious."
"I'll take care of it Ben," growled Tiger before his captain walked back to laying in the sun again.
Tiger turned to look back at Balto and was about to tell the wolf-dog to leave, but Balto quickly spoke to him again.
"Listen Tiger," continued Balto calmly. "When have I ever asked to see the Alpha before?"
Tiger thought for a moment as he turned his gaze to look at the entrance of the den before turning back to Balto.
"Alright, alright," muttered Tiger. "Wait here for a minute."
With that, the wolf monster trotted into the alpha's den while Balto and Toboe stood outside as they waited to be called in. The two brothers' ears suddenly picked up on Tiger's voice while he spoke to the alpha of the clan.
"Excuse me sir, these two wolves have asked if they could see you. You mind if I bring them in?"
In that moment, Tiger quickly appeared in front of the duo as he exited halfway out of the den.
"Come on then," said Tiger before he added "Though I'll probably get my head bitten off after this."
"I bet it will," said Swifkill with a smirk as she sat up to look at Tiger. "And when the Alpha does start biting off your then head I'll be right out here listening in on it."
The wolf monster turned as he glared at Swiftkill while letting out a growl of annoyance before snorting. Tiger quickly turned away from the female wolf and began to lead Balto and Toboe into the den. Swiftkill let out a chuckled as she stood up from the ground and walked towards the entrance of the den.
"This should be interesting," voiced Swiftkill as she crouched near the entrance of the den.
The soldier suddenly heard a couple of paws coming towards the alpha's den and she quickly turned to see some of the lower pack members coming to listen in on the conversation as well. Thomas came up as he stood beside Swiftkill while some of the others hung back a few feet from them. Thomas and Swiftkill glanced at each other for a moment before they turned their attention back to the entrance when they started to hear the voices of Balto and Akela talking to one another.
"Ah…Lu," spoke Akela as he acknowledge the wolf-dog while saying his name wrong. "It is Lu, isn't it?"
"No sir, it's Balto" the wolf-dog corrected his leader.
"Balto?" said Akela as he repeated the name. "I knew your mother well, and your friend?"
"My brother sir, Toboe," answered Balto.
"Your brother," muttered Akela in a weary voice that told Balto not to correct him again.
The camera soon switches to the inside of the den. The den was deep with hardly any light to be seen. Tiger sat to the side as he watched the conversation going on between Balto, Toboe and Akela a few feet away. Balto and Toboe were sitting in front of a tunnel that led into the alpha's quarters where the leader laid on a bed of hay and tussock.
Akela was an old grey wolf with dark grey fur. Akela use to be at the top of his prim when he was younger and is still a great leader for he had a calm collected mind and he was never one to waver under pressure. He was known to all as 'The Lone Wolf' and he knew of the ways of men, but he was getting on in years and he would soon have to find a successor to lead the pack when he retires.
"Now, do tell me how I can help you two?" said Akela as he got right to the conversation.
"Well…" started Balto as he glanced at Toboe for a moment before looking back at Akela. "My brother told me that a bad danger is coming to our clan's territory."
"A bad danger eh?" echoed Akela coolly as he stared at the two younger pack members with his golden eyes.
Akela soon turned away from Balto and Toboe before sitting down with his back facing them. Balto and Toboe looked at each other for a moment before looking at the back of their leader expectantly.
"I'm thinking, I'm thinking," said Akela without looking at them before he turned to look over his shoulder. "Now, what sort of danger is it I wonder?"
"I-I don't know" answered Toboe hesitantly, "But it's bad, really bad."
"Well then," continued Akela as he stretched out his body. "What should we do?"
"Get away from here!" exclaimed Toboe, "All of us, now!"
"Now?" questioned Akela in bemusement, "In May, the mating season? And where would we go to?"
Balto frowned before he quickly backed up his little brother: "Well…he's had these feelings before and he's always been right again and again."
"I'll have to consider this very carefully."
Tiger, who was listening and watching the conversation, frowned when he heard his leader's unconcerned voice before he shook his head in exasperation.
Outside of the den, Swiftkill became really interested about what she had heard within the den. What did this pup, Toboe, mean by a great danger? The female wolf suddenly noticed that Thomas was inching closer to the den's entrance as the Border collie tried to hear the conversation better. Ben also noticed this too as he stood up from where he slept. He stepped in front of Thomas and blocked him from going anywhere near the entrance. Swiftkill quickly heard the last of the conversation coming to the end.
"Now perhaps we'll discuss this later in the summer," said Akela.
Back inside the den, Toboe began to panic as he ran away from Akela's quarters with Tiger trying to stop him by blocking the pup's way with his body.
"We can't wait! We can't wait!" whimpered Toboe as he climbed over Tiger's back and running out of the den.
"Well it's been good of you to come…Lu," said Akela coolly.
Balto glared at Akela for a moment before he ran off after his brother with Tiger quickly getting out of his way. The wolf monster stared after Balto for a moment before he turned to look at the tunnel where the leader was laying in and decided that it was time for him to leave. Tiger started slink off, but was quickly stopped in his tracks when Akela's voice sharply called out to him.
"Tiger!" barked Akela.
Tiger decided to ignore the first call and began to try walking away again, but winched when he heard Akela calling him once again.
"TIGER!" growled Akela.
The wolf monster let out a sigh before he turned to look over his shoulder: "Sir?"
"What in the great pack's name was that all about?" questioned Akela angrily as Tiger walked up to face the entrance of the alpha's quarters.
As predicted, Tiger was about to be scolded by the pack leader.
"Well sir," started Tiger but Akela interrupted him as he started to berate the young wolf monster.
"Your duty as an officer is to protect this den," growled Akela as the camera slowly pulled out of the underground den.
"Yes sir," spoke Tiger as we hear his voice within the darkness of the den.
"And those two lunatics you better keep watch."
To be continued
Well…this is the first part of my crossover story. I hope you like it.
White Hunter, howling out to you and the spirits!