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I'm So Sorry by wannabemustangjockey I'm So Sorry by wannabemustangjockey
From The Adventures of Fox Tayle, Chapter 17

We continued down the hall for about another hundred feet before we came to a door. It was unmarked. "Here, Fox, there's something I want to show you before we leave." Carlos swiped his keycard in the lock and opened the door. The motion-sensing lights came on upon our entering, and I was confronted with a disturbing sight. Along the left wall were two glass chambers identical to the one I had been in, but they were filled with something other than water. It had a yellowish tint to it. Carlos was silent as I took in the scene. Inside the chambers were two creatures that looked similar to me. They were roughly six feet tall and covered in fur, and had tails and digitigrade legs like myself. They were both canine, but each had a different head shape and fur color. Their eyes were closed and they weren't moving. They seemed to be asleep ... until I noticed the neat row of bullet holes across the chest of one. They were dead! Then I realized the awful truth -- these two corpses were Wolf the gray wolf and Shep the German Shepherd, my counterparts from the experiment! They had both been shot and killed in their cages on that fateful day ten months before. I fought to keep from vomiting at the terrible epiphany.
Carlos spoke up. "Dr. Cardiff couldn't bear to have them carted off to the furnace. He had their bodies preserved in formaldehyde in these chambers after their deaths. They've been here ever since. Cardiff comes here every day and looks at them. He locks himself up in here sometimes. Most of us think it's a morbid curiosity he has. Others believe he's haunted by them."
I leaned up against the glass of Shep's chamber and looked at his face. He had a peaceful expression, probably from muscle relaxation after death. I imagined that he probably died a horrible death, shot clean through by multiple rounds from an automatic weapon. Wolf looked much the same way, but his mouth hung open slightly, his tongue out. They had been brought into this world to be made into soldiers, to kill. Instead, they were the ones who were killed, for no reason other than that they were no longer wanted. Had they had the chance to plead? To protest? To defend themselves? I doubted it. And I myself was alive only because they were dead. Only I had escaped, because the gunfire that killed them woke me up. I already had a sinking feeling that I was the only anthropomorphic animal on the planet, and now having seen the proof that Wolf and Shep were dead, I could finally believe it.
"We need to keep moving," Carlos said urgently. "Vámonos. Let's go."
I touched the glass with my hand and closed my eyes. "I'm so sorry," I whispered. Then I turned and followed Carlos through the door on the other side of the room. The lights shut off behind us, darkness again hiding the lifeless bodies of Wolf and Shep from the world.

Read the whole chapter here:
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Fox Tayle character, story, art, etc. are all (c) wannabemustangjockey.
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SyukriTheFury Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
try listening to [link] while reading this part, its epic! anyway, love the chapter, and the series as a whole. keep up the great work!
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
What's the whole story called?
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s64 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
*sniff* Poor Fox... :tears:
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TailstheChosenOne Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Sorry to hear that bud. I know how ya feel. I lost my mother this way. *Sigh* Humans can be so cruel sometimes.
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dracotharpian Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Writer
This is so...touching! but i would rreally like to read it from the begining. which story is the start of the series?
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Ffex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Dang. You got a good story here. I just found it. Good art work too. I could spend a lot of time reading. Unfortunately, I must go to bed, I'll chk it later. Thanks
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Dogman15 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
I have to admit, I've known of this picture's existence for quite a while now, even before I became a deviant; and I must say - you, Jay, are a very good writer AND artist.
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Antransfare Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I still think that's Griff >>
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wannabemustangjockey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Griff's not dead.
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Antransfare Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
So his sleeping in the tube? >>
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sliverwolf16 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
man let me know when it will be published i buy like 100 copies :D
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CidolfasSilverwing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I'm at a loss for words over the heart-devouring tragedy depicted.
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kenai21 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
wow that hurts deep down.. to truely know your alone and for those you knew to be on display..do you have the rest of this story so far on here i would wish to read it though i hope it is not as sad as this part completely. one reason this hits me hard is i saw a grey wolf get shot for no reason other than the peoples boredom and i have a german shepard-wolf mix. this really hurts cause whenever i read something i put myself as the character i read of and feel their pain
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kenai21 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
wow that hurts deep down.. to truely know your alone and for those you knew to be on display..do you have the rest of this story so far on here i would wish to read it though i hope it is not as sad as this part completely. one reason this hits me hard is i saw a grey wolf get shot for no reason other than the peoples boredom and i have a german shepard-wolf mix. this really hurts cause whenever i read something i put myself as the character i read of and feel their pain
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Im really sorry about the previous comment. This just was so sad it tore at me. Please, if you recieve this could you respond?
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wannabemustangjockey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
It's ok, I was trying to make that part of the chapter really hit the reader hard. I'm not offended by your previous comment or anything.
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I just have a thing for german shepherds, esp soldiers.

Would you mind if I did a fanfic of this? It helps me when Im depressed, to ressurect characters that I liked . Im still going to give you original credit and so-on. Im just asking to borrow the characters or maybe resurrect the german shepherd or something. I can even send you the story first if you want
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wannabemustangjockey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
I appreciate your interest, but I've been discouraging fanfics of this story (there's a LOT more to it than just this part) since I've been working on it for 2 years and would like to publish it someday. Sorry.
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, its fine
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sliverwolf16 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Damn, that's sad. I feel sorry for him.
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, could you make it any more depressing?
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JFW Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
GRIFF? D8 * Taps the glass * GRIFF??? >O<

NOOOO! >O< * breaks the glass and steals him * >x3 mehehehehehhehehehehehehehehehe
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professionalamature Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
*Sniff.. Sniff*
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vampslust Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Student General Artist
that is the saddest part of the story :tears: other than the first girl that died
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Kuzzy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
Cool, I've been a little hesitant to reading your chapter (so much and so long!) but this sparked an intrest in me. I think I will get down to it as soon as I finish of my school things.
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ZebraRaine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
Really nice! :hug:
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kushaba Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god *starts to tear up* those monsters!
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SargerenComis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
That is tear jerking. You really have a great pic. I love the way you did the reflections on the floor.
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meshugga Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
Weird how a work of fiction can stir you more than a newspaper telling you about a bus carrying seventysome people careening off a cliff does. Really moving. Shows just how human Fox really is...

Interestingly enough the harsh labaratory lighting actually makes it kind of sadder. Its like...bodies of sentient beings on display in a museum.

Ive just kind of got the creeps right now so my words are kind of jumbled. Good job.
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:iconwannabemustangjockey:
You're right about that; when I heard about that bus crash my thought was wow, that sucks, but how can they wonder how it happened...when the bus was way overloaded, driving way too fast on a dangerous road?

It is amazing how fiction (especially when it features furry animals) can have a greater impact on people than real life. Creeps you out, does it? Well them, my work here is done...
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
wow- that's a realy moving story, i need to read all of it. oh- and the picture is just as good as the story behind it
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TaiOMega Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniffle*
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