Lone Wolf’s feelings for the Native princess he called White Swan were the purest of any love in the world. She was the bright spot in his day. She was promised to someone else, and although he deeply loved her, he couldn’t have her. As the white swan does not feel the same way about the flying eagle that she does the lone wolf, their union was doomed to fail. The lone wolf and the white swan often escaped to private locations where they could be together. They would spend a few stolen hours in heaven together before heading back to the tribe with heavy hearts.
Their beating hearts were entangled with one another. They wanted nothing more than to spend every waking moment together. Yet according to the rules of the tribe, the young ladies had to be matched with prospective suitors. The news devastated the white swan because she had always wanted to be with the lone wolf. He was the one and only person she ever truly loved. Knowing that his beloved white swan was experiencing emotional suffering weighed heavily on the lone wolf’s heart. The flying eagle couldn’t care less whether his future wife was unhappy. He needed her only because she was part of the ritual. He saw her as a prize and had no intention of giving her up. The quick wind tribe head accused them of eloping, but he didn’t say anything to the other tribe. Since he also disapproved of the white swan and flying eagle getting married.
The two tribes have been matching their female members in marriage for a considerable amount of time. It put an end to hostilities between the two groups and guaranteed lasting peace. A needless conflict that claimed many lives on both sides. The lone wolf’s emotional health was poor, and he felt the white swan’s suffering as keenly as his own. To win her heart and be with her, he realized he had only one shot. In order to rescue herself from the flying eagle and He issued a challenge to the flying eagle. The arranged wedding could only take place on the night of the full moon, hence the challenge had to be issued on that night.
He decided to go to battle for her. He was a lone wolf, and the full moon was approaching, so he prayed to the gods for the knowledge to vanquish Flying Eagle. He practiced constantly, day and night, getting better at both hand-to-hand combat and archery. Lone Wolf was a capable hunter who fed and safeguarded his people. He felt prepared for the upcoming battle with Flying Eagle and the subsequent test of his talents.
White Swan cuddled up in Lone Wolf’s arms as the final day neared. As they planned their future together, he felt a joy that could only come from her grin. Lone Wolf, with tears in his eyes, kissed White Swan’s lips as their time together came to an end. He realized that the outcome of the challenge the following night would either set her free or sentence her to a loveless marriage. He was aware, too, that her hopes rode on his success.
Lone Wolf didn’t want to disappoint her, so he let her go for the night. He kept training, always challenging himself to go further. When the day of the trial finally arrived, Lone Wolf confidently met Flying Eagle head-on. The fight was difficult and put his talents and resolve to the test. The battle was won by Lone Wolf, who was then granted permission to wed White Swan.
In that moment, Lone Wolf realized he had fought for more than simply their love. He had finally earned her trust, and now the two of them would spend the rest of their lives together as one.
He assured her that his feelings for her were permanent and that he would do whatever it took to keep them together. A tear rolled down her face as she listened to his words, and she echoed them in a whisper, promising to do everything she could to ensure their love would remain forever. At that, she reluctantly released his hand and was no longer in his line of sight. He went back to his sleeping tent hoping that their love would last eternally in his dreams.
He challenged Flying Eagle just as the wedding ceremony began. In order to determine the challenge winner, the wedding had to be postponed. Flying Eagle refused to lose under any circumstances, but Lone Wolf’s preparation paid off, and he easily bested his opponent. Lone Wolf passed the bow-and-arrow test with flying colors, sealing his victory in the competition for a place by White Swan’s side. He had saved her from the evil plans of Flying Eagle. White Swan celebrated Lone Wolf’s success by embracing him. Flying Eagle was disappointed by the result of the competition.
He carefully drew his bow and released the arrow. A white swan was wounded and have had her heart pierced by the arrow, and a lone wolf was grazed as the arrow passed through her. His heart ached as he held her in his arms as she passed away. After she left, his melancholy transformed into wrath, and he became aggressive and belligerent with Flying Eagle. As his moniker took shape on him, he underwent a metamorphosis. All of Flying Eagle’s arrows went wide of the mark. Lone Wolf killed Flying Eagle with his attack, but he also brought terrible fortune upon himself and White Swan. They would never again be in each other’s arms. He would turn into a wolf that howled at the full moon in search of White Swan.
As a result of the catastrophe, the two tribes no longer planned to marry each other. The suffering caused by the loss of life and affection prevented the tribes from uniting. The lone wolf was abandoned to howl into the night sky, forever lamenting the death of his White Swan.
Lone Wolf and White Swan’s chance at happiness together has passed. Without White Swan, Lone Wolf would spend eternity as a wolf in the woods. Their narrative would be told and passed on to future generations to demonstrate that love between two people is something that must develop naturally and cannot be rushed. Lone Wolf’s howl to his lover White Swan could be heard from great distances on nights of the full moon. He taught other wolves how to howl at the moon, continuing the custom.