Chapter 23: Velvet


“Not again,” growled Mr. Ashes. “Get out of there!”

I sniffed and sniffed, oh yes I did…

“I’ll rip out your entrails and set them on fire,” he snarled.

“Entrails are tasty!” I clung to his leg. “Mate with me, Mr. Ashes? Will you? Will you?”

“For the last time, it’s Rexxanathostrazor’mol. And just because I’ve cavorted with more species than I can count doesn’t mean I’ll lie with a dog.”

“But I’m not a dog,” I said as he tried to shake me off. “I’m a dog-ter.”

That didn’t stop Mr. Ashes from trying to get rid of me…

I loved playing with Mr. Ashes, even if he wouldn’t mate with me.

Sometimes he made me feel like a clumsy puppy, because he’d stick out his foot and my hind paw–foot–would get caught on it!

“Go home,” he said.

“Mate with me,” I said, “then I will!”

“For all I know, this is another one of the Institute’s tests to see if I’m prepared to ‘resist reasonable levels of everyday temptation’ as an instructor. Unpaid leave is a special kind of fiery hell.”

I didn’t really know what he was talking about. All I knew was that he smelled good and I wanted him to mate with me SO. BADLY.

“Grrrr, mate with me!”

He grabbed Velvet Petalpaws Ravensbane by the collar and started dragging her away! Again.

“I told him to get you a leash,” said Mr. Ashes. “Next time, I’ll set your tail on fire.”

“Grrr…” Why didn’t he want Velvet Petalpaws Ravensbane?

Dark Lord Father put a spell on me when I got home to “calm me down,” but I didn’t want to calm down. Velvet Petalpaws Ravensbane wanted to mate, just like everyone else!

If Mr. Ashes wouldn’t mate with me, I could mate with him!

We’d mate all day!

And then we’d have dog-ters and dog-sons!

I told Dark Lord Father and Dark Lady Mother of my mating plans when I woke up…

“Absolutely not, Velvet,” Dark Lord Father said. “You’re forbidden from mating until worms eat your corpse.”

“Worms…will eat her?” said Dark Lady Mother.

“Eventually, yes–and you’ll rot as well. You’re a tree, Primrose; you of all people should know this.”

“But I want to mate nowwwww,” I whined. “Arooooooooooooo.”

Dark Lord Father sighed. “Mating is an unholy, painful practice unsuitable for daughters, especially ones of your tender years.”

“But don’t you and Maw-ther–Mother–mate?”

“M-mate? Of course, as every virile warlock needs to release dark energies with the mother of his spawn.” He pulled my mother against him. “This is mating. The only level permissible within this house.”

My father almost never touched my mother, even though I knew she wanted him to. “More!”

He did do more! “Do you see, Velvet? Clothing on at all times.”

Dark Lady Mother was having trouble finding words! I was like that too, when I really wanted to mate. “…”

“This doesn’t look like how the forest animals do it,” I said.

“How about this?” Dark Lord Father said.




Now I was thinking about mating with Mr. Ashes…


But I wasn’t allowed to mate…

I gave my paw-rents–parents–some time alone before asking Dark Lord Father about mating again…

“Concentrate on your witch studies, Velvet,” Dark Lord Father said. “We’ll discuss this again when you cease licking toads in the middle of your incantations.”

“But I really really want to mate, oh yes I do.”

He sighed. “And what makes you want to do so this desperately?” he asked. “You’re a girl, not a dog–you’d do well to remember that.”

“Because,” I said, “then I’ll have a mate and pups!”

Dark Lord Father coughed. “You’re much, much too young for pups…”

“But I don’t want to be alone anymore…whenever you go away, it’s just me and Dark Lady Mother, and sometimes she falls asleep standing up, and she can’t run when I run, and you don’t like to play with me like Mr. Ashes does, but Mr. Ashes keeps saying he’s going back to school soon… Why can’t Velvet Petalpaws Ravensbane go to school?”

He blinked at me. “I…I never realized, Velvet,” he said quietly, laying a hand on my shoulder. “Has it been so terrible, living alone with me–and then Primrose–for all these years?”

“I want to play…if I had pups, I’d always have someone to play with…”

He looked up at the ceiling, then back down at me. “If…if you’re a good girl, and you progress well in your lessons without any life-threatening incidents or stray demon summonings, I’ll consider enrolling you in a special school. But you have much to learn, Velvet, both as a witch and a girl.”

But Velvet Petalpaws Ravensbane would do anything to have new friends to play with!

She’d be a very good girl.

34 thoughts on “Chapter 23: Velvet

  1. Well I am glad that HGR’s stance on teen pregnancy is “no, wtf” Even if it turns out that borderline voyeurism from his daughter is on the table! Get a room! Or go in the woods to make Primrose feel safe.

    As a former homeschooled kid, Velvet gives me many feels, even if we tackled our isolation a lot differently. 😥 And no one I knew would have turned into a dog as beautiful as Mr. Ashes in Velvet’s dreams. 😛

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    1. Borderline voyeurism > teen pomegranate

      Velvet would probably follow them into the woods tbh.

      And aww, I guess you didn’t go around asking people to mate with you while being homeschooled. 😉 Rexx made a pretty dog, but damn the pups were weird-looking af.

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  2. Ah, teenage hormones combined with dog humping urges… what a combination 😂

    Velvet has good taste in a potential mate 😉 😂 But I am very glad she didn’t. I feel like Velvet (in her lovable dog-ter way) doesn’t 100% understand “mating” quite yet (though she understands someone who smells good and a desire for puppies, yes LOL). I think she needs to mature a little bit more first.

    Also HGR/Primrose was hot. I wanted them to full-on bang tho, splinters be damned!

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  3. I literally spat out my drink when Rex was saying that perhaps Velvet was another test from the school to make sure he had his urges in check! The dude was thinking about it!!! 😂 😂 😂

    The penny has finally dropped for HGR. He can’t keep Velvet locked up any more… she’ll just escape anyway and look for potential mates.

    He’s kind of in a self-fulfilling prophecy: By continuing to do what he’s been doing – in trying to keep Velvet safe by isolating her from the world – he’ll end up driving her away and into dog knows what kind of dangers!

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    1. Sorry about your drink! 😉

      ROFL, at least Rexx refused Velvet. That’s not a thing that happens often for him.

      And it’s true that the more he keeps Velvet isolated, the more she’ll want to run free. So it’s good that he’s trying to really prepare her for the real (or magic) world, where she’ll be around more people than himself and Primrose (and the occasional Rexx and Val).

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  4. This just made me feel bad for Primrose 😦

    Velvet does need a leash… Girl is gonna get herself into trouble and regret everything when she goes to pop out 500 pups!

    I love how fatherly her father really is though. Never would have imagined it during gen 1!

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    1. Primrose would’ve been happier if he kept going (in private, hopefully) and not just to educate their daughter.

      LOL, Velvet with 500 pups! OMG, that’d be something.

      And I never could’ve imagined gen 1 HGR being fatherly either…

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      1. I guess he’d have to be careful, in-case splinters are an issue. I feel like I’ve mentioned that before, but they’re serious business!

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  5. Me too Velvet
    I too want to drown in my own spawn and never be lonely because I’d have all my babbies and yea a husband I GUESS but mostly 50 billion babbies 😔😔😔

    I’m glad HGR wasn’t actually gonna put her on house arrest forever, and is willing to consider letting her go to school because she feels lonely and wants to make friends

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  6. A very good dog, I mean girl indeed!

    I believe she’ll get into even more trouble at school. But it would be funny to see her chase Mr. Ashes all around the school.

    So, Velvet has made her choice! The sweet (and oh so HOT) Rexie-poo. (My hubby’s name! His mother named both her sons dog names—Rex and Max. 🤣)

    It’s funny to see the teen hormones affecting her. They’re very strong for dogs! Lol! Must mate! Must have a litter! We all know how to douse this drive but spaying her would be cruel.

    And so…HGR’s lessons in what’s appropriate for mating was hilarious. Looked like Prim didn’t mind! 😍

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    1. It’s a good bet Velvet will get into more trouble at school. 😉 And she’ll definitely meet Mr. Ashes there!

      LOL, my mom had a dog named Rex! Funny how certain human names come to be associated with dogs instead after a while.

      OMG, spaying Velvet. 😱 HGR would never. She’ll just have to learn to deal with the urges…

      And Prim definitely didn’t mind the lessons. 😉 Velvet was happy to help her mom out.

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  7. Velvet just does everything extra, LOL.
    The preoccupation with mating upon the discovery of hormones plus dog-terness YUP.
    Bless Rex for resisting the temptation to give in to her demands, omg.

    HGR, seriously, just get the girl a vibrator and let her go make friends at school! She’s got dark energies of her own that need releasing, ok!

    Oh man, I’m thinking of all the potential friendship pairings our Velvet might have when (if?) she meets some of these other kiddos. I feel like someone needs to keep her away from Sly, tho; I’m sure he’d be all up for some doggy-style.

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    1. ROFL. Velvet’s a dog-ter, all right. And Rexx really wants his job back.

      OMG, I can’t even imagine HGR shopping for sex toys. (Maybe for Primrose? He could get a mold of his branch.)

      I think you’ll like seeing the friendships Velvet makes~ But oh man, she should stay far, far away from Sly. LOL.

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  8. Dark WitcHazard: Stop going against the inevitable Demon get with the doggy witch! My poor Velvet get her in school so the drama can start when she sniffs Rex but at school!

    Lover WitcHazard: Aw young emotions I love her young love obsession but sorry Rex Velvet clearly owns your ass and eventually your heart!

    Shipper WitcHazard: I ship them so hard still having troubling getting an awesome ship name but give me a minute I’ll figure it out! Or swine else will!

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    1. ROFL, so Rexx doesn’t have a choice in the matter huh, he belongs to Velvet now? Might as well put a collar on him. 😉

      If they run into each other at school (and they will), it should be interesting…

      I have faith in Shipper to come up with a ship name. 😉 Vex might work, since he’s so vexed by her dog girl self.


  9. My name is NOT Mr. Ashes! So funny. It’s like she’s imprinted on Rexx and it’s him or no one. Loved the mating lesson❤️❤️❤️ Eventually they are gonna figure it out – Primrose was in tree heaven! HGR was looking fine….

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  10. Not gonna lie, Velvet’s sudden interest in mating with Mr unspeakable-name is disturbing 😮 She’s so young, does she age quicker being half a dog or are that human teenage horomones?
    LOL! HGR has probably each father’s attitude towards his daughter mating but, um, drastic words to express it. What a family! (Will you ever upload those most adorable Velvet-Ashes puppies? 😍 I’ve no doubt fallen in love with them!)

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    1. It’s mostly teenage hormones, just with a dog’s tunnel vision (and Velvet’s increasing loneliness). She’s very isolated, aside from her mom and dad.

      LOL, very drastic words. And sadly, I didn’t save the Velvet-Ashes puppies–if it makes you feel any better, it was because they were BUTT UGLY as adults. LOL. I think there was one cute one in the bunch.

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