This is Aeko Reki (A-ek-o Rek-ie) the last of the great Blood-throats. As I have mentioned before the Blood-throats are a great and noble breed of wolf. But there is more to their story than that. Back in the start of time there was a great and bloody battle between man and beasts. At last the first king of the humans managed to end the war. In recognition of this the Blood-throats, who are material forms and enforcers of the Gods will, pledged themselves to forever protect the king and his royal line. That was a long time ago, Aeko Reki is the last and he is looking for his lost princess the rightful heir to the throne. Here is a little info on the Blood-throats. They are born about 20 years before their human so they mature in time to protect them from birth. As long as their human is alive a Blood-throat cannot be killed. If their human is killed a Blood-throat will live only a few days, in which they will bury the body properly, or lay beside it, protecting it and loving them as they did in life. A Blood-throat is born with a deep and unbreakable love for their human, and growing up with that longing is hard for some to cope with. This story and creatures belong to me, do not copy or adapt. I will one day write this up. Comments are helpful. But be nice this was the first picture I did in acrylics.