The Akita was massive, a fine example of the breed - with the single exception of his current physical state: skeletal, matted, and attached to a cement post by a thick logging chain. He refused to let those things bother him, however; they were mere nuisances, after all.
What mattered most to him was that any of his captors - the men in black - who crossed his path would die. Simple as that. He was done with the torture, had enough of the domination; who were these men to treat him as a mongrel, a cur? Where was the respect he instinctively knew he’d earned and demanded in better days?
His mind may have been jumbled, with memories of the past escaping him - but he knew one thing for sure: he was more than this beast on a chain. Knew he was born for greater things, knew he mattered somewhere; if only he could get back to wherever, whatever, whenever that was. For now, he would wait....
The Knight’s Chain, a short story, precedes The Curse of Cur, and can be listened to before book two of The Chained Gods Series or after to flesh out the character of the knight.