She didn’t know why she did it. She couldn’t rationalize having left her brother, even if, at the time, it had seemed like the best option she had. Things had been confusing, she had been scared and overwhelmed and, lacking any sense, she had tried to hide from it. She thought she could evade the pain that had followed her since she was a pup and return to her brother without such baggage. But how silly the thought seemed now. He had left her, he had found her again. She had left him, but oh, how impossible it felt to be beside him again.
Despite how deeply she missed him and how desperate she was to track him down, Greer was in no kind of rush. She had been to the rendezvous point and had found no trace of him. No trace of anyone familiar or otherwise- except for the petite dark wolf she had encountered upon her arrival. Greer had moved along, passing by the young female with as little incident as possible, and had spent a few additional days mulling about the shoreline. After so many months apart, what were the odds of Caspian coming to meet her at the lake on any of the days she was there? She decided the chances were slim to none, though she wouldn’t give up on the search all together. She had come too far.
After the few days wait by the lake, she had continued west, heading down from the water’s edge and into the smoothly rolling prairies that separated her from the forest, from the ocean, and with any luck Caspian. From her position in the low grasslands the horizon rose higher than the it did by the lake, obscuring the forest from view and leaving her ill at ease. Instinct assured her she was going the right direction, but without her goal in sight, her overactive imagination whispered worse discourses.
He was not looking for her. He wanted nothing to do with her. She should give up, go… where? She had nowhere to go. There was no one else who had ever loved her or otherwise pretended to. There was no one waiting for her, no one blessing the stars for her, no purpose but to find her other half. Her Caspian. She had to do this. He was her brother. He was family. Somewhere within, Greer was certain that she and her only sibling shared a deeply-rooted and significant connection. A bond which bound them together for better or for worse. But why was he not on her radar? Why did she not have some celestial force driving her to the only soul that mattered to her? Wasn’t that how it was supposed to work? Momma had reiterated it, carefully securing the mantra in her pup’s fragile minds, carefully building their trust in instinct… the spirits will always guide you home. Give them your feet and your faith.
Greer closed her eyes but did not stop walking. The spirits had her in stride. But would they lead her to Caspian?
Mar 07, 2018 03:13 PM
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