Her feet had been itching to move from the moment AJ had told her the Alliance had split up. It was a wonder she had been able to hold off as long as she had. But no more.
Her feet were finally back in the range were the rise rested and Maya would not stop until she was near to the old Alliance territory. All along the way, there was a small hope that AJs news had been false. Not a lie, because AJ wouldn’t lie to her, but just incorrect. She still didn’t want to believe that the Alliance was gone.
But, as they neared, the evidence was obvious. Or, the lack there of. There were no fresh markings along the way, and Maya knew the places where marks would have lain were far behind them, now. There was little else she could do but let her ears droop, her tail hang slack at her hocks as she moved. She couldn’t deny it anymore. Not with the rise this barren of wolf scent. The rains had surely washed them all away the moment they’d left.
“Well,” Maya muttered, the last few steps she took cresting the top of the rise. She paused, just to take in the view for a moment. In this instance, it didn’t bring her the comfort it had in previous days. This time, it was the source of the sadness that welled in her chest. “Here we are.”
She sank into a sit, a deep breath exhaled. “And here they aren’t.” She could feel her eyes prickling, but she fought it back with a sniffle. She couldn’t cry, it was silly. Besides, she hoped to find Jay, and it would be hella embarrassing to talk to him with puffy eyes.
Jun 06, 2018 09:26 PM
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