She had come here but she didn’t know why. There was something about this place that brought back memories. She had stumbled upon the creek, growled at the streaming water. It looked terrifying, as it moved. She had never been fond of water. But having become more feral… instead of whimpering and linking her fear to the water, she saw the water as an enemy, and believed she could chase it off by being angry and aggressive, just like she could chase off living prey.
It seemed to work, as the water moved on, but it never ended. Why did it never end?
Was there so much water in this world? The thought was really terrifying.
Walking alongside the stream, but with a great distance between her and the liquid, she sniffed, eyes on the ground, then on the sky, on the trees, the sand, the rocks. It looked like a regular place, nothing out of the ordinary, even though Rhian could call it a place of hell because of the water…
But then her eyes spotted something in the sand. Moving over to a tree, she pawed at the sand around a hole, that was located between the roots, under the roots. The place was worn down, ceiling collapsed a little. It looked really fragile, and had not been used in a while.
That’s when her head started hurting, and she felt the need to bite herself to locate the pain elsewhere.
She had… lived here, once.
’’Thank you for saving my life.’’ - ’’Keito, you know your Mum is a… a… Very brave wolf.’’
The water. She hated the water. Yet she remembered… going in there, to save a child. A pup. And the pup had thanked her.
Whatever had happened to that child? And… Keito? A-Akeito? What had happened to him?
Should she ask Bianca? She could not remember… Had she lost her babies? To something? To someone?
’’Greetings Siani! Greetings Akeito, thee lose thy footing in thy hurry?’’
The flash of a memory, of a wolf she was supposed to know. He was familiar, yet not. He called the kids by their names. He knew them. ’’So today, your mother and I shall be teaching you to hunt.’’
Hunting. She was… trying so hard to remember this wolf’s name. She remembered his face but… who was he? He seemed to know her pups, who she barely remembered. There was so much she needed to ask Bianca, and yet she was scared of knowing the truth.
Sep 16, 2018 03:50 AM
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