It wasn’t unknown to Kneph that there was a pack around this area. He’d smelled the markers when he’d entered Falter Glen, and veered around them sharply, knowing better than to toe the line with pack wolves. It was the same as he journeyed towards a water source that night, but he was having some difficulty. Most of the river ran through the pack territory, so he had to wind himself deeper and deeper into the woods. Foliage closed in on him, and his paws stepped carefully on the uneven ground. It felt unnatural to be in this covered of an area - it made him miss the sandy, desert terrain of the land he was born in. Still, the tawny male pressed onward, following the distant sound of water. He walked ever so cautiously, knowing the dark could cause a tragic accident in this sort of territory.
Dirt turned to sand as mountainous walls that must have been weathered for centuries replaced the forest. Kneph stopped completely, overtaken by the beautiful sight of the hidden cave. In all his life, he’d never seen something so beautiful. Not the mysterious Draven he’d met just hours earlier, not dual-colored eyed Amarylis, not even his own damn reflection in the water - no, this took the cake. Eventually, he regained his senses and really took in where he was. How..how did he get here? He hadn’t even realized he’d been heading downwards until the vegetation cleared up a bit.
Either way, there was water, and he knew it was bath time. Eugh. Water.
Slowly, and with a grimace, he dipped a paw into the cool liquid. Immediately, he took it out and flicked it around so water droplets flew in every which direction. He wasn’t sure if it was just cloudy or if the mountains and woods blocked the sky, but there was no moon or stars reflected in the water. It seemed a lot further out than it should’ve been - he reckoned this was due to the influx of rain not too long ago. Groaning, Kneph shook his head. Enough stalling, might as well get it over with. With a shiver of discomfort, he waded into the water until he could see a deep area, in which he jumped into recklessly. Shit, might as well have fun with it, right? This was a couple dozen feet into the cave, and he was only submerged for a second before he surfaced, snorting water out of his nose. “Fuckin’ COLD.” He shouted angrily, scrambling to shallow waters once more. The temperature was cooler in the cave - duh.
Gah, this really sucked.
Dec 01, 2018 09:19 PM
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