Meir had come to realise that the lavender he’d found had not been brought into the cave with him as he’d requested. He wasn’t angry at Cypress as he knew he was, at the time, more important to the male, but to Meir, the lavender was more important. To him, that represented something for Talio, who was gone.
He’d missed Talio greatly while he was gone, and it was about the only thing that had kept him going and alive while he was out there. The only reason he had dragged himself back was the prospect of seeing Talio again.
Meir realised now that he had been gone so long, without word, and it would have likely caused hurt. With Talio’s scent fainter in the caves and Meir’s senses almost back into full swing, he had travelled a little to try and find the male, despite being told by Rufus a while back to “rest and eat,” rather than worry.
Meir worried – how was he not meant to?
All he thought about during the day was “where’s Talio,” then at night he tossed in his sleep at the thought that Talio had run off and wouldn’t return. What if something had happened? What if, god forbid, he thought Meir had died himself, or that he thought Meir hated him, no longer loved him, or just had left him? Meir didn’t want that, and he had begun to fear the worst and that, when he was reunited with his mate, he wouldn’t be welcomed back.
He understood that, if he was, it wouldn’t be a “yay” moment. It would be sad, he imagined, but also happy. Bittersweet, at best. But part of him felt that he would be chased away in anger now. That Talio would have found someone else. What if he had?
He had travelled as far as just to the northern part of the clearing – about as far as he was willing to go from the Evergreen’s territory at the moment – and searched there. He didn’t find a scent, but Meir felt he had the strength to try and howl. And thus he did. He tipped his head back and howled as strongly as he could, although it wasn’t his most powerful one. It was quite loud and carried some distance.
A few birds moved from the trees nearby, and he looked around. Would Talio come? Would he be happy?
Meir shook slightly, anxious for what was to possibly come.
Jul 01, 2017 10:34 AM
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