Once again, one of his pack-mates seemed to have gone missing.
And once again, Atlas was left fretting, wondering what could have happened and what should be done about it.
The Titan walked along the southern bank of Thunder Creek, keeping near the water’s edge but not so close that he could actually see it — only hear the steady rush of its current through the trees, meshing with the light patter of rain on the canopy overhead. And all the while, his features were shadowed in concern. He hadn’t encountered Rhian since before his and Inigo’s trip to the Shrouded Pines, and his efforts to find her after their return had turned up nothing. Which was… more than a little troubling. She was his friend, after all. Not to mention one of the oldest members of the Alliance still left. She had a mate there, too. Kids.
And she was the pack’s one and only healer.
While Atlas had made an effort to search out any sign of her in the time since the trip, it was becoming readily apparent that Rhian was nowhere in the territory. And judging by the lack of fresh scents, she hadn’t been there for some time now. There was, of course, the chance that she’d simply wandered off to somewhere and not felt it crucial to let him know. Maybe she’d told Sam, and the male was casually waiting for her return.
So instead of dreading the worst, Atlas resolved not to jump to conclusions… and just try to locate the missing Warden’s mate.
He’d come to the area of the creek where he knew the Wood family to reside. After sniffing around for a minute, he lifted his snout from the forest floor and tossed his head back in a couple of clipped barks. Just to see if anybody was home. Then he’d… go from there, he supposed.
Note: I have permission from Jeames for Atlas to find that Rhian has vanished and her scent is therefore faded. She also indicated that I could go with the assumption that the rest of the Wood clan is still around. If that’s not true for anyone, pls just give me a holler~!
Jul 05, 2017 04:17 PM
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