After losing an extremely eventful race to the rise with Mika, then giving him an extensive tour around the rise, they’d ended up at the creek. Once they reached the once-green tree-line, Oliver had stopped for a moment and touched his nose to Mika’s shoulder with a big, wide grin on his face. He remembered the first time he’d come down here as a child. He’d pondered if he could fly and Atlas had called the pack here to claim it.
In the distance, he could hear the roar of the creek, and he whispered quietly to his friend, “Listen.”
The creek was one of the bodies of water that did not freeze during the winter, and he’d gathered that was largely due to the fact that it moved so quickly. Once the ice started to melt in the slower moving regions, it picked up speed even more, and became an extremely dangerous looking thing, and there was no sort of guessing what damage it could do.
Olli was most certainly still a little scared of it, and it was perhaps for good reason. He knew Rhian had been, and that hadn’t helped.
After near enough a minute of standing there in silence with a smile, still in a good mood after a whole afternoon spent with his dear friend Mika, he nudged him gently with his nose and said a gleeful “let’s go” before taking a few steps forwards and venturing into the decaying woodland to explore.
He hoped that Mika would find this half as interesting as he did, because Oliver enjoyed looking up and down the trees as they looked extremely bare this time of year. There was something oddly satisfying about being able to see the sky again, even though he… liked the shelter they brought for the rest of the year.
He’d missed autumn’s show of red given his absence, but he knew he’d see it next year, and this time, he’d get to see it with Mika, as well as with his dad.
“It’s so amazing, isn’t it?” Oliver said, almost absent-mindedly as he walked next to Mika, keeping close as ever. He felt quite a bit more comfortable with his friend now, especially given they’d spent the whole afternoon together.
Aug 14, 2017 04:18 PM
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