The flame withinTuaqThe flame within by decors
The sunshine was a welcome change from the grey that had blanketed the last few days. The warmth seemed to energise the young pup that bounded through the snow in his wake. The pale female had been a prize from recent success in an event and he was starting to socialise her and begin her training. His other pup Igi had been left back at the Ger with Kaniq to guard him. It was already a struggle with multiple pups at different ages and knowledge levels.
He clicked his tongue calling Aulanerk to him. Her golden eyes lit up and she leapt towards him, tongue lolling and tail wagging in joy. He reached down and affectionately shook her ears and patted her shoulder for her good behaviour. As they stood looking down over the camp his mind returned, as it had so often in the last two days, to the puzzle that was Tanaraq.
The few things he had seen when he had stumbled across her in the woods had sparked his curiosity in a way that had not happened for a long time. She had a level o
Casual dinerMalik and FangornCasual diner by decors
The hours before sunset were Malik’s favorite. The play of colors across the sky, the way the shadows took on lives of their own… perhaps it was fanciful, but he enjoyed it. And now, being able to explore the park at his own pace meant he didn’t have to hurry along to get to where he was going. He could take his time and enjoy it.
Luckily his Tokota was of the same philosophy. If Malik was happy, Fangorn was happy. If he ever got hungry or tired or bored he didn’t share those thoughts with his master.
They were far enough out that they wouldn’t make it back to the outpost before dark. They should really look for a good spot to camp. Even once all that was done, they’d still need to rustle up some dinner. Malik’s supplies included plenty of water but not enough meat to feed him and his Tokota both.
His sky-gazing was interrupted as a small flock of geese in an uneven ‘v’ fluttered past. Geese alwa