[private] band aid over a bullet wound Mar 30, 2019 20:44:44 GMT -5
Post by Razza on Mar 30, 2019 20:44:44 GMT -5
Snow crunched under Alis' brown paws as she padded briskly into the familiar clearing, Nyx in tow not far behind. Thin, bare trees surrounded the den, giving the area a sense of privacy that she'd always appreciated, but especially now more than ever. There wasn't any sign of other pack mates so far and Alis thought perhaps, for once, it was for the best.
She'd bit her tongue for the majority of the journey, painfully in-tune with the delicacy of the current situation, but now that they were back in Alis' comfort zone she felt like she could breathe again. There was still so much she had to learn about Nyx - like just how fragile those high-running emotions she'd detected were - and so much she had to think about with Ragnar. It felt safer to do all this processing in a place she was familiar with. Her shoulders just felt lighter here.
It occurred to her then that the opposite was probably true for Nyx, who Alis hadn't seen here nearly as much as some of the others. Perhaps they'd always just missed each other, but... she doubted it. Alis' mind would have detected the "disturbance" that Nyx's scent would be, she reasoned with a private, self-depreciating eye roll. Throwing an experimental glance over her shoulder, Alis looked at Nyx's face, hoping to get a reading.
Her gaze didn't linger too long, though. She lead them near the center of the pack's hub, pausing when she had a good view of the surroundings. She turned on her heels to let Nyx know this was as far as they needed to go. All that they needed now was to pinpoint where the Heilari was, exactly. Alis cleared her throat. "Okiro?" she called, loud enough to be heard if he was nearby. Alis sat on the cold ground and faced Nyx, giving the other girl what she hoped was a steady, reassuring expression. "If you have a moment, please."
Mentioned: Nyx, Ragnar, Okiro