Post by Alpha Tenebris on Oct 6, 2017 19:26:36 GMT
❝ Semper Paratus
Always Prepared ❞
Autumn. The months of bright colored leaves and nice cool weather. Shades of reds, yellows, oranges, and browns now filled the canopy of trees. This was Tenebris favorite time of the year even though he seemed to be a darker soul he actually loved the colors this time of year brings. New scents of dying and decaying leaves now filled the forest air. Prey would soon begin to move and forage for food to store for the winter ahead. Tenebris mostly loved the Red Moon was to be showing it’s graceful self soon.
Dawn had broken over the mountain range, a new days light was now shining over the forest. The alpha stirred in his slumber, rolling over onto his side with a huff. Yawning, the male stood and shook himself free of the dirt in his coat with his silvery eyes still half closed as he made his weary way through the temple of his pack. Pushing the large door open with his shoulder the bright sunlight of dawn poured into the darkest temple. Stepping out of the structure, he let the warm sun rays warm his coat. The cool air shocked him awake as he gave a small shake to a chill traveling his spine. With his ears at attention, he could hear the songbirds in there early morning serenade for the forest. Sitting down Tenebris scanned the area, trees were already beginning to change colors and fall to the forest floor below their branches.
Upon standing the night patrol was returning from their nightly duties, each one bowed their heads in the passing of the alpha. The lead of the night patrol reported that nothing was out of the ordinary and Tenebris was glad to hear it. Although he was also saddened, since the day he lost his sister he had hoped one day that himself or a patrol may have found her or any sign of her. No such signs had made themselves known or have ever been found. With a sigh, Tenebris set off to take a small walk alone. The leaves that had already fallen crunched under his large paws, he didn’t care for he wasn’t trying to be stealthy. His large frame swayed with his steps, his eyes were trained on the ground before him as he trekked along. A small breeze fluttered through the trees and the pitch black fur of the alpha. It was so cold it almost took his breath away Tenebris guessed it had come down from Whitetop Mountains, the coldest mountain range within the Zamora Forest.
Rather soon the pain of hunger struck the male, making his stomach growl in warning. He needed to find food. Tenebris switched from his relax gate to that of a stealthy predator. Silently he slipped around trees until he came to a small meadow. Crouching down he had spotted a brown rabbit nibbling away on some greens. Luck was in his favor as he had approached from downwind and would not be given away. Tenebris waited for the rabbit to start eating again before slinking forwards, inching his way forward and closer to the meal he was about to have. The alpha was within pouncing range when the rodent noticed him, but it was too late. Tenebris gave one large leap and landing squarely onto the small body and with a quick end to the rabbit's life, a meal was served for himself. Tenebris picked up the lifeless body and headed to a stream he knew was nearby.
After eating his fill, Tenebris washed him maw in the stream to rid it of blood and take a drink. Now the male was making his way back to the temple of his pack. On the way, he had decided to travel to the Fluorescent Falls. They were a stunning sight to see at night. It would take all day to reach but he was sure some of his pack whom have never seen it would enjoy the sight. Now back at the Erebos temple, Tenebris made his way to the meeting den, where he would sit upon a stone structure of a throne. With a howl, he called his pack to attention and once they were all in the den so he could be heard, Tenebris spoke up,”I have decided to take a grand journey to Fluorescent Falls. Those who wish to come along are welcome, I will need some warriors to stay and guard the temple. If you are an expecting mother, you will have to stay. Some healers will also have to stay, at least two, the others may come. Those that do not get to come this time will be the first to be chosen for the next journey. Those that wish to company me, please gather outside. I shall be waiting.” With a smaller howl, he dismissed the large group and made his way out of the temple to wait for those that wished to company him on his journey.
Once those that had been decided to go where all ready for the traveling to begin they all had set off. Calling back to their loved ones in farewells. Tenebris set off in the direction of the Falls, the should reach them by dusk. This also gave him the chance to search for anything along the way for his sister. The pups that were big and old enough to go chased one another running just a short ways from the small group and then racing back to their father’s or mother's side. Many of the adults chatted along the way, some having never seen or even heard of the Fluorescent Falls. Tenebris walked silently, he had been to the Falls many times with his parents since it was a family favorite for them. He knew the way by heart. Soon they would be there to watch the colored water flow and to get food.
Finally, after a day's travel, the small group of wolves had made it to the waters. It was dusk, just as he knew it would be when they arrived. Some of the adult wolves had taken off to hunt for the group. Tenebris and a few others stayed put with the pups as they rested before the show once darkness had taken over the sky. A little while later the small hunting party was back and had plenty of fresh kill for them all. The pups were woken up for food, Tenebris chose to eat a small rabbit since he wasn’t very hungry. He had no sign on the way here of his beloved and lost sister. Pushing his thoughts to the side, Tenebris stood on a stump of a fallen tree,”soon the show will begin and you will see wondrous things. We will stay here for the night and return to the temple in the early morning.” With that, he nodded and sat down. Soon darkness took the sky and the vibrant colors of the Fluorescent Falls began to shine brightly and give the surrounding area an array of new color. It was beautiful.
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