It had just seemed like the average day for the tawny dun tokota who had Aideen sitting on her back having a walk around the Anirniit Valley wandering around the place observing their surroundings and taking it all in, it was just like any other day to them despite they have had some interesting weather conditions of a wind that occurred out of nowhere. The wind was strong as Dawn somewhat struggled to walk around in the harsh breeze, she had to use the strength in her body to push her way through it while the handler was shielding her eyes away from the gust making sure nothing decided her fly up into her face, the sky had a dark look upon it with clouds that were creeping into places they weren't prior to this outing for the dun toko. The Anirniit Valley was quite an intriguing place with small caverns lurking within the valley which made Aideen take back control of the tokota in search of some shelter away from this breeze, it was quite difficult to see for some peculiar reason but this wasn't across Dawn's mind as she was placing her trust into her rider as well as her senses to be able to take cover before she ends up blind from all the dust that was trying to crawl into her eyes which she didn't appreciate one bit. The two were left to scan around seeing if in the incline of the hills there would be a gradual opening to fit the duo in that would protect from such harsh winds that they currently were stuck in the middle of that, both struggle to feel their way as the dust has scattered everywhere, the behaviour of the weather was quite foul and for it to happen in the valley it was bizzare as Dawn headed her way as she could feel the ground being whisked away as she marched forwards trying to keep an eye out for the shelter she desired. They were not having much luck as the gust didn't look like it was willing to slow down for them at all, with only a limited sight they tried to find small gaps within the hill, but all were way too little that they'd never be able to fit both Dawn and Aideen in it. It seemed like time was just being wasted away as their attempts looked to be futile, Dawn was much too determined to find somewhere regardless how bad the weather was going to be, but she knew it would be a handy spot to know about if this ever happened again.
Dawn was given full control as Aideen was not able to direct her around anymore as she was too occupied shielding herself from the winds that seem to get worse each minute, the dun tokota took charge allowing the handler to do what she had to while having her mount on the lookout. A strange blue and green aura seemed to catch the eyes of the tokota, it had reminded her of the northern lights that had intrigued the toko, her gut was telling her to follow after it, and so she did. The girl had not noticed the aura that created a trail as she had her head buried in the hunter green hoodie she wore as it shielded her eyes away from the harsh breeze that was stirring. As the dun followed after the trail she had an odd feeling in her stomach, almost like nerves but she knew that something was going to happen soon which made her alert while also focusing on the mystic looking aura leading the way. Dawn knew it meant something as she had found an old cave hidden amongst Aniriit Valley, she found the size perfect for them with room to spare as well, once entered Aideen immediately dismounted the tokota and began to inspect the surroundings to confirm that it wasn't occupied by other creatures. It was clear besides the fact the handler was slightly intimidated by the skeleton of what she assumes to be a wolf. All Dawn was watching was the bones of the deceased wolf, it was almost like she was waiting for it to jump at her, Aideen gave her a look but was too busy focusing on the weather outside just to check if any rain or worse was coming their way yet it was too hard to tell with the dust being kicked up it acted as a blockage to the opening of the dark cave almost. A torch that the brunette always brings with her was the only light source they were able to see what lurked in the compact area. It felt that the dup had been in this cave for hours when in reality it was just five minutes, eventually, Dawn had stopped studying the wolf skeleton, this was when it all happened. The blue and green aura had come back to the dun tokota she knew that her instincts were telling her to follow the short trail that was leading back to the wolf bones that were resting on the ground. She spectated quietly as the aura was seeping into the bones at a rapid speed which Aideen noticed as she flicked her head around to look at Dawn, she walked over cautiously to see what the fuss was all about with the aura glowing stronger than it had been. Watching on as the green and blue trail was about to disappear all into the remains of the wolf it rose above them in the air and displayed what appeared to be an outline of the wolf. The two sat there glancing at each other as they attempted to process was had just happened in front of their eyes, the valley was quite a sacred area as the elders shared stories of how Anirniit Valley was like a cemetery of untimely deaths. For them to see what the gods of Tokotna could really do was mesmerizing for the duo, they waited on to see what else was going to happen as the aura fused together ridding the spirit of transparency as the wolf made a thud as it lept down to the ground.
Once the thoughts in the minds of Aideen and Dawn had settled they decided to move cautiously around the wolf unsure if it was hostile as all they had done so far was standing still and observing the creature, quietly Dawn was brave enough to sniff the solid green and blue wolf that was staring blankly with its eyes where the aura was still floating out of the sockets into the air. Only then was when Aideen had clicked to this odd situation after remembering what elders have told her in her younger days, once a tokota is deemed worthy it will meet its spirit animal in a mystical aura. "Congratulations Dawn, it's ya spirit animal!" The girl cheers as she strokes the dun mane as they were now oblivious to how dreadful the weather was in Aniriit Valley, the cave kept them busy enough with the wolf spirit nuzzling up to it's chosen toko. With the handler backing off to let them bond together Dawn was still inspecting the wolf spirit that was looking up at her with a wagging tail like a puppy, she was left to her own interpretations of this situation if this creature was going to be her friend or if she wishes to abandon it back to its bones that still rest on the cold ground they stand on. The tokota did feel as though she clicked with the spirit animal, she couldn't see any signs as they just glanced at each other like they were a puzzle figuring the other out but something told Dawn that deep down in her gut this occasion was meant to happen. This unforgettable moment was going to like with the dun tokota forever as it was always a significant milestone in a tokota's life as the elders have deemed them worthy of this experience which Dawn was very aware that some would never be able to get to this point she was extremely proud of herself once Aideen began to explain this once in a lifetime occurrence. As they interacted with each other the brunette handler begun to notice a change in the weather once again, rain was falling lightly on the floor of the valley outside with not a hint of wind anywhere. The duo both knew that this was a plan by Aippaq to lure Dawn to her spirit animal, the wolf now here they were in this moment as the dun bonded with the spirit. The tokota eventually knew that she had to move on despite not wanting to leave, there were things to do and places to be, Aideen knew that this tokota doesn't tie down to anything which led the handler to begin sort herself out before she'd remount and carry on with their journey through Aniriit Valley. The remaining of the trip would be also cut short due to this rain as neither were prepared for it, it was just now to sort themselves to leave behind the spirit of this wolf and focus back into reality as it had all just seemed like a dream to Dawn. She could tell that her spirit animal knew it was time for departing, without hesitation it slowly began back to its floating state in the air where it became disfigured until it crept all the way down to the bones where it was resting peacefully. There was no looking back now, the handler kept her hoodie over her head as the rain was getting heavier, mounting on Dawn they began to head back in the direction of home, if they can even remember where they were as the dust from before made them blind to their surroundings. As they headed out and walked in the rain slowly they noticed something looking up at them in the distance, the two make their way over and to their surprise, they see a small wolf who appeared as if they were waiting for Dawn and Aideen to meet with them. The dun followed the wolf as it strutted its way around Aniriit Valley, it was then that Aideen had clicked onto some familiar locations, thanking the wolf they were expecting it to trot off back home but instead, it decided it was time to be the follower. They had managed to get a lot more out of their day than both had originally expected, Dawn was thinking about this as she made her way home with the addition of her new found friend.