The youth’s ears pinned back against his skull as an elated shriek sounded from his elder brother’s throat. Donnie lay, crouched beneath a low hanging bush, as his siblings romped tirelessly in the clearing. A seed of envy planted itself in deep in the child's stomach as he watched his kin scuffle in the dust. His paws ached to join them, but alas, he would never keep up….Born sickly and weak of frame, the whelp could barely trek to the river without running out of breath, let alone hope to join in with such boisterous play. That, paired along with his natural anxieties, made for a mess of insecur
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SETTING | TUNDES MAIN DEN
The youth's ears swayed in the summer breeze, paws slung over the edges of the river bank. The sun had long since hidden it's face, and the evening critters were beginning to emerge, drawn from their homes by the warm night air. Donovan watched absently as a firefly drifted past his nose, light pulsing from it's abdomen in soft, consistent surges. A soft stream of air puffed from his nostrils; the insect spiralled momentarily before regaining it's grace, wings c