Tall pine trees swung slowly in the wind. The setting sun cast its final rays of light against them, laying down on the grassy field long shadows like huge claw marks. Patches of snow still refused to melt away and the grass was still dry and dark in color. Despite the settling dusk the air was still a bit warm, summer was creeping in closer every day. Some early birds sang on their ballads in the treetops already.
In the woods a pale silhouette made its way through the thickets, towards the clearing ahead. It huffed and sniffed the air as if in search of something. The prairie was massive in size. Most creatures made way for him as he walked on, as it was not difficult to see or hear coming and not many animals here would dare to risk an encounter with him. His pearly white coat glistened in the warm light, but was majorly overshadowed by the reflective iridescence in his feathers and golden coating flowing from his face all the way to the underbelly like an intricate armor. The golds