How Aspen had survived long enough to be an Alpha in his pack was a question no scientist, world leader, or handler had an answer to. He was clumsy, self absorbed, and cowardly, and, most notably, a HUGE showboating flirt.
Enter Lima. The she-toko was stunning. The sun reflecting from the water to her coat made it seem like she glowed with an angelic light, and Aspen could barely wrench his eyes from the other tokota long enough to glance around for something to impress her with. Lima stood ankle deep in the river, watching the fish closely, and that's where Aspen's "genius" plan came from. Ignoring his handler, Zae, calling him back to the group, Aspen meandered down the river closer to where Lima was fishing, acting like he hadn't even noticed she was there. He made sure to hold his head and tail just so to make himself look as elegant and gorgeous as possible while he surveyed the fish.
It took a few minutes, but finally he spott