I perked my ears, grunting lightly and tilted my head as I looked around the trees. Since my arrival, I still wasn't fully "brought back to health," and my bones still showed through my pelt, but I was much more healthier than before. I sighed softly, and flicked my ears glancing over to where I'd seen a blur of movement, narrowing my eyes as I saw nothing there. I quivered my pink nose, and simply shrugged, my yellow eyes flicking up towards the sky yet again.
Alcatraz glanced over at the she-wolf as he passed and saw her glance over. He stopped. She appeared not to see him so he continued heading through the forest as carefully as he could. However, a stick under the leaves went unseen until his paw snapped it in half. He froze, holding his breath, as the sound of the snap echoed. His pale yellow eyes flicked to where the she-wolf lay. Would she hear?
I perked my ears, lifting my head high as I peered over and through the bushes. Rising to my paws, I narrowed my eyes, taking a step closer and seeing a figure beyond the bushes. I raised a brow and sniffed at the air, tilting my head ever so slightly. "...Who's there?" I asked with genuine curiosity. Having hardly even met any of my packmates yet, I didn't know much about the neighboring packs either.
Alcatraz felt his heart sink as she padded toward him. He was not afraid, nothing scared Alcatraz, but it was certainly inconvenient. At least she didn't sound angry or threatening, just curious. He ought to stick around. "Greetings, Morrow wolf. I am Alcatraz, a loner just passing by."
he said, his voice calm and his tail respectfully low but he held his head high and confident.
I tilt my head, quivering my nose, and grunted. "Names Dakota. Where are you heading, if I may ask?" I tilt my head, flicking an ear and approaching more closely to the wolf, though still a bit cautious, not knowing exactly what he may or may not do still.
Alcatraz stood his ground confidently as the she-wolf approached him curiously. "Hello, Dakota."
he said coolly. "To the east."
Was his short and vague answer. Alcatraz was not an aggressive wolf, but he surely was not the most friendly or open either.
I nodded, flicking my ear as I glanced around. “I'm a bit new around here, so I don't very well know what or who is in the area...” I quivered my nose, knowing all too well I didn't just not know about the territory, I hardly even knew my packmates. I looked back to the wolf, tilting my head. “Do you often pass by Morrow territory?”
Alcatraz nodded at her words, "Ah, I see."
he said. "Where do you come from, then?"
he asked. He shrugged his large shoulders. "No, only once before this..."
I nodded to his response then shrugged a shoulder. “I honestly don't know. I was raised by an old she-wolf for a little while, and when she died, I was searching for food and when I was nearly on the brink of starvation, I just came across the Morrow wolves.” I quivered my nose, trying to think beyond that once again. I furrowed my brow in concentration before shaking my head and sighing. “I still don't know who my parents are. Its frustrating...”
Alcatraz nodded. "Hmm."
he said, "Yes, Morrow is known for their kindness."
His voice sounded rather flat. He did not like wolves so friendly usually. That was what killed most of his old pack. But some of them were okay as well... he liked Charaka and Gypsee enough after his second encounter with the two. He looked at the female as she said how frustrating it was to not know you parents. "Well, perhaps you will find out one day. I'll keep a look out for wolves who look like you."
Alcatraz said. He did intend to keep his world, although he doubted he would ever see anyone. Who knows where her parents were from or if they were even still alive?
I nodded, flicking my ears, soon perking them up and raising my brow in surprise. “Really? You will...?” I tilted my head, flicking the tip of my tail. I had been looking around every now and then if I would come across any wolves that would recognize me as their pup, but I of course had no luck.
Alcatraz shrugged, "Sure. I travel around these parts often so it would be no trouble to keep it in mind."
he said. He had a good memory, so even without telling her he would, he probably would still recognize someone if they had her distinctive fluffy pelt.
I tilted my head slightly and hesitated for a moment before smiling faintly and nodding my head. “Thank you. That really means a lot to me,” I quivered my ears slightly, feeling the excitement rising. If he were to find them, then I would finally figure out why they left me with the she-wolf.
Alcatraz nodded. "Don't thank me yet, but I'll keep an eyes out."
he said. He hoped he did not get the she-wolf's hopes up. After all, it was unlikely he would run into them. He did hope that she gets closure someday, though.
I shrugged, “It still means a lot to me...” I yawned and shook out my head, quivering my nose. “Well, anyways...I should probably let you go.” I stretched out my fore-legs, quivering my pink nose yet again and flicking the tip of my tail.
Alcatraz nodded curtly. "Mm."
he agreed. "Well, it was a pleasure."
with that the dark male flicked his tail to the thick furred female and trotted off. She was interesting, that was for sure, and he truly did hope that she found out who her parents were, and would not mind at all helping her. But at least she was in Morrow now. She would be happy there.
I nodded, flicking my ear, watching as he left, murmuring something before shaking out my pelt and turning, trotting off back towards the home of the Morrow wolves. Figuring I would rarely be let out, I knew I had a slim chance of finding whomever my parents were, so it was a relief knowing I had another looking around.