[P] Into the river
Yuna
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As a creature of the Arctic, the summer heat proved to be a difficult challenge for Kiara. Despite the fact that her fur had shortened the intensity of the sun made the mother lethargic and her appetite was almost nonexistent. White fur did little to help keep her cool during the days. With the overly hot and humid days appearing one right after another, Kiara had taken to finding a place to sleep in the shade and letting Tharin, Lucia, and Saki take over watching the pups.


White ears flicked as flies bit at the tender tips relentlessly. Leela, Marrok, and Altair wrestled loudly nearby but Kiara was too hot to do more than stare at them through half closed eyes. All of the sudden, the four month old Leela turned and dashed towards the tree where her mother lay. Kiara watched as Altari and Marrok quickly followed suit, not entirely comprehending what was happening or what was about to happen. All of the sudden, a wall of pups piled onto Kiara. Sharp teeth nipped and bit into her fur as the pups eagerly harassed their mother. Kiara put up with it for a minute as she tossed back and forth laughing and playing with her children. But the clamor of bodies soon became too much and the mother stood to relieve herself of the heat. With a quick shake she moved off, leaving Tharin who had been resting besides her to take on the torment alone.


The sun was turning back towards the horizon by then and the worst of the heat had passed. Kiara turned her sights to the river based in Avalon. Her stomach churned and gurgled a bit, reminding the she-wolf that it had been days since she last ate. As she approached the rive Kiara slowed her steps and tred carefully into the cool waters. She almost sighed with relief as the water passed over her feet like a blast of spring. Sapphire eyes danced over the water as she stopped and waited. Minutes ticked by and slowly the aquatic life returned. Drifting just below the water, the silvered bellies of fish flashed in the afternoon sunlight. Kiara's ears perked and her eyes traced the fish's path as they meandered across the riverbed. Eventually one slid between Kiara's front paws and positioned itself just below her head. In an instant her jaws were in the water as the stream erupted around her. Kiara could feel her teeth wrap around the fish's squirming body and with a smile she removed her head from the water. The fish was no salmon, but it would be the start of her meal. Pleased with herself, the arctic female trotted to shore where she enjoyed the first of many fish. It took Kiara only a few seconds to scarf down the fish and she was back in the water, her entire body frozen as she waited and watched.

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Bit of PP with the pups. If it's not okay, I can change it. :)

For once she was not her mother's shadow. Feeling better than she had in weeks, Yuna had broke away from the safety she felt in Fayne's presence and headed out away from the den on her own. Yet even feeling bold did not get her very far into the territory. The end destination turned out to merely be the river where she planned to get a drink before skittering back to her mother's side. She crept carefully through the woods, her eyes constantly searching between the trees for threats. The recent deaths were never far from her mind and she tried to stay out of harm's way as much as possible. Whatever had killed them was still out there.


The end of the forest seemed farther than she remembered but when she got to the edge she hesitated, peering out cautiously. Her eyes fell on the family enjoying there time by the river bank and she visibly relaxed. Her tail hung between her legs as she walked out toward them, her gaze averted and ears pressed against her head. She watched from the sidelines as Kiara fished from the river for a moment before the pups noticed her. Without hesitation they left their father and bounded over to her, yipping excitedly at the older female. She backed up a step but looked down at them with a soft smile, her ears perking up slightly. "Hello, everyone." Her gaze darted back up to the older wolves but she stayed where she was as the pups tried to get her to play. "C..careful." She gently scolded as one of them jumped at her side, making her lose her balance.

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The arctic female moved quietly through the river, one paw drifting in the air in slow motion before it quietly receded below the surface again. Sapphire eyes gazed through the water as it rippled before her like a thousand shining gems in the sunlight. Her experience paid off though and the twitch of a fish tail quickly became obvious. With a smile, Kiara launched her head forward again and with an explosion of water she came back with yet another prize twisting helplessly in her mouth. Satisfied with herself, the mother returned to shore when she let the fish flop helplessly on the grass.


This time, Kiara did not eat the fish but rather returned to the water only to repeat her process. Over and over again she caught the fish, emerging from the river soaking wet with her prizes. Each time she deposited the fish far away from the river into a growing pile of flailing and dead meat. By the time Kiara heard Yuna's voice, she was on her fifteenth fish. The arctic female froze as a fish flapped wildly between her jaws. Ivory ears twitched forward as she saw her excited pups practically bowl down the unwitting older pup. Yuna had gown well and would reach her first birthday in two months if Kiara remembered correctly. Smiling, she deposited the last fish in her pile before heading over to Tharin. With a quick whisper, the male stood and gathered the three overly-excited puppies. "Hello Yuna. C'mon you three, time to eat." The promise of food had the tiny wolves scrambling towards the river, each nipping and yapping loudly as they wrestled for the best pieces. Tharin trailed behind them with a tired sigh, but someone had to make sure the pups didn't get out of hand with one another.


Kiara watched her family go for a moment before turning back to Yuna. "Hi Yuna. You can have some too if you'd like. Although..." A high pitched yip of pain came from Marrok as Leela bit him on the snout. Tharin was quick to break the squabble up, but Kiara could only shake her head. "Perhaps getting our own might be a better idea. Do you know how to fish?"

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With word from their father the pups disengaged from Yuna and rushed over to him instead, eager for their meal. A grateful smile was sent Tharin's way before she crept a little closer to the family. Her gaze wandered from the excited pups to Kiara who dripped on the shore. The suggestion for a meal had her looking back over toward the fish pile anxiously and she flinched when the high-pitched squeal erupted from the squabbling littermates. Relief flooded her eyes when the white wolf suggested getting more just for themselves. She nodded tentatively at the suggestion, her eyes slowly wandering over to the river.

There were very few things that the dark wolf had learned in hr first ear of life and fishing happened to be one of those things. While Kiara made it look easy enough, Yuna figured that it wasn't very easy at all. Nothing ever was. Everything that she had tried, she was bad at. This probably wasn't an exception but she was at least willing to try. "No, I don't." She replied softly, following the omega to the edge of the water. "Are they tasty?" She asked, looking down into the flowing water and frowning slightly


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