Blacktail Deer Plateau promises the gods demand you keep
All Welcome  February 12, 2018, 11:48 PM
Shale
Morningside
Hunter III
for @Narcisa -- set a few days before he leaves to go find Pema

Shale had been many things in his life, most of them unsuccessfully. He had failed at being a husband, a father, a son, and everything in between. But one thing he could do, circumstances be damned, was keep a promise. He always kept his promises.

When their numbers began to dwindle once more--wolves who could not pull their weight did not deserve a place on the plateau--Shale set out for the forest, reconnected with Narcisa, and led the slim white female to Morningside's border, where he called for @Grayday before falling quiet and looking at his friend with a warm smile.

"This is Morningside," he said, nodding at the plateau. For now, he thought wryly, but he could explain the relocation to her at a later time. All that mattered at this moment was finding this woman a home. His face grew solemn as he looked back at her. "Are you sure you want this?" Shale asked. "We'd be happy to have you, of course--but if this isn't what you want, you don't have to stay here. You can do your own thing."

Secretly, he hoped she was up for the challenge of pack life. He had taken a liking to Narcisa, and to see her booted off the land by his own brother would be both saddening and humiliating.