Duskfire Glacier I'll be honest, I'm alright with me.
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In a short period of time, much had changed - again - for Wayfarer and her brother. Being a curious and confident child, however, she was relatively unphased by their uprooting from the whelping chamber. The rendezvous meant better access to the world beyond their den, and there was still many more wonderful things waiting to be found.

Just as she'd been growing accustomed to a new environment, however, her mother had taken temporary leave of her brood. As such Wayfarer and her brother were returned to where they'd initially come from, and this left her utterly confused.

She sulked that afternoon after slipping away out of the dens, and lay sprawled among the grasses with a miserable expression on her face.

"After all we've been through, everything I've done,
it can't all be for nothing."

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Normally, Veteran was all to eager to join Wayfarer in her sour moods. Complaining was one of the things they did best, after all! When Mama had stopped giving them milk, they had nearly brought the caverns down with their echoing cries. ..Then again, maybe that was one of the reasons Mama had brought them out here and didn't let them go back to the caves? Veteran was beginning to realize that all actions had consequences, and his response to that was to attempt to complete exactly zero actions. 

Yep, he was going to do a big pile of nothing. Exploring? No thank you. Training? Maybe next week. Without his mother here to nag him, this kid was officially on vacation. 

Except.. 

With Mama gone, who was going to cheer up Wayfarer? The weight of responsibility felt slimy and cold in his stomach, like when he let regurgitated meat sit too long on the ground before eating it up.

Spurred into action, Veteran toddled over to a great, bendy, yellow dandelion. Wayfarer would love it. He grabbed it and rushed back to his sister, holding it in front of her face so that the flower flopped onto the bridge of her nose.
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OOC: Couldn't resist. <3

The mini Tundrian was getting more mobile and more active each day. Every time he opened his eyes, he knew that there was something new bound to be waiting for him. His to discover. The other day he had nearly made it outside, beyond the dark of the innards of the cavern. But he had been thwarted by his mother, who in his opinion, was a little too overprotective. After whining and protesting, he gave in to her soft but stern instructions to stay inside.

Lately, she seemed willing to have allowed him and his siblings to wander further. Even so far as to step outside, but only within a few feet of the cave, where he could be watched from a distance. Eagerly, he toddled towards the light again, curious of that fuzzy, odd green fur on the floor. The ruddy child from the other day was there too! His tail broke into a slow wag. Someone else, darker like his mom, was with her too. She seemed...different than last time. Less animated. With the silky chocolate pelt of a mink clutched in his mouth, he plopped down next to the other boy. He gave his toy a shake, hoping to entice them into game of tug. But his still dark eyes laid on Wayfarer, bright with concern.
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From above came vegetation, a floppy stalk with bright yellow petals, and it landed right on the redding bridgege of her snout. Wayfarer squinted her stormy eyes together to regard it curiously, ears sprung forward in surprise at the gesture, then shifted to look for he who'd delivered it.

The dandelion fell to the side alongside her little paws, and the Duskfire youngster rolled to her side and cant her muzzle comically in Veteran's direction. She gazed up into his big eyes, his dumb upside-down face, then huffed an unimpressed breath toward him.

"Thank you" was not part of her vocabulary, but she wasn't feeling very gratified anyway. The flower had not been a gift, she felt, but a means of demanding attention - and she wasn't prepared to entertain that day. As she gathered and turned away from her littermate, the approach of the dark-faced boy from before distracted her. Wayfarer observed his form in silence, curious to see what it was he'd brought, and she was admittedly intrigued. Still, she hung back, uncharacteristically leaving space for Veteran to respond first.

"After all we've been through, everything I've done,
it can't all be for nothing."

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Thanks for the kudos! It reminded me that this thread was waiting for Vet's reply xD

Wayfarer responded to his gesture by rolling dramatically onto her back and huffing. Veteran wagged his tail hopefully. This was progress.. right? 'Cause she like.. moved.. and stuff..?

One of the other kids appeared with the best pelt ever clenched in his jaws. As he walked, the sun glimmered off of the pelt's dark, luscious fur. Veteran looked back and forth between his sister and the newcomer, knowing that there was absolutely no way that Wayfarer would be able to resist such a prize-- especially when the kid plopped down right beside them, and the beautiful pelt was within easy reach...

..And Wayfarer did nothing. She didn't even move when the kid shook the pelt, practically begging someone to take it from him. Veteran's little puppy face contorted in confusion. Well if Wayfarer wasn't going to do anything about this, he was! He wriggled over to the newcomer and reached for the mink fur tentatively, testing the other's kids boundaries.
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Fading this

Veteran stepped up, easily distracted by the other boy's offering, and Wayfarer watched lazily for a few moments longer. He moved in to mouth at Ensio's pelt and as the duo began to engage themselves in a game of tug-o-war, the earthen Duskfire gathered to her paws and meandered from the scene with a disinterested huff.

"After all we've been through, everything I've done,
it can't all be for nothing."