Dec 15, 2013 15:40:42 GMT -5
Post by »Image on Dec 15, 2013 15:40:42 GMT -5
Day was just breaking as Kasimira trotted purposefully around the southern most edge of Irrsin. Her blackened ears were pulled up and alert, her tail drawn regally towards the sky. This was her realm. It had taken some time after the fire to accept what had happened; in truth, she still wasn't on par as she had been before the flames that scattered her family. But for now, this state of mind would have to do. She'd lost two of her pups, her two best friends, a loyal beta, and Calliope's pups... There had been enough loss. Irrsin needed a strong leader now--possibly a stronger one than they'd had before the fire--and that someone needed to rile them back to the top of Ravensbruck's pack system. Kasimira, with her eyes closed as she inhaled the aroma of her home, knew deep within herself that she would step up to the plate. She had sulked long enough.[/size]
Maybe it was the way Adali and Zy had returned, or the way Violet was fitting into the pack recently. Things seemed, at least on a small scale, normal. The Irrsin wolves were falling back into their typical routine, scouting the land in both a two-wolf dawn and evening patrol. Violet was learning their ways in both etiquette and attack styles, Dresna was learning how to become an effective dominor, Tortuga was joking around with Zy on the slows mid-day brought. Kasimira, herself was simply trying to keep busy. She'd created a small distance between her and her pack after the disaster the fire had created, but now was the time to break the safeties. She had to reconnect with her pack. She had to show them what she was still capable of, and what the other packs had to face should they step a paw out of line.
Speaking of other packs... There had been hint of changing of ranks. That, and that alone, had been the reason Kasimira had opted for a solitary dawn patrol. After hunting rabbits down this way two days prior, the black female could have sworn she'd smelled something different, something particularly foreign on the southern border. As she now padded carefully along the edge of meadow land, she knew she was right. There was a new Alpha in Groavche. The scent was strong enough to know whoever had been ruler there had promptly taken care of--or otherwise. The idea of an alpha like herself being ousted by a freior challenger sent a chill of anxiety up Kasimira's spine, but she promptly forced it down. Irrsin was a well built and feared pack; there was no reason to worry that her reign was in danger from opposing forces.
Besides, with Tortuga at her side, who was a serious concern? She'd never had any pack squabbles besides her fight with Einheit's old Alpha, Phantom. But even he had been lost through time's lengthening, replaced by a lesser known succesor. Kasimira didn't even know the new Alpha's name, only that she was female and the pack could be considered scrawny at best. Very few scents and border patrols came from that direction, and faintly Kasimira wondered if she should pay her neighbors a visit. Maybe her and Tortuga could go and introduce themselves, make Irrsin known better. It certaintly wouldn't hurt to see the other lands for a brief period. Knowledge of the land layout could be useful if a scrimish broke out...
Turning her muzzle back toward the dens to the north, Kasimira pulled herself into an easy jog. She would visit the packs later, after a full pack hunt. That would make for good teamwork that Irrsin so desperately needed. The black she-wolf bolted firmly across the meadow grasses, stretching and retracting over the earth in a roll of strength. This was the feeling she lived for. This freedom, this energy and life. This is what Irrsin was. Howling to awaken her pack, Kasimira slowed to pace roughly outside the dens. Her blood was up from the short sprint and she was ready for a kill to fill her belly. Breakfast time, everyone.