Fredrik and his family arrived shortly after Jake and Blake left. Fron, as usual, was bouncing around and sticking his nose into anything that peeked his interest.
Fredrik and Anika came over and stood द्वारा us.
We exchanged proper greetings and pleasentries for a while, but then it was time for business.
"What do आप need."
"I need आप and your family to watch over Jasmin for a while," i pointed my nose at the injured भेड़िया in the corner."
"I dont need babysitters, sir."Said Jasmin.
I ignored her.
Upon seeing the gash on Jasmins side, Anika gasped and ran to Jasmins side, she then began to fuss over her like the mother she was.
"I assume then that आप and Ronna are going off to complete the mating ritual?"
The mating ritual was what binded two wolves, in love, together forever. It was a three step process and Ronna and I had already completed the first two steps.
"Yes, but Jasmin is too hurt to हटाइए now. She already hurt herself badly द्वारा not seeking help right away. So she has to stay here, but since were leaving..."
"I get it, आप also think that my family will have a positive effect on her. Maybe bring her out of her shell."
"Exactly, your one of my best फ्रेंड्स Fredrik, im not sure what id do without you."
He smiled. "Suffer probably."
"You better see the shaman before आप go, she'll tell आप if आप two are ready for this."
"We will, ill have Lerbo take over your responsibillities while your here."
"If आप want, its really not a big deal, i can still over see the new wolves."
"Yeah, but i need to reward you, and Lerbo can work harder."
We both laughed.
From over in the corner Anika said, "Well if आप two want to go, we can take care of things from here."
"Thank आप for this."
"Anytime Keirrn, my husband and i are your friends."
I nodded, "Come on Ronna lets go."
And we padded out of the room.
After about half an घंटा Ronna and I reached the cave of the Shaman.
Her dwellings were in the very back of the caves and were special, just for her.
Ronna touched my shoulder with her nose and smiled.
"Are आप excited?" she asked.
"Yes," I कहा as i nuzzeled her head, "but also a little worried. If she should say that we arent ready then we will have to wait some more."
She rubbed her back on the underside of my chin, flicking her tail at my nose.
"Have faith, my love," she said, "Nothing could make me प्यार आप less."
I smiled and drew her near so that our bodies were pressed up अगला to each other.
"And I, will प्यार आप with all my being, forever."
With that I kissed her, putting all the प्यार and adoration I felt for her into that one kiss, making it so that it was if our souls were combined.
We broke from the kiss, and rubbed down each others bodies.
"Come on," I said, "lets go see what the shaman has to say."
And we entered the dark crevice that led to her cave.
As we entered I got my first look at the shaman since my mother had died almost 2 years ago, I had been a adolesent then and she had scared me.
She looked up at us from over a small green fire.
"I was expecting आप a little earlier," she कहा in a strangely soothing voice."
She was supposed to be older than any other भेड़िया alive, but she didnt look any older that Ronna या myself. Her फर was a grayish-cream that seemed to shimer from behind the smoke created द्वारा the strange fire.
"We were held up a bit द्वारा a little problem with a young wolf."
"So I heard," she looked at Ronna, "So your here for the final stage of the mating ritual, are आप sure आप are ready for this, girl."
"Fine I will see if आप are ready, follow."
She turned and walked off into another room that was screened of द्वारा a hanging curtain.
Ronna jumped up and trotted after her.
I stared after them for a little bit then padded over to the आग and sat down. I stared down into its strange green depths and started to stress out a little.
Was I really ready for the final stage. Its not that i didnt प्यार Ronna, God knows I do, but the final step in the mating ritual often resulted in pups and im not sure my life is a good place for pups.
I mean in the past few days ive had to deal with crisis after crisis and i knew it was driving me nuts.
Would a pup fit into that hectic scedule?
And what if i shoukd be challenged and lose what would happen to Ronna and the pup.
Maybe I should tell Ronna i wasnt ready.
"Wait," i thought to myself, "think a little harder. Fredrik wouldnt let anything happen to my beloved.
I smiled, but as that thought went through my head, Kane and his crones walked in through the crevice that acted as a doorway.
"Keirrn, I heard आप were here."
I growled, "what do आप want Kane, आप have no right to inturupt us."
"But आप will be leaving soon and i want to get this out of the way." he smirked.
"Fine, why are आप here."
"I came about that favor i requested, I heard आप have a young भेड़िया named Jasmin in your cave. Id like आप to release her too me."
"Youve got to be kidding me why would i do that?"
"Because she is my daughter."
I gapped at him.
"Wether आप believe it या not that is the truth."
I pulled myself together.
"No, she was attcked and shes not leaving the cave until we catch the guy responsible."
He growled and turned away, trying to लिखें himself.
From over his shoulder he said, "as soon as आप get the guy i want आप to turn her over to me."
"If she want to go with आप then that will be fine."
He glared, then left signaling the cronies to follow.
I moved back over to my spot द्वारा the आग once more.
I hope if i decide to have pups i dont end up a father like that crazed ass.
Maybe my life was too much even with Fredriks and others help, to raise pups.
Damn it were the hell were all these doubts coming from. I was pack leader my word is law, i could provide all the protection anyone ever wanted.
The आग flickered and i glanced at it suspiciously and moved away from it.
"Very good keirrn, आप spotted my trick," कहा the shaman as she and Ronna emerged from the side room.
"That was your test," she said, "to conquer doubt and choose love. The आग was a tool to cause doubt."
She looked at it and like that it went out and the room went dark.
I blinked a bit then relized that the room had begun to produce faint blue glow.
"Your mate is also ready, in three days time आप should consumate the realationship, for then she will be in full heat."
Ronna came over and gave me a quick kiss.
"I have a question?" she said.
"Yes child, what is it?"
She blushed, "well i was wondering if i had to be in heat to mate?"
The shaman looked at her and smiled, "for the first time and for pups yes, otherwise no."
"We will get out of your way now," i said, "come on Ronna."
I allowed Ronna to exit the cave first, always the gentleman.
I called back over shoulder, "thank आप shaman."
As i left alls i could see was the shine of her eyes over the glow of the dying embers.