The Crimson River *Chapter 1, Part 3* “…Is it safe to go back?” Lily whispered under the shade of the forest’s trees, breaking what would be silence it weren’t for the rushing of the water in the river beside herself and Thunder.
“I don’t know,” Thunder admitted. “Usually Mother or Father would come and get us when it’s safe, so I think we should wait for them…”
“But we’ve been waiting for a while now… Maybe they couldn’t find us?” the she-pup said, getting worried. When her brother didn’t answer, she continued, “If that’s the case, waiting here is pointless.”
The slightly older pup gave Lily’s words some thought. He sighed through his nose decisively and agreed, leading his sister along the river back to their home. As he neared, he noticed the usual blue of the water had a bit of red being washed away. Thunder thought little of it
The Crimson River *Chapter 1, Part 2* The moonlight reflected off of the black of Midnight's fur as the she-wolf left her mate asleep in their den to get some fresh air. Her mind reeled from the nightmare that had awoken her, memories of a spotted she-pup long forgotten suddenly fresh in her mind.
Raindrop... I'm sorry for what happened to you... Midnight projected her thoughts to the stars, hoping her guilt would reach the spirits above. But look at us now, she added frenetically, your death helped bring about a revolution. Daisy got rid of Shadow, so I'm the alpha-female now. Sure, others have joined you since then, but the morning after sunrise I'm taking the rest of us to a safe place where we can live in peace. Trust me...it was for the better.
"What are you doing up so early?" Lightning yawned, stretching his way out of the den to sit by his mate.
"Early?" Midnight repeated before noticing the sun was rising. She blinked at the gol