A/N: Here's my সেকেন্ড story, I hope that you'll enjoy it. Please review on what আপনি think of it, অথবা how I'm doing. Anyways enjoy the story.
Heres a Summary: Humphrey jumped on the train and left Jasper Park to become a lone wolf. Now Kate has to go find him and bring him home. Will she be able to bring him home? অথবা will Humphrey be too hurt to come home. Read to find out
Chapter 1: Leaving Jasper
I sitting in the boxcar of the train I had jumped on a few hours পূর্বে to leave Jasper. I looked out the open door and watched the forest go দ্বারা me; the sun was beginning to set. My mind was হারিয়ে গেছে in thought. 'I can't believe Kate never told me she was getting married to Garth, after all we went through.' I thought 'Well maybe being a lone নেকড়ে won't be so bad.' I laid down 'Hmm... I wonder where the train will take me this time.' I was heading north and out of Jasper Park. 'I guess I'll get some sleep and see where I am in the morning' I closed my eyes and fell asleep
Back in Jasper
I was laying down in the Alpha den, I couldn't sleep knowing that Humphrey was all alone out there somewhere. I never married Garth, how could I if my হৃদয় belonged to someone else, and that someone was Humphrey. Now I made him leave and I may never get to see him and tell him how I feel about him. 'I have to find him!' My mind yelled at me, I got up and was about to walk out the গর্ত when my mom opened her eyes and saw me waking out of the den.
"Where are আপনি going Kate?" She asked
"I'm going to find Humphrey, no matter what it takes." I said
"Well okay but আপনি be careful I don't want আপনি getting hurt." She said
"I won't, I'm going to find him and bring him home." I ব্যক্ত before running out of the den
I ran a little way through the forest and stopped in a small clearing. I smelled the air around me looking for his sent; I couldn't find it so I walked around the area, still smelling for his sent.
After searching high and low for 20 মিনিট I found his sent. I started running again, following his sent. I wasn't long before I approached the train tracks that ran through Jasper Park. As soon as I got to the tracks his sent vanished 'He must of gotten on the train.' I thought to myself, I decided not to wait for the পরবর্তি train and start walking along the track, heading north. "I'm coming Humphrey" I ব্যক্ত and kept walking
Back on the Train
The sun was rising over the mountains in the east, I opened my eyes. The train was still moving and I had slept through most of the night. I looked out the boxcar door, the scenery and trees look mostly the same as they did back in Jasper but there was a lot আরো snow and it was much much cooler. I let out a shiver, I could see some dark clouds up ahead but where I was it was clear with a few high clouds.
I got up a stretched; my body was stiff from sleeping on the hard ground of the boxcar floor. I decided that it was time to get off the train and explore this new area to see if there was I place I could live. I looked out ahead of the train waiting for the perfect time to jump. When I saw a clear spot I jumped of the train, jumping in the opposite direction the train was going to minimize the impact one my legs. I landed safely on the ground, and watched the train keep going and disappear into the distance.
I looked around this new world I was in. There were plenty of trees and bushes. The ground was covered in snow in a few spots, I could see some birds flying around between the trees. 'This seems like a calm and peaceful place.' I thought to myself, I started waking again, still looking around for a place I could call home.
Up ahead I could see a small valley between two tall snow caped mountains. 'Maybe I'll find a good প্রথমপাতা in there' I kept walking toward the valley in the distance, the dark clouds were getting closer and I knew that I had to find some shelter fast. I quickened my pace to try and beat the distance storm. My path through the forest started to get a little steeper as I ascended into the valley up ahead of me. I kept up the pace the storm slowly catching up with me, I looked behind me and I could see some lighting striking out of the dark clouds, I could also see the pouring rain too. I looked up ahead and saw a huge narrow pond with a river running into it. 'I’m sure I have time to take a quick water break.' I slowed down and walled up to the ponds কূল line. I bent my head down and started drinking the water. When I finished and was about to get back up I was hit on my side. I flew a few feet sideways and landed hard on the ground. I looked up to see a dark grey নেকড়ে above me, growling at me. I quickly got to my feet and backed away slowly.
"Who are আপনি and what are আপনি doing in my area?" The নেকড়ে asked
"I’m sorry, I didn't know this was your area, I'm new around here, please don't hurt me." I ব্যক্ত still backing away
"Well I'll let আপনি go this time, but পরবর্তি time I see আপনি in my area, I will kill you!" He ব্যক্ত "Go now!"
"Okay okay" I ব্যক্ত getting up and walking past the নেকড়ে and along the narrow pond কূল line "Gees what was his problem." I ব্যক্ত to no one in particular.
I kept heading deeper into the valley following the narrow pond. The storm was right above me and it started raining. I looked over and saw a small cave 'I guess I'll sleep there tonight.' I thought and walked toward the cave. I walked in and saw that no one was home. I walked to the back of the cave and laid down, falling asleep with the sound of thunder outside.
Chapter 2: A New Home
I woke up in a moist cave, I could see fog just outside the entrance of the cave. I remembered that I slept here to ride out the storm that was chasing me the দিন before. I got up and stretched cracking my back, the ground of the cave as hard and uneven making it difficult to find a conferrable position to sleep in. The air was moist and cool, it was much শীতল in this new place than it was in Jasper. I walked out of the গর্ত taking a quick look around me. There was some snow patches here and there. There were lots of pine trees and shrubs all over, moss was growing on some of the trees and dangling down the branches. With all the fog আপনি couldn't see vary far, everything had a kind of eerie look to them like there was something was going to jump out of the thick fog and attack me.
I walked around not straying too far from the cave I slept in, I found a small stream that flowed behind the cave where I could get some water. I lowered my head and drank the water, to my surprise the water was the purest I ever drank. 'Wow that's good water' I thought to myself 'Maybe I'll just stick around here and live in the cave for a few days.' I lifted my head back up and kept exploring. There was a light mist in the air making my পশম a little damp, I followed the stream upstream finding that it kept getting steeper and steeper. I kept climbing and the clouds kept getting brighter and brighter with each step I took, indicating that I was getting to the শীর্ষ of the মেঘ layer. I found that the vegetation wasn't as deice as it was back down at the cave. I finally popped out of the clouds and found that I hit the বৃক্ষ line, all the trees just stopped and it was nothing but snow and rocks beyond that. I stopped and looked at the view around me. The mountain শীর্ষ was about another mile অথবা so up ahead, all of the clouds seemed to of have been pushed and trapped in the thin valley. It was clear enough that I could see the train tracks where I got off the train yesterday way far in the distance.
I decided that I climbed far enough and turned around descending back in to the clouds and fog. It was windier up here then it was back down in the clouds. I was making my way in the fog when I heard a twig snap across from me. I turned my head and prepared myself for another attack, but nothing jumped out at me. I walked over to where the noise came from and I saw a কাঠবিড়াল on the ground trying to break open a pinecone. I stopped and hid behind a small bush, 'Looks like I found some breakfast.' I thought to myself. I got into a crouching position and prepared to pounce at it. I jumped at him, flying straight for him, but the কাঠবিড়াল saw me and ran out of the way. I landed hard on the ground, I saw the কাঠবিড়াল running away. I quickly got up to my paws and ran after it, slowly gaining on it. I was right behind it almost able to reach him, I was so busy focusing on the কাঠবিড়াল that I didn't notice that it was heading straight for a tree. The কাঠবিড়াল ran up the বৃক্ষ and I slammed head first into the tree. I fell to the ground, my head was in so much pain from the impact. I looked up and saw the কাঠবিড়াল laughing at me this ticked me off.
"Why আপনি little bastard!" I yelled at it "Don't আপনি worry I'll catch আপনি পরবর্তি time!"
"Who are আপনি talking too?" A voice ব্যক্ত behind me
This made me jump, I turned around and saw an all-black নেকড়ে staring at me with its head tilted to the side. The নেকড়ে looked obviously male because he was very muscled and had a male voice.
"Don't sneak up on my like that." I ব্যক্ত trying to catch my breath from running and getting scared.
"I'm sorry, I just saw আপনি run দ্বারা and I saw আপনি hit the বৃক্ষ head on, are আপনি okay?" He said
"Yeah I'm fine, I was just giving that কাঠবিড়াল a piece of my mind." I said
"What’s your name?" He asked
"Humphrey," I ব্যক্ত "What's yours?"
"I'm Hunter, nice to meet you" Hunter said
"Nice to meet আপনি too" I said
"So what are আপনি doing out here?" He asked
"Well আপনি see I'm not from around here, I left my old pack and became a lone wolf." I said
"I see, go on" He ব্যক্ত sitting down
"So I spent the night in a cave not too far from here and I was exploring the area and looking for some food." I said
"Well দ্বারা the looks of it you're not a very good hunter, judging দ্বারা the dent in that বৃক্ষ over there." He ব্যক্ত pointing to the বৃক্ষ I ran into
"Well I've never hunted before, I have no skills when it comes to hunting." I said
"I see, I'm guessing আপনি were and Omega in your old pack." He said
"Yeah I was" I ব্যক্ত letting out a small shiver, it was still cool and damp
He shivered too "Come on I'll take আপনি to my গর্ত where it's not so cold." He said
"Sounds good to me, I need to rest my head after hitting that tree." I said
"I bet, আপনি hit that thing hard" He ব্যক্ত getting up “Follow me" He ব্যক্ত walking down the hillside.
"Right behind you" I ব্যক্ত getting up and following him down the hill.
The fog was starting to clear up and the sun was starting to come out, the temperature has gotten warmer but it was still cool. We walked up to a big old বৃক্ষ stump that had a small hole underneath. Hunter walked up and crawled inside and I followed. The inside was a lot bigger then it looked on the outside
"Wow আপনি got a really big place" I ব্যক্ত looking around
"Yeah it took me quite a while to dig out all the dirt." He said
"I bet" I ব্যক্ত "Is it just আপনি that live here because আপনি could fit a small pack in here."
"It's just me and this is the main room, there are two smaller rooms in the back over there." He ব্যক্ত pointing to two small dark holes in the wall.
"Wow but why so big? I mean it's just আপনি that lives here." I asked
"Well when I was building this I decided to make it big just in case I found a mate and started a family, but I haven't found that special one yet."
"Oh I see" I said
"So what's your story, why did আপনি leave your pack?" He asked sitting down
"Well it all started.." I ব্যক্ত telling him the story of Kate and I being নেকড়ে napped and taken to Idaho, and our adventure getting home. ".... When we returned it turned out she was set to marry another নেকড়ে named Garth so that the packs would be united. I didn't want to stay with the pack and see the প্রণয় of my life get married to someone else, so I left and headed north and here I am now." I said
"Wow that's too bad, I feel bad for you." He said
"Thanks, but that's all in the past. All that matters now on now and the future." I said
"I see" He said
"So where's the rest of your pack?" I asked
"I don't have one, আপনি see in this valley it's just single wolfs and single family living in small zones, so each area is about one square mile." He said
"Are there any vacant zones that I could live in?" I asked
"Yeah there's one right পরবর্তি to me, আপনি actually slept in it last night." He said
"How do I get one, because I would like to live here for now." I said
"Well আপনি basically leave scent markers along the border and let out a loud howl to tell everyone nearby that আপনি own that zone." He said
"I see, I guess I'll start now." I ব্যক্ত getting up
"Mind if I tag along, I got nothing better to do this morning." He said
"Not at all, আপনি can tell me আরো about this valley and how everything works." I said
"Okay" He ব্যক্ত getting up
We walked out of the গর্ত and made our way toward the vacant zone that would soon be mine.
Chapter 3: Settling in
Hunter and I walked up the cave that I slept in last night.
"This is the place." I said
"I can see that" He said
"So what do we do now?" I asked
"Well আপনি can go mark out your zone with your scent, and I'll clean up inside the cave, making it a den." He said
"Sounds like I plan" I ব্যক্ত walking away from him
I walked back toward Hunters zone so I could start marking my scent along his border, then the south, west, and north borders. All the clouds had vanished from the heat of the high noon sun, it had warmed up enough to where the snow was starting to melt. I could smell Hunters border and I turned to the south heading along his border stopping to mark my scent every few hundred yards. Along the way around my zone I could see what kind of landmarks I had in my zone.
I bordered a small pond to the south and my western border was marked দ্বারা a stream that ran into the small pond. To the north I bordered along the বৃক্ষ line that I ventured up to earlier this morning. To the west was a small meadow full of beautiful ফুলেরডালি in bloom. In the middle was my গর্ত along with a few dead বৃক্ষ stumps that could be dug underneath to make extra dens if necessary. I found mostly squirrels in my zone, so it looked like I had to be taught how to hunt.
After I finished with marking my zone I climbed up on a high rock that could overlook the whole valley below. I sat and raised my head, letting out a loud howl that echoed out. Letting every নেকড়ে know in the area that I owned this zone. I lowered my head and jumped off the rock, heading down to my গর্ত to see how Hunter was doing. It had taken most of the afternoon to explore and mark my zone, the sun was getting lower in the sky and was getting closer to sunset. I approached my গর্ত and peered inside to see if Hunter was still there, and he was.
"How'd it go? I heard আপনি howl so it must have been successful." Hunter asked
"It went great; I learned my borders and memorized so landmarks." I said
"Good" He ব্যক্ত while pushing a stick with his paws across the floor
"What are আপনি doing?" I asked confused at why he was pushing a stick around the floor
"I'm leveling the floor so it’s not so uneven." He said
"Oh, good idea," I ব্যক্ত "because it was a pain to sleep last night."
"Well now it won't be" He said
"There’s one আরো favor I'd like before আপনি go." I said
"And that would be?" He asked
"Well since I was and Omega I don't have any hunting skills, so I was wondering if আপনি didn't mind teaching me." I said
"Sure I'll teach you" He ব্যক্ত "but not today maybe tomorrow since it's getting late."
"Alright" I ব্যক্ত "How about we grab some ডিনার I'm starving."
"Yeah same here, I have two fresh squirrels that I caught earlier this morning back at my den." He ব্যক্ত "You can যোগদান me if আপনি want"
"Sure let's go" I said, Hunter and I walked out of my গর্ত and headed to his den.
"So are there any other নেকড়ে I should know about that border me?" I asked walking beside him
"Well there's Lola that lives in the zone to the west of you. Thens there's me to the east, and no one to the north. But আপনি have to watch out for Mason to the south of you, he doesn't take to kindly to trust passers and is one of the most vicious নেকড়ে in the valley." He said
"Yeah I noticed when I went to get a drink yesterday when I arrived." I said
"Well your lucky he didn't just kill আপনি on the spot." He said
"Yeah I just told him I was new around here and was not a threat, so he just told me to leave quickly." I said
Hunter and I reached his গর্ত and we both walked inside. Inside he walked into one of the dark rooms and walked out with two squirrels in his mouth. We both sat down and he slid a কাঠবিড়াল over to me and we both dug in.
"You know I got to say thank আপনি for helping me and giving me some food." I said
"Oh no problem I didn't mind it, it's good to have a friend. It was getting quite lonely loving here all alone." He said
"Well aren't আপনি বন্ধু with some of the neighboring wolves?" I asked
"Sadly no, we mostly kept to ourselves and minded our own businesses." He said
"I see" I said
We both finished our meals, I ব্যক্ত goodbye and walked out of his den. It was already dark, a little bit of light still appeared over the mountains. The light from the full moon shone down on the forest, letting me be able to see the path ahead of me. I walked back to my den, but I decided to take a little detour and head up the mountain, to the rock that overlooked the valley. It was getting colder and colder as the night wore on. I made it to the rock and jumped up on শীর্ষ of it. I sat and looked down my territory and the rest of the Valley beyond. It was a clear night not a মেঘ in the sky, the stars were shining beautiful and the moon shone bright. Then what I saw পরবর্তি amazed me, a band of greenish blue light shone up in the sky. Slightly rippling, I sat there with my jaw slightly opened, it was the beautifulest thing I've ever seen.
"Beautiful, huh" I heard a female voice say behind me
"Ahh!" I yelled "Why does everyone keep sneaking up on me today."
"I'm sorry I didn't mean to scare you." She said
"It's alright" I got a good look at her, she had dark brown পশম with golden yellow eyes. "I'm sorry but what are আপনি doing in my zone?" I asked, I didn't want to be rude but she did trust pass in my zone.
"Oh, I thought this place was vacant." She said
"Well it's not anymore, I own it now." I said
"I see, can I sit with you? I always came up here to watch the aurora." She said
"Sure আপনি can sit with me, what's your name?" I asked
"Lola" She ব্যক্ত "What's yours?"
"Humphrey, so you’re my western neighbor?" I asked
"Yep I am now, it's nice to meet you." Lola said
"Nice to meet আপনি too," I turned my attention back to the aurora in the sky. "So that what আপনি call those dancing lights." I said
"Yeah" She said
"Well they sure are pretty, I never had those back where I came from." I said
"Oh, and where did আপনি come from?" She asked
"I came from a place south of here, called Jasper Park." I said
"So I'm guessing something happened and আপনি became a lone wolf, right?" She asked
"Yeah that's what happened, how'd আপনি figure that out?" I said
"Well everyone here was অথবা is a lone wolf, that's why some decide to live here and take a zone instead of just wonder aimlessly around the forest." She said
"Oh" I said
"So how do আপনি like it here so far?" She asked
"Well I actually like it here, everyone I met so far was nice except for Mason, he's আরো of a grouch." I ব্যক্ত letting out a chuckle
"Yeah আপনি can say that again." She ব্যক্ত laughing "Well it's getting late and I got to get up early, goodnight Humphrey it was nice meeting you." She ব্যক্ত getting up and walking away
"Nice to meet আপনি too Lola." I ব্যক্ত as she disappeared behind some bushes.
I sat there for 10 অথবা so মিনিট watching the night sky. I started to get sleepy and decided that it was time to get some shut eye. I jumped off the rock and descended down the mountain to my den. I could see some clouds rolling into the valley and there were dark. 'Looks like another storm night.' I thought to myself. I walked into my গর্ত and laid down on the now even and softer floor. I took a good look around my গর্ত admiring Hunters work, 'I guess I owe him one' I thought to myself. I laid my head between my paws and drifted off into dreamland.
Chapter 4: New Forms of Transport
I woke up to find that it was another foggy dull morning, but unlike yesterday there was now a foot of new snow on the ground. It was cold and the floor of my গর্ত was damp, I looked up to see that some snow had gotten into my গর্ত through some holes of the বৃক্ষ stump above me. 'Well I guess I got to patch that up before the পরবর্তি storm.' I thought to myself, getting up off the floor and stretching I walked outside into the dull grey morning. Even though I've gotten used to living here the forest still had an eerie look to it, the trees seemed to pop out of the grey fog along with the snow covered bushes. It was early in the morning I could tell through the fog that the sun was just rising.
I tried to walk further away from my গর্ত but my paws kept sinking into the fresh snow, making it hard to walk. I turned around and walked back the entrance of my গর্ত where the snow was shallower. I sat and tried to think of a way to get around the snow without sinking into it. I looked around the sides of my গর্ত then I found a flat piece of thick bark about the length and width of myself. An idea popped into my head, 'If I stand on that piece of bark then I can use my back leg to push myself around, similar to log-sledding.' I thought to myself. I decided to give the idea a shot, I grabbed the bark in jaws and dragged it back to the front of my den. I stood on the piece of bark and with my back leg pushed myself forward, to my amazement the bark slid অগ্রবর্তী in the fresh snow with ease. I kept pushing, faster and stronger each time. I started to gain speed as I slid over to Hunters গর্ত to see if he was up yet.
I slid through the fog swiftly, 'This much easier them walking' I thought to myself. With all this new snow my zone seemed completely different o wasn't sure where it ended and the পরবর্তি zone began. But I could still smell Hunters scent through the snow, so I knew I was in his zone. I could see the outline of his গর্ত start to emerge from the fog. I also saw a dark outline of a নেকড়ে standing outside of the den, which I could tell was Hunter. I could see he was looking at me with a puzzled and confused look on his face.
I stopped পরবর্তি to where he was standing. "Good morning" I said
"Good morning, what are আপনি doing?" He asked
"Oh, well I kept sinking into this new snow so I decided to slide around on this piece of bark." I said
"And where did আপনি come with such a genius idea?" He asked
"Well back in Jasper me and my other Omega বন্ধু invented this thing called log-sledding. It's where আপনি sit in a hollowed out log and slide down a mountain slope, so I took that idea and figured I could slide around on this." I explained
"Wow I've never thought of anything like that before, I've always had trouble walking around in the snow." He said
"Well if we can find another one of these I can teach আপনি how to use it, it sure does beat walking." I said
"Yeah, let's look for one after some breakfast, care to join?" He said
"Sure I'll যোগদান you" I ব্যক্ত and followed him into his den
He gave me another কাঠবিড়াল and he got one for himself, we both dug in and chatted about a few things. I told him that I met Lola and saw the aurora the পূর্ববর্তি night.
"Sounds like আপনি Lola got along well." He said
"Sure did" I said
"Are আপনি interested in her at all?" He ব্যক্ত with a do আপনি like her expression on his face
"Nah... She's not really my type" I said
"Well she's one of the few single নেকড়ে here." He ব্যক্ত "So আপনি don't have much of a selection"
"Well I not sure if I want a mate, I don't want to deal with the hurt and suffering of finding the one and then being told that আপনি can't have her because she has to marry some other guy." I said
"I see" He ব্যক্ত "but I've been looking for a mate and to be honest the only one I find to be attractive is a girl named River."
"Well, have আপনি made any moves?" I asked
"Not really I've only met her a few times, she lives on the other side of the valley. I never go over there that often." He said
"Well maybe we can go meet her today, if আপনি want." I said
"Well I was going to teach আপনি how to hunt today, but with all this new snow the squirrels will be hiding in their homes. Sure we can go meet her, but আপনি have to teach me how to slide on that piece bark first." He said
"Sure, আপনি first have to find a piece that আপনি can easily stand on." I said
"Okay let’s go খুঁজুন around" He said, I could tell he had a little excitement in his voice.
We both walked out of his গর্ত and looked for a suitable piece of bark.
It had been two days since I left Jasper, I had done nothing but walk, eat and sleep. I was tired and my paws were soar from all the walking I had done. For some strange reason the train had not passed দ্বারা me once since I left Jasper. Making me walk along the train track hoping that the train would come around the পরবর্তি corner. So that I could just jump aboard and rest my paws. It was a bright and sunny late morning, the birds were গান গাওয়া and there were a few clouds above me. I had managed to catch a few squirrels to eat along my journey but I really craved some caribou.
It was getting slightly colder the further I walked north, and it was getting hard to sleep at night with no one to sleep close too so I could use their body heat to keep myself warm. My mind was always set on Humphrey, I wouldn't rest until I knew he was নিরাপদ and was দ্বারা my side back in Jasper. But I knew he might not take me back because I hurt him, দ্বারা not telling him that I had to marry Garth. Hopefully he will forgive me. I kept walking along the tracks hopping I was getting closer to Humphrey with every step I took. I suddenly heard the sound that I've been waiting two days to hear, a train whistle. I turned around and saw the train chugging along the tracks towards me. I stopped and waited to get closer, when it finally got close enough I started to walk, I started to run when it got right beside me. I saw an open box car and I jumped up and landed on the hard wood floor of the boxcar. I sat and watched the trees go by, I could now relax for a few hours and then jump off the investigate the area. I laid down and closed my eyes as I took a short nap.
To Be Continued