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LA-Searching for Friendship- OpenIt had been a long winter, but spring had come, bringing with it warmth, hope, and new life. Hades and Persephone had lost a reasonable amount of strength over the winter, but they had been growing steadily stronger over the last few weeks.
The siblings hadn't gone far since their encounter with the Brotherhood. After being escorted to the river banks, they decided to head east along the river. They had gone a great while before settling down; which was when they found a place where the river ran through the forest. They had waited out the winter there and were still there now, as Spring came upon the land.
There were many times when they caught the scents of other dogs; some of which were quite close, but they stood their ground and luckily never actually came into contact with the other dogs. Multiple times over the winter season Persephone had voiced her longing for the feeling of safety that a pack would bring, but Hades seemed to ignore her every time the subject came up.
LA-Uninvited Guests- 10Persephone perked up when the pack leader spoke to her. She had expected a much bigger reaction from her confession. She had killed one of their own pack mates, even if she was already going to die, shouldn't he at least be a little upset? The dogs she had grown up with would have already been on her. Even killing someone that was already dying had been an atrocity. She let out a sigh of relief. THings were different here it seemed, and different was good.
"My name is Persephone." The terrier replied."And as for coming here..." She paused, actually thinking, for the first time, why they had come all this way."Well, we're new around here...and we figured we might as well carry out her last request while we were exploring the land." She said, hoping that would be a good enough answer and they would change subjects. She wasn't lying, coming to the brotherhood's territory had given them some useful information about their surroundings. Now that she thought about it, Hades was probably only
LA-Uninvited Guests- 8Hades glared back at Delta, he wasn't very fond of having his motives questions. "No." His voice was steely as he stared down at the small dog, which seemed to have gotten much more confident. "In fact, she's not alright at all." Hades turned his attention back to the pack leader. "She's dead." He said, making eye contact with the feisty Bull Terrier. "It was her last request for us to tell you what has become of her." He glared back at the suddenly outspoken brindled dog for a minute before continuing. "I wanted to inform you personally."
Persephone came forward, now standing even with her brother. Persephone bowed her head in respect to the pack leader, before speaking. "She..." Persephone paused, sadness filling her eyes. She may not have known Echo for long, but for some reason the pitbulls death had really affected her. Maybe it was because she was the one who finally took her life, she had killed before, but for some reason this was different. "She was starving." She said looking
LA-Uninvited Guests- 6The Brotherhood scent was growing increasingly stronger as they neared the heart of their territory. The small dog also seemed to be getting more nervous the closer they got. Not even once had she looked back at the siblings since they left the riverbank.
As soon as the dogs stepped out of the brush, into a clearing that seemed to serve as the packs headquarters, the siblings were immediately greeted by a dog that looked like themselves, but a little huskier. He obviously wasn't too happy to see them, as he had his teeth bared and his hair on end.
Persephone quickly gave her brother a small nip, as he had instinctually bared his teeth at the threatening dog.
Quickly regaining his composure Hades stepped up, gently pushing Delta out of his way. The dog before him growled louder as Hades came closer.
"I am Hades." He said, his voice strong, but not threatening. "I take it you are the leader of this pack?" He continued, not giving the dog a chance to respond."One of your packmates r
LA-Uninvited Guests- 3A voice from the brush, made Persephone jump. She spun around to the source of the voice to see a small dog standing a few yard away. She looked to her brother, who had started to let out a low growl, but upon seeing the dog he stopped and stared at her, unimpressed.
"You say this is Brotherhood territory?" Hades questioned, never taking his eyes off the small dog. "We bring news of one of your Brothers. Take us to your leader." Hades voice was strong and assertive, but not overbearing. The pack would probably hate him for being the bearer of bad news, he didn't want to come off too demanding or scare the dog that he had been addressing.
Persephone stepped in front of her brother, pushing him back slightly. "We mean you or your pack no harm." She said, her voice seeming so gentle compared to her brothers. "I'm Persephone and this is my brother Hades." She continued, trying to be as polite as possible."We bring news about your packmate Echo." She paused, "It would probably be better if
LA-Uninvited Guests- 1It had taken Persephone almost two days to catch up to her brother, courtesy of her brittle paws. She had to take long breaks every few miles, or they would get so bad she would be practically immobile. Lucky for her, Hades was worried about her and finally stopped to wait for her.
Together they trekked on, taking breaks so Persephone could rest her feet. At least thats what Hades said, he would never admit that the hot sun combined with his inability to properly regulate his body temperature, were taking a toll on him.
They had been walking for several days when they came upon a river in the distance. The promise of fresh water compelled them to pick up their pace and soon they were approaching the bank.
Persephone wanted nothing more than to jump in and soak her aching paws, but Hades stopped her. Her excitement had gotten in the way of her judgement, and she quickly realized why Hades had stopped her. There were other dogs around. She should have been able to smell them far before
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