At first the three wolves just sat there, looking around, sniffing the air—the scents similar yet different, a faint hint of wood-smoke, perhaps.
They padded about the immediate area, tentative as a puppy first exploring an unfamiliar place, and no one spoke.
After an hour or so, Snowstorm began to realize what may have happened, “Stay here and don’t speak,” she ordered and trotted off into the forest.
Twenty minutes later she returned with a wicked wolven smile, “Perfect!”
Season VI, Chapter 1, Episode 6 Dog Adventure 9:
“Why do you say this O’ my queen?”
“We may now find Ringo and eliminate him here and when we return to our time—he will never have existed!”
“And how do we return?”
“I have the ability to return us now, I gained the power when I fought with Cujo.”
“It was right after that we came here…”
“Because I willed it so!”
Renegade was still a bit disoriented and coming to grasp with his new reality, “Cujo told me this will be my home and I will never return to the old place.”
“It is true. You will live out your days here. You have been given what others merely wish for and seldom receive, a chance make amends for your mistakes.”
“What must I do?”
“You must learn. From Daisy, you will learn how to lead others, from PepperCooper, resourcefulness, from Buttons, courage, from Benjamin, loyalty, and from Alice, you will learn perception—she will know our ancestor.”
“And from you, brother?”
“That you shall be a provisional pack member of Daisy’s pack and no more until such time as all pack members agree you are worthy of this pack.”
And with that Ringo disappeared…never to return to 1873.
To be Continued…
NOTE: The “Dog Adventures” will NOW be published on Saturday and Sunday every week until completed.