Kira darted across the clearing, and sat in the middle, her snowy white chest heaving with the exertion of running so far. She waited for the rest of her pack to join her, and her mind ran over them all: There was her loyal mate, Ashtorith, a regal, sliver and black wolf with the intelligent green eyes. She had met him some years previously and they had mated together. Those cubs had grown up and left them, but she loved them still. Then there was Zarn - a careful and shy black male, who had followed them out of Transylvania, and eventually joined them. Kira smiled fondly at the thought of him -he was like the baby of the pack as opposed to.... Yanzee..... the elder of the pack, yet not the Alpha pair like Kira and Ashtorith were. Yanzee was still respected for her wisdom and her experience in the world. Red was another young one, but not as young as Zarn. Kira adored Red, and intended for the young wolf to become the Alpha Female when she herself died. Finally the Beta Female, and the wolf closest to Kira - Adsila. Adsila had been a good friend of Kira's even when she was the Beta Female of another pack, and when she had been kicked out of the other one, Kira had let her into her own small pack. Kira smiled as she watched the wolves approach.