Kip's and Ashley's family
Four months later Kip and Ashley are sleeping side by side calmly until their tails are pulled from behind and Kip feels four little paws that bounce continuously on his head.
“Umhhh… it is the day.” Ashley says smiling smoothly in the meantime she has still her closed eyes and listens a growl and her tail is pulled.
“Definitely we should not have said it prematurely.” Kip says growling smoothly while the leaps on his head stirs his fur. Besides his tail also is attacked with rage while they try to defeat him.
Kip opens his right eye and sees a little face of a pup in front of his eyes. The cub this folded while he looks him from above.
“Hi dad.” The pups says laughing mischievously.
“Hi Drew.” Kip says yawning again and sitting. The pup gives a shriek of happiness when he slips on the back of his father. Ashley also gets up and turns over to nuzzle her pups.
Both have three children in total, Drew is the bigger of them and has the color of the fur of Kip.
He has clearly the body of an alpha pup, his sister Madyson is similar to Ashley and clearly an alpha pup.
Finally Russel has his father's fur, but the color of his paws is the same of Ashley's. He is a omega due to his small size, only the bigger pups can become alpha while a little pup always becomes in a omega.
“Well kids, it is time to move, we are going to go to the valley.” Kip says at the pups. They jump with joy because this would be first time in open space and they will know what there is beyond the cave.
The family gets out of warren and walks together while pups jump for joy.
“Do we have a lot of cousins?” Madyson asks while she walks next to Ashley.
“A few, you will know them soon.” Ashley says smiling at her pups before looking at Kip. He also smiles while he keeps on walking, Kip smiles when he recognizes the hill where he and Ashley used the trunk with Kate and Humphrey.
Kip makes Ashley a grimace, she smiles smoothly and does him a mischievous grimace.
The group gets to the center of the valley where there are several wolves assembled. The three little wolves watch with amazement the great quantity of wolves that meet there, they never met other wolves aside from their immediate family.
The group moves between the wolves and they see that Salty jumps over on his two friends omegas, they start rolling. Drew smiles when seeing the scene, which seems funny to him because they collide with a tree.
On the other hand Russel looks with interest as a group of alpha wolves make a plan of hunting.
A wolf draws something in the ground while the other wolves nod understanding the plan.
Ashley smiles seeing that her mother and father are waiting for her with their couples and four pups. Kip's pups get excited seeing the other pups, Kip's family gets close and salute to the other ones.
“Well, it is hour that you know your cousins.” Kip says doing the introductions.
Humphrey and Kate have two pups: A male and a female, both are alpha pups, the boy is called Aden and has the same color of fur that his father while his sister is called Cindi and is seemed like Kate, but she the tips of her ears has the same color that the tips of the ears of Humphrey.
Garth and Lilly's pups have one brown pup and a white pup. The first pup is called Darién and his fur is white, he has Garth's eyes; his brother Sonnie has the brown fur like his father, but his eyes are all the same in the eyes that his mom.
And the Alpha genes are present in them too.
Kip and Ashley smile seeing that pups get together and begin to play. They begin to run and get inside to the forest that is near, Kip looks at Hutch and does him a grimace.
He nods and goes after the pups to have them watched. All of them play and have fun running in the forest until they stop in a clearing. The seven cubs begin to play.
Drew and Madison begin to chase their cousins just like Russel, they play chasing each other in circles. It is a bit difficult for Russell.
The frolicking stops after one hour with some pauses in order that they rest a moment, Drew pants rapidly while the other cubs are sitting to his around forming a circle.
Drew looks at two sprigs of tree thrown and he catches them to place them on his head. He moves the two sprigs achieving that the other pups laughed uncontrollably and some roll in the ground while Drew tries to imitate the sounds that makes a caribou.
Pups calm down after some moments, Drew stops when a shade covers him. He looks up and sees that his father looks at him while he puckers the space between the eyebrows with some bother.
“It is time to return.” Kip says looking at the seven pups. They nod and get up. The group starts to walk going after Kip, he growls seeing that Drew has the sprigs in his mouth.
Pups burst through the trees and they meet with their parents. Ashley just like the other ones see as the pups do not stop to jump to their around. Kip and Ashley say good-bye and lead their family to their home.
They get to the cave after around fifteen minutes, Ashley and pups stay there while Kip is going to get food. He returns with a leg of caribou, he growls softly seeing that they all laugh while Drew moves the sprigs on his head to pretend to be a caribou.
Pups are the first ones in becoming satiated, they after lunch enter in an adjacent chamber to take a nap.
“What is bothering you?” Ashley asks while she sees that Kip pulls out a piece of meat and he eats it.
“It is nothing.” Kip says after swallowing the piece of meat.
“Nothing makes you frown.” Ashley says looking at Kip. He looks at her and notices that she looks at the eyes with a flexible and affectionate look.
“Drew should not be doing that thing with two branches… he is an alpha.” Kip says looking at Ashley. She opens her eyes with surprise knowing what was bothering to her mate.
“Kip, they are pups and today was their first excursion, you cannot expect that they assume their roles early.” Ashley says looking at her mate and trying to cheer him up.
“I know it, but a wolf that not understands his role as part of the pack cannot contribute as it should be.”
“For that matter we are here, it depends on us.” Ashley says looking at Kip and sketching a soft smile. Kip smiles and nods lightly thinking that she is right.
A month after Kip is resting on the ground in middle of the grass while he has his eyes closed. He flattens his ears and suddenly takes down his head when Madyson flies over it and falls on the floor raising some dust.
“How was it, dad?” Madyson asks looking at her father in the meantime she still is leant on her back.
“Not badly but you should have in mind that it is not just hiding, but also you must take in count the wind direction in order that your aroma does not betray you.” Kip says smiling proudly seeing his daughter's progress.
“Where is your brother? He already should have done his attempt.” Kip asks looking at his daughter. Madyson moves her head denying knowing where her brother is. Kip stands up and in less than five seconds he finds his son's trail.
He begins to follow it in the forest, the aroma becomes intense until it he goes out of behind some shrubs. Kip's eyes open completely seeing that Drew is on a round rock.
Drew moves his paws lightly achieving that the rock moved back and forth while he uses it as it were a one-wheeled bicycle.
“Drew! Kip growls with rage. His pup loses balance and falls ashore, he utters a groan of pain.
Kip growls while he moves his paw for his face feeling completely angry because his son had been playing while he should have been training to be a great alpha.
“I told you not to play in this way, an alpha do not do tricks to be the mockery of the other wolves.” Kip says completely angry. Drew is standing with the head and the ears in submissive position feeling completely sad.
Madyson is next to her father while she sees what happens.
“Dad… I…” Drew says looking at Kip. He does not know how to say to justify himself, he knows that his father does not like that he plays and have fun like some omega wolves, that is what he likes.
“Do not say nothing… go and trace somewhat interesting.” Kip says with angry in the meantime he looks at his pup. Drew looks at his sister and she nods. Madyson joins on to her brother with the intention of helping him.
“This task only is for Drew, let him do it alone.” Kip says looking at his daughter.
Madyson nods and he moves to position herself next to her father. The crestfallen Drew goes away to get inside between the trees.
Meanwhile Russel is with Ashley, she is seeking to teach him some tricks of omegas.
“Well… with a couple of Cranberries you can make a lot of things.” Ashley says taking a couple of cranberries, she raises them with her tail to throw them on the air. Cranberries bounce while she moves her tail.
Russel looks with not much interest as his mother has fun with those fruits with great ability, she does it for several minutes until she stops before taking down her tail and placing them in front of her cub.
“Try it.” Ashley says looking at her son. Russel looks the fruits in low spirits before taking them and placing them on his tail to try it. His tail begins to move and the purple fruits bounce on the air.
This is easy for him, but it does not entertain him. Russel takes down his tail and places the Cranberries in the ground.
“Mom… Can I go to walk a little?” Russel asks while he downs his ears with some sadness and boredom.
“Of course, always is necessary a break.” Ashley says looking at her pup. She notices that he does not seem happy and a walk would perhaps encourages him. Russell looks content and he goes away toward the forest where he enters some minutes later.
He closes his eyes and raises his head to take a deep breathing, the aroma of the forest enters in his nose and he can perceive the particular aromas of the trees and animals.
His eyes open when he perceives Drew's aroma. He rapidly moves between the trees and he gets inside the grass while he crouches and follows the aroma regardless of seeing to where he goes.
He finally stops and jumps forward. Drew blurts out a shriek of surprise when his brother falls above him and both roll in the ground for some moments before stopping.
“Hi bro.” Russel says while he is on Drew. He moves to let that his brother stands up. Drew gets up and shakes the dust of his body.
“Did you make this?” Russel asks while he sees a drawing in the ground. The cub laughs seeing that it is a drawing of a wolf riding a on a bear. Russell laughs at the thought of something so unnatural.
Drew moves his tail content seeing that his brother laughs by the drawing. Russel stops and raises his ears in alert.
“Did you feel that?” Russel asks looking at his brother. Drew shakes his head at the same time that his brother jumps inside the grass. Russell crouches and he begins to move between the grasses in a cautious way.
He permits that his sense of smell guided him while he changes of directions continuously until his objective is near. Russel gets ready and jumps forward to catch his prey, a yellow goose shouts with surprise when Russel falls on him.
“He is mine.” Russel says while he holds the goose with his teeth. Drew appears from the grass and he joins his brother to secure the next dinner.
“Take it easy kiddo… I should not have offered myself like volunteered for this.” The goose says looking with bother the two pups. They does not understand nothing at all and see that Humphrey and Kate and their cubs appears of behind some trees.
“Well Paddy… you should not have said that you would help us in what you can.” Humphrey says coming closer while he laughs smoothly just like Kate.
“Release him, he is a friend.” Kate says smiling and looking at Drew and Russel. The two pups obey and move to permit that Paddy sits and he rubs his wings.
“Well kids… Why your prey managed to escape?” Kate says looking at her pups.
They begin to stammer with discomfort while their parents expect an answer.
“When you are chasing a prey, you cannot get confident only in the sight and the sense of smell is necessary to go after an animal that is not in sight.” Russel says while he sits and moves his tail slowly.
“That was right.” Kate says surprised while he looks at Russel. He feels pleased to have given with the correct answer. At that moment the group sees that Kip gets close to them along with Madison.
“I guess that you found something interesting.” Kip says proudly in the meantime he looks at Drew and next to Paddy. He goose gets surprised by the look of hunger of Kip.
“I am sorry, but this goose is not eaten.” Paddy says standing up and taking flight while Kate and Humphrey laugh. Kip looks at them with surprise because they let the bird go.
“That one is Paddy, he is a good friend that was helping us with the training of the pups. He was the bait in order that our boys practice.” Kate says looking at Kip.
He opens his eyes with surprise, but he understands the attitude of the goose, he did not feel intimidated being surrounded by wolves.
“But Russel was who caught him and he gave a correct answer of one alpha about the doings of hunting.” Humphrey says looking at Russel with a smile. The pup moves his tail content.
Kip's eyes open with surprise and Drew can feel the look of deception of his father on him.
“Why didn't you respond it and why you did not you catch to Paddy? You know what you can do it.” Kip asks frowning while he looks at Drew. The pup looks down shamefacedly.
“As far as I Can See, pups have the right of making a mistake.” It says a feminine voice that originates of behind Kip. He sees over his shoulder and sees that his mother gets close to them.
“I still remember that time that I ordered you that you catch a rabbit and you returned stinking to skunk. He did not know how many baths you should take in order that you got rid of the smell.” Lily says sitting beside Kip.
He rolls his eyes while the other ones burst into laughter. Kip looks at his mother and he decides not to get upset for that reason, he smiles a little and he enjoys the moment. After all he committed his errors in his learning.
“Where is Garth?” Kate asks looking at Lily.
“He is training the pups in the river, according to him they need to learn how to swim well before rains arrive.” Lily says looking at Kate. She nods while he thinks that it is a good idea that pups develop their abilities of swimming in case of an accident.
Close to the sunset Kip leads his pups to his cave. They follow him in a line in silence, Drew and Russel are on the last in the line while Madyson is right behind her father.
Ashley is waiting in the entrance of the cave, she becomes happy seeing that her family returns.
Kip and Ashley nuzzle to each other a moment, she notices that her mate is somewhat tired and unhappy.
Ashley licks her pups and notices that the two boys have their ears down feeling bit sad.
“We have a fresh caribou to eat.” Ashley says smiling and looking at the pups. A smile appears in the face of the she-wolf seeing that her children are happier than before.
They run to the cave's bottom and begin to pull out pieces of meat to eat them.
“What does it happen? Ashley asks licking Kip's face smoothly before nuzzling him.
“Training does not go very well.” Kip says sighing with weariness and looking at the three pups asking himself, if he is committing some mistake with them.
“Come one, let’s eat and we discuss it later.” Ashley says looking at Kip. He nods and walks with Ashley to join at their pups in the dinner.
Winston, Tony, Eve, Humphrey, Candu, Salty, Hutch, Kate, Paddy, Lily and Garth are © Lionsgate
Ashley, Kip, Drew, Russel, Madyson, Aden, Cindi, Darién, Sonnie are my characters
Written by Janus Oberoth