He was back. After the fight against the bear together with Kendra, Naik returned.
When Nayan came back from the hunt that day he was very confused by the situation, Naik was sleeping in front of the den while Kendra lay inside with her puppies.
When Naik heard the steps of paws in the snow he woke up and raised his head, Nayan was running towards him. "What happened? Is she hurt? What are you doing here?" Nayan ask hastily.
"shhhhttt.. Calm down. They are sleeping." It was hard for Nayan to calm down but when he saw how Kendras chest got up and down the fear left his heart. "What happened?" Nayan asked looking at his little brother. Naik went to big tree that grew on a big stone. He sat down in the snow and started to explain it to Nayan.
"I never was far away, I always tried to keep an eye on you. Well I hoped you two would start a conflict. I just couldn't let go of you, I don't know anyone who ever cared for me the way you did." His voice was warm and friendly. "But when I heared that howl I knew Kendra and the pups were in danger. She was calling out to you, but you might have taken to long to return. What if it was to late?" Naik looked his big brother in the eyes. "I guess I would have you back. But then I realized that you wouldn't be the same. The part of you you gave to Kendra and the puppys. That part would be gone." Naik paused but Nayan couldn't take his eyes from this scene. "I would have missed that part of you!" Naik contuined. "Now where the moment was so near that I finally would get rid of Kendra, I-I realised that I would lose you with her... Gosh this sounds so kitschy!" Naik said laughing while he was shaking his head as if he couldn't belive what he just said. "NO! No... I mean sure it sounds a bit kitschy." Nayan said. "But, please don't stop, I'm listening."
It took a while untill Naik told Nayan everything. He told him about the bear and how he and Kendra fought together. That she got wounded and how she was okay with Naik helping her taking care of it.
When Naik started talking about his first contact with the pups happened Nayan was afraid what Kendra did. Maybe she was overprotective and wouldn't allow Naik to check the pups? If yes did Naik took this as an insult? But it seemed like Nayan just had to much on his mind.
Naik told him how they got to the hidingplace of the pups and how Kendra had no problem with Naik sniffing, licking and checking the pups. Nayan was more than confused. He couldn't imagine Kendra and Naik walking next to each other without snarling, or insulting the other one, but if it was true what Naik was telling him it would mean that he got his brother back.
The pack were complete again.
Since Naiks return a few things changed. now one Helhund more was sleeping in the den, one more mouth that wanted to be filled and one more helping paw.
Today Nayan asked Naik to look after the little ones so he could have a bit time with Kendra while hunting. They needed new meat the only thing left wsa a little snow rabbit, also since they had the puppys they didn't had a second alone. Naik agreed and promised not to go far from the den. It ws a really relaxing job. Looking after kids waiting till the food comes home, but after a few hours Naik got bored. He had played with the little white furballs (like he called them), let them sit on his snowtail while running through the snow and played "fighting" with them.
Now there was nothing left to do, but when he looked around for something interesting he saw the big old tree that grew over the stone. "A really nice place" he said to himself "but I think it's missing something". The five little Helhunds watched Naik interested how he digged two holes in the snow until he reached the ground and how he wisked with mud and snow. They all came near to him whe he started stroking mud on the stone under the tree. "What are you doing there Naik?" Asked the little female with sky-blue eyes. "You will see, just look"
Naik changed the mud and now took the darker dirt to paint over it. It only took him a few minutes but when he finished the mud drawing he heared a lot admiring "ohhhh"s and "Ahhh"s
"There is Mom" said the little male who stood on his brothers back. "And there is the bear. He looks scary!" said another one while he really looked a bit scared. "And there is you Naik! Wow you are so cool, teach me how you do this" Said the little female that put her paws against the stone. Naik was really happy about the positiv feedback, he felt really good. "So you like mud painting, furballs?" He asked. "Yeah we do!" They shouted all together. Naik smireked "Mmmm.. I have an awesome idea, my little white furballs!"...to be continue
--------------------------------------------------Finally. Thanks god they canceled like 60% of my school lessons this week. Also I'm in art-mood so here we go: The next Helhund part, part 11.
And this part is really special, YOU CAN GET/ADOPT ONE OF THE PUPPIES!!!
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Species and basic design of Nayan and Kendra © *CheshireSmile
Nayan and Naik © *Mikaley
Kendra © *Chaluny