A Different Path: A Summer King Chronicals story
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A bitterly cold winter breeze awoke him from an uneasy sleep. He let out a weary sigh as he glanced around the inside of the den, completely empty except for himself.
It's been two days now! Where could she be? he thought to himself as he got to his feet.
Stepping outside the den, he felt the bright rays of morning sun warm his bright red feathers, but the air was still bitterly cold and his belly still snarled with hunger. Snow crunched beneath his paws as he padded away from his den. All around him, other gryfons were emerging from their dens. Gryfess hunters gathered for the morning hunt but she was noticeably absent.
This is getting ridiculous! Where could she be?
He saw a flash of blue up ahead and quickened his pace.
"Caj!" he called to his wingbrother, walking alongside him.
Caj glanced at the red gryfon who padded beside him. "Sverin? Have you seen Elena anywhere? It's her turn to