Ronna and I exited the apartment and began walking towards rear of the cave system.
My father chose these caves because they offered protection from pretty much all attacks. That was before I took over and created a wolf empire, combining many packs together into one. My main goal was the confrontation of Man when I was younger.
"Where are we going?"asked Ronna.
The commentaar startled me and totally brought me back to my senses.
"Did I startle you?"she asked.
"A little, but I was brooding on sad subjects so I guess I owe u for the wake up call."
I nibbled her neck.
She laughed "Well I guess I should keep u from brooding if u do that meer often."
"All u have to do is ask," I zei in my most seductive purr.
"Oooohhh I like that."
"Im glad, and to answer u vraag we are going to see Fredrik."
"Because I want him with me, like you, to toon the ones who left that I have a great deal of support from other leaders."
"Ok, but why Fredrik, why not someone who commands meer power, like Armstrong of Lerbo?"
"No offense to your brothers, sweetheart, but right now its not about power, its about respect, and I know of no other wolf that commands meer respect than Fredrik."
"I dont understand, why does Fredrik get so much respect?"
"Because one dag I was out leading an attack on nearby pack that had raided us, Fredrik decided to stay here at the caves with the wolves I gave him. When I got to the center of their territory I found not a wolf in sight. They had gone around us to attack the caves."
"My lord, what happened next?!"
I smiled at her, she was always a big fan of stories.
"Well, Fredrik stopped them. They must have been outnumbered three to one and still Fredrik and his wolves held them off, at these caves no less, long enough for me to fall on their rear and destroy them."
"So hes a hero?"
"I think he sees it as him just doing his job, but the wolves that he saved the hunters and the mates of the warriers, They see him as a hero and thats what I need right now. The younger wolves new to the pack have heard these stories and they are in awe of him."
"Ok, I understand now. Its all politics, right?"
"Yep. meer than anything though hes a friend and I want vrienden around me."
"We're here, love."
"Well,"said Fredrik,"I've never seen two beings meer in love than u two."
We were sitting in his main room talking with him and his mate as his pup bounced around every where.
"Daddy, Daddy!"said little Fron
"Fron, u have to sit still if youd like to talk to us."
Fron settled down a bit, but u could tell it was hard.
"Daddy, shes pretty!"
u could she Ronna blushing. I laughed and Ronna nudged my shoulder.
"Hey, Fron,"I said,"to me she is the most beautiful thing in the entire world and I love her."
"Thats what Daddy says about Mommy."
And at that momment Anika, Fredriks mate, decided to enter the room.
"Kierrn,"she said,"do u mind if I steal Ronna away for a minute."
"Of course not, just dont keep her away for too long, I cant stand to be without her."
As they walked away I couldnt help but stare at Ronna's beautiful, graceful, body.
I turned to him,"I think we need to discuss business now."
"Oh no,and I thought this was a social call."
He kept his face blank as he zei it, and I knew that he knew damn well that I came for business.
"Im going to need u today when I confront the wolves about leaving us,"I zei slowly.
"And why do u want me?"
"As I told Ronna, u command a great deal of respect from the lower population."
"So this is just another power ploy the strenghten your position?"
"You could say that."
"What do u want me to do?"
"I want u to support me."
"You know I do," he said.
"Yes, but I want them to see u support me."
"And how do I do that,"he said.
"Well, I guess the easiest way would be for u to just be there at my side, a famous war hero like would really give them ideas on the amount of power I control."
"You know im not some puppet u can control and parade around at will, ill want something in return."
I looked at him,"Like what?" I asked
"If something should happen to me and Anika I want u to take care of little Fron."
"Wow Fredrik, I dont know what to say."
"Thats my price for publicly supporting you."
I thought about it for a minuut while he stared at me.
"Fine, Ill do it."
He arched his back and yawned,"well, ok then." he looked around,"what do we do now."
"Now, we wait for our mates to get done talking about whatever, and we go talk to the pack."
After a while of idle chat, little Fron decided he'd get as much attention out of me as he could.
And after a lot of "Kierrn look at me,""Kierrn, look what I can do," I went over to play with him.
Soon after that the females walked in to find me on my back with Frons teeth on my throat.
Fron jumped off and ran to his mother.
"Mom, look I pinned Kierrn."
"Thats amazing, little one,"she said.
Ronna padded over to me with a secret little smile on her face.
"What,"I asked suspicously
"Nothing,"she said,"but it seems your good with pups."
"Yeah ive been told that."
She smiled again and walked off brushing her tail across my face.
I turned glared at Anika, then followed.
"You guys ready,"I asked
"Of course," they zei together.
I sighed tragiclly and shook my head.
"Lets go then."
We left the caves to confront the assembled pack. I did not however, anticipate the reaction we got as the crowd spotted us.