He peers into the distance, listening to the approaching hounds. He thinks I don't notice. The injury isn't so bad my senses are off though.
He needs to move, leave me behind. I’m slowing him down. Worse, I can't shift and heal while he watches.
"We live or die together." I wince as he applies pressure to the wound. "Just shift."
My world slows and every painful breath batters my ear drums. He knows. "What?"
"What are you? Fox? Lynx? I'd recognize another wolf's scent." He's prosaic, matter of fact.
"Fox," Wolf...that solves the mystery of his scent.
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