exactly the kind of pain losing a family member could generate. While
he'd been born when the Glen was still small, he remembered when
there were twenty or thirty members. In a way, he sensed that he
envied the Barbic leader. Ursa's clan, while much smaller, had been
spared the journeys and what not that had stolen most of the
childhood friends he remembered. That was why he was so thrilled to
have the glen full once again.But despite the events of past times, it did not dull the heart to
the pain of loss.Ursa sat there for a long while until the pain throbbing through her
heart changed to pure rage. She opened her eyes, seeking out Celina
for all she was worth. She couldn't bring Buddi back but she meant to
kill the one responsible for his death, to avenge her only child if
it killed her in the process. She looked down at the still baby in
her arms and bowed her head one last time. Her blond hair got blood
stains on the ends and she lifted her head after a few more moments.
While all that was around her was dark, in her mind, all she saw over
and over was a bright, smiling, laughing cub.A cub she'd never see smile or laugh again.A cub who'd never call to her to 'watch, watch Mama ...