Levi snarled; this took Akita off guard. She never heard a growl like that before. He spotted something behind a tree, then took a stance while barking at it. Akita got in position, joining him; she could see an animal's outline; there goes her theory of an army.
Akita watched quietly; it felt normal to her. Her heart pounded heavily against her chest; she watched it step forward; her eyes were drawn to a wolf twice her size. Akita's breath quickened once their eyes met, his stance lessoned. She eased her stance, observing him calmly.
He stepped forward, "My name's Trace. Sorry if we scared you, but we had to be sure you weren't the enemy." He glanced at Akita, giving her a wolfish grin. Akita's cheeks turned pink. She couldn't look away; their connection was powerful.
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