THE BEAR RETURNS
He pulled the axe from the tree bark, the echo still ringing in his memory. Almost immediately afterward he heard a loud growl from the bear about forty trees south of him.
The Ranger had only hunted just enough for himself and hadn't been greedy. Leto had taught him the laws of the land, the laws of the forest. The same laws of the birds and the animals on the ground. Never take more then you need, whether that be firewood, shelter or food.
The large beast hadn't been exactly starving as of late but The Ranger had been a lot more successful with his diligent hard work. It seemed to him that the bear was jealous.
Could this be the answer?
He walked to the nearest tree which held his nearest weapons. His hand-axe was fastened in his vine belt.
He wanted something with a longer reach so it would reduce his chances of an injury.
The bear spotted The Ranger from a distance. He hadn't picked up his wooden missile yet.
The great brown moving mountain slowly approached him. At a few bushes distance it stopped and their eyes locked.
There was a long pause as they waited for each other to move.
The Ranger thought, to hell with it, it's now or never. The beast growled as The Ranger quickly picked up the spear and braced himself behind it. The grizzly bear stood on it's hind legs. The Ranger allowed it to show off as this towering mass growled with its lips sneering.
Let'em vent and get it off his chest but let'em know if he tries to take me down, he'll have a fight on his hands he The bear swiped at the pointed thick stick..
Anger stirred in The Ranger and he poked back(imagining if the bear had flanked him, it would be out of his front sight and
there would be no hope).
This enraged the great brown bear further as the its long white mouth daggers were unsheathed.
The Ranger didn't really want to kill it but if he was pushed enough he would no doubt would let The Bear be free of its frustrations.
I'll let him get it off his chest, he thought, but I'll let'em know if he tries to take me down he'll have a fight on his hands.
The bear swiped at the pointed thick stick. Anger stirred in The Ranger and he poked back.
To the distant right, deep in the woods, The Ranger spotted a deer. His keen senses had been perfected during
his training with Leto. Always observe your surroundings even under heavy stress and distraction.
The Ranger strategically moved himself so he was between the deer and the bear.
The deer was perfectly still, ready to bolt at a moments notice.
The Ranger stabbed at the bear a few more times. It moved around his spear. He raised the axe from his belt
and raised it in the air. The deer quickly pranced off. The large brown beast spotted it out of the corners of it’s eyes and ran after it. The Ranger took some deep breaths. "I hope you get'em. For both our sakes" Said The Ranger. He picked up his spear and walked back to his tree hut.