I've been looking for my father for a few days now. The entire pack has been looking. Evan has even asked some of the other alpha wolves in nearby packs to tell us if they see him. Nora hasn't contacted me again either. I feel so lost.
Mason and I have been trying to come up with ways to find him. I was sitting on the couch when I remembered something Ian had taught me. If I tried really hard I could travel through other werewolves minds to find something I was looking for. He explained it like this: a rock skimming the surface of a pond. If I jumped from one mind to another I could find where Ian was.
I told Mason and Evan.
"That will take a lot of energy...are you sure you can do it?", said Evan.
"Well I have to try or we'll never find him.", I responded.
"Alright, but only once we at least have an idea of where he is."
"I'm assuming that if he's not in the area, he's somewhere in Canada.", I told him.
"That is the same thought I've been having.", Evan said.
"So why aren't we there looking?", Mason asked.
Ignoring Mason for a second I said, "Evan...what if he went to my mom's grave?"
"That seems like the only place he could be around. Mason, go get Harry, Anna, Chris, and your mother. Tell them that we leave at midnight. I need to find Max and tell him that I'm leaving him in charge.", Evan ordered.
"What about me?", I asked.
"Go and find something with Ian's scent on it. Bring it back here."
I nodded and left. I found Ian's favorite t-shirt and headed back.
Everyone was in their wolf forms and ready to go. We took turns learning Ian's scent, then left. We ran until we crossed the Canadian border.
Ian had told me where my mother's pack had been. I took the lead and we arrived within a few days.
I smelled Ian's scent in the forest near the small town there. It was very old, but I followed it anyway. I came across a place where a lot of his scent trails came together. I followed the freshest one and it led to the cave I had met Nora in. She'd told me where he was all along!
Dad?, I mind whispered.
Ian came outside. His face was bloodstained and his paws were caked in mud. He had been a wolf for awhile now.
Dad, are you ok?
Yes. I'm fine. Why are you here?
I missed you. Why did you leave?
To protect you.
That's not an answer!, I growled.
That's the only answer you need. Now, why are you here?
Nora came to me in a dream and told me I'm in danger. She said I needed to find you so you could teach me to use my necklace.
He sighed. Come inside.
I came in and told everyone else to wait out there. This was the first time I was seeing the entire cave. It had writing on the floor surrounding a pool of water.
Lay in the water, Ian said.
I followed his instructions and lay in the water. He roared and jumped at me baring his teeth. I flinched and then darkness.