Out far into the dense jungle, North tread through the dense jungle far from the boundaries of camp. Within his hands, he grips his riffles tightly and turns in each of his direction. His only concern was that he would find Jack safe and sound. Yet in every place he looked, there was nothing to be in his sight but lush green plants and large pillars of wood reaching high in to sky.
North shifted his head to his right.
"Jack!" he called out.
There came no answer from the boy. This became even more of a concern to his nephew then before. Without a response, it could only mean that he was somewhere far off in the jungle or the boy could have been in great peril and suffered greatly. But there was no way for that to even be thought of. There was no possible way that could happen.
that The white bearded man shifted to another direction.
"Jack!" He called again.
But there still came no answer.
"Jack, where are you?!"
Some of the many sounds of the lush jungle were heard. Nothing more. Jack was still no where to be seen. Within his buffed chest, he could feel his own heart speed up at a great paste. North had an grieving feeling such a thing like this would happen. His concern of having Jack and Anna here with him, was that they would get lost in the jungle. He always welcomed for them to stay with him, after all he rarely ever got to see his niece and Nephew.
But the jungle was no place for them to be.
"Where could that boy be?" He asked himself.
"I hope he hasn't be hurt."
North plunged further into the lush wilderness. His his mindset was that hopefully Jack would be somewhere safe and out of harm's reach. Perhaps he may be making his way back to camp. To the man futurenet luck, his white haired Nephew was safe. However not the way he could think possible.
Far back, Elsa, Diata and Jack move down hill from the tree. The white lioness lead the way, often turning to look back at Elsa and her new friend. The wild girl walked down the hill as Jack followed after her. He limped down, using the staff in the place of his injured right leg.
"Oh man." said Jack looking down the hill.
It wasn't going to an easy climb down, not with his broken leg. It was so steep to climb down on just one leg With his injury aside, the content rain last night was of no help to the situation. The lush plants that stood out from the hills were wet and he could easily slip down, or even get tripped by a root. Getting down this high ground was of no doubt going to be a challenge. Elsa looked back at Jack.
"Jack, come!" said Elsa, giving the hand gesture to follow.
Diata turned and looked back up to the boy. The hill was too steep for him to follow with his leg. He was going to need help.
"Elsa." She said as her adopted daughter looked to her.
"He may need some help getting down the hill."
Elsa turned back up to Jack. The wild climbed back up the hill and grabbed hold of Jack's hand. Elsa tugged on his arm.
"Come on, Jack." she said.
The bleach blond jungle girl turned and pulled Jack along.
"Hey wait, Elsa!" said Jack as he tried to keep up with the wild girl.
The white haired boy limbed down the hill, he placed his staff forward and hopped down, his foot landed close to his staff. Elsa proceeded to guide Jack down the hill. Seeing the two begining to follow, Diata turned and began making her way down toward the river below.
Close to the bottom of the hill, Diata leaped down and landed in the small stream of water. She looked back to her daughter and Jack. Elsa came down into the shallow stream. She turned to Jack, appearing in a crouching manner. Jack gave a small leap off the hill, his foot landed into the rushing water.
"Oh man." he said with grief.
"Jack Okay?" Elsa asked curiously.
The white haired boy turned to the wild girl.
"For now." answered Jack.
"But when Uncle North see's my leg, he's going to freak. I don't think Ill ever hear the end of it."
Jack knew his uncle was a bit protective when it came being in the jungle. With all the animals and chances of getting lost and never found. North wanted his family to always be within sight of him. When he gets back to camp, his uncle would confine them to the camp for the rest of the visit.
Jack and Elsa then heard a small growl come from Diata.
"Elsa." Diata called to her daughter.
The two looked to the white lioness, who stood at the other side of the thin river bank.
"Come on you two. Keep up."
While Jack was left without a single understanding to what she was saying, Elsa knew that her Mother wanted her and Jack to follow.
"What she saying?" Jack asked turning to look at Elsa.
"Mama wants Jack and Elsa to stay close." Elsa explained to the boy.
The white haired boy smirked. The words he said barred some familiar things.
"She sounds just like my Uncle." he said smiling.
The two began walking up behind the white lioness as she came back up on dry ground. Elsa climbed up the small ledge of ground and later turned to Jack. The wild girl helped the white haired boy upon the ledge. Meanwhile, far back into the jungle, North continued to scoured the lush jungle for his missing nephew. The white bearded man brushed past some lush vegetation, pushing it aside with the silver reflecting barrel of his rifle.
"Jack!" he called out as he walked passed.
All the while, far back into the lush jungle, Diata guided Jack and Elsa along. The two cubs trailed behind the white lioness. As Jack limbed along, he constantly thought about his Uncle and his little sister. Anna was probably missing him so much right now. She's must be upset as well that he had up and left. Jack let out a sigh, feeling so ashamed that he just up and left Anna.
Elsa turned to look at the white haired boy. She saw him looking a bit upset.
"Jack okay?" Elsa questioned.
Jack turned and looked to the jungle girl.
"Yeah." He answered.
"it's just... I'm worried about my little sister. She must be so sad that I'm gone right now."
"Jack have little sister?" asked Elsa curiously.
Jack shook her head yes.
"Yeah, I do." he said.
"Her names Anna."
"Anna Jack's little sister." Elsa said.
"Ah-huh." Jack responded.
"She's best one any boy could have. Maybe you could meet her when we get back to camp."
The wild girl saw fit in the idea. She would love the chance to meet his family. Seeing them play behind the bushes, Elsa wanted the chance to face them in person. As the three walked along toward the camp sight, Diata suddenly caught the whiff of a scent. Diata stopped,
"Wait!" the lioness said.
Elsa ceased all movement forward. She place her left arm out to Jack, stopping him in his tracks.
"What?" he asked, confused as to why they were stopping.
"Mama?" Elsa asked, feeling a bit nervous In the past when Diata said to stop on walks through the jungle, it sometimes meant another predator was nearby. Although this time, it would soon to be revealed a different reason.
Diata sniffed in the scent from the air. She then later narrowed her head to the ground and continued to identify the strange scent.
"What is it?" Elsa asked.
"Is it another predator?"
"I don't know." said Diata as she looked back to her daughter.
Just then, there was a faint sound coming in the distance. The three turned left as it called out again. The sound resembled that of a voice they had heard before. The three listened and the voice appeared to be calling out the name...Jack!
(Thats all for now, I hope you enjoy this chapter. I really look forward to do the next one and stuff is about to get real. If there are any requests, please fell free to share and as always, please comment and review!)