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Desert's Snow: Chapter OneDesert's Snow
- Chapter One -
"Nergui! Get down from there!" Oyun cried out as she saw the young hamster trying to climb a bush-like saxaul sapling. She was in charge of watching over the youngster while they accompanied the Tribe's foraging party by the border. "It's dangerous up there!"
It was the first time Nergui had been allowed so far from the dens or so close to the border the Kiyat shared with the Taijut. The pup, more of an adolescent now that he had reached a full moon cycle old, did not understand Oyun's worry and concern. She wasn't normally this overly protective near the dens; perhaps it was because they were near the border of their territory that had her on edge.
Nevertheless, Nergui obediently scurried down the sapling to his caretaker's side. "I wasn't going to fall, the ones near the dens are much bigger," the young hamster squeaked out.
"The den site is a much safer place to play than out here, Nergui," Oyun told him softly. She lifted her head and looked over to th
Desert's Snow: PrologueDesert's Snow
- Prologue -
It was a quiet night on the sands of the Gobi Desert. A Roborovski hamster sat on a small patch of wind flattened grass in front of an enterance to a small burrow in the sands.
"Gan! Come quick!" the head of a small hamster poked its way out of the burrow as it called to the lone hamster.
"Oyun? What is it? Is it Tuyaa? Are the pups all right?" Gan questioned, as he got to his small pink paws and turned to the other.
"Just come with me and you'll see," the small female Roborovski urged him to follow her down the burrow.
Gan nodded and followed Oyun down the burrow, taking a series of tunnels as they went farther and farther underground. The tunnels began to even out and soon the two hamsters came to the entrance of a den where a mother and her tiny pups rested.
"Tuyaa, are you all right?" Gan asked the mother of his pups as he padded around Oyun and into the den. Oyun left, scurrying out to give the two hamsters privacy.
"I'm fine, Gan," the mother hamster sp
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