The drops of water dripped down from the leaves up in high branches of the trees. The sun shining against the golden eyes of a teen-aged wolf who was all alone. He padded around in the high
grasses as they brushed against his haunches. The green glowing on this certain holiday, the thing is he's not sure what to do, since he's never been with anyone to know what this holiday was
even called. His parents abandoned him when he was just a pup.
He let out a low huff, his giant paws dragging along the ground. He heard the leaves rustle from afar as the other families played together, but he just stood back watching them, thinking
about how he'd love to have someone to play with. His fur hung down towards the ground, hiding his rib-cage from showing where he hadn't ate in weeks. He noticed a small pup walking his way,
he looked down quickly then darted away, hoping the pup never noticed.
He heard a yip and turned around slowly, his eyes widening.
"H-hi.. I'm Ariel.. What's your name?" The pup stuttered.
"Uh.. I'm...Dyllan.." The male wolf replied.
"Why are you so skinny?" Ariel asked, poking at Dyllan's side.
"Well, haha, I haven't ate in weeks." Dyllan chuckled.
"You should get going now, little one." Dyllan said without hesitation.
Dyllan ran off, but Ariel never stopped following the male, he began to run faster as he noticed to pup was still behind him. He let out a playful bark, noticing himself begin to smile.
"So.. What is today and... Why is it so important and everything's so..Green.. Why is that?" Dyllan asked, confused.
"You mean to tell me you've never hears of Saint Patrick's day...?" Ariel asked sarcastically.
"Saint what..?" Dyllan asked with a chuckle from the pup's remark.
"Saint Patrick's day. It's a day of the year where everyone either wears, or is around something green. It was told as a tale a long time ago that if you didn't wear, or be around green on
this day, that it was bad luck, and that you'd get pinched by a Leprechaun." Ariel exclaimed.
"So that's why it's so important? Because of something that was told to be true, and besides, how do you know so much about it? You're just a pup, anyways." Dyllan said, getting a bit
"All it is, is a day about luck and spending time with your family and hearing stories about this day that happened to your ancestors." Ariel chuckled.
"Family....? But.. I don't have that..." Dyllan sighed, looking down biting his lip, hiding his frown.
"You mean to tell me a wolf your age has no family? You're still young though." Ariel replied.
"Well your family didn't abandon you when you were as a pup and leave it up to you to do everything for yourself, so you wouldn't know ANYTHING about what I go through" Dyllan growled,
snapping at the pup.
Ariel stood there wide eyed from Dyllan's action. "Well.. Come with me and I'll introduce you to my family.." She said warily.
"I..I'm sorry I.. Didn't mean to do that I ju---" Dyllan stuttered
"I know. Just follow me please." Ariel interrupted.
The two walked back to where he noticed the pup in the first place, his golden eyes turning a shade of green, he was nervous and happy at the same time. Ariel looked back at him with a flirty
smile. Dyllan raised an eyebrow, he wasn't stupid and he knew that Ariel liked him. They began to pad over towards Ariel's mother and father, Dyllan dipped his head in greeting.
"And who is this Ariel?" Both the parents asked simultaneously
"I'm Dyllan" he jumped in before Ariel could reply her parents.
"Why are you alone and not with your family on this day?" The mother asked.
"Oh and I'm Spirit, and this here is my mate Grey." Spirit told him.
"Pleasure to meet you, Spirit. Along with you Grey. And I uhh.. I don't have a family. They abandoned me when I was a bit younger than Ariel here." Dyllan exclaimed.
Grey watched the male wolf as he noticed Dyllan knew so much about his daughter.
"So why were you even wandering around these woods in the first place?" Grey asked, using a deep voice.
"I was looking for a bite to eat, I haven't eaten in weeks. I didn't mean to disturb anything but I just came across you guys playing and Ariel here started following me." Dyllan exclaimed,
tilting his head towards Ariel as he said her name.
Spirit nipped at her mate a bit harsh.
"Don't bother him, Grey. He's a nice wolf. Now Dyllan, the food is over there. You're welcome to eat as much as you want." Spirit suggested, pointing her muzzle in the direction of their
Dyllan walked cautiously towards the den, his eyes turning a blue-gold. He knew that he was feeling like he had a family again already. But he isn't the one to say anything to anyone about
his feelings. He picked up a piece of a fawn and bit it, wagging his tail slowly. Then a wolf about his age walked over towards him. He picked his head up, offering the female wolf some of
"Oh well hi there. I'm Destiny, and you are? I didn't quite catch your name when I overheard the conversation." She said.
"Hello, Destiny. I'm Dyllan. Yeah I'm just here because Ariel wanted me to spend Saint Patrick's day with her family." Dyllan explained.
"Oh. I believe you'll have fun here. I know I do every year it happens." Destiny said, with a wink and a smile.
Dyllan kind of liked Destiny. But it wasn't obvious, and he was one who could hide his feelings pretty well. He just got up after he was full, following Destiny a bit. Cautious about the
steps he took. Destiny turned around slowly, wagging her tail quickly.
"Oh well hello again, Dyllan. Like following people around, yes?" Destiny asked with a chuckle.
Just after that they heard a howl from Grey. Dyllan wasn't sure but he knew that it meant for them to join together. Dyllan padded across the meadow a bit quick, following close behind
Destiny. When they stopped, Dyllan was sure to lay beside Destiny. Grey's powerful voice echoed throughout the whole meadow.
"Okay so you all may not have met our knew guest. But his name is Dyllan. So if you see him around, please be kind enough to greet yourself to him." Grey said confidently, calling Dyllan
Dyllan padded up beside Grey slowly, sitting down beside him.
"Dyllan. I am here to welcome you to our family. You told us you were abandoned, and we have made this decision wisely." Grey told him a bit quietly.
Dyllan sat there stupefied by his words.
"Are you.. Serious..?" is all that Dyllan could say. He sat there, his eyes watering from Grey's words.
"Yes. You deserve to be happy. And I hope we make you that way." Grey advised.
After these words were said, the meeting was qualified over. Everyone went back to their dens and Dyllan happened to share a den with Destiny. He was actually happy to know this. The only
thing was. The den was separated at the middle. He wasn't that fond of that.
Time went by and then they were soon called for a St Patrick's day activity. They had races, swimming, chasing, and many other choices to choose from. Dyllan wasn't very sure what to choose
so he just went to all of them.
Seconds turned to minutes and minutes turned to hours before the day was done. Dyllan was as happy as he could ever be. He knew he was where he belonged, and that he loved his new family. He
looked forward to spending time with his family, and playing with his siblings as much as he could. And he finally knew the meaning of Saint Patrick's day.