I trotted down the path to camp, along with the hunting party. A deer carcass was between my jaws, and I lifted my head with pride. As we came into the camp, the Old Ones were basking on the rocks near the entrance. Pups played in the clearing, and a light of energy fizzed through me as they stopped their game and looked at me with awe. Omega rushed towards me and did the proper submission expected of my rank. I carried the deer to the base of the Rock and settled it there, prey of the Pack’s future leader.