Alex paused, noticing her distracted attention. [b "Are they like you?"] he asked. [b "Or...normal wolves that don't change into people?"]
Ari stretched slightly and looked around the camp at everyone waking up. She paused hearing a pack of wolves howling nearby.
Alex helped her wake the camp, though he resorted to using a stick to poke at their friends until they woke up. He'd made the mistake once before of startling Bobby awake, and ended up frozen from the waist down. [b "Up and at 'em,"] he nudged Hank's boot with his own. [b "We're heading out soon."]
[i "I don't suppose you have breakfast bars or cereal packed away?"] Beast groaned as he got to his feet.
[b "You'll have to make do with wrestling some pig away from the hyenas over there,"] Alex motioned to the Brotherhood mutants pulling limbs from the roasted hog.
She rolled her eyes slightly and went to wake everyone up.
[b "Give them a chance to eat whatever is left from dinner, and we'll head out,"] Alex stretched his back. [b "We don't want anyone passing out from low blood sugar or something, mid-battle."]
She nodded and hugged him. "Thanks. And I'll wake the others."
[i "Any time, Half Pint. Never been one to turn down a chance to fight,"] Logan stretched. [i "The dog and I took turns doing perimeter checks, so we got a chance for some shut eye. We're good to go whenever the rest of you are."]
Ari changed back to human form and nodded. "Thanks for keeping watch."
[i "Rise and shine, Your Highness,"] Logan drawled, approaching them while cracking his neck. [i "Nothing out of the ordinary to report. No threats all night, other than your betrothed's snoring."]
Ari stretched and yawned slightly licking his face.
They managed to make it through the night without being mauled in their sleep. Alex woke with crick in his neck, but delightfully warm from her body heat. [b "Might I suggest we invest in mattresses the next time we have to go camping?"] he groaned and cracked his back.
She changed into her wolf form and cuddled him to keep him warm falling into a light sleep.
Alex accepted a rough tweed blanket offered by Azazel, who must have grabbed supplies from the castle. [b "Stick close to the fire. We don't want to get too cold,"] he spread the blanket out on the dirt.
She nodded and yawned slightly. "Come on, let's try to sleep too."
[b "Hopefully they'll get through the night without any disruptions. Logan and Sabertooth seem to have a handle on things,"] he could hear them running back and forth through the trees, securing the perimeter.
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