Henshu yawned and lazed against a tree in the clearing, his back pressed against the trunk and his feet dangling off the enormous branches that lined al the tree’s in this area. He was high enough up in the air that his chilling aura didn’t affect anyone on the ground, and so he could relax in ease up here without fear of the predators down below. As it happened, once they started climbing the tree to get him, the sudden change from humid and hot to freezing, literally, startled all of them away. Most of the animals were used to this heat year round, so the sudden frigid air was a very nice deterrent. It also kept the bugs away from him. Closing his eyes and leaning his head against the tree, Henshu felt the comforting presence of his partner, Shimo, lying on the ground.
Shimo was actually quite hard to see, despite the fact he was a white wolf, with brilliant light blue eyes. The foliage and tall grass that was growing around the trees provided an excellent cover for such a bright and visible creature. It was also the perfect place to stage an ambush, or it would be if Shimo had any combat training. When Henshu first met the wolf, it was limping around with its rib cage showing. It had taken him quite a while to feed and nurse Shimo to recovery, but Henshu had done it. However he hadn’t had the time to teach him combat skills yet, so the best that Shimo could do would be to warn Henshu at the approach of an enemy.
This, about five minutes after Henshu’s eyes closed, was exactly what Shimo did. A low growl, too low for anyone without an enhanced processing mind like Henshu’s to hear, rumbled through Shimo’s body, causing the grass and weeds around him to shiver also. Henshu sighed and jumped down from the tree, noticing the figure enter the area. It wouldn’t do to have Shimo injured again before he could learn how to defend himself. Stretching as he hit the ground, henshu looked toward the figures general direction, the air around him still a freezing temperature. Henshu yawned slightly as he watched the dew and rain from previously freeze on the ground, forming ice crystals while he waited.