- Description: How long have I been walking?
I found a desert fox lying flat on top of a sand dune. Unsure if it was alive or not, I approached it, only to see it raise its head to meet my gaze, then lay down again. It seemed weak. I offered some meat and water, which it devoured ravenously before darting out of sight. It was some time after it had left and I had nearly reached the bottom of the dune that I realized...
The desert fox and what could only be her pups were trailing behind me! I stood motionless as they approached me, looking up with pleading eyes. I slowly began to realize why the mother had brought her pups to me: they were famished. When I took out some food, the pups dove straight towards my hands.
My heart warmed at the sight of them filling their bellies, but I knew I couldn't rest here. I still had a long way to go. If the foxes continue following me to my journey's end, then I'll consider taking them back to Atoraxxion.
I shall create a small, microcosm in Atoraxxion identical to Vahmalkea! And who knows, maybe even desert foxes like these shall flourish. It's certainly an amusing thought.