Hours later , she sat on the boulder , her wounds held closed by plant fibre and her body clean of mud . Her mother and father walked over and sat on either side of her as the wolf pack trotted over and sprawled at the foot of the boulder .
"Mother , Fa " the girl said . Her parents gasped and smiled as her father put his arm around her .
" my cub , my daughter , my beautiful Willowpaw " Willowpaw smiled and lent her head on her Fa's shoulder , her scant furs rubbing against his bare chest and they sat and watched the sunset together .