05-28-2013, 05:39 PM
Remy walked alone, just behind Victor and Tina. Felina brought up the rear, her ears alert for any danger.
Ari led the group into the small wood, which lay just outside the palace grounds. The trees were thickly leaved and would hide them from any watchers. Victor went behind a row of bushes to undress. He pushed his clothes into a pile before taking his magpie shape and flying into the air. He marvelled at this; before he and the others had come to the Wolf country, he would not have been capable of ataining flight. Now tho, it was not only possible but easy.
Victor flew cautiously to the outer perimeter of the palace grounds. There was a small wall, but it was ornamental rather than anything meant to keep out intruders and would be easy enough to climb over. He perched on the wall and looked straight ahead. There were several buildings there, each one with several windows which indicated that there were a lot of rooms in each. This must be where the "work pets" were kept, a term which sent a shiver down Victor's spine whenever he heard it.
He jumped down from the wall and flew all around the buildings, careful to keep in the shadows. No guards were nearby, altho some of the windows showed that lamps were lit there, indicating that the room's occupants were awake, so when they walked thru this area, they would have to be careful to make no noise. As soon as he'd fully scouted the area, Victor flew back to where the others were waiting in the wood.