The wolves were just behind him. Steve ran like never before, but wolves are smart animals too, a scent of a bigger predator drove them away. At least Steve ran the right way this time but night coming soon. At Night temperatues dropped to -9ºC even in the lower areas so a fire was becoming an urgent necessity.
One last log remained for the fire, he walked farther to find a dry log, but found a jackpot instead, a huge cave appeared infront of him, It was a perfect camp site. When investigated further an eery reminder of death was in front of him, a human skeleton was lying there, becoming one with nature. If this was a normal camping trip, that skeleton would drive him away but the situation was desperate, a lot of energy was spent running away from the wolves but no food was found, he never had time to hunt. A handfull of mushrooms was his dinner that night.
The next moring, Steve went hunting, a bow and arrows were crafter as weapons and he still had his wooden spear. A goose was taking a swim in a shallow lake, an arrow was going to pierce right through him. Steve fired. The duck was still alive, even a duck had enough reflexes to dodge an arrow but ducks aren’t smart and it proved that by flying right to the trap.
It was the best breakfast he had in days. He ate it like it was a gourmet dish from a fine restaurant. There was a small painting in the cave that Steve didn’t see. It was depicting a bear roaring in hunger.
A Beast was waiting…
Steve was eating breakfast, dead slightly wet rabbit. 2 days ago he went missing after an accident, little did they know, the authorities had gone to a conclusion that Steve was eaten by a bear, they couldn´t be blamed, there were bear claw marks all over the car. He was dead to the outside world and left to fend for himself.
Two days in the wild was more than enough for Steve to set up camp and get used to the surroundings. He was still waiting to be rescued. The nights in the forest were making him paranoid. Animals have more light sensitive eyes than humans and that makes them very reflective even in moon light. Fear started creeping through his back.
Three more days had passed, food was getting harder to get. He decided to leave camp. Steve was going alone into the forest, he had crafted a pouch from rabbit skin and a wooden spear.
“I Guess I should have listened to you and gone with the scout forest trips, Dad” said Steve looking into the sky.
Nature is a tough place. He crossed paths with a baby deer. The little critter had an amazing pelt. He marched onward, 2 hours of walking later he stared at a pack of wolves, the baby deer was with them…
A pack of hungry wolves is very difficult to feed, that is why they are always hungry and after 2 months of winter without prey even a human seemed tasty.
Steve was in big trouble…
“Man tried reaching the heavens once, the great tower of Babylon was in the making, God sent a warning to him but Man’s arrogance had blinded him. God could not tolerate this endeavor and sent a punishment, every single worker that built the tower of Babylon was sentenced to have a different language than the others, thus creating all languages. Ok now it’s bed time. See you tomorrow” said Steve leaving his long asleep nephew in his room.
“Hey Martha, I am coming to the lab in 20 min.”
“You know Steve, It’s Late. You can get a good night of sleep and I can cover for you today.”
” Don’t worry I can handle It.” said Steve and cut the call on his phone.
It was a cold night in the Rockies and every cofee shop was closed at the time. Steve pushed on driving mile after mile. And Suddenly a Bear appeared in the middle of the road. He tried dodging it but hit a tree. His Airbag had activated and his head was still concious and firmly atached to his body. But the bear had run away, the fire smoking in the engine was a sign of danger even for animals. Steve crawled out of the car and layed unconcious on the freshly wet dirt.