Kirchy circled around in the cave and sighed. "When is Kia getting back?" she muttered. "And where did Nadine go? I must have been asleep when she left." She sighed again and lay down beside Ken'ichi. "I won't wait much longer until I go looking for them. I'll wait a little while longer..." Kirchy slowly drifted off into sleep.
"Throughout life you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate... your best friend... never let them go..."
Dakotaa and Kaya looked at one another and smiled. "Shall we?" He asked. "Let's." Kaya giggled. Kenai looked at them confused as the two bears rushed over to a tree. "Ready?" Kaya asked Dakotaa. "Yeah." He replied. The two bears pushed with all their might and knocked over the dead tree. Kenai was surprised and amazed. They now could use the tree as a bridge.
"Wow...way to go, Kaya and Dakotaa!" Kia cheered, then she started across the tree bridge. She stopped suddenly as there was a cry. "Wait for me! I'm coming with you!" And Koda jumped onto her back. He was obviously too scared to go across himself, Kia thought with a small smile as they started across again.
"Hurry! We've gotta find her! She's all alone without any big bear for protection." Kia said. She disliked the fact that this meant she'd be going back to the very cave where she and Nadine had been friends, but it could not be helped...she had to get Kirchy! Nobody could get left behind!
(Really? Well... I was thinking about LAS when I posted XD)
The four big bears ran. Koda stayed on Kia's back, knowing that if he should get down, he would most likely not be able to keep up with the larger bears. Soon, they came to the cave where Kia believed she'd left Kirchy. The white and brown bear slowly walked into the cave, feeling a wave of dread wash over her as the memories of a previous friendship came back to her. "Kirchy? Kirchy, are you in here?" she said softly, but still loud enough to be heard.