LOl, I'm still confused, so I'll just post another chapter and think it over some more...
Kia looked at all their surroundings, as the mammoth herd moved on. Just then, the Northern Lights flashed across the sky.
"Yahoo, the night rainbow!" she heard Koda yell gleefully. The brown bear cub crawled into her lap and looked up into her brown eyes. "My Grandma, Grandad and my Mom are all up there..." he told her. Kia gasped. She had no idea that this cub and his brother were all that was left of their family.
She heaved a low sigh. "So we're both alone in the world..."
Koda shook his head. "Nope, I've still got Kenai. Wait, why are you all alone? Don't you have a family?"
Kia frowned. "Well, you know how you said your Mom's up with threr? Well...so is mine.."
Koda frowned. "Really?" He was silent for a moment. "How long has she been up there?" he asked after a moment.
Kia looked up at the Northern Lights for amoment, than back at Koda when she heard his question. "She's been up there ever since I was your age, Koda." she said softly, looking into his big dark brown eyes.
Koda's eyes widened. "So, who did you live with after that?" he asked, curiosity getting the better of him.
Kia frowned at him. "Nobody. I lived all by myself, but there was no time I could live in the same place."
Koda blinked. "What? Why not?"
Kia shrugged. "You know that hunter that you and Kenai saved me from?"
"He's been after me ever since I was a cub...and he's the same one that killed my mother....before her death, she always told me that that hunter was only after us for our white fur. He wanted to wear us...." she shuddered as she said those last words.
Koda also shuddered. "That's scary...so that hunter from today has been chasing you ever since you were a cub..?"
Kia nodded wordlessly. She could feel tears wellingup in her eyes as she thought back to that day, when the hunter finally caught up to her and her Mother. It had been tragic, and Kia had seen the whole fight from where she hid in the bushes. She had witnessed her mother's death..Kia's ears flattened back as she looked up at the Great Spirits.
"Where are you, Mom? I sure do miss you.." she whispered, as she watched all the animal spirits roaming around.
"I miss my Mom too..." Came a small voice from her lap.
Kia jumped, startled, for she had forgotten Koda was there. She placed her paw comfortingly on her back.
"But at least I have my brother..." Koda replied. Than his grin widened. "And you have Kenai and I!"
Kia frowned. "Huh?" she wasn't sure she quite understood what the cub meant.
"I mean, once Kenai finds out about your past, and how you lost your family, I'm sure he'll-"
"Kenai doesn't have to know!" Kia interrupted. "Don't tell him, please."
Koda frowned. "But..why not?"
"There are some things better left unsaid...and this is one of them...Please don't tell your brother.."
Koda nodded reluctantly. "Ok....but one thing. Kenai's not really my brother." he giggled. 'But like you said, there's some things better left unsaid, so goodnight!"That said, the bear cub curled up in her lap and went to sleep.
Kia frowned. "No, wait! Don't go to sleep! What do you mean kenai's not really your brother? Koda!"
Her efforts were useless, as the cub was already fast asleep. She sighed, and lay down, looking at Kenai. She'd have to ask him what Koda meant in the morning...