(It was time to settle in for the night. Dan was looking at the moon. Maddie returns from a boarding patrol)
Maddie: Hey, Dan. Are you ok?
Dan: Yeah..I'm fine.
Maddie: Something's up with you...I can tell.
Dan: It's just that....I talked to Sylvia today, and...I can tell she likes me, but you said not to have anything to do with her, and...
Maddie: Alright, Dan. Considering she's an alpha now, you may unite with her if you wish.
Dan: Are you serious?
Dan: (nuzzles Maddie) Oh, Maddie! Your the best friend EVER!!!!
Maddie: Thanks, Dan.
(A few days later, Dan and Sylvia were sentenced to become mates. Dan walks up to a rock platform with Maddie by his side. Sylvia walks up to the rock with Wander by her side. Maddie shoots Wander a nasty glance)
Sylvia: (says to Dan) It's time. Are you ready?
(First, Dan and Sylvia accept each other's scent. They nuzzle each other behind the ear, and put their heads together, meaning they are now one body, now mates. Everyone cheers)
Wander: (looks at Maddie)
Maddie: (looks back, then quickly looks away)
(To be continued...)