Snowpoint Warehouse>Acuity Lakefoot | Evening
The Umbreon hesitated. "I-no. I don't have anywhere else to go," Waylon admitted, earning a mere nod from the Persian. Yes, he had expected as much. The poor snow Umbreon did not look like he was any where near suited for the icy climate they were in. It's a wonder how he hasn't frozen to death yet. "But you know where shelter is, I think." Koru allowed a sympathetic smile then; after his earlier bluff, it was more than obvious how Waylon felt about receiving help. Either the kid was the cynical type, did not trust or like strangers, or he was timid, scared to put himself in the care of another. Both were understandable, to a point, but Koru could not help but feel confused as to how it was so hard to comprehend that he would actually wish to help.
"So, um, you'd be willing to help me out? I mean, we shouldn't stick around...like you said." Koru nodded again, his face growing grim. "Yeah.. it's not safe. I've got a spare shelter for those not used to the climate, so you should be fine." But with his back turned, he had not noticed the Houndusk whom had approached them, the sound of his footsteps lost to the storm. "...Do what you want." Koru whipped around, shaken by the unexpected words, but the broken hound before him stopped any retort on the tip of his tongue. "...I'll... follow." He eyed the dual type wearily. Where is his companion? The Nidoking...? But there was obviously no one else around.
A slight chill ran across his spine, despite the thick coats he wore. Was he buried, dead in the ice? Did he run off? But.. how could he? But the Houndusk was clearly defeated. He would not meet Koru's blue gaze and pain gripped his heart. Now is no time for questions. "...Of course, you are welcome as well." The lynx turned, giving Waylon a sad look. He knew that they had originally thought to abandon the angry pair, but the Houndusk could not look more pathetic. He needed help, but he seemed harmless at the moment. "Okay, well, this way then! Thankfully the spare den is not far from here at all, and since we will be spending a little time together, I will reintroduce myself. My name is Koru," he added for the Houndusk's benefit. He did not entirely expect a response, but he did not think it was entirely necessary.
Walking past Waylon, he swished with his tail in motioning for the Umbreon to walk beside him. Expecting the canine to stay behind and grieve, Koru smiled in a friendly way to the Umbreon. "Just needa grab that rabbit and then we will head out the back. The blizzard is pretty nasty out, as I am sure you both noticed. Just make sure you keep sight of me, even if it's just my tail. Getting lost in the white will get you frozen to death," he warned, a serious tone to his voice. Once grabbing the Buneary corpse from behind the box, it only took a minute or two in order to reach the back.
"Keep close," he called through the mouth full of fur once reaching the massive hole in the wooden wall. Moving through the snow was effortless for the lynx, his paws naturally spreading over the compacted ground and preventing himself from sinking in too far. Koru knew well that he was lucky, though, and was very aware of the fact that his companions were both thin and not made for the snow. Almost there... After a few minutes, they reached the base of a rocky hill. Though it was covered in white, save for certain ridges, Koru knew exactly where he was heading.
Upon reaching a small spruce and placing the Buneary on the ground, he turned and felt the wall with one paw. He felt along the wall until he felt a drastic drop in resistance. There we go. Rearing back on his hind paws, Koru leaned back, gaining momentum as he shot forward, slamming his forepaws into the snow. Immediately, the thin ice crumpled beneath his feet, earning a hole into the cave. He smiled, exhilarated, to his companions before repeating the process. "Here we are... just let me get the hole large enough for both of you. Inside is insulated, so it will be wold for the moment, but not freezing. We can start a fire and work on getting a meal."