Item spun around, her wicked eyes scanning her surroundings. Her narrow muzzle pointed forth, skin peeling back into a loud snarl. Her prey was hiding amongst her. Item flicked her whiskers and sniffed the air. "Human?!" item picked up her hind legs and crept beneath the tall grass, "Human, come out." The human did, a girl with blonde hair, goggles and a scared look on her face. A sheep poked its head out from the grass, trying to see what the human was looking at it. Item gasped, "Tainted h-" "Tainted hearts." the human cut off. "You- you Aryestannian?!" Asked Item, approaching the human and sniffed her. "Yes, I'm Aradia. We have the same necklaces, that's how I knew. How'd you get here?" "Long ways, come from snow from home. Home attack by humans. Master leave side for food, master die in snow. Was alone for long, long time. Friends are wolves, become member of pack. Pack showed me Wynn. New home. I'm Item." Item said. "Yeah, pretty much the same here, too. I miss it." "You tainted?" Aradia knelt down to stroke the animal's four ears, "I am tainted." Item nuzzled against Aradia, Merry gave item a jealous look. "I wear mask, hide taint. We stick together, there not many of us." Aradia nodded. Item looked away at the rolling fields of grass, "Try on mask." Said Item and stretched her neck out, "Take off. Have no hands." Aradia took off the mask and it shaped into a round oval. The mage put it on her face, it took shape. Item took in a deep breath, "Mask take shape of wearer. My face tainted. We all tainted, that's why human kill us- did not want taint in Wynn." Item sat on her haunches. Aradia gave the animal its mask back. "Okay, We're going to Detlas." Said Aradia and the odd group followed the mage through the fields.