Peace prevailing at home, and daylight well spent, he had already come from prowling near the lake. Since Sachiko didn't always have to roam alone, he decided to pick up her trail instead of heading back towards their realm himself--the opportunity to stretch his legs welcome, and enough of an interest in what she was up to, while he could. So, Antares would follow.
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Fresh freezes and the shifting of the herds had started to remind his blood that winter was coming quick. He didn't think that it was that unusual to feel a little.. itchy in the feet lately, given the anticipation towards deep darkness and leaner times. All necessary before spring could circle back to their lands, though, and there were moons yet to go.
He didn't rush, but kept on a steady pace--only occasionally checking distance back to Tsukiishi's peaks, just to be sure. Since he did not often travel this far north of the lake, he was easily engrossed in the newness as he went over these rolling vistas, otherwise. The waterways guided the route that worked well for his heading on the countess and certainly not unnoticed by him, another mountain loomed larger, easing him into its gravity. Antares had only seen its silhouette from a distance, so naturally, the mountaineer wondered what those heights held now that he was stepping into its foothills.
It would be getting dark soon, fast, so he was pleased to find Sachiko near a waterfall. Sparing it a beat's pause to catch his breath as he slowed down, he drank in the view before ghosting quietly up towards her side--a playful little nip towards her hip first, if he might introduce on that. The scene could cover his steps more than normal, so it was a good opportunity to build on. He felt at ease enough to aim to close all of that distance, wanting to shoulder his against hers if nothing else. “Have you been here before?” he asked, flicking his stare up from her towards the glimmering waters.