I opened my eyes after my mum woke me. Then she spoke softly.

“Come on Moonlight.”

Then I realise, Chase my brother and I are allowed to explore

“Come on slowpoke,” roars Chase.

“I’m coming!”

I sprint after him. We walk through the forest, then we stop, terrified.

I heard them before I saw them.

Poachers and their boots crunching the leaves under them. They see us, Chase and I turn and run to the den as fast as we can, the poachers chasing us.

Our parents are in the den.

Chase and I slide in as the poachers disappear.