Zhaire couldn't help but shiver as he was buffeted by the cool air streaming in off the ocean. It had been a couple days since he had first arrived on this frozen wasteland of an island and he still wasn't used to how cold it was here. Tugging his fur collar tighter around his shoulders and re-settling his coat he stuffed his hands deep into his pockets as he watched the small sloop bump lazily against the dock. He had made the trek back to the pier every day, not sure when Malik would have finished her business, hoping that each time he'd finally be able to see her again. After all his training with her, and their work together, he had grown used to her company and the barren island seemed all the more empty without her.
Malik had noticed the short days on the boats and she tucked herself away to keep warm. She noticed how cold the air was and wondered if their destination would be much colder or if it were the long icy waves below her that made the air chilly. Malik was soon r