"Mom" I can't sleep! Can you tell me a story?" Rain asked pleading with me.
"Why can't you fall "asleep" my little Cub."
" There's a blizzard out there, and I don't like blizzards." She whined. I looked out of the den and saw just how bad it was. I was busy sleeping while she played and noticed the storm. Looking down at her I saw how desperate she wanted a story, and that she wouldn't let up.
"Alright Rain I'll tell you a story, but I get to pick it and you have to stay awake for the whole thing," I explained.
"Okay "mom" as long as I can sleep afterwards." I nodded and settled down while Rain sat down and waited patiently for me to start.
"Alright Rain listen carefully, because I'm going to tell you about my life before you came." She nodded and yawned.
" Back then when I wasn't even born I had a grandmother named Willow." I looked up thinking "Your great grandmother was a leader, but she wasn't at the top."
"How could she be a leader when she wasn't the full leader?" Rain asked,
"There was so many rank's that it was complicated." I answered and continued "She lead as best she could and everyone loved her, You see back then white bears lived in groups and my grandmother lead them." smiling I looked over at Rain and saw her in awe thinking of it.
"Keep going mommy! I want more!" She looked up at me with excitement.
"After a while Willow found a mate and they took care of their Daughter, Sun which is my mother." I heard a tiny yawn and then a "keep going" from Rain.
"Sun was everything to Willow and she spent more time with Sun."
" Sun eventually had to take her mother's place and at that time male white bears decided female white bears didn't need help taking care of a cub or cubs.You see males helped the females take care of their cubs, but when Sun became leader they decided females could take care of the cubs themselves."
"Oh so they left the group?" Rain questioned,
"No you see Males just didn't want to help take care of cubs." Rain mouthed an "o" and I kept going "Sun asked Willow for help, but Willow only told her she had to figure this out herself." Looking down Rain fell asleep. I sighed and decided I would tell her the rest tomorrow. Resting my head I started closing my eyes and then Silence.
"Mom please help I'm not meant to be leader!" I pleaded, but mother didn't move or look at me she just sighed and spoke in annoyance
"I told you Sun you have to stop this yourself, you have natural born leadership inside of you." I growled and turned away from her. Walking out of the retirement home I marched all the way back to my homeland. Why couldn't Willow my mother learn I wasn't fit to be leader.
"Hey where have you been,I wasn't done speaking to you!" Sky growled,
"Leave me alone I have so many things going on." He gave me a death stare as I walked by. Walking back to the leaders area I sighed. I was the only leader left, they coward back and left me to take care of the males problems and make peace. I went inside and laid down on the soft snow area. My life is ruined because I don't know what to do about their problems. I'm making it worse and everyone I ask to help me won't help.Hopefully I can sort it out.
I felt something against my side and it made me groan and get up. Opening my eyes I saw it was Rain. "Get up mom I'm hungry!" she complained as her stomach growled.
"Alright Rain just be patient." I yawned out and I got up, stretched, and moved out of the den to the brightness of the sun and ice. Rain sat a few paws away looking at me, wanting me to hunt for food. "Rain don't give me that look, just have a little patience."
"I'm sorry mom I just can't help it." Rain whined, I scoffed playfully and we went off in search for a seal hole. We trekked for some time until we found a seal hole, But when we got there I couldn't catch any seals because rain wouldn't stop talking. "Rain you got to stop talking if you want food." I huffed out as we continued to walk to find another seal hole.
"Sorry mom I'll be more quiet from now on." She stopped and when we finally got a seal the sun was almost close to sunrise. When we got back into the comfort of our den Rain asked "Mom can you'll tell me more of the story?" I nodded and when I knew I had her full attention I started the story again.
"The council of polar bears had retreated letting Sun my mother have to solve the problems." I told Rain with a hint of anger. "She had to talk to everyone to get their opinion and then make laws that not everyone would like involving hurtful comments ." Rain had wide eyes and growled,
"Why would they do that!" She asked "They deserve a beating!" I looked at her amused and playful put my paw to her belly.
"Rain that's just how it used to be and even though that was rude they just wanted a say." I mused out. She huffed, but said nothing and sat down for the rest of the story.
"Sun eventually found her inner leadership and started making rules that not everyone liked." "She took the hurtful comments and used them against the council who backed out of the hard times."
"Cool! so she faced up to the council? Rain asked.
"Yes Rain, Sun faced the council and had told them since they backed away from the job they were no longer council bears." Rain looked in awe and nodded her head while saying *yes*.
As the sun set it was time for bed so I licked Rains head and told her *its time for bed*. She nodded and we both fell asleep with her head on mine.