CIRCLE OF LIFE Part 4 -- Wind whipped at her face as she skidded to a halt in the center of camp. "There you are, Holly's Thorn. Creek Ripple has been ready for ages. Where have you been?!" The group leader, Long Leap, stalked over, his tail twitching with irritation. Holly's Thorn's ear tips burned with shame, especially when she noticed that Tumbling Rock was watching. She glanced away swiftly. "At the lake," she murmured, avoiding Long Leap's gaze. Long Leap huffed.