“Do you want me to help your cub or not?” Kendra said.
The mother bear paused, then dropped back to the ground. She stepped aside as Kendra knelt beside the bear cub and freed it from the trap.
Drawing on the vibrancy of the forest, she held the bear cub’s paw between her hands.
“He must take care, but he will live. Now go. Before the hunters find you both.”
The mother bear stared at her one long moment, then led her cub back into the forest.
“Mother, you can stop screaming now.”