There were plenty of things that could go wrong if he approached the place he'd once feuded with for months. Injury, potential mutilation, death, and Cody didn't even want to imagine what might happen to him as well. Justified concerns, he still chose to ignore them once his paws had reached the borders. Honey eyes were vigilant, it didn't take long for the lupine to realise quite how much brighter the Pines were since the last time he visited. 'Shade Hour', wasn't it? That dastardly little event that shook up the lives of all the pieces of shit that had left his brother for dead. Knowing now that he'd lived among child killers and knowing now that the clan that had captured him was responsible for killing his mother, suddenly his priorities shifted. He tried not to hold his father's cynicism and yet when several of the popular clans had done horrible things for no good reason, the similar mistrust kept growing stronger and stronger. The Cartel and the Thunderlands, the only places worth a damn to the male, and yet he couldn't find himself wanting to join either. Cody didn't want to taint them, if he was to be accepted in any place he'd make sure it was a place he'd lost his fucks for.
Licking his teeth, the former Deputy's face twisted about as he realised he had food stuck near his gums. He fiddled with it for a while, trying to dislodge the piece of fur from his mouth, eyes narrowing the more and more frustrated he grew with it. As frustrating as it was, it was an incredible (albeit brief) distraction from feeling frustrated at the outside world. 'Teenage angst' it had been called for so long, now that he'd first spilled the blood of a former clanmate Cody was sure it stretched beyond that. So many things were going wrong whilst he was staying neutral, everyone was trying to take advantage of his family and he had to put a stop to it, even it meant doing things he wouldn't normally dream of doing. A few minutes passed and Cody realised he'd stopped fiddling with the leftovers a long time ago, with fierce eyes he fixated on the direction of the Veil's camp. You're expendable. He breathed heavily before letting out a powerful howl. "Hey! You gotta joiner over here so make it snappy, though not verbally, I'm a little sensitive,".