A deer comes back to a forest after being away from it for so long.
The birds were singing their normal song, although now there were new sounds filling my ears with every step I took. I could tell there had been more fires after I had left just by smelling the air. A faint scent of smoke lingered as though one had happened yesterday.
The faces of other creatures came to my vision, some old, some new. A few of them stopped to look at me with a puzzled stance. Did they recognize me after how long I had been gone? Some approached me cautiously, curiously looking me over and taking a whiff of my scent.
After they took their time to examine me and realized I wouldn't harm them, they scurried off to their homes. I then started my own way again. I didn't know what to expect, but I did know one thing for sure;
I was home.