The snow is peaceful and quickly becomes part of the landscape. The colors of grass and still-clinging leaves on trees become grainier and dotted by the dusting of snow. You wrap your arms around Arbatrus, sharing your warmth with her; soon she will become the first snow-dinosaur across this land. She appears cold, but you are unsure—as this is the first time both of you have approached cold weather.
You wrap your scarf around Arbatrus and she looks up at you, smiling. She huffs a breath of warm air into your face. It looks like she is ready to move again. You climb onto her back and she starts at a slow amble away.
It gets a bit warmer as the day progresses but you feel a hint of doubt growing at bringing a dinosaur into the city. When was the last time anybody had seen a creature like Arbatrus? You look down at her bulky snout, as you lean against her warm neck. The slow lumbering movements of her stubby legs will feel out of the place in a city, won’t they? How will she fit in among the speeding cars and the bustling foot traffic?
As if listening to your thoughts, Arbatrus cranes her neck to try and raise her button eyes up to you.
“We could take a little detour, I suppose? There’s no real rush to get into the city.”
An assenting huff.
“It’s not like they’d put you in a circus, right?”
The question hangs in the air for a moment before disappearing. Maybe the city could wait another day. Even if it got a bit colder, what was another day spent exploring on our own?
As if reading your mind, Arbatrus stops and turns slightly west.
“I heard there’s an even bigger park just outside the city. Why don’t we start there?”
Setting off together, the heat from Arbatrus’ sides spreads to your own legs and upward to the rest of you. The snow is falling again, a bit more heavily. With the city to the side of you both, you set off together, dotted by snowflakes.