A blotch of tall shadows came round to meet him; one solid sweep of his cerulean glance had the tamer turning where he stood thigh-deep in the dead of winter to appraise the terrain once again. While a double barrage of icy mist sped outward from the sparse treeline mottling the area it obscured his vision momentarily with a fog of cold. Causing Indy to swipe at his eyes with the heel of a spare hand he blinked twice and managed to maintain his drive long enough to dive into the shadowy mouth of a drier alcove that had been but a skeptical silhouette only a hundred yards away. Blasts of frigid snowfall snapped sharply about him slamming the outcropping they nested against and swept his prior footfalls over; the only hint as to his location was the blood that dirtied his tracks. He slid into place at the back and sighed, relaxing for a precious few moments as the blizzard's howling crackled in his ears. The fingers clamped to his leg came away bloody, as Indy conveniently also remembered how his traction had lost favor with the incline and the unceremonious crash into a stony ledge had lashed up his limb, but also bailed him out of a free-fall from the cliff's face in the same breath. Broken birdsong coalesced in the space of the cave; the dark-haired boy pursed his lips and whistled on sweetly enough to mask the undertones befitting a wounded animal. "Can't stand this cold. Why couldn't fate have dumped me on a beach instead. Just my luck."