Brother. Although adopted, Rune has been part of Stria's life since her first day - literally - and that they aren't related has never crossed her mind. Another distant presence in her life, though little visits always awaken the wine-hued hind's adoration - even if her more predatory company keeps the little roe nervous. Somewhat grounding for Stria, reminding her to be wary and cautious of the unknown and to not barrel into it. Protective of, more so than most, due to his small stature. Firmly believes that Rune, despite his protests, does not eat well enough.
Often forgetting the size difference between them, Stria has never felt the need to hold anything back with Rune. As happy to wrestle with him as she is to tell him he's eating wrong, or rub mushed berries into his coat when he's sleeping.
Thinking fondly back to when Rune, barely older than a newborn, first snuggled up to him for warmth at the Pond, stone considers him a son. He feels a special tie to him not shared with his "sisters," since stone was the first to bond with the buck. Stone takes comfort in his very feral appearance and is comforted by his cautious nature, in that he ought to do well for himself with it. Like many, Rune is a scarce but welcome blessing, and will always be held dear to stone as one of his most rudimentary herd-mates.