“I swear I am going to find that bastard and then he’s going to pay for all the damage he has done.”
Ian is definitely one of a kind, not only because you would never picture a deer as a tough sheriff but because he’s not quite what you would expect on someone like him. Passionate about his job, he’s the one, alongside with James, in charge of keeping the secret of the animals safe. He knows that such big communities of animals that live among humans are very dangerous and there is always a the risk of being caught by then and if only one single human finds out about the truth, everything can be lost and all the animals that live not only in Tala Springs but in the United States would lose their freedom. He’s very nice and kind, but again, when it comes to his work he is very professional and he never lets his feelings get in the way. He pretty much keeps an eye on everyone, especially those new people in town such as Hunter and Mary Anne who are obviously there to create trouble but is also looking for the poacher that put is setting traps in the woods.
Having a lot of responsibilities, things have been very hard for him lately and he’s having a hard time trying to deal with everything. Barely a couple weeks ago, one of his friend, his deputy, not a human but another white-tailed deer, died in the woods after falling into the trap of a poacher, who found the deer trapped and shop him. Ian was the one who found the body when he was there looking for his friend. That day he lost not only a best friend but another graced animal and his deputy, leaving all the weight of taking care of the town and looking for the poacher on his shoulders. Even though he has James’ and Jack’s help with this, he has broken his golden rule and is taking this matter personally. Daniel’s death was a shock for him and obviously hit him hard, not really knowing how to deal with this, Ian chose to go hunt down the poacher that has apparently killed some graced animals but that is also very close to blowing up their cover. He’s definitely keeping an eye on Brandon, the son of the previous hunter and owner of the Hunting shop, not trusting him and being aware that he’s a very good hunter too.
Some people would say that he lost track of himself or of what was going on in town. But that was only until Grace offered herself as a deputy and got the job because of her previous experiences and also because she had proved him that she could handle the job. At first, Ian didn’t trust her because she was known in town for being very fickle when it came to have a job, changing every week or every month, leaving town and always coming back. Instead she has proved that this was the job for her, allowing her to move freely around the town instead of being tied to a desk and she has turned out to be his support when it comes to Daniel’s death. Having Grace so close to him now is making him notice that he doesn’t know what his feelings are towards her.