Tanis exploring some burnt down ruins.
They could be Tikireni and Xitka from New World 2648, blue eyes for a Xi are not common. The Xi is the dark wolf-like creature, the Nir is the cheetah.
The background is an own photograph, taken of a small burnt-down and abandoned summerhouse. There were a lot of books in there, by the remaining fragments, good books even, it is a shame. Anyway, I thought it fun to try to add these tanis here, the setting somewhat fits with the exploration theme of the novel.