If Teir dies - and I really hope he doesn't! (I want a cute little Ember-Teir cubling!) - I think Embala might be right that Ember won't be chief any longer, at least for a while. She simply won't be up for it. Remember what happened to Cutter when Leetah was taken from him? Or even worse (in the sense that he never got over it); what happened to Bearclaw when Joyleaf died? Imagine losing your recognized mate without having had the chance to answer the call. I don't think Ember can go on putting the urge aside forever.