|The Cafeteria Boys
Author: ErinM PM
Kory, Aybol, Fitz, Leo and Zek are members of the Royal Guard.... and they have a new friend who just happens to be a princess... Chaos insues, as expected. *post-seriesRated: Fiction T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 22,178 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12-01-08 - id: 4690932
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The Cafeteria Boys
Characters, Pairing: Zek, Leo, Kory, Fitz and Aybol (mention of Av, Kory's dad and Fitz's grandfather)
Summary: Some more backstory for the boys
Warning: pre-Dinner Conversation *Written for tinman100's Challenge 17.
Disclaimer: The original characters belong to L. Frank Baum and their respective actors. The current characters belong to Sci-Fi, the movie folks and their respective actors. The OCs are mine.
Zek looked at the mass of animals at his feet and wondered how he'd gotten into this mess. There were currently nine balls of fur zipping around and making all kinds of noise. He didn't know how to keep them all straight, except that the larger black one was a male and the rest – he was pretty sure – were females.
The two smallest were the quiet ones, and the next smallest was actually the mother of all of them but the black male.
The brown one just wouldn't shut up.
The things he would do to impress a girl.
Leo Tigg wasn't a popular kid – not that anyone would notice him with a brother like Av. If he had to hear one more story about what great thing his brother did, he would scream. It wasn't that he didn't want to be like his older brother, but Leo wanted Av to know he was there.
But Av just waved him off and did things his own way. He had his friends and places to be. Neither of them included a useless little brother tagging along.
"Go home," Av said, shoving Leo to the ground. Kory frowned and stayed back.
Kory climbed up into the rafters and looked around the dark space. He knew he wasn't supposed to be up here alone, but he wanted to know what was in the trunk. He crept across the floorboards and stopped next to the yellowish-brown box. It had been up here as long as he could remember, but he never had the nerve to open it.
His mother placed the box there the night Kory's father died. The night the Outer Zone changed forever.
The night of the Last Stand.
He ran a finger over the dust-covered latch and his breath caught.
"I will bring you to life!" the seven-annual-old claimed in his deepest voice. In front of him, on the table, sat a small mechanical... thing. The boy turned a knob here and flipped a switch there. The goggles atop his head were far too large, but he didn't notice.
Turning away slightly, closing one eye, Fitz reached over and pressed the red button then held his breath.
Scrunching up his face, Fitz huffed and poked at the thing he'd built. Behind him, his grandfather leaned against the doorframe and laughed. Fitz's eyes went wide.
"Don't give up, boy."
Aybol looked down at the form and frowned. Glancing to his right, he could see Kory hunched over the same form, filling in one of the lines. Looking back down to the offending space, Aybol huffed and dropped his shoulders as he leaned back in the chair.
Tilting his head to either side, Aybol took a deep breath and leaned forward again with the pencil in his hand. He stopped, allowing the tip to hover just over the surface of the page.
He loved his grandmother dearly, but she never should have been allowed to name him.
NAME _Hunk Aybol_