A/N: We're glad ya'll liked the first chapter! This one takes place a little later, about 6 months later or so. Enjoy it!

Disclaimer: Disney owns Nosedive, Wildwing, and Canard. Ty owns Nathaniel and TD owns Crystal. Enjoy the story now.

Into the life of a chibi

Part 2

"Wildwing! Nosedive! Would you come here for a second?" Wildwing jumped up from his desk, eager to get away from his homework, and raced down the stairs. Nosedive, who'd been trying to learn his alphabet, grabbed his new helmet and slid down the railing. As he'd intended, he crash-landed into the wall and the bottom. Mrs. Flashblade merely shook her head.

"Boys, dad and me are going out today. We're going to do some shopping and stuff. You're going over to the Thunderbeak's place to be baby sat." Wildwing let out a whoop, but Nosedive's face fell.

"But mommy, I wanna' go with you." The five and a half year old sniffled tearfully. Mrs. Flashblade bent down and picked Nosedive up.

"Oh come on Nosedive, it'll be fun. Wildwing will be there, and so will Canard, and his sister Crystal." At this Nosedive's eyes widened.

"No, no, no! Let me come with you and daddy! Please!"

"I'm sorry Dive, but we're going to a store where little kids can't go."

"Then I'll wait in the car! Please I'll be really good!"

"No Nosedive, you can't do that either. Come on Wildwing." With that as her final word they crossed the street, Nosedive crying and protesting the whole way. Wildwing jumped and pressed the doorbell, and Nathaniel opened the door.

"Good morning Mrs. Flashblade. Are Nosedive and Wildwing ready to have a good time?"


"No." Nathaniel blinked at Nosedive, but shrugged without asking anything.

"Now make sure they're in bed by 7 Nate. And that Nosedive has a nap, he's cranky if he doesn't."

"I don't need a nap! I'm not a baby!" Nathaniel grinned at him and took him from Mrs. Flashblade's arms.

"Sure thing Mrs. Flashblade. We'll have a good time, won't we Wing?"

"You bet!"

"I don't think so." Nosedive pouted. Mrs. Flashblade simply gave them both a kiss on the forehead.

"Now you both be good for Nathaniel okay?"

"Okay, bye momma!"

"Bye mommy!" When the door was shut, Nathan put Nosedive on the floor.

"Come on into the living room you two. Canard and Crystal are waiting." Wildwing racing, and Nosedive poutingly walking as slow as he could, they went in. Canard jumped up from the video games he was playing as soon as Wildwing entered.

"Hey Wing!"

"Hey buddy!" The two boys placed their hands under their beaks, wiggled their fingers, and then hit high fives, one high one and one low one.

"Must you two always do your `secret' handshake?" A small tan duck with shoulder length brown hair put her hands on her hips and stared up at them.

"No one asked you Crystal. Besides what do you know, you're four?"

"I know how to count to ten, and say my ABC's, and shoot a water gun." Nosedive, who'd just walked in, got a sulky look on his face.

"I can do a hand stand." Crystal turned at his whisper and an evil grin spread across her face.

"Well if it isn't Nosedive, the one who can't count to eight without using his fingers!" Nosedive glared at her.

"Maybe I'm not good at that, but I can do other stuff!"

"Like what?"


"Say your ABC's!" Nosedive gulped and Wildwing looked at him softly.

"You don't have to if you don't want to Dive." He whispered.

"'You don't have to if you don't' want to Dive'," Crystal mimicked, "What are you chicken?"

"Am not! A B C D um...V...no um...F H K Z E...no um..." Crystal was doubled up with laughter.

"You idiot! It's A B C D E! F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z!" Crystal nodded her head proudly and Nosedive glared at her.

"Yeah well can you do this?" Putting his hands over his head he stood on them. Then, slowly, lifted his right arm so he was perfectly balanced on his left. Wildwing grinned at him, but Crystal scoffed.

"What's so impressive about that? It won't get you a job."

"Yes it will!"

"Yeah in the circus maybe!" Canard stifled a laugh as tears came to Nosedive's eyes.

"Wildwing said it was cool..."

"Yeah well he has to say stuff like that! He's your big brother!" Nosedive looked up at Wing suddenly, tears and hope in his eyes.

"You didn't say that just `cause you're my brother did you Wing?" Wildwing put a hand behind his head.

"Well I uh..." Finally having enough Nosedive took off up the stairs.

"What a baby." Crystal laughed. Wildwing looked at Canard before following him.

"Nosedive wait! Come on Dive, I didn't mean that! Please come back!" Nathaniel, who'd been making lunch, walked in right then. Hands on hips he eyed his younger siblings.

"Alright you two, what did you do?" Wildwing followed the winding staircase as high as it would go, then out a window and onto the roof. Sure enough Nosedive was sitting there, head on knees, crying so hard he was shaking.

"Hey Nosedive."

"Go away." Wildwing sighed and sat next to him, lifting him onto his lap. For a moment Dive struggled to get away, but calmed down and sobbed into Wildwing's shoulder as soon as it was obvious he couldn't escape.

"Why do they hate me so much Wing?"

"They don't hate you."

"Crystal does at least. Canard isn't fond of me."

"Nathaniel seems to like you."

"Yeah well he's also fourteen." Wildwing didn't say anything for a little while, just stroked Dive's hair softly.

"Why didn't you help me Wing?" Nosedive asked suddenly, looking to his brother for an honest answer. Wildwing went rigid for a moment, surprised by the question, but relaxed when he saw there was no way out of the question.

"I don't know Nosedive. I guess I'm afraid to lose the only kid around here my age as a friend. He's my best pal Nosedive."

"Yeah and I'm your brother!" Wildwing looked down into his brother's angry eyes sadly.

"Please don't make me choose between you and Canard Nosedive. You know if it's really important I'll always choose you, but if it's not I don't want to lose his friendship. Because if I do end up in the middle, it'll be you I'll pick. But can you at least TRY not to fight with Canard so much?"

"Okay. But no guarantees about Crystal." Wildwing snickered.

"What is with that girl anyway?"

"I have no idea." Nathaniel's head suddenly poked through the window.

"You two okay up here?" The two brothers looked at each other, finally having reached an understanding after six months of being at odds.

"Yeah we're cool."

"Good. Now why don't you come down stairs for some Mac and Cheese?" Nosedive jumped up with a delighted cry.

"Really? You made Mac and Cheese?"

"You bet Yellow head."

"Come on Wing! I want some!"

"Like I couldn't tell?"


End note(s):

Ty: Hey guys! We did this one because I wanted to make it clear why Wildwing didn't do anything in the last fic. And because I wanted to use Nathaniel more.

TD: *shrugs* I agreed because we could add Crystal into this one easily. For those who couldn't tell, she's Canard's little sister.