A/N: Just watched this over the weekend. Thought it was cute. Enjoy.


They were strange creatures, these two short ones who walked around on two legs and made high pitched noises. Well, maybe not that different; he was just as capable of making the same kind of noises. Although the noises he made were mostly growls.

But the fact remained; just what were these creatures? They spoke a language he could barely understand. One of the creatures had given him something to hold over his head when the water fell from the sky.

It was an awkward thing, really, this big thing over his head; but he wasn't wet and the sound of the heavy drops made him growl with pleasure.

Then Catbus had arrived and he thought he would never see the strange creatures again. But…he did; he saw them all the time. They ran all over, never stopping, yelling and playing, discovering his world. The smaller one had discovered his world quite by accident, landing on top of him while he slept. But she had smiled at him and understood his name.

That was before riding on Catbus; the night he got on Catbus, he had met the big one, the one who gave him the big thing to hold over his head to protect him from the falling water.

Now the big one was standing on top of him, begging him for help. The smaller one had run off, leaving the big one in tears. He was a forest spirit; he shouldn't be helping. But…the cries and pleas of the big one stirred something inside him. Before he could think, he whisked her to the top of the tree, growling loudly.

Suddenly, Catbus appeared from the sky, mewling loudly. He pushed the big one gently toward the furry bus, watching in amazement as the sign above Catbus read MEI.

The door closed and the big one and Catbus were gone, off to find the smaller one. He waved to them, wishing them well as they sped through the night.

They were strange creatures, these two short ones who walked around on two legs and made high pitched noises. But they were his creatures; he would protect them at all costs.

For that was how much he loved them.