(A/N: I know I said I would make the chapters longer and I would only update once I have finished a certain amount of chapters and then update them all but... my stupid, stupid brother lost my USB that had all my chapters on it, so I was forced to rewrite everything on Google documents so that I wouldn't lose them anymore... I should've done this earlier... Anyways, I'm so very sorry for the short chapter this time! I'll make a longer one soon! I'm so sorry!)

For reference: (Normal) and (Thoughts)


Short Summary:

So far, we know Tsuna's aunt was murdered but he was saved by the Vongola. He was then brought back to the Vongola mansion and met with his three childhood friends. Primo also decided to adopt the poor child. And that will be continued in the rest of the story...


Chapter 3

At the Infirmary:

"Uncle Knuckle! Uncle Knuckle! How is Natsu?" A worried Tsuna ran up to a black haired man in priest's clothing with a bandage over his his nose.

"TSUNA! THE LION'S FINE TO THE LIMIT!" Knuckle replied.

"That's great! Papa, look! This is Natsu!" Tsuna held up a small, orange lion cub, with flames as a mane. "Isn't he cute, papa? Papa are you okay?" Giotto, who was - once again - frozen in shock due to the appearance of the small lion cub, was snapped out of his stupor by his son's 'innocent' statement.

"Tsu-Tsuna... Umm..." Gaah! What should I say!? Ugh... the mini Giotto in the blonde's mind is currently pulling all his precious, gravity-defying hair out from frustration.

"Hm?" Tsuna questioned, tilting his head slightly to the side, making him too cute to resist.

"N-Nevermind..." Mini Giotto is now crying tears of depression from being unable to say anything to his adorable son. I swear, he's doing that on purpose! Wait, nevermind, he's too innocent to be doing that purposefully.

"Hm? Is that so? Well then, I'll go play with Natsu in the garden!" and the child bounced his way out the door with the little lion in tow.

"How am I supposed to explain that to my guardians? Letting my son keep something as dangerous as a wild lion in the mansion..." Giotto sighed before he also left the infirmary, to his office to continue signing the mountains of paperwork, reluctantly.


In the Garden:

In the garden, there is a young black haired boy sleeping on a tree branch. A small, yellow, fluffy bird lands on the dark locks of hair, its beady eyes searching the vicinity for any unnatural movements. No. None at all. Still the same colorful variety of plants, the same wind rustling the green leaves, and the same morning dew dripping on its yellow feathers. Everything was the same as usual. "Kyoya-nii!" Well, other than that voice calling out for its master, that is. "Kyoya-nii!" The bird didn't alert its master though; he was sure the boy already knew, he didn't need Hibird to tell him. Besides, Hibird recognizes that voice, it's the same as the voice of that person who saved Hibird and gave him to his current master. Yes. It's that kind brunette's voice. He still remembers that day fairly clearly.


Flashback:

One stormy day, Hibird was still just a small baby, barely able to fly. His parents tried their best to protect their nest but, in the end, they failed to protect his siblings as he was the only one left. Even as his parents gave up and left, even as the winds blew rigorously against his nest, and even as he was blown away by the strong winds, he desperately tried to survive, not giving up even that small ounce of hope that he would live. He flapped his tiny wings futilely until he tired himself out and fell, gravity pulling him down, eyes closed. He was just about to meet his death when he showed up. His saviour, the one with the unusual hair, Tsunayoshi.

"Are you alright little birdie?" Hibird, who was prepared to die from falling out his nest, felt himself being caught in the small hands of a human. He opened his black, beady eyes to see a brunette boy about five years of age and had caring, brown eyes, before he fell into the dark abyss of unconsciousness.

The next time Hibird woke up, he was all bandaged up, dry, and most importantly, warm. His brunette saviour was sleeping while hugging him gently, in a room the yellow canary* has never seen before. But then again, who cares right now? Hibird was sleepy and cold, and his saviour was warm. With that said, Hibird didn't hesitate in snuggling closer to the source of warmth, even if he was a stranger, and fell into peaceful sleep.

The next day, Hibird woke up to see the same warm brown eyes staring at him in worry that soon changed into happiness once the human noticed he was waking.

"Good morning, birdie~ Do you hurt anywhere? You just suddenly fell out a tree in the park yesterday. Good thing I caught you."

Hibird answered by chirping, "Alright! Alright!" then a, "Thank you! Thank you!"* Which made Tsuna gasp in amazement then smile kindly.

"Wow! You're so smart~ Ne, ne! Do you want to live with me for a while? At least until your wounds are all healed up, ok?" And that was how he met the mysterious but kind boy named Tsunayoshi.


Present:

Hibird was snapped out of reminiscing when the same brunette ran up to him and pet him with one finger. Hibird chirped in content and flew up to nestle Tsuna's face then settled on the boy's head. He did this while his master watched in amusement. Hibari Kyoya always liked to watch his pet act like that with his cute, little Tsunayoshi. He could still remember that day his little brunette gave him that bird about three years ago.


Flashback:

It was a sunny day with a slight breeze, rustling his hair while he slept peacefully on the rooftop of Namimori Elementary. His eyes snapped open when he heard his favorite herbivore shouting his name. "Kyoya-nii~" Hibari Kyoya looked up to see just the person he was expecting, Tsunayoshi.

"What, Herbivore?" Hibari asked.

"Kyoya-nii~ Look! Isn't he cute?" Tsuna said while pointing at the yellow fluff ball currently resting on his equally fluffy brown hair.

"Hn." It was just a bird, nothing special, but he agreed since it was kind of cute. Not that he was going to say that out loud or anything.

"Kyoya! Kyoya!" Now that shocked the older child. That bird's actually pretty smart. "Herbivore! Herbivore!" Hibari's starting to like it more and more.

"I found him a few days ago. He was injured so I brought him home!"

"Hn." Hibari was so busy staring at the bird that he didn't notice Tsuna watching him in interest.

"Since he likes you so much, would you like to keep him until he's fully healed? That is, if you don't mind." Now that got a reaction out of the normally expressionless boy: his eyes shone with excitement.

"Hn." And so, Hibari held his hand out to the bird as a silent command to come over and the canary did so, flying away from Tsunayoshi and landing on Hibari's finger.

And from then on, Hibari and Hibird were inseparable. Hibird also helps him with his work as the Head of the Disciplinary Committee.


A/N: Once again, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment! Also, from now on, I'll try to update regularly! But I'm not sure about the exact time I'll be able to update!