Chapter 5

I looked up at Ozzy and pulled at his hand. As soon as I heard his growl I knew he had forgotten about his promise and that if Ti'kon so much as gave him a dirty look the fight would start. Ti'kon gave a smirk before winking at me and that seemed to set Ozzy off more, the twins stood up and grabbed at their friend's' shoulder to hold him back. The young male snorted before offering a small growl as a chuckle as he watched up hold Ozzy.

"Ozzy sit your ass down!" I growled at him and we managed to jerked him down to sit on the bench, he grumbled and hissed, his tresses flared as his crimson eyes blazed with hate for the male that taunted us. I rubbed his shoulder. "Ease up big guy…he's not worth it." I whispered, encouraging him with a soft purr as I tried soothing my friend. I felt him take in a deep breath , his body slowly starting to untense a bit.

I looked over as Ti'kon neared, along with his two dimwitted friends Kr'tahk and Lh'wrar. Ti'kon was about mid-height, so about seven foot ten. He was a bronze color, with dark amber eyes and copper color dreads that hung a bit above his shoulders, he had creme color splotches over him but other than that he wasn't to special to look at. Ti'kon was a unblood like me Ozzy and the twins , so he was in a lot of the training classes they had, Ozzy had to be suspended from the training classes till he was able to get his temper under better control due to Ti'kon.

Next behind Ti'kon was Kr'tahk, a young blood who had his chiva not that long ago but didn't have enough experience to go on the adult hunts or enough sense to hang out with someone other than Ti'kon. The young blood wasn't much taller than Ti'kon, maybe even just slightly smaller. Kr'tahk was an orangish color that seemed to be mixed in with some grey; he was all that attractive to me , but then again that was just my opinion. He also wasn't one of the most liked people in the stone city, his father was an owner of a local market and twenty seven people died from the fruits and meats that he sold, the only reason his father wasn't put to death was because he had some sort of disability. Ozzy's father has a disability and no one's died there before. If I had been given the choice Kr'tahk's father would have died long again from the death of the first yautja.

Beside the ugly motherfucker was Lh'wrar, he was kind of scary looking to me. That bastard was buff, but so buff it was gross. Lh'wrar too had temperament problems, but when his temper got the best of him he took it out on his body. Muscle boy was from the northern clans, like a lot of the yautja up there they were usually the pale colors; he was no different as he was a light tan color.

Ti'kon gave a chuckle as he came up next to us, Ozzy's body tensed as he kept his gaze away from Ti'kon.

"Well if it isn't the rejects of Stone city." Ti'kon smirked at seeing me. "Hello little lou'-dte ," He winked to me before turning back to the guys. "Haven't seen you three here in a while, thought you'd be outcasted by now."

B'oomer sputtered a laugh and Ti'kon turned his gaze to him."What's so funny?"

"I thought they outcasted in-bred yautja like you as well?" B'oomer smiled and his twin chuckled.

"Twins..."Ozzy growled, looking up at them with an icy glare, his glare was easy enough to read and it definitely said 'Don't push your luck'.

"You talking about my ma and pa?" Ti'kon growled and stepped towards the twins, Kr'tahk and Lh'wrar smirking.

"You mean your dad's sister?" Zr'oomer smiled, anger flashed through Ti'kon's his eyes. The other male snorted as he headed towards the two.I stepped between the two before Ti'kon's anger fell and was replaced by a smirked as he looked me over ,taking a step back.

"Yeah, you two want to talk? Then why don't you talk about farmer boys' deaf dad." A loud growl rumbled from Ozzy's chest and I walked back over to him as I sat next to him. Ti'kon growling a chuckled , I watched carefully as him and his friends started circling around us. The twins snarling as they moved in closer to me and Oz.

"Easy big guy…"I whispered, He looked to me with a grunt , telling me that he could take Ti'kon and his friends. But he couldn't get in anymore trouble , so I shook my head gently and with that he lowered his eyes to the ground.

"You know how to handle a male well little lou'-dte, perhaps you could handle me as well?" Ozzy shot up fast enough to make me almost fall back , standing up as quick as I could I thumped Oz's chest to get him to look at me.

"No, it's not worth it. Please, I want to go home Bhu'ja." I whispered, using his real name as I pleaded. He didn't even glance at me as he glared to Ti'kon.

"Don't call her that." He growled deeply, lower mandibles flaring slightly. Ti'kon snorted at Ozzy, a devious look on the male's face.

"Don't call her what? Lou'-dte? You know that's what she's for right? But it seems that i've hit a nerve huh , you don't like it when I call her that do you?" Ozzy stepped towards Ti'kon and I grabbed for his hand ,he shook me off roughly with a growl directed to me. Shocked I took a step back, the twins looked to me as they moved close. Tears threatened to fall as I no longer wanted to be there. When a tear rolled down my cheek I looked to the two males standing off and I whimpered. It was never wise to get in between two males when they were close to fighting , but at that moment I didn't care. Pushing Ti'kon away I looked up to Ozzy as I sniffled, a tear rolling down my cheek. Ozzy looked down startled at me , seeing me crying all ounce of anger vanished from him and was now replaced with concern. His mandibles tapped gently as he leaned down to look at me, nudging me gently I sniffled and started walking away with him away from Ti'kon.

As we walked Ozzy glanced down to me , a small rare purr came from him as he stayed close. "Stop crying, we'll go." He whispered to me, grunting to the twins he motioned for them to follow and they did. The twins glanced between me and Oz with a concerned look on there face , mostly they looked me over as I was sure that my scent showed I was upset. As we walked away it seemed Ti'kon had to have the last word as I faintly heard him whisper.

"I knew he wouldn't do anything." The coppery male snorted, Ozzy rumbled cautiously but he simply glanced down to me.

"Bhu'ja.."I warned.

"Oasis let me go, I can end this." I had been about to say something when a voice spoke up.

"I would advise you leave my daughter alone unblood." I peered up and smiled before giving a enthused chirp. My dad had habits of popping in on the wrong times, but I was sure happy to see him now. He stalked over , tresses flared slightly as he growled deeply at Ti'kon, the young male grimaced as he backed up. " Explain why you're harassing them?"

"We were just having a friendly chat Master Segt'in." Ti'kon said, eyes looking down at the ground, refusing to meet his gaze.

"C'jit!"Ti'kon jumped as he moved away , my father's mandibles clicked in irritation. Ti'kon's two minions retreated, leaving there leader to deal with the wrath of my father as he moved to stand protectively in front of us. "Stay away from daughter and her group, is that clear Ti'kon? I will beat you with m-di h'chak if you get near them again , understand?!"

"Sei-i Master Segt'in." As most elders did when they were irritated at a youngster , my father growled and swung his foot at Ti'kon's behind as he started walking away , my father's foot connected with Ti'kon's rear and the unblood almost literally jumped a foot in the air from the sudden kick. Ti'kon stumbled before he picked himself up and took off running home.

The guys and I burst out laughing only to be silenced by my father whose eyes were violet glass shards peering down to us. We halted our laughter and stood, looking to him as a deep growl bubbled up from his chest. My father looked at me as he gave a deep sigh.

"We're in trouble aren't we?" I asked , he gave a simple nod. We all sighed.

"There is a meeting taking place , you four will check in at the Daycare to watch pups while we attend to the meeting." B'oomer glanced at his brother.

"But isn't the storyteller-"Zr'oomer jabbed his brother in the side to shut him up.

Tonight was when the local storyteller H'chak came to tell stories to the pups. H'chak was an a retiree , he was older than my father and maybe even my grandfather. The older male took the time to pup sit while the adults went on hunts and things such as that , the guys and I began to wonder if my father had actually forgotten about the storyteller coming, but none of us were going to say something.

"Its understood that you watch pups tonight?"My father asked , each of us had a giant grin on our face as we nodded.

"Sei-i sir."We said in unison. Giving a gruff nod we watched as he started walking back towards our home, once he was out of sight we all looked to each other.

"Does he know the storyteller comes tonight?" I asked before we all grinned and started chattering excitedly, we weren't complaining.