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07 January 2012 @ 01:19 am
Theme 5 Collide  
Title:Huff and Puff
Author ginnekomiko
Theme:5 Collide

POV: Young! Ginta and Hakaku
Word Count: 299
Summary:Young! Ginta wonders if Hakaku is right about letting the baby learn how to fight.

Huff and Puff

For all his huffing and puffing about having to look after their little charge, Hakaku had proven himself to be very protective of him.

He was the first one to kick lizards away from the baby.

He was the first one to step in when the teasing got too rough.

He would never admit it, though.

He was funny like that.

Hakaku would always tease him for keeping the baby so close. Yet, he insisted he take the baby with him today.

When they came back, both of them were covered in dirt.

“What were you doing?” Ginta demanded.

“Teaching him how to fight.”

“Isn’t he a little young for that?”

“It could save his life.”

Ginta looked at him.

“Are girls allowed to fight?” he whispered in his ear.

“Oh right. Hmm…”

He sat down to think.

“Do you think it’s a good idea to teach he-him. I mean, we could be the heroes,” Ginta suggested.

“That’d look bad when he got older, though. We can’t protect him forever, Ginta.”

 “But is it the right thing to do?”

“It’s our culture. If we baby him too much, he’ll never learn to stand up for himself.”

“I know that, but!”

“If you hesitate too much, this whole thing will blow up and you’ll get him killed. Do you want that?”

Ginta hugged the baby closer. “No! Never!”

“Then let me teach him to fight.”

“It just… feels wrong.”

“You learned it and I learned it. What makes him so special?”

Ginta puffed out his cheeks.

“I hate it when you’re right, Hakaku. Just start slowly.”

When Hakaku came back each day, he was covered in dust and bite marks.

“He’s a natural!” Hakaku said.

“I hope you haven’t created a monster, Hakaku.”

The baby grinned.