I wanted to write a short series about Kuroko and Nigou. It’s based heavily on experiences with my own dog, so I hope you enjoy!
The little cushion that had been set onto the floor next to him was fluffy, just like the towel that had been placed in the cardboard box with him back out on the streets. The fabric clung to his claws and he found himself picking at it incessantly, trying his best to get it to be just the slightest bit more comfortable. A few times he actually had to use his teeth to free his nails from the cushion, growling as it clung to him in protest.
There was a sound next to him, like something hard tapping against the floor. It caught his attention and he looked up just in time to see that kid staring at him, small smile on his face.
“Come here, Nigou.”
He didn’t know who the kid was referring to. What was a Nigou? All he could tell so far was that the kid was holding onto a bowl and, inside, he could smell the familiar scent of something good to eat. Involuntarily, his tail began to wag.
Taking a tentative step forward, he sniffed more at the air, trying to pinpoint exactly what the smell coming from the bowl was. It didn’t seem to be anything he’d encountered before.
“Good boy,” the boy cooed.
It was enough of a noise for him to take a few steps back instead. No matter how delicious that smell could be, he was still wary of the boy standing in front of him. A stranger, though one who had taken him from the shabby little box out on the streets, was still a stranger nonetheless.
There was a look of disappointment on the boy’s face for a moment before he was placing the bowl down on the floor. Finally, he could see what was inside and put a picture to the intoxicating smell.
“Come on, Nigou,” the boy said, his voice softer than before. “You have to eat something. You’re hungry, right?”
Nudging the bowl a few inches away from himself, the boy sat back on his haunches to stare at him. For a few tense seconds, all he could do was stare back into his eyes, wondering the same things over and over. What the heck was a Nigou?
It took a full five minutes for him to finally pluck up enough bravery to take a few more steps forward. Closer to the smell, closer to the boy. It took even longer before he was finally in front of the container, nose practically diving into what was inside. He took one taste and that was it; hook, line, and sinker. He almost couldn’t stop himself in time to breath properly while he devoured every last bit of the food.
“Good job, Nigou.”
And then it clicked. Was he Nigou?
Staring up at the boy who was about ready to get up himself, he licked at the remnants of food on his fur. If this kid would continue giving him delicious things like this, he wouldn’t mind being a Nigou. Hell, he wouldn’t mind being anything for the boy.
Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll meI ain't the sharpest tool in the shedShe was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumbIn the shape of an "L" on her foreheadWell the years start coming and they don't stop comingFed to the rules and I hit the ground runningDidn't make sense not to live for funYour brain gets smart but your head gets dumbSo much to do, so much to seeSo what's wrong with taking the back streets?You'll never know if you don't goYou'll never shine
Edit because I should have put this stuff in the post and not the tag: storm/weather witch Michael who creates lightning to strike people down or a tornado to wreck the streets behind them to help lose the cops
Animal witch Ryan who lets loose animals in the zoo and convinces them to tear apart someone once he’s done with them, it’s an easy way to dispose bodies
Jack who uses her magic to heal them just enough until they can get to Caleb. She’s a white witch and her magic is suppose to be used for good and it is. It helps Geoff when he’s stressed over a heist and Ryan when he can’t sleep. It help Michael control his magic when he’s pissed and keeps Gavin from fainting when he has to use his magic. It helps Jeremy keep from getting too anxious about a job especially in the beginning and herself when things get to much and she needs to keep herself sane and calm. It helps them all from going mad when someone gets captured.
time/fire witch Geoff who turns back time when something goes horribly horribly wrong and one of them dies and lights shit up when need be
Necromancy Jeremy who gets ghost to help distract people and bring people just long enough when he’s not finished with them. Jeremy can only bring somebody back for so long before it drains him and they aren’t fully back to themselves they’re, well, a zombie which is why Geoff has to turn back time instead of Jeremy just bringing them back.
Blood witch Gavin who hates his magic and only uses it when he has to
Garden witch Mica who makes vines grow from the ground to tie people up
Space witch Trevor who creates black holes and stars just hot enough to burn a person when Geoff isn’t around to do it
Eclectic Witch Lindsay who is basically the crew Jack of all trades
Creation witch Matt who makes new weapons and vehicles for the crew
and divination witch steffie who they all go to before a job to see how it goes
Another edit because something was pointed out by @whatdoyewant :
ryan using mangy cats and dogs, wild forgotten things that prowl the alleys and scrap for scraps. who are starved and half crazed and more wild than any zoo animal. zoos are precious conservation programs with rare species that are well taken care of, and he wouldn’t touch them. He’d summon the cats left behind, the dogs who ran from fighting rings and abuse, the rats that fill every crack of every dilapidated apartment and every sewer.