Prompt #161 - Baby Raptors
ness345: Owen apologising to Claire for the raptors (babies) eating her hat.
This prompt is near two years old. But aye - I got to it eventually!
He was a mess when he shouldn’t have been.
Owen Grady was supposed to be the picture of cool, calm and collected. He was most days. There was something particular about that Tuesday in June as he slid off his bike in the Research Quarter. They were still a few miles from what would soon be his and the Velociraptors. Owen was still reeling from their hatching. Four perfect little creatures. Girls. His. They were living in a temporary paddock beside the lab while their home was still under construction. Owen, for the last month, had spent most of his time at the Raptor Paddock ensuring every minute detail was looked over and double checked. The girls were going to grow fast. They would have no time to go back and fix mistakes at a later date. Even now, a week old, his girls had morphed from the ankle biters they had been, to stand an inch below his knees. They constantly fought, small balls of hate each and every one of them. Owen loved them. When the project was handed to him, he hadn’t been sure, dolphins were a far cry from Velociraptors, but he was ready for a sea change, in desperate need for something new. So, he took InGen’s offer and wasn’t planning to look back.