[Puppies. Puppies everywhere. I saw a bunch of puppies so I wrote for more puppies. Kiragi is the happiest puppy. Also since a lot of names for the father figure are kinda taken for this family (and I can’t see Kiragi saying Father or Daddy), I just went with Pop. Why not. I tried to make Kiragi the cute son he always is.]
Kiragi: Hey, hey! Pop! Come here!
Keaton: What is it, Kiragi? Do you have something for me?
Wait. *sniff sniff*
Did you bring back the bones from that bear you hunted?
Kiragi: Sure did! Wanna share them with me?
Keaton: Would I—
Hold on there.
Did you do all your duties before you went and got those like I told you to?
You’re not trying to distract me with bones, are you?
Kiragi: Eh, whoops. Busted.
Keaton: You had evening patrol and inventory duty.
Kiragi: But Pop, that’s so boring!
Patrol is lonely, and there’s waaay too much counting for inventory.
You know I’m not good at math.
Keaton: If you go do it, we can go hunting together.
Then we’ll have lots of meat for the army and we get to keep the bones. Whaddya say?
Kiragi: Yes, a thousand times yes!
Keaton: Calm down, Kiragi, your tail’s wagging like crazy.
You’re lucky you can hide that under your outfit but you’re too excited.
Kiragi: Pop, your tail is wagging too.
Keaton: What? Hey, no! Get going!
Kiragi: All right, see ya!
Keaton: I can’t tell who he takes after.
Keaton: All right, are you ready to hunt?
Kiragi: Sure am!
Keaton: Did the inventory?
Kiragi: Got plenty of weapons for the soldiers!
Keaton: Did patrol?
Kiragi: The camp is a-OK!
Keaton: All right, what do you want to hunt for today?
Kiragi: Bears! And deer! And rabbits!
Keaton: Calm down there, champ, we gotta get there first.
Kiragi: Ok, Pop!
*black screen transition*
Kiragi: Whoo! We got a bunch of game! We got everything I wanted! We even got a pheasant!
Keaton: I feel like there’s something wrong about a kid your size being able to carry back a bear and a deer alone.
Kiragi: I have you to thank for that, Pop! You’re one of the strongest guys I know!
Keaton: Yeah, sure. Thanks, I guess.
Kiragi: You and Dad can never fool me when you act like that! I know you’re happy!
Your tail is wagging too!
Keaton: Why is there so much talk about my tail, I’m not a dog!
Kiragi: I mean technically you are. You’re like a cute puppy!
Keaton: Oh no you don’t. I won’t have my own son call me a puppy.
Kiragi: But you are! And you’re fluffy and give great hugs!
Keaton: That’s it, I’m leaving. I’m taking this to get cut up.
Kiragi: Pop, wait for me!
Kiragi: Sorry, Pop. I wasn’t expecting Dad to get upset at us.
…Or those dozens of other people.
Keaton: Yeah, we did kind of leave a mess. Maybe we should scale down our hunt next time.
Kiragi: But at least the camp will all have super big meals for the next couple days.
That part’s good, right?
Keaton: Yeah, they were grateful aside from the mess.
Took us a while to get clean from all the blood and grime, though.
Your dad is probably gonna give us another earful later.
Kiragi: I wanna go hunting again!
Keaton: Wait, what?
Did you not just live those two hours?
Kiragi: Well, yeah, but aside from getting yelled at, I had fun!
We got a big hunt! Way more than I could carry anyway.
Plus I got to do it with my dear ol’ Pop! That was the best part!
I love hunting with you! It’s way better than going alone. No one else is gonna turn into a wolf with me, that’s for sure!
Keaton: I guess it IS true that I had fun.
And we do get a big haul…
Kiragi: So you do want to hunt with me more? We can get lots of bones and bugs! I’ve been collecting them!
Keaton: When you say it like that, it’s kind of hard to resist.