46, Tao with noble of your choice in the dragon!kit!21 AU~~
“Hey, have you seen the…? Oh.”
Tao hummed as he walked up the stairs from the lab. He’d passed Boss and
dragon-Boss as they chatted in the main lab; he hadn’t seen mini-M-21
flying about, which was surprising seeing how protective dragon-Boss had
been over him.
If mini-M-21 wasn’t with dragon-Boss, where was he? The puppy wouldn’t try eating him, but if he’d gone exploring…
Right. Definitely the first thing to do.
He couldn’t hear the tell-tale flap of wings or tiny claws skittering over the floor and checking around the living room came up with nothing too.
The next stop was the kitchen and Tao raised his head to sniff. Someone was cooking and since Boss was downstairs… “Hey, Seira-yang,” Tao said, pushing the door open, “have you seen - there ya are!”
Mini-M-21 was perched on Seira-yang’s shoulder, his grey scales making him stand out from her hair. Mini-M-21 turned to look at him and chirped, flapping his wings.
“How’d you get here, huh?” Tao said, walking over.
“He smelled the food and wanted to watch,” Seira-yang said, giving the pot a few more stirs before setting the lid on it.
“Can we get a taste?” Tao tried, grinning.
“No,” Seira said, smiling back. “But you can help cook.”
“Sure!” Tao grabbed one of the aprons, throwing it on. “You can help grab the ingredients,” Tao told mini-M-21, who nodded, chirping. Unless he knew magic, but there was no way Tao was giving him a knife when the blades were almost as long as he was.
Maybe he should make a mini-apron for mini-M-21…? That was a later idea — right now, they had food to cook!