Loyalty at Work
The following day...
Proud Heart had to stay the night at her and Loyal's house because Loyal refused to let her leave, but she woke up before him, as usual and left. When he woke up and she was gone he wasn't surprised. He sighed and got up to take a shower and got dressed. Afterwards he ate breakfast when he suddenly remembered what he had promised Proud Heart he wiped his forehead and walked outside and headed straight for Brave Heart's house. After a few minutes of walking he finally arrived and knocked on the door which Brave Heart was reluctant to answer. And said "Hey Loyal."
Loyal looked around and said "Hey Brave Heart mind if I come in?"
Brave Heart shook his head and said "No come on in."
Loyal walked inside and Brave Heart closed the door and Loyal turned to him and said "Brave Heart we gotta stop."
Brave Heart raised an eyebrow and said "Stop what?"
Loyal sighed and said "Everything I'm asking nicely from one friend to another stop all the drama."
Brave Heart crossed his arms and said "Sorry Loyal but you don't call the shots."
Loyal sighed and said "I see."
And he began to walk to the door when suddenly turned and pinned Brave Heart against the wall and said "Listen, I don't usually do this as Bright Heart would say it's not in my nature but you're not just messing with me but my family and my family comes first."
Brave Heart nodded and said "So, what's your point?"
Loyal looked at him and said "Leave my family alone. Drop all the stuff you have on Proud Heart, Tenderheart, and Bright Heart and if I so much hear a word about it again you're not gonna like me very much."
Brave Heart chuckled and said "Well, aren't we violent today?"
Loyal gave him a look and said "Leave them alone Brave Heart understand?"
Brave Heart nodded and said "I will, but don't do this again Loyal it be a shame if your and Proud Heart's little secret got out."
Loyal looked into Brave Heart's eyes and said "What's gotten into you? You were never like this."
Brave Heart's eyes seemed to shift to Loyal and Brave Heart said "I...I...don't know."
Loyal let him go and said "Listen Brave Heart sorry but I'm loyal to my family more than I'm loyal to my friends kinda in the name."
Brave Heart nodded and said "I see that."
Loyal nodded and said "So, you'll stop all this?"
Brave Heart nodded and said "Yeah, yeah I don't know what came over me."
Loyal nodded back and left Brave Heart's house...
Noble Heart and True Heart had woken a few times due to the little cub but they still managed to get enough sleep and we're trying to figure out what to do. "We could always just ask Wish bear today of she wants to take care of him."'
True Heart sighed and said "I know but I'd like to think we have another plan in case she says no."
Noble Heart sighed and said "Yeah, I guess."
True Heart sighed and stood up to look at Noble Heart in the eye and said "What do you think she'll say?"
He shrugged and said "I don't know, but I think we should ask her first."
True Heart sighed and said "Yeah, I guess I do too. Alright I'll give her a call." And she walked out of the room.
Noble looked at the little cub that had another perplexed look on his face. Noble Heart smiled and said "I know buddy, the world is a confusing place."
The cub made a face and Noble Heart chuckled and sat down. When True Heart walked back in she found Noble Heart was watching the little cub and she smiled, Wish said she'd stop over soon so True Heart had a little time to kill. After a minute she said "Wish bear will be here soon."
Noble Heart looked at her and said "Okay, how she holding up?"
True Heart shrugged "She seems better but I'd have to see her to decide."
Noble Heart smiled and said "I think your worrying too much True Heart."
True Heart shrugged and said "I don't know. I mean Wish bear isn't irresponsible, immature or anything I guess I'm over protective."
Noble Heart kept his smile and said "Well, there is an old saying it takes a whole village to raise a child."
She smiled and said "I know."
She sat down next to him and said "Should we look for his parents?"
Noble Heart shrugged and said "I hate to say it but I don't think they are...around."
True Heart looked at him in horror and said "What makes you say that?"
He shrugged "I don't know I'm just saying Wish bear said that he was in the middle of nowhere and that no one was around so either he was abandoned or something happened..."
True Heart shook her head and said "I suppose. It wouldn't hurt though."
Noble Heart nodded and said "That's true."
True Heart sighed and smiled at the little cub who was still staring at them confused. When they heard a knock on the door True Heart said "I'll get it." And walked away.
Once she was gone Noble Heart picked up the cub and said "Come on let's see who's here."
And he followed True Heart to the door where he saw Wish bear who smiled and said "Hi Noble."
Noble Heart smiled and said "Hey Wish bear."
True Heart smiled and said "Come on in Wish bear want anything?"
Wish bear shook her head and said "No thanks." And walked inside.
The three of them then walked into the living room where they sat on the couch and Wish bear asked "So, how is the little guy?"
True Heart looked at Noble who said "He's fine, how are you?"
Wish nodded and said "Better, and that's good. Mind if I hold him?"
Noble shook his head and handed her the red cub which she seemed reluctant to take and said "Hey little dude."
The cub smiled at her and she seemed to be more upbeat. "So did you guys decide what we are gonna do with him?"
True Heart looked at Noble who said "Well, we thought on it and we figured we ask if you wanted to keep him?"
Wish bear looked at them and said "Really? Are you sure?"
They nodded and True Heart said "Well, you did find him and he seems to like you."
Wish bear smiled at the little guy and said "Yeah I guess"
She looked at them and said "Me and Bedtime actually talked about taking care of him and we decided yes, but can you watch him for like two days I just got to get everything sorted out and..."
Noble raised a hand and said "Say no more, we get it."
Wish bear smiled and said "Thanks, you guys gonna take him to Take Care or should I?"
They looked at each other and Noble said "We'll do it."
True Heart snickered and aid "More like I'll do it."
And she and Wish bear laughed but Noble Heart was not amused Wish bear smiled and said "Thank again I'm really sorry I just don't have my house prepared for him yet."
With a slight chuckle they both nodded and Wish handed the cub back to Noble Heart and said "I gotta go see ya guy's."
Noble Heart nodded and took the cub and said "Okay. Bye Wish."
Wish smiled and waved goodbye before she ran out the door...
Swift Heart woke up before Grumpy for the first time in a while and she looked at him with a smile. She snuck out of bed and tiptoed into his workshop. She didn't know what it was but she was drawn to that box. As she closed the door she went to the spot and grabbed the box this time she just spun the handle without looking it over and as she listened she seemed to relax. She smiled and began to zone out when she heard the door open and she half threw half set the box back and hid her hands behind her back. Grumpy pushed the door open and saw a smiling Swift Heart who said "Morning."
He gave her a look and said "Morning to you as well."
She was fiddling with her ring and she said "Sleep well?"
He crossed his arms and said "What do you think?"
She rolled her eyes and said "Oh Grumpy!"
And she gave him a kiss on the cheek before walking out of the room. Grumpy felt like she was up to something but he knew better than to ask. Swift Heart had gone into the kitchen where she grabbed an apple and started eating it. Grumpy walked back in, crossed his arms again and asked "So,why do you keep going into my workshop?"
Swift Heart tried to ignore him but failed "I'm just seeing what you're doing in there that's all."
Not convinced he tried to push a little "Swift Heart if there is something you want from there all you gotta do is ask."
She rubbed the back of her neck and said "I...don't want anything but if I do I'll ask."
Grumpy nodded and asked "What do you want for breakfast?"
She shrugged and said "Pancakes?"
He nodded and started to get the ingredients he needed then asked her "How did you sleep?"
She shrugged and said "Fine, though it was a first waking up before you."
He nodded and said "You sure you feel okay."
He said with a laugh and she punch his arm lightly.
Swift Heart smiled and said "So, what do you plan on doing today?"
He shrugged and said "Not too sure."
She sighed and said "I think I'm just gonna stay at home."
Grumpy nodded and said "Well, I got Caring mission duty so I'll be home by one."
She nodded and Grumpy poured the pancake batter into a pan...