First I would like to apologize for length of time it took me to make this because of my house renovations, shortness because I didn't have enough time, and being boring because I really needed to get their introductions out of the way. If you are not in this chapter, you will be in the next one.
A low growl escaped Arro, the dire wolf’s, mouth, as he noticed that Sunny had disappeared. “Ka,” Arro said, “We must put our argument aside, it appears Sunny has gone missing.”
Ka’s jaguar head shot up, and he immediately shifted.
Arro rolled his eyes as he shifted. He moved into the forest, following Sunny’s footprints. He kind of thought Ka’s little crush was sort of adorable.
As the pair slipped through the forest, they heard loud noises ahead. They broke into a run, and burst into a clearing. It appeared that a white tiger had pinned an eagle against a tree, and was now proceeding to growl at the bird, angrily.
Issac McCarthy had no idea how he had managed to get into a position like this. He had started his day normally enough. He had just been shifting to catch his lunch, when a crazy tiger had attacked him.
“What the heck are you thinking?” Issac shrieked in his shrill eagle voice.
The tiger roared and said, “Which side are you on in this war?”
Just then, two boys crashed into the clearing, and Issac saw his chance. He lunged and raked his talons over the tiger’s muzzle. He heard a roar, but did not look back or stop until safe in a high tree branch. Looking down, he saw a girl with a bleeding face who was being helped up by the two boys. Issac shifted from talon to talon, before melding back into a human. He looked down at the new people and said, “What was that? Also, I’m not a part of your stupid war, and I never will be. I think you’ve gotten the wrong guy.”
The girl growled and the boys glared. Issac rolled his eyes, perfectly aware that he could easily escape without injury whenever he wanted.
Danny nervously bounced from foot to foot. “Ummmm,” He said, “So, should we introduce ourselves?” When nobody responded, he added, “I’m Danny and my dog here is Apollo.”
“Anya,” a voice said, “I’m Anya and my brother is Grey. My precious little girl here is Luna and Grey’s chimpanzee is Wookie.”
Danny nodded to her and turned to a strange couple. The girl was normal enough, but the woman with her appeared to be the only person here who was not eighteen or under.
The girl smiled and said, “I’m Lilianna and this is my mom, or Mrs. Alu I guess. My pets are Ebony, Sterling, and Pastel.”
“Robert and this is my friend Nicole.” The only other boy said.
Nicole added, “Our cats are Thistle, Night, and Jasper.”
Danny nodded and turned to the only person who had not introduced herself. He said, “What about you, what’s your name?”
“Oh,” she said quietly, “I’m Leah, and my cat is Jula.”
“Well then,” Danny said, “Now that we all know each other, what now?”
Tucked deep in a tree, listening to the conversation taking place, was a mystical red phoenix, and hanging from the branch she was perched on was a bat. Little did anyone know they were being spied on, and little did the duo know that a crow was spying on them.