You gasp, "You have a second house?"
"Yeah. We just gotta walk to it"
"Ok!! Which way! I can find it! What does it look like?! Point towards it!! I'll find it! I'll find it!!" You started running around but Matt snatched you up before you could get too far away.
"Not a lot!!", you smiled widely at him. "Can we start walking to your house?! I can walk Matt"
"I don't want you getting lost and shit. I'm just gonna carry you there"
"But Matt!!", you whined and flailed your arms around. "I can walk! I'll stay close to you. I promise"
He sighed, "Just shut up"
"Ok...", you lowered your head then leaned it against his chest as he walked with you. It was actually a relaxing walk for you and you were very comfortable, resting in your brother's arms. You stayed quiet but kept a look out for anything that looked like a house. Then you saw it. Your eyes got big as you saw an old looking log cabin up ahead. "Is that it, Matt?", you asked with hope in your voice.
"Yeah but before we go in just remember...don't scream"
"Oh ok", you nodded before he opened the door. You walked in first and observed your new surroundings. It was very cozy and you liked that. While you were looking over everything, you saw something that you felt you should've seen first. A big white bear lying down comfortably by itself in a corner. You pointed to it cautiously. "Matt...That's a bear, right?"
"..And...this is your house right?"
"Uh-huh. That's Kumajiro"
You cover your mouth with your hands. "C-can I pet it?!"
You ran towards the white bear and rubbed your hands and cheeks against it. "Cheerios!! It's nice to meet you Kumacheerios" He started moving due to your sudden affection. You got a little scared and jumped back quickly, causing you to fall down, sitting on your butt. "W-whoa" The bear faced you and started sniffing you which you mistook for him trying to see if you were good enough to eat. You were going to just burst into tears and roll around dramatically but you remembered that Matt told you not to scream so you tried to keep your outburst to yourself which just leaded to you slowly let out small, quiet cries of fear. "M-Matt", you called out to him before you almost started hyperventilating.
The bear moved back a bit then lied down on the side of you and looked up at you. You started shaking as tears still streamed down your face. It gently moved it's head into your lap and lightly cuddled into you. Matt grabbed your by your sides and was going to pick you up but you swatted at his hands. "W-wait! Wait! I-it likes me now" You scratch behind it's ears and it's eyes slowly began to close. You giggled and wiped your eyes and nose with your free hand. "Oh no. You're not scary Mr. Kuma bear. Nu-uh. You're just really big. I'm sorry for being scared of you. You're nice, huh Mr. Kuma bear. You're very soft too"
"Whenever you want to. I'll drive you up here"
"Yay!", you cheered and continued to pet the bear.
"But I wanna see him again!"
"Damn it kid, you running me up on gas money"
"Huh?", you crooked your head to the side. "Gas money?"
Matt hit his face. "Alright. Look. We can go tomorrow ok?"
"Alright!", you skipped away, down to your room to see if your daddy wanted to do anything together.
"Oh darling" He got on his knees and hugged you. "I would love to but I'm quite busy right now"
"Wait! Wait!", he lets you go but keeps hold of your arms. "How about we bake together?!"
"Yay!!! How fun!"
"Oh yes!", you followed him there and got out your step-stool so you could see over the counters.
"I-I can't eat it?"
"No dear. These are going to be for...a special person and...I wouldn't want to give them an odd number"
You looked down at your shoes then huffed. "...Ok. I won't eat them"
You looked up smiling back at your dad then held out your pinkie before locking it with his bigger one. "Promise!"
"Alright! Lets start!"
"Yes you are darling. I think now's time to add a few more ingredients", he told you. He opened one of the cabinets you weren't allowed into with a key. You tried to look but didn't want to spill anything you were stirring. You heard the cabinet close and him relock it before he came back over to you. He was holding what looked like a salt shaker in one hand but you couldn't see what was inside of the shaker. In the other hand he had a plastic tube. Of course, you couldn't see the contains of it either. They both had labels but you couldn't read so you didn't know what they said.
"Two more ingredients" He opened the plastic container first inside was a liquid. You knew cause he only put two drops of it in before putting the top back on.
"It's better if they don't" He moves the salt shaker over the batter and shakes it about four times. "There! Mix it all up nicely, alright?"
"Yay! They're almost done!" You hopped down from your step-stool and watched your dad place them in the oven. "Who are you giving those too?"
"A special friend of mine"
"Oh...Can I meet them?"
He patted the top of your hair. "Sorry dear but they won't be staying here for very long"
"Oh ok" You yawned and stretched your arms up in the air.
"No! Why do you keep skipping six every got damn time?!"
"I-I'm sorry. I-I forgot"
"B-but I thought you said counting was important?"
"No! No! Fuck that! You can only count to five for awhile!"
He held out what looked like a puppy towards you. "Here"
"Oh! A doggie!", you cheered and ran to him.
"R-really?!", your eyes got big; filled with hope and joy as you hugged the new pet close to your chest before sitting it down and hugging Matt's leg. "Thank you!!"
Everyone stopped and looked at the grey wolf pup, checking all it's new surroundings. "You're naming it Fruitloop?"
You nod quickly to answer Al.
"Birthday present?", you crooked your head.
"What's a birthday?"
"They day you were born. It lets you know when you get older"
"She doesn't even know what a month is, let alone when's her birthday", Al mentioned.
"When was that?"
"Uh...Alright. Lets make it today! Congratulations poppet, you're five!"
"Yaaaaaay!! Fruitloop! I'm five! I'm five now!"
You hop around with your new wolf following behind you. "It's my birthday! It's my birthday!"
"Oh. I don't know you and my daddy told me not to talk to strangers anymore" You were in the process of closing the door back but the brown haired on stopped you and reopened it. "Hey! I was closing that!"
"U-uhm....I-I don't know. She doesn't really look like anyone"
"H-hey! You stop using all that bad language in daddy's house!", you stated sternly.
"Or what kid?"
"O-or I'll...I-I'll make you wish you didn't!", you threatened.
"S-stop it! He's a present from my big brother! H-he's not very strong yet!"
You got real mad and took out your knife then flipped the blade out. "He's not a dog, he's wolf and don't touch him!"
"Oh. That knife looks very well made", Gil pointed out.
"Jerk!" You aimed and threw your knife at his leg, a little bit above his knee. You gasp as your hear the blade go through. You never used the knife before on a person and didn't know what to do but you knew you wanted it back. "G-give it back!" You ran towards him and kicked his other knee as hard as you could in an attempt to knock him down. A success for you. You were still kind of mad so you got on top of him and started punching at him. This was sort of when everyone thought it would be a good time to go and get you.
"I didn't think it would go this far", Al tried to hold back laughter while he was also holding Toni back.
You held your knife up. "Aye! You forgot? This is your blood that ruined my nice knife from uncle Francis!"
"My god. I taught her well with comebacks", Matt boasted.
You stuck your tongue out at the injured man. "You're a meanie!"
"You're a bitch!"
"Alright! Alright! Lets calm down. We can sit and talk", Oliver offered.
You kept eyesight on Toni, as he you. "Hello", you mumbled.
"Daddy, what does c-"
Oliver quickly covered your mouth. "It's a bad bad word. Don't ever repeat it, ever"
"Why does everyone think it's so fucking dangerous to give her a knife? Obviously she's pretty good with it"
"Shut the fuck up, asshole!"
"You don't curse!", you warned.
"It's not our fault you can't fend off a five year old", Matt replied and looked the other way.
You blinked a few times then placed your hands on his knees. "...Why are you so sad, sir?"
"Life is sad"
"You need someone to love you"
"Oh god. Kids are giving me advice on love. I should just kill myself. My life is so meaningless", he looked down and you felt he was shaking slightly.
He carefully looked up at you. "Help me feel better?"
"Uh-huh! Cupcakes make things better!"
He gently pats the top of your head. "...It's sad to think that your kindness will die one day and so will you"
"Then lets not think it"
"Wow. You are starting to make me really sad, sir"
"Everything's sad like your life. You may think you're happy now but soon you'll see the true torture that is reality"
"Can we get to the shit you came here for?", Francis suggested and moved you away from Gil.
"You scared?", Matt guessed.
"You're a rude person!!", you shouted.
"Oh you hush your mouth sir! You won nothing so don't talk like you have!"
"I'm taking you to the store so I can buy you you're own bat"
"Oh wow! Really?!"
"Just don't start swinging it around Toni. Next time you might break a bone or something"
"Fuck you, damn it!!"