Just a little something stupid as I sort of envisioned a brief conversation about Hunter and Carl.
[spoiler]Artemis bit her lip as she saw Hunter press in close to his new boyfriend. She already said her piece about him getting involved with Carl, local football star and werewolf.
Well, either he will get his heart broken…or eaten…she thought.
She gave a slight cough, briefly interrupting the two. Artemis tossed a box wrapped in festive paper, adorned with a bow.
Hunter, surprised, turned the package over in his hands, “What’s this?”
Artemis growled, “Just open it up.”
Hunter’s eyes lingered for a second on his sister before he opened it, and pulled out a large, rubber ball. “Uh, thanks,” he said, then glanced at Carl, “You know, I don’t appreciate the insult.”
Artemis shrugged, “Oh, get off your high horse. I was trying to make peace with this…relationship. I just don’t know what you get the werewolf who has everything.”
“A rabies shot,” Carl replied deadpan, while Artemis rolled her eyes. Carl shrugged good-naturedly, then continued, “I think it was a sweet gesture. After all, playing catch as a wolf, and as a human means two different things.”
Artemis gave out a slight laugh as she added, “It would be much tougher with the hand-egg.”
“Football,” interrupted Hunter.
Carl smiled, “Nah, hand-egg is more fun to say.”[/spoiler]