"Gavin!" His older sister called. "Wake up and take the basket already! You can't just sleep all day!"
Gavin rolled over so his face wasn't buried in his pillow. "And so the day starts" he muttered. Moving from his bed he slipped on a red jacket and jeans before brushing his hair and teeth.
Gavin jumped down the stairs two steps at a time. "Arcadia is sick, I thought you'd be a gentleman and bring her some baked sweets that I made" his sister said, going about her business in the kitchen.
"Sick? Again?" Gavin replied with a sigh, as he grabbed the basket that his older sister had just oh so conveniently placed on the counter near the door. "Then I'll be going. Hold dinner for me".
Kaite raised an eyebrow but didn't say anything for a small moment. "okay... just take the map just in case" she answered.
"But I know the way fine by now-"
"Just take it! The woods are a very dangerous place especially with those creatures around and about. I don't need to hear a wolf got my little brother now do I?"
He was about to retort but knew he would get nowhere and stuck the map in the basket. "Fine" he replied, walking out the door. He made sure it was shut behind him before her made his way into the start of the dense forest, down the path and out of the clearing. He left in such a hurry he didn't see the message on his machine from Arcadia that he didn't know he got.
Her tail flicked along with a twitch of the ears as she watched from the bushes, following him at a very safe and comfortable distance. The smell of the baked sweets from the basket rested in his nose and she licked her lips to a small extent. This time I'll get it. She thought to herself victoriously, already reveling in the win. Then she noticed the boy stopped. She peeked her head up from the bushes, making sure no small branches got stuck in her hair while being so stealthy. He nestled against a tree with his eyes closed off the path. Normal routine. As she waited and tasted the air for any sign of his sudden movement she made the assumption that he had fallen into a slumber. The red hooded boy was completely asleep and completely unaware. A big grin formed on the wolf's face as she crept closer and closer to the basket. Victory in arms reach she went for it only to be grabbed by the wrist and pulled away. Before she knew it she was on the ground. It happened so fast she was a bit confused when she realized she was on her back. Sitting up she saw the red hooded boy over her with a very un-amused expression. "Oh so there's my big bad wolf. I was wondering when you would come out from hiding" the red hooded boy commented. The wolf formed a growl in her throat but when she went to get up she was pushed back onto her back as he rested his foot on her chest. "So the little wolf tries her luck again huh?" She bared her teeth hitting his foot off her and sprang to her feet.
"Give me the basket!" She demanded. He however just smirked.
"Aw wake up on the wrong side of the bed today little wolf?"
"Stop calling me that!" she yelled charging him. His smirked turned to a grin and before she realized it, he had her arm bent back and she was pinned against the tree. She was completely at his mercy now.
"Let go!" she demanded again.
"Why so demanding Little Wolf?!"
"Stop calling me that and let go!" She repeated.
He just smiled and moved closer to her, pressing their bodies together to whisper in her ear. "Ya know, I think you follow me for more than just the basket" he whispered. The Wolf couldn't help but blush.
"W-what are you talking about? I just want the damn basket!" she protested.
"Then why do you follow me every other week when I walk through here even when I don't have the basket of sweets for delivery?"
Her eyes widened. How could he know? Did he really know the whole time?
"We've been playing this game for three years now Little Wolf. I can tell that you've been crushing on me all this time" he continued.
"Y-your wrong" She protested again, squirming to get loose. This was getting very bad. There was no way this was going to end well she thought. The red hooded boy tightened his grip and pulled which made her squeak from the slight pain she felt from moving. He had her completely locked.
"Just admit it" he said in a small breath on her neck which was enough to make her shiver. She didn't answer though, just gritted her teeth, and was determined to last.
The boy suddenly let go and spun her around but before she could say or do anything he had his lips pressed to hers. She was stunned, she didn't know how to react but before she could make up her mind he pulled away with a sly smirk.
"There" he grinned. She clenched her teeth.
"You stupid, stupid boy! You-" He cut her off with another kiss, grabbing her by the wrists and pushing her to press her back against the tree. "Hhmmpt" She said against the kiss which probably was supposed to be another insult but eventually she stopped resisting and let him kiss her. Taking this as his chance, The red hooded boy wormed his way into her mouth. The wolf did not decline and played along with him between their mouths. He tasted like the sweets he carried. Which now that she thought of it would make a lot of sense. The boy was obviously playing which was enough to get sweet sounds from her. Eventually they needed air so they had to pull apart. The wolf still kept her blush as she sucked in air but still stayed pressed to the boy. Then her eyes drew towards the basket again. She moved her eyes back to the boy who moved to her neck. She wasn't going lose that easily. She wasn't going lose to him now. She broke away, even though it so pained her with regret to do so, and went to grab the basket. She got one hand on the handle before the boy took it from her and stuck his tongue out mockingly at her. "Nice try Little Wolf" He taughtingly, his smug smile back. "Well I really enjoyed this but I have to deliver some sweets to a friend. I look forward to seeing you again later" He winked at her, which made her want to blush again, before continuing his way along the dusty dirt path into the forest. The Big Bad Wolf's tail flicked in frustration as she watched him leave, then she noticed the small piece of paper on the ground. She picked it up and looked at it. It was the map. She must have shook it loose when she grabbed the basket causing it to fall out when he ripped the basket from her hands. She examined it and realized exactly where he was heading. Another house at the other edge of the forest where a girl named Arcadia lived. The girl bore a striking resemblance to the Wolf, not including the wolf ears and tail The wolf had. The wolf formed a grin as a new plot hatched in her head. She would get red riding hood yet.
End of Part 1