Chapter 2: Arbok
It was night-time. Silver was sitting on a branch as the wolves surrounded another yellow one with spiky fur around its head. This was the leader of the pack, Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII).
"That night, the pack met together on council rock." Silver narrated, "Because Sylar, the panther, had returned to their part of the jungle. This council was to decide Sora's entire future."
"Sylar will obviously KILL the boy and all who try to protect him." Cloud said to the pack, "Now, do we all agree what must be done?" The wolves nodded in agreement, "Now, it's my unfortunate duty to tell the kid's father. Homer, could ya come here?"
Homer stood up and walked over, "I WASN'T SLEEPING, CLOUD!" he shouted, nervously.
"We ALL know you were sleeping." Cloud said, rolling his eyes, "This is about Sora."
"Look, if this is about the flooding, it was Bart's idea!" Homer stated, quickly.
"You can't blame that on ME!" Bart snapped.
"Don't you even remember WHAT we were talking about?!" Cloud demanded.
"Sorry." Homer apologized.
"The council has made its decision: it's no longer safe for Sora to stay with the pack. He must leave at once." Cloud stated.
"Well, that's nice and..." Homer's brain then received the information, "WHAT?! LEAVE?!"
"Sorry, Homer. There isn't any other way." Cloud said, somberly.
"But...but...the man-cub..." Homer stammered, "He's like my own son...and ten times less hyperactive than Bart! Isn't he entitled to some protection from the pack or somethin'?!"
"Homer, you know FULL WELL that even our pack isn't a match for the panther." Cloud explained.
"But Sora can't survive ALONE in the jungle, either." Lisa said.
"Cloud, I think I can help." Silver said, jumping down into the pack.
"You, Silver?" Cloud asked, "How?"
"I know a man village not too far from here." Silver said before explaining, "Sora and I have gone on MANY walks in the jungle. I'm sure he'll go with me."
"Then you must start. We don't have ANY time to lose." Cloud said. Silver bolted off as Cloud called, "Good luck."
Silver and Sora were walking, side-by-side, through the jungle.
"Silver?" Sora asked with a yawn, "It's getting late, shouldn't we go back home?"
"Sora..." Silver sighed before admitting, "This time, we're not going home. I'm taking you to a man village."
"Man village? Why should I go there?" Sora asked.
"Because Sylar, the panther, has returned." Silver replied, "And he's sworn to KILL you."
"KILL ME?" Sora asked, "Why would he want to do that?"
"He HATES humans." Silver replied, "And he's not gonna let ya grow up just to become another hunter with a gun."
"Well, we'll just explain to him that I'd NEVER do anything like that." Sora grinned.
"It won't work." Silver deadpanned, "Nobody explains ANYTHING to Sylar."
"Well, I'm not afraid." Sora said, "Besides, I..."
"Shut up." Silver simply stated, looking up a large tree, "Now, we'll sleep in here for tonight."
Sora began trying to climb up...which wasn't working. He was sliding down and was looking awkward.
"Is that the best you can do?" Silver asked between laughs.
"It's too big around!" Sora snapped, "And besides, I don't have telekinesis!"
Sora began sliding down. Silver grabbed him with telekinesis and began climbing, himself. His concentration suddenly broke as Sora fell down, grabbing Silver's fur. The hedgehog screamed in pain as Sora climbed up, accidentally sticking his foot into Silver's mouth. The two heaved themselves onto a branch.
"Alright, now that THAT fiasco's over, let's sleep." Silver sighed.
"I still say I can make it in the jungle." Sora stated, stubbornly.
"Heh." Silver scoffed, "You wouldn't last a day."
"I could make it. I can take care of myself." Sora rmuttered, darkly.
A strange, cobra-like creature then lowered itself. It had purple scales, something that looked like a face on its hood, and was pretty long. He was Arbok (Pokemon). He smacked his lips as he observed Silver before returning his attention to Sora.
"Ssssay, now, what have we here?" he asked. Sora turned his back to the snake, "It's a man-cub. A deli-ci-ous man-cub..."
"Beat it and leave me alone." Sora growled, shoving Arbok's face away.
"Wish I could, but I'm not so fortunate..." Silver mumbled, drowsily, "Now, JUST sleep."
"Good idea. GLARE." Arbok said, glowering at Sora.
"S-Silver?" Sora asked as his body froze up as the paralysis effect of the Pokemon attack took effect.
"No use arguing. I'm trying to sleep, so leave the talking for morning." Silver muttered.
"He won't BE HERE in the morning." Arbok snickered as he began wrapping his coils around the frozen Sora.
"Oh, he will. He..." Silver's eyes bugged as he noticed what was happening, "HOLD IT, ARBOK!"
Silver gave Arbok an uppercut, sending the snake into a branch. Sora was immediately released from the effects of Glare. Arbok groaned in pain.
"My ssssinusssesss." He then wheeled over to Silver, "You have just made a sssserioussss missstake, my friend. A very SSSSSSTUPID..."
"Now, look, Arbok, I just..." Silver said, nervously.
"Misssstake." Arbok continued, not noticing that Sora stepped out of his coils. Silver clenched his eyes shut, "Look me in the eyes when I'm talking."
Silver opened one eye and it froze, "Come on, Arbok!"
"BOTH EYES, if you please." Arbok ordered.
"Oh, crap." Silver swore as he, too, froze in place.
Sora then began shoving Arbok's coils down, "You have jussst ssssealed your doom..."
Arbok suddenly shot back, landing in a heap on the jungle floor. Sora was laughing at this.
"Silver, did ya see that?" Sora then noticed that Silver was still frozen, "Silver! Wake up, Silver!"
Sora then began clapping Silver's face. The hedgehog shook the paralysis off and began to gasp with breath.
"Jusst wait until I get that brat in my coilsssss..." Arbok hissed (wow, literally.). He suddenly stopped and yelped.
"Hey, Silver, he's got a knot in his tail!" Sora laughed.
"Hee-hee. He's got a knot in his tail." Arbok mocked before straining with his tail. It snapped forward and collided with him, "I'm going to go home to my pit and cry now..."
Sora began laughing...until he noticed Silver.
"So, you can make it on your own, huh?" Silver asked, "And you wanna stay in the jungle?"
"Yeah, I wanna stay in the jungle." Sora replied.
"Tough luck, you're going, one way or another." Silver deadpanned as he got comfortable, "Now, go to sleep."
The two then fell asleep on uneasy terms with each other.