Desert | Late Morning | 24
"Ya bettuh be!" she scolded him, her hooves falling to her sides and her stance relaxing. Pyth hung his head, heat radiating off his face. The giant carnivore once more cried out for sunshine, as the bull stared at the ground intently. That must be her name...idiot...
"... M'kay cowboy, heas how it is. Don't go after mah dino, an' I won't go after you. Promise me and ah'll let you off th' hook.... Fuh now."
"Ye- uh...sure." He muttered anxiously, his gravelly voice almost lost in the dirt.
"Oh!-- OH!-- Oh, I'm so sorry!" he yelped, gingerly stepping around to not slam the building with his tail as the dino leaps to the foxes' aid. "I didn't see you there, did I hurt you?" Pyths' ear flicked in that direction as he watched the debacle with open-mouthed confusion. This ancient, living death-machine looked like he could easily crush a Rhyhorn in its' jaws, but...
He looked more like a clumsy ballerina.
This was the monster with steak-knives for teeth?
This was what he was gonna fight?
The bull sighed, his eyes glazed over in disappointment.
"Your...boy, huh?" He glanced at the female, the thudding in his chest slowing a bit. His mountainous body relaxed, his head rising to survey the bright fox and the lizard. "Who's the other one? Yours too?"
As he listened to the cow, his steely gaze peered through the bright heatwaves floating above the roads. He could have sworn he had felt the beating of hooves. Not of his own of course; he could recognize a bulls' thudding from a mile away. No, whatever it was, it was much smaller and swifter than he. He watched passively, concern dwindling.
No point in bothering if there's no challenge.
"Get the hell out of the way!" Barked the vibrant yellow fox as she lithely sprung about the rubble of the building and drew the fire of some of the flock that had fallen upon them.
"Well, damn." He growled under his breath as he turned and bounded into one of the crumbling, decrepit buildings. He could only hope 'Sunshine' had enough sense to take cover. Screeches raced by his ears as the large mass of dead, rotten birds flew past him.
Their red and black bodies blotted out the bright light from outside as they swarmed the building, and flooding their way towards their target. Pyth grunted angrily as they hungrily pecked and tore at his hide. Flames roared out of their small mouths, the bull narrowly escaping them as he began to Thrash wildly. He threw himself into the walls, barely feeling the crushing bodies before they fell to the floor.