Larx and Jiz nodded, and found a place in the room where they could relax a bit. "So," Larx began. "When are we supposed to get that thing to the guy?" Jiz gave a small sigh. "First of all, our client is a girl. I told you this already. Second, we're supposed to wait for delivery instructions."
Emiko burst into the room, speaking in a sing-song voice with her eyes closed. "Ohhh, Hi-ro-sukeeeeeeee! Where's the Sage of Teeeeears?" Opening her eyes, she saw the cheetah pair, and her face turned instantly hostile. "Who are you, and how did you get here?" Her hand shot behind her back, where she was prepared to press a button that gassed Hirosuke's room.
Hirosuke returned then, a tourniquet around his arm cutting off the circulation. "Leave 'em be, Mom. They're friends, they had something to steal, too." Emiko's face lightened considerably, and her little button was gone, both hands in the open. "Well, are you staying for dinner?"
Hirosuke smirked. "If they'd had your cooking before, they will, that's for sure." His mother ruffled his hair, then turned away. "Oh, you flatterer, Hirosuke. No wonder Risa likes you so much!"
Hirosuke shot an irritated glance at Emiko. "Moooooom, not in front of friends!" Emiko saw an opportunity to tease her son and turned her head to the brothers, saying, "Daisuke's got a girlfriend." She winked then danced out of the way of Hirosuke who was swatting at her half-heartedly. All in all, the two acted more like siblings than parent and offspring.
"Uh, sure, we'll stay for dinner." Jiz replied. Larx began to bounce up and down. "Huhzah!" He yelled. "No eating out tonight!" A small ring began to eminate from Jiz's pack. "Excuse me one moment." He went out onto the balcony, took out a cellphone, and began to converse with the person on the other line.
Hirosuke nodded, then said, "You'll be safe as long as you don't head for the basement or the entryway. Mom hasn't taken down those traps yet. I'm gonna go grab the antidote. Watch for that spot right there...." Hiro pointed at a space on the cieling. As he did so, a trapdoor burst open and dropped a 10KG spiked sheet of metal. "Because of that." With a hinted roll of his eyes, he walked out of the room to find an antidote.
Wiz stirred and gave a muttered "Kyuuuu...." as he sat up. The fluffy little rabbit-like creature stretched and yawned, then began to crawl around, not entirely awake.
Larx's ears perked up at the strange sound, and he looked around the room for the source. He spotted the fluffy little rabbit-like creature, and watched it with extreme curiosity. "Hiya!" He finally exclaimed to it.
Wiz leapt a good three feet in the air and squealed a loud KYUUUU of surprise before landing back on the bed and diving under the blankets. Hirosuke poked his head in the door. "Oh, I see you've met Wiz. Hey, Wiz, show them your talent."
The little bunny-like critter wormed it's way out from under the blankets. Giving a tentative look up at Larx, he became another Larx in a poof. "Kyuu." Hirosuke smiled. "Try telling me that's not cool. Really helps when I'm Dark." At the mention of the name, Wiz let out another chirp and transformed into Dark.
Jiz walked in right after Wiz had turned into Larx. "What the?! Oh no...." His ears perked up when Wiz turned into Dark. "Oh. I see." He sat down on the floor. "For a moment, I thought Larx had cloned himself. Just one is more than enough for this world." Larx smiled. "And you get to deal with me 24/7!" Jiz rolled his eyes while Larx turned to Wiz. "Can you turn into Jiz?" He asked.
Wiz's ears showed, then he twitched. "Kyuu." And just like that, he was Jiz. He asked for confirmation that he got it right by asking, "Kyuu?" Hirosuke chuckled. "Risa pretends to hate Riku, but they actually get along just fine.... Although, Riku's been distancing herself lately...."
"Hirosukeeeeee! Honored gueeeeeests! Dinneeeeeeeerr!" Hirosuke flashed a smile, then shot out of the room, bounding down the stairs.
Larx nodded to Wiz. "Yup! That's him!" Jiz rolled his eyes once more. When the two heard the call for dinner, they looked at each other, smiled, then raced each other down the stairs. Larx was the first at the bottom of the stairs after Hirosuke. "I win, Jiz!" Jiz landed on top of him, and the two began to wrestle with each other.
"Kyuu!" Wiz, still in the form of Jiz, pulled Jiz off of his brother. While he was doing that, Hirosuke was loading his plate. Of the food, little could be said short of godly. Emiko waved at the three, not relizing that Wiz was one of them. "Ooh, the three of you look so much alike! You must all be brothers!"
Larx got up. "Huh? Three?" He turned and saw the two Jizs. "Wahhh!!!! Jiz cloned himself!" The real Jiz went over and bonked Larx on the head. "Wiz turned into me, you dolt!" Larx rubbed his head with his two front paws. "Yeah, the two of us are twins." Larx told Emiko.
Wiz returned to his ultra-cute form, and Emiko gave a slight 'Ah!' Then she smiled. "Oh, that little Wiz is so cute!" She grabbed a strawberry off the table and handed it to Wiz, who gave an excited squeak and immediately set to munching.
"So!" Emiko pulled out two chairs and gestured fabulously. "To the table with your hungry selves!" The aroma of extremely well prepared food wafted to them as if on cue. Emiko sat in her own seat and began to tuck in, and Hirosuke was almost done with his first helping. Daiki, Hirosuke's grandfather, began eating as well, and Kosuke appeared out of nowhere as he usually did. "Yo. 'Names Kosuke. I'm the brat's dad." He gave a smirk that told he was only joking, and ducked a flying knife, thrown, surprisingly, not by Hirosuke, who took the jibe with a grin, but the boy's mother, who gave him a glare that said 'MIND YOU MANNERS!' loud and clear.
Larx and Jiz bounded over each other to the table, and got into their seats. "Nice to meet you!" Larx exclaimed to Kousuke with a chuckle at the knife. "I'm Larx, and this is my older brother Jiz." Jiz smiled politely at Kousuke. "Nice to meet you as well." He then turned to Larx. "Tommarrow. Noon." Was all he said. Larx nodded his head up and down, then began to get some food. "It smell really good." He commented to Emiko. "Better than the Chinese we keep getting." This earned him another thunk on the head from Jiz.
Emiko shot Larx a smirk. "Well, it should be. Dining out never compares to good old fashioned home cooking." Kosuke took his seat clamly, as though the knife had never happened. With a glance at Larx, who was seated closer to Emiko, he asked, "You two don't have any cameras or anything, do you? If you do, my lovely wife has probably stolen them already."
Emoki shot Kosuke another glare, but she kept her knife. She needed it to cut the pot roast.
Hirosuke chuckled, saying, "Yeah, she taught me everything I know. Actually, I got the change-clothes trick from my grandpa." Daiki nodded, then, with almost nothing more than a twitch, he was suddenly wearing a different pair of clothes. Hirosuke rolled his eyes. "Show-off still loves to show that he's better than me. I'm only 14, grandpa! You've had years to work on it!"
Daiki simply smirked and finished his plate, excusing himself from the table. Emiko, Kosuke, and Hirosuke were already on second helpings.
Wiz, having finished his strawberry, made his way to Larx's plate and began munching while the leapard was distracted.
Jiz shook his head at Kousuke's comment. "Nope. No cameras. Just some stolen art of our own." With this he put one paw in the pouch that contained the item, and kept his paw on it. Larx looked doen, and saw Wiz munching things from his plate. Smiling, he got some more food, and divided it into two parts on the plate so that Wiz would be able to have some.