It was just a little bit before dawn and the last few stars were giving their all to stay lit, but was only a matter of time until they went out like all the others.
Just then a small pup named Axel walked out of the Lookout looking for his friend.
Axel- Sora? Where are you?
Just then he spotted him sitting in the middle of the yard watching the sun getting ready to wake up.
Sora-Come on sun, it's time to get up...we need to do our jobs and I want to save people!
Axel- Yeah sun what's taking you so long...It's time to start the day
Just then Sora jumped in the air out of surprise.
Axel- Oops! Sorry buddy
Sora-Oh Axel, sorry you startled me.
Axel- What are you up to?
Sora-Trying to wake the sun up, but no matter how much I try, it won’t wake up!
Axel- Ugh…Why does it take so long!
Sora-Hehehe, he's lazy.
Axel- Hehehe, yeah he is!
Just then it started to peak over the horizon.
Sora-Look he's getting up!
Axel- It sure is!
Sora-*blushes* S-sorry...that slipped out.
Axel- Its okay buddy
Sora-I guess...I'm getting so relaxed that I'm acting my age. *laughs nervously*
Axel- Aww don't worry Sora
Sora-So, what're you doing up so early?
Axel- I thought I'd get up and see the sunrise
Sora-Yep, I knew it...hey, are the other pups up?
Axel- Nope not yet, they’re sound asleep…In a pile
Sora-*giggle* Oh yeah, we were in that pile!
Axel-*giggle* Yep, we sure were
Sora-Hehehe let's go see them, but let's try not to wake them.
WIth that they went back up to the top floor of the Lookout and saw the pups all in a big pile of fur.
Sora-*whispers* They’re really cute when they sleep.
Axel- *whispers* Yeah, they sure are.
Axel- Getting sleepy?
Sora-A little, I woke up at 4:30...I think that's what it's called anyway.
Axel- Yeah that sounds about right.
Sora-Let's get some sleep.
With that they cuddled up to eachother and fell asleep.
2 hours later.
Chase- *yawn* Morning pups!
Axel- *Yawn* Morning little bro!
Chase- *sees him and Sora nearby* Oh good morning you to Bro, what are you doing over there?
Axel- We were watching the sunrise
Zuma- *yawn* You dudes sure like watching that, don't you?
Axel- It's our favorite thing
Sora-*talks in sleep* Mmm, I'll have some more raspberries daddy...
Axel- *giggles* That silly fox…Always talking in his sleep.
Skye- *giggle* Awww, he's so cute when he does that.
Marshall- *giggle* He's such a little pup.
Chase- Hehehe, yep...you know he's been acting a lot like that lately.
Axel- Yeah I think he's finally getting used to being here.
Chase- I think that's not too far off...is this how he was before his dad died?
Axel-Yeah, he was always very playful and happy…but when he died…it’s like he completely changed…he turned very serious and seemed like a completely different pup…
Chase-I think he did that to push away his emotions…he must have hurt so much and turned that into a way to cope…
Rocky- Sounds like he's coming out of his shell. I mean, since things have gotten so much better for you guys that must have filled him with so much happiness that his old self is coming back to him.
Axel- Yeah, I think you’re right…I hope he stays that way.
Just then Sora started to stir.
Axel- Shh, he's waking up
Sora-*wakes up and groggily looks around*
Axel- Good morning again buddy.
Sora-*yawn* Morning, again!
Axel- Slept well?
Axel- That's good!
Sora-*looks over and sees each of the pups nearby* Morning guys, you sleep well?
Chase- Yeah we did
Rocky- Yep, felt really good.
Zuma- It sure did dudes
Sora-Yeah, I'm glad. You each did look really cute in a pile.
Axel- Yep you sure did!
Chase- *blushes* O-oh, you saw that?
Rocky- *blushes* T-That's embarrassing
Zuma- *blushes* Y-yeah dudes.
Marshall- S-Sorry you guys had to see that.
(Rubble) Yeah, I guess we were pretty cute...but not as cute as you talking in your sleep like a little puppy.
Skye- Yeah Sora, you were so cute!
Sora-*blushes so deep you can see it through his red fur* I-I did?
Axel- Yeah, you sure did buddy!
Sora-*looks away* I-I didn't say anything embarrassing did I?
Axel- No no, just something about asking daddy for another raspberry.
Sora-*blushes even deeper* Oh my god...I can't believe I said that...
Axel- It's nothing to be ashamed of Sora.
Rocky- Yeah, what were you dreaming about?
Axel- Were you dreaming about daddy Sora?
Sora-Yeah, we were looking for food and found a berry bush...and he gave me a couple raspberry's...I loved them so much I asked for more.
Axel- Ah, I see
Skye- Awww, that's a sweet dream
Axel- Yeah, it sure is.
Rocky- You like Raspberry's?
Sora-A little...Okay, a lot.
Chase- That's nothing to be ashamed of Sora.
Sora-Thanks, I love sweet things and it's a big weakness of mine...*giggle*now I'm the one embarrassed!
Axel- I'm not the biggest fan of them...but I do like them every once and a while.
Axel- I'm more of a sweeter fruit kind of pup.
Sora-Anyway, back to you guys...to be honest, I thought you each were very cute in that pile, and it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Axel- I did too guys! You all looked very cute!
Chase- Oh yeah...
Sora-Hey, we were in that pile!
Axel- Yep we sure were!
Zuma- Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
Axel- *giggle* We all looked really cute!
Sora-Hehehe, I admit it is pretty embarrassing, but it is comfortable.
Axel- Yeah it is.
Skye- *giggle* Yep, it is nice and cozy!
Chase- It sure is.
Zuma- Yep, and it was pretty cold last night.
Rocky- Must be cold for you to say that, being you love cold water.
Axel- *shivers* Ugh...Cold water...
Rocky- Oops, sorry Axel.
Axel- It's okay Rocky.
Sora-Anyway, do you pups have any plans?
Chase- No I don't think so…
Sora-When does Ryder- wake up?
Chase- Soon I think.
Axel-*Smiling sly* Hehehe I got an idea of what we can do.
Sora-*sees this* Uh-oh I know that look, pups run!
Chase- *see this* Uh-oh!
Marshall- What's wrong?
Axel- I'm giving you all a chance to run!
Sora-Axel's in a tickling mood!
Axel- That's right!
Chase- Yeah, run!
With that each of the pups scattered.
Just then he got Zuma.
Axel started tickling the life out of poor Zuma.
Zuma-Hahahahahaha, n-no! No more!
Axel-Hehehe, how you feel?
Zuma-*pant* great, but I don’t think you’ll be able to get Sora and Chase.
Axel-Heh, I’ll find Sammy and Chase.
Sora-No you won’t!!! Sora then covered his mouth, but both he and Chase were spotted by Axel.
Chase-Nice one Sora…
With that they dove into the elevator.
Axel-Blast, oh well…I’ll get them later…but first…
Chase-I-I think we lost him.
Sora-B-but the other pups…*tears up*
Chase-They’ll be avenged! Hahahaha, man we’re really getting into this!
Sora-Yeah...*giggle* I can't get over how worked up we're getting over being tickled!
Chase- *giggle* I know we are such scaredy pups!
Sora-*giggle* It is fun though!
Chase-Yeah it is
Sora-I love you guys!
Chase-And we all love you and Axel too!
Sora-So, who was the newest one besides us?
Chase- She's a husky that we found in trying to save Jake
Sora-Why haven't we met her?
Chase- Because she lives with Jake at Jake's mountain would you like to meet her?
Sora-Well, she is part of our crazy family right?
Chase-Hehe yep she sure is
Just then the two spotted Axel on the main floor.
Sora then saw everyone else behind him.
Sora-G-guys, did he get you!?
Marshall- Yeah, he got us all.
Rocky- Run guys!
Sora-Eep! *pushes the elevator button* But Axel jumps in just as it closes.
Axel pounces on both them and starts tickling them
The door closes trapping them inside with him
Axel- I gave you a chance
Chase- Hehehhe Axel Please heheheheheh Stop!
Sora-Y-yeah hahahahaha, you got us!
Axel- Okay, I think you two had enough.
Sora-You know why I didn't run?
Sora-*giggle* I wanted to be tickled!
Chase- *giggle* Yeah, just to get it over with.
Axel- *Giggle* Aww you two are the best
Sora-But, you know what that means right?
Axel- Yes, and I'm looking forward to it
Sora-You are the last one here who hasn't been tickled.
Axel- I know
Chase- You ready?
Sora-Let's get him!
Axel- Yeah, give me all you got!
Sora-*giggle* You shouldn't have said that!
Axel: Oh really?
With that Sora and Chase pounced on him.
Axel: I'm waiting!
Sora-You've asked for it!
*tickles him the best he can with his tail and paws.
Chase- Yes you did! *Tickles him the best he can with his paws*
Sora-Ha, take that!
Axel- Hehe okay okay you guys me! heheehehe
Chase- Told you
Sora-We're just as much monters!
Axel- I guess in runs the family
Chase- You got that right
With that the elevator reached its destination
Axel- Well we here
Marshall- D-did he get you guys?
Chase- Yeah, but we got him too
Sora-We gave him double trouble!
Axel- I'll remember that
Chase- You should!
Sora-And we'll be ready!
Sora-Oh, yeah before you got us...I found out something!
Axel- What did you find out Sora?
Sora-We've got one more member of the family!
Axel- Really who is it?
Chase- Oh yeah, you haven't met her either. She's our Snow rescue pup Everest.
Axel- Oh I can't wait to meet her
Skye- She's really nice!
Zuma- Yeah dudes you two would love her
Sora-Sounds interesting, another member of the family!
Axel- Yeah she really does
Just then Ryder- walked in.
Ryder- Hey pups!
Axel- Hi Ryder-!
Chase- Hello Ryder-, sir!
Zuma- Hey Rwder dude
Ryder- Happy one week Anniversary you two!
Chase- Oh yeah, I forgot about that!
Zuma- I did too dude
Sora-That's okay, so did I!
Axel- *Starts tearing up*
Skye- Happy Anniversary!
Sora-*starts tearing up*
(Rubble) Happy Anniversary guys!
Axel- *Starts to cry*
Chase- What's wrong guys?
Sora-F-for so long, we've only known pain...and to be loved like this...it means more to us than you can imagine.
Axel- And to think if it wasn't for Sora...I wouldn’t be here with all of you guys today...
Sora-And if Axel hadn't saved me...I'd be in that tar pit right now...
Axel- And if wasn't for you guys we would still be living on our own.
Sora-So thank you...thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Axel- Yeah...Thank you guys!
Ryder- Your welcome, you each are great pups and have helped us out a lot.
Chase- Yeah guys in the one short week you two have been here you done so much.
Sora-We only do our best.
Axel- No matter the challenge maybe
Sora-We'll always make it in time!
Axel- That's true
Sora-And we swear to make it up to you one day!
Axel- We both will!
Ryder- You already have.
Zuma- Yeah dudes
Sora-Not enough...all we did was help out.
Axel- We still have much more to do for you…
Chase- Guys, you don't have to push yourselves that hard.
Axel- Sigh...Chase before we joined we saved over two hundred animals lives in the forest.
Sora-And 75 times we nearly lost our lives.
Sora-Falling in tar pits, nearly falling off cliffs, and even risking getting shot.
Axel- And we have the scars to prove it.
Sora-We couldn't save the ones we loved...so we try to save as many as we can to at least pay off a small portion of our debt
Chase- Wow, you keep count of that?
Sora-It's hard to forget.
Axel- We think of it all the time…
Ryder- Guys, their deaths weren't your fault...some things just happen.
Axel- *Sigh* We know that, but we just want things to be right for everyone
Sora-It's true we didn't kill them directly, but they died saving us, and that's enough.
Axel- No more about this.
Sora-*sigh* You're right...even if we save a thousand lives, it won't be enough... but we'll do as many as we can!
Axel- We promise!
Ryder- Guys, don't be so hard on yourselves.
Axel- *Takes a deep breath* Your right Ryder-, sir. Today is not the day to be upset about it...Now is the time to be happy!
Sora- You're right, like my dad once said "It's not what you did in the past that matters, but what you're doing at this moment."
Axel- Yeah we may have been though a lot, but thanks to you guys we really been doing well getting over it.
Chase- You're family, and that's what families do.
Rocky- Yeah and besides Me, You, Sora, and Chase are basically the same
Sora-Yeah, you've lost yours too...
Sora-And we'll help you through it!
Axel- Yes we will!
Ryder- Anyway...I've got a surprise for you pups
Ryder- Well, I was thinking about taking us out to that pup restaurant down the street for breakfast in honor of Axel and Sora's first whole week here.
Sora-What's a "restaurant?"