Peter curled his nail under Stiles chin, and tilted his head up and made him look at him “Look at this a little lost fox out in the woods.” He said looking down at the little boy with the fox ears and tail, his eyes filled with tears from his fall the sound of dogs barking echoed around them making Stiles whimper “Poor thing let Uncle Peter look after you.” He smiled as he picked up the fox cub and warped his jacket around him and carried him away from the dogs.
“Hey there little guy my name is Talia, can you tell me where your skulk is?” Asked a dark hair woman, the little cub pulled his tail close to himself and looked up at her
“I...I don’t know.” He answered from behind his tail, she looked up at Peter he gave her a look at said ‘not here’ she looked back at Stiles and knelt at his level
“Are you hurt?” Stiles nods “let’s see?” she asked softly, sniffing Stiles moves his tail away and see the cord of a snare looped around his ankle “Oh you poor boy.” Talia said “You didn’t see this?” She asked Peter
“I didn’t have much time there been hunters in the woods. It seems he got out of it.” Peter said
“The cord is still around his ankle.” She told him, she rubbed his leg and looked up at Stiles “Tell me your name?” she asked
“S...Stiles.” he said Peter and Talia froze and looked at each other,
“The Sheriffs kid.” Peter breaths as Stiles nods, the dark hair woman looks back at Stiles
“Okay Stiles this is what’s going to happen Peter is going to go and find your dad okay while I fix your leg up and if Peter is not back by the time I healed your leg you can have a lolly.” She told him, Stiles nods as Peter leaves the room.
Peter walked out the room and grabs his coat as he see a young teen walk in, the teen stops and sniffs the air “We have a fox here?” He asked, Peter nods
“Yeah a kit, hunters were after him.” He told him as he pulled his coat on “Your mum wants me to find his dad but his skulk has already been killed. I know his dad is the Sheriff and he isn’t a fox.” He said, the boy nodded and heard a cry from the living room “And that would be here pulling the snare off his leg.”
“W...What they are using Snare?”
“Only on the foxes.” Peter said as he walked out into the rain to his car.
Stiles sat there crying on the sofa at the pain running though his leg and up his body “Shhh Stiles, I know I know it hurts.” She said pulling him up and onto her lap and let the cub cry against her as he rubbed his back. The teen from outside the room walked into the living room and saw his mother place her hand on 10 year’s leg and start to heal the wound. Talia looked up to see him she smiled “Hey Derek I would like you to met Stiles, Stiles I would like you to met my son Derek.” She said, Derek watched the little boy look up at him with his large chocolate eyes but he looked at the two pointy ears on his head and the reddish fluffy tail
“Hi.” He said to him
“He’s going to stay with us for a little bit until we can find his dad.” She said, Derek nodded but kept looking at the 10 year old.
It was late when Peter returned, Stiles was a sleep on the sofa Talia stood over the sofa looking down at the sleep child when a soaking wet peter came in. She looked at him as he took his coat off “Well?” she asked,
“Is he in there?” He asked, she nods to him “Come here.” He told her, she moved away from the sofa and walked into the kitchen with him
“Sheriff got in to a car accident, he’s been rushed to the hospital they said it’s not looking good.” Talia sighed and rubbed her eyes “They know we have Stiles and they don’t want to move.” She nods
“Yeah okay, I will set a bed up for him we won’t tell him until tomorrow let the little guy have some rest.” She said as she walked out of the kitchen and back into the living room.
Scooping her arms under the thin boy she picked Stiles up and carried him up the stairs, his head rested on her shoulder as she walked up the stairs heading to one of the bed empty spare bed rooms. She opens the door just as her eldest daughter Laura opens the door “What’s going on?” whispered
“I will tell you and the other tomorrow, just for now go back to bed.”
“Okay mum.” Laura said as she ducked back inside as Talia moved into the bed room with Stiles, she placed the fox kit on the bed and took his shoes off and the pulled the covers up to his chin. Stiles stir and open his eyes a crack
“Daddy?” he called out
“No sorry little one, you dad is working late and asked me to keep an eye one you for the night.”
“Daddy’s always working.” He said as he curled up into a ball to sleep, Talia sighed and kissed the top of his head and got up
“Call me if you need me okay, my room is just down the hall.” She told him as she closed the door just a jar and headed back down stairs.