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In last week’s bit, Bryan (our wereduck hero Tom’s werewolf brother who recently escaped from the Big Bad) told Tala (the half-feral werewolf he brought with him) that he expected her to be polite to his family, who were offering them a safe haven.

Tala questioned the concept of “safety” and, after I ran out of sentences, stomped back into the house, followed by Mrs. Mahon (Tom and Bryan’s mother) and Jackie (their weretiger sister, who is Not Impressed by Tala).

Tom and Bryan take a breather before they launch into a plotful (hush, it’s a word) discussion:


“Lotta bossy females around,” Bryan murmured. He didn’t sound like he minded.

“And you brought another one,” I said.

He sighed. “Take it easy on her, Tom, could you?”

“Depends on what you have to say.”

“Fair enough,” he said.  “Any chance of a beer?”

“Is Dad grilling?”

“God, it’s good to be home,” he said.


Not the most exciting bit, maybe, but I like how Tom and Bryan interact in it.  I think it defines their relationship better than the “scar explanation” from a few weeks ago.


The mouthwatering image of grilled salmon was taken by Jon Sullivan and placed in the public domain, according to Wikimedia Commons.