Sash ran over it in her mind. ‘I saw it fall! I KNOW I saw it Fall!’

“Jut a little closer,….” Hypre watched the birds, waiting for them to get close. “Yes!” He hissed eagerly. His heart was racing with excitement.  And then, he lunged again.

“HYPRE!” Blake’s hand reached out to quickly snag the cheetah cub by the scruff of his neck. “No!! Leave the birds alone!!”

“But,.. I’m hungry!” Hypre squeaked in terror. Blake rarely raised his voice at him and when he did, it terrified the much smaller creature.