"I will give you my allowance if you make him stop."
Bastian looked up from where he had been making Mac & Cheese for lunch and blinked at the petite Snow Leopard frowning at him. He had been baby-sitting the fraternal twins for many months by then; easy money most of the time since they usually just wrestled together or watched television while he did his own homework. Being only four years older—sixteen to their twelve—meant that he didn't have to work extra hard to watch them, like he did when he watched the five-year-old tiger triplets. He got hazard pay for that one. "Beg pardon?
Asha nodded her head firmly. "I'll give you my allowance if you make Altai stop bugging me."
"Would you like to go back a step and tell me what he's doing?" he countered dryly. "And why it merits giving up your allowance?"
She sighed. "I have two chapters left in m