I had just finished baking a maple pie, Kumajiro had helped me make it this morning. I set it on the window sill so the wind would hopefully cool it down. "Who are you?" Kumajiro asked, "I'm Canada, you know? Matthew?" I reminded him in an annoyed tone. He never really remembers who am, it got really annoying to remind him all the time.
I turned my back for about 5 minutes so that I could clean the kitchen, when suddenly I heard Kumajiro shout, "The pie! Someone's getting the pie!". I look back at the window and see two hands reach up and grab it. "Ah! Hey! Leave it alone!" I screamed running to the back door. When I got outside the pie thief had already ran away, with my maple pie.
Kumajiro came up to me as I walked into the house, I sighed and took a seat at the dinner table. "The thief got our pie...do you wanna make another one?" I asked him quietly. "Yes, now lets go out and get some maple syrup from the trees." He said pulling on my hand. "Okay, let me grab a bucket real quick." I said getting up, and then grabbing a bucket that was on the counter. I picked up Kumajiro and went out the back door once again.
Me and Kumajiro always went to this tree in the woods behind our house, it had the most great tasting syrup. After filling up the bucket, I set it aside and smiled at the small bear. "I'm hungry." He whined, "Yes, Yes I know." I said petting his head. I picked up the bucket and held Kumajiro's hand. Thats when I saw him.
"The pie thief!" I shouted, as I saw the hooded person hiding in a bush. I set the bucket down and run after the person, grabbing them and tackling them to the ground. They kicked me in the stomach and then scratched my arm. "Ow!" I said holding my arm, watching the hooded person run away. I get up and walk over to Kumajiro, where I picked up the bucket and walked inside.
"Who are you?"
"I'm Canada, Matthew Williams. Your owner." I said as I set the bucket down on the counter. "Now lets make another pie." I smiled. I grabbed all the ingredients needed and got out a mixing bowl. After baking the pie I decided to just set it on the counter to cool. I looked out the window and saw that it was getting dark outside, and I saw the twinkling stars in the sky. "Well I'm going to go watch tv, you can have some pie if you want." I told Kumajiro.
I turned on the tv and sat down, watching a hockey game. About an hour passed by before anything interesting happened. I then heard a knock at the back door, I get up and walk over to the door. I open the door and see someone sitting there, with an empty pie pan. They take off their hood and look up at me, and they have...cat ears?!
"Were you the one who took my pie?" I asked nicely, noticing that it was a young girl. She nods her head and smiles at me, pushing the empty pan towards me. I pick it up and hold it in my arm, thats when I noticed her dirty and torn clothing. She looked homeless and that's probably why she took my first pie.
"Do you want to come in?" I asked the girl.
She nods her head and walks in.
-To be continued-