Smithy's A Daddy
No, no, no.
But it looks like I'm going to have my very own chocobo.
I've never been a fan of the chocobo.
Well... That's not exactly true. A little bit of butter and fried up... That's good eating.
As I've mentioned before, the whole of idea of raising my own chocobo never really impressed me. You can rent them pretty much anywhere and actually save yourself a ton of money.
Why in the hell would I want to raise one?
Then something interesting happened this morning.
GoblinPathfinder>> Heya, Smitty.
GoblinSmithy>> Hi, Pathfinder.
GoblinSmithy>> Isn't there some traffic you could be playing in?
GoblinPathfinder>> Oh, you're silly.
GoblinPathfinder>> Anyway, I've been trying to find you all day.
GoblinPathfinder>> I have a present for you.
GoblinSmithy>> A present?
GoblinSmithy>> For me?
GoblinPathfinder>> I thought it might cheer you up.
GoblinPathfinder>> You've been kind of grumpy lately.
GoblinSmithy>> I'm always... grumpy.
GoblinPathfinder>> I mean more than usual.
GoblinSmithy>> Well, that's really nice of you.
GoblinSmithy>> I really appreciate...
GoblinSmithy>> Wait a second.
GoblinSmithy>> What is it?
GoblinPathfinder>> It's a surprise.
GoblinPathfinder>> Close your eyes.
I reluctantly closed my eyes.
Yes, it was stupid, but there was a present involved.
My patience can be rented for short periods.
GoblinPathfinder>> Here you go.
That's when he put something round and smooth in my hands.
At first, I thought it might be a gem or something. But it was too big.
And then it moved.
GoblinSmithy>> Crappin' hell!
GoblinSmithy>> What the hell is that?
GoblinPathfinder>> Open your eyes!
GoblinPathfinder>> It's your very own chocobo egg.
GoblinSmithy>> You shouldn't have.
GoblinPathfinder>> Oh, it was nothing.
GoblinSmithy>> No, I mean you really shouldn't have.
GoblinPathfinder>> Oh c'mon.
GoblinPathfinder>> You'll like it.
GoblinSmithy>> Possibly, but I don't have a frying pan with me.
GoblinPathfinder>> You cannot eat your new chocobo.
GoblinSmithy>> That sounds like a challenge.
GoblinSmithy>> Fine. Whatever.
GoblinSmithy>> I can cook him when he hatches.
GoblinPathfinder>> Be nice.
GoblinSmithy>> Seriously, I'm never going to pay attention to it.
GoblinSmithy>> It's just not me.
Now, here it is 11 hours later and all I can do is take care of this egg. I didn't even work today because I was too busy watching my egg.
It jostled a few times.
I got very excited.
Pretty soon, I'll have my own little chocobo running around and biting people.
Seriously, though. Do not tell Pathfinder about this.
I'll never live it down.
If you'll excuse me, I need to go talk to my egg some more.