“Fang, have you given any thought about the house stuff?” Vapor asked.
“Yeah I have. I don’t think it’ll be easy to add on to this house. I think building a new one would be the better option.” Fang explained.
“How many bedrooms have you thought of doing?” Vapor asked.
“Ten bedrooms. Each of them have their own bathroom.” Fang stated.
“That’s going to be expensive. How do you expect to pay for it, that’s if Willow even agrees to it?” Vapor asked.
“I know it will be.” Fang replied.
“I was going to wait to talk to you about this but I guess it’s better than never.” Fang said. He turned the chair around and looked at Vapor sitting on the bed. “I have a feeling that mom and Quill is hiding something from us.” Fang replied.
“Hiding something? What do you mean?” Vapor asked changing Laika’s diaper.
“Remember when your parents will was read and later Willow asked the lawyer something about your parents company shares? He sent us out of the room. Shortly after, mom took that new job. Running this business. Quill and her talk about stuff, but stop once we or one of us walk in. They always do that.” Fang explained.
“So? They run it together.” Vapor stated.
“True they do run it. But I think that WE actually own that company. You and me. I know that it sounds crazy.” Fang said.
Vapor burst out in laughter and slapped her leg. “Yeah right Fang! I think she would have told us if that were true.” Vapor tried to explain.
“Why would my mom go from just owning and operating a small furniture store with three employees to a multi-thousand employee company? She loves that store. Also, why would Quill even care about helping out with the new place?” Fang explained further.
“Then… Why not just ask your mom about it Fang?” Vapor suggested.
“She would deny it, even if it’s true. It’s been four years and I’ve overheard her talking about it. We would need proof.” Fang commented.
“Let’s find out anyway. Quill and your mom are downstairs anyway.” Vapor said.
Vapor took Laika in her arms and told Fang to start walking. As they neared the stairs they could hear Willow and Quill talking among themselves, it sounded like large numbers. Heading down the stairs Laika let out a tiny howl. The sound of Laika caused both Quill and Willow to take notice. They closed some notebooks and stopped talking to each other.
“Hi kids. Hows it going?” Quill asked.
“We’re good.” Vapor replied stepping off of the stairs.
“Told you they do that.” Fang whispered to Vapor.
The three of them went and sat down on the couch. Fang let out a sigh.
“Mom. I have something to ask you.” Fang stated.
“Sure. What is it sweetie?” Willow replied.
“What’s the name of the company that you run? The big one.” Fang asked.
“Wolfkin and Fox.” Willow replied. Fang let out another sigh and sat speechless for a moment.
“Come on Fang. Ask her.” Vapor stated.
“Do Vapor and I own Wolfkin and Fox?” Fang asked. Willow and Quill look at each other after the question.
“Why would you think that? It’s just a business that we help run the finances.” Willow replied.
“I told you she wouldn’t say even if it were true.” Fang said to Vapor.
“Willow. Don’t lie to me. If my parents owned or operated that company, I’d like to know please.” Vapor said quietly.
“If they did own it, the lawyer would have told you when he read the will. They only worked there. Yes, they bought shares, but it was an insignificant amount.” Willow stated
“Told you Fang. Let’s go and stop bothering them. They seem busy anyway.” Vapor said as she stood up and walked to the stairs.
Fang sat there staring at Willow and Quill, more like glaring at them. His narrowed eyes and facial expression turned into a half frown and half scowl, telling both Willow and Quill that he knows that they are lying.
“Fang. Now!” Vapor commanded. Fang looked at his mom and Quill for a few more seconds before he got up and followed Vapor up stairs. The two of them went to check on Onai and Luna who were taking a nap in Fang’s old bedroom.
“Quill, I think they know.” Willow commented quietly.
“Yeah it seems so.” Quill stated.
“Should we tell them?” Willow asked.
“That’s up to you Willow. Remember, if you tell them, you’ll have to let them meet the other shareholders.” Quill stated.
“I’ll talk to their lawyer about it first.” Willow said.
“Good idea.” Quill replied.
A few hours later Fang, Vapor, Shade, Pepper, Onai and Luna sat in the living room. They were taking turns playing video games. Willow and Quill walked into the room. Quill sat down and started watching them play the game.
“Fang. Vapor. I need to talk to you both please.” Willow stated.
Fang paused the game that the 4 of them were playing and they sat the controllers down and faced Willow.
“Pepper, Shade, take Onai and Luna upstairs with you please.” Willow commented. Pepper and Shade got up and walked the two cubs up the stairs to their room to play.
“What is it mom?” Fang asked. A doorbell sounded out. Willow walked up to the door and opened it. The lawyer walked in.
“Good day everyone.” The lawyer commented.
“Hello.” Fang and Vapor responded.
“Have a seat anywhere.” Willow stated. The lawyer sat down followed by Willow.
“I’ll jump straight to it.” Willow stated with an exhale.
“Fang, you are correct. You two own Wolfkin and Fox. A large Fortune 500 company.” Willow stated.
“HA!!! Told you Vapor.” Fang smirked sticking his tongue out.
“Stop it Fang! This is important, act like an adult.” Willow snarled.
“We kept this from you for multiple reasons. The main reason was to protect you both when you gained control of this company. Because you were only nine years old Vapor. We didn’t know what the other stockholder’s would try to do. To be honest, we still don’t know. We had the shares locked, no one could buy or sell your stocks. We have not told the other stockholders that the owners of Wolfkin and Fox were nine years old, well, thirteen now. Your mom took over running it. She asked your uncle to help. He has a way of swaying conversations to maintain order and peace.” The lawyer stated.
“Okay. But why not at least say something about it back then?” Vapor asked.
“Vapor, you have to understand we did this to protect both of you. Your parents bought out the majority of shares. They did so carefully from multiple shareholders without them noticing that they had acquired the majority ownership of the company, until it was too late. They bought out three shareholders completely. We didn’t want any one to retaliate against two nine year old's.” The lawyer stated.
“But why would they retaliate?” Fang asked.
“At this time, your shares are worth 200 million dollars. When your parents passed away, Vapor, the shares were worth 150 million dollars.”
“Shit.” Fang exclaimed.
“Language Fang!” Willow snarled.
“Sorry mom. I’m not trying to be rude Vapor, but I told you they were hiding something big from us. Them talking about large number sums and then going quiet when you, me or both of us walk in.” Fang stated.
“So what happens now?” Vapor asked.
“Nothing changes. Willow and Quill will continue to run it. We’ll have you meet the other shareholders. Your shares will still be locked until you both turn 18.” The lawyer stated.
“Have we made any money, other than the shares?” Vapor asked quietly.
“Oh Yes. Quill and I work there so we get a regular paycheck as well.” Willow stated.
“And us?” Vapor pushed the subject.
“Yes.” Willow replied.
“How much?” Vapor continued pushing. Willow looked over at the lawyer who nodded.
“More than 5 million per year … each.” Willow stated.
“Wow.” Vapor replied. Fang sat speechless, his mouth ajar, staring at Willow.
“Thanks for letting us know.” Vapor stated.
“If that is all, my schedule is busy today, I must leave soon.” The lawyer stated.
“Thank you for coming by on such short notice.” Willow said seeing the lawyer to the door.
“Have a good day cubs.” The lawyer said and then left the house.
“No one is to know of this, at least not yet. Do you two understand?” Willow asked sternly.
“Yes.” Both replied.
“Good. I’ll tell you this now. When you meet the other shareholders, one or two will not welcome you. The others are nice and will welcome you. That’s the reason why I asked Quill to help me run it. Those two try to stop me from doing my job all the time. Quill has mostly put a stop to that.” Willow stated.
“Well done Quill. Scaring others into submission.” Fang smiled.
“In a week or two, we’ll take you down and have you meet everyone. But when we first meet, I don’t want you two to say anything about being the owners. In fact, you both need to keep this a secret from friends until you both are ready and able to run a company.” Willow stated.
“Okay.” Both replied.
“You two can go back to your game. Don’t forget about Pepper, Shade and your pups. I’m surprised that Laika has been so quiet lately, she’s usually fussy.” Willow stated walking up to Vapor and taking Laika in her arms.
“You look like you could use a break from taking care of her.” Willow added.
“Thanks. She’s getting heavy already. Might cut back on meal time. July or August, I’m going to ween her off of milk and get her on solid food.” Vapor stated.
“I meant to ask you that while back. Forgot about it.” Willow stated.
“So, are you two going to stop talking about the company when we walk in?” Fang asked.
“Most likely. Mainly to keep it from Pepper and Shade. Remember we need to keep this a secret for time being. We’re doing this to protect you both.” Willow stated.
“Okay. Fair enough.” Fang replied.
The week passed by. Willow asked Abby babysit Pepper, Shade and the three pups. Abby agreed since she was out of school for the summer.
Willow, Vapor and Fang arrived at the front of the building. Fang and Vapor got out and stared up towards the top of the building.
“This building is huge, mom.” Fang exclaimed.
“45 floors. 500 by 500 feet at the base. All owned by Wolfkin and Fox.” Willow said walking up behind them.
“Wow.” Vapor exclaimed.
“Listen you two. Once we are inside, I want you both to stay beside me. We’ll have to get you badges so you can enter rooms. Are you two ready?”
“Yes.” both replied.
They walked into the building. Lots of other species were shuffling, walking, gaiting, hopping, slithering around getting ready for the day. Willow and the cubs walked through the security entrance
“Morning, Ms. Wolfe” A husky greeted.
“Morning Alfred. How are you today?” Willow asked.
“I’m good. Are these you’re cubs that you’ve mentioned?” Alfred asked.
“Fang is mine. Vapor is his mate and wife. But yeah, they are both mine in different ways. The others are at home.” Willow replied.
“Ah okay. Well you three have a good day.” Alfred stated as other employees started to walk through the front door.
“Come one, follow beside me. We need to get you your badges.” Willow said as she turned to the left.
The three of them walked a short distance to a room with security written on the door. Willow held up her badge to a black box on the door and a click sounded. She opened the door and held it for Fang and Vapor to enter.
“Morning Ms. Wolfe. What can I help you with today?” A tortoise asked.
“Hi Snappy, how are you doing this morning? I need to get badges for these two. ID and security clearance. Give them, let’s see … level five security. No Level 3 access though.” Willow stated.
“Sure thing Ma’am.” Snappy responded.
“Mom, whats level three?” Fang asked.
“Nothing you need to be concerned about.” Willow stated.
“These your cubs Ms. Wolfe? First and last names please.” Snappy stated.
“Fang is my son, and Vapor is his wife. Both last names are Wolfe.”
“Okay. Fang step on that X and face the camera please.” Snappy asked.
Fang walked over and did as he said. A bright flash occurred and made his vision go sparkly.
“Vapor, the same with you please.” Snappy stated.
Vapor walked over and did the same. A few minutes later Snappy handed Willow two card with neckbands.
“Thank you Snappy. Tell the wife I said hello.” Willow stated.
“Will do Ma’am. You three have a good day.” Snappy stated.
“You too.” Willow stated.
“It was nice to meet you Snappy.” Fang and Vapor said.
“Likewise to you both.” Snappy replied.
Willow walked out of the door and escorted them to an elevator. The door opened up and they all stepped in. Willow pressed the floor 40 button. The doors shut and the elevator took off.
A few moments later the door opened up and Willow shuffled the two off the elevator and into a large room down the hallway.
“You two stay here and don’t leave this room. Understood?”
“Yes.” both replied.
“Put these on your neck and don’t take them off. Do not give them to anyone, except me. Understood.” Willow stated sternly.
“Yes.” Both replied again.
“Why is that, mom?” Fang asked.
“You’re able to gain access to ninety percent of the building with those security clearance cards. Don’t lose them. I’ll be taking them when we get home and putting them into the safe.”
“Okay.” Fang and Vapor replied with a smile.
“I’ll be back in a few minutes.” Willow stated.
Willow left the room. The door locked behind her with an audible click.
“So what do you think of this place so far?” Vapor asked.
“It cool. I like it. You?” Fang replied.
“Yeah so far it’s nice. You seem a little nervous Fang.” Vapor stated.
“Yeah a little bit. I hope I did the right thing by asking mom about all of this.” Fang stated.
“She doesn’t care that we asked, Fang. As long as you, me and all of us, are happy, healthy and safe.” Vapor replied.
“I hope so.” Fang said.
The continued to talk about the building and sights they saw walking in. A few minutes later Willow returned with three cups, sitting two down on the table and pushing them to Fang and Vapor.
“Be careful it’s hot.” Willow said as she took a sip.
Fang sniffed at the covered cup. “What is this?” Fang asked
“French Vanilla Cappuccino. It’s really good. Try it. Just don’t spill it on you, its extremely hot.” Willow stated.
Pepper sniffed her cup as well and took a sip. Fang followed.
“WOW! This is amazing. I like it.” Vapor exclaimed.
“Yeah it is good.” Fang stated.
“Come on follow me. Stay beside me.” Willow stated as she opened the door.
The three of them returned to the elevator and went up to floor 45. They stepped out of the elevator into a hallway and turned right. A short ways down they stood at a door. Willow opened the door and they walked in.
“Morning Ms. Wolfe. How are you doing?” A cat asked.
“Hi Cocoa. I’m good. These two are with me. Fang, my son and Vapor, his wife.” Willow stated.
“Oh nice to finally meet you two. Your mom has spoke of you both a few times. How are you doing from that incident at school?” Cocoa asked.
“I’m much better now. Thanks for asking.” Fang replied.
“I’m good too.” Vapor replied.
“Well, I guess I should get in and get ready for this meeting later today Cocoa.” Willow stated.
“If any of you need anything just ask.” Cocoa replied.
Willow shuffled them into a large office. At the back of the room, near large windows sat a large desk with a marble table, multiple computer monitors and more. Several chairs in front. Down one side of the office was built-in book shelves filled with books, decorations and other ornaments.
“Make yourselves at home. I have some work to do before we go meet the others.” Willow stated.
A couple of hours passed, Fang and Vapor sat on a couch watching a cartoon on a large TV in the office.
“I’m getting bored.” Fang whispered to Vapor.
“I’m almost done Fang.” Willow spoke up.
Fang’s eyes widen as he looked over at his mom twenty feet away.
“This room carries voices well.” Willow stated with a smile.
A few minutes later Willow stood up and walked over to the pair laying down on the couch cuddling together.
“You two shouldn’t be cuddling here. It’s not professional.” Willow stated.
“Sorry, I got bored and laid down behind her so I wouldn’t block her view of the TV.” Fang said.
“Doesn’t matter, you’re at work. It’s going to be boring. You won’t be able to do that when Vapor and you take over.” Willow stated.
“Ack, you can keep it then.” Fang said smiling.
“Sure. Let me just take you off the payroll. You can say goodbye to the five million plus per year.” Willow remarked.
“I’ll get the money from Vapor.” Fang replied.
“I won’t let you have my money.” Vapor replied with a soft punch to his arm and a smile.
“Come on. It’s time for you two to meet the others now. Remember don’t say anything about you two being the shareholders, not until I let them know. Follow me.” Willow commanded.
The three of them took the elevator down to floor forty and stepped out. They rounded a few turns and ended up at a door. Willow scanned the three ID cards for entrance. They walked in to see a large rectangle table with seven others sitting around it. Quill sat at the far end on the side. The far end of the table had three empty chairs.
Willow stepped in after Fang and Vapor and shut the door. Willow walked down the side of the table, Fang and Vapor following close behind her. Once at the end of the table Willow pulled the chairs back.
“Sit.” Willow stated.
“Ms. Wolfe. Why do you have two cubs in here. You know better to bring anyone else in these meetings.” A fox sounded out.
Willow glared at him, silently telling him to shut his muzzle.
“Well?” The fox continued.
“Everyone say hello to Fang and Vapor Wolfe. Fang is my son and Vapor is his wife.” Willow stated.
“They will be joining us today for the important announcement. I expect everyone to welcome them.” Willow stated.
Everyone welcomed them, except for two. The fox and a honey badger.
“Don’t mind those two. They are the one’s we spoke of the other day. We’re going to let you two have fun with them soon.” Quill leaned over and whispered to Fang and Vapor.
“Mr. Fox and Mr. Buffateose. Are you going to cause issues with my cub and his wife? If not, let’s get this meeting started.” Willow commanded.
“As you see, I have these two here today. Not for fun, but for an important announcement. As all of you know four year’s ago the Lankes' passed away. Vapor here, is their surviving child.” Willow stated.
“And what does that have anything to do with our company, Ms. Wolfe.” Mr. Buffateose shouted out.
“As I mentioned Vapor and Fang are married. Vapor being the offspring of the Lankes' means that she has ownership in this company. These two thirteen year old’s own the majority of this company. In a few year’s they will be sitting where I’m currently at.”
“Nonsense. I won’t allow it.” Fox shouted out slamming his paw to the table.
“Well, I for one, welcome the two with open arms” A rhino exclaimed out, with the others agreeing.
“Thank you Ms. Zarin. As for you Mr. Fox, you have NO say if these two can or cannot own Wolfkin and Fox. It’s been like this since they were both nine years old. Right after the Lanke’s tragic death.” Willow stated to the rhino.
”How annoying it is to have cubs in this building.” The fox scowled at the two.
“Mr. Fox. The way I see it, you don’t like the fact that this company is owned by two 13 year old’s. You would do anything to stop it. I’ll tell you what you can do.” Fang said as he stood up.
“If you don’t like it, the door is over there. We’ll buy your shares and you can go do whatever you want to. I don’t care what you think. WE own this company and WE will run it. With or without you. So is it the door for you or you going to shut up and be a good little fox? The same goes for you Mr. Buffateose.” Fang stated with a resounding voice.
The commanding voice took Willow, Vapor and Quill all by surprise, all wide eyed looking at Fang. Mr. Fox sat down and looked over at Buffateose.
“So what will it be, Mr. Fox?” Fang asked again.
“I’ll have nothing to do with you. I’m not leaving MY company. My name is on the sign, not yours.” Fox replied.
“Ah yes. Thank you for bringing us into the other important note of this meeting. As of today, this company is now “Wolfe and Fox.” Willow stated.
“I didn’t allow that change.” Fox replied.
“Actually, yes you did. We all signed the papers last month.” The rhino stated.
“It sounds like you really don’t care for our company if you don’t even read simple paperwork. You’re quite a horrible business fur.” Vapor commented.
Willow, Quill and Fang looked over at Vapor, who until now was quiet.
“Willow may I ask you something?” Vapor asked.
“Sure what is it?” Willow asked.
Vapor stood up and pulled Willow to a corner and whispered to her. The two whispered back and forth for a couple of minutes before returning to the table.
“It’s not that simple to do, but we can look into it though. Talk to Fang first though.” Willow commented.
Vapor nodded and pulled Fang over to the corner they both spoke between each other for a few minutes. Fang and Vapor nodded occasionally. They returned to the table.
“Mom. I’d like to know. Can I ask?” Fang asked
“Sure, but don’t get your hopes up.” Willow stated.
“Mr. Fox. We’ll make a deal with you right now.” Fang said.
“Oh? And what would that be WOLF?” Mr. Fox asked.
“We’ll buy your shares for 30 million and you leave this company.” Fang spoke loudly again.
“And if I don’t?” Fox asked. Fang looked over at Quill and back to Fox.
“We’ll force you out of this company. Those are your two options.” Fang stated loudly with his paws resting on his waist.
Fox let out a loud laugh and stood up. “And what can a scrawny pip-squeak wolf like you do to me?” Fox scowled.
“Mind your tongue with my nephew Fox!” Quill snarled loudly.
“I didn’t get all of these scars from being a wimp, Mr. Fox.” Fang stated.
“All I see are three tiny scars on your face. I’ve seen worse than that on rabbits.” Fox stated.
Fang nodded his head a few times and lifted his shirt.
“I survived a tiger attack, not once, but two times. The first time happened in kindergarten and then again last year. The second time, both of my lungs and stomach were ripped open. I’m quite capable of surviving and far, FAR from a wimp FOX!” Fang said as he put his shirt down.
“Good for you. I still won’t sell my shares to you. Nor leave this company. I do applaud you for your attempt though.” Fox replied sarcastically clapping his paws.
“We’ll see Mr. Fox.” Fang stated sitting back down.
“What about you Mr. Buffateose? Are we going to have any further issues with you?” Fang asked.
“Nope.” Buffateose replied back.
“If no one has any further questions or additions to add, this meeting is over with.” Willow stated.
Fox and Mr. Buffateose stood up and left the room. The others stayed behind and welcomed and greeted Fang and Vapor.
“Wow Fang. I didn’t know you had that commanding voice in you.” Willow stated.
“Same here.” Vapor and Quill added.
“I’m just as surprised as all of you. Something inside my just snapped. He upset me quite a bit and it just came out. Sorry if I stepped out of line mom.” Fang stated.
“No. Quite well done. I’ve never seen Buffateose fall fast like that.” Willow stated.
“I think you’ll be able to run this place quite well, Fang.” Quill added.
“You did quite well too Vapor.” Willow stated.
“Thank you. I think it’s stupid of someone to just sign papers without even reading them.” Vapor replied.
“Now you both see why we kept it quiet for so long. We’ve had issues with Fox and Buffateose from day one. Especially Fox. Buffateose can be pushed over if you know how to.” Quill stated.
“Come on you three. We have a company wide assembly to go to down on the twentieth floor. We’ll introduce you two to everyone and go public with the new name change.” Willow stated.
The four of them headed back to Willow’s office to get notes and a few things for the assembly. They rode the elevator down to the twentieth floor and then walked into a large room. The room itself is three floors tall with thousands of seats. Once the three arrived they entered a small security door that lead into a room on the side of the stage.
Vapor and Fang peeked their heads out of a curtain that covered the stage. Fang’s eyes widen at the large amount of employees that were sitting in the audience.
“Mom… How many furs are out there?” Fang asked nervously.
“Somewhere around eight thousand. You okay Fang? Your voice is shaky.” Willow stated.
“Do I really have to go out there?” Fang asked.
“Yes. You’re both part of this company and since you pried so much. This is the outcome.” Willow stated.
“What if I mess up, trip or something?”
“Fang you’ll be fine.” Vapor said giving him a kiss.
“Just be yourself Fang and you’ll be fine.” Willow stated.
“Oh and no displays of affections out there please. Remember this is a professional company.” Willow commented.
“Ms. Wolfe, we’re ready.” A large mouse stated, peeking inside the room.
“Thank you Mr. Squeaks. Come on you three. Time for the company to meet their owner’s.” Willow stated brushing her dress off.
Willow walked out from behind the curtain and a loud thunder of clapping overcame the crowd. Fang and Vapor followed by Quill at the back. Willow stopped at a podium. Fang and Vapor stopped to her left and Quill stood to her right. Fang stood tall but shaky. Vapor was more relaxed but still nervous at seeing all the employee’s.
“Thank you all for being here today. We have a short agenda today. At the end we have two important announcements to make.”
Willow spent the next thirty minutes speaking of various department and company goals for the next quarter and next year. She spoke about various changes that will take place over the coming years.
“With all of that out of the way. Wolfkin and Fox has two major announcements. First off, we have renamed the company. We are, as of now, no longer Wolfkin and Fox but instead Wolfe and Fox.”
The audience grew loud talking among themselves. It was loud that individual voices were drowned out.
“Everyone settle down please.” Willow commanded. A few moments later the audience calmed down only shuffling paws and shoes and coughing could be heard.
“I’m sure you all have noticed these two beside me on my left. I’d like for all of you to meet my son, Fang. Step up Fang.” Willow stated.
Fang looked over at Vapor and his mom. Willow motioned for him to move. Fang looked back at the audience and took a step forward.
“The young lady wolf is Vapor, Fang’s wife. Step up Vapor.” Willow stated. Vapor stepped up next to Fang.
“I’m sure most or all of you are wondering why these two here and why am I introducing them to you all today.” Willow mentioned.
The audience had a wave of voices sounding out, but faded fast. A few seconds later, Willow’s phone vibrated on the podium. She looked down at it and a message popped up with multiple urgent symbols on it. Willow tapped on the message and read it. She whispered to Quill who looked at the message as well. Quill nodded his head. He tensed up and stared out at the crowd.
“Vapor is the surviving child of the late Lanke’s. As many of you know, the Lanke’s became the majority shareholders of Wolfkin and Fox a year before their tragic death.” Willow stated pausing for a moment.
“I want you all to welcome the proper owner’s of Wolfe and Fox. Vapor Wolfe and her husband Fang Wolfe.” Willow stated.
The audience voices resounded through the room. Claps could be heard through the loud voices. A few moments passed the audience slowly quieted down.
“The name change take effect immediately. Quill and I will continue to run the company as we have for the past four years. Fang and Vapor, if they decide to, will pick up after they turn 18.” Willow stated turning the microphone off.
“I see him Willow!” Quill stated.
“Fang. Vapor. Come here and get behind Quill. Quickly” Willow commanded.
As they moved back, Fox leapt up on the stage and ran towards the two. Fang turned around to see Fox sprinting fast towards Vapor. Fang pushed Vapor out of the way at the last second, sending her to the floor. The audience let out a shriek at the unfolding event. Fang moved his foot under the sprinting Fox tripping him and sending him to the floor. His head slammed into the wooden stage as a shiny object flew out of the fox’s paw and slid across the stage floor. Quill leapt on Fox and held him as Willow called for security.
“Let me go!” Fox shouted out. “Let go of me you fucking wolf. I’m not giving my company to these babies!” He continued shouting.
“So I see you decided to not to work with us. What a shame.” Fang shouted over the cries of the fox.
“Fang. Don’t touch him.” Quill stated.
“Consider yourself fired, Mr. Fox.” Fang stated.
Fang ran over to Vapor and helped her to her feet and kissed her.
“You okay Vapor?” Fang asked
“Yeah. I think so. I have a feeling that he really doesn’t like us.” Vapor said with nervous laugh.
Moments later security came bounding up on the stage and placed Fox in handcuff’s and escorted him to the security room on the first floor to await for police.
“Are you two okay?” Willow asked hugging them.
“We’re fine mom.” Fang said walking over to the shiny object. He picked up the shiny object. A six inch knife.
“I think security will want this.” Fang said to Willow, holding the knife in his paw.
“Mr. Snappy. You might want this knife that Mr. Fox had in his paw.” Fang said walking over to the tortoise.
“I wouldn’t of thought of him doing anything like this.” Snappy said taking the knife from Fang.
“I’m glad you are all safe.” Snappy said then walked away.
Willow turned her attention back to the audience.
“Fang want to tell them to go back to work?” Willow asked.
“Will they listen to me? I’m only a cub after all.” Fang asked.
“Only one way to find out.” Willow said motioning him to the podium.
Fang stepped up to the podium, his head barely over the top. Fang stepped away from the podium and rushed off stage behind the curtain. A few seconds later he came back out carrying a chair. He sat it up against the podium and stepped up on it. Willow walked over and turned the microphone back on.
“E-Everyone… your attention please.” Fang said with a few voice cracks.
The audience settled down and looked towards Fang.
“We’re fine, no injuries. Please return to your offices and continue working and doing whatever i-it is that you do.” Fang commanded.
A few moments passed in silence no one moved. Finally the audience got up and started piling into the rows of steps and leaving the room.
“Well done Fang. Come on. Let’s go down to security.” Willow stated.
The four of them headed down to the first floor. They stepped out of the elevator as the police arrived. Willow stepped to the side, pulling her phone out and motioned for Quill to take Fang and Vapor away. Quill walked Vapor and Fang down the hallway. A few minutes later Willow walked up to them. They headed into the security room. Filled with police and Fox shouting loudly. Willow pulled an officer to the side and spoke to him quietly. The officer nodded and returned his attention to the fox.
“Mom. How did you know he was going to do something?” Fang asked.
“We’ll have a visitor soon. You two will get to meet someone who is important here. He’ll be here in about half and hour. In the meantime someone else wants to speak to you two. Follow me.” Willow stated.
The four of them left and entered a room three doors down. In the room sat Mr. Buffateose. He was nervous but had a relieved expression.
“Fang and Vapor was it?” Mr. Buffateose asked.
“Depends. Are we going to have issues?” Fang asked.
“Well then. Fang and Vapor. Ms. Wolfe and Quill. First, I’m sorry for the issue’s that I’ve caused. Trying to block you both from running this company. You won’t have any further issues with me. I’m glad that you all are safe. Especially you two young cubs.” Mr. Buffateose said, pausing for a moment.
“I can’t believe he actually went through with it, or tried at least.” Mr. Buffateose finished.
“What do you mean?” Vapor asked.
The honey badger let out a sigh.
“We both were planning on trying to remove Ms. Wolfe and Quill from the shareholders. Over time it became apparent to me that Mr. Fox was, quite frankly, insane. After we left the meeting this morning, he said that he was going to finish it today.” Mr. Buffateose explained.
“After meeting you both and how you took charge, Fang, I know this company will be in good paws even if Ms. Wolfe or Quill or both left. I couldn’t let him do anything to stop that. I believe that he would just send the company into ruin.” Buffateose continued.
“Ms. Wolfe. I’m happy that you took that message serious. I feel bad for everything that I’ve done. I hope you will allow me to stay here, even though I’m just a small shareholder.” Mr. Buffateose finished.
“Do you have the emails supporting what you are saying?” Willow asked.
“I do. I’ll email them all to you.” Mr. Buffateose stated.
“Okay. I’ll let them decide if you’re still going to be here or not.” Willow stated.
“Fang. Vapor. Go to the room next door and talk about it. This is a serious matter, no joking, no games. Understood?” Willow stated.
“Yes.” They replied.
Fang and Vapor stepped out of the door. They walked up to the door and used their badges on the scanner. They entered the room and closed the door.
Fang and Vapor sat in the room talking to each other for the next twenty minutes. They returned to the room.
“Mr. Buffateose. We’ll let you remain. Don’t mess up or we’ll have you arrested for the association of Mr. Fox’s attempted murder. We want all documents related to Mr. Fox sent to my mom, uh, to Ms. Wolfe.” Fang said to the honey badger.
“Thank you. I’m sorry for the issues.” Mr. Buffateose said as he stood up. The honey badger walked up to all four and shook their paws then left the room.
“It’s almost time for you two to meet that important person. Let’s go.” Willow stated.
The four of them headed back to the next room. Fox was still handcuffed and the police in the room.
“I swear when I get out I’m going to kill you wolf!” Fox shouted after they walked in.
“Really? Why does so many tell me that? Then I just come out with more scars on my body. It’s really painful.” Fang stated sarcastically.
“But you won’t be getting out. I’ll make sure of it since you decided to try to hurt my wife. You’ll rot in a prison cell.” Fang replied to the Fox.
The door opened up and a tall fox walked in.
“How are you doing Willow and Quill?” The fox asked.
“We’re good.” Quill replied shaking paws with the fox.
“I’d like you to meet my son and his wife. Fang and Vapor.” Willow stated.
“Ah, these are the two young cubs that own my company, huh? Nice to finally meet you two.” The fox said shaking their paws.
“Your company?” Fang asked.
“Well, my name is in the company name.” the fox replied
“Then who is that?” Vapor asked.
“That would be my good for nothing son. Fox Jr.” Fox replied.
“I’m sorry for what he tried to do to you today.” Fox said.
“Oh. Well, I guess I should let you know. I might have fired him.” Fang said.
“Well, sadly you can’t fire him since he is a shareholder. However I can. I’ve transferred some of my stocks to you, Fang and Vapor.” Mr. Fox replied.
Upon hearing this Fox Jr. started thrashing trying to get out of the cuffs.
“I mean it. I’m going to slice you both up and spread your body parts everywhere.” Fox Jr. shouted.
“Hey, MY name is on those shares, not yours. Officers, get him out of here.” Fox commanded.
“If you four want to press charges, by all means, go for it. No hard feelings from me.” Fox added.
The officers uncuffed the fox from the chair and table and escorted him out of the building into a waiting police car.
“Mr. Fox what happens now? We’re down one stockholder” Fang asked.
“Nothing. The day goes on. Losing one stockholder won’t stop anything.” Fox replied.
“Since you transferred some of your shares to us, what happens to you?” Vapor asked.
“Again nothing. I’m the CEO and co-founder. Your mom, Ms. Wolfe, will remain as the COO and Quill as the backup COO and of course head of security.” Fox explained.
“What is CEO and COO?” Fang asked.
“You have quite a bit of learning to do, before we can let you truly run this place.” Fox said with a laugh.
“The CEO, or Chief Executive Officer, me in this case, is the head and voice of the corporation. The CEO also has other responsibilities. The COO is the Chief Operating Officer, your mom in this case. She reports directly to me, where others will report to her. It gets complicated and I’d rather not put you to sleep.” Fox explained
“Thank you for explaining it.” Fang said.
“Come on you four. Let’s take a walk.” Fox stated.
The five of them left the room and headed to the elevator. Fox pressed the floor 45 button. After a minute the elevator stopped and the door opened up to a lobby with marble pillars leading to a set of double doors. A secretary sat outside the doors who welcomed everyone. They stepped into the office.
“Take a seat anywhere, all of you.” Fox said walking over to a bar filled with bottles.
A few moments passed by and Fox walked back with five glasses in his paws. He handed everyone a glass.
“No worries Willow, no alcohol in their glasses. Let’s have a toast to the young owners of Wolfkin, umm, Wolfe and Fox.” Fox said as he raised his glass.
Everyone raised their glasses and then Fox took a drink with everyone else followed.
“Ugh. Tastes horrible” Fang said.
“So bitter.” Vapor replied.
“It’s a bit bitter yes. No worries if you don’t want to finish it.” Fox stated with a laugh.
“Willow, I would like to find another fur to be a shareholder. You and Quill are already shareholders. Do you know of anyone who you trust to become a shareholder?” Fox asked sitting down.
“Not off the top of my head.” Willow replied.
Fang jumped up and walked over to Willow and whispered into her ear.
“Yeah, she might work out. I’ll ask her after we get home.” Willow stated.
“Mr. Fox, we do have someone in mind. But I’d like to talk to her first. She’s still in college. She’s taking a business course for finances, if I remember correctly.” Willow replied.
“That’s fine. Let me know when you can, please.” Fox replied.
The five of them chatted together for the next couple of hours. Fang, Vapor and Fox getting to know each other. They talked about future plans and included Fang and Vapor in on the decisions. Both Fang and Vapor approved of some ideas and disapproved some others.
“Mr. Fox. What about a daycare center? It could help parents who work here. Take Vapor and I, we have three pups. If we started today, we’d have to find a babysitter everyday. Which over time will add up to a lot of money. What if we use part of a floor or a few on different floors and dedicate it to cubspace? It would help parents and bring a dozen or more jobs.” Fang asked.
“I think we tried before, but it was blocked by a couple of shareholders. We can try again since one is gone now.” Fox explained.
“Was the other Mr. Buffateose?” Fang asked.
“It was.” Fox replied.
“We won’t have any further issues from him. I think he had a change of heart today.” Fang explain.
“Oh?” Fox asked with a confused expression.
“Well to make it short, during our first meeting, I stood up to Fox and him. Then at the company meeting when I took Fox down after his stunt. Mr. Buffateose apologized for his actions prior to today and agreed to act properly.” Fang explained leaving out some details.
“Well let’s hope so. He’s a good business associate other than being hardheaded. Well look into it Fang. I’ll have your mom let you know.” Fox stated.
“Oh, look at the time. We need to get going.” Willow exclaimed.
“It was nice to finally meet you two.” Fox stated as he stood up and walked over and shook paws with Fang and Vapor.
“It was nice to meet you to, sir.” Fang and Vapor replied.
“I’ll see you tomorrow Mr. Fox.” Willow stated.
“See you all later.” Quill stated.
Willow, Fang and Vapor headed to the elevator and went back to her office for a few minutes. She grabbed a few things and then headed back to the elevator and pressed the ground floor button. A few minutes later they arrived at the car and headed home.
Willow and the cubs pulled into the garage and a moment later entered the house.
“Hi Willow, Fang and Vapor. How was work?” Abby asked.
“It was, well, interesting.” Willow replied.
“If you call that interesting, sure.” Fang replied.
“Abby, we would like to talk to you before you leave.” Willow stated.
“Is everything okay?” Abby asked.
“Pepper, Shade. Would you two head up stairs with Onai and Luna, please?” Willow asked.
“Sure mom. See you later Abby.” Pepper replied and headed up stairs with Shade and the pups.
“You’re taking a business finance course as your college major, correct?” Willow asked.
“I am. I have about two years before I finish.” Abby replied.
“One of you want to ask her?” Willow asked Fang and Vapor.
“Fang, you can.” Vapor said.
“We would like you to work for Wolfe and Fox. You would start as an intern, I think it’s called. After you finish school, we’ll make you a shareholder. We would pay for your schooling.” Fang explained.
“We?” Abby asked.
“Fang and Vapor own Wolfkin and Fox, it’s new name as of today is Wolfe and Fox. They hold the majority of the shares. Due to an unfortunate issue today, we’re short by one stockholder. However, this information about Fang and Vapor is to remain a secret. Only certain people outside of the family and company need to know, for now.” Willow explained.
“Okay. Wow. Since when? How? I don’t know what to think.” Abby stated.
“We gained control of it when my parents died. We weren’t told about it until recently. We meet the other shareholders and CEO today.” Vapor explained.
“I would have to think about it. I don’t know.” Abby said.
“You’ll start out at two hundred fifty thousand per year as an intern. We’ll let you think about it.” Fang stated.
“H…How mu…much?” Abby stuttered out.
“Two hundred fifty thousand dollars as an intern. Once you become full time and a shareholder, it’ll go up exponentially.” Willow stated.
Abby, in shock, stood up and headed for the door and walked out. Her head tilted and mouth gaped open without saying anything.
“Fang. Go walk with her, make sure she doesn’t get hurt. Try to pull her out of that.” Willow commanded.
Fang ran out the door, Vapor followed behind. Willow dialed Abby’s parents and told them what just took place.
Outside, Fang and Vapor got Abby to stop at the curb of her house and got her to sit down.
“Abby. You with us?” Fang asked.
“Abby!” Vapor shouted.
Abby’s parents walked outside and started asking if she was okay. A few minutes went by and she finally snapped out of the shocked state. She looked Fang and over to Vapor a few times.
“Yeah. I’ll do it.” Abby stated standing up.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare anyone like that.” Abby added.
“It’s fine.” Vapor said.
Willow walked across the street to see how things were doing as Abby stood up.
“Oh good you’re fine. I’m so sorry, I didn’t know that would shock you like that.” Willow apologized.
“What did you tell our daughter?” Abby’s dad asked.
“Can I tell them?” Abby asked.
“Of course.” Willow stated.
“Dad. Willow just offered me an intern job at the company she works for. I was just shocked about it. Sorry about causing you concern.” Abby explained.
“You’ve always been good to me and my cubs and theirs. Consider it our way of saying thank you for everything you’ve done for us over the years.” Willow explained.
Abby gave Willow a hug and then gave Fang and Vapor a hug.
“When do I start?” Abby asked.
“I’ll let you know. Continue going to college. It might take a month or two. Paperwork and shareholders and all that bureaucracy stuff you know.” Willow said.
“Okay. Thank you Willow. You all have a good night.” Abby said turned around.
The three headed inside closing the door behind them. Willow, Fang and Vapor headed back to their house.
“I didn’t mean to put her into shock.” Fang said.
“It’s a lot to take in all at once. But it was the money that got her. She’ll be fine.” Willow said.
“So how did you both enjoy giving commands and ordering people around?” Willow asked
“It was fun and interesting. A bit scary at first though.” Fang said.
“I agree with Fang. It was fun.” Vapor stated.
“Good. You both will be attending all future assessments and votes. If you’re in school, they will be held off until the weekend or when you aren’t in school. In case of emergencies you will be pulled out of school.” Willow explained.
“Cool.” Fang exclaimed.
June 20, 2018