The serpents were outside the house when Silver opened the door. She shut the door quickly and looked at Paradox. “Those creatures are outside.”
He nodded slowly. “I know. They insisted on speaking to you after you recovered.”
“I… Doxy, I’m scared.” She whispered.
He walked to her. “I’ll go with you.”
She opened the door again and both serpents looked over at them. Paradox placed his paw on her shoulder as they both walked out. The female spoke. “Is feel better? Sorry we be. You have strong mate.” She glanced up at Dox.
“I feel better yes. Paradox is very strong. I know.” Silver looked up at him. “He has always looked out for me.”
The other serpent slithered up. “What eat in past week? Was butter-berry in diet?”
She blinked. “Yes, I had butter-berries a few days ago.”
Both serpents nodded. “Is in crop of butter-berry. Will have to inform.”
Paradox swallowed. “I ate some too.”
The female serpent tilted her head. “Will need venom? I will bite. Kill parasite in case?”
His eyes widened and his ears went up. “What?”
She opened her mouth showing her sharp hypodermic teeth. “Venom?”
“Is there a better way? Like a drink or something? Nothing in my body can be eaten. That I am aware of.” Paradox put his paws up.
“You can give mate parasite again.” Silas hissed warningly.
Paradox looked at the serpents and then at Silver. Silver looked up at him with big eyes. He let out a huge sigh. “I don’t like this idea, but… alright.”
Sah seemed to grin as she moved up to him. “This hurt only little. May pass out.” She whispered as she drew back.
He cringed as she drew back and swiftly struck him in the neck. “AUGH! That hurt!” He growled as he put his paw on his neck.
“Well, Doxy you did break her wing.” Silver said.
“But… Her mate broke mine!” He exclaimed as he placed his paw on Silver’s back trying to steady himself. He shook his head as he tried to fight off the effects of the venom.
Silas looked at his mechanical claws. “Claws not know pressure strength. Sorry be me.”
“Uh huh.” Paradox said as he suddenly fell forward.
“Doxy?” Silver said as she looked at his body on the ground.
“No be scared. Just venom work through.” Sah replied.