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Gavin and Cerberus

Once there was a man named Adhamh. He was a photographer who lived in a little town in Michigan. He had a wife named Karla who was a scientist. They had a two year old son, Gavin and two dogs, Cerberus and Biscuit. Together they loved to hunt for treasures. After a long fun filled day, Adhamh and Karla said good night to Gavin and went to sleep.
That night, Cerberus snuck into the kitchen looking for some extra food. He came across a vile of bright green liquid that Karla had brought home from work to examine. He thought it smelled good so he knocked it off the counter. The vile crashed to the ground and split into pieces leaving the green liquid to splash all over Cerberus. He knew he might be in trouble if he stayed too long in the kitchen so he went to Gavin’s room. He shuddered all the extra liquid off and climbed onto the foot of Gavin’s bed.
The next morning the green liquid had disappeared. All that was left was the glass vile shattered on the floor. When Karla got out of bed she thought that the glass had just fallen off the counter. She was only disappointed a little until Adhamh and Gavin came into the kitchen looking for breakfast.
That night, Gavin said good night to his parents as they left the room. Cerberus was on his bed and had a weird look on his face. All of a sudden Cerberus grew two more heads from the base of his neck. Gavin felt his arms and legs get a little heavier and noticed that he was no longer sitting in bed, but hovering over it.
The next few nights as Gavin and Cerberus went to bed they realized what they could do with their powers as they got stronger. Exactly one week after Cerberus knocked over the green vile Adhamh was laying Gavin down to sleep. He laid the blanket down and Cerberus jumped up on the foot of the bed. Karla blew a kiss to Gavin from the door and Adhamh followed her into the hallway. Not long after, Gavin heard Biscuit bark in the living room. He knew this was a sign that there was danger afoot. He nudged Cerberus awake and got out of bed.
The duo went to the living room where they saw a man in a black mask trying to unhook the T.V. from the wall and Biscuit tied to a chair. Gavin took his stance and raised into the air, Cerberus’s two extra heads grew from the base of his neck. The mysterious man looked startled but soon began to laugh. He did not believe a two year old boy and his dog would be a threat. He started towards them with rope. Cerberus gave a sonic bark that crippled the mysterious man as Gavin flew forward to punch him in the face. The man, weakened, stood up and reached for his rope once more. Cerberus lunged forward and bit the man’s leg. Gavin thrust his hand at the man’s chest and a beam of ice shot forward. With a terrified look on his face, the man stood still and frozen. Gavin flew back to the ground next to the man’s feet and punched his shin, causing the man to shatter to the ground. Cerberus untied Biscuit with his teeth and they came to stand next to Gavin’s side. What was left of the man melted into the carpet. Biscuit laid down on her bed comforted that Gavin and Cerberus were there to protect her. The duo went to bed. As he laid his head down, Cerberus’s two extra heads disappeared. Gavin fell asleep knowing he could keep his parents safe.