Kabe had managed to escape his babysitters once again.
Central City was a big place, and for a little tyke that was almost completely illiterate and had liquid understanding of social norms from living in the jungle for most of his life, Kabe had found himself in a difficult position. He had not brought any money with him, and had been run off of the streets by men in blue clothing after he'd tried taking some food without asking. It reminded him a little of what life had been like when he first returned to Vegeta.
Three days into his wandering, Kabe felt his stomach begin to grumble in the dead hours of twilight. Turning down a laneway, his keen instincts kicked in and he caught a whiff of some food nearby. Scuttling along the pavement to the source of the scent, he found a building. A sign on the front read Zhalla's Home Along the Little Laneway Abroad, but Kabe didn't understand what that meant. All he knew was that he could smell food on the inside.
Desperate with hunger, he chewed his way through the lock, acidic saliva dripping from his hungry jaws and melting through the surface. When he was hungry for too long, the powers that welled within his iron stomach began to leak out in force, sizzling and corroding anything he could break down with his teeth. Sliding inside, Kabe crept silently along until he found himself stuffing his face from the hamper within.
For three nights, he stuffed himself full from whatever food he could find in the hamper. On the third night, he had ventured into the kitchen too- only to narrowly escape the sight of whoever lived inside as he heard them stepping out to discover the source of the noise. Tonight was the fourth night, and Kabe swallowed the replaced lock from the door and tip toed inside once again.
He was sure that he was skilled enough not to get caught again.
Three whole nights. Three whole nights of having the food storage be raided and gobbled up by some unknown mystery goblin that the kids at the shelter had only managed to catch glimpses and blurred images of. Tonight would be it's last. Zhalla's new locks did nothing to stop whatever this thing was from getting in and she wasn't about to go another day and night with having to get some sort of take out instead to make up for the stolen food and to ensure her kids got a meal, only for the next night to be the same again with any groceries that were bought to replace the last gobbled ones.
Tonight would be different though and as the fourth night rolled around Zhalla had thought through some ways to try and catch this food thief. If one plan didn't work she had another to fall back onto but overall she hoped her first plan would work. While she hadn't directly seen this thief yet there was only one species she knew of that would eat that much food in one sitting like this one seemed to be doing.
When Kabe arrived inside after having eaten the replacement lock he would find some of the food already out on the bench, some of it was partly missing as though slices and chunks had been cut off and used for some sort of meal that wasn't there. There must have been a bit of an accident though as some of the good meaty bits of food were scattered about the floor of the kitchen, while it wasn't too outwardly obvious they seemed to all eventually lead up to another doorway that had been left open slightly though all the lights in the shelter appeared to be off as usual for this time of the night.
At the end of the meaty trail though there would be an even better smell of food, a well prepared meal by the scent of it that had bits and bobs of all of the foods that the kitchen held and more. The smell itself came from beyond that doorway though, if Kabe dared to venture further then just the kitchen alone...
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