The furball awoke far sooner than the child did. He was nocturnal meaning he was most often awake at night. But he did not move. He did not wish to wake the child who was using him as a pillow and something to hug... even though he was drooling on him which was an annoyance. Oh well nothing that the stream would not wash off.
Being still gave him time to think.
This cub would eat lots and would grow too big for the cubby holes he had.
This cub did not seem to know anything of the forest and certainly not how to hunt and gather food.
This cub could make real loud noises... Could that be useful?
The cub called him "Teddy" and "Teddybear". What does that mean?
His mom never would let him keep other animals. It was ok to help them if they were hurt or to snatch them up and pet them. But never try to keep them. That is what she would say.
Teddy sighed. He would have to find a way to get the child back to its people.
Teddy had done a lot of thinking and it was now daylight outside. He could tell because there was a tiny hole in this cubby hole where a wood pecker had pecked on the tree looking for food. The bright beam of light made Teddy's eyes hurt but it also let him look around at this cubby hole. It had smaller cubby holes filled with supplies. This was one of his backup supplies in case his usual tree got taken over, or burnt down, or it got too icey to get back up it. Teddy also noticed the child's hat and glasses laying forgotten on the floor. The beam of light hit the glasses and only a small bit went past them.
Teddy's eyes went wide as he figured out what the glasses were for. He snatched them up and put them on his face over his eyes. The cubby hole seemed darker but the beam of light no longer hurt his eyes.
Teddy shook the little boy to wake him. the boy stretching out his arms and legs surprised to find them unable to do that much stretching because of how small the cubby hole was. The furball twisted the doornob and removed the door. Sunlight shone in the cubby hole blinding the boy but Teddy pulled him outside.
The boy whined softly as Teddy tugged him back to where he found him. Teddy had the boy sit down and then Teddy sniffed around. He even got down on his fingered paws and sniffed till he found the direction the boy had come from. Which was not easy with the wolves having messed it all up in their attempt to find the boy.
The boy was beginning to whine as his stomach again made that hungry noise but Teddy felt he needed to hurry. He gathered a few berries like the ones he had seen the child eat that night and stuffed them in the child's pockets before dragging him on the trail that the child had taken that night.
Then Teddy heard something. It sounded kinda like the sound that the cub had made but deeper. The child stood still for a second then ran in the direction of the sound chanting "Daddy!" Teddy chased afterwards but was soon loosing ground because his legs were much shorter.
The child ran up to what looked like a tree for a moment and hugged it... then the strangest thing happened. the tree picked up the child and teddy saw that the tree was actually an older version of the child complete with One shiney eye, a weird duck bill above that... and unlike the little one he had a furry face.
Teddy stopped short and hid behind a tree and watched the two. He knew from experience that female bears would be very mean when protecting their cubs... Maybe this thing would too.
Teddy watched them from his hiding spot. They chatted hyperly, The older one seeming to scold the child a bit but hugging him anyway. "Teddy" and "Teddybear" were said many times by the child but the older one just laughed. When the child tried to lead the older one back toward Teddy the man just picked the child up and carried him off.
Teddy sighed sadly but was also relieved not to have to take care of the man cub. Surely he would have been much trouble but he would still miss the hugs... He also still had the glasses and the hat the boy left... then he began wondering if the boy left anything else.