And here's the third part. For this one you need to remember that Wolf knows very little about Alex's missions. This'll be the last part of this until I get the real story up so enjoy and review.
Disclaimer: I do not own Alex Rider.
"What part of 'no' don't you understand?" Wolf said a little harshly. Honestly, how many times would he have to repeat himself?
"But Wolf," Cub whined.
"No," he said his tone telling the boy it was not a good idea to continue pestering him about it.
"I'll only have it for a few hours," Cub persisted but sighed in surrender when Wolf leveled a glare at him. "Fine," he said and went to his room. Wolf just shook his head at the seventeen-year-old. He knew he had about an hour before Cub started up again and he was considering just saying yes to get the boy to shut up.
Cub had been there for a little more than two years now and Wolf felt that all things considered it had gone rather smoothly. Despite the boy's incessant need to say, "Classified," Cub was generally more open with K-Unit as a whole. As his comfort levels grew the teen spy became more 'teen' than 'spy' while at home.
Jack was back in America for good so Wolf had been granted permanent custody of Cub. Cub had been sad to see her go but she had no longer been able to care for in any way, shape, or form and by that time Cub was pretty stable. The boy still saw the MI6 shrink and Wolf figured it had helped as the nightmares had more or less subsided. There'd only been one relapse after a nasty mission involving a cult which had ended up effecting Cub not only in his sleep but during waking hours as well. They'd had to sedate him for two days before he snapped himself out of it.
Wolf had demanded MI6 leave the boy alone and after some arguing from both him and Jones, Blunt had relented. That had been six months ago and so far MI6 had kept their word. Wolf had instructed Cub to accept no missions from them no matter what he was told and K-Unit had helped him drill it into the boy's head that the world wasn't going to spontaneously end just because he wasn't spying. It also helped that the shrink had said that another mission to soon could send Cub into a permanent relapse.
With the lack of missions Cub was able to catch up in school and re-establish the friendships he'd lost. As K-Unit was over constantly they'd all met some of Cub's closest friends and Eagle enjoyed chasing them out of the house with his annoying antics. When Cub brought home his girlfriend they'd teased him about it for a week straight. The Unit had no reservations where Cub's friends were concerned. When one of them had called once to talk to Cub both Eagle and Fox had interrogated the poor kid for half an hour before finally handing over the phone.
Cub was also driving, a fact Wolf had mixed feelings about. Cub was probably the most cautious and responsible teenage driver on the road and Wolf knew he was good but he still felt wary. Snake had told him that it was natural; Fox said he was wary about everything Cub-related, why should this be any different; Eagle told him to stop being so parental and hand the boy the keys before he decided it would be easier to just steal a car. It didn't help that Wolf had once seen Cub in a high speed chase and he couldn't help but think about that destroyed car every time Cub took his car. So to give his rattled nerves a night off he'd told the boy he couldn't take the car that night. He hadn't been able to come up with a solid excuse by the time Cub asked though. Sure enough an hour later Cub was at it again.
"C'mon Wolf, I'm not gonna wreck it," he said.
"That's not a reason," Cub told him arms crossed. "Are you even going out tonight?"
"Not planning to, no," Wolf replied starting to enjoy Cub's growing annoyance.
"So you're only saying 'no' because you can?" Cub asked exasperated.
"Pretty much, yeah," Wolf said with an amused smile. "It's my right as your guardian."
"But I have a date," Cub tried.
"Take the tube," Wolf said his attention back on the football game he was watching.
"That's lame," Cub mumbled.
"Tough," Wolf replied. Cub left an hour later in a touchy mood which Snake and Fox instantly noticed as they passed him at the front door.
"What's up with Cub?" Fox asked.
"Told him to the tube," Wolf replied.
"For a date?" Snake asked.
"Yup," Wolf said his eyes never straying form the TV.
"Why?" Snake asked him but Fox answered before Wolf could even open his mouth.
"It's a parental privilege," he said and Snake rolled his eyes. Eagle arrived about a minute later and the four of them watched random television programs for the rest of the night. Snake and Fox left around eleven but by the time eleven-thirty rolled around Eagle still had yet to make a move to leave.
"Exactly how long are you planning on staying here?" Wolf asked him.
"Why? Don't you love me?" Eagle quipped and then sighed when Wolf leveled a glare at him. "Fine, I'm waiting for Cub."
"Um, why?" Wolf asked a little confused. Eagle never waited for Cub; said he moved slower than his ninety-year-old grandmother.
"Oh, he has my car."