I leapt back after Ari's declaration of protection and turned my face into an unreadable mask. "First of all, i barely know you." I hissed angrily. "Second off, if I need protection," I started then kicked Ari's feet out from under him, sending him to the ground with a thud. "I can protect myself, plus, the flock." I roared. Ari grabbed the post of my bedside table and picked himself up, but I was ready, "And finally, why should I trust you, with your reputation with my family." I said and landed a vicious punch to his jaw. He slowly regained his balance and massaged his jaw, "You make a good point, but, can you defend yourself in a battle of sixty Erasers?"he said calmly, and spun into a roundhouse kick to the side of my head which sent me staggering. "Can you be quick enough to take out ten guards in one movement?" He roared."And finally can you keep your flock safe?" He asked. I froze, he was right, if anyone chose to attack the flock, could I protect them? Ari seemed to notice her fear, "I could keep them safe." He said. I shook my head to clear it, "Yea as if anyone could hurt the flock." I scoffed. He laughed as if I was joking, "They may have been able to protect them selves before, but Jeb's army is stronger now, and the flock is weaker, think about my offer." He said. I gave him a glare and he spun, leaping through the window and opened his wings, soaring away from the house, leaving me to wonder if I was ready for what was to come.