The boy jumped, as expected, but he seemed to be full of surprises; as she kicked backwards, her foot connected, not with his body, but with the pole of the spear, thrust downwards after he kicked off the ground. The blow still sent him backwards, but with the blade firmly planted into the dirt ground, he only went back a foot or two instead of flying into the wall. His feet on the ground again, he kept a grin up as he pulled back on his weapon, dislodging the blade and pointing it back at Hitomi.
"<Stealing from a fox's den is a mistake a rabbit should know better!>" he taunted in his mother tongue. As Tala crawled across the floor, finally catching sight of the chaos, she found two bare feet suddenly on either side of her.
"<ENOUGH!>" the order was curt, demanding, and coming from a weary-sounding voice... that sounded even younger than the boy's. Yes, standing above the 38 year old human was the other resident of this hut, still wrapped up in a blanket, but with her head now visible thanks to her large fox ears pushing back the blanket. This was it, the woman that came with such high regard from Tala, an apparent requirement to the task at hand. Despite her voice, it carried an air of command that had caused the boy to freeze up, a panicked look on his face as he thrusted an accusing finger at... Tala, of all people.
"<S-She brought a thief, and distracted me while she snuck in!>" he protested, withdrawing the blade of his polearm and glaring down at the still-prone woman under the tiny figure.
"<You shot a hole in our wall. And tore up the floor! Fix them now, the cold's getting in!>" she shot back, and the boy glared at Hitomi before tossing his weapon back against a wall and rushing outside.
Finally, the tiny figure sighed... and flopped down onto Tala's back. It was truly, in this motion, that her age, or lack thereof, seemed way more apparent than even her voice let on. S-She looked even younger than the boy that'd attacked Hitomi!
"Taaaaaa-laaaaaa... Is this how you visit friends? Causing a ruckus, antagonizing your only romantic admirer that flat chest will get you, bringing strange people who crawl into my window and don't even have the common courtesy to close it after them, AND on top of this, you don't even think to bring a gift? At least, I assume that's why you're crawling on my floor like a snake, instead of getting up and giving me a bottle of some of that sweet Aldmerrowan wine, or some of those southern herbs," she mused, not getting off her friend's back as, without a doubt, despite her appearance, this seemed to be "Mei" alright, cupping the bottom of a pipe a bit oversized for her in one hand as she puffed on it and exhaled more of that foul-smelling smoke. She tossed a look back up at Hitomi, then back down at Tala, and reached down to mess the other woman's hair through the cloak that she was still practically tied up in. "I've got the world's worst hangover, you'd better have a good excuse for your behavior, or I'm going to make this cost you."
And yet despite being looking like a child, this woman had one hell of a dangerous glint in her eye as she glared down at her friend, very, very obviously displeased with the fact her ears were still ringing.