“Nah, it's okay,” Jay said, grinning. “This little guy isn't a bat, he's a miniature pterosaur.”
“Bat, dinosaur, whatever. It was in my room. Mom would get you a puppy or something if you asked, you don't have to keep summoning these... things.”
Jay whistled sharply. Within seconds the flock had mobbed him. “Happy?”
“No.” Lily stomped out.
Jay shook his head. “A puppy.” Actually... boring by itself, sure, but if he gave it horns, maybe a forked tongue...
He opened his spellbook and started practicing.
Prompted yet again by the really fun Trifecta, with the word to use being "whatever", which, y'know, obviously leads to this story, what else?