The Water Margin
Lone survivor of a Kreen clutch that bit off a bit more than it could chew, Chak-ik-tik wandered alone until encountering a little female mammel who impressed him with her skill as a warrior and hunter. She is a halfling who calls herself Cookie. Chak is fascinated by her ability to use fire and odd smelling powders to change the taste of meat. It seems an odd thing to want to do but it makes her happy and Chak does enjoy the different sensations.
Cookie and her friends are Chak-ik-tik’s clutch now. He will hunt with them, watch over them while they sleep even though he still doesn’t understand why mammels waste so much time doing that, and he will fight for them with his life if need be, for that is the Kreen way.