The real surprised showed on Kon's face. Who would let Ghum babysit an actual child? Was the child a murder demon too? Why would you let him influence them? Or was there another side to Ghum that was actually very caring and taught children how to be a productive citizen? Doubtful, but it sounded better than any parent letting a guy who gets off on murder and annoying people influence their children.
And Ghum sure was right about a lot of fighters being killers. That only made Kon feel weirder. He was a predator and person-eater who never killed. At most, he was an accomplice, and that was before the DNA stuff.
Kon ignored Ghum wrapping his (bloody) arm around his shoulder and gave a nod. "I get what you're saying. So, earn respect by participating more in the community. Sounds easy enough. I could still try to sprinkle some fear tactic when necessary. Not full blown threats of murder, but, as you'd put it, 'big dick energy.' That can be developed with a change of style and personality. I could even switch my species to something that gives off more 'big dick energy' vibes."
At that point, he was thinking out loud. The more he thought about things, the more excited he became. He could do this. He was going to become a well-known and well-liked person on Manta Carlos Island.