Houston's had a crush on Dustin since the first time he saw him, even though Dustin was a massive dragon when that happened. Since then, Dustin has shifted back to his human form, and Houston's crush is getting worse. When Houston wants something, he doesn't shy away from trying to get it, and he wants Dustin.
Dustin doesn't understand why Houston is so fascinated with him, but he wishes he'd stop trying to talk to him. He's running from his father, and the last thing he wants is for the clan to find him and threaten the pack.
But Houston knows how to wiggle his way into Dustin's heart, and he does so happily. When Dustin's father finally comes for him, Dustin can't run like he'd been planning to. He didn't expect the pack to stand up for him against his father, but maybe he should have.
Even though it's not enough to stop his father.