It was me, oops
Sun Oct 22, 2017 15:50

Catapult felt the bag move, which made it hard to hook a little claw around the pen she wanted. She gave a disappointed mew and looked up at whoever was causing her inconvenience. There was a pair of eyes staring down at her. They seemed friendly enough, and he didn’t have a scary voice. This was probably a friend! And friends meant pets and playing and pens, oh my! There was only one way to find out if this was a friend, though, so Catapult stared back for a moment before reaching out a paw and quickly booping the new set of eyes on the nose.

Remington laughed a little and bent down by Anssi’s bag. “She’s really friendly. And playful. I’m trying to teach her how to walk on a leash so I can take her places without her running off and attacking pet mice.”

She really didn’t want to be responsible for the loss of anyone’s pets. There were owls, which could handle themselves, and rats and mice. She couldn’t imagine such a sweet thing hunting and killing, but Catapult was still a cat. She’d bring Remington socks in the middle of the night, so the Draco knew that the kitten was honing her hunting reflexes. Socks couldn’t run away, but it wouldn’t take much for Catapult to get past that learning curve. She also didn’t want to leave the poor little thing stuck in Draco all the time. The faster she got leash trained, the happier everyone would be.

“You can pick her up, if you want,” Remington offered. It felt weird to just reach into someone else’s backpack, even though it was her cat hiding inside. “She loves attention, and I don’t have a roommate to help give it to her.”

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    • It was me, oops - Remington, Sun Oct 22 15:50
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