Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 17.2

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Chapter 17.2

“So, are there butterfly shifters?”

Kitryn let out a low groan for what had to be the hundredth time. Simon had been working his way through all the different animals he could think of for two days. Kitryn was ready to scream.

“I don’t know,” Kitryn got out between gritted teeth.

“Oh.” Simon seemed to deflate and Kitryn felt a twinge of guilt.

“Why don’t you ask Carl?”

“Um…well, he may of, sort of, told me to leave him alone, or else.” If Simon had still been human Kitryn couldn’t help but think you would have been red from embarrassment.

Kitryn laughed and once he started he couldn’t stop. He ended up leaning against the corridor wall, holding his stomach, tears dripping from his cheeks.

“It’s not funny,” Simon huffed and Kitryn grunted at the elbow jab to his ribs.

“Yes, it is. It’s hilarious.”

When Kitryn finally regained control over himself he saw Simon was stood arms crossed with a frown.

Sensing he had missed something Kitryn pulled his mate into his arms.

“What’s up. Is Carl still acting all pissy? Did you find out what had him acting like he had a stick further up his butt than normal?”

That comment got him another rib poke.

“Carl wasn’t acting pissy. You just have a talent for pushing his buttons. Actually, I did ask if anything was wrong and he did answer me. Apparently one of his clan members keeps trying to pick fights with members from a neighboring clan. If allowed to go on it could start an inter-clan conflict. His council is trying to get him to go back and sort out the mess and Carl is telling them he’s staying and they need to sort it out on their own. Needless to say, they don’t like the idea. Since no vampires have been affected by the current situation his council don’t see why he should be involved. He then told them that a vampire is involved and told them about me. His bonded backed him up and she is now taking the council in hand and has promised he won’t be disturbed again unless it’s important. That doesn’t, of course, stop him worrying about his people and about the current situation and about what’s going to happen if we don’t get the current situation under control fast enough.”

Kitryn felt his mouth drop open. He hadn’t really thought that as an elder Carl would have a clan he was responsible for. How did the male find time in the night to sort things out there, train Simon and think of ideas to deal with Cheryl?

Kitryn dropped a kiss on Simon’s head. “I promise to behave better next time you have a lesson. And why don’t we go for a walk outside and I’ll try to answer more of your questions?”

Simon gave him a hug and they wandered up to the surface hand in hand.

***

Fran grinned. “The power worked just like you said, Mom. I saw the bad people.”

“That’s good, Sweetheart. Now, the next step is for you to use your powers to try and see what the bad people are going to do next, and what the outcome will be.”

Fran nodded and got comfortable on her bed. She crossed her legs and started the breathing exercises she’d been taught.

***

Meg was worried. Fran hadn’t been up long but had insisted she was still tired and wanted to go back to bed. She said she wanted to look at books and relax. Meg didn’t sense a lie so much as a misdirection.

Silently she crept along the corridor and found Fran hadn’t closed her door all the way. There was a peculiar glow that didn’t seem to match the lights that usually lit the rooms of the den.

She crept closer and maneuvered herself so she could peer through the gap in the door.

What she saw caused her to gasp and two gazes swung to face her before everything went black.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 17.1

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Chapter 17.1

Simon settled on a couch with Kitryn and watched as Carl finished reading some paperwork that had him scowling.

Finally, Carl threw the documents on the table in apparent disgust and turned to face them.

“So, do you have an idea what you want to learn today?”

Simon grinned and nodded enthusiastically. “I’d like to know what types of paranormals are out there and what they can do.”

Carl laughed. “I think that’s a good idea, especially seeing as this mess we’re in seems to be involving more and more beings.”

Simon pulled out his paper and a pen and waited.

Carl relaxed back and seemed to be thinking. “You know about vampires and shifters—we’ll get into the different species of shifters another time or we’ll be here all night.

“Let’s start with the ones you heard about the other night. Mages are the easiest to explain. They are humans that have been born with magical abilities. The powers are limitless and depend on the mage’s personal strength. But the main powers you may see are; elements—fire, ice, water, air, etc.—mind control—this doesn’t work on vampires, something to do with the magic that turns us—and lastly levitation. When they start out mages are uncontrolled, but as they grow and train, like any skill when it’s practiced, they get better and better. Mages have their own council and of course, they are represented on the high council.

“Next we have the Fae, as Fran has told us one is involved in this mess. Now the Fae are split into two groups. The Unseelie and the Seelie, or the dark and light courts. Now the stereotype is that the dark court is more likely to be involved in dubious doings than the light court. I say that’s bull. There are good and bad in both courts, and they can all cause havoc if they so desire. Fae have a lot of magic at their disposal. If you can imagine it then the likelihood is they can do it. They can create things, teleport, curse people and objects, bless people and objects, and much, much more. For Cheryl to have a Fae doing her bidding the Fae must either be in league with her—which is unlikely considering Fran told us the Fae needs to be rescued—or Cheryl has something, or someone, she is using to threaten the Fae with.

“Now on to some beings you may not know about. Trolls, they are beings of the earth and rock. They are very strong and mostly stay to themselves but have no magic to speak of. However, if they don’t want to be seen then you won’t see them. After you’ve met one you’ll never sit on a random pile of rocks again, trust me on that.

“Dwarfs are next. They are naturally smaller than most other beings, usually topping off at around four feet. They do not all have long beards and live in a cottage and work in a mine like some popular fairy tales like to portray. They look like any other human and live and work in plain sight. They do have an ability with working with tools that makes them good artists with things likes sculptures and models.

“The last ones I can think of are Gremlins and Goblins. Again, they are nothing like the way tv and stories portray them. They actually look mostly human, except for the long claws they have instead of fingernails, and the fact they only have four digits on each hand not five. Gremlins are darker skinned than Goblins and Goblins are better with jewels than any being I know except for dragon shifters. Gremlins are more likely to be working as tailors, they have an uncanny ability to judge a person’s size and shape with a quick glance.”

Carl stopped talking and looked up. His amused smirk told Simon that he looked as poleaxed as he felt.

“If you have any questions, I’ll try to answer them for you.”

Simon shook his head. “I think I’ll need to reread these notes first and then I will probably write a good two page or more of questions.”

Carl nodded. “Well, why don’t we go to the training room and work on some physical training? That may help you to relax and let your brain digest everything you’ve learned today.”

Simon nodded and automatically took Kitryn’s hand as they headed out the room.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Christmas Special

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Christmas Special

Simon chuckled at his mate’s frustrated face.

“It is not funny. How am I supposed to explain to the kits that now I am mated to vampire Santa will be coming during the day and not at night? I may be able to get things by Nelson but Peter and Fran are too smart to fall for just any old excuse. They’ve done well adjusting to all the changes in the last few months. I want to make this Christmas as special as we can.”

“It will be special, love,” Simon assured his mate and pulled him into his arms. “We just need a plan. Have you asked Meg?”

“Nope, this has to be our idea, not hers.”

Simon shook his head. “The more heads the better the ideas.”

“Fine.” Simon laughed at Kitryn’s pout, his kitty really was silly about some things. “What about blacking out the windows and telling them they have to go to bed early while it’s still dark so they won’t be missed?”

Kitryn frowned. “Do you think that will work? To be honest I can’t think of anything better.”

Simon grinned. “Okay, here’s what we’ll need to do…”

***

“Up a bit…No, left…My left, not yours…Careful, I’m on the edge as it is.”

Kitryn cussed as the paper slipped and then had to chuckle when it flipped over Simon’s face.

“It’s not funny,” Simon groused. A sound made them both prick their ears up. “Incoming.”

They both scrambled up an flatten themselves against the roof. Simon let out a low squeak when his foot started to slip.

Kitryn made a frantic grab and managed to catch Simon just as he reached the edge. Fran was almost at the corner, if he looked up they would be caught.

“Fran, where are you? I told you to stay inside.” Kitryn heaved a sigh of relief when Fran answered Meg’s demand and went back inside.

Simon and Kitryn worked quickly and got all the windows covered.

***

“Kitty it not bed time yet. It still dark out.” Nelson pointed out the window as he spoke.

Sticking to the script Kitryn said about being in bed for Santa and they went willingly.

While Kitryn read their bedtime story, Simon snuck outside and climbed up the rope they’d left there earlier. Listening ot the story he waited for his cue.

“…Santa landed on the roof and the reindeer clopped over the tiles…”

Simon clip-clopped over roof with the two empty pots he’d stashed there.

Fran’s voice echoed out the partially open window, “I hear something, Kitty.” Simon chuckled silently and moved to be ready for the next bit.

“…He dropped his sack and his boot buckles jingled as he got off his sleigh and approached the chimney…”

Simon shook some bells softly and moved towards the chimney to the main living room.

“Bells, Kitty, bells.” Nelson sounded ecstatic. “We need to go to sleep. Finish the story later, Kitty.”

Simon grinned and made his way down and back inside. Kitryn met him there and they made a noise about going to bed themselves.

After they were sure the kits were asleep they went to work with the next part of their plan. Meg just laughed at their antics and headed for bed.

Presents went under the tree, and in the stockings hanging front the fireplace they’d had installed specially for Christmas at the kits’ insistence. Next soot footprints were laid from the fireplace to the tree and back. Then Kitryn drank some of the milk and nibbled the cookies. The last thing was a bottle of scent Simon had found in a shifter shop in town. Someone had had the idea to fool shifter children so they really believed someone had been in their home to deliver the presents.

When everything was perfect they fell into bed and were soon fast asleep.

***

“Kitty, Simmy, Santa’s been. Wake up. We covered windows. Come on there’s presents.”

Kitryn and Simon smiled at each other and went to see what ‘Santa’ had brought to their little family.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 16.2

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Chapter 16.2

Simon woke with a smile on his face and a wonderful feeling of contentment. If only they could deal with the Cheryl situation everything would be perfect.

He stretched his legs being careful not to wake Kitryn who was making cute noises in his sleep beside him. The ache in his ass reminded him of the activities of the previous morning. Kitryn had been very gentle and gone very slowly but the ache was inevitable. And it said claimed just as much as the healed scar on his neck.

They had been going to wait to claim each other but it seemed Kitryn’s cat was sick of waiting. What should have been a pleasant make out session soon became more and the feelings just overtook them.

So now he was claimed by a shifter. He liked the feeling. It was like a bond now connected them, and although it felt incomplete, it gave him a feeling of belonging and family. It was a feeling he had been missing for what felt like a lifetime.

Kitryn stirred and Simon grinned down at his mate’s confused half asleep expression. As he watched Kitryn’s eyes cleared and Simon found his arms full of horny kitty. No this was a wake up routine he could get behind. Or under. Or even on top…

“Kitty, Simmy, Kitty, Simmy.” The excited yells were all the warning they got before the door burst open and they were buried under a pile of excited children.

Simon snickered a Kitryn put-upon expression and turned his attention to Peter who was jabbering on about learning how to make cookies.

“Children!,” came Meg’s stern voice. “What did I tell you about disturbing them. You were supposed to wait on the couch while I got your breakfast.”

The kits hung their heads, but no one was fooled. Simon clapped his hands. “Breakfast sounds good. Go wash your hands and we’ll meet you at the table.”

He waited until the room had been cleared and the door re-shut to pull Kitryn back into his arms and resume the waking kiss that had been interrupted.

They only pulled apart when breathing became a necessity.

“Hello my mate,” Kitryn purred, and Simon blushed at the lust evident in the tone.

“Hi,” Simon squeaked, then slapped a hand over his mouth at the high sound.

Kitryn chuckled but his reply was cut off by banging on the door.

“Breakfast is getting cold,” Meg yelled. “You can maul each other later. Get out here.”

Kitryn sighed and then they both let out a chuckle when they heard Peter asking, “What’s mauled?”

Breakfast was pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. The kits chattered on like magpies and Simon sat back to watch his family. Because that’s what they were. Blood didn’t matter, they were family and he would do all he could to protect them.

Simon helped to get the kits cleaned up and they all decided to head out for a walk. Free time would be in short supply once the mages arrived.

They hadn’t got far when Nelson piped up.

“Simmy, why you smell funny?”

Kitryn snorted and tried to turn it into a cough when Simon turned a glare onto him.

“What do you mean?” He crouched down to Nelson’s level as he spoke.

Nelson scrunched up his nose and seemed to be thinking. Peter spoke first instead. “You smell like Kitty.”

Simon tilted his head to take in Peter as well as Nelson. “We fell asleep together, of course, I smell like him.”

Now Kitryn ad given up hiding and was laughing long and loud. Simon frowned and turned to Meg for help. Even she was grinning.

“Simon and Kitty mated,” Fran’s voice interrupted.

Meg nodded. “That’s right Fran, Kitryn’s and Simon’s scents have mixed because they’re mated now.”

“Half mated,” Fran corrected.

Simon felt his face heating and Kitryn let out a choking sound.

Meg just grinned wider. “Well by the scar on your neck and your scent, I’d say your mated in the shifter way. The rest will have to wait. We have a walk to enjoy, and I think I heard there had been some fresh snow recently. Who wants to build a snowman?”

Suitably distracted the kits cheered and ran on ahead, yelling their agreement when told to stay within the guarded parameters the bears had set up.

Simon, Kitryn, and Meg followed along at a more leisurely pace.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 16.1

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Chapter 16.1

“We need more,” Helen stated and Kitryn growled. Friend or not, no one was using Fran for any reason.

“She has already given us more than we had and that caused her to pass out. I will not allow her to be hurt.”

“Peace, Kitty.” Helen held her hands u in peace and winced when Kitryn growled again at the old childhood nickname. “I wasn’t suggesting she be hurt. I was stating a fact. How can we rescue a fae, a mage, and any surviving seers, if we don’t know where they are?”

“We could scry for them.” Everyone snapped their gazes to Meg, who froze at being the center of attention suddenly.

“What do you mean?” Kitryn asked. “To scry we’d need an item belonging to the mage or person we wanted to find. We don’t even know what they look like.”

Meg shook her head. “There is one way to do it. It is old magic and therefore Cheryl either may not know about it or won’t be able to counter it quickly or effectively. Both Fran and I are part mage. Me more than Fran. I can link my power to hers, then using the image she has and the knowledge I have we can scry and get a general location. Usually, within a two-mile radius, I may be able to get as close as one mile, but I can’t promise that. I’ve used the procedure once before when a young mage child had gone missing in the pride and they called me when it started to rain, and they lost her scent.”

Elder Patrick looked up from the notes he was scribbling down. “Would another mage be of help? To add more power to the workings.”

Meg smiled. “You can never have too much power for working magic. If the mage knows the old ways even better, if not they must be willing to follow my lead.”

Patrick nodded. “I don’t know about his knowledge, but I do know he has never argued with someone who knew what he didn’t. He will follow. I assume you wish to allow little Fran to rest and recharge at least for a day if not two?” Meg nodded, and Patrick continued. “While you were talking to Fran earlier, I received a message to say Mage Elder Tristan is almost here. He has several lower-level mages with him and they are sharing the power responsibility of moving my magic. He should be here tomorrow at the latest. After I have brought him up to date, I’ll let him know the plans and see if he can or will help.”

Meg looked thoughtful. “I still say any power addition will be good. But please make sure you stress how young Fran is and how she isn’t to be pushed too hard, too fast. A lot of Mage Elders I’ve met over the years can be a bit impatient to get results fast.”

“Of course, I will.” Patrick’s tone was reproving. “Fran has captured the hearts of most of my den and I think anyone hurting her wouldn’t survive to apologize.”


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 15.3

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Chapter 15.2

Fran was flicking through a picture book when Kitryn led the others into their small greeting room.

“You need my help,” She stated and watched Simon close the door.

Kitryn chuckled. “Yes, we need your help. But only if you’re comfortable and aren’t hurt by what we ask you to do. Okay?”

Fran frowned. “But if I not help. More hurt.”

Kitryn kneeled down in front of her. “But, they aren’t you. You are who I care about. You are my family.”

Fran shook her head. “Pete and Nelly family. See-mom mate, family. I help.”

Kitryn looked at Simon who was smiling. “You can’t argue with her logic.”

Kitryn shrugged and motioned O’Connor forward.

“Fran, my name is Brian. My mate Angel had a few ideas that helped them guide their Seer gift. If you are willing I can tell you what they told me and we can see if it will work for you.”

Fran nodded a serious look n her young face. “I try. No promises.”

O’Connor chuckled. “Where did you learn that turn of phrase?”

“From me, sea man. And he learned a lot more too, so you’d better behave and look after her.”

Everyone’s gazes jumped to Meg as she entered the room loaded down with pillows and blankets.

Simon moved faster than Kitryn could follow and had everything piled neatly on the end of the couch Fran was sat on.

Meg sighed. “I am not incapable of carrying some pillows and blankets.” When no one answered she sighed again “They are for Fran. If you’re going to have her using her power, she will most likely pass out after.”

They all helped to get Fran situated comfortably. Hen everyone except O’Connor moved to sit on the other side of the room so as not to be in the way.

O’Connor settled on the floor in front of Fran and smiled.

“Right, we are going to start with some relaxation exercises to make sure you are open to any visions you get.” Once she’d nodded he led her through the basic breathing exercises. In and hold for two counts, out and hold for two counts, and repeat.

After several minutes of this, he spoke quietly. “Now I want you to focus on Cheryl. You’ve seen her in a vision?”

Fran nodded.

“Good. Picture her and think of your mind like your hands. You’re going to reach out to her and try and see what she’s doing.”

Time stretched out as Fran frowned in concentration and everyone held their collective breaths as they waited to see what would happen.

“I see her.” Fran’s voice was strong and clear. “She has Fae and Mage. They forced to help her. Mage connects. Fae points.”

Kitryn tried to puzzle out what she meant when O’Connor spoke first. “So, Cheryl is forcing a Mage to connect her to other Seers, and a Fae to direct the combined gifts?”

Fran nodded. “We need to help Fae and Mage. Kitty help.”

Kitryn nodded and moved to her side. She was fading fast and would soon be asleep. “Yes, sweetheart, I will try and help the Fae and Mage, we all will.”

That seemed to be what she wanted to hear and she dropped her head to the pillows and passed out.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 15.2

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Chapter 15.2

While everyone was finding their seats, Simon leaned lose to Kitryn. “If you two grew up together then how is she a grandmother already? Surely she would be in her thirties like you?”

Kitryn huffed out a low laugh. “She is. When she met her mate he already had children from a previous relationship. And he is fifteen years her senior. Once mated she took his children as her own and so his grandchildren are hers too. The mother of his children died before their mating so there was no one to challenge her rights as a parent. Shifters don’t worry about biology, rather who is best for the child’s interest.”

“We need a plan.” Elder Patrick’s voice quieted all conversation. “The High Council has sent Helen to aid us.” Helen nodded at the round of greetings sent her way. “And she has told us of more Seers going missing. We need to get ahead of this Cheryl. But, how do we do that when she’s using the powers of the seers she’s kidnapping?”

Helen cleared her throat. “I may have an idea. Since I arrived I’ve been hearing that you have another seer here. Maybe that seer can give us an advantage on Cheryl.”

Shouts erupted around the room.

“Who told you this?” Elder Patrick Demanded.

“No one is putting Fran in the middle of this,” Simon yelled.

“My daughter is off limits to this mess,” Kitryn growled.

“Silence!” Carl’s hissed command made everyone still, except the baby who had been disturbed by all the noise and was currently wailing her heart out.

Zion rose. “Helen, let me take her and I’m sure someone can find me somewhere to wait.

Kitryn seemed to shake himself. “You can take her to visit with my lot. Meg is there caring for them. Anyone will be able to point you in the right direction.”

Zion nodded and after scooping up his granddaughter and dropping a brief kiss on Helen’s lips, he exited the room.

Carl had sat but was still holding the gazes of the table’s occupants. “No one is going to endanger anyone. However, if Fran can help us maybe You, Simon, or you, Kitryn, can talk to her and see if she knows anything. From what I know about seers not many can control their visions. That is what is confusing me about Cheryl. I can understand that she’s stealing the powers of the seers she’s taking, but how is she using them? She must be using some other form of magic to get the visions she needs.”

Everyone looked at each other and each shook their heads.

“I may be able to help,” O’Connor sighed.  “Angel had some control over their visions. It wasn’t perfect—obviously or they wouldn’t have been taken—but, they had developed some methods to try and see what was needed.” Rubbed at his red-rimmed eyes and Simon winced. How the man was up and around was astounding. From what he’d learned so far, being without his mate should have had O’Connor unconscious in bed.

“I’d be happy to speak to Fran, but I make no promises. From what I understand, Fran is a seer, new to her powers. She may not have the power yet to gain the control needed.”

Kitryn and Simon shared a look and Kitryn let out a long sigh. “I agree Carl should speak to her. But, if at any time I feel she is being made uncomfortable, I will end it.”

After getting everyone’s agreement, Kitryn and Simon led Carl out of the room.


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