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Topika smiled lightly at her worried friend, canines just slightly showing over her lip. She could no longer snatch emotions off another's face, so she was forced to rely on listening to the feeling in another's voice. Anxiety oozed out of Sayonara's soft words, going paw in paw with the light pace she had started up.
"Are you sure you're fine?" she asked again. There was a break in her tense movement as he barbed tongue swiped between Topika's ears. The younger cat shrank away from her friend and bat at her with a giggle.
"Yeah," she meowed, reaching out again and tapping a dainty nose. "Stardust only took my eyes, not my fine-ness." Sayonara let a tiny giggle escape, relaxing vaguely at the goofy proof of Topika being okay.
"But he could've taken your life!" A black tom materialized from the shadows, bristling. "If someone never showed up, you would be dead!" Topika blew off his outburst and sudden appearance with a flick o
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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