The sun was shining down on you and you basked in its warmth. You were sprawled on the garage roof behind your house as it was the ideal spot to sunbathe. Your fluffy ears pricked up at the sound of softly padding feet, coming towards you. Blinking your eyes, you mewled in greeting as you saw large greyish cat. He meowed in return, rubbing his head up to yours and licking your ears.
“How you been my love?”
“Not bad at all, though I’m better now you’re here.”
Nikolai purred contentedly and nipped at your whiskers. “Come, I need to show you something,” You licked your lips in confusion, your tail swishing about. “Now?”
“Yes, come on!”
Well he never was the type to explain things properly so you trotted behind him, winding round alleyways and tight corners, skipping over boxes and generally avoiding the hustle and bustle of the high street. Humans always passed by there and not only were they huge, they were also loud and plain annoying! Except Nikolai’s owner of course, he’d always given you tasty morsels and yummy creamy stuff.
“Where are we going?”
“Don’t worry, I promise you’ll like it. It’s a surpise,”
You jumped after him with anticipation, nuzzling his side when you walked beside him. He hummed in delight and licked your nose. “It’s not too far now, just over here.”
He sprung up and landed gracefully on a high brick wall that lay at the end of an alley. He could already see the beautiful garden he’d found. You would certainly like it, the way there were bushes and sunny spots everywhere, in fact he couldn’t find a reason not to like it.
When you didn’t come and join him, he glanced down at the floor where you still were. He froze, his haunches rising and his spine contracting.
You trembled in fear, your tail completely puffed up as you hyperventilated. A large dog menacingly advanced to you, caging you in against the wall Nikolai was perched upon.
“NO! Don’t you dare-get away from her-“
A loud yelp screeched from you as you were thrown into the air, claws out and scratching your attacker though that didn’t make him yield. Nikolai launched himself from the wall as the dog prepared to throw you again, clawing, hissing and biting to the best of his ability. When he nicked the canine’s eye, the thing finally let go of you, dropping you to the ground and sprinting with its tail between its legs.
“(Y/N)! (Y/N)! Are you alright?! Please say something!”
“It hurts Nik,”
Nikolai let out a mournful yowl, licking your wounds carefully and nuzzling his head to yours. “It’ll be alright, I promise. I still have to show you the surprise, remember?”
Your eyes slid shut and a rain started to fall, gradually soaking both of your shivering bodies. Nikolai continued his mournful sobbing, lying against you so as to try and keep your as warm as possible. It seemed as though hours had passed this way, your shallow breathing draining your energy.
“What’s going on? Cat! What are you doing here?!”
Nikolai glanced up to see his wet owner, his damp hoodie concealing his platinum hair. “Come, both of you.” At first your feline friend swiped at his hand and took a protective stance in front of you, until his owner picked him up by the scruff of his neck and stuffed him down into his jacket. He picked you up carefully, cradling you in his arms and zipping the both of you into his coat.
A careful sprint home later and Nikolai’s owner laid you on his bed, a towel draped over Nikolai and under you. It took the man a while to find his first aid kit, which he tore through cupboards to find, but eventually he re-emerged, with dustbunnies all over him, with a reddish bottle of disinfectant, gauze and a couple of rolls of whitish bandages.
Again Nikolai tried to protect you from whatever his owner was planning to do with you, but after he saw the care with which he treated you, he narrowed his eyes and watched him. He didn’t like the fact that you were being touched by someone so familiarly, but he stayed put and didn’t stop his intent staring.
When the man tightened the bandages up, you whimpered and Nikolai swiped at his hands. “No matter, it’s already finished....” the man muttered, leaving to treat his own various injuries.
“(Y/N)? You feeling any better?”
You gently shook your head. “It really hurts!” Sobbing gently in your kitty-cat way, you laid down a heavy head and curled your paws, wanting some distraction from the throbbing pain.
“You-you have to get better! If not, who’s going to help me steal all that fish from that big moustached guy?! And-and who’s going to sleep next to me in the sun? Who’s going to have my kittens?”
Nikolai butted his nose to yours, closing his eyes and licking your ears again, just like he always did.
“You want me to have your kittens?”
“You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted to have kittens with.”
The seriousness of his tone made you laugh, though you didn’t. Your ribs hurt enough as they were.
“I’d like to have kittens with you too,” He laid down beside you, curling around you to the best of his possibility. “They’re going to be so cute, I hope they look like you (Y/n).”
“No way! If they’d look like you, they’d be much cuter!”
The two of you continued your bantering until you were both too tired to speak; all you had energy left for was to lick his chin.