The memory burned like bile in my stomach, and I closed my eyes, wishing it didn't have to be this way. I loved Puck like a brother and a best friend. And yet, during a very dark period when I was confused and lonely and hurt, my affection for him had led me to do something stupid, something I shouldn't have done. I knew he loved me, and the fact that I'd taken advantage of his feelings made me disgusted with myself. I wished I knew how to fix it, but the barely concealed pain in Puck's eyes told me no amount of words would make it better.
Wait, you already know where you are? Puck demanded as we edged toward the mouth of the alley, stepping over trash and piles of debris. How does that work, cat? Most cities are very much the same, Goodfellow. Grimalkin reached the edge of the sidewalk and peered back, waving his tail. Trods are everywhere, if you know where to look. Also, I am a cat. And he trotted off down the street.
Wow, Meghan! Kimi bounced in place, clapping her hands. You look awesome! I love what you did with your hair. PRINCESS. Ironhorse looked me up and down, nodding in approval. TRULY, YOU ARE A VISION.I glanced at Puck, who was staring at me in a daze. Um he stammered, while I nearly went into shock with the novelty of actually rendering Puck speechless. You looknice, he muttered at last.I blushed, suddenly self-conscious.
Fu dogs, Puck mused as we approached the doors, hopping over shattered pillars and crumbling archways. You know, I met a Fu dog once in Beijing. Persistent bastard chased me all over the temple grounds. Seemed to think I was some kind of evil spirit. Imagine that, Grimalkin muttered, and the Wolf snorted with laughter. Puck flicked a pebble at him.