Human structures buzzed. Cat flicked ears. Crept beneath un-alive bushes with strange smells. Made the journey to Secret Place.
Too many humans at Dark now. Can’t handle Day anymore.
Cat ruffled fur, warm air reaching skin.
“Right there!” A child.
“Shut up. Get inside.” Child’s Human.
Child’s eyes met Cat’s as Human shoved Child through door-portal.
Cat couldn’t stand human structures. Stifling and shut-in and stinking of apes.
In silence Cat and Child met. Window-sheets fluttering.
“Your fur’s so beautiful,” Child marveled, “can I call you Rainbow?”
Rainbow and Child spent all Darks together from then on.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
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