The cage was cold and cramped, in the opinion of the cat sat in it. He shivered and mewed, trying to get whoever carrying him to let him out already. All he'd been doing was sitting by his self in the pet shop, and all of a sudden he was picked up and boxed by a human. "Cruel" he thought bitterly, mewing again louder than before.
"One second Kitty." A young girl from what Jonny could tell answered, the sound of a large door being closed was heard, and then the cage was placed on the floor and door to it opened. Jonny mewed again, finally relieved to have gotten out of that cramped cage which he thought a "death trap". He timidly crawled out of the box, and what he saw amazed him, many cats of all ages surrounded him. Some completely ignoring his presence, some walking up to him, and one other cat sat shaking in the corner and muttering incoherent things to himself.
"Weird." Jonny spoke aloud, sitting down and licking his paws clean. A tall lanky cat that was purple in colour walked up to him, gazing at him once and then muttering to his somewhat evil looking companion.
"So, you can talk. I presume you can also turn part human as well." He got straight to the point and the companion chuckled, his sharp teeth showing that one should not mess with him.
"Yes" Jonny replied quickly, somewhat wishing he'd stayed in the cage. He'd much rather have been in the company of a nicer cat.
"Sherly's the name, and this is Devil." Sherly directed his paw into the direction of the cat next to him who had just scared Jonny. He was quite a large cat, jet black in colour. Looking at him more closely Jonny realised that he had a large gash in his side, which was messily stitched up and dry blood still covered it. Part of his ear was bloody, and he had yellow shaped crosses on both his cheeks.
"That needs proper stitching." Jonny remarked, pointing with his paw to the side of Devil that was stitched up. Growling slightly Devil replied.
"No, it's fine, just a battle wound from a great battle." Sherly quickly walked to where Jonny was standing, whispering in his ear.
"He got on the bad side of a rake" He remarked, looking over at Devil who was patting his scars like it was nothing. "I can't say he's the worst damaged cat, you see David Jr over there." He pointed to the grey cat with dark grey markings beneath his eyes, the one Jonny had saw shaking earlier. He had now wandered off, still muttering to thin air. "He's crazy, thinks he has a brother who keeps following him, or something."
"Oh." Jonny quietly spoke, looking down and feeling slightly sorry for him. He'd definitely have to go and speak to him later. By this time himself and Sherly were walking around the area, which was now known to be a large mansion, with two half's, one for cats, and the others for humans. Jonny also found out about how when in cat form they shouldn't wander into the human side, due to the humans having a tendency to adopt them and keep them to themselves, Jonny didn't understand how that was a bad thing, though.
"What are the humans here like?" Jonny curiously looked at Sherly, who shrugged before replying.
"They're not bad, it's just if one of us were to walk in as our normal selves, the younger of the humans may take us to be their personal cat. In human form, it's okay, because the only differences are our ears and tails, which don't really matter to the others. Next time you wish to turn human, you and I should go wandering."
"Sounds like a deal" Jonny smiled and purred. He hadn't been part human for so long, he was starting to miss it, but turning into a human did have it's downfalls. Such as having to stay that way for a week, and when they turned back not being able to turn human again for a month. The occasional cat decided that they wanted to stay human, and were able to forfeit their inner cat to become almost fully human, although their ears and tails would always remain.