“Well, if you want him to live you’ll have to feed him, and probably milk. He looks like he shouldn’t even be away from his mother yet,” Caligo pointed out, not sure why he was helping. “A magic anon is where some…thing basically casts a spell on you. It can last for minutes to weeks. Good luck with your acting human though, it shouldn’t be too hard seeing as you are one.”
Alek was for once happy to be picked up and quickly jumped over to Yuli’s lap, trying to get as close to him as possible. He was hungry again, and the part of his mind that went off instincts, which just so happened to be most of it, thought that Yuli could somehow produce milk.
“Oh yeah, feeding it- him.. I knew that.. And.. I don’t interact with humans on a normal basis.. I don’t know how most act.. OW!”” Yuli jerked Alek away from himself, rubbing where the kitten had bit him.
The “ow” brought the demon’s attention from the road again, this time with a bit of amusement. “You know, I hear cats bite to show affection, if that helps any. Or it’s hungry and is trying to eat you, one or the other.”
Alek dug his claws into Yuli’s leg when he jerked away, suddenly terrified and puffing up to look like a ball of fluff with legs. And claws. He just wanted some milk! While he didn’t have any actual memories of ever having a mom, the feeling that he was supposed to knead and bite to get milk was still there. And the feeling that Yuli was the one taking care of him was also there, even if the human was kind of scary and wouldn’t sit still.
“I’m starting to think he’s hungry..”
“At that age, I think you should either give him canned cat food or milk-type stuff,” he informed Yuli, watching as the cat puffed up. “And by the way, that means he’s scared and trying to look bigger. So I think he’s scared of you but also thinks you’re going to feed him. I would suggest not feeding him until you get outside though, because it’ll probably have to go to the bathroom right after you do. That’s how kittens work.”
Yuli sighed, watching the small feline trying to scare him. “Well I can’t do anything until we get him home..”
The kitten calmed down after a moment and sat down, still slightly on edge and wanting food and water.
“Make sure to watch him when you get home. If he runs out in front of car when you let him go to the bathroom, that’s bad. Also, while cats usually use a litter box, ones that small you have to train. So, if he’s not going to be like this for too long, I would suggest just putting down some newspaper in a room and keeping him in there.” Laughing, he added, “I guess this just adds to your friendship, huh? Picking up his crap and all.”
“I wonder, actually.. He was a vampire before this magic anon thing.. Do you think maybe that carried over, somehow?” he asked Caligo.
“I…have no clue,” he admitted, looking down at the cat curiously. “I guess you could get some blood, or start bleeding, and put it in front of him and see what he does.”
As the moments passed and the two giants spoke to each other, Alek started falling asleep again. This time he tried walking up to sleep closer to Yuli though, because although he occasionally flinched and it felt like an earthquake, at least he’d be less likely to fall on the floor this way. And his short was soft. And he was warm. And he was still hoping for milk.