“You’re going to play with me?” Hypre rolled backward over Blake’s left foot, grabbing onto his right pants leg and sinking his claws into them. He growled and shook his head.

“Not right now.” Blake shook the cub free and headed to his closet. “I have to go out again. Behave.”

“Ahhh…” Hypre backed his ears and hissed in disappointment. “Can I come?”

“No, you cannot come.” Blake yelled from the closet. He picked out his best coat, an ankle length blue one that wouldn’t stand out as much as his gold or red coats and capes. There was a slight chill in the air, so he wanted to be comfortable.

‘I’ll check out the place first to make sure there’s no one to see me. Wouldn’t want to get caught.’ Blake left the way he’d come, smiling slightly at what he had planned. ‘I just want to see Jordan squirm at losing a subber. The Inquisitors have never failed,… and they would never think to scan the Cathedral.”