As soon as I got home I went to my bedroom and flopped Tobias on my bed, where he scowled at me and said 'I don't like your rough handling y'know.'
I was worried and therefore a bit defensive. 'You listen.' I pointed a finger at Tobias and he looked at it disdainfully. 'You tell me what is going on? Why are you here? Those others said about guardians and being special...why do I need a special guardian? I'm not special or anything.'
Tobias padded around on my pillow and sat himself down. 'Well, normally I would say you aren't that special, but seen as I've had to spend my life as a cat for the last goodness-knows-how-many years I beg to disagree. You wouldn't believe how hot all this fur is in summer-very uncomfortable, I've almost forgotten what human shape was like.'
My eyes widened and I sat down next to him. 'You can turn to a human? What, like me?'
Tobias sighed and rolled his emerald eyes. 'Of course like you! What on earth else do you think you are?' He closed his eyes and slowly grew, his black fur disappearing but leaving a slight tan on his skin.His paws mutilated to hands, with slender fingers, and his features...well. I had to stop myself. Tobias as a human...well, he was pretty damn gorgeous.
At this Tobias (now fully human) turned and flashed a white smile at me. 'I quite agree' he smirked.
'Oh noo...' I covered my eyes and my cheeks flushed pink. 'You can read thoughts?'
'Yes.' He walked around the room tentatively, trying to remaster walking on two feet. He turned and looked at me as I stared warily. 'And now you're wondering...what else can I do? Well...' he flexed his arms out in a cat stretch. 'That's for me to know and for you to find out.'
'That's not fair!'
'No, it is. Trust me Sophia,' at this point he sat down next to me and bore into my mind with his eyes, still a deep emerald. 'Compared to living in a cat's body for over fifteen years, this is totally fair.'
'Hmmm. Why do you have to be right?'