Waiting on Adele: Alex and Zebrat #42 by nfredman ()
Meri stopped Alex as he was going out the door on his way to meet Adele for coffee in the town square. Alex was jingling his keys, shifting from one foot to the other, watching Meri, his father-in-law and their Kitsune butler, stride up from the direction of the kitchen. The short demon--in a suit--arrived in the mansion's main hall, with something wiggling in one of his clawed hands, his very blue eyes narrowed.
Alex's own eyes got a bit wider when Meri held out his hand, one of the Zebrats firmly entrapped in it.
The Zebrat wore a nice pink ribbon collar with a bow on it. "What this mean?" Meri demanded. "All the Zebrats have collars today. I not do. Told Gil to get rid of them! They eat the antiques!"
"Um...No they won't. They're afraid of Dolores." Only Meri would be bold enough to accost his employer this way--but Alex wasn't going to say any different. He *was* Ian's dad, and what the hell. He loved Meri to pieces. And Meri could kick his butt any day of the week. "Cute. Pink? It's not Ian. He hates pink. Probably Kerry."
"They not pets!" Meri's ongoing battle with the Zebrats was getting to be a betting sport around the house. So yes, they were pets. Gil's pets.
Alex plucked the Zebrat out of Meri's hand, tucked it under one arm, and said, as he fled, "I'll ask Adele when I see her!"
"NOT LET THAT LOOSE!" Meri bellowed after him.
Oops. Too late. Palmers Rest, North Carolina is about to be overrun by Zebrats from the Kitsune homeworld.
Production notes: M4 with my Alex character, wearing Cyberpunk M4 pants and boots; DM's Meeting Point set as background. Alex's vest and jewelry and the rat collar are in my Freestuff here on Rendo.
Been too long since I Poserized properly! Must. Do. More. Hugs to y'all. :)