Narration: Meanwhile, a few rooms over and an explanation later…
Natani: And… that’s about it… I guess.
Kat: Wow, Natani. I had no idea. Thank you for being honest with me.
Natani: Yeah, well, you kinda blackmailed me. It’s not like I had a lot of choice.
Kat: I’m sorry. I know now why you’re so uncomfortable with people knowing. I understand very well the desire to not be judged by how you look. We’re more alike than you might think, in that regard.
Natani: …How so?
Kat: I don’t look like this by accident, you know. I was bred this way. As were my parents, and theirs, and so on. I know what kind of expectations people have about me.
Kat: It doesn’t help that they’re right — it’s exactly what I was bred for. So I understand.
Kat: And since you’ve told me a secret, I’ll tell you one of mine. There’s a reason why canines and felines aren’t often bred together. I’m infertile. I cannot go into heat. I’ll never have children of my own.
Natani: Oh… I’m sorry.
Kat: It’s alright. It’s thanks to that I was allowed to be sold to Eric, after all. I can’t imagine where I’d be right now otherwise.
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