Thorn: My apartment’s all fixed up, so you can come home with me now! Yes, you can!
Larch: Typical cat. For a year we feed it, take care of it, play with it . . . but the second Thorn gets back, it cuddles up to him like we never existed.
Tansy: You remember that Tiernan isn’t an ordinary pet, right? He got her as a therapeutic aid.
Went through an emotional — and expensive — bonding ritual. That cat is, almost literally, his soulmate.
Larch: Yeah, sure . . . but we gave it Frisky’s Fancy Tuna Snacks!
More seriously, this is awesome, and I want to hear all about the various complications and benefits of this sort of bonding
Hard to go wrong with furry magical support animals =D
Some of the details about Tiernan will come up later in this storyline, and others will be held back for later, when Bad Things Happen To Thorn and we get to see Tiernan’s therapeutic powers in action.
Yay! I can wait.
Tiernan was away for a *year*??? D:
To be fair, Larch is fudging/rounding the date upward…but it was a while, yeah. The idea was that (a) it would be good for Thorn to have a direct feed of familial love and support and (b) it would be really really bad if Tiernan got eaten by a mountain lion.
Can I also get a therapeutic soulbond cat please? That sounds awesome.