You smiled softly as you pet your black and white cat, Tama. You had herd the name on a show before and liked it.
Tama nuzzles your leg, purring in content as you pet his head and shoulders, listening to music on youtube to cure boredom, humming along softly to all the nightcore love songs. Moving your head to the beat of the song, you didn't notice as your phone went off of the other side of Tama, but he noticed, lifting his ears a little as he looked over to the screen with your boyfriend's name on it and the words "___, we need to talk..." Tama's ears frowned. Yeah, he was a laid back Japanese bobtail cat that could read. He knew that sentence always meant trouble. The the black cat with a white bandanna looking spot down his face and chest, pulled the phone to him, using his claws to grip it and drag it under his stomach so you wouldn't notice it. Your old cat purred when your phone vibrated multiple times, massaging his stomach. You didn't know and chuckled, scratching between his ears as he leaned into your touch.
You closed your computer once the video you were watching was over, setting it to the side and stretching out your back as you looked to the side.
"What the- I thought I set my phone down there..." You wondered out loud, looking around and in the cracks of the couch. "... Maybe I left it in the kitchen." You got up, going to see if your thought rang true, Tama watching you as you left the room before getting off of the 'missing' device, seeing what it was buzzing so much for.
___. It's hard for me to...
I'm sorry. I just think...
___? Are you there?
One missed call from (g/n)
Darn Tama's white kitty paws, not letting him sweep the screen so he could see more of the messages. From what he could tell though, was your guy friend trying to break up with you? It seems similar to how it happens on TV... Tama frowned as much as a cat could before hearing his owner come in from the kitchen.
"There it is! Tama, you rascal, you hid it from me!" You giggled lightly, picking up the cat you've had since he was a kitten, along with your phone. You smiled, kissing his head and holding him close before looking at your phone, arching an eyebrow at what it showed before turning it on, getting through the password and frowning at the messages you saw. Reading them all over, you gulped, putting Tama down and going to your room.
Pretty soon, Tama could hear your quiet sobs from the bedroom.
'So it was what I thought.' He laid his ears back, never liking to hear you cry. 'That man was always so sweet. I wonder what happened...' He thought for a minute before getting an idea. Tama went to your room, going inside and sitting at the foot of your bed and meowed. When you didn't pay attention, he continued until you did.
"What is it Tama?" You turned your tear stained face to your cat, sniffing lightly, and arched an eyebrow when he just meowed again and walked out of the room. Making a face, you reluctantly got up and followed him to the front door where he started scratching to get out.
"Why do you want to go outside now? You have a litterbox..." You mumbled, but Tama persisted, meowing at you. You sighed lightly "Alright." And opened the door for him, where he went running out as quick as he could like he was on a mission.
You couldn't help but give a soft smile at your pets funny little run, wondering where he was headed before closing the door again and going back to your room.
"Iggy-san? Are you home?" Tama called out for his white and orange Scottish Fold friend, Iggy.
Soon the said cat came out of the flap in the door, the small light on the frame of the flap and on his collar blinking a couple times to show that the collar had unlocked the flap from the frame to let him out.
"Kiku? What are you doing here so late?" Iggy asked, calling the other by his real name, and not the one you had given him when you found him on the streets as a kitten. Iggy and Kiku had been friends since they were both little.
"You and your human know magic, correct?" Kiku asked. Iggy nodded, arching a thick eyebrow.
"Can you turn me human?"
Iggy was shocked from the odd request his friend made.
"Um... I guess I could try. But why?" He asked.
"I think it wourd make my human happier." He said. Iggy thought for a minute before nodding, letting Kiku in and leading him down to the basement while his owner was asleep.
Once down the stairs, the smaller feline jumped up onto a stool, getting on the messy desk where his owner did their magic stuff. He pushed through the pages with his paw until he found a shape shifting spell of some sorts.
"I think I found something. Sit over there." He said, pointing his paw to an empty space on the desk in the middle of the room. Kiku nodded and got up onto the table, letting him know he was ready before Iggy chanted the words on the page. Kiku didn't understand any of it, but he didn't care when the room started to glow. Closing his eyes, Kiku braced himself, his ears going back, not wanting it to hurt. After a minute or two, Kiku heard Iggy's voice hush then pipe up again.
"It worked! Just... Don't uncross your legs..." He arched an eyebrow and opened his eyes, opening his eyes to see slightly tan colored skin, fingers, hands, feet instead of paws, long legs and... no fur to cover him up. He blushed darkly, trying to hide himself before hearing Iggy give a small hum. Kiku looked up and his face turned bright red as he did his best to keep his eyes on his friend's top half, who now had a mop of shaggy blond hair on the top of his head and no fur other than the thick patches of what looked like fur above his eyes, and- wait. He still had the came ears he did while he was a cat. and the same tail. Was that supposed to happen?
"I'm not sure if it worked completely. Here, I'll go get you some of master's clothes for you."
"F-For you too." Kiku stuttered out. Iggy arched an eyebrow at him, confused, before looking down and going red as he sprinted up to get clothes as fast as he could without tripping on his new two feet.
When the blond came back, dressed in a tee-shirt and pants, he handed the same to Kiku, looking away as he dressed himself in the jeans and white shirt. Once dressed, Kiku stood on the floor and tried to find his center of balance.
"Was it supposed to work like this, Iggy-san?" He asked.
"I'm not sure. I don't think our ears and tails were supposed to stay though..." Kiku furrowed his eyebrows, putting his hands on his head and feeling his ears as they twitched slightly along with his tail behind him. He frowned but couldn't say anything before Iggy spoke up again.
"Don't worry, I can fix it."
"For arr we know we courd end up as cats wizh human heads!" Kiku said. Iggy made a face as his ears fell.
"Well... Humans do like people with cat ears. So it can't be that bad. And there are ways to hide them." He said. "You can just keep your ears down in your hair and no one would notice."
"What about my tair?"
"Use it like a belt." Iggy told him. "That way you can hide it under your shirt, and if someone does see it, they won't know it's a tail."
"But it's not rong enough!"
"Right, right... Just hide it in your pants." Kiku thought and nodded, making sure he could walk right thanking Iggy for helping out best he could before going back home while Iggy tried to get himself back to normal before his owner woke up.
Kiku went back home, glad you left the door unlocked. He felt weird being so high up without being held, and having to walk on two legs. This would need some getting used to. But, if ___ didn't like him being a human instead of a cat... He wondered if Iggy would know how to turn him back. Kiku laid his ears back as he came up to your room. He didn't hear anything through the closed door, so he slowly opened it, peeking inside to see you laying on your bed, facing away.
Quietly, Kiku came into the room, coming over in front of you to see you where sleeping soundly by now, a few tear stains on your cheeks and some tears still built up in the corner of your eyes. He frowned lightly, wiping your face as gently as he could to clear away the tears.
"zhat boy is arways breaking your heart. Why do you stay wizh him?" He whispered, mainly to himself before he noticed your phone was still in your hand. He gently took it, making sure you didn't wake up as he could finally could get into it, knowing the code since he's watched you put it in so many times. he scrolled over the messages, seeing the whole situation between you and your now ex. He frowned lightly, but was glad to find out that (g/n) still wanted you to be happy without him. Kiku gently pet your hair as you nuzzled into a pillow, before he looked out the window.
'I must have been out all night.' He thought. 'Hmm... I'm going to make her breakfast.' He smiled to himself before setting your phone down and going to the kitchen.
"Oh, Tama, I had the weirdest dream..." You mumbled as you woke up, dragging yourself through the house almost. "I dreamed that you used a magic wand on yourself and turned yourself into a human, but you still had fur and stuff..." You giggled to yourself. "You were so cute and fluffy, just like you are now~ ... Tama?" You looked around for your cat before remembering you had let him outside the night before. "He must have frozen his little tail off." You mumbled as you walked passed the kitchen... Then went backwards to walk past again, getting a good look at the strange man cooking in her kitchen with black cat ears sticking up, the same shape as Tama's. You made a face before the man turned and noticed you, looking at you with deep brown eyes.
"Kon'nichiwa, ___." He smiled.
"... AAAHHHH!" You freaked out, grabbing the closest frying pan you could, making the strange man to you jump.
"Who are you and how did you get in my house, and how do you know my name?!?!"
"I-It's me, ___, Tama! M-My name is actually Kiku, but Iggy herped me turn human! Please don't hit me!" He curled up in a ball on the counter. You made a face at the story, but inched closer. If his story was true, then he should have the same weak spot under the ear, right? So you reached out slowly until feeling his ear. It felt just like Tama's only bigger. You scratched between his ears, watching one twitch before the man started to purr just like your cat. "So you really are Tama..."
"K-Kiku... Zhat's the name my mozher gave me." He said, face pink. You nodded lightly, petting his ear as he leaned into your hand, still purring lightly.
"So... Kiku... You're my cat, in a human body other then the ears?"
"And zhe tail..." He said. "...B-But yes." You nodded lightly before letting him go, but not letting him go, still not really sure what was going on.
"How did you say you got like this?"
"Iggy-san used one of his owner's magic sperrs."
"Sperrs? ... You mean spells?"
"I'm a Japanese cat, I'm sorry my accent isn't right." His ears flattened.
"No-no, it's alright... It'll just take some getting used to... What are you doing in here?" You asked Kiku.
"I'm making you breakfast. I saw how upset (g/n) made you, so... I wanted to cheer you up." He said. "It is almost done."
"What is it?"
"You'rr see." He smiled lightly before telling you to go ahead and sit at the table while your food finished. You did, trying to process everything in your head.
Once Kiku brought your breakfast out, you say that he had made your favorite, making a smile form on your face that your couldn't help.
"Wow Ta-Kiku, this looks amazing!" You said. "How do you know how to cook?"
"I've watched you cook ever since you found me." said the young looking male. "I've learned from you." He smiled softly as he set your food in front of you, and you ate happily. Kiku just watched happily, making you feel weird since he wasn't really a cat anymore.
"Um... You can have some too." You told him.
"Are you sure?" He asked. You nodded.
"It's weird having a guy just watch me eat. And cat food must not really be that good to your human taste buds." You shrugged lightly. "Get yourself a plate of it all, you did a good job." You smiled. He smiled back lightly and nodded, doing as you told him and sitting across from you as you both ate.
Having a pet turn human, then making you breakfast... This would take some getting used to, but might actually turn out to be fun~
To be continued maybe...