From the author: Hēi Māo experiences his witch's magic for the first time as they go through a familiar binding ceremony.
Hēi Māo met Callie last night, when the calico snuck into the room to assess him for herself. She'd been kind, assuring him that not all magic felt the same. She said that what he'd felt from his witch's power so far was what he could expect going forward. That it was comfortable meant they were compatible. She was almost as fond of Brigitte as he was, and she had the best stories about his witch's childhood.
Watching Brigitte set up her space for their ceremony was predictable, yet starkly...