From the author: Brigitte and Hēi Māo work to get him settled in, in his human form.
While it was definitely strange to be leading her familiar to her room in the form of a boy, it also felt normal. It was like some part of her brain had known what he was all along, or that she'd put together some of the pieces that made him so odd as a cat, and it just all made sense now.
Her eyes caught the cat tree as she headed to her desk chair. "I think I need to ask you about a few things, but… it's going to be awkward."
He took the chair next to her and bent to gently rub his cheek on...