From the author: Hēi Māo gets to participate more directly in Brigitte's magic.
Hēi Māo stared at the crepes and berry sauce on his plate, suddenly unsure if he could eat without throwing up. While he'd known they couldn't put off his father's insistent inquiries forever, he'd hoped to be more settled in his new relationship with his witch and her family, with them knowing him and his history, before exposing them to that ugliness. He wasn't ready to face the man who manacled his magic and then hunted him in the streets of Paris like a game animal.
Mama and Papa...