"Hold on one sec," Chris said into the phone, looking at me with his I-can't-believe-how-rude-you-are look. "Anglea, can't you see I'm on the phone with Alice?"
A sopping wet Ger10 wondered into the room. I picked him up and he yowled. "Don't hurt him, Ange!" Chris said loudly.
I held the wet cat up, "He jumped into the bathtub, while I was in it!" I shouted angrily. Chris stood up, "Hold on Alice. WHAT??????" He stared at wet Ger10 and then back at me. "Oh, Angie....." He said, "I can't believe you would LET THE CAT GET WET!!"
"What is wrong with you?" I said through clenched teeth, "You're defending the cat over me? I am WAY more important than that stupid cat! I wash bird crap out of your hair, I give you your asthma medicine when you forget, I make you yogurt!"
Chris whimpered. "I'm sorry, Angie. I just... I felt the Ger10 needed defending. I mean, who wouldn't want to defend this guy?"
I raised my hand and Chris pouted. "Hey, let's show Mouse your new cat." I said.
Chris nodded, "Okay." he said, quickly returning to the phone. "Oh, uh, sorry Alice. Gotta go."
He ended the call and we left to go find Mouse and Leo.
I spotted them, "Hey, Mousey. Hi Leo."
"Hey guys." Mouse said, "So, what's up?"
I smiled, "Chris wants to show you his new friend." I tried not to grimace as I said this. I stepped out of the way, revealing Chris and Ger10.
Chris held Ger10 up to Mouse's face, smiling stupidly, "Isn't he adorable?" As always, the cat seemed to have its same cheeky smile.
Now here was a reaction that I would never expect from Mouse. Ever. She jumped back and screamed, "Chris! Get that monster out of my face!!!!!"
Chris blinked, totally lost and then he pouted, making his innocent face. "What's wrong? Is the mousey afraid of the big mean kitty cat?" Leo and I giggled, Mouse wouldn't take her eyes off the cat. She seemed to be trying to avoid some invisible line of fire. Every time Mouse stepped back, Chris would edge forward. "What's wrong? He's just a pretty little kitty cat. What is there to be afraid of?" Chris said sweetly, a slight look of pleased evil in his blue-green eyes.
Mouse gulped and said very slowly and very quietly, "It's not just a cat, it's a... black cat."
We all stopped to stare at her, "What?" Leo, Chris, and I all said at the same time as Ger10 simply stared questioningly at Mouse (Which is how I like it. I swear, if that cat starts talking, I am going to kill someone).
Chris laughed out loud, "Wait, Mouse.... Are you