A soft, light tan head pushed against Malik's hand, making the man lift his fingers and stroke the fur along the ears, earning a purr from the tiny creature.
"Hello there, kitty..." Malik's lips twitched into a small smile as the cat let out a tiny mewl, paws stretched out lazily in front of her and the purring growing louder with each stroke Malik gave to her fur.
~"You are leaving again?" Malik frowned, eyes locked with another pair of golden.
"I must, brother. I have been assigned a mission that is far from where we live. I have to leave as soon as possible or I will have the possibility of failing horribly." Altair replied to the shorter man, words gentle and gaze soft.
"But you have just returned! Surely the Master will take into consideration that you need proper rest?" Malik said, his frown deepening with each word he spoke. He was obviously upset, very upset. Altair had just got back from a long and enduring mission not just a week before and he was already getting sent away? T