I smiled a little and chuckled," I have such unusual cuticles." I said as I grabbed my hair and tail in each hand."But I like them. They're cool and pretty, but they stand out too much during certain times of the day."
"I bet," Val said as he chuckled." It seems you loosened up a little at times. That's good. We were worried that you had closed up your heart because of the bad experiences you endured living in the streets as an orphan."
My ears flickered, and I stare at him," Is that so? That explains the marker incident..." I averted my eyes away smirking." But I'm still not trusting you people."
Val laughed, "I got it, I got it. You don't have to trust us. All you have to do is allow us to protect you."
I had turned to leave when I halted my tracks from Val's words. I looked back at him and observed him for a few minutes before breaking out a little smile," I never did thank you for doing my hair and helping me bathe