“Careful, you’ll slip, Janus.”
Estelle wasn’t sure why she bothered giving that warning. Their unruly cub never listened in his tiger form, and his curiosity knew no bounds.
“Stop fussing. It’s all part of the process. Ink and I did far worse at this age.”
Estelle bit back the retort bubbling on her tongue. The sassy comeback wouldn’t help, and Nathan looked tired today. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and ignoring the splashes behind her, Estelle sunk to her feet and nuzzled into her Master’s thigh instead.
Nathan wrapped his hand in her hair and his tiger’s deep purr trembled through her. Peace washed over her like it always did, and she wished they could take this further. It had been far too long since they had managed to properly play, but Janus took up every one of their waking hours, and quite often the night times too.
She would never forget the first night he had shifted and pounced on their bed. Waking up to find your adorable toddler was now a tiger cub took some getting used to.
A gold fish landed in front of them, and Nathan laughed as Janus pounced.
“That’s my boy.”
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