Celta Thursday: Heart Choice cut bits, Drina, Straif's FamCat, on bloodline:
Drina stopped licking her paw and looked at him. *I fail to understand why this blood thing is so important.* She lifted her pink nose.
Straif frowned down at her. "It's a difference between humans and cats."
She sniffed. *Maybe. Maybe just some humans. Cats are more sensible. Having offspring who die is bad. Worse than having same bloodline.*
Straif clenched his teeth. "You wouldn't understand."
*Who does? No one agrees with you.*
*I am your Fam, connected to you. I do not run away, *she replied haughtily. *We are Family, yes?*
*Then you will get good mate and children, and I will have kittens. My kittens will be bloodline.*
He stared at her, trying to grasp the concept. Marry who he would – Mitchella — his heart leapt at the thought. And he loved Antenn like a son. A HeartMate, and children.
*I never wanted to have kittens, but I will, for you,* Drina said generously. *My blood is good. I will have strong kittens for your House and line.*
Straif stared at her. Her Sire was Zanth, a Downwind feral, Lord and Lady knew who his forebears were. But he was a huge, tough, scrapper. And his get was the prized line in all of Celta. Trying to imagine a poor or sickly kitten from Zanth or Drina boggled Straif's mind.