Never before has a shaheen and a common cat walked side-by-side. The thought lingers with me for a moment as I imagine what the owls think when they catch sight of us. Wolves and felines are predators, of course, but the similarities end there.

Lunette takes hesitant steps as we travel, slowing her gait. Her milky eyes and white nose provide no information, but her ears twitch with each new sound. The ivory of her coat glistens under the light of our Goddess’s moon, a star given life. A creature so precious has to be protected, and I have dedicated myself to the cause.

Source: Fantasy Short Story – The Oath of Loyalty – Shami Stovall