Is this story interesting? I enjoy writing it, but I'd enjoy it even more if others did too. I write for fun, but I also want others to enjoy it. If you have tips or anything, questions I could clarify in the story, whatever you think would be helpful, let me know. I like hearing everyone's ideas and points of view. It makes for a fun collaborative effort in the end.

Don't own these cats. I just play in their sandbox.

There had been scurrying, yelling, and a lot of manhandling before they were all finally aboard the new ship. Of course, not all of the captain's crew made it over. Terrible might have an off name, but he did himself well to live up to the expectations that came with it. Those who were useless were cast down, left bleeding on the deck. He'd laughed, sauntered over the plank to his own ship, and mentioned how hungry seagulls could get.

The man truly was, Terrible.

Tugger was calmly nuzzling Mistofflees, trying to soothe his whimpering as he switched between returning Tugger's nuzzling and trying to calmly nudge at his mistress. She was holding onto both of them tightly, seemingly shielding them from the pirates. They wouldn't come to any harm in her hands, and the look she received from the captain was grateful. Mistofflees gave up trying to alternate and settled for pressing his face into Tugger's, sharing licks to the cheek and brushes of the nose.

Terrible seemed to notice, pulling a disgusted face, "Your bitch in heat?"

Alice scowled at his language, holding the cats just a little tighter, "They're both male."

The pirate scoffed, "All the more disgusting."

The captain scoffed, but Terrible ignored him and gestured to a few of the men. "Take the girl and her cats to my cabin. Two men on the door." he sent an oily smirk in her direction, "We'll talk later, poppet. For now-" he smiled and turned, "I'd like a work with the dear ol' captain."

Shortest update I have ever written, but I started writing it before I made the decision to add this Author's note.

If I don't hear anything back with this, I'm going to assume no one wants to read it, so I don't need to spend my energy finishing it. If you're actually here reading it, please speak up. I honestly have no clue if no one says anything. For now, this story is going to be set as complete, and I will hold no future plans of updating it further.

Should these plans change, I'll send anybody who left a comment a message, letting them know.

Again, it just... This is a hobby and not a job. I'm in the market for finding a job right now and I have two other stories to complete and a third just dying to get published. If no one is interested in me finishing this one, I won't.

How life is.

Thank you for listening to my ramble, and I hope you enjoyed the story thus far. :)