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A/N: Drabble fill for MaireAilbhe and TBD. Thanks to DrizzlyDaze for her help.
At first Willow thinks one of Spike's kittens must have snuck in. It'd have to slip through two doors and a hallway without anyone noticing, but it's the first assumption she makes anyway. Except the more she sees the cat in her peripheral, the more she realises none of Spike's kittens are black and white. Or fully grown.
Finally, feeling almost-but-not-quite-totally-crazy, she sits on the floor, closes her eyes, and concentrates on Tara.
Miss Kitty, semi-transparent and wispy, takes form and bumps her forehead against Willow's palm.
Heart twisting, eyes welling, Willow strokes the cat's head. "I miss her too."