Sometimes cats leave you mice as gifts, sometimes it's a reminder that they can kill you while you sleep. Like the horsehead from The Godfather.

It hadn't taken long to settle into a comfortable routine. He'd mapped out the campus' best sunny spots within the first couple weeks, after dropping Vayne off in the classroom. Nikki had made a little bed for him in her schoolbag: they'd tried Jess' first, but Vayne kept getting lost in there.

Then there was learning how to hunt with this new body: humans being better hunters than a cat was simply not to be tolerated. Few might know that Sulpher was a cat, but he still had feline honor to uphold.

And kobold heads to leave on Isolde's pillow.