Ready for a sappy Macavity? Sorry, just thought I'd warn you.


Cori wandered into the throne room, where Macavity was lounged out on his throne. Macavity looked over at him.

"What's wrong?" He asked, noting the worried look on Cori's face.

"Tugger said Deuteronomy took Munkustrap away a few days ago…they haven't seen him since," Cori told him. Macavity swung around, sitting up straight. He actually looked worried. Macavity stood up.

"Where are you going?" Cori asked.

"To get Munkustrap before Dad kills him," Macavity answered. Cori ran over to his side, grabbing onto his paw.

"I'm coming too," Macavity looked at Cori. Cori looked determined. Macavity sighed and gave a nod.

"Just stay by my side," Macavity told him. Cori nodded.

They left the lair and walked towards the vicarage wall, where Old Deuteronomy lived. It was an old church with an old run down garden shed out the back. No one used the shed anymore; they had a newer one closer to the church. Macavity paused, looking at Cori, who was still clutching onto his paw. Macavity pointed to the old shed and Cori nodded. They silently moved towards the shed.

"Please…stop," Macavity watched as Cori's ears twitched. That was definitely Munkustrap's voice. Macavity moved forward, pulling Cori behind him. He peeked through a window and his eyes widened. Munkustrap was cowering on the ground, Old Deuteronomy standing above him. Deuteronomy swiped, the blow striking Munkustrap's face with enough force to send the already fallen and abused Tom skidding across the floor. Macavity rushed in, tackling Old Deuteronomy onto the floor. Cori rushed to Munkustrap's side. Munkustrap stared at him weakly. Munkustrap was battered and bruised, his fur bloodied and dirty, with tufts missing. Cori helped Munkustrap up from the floor as Macavity continued to tussle with Old Deuteronomy. Munkustrap groaned and leaned against Cori. Macavity smacked Old Deuteronomy across the face, causing him to fall back. Macavity snarled.

"Stay away from Munkustrap!" Macavity hissed. Deuteronomy sat up.

"Or else what, Macavity?" Deuteronomy panted. Macavity's eyes narrowed.

"It'll become a lot worse for you, Father," Macavity warned. Macavity turned to look at Cori, who was supporting Munkustrap.

"Come on, Cori," Macavity murmured, leading them both from the shed. A little distance away, Munkustrap collapsed. Macavity walked over to his side and picked him up. Cori stayed close by Macavity's side as Macavity carried the weak Munkustrap back to the lair. Macavity set Munkustrap off with the healers before he walked with Cori back to their room. Cori looked at him, worried.

"Is Munkustrap going to be okay?" Cori asked worriedly. Macavity wrapped his arm around Cori's waist.

"He'll be fine, Cori," Macavity murmured, rubbing his head against Cori's. Cori purred.

They sat on the window seat, Cori wrapped in Macavity's arms. Macavity was humming as he groomed Coricopat. Macavity felt a nudge at his mind. He paused and shook his head before resuming his grooming of Cori. Another nudge.

"Cori!" Macavity snapped, jumping up from the seat. Cori looked at Macavity sadly.

"How many times do I have to say it?" Macavity yelled. "I'm not connecting my mind with yours!" Macavity watched as Cori's eyes began to tear, his bottom lip trembling before he leapt up, tearing from the room. Macavity sighed wearily, sitting back down and shaking his head. Coricopat was insistent with connecting his mind with Macavity's. Macavity understood why Cori wanted to. It was all he knew, to have his mind connected with another, but Macavity couldn't…he just couldn't. Macavity sighed, standing up before going to find Cori. He found Cori on the roof. Cori was leaning against the ledge, looking out over the town, tears falling down his cheeks. Macavity stood beside him, wrapping an arm around Cori's waist. Cori leaned against Macavity's side.

"I'm sorry," Cori whispered. Macavity gently kissed his cheek. Cori looked at him.

"I know why you want to, Cori," Macavity told him gently. "But I can't…I can't risk you," Cori blinked.

"My mind is too powerful, Cori, I don't want to risk you by trying to connect my mind to yours…I just can't lose you," Macavity explained, slipping his free paw to press against Coricopat's. Cori nodded.

"I…I just miss it, I guess." Cori murmured. "I was so use to having Tantomile's mind connected with mine," Macavity gave a smile.

"C'mon, there has to be something you don't miss about having your mind connected," Macavity said. Cori smiled, giving a small nod.

"Not having to share her emotions when she had her heat cycle," Cori said, before blushing furiously. Macavity blinked, surprised.

"You shared her heat cycle?" Macavity asked slowly. Cori nodded slowly, embarrassed.

"That's new," Macavity murmured, pulling Cori closer. Cori was blushing furiously.

"I hated the mood swings," Cori laughed. Macavity chuckled. Macavity looked at Cori, his green eyes were shining in the moonlight. He looked happier now. Macavity did feel blessed to be with Cori, he never thought he'd be happy…and then he found Cori.

It's been a long and winding journey, but I'm finally here tonight
Picking up the pieces, walking back into the light
Into the sunset of your glory, where my heart and future lies
There's nothing like that feeling, when I look into your eyes...

My dreams came true; when I found you
I found you, my miracle...

If you could see, what I see, that you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...

Standing here before you, feels like I've been born again
Every breath is your love, every heartbeat speaks your name...
Macavity pressed his paw against Cori's chest. Cori purred, nuzzling him.

My dreams came true, right here in front of you
My miracle...

If you could see, what I see, you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...

Brought me here to be with you,
I'll be forever grateful (oh forever Faithful)
My dreams came true
When I found you
My miracle...

If you could see, what I see, you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness I feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...
Yes they brought me here...
If you could feel, the tenderness I feel...
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...

Cori purred, rubbing against Macavity. He never thought Macavity thought that way.

"Boss, Munkustrap's awake," A hench-cat suddenly said, appearing on the roof.

"We'll be down in a second," Macavity told him, his red eyes staring unblinkingly into Coricopat's green ones.

"I love you," Cori said suddenly. Macavity paused. He had never said that to anyone before, sure Queens had said that to him before, but he had never said it back. He blinked and looked at Cori, whose eyes had widened in shock, his breathing increasing.

"I love you too, Cori," Macavity told him. Cori turned his head away.

"You hesitated," Cori murmured. Macavity rubbed the small of Cori's back.

"No…I've just never said it before," Macavity told him. "You're the first one I've said it to…and it's because I really do love you," Cori looked back at him. Macavity wiped away the tears gathered in the corner of Cori's green eyes.

"It's alright, my love," Macavity smiled. Cori purred, nuzzling Macavity.

"Let's go see Munkustrap, shall we?" Macavity asked, holding out his paw. Cori smiled and took his paw.

A few months later, Cori sat on Macavity's lap once more in the throne room. Munkustrap and Tugger were bickering as usual in the corner. Cori smiled. Since Macavity and Cori had rescued Munkustrap from Deuteronomy, some of the Jellicles had come to join Macavity. Munkustrap, Tugger, Misto, Admetus, Jemima, Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer and Bombalurina had joined so far, but there were talks about some of the others joining them as well. Cori looked back at Macavity, purring. Macavity smiled back. He didn't mind that some of the Jellicles had joined him, they were Cori's friends, they were the ones who didn't treat him badly. Macavity looked over at Bomba, Jemima and Teazer, who were gossiping as they lounged out on the stone floor. Misto, Admetus and Mungo were watching Munkustrap and Tugger bicker, grinning. Macavity smiled. It wasn't so bad. It was quite good to have them here. Cori purred, rubbing his head against Macavity's. Macavity smiled, his paw slipped up the outside of Cori's thigh. Cori purred even more. Cori rested his head against Macavity's.

"I love you," Cori murmured. Macavity smiled at him. He had been truly happy since he had found Cori.

"I love you too, Cori," Macavity told him. Cori settled back down into Macavity's lap, yawning and resting his head against Macavity's shoulder. Macavity looked around once more before his eyes settled back on Cori.

He loved Cori…it was the first time he had truly fallen in love.

That scream that had emitted from Cori's mouth as Tantomile had been hit by the car had changed Macavity's life forever, seeing Cori look so vulnerable and alone, it made Macavity protective of him. Macavity had killed Alonzo trying to keep Cori safe…and when Macavity found Cori bloodied in the alley, he took him home, he looked after him. Macavity knew he had fallen for Cori then…and then the kiss, Macavity smiled. Cori was so sweet. He had opened up a lot more since he had moved in with Macavity, since he had started to recover after Tantomile's death. It had taken a while, but Cori had gotten there in the end. He still missed his sister, but he was happy with Macavity and the family he had around him. Macavity sighed contently and rested his head against Coricopat's.

Life was good.



Done, sigh…ah well…The song is Angels brought me here by Guy Sebastian…I know, it was pretty sappy for Macavity but ah well.

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