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Catsitting

Shoutmon, Gumdramon, and Damemon sat in a semicircle watching the small cat sleep on the couch. "Soooo, what are we supposed to do?" asked the Digimon King.

"I think we're supposed to give it food and change its diaper?" Gumdramon guessed.

"Dame, dame. That's a human baby," Damemon berated the purple Digimon.

The three of them continued to watch Miho as she remained curled up in a ball with her eyes closed and her tail up against her nose.

"How are we supposed to watch this cat when it won't do anything?" Shoutmon asked.

Suddenly Miho's mouth opened wide and the Digimon yelled and ducked behind the coffee table. She stood up and stretched out her legs before turning around, lying back down, and going back to sleep.

"Hehe. Okay, false alarm. Nothing to worry about," said Shoutmon, although his voice had absolutely no confidence in it.

Gumdramon turned to Damemon. "You live with Yuu. You should know how to take care of a cat."

"Dame! Dame! Sure I've watched Yuu do it but I've never done it before," Dameon confessed.

"Then just what the heck are we supposed to do?!" demanded Shoutmon.

The three Digimon all stood up and looked back at this sleeping cat. "Maybe she'll keep sleeping?" Gumdramon suggested, "If she keeps sleeping then we won't have to do anything."

"You really think that'll work?" asked Shoutmon as the trio turned around.

"Absolutely!" the purple dragon replied. "Sleeping cat means she's not doing anything else. We'll be just fine! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Gumdramon felt something suddenly brush up again his tail and he jumped high into the air. Shoutmon and Damemon looked down to see Miho coming out from under the coffee table.

"It's okay! She was just rubbing against you," Damemon said as he looked up at the purple dragon, "You can come down now!"

Gumdramon looked down from the lighting fixture onto which he was holding for dear life. "Are you sure?"

"Yeah. Come on back down," Shoutmon urged.

Gumdramon thought for a moment. "Nah, I think I'll be fine up here."

"He's gonna fall," Damemon pointed out.

"He'll be fine," replied Shoutmon.

"He's falling."

The purple Digimon suddenly hit the floor head-first. "Ow."

The other two Digimon turned back to Miho as she walked around the apartment. She stopped by the corner of the couch and lowered herself to the floor, wiggling her butt as she did so. "Looks like she's finally going back to sleep," sighed Damemon. Suddenly the cat tore off down the hall toward Yuu's room.

"WHAUGH! Damemon, what did you do?" shouted Shoutmon.

"I didn't do anything!" Damemon swore. Miho suddenly came running back and stopped before hitting the couch before she turned around and ran away again.

"Something must've scared her. We gotta calm her down!" Shoutmon declared.

"What's your plan?" Damemon inquired.

"I'll try to calm her down by singing," Shoutmon announced with a grin.

Damemon looked at him. "You call that singing?"

"I-" "Really?" "I-" "Really?" "Yeah-" "Really?" "But-" "Really?" "Hey, I'd like to see you try to do better."

"I could," Damemon said, "At least I don't sing like a great big loudmouth."

"YOU TAKE THAT BACK! I'M AS QUIET AS A LIBRARY!"

Gumdramon ran over to the other Digimon. "What're we gonna do?"

"I dunno!" Shoutmon cried panicking.

"This is dame, dame!" Damemon shrieked.

"What's going on out here?" The three turned around and saw Cutemon coming out of one of the rooms.

"Cutemon, what're you doing here?" asked Shoutmon.

"I volunteered to help Yuu take care of his cat for the weekend," the little pink Digimon answered.

"What do you know about taking care of cats?" the three asked in unison.

"Just watch." Cutemon stepped forward. "C'mere, Miho! C'mere!" Miho came to a stop at the couch and walked over. "Who's a good girl? Yeah, you are!" He rubbed her gently and Miho closed her eyes and started to purr. "Awwwwww, you're sweet." Yuu's cat suddenly leaned in closer and started licking Cutemon. "Ahahaha! That tickled!"

Five minutes of affection later, Miho leapt up to her cat tree and settled down on top for a nap. Cutemon smiled and turned to Shoutmon, Damemon, and Gumdramon.

"You see, guys? THAT'S HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF A CAT!"


Yu-Gi-Oh! GNext returns March 21, 2014.