So, I'm slowly getting away from the journal entries and trying to make it like the action is happening right then. Let me know what you think about that!

Part Seven:

"Jesus, stop being a baby. It's mostly superficial," the Vet said.

I scoffed. "Superficial my ass, that beast took a chunk out of me, and it hurts. Can't you give me something?"

He shook his head. "You gotta be kidding me. You have the pain tolerance of a two year old!"

"Damn straight, now hand over some drugs before I die."

"You aren't going to die; you barely even need a stitch."

"But I need them all the same," I argued. "I don't like stitches." I pouted. "And hey, I should get something for lettin' you see my goodies."

He snorted and rolled his eyes. "You barely have any goodies."

I lifted myself onto my elbows and scowled at him. "It isn't polite to insinuate a woman is flat chested. I'm perfectly happy with my B-cups."

"Okay, that's it. Get off my table!" he demanded, his face slightly red with anger.

Since I made him angry and was being highly irritating, I gave him a pretty pout, one that my mother and father could never resist. "Hey, don't get huffy. I'm the vic here. I really do feel like I'm dying. I'm sorry I'm such a pain. My pain tolerance is very low, but since everyone here seems to be all magical why can't you just jiggle your hands and make it go away?"

He lifted an eyebrow. "I beg your pardon?"

"You know, abracadabra and poof gone with the tiger flayed skin."

He rolled his eyes. "There is no flaying. It's a kitten scratch."

I nodded, "…from a tiger, meaning it's freakin' huge! Have you ever been shish kabob'ed with tiger claws? It's not pleasant."

He spluttered. "Wh-what shish kabob? There's nothing!" he cried out helplessly.

"It's this food that's speared with a rod and you…"

He held a hand up, his eyes wide with warning. I realized then that he knew what a shish kabob was and that perhaps it was time for me to be silent. I watched as he took a deep breath before turning away.

"I clear a room out in record time, don't I boy?" I mumbled to the panther that had been sitting eerily in a corner with green eyes flashing occasionally. "One of my talents, I suppose. Though sometimes I wish it weren't," I paused, giving the panther a suggestive smile. "Do you wanna snuggle?"

I patted the seat next to me and watched the panther cock his head to the side. It was too cute. I almost squealed from it as I beckoned him to come closer. The panther's shoulders rose at it seemed to take a deep breath before sauntering over to me and plopping down beside me, sitting on his hiney like a soldier protecting the queen.

I reached forward and patted him on the head. "My favorite parts on a cat are the ears. I hope you don't mind," I mumbled before capturing the pointed fuzzy and stroking it. The deep purring that started let me know he didn't mind.

"I don't know why Savitar brought you here and not to a human doctor. I don't have time for this," the Vet growled as he came back in with a paper cup of water and a pain pill. When he handed it to me I promptly popped the white pill to the back of my throat and guzzled the much needed water down my parched throat, cringing slightly as it burned.

"It's not like I'll be here forever. I plan on taking SK home and getting him a big juicy—"

"What the hell is SK?" the Vet cut me off.

I scowled up at him for the interruption, but ignored it and answered his question. "Super Kitty," I supplied, continuing to stroke the panther's ear. "That's what I'm calling him."

"You can't take him home," Savitar came in out of no where. "But I wouldn't be opposed if you wanted to take me home." The corner of his mouth lifted suggestively as he sat on the other side of me.


Savitar raised an eyebrow. "Why would you take me home?"

"No, why can't I take SK home?"

Savitar chuckled and wrapped an arm around my shoulders before letting his hand travel down the curve of my back. "SK has a wife and kids."

My eyes widened with excitement. "Ooh, baby panthers! I'll take 'em all!" I quickly patted SK's shoulders and informed the cat to quickly go get his family and they could have elephant steaks for life too. …with saucers of milk.

Then reality set in as I quickly calculated my finances. I could barely afford a steak for myself, but it would be worth getting a second job. Having multiple Super Kitties at my back and I'd never get attacked by tigers, or mugged, or anything else. I decided rather quickly that I'd go job hunting tomorrow for a second job.

"You can work at the Sanctuary if you insist on having a second job, but let's get back to me going home with you. Or you going with me. Ever been to the beach?" Savitar spoke softly and strangely close to my ear.

He was so close in fact I had to pull away slightly. "I haven't been to the beach, it's dangerous."

He frowned suddenly, looking baffled as he searched my face. "It's dangerous?"

I nodded and started stroking SK's head. "I can't swim."

Savitar scooted closer. "I'd love to teach you how. Take a vacation and we'll go. Actually, I'll call your work personally and order them to give you time off."

I snorted. "I'd love to see that. My boss is a douche bag. He'd never agree, plus I have bills…oh great, reality has set in again. Darn it," I groaned as I felt a heaviness on my shoulders.

I was always a month behind on all my bills. Honestly why did he bring this up again?

"I brought it up because I'd like to not only teach you how to swim, but also teach you in other ways," he supplied, running his fingers down my side. "You are a virgin, aren't you?"

Whoa, wait, what?!

"That is…to say…" I paused. "You mean SEX?"

He licked his bottom lip, stopping it from twitching in amusement. "Well, yes actually."

I shook my head vehemently, waving my hands to ward him off at the same time. "Oh no, no, no…I-I don't even know you!"

He pulled away shrugging nonchalantly. "We can build up to that."

"I don't think so and what makes you think I'm gonna go to the beach with you anyhow?"

He raised an eyebrow and reached into his pocket pulling out a black cell phone. "When I get off the phone with you boss and you have paid time off, you'll change your mind."

"What are you, a magician? I'm telling you it won't happen! My boss hates me. If you haven't noticed I can be a little annoying."

He lifted a finger, successfully shushing me as he got up and started pacing back and forth. A few mumbled words and possibly even a threat before he handed the phone to me. I took the phone cautiously, not really thinking he could get my boss at this time of night, but when I placed the phone against my ear everything was confirmed.

I'll be a monkey's aunt.

My eyes widened and I shook my head in disbelief as I handed him the phone.

"How very double-oh-seven of you," I spoke with amazement. "I can't believe it worked."

He gave me a wide toothy grin. "So the beach?"

"What beach?" I asked, not fully believing I was seriously contemplating it.


"Who's paying?"

He knelt down in front of me. "Of course I am," he said, dropping his large hands on my knees.

I smacked his hands away. "No sex!" I scolded.

He chuckled and raised his hands in surrender. "We'll see, but you can't say no to a free vacation, right?"

"If you end up being a serial killer I'll come back and haunt you."

"So that's a yes?"

I sighed heavily and blew a stray piece of my yellow hair out of my face. "I'm deathly afraid of water. I can't even take baths, I have to shower or I hyperventilate."

His eyes seemed to twinkle as he gave me a reassuring smile. "I'll fix that."

I decided before I'd actually decided, it seemed. Free vacation, plus time paid from work, it was a no brainer. The guy had saved me after all, well, at least he had a hand in it. SK still got most of that credit. Maybe I could get a hat. I love hats.

"You can get as many hats as you want," he said.

"Really?" When he nodded it sealed the deal. I was going to have the time of my life or I would very soon be rotting in the ground. Well you don't get anywhere in life without taking chances. Either way it would be an adventure. It would also be an awesome stepping stone in my career as a spy.

"I'm in!" I cried out.

Here goes nothing.

To be continued…

So this chapter was very dialogue happy and lacked good description, all the same, I hope it was enjoyed! I'm not really sure about Savitar's character so if you think he's not in character let me know. Also anyone remember the Vets name? Please supply it to me and of course review! Thanks.

"That is…to say…you mean SEX?" Firefly - Kaylee