Today's snippet takes place when Krin's kittens meet her mentor's hound dogs:
Pathak's other two fairies erupted from the cot, yipping, yowling, and tumbling head over heels in mid-air. The first one launched, and all three shot towards me. I ducked as I heard the kittens hiss and snarl but there was little I could do to stop the ensuing melee.
Pathak bellowed "Stop!" and one of the hounds dropped to the ground, glancing sheepishly over its shoulder at Pathak. The maven whistled sharply, then clapped his hands twice. Another hound sank out of the fight, and the three kittens attacked the third one ferociously.
"Krin, call them off!" Pathak shouted.
How could I? I hadn't even named them yet! "Kittens?" I called. Of course they ignored me.