Nova was sprawled on the hotel bed, idly flexing his claws.

" Our cat is better than all of theirs," he said somewhat disdainfully. " Quality over quantity."

" Good to know you've finally accepted Butter Baby. Are you sure that man's related to you?" William asked, distracted by the screen in front of him. " Like, are you completely sure?"

" Unfortunately, I am."

" Ohhhh, Nova, they were crawling all over each other! I was jealous."

" Don't get any ideas."

" We'll see what little thoughts I can think."

" If you touch me in public you'll find yourself missing an arm."

" But what if I make it up to you in private?" William asked.

" Get that smirk off your face," Nova said. " We're talking about serious business- right now-"