You got back to your house and carried Lutz in first. You set him on the floor in the kitchen and went back to your car to get the rest of your stuff. You were anxious to let Lutz out of his cage, but you wanted to set everything up and put everything away before you did.
You were quick so it didn't take you long. Once everything was put away, you set out some food and water for him. Seeing as how he had been raiding the trash cans, he must be starving.
"Ok, big fella, you ready to come out and get some eats?" You smiled. He meowed in response.
"I'll take that as a yes them. Just promise me you won't run off and hide please. I'm not gonna hurt you and there's nothing here for you to be afraid of. Mi casa es su casa!" You giggled as you opened the cage and stepped back, sitting in one of your kitchen chairs.
You watched as he smelled the air and cautiously crawled out of the cage. He kept looking at you and smelling the air, he must have gotten wind of the food because he slowly crept over to it, quickly looking back at you every time there was a noise. You just smiled and watched him.
/Poor guy must have been on his own for a while now./ you thought as you watched him inhale the food. Once he was done, you lay on the floor and held out your hand trying to coax him closer.
"Come on, I just want to pet you." You smiled. Oddly enough, he walked over to you, head and tail held high, his walk was more of a swagger then anything else. He came closer to you then you expected and sat down. He stared down at you as if he was letting you know he was giving you permission to pet him.
"We'll aren't you a proud little fella? Get a full tummy and your attitude changes completely huh?" You smiled, propping yourself up on your elbows. He meowed at you, letting you know he was waiting for his scratching. You giggled again as you brought your hand to his head and started scratching behind his ears. You began to stroke the fur down his back, scratching where his tail connected with his body.
"Hmm, you're kinda grimey and dirty, ain't ya. Well, my Lutz, if you're going to be sleeping with me, you need a bath!" You said, scooping him up and carrying him to the bathroom.
"Pee yew! You stink too! Just how long have you been on your own? Well, your my kitty now and I'm never gonna let you go!" You said, nuzzling into the top of his head, ignoring how dirty he was.
You closed the door of the bathroom and set him down so you could turn the water on. Once the temperature was right, you began to undress yourself.
"May as well take one myself, right?" You smiled down at the cat who just stared at you with big eyes. He licked his chops and started weaving between your legs.
"Silly, Lutz, are you that eager for your bath?" You giggled as you bent down and picked him up.
Thankfully your shower had sliding glass doors and not the regular shower curtain, this would make it a lot easier to keep him from escaping. You climbed in the shower so the water hit your back first and not Lutz.
"Nice and warm!" You purred as the warm water cascaded down your back, sending goosebumps through your body.
"Ready for your turn?" You smiled at the ball of fur in your arms. Then you noticed his collar.
"Oops, better take that off so we can get you all cleaned. We can put it back on afterwards." You said, removing the collar and throwing it over the top of the shower.
"There, now you're all nakey too!"
I couldn't believe when she started undressing in front of me! It had been so long since I had seen a human female naked. She wasn't the most spectacular subject of her species, but she was still beautiful. She had a few scars and I couldn't help but wonder where they had come from. I was at a loss when she picked me up and held me against her naked chest. If I had my hands right now, I would be all over them. I felt her body shiver as the warm water hit her skin. I was lost in my thoughts of all the things I wanted to do to her when I felt her messing with my collar. I watched as she removed
it and tossed it over the shower door to land on the floor.
It was gone! I was free! My magical binding had been removed! Now I was free to transform into my human form again! As much as I wanted to right now, I didn't. I was going to need her help to get back at the bastard that put that cursed binding on me in the first place. But right now, I was going to enjoy the attention she was lavishing on me. If I turned human, shed freak, call the cops and then I'd be locked up again, for sure! No way in hell was I gonna be locked up again.
Back to normal POV
You set Lutz down and and grabbed the removable shower head, then sat down with him.
"Ready to be a clean kitty?" You smiled, grabbing the cat shampoo you had bought. Squeezing some into your hand, you then grabbed Lutz, realizing after the fact that you hadn't gotten him wet yet. You used the shower head, holding it close to his body and got him wet.
"Wow, I would have thought you'd be fighting me. I think you're the first cat I've ever met that likes water."
/Its because I'm not a full cat./ Lutz thought.
He smiled as you began to rub the shampoo into his fur, working it into a nice rich lather. You were still amazed that he let you wash him without any kind of a fight. Once you had lathered him up pretty good, you laughed.
"Maybe your name should be Mr. Bubbles."
He was covered head to tail with bubbles. He looked absolutely adorable in the bubble hat you had given him. He gave you what looked like a "you have got to be kidding me" look, or that's the way it looked to you.
"Aww, but you look so cute! I wish I had a camera. Fine, fine, I'll rinse it off." You said as his look didn't change and he let out a rather large sigh.
"There, all clean! Now don't you feel tons better?" You cooed as you picked him and kissed his nose. Had he not been covered in fur, you would have seen a very prominent blush cross his cheeks.
“What are these? Scars?” You asked as you stoked his body. You hadn't really felt them when he was all fluffy, but he had quite a few scars hidden under his coat.
“You're a tough one aren't you? I guess I shouldn't expect anything less from such a big tomcat. I bet the other cats look a lot worse, huh?” You smiled, scratching under his chin.
“I've got a few scars of my own. I don't have a pretty coat of fur to hide mine like you do. I've had some scar therapy to try and hide them, but it won't completely get rid of them, just fade them.”
He let out a soft meow.
“What's that, you want to know how I got them?” you asked, he meowed again.
“Well, it's not something I like to talk about, but I can trust you, right? I mean, who are you gonna tell. It was this guy I dated a few years ago, real asshole. And of course, being young and stupid as I was, I made excuses for him and lied about everything. I'd probably be dead by now if a friend hadn't come over unexpectedly and caught him in the act. I was actually unconscious by the time he came over. Unfortunately, they never caught my ex. He got away, probably skipped the country. He was a foreigner, accents, you know. I've been so scared that he's gonna come back. But, I have you to protect me now, don't I.” You smiled, scratching behind his ear some more.
Lutz meowed again and liked your nose. He wanted to make you feel better. He had to admit, in the few hours he had spent with you, he was becoming quickly attached. No one had ever treated him they way you were. He hated to admit it, but he was enjoying the pampering and attention you were lavishing on him. He could definitely see himself turning into a spoiled house cat with you.
“Aww, aren't you just the sweetest thing in the world! I'm so glad you got caught in that cage! It will be nice to have someone to come home to.” You said, cuddling Lutz closer to you, squeezing him too tightly.
He let out a small mew, indicating that you were squishing him.
"Oops, sorry. Oh, I guess it's my turn wash. I can let you out so you can dry off, or you can stay and wait for me to finish." You said as you put him back down and stood up. You smiled as he sat at the back of the tub and looked up at you.
"Staying it is." you smiled and turned to get your hair wet and start washing yourself.
/Like I'd pass on an opportunity to stare at a naked female!/ he smirked.
He watched you the whole time through half lidded eyes. He kept thinking about all the things he wanted to do to you in his human form. There were a few times he almost shifted into his human form, but stopped himself before he did.
"All done. Lets get you all dried off and ready for bed, hm?" You said, drying yourself off and wrapping you hair up in a towel. You then grabbed another towel and wrapped it around Lutz as you picked him up, drying him off.
"Wow, you smell a hundred times better! Now you can sleep in my bed with me." His ears perked up and you could have swore he smiled at you.
You dried your hair and Lutz's fur with the blow dryer, then got dressed. As you were picking up the clothes in your bathroom, you found Lutz's collar that you had removed. He was sitting on the toilet, watching you. His eyes got wide as you walked over to him with it.
"Should we put this back on you?" You actually took a step back as he hissed and growled, swiping a claw at you.
"Ok, ok, geez, no need get snippy." you said, opening a drawer and dropping the collar inside it. Once the collar was out of sight, Lutz sat back down and meowed at you.
"I guess you really didn't like that thing huh? Too many bad memories?" You asked, kissing his head then scratching behind his ears as you picked him up and carried him to your bed.
You set him in your bed and headed to turn off your light. Once it was dark, you ran to your bed and jumped on it. You heard Lutz sputter and hiss as you startled him.
"Sorry, didn't want the monsters under the bed to get my feet." You said as you crawled under the blankets. Once you were settled in, you felt Lutz climb onto your chest and make himself comfortable. You began to stroke his fur as you said,
"Goodnight my little Lutz. Sleep good and I hope you like your new home."
Home. That wasn't a term he was familiar with. Yes, he had heard it before and knew what it was, but he had never actually had one before. Even though it was a human that had bound him in his cat form and other humans had abused him, until he had met you, he thought all humans were the same. But not you, you had been kind to him from the minute you laid eyes on him. Other humans chased him off, threw things at him or shot at him. He was glad this time he had met you. You were by far the nicest human he had ever met in all his years of being alive. As he thought about some of the other humans he had come across, his mind drifted back to the first one. A young girl he had met when he was just a
A few hundred years ago in Germany.
He was born to a feline mother, he came out looking just like a normal kitten, the only real difference were his unnatural violet eyes.
He was only a couple months old and the runt of the litter. All his siblings had been chosen all ready, he watched sadly as they all left and he was the only one left. He didn't understand why he wasn't chosen, he was just as capable as the others.
"Whelp, I've only got the one left,so you're welcome to him if ya want him."
"Oh, daddy! He's so cute! And look, his eyes are my favorite color! Can I have him!" The little girl beamed up at her father as she picked the scrawny dark gray cat up.
"He's kind of small isn't he?" The girl's father asked the other man.
"Yea, he's the runt, little guy almost didn't make it, but he toughed it out and he's made it this far so I'm sure he'll survive to adulthood."
"Please, daddy! Look how cute he is!" She said, holding him up at arms length for her father to see.
"How can I say no to that face?" The girl's father smiled down at her.
"Thank you, daddy! I love him!" The girl said hugging her new friend.
"So, what are you gonna name him?" The other man asked.
"Lutz!" She smiled, cuddling the kitten.
"We'll that's an...." He looked at the girl's father who shook his head as if to tell him not mention anything about the name.
"That's a fine name for a cat." He smiled, ruffling the girl's hair.
"Sweety, why don't you go wait for me in the carriage." The girl's father said.
The girl's father waited for her to be out of earshot. Before speaking to the man.
"She lost her bother in an accident and has been devastated. My wife and I were hoping a pet would help. This is the first time she's smiled since he passed."
"I'm glad he could help. Just watch him, he's a smart little cuss. He's gotten out of every cage I've ever put him in."
"Thanks for the warning. But I don't think she'll be putting him in any cage." The girl's father smiled.
"I'm sure you're right. But he is smart. I hope he makes her happy.”
Once she got to the carriage, the little girl put Lutz in the back and climbed up with him. He stared at her, this being the first real good look he had gotten of her.
She had long (h/c) and (e/c) eyes. She smiled as she sat in front of him, setting him in her lap.
"I'm Heidi and you're Lutz, I'm gonna be your new mommy!" She smiled. He tilted his head to the side, not understanding the word. As if understanding the gesture, she smiled and said,
"That means I'm gonna be taking care of you from now on!"
Lutz let out a small meow and she giggled. He liked this girl, this Heidi. She was the only one that wanted him and he was grateful to her for that.
Fast forward a few years.
Heidi was now eight and Lutz was a full grown cat. He followed Heidi around everywhere, keeping an eye on her.
One day, while playing with Heidi, something interesting happened. She had dressed him up in extra frilly doll clothes and he didn't like it. He wanted to say something to her. But instead of the meow he was expecting, he actually spoke.
"I don't like theses frilly clothes. Don't you have something for a boy?" She turned around, wide eyed and shocked to see a naked boy sitting on her bed.
He had cat ears coming out of his head and a tail twitching behind him.
"Lutz?" She asked.
"Ja, who else?" He replied.
"Wait, you understood me?" He asked, looking at her wide eyed.
"How did you turn into a boy?"
Lutz looked down and saw that all his fur was gone, replaced with the pale skin of a human.
"WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?" He yelled.
"Oh my goodness, Lutz! This is amazing! Now we can play lots of other games too!" She squealed, running over to the bed and hugging him.
"Don't do that while I'm naked!" He grumbled, covering his shame with the doll clothes.
"Oh right." She said, getting off the bed and running to her dresser.
"Sorry, but all I have are dresses, so you're just gonna have to wear one of those for now." She smiled as she pulled out one of her more plain dresses and gave it to him. He grumbled and took it, putting it on. It was either the dress or let her see him naked.
"Heidi! What was that yelling?" Her father asked, coming into the room to find Lutz on the bed. Ears and all.
"Daddy, look! Lutz is a real boy!" She smiled.
"What kind of witchcraft is this? Heidi, get away from him now! He's going to try and steal your soul! It's what demons do." Her father yelled, grabbing her hand and jerking her away from the boy.
"No daddy! It's Lutz, my friend!" She cried, trying to fight him.
"MARIA! GET MY GUN!" Lutz heard Heidi's father yell. His blood ran cold and he jumped off the bed and ran for the balcony. He threw open the doors and climbed over it, he let himself dangle as low as he could before letting go of the lowest part of the balcony. As he fell he turned back into a cat and ran off into the bushes and off of the property.
Once he felt he was far enough away, he stopped to catch his breath.
"I was beginning to think you were never going to stop." He heard a gruff voice from behind him. He quickly turned to see an white tabby waltzing up to him.
"Who are you? What do you want?" He asked.
"Name's Gilbert and I just wanna help kid. See, I'm just like you." The man said as Lutz watched him turn into a man in front of his eyes.
"How'd you do that?" Lutz asked.
"Lots of practice." He smiled, then turned back into a cat.
"Can you teach me?" Lutz asked.
"Sure can. But you have to do everything I tell ya and you have to forget about your old home. If that guy sees you again, he'll shoot you on sight. That's the curse of our kind?" He said.
"Curse?" Lutz asked.
"Yup. Born to feline parents but with the soul of a cat demon." He smirked.
"So does that mean we eat human souls?" Lutz looked at Gilbert horrified. Gilbert laughed.
"You're funny kid, you know that? No, we eat just regular stuff, but we live a long time."
"Don't know, haven't met too many others. But I'm one hundred and fifty years old."
"Yea, it's a blessing and a curse. Every human I've ever known is dead or dying. It's a lonely life that's for sure. That's why I go around finding others like myself. When I caught your sent, I was hoping you were female."
"I can see that. So, you hungry?" Gilbert asked, Lutz nodded and they headed to find something to eat.
It had been a long time sine Lutz had thought of Heidi. He repositioned himself so he could look at your face. Now that he could get a better look at your sleeping face, you did kind of look like Heidi, especially once she had grown. He had seen her a few times around town as a young woman, he even approached her once in his human form. She just looked down on him. She was a higher class citizen and he was a cat demon who looked like a street rat, or whatever Gilbert said he was. You looked a lot like Heidi. Same hair color, same eye color, same facial features. Your loving personality even reminded him of the young girl.
He pushed all thoughts of Heidi to the back of his mind, she was dead and had been for a very long time. Right now, he should be trying to think of ways to get back at the man who trapped him in his cat form for the last few decades. He cuddled himself into your soft chest and quickly fell asleep.
You woke up to Lutz hissing and spitting. He was still laying on your chest.
"Lutz, kitty, wake up." You said softly as you stroked his soft fur.
Startled, he growled and hissed at you, slightly digging your his claws into your skin. Wincing, you quickly jerked your hand back, afraid he was going to attack it.
He looked at you and the frightened expression on your face. He could feel his heart threatening to jump out of his chest. He calmed down realizing he had just been dreaming. He released his claws and sat on your chest and sighed. Since he seemed calmer you stretched your hand out again and began petting his head.
"Were you having a bad dream? Poor baby." You said, scratching him behind both ears.
"Must have been pretty nasty for you to wake up like that. If you could talk, I would be happy to listen to you." You said, kissing the top of his head and setting him to the side of you so you could get up.
You headed for the bathroom and he followed. You pushed him out with your foot, closing the door as you said,
"Pervy little kitty. Let me pee in peace." He sat at the door and waited for you to open it again. He wasn't going to miss a chance to see you naked.
He waited for you to open the door, he watched you to see what you were gonna do. He was really hoping you were going to change your clothes. He started meowing at you and weaving between your legs.
"What, are you hungry?" You asked.
/Ja, but first, I want to see you naked again./ he meowed, or that's what it would have sounded like to you if you spoke cat.
"All right, lets eat breakfast first then." You smiled and headed for the kitchen.
/Nein, naked first./ He meowed again.
"Patience my little Lutz." You chuckled.
You grabbed one of the cans of soft food you had got the night before and gave him half. Then grabbed a bowl and poured yourself some cereal. Once he realized you weren't going to change, he began to eat, but he never took his eyes off you. If you were heading back to the bedroom, he was going to beat you there.