As Boom-Boom Kitty walked leisurely atop the split-rail fence towards the wise old horse, the old mare nodded her approval, her horsey eyes bubbling with humour. They touched noses in greeting, Boom-Boom Kitty to acknowledge the wise old horse as a being of some importance.
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He headed home, then, not in great leaping bounds, but finding himself filled with reluctance. He found that he very much liked being a super-kitty, that part of him was loath to give that up. He hadn’t even begun to explore some of the things it could do. The super-tail, for instance.
But- he sighed- his mistress was probably worried about him, and that above all else sent him homeward.
‘It’s all my fault!’ Yelina wept as she and Kiko continued their search. They had looked everywhere- even gone house to house, hoping for any news of Boom-Boom Kitty’s whereabouts. They climbed over a split-rail fence and began crossing an untended field of tall grass and wildflowers. ‘Boomers!’
The two girls began calling again.
‘Boomer- boof!’ Laying where she’d fallen, her face a transport of delight, Yelina cried, ‘My kitty! You came back! Ow! I think you knocked the wind out of me. Here, let me get this stuff off of you. Quit struggling! Hey! Come back here!’
To show how happy he was to see her, Boom-Boom Kitty began running around like a lunatic, circling them like lightning until he was a grey blur; bolting up a tree, then bounding to another and another; back to the ground in a single bound . . .
Laughing with astonishment, Yelina got to her feet, and she and Kiko watched Boom-Boom Kitty’s antics with open-mouthed amazement.
‘Wow! It’s Super Kitty!’
With a final bound, Boom-Boom Kitty leapt into his mistress’ arms, knocking her back to the ground, and began licking her face.
‘Yes, I love you too. Yes I do. Now, let’s get you out of this thing.’
‘Guess we know it works, now,’ Kiko said, grinning with the anticipation of having her own “super suit”.
You are the alien.