“Um… Kitty, kitty,” Miles called as he walked down the corridor. “Where’d he go?”

At that moment, Emery poked his head around the corner and called, “Mi? What are you looking for?”

“The cat… He’s a person but…” Miles paused and looked away.

“He’s only half cat, Miles. He’s half human too. His mother was a cat who took a human form.” Emery paused in his explanation. “I wonder if Flamel could do that.”

“She does act very human sometimes,” Miles replied. “A cat mage… fascinating.”

“Tell me about it,” Emery said. “Speaking of… I have something to tell you and it concerns your little friend… and his mother.”