(For context – some time ago Pallas entered the guildhall to find Kailani visiting the Emerald Mooon tavern and playing with JJ. Since that moment, JJ has reacted with an emoted purr when petted. The Magistra left before I was able to formulate my thanks. The portrait is my belated but heartfelt expression of gratitude.)
An imposing figure wrapped in a cloak with the appearance of purple smoke and a violet tunic bends forward. Although her expression is stern, there is a smile on the face of the Magistra as she pets the head of a large-pawed, fluffy tabby cat who is missing a hind leg. He wears a collar adorned with the name ‘JJ’.
A faint trace of a purple-violet aura, matching the colour of Kailani’s glowing eyes, envelops both the hand touching the cat and the head of JJ himself, seemingly flowing into his mouth which is slightly open.
Contrary to the opinion of some, cats do show facial expressions. That on JJ’s face is a mix of wonder, excitement and surprise.
The Magistra’s other hand is open, extended toward JJ in a gesture suggesting she has just bestowed a gift upon him.
The joke is on the bloke who never spoke a word at all
But whose dreams lay unrevealed 'til they were rotten ...
Lindisfarne 'The Things I Should Have Said'