When Jee climbs on deck, the metal is still cold from the night. Touda is already outside, enjoying the first rays of sunshine and watching Zuko practice. The cat is curled up on Touda’s lap, basking in the warmth radiating from his body and purring happily.
Lucky little critter!
Jee had felt that warmth when he had carried the unconscious serpent on board, and it seems even stronger when Touda is awake.
Jee shakes his head in disbelief. He is not jealous of the cat!
Catching Zuko throwing longing glances in Touda’s direction makes him feel a little less ridiculous.