Hedwig liked to believe that she was a very patient kitty because there was a lot that she was willing to put up with.
Spending her nights alone nowadays because she was being locked out of the Sleeping Room was one thing. Not being capable of sleeping at night because her Master wouldn't stop mewing - or whatever he did - was another thing. And yes, fine, having to watch Master being affectionate with someone else wasn't that bad because he did get her new toys because he felt bad for her but fact was that she couldn't help but feel a bit... Forgotten every now and then.
Even so, Hedwig honestly didn't have it bad. She had seen those starving kitties on the streets and she knew that she was a very blessed kitty.
Hedwig mewed and pawed at Master’s calf, who made a soft noise and nuzzled the pillow his head was resting on. He was snoring.
But even if she knew all these things, fact was that she was hungry. Hedwig had been waiting all morning now for Master and Mister to wake up, and when Mister had walked out of Master's Sleeping Room to go into the Wet Room (Hedwig avoided that place like the plague, it rained there) she had slipped right into Master's Sleeping Room and had hopped onto his bed.
But Master just refused to wake up and Hedwig was growing a bit frustrated.
Ever since Master brought Mister around he didn’t pet her that often anymore – Master spent a lot of time rolling around in bed with Mister instead, which Hedwig could understand. Master’s bed was very comfortable after all and when he wasn't home Hedwig liked to roll around in his sheets as well.
It was just that Hedwig wanted Master to give her more attention. At least as much attention as he was giving Mister, and Hedwig didn't like Mister because he was stealing away Master’s attention. It was all his fault.
She was there first. It was so unfair.
Hedwig mewed again, digging her nails in Master’s bare bum. That seemed to get a rise out of him – he yelped, clasped a hand over his ass and shot right up.
‘Tom, you asshole -’
Hedwig blinked lazily at Master when Master’s expression relaxed as he finally, finally noticed her.
‘Hedwig,’ he murmured. Hedwig mewed again, hoping he would just be capable of taking a hint. Her stomach was rumbling because Master had forgotten to feed her last night when he had stumbled into his apartment in Mister's arms. Hedwig thought that it wasn't fair how Master always pushed her away when she licked him either. Mister was allowed to lick his mouth all the time.
Master blinked and then sighed, reaching out a hand and scratching behind her ears. Hedwig happily purred and nuzzled his hand, stepping closer to him and kneading the sheets between her paws. She was willing to ignore her hunger for a bit longer if it meant she was going to be petted, because honestly... Master was good at that. Maybe he got a lot of practice with Mister. She sometimes thought she heard Mister purring too.
Mister – stupid stupid Mister! – walked in the room and Master instantly stopped petting Hedwig, staring at Mister whose hair was wet. There were bruises and scratch marks on his bare back. Hedwig meowed at Master but Master didn't look at her anymore - he was looking at Mister.
Hedwig didn’t know Master liked scratching Mister, but Mister didn’t seem mad. Did that mean that Hedwig was allowed to scratch the tall human too?
‘Did you call my name?’ Mister asked. He was standing in front of that weird window and now there were two of them. Hedwig hissed - one Mister was bad enough, why did he have to go and multiply?! Reaching out a furry paw and swatting in the air at him, Hedwig huffed.
Both humans didn't acknowledge her.
Master still had a hand clasped over his bum and he frowned at Mister. Hedwig blinked her yellow eyes at him. Was he going to get mad at Mister? Hopefully. Didn't Master see that Mister wasn't as cute as Hedwig? Hedwig was the best kitty ever. She always used her litter box when she had to go and she never really complained. Sometimes it sounded like Mister was hurting Master. Surely Master wasn't going to put up with that?
‘No, I just – Hedwig scratched me.’
Mister raised an eyebrow and Hedwig mewed impatiently, her stomach grumbling hungrily again.
Both humans still ignored her.
‘On your ass?’ Mister asked, sounding amused. Master huffed and removed his paw, showing his wound. Hedwig thought he was overreacting, there was only a little bit of blood.
Mister bent down to press a kiss against it and Master sighed, while Mister's paws gently kneaded his thighs. The worst was that Hedwig already knew what was going to come next.
This was so unfair.
Hedwig mewed again, louder this time, one of her furry paws reaching out and brushing over Master's thighs too. Master shivered.
'Tom - Hedwig, I need to... To feed Hedwig-'
Yes! Hedwig thought, impatiently mewing and now pacing back and forth on the bed, Feed me!
Mister made a growl-like noise and then kissed Master's neck, and Master pressed his bum against Mister's pelvis in submission. Hedwig could feel herself growing frustrated when she realized they were going to mate again. Was Master in heat or something?
'She can wait,' Mister murmured, rocking himself against Master.
No I can't! Hedwig thought. But both humans were already forgetting all about her, their mouths hungrily pressing against one another's like they were trying to eat each other.
So Hedwig did the only thing she could think of.
She jumped on Master's back and hissed at Mister until he backed the hell off.
Mister looked at her with clever blue eyes, both his eyebrows raised. When he made to touch Master again, Hedwig scratched him harder than she had scratched Master. Mister's cheek instantly started bleeding and he cupped a paw over it with a pained hiss.
'Hedwig!' Master gasped, sounding scandalized. Hedwig turned her head back at him, her tail flicking in Mister's face who sneered and settled on the edge of the bed.
'I have a feeling your cat doesn't like me very much,' Mister grumbled, inspecting the blood on his fingers. Master huffed and Hedwig hissed, too hungry and cranky to feel accomplished at succeeding at chasing Mister away.
Thanks for stating the obvious.
‘Fine, fine – Hedwig, get off me,’ Master grumbled, his cheeks looking a faint shade of pink. Hedwig flicked her tail in his face and he sputtered, scowling at her when she gracefully leapt off the bed and ran into the kitchen already.
'I'm so sorry that happened, I don't know what overcame her,' Master murmured. He kissed Mister's forehead and then nuzzled their noses together, just briefly, just enough to make Mister's scowl relax and change into a strange, soft look. Hedwig pretended to not have noticed that (her ears twitched on the top of her head in irritation) and then Master padded over to her, getting her food.