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Scarred by a horrific past, and nursing a deep hatred of the dog-hybrids Cameron is reluctant to let Luke get close to him.
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Cam is a sarcastic, angry cat.
Luke is a loving, easy-going dog.
How can two species, which have traditionally been enemies for hundreds of years, come together and live in peace, when circumstances dictate they must?
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I ignored him for most of the lesson, until he gently nudged me in the side.
On reflex, I hissed and lashed out at him, raking my claws down his furred forearm.
He winced, but firmly disengaged my claws, ignoring the blood that started to pool on his black fur.
“She said we should work together for the last part,” Luke said quietly, nodding towards Mrs Abbot.
I glared at him for a moment, before nodded shortly, and examining the blackboard for instructions.
I thought I heard him huff in frustration beside me.
With a sigh, I yanked my textbook from my rucksack and started reading the required chapters.
“Have we met before?” Luke asked me suddenly.
“Are you sure?”
“How come you’re so sure?”
“We have not met,” I hissed, glaring at him, my ears flattening against my head.
“You smell really familiar,” he insisted, frowning at me.
“If you don’t shut up, I’ll scratch you again,” I snapped, firmly turning my back on him.
“Jeez, hostile much?” Luke muttered.
He growled a little at the back of his throat, before opening his textbook and falling silent.
We didn’t speak for the rest of the lesson.