From the author: Hēi Māo experiences school and Brigitte's classmates for the first time.
Hēi Māo rode to school in his sling, with his face peeking out. His witch had been a distracted mess this morning, her first day back at school with a bonded familiar. He couldn't help but feel a bit smug over her happiness and excitement as she darted around her room shoving things into her knapsack. She kept up a running monologue about her classes, her teachers, and the familiars he would meet.
He kept an eye on the time, giving gentle reminders to keep her moving until they were out the...