Title: Not Again Coal!
Character/s: Morgana, Gwen, Coal the Cat
Summary: Coal might be expecting again
Word Count: 359
Prompt: 443 Pet
Author's Notes: Part of the "Coal the Cat" Series
Not Again Coal!
Sitting near the hearth! Morgana brushed the soft black hair of the little cat on her lap. "Now doesn't that feel better, Coal? All clean and brushed." Morgana put down the brush and picked up a green ribbon. She tied the ribbon in a bow around the cat's neck. "Now stay out of the stables."
The cat looked up at her and blinked slowly.
"I know you like to hunt in the stables and …. other things. You always come back all smelly and with fleas. You better not be expecting. Arthur, won't thank you if you have kittens on his bed again."
Gwen walked through the doorway. "I have the chicken and cream for Coal, my lady."
"See! Even Gwen likes you better when you're clean." Morgana put the cat on her cushion. "Thank you Gwen."
Coal walked over and rubbed against Gwen's leg. She looked up and purred.
Gwen sighed and put the saucer of chicken on the floor then poured the cream into another saucer. She sat it down next to the first one. "Don't eat so fast, Coal. You'll get hiccups." Gwen looked at Morgana. "She's eating more again. You don't think…."
Morgana wrinkled her nose. "Oh I hope not. Although, I did find her with that big orange tom in the stables."
Gwen put her hand over her mouth. "Isn't he the one from last time?"
"Yes. I think so." Morgana squinted at Coal. "I'll ask Merlin to take a look at her. He knows about those things. At least, he can warn Arthur to keep his door shut to keep her from giving birth on his bed again."
"Someone better warn the King to keep his door closed as well." Gwen warned.
Morgana laughed. "She wouldn't…. Would she?"
"Morgana, it's not funny." Gwen frowned.
Morgana shook her head. "Oh yes it is. Uther will be shouting the castle down and waving his sword all over."
Gwen laughed. "He'll have the fits."
Morgana laughed. "Multiple fits."
Coal looked up with cream on her face and burped. She squinted at both of the women laughing and then walked over to her cushion for a nap.