Gabrielle the Kitten
by Alan Plessinger
"Disclaimer: Xena: Warrior Princess and the names, titles, and backstories used in "Gabrielle the Kitten" are the sole property of MCA/Universal. The author intends no copyright infringement through the writing of this fan fiction. An attempt to answer the oft posed question, "Could she be any cuter?"
"Disclaimer: Xena: Warrior Princess and the names, titles, and backstories used in "Gabrielle the Kitten" are the sole property of MCA/Universal. The author intends no copyright infringement through the writing of this fan fiction.
An attempt to answer the oft posed question, "Could she be any cuter?"
Gabrielle, in the kittens body, looked apprehensively at the bamboo cage fashioned by Xena. She looked at Xena, and shook the kittens tiny head.
"Gabrielle, its just for protection. I dont like any of this either, but we cant let anything happen to the kittens body while you two are still swapped."
Gabrielle, looking as exasperated as a kitten can look, crawled into the cage and sat on the floor.
Xena closed the door of the cage and locked it. She gave the key and the cage to Autolycus, along with the oversized diamond that had started the whole mess.
Xena said, "I dont know why Aphrodite cant retrieve her own damn jewelry."
"Xena, whatever happens, please dont ever tell anyone that you trusted the King of Thieves to deliver a diamond back to Aphrodite. Or if you do, dont ever tell them I actually went through with it."
"I wont. Now, get going. If you dont make it to the temple by nightfall, Gabrielles stuck as she is."
"Do I have to take the kitten? No offense, Gabrielle."
"Yes. Aphrodite needs the kitten to do the mindswap."
"Are you sure you wont come with me?"
"I wont leave Gabrielles body unprotected."
Gabrielles body with the mind of a kitten was curled up under a tree, sleeping peacefully.
"Get going, Autolycus."
"Alright, Im going! You two owe me big-time for this."
Xena watched him leave, then sat down on a log. The sound of departing hoofbeats woke up the kitten within Gabrielle.
The kitten in Gabrielles body stretched her muscles and arched her back, closing her eyes in pleasure. Xena did her best to look away, but she couldnt help glancing a few times out of the corner of one eye as Gabrielles adorable little butt arched into the air.
The kitten in Gabrielle slowly crawled to where Xena was sitting. She rubbed Gabrielles long, lustrous reddish-golden hair against Xenas leg.
"Go away, now. Play with someone else."
Gabrielles throat made that noise that cats make, which sounds like "rrrraillllll".
"Come on, now, kitty. Xena doesnt want to play, now."
The kitten in Gabrielle touched Xenas knee lightly. She flipped over onto her back, looking at Xena pleadingly, lightly pawing at the air in Xenas direction.
Xena could no longer keep from smiling.
The kitten flipped back over onto all fours, and started rubbing Gabrielles face and hair against Xenas leg, looking up at Xena. Xena took Gabrielles perfect, adorable face in one hand.
"Gabrielle," she said, "wherever you are, please forgive me for any loss of dignity that happens to either one of us in the next few minutes. All I can say is, Gabrielle .Im only human."
She smiled and stroked Gabrielles jaw, as the kitten made contented little sounds in Gabrielles voice, and then the kitten started to rub Gabrielles face and then her whole body against Xenas thigh.
She then flipped over onto her back again, wanting Xena to rub her belly. Xena fell to her knees, rubbing Gabrielles tummy and stroking Gabrielles jaw and tickling under Gabrielles chin.
The kitten pawed at Xenas face tenderly with Gabrielles hand. Xena moved her face closer to Gabrielle, and the kitten nuzzled Xena with Gabrielles cute little nose.
Gabrielles eyes were closed tight in pleasure. Xenas smile was so wide her face could hardly contain it.
Then Gabbys eyes opened wide, and she said, "Xena, WHAT are you doing?"
Xena jumped back quickly. She sat down on the log.
Gabrielle got up and sat on the log, but not close to Xena.
"Xena, for crying out loud! You were taking advantage of me!"
"No! Well, alright, sort of. Im sorry, OK? I swear Im sorry! Ill never do it again."
"You were laughing at me, werent you?"
"Just smiling. Gabrielle, I would never laugh at you. I would never do anything to hurt your feelings. Its just you were and then you came over, and then "
Xena was terribly embarrassed, and couldnt look at Gabby.
"Im sorry. Look, you werent supposed to be back for hours, yet."
"Aphrodite met us on the road. She got impatient."
"Im sorry. Please dont hate me, Gabrielle. I know how important your dignity is to you. Its the same with me."
"Is that so? Well, I guess theres only one way you can make it up to me, then."
Gabrielle patted her thigh.
"Here, kitty kitty kitty."
Xena shook her head.
"No, Gabrielle, please."
"Here, kitty kitty kitty. Come here, kitty."
Xena swallowed hard, then got down on all fours and crawled to Gabrielles side.
"If anyone sees me Im going to kill myself."
"What do you know about that? A talking kitten. Here, kitty kitty kitty."
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