Title: Too Many Cats Summary: Cassian comes home to a few surprises. Timeframe: post-RotJ Disclaimer: George Lucas created Star Wars. Star Wars, LucasFilm Ltd. and all its content are currently owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. Written for the Mod's Time Trial challenge. 8 prompts, 72 hours. Spoiler: Challenge Prompts Your random element is: Claws Your required dialogue is: "I can has cheeseburger?" Your forecast is: Raining Cats Your random quote is: “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett Your TV Trope is: Cats are Snarkers Your Reaction Gif is: (https://media.giphy.com/media/mlvseq9yvZhba/giphy.gif) Your artwork is: Cats on Rock - Xu Beihong Your picture prompt is: (Original Link: https://pixabay.com/photos/wool-cat-s-cradle-knit-hand-labor-288578/) Kor Vella, Corellia; it was good to be home. Cassian tossed his jacket off and was about to call for his wife when he heard it. A soft sound. It came from the corner of the room. He peaked around the chair and saw it. A black-furred, golden-eyes…feline. “Jyn!” he screeched. Jyn burst into the room, afraid her husband was injured. “What is it?” Cassian nodded, hands on his hips. “Exactly. What is…that? And what is it doing here?” Jyn smiled and shrugged. “Kayva saw it wandering the streets and she…had to have it. So, we brought it home.” “I hate cats,” he muttered. “It’s going to scratch the furniture.” “No, it isn’t,” Jyn rebutted. “It doesn’t have any claws. It’s a wonder the poor thing survived outside all this time. It’s previous owners, I’d like to know who they were had it declawed.” Cassian began pacing. “It’s going to pee all over everything.” Jyn laughed. “No, honey, it isn’t. We bought it a litter box. It knows exactly where to pee.” He threw his hands up. “Well, then it’s going to…to…see, looks what it’s doing. It’ll have that all over the room within minutes.” Jyn looked over and saw that their new family member was lightly playing with a rolled-up ball of colorful yarn. She nodded. “Okay, you got me there. We may have yarn everywhere.” He crashed down on the couch and was about to speak again when he heard it. A louder sound then before. But just as feline sounding. He looked down at his feet and saw a larger black car with the same golden eyes as the smaller one. “What is this!?” he demanded. Jyn smiled guiltily. “It’s the…mama cat. We couldn’t just ignore the mama cat and only bring home the babies.” “Babies, as in more than one?” he asked afraid, eyes darting around the room. It was then that he noticed four more young cats in his dwelling. Four more. He stood abruptly and leveled his wife with a glare. “Where is Kayva?” he wanted to know. Jyn sighed. “She’s in her room. She’s…we bought art supplies today and she was going in there to paint a picture of her new cats.” Cassian stalked down the hallway towards his daughters’ room. He pushed the door open and saw her sketching with chalk, not painting, a beautiful scene of two cats sitting together on a rock, mountains climbing skyward behind them. He was about to take another step into the room when he heard it. Again. Another cat. A rather large male cat. “Kayva,” he immediately called out to his daughter. “What is the meaning of this?” The girl turned around, and staring back at him with her mother’s eyes, he knew he could never be angry at her; at either of them. “We couldn’t leave them, Papa,” she moaned. “We just couldn’t.” Cassian was about to sit down on her bed when she yelled at him to be careful and watch where he sat. When he looked down at her blankets, he knew why. More cats. Three more to be exact. A mama and two more babies. His eyes traveled to the window and saw the rain beginning to fall. He shook his head and once again muttered to himself as he left the room without saying anything else to his daughter. “It’s raining water outside and raining cats on the inside.” ************************************************************************* Supper was finished and Cassian headed for his favorite chair in front of the roaring fire he’d built before they sat down to eat. He reached the chair and came to an abrupt halt when he saw one of the cats sitting in his chair. His favorite chair. His favorite chair. “Jyn!” he yelled, not knowing his wife was right behind him. “Maybe you could sit somewhere else tonight,” she suggested. He whirled around. “Give up my chair for…for…for a cat?” She pointed to the chair. “It doesn’t look like he’s going to move for you.” Cassian peaked at that cat who simply sat there, the most bored, uninterested look on its face he’d ever seen on a creature. “You know, someone once said that in ancient times, cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Not by the looks of him.” Cassian did end up sitting in a different chair that night. He and Jyn went to bed long after Kayva had tired out. Snuggled together and completely unaware of what was going on in their home as they slept; cats ran amuck. ************************************************************************* Morning came and they awoke to a house covered in yarn and a crying little girl who’s sketch had paw prints all over it. Cassian again found a cat in his chair staring up at him without a care fin the world. The cat lazily put its head down on it’s front paws and closed its eyes. Cassian reached down and picked the cat up and set it on the floor, but before he could sit down, the cat was right back in his chair. Cassian turned and headed for the kitchen, his small son now on his heels. Kuyver climbed up to the table and frowned when he saw a cat dish. “I hate cats,” he grumbled. Cassian glanced at the boy. “Me too, Son, me too.” Jyn walked in then and asked what everyone wanted for breakfast. “Eggs,” Kayva said. “Pancakes,” came Cassia’s reply. “Catburger,” was Kuyver’s answer. Kayva cried out, tears immediately forming. “No!” Kuyver blushed and quickly changed his answer. “I can has cheeseburger?” Cassian and Jyn both laughed. He worked at calming their daughter while Jyn enlisted Kuyver’s help in making breakfast for the family of four humans and…too many cats.