Kokoro may be a lady of a certain age, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her sense of fun.
She’s not about to let Kaja hog the toys when there’s a chance to play with her hoomins.
A certain, carefully measured, application of the “I’m still the boss of you” stare, and the toy was hers.
Of course, being the intelligent lady she is, and possessing the wisdom that comes of applying that intellect over the course of her life, Kokoro knows that victory, however tasty…
…never lasts. Sometimes you catch the toy, true. But it’s equally true that the toy sometimes catches you.
(She’s got that look of martyred patience down, doesn’t she?)
And those rumors that Kaja, lacking said wisdom, had a not-so-quiet chuckle?