Over the weekend, I asked a family Guide to look over a friend during one of his Trials. This guide, a feline spirit called only She, is Kit’s lifelong guide. I asked She, and She did.
Yesterday, and I think today, She is taking payment in the form of exhaustion and overwhelming blarg, enough that I am home from the day job again today.
Thus is the price of asking She – or Anyone – without specifying terms of payment. She is a Cat, after all, and nothing is done for free.
The peace of mind, tho’… that was worth it.