...ail. Shi always had this uncanny ability to time things this well and it probably helped greatly in hir profession. Then another person followed hir around the bend. It was another chakat, but it was almost like Goldfur's shadow had been given solidity. Shi had jet black fur with no other shade to break the solid colour. Shi wasn't even wearing a halter or jacket to interrupt the lustrous black pelt. It seems that Goldfur had indeed brought a friend as shi had hinted, and a very interesting one at that. As the newcomer came closer, I could see that there was some colour to hir after all, but that was in hir startling crystal blue eyes. Chakat eyes are usually golden-green and I had never seen the like of these before.
I turned my attention back to my sister who had walked up to me, and we embraced and gave each other a welcoming nuzzle. Hir last tour of duty had taken hir away from Earth for over 4 months, and I hadn't seen hir since shi got back a few days ago. We had only talked over the phone and arranged this get-together and it was then that shi had hinted that shi might have a companion on this outing. We broke apart and shi gestured hir friend forward.
"Sister," shi said formally, "Let me introduce my companion. This is Midnight and shi was the scout-team leader of the planetary survey team of the starship that I was last on. Midnight, please greet my baby sister Forestwalker and hir...