Another But I'm A Cat Person
AU scenario. (Here's them together
in canon.) The Cat, called Patrick, is the prickly Being-on-the-run taken in by Bianca and Sparrow. The Dog, called Reseda, is the cheerful Being who lives with and looks out for Timothy (Camellia).
For a "draw your character as their opposite
" contest. Doubles as an entry in the latest Participate-in-Contests Contest
A quick explanation, including background for those who don't know the canon:
The world of But I'm A Cat Person is mostly like ours, with the addition of a group of magical shapeshifting battle monsters known as Beings. Each one is bound to a human Master, whose orders and desires they obey in every way -- even their appearance and personality will conform to their current Master's needs.
In canon, the Dog -- called Patrick -- follows one of our heroines home, seeking refuge after the Contract with his Master was apparently broken (though that's not supposed to be possible without the Master dying). He forms a new contract with our other heroine, Bianca, and hijinks ensue...along with the tension of trying to keep his former Master from finding out where he's gone.
Elsewhere, the Cat -- called Reseda -- is contracted to a young deacon named Timothy, who grew up in a cult whose leader had a fixation of Beings. The cult leader was the Master of a much-subdued Cat; after he died, Timothy left, and the Cat followed him out. She's now an open and snarky buddy to her new Master.
Their canon appearances:
And as a bonus, here's what they look like when they're only genderswapped, and still have their own canon backstories rather than each other's:
In the AU where the Cat is Patrick, he's pricklier and less eager to please than Dog!Patrick, more uncertain and less comfortably snarky than Cat!Reseda. He'll follow orders to the letter, but won't go an inch beyond that -- not out of spite, but because he's unwilling to risk doing something wrong.
Meanwhile, the Dog as Reseda is more straightforward and perky than Cat!Reseda, and doesn't have the fear and aggression that Dog!Patrick does. She's also demonstrated a real knack for organization, and is a huge help to Timothy when he's doing administrative work, making sure everything falls into line.