The idea hit her as she strolled through the Citadel that day, but Tessa didn't know who to take it to. God knows where her father was, Adele would straight up say no, asking Sabrina was definitely a no-no, and Soren wouldn't want a kitten wandering through his apothecary, probably. But she really wanted the kitten - especially now that Romeo was gone and she had nobody - and Soren was the one with biggest chances of saying yes, so Tessa found herself in his Apothecary, calling for him. "Soren? Are you around?"
He stares at her blankly and blinks twice "Okay what kind of Oedipus sh** is going on here on this day?" He says, "Tessa, you're a great gal but I don't like you that way." He says, "Plus your mum would kill me, but that's neither here nor there."
"I know I'm a great gal, Soren, but thanks for the confirmation," her grin, if even possible, widens. "I want a baby cat, Soren. A kitten. Not like an actual baby. You're too gross to be my baby's daddy, anyways," she pauses. Okay, maybe she's being a little too rude to the one person that can help her, "Okay, you're not gross. You're... just not... cute enough."
"Oh my god, Xavier and Adele have so much to teach you still." He mutters, before crouching to her level, "An IOU is like a notice saying that you owe someone something, for a later date, you know? So like, I help you get this cat, you owe me for it at a later date, whenever I need it. Does that make sense?"
Tessa was well on her way to her room to get her coat before Soren even had the chance to finish his sentence. The second she's back, she takes his hand, bouncing excitedly. "Come on, come on, let's go!"
- "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history." Message Me - 17:48, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
The recent happenings involving the man in Knockturn Alley are still bothering her, so, with a deep breath, she enters the Apothecary, spotting Soren immediately in his natural habitat. "Soren," she starts, voice and face making it clear she's urgent. "I need your help. And I need you to promise me you won't freak out first."
- "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history." Message Me - 18:08, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
She nods, folding her arms across her chest. "Tess was in trouble. Some creep was holding on her to her and I just... blacked out. Next thing I know, he's on the floor with his throat slit and Tessa looks absolutely terrified."
- "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history." Message Me - 18:16, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
"Tessa's fine," she nods. "Just... shaken. And no, I can't remember anything, so it can only mean one thing." She takes a few steps closer to him, the desperation becoming clear in her eyes. "Soren, I need some sort of indicator. Something that lets people know I've changed. None of us can make secure charms, so a potion is the next best thing."
he nods, "Okay, eye colour would be very freaky, but the hair could work - getting it to change at certain intervals is the hard part....Not to mention you'd need a supply otherwise it'd wear off." He strokes his stubble and then widens his eyes, "Metamorphagus blood." He says, with a stroke of genius, "That's our golden ticket. Know any donors?" He asks with a wry smile.