Chapters

1 • How Can You Resist Those Eyes?
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In which our heroines adopt a puppy, and it all goes downhill from there.


2 • They Didn’t Cover This In Class
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In which Bianca tries to figure out her new responsibilities as Patrick’s Master.


3 • A Camellia By Any Other Name
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In which our heroines go looking for an ally, and Timothy has a complicated backstory.


4 • Cats and Dogs
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In which Reseda fights Patrick, and later takes on some more mundane dogs.


Interlude 1 • Tales of Christmas Past
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Flashbacks to characters’ holiday seasons in years (or centuries) before.


Chapter 5 • Miranda Rites
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In which Patrick’s mysterious follower is more than she seems.


Chapter 6 • What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt–
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In which we explore the world of professional Being research.


Chapter 7 • Ladies, Knights, and Dragons
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Miranda plots, Poe seeks help, and the Dragon’s teenage Master runs into trouble.


Chapter 8 • And I’m Sitting Here On Capitol Hill
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Let’s check in with our good friend Arthur Bennett, in his Washington office…


Chapter 9 • This Was Not On The Con Schedule
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Patrick gets brought to WhiskerCon, catches sight of Kara Lynn, and has an encounter with some otherkin.


Chapter 10 • …to End All Battles
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A theory for Kara Lynn’s recent troubles is revealed, and a fight breaks out.


Chapter 11 • Rainy Weather Friends
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A storm keeps many of our heroes grounded — several of them in the same none-too-cheap hotel room.


Interlude 2 • Walker’s Travels
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The life and times of Ann Walker, following her globe-spanning decades of Being research.


Chapter 12 • Graveyard Shift
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Our heroes show up for a tense meeting…and the place it’s set in sure doesn’t help.


Chapter 13 • Family Values
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Time to visit Cohen’s Being Research Center and get Cybele back. No plan? No problem.


Chapter 14 • Two Ships Passing
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Patrick’s former Master and Miranda’s mother: a history of missed chances and people who can’t get their acts together.


Chapter 15 • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Jany comes back across the Atlantic, this time to introduce herself and Kara Lynn to Ann Walker.


Filler

Character Sketches

Being Q&A

Omake and Extras