December 3, 2012 | Brad B.
This story is one of the winners of the Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Congratulations!
“MREOW!!” the kitten yowled, “MREOW!!”
Mundungus Fletcher walked quickly through the streets of Diagon Alley, holding a bag full of ginger Persian cats. He tried to look unconcerned and casual, but his glances back and forth, quick steps and ducked head showed that he had just stolen. Inside the bag, six kittens and a mother squirmed and wiggled. Five kittens had ginger and white stripes, pug-like faces and bright blue eyes. But the sixth kitten was obviously the leader. He was larger than all of the others, but where his brothers and sisters had slightly flat features, his face looked like it had been smashed with a frying pan. There were mats in his soft long fur, and he switched his long tail from side to side as he climbed to the top of the bag.
All of sudden, the kitten and his brothers and sisters were dumped out onto the counter of Magical Menagerie. The store was stuffed with cages. It had a musty smell and it was dingy and loud with meowing cats and kittens, skittering rats and the low croaks of frogs.
“Here they are, only ten Galleons each” Mundungus said.
“Ten Galleons!” said the witch at the counter. “You're Mad!”
“They're champion bloodline kittens Ma'am, the price I'm offerin' is very cheap!”