Blind in the City
"Take it as a compliment. He’s a really good man." Kuga jumped when the door closed. She took a deep breath to settle her nerves. "Fine… Stairs. No elevators. Those things could get stuck, and they’re so small…” The feline wouldn’t ever admit it out loud unless forced to, but she didn’t like small areas. They always set her nerves on end.
"Sure he is…and Kuga, I know a claustrophobic fear when I smell one. My mother has a fear of small spaces herself. I just get annoyed, but even the same…" Kendall began to lead Kuga out to the stairwell that wound around the apartment building. "I’m third floor, so just grab onto my arm, don’t let go, and for the love of Goddess, don’t walk behind me."
"He really is. He wouldn’t worry ‘bout you and me the way he does if he wasn’t." She didn’t say anything, just grabbed hold of her friend’s arm as instructed and walked beside her. Kuga’s other hand felt along the wall to keep her orientation. She was suddenly feeling very lost, and she didn’t like it.