Kat was getting tired of this Shade. He climbed up into her tree, started addressing her as if he were some witless kid who'd never seen a Kitsune before, and now was playing with magic as if it were a toy. She knew first hand how easy it was to treat it like one, and at the same time how much danger there was in doing so. The burns on her back knew more than enough about that. She took her time after the Shade finished using whatever cues she'd given him to figure out that she had been curious to let the silence grow between them, then crossed her arms across her chest and spoke, evenly and quietly, refusing to let her growing rage show. "In my culture, it's the guest who normally introduces themselves first, not the younger. I don't care how old you are, I was here first, you play by my rules. You've earned no rights from me except the ones I give to strangers. Which you've gotten. So you can introduce yourself first and quit insulting me or go away." Her curiosity was done. If she wanted to be insulted and demanded to give respect where none was given in return, she'd have stayed in her village.