• Quaxo and Misto are two different cats. They're twins and Tugger being the Himbo he is, doesn't clock into this fact for the longest time. He is very confused why one moment "Misto" hates his guts and in the next is very receptive to his flirting and even teases him back.
• Both Quaxo and Mistofelees are Bustopher's kittens.
• Demeter and Bombalurina are Jellylorum's daughters.
• Macavity has two daughters. Jemima through Demeter and Electra through Bomba. (@jellylorum-thecampcounslercat has this hcn as well and I couldn't have agreed more when I saw it on her blog).
• Etcetera was found by the tribe abandoned in the streets and Jenny took it upon herself to raise the kitten.
• Mute!Victoria. Just this. No need to say more.
• Plato is Asparagus Jr.'s son, and he never misses a chance to embarrass Plato in front of Victoria (either intentionally or not).
• Victoria is super feminine, delicate and pastel-y but she's impulsive and kind of a little shit. That's why her, Jerrie and Teazer get along so well.
• Both Plato and Victoria are Bi and they Bi panick together as a couple.
• Electra is a great listener and knows everybody's secrets. You want to know anything, you know that she knows. But she only opens her wise mouth when truly necessary.
• Skimbleshanks has no kittens of his own, so he has a huge soft spot for the Toms and lets them play in the express's carrier carriage whenever it's not in activity.
• Cassandra is a suave goddess and a killer business woman and one of those people that don't need to put effort in how good they look, they just look flawless as soon as they wake up.
• Munkustrap receives gifts from nearly all kittens on father's day every year. Because yes, he deserves it.
• Jemima and Electra have an inkling of Macavity's magic. Jemima can feel other people's feelings on herself like a mirror, while Electra has occasional visions and premonitions. Both of them can see Auras.
• Okay but Alonzo x Electra (Alectra?) anyone?
• On the same note Bombalurina x Cassandra because come on you guuuuys. Two beautiful Queens. Alone. No Tom good enough to hold their incredible power. They might as well help each other and become invincible lesbian moms.
• Coritopat and Tantomile are also magical cats. They're telepaths.
• Coricopat has a crush on Exotica and can't talk straight when around her. He stumbles into his words so bad that at some point he entertained the idea of having Tantomile tell him what to say telepathically so he doesn't look so stupid.
After Waking up in Tugger’s Apartment complex after a long night of celebrating for Munkstraps and Demeter's engagement party, Mistoffelees finds himself being able to remember bits and parts from yesterday’s party with a bit of confusion of what happened and how he got there.
Thank the everlasting cat he has Rum tum tugger to help him fill in the blanks that are if he will actually tell him what actually happened.
What Happened at Last night’s party?
Sunlight streams golden through the curtains in a well-mannered announcement of the risen sun as it shined in the dim-lilted bedroom where the small form of a fair-skinned male with night-sky hair with white highlights and cat ears sat on top of his head as he curled up with his tail lying beside him as he groaned turning over in his sleep facing the window.
He groaned again as the sunlight came in contact with his face making him hiss softly as he slowly opened his blue and yellowish-orange eyes as he glared at the light that disturbs his peaceful slumber. Mistoffelees sat up in bed as he let out an annoyed groan before stretching his arms out as he blinked his eyes tiredly looking around.
Mistoffelees looked around the room in confusion as he groaned in pain as a pain-splitting headache racked his brain from his hangover.
“What the hell happened last night” He mumbled as he tried to remember where he was or what had happened as he tried to think of the events from last night.
Oh right” He mutters as he put a hand on his forehead eyebrows crinkled together. “The party with Bombalurina and Cassandra, Man that was a wild night”
The night with those two was a bit of a blurry spell. All he can recall was that they were in celebrating Munkstraps and Demeter's engagement and they all decide to go out to a club for a fun night of drinking and dancing.
He remembers seeing Tugger at the bar with Alonzo having a drinking contest seeing who can hold down their liquid as well as some random cat giving him some unwanted moves on him and that was it, some parts of his memory were a bit fuzzy on some of the edges here and there.
“But how did I get here,” Misto thought to himself as a mouthwatering smell filled his nose.
He got out of bed and opened the door to the bedroom as he left to go investigate the aroma, He walked downstairs peaking his head around the corner as he looked around.
The place was in a modern rock style touch that could use a little cleaning here and there with some quick vacuuming under the couch and wiping down the dust off of the glass table end table. The couch was a light grey fabrics with dark grey and red couch cushions with engraved patterned full of little squiggly line and a loop-after a loop, Misto walked over as he picked up the pillow moving his fingers across the design.
He heard a voice quietly humming in the kitchen as he walked over towards the room looking around the corner to see a tall male standing in front of the stove as he moved the pan around, His skinny long golden-brown tail with brown spots moved side to side as he ran a hand through his hair ears peaking up.
“T-Tugger” Misto questioned looking at him as the Maine coon turned to look at him a smile full on his lips.
“Oh good morning sparkles,” He said cheerfully as he held the spatula in his hand “Good to see that your wake”
Mistoffeleeswinced in pain as he held on to his head at the volume of Tugger’s voice while he walked over to the kitchen table sitting down while holding his head in his hands while his ears folded laying down on his hair, He grumbled a small “Hey” while letting out a small groan.
Tugger walked over and pushed a warm glass of water and two Aspirin pills towards the tom as he walked back to the oven fixing breakfast for the both of them. The tom lifted his head from the table as he eyed the two tablets and a glass of water before hissing in pain as he took the tablets while drinking down some water to cure his hangover.
“Hangover huh??” Tugger said glancing behind him as he eyed Misto who was now taking small sips of his water.
Mistoffelees just nods his head letting out a small sigh as Tugger walked over towards the table and sat down two pancakes with eggs and bacon as he set on the plates in front of him as well as silverware.
Tugger chuckled at Tom as he exclaimed with humor “Uhh Breakfast, What else”
Misto sighs as he picked up his fork rubbing his head as he picked at the pancakes “I knew that” He mutters as his stomach growled audibly causing him to blush.
The food smelled Incredible as he picked at it, He just hopes that it tastes as good as it smells, he stabbed at his pancake as he brought the floppy cake to his lips and took a small bite.
“Not so bad, At least he didn’t burn it like that last time he invited me over for breakfast”
He grabbed the bottle of maple syrup that was on the table as he drizzling it on top before eating licking the syrup off his lips looking up at tugger to see the Maine coon doing the same before eating.
The two ate in silence the only sound was their utensils clinking and hitting against the plates as they looked down at their breakfast, Misto looked up at Tugger as he watched him eat.
“I didn’t know if you wanted rice pudding or not, so I hope this is okay” Tugger spoke breaking the silence.
Misto looked at Tugger as he cleared his throat while pressing his lips together.
“No, this is fine”
Tugger nodded his head going back to eat.
“Just ask him what happed last night”
“Just ask him what happed last night”
“Just ask him what happed last night”
“Just ask him already!!”
“Umm, Hey Tugger??” Misto asked breaking the silence yellow and blue eyes gazing into his light brown ones.
“Yes, Misto” Tugger focusing his attention on him as he leaned his arms on the table.
Can you tell me what the heck happen last night” He asked nervously rubbing the back of his neck eyes downcast?
“You don’t remember what happened last night” He inquired raising a brow at him looking shocked
”Well, I can recall bits and pieces but not all of it” He chuckled tapping his fingers on the table “So I wanted to know if you remember something” Mistoffelees Questioned blinking at him with a nervous made its way on his lips.
Tugger leaned back in his chair as he looked up towards the ceiling as Misto watched him tap his chin before glossing over his face and smile. He chuckled before taking in a shape breath through his teeth.
“Well, last night's events were very interesting, most importantly when you got drunk and started to dance on the table in the bar with people cheering you on” He grinned as he saw the horrified expression on Misto face.
“I did what…..”
“You danced on bar tables last night with Bombalurina, It was so hilarious that Victoria and Coricopat couldn’t help but take pictures and videos. Man you were really hitting those high notes too”
Mistoffelees couldn’t hardly believe what he was hearing, He. The magical Mr. Mistoffelees was drunkenly singing and dancing while on a bar table, How much did he drink last night as he shifted uncomfortably in his seat only to hiss in pain.
“That’s funny, When did my ass start to hurt,” He thought as he rubs a hand down his face looking down at the chair legs moving side to side, hoping that Tugger didn’t notice.
Tugger noticed all right, But he did decide not to comment anything about it.
“Oh dear everlasting cat, that’s embarrassing”
“Embarrassing yes but funny I almost pissed my pants while laughing. You were singing and dancing all over. Seemed like that alcohol really loosed you up at lot” Tugger hummed
“What else happened??” Mistoffelees utter as he swallowed as a cold feeling washed over him as he saw the Maine coon smile grow even wider on his face.
“Afterwards, I brought you home…. Well, Munkustrap brought me home with you, He offered to take you home as well but you were so adamant that you wanted to come home with me. He was a little shocked by your decision but remember that you were as drunk as I was, so he let you”
Misto opened his mouth to say something but decided against it “What else happened”
“We had a very intense make-out session, it was rough that you had me against the wall and then well.” He let’s not mention that intensely make out session that we had together”
The tuxedo cat groaned as he really didn’t really want to hear any more of this story.
“You’re telling me that we made out last night” Mistoshuddered “Is that all that happened”
Tugger shook his head as he ate his food “That’s not all that happened last night” running a hand through his hair “You sure you want to know what happened”
“Yes, I want to know what happened,” Mistoffelees said growling “Don’t stop the story you bore!”
Tugger sighed as he shook his head as he crossed his arms glaring playfully at the tux “Just for that, I’m not telling you what happened last night”
Misto eyes widened as he grinds his teeth together, his eyes went from confused to angrier quick “Tell me now or I’ll turn into a tuna can!”
Tugger shook his head “Nope, You wanna call me a bore” He replied playful “So no ending”
Mistoffelees knew that Tugger was a pure nuisance and the Joker when it came telling those make up stories about him being courageous to his little “fan club” But when Misto looked into his best friend's brown eyes as he could see is the seriousness within them.
“Okay, Fine I’m sorry for getting angry at you” Misto apologized “Can you please tell me”
“Hmmm, Nah I’m too tired now,” Tugger said as he faked a yawned getting up from his seat taking his and misto plates walking away from him as he dumped their food and started to wash the dishes.
Misto eyes widened as he eyed his friend as he walked out of the kitchen, The sounds of footsteps were heard as Tugger went up the stairs leaving Misto there with a slightly painful headache and his ass feeling some hit him multiply times on it as he got up shakily as he got up and walked out of the room letting out a sigh.
“So much for getting some words out of the rum tum tugger” Misto mumbled “Why won’t he just tell me what happened” He growled as he looked down at himself before walking up the stairs to get his things.
Can't stop thinking about Tugger playing soccer and notice Misto. He try to impress him with his tricks only to hit Misto's face😱 and have to go to the nurse's office for the rest of the day. Tugger is embarrassed and afraid to face Misto thinking he's mad at him. Now I have reason to draw Tugger wearing Soccer uniform🥰
because i’ve realized that one of my favorite broadway songs fits seruggoffelees perfectly 🙃
“in whatever time we have” from children of eden pretty much illustrates exactly how tugger, mistoffelees, and serafina feel about each other, especially the final part of the song:
From this day forward nights don't seem so black
From this day forward we will never look back
In whatever time we have
We will make the most of time
And at least we'll be together in whatever time
they just wanna be together 🙃no matter what happens 🙃
AKA Part 4 of the My Pre-Canon Headcanons series! Today I wanted to overanalyse the relationship between my favourite Jellicle bros Munkustrap and Tugger. Why are they they way that they are? Here’s my take!
Munkustrap and Tugger have a complicated relationship. They were close as kittens, but after Grizabella left, and then Macavity got himself banished, Munk felt like he had to step up and be the leader his older brother was supposed to be. Old Deuteronomy is spending more and more time away from the Junkyard (dude is dropping the ball on this one, frankly), putting even more pressure on Munkustrap . He wants so badly to be this perfect leader and make his father proud that he prioritises it over any and everything else. He feels like he has to prove himself as he was never even supposed to do the job - that was meant to be Macavity - and this inspires him to work himself to the bone so that the tribe will trust him to lead them. It puts an enormous strain on his personal relationships which he starts to neglect. It’s partially a case of him wanting to seem like an impartial and fair leader (poor boy doesn’t want the other Cats to think he has favourites, even though literally no one would); and partially just due to being constantly stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted he just doesn’t have the time and energy to put into their upkeep. He was far too young for the level of responsibility he (and Old D) puts on himself (seriously babe, no one will accuse you of favouritism for spending time with your one remaining family member), and becomes grumpy and irritable in the few moments he gets with his friends and family (it’s the only time he doesn’t have to be “on”).
As he gets older and he matures he starts to realise this has happened, feels bad, and tries really hard to fix it. Pretty much all of his relationships are able to be rebuilt, most of the other Cats understand and forgive him and are happy to be friends again. Most of them had been doing their best to support him from the sidelines the whole time - Munkustrap has always struggled to admit when he needs help, he thinks it’s his job as the leader to do everything for everyone all by himself. To the present day he still needs to be reminded to take a break and trust in others sometimes. He gets better as time goes by, but it’s not so easy with Tugger.
Tugger in particular felt the brunt of this neglect. Left injured and without a mother at a very young age, the other Cats feel sorry for him. He hates feeling pitied, being thought of as weak and helpless, so he crafts his “Rum Tum Tugger” persona - rough, doesn’t care about anyone and what they say or think, does exactly as he pleases, a flighty and flirty cat who wouldn’t settle down if you paid him. It’s his way of protecting himself, but on the inside he’s still scared and vulnerable. Can’t get hurt by other Cats if you don’t let them close to you, right? He’s scared to get close to people in case it backfires on him again. He isn’t resentful of Munk persay, he just struggles to trust people, and doesn’t let him back into his life and confidence as he did before. Munkustrap understands this and doesn’t push it, although it tears him up inside. This is another part of why Tugger and Alonzo don’t get on: Munk and Alonzo became very close when Munk ‘came back’ and tell each other everything, so Alonzo is the only one who knows how much it upsets Munk when Tugger brushes him off.
Munkustrap is the #1 Tuggoffelees stan. He was so insanely worried about Tugger being alone and that he wouldn’t be able to connect with anyone else in a deep meaningful way after Macavity, that when he first saw how Tugger looked at Misto he nearly cried. He’s really supportive of their relationship and it brings him and Tugger a bit closer again, as he gives him advice and support on how to go about it.
Tugger blamed himself for what happened with Macavity for a long time. Well, partially Grizabella, partially himself. He always thought he had done something to trigger Macavity’s outburst and subsequent banishing, and it took a hell of a long time for him to accept that it wasn’t his fault, and to forgive himself. Being with Misto helped him a lot with this. Misto has become somewhat known within the tribe as the “Tugger-whisperer”, as he can generally convince the contrary and disobliging Tugger to do anything (the trick is to make him think that it’s his own idea). The reality is simply that Misto is the only Cat Tugger completely 100% trusts in the tribe. Misto is the only one Tugger feels comfortable baring his soul to (even more than his father and brother). They have shared experiences being victims of Macavity, so he knows that Misto will just get it. It was by comparing experiences with Misto that Tugger realised how horribly Macavity treated him when he was a kitten, and how he was finally able to open up about it and begin to heal.
They own a small bakery. It's very peaceful and quiet inside, which is a good environment for Demeter's anxiety and Munkustrap's stress. They don't have many customers, but the people who go there absolutely love it. Their customers often read there while enjoying the baked goods.
MungoTeazer: Food truck
I feel like this matches their chaotic vibe. The food they serve is also chaotic- messy, cheap, & tastes great. The truck is a little worn down, but it works just fine. And they can drive wherever they want to serve food.
They primarily serve coffee and tea, but they also serve sandwiches and things. It's also a safe space for LGBTQ+ people, with a little rainbow flag in the window to signal this. It's a very polished, clean place, but also has a homey, comforting vibe. It's very popular with students and lgbtq+ people. And they have free wifi.
These are the only ones I immediately came up with ideas for, but I want to figure out some more, its fun.
Hello! It's been a hot minute, since I’ve updated, hasn't it? I must confess, this past month has been very hard for me. I've had to deal with a lot of personal issues, and motivation really hasn't been present at all. But now I'm here, and am very happy to announce that this story is completely finished! Editing and all. From now on, I'll be updating more frequently, so stay tuned for that!
Also, I would just like to thank those of you who have sent me kind messages. I haven't had much energy to respond to all of them, but I can assure you that they mean more to me than words can describe.
Now, I'll stop rambling, and let you read the chapter. Since this one is quite short, I’ve uplodaed two today. Do enjoy!<3
I can’t believe I’ve gotten to Part 3 of this series and I’m only now mentioning my favourite ship of all time! Tuggoffelees, my OTP, my beloved. As always, all hcs in this series will be pre-canon, if we accept the musical as the present day canon. Here’s my take on how Misto’s relationship with Tugger and with his half siblings develops :) (consistent tense usage? I don’t know her)
Tugger was totally enamoured by Mistoffelees from day one. They didn’t meet until after Munkustrap and Demeter’s ball (the one after Bomba/Demeter/Misto’s arrival in the Junkyard, which Misto skipped due to still fearing the other Cats), when Tugger happens across Misto dancing and practising his magic in a quiet corner by himself. For the first time in his life, the Rum Tum Tugger is rendered speechless, and just sits and watches in silent awe for like half an hour until Misto realises he’s there. Misto is initially very wary of Tugger, having heard about his flirty and flighty nature, but Tugger is so warm and genuine in his admiration of Misto’s abilities that he struggles to see what the stories were on about. The two immediately bond. They both have very great fears of violence and abandonment by family members/Macavity, which allow them to feel comfortable with one another and understand each other on a deep level better than anyone else in very little time.
Misto, despite his own massive crush, is extremely oblivious to Tugger’s true feelings for him for a long time; after all, in what universe would the most popular and attractive Cat in the tribe see weird, skittish little him as anything more than a friend? But Tugger thinks he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, and despite his fickle tendencies, is doggedly determined when he decides on something. He can’t put his finger on what exactly Misto makes him feel right away, but he knows that it’s good. He at first only recognises it as a weird and confusing desire to spend all his time only with him, and only after someone else points out that he’s not been up to his usual flirty shenanigans in a while. He struggles to explain it; since he’s one of the only ones Misto is able to talk to at that point, he’s one of the only ones who sees him for the fun, warm, and high-key sassy tom he is behind the shyness. It took a very long (and naturally embarrassing) talk with his father to help him work out what exactly he was feeling, and at Old Deuteronomy’s advice he resolved to pursue a serious relationship with Misto. It takes a while, partially because Misto seems to be immune to all Tugger’s best moves (read: oblivious to their real intention and therefore assumes he’s joking), and also because Tugger gets all heart-eyed and tongue-tied whenever Misto smiles at him - the usually suave rockstar Cat becomes a pile of goo. After all his moves fail, Tugger is at a loss of what to do. In the end, he manages it completely by accident.
Misto is a perfectionist and extremely prone to over-working. Tugger’s insistence on being close by/helping him practise is the only reason he doesn’t wipe out basically all the time. Tugger finds him one evening when he’s pushed himself too far, exhausted and aching and barely able to walk. Tugger’s den is closer, so he picks him up and carries him back there - Misto is asleep long before Tugger lays him down on the blankets. He’s kinda mad - half at Misto for ignoring his own limits, half at himself for not being there to help him - but struggles to stay angry with him when he’s very clearly in pain. He confronts him the next day, which confuses Misto, who’s not really used to having people care about him the way Tugger does. Misto questions why it’s bothering Tugger so much, which prompts him to angrily blurt out that it sucks so much to see someone you love hurt themself like that and not seem to care. He doesn’t realise what he’s saying until he’s said it. It hangs in the air awkwardly for a few moments before Tugger throws caution to the wind and launches into a full confession of his feelings for him. He gets on a roll and doesn’t stop until Misto kisses him (in so learning that that is the best and only guaranteed way to shut Tugger up). From there things develop very quickly. To exactly no one’s surprise they become the youngest mated pair in Jellicle memory at the next ball. Old D bawls like a kitten he’s so happy.
Tugger and Mistoffelees grew very close very quickly, which did wonders for Misto’s confidence and both of their self-esteem. It did, however, also strain Alonzo and Tugger’s already rocky relationship to near breaking point. Alonzo, having learned of Misto’s story and his mother’s death, feels incredibly guilty for turning away from him. He becomes jealous of how quickly Tugger was able to get close to Misto while he still struggles to even get him to talk to him, and thinks Tugger is an obnoxious bad influence and warns Misto against him. Tugger is normally fairly easygoing and happy to let rumours roll off him like water off a duck’s back, he even sometimes enjoys them and encourages them if he thinks they’re amusing. However, this he takes personally, and very seriously (as he will with any disparagement of his relationship with Misto, or suggestion that he doesn’t take it seriously). Tugger feels very protective of Misto, knowing very well the pain of being on the receiving end of his eldest brother’s rage, and of their blossoming relationship; he asserts that Alonzo should have gone after Misto when his mother attacked him, and that it’s Alonzo’s own damn fault he doesn’t have a relationship with Misto and it’s got nothing to do with Tugger. It becomes a very sore point of contention between the two of them.
Once Misto is more comfortable in himself and who he is, he begins to slowly build a bond with his half siblings. He becomes more comfortable with Victoria quickly, they both enjoy hanging out without really communicating, just enjoying each other’s company in peace. Victoria is deaf. She can lip-read, but Misto is very determined to learn sign language, and when he gets reasonably competent at that it becomes their main method of communication.
Alonzo is a lot trickier, the poor guy still feels so guilty. Misto holds no resentment towards him at all, he’s really happy Alonzo doesn’t hate him and totally understands why he couldn’t see him back then when everything was still fresh and painful for him - he doesn’t blame him at all. But he can’t seem to get that into Alonzo’s head. Every time it comes up all Alonzo can think about is that if he had just been more mature/compassionate/accepting back then Misto wouldn’t have gone through everything he did.
Alonzo now desperately wants a relationship with his little brother, but his guilt makes it so he struggles horribly at communicating with him and is awkward around him, which in turn makes Misto nervous and uncomfortable (even more than he generally was at that time), which makes it even worse for poor Lonz. He becomes very protective of Misto as he feels like it’s the only thing he can now do for him (if he didn’t do it before then he’ll sure as hell make up for it now). This, unfortunately, tends to result in him getting into fights. He and Tugger have been and always will be chalk and cheese, but he also argued with his mother and now refuses to speak to her. When Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer arrived in the Junkyard, freshly escaped from Macavity and seeking refuge, it really freaked Misto out, and Alonzo immediately took a very hard stance against them and wouldn’t give them a chance. He got into a physical fight with Bombalurina that had to be broken up by Munkustrap when she wouldn’t let him close to her den (where Misto and Demeter had holed up). He has now begrudgingly accepted the twins, but keeps his guard up around them.
As his and Misto’s relationship improved, the awkwardness ended up dissipating completely and the two became quite close. The protectiveness, however, never did go away. It toned down a lot, but at any given moment Alonzo is always ready and willing to throw hands for his little brother and sister.