I got home a few days ago and it totally slipped my mind that I'd promised some snippets! Sorry for the delays. Jetlag, amirite???
This is actually a pretty tricky one to put down, because there are like... threeeeee (???) ways you can remeet the beast, so here's part of a conversation you can have with them in the most common meeting because I think that's sort of what you were after.
Some requirements for this version: at least one point in 'fearful', either a fox or a lion beast, and having your character actually get dressed.
"Where are we going?"
The beast's ears swivel and it's black eyes shine with relief. Have you finally asked something it can answer?
It settles itself with purpose and sends a long look to the left, down a hallway washed with light, before it points it's nose to the ground. It's paw dabs at the tiles, once, twice, like it's digging for something, before it opens it's maw wide and... eats it?
It looks up at you expectantly. Do you understand? It's eyes ask. You don't, but you find yourself nodding anyways. You think the beast would smile if it could, but the memory of it's flashing dagger teeth makes you rather glad it can't.
I can do one or two more if anyone is interested!