Author's Summary :
A few years after the double wedding in which Princess Anneliese of Kattenland and her look-alike, Erika, each married the ones they loved, King Dominick's ambassador has become disillusioned with the fact that his queen was born a peasant. He seeks out Preminger, now imprisoned in Kattenland's dungeon, and asks for his help in seizing Dulcinea.
None of this belongs to me. The characters are owned by mattel and the plot is owned by the author.
"An' then, Bismarck an' we's gonna get Dulcinia!"
Erika trembled. Apparently Nick and Nack were going to take them away from the palace and arrange for them to "disappear," then reveal Julian and Dominick as planning it all with Preminger, so that Bismarck would be king.
"We have to get out of here!" she told Anneliese, almost weeping. "We have to warn them what Bismarck is up to!"
Tigger, although he acted brave much of the time, was actually very frightened at the moment. His father's mother – his Erika – was going to come to harm if something wasn't done.
It fell to the brave kitten to take the biggest risk he ever had.
Tigger ran up to Nick and growled like a dog.
"AHH!" Nick yelped. He ran away, Tigger barking at his heels.
"COME BACK HERE YA SPINELESS IDIOT!" Nack shouted, running after them.
"We've got to follow them," Wolfie whispered to the kittens and his wife. "Nack has the keys to Erika's bedchamber dangling from his pocket. Let's get them!"
To every cat's surprise, Lucille barked. She then ran hot on Nack's trail, followed by her parents, brothers and sisters.
Nack heard many barks behind him. He turned around.
"AHHHHHH!" he screamed. It was all cats! How could an army of barking creatures be mere cats?
In his moment of distraction, Melissa, one of the braver kittens, jumped up and grabbed hold of a keyring protruding from Nack's pocket.
Nack screamed even louder. Both Nick and Tigger suddenly turned in his direction at his yells of, "CAT! CAAAAAAAAAAT!"
Nick followed Tigger back to his family. He saw Nack looking extremely fearful.
"Wha's wrong?" he asked.
"CAT! KEYS! CAT – TOOK – RUN – GET – CAAAAAAAAT!"
His finger pointed rigidly at the retreating Melissa, the keyring clamped tightly between her teeth.
"Good job, everyone!" said Wolfie. "Now, hand me the keys, please, Melissa."
The little cat dropped the keyring. Wolfie picked it up and handed it to Tigger. Kittens began to stack on top of their father until Tigger stood atop them all on two legs, now able to reach the keyhole. He dropped the keyring and his older brother Adrian caught it. Then Tigger lifted a key up and fitted it into the hole. He took the keyring between his jaws again and turned it.
Erika noticed the door opening just a smidge.
"It's open!" she gasped. "Come on, let's go!"
The two girls sped out the doors, knocking over many cats.
"You good kitties," she said, smiling and petting them.
Wolfie barked, gesturing to Nick and Nack behind them. Tigger dropped the keys and cats and humans started to run for the door out.
"ACK! Cats, cats CATS!"
Madame Carp, having been knocked over by a tsunami of kittens, stood up again. Her eyes met Erika's.
"Erika – er…Your…Majesty?" she said weakly, curtsying.
Erika looked at the woman. How did she get here?
Then she gave a small gasp. The old dressmaker's clothes were dirty and ripped, and she looked to be very hungry.
"Eri – Your Majesty," she said, sobbing, "I'm sorry. Can you…f-forgive me?"
Just then, Erika's mind lit up. She knew just how to get Preminger to get what he deserved, at least.
"Of course," said Erika. "But…you have to help us."
And she whispered a plan to Anneliese and Madame Carp.