Ouch! You wove quite a tale here, MA. *shivers* Dolores was perfectly IC here, I can totally see her doing this, and sadly, I can see Arabella falling for it at first. Her hope that perhaps she could finally have a place in the magical world made sense. But of course, once reality hit, she instinctively knew something was wrong, even though Dolores robbed her of the memory. And her cats! Brilliant they were. They wouldn't fall for any syrupy words. Perhaps they knew what Dolores' plans were for them. *shudders* All in all a shivery story. Well done.