As soon as Astra steps outside, Honey MATERIALIZES.
Astra modifies her gait and pace to allow Honey safety in her leg-entwining fervor to stay underfoot when Astra opened the door in the first place to walk purposefully to the cabin.
Instead she incorporates the cat into her plan, modifying her agenda to include time for just the two of them on the cold-weather-bare lounge chair. Letting honey do all of the things and have all of the attention Astra will not permit any other entity to interrupt for.
Honey doesn’t make requests. Honey *demands*. Honey *insists*. Head-butting, biting and nuzzling. But no biting today, Astra said. Honey seems to know Astra is bleeding, and is going easy and gentle on her.