I thought it was very touching...despite the violence, there's something tragically vulnerable about the brothers. So it was cheering to read something that conveyed sensitivity and a kind of innocence--that of the kitten and the SHM. Kittens are cuddly and adorable, but they're cats; you don't mess with a cat. Kind of parallels the guys. I love the way you tied it up by concluding how "that's (what a kitten) is for".
Thanks for posting. Very sweet.