AU where Akira is a volunteer at cat shelter that he started at during his probation, and continued to work at even after the accusation is proven false after falling in love with it (or alternatively, he fosters cats).
He has three he has adopted. Arséne is black Bombay cat that acts as Akira’s ESA. He’s a stray that followed Akira home during his first few days in Tokyo and refused to leave him alone so he stayed. He is named that because he is a little thief and it’s Akira’s favorite book. He’s noisy, bossy, has to look beautiful at all times but extremely loving towards everyone. He is extremely affectionate. Satanael is an older, scarred blue Norwegian Forest Cat that has probably seen the dawn of time and then some. He hadn’t been adopted due to his older age and generally prickly nature, but Akira and him have a soft spot for each other so Akira eventually adopts him. Satanael is generally quiet, avoidant and cold to anyone besides his owner, and despite Arsene’s protests is the real boss of the house. He's also registered as an ESA. Raoul is a black Cornish Rex mix and hes the certified bastard of the group. Akira found him injured and nursed him back to health, and eventually adopts him. He’s a bit more wild and chaotic than the others, but still equally as loving. He doesn’t like being touched by others beside his owner. Akira is a proud cat dad with three bastard sons
Goro has three “well behaved” cats. Robin is a beautiful white Siberian cat. He’s very well behaved and patient but also very high maintenance. He likes to keep his fur clean and must be brushed at all times. Goro adopted him the second he moved out of his father’s home. Loki, on the other hand, is a mangy Japanese bobcat mix covered in black and white spots and a mean streak. He’s next to impossible to control and fights with every living creature he can besides Robin (because Robin is bigger than him and will sit on him until he yields). He is an alleycat that Akechi “befriended” during his teenage years and snuck him food until he was able to get an apartment on his own. Hereward is a Korat mix with a short temper and no patience. He’s quiet, cold, and ready to thrown down at any moment at any point in. Watch your ankles because he will bite. The only person that is allowed to pet him is Akira, and Akira alone. Goro adopted Hereward from the shelter after being recommended by Akira, as he was recently socialized and ready for adoption, but his socialization basically extends to loving a single human and tolerating everyone else. Goro is not that human, but he will still accept his home as his own at least.
Morgana is Akira’s younger cousin who he is relatively close to, and lives in the same city as him. His cat is a black munchkin mix named Zorro. He’s bold, quick, and tends to grab hold of whatever he can find and runs with it. He's playful, affectionate and outgoing, and has a soft spot for Ann in particular.