New kitty has been named, Neville, bc he's sweet and quiet and we suspect he might be secretly a badass. He's not very expressionate, so we have to make up stories about him.
Since I last spoke of him, later that day we took down the gate. Sasha still hisses when when surprised or when they get close, but it's lessening. Yesterday she creeped up real close to smell him, but freaked out when their noses touched.
Neville wants to go outside bad. He spends most of his waking hours sitting at the door. Oddest thing, he was obviously indoors at one point, literbox trained, he doesn't scratch the furniture, but he doesn't seem to understand curtains. When he wants to watch his soaps, he sits patiently at the window until someone moves the curtain for him.