In the dark
Running that was all I could think about. I could hear screaming coming from behind me with my sister running beside me.
Mother told us to come out seeing as all of the rogues and hunters are dead. My sister and I come out of our hidden room to see my mother and father talking quietly enough for even my enhanced hearing to not catch onto. They turned to us and we ran forward grasping onto them tightly, as I did this I felt my father wince and then he fell to the ground. He was bleeding from a wound that a hunter had given him with a silver blade doused in wolfsbane. I screamed and felt that I had to do something about it. I rolled my father onto his back with help from my mother and used my powers to heal him, my nose started to bleed. It wasn't enough, I would have to die to save my father. I'm okay with that and so I poured all of my energy into saving him my vision started to darken then everything went black...
When I opened my eyes I was in my room and the scar on my stomach was burning there was sweat all over me and I was entangled in my black and navy blue gingham sheets. I sat up and curled into a ball with tears streaming down my face. I had been having this same nightmare for the past month. It feels so real, like it's a memory of my family and I. The thing is I have never met those people in my life, although I figured I'm adopted because my parents have tan skin, light hair and green eyes. I'm very pale skinned, one would even say it's pale as the moon. I have hair black as midnight with navy blue and grey streaks that fall just past my hips. I have one green eye and one blue eye. It’s about five thirty in the morning and I have school today. Great an hour before I actually have to wake up to get ready for school. I go into my bathroom that is connected to my room, which I am very grateful for so I don’t have to share it with any of those mongrels that I call my siblings. I have two younger sisters that are twins who sort of look like me… but don’t. I also have one older brother who looks like nobody, not even his parents even though they have the birth certificate and memories of his birth to prove that he is biologically their child. He doesn’t live with us anymore though, he’s out on deployment in Afghanistan. I miss him a lot and I really hope he comes home safely. He’s been gone for two years now and I turned seventeen today. It's really hard to know that he’s not going to be there for this birthday. I have been standing in my bathroom for about twenty minutes just zoned out thinking about all of this, I shake my thoughts away, and since I have so much time to get ready today I’ll actually try this morning. I shed the gross clothing from last night and I check on my scar on my stomach it got slightly ripped open even though my parents told me that I’ve had this since before they got me, I open my cabinet and take out the hydrogen peroxide and started to clean the open wound, but all of the sudden it just healed quickly all by itself. What is the snickerdoodle going on? I also notice that there is a tattoo I never got on my right thigh of a galaxy wolf and a red,black and silver wolf head nuzzling each other and on my lower back the moon phases are imprinted into my skin the biggest one being the full moon. These weren’t here before. Why did they all of a sudden show up now? I shake my head and hop into the shower turning the water as hot as I can physically stand it and started cleaning myself up from the night before. I finished and wrapped myself in a warm towel and walked into my room to take out an outfit for the day I decided on white skinny jeans with a black crop top that had mint lace on the shoulders and down the sides. Yes this outfit did show some of my scar, but it was okay as long as the moons weren’t visible and then I paired it with black spiked stilettos and a leather jacket. I went back into the bathroom after getting my clothes on and hadn’t realized it before, but I had grown and filled out my body. I had also grown like six inches which for my previous 5’ 4’’ that is a lot and good thing all of this happened over winter break right? And not just last night. My legs were long and smooth and none of my bras barely fit, joy. I have to go shopping. I’ll save you the rest of the gory details you all know how puberty works even though this should’ve hit me forever ago. I ran back into my room and looked into my full length mirror and screamed. I didn’t even look like me anymore. I had cheekbones, my lips became full and plump and a nice shade of pink. My eyes became even more enticing than they already were as they had started to glow slightly. My once crooked teeth became straight, my once wavy curly hair had become ramrod straight and now it was way past my butt, I’m going to have to get this cut. I’ll do that tomorrow. I finish putting on my shoes just as my mom comes bursting in with a bat with my father behind her. Their eyes scanned the room frantically before landing on me and then calmed down for a minute before I stood up now like six foot four with the heels on. They just stayed silent knowing that this did not happen over winter break even though I was in my room most of the time, so they didn’t see me very much, but they could still tell that I didn’t look at all like me and they just stood there silently not knowing what to do or say. I smiled sheepishly at them.
I hurry outside to my black 1967 Chevy impala. I only stop to admire it for a second before I jump in and haul butt to the school which is about ten minutes away. Thank goodness I have twenty minutes to get to school. I arrive at the school with fifteen minutes to spare, yes I understand that I drive like a maniac sometimes, but I really wanted to get to school early so I could check over some of the math problems with my teacher before class started. I’m walking up to the front doors and some punk sophomore that looks like a junior came up to me and tried to grab me by the waist. Since I have training in martial arts I quickly stepped out his grip and roundhouse kicked him in the face. I used the least amount of strength for fear that I would kill him, but all I did was knock him out for a few seconds then he got up and ran away. I finished walking up the stairs with his group of friends gawking at me in admiration and slight fear. I open the doors and walk inside. Aahhh it’s good to be back. I missed my friends deeply. They were both grounded for having bad grades and going to a party they weren’t supposed to go to. I see them and I automatically run toward them with happiness in not seeing them for a month. They’re fraternal twins, one Petra and the other Kronos. They both have black hair and blue eyes and the same dimples when they smile they’re so adorable. I can say this because they are younger than me by a year. I’m a junior and almost off to college. I'm going to graduate with the seniors this year and they are even letting me go onto the stage. I got a full ride scholarship to Juilliard as a musician. I’m going to miss both of them very much. I hope I get to see Jack today, I missed him a lot.
“ Petra, Kronos!”
They looked around in confusion until they spotted me and then they became really confused. I could see it in their faces that they recognized my voice, but not anything else.
“ what HAPPENED TO YOU!” they said in unison.
I sort of laugh, but it sounds weird to my ears more musical and fluttery, not the gross awkward noises that I made before this winter break ended.
I kind of giggle a little bit,
We all excitedly grabbed our instruments. I grabbed my cello and music and headed up to the front of the class where Jack had the chair right next to me with his cello. Before the christmas break we were competing for first chair and we almost were at each other throats every single day that we had class together. At the very end right before christmas break Mr. Parker had announced that I would be first chair and he would be second chair. I think he simmered down over the weekend, but he was furious that he didn’t get it especially when he’s a senior and I’m a Junior. I’m turning seventeen today. He turns eighteen in August. Then when he graduates, I’m not sure what will happen, but he seems more attached to me than he did, before we left for winter break. I don't hope we can be together anymore even though I used to have a huge crush on him before. All of the sudden I started to feel a dull pain in my spine that was growing slowly. Jack looked at me with concern in his eyes. It had gotten worse at this point and now I was close to tears so I asked if I could leave for a little while and Mr. Parker told me it was okay. So I ran out, and Adam ran after me. I ran faster and faster until I was outside In the woods that was conveniently right next to the school. The pain spread like wildfire. My bones were breaking and cracking then healing themselves in a matter of seconds. Adam showed up near me with a duffel bag. I couldn’t scream because of the fact that my organs were reshaping and moving themselves to fit whatever I was going to turn into. Then as fast as it came on it went away even though it had probably been like an hour and my clothes were ripped. Man… that was my favorite outfit. I tried to stand up, but was met with four legs instead of two. I look down to see two fluffy white paws with little flecks of gold, black, purple and blue/violet. Well this is not normal.
I yelped, clearly confused as to what was going on. Adam rubbed my head and my back carefully to tell me it was all right. I was about the same height as his shoulder. He’s six-foot-four….