As Jeremy stood in the never ending forest looking up at the dark sky, watching as the moon shone brightly, waiting for it to reach it's peak.
he felt a sudden loneliness.
Every Full moon he felt like this even after three years of coming to the forest and standing alone before the moon, Tonight was the one night a month he should truly feel free yet like every other month he just felt trapped.
This was not what he wanted, he didn't want to be standing here alone waiting for the inevitable pain to come and consume his body.
He wanted to be at home in the forest of Seattle with his family and pack, running through the tall trees chasing and playing with each other.
Instead he was condemned to this, changing into his true form and running through the empty forest alone.
'I'm with you brother, no matter how unbearable the pain is.. know I love you and I'm here'
he recalled the words his beloved brother had spoke to him the first time they had stood before the moon together waiting for the change to take over.
It had been his first time changing after triggering his curse and he was terrified, he didn't know what to expect or how it was going to feel, he just knew there would be pain and then unimaginable peace.
'Look at me Jer.. I'm here, It's going to hurt so you need to concentrate on the air in your lungs and the ground beneath you'
He took a big deep breath of air and dropped to his knees, listening to his brothers words as he felt the unmistakable twist in his stomach signaling his transformation was fast approaching.
'The change can take hours.. if you fight it, the pain will make you want to delay because you think that's all you can take but if you allow it in, let it swallow you whole then it cannot break you'
The words of his younger brother and the time they spent together played over and over in his head as he felt the unmistakable pain enter his body.
This was it, the change was upon him.
He gripped the wet earth beneath him letting the inevitable fire consume his body. It was a pain like no other, his entire insides were boiling hot making him feel as if he could burst into flames any moment.
'Breathe big brother, it's all going to be okay'
He took another deep breath of the air surrounding him and finally let his curse consume him.
Jeremy let out a loud wail in agony as his bones started to break and mould themselves to form the body of his natural self.
After a few moments the loud wails Jeremy had been producing finally stopped and the only thing that could now be heard in the abandoned forest was the giant howl Jeremy let out before running off into the tall, thick trees..
When dawn finally broke so did Jeremy's curse, for another month that was until he would be right back where he started, standing in that abandoned forest alone and scared.
He woke up with a start to the sound of banging and clattering coming from an unknown origin, unaware of where he had even woke up Jeremy jumped up from the wet dirt he had been lying in and proceeded to put on the clothes he had stuffed into a bag before hanging it around his neck, the previous night.
Looking around his surroundings he knew straight away he was no longer where he had changed in to his beast, instead of seeing tall trees and bushes he was surrounded by old creepy grave stones and the horrific smell of decaying corpses.
Almost gagging from the putrid smell he started walking in the direction of the noise that disturbed his sleep but with every step Jeremy took towards the unknown sounds the smell of rotting flesh became more prominent in the air.. he found it hard to breathe without the overwhelming urge to throw up.
Jeremy took another deep breath of the air around him but as the horrid stench of death filled his air ways once more, he could no longer control the vomit forcing its way out his mouth.
As Jeremy stood in the unknown graveyard puking up the contents of his stomach, he momentarily became distracted by thoughts of his old pack and life.. oh how he wished he could be back there with his family, he missed them so much, the pain of being away from them was nearly unbearable.
Distracted with his own thoughts about home and feeling sorry for himself.. he didn't hear the unknown stranger approach from behind him until it was too late.
" you shouldn't be here wolf"
Was all he heard before passing out into complete darkness with an excruciating headache.
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