Prologue: Just a Dream
The cool crisp air tickles my cold wet nose and into the bottom of my lungs which makes me breathe heavily, it is the kind of cold that is like an ice cube in the freezer. The leaves changing different colors and the dry crunchy leaves falling from the trees just like feathers falling from heaven and moving all around me of the forest, my paws pressed into the wet muddy grass as I run and while it tickles between the pads of my paws, my ears twitched in the sounds in the trees and the light breeze tickles and blows through my silver-white fur that makes me shiver in delight.
As I run; my tail-happy wagging back and forth happily and delightfully; as I run through the trees, I can hear all the different types of other animals making many types of noises like in a melody that makes my heart flutter like a butterfly in the rhyme of a perfect song. The moon shines down through the tall trees of the forest that makes my fur glow a silver-white like the color that glows in the dark like a shiny sticker.
Some of my favorite things about being a wolf are fall, which is my favorite season for many reasons like Halloween, pumpkin spice or hot apple cider, or even hot chocolate drinks with many types of tasty treats. I also enjoy the Harvest Festival which happens every fall to celebrate the new coming of wolves, the history, and the many traditions of the werewolf world which has been going on for many years. I enjoy watching the seasons change in a blink of an eye, watching the high school football games from the sidelines from cheering, having bonfires with some s’ mores and drinks with friends and many other people. I love spreading time outside like running in my wolf form or drawing the several types of seasons and locations around town.
I always have this dream where I just run and run, just to get out of the house to get some air to clear my mind from lots of things that are running through my mind while running through my favorite part of the woods that is on my daily running patrol route. No one knows how happy I am with being outdoors for hours and running for a long time without getting tired in my wolf form. I could not sleep and be dying to go for a run to clear my mind from a lot of things that are on my mind lately and are not normal for a teenage girl like myself, who should not be stuck into two different worlds and must pretend to be two different people at once. For me, it is easy to sneak out of the huge mansion due to many secret and hidden paths throughout the house which is like a giant maze with all kinds of twists and turns. I always sneak out of the house all the time when I need to escape, be alone, or something.
I know a couple of ways to sneak out of the house like for example my private staircase that leads down from my balcony on the second floor or even some other secret ways to sneak out of the house without waking my little brother up who tends to get me in trouble with being grounded for like a month, so basically, I have to be quiet and try not to make any type of noises to wake him or anyone else up. I ended up escaping the house in silence without waking anyone up in the whole house. Once I was outside, I transformed into my wolf form and went for a long, nice peaceful run. I ended up near the private lake that is on the property which was our little swimming hole.
When I got to the crystal aquamarine lake, I drank some of the cold taste of water and decided to splash around the water like when I was younger, playing with some fish which is so much fun to chase in the water. As I kept drinking the Kool lake water, I saw my reflection off the water and a boy did I look so much like my brother in wolf form. I was white like a white chocolate bar with aquamarine water eyes. And my brother was dark chocolate with black eyes, no wonder why I kept biting him when I was little, I thought he was a walking candy bar that must be eaten right away only in his wolf form.
This place was pretty and very peaceful. It has my own private exceedingly small lake that I found when I was about ten or so. I come here often whenever I can. When I was playing like my kid self, I went to the clubhouse that my father and uncle built for the kids. I had some free time, and I love helping build things with my father or uncle. The clubhouse was in the middle of the biggest tree that surrounded the lake, it was high enough to climb up the side of the tree with a rope ladder and a porch that goes all the way around, so I can keep a lookout for noisy people.
There is even a swirl size slide that goes from every top of the clubhouse down to the ground. There are a few swings that are one of the biggest and thickest branches, the clubhouse even has its pole-like fighter fighters used to help get down from the second floor to the first in case of leaving for an emergency in a matter of seconds. The clubhouse is like a small two or three-bedroom apartment with everything that we need, and it was strong enough to hold about ten people. The clubhouse has its unique theme like a cabin in the woods, and sometimes we like to sleep in it when we have parties or sleepovers with friends.
About an hour later I decided to stay home, suddenly I heard a noise that sounded like a tree branch broke in a snap of a finger. I could hear and feel my heart pounding super-fast, all I could think was “oh my god please do not let me be a hunter or a drunk person who must be hiking while trespassing on my family’s private land. “I saw something moving behind a tree trying to get a look at me which I knew was dangerous, and it was very dangerous to find out who it was up close, but I want to find out who that was and why I am smelling the person who was closer than I thought, and it wasn’t a normal human, smell the boy is a hunter.
All I can think is how I am going to find out who this person is, and how I am going not to freak myself out while having a panic attack. Then I noticed it was a teenage guy with long brown like hair that is not too long just right, brown eyes which I can drool any day, he was about a couple of inches taller than me, and he looks so sexy with his glasses on, he reminds me of a hot geek, the kind of guy who into technology and SCI-FI stuff, and he was looking right at me. I just stared at him for a couple of minutes then ran off, until I was finally home.
When I finally made it, home safe, I could not stop thinking of that guy that I saw in the woods by the lake. I wonder why he was in the woods close to my favorite secret place. He was looking for something but why and why did he see me in my wolf form. I am starting to get scared that I ran to my room without making a sound and crawled in my bed and passed out cold.