Trigger warning: violence and domestic abuse
She pulled up her purple hoodie and revealed the most sensational yet terrifying eyes. Once she saw me looking at her as if I'm studying her she shy-ed away and began to put her hoodie back on.
“No don’t, it’s just I have never seen someone with those eyes before.”
She looked up and gave me a snarky reply
“Those eyes? Is that supposed to make me feel better?”
I examined her body; of the bits I could see she looked rather chubby. Her face was a full face, but the muscles around her face were rather taut. The idea of chubbiness arose to me when I looked to her belly it seemed as though she were 8 months pregnant and ready to pop any second.
She let out a wail.
It sounded more like a cat being strangled than anything else and I instructed her to lift up her hoodie completely.
I motioned for her to lie down on the bed.
She let out yet another wail.
It’s been 16 years since my mother had past away. Sir Tobius doesn’t speak much about her and when I do try to prey information out of him all he says is she had the strangest eyes. I don’t know much about my mother and nor does anyone in the village all I know about her is just that she must have been as athletic as me. I out run everyone. My birthday is just around the corner and I am yet again stuck, in another daydream about my mother. How did she survive not telling?
I haven’t told anyone yet, but it becomes more difficult to hide it as I get older, I still don’t know what I am and how I will ever find out though , but as I get older I know I cant be human.
The girls at school look a lot different than me they have a bit of a waist and are firmly build , where as I have a narrow waist and are muscular on every bone even my face is beginning to go taut and I’m starting to develop some sort of keen sense of smell. I’m too scared to tell anyone for I don’t even know what I am.
When I started high school kids use to call me ugly names like “Weirdo” and “Freak” I didn’t know why they called me those names until I met Laura Bosch. She told me my eyes ,as well as my ears are rather peculiar for a human. She didn’t use the word human though she use the word ‘teenager’ , but I knew what she meant and discarded her only to have her follow me around and apologise. Since that day we have been best friends.
She is always there and tells me not to think any less of myself, because of how I look and act. Being unique is special and I should own it.
We are currently sitting in History class discussing World War II. I don’t like history at all so I decided to rather text Laura about plans for the weekend seeing as its already Wednesday.
“Heya girl …
This class is so boring …. Wanna hang out this weekend?”
Within 2 minutes Laura replied.
“Sure why don’t you sleep over then… My house ,after school, Friday we can walk home. :*”
With that a smile crept on my face Sir Tobias didn’t like me walking home, but now he wouldn’t know seeing as I’m sleeping over at Laura’s house.
The day past as quickly as it began my birthday was Monday. I wanted to know more about my mother, but Sir Tobias probably knowing I wanted to ask wasn’t at home when I was at home. Just the occasional note on the table was a reminder that he was okay.
It’s now Friday morning and today is the day that I’m going to sleep over at Laura’s house and most probably walk home from school for my first time. I know this sounds stupid, but I’m so excited to walk to home and not be driven to home by a pretend to be friendly chauffer.
I enter the school hall only to be called ugly names once again like the first day, wait I thought this was over, seems not. I ran to the bathroom to wash off my already red face. Laura follows after a few seconds.
“I told those jerk their fortunes, those bloody assholes…..”
“Let’s ditch this shithole.”
An even bigger smile crept on my face and Laura and I decide we are going to wait till the bell rings and then climb through the toilet window and head on to her house.
Walking to her home we begin with a heavy debate whether only boys are assholes or boys and girls.
“You know what I think it’s, because they lack the sense of being on a period and feeling pain that they are such assholes.”
“But on the other hand if you have periods your full of shit too aren’t you?”
Laura and I both laugh.
“Fancy seeing you around …. What you gals laughing about…”
“Mmmm yes tell us too.”
Two strangers big and muscular approach us, I smell a rotten smell and are instantly on my guard, but too my dismay Laura tries to flirt with one of them and are instantly caught in one of their grips.
“What do you want?”
Another stranger from behind me says.
“Just for you to die.”
In that moment my eyes go huge and I froze. I sank down to my knees ready to meet my doom only to see Laura plunder in front of me. Her body soaked with blood. She has managed to escape the one guys grip by kicking him in the crotch only to safe my life. She lays there lifeless.
My hands instantly go up and a purple flames shoot through them my body begins to shudder and I turn.
The one man screams the other says the following.
“We should have killed you when we had the change: Kitsune. Your mother was so delicious, but you your going to be even more delicious.”
With that a howl escapes his mouth and I instantly know this is werewolves the ones Sir Tobias has always told me about. The evil ones.
I run like the wind with my new found Kitsune meaning powerful fox paws, but I’m too late when I enter my home I smell the blood. Sir Tobias lays there on the floor, throat ripped out.
Then a familiar voice enters my thoughts. Come to the lake, we have been waiting for you, don’t howl, your friend and uncle has died heroes.”