Chapter 2: Mike
Blizzard turned back into a human and slowly approached the bunny. It looked up and slightly backed away.
“I'm not gonna hurt you, little guy...” she said as nicely as she could. Anchoring her feet in the ground, she quickly grabbed the bunny. It began to breathe, faster, faster, pop! The little popping noise seemed to come from the bunny, and it went limp in Blizzard's hands.
“Oh, my god...” she said, but the bunny just jumped back up like nothing had happened.
“Ha! I tricked you!” said the bunny teasingly.
“Are you a shapeshifter, too?” asked Blizzard. She felt like an idiot. Talking to a rabbit.
“Yep! I'm Mike!” squeaked the bunny. Blizzard sighed. This was going to be a long night.
“Mike, can you become a human, please?” she put Mike down, and his form grew into that of an eight year old boy. He had somewhat overgrown, mousy brown hair and hazel eyes. His skin was the color of somewhat darkened cream. The clothes he was wearing were patchy and dulled. Blizzard smiled. What a cute little boy.
“Mike has lived here my whole life. Mike can even remember the fox shifter that lived in that den.” he said, pointing at Blizzard's home. Blizzard smiled at the boy. He might be of some help.
“So, Mike, do you want something to eat while I look for someone?” Mike looked up excitedly.
“Mike wants a cookie. Can Mike have one?” asked the boy. Blizzard gave him a cookie and he nibbled it quickly, like a rabbit. Blizzard ran out in to the forest and looked around.
“Melissa?” the girl dropped down from a random branch.
“What?” she asked sleepily.
“It just occurred to me. Why aren't we fighting back? I mean, these hunters push us around enough.” she pointed at the small bullet mark in her arm. Her wolf ears flattened.
“I'm just a mockingbird, Blizzy. I can't fight back.” Melissa said in an emotionless voice.
“You could be of some help, Melissa. Honest, have you ever taken a good look at yourself? You could get right past security with that weird stalking ability of yours. I mean, I didn't even smell you before you got here!” Blizzard barked with increasing intensity. Suddenly, her ears pricked.
“I have a friend that could help me, Melissa! Have you ever met him? I think he can turn into a condor or something.” Melissa smiled.
“I think I know where he lives.”