Chapter 8: Freak of Nature

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Reads: 166

I gazed at the rushing water of the river. So beautiful.... I thought. So real. Unlike me. I'm a freak of nature. I stood and dove into the water. Now had I been human, this would have killed me. One of the perks of being wolf was that I could withstand much more than a human could. I'd have to be killed by another wolf or old age. I shimmied out of my clothes and into the bathing suit I'd grabbed while under water. I lay my clothes over the rocks jutting out of the river, and dove back under. Another perk of being wolf: your human mind can wander. The wolf will keep you going. My human half could fall asleep and my wolf half could keep me swimming. I let my mind go over everything that had happened over the past few days. I'd almost been kidnapped and revealed my biggest secret. My crush and roommate had turned wolf. I'd been forced to explain the mechanics of being wolf. I'd fled this crush to be alone for a night and woken up with her there. And now I was defying human death by swimming in this river. What was I going to do back in Maine? Go on until she graduated and find another mate? I couldn't do that, Ayla would die. And what was a werewolf without her wolf? It wasn't possible to be just a were- was it? I slid out of the water and lay flat on a big rock. I let my eyes close, hoping Ayla would figure something out, and I relaxed. I didn't fall asleep, but I let the sun warm and ease the aching muscles in my legs. It was wonderful



I was away for at least an hour, the sun was in a different position when I opened my eyes. I sighed and stood up, packing my things for the run back.

“Why me? And why her?” I groaned out loud. I decided to skype Sam later that night, hoping he'd know what to do. Gently, I felt the wolf paw necklace that hung from the old strip of leather. It was a piece of leather made from the hide of an elk my mother and I had caught. I sighed as the wolf energy and the memory of my mother flooded my mind and body. Wow, I thought to myself. I sigh a lot. I turned for the hotel and ran, hoping to get there before noon..



Submitted: June 14, 2011

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