I couldn't think. How? Why? When? These and more questions
jumped into my mind. Then my paw began to shake. Was I transforming now?
"No, its just nerves," I said trying to stay
calm. There had to be a cure somehow.
Just then I heard the door open. I closed the
program and sat there. In walked Maylas with some groceries.
"Colbolt! What are you doing home?" he asked
surprised. Some groceries spilled out of the bags.
"Uhh... closed early. No more stock," I lied.
"Okay then. You can help me with the groceries,"
he said. I got up off the chair shakily and grabbed a bag. We went to the kitchen
and sat them down on the table. Then we began to put them away.
"Maylas. If I tell you something important,
will you not laugh and take me seriously?" I asked while putting away some cans.
I took notice it was already the afternoon. I began to worry.
"Sure. Go ahead and ask," he responded.
"Well... you see... I'm the WereLupe," I said.
He turned and stared at me for awhile. Then he snorted.
"Yeah right! You're just trying to get me back
for the clock prank,." he said not believing.
"No! Its true! I'll probably change tonight!"
"Colbolt, I'm not dim-witted. I'm not going
to fall for it," he said.
I was getting angry. "Fine then. I'll prove
it tonight,." I said.
I paced about the living room uncertain while
Maylas sat in front of the TV eating some chips. I watched as the sun began
to set behind the trees.
"Maylas, you've gotta believe me. I'm the WereLupe,"
I tried to convince him.
Maylas turned off the TV and turned to me.
"I'll believe it when I see it," he said smartly.
"But if I don't get locked up something I may
hurt... some... one..." I began to feel a pain in my stomach.
The sun was out of sight. I felt a pain in my
paws and saw white claws coming out. I felt my body enlarging and my muscles
bulging. My ears became longer and I could hear better. My two front canine
teeth grew longer becoming fangs. The rest of my teeth becoming sharper. My
fur began to change from an orange to a dark brown and a light brown on my stomach.
My paws became clawed fingers and I was able to stand upon two feet. My eyes
turned from an amber to a fierce green. My senses enhanced beyond that of a
regular Lupe. My tail thickened. My muscles were done expanding. I could control
myself as I laid there. I looked up and Maylas and saw the shock in his face.
I growled at him then howled.
"C-Colbolt?" Maylas said scared.
I growled again and began to circle him. He
stood there paralyzed by fear. Then he took off with me after him. I lunged
at him but he was able to dodge it and I went crashing into the coffee table.
I got back up and chased him again. He ran into the kitchen and threw pots at
me that I easily batted away. He ran back into the living room with me behind
him. Suddenly, Maylas tripped over the broken coffee table. I slowed my pace
and easily walked up to him growling. I was hungry and wanted his blood. I licked
my fangs as I slowly approached.
"Colbolt! Don't!" Maylas began to back away
but he backed into a corner. I licked my fangs again as I approached. Part 6
"Colbolt! Please get control of yourself! I'm
your brother!" Maylas cried out. But I couldn't get control of myself. I stood
over him now ready to send my killing blow. Maylas covered his head with his
arm waiting for the deadly blow. I saw a tear come down his cheek. I forced
myself as hard as I could to stop myself. Suddenly, I gained control of myself
again. I lowered my arm and realized how much of a monster I had become. I backed
away from Maylas and ran into another corner so I wouldn't have to see him.
He looked for me and found me in the corner. He had the guts to walk over.
"Please Maylas, get away before I hurt you,"
I said. My voice was deep and growly. I was ashamed of myself.
"Colbolt, don't worry. You're in control now,"
he said. I looked up at him.
"But I don't know for how long." I told him.
Just then, Moon_Light_Howler came running in.
"I heard some commotion over hear and-" she
stopped when she saw me.
"By the Faeries..." she trailed off. Maylas
ran over to her.
"Don't worry, its Colbolt. He won't hurt us,"
Moon slowly and cautiously walked over to me
with Maylas behind her. I tried to make myself as small as I could in the corner.
"Colbolt?" she asked.
I sadly and slowly nodded my head yes.
"Oh wow," she said in awe.
"Don't worry Colbolt, we'll get you back to
normal." Maylas said trying to cheer me up.
"How?" I growled. Maylas went over to the computer
and connected to the Internet. He went to a search engine and look up "WereLupes".
"Here we go." He went to a WereLupe site. After
a few clicks, he came to a WereLupe info page.
"It says here that WereLupes may change any
time they want being day or night by their own will. But on full moon nights
they have no choice. During the day, the WereLupe side is noticeable in the
victim. The cause to becoming a WereLupe, also known as Lupecanthropy, can be
hereditary, a curse, or being bitten."
I looked at my bulging, brown furred arm where
I was bitten.
"WereLupes are powerful creatures that have
senses doubled of that of a regular Lupe. They are stealthy and smart. They
will kill without a second thought-"
"Okay, lets stop there Maylas," Moon said.
"Wait. It says here the only reported WereLupe
was in 1954 when Sinac Supul, a Lupe, transformed, attacked ten Neopets. He
was never seen again and there still is a 'shoot on site' warrant." Maylas read.
This didn't make me feel better.
Then I heard someone coming into the house.
"Someone's coming," I said.
To be continued...