- Genre: Werewolf
- Age: 18+
- Status: Ongoing
- Language: English
- Author: Mark
I woke up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window. It was a beautiful morning; the sun was just beginning to rise, and the air was fresh. As I stretched, I felt a pang of disappointment. Another day when I would have to pretend that everything was okay.
I’m Cassandra, a werewolf, but not like the rest of my pack. I’m the only one who has never been able to shift into my wolf form. It’s been a constant source of shame and insecurity for me. The pack has always been wary of me, and I can’t blame them. I’m not like them.
I got dressed quickly and headed out to meet the others. As I approached the pack’s meeting spot, I could hear them talking and laughing. I hesitated for a moment, taking a deep breath before stepping into the circle.
“Hey, Cassie!” one of the pack members greeted me.
“Hey,” I replied quietly, trying to keep my eyes down.
“Did you hear about the hunt last night? We caught a huge deer!” another pack member boasted.
I smiled weakly, knowing I couldn’t participate in the hunt. It was not that I didn’t want to, but I physically couldn’t shift into my wolf form. I felt like a failure.
As the pack continued to chat and joke around, I felt like an outsider looking in. I couldn’t relate to their experiences, and they couldn’t understand mine. I was always on the outskirts of the pack, trying to prove my worth to them, but it never seemed to be enough.
After the meeting, I decided to go for a run. It was the only time I felt free, the only time I felt like I could be myself. As I ran through the forest, I felt the wind on my face and the dirt beneath my feet. I felt alive.
But my moment of peace was short-lived. I heard a rustling in the bushes nearby and slowed down, my heart racing. Out of nowhere, a huge black wolf appeared in front of me, baring its teeth.
I froze, not knowing what to do. I had never been attacked before. The wolf lunged at me, but before it could make contact, another wolf appeared from behind and tackled it to the ground.
I watched in shock as the two wolves fought, growling and snarling. After a few minutes, the black wolf gave up and ran away. I was left alone with the other wolf.
“Are you okay?” he asked, approaching me cautiously.
I nodded, still in shock. “Thank you for saving me.”
He smiled at me, his eyes kind and warm. “I’m Gabriel, the alpha of the pack.”
I felt a jolt of fear and excitement at the same time. The alpha had just saved me. “I’m Cassandra,” I replied, feeling small in comparison to his power.
“You’re a brave one,” he said, looking at me with admiration. “Most people would have run away, but you stood your ground.”
I blushed, feeling a sense of pride. Maybe I was more than just an outsider.
As Gabriel and I talked, I found myself drawn to him. He was charismatic, strong, and had an air of confidence about him that I couldn’t resist. But I knew better than to get too close. I was just a member of the pack, and he was the alpha.
As the days went by, I couldn’t stop thinking about Gabriel. He was always on my mind. I tried to focus on my duties within the pack, but my thoughts kept drifting back to him.
One day, while I was on patrol, I heard a noise in the bushes. I approached slowly, not knowing what to expect.
“Hello?” I called out cautiously.
To my relief, it was just Gabriel. He was crouched down, examining a paw print in the dirt.
“Hey, Cassandra,” he greeted me with a smile. “I was just checking out this track. Looks like a rogue wolf was here.”
I nodded, feeling a sense of pride that he trusted me enough to share information with me. “Do you think we should go after it?”
Gabriel stood up, towering over me. “Not right now. We’ll wait until we have more information. But I’m glad you’re eager to help.”
I felt a sense of warmth spread through me at his praise. “Of course, anything to protect the pack.”
Gabriel and I spent more and more time together, patrolling the pack borders and discussing pack issues. I felt like I was finally starting to belong like I had found my place.
But there was always a voice in the back of my head, reminding me that I was different. I couldn’t shift, and I wasn’t sure if Gabriel would ever see me as an equal.
One day, while we were on patrol, Gabriel stopped suddenly and turned to face me. “Cassandra, I need to talk to you about something.”
My heart skipped a beat. Was he going to tell me that I didn’t belong in the pack after all?
“I’ve been noticing how hard you’ve been working to prove yourself to the pack,” he continued. “And I just want you to know that I see you. I see how valuable you are to this pack, even if you can’t shift.”
I felt tears prick at the corner of my eyes. No one had ever said anything like that to me before.
“Thank you,” I whispered, feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
Gabriel stepped closer to me, his eyes intense. “Cassandra, I feel like we have a special connection. You understand me in a way that no one else does.”
I felt my heart race at his words. Did he feel the same way I did?
“I know you’re different from the others, but that doesn’t matter to me,” he continued. “I want to be with you, Cassandra.”
I felt a sense of elation wash over me. Gabriel, the alpha of the pack, wanted to be with me. But then, a voice in the back of my head reminded me that things were never that simple.
“I don’t know, Gabriel,” I replied hesitantly. “What about the pack? What would they think?”
Gabriel’s expression darkened for a moment before he regained his composure. “The pack doesn’t need to know. We can keep our relationship a secret, just between us.”
I felt a sense of unease settle over me. Was it really a good idea to keep something like this from the rest of the pack?
But then, Gabriel leaned in and kissed me softly on the lips, and all my doubts disappeared. For that moment, it was just us, and nothing else mattered.
As we parted, I felt a sense of exhilaration coursing through my veins. I was with Gabriel, the alpha, and I had never felt more alive.
But deep down, I knew that our relationship would never be easy. It was built on secrets and lies, and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for the consequences.