Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Hello everyone. This is Kaya, with an update on our local werewolf situation.
Since she transformed the first two times at the last full moon, Gia's life has been pretty normal, in spite of being bitten and turned into a lycanthrope. The next full moon is Friday. Gia says she can feel it coming - a sort of itchy feeling in her skin, her fingers, and her toes - but it's not time for her to transform again yet, so it's nothing more than a feeling, at least for a few more days. She says she's eating more since she became a werewolf, but she's... um... never exactly been shy about having a healthy appetite (although she still has a slender figure,) so I'm not sure if she's really eating more, or if she's just noticing more because she's a wolf sometimes.
I know Gia still has moments when she feels odd about her situation. Who wouldn't? Our feline shapeshifters have been that way since birth, so they're pretty used to it, but Gia was a regular human (although one who worked for vampires for awhile, admittedly) up until the bite last month, so she's having to adjust to an entirely new self-concept. I think she's doing pretty well, under the circumstances.
Of course, we still have another werewolf-related problem. There's at least one more werewolf running around town, the one that bit Gia. We don't know who it is, and since that night, we haven't heard any more reports of werewolf activity... or "large dog" activity, as Gia originally thought it was.
We felt a little bit bad going to Florida with that unresolved, in case the werewolf attacked someone else... but we can't be everywhere at once. Even if we were on the wrong side of town, or were just inside when the werewolf was outside, we'd be too late to do anything. We would actually have to get incredibly lucky to manage to intervene even if we were in town, so we decided there wasn't much point cancelling our vacation.
While we were gone, there was no full moon - since like I said, the full moon is on Friday. But the night Gia got bitten wasn't a full moon, either. It was nearly a week before the full moon. Obviously the other werewolf can transform at other times, although so far Gia hasn't been able to control her own wolf form. What we're not sure of is whether the other werewolf can control it or it just happens on its own more often, and whether the other werewolf has to change at the full moon like Gia does, or if she or he can decide not to do it. There are a lot of unknowns... and we don't really have a source of accurate information about werewolves.
Somebody has to do something about the situation anyway, though. And since we know about it and we're involved already, it's looking like it'll have to be us. So we, the Greens and Roses, are going werewolf hunting.
Most people who think of werewolf hunting think of silver bullets and wolfsbane, or maybe torches and pitchforks. That isn't our plan, though, because we aren't trying to kill the werewolf. The werewolf may just be a normal person the rest of the time, with no idea what she or he is doing in wolf form. Maybe the werewolf feels terrible about biting Gia - or doesn't even remember doing it. We're certainly not planning for the werewolf to end up dead. We just want to talk to the person, and help them avoid hurting anyone.
We've gone out "hunting" the past couple of evenings. We didn't really expect to find anything - it's not the full moon, and we don't know the werewolf's turning cycle - but we figured we'd better practice a few times before the weekend, so we have our routines down. We've taken turns going out in teams, taking our dog April for werewolf-scenting purposes, and vampires for werewolf-sensing and also because if the werewolf does decide to attack us, a vampire has the best chance of holding her own in the fight. During the day, we've also been asking around about suspicious "dog" activity.
So far, no luck. But we think maybe as the full moon gets closer, our odds will improve. Life is never too normal around here, is it? ;-)