"Ow, Stupid Smiley guy!!" Your (F/C) fur flashed in between the trees as you dodged around them. Your shoulder gleamed with blood.
You gave a series of huffs as you stopped at the edge of the treeline, A large cliff in front of you, You looked up. In the shadow of a large tree at the very top of the cliff a furry face looked down at you. You barked sharply and the face retreated. You took several steps back as a ladder was dropped down. It was a good thing that you moved back because the ladder thumped down where you had been standing. You growled as your body began to ripple and blur, Then fur began to shrink and seemingly go under skin. The muzzle began to retreat, The tail shrinking.
Then you stood on two feet. Where previously a (F/C) colored wolf was a person with (H/L)(H/C) hair stood.
The change from wolf to human took no longer than 3 seconds.
The rabbit still dangled in your mouth. You snorted as you clenched your mouth around the rabbit tightly. You grabbed on to the ladder and started to ascend, a good thing that you weren't disgusted by holding dead things in your mouth because the ladder would move around a bit as you climbed. Finally you pulled yourself over the cliff. A large black wolf met you at the top. It nodded and began pulling the heavy ladder up. You put the rabbit down and watched the wolf as it pulled the ladder up and set it down with a sigh. With it's task finished it turned to look at you. You knew who she was, she was the protector, a position in which she watched over the entrance to the pack's territory. "What?" She asked.
"Don't you ever get bored?"
"I mean You stand guard over this cliff every day, don't you get bored?"
A contemplative look passed through her eyes,"Not really, I mean I see lots of things from up here. By the way what happened to you?"
You looked at where she was starring and saw your blood covered shoulder.You sighed.
"Ran into Smile face."
"Tch, we should of ran those freaks out of here when we moved in."
You saw her face Darken as she starred at the forest floor beneath you. Her ears flicked up as she concentrated on one point.
You sighed and sat down, cross legged. You tore of one of the rabbits legs and silently began munching. You held the rabbit out to her, she looked at it and silently took it. "Thanks." She seemed tense as if on edge. It seemed as if constantly being on guard has fried her nerves.
You smirked, "You know what?"
She whipped her head around to look at you, cocking her head in a quizzical manner.
"We never really talk. Hell we all pass by and you stay quiet, just doing your job, you never even get a thanks for always guarding us. Doesn't that annoy you?"
She looked contemplative before shaking her head not saying anything. She sighed before finally saying" No, its the job i was assigned the hunters always bring me something to eat and i'm fine with that. Though admittedly i'd rather hunt my own food, not that i'm not thankful or anything! Just you know..."
Your smirk turned into a full blown smile, a plan forming itself in your mind. You yourself had a slight problem with your own position in the pack.
"Say, why don't we trade jobs for a few days?"
Her eyes widened ever so slightly. A faint glimmer of hope in her eyes.
"Can we do that?"
"I don't know but I would love a change in pace. We should ask the leader. He might let us."
She contemplated that. Everyone knew that the leader was a fair wolf, always willing to look at all the possible outcomes and was never unfair even when he disliked someone.
"He should, just as long as someone guards this place he should be fine with it."
She smiled softly,"You'd really trade jobs with me?" She said with hope before a thought occurred.Her ears flattened and a suspicious glimmer came into her eyes."Wait a second what is your job?"
She suddenly looked suspicious her eyes never leaving your face.
"You really wanna know?"You asked teasingly.
"Yes I would not like to be stuck babysitting."
You laughed at that.
" I Know but it's kinda like babysitting. I train young wolves to hunt and show them around the territory, right now we are on finding good hunting places. So even if we trade jobs they'll be reviewing and they'll show you around that way you get a tour of our territory."
"Wait. That's awesome! Why do you want to wait around here, nothing ever truly happens." She said while starring at you intently, as if she couldn't believe what she was hearing.
"Because I want a few days to just rest and relax. Do you have any Idea what its like to roam around the entire territory every single day? Let me tell you, between the constant movement and overly excited young ones... " You shivered and sighed deeply. "Let's just say you should make your den as comfortable as you can and get ready to sleep like a dead wolf." She looked into your eyes and saw you were serious.
She laughed at that. "You know your funny, who'd known a wolf like you was in our pack."
Well you blushed hard not knowing if she was complementing you or trying to humiliate you. You looked away grumbling hating how your human face showed all your emotions.
"Anyway i'll ask alpha. If he says yes we can trade jobs for a week. or longer if you'd like."
"OK. Thanks (Y/N), this is the best day of my life! Really thanks."
You smiled before getting up. Feeling better Despite your early running with the Smile man. "You can keep the rabbit I'll hunt for another later." 'and i'll make sure to keep an eye out for the creep!'
"Thanks see you!"
"Dammit My shoulder Hurts!" I whined as i felt my shoulder ache,it felt like it was on fire.
"Come here, Jeff, i'll help you treat it." Jack said hearing me complain for the millionth time after my arrival.
I walked over to Eyeless Jack and he examined the bite that I had gotten. He proded the area and i hissed with pain.
"Doesn't look like its infected, but we should treat it quickly. We don't want it getting infected."
He suddenly looked up from his fussing As if startled by a thought.
"J-Jeff was the wolf foaming at the mouth?"
I suddenly panicked. 'Rabies? No! The wolf was just hungry there was no foam! Right? Oh no, no no no!"
I began forcing myself to remember. I felt the rush of adrenaline at the possibility.
I sighed with relief as i remembered that it was hunting a bunny and looking excited. It would have seemed cute had it not been so close.
"No EJ it was just hungry, it caught a rabbit but.... it uh... turned and saw me.... and well i guess i looked more uhh... appetizing." Now that I tought about it that rabbit didn't look that big to feed it for more than as a snack.
He sighed with relief at my answer. He had been inching away from me but now relaxed.
"Good, come with me to my room, I have bandages there. it's a good thing it didn't have rabies, I have no medicine for that."
I nodded and followed him. I began to think about the wolf.
What did it see? Why was it so freaking huge? Was it alone? Or was there a pack nearby? We have heard howling as of late, maybe a pack recently moved into the territory, After all the forest was huge.
'Maybe i should tell Slender. Or hunt it with Smile and check out the situation before i tell him about it and have him freak. We'll have to keep sally out of the forest until we figure things out.'
We arrived at EJ's room and he rummaged through his room a bit. I pondered where I should search for it and decided that it was best if I didn't simply go alone with smile. The wolf could probably eat smile in two bites.
I looked up at EJ as he began to treat my shoulder.
"EJ, Would you like to go wolf hunting with me and Smile?"
I asked and he looked up at me with an aura of confusion and worry.