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Artemis Lupine Halloween Snippet
“What are you doing?” I asked Koda who stood in front of the open window in warrior form.
“Trying to scare some little kids,” he responded honestly.
“You can’t let humans see you like that,” I said angrily. His head was a wolf's and he was at least seven feet tall with furry arms and clawed hands.
“It’s Halloween. They’ll just think it’s a really good costume,” he said, “We’ve been doing this for a hundred years.”
“Ares, are you going to let…” I stopped talking because Ares had walked into the room with jeans, a jersey, and a high school letterman jacket on, in his warrior pose. “Teen wolf, really?” I asked him with a sigh.
He smiled at me, or tried with his wolf head.
“What are you going to be?” Matt asked me.
“I’m not dressing up,” I said.
“We’re going to a party. You have to dress up,” Ares told me.
“We’re going to a party? A human party?” I asked. All three nodded their heads. What was wrong with these men?
“Just take a warrior form,” Ares suggested.
“I don’t want people trying to touch my head,” I said.
“They won’t while I am standing next to you,” he said with a jealous gleam in his eye.
“Maybe some pirate will sweep me off my feet and steal me away to his boat,” I teased, placing the back of my right hand against my forehead and fanning my face with the left hand.
“He won’t get very far without his head,” Ares growled.
“We’re in Wisconsin, there are no pirates here,” Koda pointed out.
“I might have to go find some,” I said with a wink at Ares.
He shifted back to his man form and wrapped his arms around me, “You’re mine and I’ll fight off any pirate who tries to steal my treasure.”
“Remember when we stole Blackbeard’s ship?” Matt asked with a wicked smile.
“Blackbeard was so furious, but we had already sailed out too far so they couldn’t catch us,” Koda added.
“That and they were too drunk,” Ares said.
“Only because someone gave them two barrels of whiskey,” Koda said, pointing at Ares.
“You stole Blackbeard’s ship? Blackbeard?” I asked in shock.
“We were bored,” Ares said with a shrug, “And the whiskey was awful. I was glad to get rid of it. Plus, we returned the ship to Blackbeard.”
Someone knocked on the door of the house we were staying in and Koda opened it. Three kids in varying ages stared at Koda a minute, processing his appearance and then they smiled and gave him high fives. He gave them candy from a bucket I hadn’t seen a minute ago. The kids waved at Koda, who waved back and then shut the door. “See, the kids like it,” Koda said.
“Pick a form,” Ares said, “And let’s go.”
“Who’s going to give out candy?” I asked.
“We leave the bowl on the step with a note,” Matt said, “Most kids around here know us and they’ll only take a couple pieces of candy.”
“That’s because Matt stayed home one time, but set the bowl outside with the note and hid in the bushes so when a kid tried to take too much he jumped out and scared them,” Ares said.
“You three are terrible,” I said with a shake of my head.
We walked out of the house and Matt said, “Everyone likes to be scared on Halloween.”
“I don’t,” I said honestly, “I hate being scared.”
A man dressed up like Dracula leapt out in front of me and hissed. I punched him in the face before I could scream. His fake teeth fell out and he clutched his face. “What the hell?” he said.
“Sorry,” I said, wincing. Ares, Koda, and Matt laughed hysterically. “I’m so glad I could amuse you.”
“We better remember to duck and weave when we try to scare her tonight,” Koda said.
Ares had shifted into warrior form and growled at me. I glared at him and shook my head. I was walking down the street with three werewolves in warrior form. Everyone looked at us and yet no one freaked out. We walked into a large warehouse which had been converted to a club with tons of Halloween décor. Ares took my hand and spun me out onto the dance floor. The crowd parted for him and we found a spot on the crowded dance floor. People complimented Ares on his costume. Ares danced with me until I was too thirsty to ignore it anymore. At the bar I ordered two waters and then whispered into Ares’ ear, “It’s too bad you’re in that form because now I can’t kiss you.”
He grabbed my hand and towed me to the back of the room, outside and into a deserted alley. His body returned to normal and he kissed me. “Better?” he asked.
I smiled and said, “Everything is better if you’re here.”
He smiled, pleased with my comment and asked, “Want to howl at the moon?”
I placed my hand on my heart and pretended to hold back tears as I said, “I thought you would never ask.”
We shifted into warrior form, tilted our heads up to the moon, and howled. Koda and Matt howled inside the warehouse, but we could still hear them where we were.
“Want to go back and dance?” I asked.
He nodded his head and we went back inside to dance the night away as werewolves, the humans none the wiser.