I willed my eyes to look anywhere but at Connie, my boss, lying on the ground. Dead. I hadn't meant to kill her or even to hurt her I had just lost my temper and then I became a-a monster it was the only word I could think of to describe what I had become.
What had I become? A Monster was the easy answer but I was still the same Accalia inside I still loved Mexican food and still hated the color pink. But I had
Killed someone! Me, who hated even squishing an ant, had killed my boss.
I grabbed my phone and typed in a 9 and two 1s then shut it. There wasn't anything the doctors could do for her now. Things were becoming fuzzy around the edges and then I blacked out.
When I woke up there was a man there. If this had been a normal day I would have thought he was totally cute and been all flirty, but today was definitely not a normal day. "St-stay away from me." I said it was barely more than a whisper.
"I won't hurt you." He said knelling in front of me.
"But I might hurt you."
"It's ok I know what you are and I know a place where you'll be safe"
"You mean where everyone else will be safe from me. I'm a monster." He looked hurt like I was insulting him.
"I'm like you and I know how you feel believe me but you can't stay out here you need to go somewhere safe." He offered me a hand. I hesitated I really didn't want to hurt him he seemed like a really sweet guy but if what he said was true and I was like him then maybe…I don't know I'm still sort of out of it but I did know that I wanted to go with him wherever he was taking me so I took his hand and walked to his car.
What she had been saying was the same sort of things I had been thinking before I found a way to control it. I would help her get through this. But what if she wanted to get that surgery to get the werewolf part of her removed? A little voice in the back of my mind said. Then we wouldn't have anything in common and I'd loose her before I even got to know her. "Oh I'm Henry by the way" She looked up.
"That's a pretty name."
"I guess. Well I used to think so. It means wolf or something like that. Just my luck huh?" There was a long silence "So where are we going anyway?"
"And what are you guys going to do make me so I'm not a werewolf anymore?"
"No!" I said a little too quickly and much too forcefully she gave me an odd look. "I mean Dr. Magnus will try to help you control it and then if you still want to get rid of it then…" She nodded.
"And if I decide to keep it?"
"Then you can stay with us or go back to your life I guess." She nodded. Soon after that we pulled up to the Sanctuary.
"Whoa, this place is huge!" She looked around.
"Come see inside." I said motioning her towards the door. The big guy met us as soon as we walked in and told me Magnus was waiting in the study and some other stuff but I wasn't paying attention I was watching Accalia she was walking around looking at everything The big guy shook his head and walked off. I could have sworn he was laughing at me.
This place was awesome! It was like a giant Castel mixed with an Art gallery and I'm sure there was some mad scientist's laboratory down stairs it was like the set of a movie or something. I was walking down the hallway after Henry to the study or at least I think that's what the big guy said.
Henry held the door open for me and I walked in there were three people inside A tall lady with long black hair which I assumed was Dr. Magnus, another girl who didn't even seem to notice I had walked in, and guy with brown hair who was cute-ish and defiantly Rebecca's type.
Rebecca! My best friend we shared an apartment and worked together she was going to think I disappeared or worse, she was very paranoid like that. What the heck was I supposed to tell her? Oh yea sorry Becca I just found out I'm a big scary monster and I can't come home cause I might kill you like I killed our boss.
Yea I can not see that going over well…I'll handle it later right now I needed to get settled in. "Everyone this is Accalia. I'm sure Magnus has already told you about her so I shouldn't have to explain anything." Henry said. Magnus smiled and walked over to me.
"I'm Dr. Helen Magnus; this is Dr. Will Zimmerman, and Kate." Kate actually looked up this time to scowl at Magnus. "Will can you show our guest around and Henry if you could get her some sleeping pills I'm sure she will need some after the day she's had." Will walked over to me and Henry started to protest but Magnus shot him a look and he walked out.
"So Accalia I assume then that you know what you are?" I nodded
"A werewolf." I said at the same time that she said "a class nine hyper-accelerated protean live form." Will shook his head.
"A werewolf." He clarified "Sometimes she goes a little over board with the descriptions" I laughed.
"Well then, I'm sure Will will be happy to show you around while we get your quarters ready." I nodded and she walked off.
We went down a elevator and stopped on a floor that had glass rooms and big computer screens. See I told you this place had a laboratory. Will walked over to a big fish tank and tapped on the glass a mermaid swam up I sorta freaked out mermaids were real?!? That was totally awesome! "This is Sally." Will said
"Sally? That doesn't seem like a mermaid name." I said looking at the girl.
"Well her real name is unpronounceable so Henry and I named her Sally." I smiled involuntarily at the mention of Henry and covered it up with a little laugh at the story. We saw some two faced guy who really sorta creped me out, A super cute thing called a Nubbin, A few unpronounceable names like a Kitapholus drocena, and then Ralphie from the name you may think oh it sounds harmless but when I looked in and saw it I almost had a heart attack.
"It's Kate's" Will said. I stared at him.
"It's her pet? That big scary thing is her pet?" I asked
"Well it actually thinks that she's it's mom." I shook my head
"This place just gets weirder and weirder…" Finally Will took me to my room. For some reason I was just in a good mood despite all that had happened today "Ya know I'm ok with being a werewolf there are a lot of worse things I could be. Like a Ralphie." I shuddered. "Though being a Mermaid would be totally awesome!." Will laughed "Thank you for the tour and being really super friendly and all." I hugged him.
I saw someone turn and go the opposite direction down the hall I waved to Will and as soon as he was out of sight I went to see who it was.
I turned the corner and saw Accalia hug Will smiling. I sighed I knew it wouldn't last. everyone knows he's the Knight in shining armor while I'm just the werewolf hmm this sorta sounds like that book…I can't remember the name but it doesn't matter it ends the same I never get the girl.
"Henry!" I turned around
"Accalia, Hey. I thought I might have been going in the wrong direction or something so I turned around." I said
"Well you weren't." She said we both turned around and walked back to her room. I remember the sleeping pills and pulled the bottle out of my pocket. "Thank you."
"For bring you the sleeping pills? It was no big deal Magnus has a ton."
"No for everything, for being so nice to me, for bringing me here, and for being like me." She smiled at me.
"I don't think anyone has ever thanked me for being a werewolf before." I laughed.
"Well that's cause they didn't know who awesome you are." She smiled at me again then she hugged me and kissed me on my cheek. I blushed and hoped she didn't notice but she giggled letting me know she had.
"Well good night."
"See you tomorrow."