I stuttered in shock as she closed her eyes, and "shifted", as she had called it, into the wolf I had seen in the alley. The wolf pulled up to it's full height, and looked me straight in the eye. I stumbled back as I realized just how big this thing was, her head was at my chin, and I'm 6 feet tall! The wolf must have seen the fear in my eyes, because her eyes softened, and she started to pad softly towards me, stopping when I whimpered in fear.
"I won't hurt you, ya know." She said calmly, after walking to the desk Angel was leaning on and shifting back to her human form. As she sat in the chair behind it, I noticed her eyes had a sad sheen. I didn't trust her, and it clearly showed in my face because she quit looking at me. Though some part of said I could trust her, there was something about her that my instinct said was not quite right. I watched her closely, not listening to Angel talk about how she had helped him at some point in his past. I focused wholly on what he was saying when he started talking about how she would be joining us in Angel Investigations.
"Wait, what?!" I gasped, not sure what was going on.
"Cai will be joining us." Angel repeated, raising a brow when I stared at him blankly. "You weren't listening, were you?" Stare.
"Ok," he sighed at me, running a hand through his short-cropped brown hair. "This is Cai, she is a Shifter, and one of my old friends. I have decided to hire her. Got it?"
"Mostly, but," I smiled sheepishly. "What's a Shifter?" Cai snorted from her place behind the desk and Angel glared at her.
"What?" She asked him innocently. Then, looking at me, she answered. "There are only a few of us left, but we can change our shape into anything, alive or dead, real or fake. We all have at least one 'True Form'. The more powerful a shifter, the more true forms they have. I have four, a dragon, a crow, a wolf, and a human. You know what my wolf looks like, and you're looking at my human form. Consider yourself honored, it's rare for someone to see anything other then this form." She looked at me then oddly, then said. "And in answer to your question, Feuer is my wolf form's known name."
Did she read my mind? I wondered. After I thought this, Cai grinned sharply and winked at me. Angel started chuckling.
"Cai, stop that!" Angel laughed. "Doyle, why don't you head home, I'll see you tomorrow." I simply nodded and walked out of the office.
Once home, I ran over what I had seen today, and thought I recognized the wolf from something I had read recently. I got home and picked up the book I had been given the task of reading by Angel. The book was on the Elements, the Gods who control almost every natural thing. I found the page on the Fire Element, and almost cried out in surprise. The Fire's main form, was a huge, black and red, wolf.
Second chapter, yay! Thanks to the one person who reviewed and told me a bout my mistakes! Sadly, I do not know how to edit a document, so I had to delete the doc and re-upload it...