The ShiftI was freezing.
The coldness crawled like tiny spiders on my skin as nausea settled into my empty stomach. My bones ached as if any minute now they could break, and reshape into something entirely different.
I spoke too soon.
I doubled over in searing pain as my spine cracked and curled itself into an all too familiar shape. My arms and legs twisted in ways they shouldn't. I cried out as the bent, broke, reformed themselves.
My arms were no longer arms.
My legs no longer legs.
My hands were no longer hands.
My feet no longer feet.
My face ached as it molded into its new but familiar form. My skin transformed itself into my new coat of fur for the oncoming winter months.
I was freed from the agonizing pain of the shift.
And I darted off into the woods, away from my now unfamiliar surroundings.
Vampire Academy, Ch.1Wind blew gently on the campus, a few of the green leaves on the trees rustling. I sat on the thick stone fence, my feet just touching the ground since it was only a few feet high. My black bangs lazily fluttered in front of my face and I pushed them away swiftly.
My eyes were locked on my laptop sitting on my legs, but my mind was far from work. My eyes flashed up to the two figures standing close together in the bright light of the side walk. I could feel an annoyance headache coming.
Make sure you dont do anything dangerous, she told him sweetly. I flashed my eyes back to the blank screen to stop from commenting at her noticeably fake meaning. Anyone could tell she meant something more than she was saying.
He leaned over her, the extra two feet making him hover right over her, and smiled. Yes, he said, and I twinged as I caught another fake meaning, Ill make sure to be extremely careful while Im away. You do the same as well. He
Vampire Academy, Ch.5So, basically, your job is to keep the vampires in line during the night? And they dont give you any time during the day to catch up on sleep? James asked as we slowly made our way out of the school gates.
Yep, thats how they run things here. Normally they would give the guards shifts and everything, but seeing as Im the only one here, I have to cover all the ground, which takes some time, I replied.
How are you still able to walk during the day?
I laughed. Its not as bad as you might think. I have a few friends I still need to catch up with and talk to at the other dorms, and this gives me the chance to, I said, shrugging my shoulders. Besides, I like it out at night. I mean no ones around and the sky is lit with all the stars and the moon. . .
How come they havent gotten another guard? James asked me.
Well, youd really have to ask the Chairman about that, I sa
Werewolf transformationI felt I couldn't prolong the change anymore
I watched my purple converse'd feet walk to the back door
Small snowflakes fell here and there
A chill errupted from my spine from touching the doorknob
My green sweater with the fur lined hood wouldn't keep me warm long
My small dog waited at my left
Wanting to be let out
But I couldn't this time
I turned the doorknob
A screach came from the tracking
The air smelled like cool grass and ice
The sky white and promising of the change
My breath evaded me in long puffy mounds of warmth
My fingers began to feel dry and stiff
My red hair must have looked like a bright spot amongst the dead colors
The square of cement patio was chilling through my shoes
My jeans felt loose and thin
Another chill racked through me
I sat on the patio
Cross legged and comfortable
My nose began to run
The snow began to fall faster and the flakes bigger
I bit my lip hoping, praying for the change to come quickly
My ears pricked at the sound of a large vehichle driving b