Chapter Thirteen ★ Shadow Cont’
｡☆✼★━ Luna ━★✼☆｡
The first thing that came to mind were the people that were about to witness that monsters do exist. Families were starting to go out with their little ones for a stroll and ice cream. With so many innocents around Daniel cannot be allowed to change.
“Daniel,” I pleaded and held my hands up then continued, “calm down. I didn’t mean to slap you.”
He took a step towards me and growled, “that’s your problem.”
Casting cautious looks at idle moms and dads with their little wee ones in tow I continued, “Daniel… stop and think. There are innocents around us.”
“Again,” He shook his head and took another step. “That’s your problem.”
A miasma of red rose from his skin and gave off intense heat. His teeth elongated as his face started to grow outwards along with his ears that grew into fine tips.
More growls erupted from his lips and he reached out with his clawed hand as I took a quick step backwards. His fingers whooshed on by my nose and I blinked. Daniel tried to attack again but stopped and grabbed his stomach.
Now’s my chance or risk everything. I bolted forward, grabbed his shoulder and kneed him in the stomach. He crumpled to the ground. Snarls still came from his lips but slammed my fist into the back of his head.
Daniel went limp. I stood back up and looked around. Parents were either filming or talking on the phone as their children watched with their mouths wide open. Forgotten scoops of ice cream laid on the ground melting in the heat of the sun.
Crud. Come on Luna… think. Gotta think of something or these mortals will know that monsters are real. I glanced down at Daniel who was starting to regain consciousness. Dang it. I don’t have time to clean up this mess.
A man’s voice said, “Say that’s some pretty cool effects. How’d y’all do those things?”
“Huh?” I asked as my head shot up.
He indicated to Daniel who was on the ground and asked, “Are y’all doing a movie or a TV show?”
Score. Perfect alibi. I flashed my most perfect smile then said, “Why yes. Yes we are.”
The guy replied, “Cool. ‘bout time they started doing some filming here.”
“Mmm.” I agreed.
He turned to me and held out his hand. I took it and we shook as he said, “Pleasure to meet ya miss. Can’t wait to tell my girlfriend. Mind telling me the name of the show y’all are filming?”
Shoot. Okay Luna come up with something snappy. Glancing around then down I replied, “Ah… the show? Um… I think it’s called I was a Southern Teenage Werewolf.”
We both let go and he rubbed the back of his neck then replied, “Kind of long, ain’t it?”
Putting my hands into my pockets and keeping an eye on Daniel who continued to groan, I said, “Not really. Anyways it’s our working title for now. We might change it when it comes time to air it.”
“Okay. Well, I’ll see ya around.” The guy nods and walks away then stops. He peers over his shoulder then asks, “Do you need help with him?”
I shook my head and said, “Naw. I got it but thanks.”
‧͙⁺˚*·༓☾ – TO BE CONTINUED… –☽༓･*˚⁺‧͙