For all of those hoping to read a little more of the story, without me giving away too much information and hopefully inticing you to read more, here is an excerpt from my latest chapter 🙂
(any advice, suggestions, or mistakes, please feel free to mention them. I want to make my work as strong as possible)
Still he fought every instinct not to run in the opposite direction, his muscles aching as he pushed them harder, fighting against the wolf inside. Sweat gleamed on his skin under the moonlight.
He dodged and weaved through trees, easily maneuvering past the branches and trunks.
He leapt over a fallen log, his body erupting with black fur that shimmered dark blue in the light shining through the broken canopy of trees.
His bones and muscles rearranged themselves under his skin as he landed on four paws on the otherside. His canines grew into fangs, dripping with saliva, his blue eye glowing wildly as he searched his surroundings before taking off once again.
The tree’s started to become more sparse and the strong aroma of flowers and bushes tickled his nose. It hadn’t taken him long to reach Edwin’s.
His home wasn’t as large as the hunters place, but it was easier on the eye. The hunters bleached home had looked out of place in it’s surroundings. The grotesque iron fencing and tacky gargoyles making it look like something out of an old horror movie. Edwin’s home, the Guardians headquarters in this area, was natural, beautiful even. Every part of the building, from the exterior to the interior had been built by the Guards using only natural materials. Stone walls and wood panelling. Even the sofas and chairs had been sourced from the woods in the gardens and shaped by the carpenters. It had taken years for Edwin to even consider adding electrics to the house, but he couldn’t deny, it made life easier.
As Thane stepped through the backdoor, into the kitchen, he transformed back into his human self. The transition from man to beast, and back again, had never bothered Thane. From a young age, he had learnt to control the change with ease and as he grew older, the process became faster and less painful. Now, he could change in a matter of seconds, the feeling almost a pleasure.
He continued through the kitchen, helping himself to some of the food laid out on the table. A pair of jeans had been draped over the back of one of the chairs. Clearly, Edwin had been expecting him to stop by.
Thane entered Edwin’s study, brought there by the scent of apple and cinnamon; a scent everyone who knew the old man associated with him due to his obsession with the drink.
Thane was still pulling on his jeans, fastening the buttons when he spotted Edwin seated at his desk, leaning over a pile of papers.
“I take it Miss Shaw arrived home safely?” he asked, never bothering to look up from his work.
“No, Edwin. I left her in a ditch somewhere once I had my way with her-” Thane paused. “-Of course I took her home. I even waited for her to wake before I left.”
Happy reading 🙂