You ran as fast as you, making sure not to trip over any of the twigs or roots which might lay in your path. The hood of your red hoodie flying right off of your head. The howling and growling were starting to get closer and you knew that they would catch up to you soon, despite this fact you still ran harder than you ever have in your life. Your lungs were on fire and your legs were starting to tire but you couldn't give up.
You knew of the legends and myths which surrounded around the full moon and the dangers you may face if you were stupid enough to go out during this time period. But curiosity got the better of you, and like the saying goes “curiosity killed the cat”
A few hours earlier
“What am I doing with my life?!” You exclaim in frustration as you slump your head on to the table in front of you. The librarian shushes you with a menacing scowl on her face. You gave her an apologetic expression whilst lifting your head off of the table and looking at the various letters and numbers littering your computer screen in front of you. Your hear a chuckle next to you making you roll your eyes in response. “Shut up Sehun, you would understand how difficult this is if you took Maths,”
“But you see my dear (Y/n), I wasn’t stupid enough to take Maths since I knew the consequences. Which would include, crying in a ball of sadness, continuously banging your head on a hard surface and whining to friends,” Sehun retorted, making you grunt in annoyance.
“Don’t listen to him (Y/n), it was brave of you to take Maths and even if Sehun or myself did take Maths, you are doing much better than we would have done. Besides, Sehun doesn’t need to take Maths in order to whine to friends,” Kris mocked. The statement making you laugh which Sehun and Kris couldn’t help but smile at.
Oh Sehun and Wu Yifan, two of your closest friends in school. You had arrived later later in the school year compared to everyone else who came at the start of the school year. This then meant that all the friendship groups have already been created, therefore making it harder for you to make friends. Luckily, a group of friends (who call themselves EXO for some reason, you didn’t dare ask why) had welcomed you with open arms, and even though you did get along with all of them, there was something about Kris and Sehun and with that, the three of you just clicked. Even though their personalities did not match at all, the only way you could respond with that, is the facts that opposites attract.
One thing which did perk up your interest when first becoming friends with EXO is the strange rumours which surrounded them. They were closed off from the rest of the school and due to their mysterious like image, a lot of weird things were said about them. For example, they were all secretly part of the mafia and are pretending to be high school students in order to get more recruits. Either that or they are all in hiding after killing some people. However, judging from your own experience of the boys, they could never hurt someone, at least without the intention of doing good for someone else.
“... Earth to (Y/n), are you still here or did you just leave us with an empty shell?” A hand was waving in front of your face, breaking you from the train of thought. You glared at Sehun playfully, making him put his hands up in a surrender position.
“Are you guys free tonight, by the way? I need some help with some other pieces of homework and we haven’t had a dream team movie marathon in ages,” You ask, as you start to type down on your keyboard, focusing on the coursework.
“Unfortunately not, I don’t think it would be wise to go out tonight either,” Kris replies. Your quirk an eyebrow at this before rolling your eyes once remembering what is so special about today.
“Is it because it’s a full moon tonight. Honestly Kris, I thought you would be more mature about this. If you don’t want to hang out then that’s fine. You don’t have to make up some excuse about werewolves coming out to attack or something,” You reply back, attention once back on Kris who had a conflicted expression on his face. He opened his mouth to say something but at that moment, Luhan had walked in, his hands in his pocket with slight worry on his face, but the worry was wiped off of his face once he saw you sitting down and instead a smile replaced this worry. However, it was not you who he came to see obviously since his eyes moved back to Kris.
He strides over to your table before bending down to whisper something into Kris’ ear. It was definitely something which was displeasing for Kris to hear since his expression turned into a dark one and suddenly he was storming out of the library. You and Sehun both stared after him with widening eyes before turning to Luhan, who was just sighing at his leader’s actions.
“What happened?” You questioned Luhan. He however, gave you a small smile and a shake of the head.
“It’s nothing. It was just a small fight between one of the boys and another boy from another school,” Luhan answered, “but I think it would be best if all of us were present,” And without another word, Luhan leaves the library. Sehun couldn’t help but chuckle at his friend’s actions, seeing the hidden meaning *cough* trying to be cool *cough*. Nevertheless, Sehun stands up which you couldn’t help but sigh at.
“So, I’m guessing that you are going to leave me too?” Sehun looks at you, sadness evident in his frown.
“I know you are going to miss me but I’ll still see you tomorrow,” He joked, earning a laugh out of you. He opened his arms to which you stood and gave him a hug. You felt him stroke your head before pulling away, his arms still wrapped around your waist, making you blush from the close proximity. He put his forehead onto yours, making sure that your eyes were connected before speaking again. “(Y/n), we only have our best interests for you. Please stay in tonight, and if me or any of the other guys snap at you, it’s only because we’re ... On the edge tonight,” You smiled at him in understanding before pulling your head away and sitting back down in your seat. Sehun walks out of the library, sending you a wave of goodbye.
After a few minutes of working on your coursework, you had decided to give up due to the fact that the only progress you did was adding a few more words onto a sentence. You packed up your stuff and walked out of the library (which you had noticed the librarian had let out a sigh of relief at your decision) hoping to catch the boys -who had walked out on you earlier- before they had gone home for the day. However, as you walked passed a window, you caught something from the corner of your eye and once turning your head to get a better look at it, you could not believe what you saw.
There in the middle of the school field was a white wolf whose fur was stained with blood. It was lying on it’s side where a pool of blood was slowly forming (making you conclude that the blood on it’s coat is in fact it’s own) Not another moment passed before you ran down the stairs of your school, only stopping at the bathroom to get some tissues. A million thoughts were running around in your head, all around the topic of the wolf, of course: ‘Where did the wolf come from? There aren’t supposed to be around here’, ‘What could have caused the animal to become hurt like this?’, ‘Are there any others around? Sure it may be alone now, but wolves normally hunt in a pack’ The warning that Sehun and Kris had given you was still in your mind, and you couldn’t help but wonder if they had known something like this would happen, only to wave it off as soon as you reached the wolf.
You started to slowly approach the wolf, getting the tissues out of your pocket into your hand, ready to start attending to the wound. You gulp as you see the wolf's eyes bring its attention onto you, a growl coming from it’s throat.
“Look wolf. I’m only here to help,” You say as if the wolf can understand you. You take a step closer to it, only for the wolf to growl louder than before. You wasn’t sure whether it was the stress of the situation or the previous stress from the coursework, but you had had enough. “Look here Wolf. If I don’t help you, you will die and even though I could have just left you out here to die yet I didn’t and am risking my own life to help you here. Now you can either stop growling and let me help you or you can continue to growl in which I will just let you die!” You snap. It seems as if your little rant has made some effect onto the wolf since when you did take another step forward, no noise came from the wolf. You continue to walk cautiously to the wolf and as soon you were close enough, you kneel down next to the wolf. You take a glance towards the wolf’s head only to find it’s piercing yellow eyes watching your every move. This made you flinch from the harshness of those eyes however it did not distract you from your objective.
You put a hand on the wolf’s fur coat, waiting to see if the wolf was still making an attempt to attack you but after a small moment of nothing, you quickly grab the tissue to apply it to the wound. The sudden movement did make the wolf flinch as it bared it’s teeth out, however it still made no move to attack. The tissues made do by soaking up the blood pouring out of the wound and finishing the job with some make-up wipes you found in your bag, this helped you to identify what the wound is, however once seeing the wound, it did make you gulp.There was not one, but three deep cuts along the wolf’s side. A claw mark to be precise, one which must have come from another wolf. Realising that you needed something to act as a bandage however something happened, which suddenly made your need useless. In front of your eyes, you notice that the cuts were slowly starting to seal themselves up, as if the wolf is healing on it’s own.
Now you know you are crazy.