Location: Eastern Texas
Ever since my first set of huntings in Texas werewolves have been the ultimate threat. Don’t get me wrong, vampires, elves, etc. all are threats, but werewolves are just nasty. These are not your romantic movie werewolves, no rough and ready boys and girls who are probably great in bed, if a bit bitey.
They are stinky, deformed things that attack anyone, and who are incredibly contagious. A single scratch can end your life, or worse yet prolong it as a werewolf. I had one incident I might talk about later when I had to jump into a pack of them, I am very very fortunate to be here still.
Even with my experiences with these wolves I have wondered about the possibility of other types of werewolves. I sometimes get caught up in wondering if media version of creatures exist, and for the most part they don’t. But werewolves have always been a thing.
Over the last few months I have gotten scattered reports, even from Teal, about benevolent werewolf attacks. In one incident a werewolf rescued people from a fire in their RV and went back in to rescue their chihuahua. This was almost unbelievable to me as well, except there was footage of it. Normally a werewolf would only get into an RV to eat the chihuahua, but not this time.
Finally after another encounter in East Texas I decided to go hunting. We had all figured this was a joke, but I couldn’t risk another round of infectious werewolves, so Paul and I loaded up my vehicle and off we went.
We went to the last encounter area and followed the scent/track on foot. By morning we had arrived at a small trailer, next to a large vehicle garage. The scent went all the way up to the trailer itself. Paul and I decided to just go forward and approach whoever it was.
We arrived and knocked on the door. A slightly surley darker skinned man answered, injured in his leg and asked what we wanted. He got curious though as he noticed we didn’t have a car with us after a few moments.
I figured I would just come forward and ask straight up. “Are you a werewolf”. He looked at me without blinking an eye and said “yes”. I think even Paul was confused for a moment by that answer.
We stuttered for a few moments, ready for an attack when he invited us in and introduced himself as Will. He made us cheeseburgers and gave us beer. He was injured from that incident and it turned out that some raiders had attacked him with silver. He made it a point to protect the area and all the stories we heard were when people needed his help. He even shifted to show us what he looked like.
He seemed to be telling the truth, and after some questioning it turns out he is an Amorak, an Inuit shapeshifting wolf. He explains the myths he heard was that an Amorak mated with a human and stayed nearby taking care of her and her offspring, and the line of shape-shifters had started from this.
We talked more and I decided to offer to heal him. There was an awkward pause but he then accepted. Telling us about the human raiders that had been hurting the people nearby.
It was somewhere during this time that Will’s friend Tim arrived. Tim had scouted out the raider’s place and Will decided he was going to attack. Paul and I both believed he should be helped and we spent the next evening destroying the raiders.
It turns out Will is a pretty nice guy. I learned Amorak’s mate for life, and that he would probably, slowly, lose himself to the change as he got older. It made me feel sorry for his friend Tim who watched over him, but there is nothing we could do.
On a positive note Will let me ride him and hug him. HE IS SO SOFT AND FUZZY. OMG if he was interested I would come visit him all the time.
So instead we offered to supply the two of them with anything they might need. We will start having patrols come out here as well so they can offer assistance. There are a lot of scattered people out here. I think Will needs help, even if he doesn’t realize it.
However, my belief there might be other types of werewolves was proven true, and it means I am going to keep an open mind about other types of creatures as well.
It should be noted, if I find a vampire that glitters in the sun I will have to kill them without a second thought.