"Thanks again for coming out with me tonight Rachel. I was still feeling a bit nervous after what happened on Tuesday."
"I can imagine Mei, like, some random thing jumps out at you and bites you on the arm... You could have been killed... I really think you should go to the doctor and get it checked out though."
Rachel gave Mei a concerned look, even in the light of the moon she looked pale and a bit ill. Mei groaned softly and clutched her stomach, leaning against the nearby building.
"I think I'm gonna be sick, I feel horrible.."
"I told you to go get tha-"
"It's not my arm, it's my stomach, I feel like I'm gonna be sick..."
"How many drinks did you have tonight?" Rachel asked, giving Mei a stern glare.
"I didn't have any..." Mei ducked into a nearby alley looking like she was going to get real sick real fast and Rachel turned away expecting the sound any moment.
Rachel stared out at the full moon and sighed, Mei better not throw up on her new red dress. She turned toward the alley just in time to be knocked down by a dark mass. There was a loud screeching squeak and a sharp pain as she felt something nip at her leg before it bounded off. Rachel crawled against the side of the building and panted for her breath, the unexpected assault of... whatever that was had scared the hell out of her, and it took a moment before she remembered her ill friend. She jumped to her feet, wincing as she stood, there was a puncture mark on her thigh. She ignored the pain and peered int the alley.
Instead of Mei she found Mei's clothes, torn and ripped to bits, her purse laying on the ground nearby, it's contents spilled out across the ground.
"Mei!? Mei, where are you!?" Rachel shouted into the darkness of the alley. No reply. A cloud had covered the moon and left the alley particularly dark and ominous. She picked up Mei's phone and turned on the lite app to illuminate the alley, but the alley just ended in a brick wall, and Mei was gone. Rachel turned back and looked toward the direction the strange... dog? had run off to. There was a earring... and one of Mei's heels. Had it been... Mei? It was so dark and hairy.. and it had a big tail... but it didn't look like a dog's tail, it was almost like a..
The word left her lips as the clouds shifted and the light of the moon caught her eyes. She couldn't move, it was like the light was paralyzing her. At the same time it felt like the light was setting her on fire. Every muscle. every nerve was burning, and she could hear her heart beating wildly. A burst of adrenaline hit her like a wall and she was suddenly free of the strange light and running. Running faster than she ever had in her life. She ran all the way back to her apartment, her body felt... powerful and agile, and she could see and hear like she never had before. She rushed inside and slammed the door shut, her breath came in ragged gasps as she tried to collect herself. As she walked toward her bedroom she collapsed to the floor, her bedroom door was wide open and the curtains of her windows were pulled back, the moon was casting a white glow across the room and she was right in the center of it.
She felt like she was being submerged in a hot bath, it no longer burned, it felt... good. She tried to move but she couldn't do anything but stare into the white light of the moon, she felt like it was pulling on her, pulling something out of her.
Her body began to tense up as subtle changes started. Her nose twitched, as it seemed to stretch slightly, turning a light shade of pink as she felt her jaw clench. Her teeth began to grow longer and she really wanted to chew on something. Anything to distract her from the itching, her skin felt like she was covered in the scratchiest sweater ever, brown hairs began to poked out, quickly thickening into a soft and dense fur. Suddenly there was a sharp ringing sound for a moment as her ears shifted, growing larger and rounder as they moved position. She tried to move but was still unable to break free of the moonlight as it continued to change her. Her toes and fingers grew longer as her nails hardened, and her spine jerked suddenly as a small tail started to form, quickly growing thicker and longer as it was covered in yet more small hairs.
Rachel felt a series of whiskers poke out from her cheeks with a pinch and she slowly moved her clawed hand to her face. The intense warmth and stiffness started to dissipate, and Rachel once again felt the powerful agile feeling of energy running through her body. She felt... wild, and powerful. The moon's presence was a comforting warmness and she could feel a instinctual feeling, like a second sense. She knew the Mei was nearby and while Rachel's transformation into what could only be described as a wererat had gone smoothly enough, Mei had fought the changes and was going to need Rachel to find her and get her somewhere safe,,,
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