[google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Spectral] [google-font https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Spectral] [center [spectral [size15 Ice cold wing stung at the wolf's skin as he moved through the woods silently as nerves raced through him. At any given moment he could be caught and drug back home. There was no way for him to stay here, no reason anymore. Things had taken a turn for the worst and the werewolf knew that he had to go.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 Darkness was setting and his thick fur wasn't enough to keep out the cold that was on coming. Just a few more miles and he would be out of the woods heading to his new safe haven, an apartment he had gotten. It had taken a lot of convincing when he had approached the man with gold instead of human cash but eventually he had caved in granting Baris the freedom he desired. With one condition, a roommate.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 It'd been months since Baris's eldest brother had taken over the pack and things had taken a turn for the worst. With his father gone no one was able to keep his brother in check. His lust for power only grew as did his ruthlessness. Territory wars began to take over and Baris was left to struggle to stay alive with the other wolves sent into battle. Praying that they wouldn't find their unfortunate end in the woods and join their ancestors. A fear of exposing the pack starting to awaken.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 After all his pack lay hidden in the woods. A feat his father had accomplished in hopes of bringing safety to his own sons so that they could grow up like real wolves. He had done wonderful things with the pack and his death had been an untimely one. Hunters had come to close to the edge of the wood and shot him. The bullet was laced with silver leading to a slow and painful death.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 Baris's brothers and mother watched in sorrow as his father grew sicker with the poison until finally he died. With his father gone, his eldest brother took the pack for his own. It was a sorrowful day that he took power, a sorrowful one indeed. The pack mourned as their new Alpha took his place and slowly Baris felt all hope fade away. It wasn't until his best friend was slain during one of his brothers wars he decided enough was enough.]]]
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[center [spectral [size15 [i A young wolf stood in front of his father, tiny arms crossed over his chest. A pout came about his lips as he stared at both father and elder brother fighting in the grass. Sweat glistened on their skin and the young male let out a whine. [+SaddleBrown "When will it be my turn papa?"] The soft voice was laced with the sound of a pout in there, enough to make the larger man chuckle. Black hair was tied into a ponytail and a large chest covered with dark hair. Muscles that rippled like water under taunt skin moved as he turned to face his younger son.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 [i [+ForestGreen "Not yet little wolf, when you are older I will wrestle with you too. For now you will have to settle for your brother. I do not wish to hurt you."] The child grunted in annoyance as the deep baratone played out around him. He wanted so badly to fight but there was no chance that his father would let him. Instead he was met with the taunting voice of his brother. [+purple "Yeah because you are to little."] [+SaddleBrown "Am not"] [+Purple "Are too."] The sound of children's arguments filled the air before a almost laughing voice cut them off. [+ForestGreen "BOYS! Enough already."]]]]
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[center [spectral [size15 The feeling of something near by drew the wolf from his thoughts. It was only then that he realized he had made it to the edge of the forest near the bus stop that he would need to take. Shifting his pack around the wolf flattened his hair and approached, waiting for the door to open before stepping inside. Everything was silent and few people seemed to be around, not that Baris was complaining about that. It meant less people to ask him about his meager belongings.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 The wolf had already purchased a bed and dresser from a human shop that was set up inside the apartment. Baris had also purchased clothing to go inside the drawers, far different than the rags he had worn growing up. The wolf let out an uneasy breath as he felt the bus start to move. Soon he was going to be living with an human. Soon he was going to have to hide what he truly was. Not like it would be easy to do either. On the fullmoon he was going to have to have some excuse for why he disappeared.]]]
[center [spectral [size15 A sudden jerk of the bus brought the wolf's attention from his thoughts. They had stopped which meant he had arrived. Stepping off the bus the male shifted his bag again and made his way down the overly familiar street. Stopping in front of the apartment, Baris punched in the code that would let him into the building and made his way into the apartment. It was silent, meaning his roommate hadn't arrived yet but it wouldn't be to long. With a breath the wolf started towards his bedroom, waiting for the inevitable.]]]
To say Mason was excited to move out of his mother’s apartment was a complete understatement. He was elated! New city, new people, new everything, it was like breathing slightly populated fresh air! And okay sure he would miss his mother, seeing how they were practically joined at the hip, but it wasn’t as if they couldn’t visit each other, and she had Aunt Kay to help at the pharmacy.
But really could you blame him? Sure after a really horrid breakup, often left one feeling right pathetic, especially if it was their first. Yet here he was, only twenty five, practically the mere definition of youth and he sure as hell wasn't going to waste his life away like Old Man Norris, who lived up the way.
Wishing you had done better in life wasn't what Mason had in mind. So as soon as humanly possible he applied to what seemed to be a hundred different jobs trying to find one that fit his qualities, finally getting hired at a elementary school six hours away.
It was only part-time , but it paid well enough that he wouldn't be starving. Getting the apartment seemed to be the easiest part.
He had only been up there two times; the first to check it out, the second to sign the papers and get his set of keys. Apparently he would be sharing with another person, which Mason didn't overly mind too much, he had never lived by himself, and probably never would.
After that it had nearly taken a week to pack up his clothes, empty the oak bookshelf into three boxes. It was around that time that he realized just how small his room was, because the only thing he had left was his. It was sad. He almost cried.
The next day found Mason kissing his mother, all five aunts, his cousins getting two hard back pounds by his uncles and refusing the large aluminum tray of barbeque chicken plus ribs from the party they threw him as if he weren't capable of cooking himself.
After that Uncle Jeb drove him to the bus station, and proceeded to give him the same speech his mother did almost nine years ago before he went to college. It mainly consisted of, “‘f all things please don't do drugs, you'd make your mother feel as if she fail you” and what seemed to be his personal favorite by far “For Christ’s sakes Mason if yer going to have sex, make sure the other guy is safe!” Then after a tedious five minutes of flustered caveman grunts and awkward finger tapping, the man stuffed five dollars change into his much smaller hand for hot chocolate and promptly told him to get out so he wouldn't miss the bus.
Snagging a sit in the back of the coach, Mason sent a quick text to his mother that he had made the bus and he would call her when he got to the apartment. He placed his ear buds in his ears, skipping through songs until he found his new current favorite, ‘I’m not famous’, by his also new current favorite band AJR, then proceeded to read ‘Mr. Monster’ by Dan Wells.
It had taken Mason about a whole hour in a half to reach chapter five, his mind racing through different thoughts, almost all concerning his roommate, enough to make him quit while he could.
Thoughts like whether or not his roommate could cook, did they like cheese, what about Venus flytraps? Because Aphrodite, Cupid, and Pete weren't going anywhere thank you very much, and it wasn't as if it took much to mind them.
Other than doing laundry and washing dishes, Mason didn't mind keeping the apartment nice and clean by himself, but then came the personal space stuff. One way was cleaning his roommate's bedroom, never mind the fact that he was a selective clean freak.
Before he knew it, they entered the main tunnel of the city, and made it through to the bus station seven minutes flat There wasn't even the usual amount of traffic that came with the rush hour, that meant he'd be able to hail a taxi with no trouble at all.
By the time Mason made it to the apartment, it was nearing early dinner time and wished that he had at the very least picked up something to eat. While he didn't know his roommate, pizza was neutral enough that nobody would freak. Unless they were one of those poncy vegan people.