It must have been morning when I woke up I hurt all over. I scratched my eyes but my right one suddenly hurt because I just clawed it with something. After I sorted It out my vision cleared and I looked at my hands…They weren't hands they where paws, and when I poked my eye I must have scratched it with my nail. When I tried to stand normally I just fell backwards, so I stood on all fours. Then I felt something new I turned my head as much as it would and saw a tail. Then It scared me I've turned into a wolf for some odd reason. I looked around and suddenly saw wolves standing at the entrance to wherever the hell I was I jumped as I saw them.
"Who are you?" Me and a hot looking wolf said in unison. "I am Adrien Cummins. Sometimes known as the jackhammer. Who are you?"
"I am Kate." The wolf said "And this is my male. Humphrey." She pointed to a greyish wolf. "These are my parents. Winston. And eve" She pointed to another grey and white wolf and another hot wolf. "My sister. lily" She pointed to a white wolf. "The alphas. Garth, Candu. And Hutch" She pointed to a reddish wolf another greyish wolf and a greyish wolf with a much darker shade nearly black"
"And the omegas shakey, mooch and salty" Humphrey butted in pointing to yet another greyish wolf a fat greyish wolf and a small greyish wolf.
"Well It's nice to meet you all." I said "Now why am I a damn wolf? Shouldn't I be a fucking human?!"
"We should ask you the same question." Kate said.
"Well" I said sitting back down. "I don't know how I became a wolf so. where do I start?"
"How about telling us a bit more about yourself?" Garth said.
"Okay…well…let's see…I'm a NASCAR driver. Anyone know what It Is?"
"Is it that thing with the things that go in circles?" shakey said.
"If by things you mean cars then yep." I said.
"How fast have you been?" asked Garth.
"I think I managed to hit 235 miles per hour.
"You got into quite a fight last night. what were you doing?" Kate asked.
"well" I said "I was walking through jasper when a wolf suddenly jumped me. I beat it off and tried to make my way back to my hitch. But I went out cold before I could get in" I looked at my bite marks and on top of them I had a huge burn spot form over them. "And when I fell my marks must have touched the exhaust to give me this burn mark"
Everyone fell silent but then. "It makes sense" Hutch said to break the quietness.
I stood up.Changing my weight onto my front right leg to limp out. Everyone made a path as I walked out.
"Can I go talk to him mom?" asked a pup.
"He seems friendly enough why not?" the mother responded. The pups ran over to me, I saw them coming and turned towards them.
"Hello" I said.
"Are you the human wolf?" asked a pup.
"Why yes" I replied.
"Wow. Why you are a wolf" asked another.
"I don't know" I replied. "I guess it's just my lucky day really" I wouldn't have said that really but knowing kids they probably wouldn't have taken 'I don't know' for an answer.
"Well you're lucky to be a wolf. we wolves are awesome mammals" a kid said.
"Well I'll keep that in mind" I said as I began to walk off.
"Tell us a story" one of the kids said. I stopped walking and turned back around.
"Hmm…I don't know if I should"
"C'mon pwes" the kid pleaded.
"Hmmm…okay" I said. I pulled myself up onto a rock so I was slightly higher. "Gather round" I said. all the kids sat in a circle around me. "It was just under 8 years ago at daytona and the auto club speedway" I began "I was running 2nd and we we're gonna go green-white-checkered"
I was stepping in for Kyle petty because he was In hip reconstruction surgery after a crash in a previous race. We we're about to restart double file. As the checkered flag dropped I didn't hesitate to floor It.
Turn 1 was coming up. Once I reached my braking point I didn't push hard on the brake in an attempt to keep my line fast. This wasn't my preferred line but I had no choice because Jeff Gordon was down low. "Hold your line he's still there" My crew chief said. I tried my hardest to go as fast as possible round turns 1 and 2 but it wasn't enough. Gordon came out in front of me.
"your clear on both sides" My crew chief said. Because I had no cars either side of me I went straight onto my preferred line drafting Gordon. "Track temperatures low in turn 3. Be careful braking" Chief said as I applied the brake for the corner. The car vibrated but I managed to stop the wheels locking up. But gordy locked his front right tyre sending him wide. I dived down the inside to take 3rd place. As I came out of turn 4 I was drafting Dale Earnhardt in 2nd and matt kenseth in 1st as I came across the line the white flag waved to signal it was the final lap. It was now or never
I gave Junior a rub through turns 1 and 2. It seemed like dirty tactics but you know what they say rubbin's racin. But it turns out I just gave him a boost off of the turn because he ran down the inside line side by side with kenseth.
I was thinking about making it 3 wide by going down the middle in an attempt to take the win but I didn't feel confident in the car in turn 3. And I would rather finish the race in 3rd than attempt to win but during the attempt crash and not finish at all.
I backed off in turn 3 but not much, just enough to put some safe distance between me and them. And it seems I was right to do so well because the dumbass locked up both his front wheels for a split second and only kept himself on the track by using kenseths car. But kenseth didn't want to play so nicely. Coming out of turn 4 he shoved on full left lock rubbing all the way with the no.3.
Dale's car started to slide to the left, he eased off the throttle and counter steered but it just put him in a bigger right hand slide. His car went 90 degrees and he tapped the back left corner of matt's running him loose. Dale's car hit the barrier but it was too late for another caution because the race was only seconds from over.
I twitched the steering wheel left to get my car out of the way of Dale's. I was speeding down the track but I knew it was not enough. Then to my surprise kenseth was trying to tame his car. when Dale hit him his car started to run loose he was going all over the track but I could tell he wasn't gonna go…Unless I gave him a bit of help…I gunned the motor not coming off the accelerator once. I slammed into the back of matt's car so hard I nearly kissed the steering wheel. I only made matt's car looser he went over 90 degrees then his car flipped over the top of mine. I heard his metal grind against my roof, after matt's back bumper got out of my window I was greeted by the finish line and the checkered flag and the rest is history.
"and that's how I won the 2003 auto club 400" I finished my story by that time I had gathered quite a crowd of lots of wolves of all ages.
"Awesome" the kids all said.
"If I was matt kenseth or Dale Earnhardt Jr.I would defiantly start a fight with him after that race. Like this" one of the kids said as he started to play fight with his brother. Eventually all the kids got into a big bundle.
I looked at the mother and smiled, she smiled back "Thank you cutie" she made the words with her mouth but didn't say anything. I nodded to her then got down
"Great story" Humphrey said. "I bet that will keep the kids entertained for ages"
"Thanks" I said. "But that wasn't a story. It actually happened In real life"
"I know but…Well…You know what I mean"
I chuckled. "Well" I said as I began to walk. "I'm gonna take a walk…Or more of a limp try and clear my head and sort things out." I said.
"ok but be careful" Kate said. "a while ago southern wolves went to war with northern wolves and the northern wolves lost. So nobody knows what goes on in northern territory just be careful. If you get in trouble howl"
"Will do" I replied.
She started heading off in her own direction. "And I'll catch ya something to eat" she said.
"Ok thanks" I replied. I began to limp off in the direction I wanted and took my own personal tour.
I loved the scenery the grass was long and nice to touch. The trees swayed in the breeze. And the only thing I could complain about at the moment was my fucking bite I soon found myself in northern territory. I could tell because the land was war torn and the smell of rotting carcasses lingered in the air it made me want to puke. I was about to start heading back but then I heard some faint but relatively distinguishable growls. I limped as fast as I could to help.
I saw a female being surrounded by 3 male wolves. I gathered by the way they looked they where northern and she was Southern. I adjusted my body so my scent would be blown downwind so they wouldn't pick me up as I approached. "Help!" the female shouted in hope that someone would answer her call.
One of the northerners clawed her across the snout. "Shut it you bitch no one's gonna help" he said "Now give us the two words we want"
"You want two words. Here they are. Fuck. You" she said
"Wrong answer slut" Another wolf said as he bit her in the side. I've seen enough. I leaped from my spot and landed on the wolf that was close to me. My bite wound was giving me agonizing pain but I ignored it as the only thing on my mind was saving this girls life.
I bit into the wolves' leg and as I did another tried to attack me. I jumped from his back and the wolf ended up tackling his ally.
I didn't have time to recover as the last wolf was running at me. I did the same we rammed into eachother but I made sure the force went to my right side to protect my wounds.
I was the first to get up from our coming together but as I thought about attacking the wolf that was down I got rammed by another wolf from the left side. I fell to the ground as he hit my wound.
I saw something come flying towards me in midair it was the wolf about to finish me off. I was in too much pain to do anything about it I was sure I was going to be dead.
But then as he was just inches away another wolf tackled him. It was the girl I was trying to protect seems like she's trying to return the favor. But as she attacked the wolf the other 2 came running towards her side.
I hurried to my feet and ran back towards them Jesus christ this isn't doing my wound any good but I had no choice.
I jumped and bit into the one that was closest to me in the front right paw and used it as a center of rotation to hurl myself around and kick the other one. I let go of the other one but being a racing driver I forgot the laws of physics and I didn't stop fighting. I kept fighting until I met a tree headfirst.
I turned around and tripped as I didn't see a log on the ground because my vision was blackened. After that impact I shook my head to clear it up a bit. I saw 2 of the wolves attacking the girl and the other was coming towards me I had no other choice.
I jumped to my feet and ran as fast as I could despite not being able to see properly. I plowed into the wolf sending him to the ground. My vision cleared and I could finally see what I was doing. the wolf was on the ground I used the time well and didn't hesitate to pin him down.
I bit into his stomach he yelped in pain but it didn't stop me biting harder. His 2 buddies saw that I was attacking him and started to watch I made a small hole in his chest big enough to fit my front paws into. I slammed my front paws into the hole clawing at whatever I could inside it. Then bit into his throat I felt him kicking me but I held on as much as I could. Then he kicked my wound the sudden searing pain made me suddenly bite 1,000 times harder.
I heard and felt a satisfying sound under my teeth and I felt the wolf getting weaker and weaker Until he eventually stopped moving. I released my mouth and pulled my paws out they where blood soaked I looked at the other 2 wolves with an intimidating look.
One of the wolves cracked his neck from side to side then slowly began walking towards me but the other wolf put his paw across him to stop him. "Let him go he's not worth it…Not yet" he said.
"But he killed our leader" the other wolf said.
"see what I mean?" He said then winked at his buddy "Now let's go I've seen quite enough" He began to run in a northern direction the other looked at me and gave me one last growl then followed the other.
I sighed then looked at the wolf I just killed…Oh god what have I done? I may have just started a war…I hope not.
I walked over to the girl she seemed alright but she had scratches all over. "Are you alright babe?" I asked.
"Yeah" she replied. "Just about" she tried to get up but she just collapsed. "but my fucking legs hurt too much to walk" she said.
I bent down. "Climb up" I said. "I'll take you somewhere safe" she climbed onto my back and I began to limp back Since there was no need for me to go through more pain when it's not necessary. "Are you a southern wolf?" I asked.
"Yeah and as far as I know the only survivor of the northern massacre" she said.
"I'm sorry" I said. "for your pack"
"Thank you" she replied. "hey your limping. you have a wound on your leg. how did you get that?"
"Uh…very long story" I said.
"Ok but I'm sorry for just having more weight to carry. I'll get off"
"No you can't walk I insist dear" I said.
"But what about you? Your hurt" she said.
"I'll be fine I don't care about myself" I replied. "What's your name?"
"Sarah" she said
"Hey Sarah I'm Adrien" I replied. I took her back to the pack where Kate and Humphrey where waiting for me with a caribou.
"Hey adrien I caught you someth…who's that?"
"A survivor…from…the northern attack" I said through my breath as I was tired. I took her into the den and laid her down.
"Am I alive?" she asked.
"Just about" I said. I looked over her body. "You've got quite a few scratches. I'll clean them for you" I started to lick her wounds. As I licked her I felt her ribs underneath my tongue. "your nothing but skin and bones" I said. I ripped a chuck of meat off the caribou Kate had caught me. "eat because I don't think you have in days"
She quickly devoured the chunk I gave her. I just placed the whole caribou in front of her. "Take what you want" I said to her.
"Are you sure?" she said.
"Absolutely you need It" I said. As she ate I continued to clean up her wounds.
"You saved my life" she said after she finished eating. "how will I repay you?"
I stopped licking her wounds and stood up. "no need seeing you healthy and beautiful Is all the thanks I need"
"Really?" she said she rubbed her paw along my underbelly. "There really isn't anything I can do for a…Big…Strong…Handsome alpha wolf?"
"I appreciate what your trying to do but I'm not a wolf" I said.
"What?" she said.
I explained the story of the night I got attacked. And my life as a human. And a NASCAR driver.
"I'm still unsure of how you became a wolf though sexy" she said.
"So am I" I replied.
She tried to stand up. "I think I can stand now hon" she said. As she slowly bought herself to her feet. Her legs shook some but once she was upright she had no trouble at all. She examined her body "ah god dammit the blood stained my fur. That's not gonna come out" She complained
"Not a problem I can fix that" I said. "I won't be able to remove the blood but I will be able to style it" I said. I used my tongue and my claws to brush and after a while I was finished. "there ya go racing stripes" I said. "What you think?" I asked.
"Well…Its…Kinda cool" she said. I could tell she was still unsure about it. I gave her red stripes going along her black coat from her neck all the way down to and along her tail.
"great now sit down sweetie you've had a long day and you need to get some rest" I said. She nodded and lied on her side. I ate some caribou she ate most of it though but Kate did get it for me and I saved her life so I felt I deserved the rest.
I spent most of the day in the den with her, keeping her company, telling her things because everyone else went off to do their own thing. But I didn't want to leave her alone at all. Before we knew it it was dark. I closed my eyes and got ready to sleep, I nearly faded away but I felt something tapping me in the flank.
I rolled over and saw Sarah shivering. "You cold?" I asked.
"n-n-n-no" She replied.
"Are you sure?" I said.
"I'm freezing" she said. "But you've done plenty already so I didn't want to bother your ass"
"You're not bothering me" I said as I stood up. "As I said you need It more than me. its probably just your wounds making you think your colder anyway" I bought myself over to her and lied on her. "warm enough?" I said.
"Yes…thank you sweetie"
"Not a problem" I said. I was tired but I kept myself awake until she was sleeping then I fell asleep on her.
I couldn't sleep tonight was the coldest night I've ever experienced. I then saw movement in the den above me. I raised my head and watched Adrien climb on top of Sarah. This moment was to share with anyone I tapped Kate on the back. "Kate wake up" I said.
"Humphrey? What's going on?" she said. I pointed towards the den and Kate looked. She snickered and so did I. "I think there gonna be best friends and then some" Kate said.
"They make a good couple don't they?" I said.
"Yeah…yeah they do" she said.
I was going to talk to her some more but she fell back asleep instantly. I shrugged then fell asleep myself.