The Beast Within The Man

Family secret

I ran out outside; and walked to the left. I leaned my back against the house, and looked up at the clear night sky. It was the first night of the full moon, its light shined upon my face, ever so bright. I was in the middle of a party, when for some reason I wanted to come outside. I was drawn, outside. Having no self control of my own. I stared at the moon. I remember on my eighteenth, I was told the family secret. That my family comes from a long line of lycanthropes. They said that I would start to feel the wolf take control, and I can. I don't like it, I have this uncontrollable urge to eat... flesh.

I wish I could feel normal, again. But... I could not look away from the full moon. "What are you doing out here?" I heard my girlfriend asked, as she came walking up behind me. Then she wrapped her arms around me. "I was just getting some fresh air, I'll back in... shortly, Kayra." I answered.

She let out a quiet sigh, then kissed me on the cheek, and went back inside. I stayed outside, for quite some time. Will I change... tonight I wondered, as I stared at the full moon. I finally decided, to go back inside. I turned and walked back inside the house. As I entered the house, I was standing in the living room. Which was where everyone else was at. I saw Andy, Jacob, and Kayra sitting on the sofa. Andy and Jacob have been my friends, since childhood. I just met Kayra three year ago, we started dating last year. "What were you doing outside, William?" Jacob asked. "I was getting some fresh air," I answered. "It took you long, enough," Andy growled. "Oh, give him a brake, Andy," Kayra said. Andy and I haven't been very close, lately. He wanted to date Kayra, but she decided to go out with me instead. That's when we started drifting apart.

I had worse things on my mind. Like me changing into a werewolf. What am I suppose to do, tell my friends to leave, and never come back. Because I might change, and eat them... no! I don't understand this, none of it. I'll just act normal, until they leave. Then I can a talk with my family. "So, now what do you guys, wanna do?" I asked. "I don't know... but, it's getting late," Kayra said yawning. "I have to get up early, tomorrow." "Me too, we'll see you, tomorrow," Jacob said. "Okay, I'll see you guys tomorrow, then," I said.

The three of stood up. Andy left without saying goodbye. Jacob shook my hand before leaving, saying goodbye as he left. Kayra gave me a kiss, then said. "I love you, William." "I love you too, Kayra," I said, with a faint smile. As I watched her to walk out the door, I wondered if that would be the last time, I would ever see her. After they had left, I walked into the kitchen. It had white tile, and the walls and ceiling were painted white. I saw my mom and dad, sitting at the kitchen table.

"Why can't I tell them, who I really am?" I asked. "Because, we have to keep it to ourselves," my dad answered. "And so you'll have to get rid of, Kayra." "What?! No I will not!" I yelled. "I'm sorry, sweetie, but their kind isn't welcomed in the family," my mom said. "Says who?! You!?" I yelled. "No! All lycanthropes, their kind isn't good enough to be in our family," my dad explained. "William, we'll talk about this in the morning," my mom said calmly.

I didn't bother saying anything else to them, I turned around and went to my bedroom. My bedroom was to the right after you exit the kitchen, into the hallway, the last door straight-ahead. I entered my bedroom, my desk was to the right of the door, my bed to the left. The nightstand is where my stereo was. My bed had blue, sheets and a blanket. I laid on my bed, and I reached my hand over to the stereo. I turned the dial to CD, the music came on... it was Distrubed's third CD Ten-Thousand Fist. I just laid there, thinking about what my mom and dad had said to me. Why would I have to give her up? This is the point in everyone's life where the say 'I wish I was dead'. But of course I'm still breathing. What am I gonna do tomorrow in school, ignore my friends, ignore... Kayra? I woke to my alarm going off. When did I fall asleep? I looked at the clock it read seven-thirty.

"Shit, I have to get ready for school," I said out loud, as I got out of bed. I heard someone knocking on the door. "Who is it?" I asked. "It's me, Kayra," she answered. "Oh. Come in," I said.

She opened the door, she walked into my room, shutting the door behind her. "What are you doing, we're gonna be late for class," I said. "No, we aren't. Class was canceled for the day. There was a murder, someone from school was eaten," she explained, as she give me a hug. "Oh god! Who were they?" I asked. "I don't know, I've never met them before," she answered. "Well, let's go find out what happened to them," I said. "Just let me get changed." "Okay," she said.

She turned around, she almost out of my room. But, I walked up to her, I turned her around, and kissed her passionately, I kissed her for a few minutes, before I stopped.

"What was that for?" she asked. "'Cause I wanted to," I answered. "Yeah, okay," she said blushing. "All

right, I'll be out in a minute," I said.

I changed into blue jeans, a white t-shirt, white sock, and my pair blue and gold tennis shoes. I was hoping the my parents didn't eat that kid. I walked out of my room, I walked into the living room, Kayra was sitting on the sofa, I looked at and asked. "Ready to go?" "Yup," she answered. I put my arm around her, then we walked out of the house.