My Werewolf System - chapter-115-slippers
Gary’s mood had become a lot better after knocking those two guys out.
Not only had he done a good deed, he had even been rewarded with a Level
Up. Although it had, once again, only granted him a stat point to
allocate without any new skill, it was nevertheless one level closer to
Besides, his stats had upgraded immensely after his little incident, and
unless Billy had killed any more victims that the media had not reported
anything about, it looked like the teenager had vastly closed the gap
between the two.
‘Billy’s stayed quiet for a while, although who knows if he was doing
the same thing as I was during that gang war. I still have no clue if he
has a system like me or not, but at least I have two unassigned stat
points. For now I’ll save them until I need them.’ Gary thought.
Having consumed the bodies in the Kobe Karaoke Club, Gary didn’t know
if the additional stat points it had granted him had been as random as
the ones he got for killing his hunting targets, or if it depended on
things like their blood type or perhaps his own preposition.
Unfortunately, his gains had mostly come in the form of an increased
Endurance, which would do bupkis against Billy who, at least from what he
could remember, had been faster and stronger than him.
‘How’s Endurance going to help me in a fight? Admit it, stupid
system, you just wanna watch me get pummeled for longer, don’t you?!’
Alas, the only way to figure out how the system worked would be by eating
more bodies, and the high schooler didn’t have any plans to do that in
the foreseeable future. Seconds ago, he had thought about it again, but
it was a dark road that he didn’t want to go down.
Well, there was one person that he perhaps would consider, but for some
reason his Mark wasn’t visible, indicating that he was too far away
from him right now.
Eventually Gary had arrived at school, and everything felt strange to
him. He saw Innu and Tom sitting at their desks talking peacefully.
Although everything that had happened to him just hours ago would be
something that would be with him for the rest of his life, for the rest
of the world, it had been mostly a normal weekday.
“Are you okay bro, you look a bit like death?” Innu asked, a bit
worried. Unlike yesterday he had cooled down a bit, especially since he
had enjoyed a good long rest, something that his gang leader didn’t
seem to. “You know Kai told you to get some good sleep today, right?”
Judging from the way Innu was speaking, it didn’t seem like Kai had
shared anything about his situation with him, something the high schooler
was thankful for. After all, it wasn’t their business and it was a
problem that he needed to solve himself.
“Huh, are you guys going somewhere today?” Tom asked. Previously he
might have perhaps ignored the fact, but it was starting to get on his
nerves a little. Ever since the day before yesterday it had become
apparent that Gary had some connection to the group around Kai, yet his
best friend didn’t admit to it.
At the same time, after briefly hearign some news about Chavley, he
wondered if Gary had done something, after all it would explain his
tiredness, but he also didn’t think his best friend was stupid enough
to get involved in that.
They had four more weeks to figure out how to avoid a repeat of the
incident from two days ago. Gary didn’t miss Tom staring at him, so he
was left trying to come up with a reasonable excuse, but what could he
say this time?
“Gambling.” Gary answered in a hushed tone, once he made sure, nobody
else paid attention to their trio. “I think you know that money is
tight in my home. Kai was actually the one who recommended me to my last
“Since I still need money, I asked him if he had a way. That was
actually the reason they were looking for me after the rugby match. Kai
makes most of his money that way. He’s going to be our ‘in’ person
“I’m sorry, Tom, I was sure you would want to come along, but I’m
telling you now, you can’t. Unlike me, you have good parents and you
get good grades. I just don’t want you to risk your future by tagging
“If anyone sees you there from school, you could be in serious trouble,
and I’m not talking about your school. Just imagine what your parents
would do if they found out their precious son would do something as
illegal as that. I mean, you’ve told me about the slippers, but I bet
it would be a hundred times worse!”
Before Tom could reply anything, Gary put his head down on the desk,
which clearly indicated that he didn’t want any of the others to talk
‘I already nearly lost my sister, and I can’t even speak to my mother
anymore. No matter what Tom, I’m not getting you involved in any more
of this mess than you already are.’
The rest of the school day was as boring as always, with Gary seemingly
ignoring everyone around him, he just wanted to get through the day. Even
at lunch he stayed out of sight from the others, though that was mostly
because he climbed the school roof, since they had seagulls who had built
their nests there. It had allowed him to catch them out of sight from the
It was for his Energy, and he was also getting faster at keeping track of
objects, and hunting. The more he thought about it, the more he felt like
he had become something akin to a wild beast.
After an uneventful rugby practice it was finally time. Gary left the
school gates and headed to the gym. There was some time before he needed
to meet up with the others anyway. After his workout, he proceeded to
change his clothing, into the black and gold trim outfit that Kai had
Then running ahead, he eventually came across the park that he would
usually practice with Innu and he could see the others were waiting for
him. Kai, Marie, and Innu were all dressed in the same colour scheme,
only that the high school girl had a skirt on instead.
“Clothes really do make people. We finally are looking like a proper
gang.” Kai stated with a satisfied grin and pulled on his jacket a bit,
straightening it out.
“Are you sure it’s ok to be out like this? Won’t the gangs pick a
fight with us once they see us?” Gary asked.
“Aaahhh, I really need Marie to give you a crash course on how to
behave as a proper gang leader.” Kai let out a sigh as he disheveled
his hair. “As of now, nobody even knows who The Howlers are. If anyone
sees the five of us in matching clothes they will just think that we’re
part of a volleyball team or something. Anyway, this time the place is a
drive away, so…”
The older teenager pointed towards the street, where a car could be seen.
The window was rolled part way down and inside the women who Gary had met
yesterday was currently enjoying a cigarette.
“She’ll take us there. It will be a bit of a squeeze in the back, but
you’ll just have to endure.” Kai explained.
They all eventually got inside, and Gary was pleased that it looked like
even Innu didn’t know who this woman was, though he noticed something
strange. The ones sitting in the back were all the boys whereas Marie sat
at the front.
‘Well I guess, it’s a bit rude to make a girl sit in between two
boys. Kai’s quite the gentleman… or is he just that much of a
lady’s man?’ Gary wondered.
Theie group started driving and eventually the woman attempted to make
some light conversation to clear the awkward air.
“I’m happy to see you have made so many friends. So how was school,
It was clearly a nickname for one of those in the car, but Gary thought
pumpkin was a little too cute for Kai.
“The usual, boring and not really worth it. Can we just turn on the
radio and drive in silence, Mum?” Marie requested, clearly in no mood
“Mother?!” Innu shouted out in shock, which was exactly the reaction
Gary had, yet he had managed to keep it in. Right now there were
countless thoughts going through his head. The teenager had been
wondering what the relationship between Kai and this woman had been, for
the two of them to appear that late at a hospital.
He would have been far less surprised to learn that it had indeed been
Kai’s, but for her to be Marie’s mother?! Well the resemblance was
there, but how did she fit into all of this?
Was she part of a gang? Was she part of the Underdogs?! She clearly
seemed to know where they were taking them!
There was a slight panic setting in as Gary started to suspect that all
of this might be a huge trap!