My Werewolf System - chapter-166-centre-of-attention
Arriving at School, Gary was happy to see that everyone was okay. He was
partially worried that perhaps Innu would have run away after seeing what
happened. Sure, they were all somewhat involved in the underworld, but
Gary knew exactly what it was like to see a dead body.
It was a memory that not only wouldn’t, but just couldn’t get out of
one’s head, although perhaps Gary had it worse because he had gone
through worse things. Which was why, although Innu was in the class and
had his head down on his desk. Gary wasn’t going to disturb him or give
him a hard time.
When Gary came close, Innu did lift his head and took a peak, before
placing it back down again.
“How come I feel like sh*t, while you look like some type of golden
boy… am I that tired?” Innu mumbled.
The thing was, it wasn’t only him that noticed. Soon many of those in
the room couldn’t stop staring at Gary. Something seemed celery
different about him.
“Did he get a new haircut or something?” One of the students asked.
“No, he still has that same stupid green hair, but he really looks
different, did he get plastic surgery maybe?.”
“Nah, it’s not plastic surgery, look at his body, he’s been working
out. His clothes are bulging, I think you can see his muscles.”
After hearing what everyone was saying, Innu lifted his head and rubbed
his eyes slightly. He wasn’t imagining things, Gary really did look
great after everything that had happened.
‘Did that black blood turn him into some kind of superhero or
something?!’ Innu couldn’t believe it. ‘If I had known, I might
have also taken some… although… no, his hair seems to be fine.’
Gary hadn’t really expected that he would gather this much attention,
or for so many people to notice, and he wasn’t used to the stares, he
was even avoiding their gaze a bit, but he would be lying if he said he
didn’t like all the praises he was getting and because of it, he
thought to look in the direction where Xin was.
For a second, he saw her glancing his way, before quickly turning around.
‘Oh… I didn’t expect that.’
“Hey, Gary right, the two of us don’t talk much but look at you.” A
girl came over to talk to him. She stroked her hair putting it behind her
shoulder, revealing her ear. It was Tiffany. She had gotten incredibly
close to the point where Gary was uncomfortable.
“The superstar of the rugby team, and now look at you, it looks like
you’ve been working out, but how did you get like that so fast?”
Gary nervously chuckled as she pushed her body up against his and started
to feel up his arm. She had felt around his biceps, and even Tiffany
seemed surprised by how large and hard it was.
“I think it’s just a growth spurt.” Gary mumbled.
The door slid open and Tom could be seen entering. He had entered through
the back door rather than the front door, which meant he was near to his
seat and could see Gary being red-faced while also being held onto by
what Tom would refer to as a leach.
“Hey Tiffany, do you know my name?” Tom asked as he slammed his bag
down on the table. It looked like she truly froze for a second as she
tried to remember it.
“Ah, I’m a bit of a ditz.” She excused herself, knocking herself on
the head in a cute fashion. “This brain of mine is freezing.”
“Yeah, we sit next to each other in geography, and we’ve been in the
same class as each other for four years. Anyway, Gary’s mine.” Tom
declared, licking his lips.
It was then that Tiffany let go of Gary’s arm, as she had all sorts of
thoughts running through her head.
“Wait, you mean, he’s…”
Tom just folded his arms, nodding his head up and down, and eventually
she decided to awkwardly leave. Which immediately made both Tom and Gary
burst out in laughter.
“Well, I didn’t expect you to come up with something like that.”
Gary wiped a tear from his eye, as he pounded Tom on the shoulder, who
flinched at his action.
“Not my fault if she misunderstands. Anyway, what the hell happened to
you? Yesterday you asked me about a game, not telling me anything about
what happened, and now you look like a jock who never leaves the gym. Be
honest, did you get transported into a game world, and then it spewed you
out based on your Class?” Tom asked sceptically.
“Nah, it’s just a growth spurt.” Gary insisted, although it was
scary how close to the truth Tom’s joke was. As his best friend, Tom
knew Gary for a long time, and in the past he used to be only slightly
taller than himself. For him to experience such a growth spurt seemed
somewhat ridiculous, and far too coincidental… but he assumed that it
might have something to do with him being a Werewolf.
As lesson’s went on, it was time for the group to have a bit of self
study and during this time Innu was fast asleep snoring away. Using this
time, Gary believed it was a good chance to ask Tom a few questions.
“I remember you saying that your parent’s work is related to Altered.
That should mean they know a lot about beasts, right? Like the beasts
that Altered DNA comes from and so on?” Gary asked.
Tom nodded, but honestly he knew very little more than that about what
his parents did.
“What I wanted to know was… do you know if there are still any beasts
out there? I’m not talking about Altered, but real beasts.” The
reason Gary asked this was due to his current grade.
To get stat points, there was one way, and that was to kill and eat
beasts. To Gary this was more peace of mind for him than humans or
Altered. The problem was beasts no longer existed or roamed the Earth so
where would he find one? He hoped that Tom might know more, if not there
was also Blake… but he doubted the Altered Hunter would share that
knowledge with him.
“I have no idea. I mean, I’ve never seen one, have you? Or one on the
news, but I’ll ask them. It will be a simple question to ask them and I
can tell you tomorrow. Now I want you to tell me something. What happened
yesterday? After I took that woman to the hospital, I mean?”
There was a pause before Gary answered, he had somewhat forgotten that
Tom had been there yesterday, but if he told Tom everything would he
believe him, and wouldn’t that involve him with gang matters.
“We tried finding out who really did that to the club. In the end…we
found Marie, but she was badly hurt, so we took her to the hospital
after. Anyway, because of the state of the club I have no job for a few
days, but I did want to test out a few things with you.” Gary placed
his hand covering his mouth, and mouthed out the words ‘Werewolf.’
This part was true, and since he wouldn’t be going to the club today,
he thought he could at least test out his new skills, which conveniently
meant they would be spending time together.
His best friend nodded and got back to studying, but he knew once again
that his friend had lied to him. This morning, Tom had decided to surf a
certain section of what was known as the Dark Web. It was a special part
of the Internet that many criminal organisations used, and there were
plenty of forums on there as well.
The reason he had been so late, today, was because he had found a
particularly interesting discussion. It was theories as to what happened
that might have led to the apparent annihilation of the grey colour gang
‘Gary, was that you?’ Tom wondered.