My Werewolf System - chapter-170-working-with-an-enemy
When walking to school, there was a hop to Gary’s step. It was a
strange feeling, and he didn’t even understand it himself right now.
Rather than being scared or worried that he would most likely face Billy
today, the high schooler felt excited.
All this time, everything he had been doing, growing stronger by fighting
the colour gang members, had all been, so he could beat Billy, and it was
time to see if his hard work had paid off.
‘Is this really me?’ Gary thought as he looked at his fist, still not
used to its increased size. ‘I’ve always enjoyed watching Altered
fights… but I never fought one before. Well, even if the old me had had
the chance to, I would have been done in before I could even blink. Now,
though, I feel confident in defeating Billy!’
On one hand, the teenager enjoyed this feeling of great strength, but he
reminded himself that there were downsides to it. No, not ‘great
responsibility’, but more like ‘giant headaches’ in the form of
White Rose and the Altered Hunter. Hopefully, once Billy would be taken
care of, Blake could claim the credit for it, making both of them
disappear from Gary’s life…
School seemed to last forever for him, and while in class, the teenager
sent out a message to the Howlers group chat. He informed his fellow gang
members that he had plans today. According to Kai, fixes were still being
done on the club and with it being the middle of the week, nobody needed
their leader for anything.
In other words, there was nothing that would get in his way of what was
to happen tonight.
‘Calm down, Gary, there’s no guarantee that we’ll even find him
today. It might still be a long time until we do, but it does feel like
I’m close to solving one of my biggest problems.’
“Say, what’s got you so happy? Did you find a secret love letter from
Xin or something?” Tom asked teasingly, making his best friend blush a
“Do I require a special reason to be happy? Anyway, tonight, Amy and I
planned to watch a film together. With my Mum and everything else, it’s
nice to do something normal for a change.” Gary lied. He was getting
better at it, which wasn’t too surprising with how frequently he did
If it was just him, he might have told his best friend that he would try
to hunt Billy, but now Blake was involved. It didn’t feel fair to
reveal the young Altered Hunter’s secrets, seeing as the other had kept
Gary’s secret from his own father.
The school day proceeded as normal, and the Rugby practice was similarly
uneventful. Neither Blake nor Gary showed any signs that the two of them
had very dangerous plans today. They only interacted as was needed during
There was still some time before the two of them would head out.
According to Blake, the best time to act would be at night, which Gary
was fine with. He believed that Billy wouldn’t be out on the hunt until
that time anyway.
Right now, the green haired teenager was out in town with an empty bag he
had brought from home. Using some leftover funds from their haul on
Monday, Gary was in possession of more cash than would be normal for a
boy his age, at least in Slough. He was heading to the convenience store
to buy plenty of raw meat, placing it all in his back and decided to grab
some extra clothes this time.
‘Now that I have a larger Energy pool, I should theoretically be able
to go a few days without having to eat anything. It looks like my Energy
still goes down at the same speed as it did before, but it also seems to
work the other way round. I need to eat thrice as much to fill it back
With 300 Energy, he could afford to hunt a few critters occasionally, but
he didn’t exactly want to be carrying around dead animal carcasses in
his bag. Eventually, after he had finished all his shopping, the only
thing Gary was left with was to wait for Blake to call on him.
He took a bite out of some meat, just to make sure his Energy was full.
One never knew when a couple points of Energy might make the difference.
Fortunately, his hunting partner didn’t make him wait too long. A text
on his phone instructed the high schooler where to meet the other.
Gary was actually led to a part of Slough he was slightly unfamiliar
with, though he recognised it well. It was because this was the area of
Slough where the Bruntin’s apartment was located, and where the White
Rose agents had discovered him the first time.
Enough time had passed without any more news, so there were no police nor
any reporters on the scene. They had other work to do, and they
couldn’t disturb the lives of everyone in the neighbourhood for too
long. Whatever evidence there had been to get from their apartment, the
police had retrieved it long ago.
Just as the teenager had suspected, the place Blake wanted him to be at
was Billy’s old home.
‘He doesn’t think Billy is still here, does he? Why start here, of
all places? Well, I guess it’s as good a place as any… hold on, could
it be that Billy might actually be inside?! Surely, Blake would have
warned me, right? Sh*t, I haven’t prepared myself.’ Gary felt his
heart beat faster.
After a short text, it looked like Blake actually wanted him to come to
the roof instead, so Gary happily obliged. The high schooler was careful
to avoid being spotted by any of the residents. Using his nose, he tried
to find any ‘strange’ scents.
Unfortunately, Gary couldn’t remember Billy’s scent too well, since
the last few times they had met, he hadn’t had the chance to. On the
night of the full moon, when Billy had attacked Innu, the green haired
teenager had been a Werewolf himself, meaning he had no recollection if
the other Werewolf had some sort of unique scent. However, there was
nothing that smelt like himself, at least.
At the top of the stairs, Gary knocked a few times at the door, only for
it to get opened and a plain black mask staring him dead in the face. No
gap for the mouth, but only two small square slits for eyes.
“Holy… did you really have to scare the crap out of me?!” Gary
complained, realising that it was Blake.
“Sorry, I need to make sure that it wasn’t one of the residents here
to enjoy a smoke or something.” Blake replied after shutting the door
behind, and clipping on what looked like a padlock.
‘Would a resident really have had a reason to knock though?’ Gary
argued mentally, but let the matter rest. Instead, he looked behind
Blake. ‘Woah, I guess he really is serious about this stuff. Man, I
really never thought I would be here working with an Altered Hunter.’
There was a black bag and laid out, Blake had several weapons on a piece
of cloth. On top of that, there were even some items Gary couldn’t even
realise what they were. Now that the high schooler was closer, he could
tell that the young Altered Hunter was wearing thick armour underneath
his outfit, like some sort of knight from the past.
“Is that for protection? from the Altered, I mean?” Gary asked.
“Kinda.” Blake replied while he double checked all his items.
“It’s more than that, though. The armour is… let’s just say
it’s quite ‘special’.”
Although Blake had agreed to work together, he was careful about not
divulging too many of their secrets to the Werewolf boy just yet.
“So how are we going to track down Blake? Do you have like an Altered
scanner or something, if that would even work?” Gary asked.
“I guess you could call it that.” Blake scratched his head. “There
are a lot of tools that need to be used for tracking, not just one. In
our case, we don’t even know what to start looking for because Billy is
“In the case of normal Altered, we can tap into other information
networks, like reports from the police, sensors going off at strange
hours and so on. If those get reported, then my father is able to use
that information to help us look in the right area.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have that, so I chose the area that would
make the most sense to start with. As you said, we don’t even know if
any of this stuff will work on him because he is not an Altered. As such,
if you don’t mind, I would like to test some of these things on you
Blake picked up an object, and clicked a button on the bottom, shooting
out from the top of it was what looked like a bat with spikes.
Seeing this, Gary gulped.