I've never had to tell anyone this before, because everyone else important in my life already new it. And I really didn't plan on telling you so soon. I thought I would wait until I thought you were totally in love with me, and then you would be too hooked to leave.
I already am hooked.
Well, I don't know if you're hooked enough, but here it goes: I'm a shapeshifter. I can transform at will into a wolf. It's a genetic trait that's been in my bloodline for centuries, from the beginning of recorded history of my tribe. You've studied the legends in your humanities classes, you remember?
I remember. I never really imagined they were true, even though I had fantasized that they could be.
You fantasized that they could be true?
Yeah, I mean, wouldn't it be amazing to see the world through wolf eyes?
Wow Harley, you're really not freaked out about this?
No, I mean. Oh my god, you're my wolf, aren't you? The one I kept seeing on the hiking trails. I kept hoping I would see you these last two weeks, and I didn't. But that's because you were out of town.
Yeah, I'm your wolf. More than you know, I'm your wolf.
Harley, this is a deep secret. I mean there are legends and stuff, but it's not something we share with the outside world. Are you able to deal with that? To be involved with a shapeshifter and not be able to talk about it to anyone outside of the pack?
You could have told me you were a zombie and I would work a way in my head to make it all alright. I really just want to be with you.
I am totally in love with you, you get that right?
I'm totally in love with you, too.
So we're together?
Yes, we're together.
You have to tell me everything.