Rose stood outside, taking long deep breaths, the sun getting warmer on her skin. It wasn't quite setting yet, but it was hanging low in the sky and the air was cooling.
Good. She thought. I won't be dying of heat stroke now. She opened her eyes and looked around at the other students as they headed off to their evening classes. She took her cell phone out of her pocket and looked at it.
I'm so glad I'm done with my classes for the day. She thought. As she looked at her phone, it vibrated with an event. She opened her phone and looked at it. It showed an image of a wolf howling at a full moon. In an instant, she knew what the alarm was for. Tonight was a full moon.
Shit! I'm supposed to go running with the others.....now what am i going to do?! She thought, now nervous. She had no idea how she would be able to hide her secret from the others if they took a run when the moon rose. She hated her curse/blessing but there was nothing she could do about it. Every time the moon was within her view, her curse became apparent, weather in the middle of the night or while the sun was still up, it didn't matter. There were even some days she had had to stay inside all day because the moon had refused to set. And it wasn't only full moons either. No. It was new moons and eclipses as well.
She closed her eyes again, trying to calm herself. I'll use my own language to write out a plan in classes today. She thought. It didn't really help her calm down any. Now she was beginning to feel people's eyes on her again. Looking inside the coffee shop, she noticed that quite a few people had left now. Glad to have fewer people to stare at her, she stepped back into the shop, taking another swig of her iced mocha.