“Your wolf.” He replied matter-of-factly.
My head was still too foggy, and splinters of dreams flashed through my mind. “What are you talking about?”
He chuckled, “Isn’t it obvious? I bit you. You’re already changing.”
“That was you?” Okay, was I really awake or was I dreaming again? This was just too weird. “So… what, you think you’re some kind of werewolf or something?”
I paused, “I’m sorry, what?”
“I’m a wolf.”
He looked so serious in the dim twilight of my dungeon as I laughed. “So… lemme get this straight; you seriously believe you change under the full moon and run around howling and eating babies?”
Fen narrowed his eyes, “I would never eat a baby.”
I laughed even harder. Wow. Fen was fucking nuts. He chowed down on my hand in the middle of the night, and now he expected me to play along. “So, since I’m supposed to be all werewolfy now, how much money should I budget for spirit gum each month?”
Fen snarled and snatched me from the bed. He dragged me across the room with frightening strength as my feverish nerves screamed in protest and he grabbed my chin and pointed my face out the small window.
“Why do you think you keep waking up at dusk?” I stared out at the jagged mountain skyline where the waning full moon crawled heavy and amber into the sky and my heart. How did he know about that? “I’ve seen you in my dreams for years now, She told me you were coming. At first I didn’t believe it, I thought I misunderstood Her, but then there you were in class!” He released me and paced back and forth as I crawled back toward my bed, “I wanted to wait, to see if you should be changed; but I should have known better than to doubt the judgment of a demi-god. She chose you Jimmy; it was decided long before you or I had any say in the matter.”