| "The Thing in the Woods" |
Set in OTL (?)
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Nationality:||United States (?)|
Tim was a young boy. He spent a good deal of his free time playing war games with his friend Geoffrey. One night, when Tim was preparing to leave Geoffrey's home, they heard an unusual and hairraising howling from the woods behind Geoffrey's house. Geoffrey was amused by Tim's obvious alarm, and suggested that a werewolf lived in the woods behind his house. Tim was not amused, but he couldn't help but think that Geoffrey was telling the truth.
Tim rode his bike home in the dark. He asked his mother about the existence of werewolves. She assured him werewolves didn't exist, and with a hug, sent Tim to do his homework.
The next day, after a math quiz, Geoffrey teased Tim about his fear of werewolves. The two nearly came to blows, until the woodshop teacher, Mr. Tepesh, happened by.
They made up, and Tim visited Geoffrey's house a few nights later. Once again, as Tim was preparing to leave, he heard the howl, and again, Geoffrey enjoyed tormenting Tim.
Roughly a month after they first heard the noise, Tim visited Geoffrey's house the night of the full moon. As he was walking to the door, he heard the sound of something approaching from the woods. Panicked, Tim rang the doorbell. The door opened and a werewolf attacked Tim. Tim ran until he realized that the werewolf wasn't chasing him. He paused, and saw the werewolf, actually Geoffrey in a costume, laughing. Tim attacked Geoffrey, promising to run a stake through Geoffrey's heart. This final conflict drove all thoughts of werewolves from Tim's head. The two went into the house.
The following Friday, Geoffrey spent the night over at Tim's house. After several hours of playing their war game, Tim's mother reminded them that the sun would be up soon, and that the young vampires needed to brush their fangs and get into their coffins for the day.