I sat on the black gravel of the street in Decora at about eleven-thirty at night. I curled up and hugged my knees. Agitated, I let out a long breath. I looked at my bare feet for a bit, then at the sky. Every inch was covered in large and small black clouds. I sighed, really irritated now. I looked at the street ahead of me, then quickly back at the sky. Nothing, nothing but clouds. I fell onto my side and rolled onto my back, staring up at the sky, my eyes searching for any opening through the black thick clouds.
“Dang! They say there’s going to be a full moon tonight, but how can I know if I can’t even see the moon?!” I shouted at the air. “Augh!”
“Oh dear, whatever is the matter?” Someone behind me asked, the voice was formal as was the question. I sat up, not turning to see who it was. I already knew anyway, I could smell her.
“Buzz off! I’m not in the mood, Kahki.” I hissed.
“But that is not fair, dear Jinnyn.” Kahki said. I heard her footsteps walking closer to me. I even heard her skirt whoosh as she sat down behind me. She leaned to my side where I could see her, her long orange hair falling behind her shoulders in a ponytail.
“You’re so stupid, Kahki.” I insulted. She made a face.
“Why so harsh?” she asked. I glared at her.
“Because I can be.” I answered, growling.
“If you want to see the moon, just ask Luna like you always do.”
“She won’t answer me today.” I said angrily, chewing down on my bottom lip. “She’s ‘on a break’ from the human world.”
“But you cannot transform if the moon is covered, am I right?”
“In a way. That’s only true if it’s a full moon.”
“I see.” She seemed deep in thought. I twitched a little.
“Stop being so damn formal!” I shouted. She looked at me with surprise.
“Fine!” she shouted back “I was trying to be nice! Being ‘formal’ is the only thing that keeps me form punching you in the face!” She snarled now. If you don’t know yet, Kahki is not really on the human’s ‘good side.’ She hunts them and uses their life force as bonus souls. So if she dies, she uses a soul as an extra life. Right now she has nine lives, like a cat.
“Go ahead and try to punch me.” I dared her. She hesitated, she was scared of me, and everyone seemed to be. You should know this also, she’s my older sister. She’s twenty-three, I’m twenty-one. At least in human years.
“I think it’s time for me to go.” She said nervously, glancing in front of us and at the sky.
“Why the rush?” I asked, a smile spreading across my face. “It’s almost midnight, stay.”
“I would if I had a death wish.” She said “I’m out.” She whistled and the soul of a giant snow dragon came. One more thing you should know, Kahki enslaves nonhuman souls. She climbed onto the dragon’s back and saluted goodbye to me. The dragon flew off into the black clouds, not creating an opening. I saw then why she left; there was a patch of shimmering light in front of me…moonlight. I looked up, there in the sky was the shining full moon. I looked at my watch.
“Perfect.” I smiled “five, four, three, two-” I stopped and stood on all fours, howling like a wolf at the moon.