Changmin was fine without a mate; he had been okay ever since he became a werewolf. But little did he expect his world to turn upside down when he finally met his mate.
Genre: Drama, Fluff, ot5 (Changmin-centric, Changmin/FOC, Yunjae, Everyone loves Junsu)
Chapter 3! 🙂 As always, comments and reviews are appreciated! Since school will be starting in a couple of months, I’m hoping that I can still post this story regularly…but I’ll try!
“They should be here somewhere…oh my god!” Changmin had leapt onto someone (or something) and growled. A strange feeling overcame him and Wolf howled. Quickly backing away, Changmin frowned.
A wave of warmth swept through him and he felt giddy. Subconsciously, Changmin felt an innate desire to relax and let his guard down. It was an unfamiliar feeling, but yet it felt good.
‘Min, it’s our mate.’ Wolf gasped in horror as Changmin finally looked down at his prey.
It was a young girl, looking absolutely terrified, with a backpack and map in her hand. Shocked, Changmin took a few more steps backwards.
‘How could it be? She’s a…’ Changmin couldn’t believe his eyes. He had heard of werewolves having humans as mates, but it occurred very rarely. Werewolves outlived humans by centuries and it was hard for a wolf to continue living on after their mate has passed on. There was a wolf, Siwon, in Kangin’s pack, who had a human mate. When his human mate passed away, he secluded himself from the pack for hundreds of years before returning recently. Changmin was not sure how to react in a situation like this.
The young girl looked at Changmin curiously. “Are you okay?” she reached a hand out to pat his head. Changmin knew that it was wrong for them to interact with humans, but he could not help but scoot a little closer to the girl.
‘This feels good.’ Wolf nuzzled and Changmin unconsciously let out another whine.
She let out a laugh and continued patting him. “Could you help me? I was supposed to be here on a school trip but I lost my group.”
Instinctively, Changmin wanted to back away. He knew it was too dangerous for humans to see them (worse still, to help them! Imagine how mad Yunho would be!) but he could not just leave this young defenceless girl alone (‘You just want to spend more time with your mate.’ Wolf huffed.) Whining, he nuzzled closer to his mate and felt the same warmness he felt earlier. Motioning to his left, he whined again.
“You want me to follow you?” The girl stood up. Changmin nodded and continued to lead her out, glancing back every now and then to make sure she was following. His mate kept a hand on his back, which made him feel slight tingles down his spine. As they approached the edge of the forest, Changmin started to slow down.
“Thank you for your help.” She knelt down and kissed his forehead, causing Wolf to yelp in happiness.
Not wanting to part, Changmin growled lowly and scooted closer to her. Laughing, his mate hugged him one final time before she stood up. “I’ll come back to visit you again, okay?” Changmin watched as she safely left the forest and rejoined her group of high school students before he turned around and left.
‘We found our mate!’ Wolf chirped ecstatically. ‘Let’s go back and tell the pack!’
Changmin stopped right on his track. ‘What’s wrong?’ Wolf asked.
‘What are we going to tell the pack? I…We can’t tell them that we have a human mate!’
‘Because…because it’s not normal! What if they all hate me after that because of this?’ Changmin roared. He was worried and anxious of how the pack would respond to this.
‘Maybe we shouldn’t tell them yet…not until we are ready.’ Wolf suggested.
‘It’s not going to work. They probably already know what’s wrong.’ One of the downsides of being a werewolf is that everyone had access to everyone’s minds and it was difficult to keep secrets. The pack had probably already sensed Changmin’s mood shifts and understood what had happened. (‘Especially Jaejoong, he’s too perceptive for his own good.’ Wolf huffed in annoyance.)
‘Let’s just head back for now. I’ll think of something to say when they ask me about it.’ Changmin sighed and quickly ran back to the lodge.
Hope you liked it~ 😀