Chapter 3.10 A Beastly Turn of Events

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Waves of panic flooded over me. What the hell just happened to me? What did Becca do to me? What am I going to do now? Where am I going to go? I can’t stay in the park all night. Yet, I certainly can’t go home either. What the hell am I supposed to do?

Without any better ideas of where to go, I headed to the only place I always knew was safe; my grandparent’s old house. No one had been in the house since Grandpa died, so I knew that I would be alone. Plus, it was far enough away from the main house to ensure that I wouldn’t be seen by anyone either. The door was locked, but I climbed in through the back window to make sure no one could see me.

The next thing I needed to do was talk to someone smarter than me who could help me figure out how to turn me back into my former awesome self. After several failed attempts (my stupid claws kept fucking up the letters on the phone) I finally was able to send Autumn a text to come to the house.

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I was hiding in the shadows when Autumn entered the home.

“Don’t turn on the lights!” I roared and with my new gruff voice I sounded madder than I actually was. I could see Autumn was starting to get frightened. I had to keep her clam, but I also needed to prepare her for what she was about to see. “I didn’t mean to yell, but you have to promise me that you are not going to scream when you see me.”

“Lincoln, is that you?” Autumn didn’t recognize my new beastly voice. “Where are you? What is going on?”

I couldn’t put this off any longer. I sighed as I stepped into the light so Autumn could get a look at her twin brother.

 

 

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To her credit Autumn was shocked when she saw me, but at least she didn’t scream. She stared at me with her mouth gaping open, too stunned to say a word. It took her a few minutes to understand that the monster that stood before her is her once awesome brother.

I told her the whole story making sure to not omit any of the horrific details. She was patient as she listened, saving her obvious questions until the end of my story.

“So, what happens now?” Autumn asked the million dollar question. To which I replied, “I was sort of hoping you might be able to help me with that.”

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“I was thinking that you might be able to create some sort of potion using that chemistry set of yours.” I was hoping Autumn could find a way out of this. She is the genius of the family after all.

“I don’t know if that will work.” Autumn said skeptically, “this was caused by a powerful supernatural force. I think that only the same type of supernatural power can undo this.”

Great. So I’m stuck like this forever?! What did I ever do to deserve this?

Autumn’s genius brain was working overtime trying to come up with a plan. Meanwhile, I was starting to itch. God, please don’t tell me I have fleas!!

After racking her brain, my awesome, super smart sister came through with a plan, “Let me do some research, find out what I can about magic spells, and witches, and about Becca. In the meantime I will tell Mom & Dad…”

I interrupted her to reiterate, “tell them, in fact tell everyone, that I moved to Bridgeport. I bought a cake, aged up, and moved to Bridgeport to be a Rock Star.”

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Autumn was gone for most of the day doing her research. While she was gone I tried to find clothes that fit me better. Grandpa Ryan was not a big man, but he was athletically built. I managed to find a few pieces of clothing that helped cover up my fur. I don’t think I will ever get used to saying that; ​fur. Hopefully, with Autumn’s help I won’t be like this for very much longer.

While I waited for Autumn to return I tried to stay positive. I wouldn’t be stuck like this forever. My life isn’t totally over. Autumn will come up with a cure. Even if she has to drag Becca back here by her hair, Autumn will find a way to help me. Autumn will come through. She has to. I don’t have any other option.

I was starting to feel less hopeless, but when I saw the disappointed look on Autumn’s face when she returned, all hope I had managed to muster was gone in an instant.

“I went to Becca’s house,” Autumn recapped her day, “but there was no one there. The house looked like it had been ransacked and whoever was there had left in a hurry.”

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Autumn’s news didn’t end there. She went on, “So, I went to school to hack into their records to see what I could find on Becca. It took a while since I didn’t even know her last name. I found out that her family moved here from a place called Moonlight Falls. And there is more. You are never going to guess who her older brother is; Aaron! Remember him? From elementary school?”

To be perfectly honest I never really got to know much about Becca and her personal life. I never asked her anything, because I never cared. It even took me a while to remember who Aaron was.

“That lead me to a dead end, since Aaron had to be sent to boarding school.” Autumn continued explaining what else she had discovered. “I did some more searching and found out that Becca’s dad worked at the old elixir shop in the swamp. Without any other options, I went to the shop to see what information I could find. At first the clerk seemed hesitant to talk to me. I finally managed to convince him that I was a friend of Becca’s and that she was going to help me with a spell, but I hadn’t heard from her in a few days. When I asked him about Moonlight Falls he said that, ‘it wasn’t a place for ​my kind’ by that I guess he means a human. Anyway, when he talked about Moonlight Falls he said that it used to be a haven for the supernatural, but since those ‘silly Twilight books’ more and more humans have been flocking to it. He ended with, ‘hopefully their new mayor can set things right’.”

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So, that was my answer. Any hope I had at finding a cure would be found in Moonlight Falls, but I wondered, “how do I get there?”

Autumn answered my question before I could finish asking, “you know how there is a Dark Web? Well, did you also know that there is a Supernatural Web as well? I used the enchanted computer at the Elixir Shop to do some more research, and I was able to book you a train ticket to Moonlight Falls leaving tonight at midnight.”

Autumn handed me a small envelope and explained, “your ticket and directions on how to get to the supernatural train station are in there. I was also able to rent you a small house for your stay, however long that may be. I also took some money out of my university fund for you. It is not much, but it is all I have.”

Wow, Autumn had gone above and beyond anything I could have expected her to do. I can’t take Autumn’s college money, but she insisted, “I have enough scholarships that I don’t need the money. I want you to have it instead.”

Autumn came close for a hug goodbye, but I couldn’t let her touch me. I can’t be touched right now. Plus, I don’t want to risk what might happen if there was any physical contact; who knows what supernatural voodoo might rub off onto her. I wanted to cry, but my new beast eyes wouldn’t let me. Instead Autumn did the crying for both of us.

Tears fell from her cheeks as she said, “You may look like a beast on the outside, but deep down you are a good person Lincoln. I can’t think of anyone who loves his family more than you do. You may have done some things that were misguided, but I know that your heart was always in the right place. Whatever you are looking for in Moonlight Falls, I hope you find it.”

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Before I left for the train station I took one final look at the house I grew up in. Wondering if I would ever see it again. I asked Autumn to tell Mom & Dad that I was sorry, but this was something that I just had to do. To tell Willow that it is her job to take care of Thor, and that I know she won’t let me down. To tell George that I wish him all the best in life, and tell Grandma Cindy that I love her more than anything.

On my way to the train station I stopped to say one final goodbye to Grandpa Ryan. Then I made my way to the train station to start my new life in Moonlight Falls.

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Author’s Side Note:  I am sure that most of you already know this, but just in case, I had the honor to be interviewed by the super talented, and just all-around good person, Kymber.  You can read the interview HERE.  I cannot say enough nice things about Kymber and her story, which inspires me on so many levels.  If you are not currently following her blog, then you are missing out!

And again, thank you so much for asking me to do the interview.  I enjoyed it so very much.  🙂

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26 thoughts on “Chapter 3.10 A Beastly Turn of Events

    1. I searched all over the internet to find what I was looking for. Honestly, that is what took so long for these chapters to come out. I kept changing and updating his look every time I found something new. In the end, I am pretty pleased with Lincoln’s transformation.
      I have a special chapter that I am preparing that tells you everything you will need to know.
      Thank you for leaving a comment. You are just too kind.

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  1. Is it weird that it’s more tolerable to see Lincoln like this than originally? His arrogant, annoying little face is now hidden by the fur 🤣 Plus that hairstyle is nice LOL.
    I really love this idea of a Supernatural Web and train station. It reminds of the beautiful film Spirited Away!
    Autumn is such an amazing sister. She’s so very helpful and I wonder how Lincoln will fare without his family support — I imagine he has lived quite a comfortable life so it will be interesting to see how he deals with being responsible for himself.
    I am very excited for Lincoln’s new life in Moonlight Falls. He probably won’t like it all, the isolated town being so different from the glitz and glamour of Bridgeport, but this is the first step in a journey I am looking forward to seeing unfold.
    Great chapter 🙂

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    1. It is not weird at all, because I feel the exact same way about Beast Lincoln! I like him better this way as well. 🙂
      I have a whole spacial chapter planned that goes into more detail about Moonlight Falls and the supernatural side of the story. I don’t want to give away everything, but I can say that the people of Moonlight Falls are not going to be tolerant of Lincoln’s arrogant attitude. It will be a serious wake-up call for him.
      Thank you so much for your support. You are too kind. 🙂

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  2. “What did I ever do to deserve this?” – I think *that* is the million dollar question, boy! XD
    Well to be fair, Lincoln seemingly got what he deserved, but I can’t help but feel bad for him! Autumn was right, I also believe he has a good heart underneath it all, it just needs time to grow and be able to shine through… which is why I’m now super curious to meet the person who will see it – aka our Beauty! 😉 ❤
    I loved the idea of a Supernatural Web! Such an awesome way to combine the supernatural and the modern times – genius!
    I agree with Louise, you made an awesome beast out of Lincoln! 😀 I am very excited to follow his life in Moonlight Falls… I bet it won't be easy now as it used to be! Can't wait to see what's next! ❤

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    1. Yes, you are so right. How does Lincoln really not know what he did to deserve being turned into a beast?!?!
      I am really happy that you said that about Autumn, and that you agree with her. A few other readers have commented on Autumn and her inner strength. Lincoln might have thought that he was the Rock of the Family, but it really has been Autumn who has been the glue to hold everyone together.
      Lincoln certainly is in for a big wake up call. The people of Moonlight Falls are not going to put up with his BS like they did in Twinbrook.
      Thanks for reading and for commenting.

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      1. Yes, that is so true! Autumn is the best – I hope the memory of her strength will help Lincoln hold it together, as well as realize that he needs to be better from now on… but who are we kidding, he probably won’t – at least at the beginning, lol! Excited to see where you’ll take this! ❤

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  3. Soo, Aaron was sent to boarding school? Oh my goodness. That reminds me of a certain someone, aka Sam’s first boyfriend.
    I love Autumn, she’s so kind and supportive, even though her brother can be so unbearable able at times. She’s a wonderful sister! And I also really like how you’ve planned the supernatural world. I look forward to the post I saw you talking about!
    Also, Lincoln looks really great as a beast. Well done! I see he’s not even a blond anymore. 😛

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    1. I forgot about Sam’s first boyfriend from boarding school. They do share that in common.
      Autumn is fast becoming everyone’s favorite (and rightfully so).
      I am happy you like Beast Lincoln. it is funny you mention that, since I did start him out as a blond, but he didn’t look right. Between the beastly make-over and setting up the new Moonlight Falls I have spent more time hunting for the right CC for this generation than I had with Cindy & Stella put together.
      But when all is said and done, it was totally worth it.
      Thank you

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    1. Is it bad that a small part of me wanted to see if Lincoln actually could get fleas? I haven’t played around with the supernatural EP very much until now.
      Revenge for Aaron was part of it, but not the only reason Becca cursed him. He really did act like a Beast.
      Autumn is an optimist, and always sees the good in people. Even Lincoln.

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  4. I was laughing so hard at the fleas bit! LOL Poor, clueless Lincoln. He really doesn’t get what he did to deserve this. By the way, you did an absolutely amazing job turning him into the beast! Wow! I can tell you worked on him very hard, down to the last detail! What a transformation!

    I really loved the supernatural web thing. It really makes sense and is cool, too.

    I wonder who beauty will be? I can’t wait for the rest of this story!

    P.S. Thank you so much for the interview! I’m so happy you did it. 😀

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    1. Lincoln is totally clueless. He truly has no idea how his actions affect others.

      And I am so excited that people are liking him as a beast. Most of the readers are in agreement that he actually looks better this way (and I have to say that I am on board with that).

      P.S. Thank you for wanting to interview me. I feel like it is a badge of honor. 🙂

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  5. I don’t know how I missed this chapter. I got the notification for the next one and started to read and knew I must have missed one so found your chapter list and – and yep – I did. I love where you are going with this story! I can’t wait for more of it! Lincoln looks amazing. ❤️ And moonlight falls will be so much fun with all the supernaturals running around…..

    Now on to the next chapter!

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    1. It happens. I think that has happened with your story as well. Sometimes the Reader gets overwhelmed and things get missed.
      Moonlight Falls is growing on me. And having so many interesting characters with creative backstories helps.

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