As the huge black panther ran across the sidewalk and exited down an alleyway, I picked up pace and ran faster down the back after it, it ran so fast but I eventually saw where it was, but the beast stood and grew feet and fingers, then it stood on two feet, stood there was not a panther but...a man.
He threw his hat and it hit me in the head, he opened his mouth and let out an unhuman screech, butted in the windows of my freind Craig's yellow porshe 911, but the weird thing is that he only used his elbows, but as soon as he got to the windsheild he picked up a crowbar and smashed it open.
I decided to have a closer look at him, so I moved behind some trash cans, but was a bit noisey, the man's head turned towards me and he marched towards the cans.
When he saw me he grabbed my throat and snarled, with the same unearthly screech that I had heard before "Who are you?!!! How long have you been there?!!!" he bared his teeth and yelled "answer me!!!"
I struggled to breathe, but managed to choke out "Please, My name's Elisea, I won't breathe a word of your secret, please, let me go!!!" his long nails were piercing my neck
he sighed "Promise?!!!" he clamped his hand tighter around my throat and growled "Swear on your own blood!!!"
I ckoked but replied "I-I swear on my own blood!!!" I gasped for air as he retracted his nails from my throat
he smiled and replied apologetically "Sorry, you can't trust some people these days,can you?"
I shook my head and replied accepting his apology "I suppose that's true! anyway, don't worry you can trust me! honest!" I smiled "Umm... at first I actually thought that- you know-"
he smiled "What that I'd hurt you? well do me a favour?!"
I beamed widely "Yes anything!!!"
his face turned seirious "Before you go and judge me, try hard to really love me!!!" he smiled and fiddled about with a lock of dark ebony hair and pushed it behind his ear, he put his hand on his crotch and moved his hips.
This gave me goosebumps and made my heart say 'I love this', meanwhile my brain was saying 'no don't do it, you're only eighteen,NO!!! ' but I decided to listen to my heart, I walked over to him, his pale skin was florescent in the moonlight and his pale pink lips were soft as a velvet robe "c'mon, drink, now!!!"
he walked into the bar and went to the barman, he slipped seven dollars on the bar and asked "Can we have drinks all 'round?"
When we got back to the table, Mom and Craig were sat there, mom stared at me and asked crossly "And what time do you call this Elisea?!!!"
The man answered for me, staring at his watch "umm... exactally ten past nine Mrs Rathbone!!!"
My Mom stared at him and asked "And you are?!!!"
I hugged him tight "he's my new friend!!!"
he smiled and replied " Maestro!!!"
When we got outside, Craig was distraught that some hooligans had smashed up his car, upon hearing this, Maestro bid us all good night and ran off, I 'm sure I saw him change after he was out of sight.
In the end we all had to ask mom's freind Steve to toe the car to the garage and give us a ride home, on the way, my head filled with many questions, Why did Maestro grab my throat upon seeing me? Was he frightened? Did he think that I was a reporter? What is it like to be a panther to escape from people?
All these questions and more were fizzling, churning and burning inside my mind
Mom looked at me concerned "Elisea? What's wrong? you seem rather...disturbed tonight, has that lad been mean to you?!!!"
Just as my Mom said this, I saw a black shape flicker past my window, I sighed and replied "no he's all that I could ask for!!!...and more!!!"
Mom sighed and laughed "Teenagers these days they'll go for anything, oh, by the way your cousin's staying tonight, you know cousin Liam!!!"
I sighed "okay, okay, I get where you're coming from, I'll be nice!!!"
When we arrived home, Steve took Craig's car to the garrage.
That night I fell sound asleep and dreamt an odd dream, I dreamt that I was riding a panther and it kissed me, W hen I woke up, there was a panther leaning on the wooden frame of my bed, it growled softly and moved its huge paw over my hand, I smiled and said softly "Oh, hello Maestro, love the new look!!!"
The paw on my hand grew fingers and a palm, the pather's snout turned into human features, human, yet catlike, brown eyes, a curved smile of pink, a small mountain-like nose and long ebony hair "Hi, I thought I'd come see if everything's alright, I heard you talking with your Mom!"