Selena

 

Those five on the bus. They looked so...familiar. I don't know how to explain it, but I had the strange feeling that I'd seen them before. Usually I didn't pay much attention to the people around me. As soon as my headphones were on, that was it. Everyone knew not to talk to me. But that girl, the one with the curly brown hair, she was looking at me funny. I glared back at her. And that other one, the one having the argument with the guy behind her. She looked like she was up for a fight. I was sure they didn't go to my school. Although I didn't talk to that many people, I could somehow 'sense' where they came from. I don't know what it was, just a sort of 'feeling', like an aura or something. The red haired one was cursing loudly but I couldn't understand what she was saying. The argumentative, silver haired one beckoned to me. I slouched over, careful to hide my height. It was a natural posture for me, as I was skinny and quite tall. I took my headphones off, and scowled at her. 

'Hey you!' she shouted, 'Come over here a second. There's something I need to tell you. Is your name Selena?'

'What's it to you?' I snarled. I whipped my head round and tried to leave the situation, but I somehow felt the need to stay. I don't know how she did it. That girl; it was like she was willing me to talk to her. I was determined not to. I felt anger welling up inside me. I don't know why I felt that way. It wasn't her. It was the guy behind her. I looked at him. It was like we were bitter enemies or something. I'd never met him before, and I...hated him. The girl stood up, grabbed me by the shoulders, and plonked me down on the seat beside her. 

'Like I said,' she repeated calmly, showing her canines, 'What's your name?'

'Urm...' I said, trying to get over what had just happened, 'Selena.'

'Interesting...interesting...' she pondered. 'Well then, Selena, I have something of great importance to tell you. I saw your face when you looked at Helios. There is no doubt that you are one of us.'

'One of who? And who's Helios? That guy you were talking to?'

'Yes. I wouldn't exactly call it talking; more like fighting with words; but no matter. Whatever takes your fancy, I suppose...As to what you are, I am about to tell you.'

'Sure.' I said, rather submissively. This was getting far too weird.

'Firstly,' said the silver haired girl, 'I am Luna, and these girls are: Mondschein (pointing to the fiery redhead), Candra (the brunette sitting beside her), and Badra (the short one). From now on, we are your sisters. We are all born of the moon and sky, including yourself.'

I leaned in closer, 'But what am I?'

'We are all daughters of the moon. We feature in myths and legends around the world. I am the moon goddess, and these girls are mine. Now, what animals do you associate with the moon?'

I shrugged, 'I don't know! Deer? Birds?'

'Wolves.' Luna said seriously. 'We are all descended from wolves. I mean, we are humans, obviously, but some characteristics linger on. Like the teeth.' She bared her large canines at me, 'See?'

'And the reason you felt so "angry" towards Helios here was because he is exactly like us-' she continued.

'But I thought you said only girls can be descended from wolves!' I added exasperatedly. This whole business was beginning to confuse me.

'They are exactly like us, apart from their ancestors are the foxes. They are our sworn enemies. Helios is the god of the sun, and the leader of his pack. You might hate him, but we need his help.'

'Why?'

'Because, without him, the world as we know it shall be destroyed.'

 

 

 

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