I left my room and wondered around the grounds to kill more time. Eventually I sat outside the student café, watching a mother moorhen and her chicks by the small river opposite. I pulled out the necklace and studied it in the warm sunlight. I might look foolish to ask Rhys about it, but it's better than not knowing. And if it was Rhys? I shook my head and put it back behind my shirt. I guessed I'd just move on.
“You look deep in thought.” I looked up and saw Jeremy sit down next to me. He was dressed in faded black jeans and shirt. A black jacket with too many zips covered his shoulders. I frowned at his eyes.
“Do you wear glasses to hide better?” I asked. He blinked at me and laughed. He took them off and tapped them against his other hand. He blinked a few times to adjust.
“No, I'm near-sighted,” he answered. “Being non-human doesn't make me perfect,” he continued. I nodded, feeling a little embarrassed for asking.
“I just figured that senses carried over or something,” I replied.
“They do. But even animals aren't perfect. And my other form doesn't see the same way humans do,” he explained. I starred at him, waiting to learn his other form. He laughed, shaking his head.
“Are you scared of any animals?” he asked. I raised an eyebrow wondering why the question was relevant.
“Just spiders I guess, why?” I asked.
“Just figured I should check first,” he replied. He stood and held out his hand. I looked from it to him with a growing smile. I took it and followed him off the college grounds.
“Where are we going?” I asked when he opened the passenger door of his car for me.
“I'd rather go somewhere more private if I'm going to shift shape,” he said. I smirked and got inside, breathing in the leather smell of the seats.
“You could just tell me what you are,” I pointed out as he sat down. He turned the key and car purred to life. He checked behind him as he reversed out. Once we were on the road he sent me a boyish grin.
“But it's so much more fun this way.”