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When A Wolf Howls–9 & Epilogue–chimera01

9— Stiles carefully folded the shirt he’d stripped off as Michael got comfortable on the bed in the isolation room.  “You, um, feel very calm about this whole situation,” he said hesitantly. Michael laughed, startled.  “The fact that you can feel how I’m feeling is very surreal; I do hope you know that.” Stiles shrugged.  “I know the basic philosophy of physical and mental abilities is ‘use it or lose it’, so I’m trying really…

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When A Wolf Howls–8–chimera01

8— “What do you mean you ‘unlocked’ my son’s true potential?”  John Stilinski’s irritation and fear were almost another physical presence in the room, and Stiles shrank back involuntarily from his father, seeking the welcome hands of Michael Lane. Jim Ellison was very much regretting not having Blair beside him for this little chat and explanation.  He really wasn’t the best for the ‘heart-to-heart’ stuff despite his constant exposure to Blair’s easy energy.  Before he…

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When A Wolf Howls–6–chimera01

6— **The radio was tuned to some ‘adult contemporary’ station that played music with an actual melody rather than just a bass beat, but it was turned down enough so that the conversation flowed freely in the car.  This was ‘treat day’; the one day each week that Claudia took her son across town after school for some special treat, like getting a new book or two out of the library or visiting the farmer’s…

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When A Wolf Howls–5–chimera01

5— Knowing that his son, and the small army of Sentinels and Guides that he had with him, would be moving on the Argent Compound just after daybreak, Sheriff John Stilinski took his small band of S/G law enforcement out to the Hale property to search for proper evidence.  John didn’t know much about Sanctioned Hunts, but he did know civil law, and he wanted to be covered if anyone had issue with Sentinel Justice.…

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When A Wolf Howls–4–chimera01

4— Not far from the California/Nevada border sat the tiny unincorporated settlement of Horse Lake. It was, for lack of a better description, a hole in the desert of California—not near anything, with no official services available and no governmental presence at all. It was, in short, the perfect place for a xenophobic separatist to build a compound for an organized hate group. It didn’t matter much to Stiles what the old bastard hated, really;…

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When A Wolf Howls-3-chimera01

3— Sentinels and Guides: A Basic Primer Basically speaking, Sentinels and Guides mark a separate evolution of mankind, and have been in existence since humans began living in Tribes and communities. In fact, a Sentinel’s basic purpose is the protection of the Tribe from nefarious outside forces. In the beginning of civilization, those forces encompassed wild animals that could attack for feeding purposes as well as hostile invading Tribes trying to take over territories. A…

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When A Wolf Howls–2–chimera01

2— John Stilinski was often in awe of his son, who was a bright, intelligent, and energetic baby from practically day one, but he was rarely afraid of him. But standing in the open doorway of an uncluttered office in the No/Cal S/G Center watching the planning session in the works, John was a bit frightened. This…this…Sentinel…in front of the room? That was not the son he had raised. Stiles was—in charge, ruthlessly gathering the…

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When A Wolf Howls-1-chimera01

1— When Sheriff John Stilinski pull onto the Hale property, he was met with a scene of horrifying chaos: The house, clearly once on fire, was still smoldering, with smoke drifting lazily out of broken windows, the emergency vehicles were lined up along the drive, with personnel drifting about trying to find a purpose, and his son, an online Alpha Sentinel, was arguing with what appeared to be the Fire Chief near the front porch.…

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