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“That and the fact that I’m not who I say I am, not who you think I am.”
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“True, but not everybody’s a werewolf.”
Doctor Professor Jurgen Reinholdt paused, finally beginning to comprehend. “And when did you first realize you were a werewolf?”
“Probably my first kill. A woman I knew.”
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“Well, it wasn’t me, exactly, it was the werewolf. I don’t think it would’ve happened had the moon not been full. It was cold and rainy and the moon wasn’t even visible, but I think it must’ve been full, don’t you?”
A full fledged fantasy. Doctor Reinholdt felt himself quivering. Perhaps there was a paper in the nice young man lying on the couch, all unconcerned, relaxed and easy even while telling of murder, a murder Doctor Reinholdt was certain had never been committed. That was unimportant. What was important was that this young man believed it had, and that he, a werewolf, committed it. “Tell me about her.”
In the silence that followed, the room began to dim, until, nearly dark, flickering, near transparent shapes appeared, dancing across the walls and ceiling, a kaleidoscope of color and motion. Wondering, Professor Reinholdt watched the flickering scene, knowing somehow that the woman walking down the trash littered street was real, and that something terrible was going to happen to her. He knew her name, he knew why she was on that street at that hour. He did not know how he knew, but he knew with certainty he was watching something happen in the present moment.
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A light, cold drizzle had begun to fall as she parked her car a half block from the frenzied woman’s home, a drizzle the forecasters said would turn to sleet as the temperature dropped. No snow was forecast, no accumulation foreseen, but the temperatures were expected to drop into the teens overnight. She walked the sidewalk in the gathering gloom, past the curbside trash, past the dark windowed brick row houses, turning over in her mind the procedures for getting emergency heating oil to the young woman and her children. She would put in a requisition, but the oil would not be delivered until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest, which meant that the woman and her children would have to be placed in a shelter overnight.
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She was almost there, and though she was wary, she was not unduly afraid, though she was the only one on the street. Her bright yellow flak jacket identified her as one of the caregivers, a social caseworker, someone who cared for the people living here, someone trying to help.
The rain was coming down hard now, freezing rain, almost sleet, driving into her face, and she bent against it. She reached the marble front steps of the house and had one foot on the bottom step when she became aware of someone suddenly and unaccountably next to her. She turned to see who it was, and her eyes widened in sudden fear. She felt a sudden warmth saturate her thighs as she lost control of her bladder, but that was the last thing she felt. She fell, silently, her throat ripped open, her coagulating blood freezing on the sidewalk. Fine grained sleet clung to her body. Unseeing eyes stared into the cold November dark.
The dancing shapes dimmed and the room was bright and cheerful once again.
“My word,” Doctor Reinholdt whispered, trembling. “That was real, wasn’t it? That was you, wasn’t it?”
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“At full moon.”
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The room grew dim and shapes and colors danced across the walls.
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The dancing figures stopped.
“That was me,” Dr. Reinholdt said, trembling unaccountably. “It really happened, not in this world but in a fantasy world of your creation. How often does this scene take place?”
“And it never varies? The woman with the empty oil tank, the dark street, the sleet?”
“It never varies, except of course for the victim.”
“Who was Patricia Lumsdell?”
“A woman I knew.”
“And where is she now?”
“She is dead. You saw her die.”
“With your permission I will write a paper of this quite amazing, fully developed fantasy world of yours. You will need to see me a few more times, of course.”
“I’m sorry, doctor,” the young man said, rising languidly from the couch. “I’m afraid there will be no paper.”
In the dark, in the sleet, Jurgen Rheinholdt walked the trash filled street.
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