Hunter of the Shadows, Book One

A Supernatural gen AU novel by Skag Trendy. NOTE! This story has appeared, or is currently available, on-line.

This is an AU version of Supernatural. Imagine a world where a teenaged Dean is bitten and turned into a werewolf, but a good one; one who polices the were community, hunting down those who prey on humans. Now imagine what it might be like for Sam when John thinks he killed his brother...

But Dean can't stay away from Sam forever, and when he returns to check on him, he finds a beaten, nearly broken teen. But rescuing him means turning him, and Sam's none too happy to find himself a werewolf. But now the brothers have to learn to live this new life, one that as as full of dangers as the one they left behind.

Excerpt:

"One conversation that will stay with me forever, was Sam's explanation, in full detail, of what happened the night he was thrown down the stairs. I could only begin to imagine how alone and afraid he must have been, lying at the bottom of the staircase, leg broken and crying out in pain. John had turned his back on his crying son and staggered away, slamming the door on Sam, probably thinking about his next meeting with JD.

On the cusp of passing out from incredible pain, the kid had dragged himself to the kitchen to perform some extremely crude first aid. A broom stick and several dishcloths served as a makeshift splint, before Sam lost consciousness. When he woke up ten hours later, he was still sprawled out on the kitchen floor, but the note resting on his chest told him John had left for another hunt.

My blood still boils even now whenever I think of it.

"Then, what?" Tobius pressed carefully.

Sam bit his trembling bottom lip. "If I change... there's really no going back, is there? I mean, I'll always be different, about as far from normal as you can get."

It was on the tip of my tongue to point out it was already too late to go back, and by avoiding his first change he was just putting off the inevitable. But I think I understood what he meant. This was hard enough to come to terms with, but to change right now would make it all too real. And he was right about being different; we were a million miles away from normal and then some.

I just nodded. "Yeah, but ya know something, Sam? Normal ain't all it's cracked up to be. And besides, I think you're gonna like werewolf normal much more." His mouth twitched uncertainly, so I added, "Trust me, kiddo. It's way cooler than human normal."

Tobius remained silent, but the small smile on his face told me he approved of the way I'd handled this one. As for Sam? I still don't think he was entirely convinced by this stage, but I could tell he was interested.

"Now, eat up, runt, before it gets cold!"

226 pages. $10 for PDF version with color cover.


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