The Animal in Us It was the beginning of summer and Cassie Nightingale found herself aboard a plane on her way to England. Her grandmother had sent her a letter, stating she was needed urgently and must come immediately. Cassie, in complete worry, boarded the first flight to England she could get tickets for. Looking around the cabin of the plane she noticed a small boy being scolded my his mother in Russian. Cassie laughed. The boy looked over her way, though his reaction wasn't what she was expecting. His eyes glowed golden, and he seemed to bow in her presence. Cassie smiled awkwardly and turned around. "That was odd." She thought to herself. It took about eight hours to land at London Heathrow Airport. Cassie grabbed her carry-on-bag from the storage compartment, and exited the plane. Walking for three minutes into the baggage claim, she realized how nice the airport was. It was traditional looking. As she stood around the baggage claim, the boy that was on the plane with her strolled up and smiled up to her. "So you are the one to start the war?" He seemed to ask, but Cassie felt it was more of a statement, though she looked puzzled. "What?" But before the boy could answer, his mother grabbed his hand and apologized to Cassie for his rudeness, and than hurried away. Though not before she overheard her whisper "she must find out when it is time." Cassie looked at them strangely. As she turned around, she slammed into a tall man with broad shoulders. Looking up she noticed her had short black hair and a tan. "Are you Cassie?" He questioned. Cassie nodded. "Than grab your bags, and let us go." Cassie complied and grabbed her things. Speed walking after the man, Cassie questioned him herself. "Who are you?" Cassie looked up at him. "Alec." Cassie smiled. "Okay, now why are you here." Alec smiled down at her. "Officially, your grandmother asked me to retrieve you." Cassie looked at him, curiously. "Unofficially?" He stopped looking at her. "Don't worry about, you'll find out in do time. Now come." Cassie remained silent and followed after him. Arriving at her Grandmother's house, she noticed that it had changed plenty. There was a whole second floor, the garden had been redone to exceptional stature, there was a second door added to her garage, and the house was completely repainted in a navy blue with white trim. "Wow." Cassie spoke in awe. "Yeah, I helped her redo everything." Cassie looked over to Alec, as he pulled her bags out of the trunk of his Jeep. "So, your like some construction worker or something." Alec smiled and shook his head. "Or something." He commented and began to walked towards the divine looking front door. The glass itself, inside the door, was magnificent all together. There was a light design of two wolves one with golden eyes similar to the boys and one with a dark red almost purple eye. "That's amazing." She spoke as she pointed to the pieces. "Yeah, she bought them from a place in Germany." Cassie smiled as she thought of her grandmother always speaking about her worldly adventures. Stepping into her grandmother's house she smiled at how luxurious the entryway was. "Agatha!" Alec called into the dimly lighted house. Within a minute or to, Cassie's grandmother appeared from a small doorway to their left. "Cassie! How lovely to see you. Please come in and make yourself at home." Cassie smiled at gave her grandmother a hug. "Thank you, and this is just so...so...wow." She said gesturing to the house. "Thank you, you really should tell that to Alec here, he did all of it." Cassie smiled at him, though before she could say anything her interrupted. "Actually I have to go, Agatha. See you later, Cassie." She smiled and waved at the man. "Okay, Alec. You will have to stop by again soon." Agatha smiled, than turned to Cassie. "Please come in." ◊◊◊ It had been about three days since, Cassie arrived in England. She was sitting in the local forest, just out her grandmother's back door, reading a book by William Faulkner, As I lay dying. Though as she reached page thirty, she heard a rustle coming from deep in the forest. "Whose there?" She called out in question.