CLOSED SIGNUPS - THE CALL OF THE BEAST ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ☼ ☼ ☼ ▬▬ SEPTEMBER 22ND ~ AWAKENING DAY For months now Diego Sorrentino had been thoroughly debating this day in his head. The creation of new beasts was never to be taken lightly and he didn't. Few times Diego had canceled the day in fear that those who were selected were not strong enough, yet he always saw that this day meant survival for the pack. However, any doubt that he would carry into this day did not matter, for today was the Awakening Day. Diego, having finished an evening run, returned to the grounds of Cedarbrooke in time for the moon to rise. The night was shaping up wonderfully. Clouds drew across the darkening sky as the breeze became still. As the large male came to a slow walk just at the edge of the estates lawn, he saw one of his beta's, Blair. She was kind and a loyal girl that came to the pack almost three years ago due to being bit by Diego's own father. "Status, report." Diego said as he made his way closer to the house. It was vital that everything was in line, that nothing was missing from this day. It was important that the first Awakening Day in a century be performed correctly, starting with each candidates bite happening before being brought here.________________________________________________________________________ Blair, following just a few short paces behind, said a simple sentence, "They're here." There was no denying that those has been the most words she had spoken in the last few, stressful, days. The Awakening Day was never to be taken lightly and she didn't, along with the rest of the pack. The fact it hadn't been done in a century was testimony to how absurd it was, yet here they were. Twelve unsuspecting humans were now on their journey of lycantrope. It was strange to think one of them was Blair's own sister, Gwen. Trailing behind, Blair thought to herself the possible outcomes of her sister turning and finally finding out what Blair had been hiding for almost three years now. How would she react? Would she become furious and not speak to her own twin? Maybe, but Gwen wasn't someone to ignore Blair, she was someone to get even with Blair if she did something wrong. Gwen was unique in her own way. Blair tugged at the sleeves of her sweater ends, her mind was beginning to cause her anxiety. She was beyond nervous. Just inside Cedarbrooke's doors was twelve individuals beginning to wake from their transitions. Hopefully none would take this transformation badly. To fight the bite was to die from it. Blair had seen people say the pain was unbearable, that it felt like their blood was boiling and slowly killing them, but if they rode the pain through it would later leave their bodies after completely changing their genetic code. ________________________________________________________________________ "Come along, Blair" Diego told her as he walked into the house. Cedarbrooke was beautiful and his family home. Original oak-wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, just over sixteen bedrooms, a full basement, and hidden passages galore. This manor was Diego's home and had been since her was a young boy. Passing through the entry way and taking a left, Diego entered the living room and looked at all the promising new lycan. He scanned them to see the condition in which they were in and whether they were strong enough to complete the transition into lycan. They all looked the part, gladly. As soon as they began to stir and the groans filled the room, Diego leaned against the desk in the room just parallel to the fire place and in the perfect spot to view of each young lycan. "It is important that you let the pain continue, trying to fight it is useless and it will consume you." Diego spoke loud enough, and stern enough, for everyone to hear and understand. "You are now lycan." He paused before standing up. "Welcome to the pack."