Fred bounded after the girl who was his best friend and had a pie. She yelled something, so he barked back, thinking her command was just a sign of happiness like his barking was. When she ran into the woods, she tripped, dropped the pie, and her hat fell off. Fred noticed the cat-like ears, but he couldn't comprehend that they were part of the girl. He also saw the pie on the ground, which he would ordinarily eat immediately, but he was entranced by the sight of the girl crying. He hadn't seen this very often, and only when he was very young, and it was only ever his mother, and then he would cry too....
Frederick stood up above the cat-girl. "Hey, I'm real sorry about that. I can't help it any more than you can help the fact that you have cat ears. I'll pay for the pie and all that." He held out a hand to help her back up, but was slightly repelled by the sight of his hand beginning to turn lupine, growing fur and claws.
((Did I make it clear enough there that he went into his "other self' at that point? I was thinking I'd use Fred for the dog-mind human-body, and Frederick for the human-mind dog-body. Sorry, it's weird, but I hope I don't make it more confusing than it is))
((Ah okay. That makes more sense. :P Sorry if I made things more complicated then they needed to be.))
Amity was still afraid of the boy because of how he'd acted towards her. Plus he smelled of dog and have the characteristics of a dog. When he apologized and tried to take her hand she shook her head. "No. No. Just stop." she sniffled, embarrassed by crying as she hurried to tug her hat on. Amity didn't like showing off her features. And people didn't normally like them anyway. "You can't pay. My grandma made... My parents are going to be so mad." she started to cry more into her hands, fearful of the actions they might take. Well her dad might take...
((no no, you 're fine!!!)
Frederick was all too familiar with this situation--the best thing would be for him to leave. "Ok, ok, just let me give you some money to somewhat make up for it and i'll leave. But if I turn into....that again, just call me a bad dog. I promise, I'll leave you alone after that." He handed her his coinpurse and darted back into town, feeling his mind slip back to its animal thoughts, hoping Fred wouldn't be able to smell Amity from there.
"No!" Amity yelled when he gave her his money. She couldn't use this. Did the dog boy not understand that? Trying to choke down her tears Amity stood up, leaving the pie and put the small bag in her bag that she had on her shoulder. Amity didn't want to go home but knew she had to face her parents.
Fred was back, this time with a vengance, since he had just lost his new best friend and the pie in about seven dog minutes.
He ran around town, yelping a little, looking for his friend (and maybe her pie). Big Guy ran after him, and chased him a little bit before he caught him. Fred tried to lick his face, but Big Guy slapped his face. Big Guy liked to do that.
"You little troublemaker, get back here! Not letting you outside no more..." Big Guy looked around sheepishly, then glared at Fred. You owe me for this, bro... he thought, taking Fred back to his house. He examined Fred and quickly found that the coin purse he had was gone. "Hey, what'd you do with my money, you dumb mutt?" Fred's leg started to hurt a whole lot, and he whimpered. He didn't remember anything about the coin purse, but Big Guy sure was mad...
((so, Big Guy's like Fred's guardian, I'm thinking his biological uncle. Unless you had an idea for what would happen next, he would send Fred out to look for Amity to get the money back))
((No that works. Her parents will probably send her back to her grandma's for a new pie. I'll reply soon.))
When Amity told her parents of what happened her mother shook her head. She looked so disappointed and usually verbally abused Amity. But this time she just turned away from the dinner table and went back to her bedroom, leaving Amity's father to decided punishment. It had been what Amity was afraid of because her papa wasn't nice at all. He smacked Amity so hard she landed on the floor. "Now go to your grandmother's for another pie! If you have to stay up all night making it then do it! You've hurt your mother you little fu.ck up! And cover those ugly ears up too!" he screamed. Amity whimpered and grabbed her hat that had fallen to the floor, tugging it on as she ran back out of the house, red mark on her cheek and tears rushing down them.
Big Guy sent Fred out to get the coin purse back. He knew Fred wasn't smart enough to spend money, so some deadbeat must've tricked him out of it. Why he bothered giving Fred money in the first place was a mystery to him--not like he had feelings.
Fred was told to find the coin purse. Fred wasn't sure what it was (definitely not food), so he just went back to where he was that day. Guy with a Ham Sandwich was gone, and no one was really around.
But then he remembered his friend who smelled like a cat, and there was a distinct cat smell coming from a nearby alley. Something inside said to stay away from that girl at all costs, but he was too excited with the thrill of the hunt. He raced after the smell, barking like mad.
Amity took the long way to her grandmother's house so she wouldn't have to be home so soon. She hated to have to tell her grandma about what had happened and what was worse having to lie for why she had the puffy eyes and red mark on her face.
When hearing the barking her eyes grew wide. "Not again." she whimpered, not understanding why this dog boy wouldn't leave her alone. She remembered him saying something about just telling him no but she wasn't a very assertive person.
Fred sinally found the girl and, seeing the coin purse with her, begain barking loudly, but staying a few feet away. He didn't know why, but he figured this person must be bad if he had something Big Guy wanted. In all the excitement at finding his coin purse, he forgot that this person was his bestest friend.
She did her best to not look scared but failed miserably. When she heard him barking like mad it took everything in her not to burst out in tears. "Stop!" she tried to sound aggressive but it came out as a whimper as she threw the small pouch at him. "I don't want your money and I didn't before." Amity whispered, waiting for him to either attack her or leave her alone. Tear stains were still on her cheeks and one still had the dark red hand print on it.
Fred's crazed mind screeched to a halt when she said "stop", even though it didn't sound like an actual command. He was very used to this word, and obediently sat obediently in front of the girl. He caught the pouch she threw in midair in his mouth.
Now that he had the object of his search, he recognized the girl. She was his bestest friend! He saw that she was hurt on her cheek and started to whimper in sympathy, trying to lick the red mark.
Amity hadn't actually expected the boy to stop. When he did she peeked at him only to feel his tongue on her cheek. Amity sniffled a little, red going to both cheeks in a heated blush. "Stop that. You're an odd person." she told him but it wasn't an insult. It was merely an observation.
The girl had said "stop" again, this time definitely not a command. She didn't seem mad at him anymore, which meant now she was his super very bestest friend! He started jumping wildly around her in excitement to express his sheer adoration.
When the stranger started to jump and bark wildly Amity cringed for a moment. She realized he wasn't trying to hurt her after about a minute though and looked at him with a timid expression. For the first time since she'd ever saw the boy dog a little smile came to Amity's mouth. "You're kind of cute in a weird way..." she said softly.
Fred detected a note of happiness in her voice, and became ecstatic at her smile. He then decided that he wanted to play with her--he got a stick in his mouth and displayed it to her hopefully,
Amity watched the boy with curiousity. She didn't understand why he was so entergetic and more like a dog than human. Sure he had those dog features but she had cat features and she wasn't snooty like them. When he came at her with a stick she laughed, finally really relaxing with the male's presense. "I can't play with you. I've got to go to my grandmother's house. I'd take you with me... But you're a little odd for her. I'm sorry." she reached out and petted his head with a wary smile.
Fred was confused when the girl didn't play with him and dropped the stick slowly. She said some stuff to him he didn't understand (but it certainly didn't sound mean, more sad and longing). He was surprised when she pet his head, and his eyes rolled and his tongue flopped out of his mouth in sheer bliss.
Amity couldn't help the smile that was on her lips. "You've got to stop. If you acted human I could take you with me." she said and pushed him away, not hard but just a little, and started to walk away. "I've got to get going now."
Fred sensed that something was wrong when she pushed him away and began to whimper pathertically. He matched her step for step as she walked away, whining and gazing at her with puppy-dog eyes.