Leslie Amberton closed up her New Orleans-based plus-size lingerie store, Lush Pleasure, for the night. She had gone through a very tough day. Her self-centered, narcisstic boyfriend Brad had a fight while at work and then was dumped her by way of a text message on her cell phone, saying she was bad for his up-and-coming celebrity image. Brad's an aspiring actor/model trying to get himself discovered. She knew he was wrong for her, because he had been trying to change her appearance and all that. He wanted her to be superskinny, trying to get her on every diet imaginable, etc. She was so mad at him, called him a selfish, egotisical, douchebag. She never wanted to compromise herself for anyone.
Even her friends and family wanted her to dump him. He was no good for her for every reason. That night, she decided to go see her family in Tulane. Though she is 25 and works and lives in New Orleans on her own, Tulane is where she calls home. She called her mom and dad to let them know she's coming to see them before she went into her silver Cadillac CTS. She put on her London Fog off-white jacket just in case it rains. As she drove past city limits, the engine of her car then breaks down in the middle of the road and it started raining outside. She got out of her car, took out her cell phone from her purse, and called her parents to let her know about her car breaking down. While talking to them, an average brown wolf slowly crept on her, deeply growling behind her. She closed her phone, put it in her pants pocket, and began fighting off the wolf. She screamed as she fought him off. He scratched the side of her stomach with one of his claws. Suddenly, a large white wolf comes to her defense and attacked the brown wolf. The brown wolf ran away in fear. The white wolf came to Leslie's aide as he softly licked her face. She woke up and saw the white wolf. She then thanked him by petting him.The white wolf then changed into a human. He was tall as in 6'2 with blonde hair and chocolate brown eyes.
"Miss, are you alright?" The handsome stranger asked.
"I'm a little shaken but I'm fine." Leslie said to him.
He noticed the scratch on the side of her stomach. He got out the first aid kit from her car and bandaged her wound.
"Thank you for your help." Leslie said.
"You're welcome. Can I take you home?" He asked.
"Well, my car's broken down and I was on my way to my parents' house in Tulane." Leslie replied to him.
"'I'll contact OnStar in your car and also call a mechanic to get your car fixed." He said.
The stranger went into her car and contacted OnStar. After that, he called a mechanic on his cell phone.
"Where's your car?" Leslie asked.
"I parked a few miles behind you. We can wait for the mechanic in my car." He said.
They walked to his car, a Toyota Matrix, and waited there. It was still raining hard outside. He took off his jacket and then wrapped it around her shoulders.
"I'm so glad you helped me. By the way, I didn't catch your name." Leslie said.
"My name's Landon. Landon Fredrickson. I'm a doctor and I work at the hospital in Alexandria. I also live there. Me, my mother, my father, and my brother live there. We moved there from New Haven and lived there since I was 9. I have my own place and all." He said.
"Nice to meet you, Landon. I'm Leslie. Leslie Amberton. I own a lingerie shop and I live in New Orleans. I own, operate, and also design a few pieces for the shop. I'm originally from Tulane." She responded.
While they talked, the mechanic arrived and towed her car to get it fixed. Landon even made sure the mechanic called him once the car is fixed. After that, they drove to his place in Alexandria. Leslie was comforted to be helped by Landon, yet was still wondering about the white wolf who rescued her from the brown wolf who tried to attack her. Once they arrived to his Tudor-styled home in Alexandria, Landon opened the door for her. She was amazed at his spacious town house. She stepped inside the house, impressed by the modern-meets-classic interior.
"Let me take your coat." Landon said to Leslie as she took off her jacket.
"Thanks. I think I forgot something. My overnight bag. I hope I didn't leave it in my car?" Leslie wondered.
"You mean this? I got it and your purse out of the car while talking to OnStar." Landon said to her as they went into the living room.
"You do so much." Leslie said while putting her purse and overnight bag in the bathroom.
"Still a little shaken from the wolf attack?" He asked her.
"I was." Leslie said as she came back to the living room.
"There's something I should tell you. That white wolf you saw attacking the brown wolf was me." Landon said.
Leslie gasped and said, "That was you? Oh my God!"
"You see I was born wolf but I maintained human form because my father's both a wolf and a human when he met my mom who is all human."Landon explained.
"You mean you're a shapeshifter?" Leslie asked Landon.
"Sort of. I inherited from him and my brother Gerald has it too. I hope I didn't scare you from what I've just told you." Landon said to her.
"I'm somewhat startled, but I'm definitely not scared of what you just told me." Leslie replied.
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