Again, been a while. Honestly, I can’t believe I didn’t anticipate this problem, where there may not be anything interesting to say for a while. Still, there’ll always be stuff for me to ramble on about.
Anyways, on to that long-put off survival guide!
Ask no questions, I’ll tell no lies.
Lies; Best friend of secrets, and thus, a good friend to any werewolf who isn’t big on giving away earth shattering secrets on a regular basis.
Thing is, keeping a secret isn’t as simple as just shutting the hell up about something. People ain’t as stupid as they often seem, especially when it seems like someone’s hiding something. So, here’s some tips for hiding away, well, aside from the obvious part of hiding away when you’re turned.
1: People do want to know.
This isn’t so much a tip as a warning. See, it’s easy to believe that people keep themselves to themselves, especially if you want to believe that. If only. People like secrets. Secrets are usually more interesting than the things people let out in the open. People are looking for things that seem suspicious, excuses that don’t add up, habits that seem unusual, that sort of thing. So don’t get complacent-Just because most people aren’t looking for werewolves, doesn’t mean they’ve not looking for secrets.
2: A lie isn’t just one single sentence.
Some people think you can just say one thing, and then everything is dismissed. Like I said, people are looking for things that stand out. If you tell a lie, then contradict it later, people will become suspicious, and suspicion leads to investigation, and investigation leads to the truth, something you don’t want them to know. Say your lies like you believe them yourself. You can’t block all the signs of lies, but you can damn well try, and most importantly, try to remember what you’ve said before, lest you manage to trip yourself up later.
3: Hide your habits.
If you’ve been a werewolf for a while, you’ve probably started to act less than human at times. Only little things, but things that tell you from the crowd. Growling, yelping, sniffing the air, little things that can get people thinking. I know it sucks, especially once you’re used to it, but you’ve got to do your best to resist displaying such traits in public. Most people won’t jump to the conclusion that you’re a werewolf, but you don’t want people to start thinking.
Also, build a reputation as someone who doesn’t sleep well. People will be less likely to question it when inevitably, you just can’t sleep because you’re thinking too damn much.
4: When in doubt, lock ’em out.
Occasionally, you may not have a good excuse. People might catch you out. When that time comes when nothing else will work, if they’re people you don’t know well, ignore and brush off any comments, and keep a damn good eye on them. Luckily, your close friends are far more likely to be the people who catch you out. They know you best, and read you best. When they catch you out, it’s a little easier. Just be stern, and tell them that it’s nothing, and you don’t want to talk about it. Do not budge. Do not buckle. Do not give them even a little bit of hope that you can be convinced to open up. Close friends are far less likely to be persistant if you’re just stern enough about it.