Post by Sienna Aurélie Linslee on Oct 5, 2020 9:31:25 GMT -7
It was almost the full moon which was always a nerve-wracking time for Sienna. Not because she had to worry about a transformation like Jamie, but because it meant the time had come for another round of testing. Aware Wolf Potion was still in the early early stages of experimentation, and the girls were constantly tweaking the formula and making new discoveries. They had yet to reach a breakthrough (that was probably still months away at best) but they were making real progress. At least, Jamie had been taking it every month before the full moon and hadn’t seemingly spontaneously combusted yet.
Si knew they’d eventually have to start testing on other people, and she was equally excited for and dreading the day. That was the real test, after all – whether Aware Wolf would hold up during several rounds of volunteers and trials despite differences in age, or gender, or body mass. She was sure she and Jamie had a real winner of a potion on their hands, the ability to change the lives of so many werewolves by making the transformation process easier between the human and the wolf, and the potion more accessible overall. But that was only if it worked. Otherwise it’d be a waste of months of effort, and wouldn’t make any difference to werewolves at all.
So Sienna was nervous, but the first volunteer was one of Jamie’s siblings which lessened the pressure somewhat. She’d carefully consulted her notes before choosing the right batch to try with him, and she was deeply curious to see how it affected somebody besides her partner. She hoped Jamie had given him some sort of briefing, because a loss of privacy was a natural result of participating in a clinical trial. And this wouldn’t work if he was embarrassed about being observed or sharing details.
It was almost the end of the day, and Sienna was impatiently waiting in the front room of Slug and Jigger’s Apothecary. She’d told Jamie to tell her brother when and where to come, and the store had almost completely emptied out as the time drew closer. She watched a customer scoop up beetle eyes while she waited, her mind swirling with thoughts and concerns.
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