"Man where is a good clothe shop at when I need it?" I wondered as I walked through the mall in my home town of Somerset. My name is Jackson I am currently shopping for back to school clothes this year I am going to be a senior. I am a tall and skinny 18 year old with orange hair I loved the color orange and with that panthers. I love panthers cause they are all black and they are quite stealthy.
"Huh? Whats this?" I whispered as I came on an old shop I never noticed before. From the outside looked bleak and ready to collapse. I shrugged as I walked in and found it was more modern on the inside. My mouth flew open when I saw how big it was for a mall shop it looked like a Wal-Mart sized shop with nothing but clothes, clothes, and even more clothes. I looked around and saw it was very well organized I went down one rack and saw Digimon graphic tees, Pokémon, Wolves, Dragons, Foxes, any animal you could imagine or ever heard of had a rack of tees for it. What caught my eye was when I reached the panther section I saw a bright orange tee with a big cats eye dead center on it, it also came with a necklace with a weird eye on it that wasn't a cats eye but a metal version of a snake eye.
"Ah. I see you got good judgment for tees." An old man said scaring me half to death.
"Dang old man give me a heart attack for crying out loud!" I expressed grabbing at my chest seeing if my heart was still beating. The old man was what I took to be in his late 70's he had a big scratch scar going over his left eye while wearing a long black trench coat. He also had that old raspy voice from old age.
"Well I guarantee you that you will love this shirt." He told me pretty much shoving the shirt into my chest and pushing me into a fitting room. I took off my black shirt and I put on the orange cat eye shirt to find out it was actually a long sleeve.
"It's a nice fit I must admit." I said to inform the clerk.
"Don't forget the necklace. it's a crucial part of the shirt." He told me through the door. I grabbed the necklace and fitted it around my neck. I looked in the mirror and thought it was a good shirt for school. I turned and proceeded to take off the shirt when I saw the eye on my shirt and necklace move at the same time. I tried to pass it off as lack of sleep but then I saw them blink looking at me. And in that blink both vanished from my body I was still wearing the orange shirt but with the lack of the eye and now my blue jeans and leather boots were now the same shade of orange. I also noticed I was wearing panther like gloves and a head band with a set of fake of ears. I tried to take the ears off but it hurt with every tug. Same for the gloves, and shirt. It felt like the shirt was now my skin I thought as I felt the shirt which didn't feel like silk but a thick fur coat.
Then I felt something come from my spine when I turned I saw an orange cat tail. I widened my eyes as I felt my feet change along with my hands. They were now panther paws just as I realized that I felt every bone in body snap and change to the structure of a panther I wound up on all fours and all the while my face started to extend to form a muzzle then my ears pretty much enveloped themselves and the nerves changed to the ones on top of my head.
I realized my hair was still on my head but the rest of my body was now covered in orange fur and I was in the form of a panther. And within a blink my eyes changed to that of the one that was on my shirt. I started releasing tears for the fact I was now an animal and I could never go around my family or friends without freaking them out and they call animal control on me.
"What happened to me?" I asked out loud eyes widening at the sound of my voice not changing. I walked out of the fitting room as a new orange panther all the while thinking I still had my thoughts and memories with the form and freedom and agility of a panther.
"Here you can run free this way." The old man said opening a back way out that was just in front of the fitting rooms. I ran as fast I could into the open woods tears still running down my face at what I have become. After what felt like four hours I was sure I left my home town I had grew up alone and without a true family. I smiled at all I could do now I was free from the confinement of humanity.
"You get transformed too huh?" I heard I jumped to my left to see an orange fox standing on its hind legs with two tails leaning up against a nearby tree.
"Yeah I was who are you?" I asked showing my teeth ready to pounce.
"My name is Bryan. Follow me I know a place where you can run free and with others that share your story but different looks." Bryan told me and I followed him. Well I guess I can give it to the old man I love my new shirt.