Saturday, February 20, 2010
R & R for Shifters
The other day my husband asked me what my ideal vacation would be. Since it was one of those what-if questions I really didn't have to think about it. I knew his dream vacation would be something that involved fishing or golf or probably both. Mine would involve pampering. Massages and spa cuisine...and someone else cleaning up.
But then my brain started wandering and I started wondering what the perfect vacation for a shapeshifter would entail. So far, I've only written jaguar shifters in stressful situations. They've done the jungle/camping thing. I can't really imagine them relaxing this way. And a vacation, like anything else I'd set up in their world would probably depend upon their lifestyle. Hmmmmm.
A spa for jaguar shifters. Any spa worth its hot spring mud-baths would cater to their clientele's every whim. I'm imagining:
Deep muscle massage for those times when a "shift" became a little too strenuous and they've pulled a hamstring.
Aromatherapy. Hold the Wolf's bane, please. No really, Aconite is actually poisonous to everything, not just wolves.
Spa Cuisine. They could offer Steak Tartare and Pheasant Under Glass. I imagine the little glass dome would keep them from flying away.
Long nature walks...clothing optional.
I'd choose a spa but what about your shifters? Would they run off to the jungle/woods and revel in their primitive natures, hunting, howling at the moon...mating (did you think I could resist that one?) It might get boring dating within the same community you grew up in. Would they choose to explore some exotic locale and seek out other shifter communities?
Where would your shifters choose to relax and why? Oh, you know how nosy I am, 'fess up;-)