Dear Secondary Character I Don’t Even Know Yet,
Yes, you were clever. You used research to justify what you wanted. And you probably assumed that since you’re neither the protagonist nor a major love interest, I might just let this slip by.
I understand. Every book someone will try to get away with changing into a wolf. It’s just like a freaky little minor step of my writing process, and we had to get past it. If it hadn’t been you, it would have been someone else.
But no. That trick only works once, and once was three books ago.
Also, you may not change into something else. All the shapeshifting slots in this book are taken. Someone has to be human here, or what’s the point?
I knew you’d understand.