Missy the Werecat
When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret.
Thanks to a centuries-old pact with an ancient goddess, everyone in the Jolly Carnival is blessed with enhanced abilities. For Rilla Jolly, the Ringmaster’s daughter, it means she sees the invisible patterns in everyday life and can put everything together as it should be.