"That’s what it felt like. I couldn’t move the entire time he had me pinned down with that thing." Tambry nodded, eyes widening slightly as the boy began reacting to the attack rather than its effects on her. This was, of course, exactly what she’d been waiting and hoping for when she’d decided to confess the truth to the child, but the changes in his physiology still caught her off guard for half a second. She recovered quickly, though, sitting up a tad more and wincing at the pain shooting through her back.
"Exactly what I was hoping you’d say. But you don’t have to do it alone, Dips. I want that psycho to regret the day he decided to mess with me because I did something about it, too.” She reached out and placed her hand on his arm, squeezing it gently and looking at him seriously. “We’re in this together, got it?”
"Y… yeah!" Tambry’s hand on his arm had brought him back down to earth, enough to realize he’d sprouted fangs in his mouth, and a small bit of fur around his neck and upper back. It was both uncomfortable and itchy, and a stinging in his palm brought his attention to his hands. Dark claws had replaced his fingernails, and he had little red dots where they’d dug into his palm from when he’d clenched his fist.
He swallowed and backed up a little bit, embarrassment washing over him. His hands automatically moved up to try and pull his hood back over his head, only for him to remember that his hoodie was gone, currently being dried out from the rain. His tail lashed nervously and he quickly lowered his hands again, hoping she hadn’t seen his attempt to hide. It wasn’t much of a secret, though… He didn’t like transforming, not even a little bit. He still wasn’t used to it, and it felt like a loss of control.
"I don’t know how we’re gonna prove it, though," he said, breathing to calm down and trying to focus back on the matter at hand, "I don’t have any cameras… And would he even show up on the film anyway?" Dipper thought about it, not really sure if that bit of mythology was true… After all, Gideon did show up on TV just fine, apparently! And in the autographed photos and other such merchandise being sold…