I found the story interesting. I haven't read many shifter type stories, but here we are. Orson is a shifter and doesn't know it. His girlfriend's mom explains, she believes he carried the gene but it was dormant until him and his girlfriend kissed and exchanged bodily fluids. (Clears throat.) Once he was exposed to the gene, carried by his girlfriend who has been a shifter since she was little, his shifter abilities awoke.