Falling for the Manticore, Part 1

First story I have ever written outside of back and forth RP’s. Comments, corrections, and criticism are all welcome. This is going to be a good-sized, multi-part story. I am planning for 3-5 parts altogether and their will be smut in the next one I promise (Just the kind of guy who likes to take his time 😉 ). This is a story in the modern times where the order’s lies are exposed and the truth of monsters girls are revealed. There is racism and the like happening and our plucky hero ends up caught in a personal struggle with his own prejudice, love, and the changing external forces around them.