Story idea: young, orphaned werewolf girl (lycanthrope, infection-based) is found and mentored by a centuries-old, werewolf guy (shapeshifter, pack-based) and together they fight against a world of monsters and hunters.
He helps her tame and control her wolf form, and she helps him find and come to terms with his pack. The Elders and hunters both want her dead, other lycanthropes want her to join their chaotic regime, but she just wants to help people. And he wants her to enjoy the childhood he never could.
Also: being a shapeshifter, his wolf is a completely sentient spirit with its own personality within his mind.. and it’s female (genderfluid characters fuck yea). Her wolf takes form of a rabid caged beast in her mind whose cage opens every full moon. Lots of dialogue takes place in their respective “mind palaces”