Location: City Streets
Esperanza took the vial back with a bright, sunshine smile, dropping it off in the same pocket she had dug it out of after making sure that it was properly capped. “It is no problem.” Her hand once again reached up to pet Chu as the man, Marcus, examined him, fingers scratching him behind the ears in a very particular spot. After a second or so of petting, Chu began to make a sort of crooning, gurgling sound. His front paws- or hands, depending on how one viewed them- which had previously been stationed, suddenly began to drum against her shoulder much in a way like a cat kneading a carpet.
“He is not the real Chupcabra. That is just what I named him. And he is a very strange boy, isn’t he?” Esp paused, then began to scratch the underside of Chu’s chin instead. “He is strange, but very handsome anyway.”
Chu didn’t seem to pay much attention to the praise, however, instead eyeing Marcus as he approached. His nostrils flared a little, catching the scent of the stranger right back-
And then he leaned forward, closing the distance between himself and Marcus to lick his face- and likely run a trail of thick saliva across it.
“Chu!” Eyes going wide, Esp took a step back, once again putting a fair distance between herself and Marcus. “I am so sorry. He is very friendly, and that is how he gets to know the people. Do not be surprised if he tries to put your hand into his mouth.” She paused, returning to her petting of the strange little monster with one hand, and using the other to pull some napkins from her pocket and offer them to Marcus.
“It is very kind of you to be offering, Marcus, but I do not want to be being the bother. I will pay for the hotel.” As she spoke, Chu began to mouth gingerly at her fingers- not using his teeth, but rather...lightly gumming them. “I would love to be meeting your sister, though! I do not know anyone here except you now, so it would be nice to be having the friends.”
Just mouthing at Esp’s fingers evidently became less than enough for Chu after a few moments, and, after some apparent deliberation on the part of the creature, he took the entire hand into his mouth and began to swallow it whole. His owner didn’t bat an eye, however, allowing him to keep on keeping on. “I have money, yes. And I came from Mexico- very far away from everyone else. It is very nice that your dad speaks the other language. Do you, too?”
Bit by bit, her wrist disappeared past Chu’s teeth. Then most of her forearm, sleeve and all.
Esperanza didn’t particularly mind.