La Vida: Blake Apartment.
Searching the apartment had unsettled Athena, she had walked down the hallway to knock on the other doors of the floor, but no one was welling to open their door. It didn’t really matter though, she could tell the people didn’t know anything, they were afraid of not knowing. Athena gave up the looking for anything useful here and decided to wait for Wildheat and Knight by the car.
Athena leaned on Ashlyn’s car and checked the police scanner app on her phone, there were a bit of police activity in the area, it seemed the cops had been called due their investigation. She sighed and rolled her eyes, “That would have been good to know Matt…” she said to herself.
It was getting chilly and the night sky was lit by the ever-present refinery, it was pretty, if you could ignore the smog the stacks bellowed out constantly. “That can’t be good for our lungs,” Athena thinks out loud.
“Being out here alone isn’t good for you either mama, but me and my boys can keep you safe. Just give us a kiss.” A male voice said as three guys approached. As they got closer they spotted the mask, they hesitated for a moment but continued to surround her and the car. “What’s with the cosplay, are you into some kinky shit?” the guy in front of her said making the others laugh.
Athena was surprised at first, but she stayed calm and allowed the guys to come closer, she read their minds and did not like what they were thinking, however, they were part of Black Spider. “I’m investigating a crime here with my partners, what do you know about the Blake family murders.” Athena said remaining unmoved by the situation. The three males went silent for a moment then laughed, they she could sense their nervousness. They were all thinking the same thing, “Those Hell Fire Bastards will pay for moving in their hood.”
“Whatever just give your keys and we won’t hurt you, this is really your fault for bringing something this nice to this dump.” The guy said. Suddenly an arrow whistled past the one who was talking, and a red line of blood appeared on the boy’s cheek and embedded into a power pole across the street. “I’m in a fowl mood so I’m gonna say this once, leave.” Came a female voice. This time Athena could not hear the other mind approach, the teen looked to the source of the voice as did the three boys. Under the shadow of a tree stood a girl about the size of Athena, she had a black mask over her mouth and nose, a white top, black tights, and a red sash over her midriff. She had her hand over her shoulder gripping another arrow and her bow ready to be loaded.
The leader of the three reached behind his back for something “Bitch Imma…” the boy began to say but became dazed. Athena held the boy up stopping him from falling over, the two others came to the leader’s side and took him from Athena’s grasp.
“It’s a sedative, it should wear off in an hour, though I wonder how you all will get out of here with two of you down?” she asked loading her bow. The other two got the message and dragged their friend down the street.
A moment past as Athena and the mysterious girl stood watching each other, the girl had lowered her bow and spoke, “you’re trying to read my mind, don’t bother. I’m just here to tell you and your friend Matt to back off this case, my people are on it, don’t get in our way.” She said before backing into the shadows and disappearing.
Athena could feel her hands shaking, she was feeling a mixture of fear and excitement. The fact that she couldn’t read her mind was upsetting, she could read everyone’s mind. When her comm link turned on it made her jump, she listened to Knight’s news that he gathered, she hadn’t even noticed he left the apartment. Athena put her finger to the comm device in her ear and says, “get back to the house, make sure you’re not being followed.
La Vida: Nate’s home.
Katarina shifted to a sitting position and watched the news story and frowned, “why are the cops on my back, all I do is steal things from rich fucks, there’s some asshole dirt bag out there killing people.” She says. She looked at her bowl of cocoa pebbles that had gone soggy. “Let’s get go out.” She says looking at Nate with a wicked smile.