Christian groaned a bit as he finally woke up. It wasn't as if he was an early riser by any means, though being out drinking with his new little friend until almost sunrise was making him get a late start even for him. Not to mention a massive hangover. Though the fact he ate half of a pizza cake before getting drunk should have stopped that. Shaking his slowly as he sat up, thankful that he was actually in his bed this morning, he felt something smack softly against his chest.
"No, no that's funny. You should have done it. It would have matched your mask!" The girl slurred slightly before laughing, Chris laughing along with her.
"I know, that's what I said. My friend didn't find it funny." Chris replied before the girl got up and started walking off. "Wait, where are you going?"
"We're going to get you a Lassie collar."
Chris reached up and found the clasp and took the collar off to look at it. It was a bright pink collar with a copper tag on it, that in bold letters said Lessery. He couldn't help but close his eyes and laugh at it. Well it was still pretty close for drunk people. He would just put this with his….
"The two of them walked down the road, or well stumbled. Her more leading him than him walking her home. To be fair though he never went into the city. Usually his friend brought him anything he couldn't get from the woods. "Alright, if you had to choose between never getting to get cake again. Or…" He laughed a little when she said she wanted cake. "..yeah but I didn't even finish." He protested watching as she took the mask he had in his other hand. Before she put it on saying that she was taking it. "Alright, I guess I don't really need it anymore." He said with a laugh, he might be an asshole but he was still a gentleman. And as they stopped at her house he smiled at her. "This was fun, we'll have to do it again sometime." When she agreed and hesitated, hand on the knob, he smiled once more and kissed her cheek before leaving.
…..mask. Well hell, he really liked that mask. Christian shook his head a bit, he would just see if he could find another one. If she really wanted it then… Fuck did he even catch the vampires name? Damn it, he really was an asshole. With a bit of a groan he got up and walked around his house a little bit, getting some food and popping some headache pills. When that didn't seem to help, he did the next best thing. Turning and going for a run.
Her home was a total wreck, and yet she couldn't find it in her to clean it at this moment. Everything had started out so well! Everyone had been getting along. Dancing together. Though the discussions hadn't been….the best. It had been a huge improvement. There only being hash words thrown, instead of fists and spells. All to be ruined by that redheaded witch. Kiara sighed and shook her head slightly as she leaned on the banister. She was lucky that she hadn't lost support of all the races. The largest wolf group had agreed to see her on their own turf. As well as two of the vampire covens. The dragon and the shifter meetings had gone extremely well at least. Maybe there still was some hope. Kiara sighed once more looking at Dawn, she was definitely more at peace in her normal clothes now.
"Ay, are we going to go do this meeting or no? Cause I would like to get back before Michael makes up his mind." Dawn spoke as she leaned against the banister as well. She had only been given the two days before reporting in. Though she would like to say that what happened last night wouldn't get back to him. Even she knew that was useless to hope for. Her best bet was to prove there was still a chance for peace. Giving Kiara a small nudge with a soft smile. "Come on, I'm sure you'll be able to figure somethin' out. The first two meetings went well."
Kiara nodded her head a bit straightening herself up a bit. Before she started her way down the stairs. "Did you hear anything about the hunter that got hurt?" She asked, it had been a bit of a surprise to find a small puddle of blood outside this morning. Especially seeing the magic didn't affect anyone that was outside. There was a small stifled laugh to her side, and she glanced at Dawn.
" 'Kay so I guess one of the hunters shot the other in the leg last night." She shook her head. "He limped away, from what the other angels told me. Humans are so petty."
"True, but we still need them on our side Dawn." Kiara said which got a small huff and eye roll, but she couldn't even argue.
It took a little bit longer than to get to the set of woods outside of town. Of course Kiara had only been here once before. The light through the trees was starting to dim but not enough that it was quite dark yet. It was still enough to make Dawn slightly on edge, though she had yet to even meet with this Alpha that Kiara respected so dearly. Not to mention that though it had healed, that bitten spot in her leg was still a little sore. She had bashed that wolf pretty hard. There was a slight movement ahead of them that pulled her attention. Kiara had stopped ahead of her, a wolf blocking their way. "Is that one from the pack?" She whispered.
The wolf answered her question though, not seeming to take the question very kindly. Showing its teeth as it growled at them. Dawn slowly put her hand on the hilt of one of her blades. Only making the situation worse as the wolf's ears flattened, growl getting louder as it took a step towards them. "We're deeply sorry." Kiara said calmly as she stepped between Dawn and the wolf, making the wolf stop. "We were looking for the large pack around here. They are waiting for us." The wolf's ears slowly went back to normal, rolling his eyes the wolf huffed before pointing its nose to the right. Turning to the left, he looked at them and growled again. Kiara nodded a bit before taking Dawn's hand, pulling her towards the right path. "Thank you."
She wasn't familiar with these woods, she wasn't even sure if she was running the right way. Normally she took the wolves woods. However, she had taken this wood thinking it was the routine that was going to get her killed. She was wrong. Thus Emily had tried to stay in human form, this vision she had been in monkey form, and she hoped it would be enough to help. Though as the third bullet had flown past her, close enough to graze her shoulder and cause a flesh wound. She questioned if this choice of path was really the best. So as soon as she had the chance to get far enough away from the hunter, she had climbed into a tree.
Now she was trying to get her heart rate down, just enough. She just needed to get it down enough that she could get herself to shift without it being extremely painful. Taking a slow calm breath, she closed her eyes and started the change. "Where the fuck did you go bitch?!" The loud man called out, him and his friend got closer. Stupid hunters. Always announcing themselves. Still it was enough to make her body jerk and shift violently, the flesh wound not making it any better. Emily bit her tongue to keep herself quiet as she finished shifting. They were right under her, thank god they didn't have as good of ears as her. Now in monkey form she stayed still and quiet. They would pass, they would pass, they….Emily's eyes wiped a bit, as a drip of blood dropped on the hunters hand and they both stopped. Looking up slowly at her and their eyes locked for a moment before Emily took off again, hearing a gunshot behind her. Up ahead of her she saw the downed tree and almost fell out of the tree as she took a sharp turn. She knew that marker.
She heard one of the hunters trip over the down tree as she kept running. It was a good thing, that meant there was only one left after her. She could hear him cursing the other for not helping him. She didn't know exactly how far she had continued to run before she ran out of close trees. She could jump to the next one, but it left an opening. With nowhere to go, and the hunter not in sight, she took the jump.
It seemed to happen in slow motion, it always did. She was almost to the tree when the noise echoed and the pain in her stomach took her breath. She missed the tree falling to the ground. Body jerking and shifting until she was curled in a naked ball. Hand on her bleeding stomach. The footsteps of the hunter getting closer, before feeling his boot kick her on her back. A twisted smile on his face as he put the gun to her head, and…..she woke up."
The monkey took a swallow breath as she continued running. She wanted nothing but to shake that vision from her head. They were always so real. She was so in her own head so much she almost missed the man that was walking beneath her. Glancing down she saw his eyes watching her pass. Oh...oh no. This poor guy. He had no idea that she was being chased by hunters. She was going to cause someone else to die because of her. Coming to a stop, her climbed down the tree sitting on a low branch a few feet in front of him.
"You need to run. There are hunters chasing me and you're going to get hurt." Of course her words came out as loud squeaky chittering. When he spoke, Emily stopped for a moment tilting her head looking at him. No, you have to run...run...you have to..they have guns damn it!" More chittering, though this time there were hand motions and she placed her hand on her wet bloody fur showing it to him. Getting even more annoyed she grabbed his face with the nonbloody hand and forced him to look at the hunter who was pointing his gun at them.