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Title: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 03, 2019, 03:13:26 PM
In a city where power is everything, only the strongest survive. Man is only an animal, after all.

Every person has a daemon. A reflection of their soul in animal form, by their side from the moment a person is born to the moment of their death. The bond between human and daemon is unbreakable, if one dies the other will soon follow.
In recent years the city has fallen to gangs, those who use their daemons to gain power through any means necessary. It began with fighting rings but has grown into something much bigger. The Big Four, so they're called.

The Bears to the North.
The Wolves to the East.
The Leopards to the West.
The Lions to the South.

Each gang runs their own sector of the city, keeping to their own territory. When they ever meet, however, it's not good for anyone. And if you happen to be caught in the middle? That's even worse for you.
Even more alarming than the gangs themselves is the interconnection they seem to have with the suddenly daemonless people cropping up in hospitals - not dead, but certainly not whole. Who's behind it? Whose side do you choose?


Ive probably called a rp this before but whatever, Lana del rey 5ever my dudes.
Ive been wanting to do a daemon-based rp for forever so HERE WE ARE. And the comic ive been reading sort of inspired the plot :') idk this could turn out as a mess but i think itd be cool?
Btw the 'gangs' are like mobster/mafia types. But they do illegal things. I dunno all the details yet.
Also to be in a specific one your character doesn't have to have that specific daemon. Those are just the supposed daemons of each gang leader, if that makes sense.
Your character also doesn't need to be in one, but for them to be part of the plot they'll have to get caught up in it all eventually.
You can of course have multiple characters.
I haven't yet decided if I want to let anyone play a mob boss yet ONLY because if we all start off in different groups that makes it hard to get the plot rolling.
OH and since this is based off a comic loosely, the characters are like youngish. In the comic theyre in high school but for my sanity we'll say college. OH OH okay so you can be apart of the 4 different groups or whateva, but let's say all our characters attend the same school and thats how they know each other. Yes. I need to type this out better but I think I know how to make it work.
Um. Hm.
Daemons! Please think logically about the daemon you give to your character. They have to be an extant (living) species. No dinos, no mammoths, no dragons, no unicorns. They should be able to move on land because why would you have a dolphin daemon that can't be near you? And they should be reasonably-ish sized. I'd say the biggest would be like, a horse? Or moose? No elephants or giraffes my guys. Just. Be logical. Use ur brain.
Ugh sorry this is rambly but anyway if you're interested just lemme know and I'll post a card eventually! And if you have any questions just ask, it's somewhat late here so I understand if this didn't make any sense to y'all.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 03, 2019, 03:13:46 PM
Forum glitch ayoo
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 04, 2019, 12:10:04 AM
Yess!!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: RedneckedGent on August 04, 2019, 12:36:25 AM
I'm in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 04, 2019, 02:17:34 AM
Yes to both!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 04, 2019, 03:58:47 AM
Interested....
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 04, 2019, 04:07:38 AM
Wooooord okay here's the card
ALSO I don't like guns so no guns :) like yeah its the mafia or whateva but I'm into fist fights n baseball bats rn. You know. If it comes to that.

Name:
Age (college/university aged pls):
Appearance:
Personality:
Background (if you want, idrc):
Daemon Name:
Daemon Species:
Daemon Personality:

You can choose to say what group theyre affiliated with in your card or not, it'll come up sooner or later I imagine.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 04, 2019, 06:31:02 AM
Name: Elijah Sappho
Age: 22
Appearance: Midnight black hair that he usually keeps styled back. Pale skin and hazel eyes. He's quite tall and muscular, from years and years of martial arts training.
Personality: He's quite stoic and takes things very seriously, even if theyre not meant to be. He's quite studious when it comes to his studies, though he's only in school to keep up appearances.
Background: He was recruited to the Bears when he was 16 and has since worked his way up being something of a second in command, though he doesn't talk about it ever unless he's working. In which case he doesn't need to talk because he's usually beating people up.
Daemon Name: Maia
Daemon Species: Grizzly bear, though she is on the smaller side.
Daemon Personality: Tends to be more playful than her human counterpart, she can usually tell him when he's being too serious. However, this makes her no less fierce.


Name: Natalie Chenworth
Age: 20
Appearance: straight hair that she often dyes different colors. She has dark brown eyes and a naturally tanned complexion. She's relatively short and has a curvier figure.
Personality: blunt and to the point, she often tells things like it is. Often impulsive and adventurous, which gets her into trouble.
Background: she's a second year student at the same school as Elijah, who she's known since they were kids.
Daemon Name: Everest
Daemon Species: Golden Lion Tamarin
Daemon Personality: far more reserved than Natalie, and usually quite nervous. He tends to be the voice of reason but it gets overshadowed by Natalie's stubbornness.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 04, 2019, 02:47:16 PM
Name: Sadie Green
Age (college/university aged pls): 22
Appearance: dark brown hair cut in a bob with bangs, round face. She’s Filipina, so she’s got pretty tan skin and is of rather average height. She has a muscular build, though still on the slight side.
Personality: Shes very reserved, in that quiet dangerous way. Scrappy and rough around the edges, Sadie does what needs to be done but doesn’t take any particular joy in the dirty stuff.
Background (if you want, idrc): Sadie ended up going to university late since she couldn’t afford it originally, growing up pretty poor (raised by a single dad who died when she was 15). She joined the Wolves soon after her fathers death and as she moved up in the ranks slowly, she managed to find enough money to go back to school. She started when she was 20, so she’s now in her second year and rather high up in the gang.
Daemon Name: Lisbeth
Daemon Species: Bearded Dragon
Daemon Personality: Lisbeth encourages the darker side of Sadie’s behaviour. Where Sadie simply does them, Lisbeth relishes in them. Keeps pushing her to go farther than necessary.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 04, 2019, 02:58:26 PM
Love her!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 05, 2019, 09:20:35 AM
I'm interested!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 05, 2019, 10:19:53 AM
Name: Norah Clarke
Age (college/university aged pls): 22
Appearance: dark thick, curly hair that falls a couple inches past her shoulders, chocolatey eyes with flecks of gold that are more pronounced when the light hits them, and a warm-caramel complexion.
Personality: Norah is confident and determined, especially when passionate about something. She possesses a curiosity (and stubbornness) that often gets her in trouble she's always willing to break the rules or get into dangerous situations, especially when I comes to uncovering the mystery of her parent's deaths (I'll leave it at that cause I'll figure her out as we go :P)
Background (if you want, idrc): Norah's parents, who were both high-ranking members of the bears, were murdered by members of one of the rival gangs, or so she suspects. Her older brother was recruited to the bears after their deaths and assumed responsibility of raising Norah. She has resisted all attempts of recruitment, wanting to focus on her studies and not wanting to get caught up in the same life that got her parents killed. However, Norah knows she cannot run forever; her life will forever be connected to the Bears.
Daemon Name: Sophie
Daemon Species: Golden Eagle
Daemon Personality: Is a voice of reason, playing a big part in what is keeping Norah from following in her parents and brother's footsteps. Sophie is every bit as confident and strong-willed as Norah, but without the sass and willingness to break rules. She is literally the conscience on Norah's shoulder, taking her out of stupid ideas and encouraging her to do the right thing. Of course, much to Sophie's frustration...Norah only listens half the time.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 05, 2019, 10:26:22 AM
Hell yeah Rai, karibu!!!

Nice Stina!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 06, 2019, 03:45:00 AM
Name: Vidal Savas
Age (college/university aged pls): 23
Appearance: Tall and muscular, his appearance suggests an intimidating, 'more brawn than brains' sort of person. His skin is a warm brown tone, his eyes are dark, and his black hair is styled in neat dreadlocks, which he typically wears loosely tied at the base of his neck.
Personality: Despite his appearance, Vidal is a laid-back, warm person. He has the ideal 'older brother' thing going on, being a bit of a joker and extremely protective of his loved ones, although he also has a habit of being quite dense when it comes to other people's emotions.
Background (if you want, idrc): I don't have a backstory nicely thought out so I'll just add this in point form:
   - He is biracial (white (spanish/greek) and black)
  - He's originally from Spain, and speaks with a bit of an accent
   - He's done odd 'jobs' for the Lions, but hasn't been officially indoctrinated yet (yet!)
Daemon Name: Acantha
Daemon Species: Burmese Python
Daemon Personality: Acantha is the mother figure to Vidal's brother figure: she holds his best interest at heart, even if she may come off as cold and stern. She is also extremely wary of strangers, always assuming they have the worst intentions for her human.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 03:50:15 AM
I’m so pumped for this rp !!!!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 05:06:39 AM
Im so jazzed. My pillows are FLUFFED my dudes aight aight aight im so hype these characters are DOPE im gonna listen to some BTS and get this thing rolling

Elijah sat in the quad working through a research paper. He leaned away from his laptop for a moment and sighed, closing his eyes. Who had allowed him to take on working and school?
Maia laid peacefully behind, practically asleep. People seemed to steer clear of the area since she was there. It wasn't as though she acted as a real bear would, but such large daemons tended to make people stay away.
He opened his eyes, deciding instead to take a break from his work and people watch for a few minutes. Students and faculty were busy bustling about the campus since it was in between class hours.
"Whatcha doing?" A voice said in his ear and he practically jumped out of his skin.
"Natalie," he said, regaining his composure. The girl was donning teal hair now, which she twirled around her finger as she sat down beside him. Everest sat on her shoulder, his tail wrapping around her bicep as he chattered nervously. She shushed him and turned to Elijah again.
"I was going to get coffee when I saw you looking all forlorn-"
"I don't look forlorn," Elijah interrupted but Natalie prattled on.
"Do you want me to get you something? You know what, I just will, you need a pickmeup," she said and stood. As quickly as she'd come she flitted off to stand in the line of the campus coffee shop, leaving Elijah slightly flustered and annoyed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 05:52:05 AM
Norah walked through the quad with her bag thrown over one shoulder, looking for somewhere to sit. Sophie soared over head, scoping out the area. There were plenty of seats, as most of the students seemed to be staying clear of Elijah and Maia. Part of her wanted to take a seat at his table but Sophie had other ideas; she landed on top of a table on the other side of the quad, staring at Norah defiantly. Clearly the stubborn bird wanted Norah to stay away from the boy and his associated with the Bears. She sighed and took a seat by herself, pulling out her laptop and getting to work but she quickly found herself staring at Elijah as she played with the end of one of thick French braids subduing her wild mane of hair. What if he had answers? It was unlikely but surely he might know something useful.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 06:20:29 AM
Sadie stepped into the coffee shop, Lisbeth sat on her shoulder, with a carefully impassive look on her face. If she had her way, she wouldn't leave her dorm for anything and wouldn't have to associate with the masses. She needed to focus on her studies and her other...work if she wanted to make anything of herself. But coffee was, unfortunately, necessary, and despite Sadie's many talents, her coffee always came out terribly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 06:34:41 AM
Elijah looked across the quad to see a girl staring at him. He sort of recognized her. Her brother was with the Bears, right? It didn't really matter, he supposed.
He adjusted his laptop and set to work again, though by this time Maia was now sitting up behind him and looking around.

Natalie got up to the front of the line and ordered herself something with ice, and got Elijah an Americano. Serious coffee for a serious dude.
Everest scampered across her shoulders, looking behind them at the bearded dragon now in line and the girl with it.
"Natalie, I think it wants to eat me," he chattered nervously.
"It's a daemon, Ev, it wont eat you. It's not even big enough," she replied as she balanced the drinks. However, her nervous daemon went running down her arm and made her knock the iced drink to the ground.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 06:57:16 AM
Norah looked away when he caught her staring and tried to work on her paper, but thoughts of her parents were too distracting. Her brother Jasper and of course Sophie were always telling her not to associate with other bears; neither wanted to see her caught up in that life.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 06, 2019, 08:29:58 AM
Vidal was chilling beneath one of the trees in the quad, sunglasses on, jean-clad legs crossed at the ankles, arms crossed as he silently watched the other students mill about the campus. Acantha was curled around the trunk of the tree above him, humming disapprovingly. "You have a free period," she hissed, as she often did. "You should be studying."

Vidal nodded absent-mindedly. "There will be plenty of time for that. Just let me have a break." He heard Acantha hiss again, the sound oddly like a sigh of annoyance. He smirked to himself. "You are such a nag, you know that?" The snake did not reply.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 08:51:15 AM
Elijah continued working through his research, though after a few more minutes he just gave up and laid his head on the table in an uncharacteristic display of defeat. However many fights he had won in his lifetime and schoolwork was the one thing to beat him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 09:00:19 AM
Norah dared to glance at him again, smirking a bit at the sight of his head flat on the table in defeat. She glanced at Sophie once before packing up her stuff and walking over to Elijah's table, ignoring Sophie's frustrated warning. Norah sat down across from him and cleared her throat, "hey," she said to get his attention. Sophie followed, landing on Norah's shoulder and glaring at the boy.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 09:06:10 AM
Sadie glanced up from her phone in surprise and rolled her eyes at the spilled coffee. Lisbeth was snickering in her ear. When she saw nobody was moving to help though, she sighed and took pity on the girl. Grabbing a handful of paper towels, she marched towards the girl.

“Oh come on, watch her suffer a bit,” Lis pleaded.

“I may be a thug, but I’m not a monster,” she replied simply. She was face to face with the girl, and at a loss of anything better to say, “Clumsy, aren’t you,” was all she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 09:14:25 AM
Elijah had looked up when she sat down but only lifted his head when she spoke. "Hello." He looked her over, a frown tugging at the corners of his lips. "Can I help you?"

"Me or my daemon," Natalie muttered, shooting a glare to Everest who was now sitting quietly on her shoulder, looking as sheepish as a monkey could. "Thanks," she added. She helped try to clean up, then went to throw some away. "Shoot, of course Elijah's survived," she said with a groan.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 09:25:56 AM
Sophie nipped at Norah's ear, "See, he doesn't want anything to do with you. Let's just go," she whispered instantly. Norah waved her off and flashed Elijah a bright smile, not at all fazed by his disinterest, "Aren't you a ray of sunshine," she commented teasingly, "You just seemed like you could use some company," she said pleasantly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 09:30:44 AM
Elijah was about to say that he most certainly didn't, but his daemom was eyeing the girl with curiosity.
"She's nice," she said to him before he could voice his feelings, loud enough that Norah could probably hear. He sighed, knowing Maia wouldn't let him send the girl off now.
"I know you, right? Your brother is, er," he paused, being terrible with names.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 09:39:35 AM
She doubted Elijah would know anything about her parents or their deaths; he was far too young to be privy to any of that. However, it could not hurt to get close to him; he could have connections to people within the Bears that knew what happened. Jasper did not seem to care and he was constantly begging her to let it go. "My brother is Jasper Clarke," she confirmed with a shrug, "My parents were also Bears," she added subtly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 09:43:51 AM
"Right. I've met your brother," he said simply. He didn't elaborate on the info on her parents, though he had heard of them as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 10:21:13 AM
Lisbeth had noticed the other daemon’s fear of her and was having way too much with it. She hissed and crawled closer down Sadie’s arm. “This is why you don’t get someone else coffee. She glanced back at the coffee line and shrugged. “I still have to get mine, I’ll grab another for you,” she offered, a hint of a frown on her face.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 10:23:07 AM
"Would you? That'd be so great! Here." She dug into her purse and pulled out some bills for the other girl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 10:28:03 AM
it was difficult to tell, but it seemed like he knew of her parents at the very least. She smiled and nodded, "I imagine your paths frequently cross," she said, then eyed his laptop, "Having trouble with you paper?" she asked innocently. Was it foolish of her to get involved with this guy? Maybe Jasper was right and she should just move on instead of trying to uncover some dark secret. What if it wasn't a rival gang at all; what if her parents were killed by on of their own?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 10:49:29 AM
"Yes, it's a research paper which is possibly the worst way to spend my time I could think of," he grumbled, putting his cheek in his hand as he eyed his laptop with disgust.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 11:52:44 AM
Sadie took the money, wondering why on earth she couldn’t have just ignored this. But the girl did seem nice, and things got a little lonely with the way she lived life. “What is it you want then?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 12:01:16 PM
Norah chuckled and pulled out her own laptop, deciding to just relax and make herself comfortable at the table, "Oh trust me, I know the feeling," she said, opening up her own paper which was nearly done after hours of mad researching, typing and smashing her head against the table.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 12:43:47 PM
"Oh, just an iced vanilla latte. I'll come order it with you," Natalie said as she joined her in line. "I'm Natalie by the way, this is Everest," she said, gesturing to the nervous tamarin on her shoulder.

Elijah sighed and refocused on his paper. "I just need to add in a few more figures, but making them is really difficult," he grumbled as he opened excel once more to go over his data. This really was useless to him, and he wondered not for the first time today why he hadn't chosen something easier than Health and Nutrition.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 01:18:59 PM
“‘M Sadie,” she introduced. “And Lisbeth.” She pointed to her daemon. “Nice to meet you.” It came out more like a question, her arms folded across herself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 01:31:30 PM
"rough," Norah commented as she typed away at her own paper. She knew very little  about Elijah aside from him being a very important member of the bears, which was impressive for someone so young, "What's your major?" she asked curiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 01:50:08 PM
"Yeah, nice to meet you," Natalie agreed. She turned toward the barista and reordered her drink, then looked at Sadie.

"Health and Nutrition science," Elijah informed her. "Couldn't tell you why I chose that," he added. She clearly knew what he did with his life, and when he had gone about picking a major this had seemed like a smart choice. "And yours?" He asked for politeness' sake.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 01:52:43 PM
Sadie ordered a simple plain black iced coffee and stepped to the side to wait for their drinks. She was at a loss for what to say now, so she just stared straight ahead in silence. Finally, she couldn’t take it. “Who were you getting coffee for anyways?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 02:18:59 PM
lol sorry this is taking so long. struggling to pick a major for this girl :P)

"Interesting choice, I would not have guessed that," she noted, "I've gone through a few majors already, truthfully. Tried History my first year then political science. Now I'm taking law," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 02:24:37 PM
"Oh, my friend Elijah. He looked like he was sort of dying outside so I figured this would help," Natalie explained.

"Law," he repeated, not as a question. His eyebrows drew together slightly. "You want to be a lawyer?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 02:38:35 PM
"That's the plan," Norah said, not thinking it was anything shocking. She looked at him and rolled her eyes, "oh don't give me that look, I want to be a defense lawyer," she explained, raising her eyebrow at him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 02:40:25 PM
"I suppose that makes sense," he said, still looking at her carefully before he turned back to his work. "Still, that could be quite dangerous."
"Oh, stop, it's a suitable job," Maia scolded.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 02:54:29 PM
Norah smiled at his daemon, glad for the interjection, "I can handle myself just fine," she said confidently, "However dangerous it could be," she added, "it's better than my...other options," she said, eyeing him curiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 03:05:58 PM
"Yes," Elijah agreed immediately. He put a few more numbers into excel, sighing when the graph still didn't come out right. "Yes, I'd say anything is better than that option for you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 06, 2019, 03:32:12 PM
Norah nodded slowly, interested by his quick response; perhaps he had regrets of getting caught up in such a life. “You sound like my brother and Sophie here,” she said, eyeing her daemon briefly. The bird had her eyes fixed on Elijah in a scowl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 06, 2019, 10:33:55 PM
"Your brother would know better than most." Elijah looked at the bird and lifted his brows slightly as he found it practically glaring at him. He didn't even know a bird could have so much expression, though this was a daemon.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 06, 2019, 11:21:15 PM
The name sounded familiar to Sadie, but she couldn’t place exactly where. “Hmm.” Their coffees came up. “Well I feel a little responsible for this coffee now. Why don’t I come with you, make sure you get it all back in one piece?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 01:12:42 AM
“Yes, I suppose he would,” she agreed; it was a dangerous life and jasper just wanted her to be free from it. However, she wasn’t naive; she would always be a bear, even if her involvement remained indirect. She could never escape it. She glanced at Sophie and rolled her eyes, “sorry about her, she’s just overprotective,” Norah said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 01:24:27 AM
"She's an eagle, right? They always are," he said, looking away from the bird.

"Oh, sure!" Natalie said happily as she grabbed her new iced coffee and turned to lead Sadie back out to the quad.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 01:40:38 AM
Sadie stopped dead in her tracks when they reached the quad and she saw who the coffee was for. Immediately, her expression darkened and she glared at Elijah. The name made sense now that she could put it to a face. “You never mentioned your friend was a Bear,” she growled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 01:44:31 AM
“Golden Eagle,” she confirmed, giggling as Sophie ruffled her feathers and held her head high, “who knows the kind of trouble I’d get into without her,” she joked, then eyed the girl’s heading their way from the coffee shop.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 02:11:48 AM
"What? Maia's nice, don't worry," Natalie said, misunderstanding her as she continued walking to Elijah's table. He looked up and stared at the coffee she set in front of him.
"It's black," he commented.
"Yeah, I figured that's how you like it Mr. Boring," she retorted. He grumbled a response and took a sip.
"Hi, I'm Natalie!" She announced to the girl sitting with Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 02:17:10 AM
Sadie took a few steps closer, her jaw set and ready for a fight. Still, she felt a little wrong just walking away, at least when Natalie seemed so nice. She stood near the table, sipping her coffee and at a loss for what to say.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 02:22:44 AM
Norah had seen both girls around campus but she knew very little about them; Natalie seemed like her kind of person. The other one, there was something about her that made Norah uneasy. She smiled pleasantly, "His Natalie, I'm Norah," she replied. Sophie shifted on her shoulder, her glaring moving from Elijah to the two girls.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 02:28:00 AM
Elijah finally looked at the other girl and immediately narrowed his eyes. "Hello," he said flatly. He knew he recognized her, but he wasn't sure how. Though he knew it wasn't from anything good.
"Oh, right, this is Sadie. She saved me in the coffee line," Natalie introduced her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 02:30:58 AM
"Saved is a strong word," Sadie quickly amended. "I did what anyone would do." Her mind was reeling for a way out. She should have just stayed at home, avoid all of this. It was clear Elijah had some inkling of who she was, and getting into a fight at school wouldn't help her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 02:52:56 AM
Norah could feel the tension radiating between the two, as did Sophie. The bird was nipping at her ear, insisting Norah remove herself from the situation before something happened, but of course Norah ignore her. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 03:00:11 AM
"Well, you're the only that helped, so you saved me," Natalie said, rolling her eyes.
"Wait, what happened?" Elijah asked, on edge now.
"Calm down. No one jumped me, some clumsy tamarin made me drop my coffee and Sadie helped me clean up and get a new one. A walking angel!" Natalie gushed, looking at Sadie with a wide grin now.
Elijah's jaw tightened as he looked at Sadie again. "Well, thank you for helping her."
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Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 03:03:03 AM
"No problem," Sadie said cooly. "Well I'm sure you've got plenty of work to do. I'll be on my way." She couldn't hold back from some kind of remark on his profession, even if she was trying to keep things clean. "Natalie, Norah, pleasure to meet you."
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 07, 2019, 03:37:55 AM
Having gotten bored of people watching, Vidal decided to take a stroll around the campus. It wasn't much of a stroll, though, as at one point he absent-mindedly shoved his hands into his pockets and realized that they were empty. His wallet was gone. He swore under his breath, desperately patting himself down. Acantha, who was draped over his shoulders, tutted softly. "You need to be more careful," she admonished.

Vidal rolled his eyes. "Oh, hush and help me look, would you?" Acantha snorted, but slithered down to the ground, making her way swiftly through the grass. Vidal himself also set off, heading to a nearby table where a number of different students had congregated. "Hey," he said, giving them a friendly wave. "Have any of you seen a brown leather wallet, by any chance?"
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 04:42:48 AM
Oh, now it made sense. Elijah had recognized her from one of the others. Had she been there on a job once? He wasn't sure, but he wasn't sorry to see her go. That is, until the other stranger showed up. Since when did his bear daemon stop sending people in the opposite direction?
"If you lost your wallet, I'd imagine it's long gone by now," he said and turned back to his laptop.

Natalie frowned at Elijah before turning to the other guy. "Did you ask at the student center yet? Someone might have turned it in."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 04:54:55 AM
Norah thought it unlikely that someone would turn in a wallet, "That's probably your only option," she said apologetically. Norah chose that moment to pack up her things, "Well, I really should head to class. It was nice to meet you Natalie. Elijah...good talk," she said with a soft smile, "I'll see you around"
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Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 06:20:54 AM
“Someone coulda stolen it,” Sadie suggested, interest piqued. “There’s lots of unsavoury sorta out here,” she said in a mock whisper and sending Elijah a pointed look.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 07:39:03 AM
Elijah nodded to Norah as she was starting to leave. Sadie's comment, however, earned another glare from him. Although before he could say anything, Maia let out a rumbling growl directed at the girl.
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 07, 2019, 09:28:42 AM
Vidal frowned, rubbing the back of his head. "Yeah, I was hoping I'd not have to deal with the idiots at the student center," he sighed. Acantha reappeared, winding her way up his leg, across his torso, and back around his shoulders. He patted her on the back, then turned to leave. "Thanks anyway."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 10:45:44 AM
Sadie flinched back, having nearly forgotten about the huge daemon. She may be good in a fight, but she and her daemon were both rather small. “You got a problem?” She challenged Maia anyways.
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 07, 2019, 11:29:35 AM
Acantha was about to speak up, to keep her human from stepping in, but the big oaf beat her to the punch. "Hey, now," he said calmly. "Whatever the problem is, is it really worth a scrap?"
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Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 12:08:04 PM
“Yes,” Sadie snapped, eyes locked on the bear. If she was going to attack, she would be ready. “It’s not your business.”
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Post by: kristina-la on August 07, 2019, 12:12:38 PM
Norah backed away from the escalating scene as she quickly realized what was happening. Sophie had leapt off her shoulder and was circling the area, prepared to attack if she had to protect Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 07, 2019, 12:12:52 PM
"I don't know what her issue is, but I have none," Elijah spoke. He closed his computer and slid it into his bag before standing. He leveled Sadie with a glare. "Since I have work to do, I should go."
Maia rumbled behind him, standing to follow Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 07, 2019, 01:53:55 PM
Sadie glared at him as he went, slowly deflating from the close call. “Jackass,” She grumbled lowly, shoving her sleeves up forcefully. She threw her half-drank coffee in the trash and flexed her hands.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 08, 2019, 03:56:02 AM
Norah fled the quad, Sophie soaring above her, only slowing down when she was inside. Sophie landed on her shoulder, "told you so," the bird muttered, to which Norah just rolled her eyes. Talking with Elijah had been largely fruitless, much like all her other attempts at information. If he knew anything, he certainly did a good job of pretending otherwise.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 08, 2019, 04:00:08 AM
Elijah found himself far too annoyed to continue trying to get anything done, so he decided now would be a good time to walk back home. At least there he'd have little to no distraction, unless of course something came up. And something always seemed to come up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: RedneckedGent on August 08, 2019, 11:32:58 AM
Name: James Kelvin Leopold Fits-simons.
Age: 26.
Appearance: James stands about 5'4", has short cut, nicely styled brown hair, has an average, but still strong physique and build, and grey eyes.
Personality: Quiet, helpful, and caring, with an intense desire to see people safe and well. James is also dedicated to his goals and ideals.
Background: James is the child of two wolves, who were killed in an inter-gang conflict. Growing up he was a close friend of the leading family of the Wolves, though he's never become a member himself. His studies in college are many and varied, but his major is in medicine.
Daemon Name: Ristolphenies (Ristolph or Risto).
Daemon Species: Coyote.
Daemon Personality: sly, tricksy, and mischievous, with an eye toward the unorthodox and unusual.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Eraisuithiel on August 08, 2019, 11:37:44 AM
"Such drama," Acantha mused, and Vidal nodded in agreement. There seemed to be nothing but drama surrounding the entire university; the entire city, as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 08, 2019, 01:05:02 PM
Sadie scoffed and turned on her heel. "I'll keep an eye out for your wallet," she told Vidal. "Good luck." Her words were cold, but she was being entirely truthful. She could help people, it wasn't against the rules. Even if her daemon disagreed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 08, 2019, 02:10:36 PM
(Okay. We can skip ahead to that night? I have a half formed idea)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 08, 2019, 02:22:12 PM
Okie :))
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 08, 2019, 03:28:17 PM
[yes!!]
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Post by: RedneckedGent on August 08, 2019, 08:12:15 PM
(Sounds good.)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 08, 2019, 10:39:21 PM
Elijah wasn't particularly thrilled to be pulled away from work after the sun went down, but it at least gave him an excuse to stop working on school.
He stepped out of the car they'd driven and frowned, surveying the area. "What's here?"
"A deal," the other Bear he was with said. Their respective daemons joined them at their sides as they awaited the other party. Now that he looked closer, it seemed they were in the back alley of a hospital. That certainly was odd...
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 02:39:10 AM
Norah had remained at the school for an evening course and then, against Sophie's counsel, had spent some time at a party on campus which her friend had dragged her to. Hours later, Norah found herself in a park near the condo she shared with Jasper (conveniently near this hospital); her back was up against a tree, her arms strewn around the neck of Jaime Robertson, the son of a high ranking member of the wolves. A member of the rival gang himself. "We're going to be caught," she said in between hungry kisses. A growl rumbled deep in his throat and she felt his lips on her neck, his hands gripping her waist. It was not the first time Norah had found herself sneaking away with Jaime; it had started with her trying to uncover information about her parents but it quickly became something much more. "You worry too much," he growled affectionately.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 05:27:34 AM
Elijah narrowed his eyes as other figures approached their group. When they got closer he recognized them as members of the Leopards, which made things even stranger.
"Go scout the area," one of the Bears told him. He didn't appreciate being ordered around by him, but he also preferred this to dealing with any negotiations. He nodded to Maia and turned to go check the area, shoving his hands into his pockets as he walked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: RedneckedGent on August 09, 2019, 05:35:20 AM
James wandered in a seemingly aimless fashion around the park, muttering to himself as he worked through the wording of a paper he had to write. He broke off as he noticed people moving around.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 05:51:20 AM
Norah giggled and pushed her hands through his firey red hair, feeling the lingering effects of alcohol from the party. “If anyone finds out...” she started, but was silenced by Jaime’s lips on hers again. Sophie was perched up in the tree, watching over Norah; the daemon was naturally unimpressed by the dangerous relationship.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 05:56:29 AM
Elijah went into the park per Maia's suggestion. After walking through it for a moment, he heard his daemon's growl.
"What?" He asked, looking at her with a frown.
"Wolves," she told him. He paused, looking toward where she indicated. If the deal was with the Leopards, it didn't make sense for any Wolves to be there unless they were trying to cause a problem. Which he didn't doubt, based on the one he met earlier (he finally figured out why she seemed vaguely familiar).
"Alright then," he said as he followed his daemon to where she smelled them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 06:12:10 AM
Jaime finally withdrew when his daemon, an Arctic wolf, started to growl. Norah held into Jaime and looked around nervously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: RedneckedGent on August 09, 2019, 06:17:33 AM
"Some sort of deal between Bears and Leopards." Risto murmered. "And there are wolves nearby. Want to have some fun? Stir things up?"
"No Risto. Observation only."
"That's no fun...." The Daemon whined, before falling silent.
James ducked into some bushes, and watched carefully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 06:30:50 AM
Sadie walked with a few of her fellow gang-members, swinging a baseball bat lazily. She wasn’t high enough ranked to be privy to exactly why they were there, she was on standby until it was safe to know. Lisbeth could smell the opposing groups as they approached and hissed. “There’s something big going down here,” she warned.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 07:12:20 AM
"You shouldn't be here." He directed the statement to Norah, not acknowledging the guy she was with at all.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 07:40:14 AM
Norah quickly let Jaime go and pushed him away, her eyes wide as she realized who it was, “Elijah? Shit.” She said, starting to panic.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 07:54:05 AM
Elijah furrowed his brows and finally turned to the Wolf she was with. He turned back to Norah and tilted his head, leaving one hand in the pocket of his trousers.
"Your brother know about this?"
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Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 08:01:44 AM
Norah grabbed jaime’s wrist, holding him back from doing something foolish. His daemon was growling at Elijah, ready to attack if necessary. “It’s none of your business,” Jaime growled. Norah pushed past him, facing Elijah herself, “of course not,” she confessed, “Please...please don’t tell him. Anyone.” She begged.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 08:09:01 AM
Maia came up beside Elijah, returning the other daemon's growl in kind.
Elijah's eyes flickered to Jaime, looking thoroughly unimpressed. He narrowed his eyes, addressing Norah again. "I think you should come with me," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 08:22:23 AM
Norah stared at Elijah, unsure and fearful of what he would do. She knew her relationship with the wolf would get her in trouble eventually, but she hadn’t been able to put aside her feelings to do the right thing. She turned around, looking up at Jaime, “go home,” she told him, knowing Elijah was likely not alone. She kissed him once more and whispered in his ear, “I love you” before backing away towards Elijah. Sophie flew down from the tree, landing on norahs shoulder. Jaime seemed unsure about leaving her with the bear but he could probably sense the others nearby because he nodded and took off
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 08:28:03 AM
Maia relaxed as soon as the left, sitting back and moving away a bit to do her own thing.
Elijah took a moment to find the right words, his jaw flexing as the only sign of his stress.
"I don't care what you do as a person, honestly, but with the position of your brother I have to take things like this into consideration. You're a danger to all of us," he said, his tone harsh.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 08:59:15 AM
"Okay Lis," Sadie said quietly. "Go take a look at what's happening, I won't be far behind." Lisbeth's small size was the most logical solution for getting a read on the area. If she was about to be smashing skulls in, she'd prefer to know whose skulls they were. The lizard scampered off, heading towards where she could smell the dirty bear that always tagged along with Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 08:59:59 AM
Norah was quiet, avoiding his eyes as she tried to come up with some kind of response. “I didn’t...it was never supposed to be like this,” she said, tears starting to bubble up. She dared to look up, fixing her eyes on him, “what are you going to do?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 09:20:13 AM
"Take you home, first," he said. "On the way I'll think about the rest," he added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 09:40:25 AM
Norah bit down on her lip hard and felt her whole body shaking; how could she have been so foolish! She grabbed Elijah's arm and looked at him with wide eyes, "Please...just don't tell Jasper," she begged. Snooping around, trying to uncover the truth of their parent's murder was one thing...how would her brother feel about her secret love affair with a wolf? not just any wolf, but the son of the second in command.

Nothing good was going to come of being discovered by that Bear; if her brother discovered the truth, Jaime knew he would be targeted. It was a recipe for disaster. As he fled the park, he of course stumbled upon another wolf; getting away unnoticed would have been too easy. "Sadie? What are you doing here?" he hissed, looking around nervously; who else was lurking around the park?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 09:52:16 AM
Elijah jerked his arm away and glared at her. "For whose sake, yours or his?" He asked, nodding his head in the direction the wolf had taken off in. "I need to know the extent of this. Has he been to your home before?"
Maia sat back and sniffed the air, smelling something familiar.
"Eli, more Wolves," she said sharply. He instantly stiffened and looked around.
"See what you've done?"
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Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 09:56:10 AM
Sadie stiffened when she saw Jaime. He was higher up than she, she didn’t want him getting her in any trouble. “I’m here patrolling. On orders.” Why would he be here and not know why she was here? “I think something big is going down. Why are you here?”
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Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 10:02:19 AM
"Of course not, no one else knows about us," she insisted, "I am not a complete fool...." she started, growing quiet and tense as Elijah's Daemon alerted them to the other wolves nearby. Surely it was just a coincidence; Jaime wouldn't have played her, would he?

Jaime's heart raced but his expression remained neutral, not giving away anything. "I was just walking home from a party on campus," he said; it was partially true at least. He looked around the park, suddenly worried for Norah; what exactly was going down?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 10:07:18 AM
He was acting suspicious, that much was obvious. She took a step closer to him, a predatory glint in her eye and she lifted her bat ever so slightly. “So you just so happened to be walking through here while something was going down?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 10:15:36 AM
"Let's go," he said. He grabbed her by the arm, albeit not too roughly, and started guiding her away from where his daemon had smelled the other wolves - and certainly not toward her home.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 10:26:13 AM
Jaime looked back at her, his mouth pulled down in a frown, "What exactly are you accusing me off?" he questioned aggressively.

Norah followed along without resistance, looking over her shoulder as they left the park. "Where are you taking me? she questioned, realizing quickly that he was not taking her home.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 10:28:05 AM
"My home. I don't trust you right now," he said flatly, looking back at her briefly. "Then, I need to come back here since there's a major potential threat - no thanks to you."
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Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 10:31:58 AM
She squared her shoulders, not one to stand down. “I know a liar when I see one. I want to know what you’re hiding,” she growled. Right now she had half a mind that he was a traitor. What if he’d led them into some sort of setup?
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Post by: RedneckedGent on August 09, 2019, 10:39:15 AM
James pulled back quietly, and circled around, letting Risto's nose guide him.
"I smell Jamie nearby." The Daemon snorted to clear his nose. "He and a girl I'm not familiar with, in some state of arousal? He went one way and she went another eith someone who's probably a Bear."
James sighed. This would have to be handled carefully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 10:47:08 AM
Norah could not blame him for not trusting her; she had betrayed her own by getting involved with Jaime. "I didn't mean any harm," she said quietly, feeling defeated. Norah siad nothing more as Elijah escorted her back to his home; Sophie soared above them, also remaining quiet. She could only imagine what thoughts were running through her Daemon's mind; the bird had warned Norah that her relationship with Jaime was bad news.

"I do not have to explain myself to you," Jaime replied harshly, "it's nothing you need worry about," he added then started to walk away from her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 10:51:13 AM
Elijah unlocked his apartment door and ushered her inside, looking over his shoulder again before he shut the door behind them. He went around and turned the lights on, then paused in the kitchen and took a breath.
"What all does that Wolf know?" He asked, turning to her again. "I need to know before I go back."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 10:53:16 AM
Against her better judgement, Sadie reached out and grabbed his arm before Jamie could walk away. “You’re not going anywhere. If you’ve done something to jeopardize the rest of us, I need to know, now.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 11:03:39 AM
Norah looked around his apartment, naturally curious, before fixing her eyes on Elijah. "You can relax, it's not like I spilled all  your dirty secrets. God, I'm not even a Bear technically! I wouldn't know anything anyway!" she pointed out as she made herself comfortable on his couch. "He knows about my parents," she said after a moment of silence, "That's how this all started; I wanted information." she admitted.

Jaime pulled his arm away roughly and turned on her, his expression murderous. "I was with a girl, okay?" he hissed quietly, not wanting to elaborate.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 11:09:46 AM
"On your parents," he stated. Elijah tilted his curiously, still frowning. "Why would you think a Wolf would know anything?'
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 11:12:00 AM
Sadie dropped his arm like she was burned. Of course he was just worried about some girl. “Jesus, you had to be shifty about that? Of all the things...” she shook her head. “I’ll leave you to her then.”
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Post by: RedneckedGent on August 09, 2019, 11:13:43 AM
"Jamie!" James emerged from the shadows. "Risto said he smelled you over here." He moved closer, a concerned look on his face. "I think there's going to be trouble. We should move someplace safer."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 11:24:41 AM
Norah drew her legs up to her chest and rested her chin on her knees, "Someone from within the Bear told me they recalled an altercation between my parents and Jaime's father days before their death. I thought if I got close to Jaime, I could uncover something about what happened," she confessed. Instead, she had fallen in love with the wolf.

Jaimes was relieved that Sadie had given up so easily, not even questioning who the girl was. "I wasn't shifty, I'm just a little upset is all," he said smoothly, "now, I'm going home. Carry on with your patrol,' he told Sadie just as James emerged from the shadows; he frowned and shook his head, "how many god damn people are in this park" he growled
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 11:30:53 AM
Elijah made a bit of a face when her feet were on his couch, but he didn't say anything. Clearly, she was having a lot of...feelings about this, and feelings weren't his strong suit. "And I'm assuming you got distracted on the way?" He raised an eyebrow. He came around and sat in a chair next to the couch facing her. He bit his lower lip thoughtfully and rested his elbows on his legs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 11:40:48 AM
Sadie sneered at the boy she didn’t recognize. “I’m not going anywhere,” she told him firmly. “I’m here to do a job and I don’t run scared.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 11:47:12 AM
Norah sighed deeply and gazed out the window, "Distracted...that's one way to put it," she mumbled, shaking her head. "He didn't know anything about it," she revealed, "So it was a dead end anyway, but...I...." she buried her face in her hands, crying softly. Sophie hopped up onto the couch and nuzzled Norah's arm, trying to comfort her. "I love him" she whispered.

Jaime shrugged, "Suit yourself, I am out of here," he said before starting to walk away from them both. If any bears came back, he could be in some serious trouble. He wanted to be far away from the park if they returned for him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 12:39:08 PM
"Don't cry," Elijah said, his voice slightly panicked now. Maia laid down on the ground between the two of them, giving Elijah an annoyed look. He through his hands up in confusion at her, then focused on Norah again.
"Seriously, don't cry, Norah. Er, do you want, um, water?" He stood, nervously running his hands down the sides of his pants.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 12:54:56 PM
Norah eventually calmed herself down and lifted her head, waving him off before wiping her eyes dry. Why was she unloading everything on him? She barely knew Elijah and he was the last person she should be confessing everything to. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't be telling you all this," she mumbled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: RedneckedGent on August 09, 2019, 12:59:47 PM
James shrugged. "Entirely to many." He walked along with Jamie in silence.
"Boooooorrrrrrriiiiiinnnggg........." Risto sing-songed. "Ask him about the girl. Is she pretty?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 01:10:38 PM
At that moment, Lisbeth returned. “They know we’re here. There are Bears around. Including that ugly oaf of a bear.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 01:20:44 PM
(Poor maia its not her fault shes lorge)

Elijah sighed, almost with relief as he sat back down. When he spoke, it was a bit gentler.
"Even if you think he doesn't know anything, he's a Wolf. They can't be trusted." He paused, studying her for a moment before adding, "I'm sorry." He stood up, Maia moving with him.
"I need to go back. Stay here." He turned to the door and stopped, looking at her again. "There's tea in the kitchen if you'd like any."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 01:30:14 PM
Jaime stared ahead with a scowl as he walked, "It's none of your business," he growled. Jaime stopped short when he overheard Sadie's daemon. "We should clear out then," he said, "There's no sense getting in a fight," Jaime warned.


Norah understood where he was coming from, but she trusted Jaime; was he trust misplaced though? Regardless, she knew they could never be together. She looked to Elijah, "Please don't hurt him," she said as a final plea, not sure what would transpire back at the park.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 01:46:53 PM
"The Wolves aren't even supposed to be there. If he had nothing to do with it, he'll be fine," he said. Elijah walked outside with Maia.
"Stay." He added with finality before shutting and locking door. He then started making his way back to where the deal between the Bears and the Leopards was transpiring.
When he got there, however, his guys were loading up what looked like a gurney with someone on it into an unmarked ambulance. The Leopards had apparently cleared out. He studied the scene without any expression, though he was confused.
"One of ours. Weird sh*ts been going down apparently, but we got some intel now. Let's go," one of the others informed him. Obligingly he climbed into the car they'd taken here.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 01:53:59 PM
Sadie sighed and swung her bat around a little. “I’m ready to crack some skulls,” she ground out. “What else am I supposed to do anyways?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 02:07:24 PM
Norah flopped back on Elijah's couch with a deep sigh once he was gone, "Sophie, I really screwed this up. I should have listened to you," she said. Sophie snorted in response and ruffled her feathers.
"You should have. I told you the boy was bad news," she grumbled, "now look at us? Trapped in a Bear's apartment." she scolded

Jaime shook his head, "Just go home Sadie, we're out numbered," Jaime insisted. He couldn't just abandon her there; it would look bad, especially if anyone was to find out about him and Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 09, 2019, 02:16:33 PM
Sadie glared, But it felt like too much of a direct order to ignore. “Fine, but if this all goes sideways and we’re not here, it’s on you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 09, 2019, 02:36:05 PM
Elijah drove back to their HQ, but he left as fast as he could. He went in search of Jasper, though he wasn't sure how to explain why his sister was at his apartment. Maybe he ought to just take her to her house.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 09, 2019, 02:55:13 PM
Jaime rolled his eyes and just pushed her forwards gently, "Lets just get out of here, nothing is going to happen if we aren't here," he said

Jasper was just arriving at HQ when Elijah was leaving; there was a look of concern in his eyes. Norah hadn't come home and her phone was going straight to voicemail.


Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 01:43:45 AM
Elijah paused when he saw Jasper, debating internally with himself.
"Uh, I have your sister at my apartment," he said abruptly as he walked over to him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 01:50:04 AM
Sadie flinched away from Jaimes touch, unaccustomed to people putting their hands on her for any good reason. “You just wanna get back to your girl,” she complained. “We have bigger things to worry about.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 02:02:06 AM
Jasper stopped and turned to face the boy, a spark of anger igniting in his eyes. He was usually very calm and easy going, but when it came to Norah his hot-headedness came out. “Explain,” he demanded

Jaime shook his head; if she only knew. Norah was the source of their problems. Jaime rubbed his  forehead, “like getting out of here,” Jaime said. Elijah had probably already told norahs brother; it was only a matter of time before they came for him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 02:13:01 AM
"Don't get the wrong idea," he said quickly. "I saw her when I was patrolling the park, so I took her somewhere I knew she'd be safe," Elijah explained. "I didn't think taking her to her home was the best option at the time."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:19:37 AM
“What’s got you so chicken?” Sadie insisted, forcing their pace to be less fast.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 02:36:33 AM
Jasper frowned, knowing there was more to the story than Elijah was sharing. Norah was smart enough not to be hanging around the park after dark, alone. “What was she doing at the park?” He questioned

Jaime groaned and looked behind him nervously, “you keep this to yourself,” he warned her harshly, “I was with a bear,” he whispered
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 02:41:26 AM
"I didn't ask." Elijah crossed his arms over his chest and looked at the doorway. "Look, do you want to come get her or not?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:54:09 AM
She stopped dead in her tracks and stared at him with a mixture of disbelief and anger. “Are you crazy? Or just plain stupid? Why the hell would you be out fooling around with a Bear?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 03:03:21 AM
Jasper sighed and rubbed his face, getting tired of his sister's antics; she was simply incapable of keeping her nose out of trouble. "Let's go," he said with a nod before walking out, his Daemon Lexa following behind him

"Quiet," Jaime hissed as he looked around; there was no telling who else could be lurking in the park. "She's not technically a Bear, officially," he tried to defend, "trust me, I know how stupid I've been. I thought we could continue without anyone uncovering our secret but tonight...tonight Elijah caught us together," Jaime confessed. What a mess he was in.

(LOL how did I end up with three characters already?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 03:16:48 AM
[ahahaha it’s a miracle]

“Elijah?” No, this was bad, very bad. “And you were just going to let him go?” She hissed, keeping her voice low. “We have to catch him before he tells anybody else!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 03:32:46 AM
(Usually that's me with a billion characters 😂)

Elijah led him out and toward his apartment. He unlocked his front door and stepped in, Maia following closely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 03:49:07 AM
Jaime shook his head, knowing it was too late, unless Norah convinced Elijah not to reveal this secret to anyone. "I couldn't  do anything; there were too many Bears around," he said, looking down at his daemon. The arctic wolf, while fiercely loyal and vicious, was no match for a group of bears.

Norah sat up as soon as the apartment door swung open, her eyes growing wide as Jasper walked in after Elijah. He appeared more frustrated than angry, which led her to believe Elijah had not told him about Jaime. "Jasper..."
"Don't," he said sharply, clearly not wanting to hear her defense, "You're lucky Elijah found you and not someone else," Jasper said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 03:51:10 AM
“When the rest of them find out, they’ll rip you to shreds,” she warned. “The Bears’ll use it against you and you’ll be lucky if your father doesn’t disown you. What made you think getting involved with this girl was a good idea? Why the hell was it worth it?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 04:22:53 AM
"You think I don't know that?" he snapped back at her, "It was nothing at first; we were just fooling around," Jaime said, thinking back on when their secret relationship began. It had been a thrill, sneaking around. At some point it had become more than a casual affair. "I fell in love with her," he admitted reluctantly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 04:35:53 AM
They were nearing her apartment and she pulled him inside the lobby, clearly still angry. “Listen, I’m sure we’ve all wanted to bag a Bear, but we don’t act on it. And we certainly don’t fall in love with them. You have to end this. It’s only gonna end badly.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 04:40:07 AM
Elijah looked between the two siblings for a moment before going into the kitchen, needing to make tea for himself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 04:57:10 AM
Jaime knew it was the wise thing to do; he and Norah could never be together. Their love would always be forbidden. He leaned against a wall in her building's lobby; the thought of ending things with Norah pained him deeply. "It's not that easy to do," Jaime muttered.

"What were you even doing at the park Norah? Are you trying to get yourself killed?" Jasper demanded, assuming she'd been there for another foolish attempt at uncovering the truth about their parents. She just wouldn't let it go, no matter how many times he told her to drop it. He sighed and drew his sister into a hug as tears started to well up in her eyes, "I need you to be more careful Norah, please," Jasper said as she cried into him.
Norah glanced over Jasper's shoulder at Elijah, silently thanking him for keeping what really happened from Jasper.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 05:21:35 AM
“It’s not easy, but it is necessary,” she told him, putting a hand on his shoulder. “We can give her a call now and make things clear.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 05:22:18 AM
Elijah met her gaze and quickly looked away, focusing instead on taking a sip from his mug. The drink was hot, though, and he yanked it away from himself when he burnt his tongue.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 06:04:02 AM
Jaime swallowed as he pulled out his phone, his thumb hovering over the screen. "I can't," Jaime finally said, "I have to do this in person," he said. Norah didn't deserve to have her heart broke over a phone call.


Norah smiled softly at Elijah, tying not to laugh as he burned his tongue on the tea; there was another side to that boy that intrigued her. He was more than just the hardened, brooding gangster. He easily could have told Jasper everything, but he didn't for some reason. She let go of her brother and looked up at him, "I should have come straight home, I'm sorry Jasper," she said sincerely. Jasper pursed his lips as he stared down at her, probably wanting to be angry with her but just couldn't bring himself to it when she was crying like that.
"You're the reason I have grey hairs," he grumbled with a shake of his head. He looked behind at Elijah and nodded, "Thank you for this. I owe you one," he said then put a hand on his sister's back, gently pushing her towards the entryway.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 06:10:57 AM
Sadie groaned and shook her head. “Fine. But you’d better do it. No good can come of this,” she warned him. She could already tell she was too riled up for sleep tonight.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 08:04:46 AM
Elijah nodded, awkwardly waving as they went to leave. "Just stay out of trouble," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 08:31:46 AM
Jaime shoved his phone back in his pocket, frustrated that he had even suggested they go to the park. “I know I know, I’ll deal with this,” he promised. He pushed off the wall and headed for the the entrance, “I’ll see you around Sadie,” he said before exiting her building and heading home.

Norah rolled her eyes as she walked by him, “yes boss,” she said playfully as jasper escorted her out, his daemon leading the way; Sophie perched on norahs shoulder.

Should we ff?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 08:48:10 AM
(I'm good to ff!)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 08:52:24 AM
[yes pls!]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 09:03:48 AM
Natalie woke up late the next morning, having gone to a party the night before. She sent Elijah a text warning him that she was coming over and they were getting lunch, then proceeded to quickly get ready.

Elijah sighed at the text message, knowing he wouldn't change her mind and be dragged out no matter what. Not long after, she was at his door and they were headed out to the strip mall as per Natalie's request.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 09:12:42 AM
Sadie hadn’t slept for long and headed to the gym to beat out her frustrations on a punching bag. By the time she was done, it was already morning and her knuckles aches from the work. She threw on a baggy sweater and left to find breakfast. She couldn’t explain it, but ever since she met Elijah in person she was in a sour mood.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 09:42:08 AM
Jaime had woken early, with even less clarity on what he needed to do than the previous evening, so he'd set out on a run along the beach in hopes that it would help.

Norah slept well into the next morning, waking with a killer headache and an aching heart. She grabbed her phone from the nightstand and checked for messages from Jaime,but there was nothing; she couldn't even be certain that Jaime got home safely. Just tell me if you're okay. she texted to him before getting out of bed and venturing out of her room; it seemed that jasper had already left but had left a note on the kitchen island telling her stay out of trouble.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 10:02:17 AM
As Natalie navigated them through the area, she caught sight of someone familiar.
"Sadie, hey!" She called out, jogging over to the other girl. Everest bounced on her shoulder as she did, and clung tightly to her shirt.

Elijah watched Natalie run up to the girl, his lip all but curling in annoyance.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 10:14:12 AM
Sadie looked up from her phone in surprise as the girl ran towards her, momentarily confused until she realized who it was. “Oh, Natalie. Hi.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 10:25:31 AM
"What's up? Eli and I were going to get something to eat, if you wanna join!" Natalie offered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 10:27:06 AM
Sadie looked behind her and noticed Elijah for the first time. Everything in her screamed not to sit down with him, it would be a good opportunity for damage control. She looked back at Natalie and smiled. “I’d love to, but I’ve just been to the gym. I’m not very well dressed for breakfast.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 10:27:34 AM
Norah rolled her eyes after reading his note; she knew he was only trying to keep her safe but she hated being told what to do. He was he brother, not her father. Norah changed into a pair of jeans and a hoodie before heading out to grab a bite to eat, checking her phone every once in a while for a message from Jaime. She was getting worried.

Jaime ran for hours until he just couldn't take another step. He wandered into a cafe, grabbing a coffee and a breakfast sandwich before finding himself a seat. It wasn't until then that Jaime pulled out his phone and saw Norah's message, which served as a painful reminder of what he had to do. I'm fine...but we should talk he started to type out before deleting the message and retyping Don't worry, I'm okay. Let's meet somewhere?.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 10:36:01 AM
"We're not going anywhere fancy, just somewhere here," Natalie assured her. "Like...this place!" She said and pointed to the little cafe down a ways.
Elijah sighed but didn't say anything. If Natalie wanted her to come, he wouldn't argue.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 10:53:24 AM
Sadie nodded, genuinely charmed by the girl. It astounded her that she could be friends with Elijah. “Alright, I could do for a bite to eat.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 10:58:42 AM
Norah breathed a sigh of relief when he finally responded and that he wanted to see her; she had, for a moment, wondered if he had fooled her.
Sure, where? she replied. He messaged back moments later with the name of the cafe on the beach, where they'd met up numerous times. She smiled told him she was on her way before shoving the phone in her back pocket and heading to the cafe.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:05:42 AM
Natalie beamed and walked up to it, stroking Everest's fur as she went. "Oh, see look, there's someone else in work out clothes here so you're totally fine," she said over her shoulder to Sadie.
"No one cares either way," Elijah muttered. He frowned at the size of the door and looked at Maia, who was already making her way around to the patio of the cafe to lay there. He smiled appreciatively and followed the others in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 11:12:24 AM
Sadie glared at the bear on her way in, but her spirits sunk even more when she recognized who else was in the cafe. She pinched the bridge of her nose and looked Elijah in the eyes. “So how’d you and Natalie become friends?” She asked in a sickly sweet voice. How did you pull a sweet girl into this life?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 11:17:39 AM
Jaime looked up from his phone as more people entered the cafe; it took him a moment to full realize who the three individuals were as it made little sense to him. He stared at Sadie, questioningly, then at Elijah; what was she doing with the bear? He quickly texted Norah, warning her not to come, hoping she would see the message before it was too late.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:20:26 AM
(But dID SHE?)

"We were neighbors," Elijah told her flatly.
"Yeah! I've known Eli since we were this tall!" Natalie held her hand at her knee-height to demonstrate. "Well, actually, I was taller than him back then. That's definitely changed," she laughed and patted his shoulder before going up to order something.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 11:24:44 AM
Sadie’s eyes stayed on Elijah, not wanting to call attention to Jaimes prescience. “Oh is that so? You two must be as thick as thieves.” She smiled at Natalie. “You must be very protective, Eli. I imagine if anyone were to threaten a friend of yours it wouldn’t go over well.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:28:35 AM
Elijah's eyes immediately narrowed and he stepped closer to her, his voice dropping. "Don't get any ideas," he growled out. "She has nothing to do with any of it."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 11:31:52 AM
Jaime sipped at his coffee as quietly as he could while watching Sadie converse with the Bear and his friend, whom Jaime did not know. Maybe he could slip out without being noticed? He was a little surprised that Elijah had not taken note of the tall red head with the pure white Wolf sitting at his feet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 11:37:08 AM
Her shoulders tensed and she glared right back. “Don’t give me any reason to then. We have something we need to talk about.” She couldn’t help but glance behind him at Jaime. A little louder, she pulled back and said, “Times are just so unpredictable around here with all the gangs going at each other.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:44:33 AM
Elijah followed her eyes and he stiffened. The universe just loved messing with him, didn't it?
"Oh no kidding, that gang stuff is dangerous," Natalie said before going to wait for her coffee. Elijah watched her walk away and then gestured to Sadie to go order.
"Ladies first," he said, still glaring. His gaze now, however, flickered from her to Jaime.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 11:48:41 AM
Jaime shook his head at Sadie, "Unbelievable," he muttered under his breath; she was going to start something right here in the open. He checked his phone nervously, Norah hadn't responded which meant she probably hadn't seen his warning. He looked up to see Elijah's eyes on him and then to the cafe entrance where Norah was opening the door.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 11:49:19 AM
Sadie loathed the idea of a Bear standing at her back, it was just asking him to hit her. She moved anyways, knowing she didn’t blown Jaimes cover. “We have lots to talk about, you and I,” she warned Eli.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:57:15 AM
"Sure," Elijah said, brushing it off. He glanced over his shoulder, but then had to do a double take when he realized it was Norah walking in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 12:01:54 PM
Sadie followed his eyes and almost groaned when she saw Norah walk in. How stupid could that boy be? She breathed out deeply, trying to stay calm.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 12:11:51 PM
Norah paused in the doorway, her eyes immediately drawn to Elijah then to Jaime, "You have got to be kidding me," she said once the door closed behind her, quickly realizing she should have stayed home rather than running to Jaime like a moth to a flame.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 12:50:50 PM
"Nat, would you mind finding a table on the patio? Maia's already somewhere out there," Elijah said to his friend. "I'll bring your coffee," he added when she looked hesitant. She nodded and went out to the back, allowing Elijah to fully turn around to Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 12:56:09 PM
As soon as Natalie was gone, Sadie rounded on him. “Don’t make a scene,” she warned, mostly to Elijah but also to the other two.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 01:08:58 PM
Norah backed into the door, wishing she could disappear. After everything Elijah had done for her the previous evening, keeping quiet, she'd run right back to the wolf without a second thought. "Elijah I..."

Jaime stood up slowly and put his hand up as he stepped towards them, "This is not what you think," he siad calmly, looking at Norah first then Elijah and Sadie, his heart breaking.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 01:14:28 PM
"Explain, then." Elijah looked between the two of them and then glanced at Sadie, barely acknowledging what she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 01:26:43 PM
Jaime sighed as he fixed his eyes on Norah, "I asked her to meet me here so I...so I could end things," Jaime said, his voice cracking.

Norah stared at Jaime with her mouth open in surprise, tears quickly welling up. "Jaime, no...."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 01:30:22 PM
Sadie locked her hard gaze on Jaime, relieved he was actually going through with it. Still, there was damage control to do. She couldn’t fathom why he thought doing this out in public was a good idea.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 01:58:26 PM
Elijah looked Norah over. More tears, it seemed. Not wanting to deal with that, he turned away to make his own order. "Please just do it quickly," he said over his shoulder before stepping away.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:06:28 PM
Sadie wasn’t walking away from him that easily, and followed Elijah to the counter. “I have a...proposition,” she offered, trying not to freak him out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 02:21:57 PM
"What makes you think I'd make a deal with you?" He asked without looking at her as he paid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:24:14 PM
“Because I have a lot of leverage on you, and you’ve got nothing on me,” she replied coolly. “And it’ll be best for you anyways.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 02:28:08 PM
Jaime sighed and shook his head, "Norah, you know it's the right thing," he said, taking her hands in his. There was no one in the shop aside from the staff, and he'd payed for their silence a long time ago, "It is too dangerous for the both of us," he said, glancing at Elijah. It was bad enough the Bear's second hand man knew their secret; he surely wouldn't allow their affair to continue.
 
In her heart, Norah knew Jaime was being sensible; continuing to sneak around would only put them in danger, Jaime especially. But was it worth the risk? Why should they part ways in heart break because of a stupid conflict between gangs? She wasn't even a member of the Bears! "Why should we? It's not fair Jaime, I want to be with you. Who cares about what they think," she whispered
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 02:38:47 PM
Elijah finally turned to her and cocked his head, looking annoyed. "Fine, what is it then?" He asked. He looked at Norah and Jaime, frowning slightly. Though he supposed he couldn't be angry, given that this was the right thing for them to do. It'd keep her safer in the long run, at least.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:41:30 PM
“If This were to get out about those two,” she gestured vaguely at Norah and Jaime. “Everyone will have a field day. They’ll try to use it against the Bears and the Wolves alike. So you can’t go blabbing your big mouth about this, got it? Far as I can tell, were the only ones that know and it needs to stay that way.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 02:48:22 PM
"That's it?" Elijah blinked and almost cracked a smile - almost. "Of course I'm not going to tell anyone. If I'm worried about anyone's big mouth, it'd be yours." He rolled his eyes at her and turned away, grabbing his and Natalie's drinks as well as the food to take out to her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 02:52:36 PM
Sadie purses her lips, annoyed by his blasé attitude on the matter. She ordered her own drink and pointed to Norah and Jaime. “You two need to figure sh*t out. You may not officially be a Bear, but your brother is and that makes you a weakness. You need to understand that what you do affects other people.” God she felt like somebody’s mother. Lisbeth was clucking at her to chill out and enjoy things more but she couldn’t.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 03:00:19 PM
 Jaime glanced at Sadie briefly and waved her off, "No Norah, this cannot continue," he said firmly, dropping her hands and stepping back though it hurt him greatly, "If your brother finds out, they will surely come for me and if my people find out? If my father hears of this? He will use you as leverage against the Bears," Jaime siad, "Nothing good comes of us together," he told her. Jaime took her face in his hands and gently brushed away the tears from her cheeks, "I love you Norah; I wish things could be different," he whispered before kissing her once last time.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 03:04:12 PM
Elijah paused in the doorway, watching the goodbye with a fairly blank expression. At least it seemed the Wolf had gotten his head screwed on properly now, though Eli wished it'd been a little sooner. Maybe then he wouldn't have had to watch that girl cry so many times since he had met her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 10, 2019, 03:08:51 PM
Sadie shook her head and grabbed her coffee with more fore than necessary, brushing past Elijah to sit beside Natalie. “How’s school?” She asked, careful to keep her voice mild.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 10, 2019, 03:31:15 PM
"Please Jaime," she whispered against his lips, her hands gripping his shoulders tightly. Jaime shook his head and pulled away, letting her arms fall from his shoulders. "Goodbye Norah," he whispered then walked out of the Café, leaving her standing there with tears streaming down her face. She spun around, facing Elijah with a murderous glare; if he hadn't found them in the park, they never would have been forced to separate.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 10, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
Elijah sighed when he saw Norah's expression. "Don't look at me like that," he said. "You know it needed to happen."

"Oh, it's school. Biology is kicking my ass, you know? At least Eli's kinda smart, he helps me with it," Natalie sighed and looked over at the doorway. "What's he doing anyway?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 11, 2019, 12:40:13 AM
Sadie shrugged. “Oh I think he ran into someone he knew. Gotta do the niceties and everything. Bio sounds awful, I could never do that. Is that your major?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 12:54:29 AM
Norah shook her head, “I didn’t choose this life Elijah,” she said while wiping her eyes; how many times was this guy going to see her cry? She had to pull herself together. Of course she knew it had to happen but that did not lessen the heartache.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 01:11:48 AM
"No, it's what your parents gave you," he said. He walked over to her, setting the drinks on the counter for a moment to deal with this. "Norah, if his father or anyone else found out, they'd use you. This is the best way to stay safe."

Natalie nodded. "Yeah, but it's literally hell," she said with a small laugh.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 01:30:41 AM
Norah had known the risks but the more she had fallen for Jaime then less she took them seriously. She looked at Elijah, nodding her head in understanding; it would put jasper in a terrible position if the wolves found out and used her against him. “I get it, but it does not make this hurt any less,” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 11, 2019, 01:33:13 AM
Sadie laughed as well, thankful for the normalcy. “I can’t imagine. Although I would say my accounting classes are also hell.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 02:08:14 AM
"I can't fix that," he said, though it wasn't his usual harsh tone. "But, here." Elijah turned and picked up the cookie he'd ordered and held it out to her.

"Business major?" Natalie guessed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 03:00:29 AM
Norah stared at the cookie then at Elijah, raising her eyebrow, "Uh...thank you," she said, taking the cookie from him. It certainly would not lessen the pain in her heart, but the gesture was kind. She glanced out the door behind him, "Mind if I join you?" she said, "I...could use the distraction," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 03:19:41 AM
"Oh, sure," he shrugged and gathered up his and Natalie's orders before pushing the door open with his shoulder.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 03:48:03 AM
Norah tried her best to wipe away the tears from her cheeks before following him out to the café's patio. Once outside, Sophie flew up into a tree, watching over Norah with a very grumpy expression; Norah imagined the daemon was conflicted, relieved that the relationship with Jaime was over but also unimpressed that Norah was hanging around Elijah. Norah ignored the eagle and took a seat at the table with the two girls
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 04:00:22 AM
"Finally!" Natalie exclaimed and dramatically took a drink of her iced coffee. "Hey, Norah, right?" She said to the girl as she joined them.

Elijah sat down and sipped his coffee, not responding to his friends antics.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 04:18:59 AM
Norah nodded, “and you’re...Natalie right?” She said with a small smile, forcing herself to be social when all she wanted to do was curl up in her room alone and finish off a tub of ice cream. “How do you know Elijah?” She asked curiously .
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 04:28:17 AM
"We grew up together," Natalie explained. She shot a smile toward Elijah, which he returned with a small one of his own.
"We were neighbors, and we went to school together and everything," she continued.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 04:45:55 AM
Norah eyed Elijah, wondering how much Natalie knew of Elijah's involvement with the bears. "How lovely," Norah said with a sweet smile, though it didn't reach her eyes. All she could think about was Jaime; it was taking every bit of will to hold back more tears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 05:15:35 AM
Elijah avoided her gaze, instead choosing to focus on turning his cup around in his hands. If Natalie knew anything about his life with the Bears, she never said and he never mentioned it - to keep her safe. As he thought this his gaze lifted up to Sadie and narrowed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 11, 2019, 05:21:36 AM
Sadie gripped her coffee cup and when she felt Elijah’s eyes on her she glanced up, returning the distrustful gaze.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 05:32:01 AM
Norah took from Elijah's avoidance that Natalie was unaware of his involvement, which Norah thought was impressive and admirable. She wondered how different her life would be if she was naïve to her family's involvement? "I bet you know all sorts of embarrassing stories about Elijah here," she siad with a sly grin.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 05:36:49 AM
"Oh yeah, this one time in third grade-" Natalie started, but was cut off by Elijah's hand over her mouth.
"We don't need to go there today," he said.
"Whaat? It's just the snake story!" She whined.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 11, 2019, 05:48:31 AM
Sadie snickered. “Oh do tell us,” she implored Natalie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 05:52:52 AM
Norah looked between the two and giggled, "Oh come on Elijah, let her share," she insisted
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 10:37:42 AM
Elijah sighed defeatedly and leaned back in his seat, staring intently at the table top to ignore Natalie's story.

"Okay, okay, okay - so, when we were in third grade, Eli found a snake out on the playground and he thought it was like, someone's daemon that was lost or something? Like animals don't exist," she rolled her eyes and continued, "anyway, he was trying to pick it up with a stick and I dunno what happened but it wound up biting him on the butt and slithering off. Needless to say, it was not someone's lost daemon, and he cried for like, ever."
"I didn't cry!" He interjected, to which she just snorted and shook her head at him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 11, 2019, 10:39:37 AM
Sadie smirked at the story, feeling almost triumphant to know such an intimate story from such a guarded man’s past. “So sweet that you wanted to help it,” she laughed. He really must have changed as he grew up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 11:03:30 AM
Norah covered her mouth as she laughed, “I don’t know what is funnier, that it bit your ass or that you were such a softy!” She said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 11, 2019, 01:25:07 PM
Elijah ignored them as best he could, sipping his coffee as an attempt to hide the color in his cheeks. He could feel Maia looking at them and he knew she was laughing as well, which annoyed him even more.

"Yeah, Mr. Serious here was mega-soft," Natalie laughed and patted his arm.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 11, 2019, 01:36:40 PM
Norah smiled to herself and took another bite of the cookie he'd given her, enjoying the distraction they were providing her with. For a moment, she forgot just how heartbroken she was. "That's adorable," she said, then smiled over at Elijah, "What happened?" she teased, "How did you become mr. serious?" she asked
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 01:54:27 AM
"Maybe I'll tell you some day," he said. Not that it was anything dramatic to be told, but she hardly needed to know that.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 01:55:53 AM
The smile dropped from Sadie’s face and she drank her coffee diligently. She had to remember she was essentially in a den of Bears. These weren’t her friends. “So what did everybody get up to last night?” She asked pointedly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 02:07:46 AM
Norah’s face fell as she thought back on the previous evening. She stared down at the table, rubbing the bridge of her nose in an attempt to fend off more tears. “Nothing exciting,” She said, though her voice shook
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 02:16:49 AM
"Went to the park," Elijah said. He glanced at Norah and pursed his lips a bit, hoping she didn't start crying again. Heartbreak was a very foreign thing to him, apparently.

"I was at this party but it was kinda lame, so I left and went home pretty early," Natalie added in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 03:27:28 AM
“Mmm, a party? I never really go to those,” Sadie mused, avoiding Norahs eyes. The girl was so touchy.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 06:58:44 AM
(wow, they are both so heartless :P)

Norah looked back at Elijah and rolled her eyes; he certainly couldn't handle emotions. She stuffed the rest of her cookie in her mouth and forced it down; maybe it would be best if she just went home. "What about you Sadie? What were you up to?" she asked her,
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 07:26:05 AM
"Yeah, but like I said, it was kinda lame," Natalie shrugged and then waited to hear what she said to Norah's question.

Elijah finished his coffee and stood up to go throw the cup away, then wandered over by Maia to scratch her behind her ears a bit.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 07:31:45 AM
“Working,” Sadie said simply, closed off as ever. She rolled the sleeves of her sweater up a bit and offered no more explanation.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 08:49:30 AM
Norah snorted at Sadie's response but didn't comment, knowing exactly what she meant by "working." Norah gazed down at her phone for a moment as he buzzed; her heart nearly stopped as she saw the image flashed across the screen, "Oh no," she got out, panic quickly setting in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 09:47:24 AM
Sadie raised her chin, trying to see who was calling without looking like she was peeking. “What’s wrong?” She asked, voice straining to be casual.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 10:07:19 AM
Natalie looked at Norah with concern, and when Elijah saw their faces he made his way back over.
"Everything okay?" He asked, tone slightly worried.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 10:16:09 AM
Norah stared down at the picture and felt her heart start to beat very quickly; the room seemed like it was spinning. Someone had posted a picture of her kissing Jaime in the Café; a friend had sent a screenshot to her with dozens of question marks. She looked at Elijah, eyes wide and fearful; it was the worst thing that could happen! She passed him the phone, hands shaking terribly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 10:21:45 AM
Elijah frowned deeply as he looked at the photo. His jaw clenched and he handed the phone back to Norah.
"Don't worry," he said to her before stepping away and pulling his phone out. He quickly found the contact he needed and hit dial.
"Rob? Yes, I need you to find someone."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 10:31:02 AM
Norah buried her face in her hands, breathing harshly as Elijah made the call. There was no telling how many people had seen the picture already; how quickly would it be seen by her brother or Jaime's father?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 10:43:45 AM
Elijah spoke on the phone for a bit, then hung up and walked back over to their table. "They'll find out who posted it and get it taken down," he told her. "In the mean time, we should get out of here."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 11:01:51 AM
Norah lifted her head and nodded once, though she felt no less panicked; even if they took the picture down, people would be talking and it would eventually reach the ears of the wrong people. Norah grabbed her phone and stood up; there were already so many messages on her display screen.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 12:00:51 PM
Sadie caught sight of the picture and was on her feet in an instant. Her attempts at damage control had failed. “Jesus,” she growled. She smacked her hand on the table. She had to call Jaime, find him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 02:13:23 PM
"Wait, what's going on?" Natalie asked in confusion as she stood as well.
"I can't explain it now, Nat, but I promise will. I just need to take Norah home, if that's okay?" Elijah said softly to his friend. She looked worried but nodded.
"Okay, just let me know if I can do anything," she said. He nodded and touched Norah's arm gently to guide her through the door and out the cafe.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 02:23:51 PM
Sadie looked at Natalie, cell phone halfway to her ear, feeling weirdly guilty. “Are you all finished? I can take you back to your place,” she offered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 02:25:11 PM
Before Elijah could lead her out, Norah reached out and grabbed Sadie's arm, looking at her with urgency, hoping the girl had enough sense to warn Jaime. She was more concerned about Jaime than what would happen to her; at least she knew to be careful. Jaime was out there, with no clue of the danger he was in. Norah nodded to Elijah, letting him lead her out of the Café.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 03:06:16 PM
"Oh, sure, yeah," Natalie nodded to Sadie.

Elijah waited for Norah. He was apprehensive of Sadie going anywhere with Natalie, though he decided to trust his gut that she wasn't going to hurt his friend.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 12, 2019, 03:09:02 PM
Sadie saw Norah’s pointed look and glanced back at her phone. She sent Jaime a quick text. Your secret’s our. Your girl is with that bear, but you two are in danger. “Come on,” she said to Natalie. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to be outside today anyways.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 12, 2019, 03:39:33 PM
Norah followed Elijah, feeling her heart pounding; she felt like everyone's eyes were on them. She was terrified of going home, to face her brother; he likely already knew. What would he think? What would the other Bears think? "I am such a fool," she muttered.

Jaime ran down the seawall in a near sprint, just hoping to exhaust his body enough to feel less heartbroken; less guilty. The pain in Norah's eyes was something he wished he could forget. When he neared home, Jaime slowed to a walking pace and pulled out his phone when he buzzed; he noticed a couple men walking by him and felt like their eyes were on him in an almost predatory manner but he thought little of it until he read the message from Sadie, but by then it was too late...
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 12, 2019, 10:09:27 PM
"I won't argue with that," Elijah said but then sighed. "We'll fix it though, alright? So don't worry." He looked over at her and frowned, worry creasing his forehead. "Do you know if your brother is home? I can't leave you alone right now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 13, 2019, 12:27:59 AM
Sadie walked Natalie home quietly, constantly checking her phone for a response and growing more and more worried when she received none. She could tell in her gut, something was very wrong. When they arrived at the apartment building, Sadie took Natalie’s shoulder. “Promise me you’ll stay inside today.” She didn’t want anything happening to this girl, who was truly innocent of it all. “And if anything strange happens, you call me.” She was already writing down her phone number.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 12:34:27 AM
Norah felt so hopeless and afraid, it did not seem like the situation could be fixed. She shook her head, “he wasn’t home when I felt; I don’t know where he’s gone,” she said, voice terribly small.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 01:00:42 AM
"I'll stay with you then. Do you want to go to your home or mine?" He asked.

Natalie looked a bit stunned, and was still confused as all get out, but she nodded and took the number. "O-okay. Stay safe, I guess?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 13, 2019, 01:03:22 AM
“Of course,” Sadie said quickly. “You too. I wish I didn’t have to leave you alone like this but...I have to go.” She pulled away and grimaced. “I’ll talk to you later, promise.” She left her there, a rock in the bottom of her stomach. There was no time to go grab any kind of weapons, something had clearly happened to Jaime. She picked up her phone and dialed the number, calling now. “Pick up, pick up, pick up...”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 01:26:06 AM
Norahs could face going home; she couldn’t face jasper if he chose to come home. “Yours,” she said simply
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 03:26:22 AM
Elijah nodded and lead the way back to his apartment. He unlocked it and let her in, then stepped aside and looked around for a moment. "Um, I don't have a TV...I have a laptop, if you want to watch something."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 05:24:21 AM
Norah shook her head after entering the apartment for the second time in less than a day, "That's alright, don't think I could concentrate on anything right now anyway," she said with a shrug. Norah looked around the apartment then back at Elijah, "Thank you...you've been very kind through all of this. I'm sorry to have dragged you into this," she said.


Jaime's phone lay on the gravel path along the shoreline, abandoned and cracked with a smear of blood on the screen. It continued to ring until eventually going to voicemail.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 13, 2019, 06:50:55 AM
Sadie swore and shoved her phone back in her pocket. Things were moving faster than she ever expected. She sent off a few texts to more Wolves but didn’t wait to hear back, already jogging around to try and find any sign.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 12:18:22 PM
"I mean, it's kind of what I do?" Elijah rubbed the back of his neck and shrugged. "Well, usually not this exactly, but its all somewhat related.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 12:43:41 PM
Norah nodded, "Well, I do appreciate it," she said before curling up on Elijah's couch. She peered over at him curiously, "So Elijah, how did you get caught up in all this?" she dared to ask.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 01:09:55 PM
Elijah paused, unsure about how to answer that. "My family fell into some hard times when I was in high school, and it was the best way to get money," he explained. He sunk down into one of his chairs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 13, 2019, 01:17:51 PM
Sadie scoured everywhere she could think. He had been running, maybe he’d gone again. Finally, she stopped dead in her tracks, coming upon his phone. “No, no, no...Jaime you idiot.” Who had gotten to him first? The Bears? Maybe the Leopards?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 01:54:37 PM
Norah raised an eyebrow, wondering why he would run straight to a life of crime to help his family rather than just getting a job. "Oh..." she said, not sure what to say really; Their parents had been well off and she and Jasper inherited everything. She never had had to worry about such things. "I'm sorry, that must have been hard," she said

---

A whimper came from a bushy area just near the pathway where Sadie had found the phone. Jaime's Daemon lay in the bush, her snow-white fur stained red with blood.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 02:08:00 PM
Elijah shrugged. "There are perks to it," he said and then stood up again to go get a drink from the kitchen. He passed Maia and gently patted her head before opening his fridge. "Would you like anything?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 02:33:10 PM
"I'll have some tea if that's not too much trouble," Norah said as she absently ran her fingers over Sophie's feathers, "Do you ever have regrets?" she asked curiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 02:42:20 PM
Elijah nodded and put the kettle on for them before going to sit back down. "About this? No, not really." He shook his head and leaned back, crossing his legs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 02:56:31 PM
"You've never wished your life had gone down another path?" she asked, not believing him. Jaime had often expressed to her how much he regretted; how badly he wanted a different life. "I mean you obviously wouldn't wish it for others...like Natalie," she said carefully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 03:07:47 PM
Elijah frowned at that. "No, Natalie wouldn't be able to handle it anyway. She's never done anything wrong in her life." He pushed his fingers back through his hair and closed his eyes for a moment. "Some people are made for it, others aren't."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 13, 2019, 03:20:33 PM
Norah nodded, “that’s true enough,” she said with a shrug then gazed out the window, getting lost in her own thoughts about Jaime and about her parents. Elijah was proving to be a decent distraction but it wasn’t enough. There was just too much on her mind; too much to worry about, “I’m surprised you’ve managed to hide this all from her all these years. You don’t think she suspects at all?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 13, 2019, 08:11:29 PM
Sadie fell to her knees in front of the wolf, horrified and gently took its head in her hand. “Hey hey hey,” she said gently. “It’s gonna be ok. Do you know who took him? Where they took him?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 13, 2019, 10:12:35 PM
"Honestly, she probably knows something. I just think she doesnt want it to be true, so she ignores it as best she can," he explained, resting his cheek in his hand. "But so long as that's true, she's safe."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 12:40:37 AM
Norah was almost a little jealous of Natalie; she had the luxury of remaining naive. Norah wondered if things would have gone differently if she wasn’t aware of her family’s deep connections to the bears. “Are you ever worried someone will use her against you?” She asked; it was something she knew jasper worried about with her.


The wolf cried out from both pain and grief; she knew Jaime was alive but could tell he was barely hanging on. “We did not recognize them but they seemed to be waiting for Jaime,” the daemon whimpered, “dragged him off after beating us to near death,” she continued, her voice growing weaker and weaker.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 12:58:04 AM
(If that wolf dies ima riot)

"All the time," he sighed and leaned his head back now. "I worry about that with anyone I meet, really."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 01:03:23 AM
Sadie’s heart broke for the daemon and she reached out. “It’s ok, it’ll all be ok,” she assured. “I’m going to take you somewhere safe and then get Jaime back.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 01:29:09 AM
I’m still real unsure what to do here. I keep changing my mind :p)

“Is that why you are so serious and closed off?” Norah asked innocently; she couldn’t stop the flood of questions pouring from her mouth.

“Please save him,” was all the daemon could say before passing out in her arms.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 02:55:03 AM
Elijah blinked in surprise at the question. "I guess? I've never thought that much about it." He cleared his throat and shifted slightly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 03:10:51 AM
“Sorry for all the questions, I can’t help myself,” Norah said, seeing she was starting to make him uncomfortable. She glanced down at her phone and swallowed, “jasper knows,” she said quietly. He’d called four times and had sent her a number of messages, “I can’t tell if he’s angry or worried...probably both,” she said. Would jasper do anything to Jaime? Her brother had a frightening temper
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 03:49:44 AM
"Do you want me to call him?" He asked, tilting his head slightly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 05:33:43 AM
Norah shook her head, "No...I'll talk to him," she said, though it was the last thing she wanted to do. With great reluctance she called Jasper and waited until he picked up after just a few rings. She grimaced as he went off on a long tirade about how stupid she'd been; when he'd managed to calm down she assured him she was alright and staying at Elijah's apartment to be safe. She realized it would probably not be wise for her to return home, lest someone come looking for her there. He seemed pacified by that but she could tell his anger still lingered, "Jasper...please don't hurt him," she said quietly, "I would never forgive you," Norah added, more seriously. Jasper was quiet for a long time, which did not ease her mind, but finally he grunted, "Fine, but only because it would cause more trouble than it's worth," Jasper said, much to her relief. Jasper let out a deep sigh, "Give the phone to Elijah, I need to talk with him," Jasper told her. She glanced over at Elijah, "He wants to talk to you," she said with a shrug as she held out the phone to him
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 07:27:07 AM
Sadie stood, her mouth a hard line. She needed a safe place to leave the daemon. She hadn’t even gotten its name. She rushed to her apartment, a run down place that she shared with a couple other Wolves. They weren’t home yet, so she left a note and gently put the wolf down on her bed before grabbing her bat and some other weapons before she ran back out. The Bears were her first suspect, they had the most emotional attachment. She practically stormed her way to what was known well to be their part of the city. If Jaime was dead already, there would be hell to pay. The abandoned warehouses were her first guess, so she prowled, looking and listening for any sign of them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 08:32:05 AM
Elijah nodded and took the phone from her, leaning back. "Hi, Jasper," he said casually.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 10:36:57 AM
"Elijah, you're probably aware of the trouble this is going to cause. I don't doubt they will target Norah and I would feel better if I knew she was somewhere safe; would it be too much trouble if she stayed with you?" he asked, "Until this blows over?"

---

(She'll find him in one of the warehouses, just fyi ;))

The area was strangely quiet, aside from a group of bears walking by. They were laughing about something and took no notice of the girl creeping around on their turf.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 10:44:37 AM
Elijah glanced over at Norah and her daemon, though his expression was relatively unreadable. "No, that's not a problem," he assured Jasper as he stroked Maia's head.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 10:46:21 AM
Sadie scowled when she saw the Bears, she recognized them from previous tiffs. She hid and listened as they passed by, trying to hear what they were talking about. She jostled her bat, considering just going in headfirst.

[heck ye]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 11:11:33 AM
"Good, thank you Elijah. Hopefully it won't be for long, but Jaime's father is known to be a little unhinged; I just don't know what he's going to do with this information," Jasper said.

Norah watched Elijah as he spoke with her brother, naturally curious about what they were discussing. She hoped Jasper would keep his word and not do anything to harm Jaime.

---

One of the Bears was counting a wad of cash while the another was bragging about how easily his Daemon had taken down the ginger's mutt. They burst into laughter again as they sauntered down the street.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 11:54:33 AM
"I'll make sure she's safe Jasper, don't worry," Elijah said, rapping his fingers against the couch cushion.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 12:10:01 PM
Sadie was practically seething. It was them, then. She started to peek through doorways into the warehouses and finally she saw him. Unable to contain herself, she swung the door open, bar raised for a fight. “Jaime!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 12:28:30 PM
Norah rolled her eyes as she realized they were discussing her own safety; she didn't need them to protect her. She didn't need a babysitter!

"Right, of course. Thanks again, I'll make this up to you I promise," Jasper said, knowing his sister was a handful; she wouldn't like the arrangement. "have to go, see you around," he siad, and with that the call ended.

--

The warehouse was abandoned, with Jaime carelessly tied to a post. The Bears hadn't been that concerned with him getting away as the wolf had lost consciousness. At first glance, Jaime's body was broken and bloody; a deep gash on the side of his head was still wet with blood. The bears had broken a number of ribs and both his legs by clobbering him with their clubs; the pain had been too much for Jaime to bear. That and the grief of knowing his Daemon was somewhere in a bush, bleeding to death.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 12:59:44 PM
Realizing they were alone in the building, Sadie ran to him and lifted his head up, quickly doing an inspection of all his injuries. She grew even more furious. "Jaime. F*ck, Jaime, wake up." She started working on untying him as quickly as she could. They wouldn't be alone for long, and she didn't like her chances if she were to come up against a group of Bears alone and trying to protect him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 01:18:38 PM
Jaime let out a weak moan as she moved him, "Nova..." he mumbled, tears leaking from the corners of his eyes as he thought about the blood staining her white fur.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 01:21:24 PM
"Nova's gonna be okay, I took her back to my place. Now we need to get you back there, got it?" Sadie said roughly. Her bat lay forgotten on the ground. "You need to stay with me, okay?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 01:31:37 PM
Jaime's whole body was consumed with pain but knowing that his Daemon was going to be okay, put his mind at ease. He managed to crack his eyes open momentarily, realizing it was who was trying to save him. "Call...help," he got out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 01:36:32 PM
Sadie nodded and pulled out her phone, dialing the person she hated talking to most of all. Jaimes father was a force to be reckoned with. “Sir...sir it’s your son. I need you to get people here, we’re in Bear territory and he’s badly hurt.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 02:01:45 PM
There was silence on his end initially but Jaime's father finally spoke in a very calm but cold tone, "That was a mistake they'll soon regret," he said, almost sounding happy about it, "Keep my son alive, I am sending our people for you," he siad then hung up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 02:15:25 PM
Sadie put her phone back and focussed on trying to keep Jaime alert. “Okay, people are coming,” she assured him. “Stay with me, do you remember what happened?” She tried to calm the raw fury in her voice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 02:40:26 PM
"Not really," Jaime replied weakly, closing his eyes again; the pain was so great that he just wanted it to end, "Ambushed; they went for my Daemon first," he said, starting to piece it together.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 03:23:41 PM
"Good, thank you Elijah. Hopefully it won't be for long, but Jaime's father is known to be a little unhinged; I just don't know what he's going to do with this information," Jasper said.

Norah watched Elijah as he spoke with her brother, naturally curious about what they were discussing. She hoped Jasper would keep his word and not do anything to harm Jaime.

Elijah looked up at Norah finally and sighed, knowing she probably wasn't happy with the situation already. "He wants you to stay here, which is fine. You can take my room, just let me go get it ready," he said and stood up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 03:36:36 PM
Norah was again surprised by his kindness, “Are you sure? I can sleep on the couch,” she offered, not wanting to take advantage of his hospitality.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 03:38:05 PM
"It'll be easier for me out here if anyone were to try and come in," he said before disappearing into the hallway. He came back out with a wad of sheets to put in the washer. "Maia's hair's all over it," he explained when he came back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 14, 2019, 03:53:28 PM
She supposed that made sense, and it would ease her mind to know he was out there just in case. Norah grinned slightly at him, “does Maia sleep beside you?” She asked, giggling as she imagined Elijah curling up with the massive bear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 14, 2019, 11:06:07 PM
Sadie nodded slowly, carefully trying to take in all his injuries. There was no way he could walk, his father had better send someone fast. “Poor thing looked pretty rough. Both of you do. Those Bears have gone too far this time.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 14, 2019, 11:41:30 PM
"No..." Elijah mumbled into the sheets.
"Yes I do," Maia said, ears perking up. He frowned at her and then walked quickly back to the room to put new sheets on the bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 12:41:44 AM
“That is adorable,” norah said as she stifled a laughed, “it seems he still has a soft side,” she said, smiling at his daemo. It was amusing but it also made her feel more comfortable staying with him.

Jaime grunted in response, remembering how viciously the bear’s daemon had ripped into nova. It shook her around like a toy and discarded her in the bush. Jaime had felt his will to fight disappear after than. He’d been helpless to their merciless beatings, which he only vaguely remembered. “Norah?” He asked weakly. If the bears had gone after him, he feared what the wolves would do to her. What his father would do to her.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 12:50:07 AM
"Only sometimes," Maia said, dropping her head onto her paws. "But yes."
Elijah returned after a few minutes and looked at them both with mild suspicion. "The rooms ready for you. But I realized you don't really have anything, do you?" He sighed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:00:04 AM
(It’s also the middle of the day :p)

Norah Tore her eyes away from Maia and smiled appreciatively as Elijah returned, “no, I guess not. It’s fine, I’ll get jasper to drop some stuff off,” she said with a shrug.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 01:10:44 AM
(I suddenly realized that 😂)

"Right." Elijah nodded and then stood awkwardly for a moment before he went into the kitchen. "Do you want anything?" He called out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 01:12:42 AM
Sadie frowned and shook her head. “I can’t be sure. I know that Bear was taking her back to his place, to keep safe. Don’t know if they succeeded.” A small part of her wanted him to have failed. They deserved revenge.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:29:36 AM
Norah shook her head, “no, just that tea,” she replied politely. Norah pulled out her phone again and heaved a relieved sigh; it seemed the post had been taken down but she knew the damaged was done.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:29:57 AM
Sorry, I’ll post for Jaime later)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 01:51:32 AM
He nodded and turned to the kettle he'd put on, pouring them both a cup. "Cream or sugar?" He asked her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 03:21:59 AM
Norah shook her head, “no thank you, Black is just fine,” she said after looking up from her phone. She dared to send Jaime a message asking him to let her know if he was okay.



Jaime wasn’t sure he trusted the bears with Norah, especially after what they’d just done to him, but supposed they would keep her from harm. “I shouldn’t have let this relationship continue,” he mumbled, struggling to hold onto consciousness.

“No, you should have kept your disgusting paws off her,” a voice said as the group of bears returned.
“Oh look, another mongrel for us to teach a lesson,” another said about Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 05:12:34 AM
Elijah nodded, though he doubted she could see him, and walked out with both their cups. He handed hers to her before sitting down.
"Everything alright?" He asked, noticing her looking at her phone.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 05:17:54 AM
Sadie’s face clouded and she stood up straight and turned around. “She was just as much a part of that as he was,” She snarled, moving slowly to grab her bat, lying not far from her. “Why don’t you get your ugly faces out of here before I lose my temper.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 05:29:23 AM
The Bears laughed, all armed with bats of their own and their Daemons. Jaime's heart began to race, recognizing them as the ones who'd beaten him; had they come to finish the job? He wondered how much longer he could hold on; it felt like death was hanging over him.

"Pretty brave for someone who is outnumbered," one of the bears replied as he stepped closer to her, his Daemon right beside him, "You going to take on all five of us bitch? Your friend there doesn't look like he'll be of much help to you," he taunted.

--

Norah took the tea from him and smiled, "Thank you," she said then put her phone aside; Jaime was either ignoring her or something was wrong and she did not like either possibility. She took a small sip of tea as she considered his question, "No, nothing is alright" she replied finally, "but I suppose I can't do anything about that now," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 06:02:27 AM
Sadie could feel the cold dread seeping into her, he was right. But she couldn’t just stand there and be afraid. She had to keep Jaime safe until his fathers men came. She grabbed her bat and swung at the nearest man with a grunt.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 06:14:54 AM
"It'll blow over," Elijah said. He pulled his phone out and frowned at some of the messages he saw, but then put it away again. "You are surely not the first person to have this happen."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 08:13:26 AM
“I sure hope you are right,” she said, frowning as she took note of his expression, “have you heard anything?” She asked him carefully, not sure if he would tell her anything

“Sadie no...” Jaime mumbled weakly, knowing she couldn’t take on all five bears on her own. He’d rather she get herself out of there. He watched helplessly as they attacked Sadie and her daemon, clubbing the pair mercilessly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 08:54:00 AM
Sadie managed to get a few good swings in before she was brought to the ground by their assault. Her heart broke at Lisbeth’s screams, they would kill her soon. She cried out in pain and tried desperately to protect her daemon.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 08:55:51 AM
"Some. Hold on, I need to make a call." He stood up quickly and walked away down the hall, dialing on his phone.
"Rob, hey, did you figure out where that picture came from?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 10:25:19 AM
"Stop, please stop," Jaime begged them as Sadie's and her Daemon's cries pierced his ears. "Someone shut him up," he heard one of the Bears say. Another came at Jaime with a bat and hit the side of his head where he was already injured; the pain was unbearable. The last thing he saw before slumping against the post was a large group of Wolves entering the warehouse.

--

Norah watched him walk off and tried to eavesdrop on his conversation; she just wanted answers. It would drive her mad not knowing if Jaime was alight or not.

"Just a barista at the café, with ties to the Leopards apparently," a rough voice responded, "She was more than happy to take the picture down once we had a word with her," Rob replied with a chuckle, recalling just how petrified the teenager had been.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 10:44:44 AM
Sadie didn’t know what was happening, but she felt hands on her, picking her up and saying something. “...s...Stay with us.” She blearily looked around and only felt relief when she saw they had Jaime as well, and Lis. “I’m gonna kill them,” she croaked our. “Every last one.” And she passed out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 11:10:02 AM
"Got it, thanks Rob," he said and then hung up. He still looked troubled when he came back out to the living room.
"Sorry, I just got a bad feeling," he said as he sat back down and worriedly sipped his tea.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 11:13:41 AM
With the arrival of so many wolves, the bears took off without even trying to fight. Jaime and Sadie were carried out of the warehouse and brought to the nearby hospital for treatment, at the request of Jaime's father. Jaime's injuries were severe and it was unclear if he would survive; his Daemon had been brought to the hospital by the Sadie's roommates, barely clinging to life. News of the attack was discovered by local media as if they'd been tipped off and it wasn't long before the story was on every station; it wasn't every day a city counsellor's son was brutally assaulted by a group of gang members.

Norah stared at Elijah, her brow furrowed as she gripped the cup in her hands. His expression was not assuring, "What do you know?" she asked, "please, I don't want to be in dark. I can handle it," she insisted
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 11:20:48 AM
Sadie’s injuries were less bad than Jaimes, though it was unlikely she’d be up walking around that same day. She was covered in bruises with a broken knee and a concussion. Lisbeth was in worse shape, the small daemon that she was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 12:31:04 PM
(This is so sad. Alexa, play despacito)

"I don't know much, to be honest. The girl that posted the photo had connections to the Leopards I guess, but she took it down soon as Rob called." Elijah explained, turning the cup in his hands.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:04:46 PM
Norah nodded, "And have you heard anything of Jaime?" she asked while staring down at the tea; she just had a sense there was more. Maybe Elijah really knew nothing, but something in her gut told her that something had gone down. Jaime would message her back if he was fine, right?


Jaime's father took a seat beside Sadie's bed, his face unreadable, "I must thank you Miss Green, for saving my son's life," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 01:06:48 PM
Sadie pushes herself into a sitting position, grimacing. She had not expected thanks, if anything she hadn’t done a good enough job. “Of course, sir,” she said in a hoarse voice. “Somebody had to.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:14:41 PM
"Of course, he's not out of the woods yet but if you had not found him....well, who know what those Bears would have done to him," Mr. Robertson said, his words laced with hatred. "Now, what do you know of the girl?" he questioned, "Do you know where they took her? The word is, you were with them at the café this morning," he said, almost threateningly, "I'm sure you want justice as much as I do."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 01:17:32 PM
Sadie’s face went pale. She was a Wolf at heart, and she wanted revenge, but something was telling her not to tell. Jaime wouldn’t want her to, and the poor girl had been through enough. She felt lucky not to know where Elijah lived. “I can’t say for sure, sir, I was more concerned with finding Jaime than following them. The girl is the reason I knew that photo had leaked. I’m sure she’s well-guarded by now.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:23:58 PM
Jaime's father did not appear satisfied with her answer, "I'm sure you know who she went with at the very least? I should hope you would not withhold information from us Miss Green," he said coldly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
Sadie knew how vicious Jaimes father could be, she had to give him something. “Elijah Sappho,” she told him reluctantly. “He escorted her. I honestly don’t know where. I’m not...I’m a loyal Wolf.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 01:32:40 PM
"Not yet. That's what I'm worried about." He leaned his head back and closed his eyes. "I sent out a message that if anyone heard or saw anything to let me know, and I haven't heard a thing."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 01:53:43 PM
The man smiled and leaned forward, "See, now was that so difficult?" he asked her before standing up. He went to the door and looked back at her before leaving her hospital room, "If I find that you've hidden any information for me, I'm sure you know there will be consequences," he said seriously, then, he was gone.

Norah put the tea aside and flopped back on the couch with a groan, "I hate this Elijah, I just...I know something is wrong," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 15, 2019, 01:57:50 PM
Sadie felt the panic set in the second he was gone. How stupid could she have been, getting close to the Bears? She was making the same mistake Jaime had. The Wolves were the only family she had, she couldn’t afford to lose that safety blanket. She reached for her phone, unsure who to call, but feeling she needed to call somebody. Her fingers froze at the dial though, knowing she had no way to warn anybody and nobody to call for help. She groaned, defeated, and lay back in the bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 01:59:09 PM
"It won't help for you to worry about it, it's not like we could do much anyway. My priority for now is just keeping you and all of our asses safe." He looked over at her, pursing his lips. If anyone had gone after Jaime, it'd put a target on all of their backs - which was something Elijah had sincerely wanted to avoid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 15, 2019, 02:20:04 PM
Norah was trying very hard not to cry again, not wanting to subject Elijah to that again. How could she not worry? She was worried about Jaime, about herself, about Jasper. She was even worried about Elijah and the other Bears. "I just won't feel any better until I know something, anything," Norah said as she wiped her eyes. She sat up slightly, glancing at Elijah as his phone began to ring; what if it was the news she was dreading?


Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 15, 2019, 11:35:38 PM
Elijah looked down at his phone and immediately answered. He held it to his ear and was about to stand up to leave the room, but he glanced over at Norah and decided to stay.
"Hello?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 12:36:41 AM
“Elijah, it’s rob again,” the man said, voice grim, “that wolf was attacked, supposedly by our people. It’s all over the news right now; they have cops out searching for any known bears to take in for questioning.” Rob explained, “a few of our guys have been attacked by wolves as retribution....it’s a shit storm out here,” he said, sounding almost frightened.

Norah sat up all the way and wrapped her arms around herself tightly as she watched Elijah, hoping for good news but knowing she should brace herself for the worst
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 12:48:46 AM
"Dammit," Elijah muttered, pinching the bridge of his nose. "Sny idea which of our guys?" He asked, looking over at Norah briefly and then away again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 12:53:40 AM
“We have no idea. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are just using us as scapegoats,”’rob replied, not wanting to believe their own would be so foolish.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 01:05:08 AM
"Yeah...I'll look into it, though. Thanks for letting me know," Elijah said. He hung up and looked over at Norah, his expression quite grim.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 01:10:59 AM
Norah felt sick to her stomach, knowing Elijah had nothing good to tell her. She breathed in deeply and nodded, “just tell me,” she said softly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 01:30:42 AM
"They're saying some Bears jumped him, so now the cops are searching for us and taking anyone they find in for questioning. And I guess the Wolves are retaliating as well." He ran his fingers through his hair, which was now quite messy. "This is a total disaster," Elijah said, mostly to himself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 03:12:22 AM
Norah stared at Elijah, shocked into silence as she processed everything. If the police were searching for suspects, then Jaime was probably seriously injured by whoever jumped him. She sucked in a sharp breath as she grabbed her phone; it did not take long to find the story as it was on every local news feed. Her hands shook as she played one of the videos. A young woman with platinum blonde hair, pulled back in a tight ponytail was reporting from outside the hospital:
 
We are being told Counsellor Robertson's son and his Daemon are in critical condition after a violent attack earlier this morning, along with a 22 year old woman. There have been no updates on their condition. The police have confirmed that the public is not at risk and that this is likely a targeted attack. We have been told the counselors son was in a relationship with the sister of a suspected member of the bears  .


Norah covered her mouth and choked back a sob, “oh my god,” she uttered in horror, unable to stop the flow of tears. It was worse than she could have imagined. She stopped the video and tossed her phone aside.
 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 04:02:42 AM
Elijah listened to the story with a clenched jaw. His fingers curled around the edge of the armrest in agitation.
"Idiots," he growled under his breath and stood up, pacing as he tried to think of what to do. He quickly sent a text out to a few of his men to let him know if they heard of who did this.
"Whoever did it is going to pay," he said, looking up at Norah. "I promise."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 05:39:00 AM
Norah met Elijah's eyes and nodded slowly, believing he would honour that promise. She wanted whoever was responsible to suffer as much as Jaime was suffering, if not more. She frowned then, inevitably wondering if Jasper had anything to do with it; the way he'd hesitated when she'd begged him not to hurt Jaime did not sit well with her. Even if he had nothing to do with it, she was certain the police would be eager to speak with him. "Something seems fishy about all of this," Norah said suddenly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 05:55:53 AM
"What do you mean?" Elijah asked, tilting his head a bit.

(So my dream last had to do with this rp and I have IDEAS now but not til later)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 08:06:04 AM
Ooooh excited!)

"It almost feels like a set up," Norah said, "Who would stupid enough to attack Jaime? His father is a public official and it's fairly well known that he's a Wolf. Who ever attacked Jaime would know how this would blow up," Norah said. Maybe she was grasping at straws but she did not want to believe that Jasper was behind it. She looked at Elijah with a wildness in her eyes and tears staining her cheeks.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 08:16:25 AM
Elijah took a breath. It was a little farfetched, but it was weird. "I'll look into it," he said. That seemed to be the only comfort he could offer her. "I agree, though. I'd hope my guys weren't this stupid."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 09:54:52 AM
“Thank you," she said then sighed deeply, "The only other explanation is jasper and I just...I want to believe he wouldn’t do that,” she said. With that, Norah got up from the couch, “if you don’t mind, I think I’m just going to lay down for a bit,” she said, feeling exhausted by everything. All she wanted to do was curl up alone and avoid everyone and everything for as long as possible.

(should we maybe ff a bit so Emma can participate again? :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 16, 2019, 10:45:35 AM
[yes pls maam]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 12:47:02 PM
(Yes.)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 16, 2019, 05:29:56 PM
Norah spent the next three days doing just that. She had remained at Elijah’s apartment, curled up in bed most of the time. Everything was crumbling down around her. There had been no real update on jaime’s condition in the news, her brother had been taken in for questioning and the media was speculating that charges would be laid against him in the coming days, and they were no closer to discovering who attacked Jaime. Norah walked out of the bedroom for the first time that day, her curls a frizzy mess and her eyes red and puffy. She didn’t even care if Elijah saw her in such a state. “I have an exam tomorrow,” Norah said as she stood in the bedroom doorway, “you think it’s safe for me to go?” She asked him.

Jaime had yet to wake after three days, the extent of his injuries proving too much. The doctors remained uncertain if he ever would wake again. Meanwhile, Jaime’s daemon had slowly recovered;  slept at the foot of his bed, watching over him faithfully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 16, 2019, 05:49:48 PM
Elijah looked a bit surprised to see her, as he was sitting on the floor with Maia's head in his lap. "What time? I'll take you to it." He said. He didn't want her to be left vulnerable at all.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 12:37:14 AM
Norah was afraid of leaving the apartment; she would have been fine staying there and missing her exam, but she also did not want to fail. She offered Elijah a weak smile, “thank you, it’s at 6 in the evening,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 03:26:25 AM
"Okay," he nodded and went back to scratching behind his daemon's ears as he did his reading for class.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 05:18:17 AM
Norah hesitated in the doorway, trying to decide if she wanted to withdraw into the room again. Maybe it would be good for her to stop hiding from everything. She sighed and sat down on the couch, "Maybe we could stop by my apartment quickly to grab some of my things," Norah asked him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 06:12:20 AM
"Do you want to go now?" Elijah asked, looking up at her. "That'd probably be a good idea, we'll just need to be careful."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 08:10:01 AM
Norah nodded hesitantly, frightened of leaving the safety of his apartment but she needed her own clothes. Her computer and textbooks. “Sure, we can go now,” she agreed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 08:10:37 AM
He nodded and stood up, stretching his arms and back before going to grab his shoes and car keys.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 08:15:24 AM
Norah got to her feet and tried to tame her hair a bit as she headed for the front door. “You still don’t have any leads on who attacked Jaime?” She asked as she slipped on her shoes
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 08:30:05 AM
"Not yet," he said with a sigh. He was super frustrated that nothing had turned up yet, or no one had come forward with information. "Ready.?" Elijah asked, opening the door.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 09:21:55 AM
Sadie has been let out of the hospital after the first day on crutches. She had refused any kind of protection outside her apartment, unwilling to admit that she felt unsafe there. She knew those Bears were still out there, but she couldn’t get revenge on them with police around, and that’s all she could think about. That and whether the Wolves has hunted down Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 11:12:13 AM
(lol I created Jaime with the intention of him being expendable but now I'm attached. Damnit!)

"I'm ready, I guess," she said, following him out into the hall, Sophie perched on her shoulder. "How many Bears have been arrested?" she dared to ask, knowing the police were trying to appease the public by cracking down on gang violence. So many had been apprehended already.

Sadie's roommate Astrid, walked out of their shared bedroom after finishing up a brief call. She shoved the phone in her back pocket and pulled up her jet black hair in a tight ponytail, "Alright, get up. Boss has a job for us," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 11:39:59 AM
Sadie grimaced and pulled herself up into her crutches, less than pleased to be back at work already. “What is it he wants us to do?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 11:58:35 AM
Astrid pulled on a black leather jacket and stuffed her switch blade into her pocket. "Don't worry, we're just supposed to sit outside that Bear's apartment and keep an eye out for the girl," she said with a shrug, "I doubt they'll be foolish enough to bring her by," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 12:02:30 PM
Sadie felt her blood run cold, but kept her face neutral. “Jesus, he doesn’t play.” She grabbed her jacket and headed for the door. “I’m not particularly interested in beating up some stupid girl, tonight,” she complained.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 12:09:43 PM
"We aren't beating the girl up," Astrid said with a dramatic roll of her eyes, "If we see her, which I doubt we will, Boss wants us to call it in," she said, not really clear on the details of what the boss wanted after that and she really didn't care. "Just a nice simply stakeout, you can handle that right gimpy?" she teased
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 12:15:54 PM
Sadie rolled her eyes at Astrid and snorted. “I can handle anything,” She teased back. “Lets just get it over with so I can get some damn sleep.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 12:24:00 PM
Astrid chuckled and grabbed the keys to her pathetic excuse of a car, "Who needs sleep! Toughen up girl," she said. Astrid held open the door for Sadie then lead the way out to her car.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 12:27:37 PM
Sadie got in the passenger seat, smirking at Astrid. The girl was tough and she liked it. “I’m just saying, why aren’t we out hunting down the real trouble ones? The actual dangerous guys.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 12:38:33 PM
Astrid's eyes naturally went to Sadie's leg, "I mean no offence by this Sadie, but I really don't think you're up to something like that right now," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 12:43:33 PM
Sadie gazed out the window, pretending she didn’t notice her knee. It made her feel far too vulnerable. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she sniffed. “I’m perfectly capable.” Her mind just kept going back to the conversation she’d had with Jaime’s father, the thinly veiled warning. She wanted to roll over and pretend she’d never even met Norah or Elijah or Natalie. She felt worried and a little responsible for both the girls.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 01:03:43 PM
Astrid snorted, "You're impossible," she teased then drove off towards the address given to her. Astrid glanced over at her roommate briefly, knowing the girl was struggling with more than her injured knee. "You do not seem very eager to get the girl," Astrid said delicately.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 01:16:37 PM
Sadie shrugged noncommittally. “I almost died trying to save the guy that loves the girl. Excuse me if I’m not eager to hunt her down and have him hate me.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 01:45:44 PM
"I get that, but her people tried to kill him," Astrid said, "Who knows how Jaime will feel about her if he pulls through," she said. "Sadie...you really can't be showing any disloyalty," she said, worried about the girl. Jaime's father was ruthless.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 01:48:01 PM
Sadie’s jaw set and she finally turned to face her roommate. “If he’s asked you to report on my loyalty, you can tell him that I would never betray my family like that. I always have been and always will be completely loyal to the Wolves. Got it?” Her face was stoney as she spoke, defensive.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 01:58:00 PM
Astrid's expression all but confirmed Sadie's accusation but she said nothing, just nodding, "Good," she said simply as she parked along the street, "This is it," she said, looking through her window at the apartment building, "Girl must come from money, this is a nice place," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 02:00:00 PM
Sadie felt even more on edge than before, seriously concerned about the way she was being watched. “Can’t say I’m shocked. Someone who acts like her has to be rich.” She felt like she had to be so careful with every word she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 02:13:55 PM
Astrid snorted and then leaned back in her seat, "No wonder she's never officially become a Bear, she has no need," Astrid said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 02:16:49 PM
“Her brother doesn’t either, but he still became one. I’m honestly shocked she managed to stay out of the family business.” It didn’t make any sense to Sadie, what else would the girl do? Did she truly intend to live her whole life pretending the Bears weren’t her business?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 02:30:31 PM
(lol I created Jaime with the intention of him being expendable but now I'm attached. Damnit!)

"I'm ready, I guess," she said, following him out into the hall, Sophie perched on her shoulder. "How many Bears have been arrested?" she dared to ask, knowing the police were trying to appease the public by cracking down on gang violence. So many had been apprehended already.

Elijah sighed as he locked the door behind them. "Quite a few. I don't know the exact numbers, but they're really after us." He lead her outside to his car and let her in, then put Maia in the back. He got in the driver's side and pulled out onto the road. "Which apartments are you in?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 02:38:35 PM
"Well, she can't run from it any more," Astrid said, "She must have known it would happen one day, especially when she was fooling around with a Wolf," Astrid said.

Norah felt terrible for what was happening to the other Bears; it was largely her fault. "I'm...I'm sorry. I feel so responsible for all of this," Norah said. Once in the car she gazed out the window, "The condos on Oak street...near the park," Norah said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 02:57:55 PM
"Don't give yourself too much credit," Elijah said. "This has been in the making for a while." He followed her directions, and got there quickly as it wasn't very far away from his own apartment. When he pulled up, however, he frowned at one of the cars he saw.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 03:10:23 PM
Norah unbuckled and was about to get out of his car but his frown made her hesitate, "What is it?" she asked, following his eyes to the car; it certain wasn't the kind of car one would see in her neighbourhood.


"Shit, I think that's her," Astrid said as the car pulled up outside the building, though quickly realizing how out of place her car would appear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 17, 2019, 03:14:32 PM
Elijah glanced at her, then back at the other car. "I'm not sure. I didn't think about them having people stationed." He tilted his head back and groaned a bit.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 17, 2019, 03:24:36 PM
Norah swallowed nervously as she stared at the car then back at Elijah, "Screw them. Let them try something," she said, "We get into the building, call for back up," she said, not wanting them to scare her away from just going into her own home.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 17, 2019, 11:14:37 PM
Sadie frowned, leaning in to try and get a better look. “I think it is.” It was easy to guess who was with her. She felt her blood pumping in her ears. Elijah, the one who had orchestrated this whole mess. She was sure it was him who’d called the hit on Jaime.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 12:33:01 AM
Elijah looked over at her and sighed, then nodded. "Right, okay," he said and shut the car off and proceeded to get out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 12:35:11 AM
As soon as he left the car and confirmed her suspicions, Sadie was swinging open the car door and heading for him, fueled by her anger. “I’m gonna kill him,” she swore. When she was close enough, Sadie threw down her crutches and pushed Elijah back against his car. “Liar!” She snarled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 12:51:26 AM
Astrid sword and sent out a message for back up before rushing out after Sadie; this was not the plan!

Norah was about to get out of the car when that wolf girl burst out of the suspicious car and pushed Elijah up against it. Her heart raced as she tried to settle on what to do; it would have been smart to just stay in the car but Norah couldn’t live with Elijah getting hurt on her account. She got out of the car, “stop!” She insisted as Sophie flew towards the two, grabbing the girl’s hair in her talons and trying to yank her back
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 01:23:14 AM
Elijah grunted when his back hit the car, and Maia let out a low rumbling growl from the backseat, where she still hadn't been let out.
"I didn't lie about shit," he said in a growl of his own as he tried to push the girl off.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 01:40:53 AM
Sadie refuses to let him get off that easy, and pressed against him, her knee already starting to hurt without the supports. “Oh really? We had a deal, and then you went and sucked your stupid cohorts on him. You don’t call that lying?” Her muscles strained and she paid no attention to the others. Lis hissed at Norah from Sadie’s shoulder, though she didn’t move.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 02:08:31 AM
"You think I had something to do with that? I told them to lay off him, not attack him!" Elijah snapped.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 02:09:32 AM
Astrid approached the scene cautiously and pulled out her blade discretely, her eyes on the girl who was moving to let out the daemon in the back seat. Astrid nodded at her daemon, a muscled coyote named frank. He growled at the girl as her hand touched the door handle, “I wouldn’t if I were you ,” Astrid warned as she casually flipped her blade around in her hand.

Norah swallowed hard as the girl’s daemon poised itself to attack. She reluctantly let go of the handle and put her hands up, “it wasn’t him,” Norah insisted, turning her attention to Sadie, “we don’t know who it was!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 02:13:17 AM
Sadie was all too aware of the threat that was Astrid. Even if she believed them, she couldn’t just leave things be. “How can you not know who it was? You’re supposed to be in charge.” Her grip loosened on Elijah’s shirt.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 02:46:39 AM
"I know that," he said, frustration seeping into his voice. "Would you let go, please?" Elijah lifted his hand and tried to pry her hand away from his shirt.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 03:09:10 AM
Astrid really didn’t care if the bear knew anything or not; her eyes were set on the girl. She was reason they’d come. However, Sadie was providing a nice distraction as they awaited back up. She just hoped her roommate wouldn’t go soft on her, “tell us what you know then,” Astrid said, just trying to stall.

Norah was trying not appear fearful but she was terrified. Sophie had returned to her place on norah’s Shoulder. Norah knew the eagle would defend her if necessary but feared what the other girl’s daemon would do to Sophie. She glanced at Maia in the backseat, wondering if she could manage to let the bear out before the other daemon could attack.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 07:38:35 AM
Sadie loosened her grip on his shirt, losing some of her steam. It was abundantly clear she had made a mistake jumping into this with Astrid by her side.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 08:15:15 AM
Elijah straightened his shirt out and then turned his glare on Astrid. "I know your guys are attacking mine now, and that your little Prince's dad has the cops out after us." He looked over his shoulder for a moment at Norah, just making sure she was still there.
"Now move." He said to Sadie and Astrid, moving to step around them and let Maia as well as Norah out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 08:29:39 AM
Norah is already out of the car :P)

"Damnit Sadie," Astrid growled as her roommate let the Bear go, "Stop him before he gets his Daemon out of the car," she shouted, though knew her friend couldn't be relied on. She glared at Elijah, "Your people tried to kill Jaime, probably would have if Sadie hadn't found him. You started this, not us," Astrid said fiercely. "Now, step away from the car or Frank here is going to rip out your friend's throat," she threatened.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 09:58:29 AM
(Oof sorry)

"Don't f***ing touch her," Elijah said, his teeth gritted. He knew they probably called back up, so they had to be stalling right now. If more people came before he could get Maia, they were screwed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 10:21:53 AM
Sadie leaned her hand on the hood of the car, eyes murderous. She wasn’t much use in a fight right now and neither was Lis, so she’d just have to bluff it. “Start talking, now. We know you have to know something.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 10:57:49 AM
"Touchy," Astrid said with a smirk that Norah wanted to punch right off her ugly face, "You're realizing how hopeless this is, aren't you Elijah," she said with a laugh. Norah clenched her fists, her eyes fixed on Sadie's friend and her snarling Daemon; if she could just reach the door to let Maia out, they might have a chance to break for the apartment.
"We don't know anything! Get that through your head, or are you too stupid?" Norah said, voice raised. She rolled her shoulders and breathed in deeply, "Now Sophie," she whispered. Her Daemon launched at the Coyote face's with her talons and Norah made a quick grab for the door, managing to get it open as the two Daemon's fought.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 01:58:47 PM
Sadie was in absolutely no state to fight a bear and an eagle. She yelped and took a few stumbling steps back from them. “Astrid this isn’t worth it,” she said quickly. She knew it was likely she’d already called backup, but the thought of that happening made her sick to the stomach. Maybe she was going soft, but she didn’t want to know what they’d do to the poor girl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 18, 2019, 02:35:04 PM
Maia came out of the car and stood up to her full height, letting out a loud roar as soon as she did. Elijah backed up toward her, glaring at the two Wolves.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 18, 2019, 02:55:15 PM
Astrid was furious but knew it was a lost cause when the Bear emerged from the car; her Daemon was no match for something so large. She backed away as the massive Daemon roared, "Get back to the car," she told Sadie, already moving in that direction.

With Maia out of the car and Sophie fending off the wolf girl's daemon, Norah was able to move towards Elijah. "What are we going to do?" Norah said once standing beside him. It seemed the wolves' backup was starting to arrive. Could Maia take on a whole pack?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 18, 2019, 11:14:21 PM
Sadie grabbed her crutches and started to hobble back before she stopped. “Get out of here,” she whispered to Norah. She could just let the girl get taken by the Wolves. It wouldn’t solve anything.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 12:21:06 AM
Elijah took a sharp breath when he realized their backup was getting there. "Get back in the car, you and Sophie. If you have to, drive off back to my apartment." He handed his keys to her and looked at Maia, who had lowered back down to all fours and came up to his side.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 02:06:32 AM
Sophie also flew back to Norah, landing clumsily on her shoulder. The daemon was bleeding and seemed to have injured her wing, but nothing too serious. Norah stared at Elijah, shaking her head slowly, “I can’t just leave you behind, Elijah...they’ll kill you,” Norah said.

Astrid ran back to the car, frank hot on her heels; the bitch’s daemon seemed to have blinded one of franks eye. She hopped on the hood of her car, waiting for Sadie and for the other wolves who were starting to arrive. She was practically shaking with fury.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 02:15:57 AM
"It's not a negotiation, Norah. I'll be fine," he said, watching warily as the others pulled in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 02:36:17 AM
Norah didn’t want to leave him to face all those wolves alone, but maybe if she was gone they would back down. She knew it was unlikely, but she could hope. Norah took his keys, “fine, I’ll go but I expect you to get yourself out of this mess okay? Don’t die,” she said before getting into the car. She waited until the wolves started getting out of their cars before taking off, not wanting to give them a chance to follow her
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 02:59:16 AM
Sadie hustled back to the car and collapsed against it, groaning. “This is a disaster,” she growled to Astrid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 05:04:38 AM
“Of you had stayed in the car like you were supposed to, this wouldn’t have happened! We weren’t to engage Sadie!” She said angrily, “and to to it all off, you just let him go! What are you thinking!” She demanded
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 06:27:34 AM
Sadie flinched and watched the backup arrive. “I made a mistake okay? Wouldn’t you want revenge if you were me? I thought that was my chance!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 07:01:27 AM
"Well your mistake cost us the girl," Astrid said roughly as she watched the Norah drive away. Astrid slid off the hood and helped her Daemon into the car; he'd be no use to her in a fight because of that girl's Daemon. "Girl better hope she doesn't come across me again," Astrid growled. "Get in the car Sadie," Astrid told her roommate before joining the other wolves as they circled around Elijah and his Daemon, all armed with bats or knives and Daemon's of their own.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 07:11:42 AM
Elijah stood his ground, Maia rising to her full height once more and growling at the encroaching wolves. He knew even with his fighting skills and his Daemon's abilities, he wasn't going to stand a chance against this many wolves.
"I had nothing to do with Jaime's hit," he said, though he didn't think itd help him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 07:26:48 AM
(aghhh Poor Elijah :'()

Norah felt terrible leaving him behind to face all those wolves; she knew he didn't have much of a chance against them all, even with maia's help. Norah hoped they would give up once they realized their real target had fled, but knew it was unlikely. Elijah wasn't just any Bear; he would be seen as a big target. Norah only made it part of the way to Elijah's apartment before turning around and heading back; no one else needed to be hurt at her expense. She couldn't live with that.

Astrid pushed her way to the front of the back, wanting a part in taking down the Bear, "Funny enough, I believe you but that's not going to save you today," she said, "Whether you had anything to do with it or not, you're still a bear," she said then nodded to the others, who attacked at her command.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 07:29:35 AM
Sadie refuses to listen to Astrid, angry as she was. She headed back, hiding behind he other Wolves. She couldn’t take it, watching them hurt Elijah felt wrong. She hated him on principle, but it was so much harder to watch for some reason. “Hey!” She shouted, trying to take command.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 08:48:01 AM
(Thats the power of friendship, Sadie)

Elijah immediately took up a defensive stance, throwing punches as they came. He could hear Maia and the other Daemons, and even with her size he could tell she was struggling. He was struggling, taking a hit to the jaw that knocked him to the ground. He couldn't even discern Sadie's shout from the ringing in his ears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 09:27:43 AM
Astrid smirked down at the Bear after striking him in the jaw, fully ignoring Sadie as were many of the other wolves. Some paused out of pure curiosity. Astrid put her foot on Elijah's throat and pushed down, "I honestly thought you'd put up a better fight," she mused.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 09:36:47 AM
Sadie pushes her way forward, slamming one of her crutches into a couple of the attackers legs. “Listen up!” She shouted, pulling out a knife. “This ones mine,” She snarled, mind going a thousand miles a minute. She hated to see them attacking him like that, she had to get him out of there.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 11:59:45 AM
Elijah gripped Astrid's ankle, trying to push her off. He glared up at her but was unable to say anything with her foot on his throat. However, when he heard Sadie he tried to look over at her, ready to do what he needed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 12:27:04 PM
Astrid turned her gaze to Sadie, narrowing her eyes a bit; was Sadie really prepared to do what had to be done? Astrid was unsure but she was willing to give the girl a chance to redeem herself. Astrid removed her foot from Elijah's throat and stepped back, "very well Sadie, he's all yours," she said, her tone a clear warning.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 12:35:47 PM
Sadie moved forward, all the while unsure what to do. If she helped him, what would the other Wolves do to her? But she couldn’t watch them do this to him, It felt wrong. She looked down at him, clearly conflicted, and kicked him in the side with her good leg. “Get up,” she told him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 12:49:53 PM
Elijah glowered at her as he slowly pushed himself up. He grit his teeth when he felt pain blossom all over from the movement, but he made himself stand up. He used it as a chance to look over at his daemon, and his heart sank when he saw the blood on her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 12:54:25 PM
He was hopeless, how was she supposed to help him? She had to stall, maybe then he would have someone come to help. She hoped he’d been smart enough to call backup. “Give me some space,” She snarled at the others. This was clearly a test on Astrid’s part, one she couldn’t fail. She grabbed Elijah’s face, getting closer to glare at him. “We want to know who called this hit. If you don’t know, one of your other Bears will. Get them on the phone and don’t you dare drop them any hints.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 01:10:26 PM
"What are you doing?" He hissed as he fished around for his phone in his pocket. He pulled his phone out and searched for Rob's contact, dialing it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 01:13:54 PM
“I can’t just stand by and watch this,” she whispered back. “You need to get your people to get you out of here or we’re both dead.” She breathed out shakily. “I’m being watched.” She glanced back at Astrid. “See I knew we could get that information out of him.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 01:17:29 PM
Elijah narrowed his eyes, not totally believing her as he waited for Rob to answer.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 01:37:40 PM
Astrid was suspicious but she stood back and allowed Sadie to do things her way, "If you call for back up, I promise you'll be dead before the get here. Or better yet, your Daemon will be dead before they get here," she warned him.

"Elijah? What do you need?" Rob answered, not wasting time on pleasantries.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 02:38:42 PM
Elijah looked up at Astrid and grit his teeth. When Rob answered, he looked away quickly.
"Hey, man, I'm just wondering if you got any leads on the hit," he said loud enough for them to hear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 02:40:52 PM
Sadie shifted nervously, eyes flitting around from Astrid to Elijah to even the mans daemon. She kept silent, knowing it would be a dead giveaway.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 02:52:35 PM
Rob found it rather odd that Elijah was asking as they'd spoke just hours before, "Sorry Elijah, nothing new. Whoever it was is keeping tight lipped on this," Rob said then paused, "Everything alright? You sound tense..."

Norah had driven back to her apartment; she just couldn't leave Elijah like that. She parked far enough away so not to be noticed. It broke her heart to see Elijah and Maia under such relentless attack; it seemed so hopeless.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 03:04:03 PM
"Er, yeah, I'm just uh..." he turned slowly and then breathed in shakily.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 03:06:49 PM
Panicking, Sadie reached out for the phone and pressed to end the call. “Nothing?” She asked insistently. Lie, lie. she begged in her mind. Astrid wouldn’t stand for much more of this.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 03:16:14 PM
"He said theyre following up on a lead," Elijah said. He looked toward Astrid, then Maia, and finally back to Sadie. "I'd know more if you hadn't hung up."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 03:20:09 PM
"Elijah, where are you?" Rob asked instead, sensing something was very wrong but before he could get any answers the  call was ended. Rob immediately started calling other Bears to head out in search of Elijah then went out himself.

Norah would have jumped out of the car and given herself up to save Elijah but it seemed something was happening; the fighting had stopped and Elijah was on the phone? "What the hell?" she muttered, confused.

Astrid flipped her knife around in her hand, "Im getting bored Sadie," she warned, not believing Elijah. She moved towards them and pressed the tip of her knife to his throat, "At the very least, tell us where the girl is," Astrid said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 03:36:10 PM
Sadie flinched visibly, though she tried to maintain her aura of control. “I am in charge here, Astrid,” she asserted. “Not you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 03:41:53 PM
Elijah leaned back slightly to avoid the knife's point. "I don't know where the hell she went. If any of you touch her, though, things are gonna get so much worse for you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 03:58:31 PM
“I don’t think I can trust you to handle this Sadie,” Astrid said, her eyes locked on Elijah and he hand unwavering, “fine, where do you think she went?” Astrid asked him, ignoring his threat entirely

When that girl pull her knife to Elijah’s throat, Norah knew she couldn’t hide in the car any longer. She got out and walked straight to them, not caring that it was about the stupidest thing she could do. “You want me, well here I am,” she shouted to get their attention. She looked at Elijah apologetically; he wouldn’t be happy with her, “let him go, take me,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 19, 2019, 04:04:37 PM
Elijah's gaze snapped toward Norah and widened in shock. "What are you doing?!" He exclaimed, almost jerking toward her before he remembered the knife as it promptly dug into his skin. He hissed in pain and moved away again, though he was still watching Norah. He could only hope Rob understood the situation to some extent and sent some guys.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 19, 2019, 04:16:39 PM
“I’m doing what I should have instead of leaving you here to face them alone,” she said firmly, “this is happening because of me, I won’t let you die for me Elijah,” she said then looked to the girl holding the knife to his throat, who seemed perplexed.

“This is certainly an interesting turn of events,” Astrid said, “well don’t just stand there, someone grab her,” she barked. Two wolves took Norah by the arms, their grip cArelessly tight. Astrid pulled her knife away and pushed Elijah back roughly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 19, 2019, 07:46:16 PM
Sadie’s jaw dropped when Norah appeared. How stupid could the girl be? She was meant to be safe, now both of them would be harmed. She wanted to reach out and stop them, but what was she to do?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 01:16:29 AM
Elijah watched as they apprehended Norah, not entirely unsure of what to do.
However, as he was having a minor panic, he saw a familiar car pulling up fast. With more following. Someone must have seen the problem and alerted the other bears to where they were, because now the lot was full of them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 02:29:51 AM
Sadie took a couple steps back. “Astrid, we need to get out of here now. It’s not worth it.” This was her chance, they could let Elijah and Norah escape.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 03:04:17 AM
Norah thought it was over for her, but then the lot filled up with Bears and their Daemons. She could sense the nervous energy spreading among the wolves; even the grip on her arms because less sure. Norah struggled against the tight grip the two wolves had on her as Bears started to surround the pack of wolves.
 
Astrid's nostrils flared as she looked around at the Bears piling out of cars, many of them with Daemon's just as large as Elijah's. She knew the situation was going south, "Just get the girl in a car and go!" she shouted at the two wolves struggling to hold her. Astrid glared at Elijah before retreating back to her own car.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 03:16:26 AM
"Don't you dare!" Elijah shouted and moved toward Norah to stop them from taking her anywhere. Maia rose up as well to help him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 03:17:35 AM
Sadie knew she couldn’t stay to make sure Norah got away safely, so on her retreat she “accidentally” stepped on the feet of some of the men holding Norah with her crutches. It was all she could do, and she hurried to jump in the car with Astrid before any bears decided to attack her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 04:00:40 AM
The wolf cursed in pain and loosened his grip on Norah enough for her to pull free. She then stepped on the other's foot and elbowed him in the face; when he released her, Norah ran to Elijah, "Come on, the car is just over there," she said, feeling her heart pump quickly with adrenaline.


Astrid did not wait to see what happened next; she cared more about her own life. The fight was lost the moment Elijah's backup arrived. She threw open her door and waited for Sadie to get in before taking off
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 04:38:23 AM
Sadie threw her head back, eyes wide. “Holy Christ,” she swore, running a hand through her hair and exchanging a look with Lis, who looked overjoyed at the events. “What a nightmare.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 04:59:58 AM
Elijah nodded and went to the car, putting Maia in it before he went around to the driver's side. "Maybe you should drive," he said to Norah, realizing he wasn't in any shape to.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 05:29:10 AM
Astrid said nothing, too angry for words; she sped off, leaving the other wolves behind to deal with the Bears. "Your stunt back there cost us today Sadie," Astrid said finally.

Norah glanced at Elijah, grimacing as she took in the state he was in. She nodded, "of course," she said then went over to the other side of the car and gone in; Sophie was already in the back where Norah had left her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 05:34:04 AM
“It wasn’t a stunt, I freaked out!” Sadie snapped back. “I thought he was going to let everything slip.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 05:45:20 AM
"well clearly all it did was tip his friends off and they came looking!" Astrid fired back. She slammed her fists on the steering wheel as they stopped at a red light
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 05:59:32 AM
Elijah sat in the passenger seat, gritting his teeth as the pain he was in started to set in. Definitely a few cracked ribs, and he wouldn't be surprised if something else was broken.
"How's my girl?" He asked, turning around as much as he could to look in the back at Maia. She grumbled something out, but it seemed she was alright.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 08:10:56 AM
Norah glanced over at him nervously as she drove off, “how badly are you hurt?” She asked as she drove them back to his apartment, after a quick check to ensure no one was following.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 08:26:34 AM
"I dunno, I've probably been worse," he said, leaning his head back again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 09:02:41 AM
Sadie flinched and deliberately looked out the window. “I’m sorry, okay?” She snapped bitterly. She didn’t feel sorry at all. “I made a mistake, I don’t know what you want me to do about it.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 10:04:27 AM
Astrid sighed heavily as the light changed, “I suppose it was too soon for you to be on the job,” she said. Astrid sensed her roommate’s loyalty to the wolves was starting to waver and knew that it would become a problem. She feared what mr Robertson and the boss would do if they knew.

Norah wished she had just continued to hide away in Elijah’s apartment. None of this would have happened otherwise. “I’m sorry Elijah, for all of this,” Norah said while fighting back another surge of tears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 10:32:35 AM
"Don't be, I should've known this would happen," Elijah assured her, sighing and then wincing. "I'm just sorry it did."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 10:46:01 AM
“I don’t understand why they want me so badly? I don’t see what that will accomplish,” Norah said in frustration. Norah pulled up in front of Elijah’s building, “I suppose it would be a bad idea for me to go to that exam tomorrow,” Norah said, knowing there were wolves in her course. She would probably fail anyway without any way of studying
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 10:50:35 AM
"I'm sorry, Norah." He rubbed his temples in frustration and then moved to get out of the car. He leaned against the door and groaned a bit before he shuffled to the back to let Maia out. Finally seeing her, he saw all the places she was cut and grit his teeth.
"Those wolves are gonna pay for this," he said as he got her out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 11:05:02 AM
Norah slipped out of the car and went around to let Sophie out of the back. She had to help the bird onto her shoulder as it seemed her wing was broken. Norah shook her head in anger, “why couldn’t they all be more like Jaime,” she said,l. It was hard to speak of him, especially knowing he was confined to a hospital bed barely clinging to life. She swallowed and pushed the thoughts of him deep down. Norah sighed and came alongside Elijah, helping him to the building.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 11:35:39 AM
“I didn’t ask to be,” she reminded her roommate. “It’s like he’s playing some cruel joke on me.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 12:22:01 PM
"We were supposed to stay in the car, it shouldn't have been a problem," she pointed out. She pulled up in front of their run down building and turned to Sadie, "I don't doubt he's screwing with you, we both know what he's like," Astrid said, referring to Jaime's father.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 12:29:29 PM
Sadie ran her hands through her hair, stressed. “Are we friends?” She asked Astrid suddenly. She felt so precarious, like she was on a ledge about to fall off into the unknown.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 12:38:24 PM
"Of course we're friends Sadie, what kind of question is that! You're like a sister to me," Astrid said sincerely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 12:43:06 PM
Sadie breathed out deeply. “Then please will you not tell him about tonight? I’m scared,” she admitted. “He threatened me while I was still in the hospital, Astrid.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 12:53:33 PM
Elijah looked over at Sophie and frowned. "I have some stuff, but I don't know how to fix a broken wing," he said as he lead them to the elevator rather than the stairs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 01:21:05 PM
Astrid looked out the window, knowing she would have to tell him something; he was expecting it from her. "Alright Sadie, for you...I will twist the truth," Astrid said the looking back at her friend.

Norah felt terrible enough for Elijah and Maia, but the thought of Sophie hurting was unbearable. She offered Elijah a small smile, "it's alright Elijah, I'm sure we can figure something out," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 01:26:54 PM
Sadie breathed out a sigh of relief and took her friends hand. “Thank you. I promise, I am loyal. You people are my family. I think that beating just did a number on my head.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 01:46:22 PM
"I know hun, I know you're loyal," she said. Astrid sighed deeply, "I can't imagine how traumatic that was for you Sadie," she said, "Come on, let's just get home and try to forget about all this for at least tonight," she said. At the back of her mind, she distrusted Sadie but she was still her friend.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 20, 2019, 01:48:41 PM
Sadie felt so conflicted, and she didn’t know what to do. She could trust Astrid though, she would have to. “You’re right, lets just forget about it.” She swung the car door open and pulled herself out, grimacing at the pain in her knee. It was definitely aggravated from tonight.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 02:34:33 PM
"I can call a vet," he offered as the elevator climbed up to his floor. He got out and opened the door to his apartment for them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 03:02:40 PM
Astrid helped her Daemon out of the car, rage burning in her eyes for a moment as she looking closer at the damage done by the Eagle. One of his eyes was completely swollen shut; she couldn't even be certain if it would ever heal properly.
"I hate that girl," she grumbled after kissing Frank on the top of his head.

Norah looked up at her Daemon, "Maybe that would be best," she agreed, "It's really hard to know she's in pain," Norah siad with a frown.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 03:05:01 PM
"Maia probably needs to see them too." Elijah gently stroked the bear's head as she laid down on the floor. He locked the door behind them and went to sit down before pulling out his phone to call.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 03:14:52 PM
“And you should see a doctor,” she added before joining him on the couch. She gently put Sophie down on the arm rest; she was lucky it was just a broke wing. Norah knew it could have been much worse.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 20, 2019, 03:18:22 PM
"M'fine. They can't do anything for ribs besides tell you they're broken, anyway," he said. Elijah held the phone up to his ear and spoke quickly to the assistant that answered. He hung up and leaned back, tying to relax somewhat now. "They'll be here soon, I think. We've used them before and they don't ask questions, which is nice."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 20, 2019, 03:25:45 PM
Norah nodded as she watched him, “good, she said while absently running her hand over Sophie’s good wing. “Is there anything I can do for you at least?” She asked. She felt so guilty that he was in pain. That Maia was in pain. All because of her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 12:04:45 AM
"Get me some ibuprofen maybe?" He asked her, putting his hand over his eyes. "And stop looking at me like that," Elijah added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 12:29:53 AM
Norah rolled her eyes as she got off the couch, “I’m sorry, it’s just...no one has ever risked their own life to save mine. It’s a lot to process,” she said. Norah went to the kitchen and grabbed him ibuprofen and some water, “is it just your ribs or is anything else broken?” She asked him as she handed him the glass and pills
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 12:43:48 AM
"It's what any Bear would do," he muttered and then uncovered his eyes to take the pills and water. "I dunno, I'm sure there's something else but it's obviously not big enough to be an issue so I'm fine." Elijah shrugged and popped the ibuprofen into his mouth before downing the water.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 12:59:14 AM
“Alright, if you’re sure,” Norah said before settling back on the couch. The whole incident made Norah wonder why she and Sophie had been so resistant to following in her parents and brothers footsteps. Perhaps it wasn’t such a terrible thing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 01:06:06 AM
"I'm sure we can figure out something for your test. And your clothes." Elijah looked down at Maia, who had stopped licking at her wounds in favor of watching the door.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 01:20:31 AM
Sadie followed her roommate inside, watching Frank with concern. “How bad do you think it is?” She asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 01:29:47 AM
Astrid let them into the apartment and watched her daemon hop onto his spot on the couch by the window. “I suppose only time will tell, I hope it’s not as bad as it looks,” she said, sounding worried

Norah looked down at her clothes and sighed, “I don’t see how I can go tomorrow, I don’t want to put anyone else at risk just for a dumb test”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 01:36:49 AM
"My boss knows some people at the university, I'm sure we can fix it," Elijah assured her. "And here, just order whatever you need and have it delivered here." He adjusted his seat a bit to pull his wallet from his pocket and held his debit card out to her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 02:19:22 AM
Sadie plopped herself down on the couch. “We should lie low for a few days, make sure nobody’s out to get us,” she suggested, shifting uncomfortably. “I really am sorry about tonight.0
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 03:11:54 AM
“That is cheating! Norah, you know better!” Sophie chimed in, sounding disappointed. Norah rolled her eyes and took his card hesitantly, “it’s just one test Sophie. It’s fine,” Norah said defensively. Norah looked down at the card, “I promise I’ll pay you back,” she said, ignoring her daemon grumbling about being indebted to a bear.

Astrid Sat down beside frank and scratched by his ear gently, “I suppose you’re right. The bears will be angry for some time,” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 03:19:49 AM
“How about I grab us some shitty pizza and we just hang out for once. The boss can’t tell us not to relax for five minutes,” Sadie suggested with a small smile.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 04:10:51 AM
"Don't worry about it," he shrugged and looked at Norah's daemon. "You don't even have to cheat or anything, we could probably just have them let you take it here or online or something if you'd rather."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 05:29:54 AM
Norah nodded, "That would be perfect," she said, "Does that satisfy your moral compass Soph?" she asked with a raised eye brow. The bird grunted at her, but made no more objections.

"That sounds perfect," Astrid agreed, "God knows we need a night to unwind after everything going on," she said, smiling back at her roommate.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 06:02:45 AM
Sadie pulled out her phone and ordered them some pizza, leaning back on the couch. "The boss doesn't trust me because I was seen with those Bears in public," she admitted. She didn't know how much Astrid knew, but she was so tired and she just wanted someone to talk to.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 06:47:16 AM
Elijah breathed out a quiet laugh at the interaction. He heard a knock and went over to answer, letting the vet in.
"I think the bird has a broken wing, and Maia probably needs a few stitches," Elijah explained as they walked in.
"Alright. I'm Dr. Carson, by the way," the man said to Norah politely. "Is the eagle your daemon?" He asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 08:16:22 AM
Norah offered the man a warm smile and nodded, “she is,” norah confirmed as Sophie climbed onto her arm. Norah brought her daemon over to the vet so he could look at the wing.

Astrid nodded, “I know,” she admitted, “I’m sure you can probably guess he asked me to keep an eye on you,” Astrid confessed, “I didn’t want to but it wasn’t really a request I could disobey,” Astrid said, somewhat ashamed. She sighed and leaned back on the couch; frank curled up beside her with his head in her lap. “Why were you with them?” She dared to ask
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 08:32:29 AM
Sadie drew her good knee up to her chest. “I...I kind of made a friend of this girl. And I guess she happens to know Elijah. She invited me to eat with them and well...see I already knew about Jaime and Norah. I found out the night before. I wanted to make sure Elijah wouldn’t tell anybody, so a mess like this wouldn’t happen.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 08:59:39 AM
He quickly set to setting and wrapping the wing for her, then went to stitch anything Maia needed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 10:17:39 AM
Norah relaxed considerably once the man finished with Sophie; it was horrible hearing her Daemon's pain-filled cries. She glanced over at Elijah as she comforted Sophie, "How can you stand this?" she asked, knowing it likely wasn't the first time Maia had been hurt.

Astrid listened intently to Sadie as she explained; when it seemed she was finished, Astrid sighed and looked out the window, "Well, at least you  were trying to avoid all this," she said, "but be honest with me Sadie, do you have a soft spot for those Bears? It's alright if you do, I won't tell the boss," she assured her friend
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 10:26:08 AM
“I...” It was nerve-wracking for her to admit, but she trusted Astrid. “I...I think I do,” She finally admitted. “They just don’t seem like the terrible monsters I’ve worked Bears up to be in my head.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 10:40:24 AM
"It doesn't happen that often," Elijah told her. He knelt beside Maia as she was stitched up, comforting her until the Dr. Carson was finished. "It sucks when it does, though," he added.
"She's all set. Did you want me to get that for you?" The Dr. asked, pointing to a cut below Elijah's eye.
"That's alright," Elijah said and then went to grab some cash for the man.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 10:59:20 AM
(I can't believe she trusts this girl after everything that just happened. LOL.)

Sadie pinched the bridge of her nose and shook her head; her roommate's strange behaviour earlier made much more sense. She hadn't wanted them to take the girl or to harm Elijah, "Oh Sadie, this just won't do," she said, "How can we trust you anymore? You put all of us in danger today because you've warmed up to a couple of Bears," Astrid told her.

Norah waited on the couch with Sophie as Elijah paid the man; she wondered why Elijah was so resistant to anyone helping him. "You should at least clean that up," Norah said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 11:01:36 AM
[Sadie isn’t the smartest cookie]

Sadie balked at her roommates harsh words and shook her head. “You don’t get it. I’m no less loyal to the Wolves. It just feels so wrong to do the dirty work on people that I know.” She was backtracking hard, afraid Astrid wouldn’t keep her promise and would rat her out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 11:06:39 AM
(It be like that sometimes)

"I will," he said to her once Dr. Carson left. "I had to take care of that first." Elijah looked over at Norah before going into the hall to go check out the damage in the bathroom. He grimaced and then pulled his shirt up over his head with a mild amount of difficulty. His entire side was blossoming with bruises, which matched those on his jaw.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 11:26:42 AM
"I'm just being real with you Sadie, this is dangerous for you and for all of us," Astrid said, "Maybe it would be best if you were sidelined until this all blows over," she said.

As Elijah dealt with his injuries in the bathroom, Norah scrolled through the top news stories on her phone. It seemed like every day there was another story about the police apprehending Bears; it was quite interesting how the Wolves were avoiding any kind of consequence for their frequent attacks on Bears. It was like the cops were turning a blind eye, probably because of Jaime's father. She sighed and threw the phone aside as there was no update on Jaime's condition; she had expected there to be but she hoped. "If you want I can make dinner, you can just rest," Norah said as she walked by the bathroom. She swallowed hard as she took in the extent of his injuries, "God Elijah, you look terrible," she commented
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 11:31:05 AM
Sadie practically flinched at the suggestion. “That’s not necessary. I’ll do better. Please don’t tell anyone.” The Wolves were her life, the implication that she might work with them less hurt. She had to give back after all they’d done for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 11:36:21 AM
"Sadie, if we face those two again...what will you do? How can I trust you'll be with us 100%," Astrid siad, "and if something like this happens again, I won't be able to hide it from the boss again. This time, you get a free pass. Next time, I can't."

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 11:45:38 AM
“Okay, okay, I get it. I won’t mess up again.” She got up to get the door, the pizza had arrived. When she returned, she dropped the box on the table with a little too much force. “I’ll make it work.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
"That's just what everyone wants to hear." Elijah looked at her over his shoulder and then returned to rubbing some numbing cream over the bruises he could reach. "I don't mind helping make dinner either."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 12:27:33 PM
"Good," Astrid said simply as she grabbed a slice of pizza, "Now, enough work talk! Let's watch a movie," Astrid said

Norah shook her head, "Nope, you are going to sit on the couch and relax," she told him firmly, then rolled her eyes as he struggled to reach the bruises on his back. "Here, let me," Norah said as she took the cream from him and gently rubbed the cream over the bruise beyond his reach, "It's my turn to help you," she said once done.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 12:42:01 PM
Sadie settled back into the couch and nodded. “No more work talk.” It was tough to fathom. “So what do you wanna watch?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 12:58:59 PM
Elijah opened his mouth to protest, but she was already putting it on him before he could.
"Er, thanks," he said when she finished. He turned around to face her and grab the cream, keeping his eyes trained on the floor.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 01:38:41 PM
"Your welcome," Norah said, 'You know, there's nothing wrong with letting people help you," she said. Norah wiped her hands off and looked back at him, cheeks turning slightly red. "I'll...make dinner," she said before fleeing the bathroom.

Astrid was actually glad to put work stuff behind them; she just needed a nice evening of mindless entertainment. "Doesn't really matter," she said as she flipped through movies on Netflix
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 21, 2019, 01:43:28 PM
“You’re a good friend,” Sadie told Astrid absentmindedly, eating her pizza. She laid her head back and settled in, doing her best to relax.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 02:45:31 PM
Elijah stared at the doorway after she left for almost a minute before he shook his head and turned away to go get dressed again. He came back out and walked into the kitchen, leaning against the counter.
"I don't want to owe anything to anyone. So it's just better to...not accept any offers."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 03:02:47 PM
Norah had started on dinner, just whipping up something simple. She looked up as he came out of the bathroom, "Makes sense, but Elijah...friends, real friends, don't expect anything in return," Norah said.

Astrid shrugged, "I do what I can," she said, picking a movie at random then settling in.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 03:08:05 PM
Elijah frowned deeply at that. "Do you think we're friends?" He asked.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 21, 2019, 03:19:15 PM
Norah held his gaze, unsure how to respond after that intense frown of his. She looked back at the stove and bit her lip; a few days ago he was probably her least favourite person. It was largely his fault everything with Jaime went south. If he hadn’t found them, nothing would have changed. She would still have Jaime. However, he’d been so kind to her the last few days. Risked so much. She was constantly discovering these hidden layers to him that she admired. “I consider you a friend,” norah finally said, frowning a bit as she waited for him to respond. Maybe he felt differently; maybe she was just part of the job.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 21, 2019, 09:15:45 PM
He nodded, his expression relaxing somewhat though he still seemed uncertain. "I guess maybe we are. I don't really think that once this is over, though, you'll still want to be my friend."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 12:38:39 AM
“Do you really think that after all this is over, after all you’ve done for me, I would just walk away like nothing happened? I can’t go back to how things were,” Norah said. She grabbed some plates and dished out the meal she prepared and handed him a plate, “when this is all over, I will still be your friend,” she said, emphasizing each word; she truly meant it.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 22, 2019, 12:43:07 AM
Sadie fell asleep on the couch, head killing towards Astrid in her sleep. She didn’t stay asleep long though, nightmares waking her up with a start.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 01:09:18 AM
Elijah pressed his lips together as he took the plate. "If you say so," he said and picked up some silverware. "Thanks for making dinner," he added a bit more softly before going to sit on the couch and eat.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 03:14:14 AM
Norah took her own plate and joined him on the couch. She glanced over at him briefly, trying to figure him out. He was so confusing to her sometimes. She sighed and startled feeding Sophie some of her food

Astrid sighed and scooted closer to her friend, “hey, it’s okay. Just a dream,” she said gently.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 03:17:24 AM
Elijah scrolled through his phone absently while he ate. When he finished he stood and went into the kitchen to fix some meat for Maia, bringing it out onto the patio for her. She followed him out, limping slightly from a wound on her leg.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 05:20:51 AM
Once she'd finished Norah went to the kitchen and started to clean up as Elijah fed Maia out on the patio.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 06:48:27 AM
Elijah sat outside with Maia for a while, just needing to be with his daemon by himself for a bit. Finally he came back inside and went to clean up Maia's bowls in the kitchen.
"Have you heard from your brother at all?" He asked Norah.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 08:14:22 AM
Norah shook her head, “not for a few days,” she said As she put the dishes away after drying  them off, “they’re going to pin this on him and I just...I know it couldn’t have been him,” she said
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 08:28:16 AM
"It wasn't him," Elijah said with certainty. "He's temperamental but your brother isn't dumb." "I just wish someone would come forward with who did do it. I haven't even been able to get a hold of my boss to see if he knows anything, but I guess he's been busy."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 10:16:21 AM
"Someone must know something; this is ridiculous. My brother is going to be charged with attempted murder any day and the people responsible are just letting him take the fall. It's infuriating!" Norah exclaimed.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 11:08:16 AM
Elijah lifted his brows. "We won't let that happen, Norah. Don't worry." He said it firnly as he shut the cabinet and looked over at her.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 11:29:01 AM
Norah looked right back at him, feeling no less troubled by it all. "He's all I have left, he can't go to prison," Norah said. She was quiet as a thought came to mind, "Sadie," she said suddenly, "She was there. Surely she would have some kind of description of the Bears who attacked them," Norah said.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 11:32:37 AM
Elijah furrowed his brows. Sadie had somehow wanted to help him, albeit somewhat begrudgingly. He wasn't sure he'd be able to get anything out of her, though.
"She likes Natalie. Maybe...no, nevermind." He shook his head quickly.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 22, 2019, 11:33:25 AM
Sadie flinched away from her friend instinctively, ashamed to be so vulnerable in front of her. “I’m fine,” she said huskily. “It’s nothing.” She couldn’t stop reliving the attack on her and Jaime, how powerless she’d been to protect him or their daemons.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 12:05:52 PM
"Elijah, I know you don't want to involve her but this may be our only chance," Norah said


Astrid rolled her eyes, "Sure, nothing," she said, not believing her for a second
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Post by: Emma-la on August 22, 2019, 12:29:27 PM
Sadie scowled. “It was nothing, I’m good. I’m no baby.”
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 01:21:05 PM
Astrid shrugged and and focused back on the movie
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 02:30:47 PM
"I won't, Norah. I'm not dragging her into this," he said firmly to her.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 02:48:49 PM
Norah wanted to press him more, knowing Natalie could be the only way to get any information out of Sadie, but she understood his resistance. She didn't want to involve the girl in their mess; it wasn't right.  "Alright alright, fine. So you have any better ideas?" she asked
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 03:03:24 PM
(*is gonna drag natalie in anyway*)

"I can try. I don't really think she'll tell me anything, but she did sort of try to help me during that whole ordeal." Elijah pressed his hand into the counter and leaned back, rubbing his neck with the other hand.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 03:10:29 PM
norah Was surprised Sadie had tried to help Elijah of all people; she had seemed so angry with him specifically. Norah looked at him and sighed, “what if..you just asked Natalie to arrange to meet up with Sadie and you just happen upon them. Natalie doesn’t really need to be involved,” Norah said cautiously, not sure he would go for it
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 03:17:25 PM
"Maybe...maybe. I need to think on it," he said. Elijah stood still for a moment, looking rather unsure. "I don't trust her. I know she likes Natalie but I...I don't want Sadie to have any opportunity to use her against me."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 03:23:49 PM
“That is totally fair, I’ll let you think,” Norah said, secretly hoping he would agree to it. She needed answers, even if it didn’t help her brother.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 03:26:14 PM
Elijah studied her for a moment and then heaved a sigh, turning to leave the kitchen and go sprawl out on the couch. Sprawling didn't exactly happen, however, due to the condition his body was in now. He grumbled in pain and annoyance until he found a position that didn't seem to make any wound too unbearable.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 22, 2019, 03:37:30 PM
Norah retrieved Sophie from the couch and looked at Elijah, who seemed rather uncomfortable. Stubborn bit probably wouldn’t accept her offer for him to take the bed so she didn’t bother, “I’m heading to bed, see you in the morning, she said simply before going off to the bedroom

Ff soon?)
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 22, 2019, 03:40:37 PM
(Yep yep)

Elijah awoke the next morning feeling sore. He tried not to groan too much as he went into the kitchen to make tea and something for breakfast.

Natalie hadn't texted Sadie before, though after everything she'd been seeing in the news she was worried. So, she sent the other girl a message while she was getting ready.
Hey, it's Natalie. I wanted to make sure you were okay.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 22, 2019, 08:14:56 PM
When Sadie woke up, she felt all kinds of discombobulated in her bed. She groaned and looked around, wondering what woke her. The light of her phone screen, of course. She read Natalie’s text with bleary eyes and almost immediately perked up, touched by the girls thoughtfulness. Hey, I’ve been better, but I’ve been worse. Are you okay?
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 12:37:33 AM
Norah had been up a few hours already, most of which she had spent laying in bed just staring at the ceiling and letting her thoughts go wild. Eventually she had dragged herself out of bed to shower. When she came out, Norah was dressed in her jeans and one of Elijah’s T-shirts, her hair wrapped up in a towel. “Morning,” Norah said to Elijah, “hope you don’t mind me borrowing your shirt,” she said
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 05:25:42 AM
Elijah turned as he sipped his tea, and nearly choked on it when he saw her in his shirt. He went straight into a coughing fit, which then aggravated his ribs. When he finally calmed down and caught his breath, he waved his hand somewhat dismissively.
"Um. Yeah, that's fine," he said, trying to sound nonchalant.

I'm fine. Can I do anything for you? Natalie asked and then frowned. I mean like I was gonna make cookies today so I can bring some to you if you want.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 05:34:30 AM
Norah raised an eyebrow, "Sorry...I didn't think you'd mind. I've been wearing mine for 4 days now, it's beginning to smell pretty bad," she admitted.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 05:35:37 AM
"No, no, it really is fine," he assured her quickly. "I was just surprised."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 05:40:57 AM
Norah restrained a smile as she leaned against a counter, wondering how he really felt about it. She had to admit, it was fun making him uncomfortable; it was all too easy. "So, have you thought more about the Sadie situation?" she asked cautiously
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 05:53:06 AM
Elijah nodded, sipping his tea tentatively again.
"Yeah. I'm pretty sure that Natalie thinks of her as a friend, so I'm sure she'd ask her if she thought it was for her wellbeing," he said, though he didn't sound happy about it.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 06:15:37 AM
[ooooh I ship it]

Sadie almost said yes, but thought better of it. I don’t think you’d like my roommate very much. she wrote, frowning. It was so sweet of her to offer, but she didn’t want Astrid getting any ideas. Thank you though. She hadn’t had gone baked cookies in god knows how long.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 06:25:13 AM
(Lololol we'll see)

So what I'm getting is you do want them, she texted back. Just send me your address, I don't mind crazy roommates. she added, already pulling ingredients from her cabinets.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 08:07:49 AM
“so that’s a yes?” Norah asked, trying not to sound too happy about it; she didn’t want to get Natalie tangled up in everything either, but it may be their best shot at getting information.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 08:10:09 AM
Elijah sighed but nodded. "Yeah, I can see if she can find anything out."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 10:02:22 AM
“Thank you Elijah, I know this is a tough spot to be in,” she said sincerely
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 10:05:46 AM
The corner of his lip twitched and he stood up straight. "I'm gonna go shower," he announced, avoiding answering her sentiment. Elijah started walking out of the kitchen and paused, glancing back at her briefly.
"The shirt doesn't, uh, look bad on you," he said before walking away.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 10:19:42 AM
(LOL)

Norah raised her eyebrows as she watched him disappear into the bathroom, perplexed by his comment. She glanced down at the shirt, which was far too big for her and smelled faintly of Elijah's deodorant; a nice woodsy scent that reminded her of camping when she was young. She shook her head, baffled by her thoughts, and got up to busy herself with making some breakfast as he showered.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 10:23:55 AM
Sadie smiled slightly at her phone and texted her address back straight away. As an afterthought, she added, Ill try and get her out of the apartment, at least. Natalie had such a way with her, the kindness she exuded was something Sadie hadn’t been around in a long time.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 10:41:42 AM
(My awkward son lmao)

Elijah stood under the water for a long time, just trying to clear his head and also soothe his sore muscles. He finally stepped out and wrapped the towel around his waist before going out to his bedroom to grab clothes.

Okay, I'll come as soon as these are done! Natalie texted back. She set to work mixing up the dough up and heating the oven.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 10:48:12 AM
Sadie leaned back in her bed, a small grin on her face. She laid there for a few minutes, just basking in the thought somebody was making cookies for her before she forced herself to get up and dressed. When she headed into the common area, she looked around to see if Astrid was up.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 11:10:00 AM
He's so awkward, I love it!)


Astrid was sitting on the couch with a bowl of cereal; she glanced at her roommate as she finally came out, "Morning," she siad pleasantly, "You seem chipper," she commented.

Norah made some oatmeal and took a seat on the couch as Elijah showered. She could see him walking from the bathroom to his room from the corner of her eye; it took all he restraint not to look.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 11:35:29 AM
Sadie shrugged, going to open the curtains. “Had a good sleep,” she explained. She purposely didn’t look down at her phone, though she wanted to. “Sleeping in is good for you you know.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 11:37:52 AM
Elijah got dressed and then came back out. "Did you get something to eat?" He asked, not having looked at her before he went back into the kitchen.

Natalie put the cookies in the oven once they were ready and sat down, shooting Sadie a text letting her know they were in there, and then sat down to play a game on her phone.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
Astrid laughed at that, "But then I'd miss so much of my day," she said, "But I'm glad you're feeling better today," she said.

"Yeah, I made some Oatmeal; there's some left in the pot if you want it," Norah told him. She put the bowl aside and pulled off her towel and shook out her hair, "god it feels good to be clean," she said happily.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 11:51:02 AM
"Do you know when the clothes you ordered are supposed to get here?" Elijah asked, spooning some oatmeal into a bowl for himself. He came and sat down in the chair, eating some of it hastily.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 11:57:31 AM
Norah smiled to herself, "Why? Don't like sharing your clothes?" she teased then checked her phone for the status of her order, "Should be here tomorrow," she said
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 12:02:27 PM
Sadie grinned slightly and headed into the kitchen, looking down at her phone. “Why is everything in our fridge shit?” She called out lazily to Astrid.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 12:07:52 PM
Astrid rolled her eyes, "For a few reasons.1. neither of us has gone to a grocery store in days and 2. crime really doesn't pay much," she said with a shrug, 'why else would I be eating stale cereal with milk that expires two days ago?"
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 12:18:12 PM
He muttered something about not caring around his spoon, but nodded when she said when it'd be here.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 12:24:16 PM
Sadie groaned and leaned against the fridge. “We should really do the groceries,” she complained. She pulled out some bread to make toast and swore. “This bread if f*cking moldy,” she complained. “I need to pick up a side job or something so we can afford takeout every day.” She grabbed a slice of pizza from last night’s box and bit in.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 12:26:56 PM
"Stop whining, I'll do some grocery shopping today if you're really that bothered," Astrid assured her before slurping down the remnants of the milk in her bowl.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 12:30:08 PM
oops, Norah)

Norah giggled and then got up to clean up her bowl and the pot, "Have you heard from Natalie at all since what happened at the café?" she asked from the kitchen sink
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Post by: Emma-la on August 23, 2019, 12:37:04 PM
Sadie perked up immediately. “Yes please!” She hunkered down on the couch with her leftover pizza. “I would but...” she gestured to her knee, still in a cast. “Until I get my brace I’m pretty out of commission.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 12:54:41 PM
"Not yet. I suppose I probably should check in with her," he said, frowning a bit. He pulled his phone out of his pocket and sent Natalie a message asking how she was.
I'm good! Im going over to Sadies later! was her response, and he was immediately on edge.
"She's going to Sadie's today," he said to Norah, looking up at her.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 01:12:06 PM
Astrid snorted, "Excuses," she teased as she got up from the couch, "I'll be back in a  bit then," Astrid said as she grabbed her keys and headed out the door

That took her by surprise, "Wait, she's actually going to that girl's place? Shit," Norah said
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 01:33:39 PM
Elijah ran his fingers through his still damp hair, making it stick up messily. "I don't know, I guess so? I told you, she likes Sadie or whatever. That's why she was with us that day in the cafe."

Natalie finished wrapping up the cookies and told Sadie she was on her way. She stuck them in the passenger seat of her car and set off, Everest chittering happily as he ate the animal-friendly cookie Natalie had made for him.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 01:44:22 PM
Norah nodded slowly, “Elijah, I’m sure nothing will happen, she will be just fine,” Norah tried to assure him
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 02:04:05 PM
"She threatened to use her against me already, Norah. Natalie's...she's important to me, " he said, his fingers clenching and unclenching against his legs.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 02:19:41 PM
Norah could practically see him unravelling and wished she had the right words to ease his mind, "Hey, stop," she ssaid gently, daring to grab his hands, "She's going to be fine," she said firmly, "Maybe I'm wrong, but I just don't think Sadie would hurt Natalie. Especially after she tried to help you yesterday," Norah pointed out
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 02:33:49 PM
"Yeah, but other Wolves might see Natalie go in there or Sadie will tell them or something." Elijah looked up at her, his expression rather grim. He barely registered her taking his hand, but his fingers tightened instinctually around hers.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 02:45:36 PM
Anything could happen with Natalie walking into enemy territory; part of Norah wished the poor girl wasn't so oblivious to Elijah's involvement with the Bears. Norah sighed and gave his hands a squeeze, "Maybe you could text her, warn her subtly?" Norah suggested; she didn't know what else they could do but hope nothing went wrong.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 03:01:44 PM
Elijah looked hesitant at that and glanced at his phone. "I don't know, maybe. I don't want to freak her out, though."
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Post by: kristina-la on August 23, 2019, 03:14:51 PM
“Alright, then What do you want to do Elijah?” She asked him calmly
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 23, 2019, 03:34:30 PM
He didn't answer her right away, thinking through every option first. He was starting to calm down some from his initial shock, and took a slow breath in.
"Let her go there, I think. But I'm going to keep checking in with her."
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 12:17:15 AM
Sadie smiles down at her phone then glanced at her sad excuse for an apartment. It was hardly impressive or fit for company. She set to work trying to at least make it clean.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 12:31:08 AM
“I think that’s the best thing we can do,” Norah agreed. She let go of his hands and sat back when it seemed he was calming down.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 12:38:07 AM
Elijah nodded, biting his lower lip. "Um, sorry," he said after a minute, looking up at Norah again.

Natalie arrived at Sadie's apartment and went up with the plate of cookies in hand, and knocked on the door.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 12:51:34 AM
“It’s alright, I understand,” Norah said, offering him a small smile. Norah hadn’t realized just how close Elijah was with Natalie. She had also never seen him so vulnerable.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 01:19:27 AM
 Sadie opened the door and smiled warmly to see it was indeed Natalie. “Hey,” she greeted. “Come on in.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 03:23:29 AM
Elijah breathed in through his nose and then stood up, running his fingers through his hair to try and fix it somewhat.
"I'm gonna call about your exam," he said.

Natalie beamed at Sadie and went inside. She turned and looked her over, frowning at her state. "How are you feeling?"
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Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 05:20:39 AM
Norah looked up at him, still concerned, but nodded; she'd almost forgotten about her exam. It really didn't seem important to her with everything going on, "right, of course. Thank you," she saids
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 05:23:12 AM
Sadie shrugged. “Like I’ve got some broken bones. It’s not so bad, really.” She led Natalie into the living room so they could sit. “You really didn’t have to do all this.” She could smell the cookies from where they were, they were heavenly. Still, she worried about Astrid coming home too soon.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 05:36:35 AM
(I just had such a good but lowkey evil idea omg huehuehuehue)

"No way! Of course I did, I can't just leave a hurt friend without any cookies!" Natalie exclaimed. "So what happened?" She asked, eyebrows furrowed with concern after she'd settled on the couch.

Elijah nodded to her and left the room to make the call. He returned after a few minutes with the phone held slightly away from his ear. "What class and professor?" He asked.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 05:59:08 AM
“English with professor healey,” Norah told him
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 06:08:15 AM
[ohooh what]

Sadie flushed and looked away. This girl was far too good to be worrying about her. “I just, uh, got into a bit of an accident.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 06:49:42 AM
(All will be revealed eventually)

Elijah nodded and held the phone to his ear again, relaying that information. He spoke for a little longer and then hung up.
"I'll let you know what they say, but you'll probably be able to take it online." He sat down on the ground with a grunt and Maia laid her head on his lap. "Do you have anything else you need for school?"

"Must've been a helluva accident," she said, leaning back slightly to inspect Sadie. "Like, a car accident?"
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 07:40:39 AM
Sadie dropped her eyes to her hands in her lap. “Uh, yeah, my friend was driving and we just kinda lost control,” she lied.
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Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 08:09:22 AM
Suspense!!!!!!)

Norah shrugged a bit, “I’m missing classes, I guess just getting notes from the ones I miss, but I can take care of that,” she said, “you’ve already done so much, don’t worry about it,” Norah said. “Have you been missing class because of me?” She asked.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 09:03:01 AM
"Oh, geez," Natalie breathed out. "That sounds scary. Is your friend okay?"

Elijah shrugged and looked away from her, down at Maia. "I mean I've been missing class, but not just because of you," he said.
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Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 09:04:11 AM
She couldn’t lie fully, she felt guilty enough as it was. “He’s not in great shape,” she admitted. “Took the brunt of the damage. He’s still in the hospital.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 10:11:31 AM
"Do you miss a lot of class because of the Bears?" she asked him, assuming that was the reason.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 12:04:43 PM
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you could take him some of these?" Natalie suggested.

"I mean, not a significant amount..." Elijah said sheepishly, which earned an annoyed ear flick from Maia, who eyed him.
"Well, it's not like school is an end all for me anyway. All I have is the Bears," he said, half to Maia and half to Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 12:25:34 PM
Norah couldn’t help but feel for him; it was not an easy life. Her brother had tried college but had quit after his third year. “Maybe I’m over stepping but...what about your family? Are they around?” She asked cautiously
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 12:54:29 PM
Sadie took a cookie, biting into it. “I, I guess that would be nice.” Would he even be awake? “Are you doing okay?” She asked, changing the subject. “Nobody’s been bothering you?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 01:27:24 PM
Elijah looked down and scratched behind Maia's ears, not answering for a moment. "Maia's the only family that really matters," he said eventually.

"No, why would anyone?" Natalie tilted her head, looking confused.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 24, 2019, 01:41:35 PM
“Just, with all the gang violence lately, I don’t want anything happening to you,” Sadie said quickly. “They’ll go after anybody.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 01:47:33 PM
(he's so mysterious, it's driving me mad!)

Norah wasn't sure what take from his reply; she assumed his family was alive but perhaps Elijah just didn't have a relationship with them any longer. She frowned as she glanced at Maia then Elijah, "Oh," she finally said lamely
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 02:41:09 PM
( :)))) yes its absolutely just mystery)

"Sorry, that's probably not the answer you were expecting," he said, though didn't offer up much else to compensate.

"Oh, I think I'm alright," Natalie laughed and waved off Sadie's worry.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 02:47:08 PM
(grrrrrrr)

"no no, it's alright. I did not mean to pry," Norah said quickly, wishing she hadn't said anything.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 02:55:20 PM
"It's fine, honestly. No one's ever really cared enough to ask, I guess." He shrugged, entirely uncaring about it. Though he didn't particularly like the topic of discussion being himself. "There isn't really much to tell though. Like I said, the Bears are all I have."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 03:02:51 PM
“You’re lucky to have them,” she said. From what she had experienced in the days since her relationship with Jaime was exposed, the bears took care of each other just like family would.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 03:04:50 PM
"It has its ups and downs," he admitted. "Though I can't say I blame you for not wanting to follow your parents into it."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 24, 2019, 03:11:59 PM
Norah nodded and looked down at she picked at her nails; she hated bringing up her parents. It was always difficult to talk about, even years later. “They died for it, it’s something I don’t want to repeat,” she said. “Though, it seems whether I like it or not...I’m one of you,” she said, “I don’t know if I can really run from it any longer” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 24, 2019, 08:46:47 PM
Elijah breathed out a sigh and nodded. "Yeah, I guess it's a bit difficult to run from it now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 01:22:09 AM
Norah shrugged, trying not to reveal how she really felt about it. The truth was, it terrified her to have any sort of connection to the bears. She still had no answers regarding her parents and until she did, Norah wasn’t sure she could ever really trust the bears fully.
“It’s alright, I’m going to be a lawyer someday; my involvement can be more...indirect,” she said hopefully. She really did not know what her future held; would she even live long enough to realize that dream?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 25, 2019, 01:24:06 AM
Sadie looked her over carefully. “You’d tell me if someone did though right? Threaten you?” Just the other day it had been her threatening Natalie, but she couldn’t bring herself to think about dragging her into the mess.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 01:30:23 AM
"Oh, right." Elijah stopped petting Maia and leaned back on his hands to look up at Norah. "You'll be the one getting the police off our backs," he said, cracking a tiny smile.

Natalie raised her eyebrows in surprise. "I mean, I guess. If you really want me to, but I'd probably just call the police," she said, laughing slightly with a nervous air.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 01:37:09 AM
Norah smiled back, “exactly. And who knows, maybe one day I’ll be a judge,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 01:56:12 AM
"Is that what you wanted, when you were growing up?" Elijah asked, curious.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 02:51:47 AM
Norah snorted and shook her head, “Wasn’t even on my radar until college,” she admitted. “Growing up I could never really settle on a specific career. I thought maybe a teacher or a vet. Also wanted to just leave everything behind and travel Around the world,” she said with a laugh, “I guess part of me just wanted to escape all of this,” she admitted
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 03:39:00 AM
"You could still, once this blows over," Elijah said. He didn't like the idea of her feeling trapped by this life. He'd chosen it for himself, really, but someone else not getting that choice didn't sit well with him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 03:47:54 AM
Norah bit her lip and fixed her eyes on the floor; she had seriously considered it. Maybe it would be better if she left the crime infested city behind. She could set out and travel for a year or two before law school, which she could always attend a school overseas. "Maybe," she said simply
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 04:36:08 AM
Elijah raised his eyebrows slightly at that but just nodded. "It's good to think about, anyway," he said as he slowly pushed himself up off the floor.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 04:46:21 AM
"I will....but It's not something I need to worry about under I finish my undergrad anyway," she said dismissively. With her brother's likely imprisonment and her relationship with Jaime over, what was really keeping her there? Why did she feel so resistant to the idea of leaving?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 05:13:18 AM
Elijah nodded and stretched his arms, but then winced when it pulled at the broken ribs. "Christ, this sucks," he muttered under his breath 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 05:26:46 AM
Norah smiled sympathetically, "I can only imagine," she said, "Do you need anything? Ice? More Advil?" she asked him while getting up from the couch; she felt so bad that he was hurting.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 05:42:46 AM
"Probably advil, but I can get it," he told her and went to go grab them from the medicine cabinet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 07:20:18 AM
Norah watched him for a few moments before going into the bedroom to get Sophie; the poor bird was pretty helpless without the use of her wing. "it's about time," her Daemon siad irritably, to which Norah just rolled her eyes and brought her out to the couch
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 09:40:52 AM
"How is the wing?" Elijah asked when he returned to the living room, looking over at Sophie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 10:03:48 AM
Norah inspected her Daemon's wing, trying to be as gentle as possible; Sophie did not seem to be in as much pain as the previous day but Norah could tell it was still quite sore. "I think it's still quite painful but it will heal with time," Norah said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 10:06:33 AM
He nodded as he sat, tilting his head. "Does she need anything?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 10:18:25 AM
"Probably, but what does one give a Daemon to relieve pain?" Norah wondered aloud, looking at Sophie with a frown.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 10:40:38 AM
"I dunno, I can ask the vet if he has a recommendation for her," Elijah said. He sent a quick text to him and then slid his phone back into his pocket.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 11:20:37 AM
(these two are really starting to bore me. Need some excitement!)

"Thanks," Norah said as she ran her fingers over Sophie's good wing, her thoughts wandering to Jaime and his Daemon. She glanced at her phone as if there'd be some news or a message from him. Of course, there was nothing new.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 11:27:53 AM
(Agree, Im trying to think of something lmao
I think I have an idea tho.)

"He said he'll send some guys over with something for her," Elijah told her after checking his phone.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 11:51:49 AM
Norah pulled herself out of her thoughts and smiled faintly, "Good, I think I'll feel better if I know she's not suffering so much," Norah said then glanced at his Daemon, "and how is Maia?" she asked him
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 25, 2019, 12:07:18 PM
[sorry I went to a con today and didn’t have any free time!]

Sadie took Natalie’s shoulders and looked her over seriously. “Don’t bother with the police, come to me. They don’t have what it takes to protect you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 25, 2019, 02:25:57 PM
(Youre good!)

Natalie looked slightly startled by her serious demeanor, and she couldn't help but laugh nervously. "What could you do that the police can't?" She asked.

"She's been better, but this isn't the worst we've seen," Elijah said. He heard a knock on the door and went to go answer, frowning when he saw who it was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 25, 2019, 02:34:39 PM
Norah propped her arms and chin up on the back of the couch, watching as Elijah answered the door. While she couldn't see his face, she could almost see a tenseness in his shoulders.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 25, 2019, 11:58:55 PM
“Oh trust me, I can do plenty.” Logically, she knew she was being too intense, but she needed Natalie to understand. The world was dangerous, especially for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 02:01:47 AM
"Oh...kay..." Natalie said slowly. Sadie's intensity was enough to make her believe her, but she wasn't sure what she meant at all. But she'd had this conversation with Elijah before, so she knew better than to question it too much.

"Did Dr. Carson send you?" Elijah asked the man at the door.
"Sure did. You gonna take the bird drugs or not?" The guy asked, holding a bag out to him. Elijah eyed him as he took it, then checked inside it.
"Relax, it's just the drugs," the man said.
"Yeah, well, I don't have much reason to trust you. Thanks for bringing these, and goodbye," Elijah said before stepping back and shutting the door. He walked back over to Norah and handed the bag to her. "Here, instructions should be on the pill bottle," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 02:10:07 AM
Norah took the bag from him, frowning a bit as she took out the bottle, “who was that?” She asked hesitantly, not expecting much of an explanation from him but she couldn’t help but be curious. She read through the instructions before giving some to Sophie
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 02:55:22 AM
"He used to be in the Bears," Elijah said, his eyebrows furrowing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 03:01:47 AM
Norah raised an eyebrow, “used to be? What happened?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 03:19:35 AM
"I don't know all of it, really," he said with a sigh. "All I know is the boss let him go without killing him. Which is...not the norm for him."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 26, 2019, 03:32:13 AM
Sadie pulled back and forced herself to be calm. “These cookies are amazing. I can’t tell you the last time someone made me something like this.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 05:44:07 AM
Norah looked down at the bottle in her hand and then at Elijah, “why was he delivering this to us? Can we trust him?” She asked
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 06:19:49 AM
"I don't know," Elijah said, slightly worried. "I'm sure it's nothing if Dr. Carson trusts him."

"Oh, well, it's the least I could do," Natalie said, smiling at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 06:41:36 AM
Norah was not put at ease by his obvious worry, “I guess it’s hard for me to trust anyone right now,” she admitted. This guy knew where Elijah lived AND that she was there; it was troubling that someone who wasn’t completely loyal to the bears had that information.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 09:46:12 AM
"We'll just need to be careful," Elijah said to her. "I don't think he's dangerous but I'm not sure if he'll tell anyone about you being here."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 09:57:08 AM
Norah breathed in sharply and wrung her hands together, "That is not comforting," she grumbled. She trusted Elijah though; if something went wrong she knew he would have her back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 26, 2019, 12:55:37 PM
Sadie moves to stand, realizing she was being rude. “Listen, you want anything to drink? I don’t have much.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 26, 2019, 02:35:08 PM
Elijah looked down, unsure what to tell her.
"We should go somewhere," he said suddenly, looking up at her.

"Oh, uh, I'll take a water," Natalie said, smiling gratefully at Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 26, 2019, 02:57:53 PM
He was starting to really frighten her; were they really in enough trouble to warrant fleeing his apartment? “Where are we going to go?” She said, trying but failing to stay calm
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 26, 2019, 10:58:26 PM
Sadie brought her out a cup of water, glancing at the door. “I don’t know when my roommate is getting home,” she told her, a little worried.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 07:47:06 AM
"I just need to go somewhere," he said, hoping that clarified it. "I can't leave you here alone," he added as he gathered his car keys and put shoes on.

"Should I leave before she gets here?" Natalie asked, sipping the water.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 08:22:20 AM
Norah stared at him with uncertainty but eventually got up and followed him to the door, Sophie perched on her shoulder. “I suppose you aren’t going to tell me where?” She asked as she put her shoes on
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 27, 2019, 08:26:41 AM
Sadie cringed slightly but nodded. “It would be the best. I really appreciate you coming but she’s pretty temperamental, especially about having company.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 08:28:16 AM
When I’m home from work, do we want Astrid to come home ? :p)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 08:29:06 AM
"I don't know where," Elijah said as he opened the door. "It's not, like, a place. I just need to clear my head."
"He does this sometimes," Maia said.

"That's fair, I guess," Natalie shrugged.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 08:53:21 AM
"Ah, that makes more sense," she said with a nod, "So what, are we just going to drive around?" she asked curiously as she recalled how Jaime would always go for runs along the beach when he needed to clear his head.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 09:07:25 AM
"Mountains." Elijah looked over his shoulder at her and then walked down to his car.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 27, 2019, 09:17:48 AM
[yes pls! I’m at work for the next few hours tho so I’ll be sporadic]

“I’m sorry. I would have liked to have been able to really hang out,” Sadie told her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 10:17:57 AM
"Alright," Norah replied simply then followed him down to the car, not saying much else. She supposed it would be nice to get out of that apartment and enjoy some fresh air.


Astrid's trip to the grocery store served  a dual purpose; stocking the fridge and privacy to call the boss. She told him almost everything, only holding back a few things about her roommate to protect her from the full extent of Mr. Robertson's wrath. She came into the rundown apartment with his arms full of grocery bags, "This ought to last us at least the week," she said upon entering, not noticing the girl until she put the bags on the kitchen counter. Astrid frowned, her eyes lingering on the girl then back to Sadie, "I wasn't aware we were having company," she said pleasantly, "Who's your friend Sadie?" she questioned
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 10:47:38 AM
Elijah pulled out of the lot and headed east toward the mountains, which luckily wasn't too far. He usually didn't drive with music on, but he turned the radio on for this particular instance.

Natalie watched as Astrid walked to the kitchen, but smiled quickly when the other girl looked at her. "Hi! I'm Natalie, I brought Sadie some cookies 'cause of her leg and everything."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 11:38:40 AM
Norah gazed out the window as they drove towards the mountains, leaving the city behind. "I don't come out this way often, it's beautiful," she commented as they neared the mountainous landscape


Astrid glanced at her roommate, quickly piecing it together. Astrid was fairly certain this was the girl Sadie had befriended, the one who was close to Elijah. "Well, isn't that nice of you," she said, a smile creeping upon her face.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 11:57:36 AM
Elijah glanced over at her and nodded. "It's nice," he agreed as the car started climbing up into the canyons. He took an exit and started up a paved single lane road that eventually turned to dirt, and they didn't see a single car all along it. He only came to a stop at an overlook that faced out into a valley. He shut the car off and then got out, going around to let Maia out.

Natalie shrugged. "Here, would you like any?" She asked as she reached to hold the plate out to Astrid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 12:16:44 PM
Norah rolled her eyes; he certainly was a man of few words. She got out of the car with Sophie and took in a deep breath of fresh air. She stared out at the valley and shook her head in awe, "Wow," she said in amazement.

"Don't mind if I do, thank you Natalie," Astrid said, doing her best to seem friendly. She took a cookie and sat on the sofa armrest.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 12:23:09 PM
"Yeah," Elijah agreed softly. He leaned against the hood of the car and crossed his arms, just looking out over the view. "It's the only place I feel like I can breathe," he said quietly, partly to her and partly himself.

(Gonna wait for Emma :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 27, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
Sadie has frozen up, not pleased with the look on Astrid’s face. “Natalie was just heading out,” She finally said. It scared her what Astrid would do with this knowledge.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 12:47:41 PM
(for sure)

Norah glanced at him, surprised he was sharing this place with her. She sat on the hood beside him, "Do you come here often?" she asked him. She hadn't realized just how tense she'd been until they stepped out of the car; she felt so at ease.

Astrid raised her eye brow at her roommate's quick words, "Oh that's not necessary, why don't you stay for a bit Natalie," Astrid insisted
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 12:51:01 PM
"Just when I don't know what else to do," he admitted, looking down now. He wasn't really sure why he was telling her this, but he felt like he owed her some explanation for dragging her out here. It really wasn't like he could leave her at the apartment alone though. 

Natalie glanced at Sadie, slightly confused. "Um, I mean, I guess I don't really have anywhere to be," she said, turning back toward Astrid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 27, 2019, 12:53:35 PM
Sadie clenched her teeth and sat back slowly on the couch. “This is my roommate, Astrid,” she relented. She wanted to get Natalie out as soon as possible, but that was clearly impossible now. Whatever Astrid planned to do with this information, Sadie had to stop her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 01:14:35 PM
Astrid flashed Sadie an innocent smile then looked back at Natalie, "So Natalie, you know Sadie from the college?" she asked. She could not think of a better way to coerce Elijah into handing them Norah.

Norah smiled a little and stared out at the view again; she was glad he'd chosen to share with her. "I guess we're at that point now," she said, "I...feel so powerless. I hate it," Norah said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 01:40:55 PM
"Yeah, we just met a few days ago. She helped me with a coffee catastrophe," Natalie laughed.

Elijah's fingers tightened a bit. "I'm sorry. This has all turned into so much more than I thought."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 02:00:32 PM
"It's not your fault Elijah," Norah said, "You've done so much for me already," she siad quietly.

Astrid just smiled and grabbed another cookie, "So Natalie, what do you think of all the violence in our city right now?" she asked casually, wondering how much the girl knew. She seemed completely oblivious to her friend's secret life.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 27, 2019, 02:09:03 PM
Sadie glared at Astrid, it was obvious what she was doing. She was powerless to stop her now though, short of murdering her on the spot. She grabbed a cookie herself, trying to think of an out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 02:11:25 PM
"Not enough, apparently." He groaned and leaned his head back, closing his eyes. "Sorry, I'm not looking for validation or whatever. I just need to figure out a plan." He stood up straight and walked over toward the edge of the lookout to sit on one of the larger rocks jutting out.

"Oh, well, I guess it sucks? I've only heard a bit of it on the news, really, but it seems like the police are really trying to crack down on it. So, that's good I guess," Natalie said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 27, 2019, 02:22:07 PM
Norah carefully put Sophie down on the hood, her shoulder starting to ache from holding her up. "What about Natalie?" she asked hesitantly, knowing it was probably unwise to bring that up when he was already clearly struggling


So the girl didn't know anything, or, she was very good at pretending otherwise. "It sure is unsettling," Astrid began, while her Daemon subtly lay down in front of the door. "Imagine how easily regular people like you and me could be caught up in it," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 27, 2019, 03:31:07 PM
Elijah looked over at her when she asked and turned away, worrying his bottom lip. "I haven't heard anything for a while. I guess I could send her a message," he said, reaching for his phone and then frowned. "I forgot, there's no service here," he grumbled.

"Yeah, but it seems like the gangs are all targeting each other and not really, uh, normal people." Natalie nibbled on a cookie of her own now, glancing around the room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 01:02:23 AM
Norah could understand Elijah’s concern; Natalie was probably one of the only normal things in his life. The one person with no ties to his life with the bears. Norah sighed and walked over to him, just standing at the overhang and looking out at the valley. “We will text her when we are back in service. I’m sure she is alright,” Norah said gently, knowing it wouldn’t put his mind at ease but she didn’t know what else to say.


“True,” Astrid said as she considered what to say next. She had wanted to be subtle but her impatience was getting the better of her. “However, I guess we never really know who are friends are,” she said then looked at Sadie, “for all I know, sadie could secretly be a gangster,” she said, grinning at her roommate.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 01:17:47 AM
Elijah sighed and nodded, rubbing his hands together nervously. "Do you wanna sit?" He asked her, moving over slightly.

Natalie laughed a bit at that. "That seems about as likely as me being one," she said, looking at Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 03:08:13 AM
Norah nodded, “sure,” she said then took a seat beside him. If Natalie was in danger, Norah knew what she would have to do. Norah glanced at Elijah, hoping for his sake Sadie wouldn’t do anything to harm the the girl

(I’m gonna wait for Emma)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 03:17:20 AM
Sadie tensed up but forced out a laugh. “Crazy,” she agreed. Astrid was getting on her nerves every second she kept talking. “I don’t know why you would even say something like that, Astrid.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 04:57:37 AM
Astrid shrugged, "It's true though, you never really know what your friends are hiding," she said. Astrid got up and went to the kitchen, where she started to put the groceries away,
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 05:08:16 AM
Elijah sat in silence, just looking out over the trees. "I wanted to be a stuntman," he said softly. "Like Jackie Chan. I probably could have, I was winning titles and everything in martial arts. But that's...that's what I wanted. I dunno what I want anymore, though."

"Speaking of friends, I told Eli I'd meet up with him later so I should probably get going," Natalie said, mostly to Sadie, and stood up. It was a lie, of course, but whe wanted to get out of the tension between the two roommates.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 05:19:30 AM
Norah was surprised when he broke the silence; it was always a surprise when Elijah shared anything personal with her. "A stuntman?" she said, growing sad at the thought of him being forced to give up his dream because of the Bears.


Astrid closed the fridge and turned around to face Natalie, her pleasant smile turning icy. "I'm afraid you won't be going anywhere," she said, "You see, your friend Elijah has some secrets and unfortunately you've walked right into the den of his enemies," she revealed, "So you are going to sit down and we are going to make sure Elijah knows exactly where you are," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 05:41:48 AM
"Yeah. It seems kind of silly in hindsight, but I'd travel all the time and make money. Except to keep competing I needed money and that got really hard to come by, so the Bears sort of gave me an out." He closed his eyes and leaned back, bracing his hands against the rock.

Natalie stood still for a moment, and then laughed somewhat nervously. "Uh, that's very funny but I really do need to go," she said. Everest chattered nervously on her shoulder, running from one to the other. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 06:16:28 AM
Sadie's face paled, realizing exactly what Astrid planned to do. Exactly what she herself had threatened Elijah. "Astid leave her be," she said in a low voice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 08:13:22 AM
Astrid ignored her roommate and moved towards them, “this really isn’t a laughing matter. Now, why don’t you message Elijah and tell him that if he doesn’t hand Norah over to us, he will find himself with one less friend,” Astrid said seriously.

Norah couldn’t even imagine what that was like; she had never worried about money. “Do you ever wish you could just run away from all this?” She asked curiously
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 08:28:21 AM
Natalie looked over at Sadie nervously, unsure what was going on. "Um, why do you want Norah? I really don't think he'd be with her, they only met like a few days ago. Unless there's something he's not telling me. But he'd totally tell me if they were dating, so I really don't know how you would know that, since you're not even friends with Eli," she rambled, trying to gloss over her growing nervousness with talking.

"I don't know, I've never really let myself think about it." Elijah opened his eyes and looked over at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 08:31:42 AM
"Astrid," Sadie insisted, voice hard. "She's innocent of all this. Let her leave." She pulled herself to her feet (or rather, her crutches) to try and instill some authority.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 10:13:01 AM
 Astrid laughed at that, "Oh hun, there is a lot that boy is hiding from you," she said before staring down Sadie with an icy glare, "If you wanted to keep her out of this, then you shouldn't have let her come here," Astrid snapped. She looked back at Natalie, "I'm going to spell this out for you because it seems you don't want to accept who your friend really is. Elijah is a member of the Bears and he's been hiding that girl away in his apartment for the last four days," Astrid explained, "

"What would happen if you did?" Norah asked, "What would they do if you just...left town?" she asked him, "do you really want to keep putting up with stuff like this for the rest of your life?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 10:41:40 AM
Natalie swallowed, sinking back down onto the couch. Everest jumped down into her arms and she held him close to her chest. "Even if he was, which I don't believe, why would he do that? And why do you know this?"

"It would be impossible, I've got too many ties now. I'd never get away from it," he sighed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 11:02:58 AM
Norah reached over and put her hand over his, "I'm sorry Elijah, that really sucks," she said softly.

Astrid rolled her eyes dramatically; this girl really didn't want to accept the truth. "Because Sadie and I are Wolves," she said with a shrug, "and one of our own was nearly killed by Elijah's people, because of Norah. Naturally, there is a hit out for her," Astrid siad. She didn't really know what the boss wanted with Norah, but Astrid knew not to asked questions.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 11:06:00 AM
Sadie felt like she was going to be sick. The truth was out, her happy little pretend life as a normal girl was gone in a flash. This wasn't right, she was a bad person, yes, but she wasn't a monster. She couldn't just let Astrid use the poor girl to get to Norah. She watched Natalie for her reaction, guilt apparent on her face.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 11:09:26 AM
Natalie turned to Sadie, her expression going from confused to hurt. "Is that why you wanted to be friends? To get to Eli?" She asked, her tone shifting from shaky to accusatory.

Elijah glanced down at their hands but didn't pull his away, as he normally would have. "It is what it is. You don't need to be sorry." He wrapped his fingers around hers and squeezed once before standing up and putting his hands into his pockets. "We should probably head back."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 11:11:34 AM
"No!" Sadie replied quickly, defensively. "I wanted nothing to do with him, I had no idea you were even friends." She looked down at her shoes, wearily. "I didn't want you to get involved." And neither did Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 11:46:38 AM
Norah looked up at him, grateful for her dark complexion to hide the heat rising to her cheeks. "Probably," she agreed as she stood up. She eyed him, "is your mind any clearer?" she asked, hoping the drive had been worth while for him.


Astrid eyed her roommate, disappointed in her disloyalty. "enough!" she snapped at the two girls, "Natalie, you are going to message Elijah right now," she siad then pulled out her switchblade, "make sure he knows I am not playing around," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 12:10:13 PM
The color seemed to drain from Natalie's face when she saw the blade, and she looked at Sadie once before pulling out her phone. "What do you even want me to say to him?" She asked, gritting her teeth to keep her lip from quivering.

"Yeah, I'd say so," he told her. He looked over and the corner of his lip tilted up in a partial smile before he walked over to the car and let Maia in, then himself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 12:12:06 PM
Sadie shook her head at Astrid, defeated. Still, she moved slightly to be slightly in between the two girls, trying to protect Natalie as much she could.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 12:16:49 PM
"You are going to tell him that you're here with Sadie and Astrid for starters, AND that if he doesn't bring Norah here by 9 tonight, he's never going to see you alive again," Astrid said as she played with her blade. Frank stayed by the door, teeth slightly bared and muscles tensed in preparation to attack.

Norah smiled to herself, "Good," she said then helped Sophie onto her shoulder before sliding into the passenger seat
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 12:22:47 PM
Natalie shakily set Everest down and started typing out the text, and hit send. She started stroking her daemon nervously as she put her phone down, watching Astrid with the blade.

Elijah waited until she was in and then flipped the car around to head back down the mountain. He rolled his window down, enjoying the cool breeze that came through with a much more calm demeanor now.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 12:27:22 PM
Norah tied her hair back in a messy bun as the wind blowing through made her hair go wild. She smiled over at Elijah, glad to see he'd calmed down some what. It had been hard to see him unravel, though she had appreciated his vulnerability with her; it only made her trust him more.

Astrid smiled and put the blade away, "good girl," she said then sat down in the armchair across from Natalie, keeping a close eye on her and Sadie
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 28, 2019, 12:29:11 PM
Sadie slowly lowered herself to sit as well, her face contorting venomously. "What the hell are you playing at?" she snarled at her so-called friend. "You're not hurting her."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 12:36:26 PM
"I won't hurt her, if Elijah does what we've asked," AStrid said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 28, 2019, 01:33:11 PM
Natalie bit her bottom lip and watched her phone, waiting anxiously for Elijah's response. It didn't even say he had read the message yet, though.

Elijah put his hand out the window and left it like that until they reached the main highway, and then he rolled the window back up. He heard his phone ping with a message, and glanced down but didn't read it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 28, 2019, 01:41:40 PM
Norah felt so relaxed as they drove back from the mountains, until his phone pinged. Norah's eyes were drawn to the phone, wondering if it was Natalie. She hoped nothing was wrong; maybe she was just letting him know she'd gone home. Norah could only hope that was the case.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 29, 2019, 05:29:22 AM
Elijah didn't end up checking his phone until he got to his apartment and had gotten out. He frowned slightly when he saw it was from Natalie, and nearly dropped his phone when he read the message. He leaned against the side of his car, pushing his fingers up into his hair as he stared down at his phone.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 29, 2019, 05:40:08 AM
Sadie’s good leg was restlessly bobbing in her seat. “It’s taking too long.” She didn’t want to know what Astrid would do if she deemed Natalie useless.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 29, 2019, 05:50:08 AM
Norah got put after him, not noticing his reaction to the message until she came around. “Elijah....what’s wrong. Is it Natalie?” She asked, feeling sick to her stomach.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 29, 2019, 06:00:57 AM
He nodded, finally looking up at her. "She said they won't let her go unless...unless I go there." Elijah was definitely not going to tell her that she was part of the equation, because he wasn't going to let her be put in that position.

Natalie saw the message status change on her phone and her heart sped up. "He read it," she said, looking at Sadie and Astrid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 29, 2019, 08:12:06 AM
“About time,” Astrid grumbled. She got up and looked down at her own phone as she paced around the apartment, debating whether she should tell the boss or not. He would be angry if something went wrong. “Make sure he knows the girl must be with him,” Astrid told Natalie, “and to come alone.”

Norahs eyes grew wide and she covered her mouth in shock. Something seemed off about it though, “wait, why you? I thought they wanted me?” Norah said, “Elijah...please don’t hide anything from me” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 29, 2019, 09:26:15 AM
Sadie started to grow more and more restless. This was all going so wrong so fast. Natalie was possibly the kindest person she had ever met and if they all made it out of this alive, she would hate her for this.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 29, 2019, 09:31:41 AM
Natalie hesitated before sending another text, outlining Astrid's instructions.

Elijah stared down at the new message from Natalie, unsure how to respond. He looked back up at Norah, his brows knitting close together. "You can't come. I won't...I said I would keep you safe, so you're not coming."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 29, 2019, 10:07:48 AM
Norah breathed in sharply as she realized what he was doing and it made no sense to her, “if you go there without me, what is going to happen?” She asked hesitantly. Was he really willing to risk Natalie for her? Norah couldnt live with the guilt if any harm should come to Natalie. "I don't want anyone hurt at my expense," Norah told him firmly. Maybe it would just be better if she let the wolves have her; she wouldn't be Elijah's problem any more.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 29, 2019, 12:41:56 PM
"I can handle it. Sadie won't be much of an issue, it's just Astrid." As he said this, he realized he needed to be sure it would just be Astrid. He quickly sent Natalie a message back, telling her he was coming but he needed to be sure no one else would be there. "Norah, I can get Natalie out but I don't want to put you at risk either."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 29, 2019, 01:07:18 PM
Norah shook her head, "I don't like this Elijah," Norah said. It wasn't that she didn't have faith in Elijah, but Astrid had been terrifying; Norah had no doubt the girl would hurt Natalie if Elijah showed up alone. What if more wolves show up? Elijah was already in poor shape. How could he do this alone? She was surprised by how scared she was for him, “you have to come back,” she said, biting back tears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 30, 2019, 09:38:06 AM
Elijah was surprised she was so concerned for him, though he supposed it shouldn't be surprising. Norah seemed to have a big heart. "Hey, it'll be alright," he assured her. "Call your brother when you get inside, okay?" He opened the door to his car but paused to look at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 30, 2019, 10:21:39 AM
Norah managed to nod, her eyes glistening as he opened the door. He couldn't know that it would be alright but Norah knew he'd probably been in countless situations just as dangerous; he knew what he was doing, she had to remind herself of that. She breathed out and watched him as he paused, looking back at her, "I mean it Eli, I can't lose anymore people I care about," she said.

"is he coming or not? he's running out of time," Astrid said to Natalie after checking her phone. She still hadn't sent a message to the boss or any other wolves; maybe it was her pride. She didn't want help.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 30, 2019, 10:40:07 AM
Elijah nodded to her, then got back in the car and turned it on. He gave her a small wave before pulling away to go get Natalie.

"Oh no, maybe your dumb plan won't work," Natalie said flatly, crossing her arms over her chest.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 30, 2019, 10:52:00 AM
"You better hope my plan works," Astrid snarled, "Because if it doesn't, I will send your friend pieces of you until he does what I've asked," she said.

Norah stuffed her hands, which had begun to shake, into her pockets as she watched him drive off. She stood there for longer than was wise before finally heading back up to Elijah's apartment. Once safe inside, she tried calling Jasper but his phone was going straight to voicemail so she left a message and hoped he would get it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 30, 2019, 02:33:45 PM
“Monster,” she accused her friend. “Is getting Norah really worth losing your humanity?” Maybe she was mistaken, maybe Astrid never had any to start.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 30, 2019, 02:39:10 PM
Natalie crossed her arms tighter over her chest and glanced at Sadie, unsure whether to believe the girl or if it was still just an act.

Elijah sent a message saying "they" were coming as he drove, going much faster than he normally would down the streets.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 30, 2019, 03:13:31 PM
Astrid clenched her jaw as Sadie spoke, but kept her eyes on Natalie, "I lost my humanity a long time ago," she said. Unlike Sadie, Astrid would feel very little remorse if the girl had to die, "and honestly, I really don't care what happens to her. I have orders to follow and if the boss finds out this opportunity slipped out of our fingers, he will probably kill us," Astrid siad, "If you don't like this, you can leave," she siad to Sadie.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 30, 2019, 03:20:23 PM
Sadie’s lip curled, but she stayed where she was sitting. Leaving wouldn’t do any of them any good. She couldn’t fathom hurting a girl as innocent as Natalie, for any means. Some random person, yes, but not Natalie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 30, 2019, 03:22:34 PM
"He says they're coming," Natalie informed them. Part of her had hoped Elijah wouldn't show up, just because she didn't want him or Norah to get hurt, but she was also glad he was coming for her.

Elijah arrived at the building and took a few deep breaths. He looked back at Maia, apologetically, then proceeded to get out of the car and let her out as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 30, 2019, 03:32:50 PM
Astrid walked to the window and peeked outside, her eyes immediately drawn to Elijah and his Daemon. "Well, it seems your friend doesn't follow simple instructions," she growled when it became apparent that Norah was not with him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 12:35:44 AM
Natalie's heart dropped as she listened to Astrid. "M-maybe she's coming in a different car? Eli's kinda particular about his, maybe he thought it'd be better if she came separate."

Elijah stared up at the building, his expression twisting into a hard glare. He looked at Maia one more time before he set out to the door and up the stairs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 12:45:40 AM
Astrid walked back from the window and pulled out her blade, “I find that very unlikely, especially as she was in his car just yesterday. No, he has come alone...probably thinking he can take us on his own,” she said, growing angry. She sent off a text to some wolves, knowing she would need back up, then grabbed Natalie by the arm and pulled her up from the couch. Astrid held her blade to natalie’s Throat as she waited for Elijah to make his way up
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 31, 2019, 09:29:12 AM
Sadie slowly started to move for her baseball bat, sitting at the end of the couch. As long as Astrid was distracted by Natalie, she wouldn’t notice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 10:26:44 AM
Elijah made his way up the stairs and paused at the door, checking it was the right one, before he knocked rather hard on it.

Natalie closed her eyes when she heard the knock, trying her best  to hold her tears back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 11:12:43 AM
“It’s open, come on in Elijah!” Astrid called out, her grip on Natalie form and unwavering.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 11:17:42 AM
Elijah pushed the door open, his glare fierce. "Let go of her, now," he growled, his daemon standing on her hind legs behind him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 11:57:00 AM
“Hmmm, let me think...no. I don’t think I will,” Astrid said, “you were supposed to bring Norah,” Astrid reminded him, “I think I was very clear of what would happen if you came without her,” Astrid said as her knife pressed into Natalie’s throat enough to draw blood
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 31, 2019, 01:14:17 PM
Sadie flinched slightly but watched quietly. If she did what she was planning, there would be no second chances with the Wolves. But she couldn’t just let Astrid kill the girl, she had clearly gone off the rails. Her hand closed around the baseball bat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 01:22:39 PM
"Don't!" Elijah yelled as Maia snarled behind him. "Just put Natalie down and we can work something out, Astrid. I don't want to have to fight you," he said, holding his hands out placatingly.

Natalie cried out as the knife bit into her skin, more out of terror than pain.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 01:39:15 PM
Astrid grinned, glad to have got his attention; she pulled the blade away slightly. "I'm listening," she said with a raised eye brow.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 01:43:10 PM
"Norah is useless to you guys. She doesn't know anything about the Bears, at all. But I do. If it's some sort of information you're looking to get, then just take me in instead." As he spoke he looked toward Maia apologetically, but she simply lowered herself to all fours and flattened her ears to her head. "But you let Natalie walk out of here firsf."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 02:03:27 PM
That made Astrid pause; he was offering something very enticing, Astrid couldn't be certain it was what the Boss wanted though. What did the man really want with Norah? "If I let her go, what will stop you from attacking us?" Astrid questioned; she didn't trust Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on August 31, 2019, 02:04:59 PM
Sadie was shocked at the development, having expected him to put up more of a fight. Was it a trap?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 02:09:08 PM
Elijah breathed out sharply through his nose but didn't take his eyes off Astrid. "I can give you my car keys so you know I can't leave," he said, lowering one hand slowly to reach into his pocket to get them.

"Eli!" Natalie said in alarm, not wanting him to be stuck with these people.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 02:17:57 PM
Astrid was suspicious but nodded, seriously considering his offer. "Your Daemon will go with Natalie here," Astrid said, "and you'll surrender any weapons on you," she added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 02:25:46 PM
Maia's ears and head shot up, but before she could do or say anything Elijah interrupted - "alright," he said, and reached into his pockets. He tossed his car keys out onto the floor between them first, and then pulled out a lighter he had on him. "I don't use knives," he said, narrowing his eyes at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 02:33:49 PM
Astrid just smiled back at him, not bother by his jab at her, "Not all of us have massive Daemons to fight for us," she shot back. "Sit on the couch," she ordered him as she lead Natalie to the door
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 02:41:18 PM
Elijah hesitated, finally looking at Natalie. "Go home and stay safe, Nat," he said quietly to her before he followed Astrid's orders, backing up toward the couch. Maia moved to follow him, but he quickly stopped her and made her stay by the door.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on August 31, 2019, 02:54:08 PM
While Astrid's plan hadn't been executed as she'd hoped, having Elijah would please the boss and maybe it would drive Norah out of hiding. Astrid waited until Elijah was seated on the couch and his Daemon was out the door before Leading Natalie out into the hall, "Don't worry hun, we'll take good care of him," she said sweetly. Astrid took the knife away and shoved her lightly into the hall.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on August 31, 2019, 10:18:46 PM
Maia growled lowly at Astrid, putting herself protectively in front of Natalie.
"Don't hurt him," Natalie sobbed. Elijah watched them both, his expression broken. He had planned to do whatever he needed to get Natalie out of there, but he didn't think it would hurt this much. He felt a physical ache from being separated from his daemon as well, but if it meant she was safe then he'd endure it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 01:06:59 AM
Sadie shuffled closer to the edge of the sofa, away from Elijah. It wasn’t ideal, but she felt better knowing Natalie was safe. “Are we just supposed to keep him on our couch now? What a lovely new roommate.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 01:38:33 AM
Astrid waved goodbye to Natalie and Elijah’s daemon, “ta ta,” she said to them before shutting and locking the door. She pulled out her phone and walked towards Elijah and Sadie, “Of course not, we are taking him to the boss and he will take it from there,” Astrid said.


Norah paced around the apartment, the waiting truly getting to her. She was aware of how long Elijah had been gone already and knew something had likely happened. “Please be okay,” she muttered. Norah had eventually curled up on the couch with her phone tightly gripped in her hand
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 01:48:50 AM
Elijah narrowed his eyes at Astrid, but then ignored her in favor of turning to Sadie. "She trusted you," he said, his tone low. "She insisted that coming here was fine, and I believed her. And she got hurt because she trusted you."

Natalie quelled her crying for the time being and managed to get Maia in her car. She almost drove to her own home, but realized she needed things for Maia if she was going to take care of her. She headed to Elijah's apartment and went up, using the spare key he'd given her to get in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 01:52:40 AM
Sadie turned her face away, unable to meet his eyes. She knew he was right, she felt so horribly guilty. “I never intended for her to get hurt,” she insisted tensely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 02:08:28 AM
Norah sprung to her feet when she heard the key turn in the lock, "Elijah!" she exclaimed in relief, fully expecting it to be him.


Astrid rolled her eyes at Sadie, "Then you shouldn't have stayed here, knowing I'd be returning," Astrid said then shrugged, "Doesn't really matter now, does it?" she said with a laugh. She picked Elijah's key up from the floor and shoved them in her pack pocket, "Now, come along dear, we're going for a ride," Astrid said after grabbing zap straps and a pillow case
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 02:39:46 AM
Natalie screamed a bit when she saw Norah, not having expected anyone to be there. "Uh, no, not Eli, sorry," she said, still gripping the door knob.

(Are zap straps zip ties)
Elijah looked back at Astrid and frowned. "Those really aren't necessary, I'm not going anywhere," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 02:54:20 AM
LOL probably? Why don't American's call them zap straps!? I've become too accustomed to rping with Canadians :P)

Astrid shrugged, "I can't be certain of that," she said then bound his hands behind his back. She grabbed his arm and pulled him up from the couch.


Norah was equally as surprised to see Natalie; she was glad the girl was safe but it was clear that Elijah was not with her. Norah peered around Natalie at Maia and knew something was terribly wrong. She breathed in sharply and sat down on the edge of the couch, "Where is he?" she forced herself to ask.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 03:02:01 AM
Sadie pulled herself up to stand with them. As much as she didn’t like what was happening, she had risked too much already. She had to go along with them. Her face was a careful mask of unimpressed, as if the last hour hadn’t happened.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 03:23:10 AM
(Because they're zip ties!!!)

Elijah hissed in pain when the position made his muscles pull painfully at his bruised ribs, but he didn't argue any more. Clearly going with them willingly meant nothing now. 

Natalie breathed in shakily, then burst into tears again. "H-He let them t-take h-him," she sobbed, wiping at her eyes. "She h-had a knife a-and-" she stopped, needing to catch her breath and stop crying before she could even begin to articulate what had happened.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 03:40:47 AM
::))

Astrid laughed, "You wouldn't have put up much of a fight," she said, realizing he was still suffering injuries from the previous night. Astrid led him to the door and looked over her shoulder at Sadie, "Don't just stand there, come along," she barked. She led Elijah out to her car and shoved him into the back seat, "Now, I can't have you knowing the location of our hq so I'm afraid this is necessary, " she said, putting the pillowcase over his head.

Norah's heart raced as Natalie attempted to explain what had transpired; her eyes were draw to the knife mark on the girl's throat, horrified as she imagined how desperate Elijah would have been to save the girl. "Oh god," she got out then went to Natalie, carefully drew her into a comforting hug, "I'm sorry. I'm sorry," Norah mumbled, the crushing guilt nearly too much for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 06:05:39 AM
Elijah almost argued, but before he could say anything the pillow case was over his head. "This is overkill," he muttered, shifting due to the discomfort his bound hands were causing.

Natalie sobbed against Norah, finally letting everything that had happened. When she started calming down, she pulled away and wiped her face with her shirt. "We have to call the police!" She exclaimed, reaching for the phone.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 09:56:33 AM
“Perhaps,” Astrid said then slammed the door shut; she would enjoy walking Elijah into hq with his hands bound and a sack over his head. Astrid got into the driver seat and waited for Sadie to get in so they could head off

Norah comforted Natalie as best she could, but inside she was a mess; What would happen to Elijah? Was there really anything she could do to help him? Norah looked at Natalie when she withdrew and started to calm. Norah frowned and shook her head, “I don’t think that is wise, and I doubt they can help us,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 12:22:39 PM
"Why wouldn't they, they're the police!" Natalie said, staring at her with wide eyes. "What do you suggest we do then?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 12:31:02 PM
Sadie got into the car reluctantly, eyes looking back at Elijah a few times. That feeling of being conflicted was rising up again, making her feel sick at the thought of what they were doing. But he wasn’t innocent, right? She pressed her head back against the headrest with a groan.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 12:37:20 PM
Norah wished they could trust the police but it seemed odd to Norah how no Wolves had been arrested; it made her think Jaime's father had the cops in his back pocket. "I just...I think they will turn a blind eye," Norah said, looking down at Elijah's shirt that she still wore, tears welling up in her eyes as she thought of him. Norah breathed in deeply and grabbed her phone, "I'll try calling my brother," Norah said, already dialing his number and hoping he would pick up this time.

Once Sadie was inside, Astrid sped off in the direction of their headquarters, "Oh Sadie, stop pouting. It's not like he's innocent. He's a bear! They tried to kill Jaime!" she reminded her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 12:43:46 PM
"What can your brother do?" Natalie asked, half disbelievingly and half curiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 12:47:23 PM
Sadie looked at Astrid with a scowl. “Tried to kill me too,” She grumbled. “Doesn’t mean I want to get this guy killed.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 01:15:04 PM
Norah sighed and looked at the girl, "My brother is also a Bear," she explained as she waited for him to pick up. "Natalie...I'm sorry you got pulled into all of this. I know Elijah always wanted to keep you out of it," she said quietly

Astrid rolled her eyes dramatically, "You always assume the worst Sadie; who's to say the boss will want to kill him? What a waste," she said as they arrived at a run down bar.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 01:20:36 PM
Natalie looked down, immediately reaching to touch Maia. "I wish he'd said something," she said softly.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 01:25:16 PM
Sadie rubbed her eyes, smudging her mascara carelessly. "We're thugs but this feels like it's going to go too far. I don't know how you can be so heartless about it all."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 01:39:40 PM
Norah offered her an understanding smile; it couldn't be easy finding out your best childhood friend had been hiding something so big from you. The call nearly went to voicemail by the time Norah's brother finally picked up, his rough voice a welcome sound; she hadn't heard from him in days. She quickly explained everything to Jasper and he assure her that the bears would do their best.

Astrid grit her teeth, "I don't have to explain myself to you, now get out of the car Sadie," she snapped before getting out of the car and going around for Elijah. She threw the door open and roughly pulled him out of the back

(anyone have any idea of what to do with Elijah, cause I'm blanking :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 01:44:15 PM
(They coooould interrogate him about the attack on Jaime? Or do you mean like how to get him back cuz in THAT case we can just skip a few days/weeks. Or sadie could help him ;) )

"What did he say?" Natalie asked in an urgent whisper, still petting Maia's head.

Elijah grunted in pain when she pulled him out, turning his head despite not being able to see anything other than lights filtering through the pillow case.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 01:53:26 PM
[Sadie can totally save him!]

Sadie followed them in, her scowl like a permanent fixture on her face. She could picture the things that they would do to Elijah and worried that she would be forced to partake. The bosses seemed to have some need to make her do those things to test her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 02:00:19 PM
Ooooh yes, let's interrogate him first and Sadie should totally safe him!)

Norah lowered the phone and shook her head, "They are going to try their best, but it has been difficult with the police cracking down, especially on Bears," she said

Astrid held his arm and escorted him into the bar, grinning proudly at the other wolves inside as she past them to get to the stairway that led to the basement. She pulled off the pillowcase once they made it down the stairs, "Look what I brought!" she announced happily
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 01, 2019, 02:04:19 PM
Sadie stood behind them, wishing she could be anywhere but there. The bar was supposed to feel like home, but she felt like a complete outsider standing there.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 01, 2019, 02:10:47 PM
(Word)

Natalie bit her lip, forcing herself not to cry again. "God, he's such an idiot! Why would he even do this?!"

Elijah blinked a few times, trying to clear the blurriness from his vision and get his bearings when he was met with a mixture of expressions - surprise to excitement to anger.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 01, 2019, 02:31:25 PM
Norah bit her lip hard and avoided Natalie's eyes, "Elijah would not have let anything happen to you Natalie," Norah said, "and he refused to give me up to them," she continued, shaking her head, "I wish I'd just given myself up to them, none of this would have happened," she said in frustration. He'd been so confident that he could save Natalie and Norah was realizing that Elijah had probably always planned to offer up himself in her place.

Astrid pushed Elijah towards the boss, who casually smoked a cigar and wore a look of amusement, 'this is not the girl," he commented, "but...he will be of use. Take him to the back and see if we can get any information out of him," the man ordered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 02, 2019, 01:45:27 AM
Sadie felt even sicker at the confirmation of what they were to do. She’d done it plenty of times over, resorting to torture when necessary (and sometimes when it wasn’t). But she’d never don’t this to somebody she knew personally. It felt so wrong.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 02, 2019, 05:13:06 AM
Natalie frowned even more at that. "Eli's stubborn, he wouldn't have let you do that," she said quietly. She looked at Norah's attire and bit the inside of her cheek. "And it seems like he cares about you, so he would've been extra stubborn about it."

Elijah kept a straight face, as this is what he'd been expecting, and without his daemon nearby his energy was pretty low. So he just let himself be lead away, keeping his chin up despite the glares he was getting from the Wolves.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 02, 2019, 09:27:07 AM
Norah looked down at the shirt and felt heat rush to her cheeks as she realized what Natalie must be assuming. Norah shook her head, "Oh Natalie, no...it's not like that..." she said awkwardly, not sure why she felt the need to explain. "I just borrowed this because I haven't been able to get my clothes..." she rambled on. For whatever reason, Norah couldn't wrap her mind around Elijah caring that much about her when they'd really only met a few days prior. Would Jaime have even done that for her?

---

Astrid handed Elijah off to two other wolves and smiled as they brought him to the back room, which was often used for interrogation. Many of the wolves glared at the Bear as he was lead by, some even spitting on him; Jaime had been well liked among the Wolves and they were all eager for retribution. Astrid knew many probably didn't care about getting information from Elijah; they just wanted him to suffer. Astrid followed them into the room and shut the door once Elijah was forced down into a chair, "You sure are pathetic without your Daemon," she taunted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 02, 2019, 09:48:50 AM
Natalie raised an eyebrow at that, humming in response. "Oh, okay, my bad then," she said and lifted her hands with a shrug.

"You would be too if I took yours away," Elijah replied with as much venom as he could muster.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 02, 2019, 10:01:03 AM
Norah bit her lip, feeling extremely uncomfortable, "Sorry...this is all just...a lot to handle," Norah siad with a deep sigh. What if Elijah didn't come back? What if those Wolves did to him what the Bears had done to Jaime? Would giving herself up even stop it from happening? That uncertainly was the only think stopping her from doing such a stupid thing.


Astrid just smirked, unfazed by his retort, "You're really not in a position to be making such threats," she pointed out, "Now, why don't you share with us everything you know about the attack on Jaime," she said, grinning as she spoke
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 02, 2019, 10:11:16 AM
"I get that." Natalie clenched her fist at her side, trying to think of what Elijah would do when she was upset. "I'll make tea," she announced, walking over to the kitchen.

"Like I've told your friend," he began, glancing at Sadie, "I don't know anything. I didn't order it, and no one can figure out who did it - if they even were Bears." He tilted his head back, looking at her through narrowed eyes.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 02, 2019, 10:28:35 AM
Astrid hadn't expected him to say much and she didn't really believe that he knew anything, but that mattered very little to her "Boys, why don't you see if we can make Elijah here more willing to speak," she said then stepped back to enjoy the show. (can I leave it up to you to torture him as you see fit? :P)

Norah managed a small smile, remembering when Elijah had always defaulted to making tea when she'd been an emotional wreck, "That would be lovely, thank you," Norah replied
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 02, 2019, 10:44:49 AM
Sadie looked away when Elijah looked at her, unable to meet his eyes. She couldn’t help him though, it would be incredibly stupid to try. She had to just stand by and let it happen. She didn’t have to look.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 02, 2019, 10:56:16 AM
(Oh yes)

If Elijah was anything if not stubborn. Each hit was harder than the last, but he remained silent as he didn't have anything to tell them. Even when they switched from hands to bats and other various tools, he couldn't offer anymore information on Jaime so he didn't. Not even when his eyes were so bruised they were swelling shut and his breathing became labored with his fresh broken ribs. He spit out the blood from his mouth and glared up as best he could. "I don't know anything," he said, though it was slightly slurred with the fat lip he was now sporting.

Natalie smiled back at her and started a kettle. "So...why are you staying with Elijah?" She asked curiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 02, 2019, 11:10:03 AM
Astrid pulled up a chair and sat in front of him, grinning as she took him the state he was in, "Sadie, why don't you share with Elijah what those Bears looked like, if you remember. Maybe that will jog his memory," Astrid said.


"Well...after that picture leaked of Jaime and I in the coffee shop we knew it would be unsafe for me to stay at my own apartment, so he brought me here," Norah said, "and then..." she swallowed hard and fought back the tears that always came when she thought about Jaime, "then after the attack on Jaime...it wasn't safe for me to go home so I've just been staying here," she explained
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 02, 2019, 11:21:32 AM
Sadie grimaced, staring as blankly as she could at the wall as she began to talk. “There were like 5 of them? Maybe six? All guys, probably in their late twenties? One of them had this stupid ginger hair.” She was starting to get mad again just thinking about it. “Another one had this big scar going down his cheek.” She fell silent.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 02, 2019, 12:19:21 PM
Elijah perked up some at that. "The one with the scar, what else did he look like?" He asked.

"Wait, who's Jaime?" She asked, pouring them both a cup before bringing it  around to Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 02, 2019, 12:26:28 PM
Sadie raised her eyebrows. “He, uh, he had brown hair, I’m pretty sure? It was longer, kinda down to his shoulders. Real nasty guy.” He had been the worst of them, and she shuddered at the thought. “Know him?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 02, 2019, 12:39:57 PM
Norah took the cup from Natalie and smiled gratefully, “jaime was the boy I was with in the cafe,” Norah said quietly as she stared down at the steam coming off the hot tea. “We were seeing each other in secret,” she explained. It was hard to talk about but she almost felt numb to it, having cried all the tears already. “He was....is the son of counselor Robertson, who also happens to be a Wolf,” Norah tried to explain. It was all very complicated she realized.

Astrid’s eyes lit up with excitement and leaned foreword, eager to hear what Elijah had to say. She supposed they could have spared him the beating and started with Sadie’s description of the men, but that would have been no fun
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:16:24 AM
Natalie frowned at that. "Wait, okay, so, your brother is a Bear and you were dating a guy who's the son of one of the biggest names in the city who just so happens to be a Wolf and now you're living with Eli who's also apparently a Bear?"

Elijah lowered his head, his jaw clenching. "Yeah, I know him. He's not one of ours, though," he said. He'd just seen him earlier that day, even. The bastard apparently knew all along the issues he'd caused and didn't care. "His name's Johan."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:39:20 AM
(THAT"S WHAT I WAS THINKING!)

Norah peered over at Natalie as she sipped her tea; it sounded so ridiculous coming from someone else's mouth. "I know, it's a messy situation," she said, "And this all started because my parents, who were always Bears, were murdered and I've been trying to uncover the truth," she said, "my life is a f**king soap opera."

Astrid grinned and stood up, clapping her hands together, "Finally, something useful," Astrid said approvingly, "Now, where can he be found?" she asked Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:51:47 AM
Sadie watched with baited breath, eyes wide. "He's not a Bear?" she cut in, almost unwilling to believe it. She had been so sure it was a group of Bears, she had been the one to assume and tell everyone that. This was her fault, her mistake.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:13:03 AM
(Yaaaaasssss)

"They were murdered?" Natalie's eyes widened. "I'm so sorry, Norah," she said, genuinely sympathetic.

"He used to be," Elijah said but didn't offer up anything else on that. "I don't know where to find him, most people try to avoid him."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:23:08 AM
Norah just shrugged and scratched at her nose in an attempt to fend off tears; it was a topic she would never be numb to. "Thanks," she said quietly, "it happened a long time ago, but...I don't know, I just want answers you know?" Norah said.


"You must have some kind of information that would help find him," Astrid said, raising her eyebrow. She sat back down and peered at Elijah, "I think we have a common enemy here, surely you'd like for him to pay for the mess he's created," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 03:29:06 AM
Sadie watched, her daemon perched on her shoulder. She was horrified, Lis less so. "You know more about him than we do," she piped up. She wasn't a fan of the predatory way Astrid was prowling around Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:31:16 AM
"I could only imagine. You don't know who did it or anything?" Natalie's eyebrows furrowed as she gripped her mug tighter, twisting it in her hands.

"Sure I do, but I don't really believe in the whole enemy of my enemy deal," he said, meeting Astrid's eyes with a glare. "How do I know I can trust you?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:43:14 AM
Norah shook her head, "I have no answers. All we were told was that they died at the hands of some other gang, but no one will tell us who or why," she said, sounding defeated, "Someone is hiding the truth and I think that's the worst part; I don't even know who to trust," she admitted.

Astrid laughed at that, "Oh dearie, you certainly shouldn't trust me," she said, "Though it would be in your best interest to. We can of course see how much more pain you can endure before you tell us something useful about Johan," she threatened.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 04:31:52 AM
"Well, you can trust me. I mean, that's probably not saying much, but I didn't know about any of this until now so.." she trailed off, shrugging. "A friend of Eli's is a friend of mine."

Elijah spit out some blood that had welled in his mouth from talking. "I don't know anything about him other than if you need something really dirty done, people call him."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 04:46:51 AM
Norah smiled, “I can see why Elijah values his friendship with you so much,” Norah replied. She put the tea down and hugged a pillow as thoughts wandered to Elijah again, “I hope they aren’t hurting him,” she said

“Do you have a number for him? Come on Elijah, give me something useful,” she said. Astrid nodded to the two wolves and stepped back for them make Elijah more willing to speak.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 05:06:45 AM
(Sadie can totally step in to save the day...)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 05:18:01 AM
[sorry, I'm just a bit distracted today]

Sadie stepped forward, unable to contain herself. "Let me," she said desperately. "Give me some time with him, this is my vendetta." It was a desperate attempt at helping, though her plan was still only half-formed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 05:38:13 AM
That’s alright, I have to go soon anyway :p)



Astrid peered at her roommate uncertainly, not really trusting that Sadie would get the job done. “Very well, I will leave this to you Sadie, but don’t disappoint us again,” she said threateningly. “When he is ready to tell us something more useful, you’ll know where to find me,” she said before slipping out of the room, the two wolves following after her reluctantly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 05:48:41 AM
Sadie finally looked at Elijah properly when they were alone, trying to look less uncertain than she felt. After a moment feeling like a deer in headlights, she moved closer to him. "Tell me where I can find him," she finally said, concerned they were being listened to.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 07:00:41 AM
After what she had seen in Sadie's apartment, Natalie wasn't sure they wouldn't hurt him. "I hope so too," she said softly.

When it was just them, Elijah let himself slump a bit due to the extent of his injuries. "I don't know," he said, leaning his head back. He could tell her about Dr. Carson, but he didn't trust any of these wolves and he wanted to stay on good terms with the vet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 07:04:22 AM
Sadie moves behind him, very slowly starting to use her knife to cut the zip ties holding him to the chair. “You have to give me something,” she hissed. “Nobody will leave you alone unless we can start searching for this Jonah guy.”  When his hands were free, she took a few quick steps back, still not sure she could trust him. “Tell me and I’ll get you out of here.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 07:11:36 AM
Norah sighed and leaned back on the couch with the pillow still clutched tightly in her arms; she knew it was almost certain that Elijah would be hurt, but she just hoped they wouldn’t kill him. “He doesn’t Deserve this,” she said,
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 07:20:06 AM
"I just don't understand how he got caught up in all this, he's a good person," Natalie sighed, biting her lip.

Elijah tensed again when he felt the knife, and he immediately rubbed his wrists once they were free as he turned to look at her. "Why?" He asked, keeping his voice low just case.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 07:22:05 AM
“I’m not a murderer,” she said in a hushed voice. “If I leave you to them, I may as well be killing you myself. I-“ she looked around, paranoid, and turned back. “I won’t have that on my hands,” she said, lowering her voice even more.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 07:30:37 AM
Norah bit her lip, trying to decide if it was really her place to tell Natalie the things Elijah shared with her. It hadn’t seemed like a conversation he felt comfortable having with many people. “He needed the money,” she said simply, “and once you get pulled into this life it’s pretty impossible to get out,” Norah said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 07:39:53 AM
Realization seemed to dawn on Natalie's face as she put two and two together. "When his grandma died," she said softly, rubbing her hands over her face. "Ohhh god, I can't believe I didn't see it before."

Elijah looked surprised, but then nodded in understanding. "Dr. Carson," he said, looking around them. "He sent Johan to my house on a delivery, I don't know how or why, but he'd be able to contact him."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 07:43:04 AM
Sadie nodded, clearly still nervous. "Can you give me his contact?" she asked. "That's all I need." She ran her hand through her hair, still looking around. Sadie didn't know how much more time she would have before the others barged in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 07:44:15 AM
Norah frowned and eyed Natalie curiously, “he’s pretty closed off when it comes to his personal life,” she noted, “...what happened when his grandmother died?” She asked hesitantly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 07:53:49 AM
Natalie sighed and wrung her fingers together. "Eli's parents died when we were really little, in a car accident. He lived with his grandma after that, but she passed away when we were in high school. He stopped competing and got really closed off, but somehow he kept the government from putting him in the system. I never really knew how, but I guess I should've figured it out."

He reached into his pockets, only to realize he didn't have his phone anymore. He shook his head. "But if you look up his practice it's easy to find," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 07:58:01 AM
Sadie nodded and cut the ties on his ankles. “Ok,” she said in a small voice. She cleared her throat, trying to remain calm. Despite that, she was terrified. “Ok,” she said more clearly. “There’s a door that goes out the back, now hit me and get out of here. And...tell Natalie I’m sorry.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 08:03:59 AM
Norahs heart broke for Elijah, knowing what it felt like to lose family like that. If it wasn’t for jasper, she wondered if her fate would have been similar to Elijah’s. “God, that’s terrible. No wonder he didn’t want to talk about it,” Norah said.


(Ahhh this makes me so sad for him  :'()
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 08:10:58 AM
(Lololol good)

Natalie nodded, then looked up sharply. "Don't tell him I told you!" She said hurriedly.

Elijah looked hesitant but nodded. "I will," he said as he stood up. He wasn't sure how fast he'd be able to go, those Wolves did a real number on him. He made a fist but looked uncertain about hitting her. "Come with me," he said suddenly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 08:14:48 AM
Sadie flinched as if he had hit her, shocked at the thought. “I can’t,” she said, though there wasn’t much conviction in her voice. “The Wolves are all I’ve got.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 08:20:23 AM
Lol are his parents even really dead? )

“Don’t worry, I won’t mention it,” Norah assured the girl, feeling bad about drawing the information out of her. Norah couldn’t help her curiosity; Elijah was just such a mystery. 

“Sadie, it’s awfully Quiet in there!” Astrid shouted as she banged on the door, “you have one minute before I come in there and do this myself!” She warned
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 09:28:24 AM
Sadie looked back at the door, truly panicked, and smacked her hand against it aggressively. “I’ve almost got it, gimme some time,” she snapped back, grateful when her voice didn’t waver. She had to make a choice, and quick. She looked back to Elijah, biting down on her lip. “The Bears wouldn’t protect me, it’d be suicide if I went with you. Just get out of here while you still can.” She felt the pull though, the urge to just run into the night with him, screw the consequences.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 10:08:44 AM
(I dunno probably)

Natalie nodded. "It'd probably be good though if he could confide in you. Lord knows he needs more good people in his life," she said, rolling her eyes.

"And what'll they do to you here when they figure out what you did? I have some leverage with the Bears at least," Elijah insisted, looking at the door that held the other Wolves behind it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 10:12:04 AM
Sadie grabbed his arm, nails digging in. “Okay, okay, lets go,” she said hurriedly. “Are you too hurt to drive?” She was already leading him away towards the back door when she pulled out a set of car keys - ones she had stolen from Astrid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 10:23:38 AM
Well that's cryptic :P)

Norah smiled faintly, "He certainly deserves more friends he can trust like that; I've never met anyone who keeps everything so bottled up," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 11:43:14 AM
( :) )

"Yeah, that's always driven me nuts," Natalie rolled her eyes.

Elijah nodded, following after her quickly. "I can drive," he assured.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 11:50:54 AM
This was too much, she was putting too much trust in him. Letting him go was one thing, but this? She was completely abandoning her people, she could never go back. They made it to Astrid’s car and she tossed him the keys before sliding into the passenger side, eyes wide and panting.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 11:54:56 AM
Elijah was so uncomfortable when faced with the emotions of others and Norah had witnessed first hand how poorly he'd dealt with his own. "Instead, he just runs from it...literally," she said.

Astrid waited another minute and it seemed to have gotten even quieter in the room. She pushed the door open and burst inside, her hands clenching in fists as she stared upon the empty room. Astrid punched the wall in a fit of anger before running out the door in an attempt to reach them before Sadie could get away.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 12:00:58 PM
Elijah started the car and sped out of the lot as quickly as he could. He glanced behind them, but he took different back streets and random turns to make sure they wouldn't be followed.

"No freaking kidding," Natalie sighed. "He didn't used to be like that, you know. He always wore his heart on his sleeve."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 12:02:50 PM
Sadie sat still as a statue in her seat, eyes wide and horrified. “Oh my god,” she said in a low voice. That was it. It was done. She vaguely heard what could have been Astrid yelling but she didn’t register it. She realized belatedly she might be in shock.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 12:11:49 PM
Astrid ran out of the bar just in time to see her own car race out of the parking lot with Sadie and Elijah inside, "YOU'RE DEAD SADIE!!" she yelled furiously.

Norah sighed, "that's actually...very sad," she said, realizing how much the Bears had changed him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 12:26:55 PM
"Don't think about it too much," Elijah said flatly to her, trying his best to not let his breaks and bruises bother him as he drove.

Natalie nodded, sipping her tea. "Yeah," she agreed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 12:29:54 PM
Sadie breathed in and out, trying to focus on the road and nothing else. “We have to ditch the car,” she told him. “They know the plates and with the police at their disposal...”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 12:51:39 PM
Norah stared down at her phone, hoping for any kind of news from Jasper. Were they even looking for Elijah? All she saw instead was a tweet announcing that Jaime's father was officially running for mayor and promising to end the gang violence plaguing their city. Against her better judgement she started looking through the comments, which were mostly positive, must to her disgust. Many were offering sympathy and prayers for Jaime and praising Mr. Robertson for bravely taking on the people who had nearly killed his son. Norah made a gagging sound and put the phone down, "Despicable! I can't believe that man!" she said aloud.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 01:02:22 PM
"What?" Natalie asked, peering over with her brow furrowed.

"Okay, can I use your phone?" Elijah asked, holding his hand out to her to take it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 01:04:43 PM
Sadie almost didn’t hand it over, but then she remembered that he was the only thing between her and Astrid’s knife. Him and his connections. She had to put a little trust in him. “Here,” She said as she passed it to him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 01:08:52 PM
"Jaime's father. He's running for mayor!" Norah exclaimed, "That is just so...disgusting. He's using what happened to Jaime to get elected. He doesn't care about the gang violence, what a joke!" she said angrily.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 01:16:39 PM
"Wait, what happened to Jaime?" She asked, blinking a few times.

Elijah appreciated her dismal trust in him, and quickly dialed in Rob's number. "Rob? Send a car to meet me at this lot," he said and gave them the address. "Have extra people as well, I need the one im in trashed," he added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 01:19:17 PM
When he got off the phone, Sadie gave him a guarded look. “You’re gonna make sure they don’t kill me on sight, right?” She asked him. If she had to run from the Bears, she would.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 01:24:41 PM
come on Natalie, watch the news! lol :P)

"He was attacked and nearly killed by a group of Bears," Norah said, "He...he's still in the hospital," Norah explained.

"Elijah? We've been all over looking for you," Rob replied, sounding to relieved to hear from the guy, "We're on the way," Rob assured him. Once off the phone Rob made some calls and headed towards the address Elijah had provided

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 01:35:11 PM
"Oh, oh, right," Natalie said, shaking her head. "That's awful. He's using that for his campaign? What trash," she grumbled.

"Yes, I swear," Elijah promised. "Just do as I say when we get there, though. Please," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 01:38:15 PM
Sadie stared him down, trying to figure out from his face whether he really planned to protect her. She wished now that she was carrying more than her knife. “Fine,” she agreed reluctantly. “But if you turn on me, I’ll cut you open.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 01:41:42 PM
"People are going to fall for this act too," Norah complained, "Could you imagine if he won? That is way too much influence for someone like that," Norah said.

It wasn't long before a number of SUVs rolled into the parking lot. Rob got out of one and started towards the car, followed by a number of other Bears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 01:53:12 PM
Natalie chewed her lower lip nervously, nodding along. "It'd be a mess, for sure."

Elijah rolled his eyes as best he could. However, he soon saw Rob and felt instant relief. "Get out after me," he told her before opening his door and stepping outside. "It's good to see you, man. We need a lift to my apartment," he said, looking at the passenger side. "And fast. We may have stolen this from some Wolves."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 01:55:54 PM
Sadie waited a second before she opened the door and climbed out as gracefully as one could on crutches. “Stole more than just the car from the Wolves,” she muttered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:00:54 PM
Rob's eyes scanned over Elijah's injuries and grimaced; his eyes then landed on the girl getting out of the car, who he immediately recognized. Rob raised his eyebrow but didn't asked any questioned, "Come on, I'll take you and they'll take care of the car," he promised
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:08:20 PM
"Thanks, man," Elijah said gratefully. "And I didn't steal you," he said to Sadie, frowning. "Let's just go."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:10:37 PM
“What else would you call it then?” She replied, quiet enough that she could pretend she was just talking to herself. Sadie followed, still reluctant to trust any of them. She gave Rob a very obvious once over, eyes narrowed, and decided she did not trust him. Still, what choice did she have?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:17:53 PM
Rob got into the SUV and waited for the two of them to get in before he drove off towards Elijah's apartment, "So...this is an interesting development," he commented, his eyes on the wolf in his rearview mirror, "Can we trust her?" he asked
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
Elijah looked back at Sadie, pressing his lips into a thin line. "Yes, she helped me," he said, turning back to Rob. "So I'm helping her," he added, louder to make sure Sadie heard.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:22:24 PM
Sadie could hear their conversation and her instincts made her want to start berating Rob right there. But she held her tongue and kept silent. Despite his talk of helping her, Sadie still couldn’t help but feel like the Wolves were still her people. Logically, she knew that wasn’t the case, but her emotions hadn’t caught up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:28:51 PM
Rob nodded but he was skeptical, "Alright Eli, if you're sure," he siad. Rob drove them the rest of the way without say much. When he pulled up in front of Elijah's apartment he looked over the guy with genuine concern, "You going to be alright? I can call in a doctor if you need one..." he offered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:30:55 PM
"No, no doctors. I'm fine," Elijah said as he unbuckled and opened the door. "But uh, thanks Rob. I'll let you know if I need anything," he told him and then shut the door, waiting for Sadie to get out as well. He paused to go up to his apartment, needing to muster up the strength to go up the stairs. All his adrenaline was definitely starting to wear off.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:32:57 PM
Sadie got out, casting her eyes around wearily. “Want one of my crutches?” She asked Eli wryly after examining his injuries. He would definitely need some form of medical attention, even if it was her shitty patch job.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:35:45 PM
"If you're sure," Rob said, shaking his head as he watched Elijah get out, stubborn as always. Once they were safely inside he took off.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:39:45 PM
"No," he said and gripped the rail to make his way upstairs. When he reached the front door he realized he didn't have his keys and knocked, praying Norah had listened to him and was there.

Natalie sat up straight when she heard the knocking and looked at Norah with wide eyes, still freaked out from everything. She stood and checked the peephole, gasping when she saw who was there. "Eli!" She squealed, throwing the door open. She didn't give him any time to look confused before she was hugging him, which caused his face to wrench in pain.
"Ah, Nat, ribs," he said through gritted teeth.
"Oh, oh, sorry!" She said and let go, her eyes wandering to Sadie. She looked shocked and then confused. "What - how are you both here?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:42:02 PM
Sadie hadn’t really prepared herself for the fact that Natalie would be there. In hindsight, of course she would be. Where else would she got? Sadie stood there like a deer in headlights and shrugged hopelessly. “Shit hit the fan,” she explained lamely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:43:46 PM
Norah jumped to her feet and ran to the entrance, her eyes wide and quickly filling with tears as they landed on Elijah. She was so overwhelmed with relief they she hardly realized who was behind him. Norah took a hesitant step forward, looking over his bruised and swollen face; he'd taken that terrible beating for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 02:46:55 PM
"Oh, who cares," Natalie said and rushed forward to hug Sadie as well.

Elijah looked up from Natalie and then met Norah's eyes. "Hey," he said, looking a bit sheepish now. "Uh, are you alright?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 02:49:11 PM
Sadie let out a breath of relief. She didn’t know what to expect from Natalie, though mostly she had imagined anger. She had never thought she would hug her. She didn’t know how to react. She pressed her face into the crook of the other girl’s neck. “I’m so sorry,” she told her, voice raw.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 02:52:57 PM
Norah raised her brow, “you’re asking me if im Alright?” She said in disbelief, “you are something else,” she said with affection. She moved towards him, inspecting his face closer, “I’m sorry. God, Elijah. I’m sorry for all of this,” she said, “what did they do to you?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:01:22 PM
"Hey, you sort of tried to warn me," Natalie said with a small smile. She stepped back and looked her over. "I guess this means you're not going back to your place?"

"Asked a few questions, had a little chat," he said nonchalantly. His gaze slid past Norah for a moment and immediately softened when he saw his daemon ambling toward them. He instantly felt a flood of relief, as well as the aching in his chest subsiding. It didn't, however, ease the wooziness he was starting to feel. "I think I need to sit," he said suddenly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 03:04:25 PM
Sadie shrugged awkwardly. “Not if I want to live to see tomorrow,” she responded. “I’m kinda homeless? And jobless?” Her eyes flicked to Elijah, who didn’t look so good. She’d be damned if she saved him just to have him die here. “Do you have a first aid kit?” She asked him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:09:31 PM
Norah instantly put her arm around him and helped him over to the couch as best she could. Norah then rushed off to the bathroom and returned with a first aid kid and the cream she had helped with the previous day. “Just let me help you,” she insisted before he could protest, already working ate cleaning up his face.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:14:55 PM
Maia followed them and laid down nearby, head on her paws. Elijah couldn't protest much, but he winced when Norah started dabbing at his face.

"Here, come in," Natalie said to Sadie as she worriedly watched Norah help Elijah. She looked around but then figured Norah could handle him for the time being, so she went to the kitchen to pour a few more cups of tea for Sadie and Elijah especially and brought them into the living room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 03:17:03 PM
Sadie didn’t really know what to do with herself there, painfully aware that she was out of her element. She was careful not to lean on or really touch anything except the mug of tea Nat offered her. “Are you okay?” She asked her. Today had to have been a lot to take in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:25:56 PM
“Sorry,” norah apologized as he winced; she couldn’t even fathom the pain he was in. It was probably all catching up to him with the adrenaline wearing off. She did her best to clean up his face then dropped her hands, not sure what to do next. “What else is hurt?” She asked gently, knowing his face was probably just the beginning
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:27:54 PM
"Uh, I think it's just my ribs still...I can get it later," he told her, already feeling a bit of relief.

Natalie shrugged in response to Sadie. "Yeah, I'm alright. Today's been...a lot. I'm really happy to see you both, though."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 03:30:56 PM
“Aren’t you mad at me?” Sadie asked, confused. “I mean, I lied, I got you and Elijah in danger...I’m a criminal.” She didn’t know why Couldn’t just accept Natalie’s friendship, but it just didn’t make sense to her. By all means, she wouldn’t be surprised if the girl was yelling at her or even kicking her out into the streets.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:36:53 PM
“Okay...” Norah said hesitantly, wishing she could do more. She handed him the numbing cream and the bottle of ibuprofen, “they are just broken right, nothings punctured?” She asked, just needing to make sure.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 03:45:21 PM
"As far as I can tell," he assured her. He took a couple ibuprofen, but he wasn't quite yet feeling up to going to the bathroom to put the cream on. "I'll do it later," he muttered, tilting his head back against the cushions and closing his eyes.

"I was. I mean part of me probably is but...I dunno, it seems dumb to be mad at you now. You apparently helped Eli, which proves to me you're better than most already." Natalie smiled at her and looked at her friend on the couch.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 03, 2019, 03:51:26 PM
Sadie furrowed her brow as she looked at Elijah as well. “He didn’t deserve what they were doing to him,” she admitted in a low voice. She didn’t want to admit she had a soft spot. “The only blood I want on my hands is of the people that deserve it.” And now she knew exactly where to start.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 03, 2019, 03:58:37 PM
Norah stayed on the couch beside him, realizing just how hard her heart was beating as she stared at him. This was worse than the previous day. Much worse. She sighed and got up to wash her hands, “just...rest then,” she said softly. She eyed Sadie curiously as she walked past her to the kitchen sink. She washed her hands and cringed at the sight of Elijah’s blood washed down the drain. That very easily could have been her blood.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 03, 2019, 10:48:12 PM
Elijah hummed in agreement, shifting so he had his head against a couch cushion and kept his eyes closed. Maia came over to lay down in front of the couch now, as close to him as she could get.

Natalie nodded as Sadie spoke, her brows furrowing. "I can't believe so many people are caught up in all this," she murmured.
"How is he?" She asked Norah when she washed her hands, concern etched across her face.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 12:20:49 AM
Norah dried her hands off and came over to the girls, her eyes back on Elijah. “Probably a lot worse off than he is letting on, but..he’s alive,” she said quietly, so only the girls could hear. Thank god he was alive and not in the same state as Jaime.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 12:24:34 AM
“I’m sorry I let it get that far,” Sadie said, studying the way Norah was looking at him. It seemed she had let yet another man she cared about her hurt on her watch.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 12:37:21 AM
Norah turned back to Sadie, still feeling uncertain about the girl, “you did the right thing in the end, that’s all that matter,” she finally said. Her eyes then travelled down to the girl’s busted up knee and started to piece things together. “You...were the one with Jaime weren’t you,” she inquired
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 12:39:24 AM
Sadie nodded slowly, unsure how much the girl knew. She hadn’t taken a sip of her tea, too paranoid to trust anything she ate or drank. “Yeah, that’s me. The fool who tried to help him.” She hadn’t heard anything new about Jaime in a while, she was starting to worry he’d never wake up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 12:53:17 AM
Norah knew there had been a girl with Jaime who had been caught up in the attack; she never thought it was Sadie, though it made sense to her now. Norah breathed in deeply in an attempt to keep herself from unraveling, “thank you...for trying,” she got out, “I really...don’t want to know what happened, but imagine he would be dead if you hadn’t tried,” Norah said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 12:57:54 AM
Sadie kept her face a careful mask of nothingness, not willing to be vulnerable in front of them. “He’s not out of the woods yet.” She realized how insensitive that might come off, so she added on. “But he’s got the best doctors on him. And a very protective father.” She shuddered at the thought, the memory of him threatening her that day in the hospital. How could she ever survive more than a day now with what she could only assume was a price on her head.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 01:24:46 AM
Norah breathed in sharply when she realized Jaime could still die; it was not something she wanted to think about. Norah’s hands clenched into fists at the mention of jaimes father, “I don’t trust that man for one second. Did you know he’s suddenly decided to run for mayor? Using this for his own gAin; it’s disgusting,” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 01:32:37 AM
Natalie had pulled a jar of peanut butter out and was eating a spoonful, frowning at the mention of Jaime's father. "Kinda weird, too," she commented.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 01:35:07 AM
Sadie shrugged. “I didn’t know, but I can’t say I’m surprised. The man’s terrifying.” She looked down into her tea. There wasn’t a chance it was poisoned right? She took a small, experimental sip. “He has about as much empathy as my left toe.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 03:06:53 AM
Norah snorted at Sadie’s comment, “I doubt he even cares what happens to Jaime,” she said, just growing more upset by the second. Norah glanced at Natalie and nodded, “it does seem weird...almost like he was waiting for this to happen,” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 05:46:19 AM
Natalie shrugged and kept eating the peanut butter. "I dunno, I don't trust people in power anyway and if he's just looking for more power who knows what he'd do?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 05:50:26 AM
Norah didn’t even want to think about the implications of jaimes father winning the coming election; it would be nothing but bad news unless you were loyal to him. “Nothing good, That’s for sure,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 08:05:08 AM
(Okay, do we need to ff or something? Not sure what to do next :p)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 08:23:39 AM
(Yeah I think skipping would be good! We can just say they all had a big sleepover or something lolol)

Natalie had gone out early the next morning to get an order of coffees, which she brought back to Elijah's apartment for them all. In hindsight, she probably shouldn't have gone out on her own given the circumstances, and she was sure she'd get an earful about it from Eli, but who cared.

Elijah, in the meantime, had taken somehow in the middle of the night ended up curled in a ball on the floor with Maia. Which he didn't realize until he was waking up when Natalie returned, and was hit with the full extent of his injuries a day later. He groaned and covered his eyes with his arm, deciding that being a person wasn't something he was quite up for yet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 10:23:15 AM
Norah dragged herself out of bed and ventured out of the bedroom when she heard Natalie moving about and smelled coffee. She smiled sleepily at Natalie, "Coffee? That smells heavenly," she said happily. She glanced at Elijah, who seemed to be on the floor, curled up next to his Daemon; if he did not seem to be in such pain, she would have thought it sweet. "Doing alright Elijah?" she asked carefully
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 11:04:21 AM
"Yeah! I wasn't sure what everyone liked, so I got vanilla lattes. And a black coffee for you, Eli," Natalie said as she set the coffees out for everyone.

Elijah grunted in response to Norah as he slowly sat up, everything feeling sore. "You went out?" He asked Natalie, frowning.
"Uh, yeah, I figured we all needed a pickmeup," she replied.
"You shouldn't leave by yourself," he sighed, slowly standing up now.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 11:36:39 AM
Norah moved towards Elijah as if to help but then stopped herself, knowing he would just shrug her off. Her eyes lingered on Elijah, tense as she imagined his pain; it nearly made her sick just thinking about it. "Nothing happened, she's fine," Norah siad as she took a coffee from Natalie and smiled gratefully at the girl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 11:56:17 AM
"Yeah, but something could've happened," he retorted.
"Eli, don't worry about it. Just drink your coffee," Natalie told him as she walked the coffee cup over to him. He still looked displeased, but took a sip of it anyway and didn't argue further.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 12:07:31 PM
Norah understood Elijah's reaction to Natalie going out on her own after everything they'd been through the last two days. Every time they left his apartment it seemed like something terrible happened to them. Norah took her coffee and curled up on the couch in her usual spot and sipped at the warm and comforting drink, "What's next?" she wondered aloud, "Where do we even go from here?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 12:38:56 PM
Sadie has taken the couch and although she had awoken not too long ago, she kept her eyes closed to try and get the upper hand. She was instantly on edge, remembering exactly where she was and what had happened the day before. She slowly moved to sit up, her makeup smudged and her face a mask of nothingness. This was a huge mistake, she had abandoned the only family she had left. “Well we don’t stay ere like sitting ducks,” she commented.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 04, 2019, 12:53:15 PM
"Well, they're gonna be after all of us now, Sadie included." Elijah sat back down, frowning as he tried to think of what to do. "I need to talk to my boss," he said with a sigh. He hated that he 1) had to call the man and 2) was going to have to ask him for help.

"What's he going to do?" Natalie asked as she came into the living room when she saw Sadie was awake. She held the latte out to her with a smile and sat on the armrest.
"Give us some protection, I'd imagine." Elijah rubbed his forehead with his thumb and forefinger.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 04, 2019, 12:58:57 PM
Sadie took the coffee with the same care as she had the tea the night before, inspecting and smelling it carefully. She didn’t trust that the barista wasn’t on the Wolf payroll. “I don’t know if I should stay,” she admitted. “I don’t think your boss wants me on his hands.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 04, 2019, 01:16:18 PM
Norah sipped at her coffee, not saying much as Elijah contemplated their next move but her face betrayed how she felt about talking to his boss, "Can we trust him?" Norah asked; she really did not know much about the Bear’s boss but she imagined he was no better than jaimes father or any of the other gang leaders in the city. How could they be? Taking advantage of vulnerable young people with no where else to turn. “Can we trust anyone right now,” she said. How could they even trust whatever protection they’d be given? “We still don’t know who attacked Jaime,” she pointed out
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 12:29:48 AM
"Actually, I do know," Elijah said, looking up at her. "The guy I told you about yesterday? Sadie said she saw him in the attack. Someone hired him to do that."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 12:45:51 AM
Norah lowered her coffee slowly and stared at Elijah, a mix of surprise, fear and anger. While it was an answer, it just left her with even more questions. Who would hire the former bear to attack Jaime? “He knows where you live. He knows I’m here!” Norah said, starting to panic. How could Elijah be so calm about it?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 12:49:20 AM
"I know," Elijah said. "But we only need to worry about the Wolves, and they don't know how to contact him." He turned the coffee cup slowly in his hands, looking down at it now. "And we can trust the other Bears," he added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 01:01:50 AM
Norah nodded slowly, trying to calm down; Elijah didn’t seem concerned and that should be enough for her. Norah would not soon forget the other bears coming to their rescue; she knew they could be relied on. “What if they do manage to contact him? Do you think he would turn on us?” She asked him
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 02:11:56 AM
"He'll do whatever for whoever pays him the most," Elijah explained. "At least thats what most guys like him would do. No loyalty," he bit out, his brow furrowing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 02:41:37 AM
"Well that's comforting," Norah said, voice laced with sarcasm. Norah put her coffee down, her hands beginning to shake too much to hold the hot drink without spilling.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 04:22:30 AM
"He won't be a problem, Norah," Elijah said, his voice more gentle than usual.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 05:22:16 AM
Norah took in a deep breath and nodded, "If you're sure...I trust you," she said back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 08:01:59 AM
Natalie cleared her throat then. "So what'll you boss be able to do?" She asked Elijah.
"I can ask him just to send us some cover. A couple guys just to make sure you guys can go where you need to," he explained.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 08:09:26 AM
Norah was genuinely scared of even leaving the apartment, even with cover. Elijah was the only person she really trusted. “Can he do anything about johan?” She inquired
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 08:25:07 AM
"I can certainly ask," Elijah said, though he doubted it'd be useful at all. His boss was a one favor at a time type of person, and while Elijah was still healing they'd need all the back up they could get.

"Well, since we're stuck here for now, lets have a movie marathon!" Natalie exclaimed excitedly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 10:05:55 AM
Norah’s mouth twitched at the corners, just barely forming a smile, “now that...is a great idea,” she agreed. Anything to distract her from everything going on.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 10:33:09 AM
"Sweet! Eli, get your laptop. I'll make popcorn!" Natalie bounced over to the kitchen, already going into his cupboard to find popcorn.
Elijah sighed and carefully got up to find his laptop. He set it on the coffee table and logged on.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 10:42:11 AM
"Oh come on Elijah, it won't kill you to have some fun," Norah teased, "God knows we could all use the distraction right now," she added. Norah glanced back at Natalie, amazed that the girl was so cheerful after going through something so horrifying.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 12:42:20 PM
"What do you want to watch, then?" Elijah asked Norah as he opened up the internet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
Norah shrugged, "I don't really watch movies," she admitted; she'd always had a short attention span so the thought of spending hours watching a screen and lazing around on the couch would usually not appeal to her, but with everything going on, Norah couldn't fathom doing anything else. She needed that mind numbing entertainment, "Nothing too scary or stressful," she said. Norah grinned a bit and glanced at Elijah, "We should have Disney marathon," she suggested, amused by the thought of someone as tough as Elijah watching Disney movies with a bunch of girls.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 05, 2019, 01:29:09 PM
Sadie raised her eyebrows at the turn in conversation, not exactly pleased. “You really want to watch Disney?” She questioned. Sadie was thoroughly unimpressed on the whole, part of her just wanted to run away from everything and everyone, go back to the Wolves and beg them to take her back. They all seemed to think she wasn’t one of them, after one split second decision.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 01:55:19 PM
"Disney!" Natalie squealed from the kitchen. "Hell yes, I wanna sing Circle of Life!" She said, dumping the popcorn into a large bowl.
"Alllright then..." Elijah said, frowning as he searched for The Lion King.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 02:07:57 PM
Norah couldn't help but smile, the reactions of Elijah and Sadie just what she expected from the two hardened thugs. "Come on, you'll enjoy it," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 05, 2019, 02:09:55 PM
“I haven’t watched Disney since I was like 12,” Sadie insisted. A movie bonding night itself made her skin crawl. Sure she’d done pizza and beer over movies with Astrid, but that was different. This was...cozy and far too close to things family would do.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 05, 2019, 02:17:01 PM
"Good, all the more reason to then!" Natalie said excitedly as she emerged with the popcorn.
"I dunno if that qualifies as a good reason," Elijah commented, leaning up against Maia once he found the movie.
"Sure it does, it's the only reason." Natalie sat down in front of the couch and set the bowl in the middle of them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 05, 2019, 02:24:55 PM
Sadie couldn’t bring herself to sit with them. It felt so wrong. Her enemies, in name if nothing else. She couldn’t sleep with the enemy. They were all Bears in some capacity. “I really don’t know...” she muttered, her protest getting weaker than before.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 05, 2019, 02:31:59 PM
Norah reached over and took a handful of popcorn then got comfortable on the couch, "I haven't seen this move for years," she mused. Norah glanced at Sadie, sensing the tension building up in the girl; she smiled kindly, "Come on Sadie, sit with me," she said encouragingly, "I promise, you'll enjoy this," she insisted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:21:34 AM
"Yes, seriously, it's sing-along time!" Natalie cheered.
"Maybe don't sing so loud?" Elijah suggested, to which Natalie responded by belting out the opening chords of Circle of Life when it started.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 03:23:02 AM
Norah chuckled and sang along with natalie, though not nearly as loud. Just those first few notes were enough to put her mind at ease.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 03:47:16 AM
Elijah sighed defeatedly and just snuggled in further to Maia, who looked decidedly amused at the turn of the events.

"Yes! Norah gets it, the rest of you are grumpybutts," Natalie laughed and ate a handful of popcorn.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 05:52:45 AM
Norah smiled, completely content as she curled up into the corner of the couch with a pillow and a handful of popcorn.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 08:27:39 AM
I’m really antsy to ff. I have no patience :p)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 09:15:03 AM
[im down to ff. Sorry I’ve been so absent, first couple days back at school have been crazy]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 09:32:20 AM
(Word up home slices)

Elijah had dozed off at some point into their movie marathon, and when he awoke it was to another round of soreness and pain. "Awesome," he muttered to himself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 10:13:01 AM
At some point, Norah had lost track of how many movies they'd watched but their marathon had taken them well into the evening. Norah had fallen asleep early into their most recent movie, only to wake when Elijah spoke. She yawned and stretched out her arms, "Maybe we should call it a night," she suggested, already reaching over to stop the movie, which was almost over anyway, "Elijah, take the bed tonight," she insisted, knowing the poor guy really could use the comfort.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 10:20:31 AM
Sadie hadn’t wanted to fall asleep, had never meant to. But she was exhausted and her knee had ached and it just happened. She woke with a start when Norah and Elijah started to talk and she looked around, for a moment her face unguarded and scared.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 10:33:30 AM
Elijah wanted to argue, but he knew his state didn't exactly leave him much room to do so. "Alright," he said softly and carefully pushed himself up.

"Sadie?" Natalie asked, having been awake the whole time. "You alright?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 10:43:06 AM
Norah smiled sleepily, glad he wasn't trying to argue with her; she couldn't let him sleep on the floor again, not when he was already in so much pain. "Goodnight Elijah," she said, already starting to drift off again on the couch
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 10:46:38 AM
Sadie looked around, reminding herself where she was and what had happened. The longer she stewed on things, the more unravelled she seemed to become. She couldn’t bring herself to be composed any longer. Sadie felt sick. She shot up, and looked to Natalie, mortified. “Where’s the bathroom?” She was gonna puke, she could feel it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 11:31:10 AM
Elijah watched Norah for a moment, feeling a bit torn about taking the bed, but Maia was already rumbling her way to the bedroom. He sighed and glanced at Sadie. "Its down the hall on the right," he said, pointing before following his daemon to his room.

"Yeah," Natalie agreed, but stood to go with Sadie with a worried expression.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 11:32:52 AM
Sadie hurried to the washroom as fast as she could and practically threw her crutches down, collapsing on the ground with a whine of pain as her knee hit and vomited into the toilet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 12:00:38 PM
Norah had fallen asleep within seconds, the day full of movies having wiped her out. It would take something considerable to wake her up from he deep sleep she was falling into.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 12:09:24 PM
"Sadie?" Natalie called out gently through the door, worried for the girl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 12:12:21 PM
Finally alone, everything started to hit Sadie hard. Her breathing picked up and she wiped her mouth roughly with toilet paper. There were so many thoughts flying through her head and she couldn’t make sense of anything anymore. She flushed the toilet hurriedly and tried to grunt out a reply, not sure if she was coherent. Sadie didn’t even notice when she started to cry.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 12:29:46 PM
Natalie hesitated with her hand on the doorknob, but she paused and went into Elijah's room. "Eli," she whispered.
"Hm?" He mumbled, cracking his eyes open.
"I don't know, Sadie's super upset. I think it has to do with whatever happened," she explained, looking at the door.
"So what do you want me to do?"
"Talk to her! You were there, you'd know better than me!" Natalie argued. He took a deep breath but got up and knocked on the bathroom door, pressing his ear to it. "We're coming in," he said and nudged Natalie before he opened the door and looked down at Sadie, frowning.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 12:34:49 PM
The pairs appearance in the bathroom brought Sadie slightly back into real life, but even still she was having a much harder time than usual shitting down her emotions. Stupid Disney characters and their stupid dead parents. “I’m fine,” she choked out. “Sick.” It was a lame excuse, but she couldn’t just start talking about feelings.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 12:38:41 PM
"Yeah," Elijah glanced at the toilet and then sighed, sitting down against the wall. "What's going on?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 12:41:00 PM
Sadie pressed the heels of her palms into her eyes, finally noticing the tears. “I think I’ve made a mistake,” she said in a low voice. The regret had been building since she’d made her decision, it seemed she was already at her breaking point.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 12:49:45 PM
"Sadie, if they found out I'd gotten away under your care who knows what they would've done to you," Elijah said, his brow furrowing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 12:51:23 PM
“Better loyal and dead than a living deserter!” She spat, finally looking up to see him clearly. “What good am I if I was willing to betray my people like that?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 12:55:50 PM
Elijah couldn't really argue there. He didn't know what he'd do without the Bears. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but I couldn't leave knowing something would happen to you because of me."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 12:58:36 PM
“I’m nothing,” she said in a defeated voice. “Without the Wolves, I am nothing. I have nothing. They were my family, Elijah, and I gave it all up.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:07:14 PM
"You can have a new family," Natalie said, sitting down closer to Sadie.
Elijah pressed his lips together, but nodded in response to what Natalie said. "I know you don't trust me, but I have your back."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 01:13:06 PM
Sadie sniffled, finding it hard to accept. But she could see they seemed to be genuine about it. “I just couldn’t keep standing by while we hurt innocent people. I never thought I’d leave,” she tried to explain. “They were so good to me. What am I supposed to do now? I have no job, no home, it’s not like I can put former gangster on my resume...” she was babbling, she was acutely aware, and yet it felt as if her mouth was running from separate from her brain, she couldn’t stop talking.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:25:44 PM
"We can figure something out," Elijah said. "Maybe some sleep will help you feel better."

"Yeah! We can set up a nest in the living room. Norah's passed out anyway, so she won't care. How's that?" Natalie suggested, smiling gently at Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 01:27:39 PM
She nodded slowly, albeit reluctant. “Okay.” She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been so helpless. It was awful. “Can...can you help me up?” Sitting on the floor hadn’t been the smartest move with her knee as messed up as it was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:32:35 PM
"For a seasoned thug, you'd think you could stand up on your own," Elijah said, but his mouth quirked up as he managed to stand up and offered a hand to her. Natalie did the same, since Elijah really wasn't much better off with all things considered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 01:35:20 PM
At first, Sadie didn’t get that he was joking and thought he was truly criticizing her. She almost yanked her hand away from his before it dawned on her. She got in a standing position and retrieved her crutches. “For a seasoned thug you’re awfully touchy feely,” she short back with a small attempt at a smile.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:39:53 PM
"Only when I want to go back to sleep," he said, rolling his eyes at her. "I'll see you guys in the morning." He turned around and went back into his room. Natalie looked at Sadie and grinned.
"Come on, I've already got pillows and blankets out there," she said and walked back out to the living room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 01:41:13 PM
Sadie followed her out. “Thanks. And sorry about all that. It won’t happen again. I swear.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 01:50:35 PM
"Don't apologize, Sadie. It's okay," Natalie assured her softly. She flung out some blankets for them as well as the pillows she'd taken from Elijah's room while everyone was sleeping.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 06, 2019, 02:13:00 PM
lol this is torture! THey need to go to sleep! :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 06, 2019, 02:26:40 PM
Sadie wasted no time getting curled up, feeling oddly safe in the blankets. “You’re a good one,” she said in a soft voice. “Goodnight.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 06, 2019, 10:07:28 PM
(ANNND now they're asleep STINA do the thing)

Natalie smiled gently at Sadie before she fell asleep as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 07, 2019, 12:01:44 AM
Norah had fallen into such a deep sleep that nothing would wake her. She didn’t hear the lock turn or the front door slowly creak open. She didn’t hear the careful footsteps down the hall. She didn’t even stir when the stranger dosed Sophie with a strong sedative that would knock her out for hours. What did wake her was something wet suddenly covering her mouth and nose, held by a strong hand. Norah’s eyes shot open in a panic and she tried to scream but it was muffled by the cloth. her hands instinctively wrapped around the strangers wrists, trying to stop what was happening but Her feeble attempts amounted to nothing; she whimpered quietly before darkness consumed her and the stranger started to carry her out of the apartment.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 07, 2019, 01:35:06 AM
"Man, is Elijah an idiot," Johan said when his lackey returned to the car with Norah and the daemon. He grinned and zip tied her hands and wrists for when she awoke, and made sure the daemon was secured as well. He got into the driver's side and headed off for the Wolves' meeting place.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 07, 2019, 03:13:50 AM
Oooooh bad johan! AhahHa)

“You’d think he would have at least thought to change the locks,” the other said with a laugh as they drove off. In the back seat the girl was starting to stir.

When Norah woke she was in the back of a car, her hands bound and her daemon unconscious beside her. Norah sat up slowly, heart pumping vigorously as she realized what was happening. Her eyes eventually landed on the driver, who she recognized from the previous day. Johan.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 07, 2019, 04:59:05 AM
Johan looked in the rearview mirror and smirked when he saw Norah was awake. "Ah, sleeping beauty graces us with her presence! Norah, right?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 07, 2019, 05:09:49 AM
Norah struggled uselessly to free her hands, her eyes full of rage as she stared back at johan. She had never hated someone as much as she did in that moment. This was the man who attacked Jaime so carelessly. “You’re despicable,” she spat at him
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 07, 2019, 05:40:19 AM
"Got any other compliments for me, sweetheart?" He asked with a wink. "Ah, c'mon, I'm gonna deliver you to your little boyfriend's people."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 07, 2019, 05:46:09 AM
It was exactly what she had been fearful of but Elijah had promised her johan wouldn’t be a problem. “Don’t talk about Jaime,” she said back, “not after what you did,” she said angrily, tears bubbling up at the thought of him broken and helpless in the hospital. Why were the wolves enlisting his help if he was the one who had tried to kill Jaime?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 07, 2019, 06:12:26 AM
"Hey, I just do what my client tells me," he shrugged. "And you'll be real surprised to meet my client, but he's very eager to see you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 07, 2019, 08:15:45 AM
Norah frowned and looked away, “I thought you were taking me to the wolves?” She replied, truly confused, “who...who is your client?” She questioned. Johan’s partner snorted, sounding amused. “You’ll find out soon enough, we’re here,” he said as they finally pulled into a parking lot where a black Mercedes with tinted windows was waiting.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 02:06:53 AM
Johan grinned and got out of the car. He walked around to the back and opened the door up to get Norah out. He roughly grabbed her and put her over his shoulder, laughing to himself the entire time. As this happened, the windows of the Mercedes rolled down to reveal who was inside.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 02:24:58 AM
Norah fought johan desperately but went still when the window rolled down, revealing none other than jaimes father. Norah felt sick as she stared at the man, “no...it can’t be,” she muttered, quickly putting the pieces together. How could this man do something like that to his own son. “Ah, miss Clarke. I’ve been eager to speak with you. You’re not an easy woman to find,” he said pleasantly; his voice sent a shiver down her spine. “Excellent work as usually,” he then said to johan, “I trust our arrangement will remain between us?” He said as the door swung open
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 08:31:52 AM
"Of course, sir," Johan said, his ever-present smirk fading somewhat. "Lips'er sealed."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 08:39:20 AM
"You're a monster," Norah spat, eyes filled with rage; Jaime's father seemed unbothered, which just angered her more. He just chuckled and nodded to Johan, "Put her in the back," he requested as he pulled out a wad of cash as payment for their services.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 08:54:55 AM
He nodded and took Norah to the back of the black car, setting her inside and buckling her in jokingly with a wink before he went to go pocket the money.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 09:12:46 AM
Norah glared at Johan as the large sum of cash was handed over to him; she couldn't believe someone could do such unspeakable things for money. Norah glanced at Mr. Robertson nervously, not sure what to expect from the man. Why did he want her so badly? She turned back to Johan, "What about my Daemon," Norah said suddenly, realizing Sophie was still in the back of the other car. The thought of being separated from her Daemon was more terrifying than anything else.

"Your Daemon will be safely returned to you brother," Jaime's father spoke up, "I assure you can handle that task Johan?" the man inquired.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 09:16:48 AM
"Oh of course, that'll be a pleasure. Though I think we ought to leave something for that other Bear, too," Johan said thoughtfully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 09:21:32 AM
Norah's eyes filled with tears instantly upon realizing that she would have to endure whatever Jaime's father had in store for her, without Sophie. Her tears were also for Jasper and for Elijah, who would likely blame himself when he woke up to find her gone. "Of course, I'm sure you can think of something suitable for the Bear," Jaime's father said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 09:37:27 AM
"Sure thing, sir." Johan sent one final grin to Norah before he retreated back to his own car.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 09:52:13 AM
"No..." Norah whimpered uselessly as she watched Johan return to his vehicle, already feeling considerably weak without Sophie near her. The Mercedes' window rolled up and started to pull out of the parking lot; Norah choked back a sob as the distance between her and Sophie just continued to increase. She eventually turned back to Mr. Robertson, "Why?" she said simply. Why would he try to kill his own son? Why would he go through so much to get to her? WHY?

The man smiled coolly, "I have ambitions Miss Clarke, and unfortunately for Jaime, his death would have provided me with the sympathy I needed from voters to choose me over our current mayor. Your relationship with him just so happened to give me the perfect cover up," he siad with a shrug, "As for you, well...I'm sure your brother would do anything to ensure you are not harmed. Even confessing to a crime he didn't commit," the man siad.

"Leave my brother out of this!" Norah exclaimed, knowing Jasper would do exactly what the man wanted if it meant she would not be harmed.

You can ff as necessary)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 08, 2019, 01:10:45 PM
[I'm just enjoying the ride rn]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 01:40:15 PM
(Dont worry my dude)

Elijah stirred awake the next morning, feeling particularly well rested  after sleeping in his own bed with Maia curled up beside him. One of the perks to having gotten such a big one, but this was how they'd always slept since he was little and she was a cub. He smiled a bit to himself, relishing in the nostalgia he suddenly felt before the aches and pains returned and reminded him of the present. He slowly made his way out of bed and went into the kitchen to make himself and the others some tea.

Natalie heard Elijah and rolled over from where she had made her nest on the floor with Sadie. She blinked owlishly a few times as her mind caught up with her body, then sat with a yawn. "I think Norah must've gone out to get something," she said to Elijah when she saw him making tea.
"What?" He asked, his head shooting around to look at the empty couch. "She doesn't have a car," he said, his expression paling.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 01:58:30 PM
Jasper’s day began as it normally would. He made a quick pot of coffee and scarfed down a bowl of cereal before heading out, but he only made it out the door. Laying on the floor before him was his sister’s daemon with a note tied to the birds leg. At first glance, jasper would have thought the daemon dead but to his relief the bird’s chest rose and fell gently. Jasper scooped the bird up and brought her inside, panic rising in his chest. He put the daemon down and untied the note so he could read it. Jasper pushed a hand through his unruly dark hair as his scanned through the note, which confirmed his fear that Norah had been taken. There were also instructions for him to turn himself in to police and confess to orchestrating the hot on Jaime Robertson. If he did not, then Norah would be killed. Jasper crumbled up the note in anger and fear before grabbing his phone and dialing norahs number, praying it was a ruse. “Pick up pick up!” He muttered. Norah’s phone lay abandoned on the couch at Elijah’s beside a cloth saturated with chloroform and a number of eagle feathers. The phone continued to ring until finally going to voicemail. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 08, 2019, 02:10:34 PM
Sadie had gotten tangled in the sheets through the night and pulled them over her head until just her legs were sticking out. She was having a lovely sleep when the phone started buzzing near her head. “For the love of god...” she growled. “Somebody shut that thing up.” As if on command, it stopped ringing and she dropped her head back into her nest.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 02:30:26 PM
“Damnit norah! Pick up!” Jasper cried as he called again. If she really was with the wolves, jasper knew he had little choice but to turn himself in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 02:34:14 PM
Elijah rushed over when the phone started ringing again and answered. "Jasper," he said, knowing instantly something was up if she had left her phone there.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 02:40:18 PM
When Elijah answered instead of Norah, Jasper knew. He breathed in sharply and clutched the phone tightly, "They have her. Elijah, they're going to kill her if I don't do what they want," Jasper said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 02:51:07 PM
Elijah's heart felt like it was in it throat. He closed his eyes and took a shuddering breath. "What do they want you to do? Did they contact you?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 02:59:02 PM
"They dumped Norah's Daemon outside my apartment," Jasper said angrily, looking back at the unconscious bird, "With a note. I am to turn myself in for the hit on Jaime," Jasper explained, starting to pace again. Jasper's typical rough and serious demeanor had crumbled into pure fear, "I don't have a choice..."

What would happen to a person if they were separated from their daemon for a long period of time?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 03:26:36 PM
"Shit," Elijah muttered, earning a concerned stare from Natalie. "Okay, okay," he paused, pacing as he tried to think of what to do. "Don't turn yourself over to them. Did they give you a time frame?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 03:35:13 PM
Jasper sat down on the edge of his couch and rubbed his forehead, "Today, by 4:00," Jasper informed him, not sounding too optimistic, "I'll wait until then, but if we don't get her out of this mess I'll have to," Jasper said, "I'm not gambling with her life," he said firmly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 03:44:57 PM
Elijah's jaw clenched. "No, I'm not either. I know who did do the attack on Jaime though, and the Wolves should know too so I don't...this doesn't make sense," he said and rubbed his forehead anxiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 03:53:45 PM
Jasper frowned at that, "I don't understand why they want me to take the fall unless...unless they are covering for the person who's really behind it," Jasper said, "Elijah, who attacked the Wolf?" he questioned
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 03:58:22 PM
"Johan. And I told the Wolves that, so I don't understand why they'd still be making you turn yourself in when he isn't even one of theirs," Elijah explained, running his fingers fervently through his hair.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 04:05:16 PM
“Johan? That traitorous weasel? Figures he’d be behind something like that,” jasper grumbled. Jasper looked over at norahs daemon and sighed; he could only imagine how scared Norah was. He wished he’d been able to protect her better. “Maybe we should contact him and get some answers,” he suggested reluctantly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 04:11:53 PM
(Oh fudge I didn't answer your question. I'd say they'd be fine, just have less energy for the first few days and progressively get worse the longer they're apart. Ik in His Dark Materials it's more a physical pain but I think in this it's sort of an energy connection they have so the daemon would experience similar symptoms)

"I think that's a good idea," Elijah agreed. "I think I know how to find him. You should see if you can find out anything of where they may have taken her. Sophie is with you?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 04:18:59 PM
Thanks :))

“Yeah, Sophie is with me,” he confirmed, “they must have drugged her with something strong; she’s still unconscious,” he noted, “hopefully she saw something useful before they got her”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 08, 2019, 04:21:21 PM
"I may need her for where I'm going," Elijah said. He supposed he could call Dr. Carson, but if he went for an emergency then the vet would have to see him and he could get the answers he needed in person. His fingers tightened into fists at the thought of it.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 08, 2019, 04:29:18 PM
Jasper glanced at the eagle, wondering what Elijah could possibly need her for to get in touch with johan. “Alright...I’ll bring her by then,” he said. Jasper gripped the phone tightly in his hand as he thought about his little sister, “thanks Elijah,” he said simply. He ended the call and hurried out to his car with the daemon in his arms.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 08, 2019, 11:15:34 PM
Sadie stared at Elijah, fully awake now. “What’s happened to her?” A chill ran down her spine as she spotted the cloth sitting on the couch.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 09, 2019, 02:32:00 AM
Jasper put Sophie in the car and let his own Daemon into the back before driving off to Elijah's building, doing his best to ensure no one was following him. He was well aware of the eyes on his own building that had been stationed nearby for days. He eventually parked outside Elijah's and made his way up to the other Bear's apartment.


Norah had been brought to the Robertson's beach front property and locked inside a room with just a bed and a small window overlooking the ocean. Her hands were no longer bound but there was a large purply bruise along the side of her cheek, a reminder from Jaime's father that if she tried to leave there would be consequences. The man's Daemon sat outside the room's door just in case she got any brave ideas.

It was morning and Norah lay on the bed, gazing out the window at the sea; she lacked the energy to do much else. The separation from her Daemon was already taking a toll on her and Norah knew it would just get worse. She wondered if Elijah and Jasper were aware of the situation yet; she hoped neither would do anything foolish for her sake. She certainly hoped Jasper wouldn't cave to Mr. Robertson's demands, but realistically knew he would.

Norah sat up slowly, hearing the lock turn then her door swing open. A middle aged woman seemingly without a Daemon of her own nearby, entered the room with a tray of breakfast, consisting of a plain piece of toast and scrambled eggs that were unappealingly mushy. She put the tray down on the nightstand and left without a word, shutting and locking the door behind her. Norah looked over at the food and grimaced, her stomach turning at the very thought of eating.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 10, 2019, 12:17:08 AM
IS THIS THING ON
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 10, 2019, 12:40:37 AM
Omg I’m going to cry  :'(!!!!!!  )
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 10, 2019, 01:05:15 AM
(We back at it lmao)

Elijah had taken Sophie to Dr. Carson's, where he'd gotten her the help she needed as well as had a conversation about the vet's delivery persons. He managed to glean Johan's contact information from Dr. Carson as well, though he wanted to pay him an in-person visit instead. Which is what he was doing now. He'd given Sophie back to Jasper, telling him not to do anything yet before he'd left, and now he sat outside the building, having been dropped off there due to his car still being in the Wolves' possession. He'd need to get a different one soon, but for now his only focus was finding Norah. Maia let out a growl beside him and he crossed the street to knock on the door, a scowl on his face.
"Oh! This is a pleasant surprise," Johan said, grinning.
"Won't be for long," Elijah growled and shoved Johan back, pinning him to the wall by his neck with his arm. "Where is she?"
"Dunno. Dropped her off, said tata and left it at that," Johan gasped out, still somehow grinning.

Natalie hated being stuck in the apartment, not knowing what was going on. Norah had been taken, and Elijah had been running around nonstop since them. "We need to do something," she said, slamming her hands down and looking up at Sadie. "How can we help them?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 10, 2019, 03:09:42 AM
Johan is the worst, I love it! :P)

Norah left the breakfast untouched and went back to laying on the bed, drifting in and out of sleep for the rest of the morning. At some point, maybe early afternoon, the door swung open again; Jaime's father and two very large and intimidating men walked in. Norah sat up slowly, staring at the man with both fear and hope; did this mean Jasper had turned himself in? She secretly hoped not but she also wanted to get the hell out of the Robertson house. "Don't get too excited, your brother has not done what we've asked of him yet," Jaime's father said. When Norah breathed out in relief, he continued, "So I thought we'd give him a little encouragement," Mr. Robertson said then waved his men forward; Norah's eyes grew wide and she scrambled to the other side of the bed as if to avoid what was coming...


Jasper had returned to his apartment with his sister’s daemon, who had finally woken after Elijah had taken her to Dr. Carson. The eagle seemed to be alright but was weak and jasper knew Norah was likely in a similar state. He was beside himself, waiting for the inevitable; he knew it wouldn’t be easy to find and save Norah before the deadline came, but he hoped Elijah could at least uncover where they'd taken her. He checked his phone obsessively for news from Elijah but there was nothing. He was just putting his phone down when it buzzed, alerting him of a message. He grabbed the phone in haste and opened up a message from an unknown number with a video attached. When he pressed play, he was horrified to see Norah sitting on a bed; there was a nasty looking bruise on one side of her face and her eye on the other side was completely swollen shut. Tears were streaming down her cheeks and her voice shook terribly as she spoke, telling him they were going to hurt her every hour until he turned himself in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 10, 2019, 11:45:23 AM
Sadie sat curled up on the couch. It was obvious they weren’t safe here anyways, no more than out on the streets. “Alright,” She said reluctantly. “Let’s see what we can find,” she agreed. “We can assume the Wolves took her, right? Considering she’s been who they’re after.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 03:29:08 AM
 >:(
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 11, 2019, 03:42:48 AM
Elijah shook his hand out, looking down at Johan as he laid on the ground, out cold. He tsked and then pulled his phone out, dialing Jasper's number.

"Yeah, that's what it sounded like," Natalie said, tapping her fingers on the countertop.

(Sorry!!!! I've been at a horse show so everything is crazy lmao)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 05:27:33 AM
Jasper was just about to call Elijah and tell him about the video when the phone rang. He quickly answered and immediately went into a frantic explanation of what they planned to do to Norah if he delayed, "I can't wait until 4:00 Elijah, I can't," he finally said after sending the other Bear the video.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 11, 2019, 05:30:38 AM
“Okay...” Sadie said, clearly stressed. Facing the Wolves was a very direct danger, especially since she had left them so recently. “Okay, so what if we went back to my old place?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 11, 2019, 06:05:46 AM
Elijah paused to look at the video. He didn't even finish it, returning to the phone call quickly. "I got some info from Johan. If we go now we can check it out," he said, trying to fight the nausea he felt at seeing Norah hurt like that. Because he had failed. It wouldn't happen again.

"What if that girl's there?" Natalie asked, shuddering at the memory of Sadie's roommate.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 06:26:02 AM
yeah Sadie, that's a real great idea! LOL)

Jasper breathed in deeply, trying desperately calm down; he was unravelling at the seams. They had an hour before Norah was to be hurt again and Jasper couldn't let that happen. "Let's hurry then," Jasper said in response. If he found the people who were doing this to Norah, he would kill them without hesitation, "Where are you, I'll pick you up," he said, remembering the other Bear lacked a car.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 11, 2019, 10:31:18 AM
[never said it was a good idea]

“Good,” Sadie said with much more courage than she felt. “We’ll need to ask her how much she knows. It’s still safer than bathing into any of our hideouts.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 10:44:04 AM
Hey, who knows, maybe they can get Astrid on their side :))
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 11, 2019, 11:44:27 AM
(Sorry I've been awol. We're at a horse show and we're also trying to help my grandma with a bunch of stuff for my grandpa's memorial service this Friday so I've been scatter brained lol)

Elijah quickly gave him the address, then hung up to go wait for him. He looked down at Johan and kicked him in the ribs again for good measure, but he'd be down for a while. He walked outside to wait, leaning up against the wall with Maia beside him.

Natalie stared up at her, her stomach twisting with fear. "Okay," she said, biting her lower lip.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 11:58:25 AM
No worries!)

A short time later, Jasper pulled up in front of Elijah and waited for the other Bear to get in. Jasper had reluctantly left Sophie behind in the apartment; the bird was in no shape to be of much help and if things went south, the Daemon would be better off at the apartment. "What did you find out?" he asked immediately. Time was ticking away and Jasper knew the hour would be up before they knew it; what did those wolves have in store for Norah next?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 11, 2019, 12:05:58 PM
"Alright, we're going here," Elijah said, giving him the address to a house on the beach.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 12:09:06 PM
Jasper looked at the address and frowned, "Not what I expected," he admitted as he sped off. Why were they keeping her at some beach house?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 11, 2019, 12:14:22 PM
"I know. But she was in a room in that video," Elijah said and then pulled it back up. He didn't want to watch it again, but he wanted to see if anything was identifiable.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 11, 2019, 12:16:12 PM
The last thing jasper wanted was to see that video again. Seeing the evidence of those wolves beating her was bad enough. What got to him most was her fear; Jasper had never seen his sister so scared. So vulnerable. He sighed and tried to think back on the video, which he naturally hadn’t watched thoroughly, “There was a window behind her,” he recalled, hoping that would given them something to work with.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 11, 2019, 12:30:52 PM
Sadie started peering around Elijah apartment. “He has to have a weapon somewhere...” she mused. They couldn’t exactly go unarmed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 12, 2019, 11:34:27 AM
Elijah nodded and paused it, focusing on the window to see if he could see anything outside it. "It's facing the beach," Elijah said, looking up to see how far they were. "So that could be a possible way to get in."

"There's a bat in his room. I always thought he was just into baseball, but I guess it was probably for other stuff," Natalie mused.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 12, 2019, 11:58:20 AM
"Let's hope it's not too high up," Jasper muttered, finding it hard not to think the worst. He knew Norah wouldn't be kept somewhere easy to get at, unless it was a trap. Jasper soon pulled onto a street lined with massive homes, all facing the ocean; it was a good assumption that whoever had take Norah was extremely wealthy.  "I don't understand why they would take her here," Jasper siad as he parked on the street a few houses away from the address Elijah had provided.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 12, 2019, 12:53:53 PM
Sadie went into his room and retrieved the bat without a second thought. "Okay, let's do this." She opened the front door, vaguely aware that not only would she have to protect herself, but Natalie as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 12, 2019, 01:41:49 PM
Elijah looked down at the house, frowning deeply. "I don't know," he said, sounding confused. "We'd better hurry," he said, getting out of the car.

Natalie followed Sadie, still looking apprehensive. "Are you sure about this?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 12, 2019, 01:53:46 PM
Norah stood at the window, looking out at the waves with her eye that wasn't swollen shut; her whole head was throbbing from the beating she'd taken earlier. It had been a traumatic experience and she knew it would haunt her for years to come, if she lived that long. Norah hated to think that the only way she'd survive would be if her brother went to prison for a crime he wasn't responsible for, while the real guilty party would likely move on to become mayor.

(by the way, I'm just laughing at the thought of their two huge Daemon's BOTh trying to fit into the back of this car :P)

Jasper got out after Elijah and let their Daemon's out of the back before heading for the beach; they were in Wolf territory and he knew it was probably unwise to be walking the streets with Maia and Lexa, but his only thought was Norah. He wouldn't let anything get in his way.

Astrid sat on the couch in her apartment, her Daemon Frank curled up beside her with his head resting in her lap. She scratched behind his ear with one hand while the other fidgeted with her knife. There were colourful bruises covering her arms and face, the consequence for her hand in Elijah's escape. Even though it had been Sadie who had betrayed them all, Astrid had endured the wrath of the boss for foolishly trusting the other girl.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 12, 2019, 02:27:04 PM
"We should try to come in from the beach, that seems to be where the back of the house is," Elijah said, pointing down a path that would lead then down to it so they could loop around to the beach. 

(Lmao you're right)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 12, 2019, 02:48:13 PM
"Good idea,' Jasper agreed as he headed towards the path, all the while hoping no one spotted them. His own Daemon's white fur was like a beacon in the afternoon sun; he was grateful for the little bit of cover the pathway provided. When he and Elijah reached the seawall, Jasper scanned the houses for any kind of clue.


Norah thought she was hallucinating for a moment when she spotted the two young men, accompanied by their two massive Daemons. It was impossible to mistake them for anyone else; it had to be Elijah and Jasper. Norah wanted to bang on the window to catch their attention but stopped herself, not wanting to draw the attention of Mr. Robertson's men.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 12, 2019, 03:16:05 PM
Elijah focused on the house that Johan had given them, but as he looked at it he became unconvinced it was the right one. "I think it's one of these, but not that exact one," he said, his voice thick with frustration. "Look at all the back windows, especially the upper story ones. It's one of these, I'm certain of that," he told Jasper before going to comb down the beach to see for himself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 12, 2019, 03:25:54 PM
Jasper walked along the beach, trying to inspect every window. It was impossible to know which house it was. All the windows were so similar and he doubted they would get so lucky as to have Norah just standing there looking out.

Norah watched as her brother and Elijah walked along the sea wall, both scanning the houses. She hoped one of them would eventually see her standing there
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 12, 2019, 10:13:52 PM
Sadie shrugged and kept walking. “I’m not sure of anything anymore.” When they arrived at her apartment, Sadie pressed her ear to the door, trying to tell if Astrid was inside. It was hard to tell, so for safety she knocked, hoping if Astrid was there she could catch her by surprise.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 12:30:43 AM
Astrid and frank both looked at the door, surprised by the knock; she hadn’t been expecting anyone. Astrid groaned and got off the couch slowly and made her way to the door, followed by frank who stood faithfully beside her, ready to protect her if necessary. Astrid unlocked the door and opened it slowly; her eyes grew wide when she realized who was on the other side. Once she got over her surprise, her expression shifted to one of anger. “Did I not say you’re dead. How stupid are you coming back here?” She growled, while every one of her bruises throbbed as a reminder of what Sadie’s betrayal had cost her
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 12:55:23 AM
Sadie was shocked at the bruises all over Astrid, but there was no time to dwell on them. She pushed the other girl inside and against a wall, pressing against her firmly. “I’ll take my chances.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 01:05:56 AM
Behind them, frank growled and yipped at Sadie unhappily. Astrid just scowled at her former roommate but didn’t bother fighting back; everything hurt too much to put up much of a fight. “Why are you here,” she demanded
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 01:10:46 AM
“Somebody took the girl,” She snarled, not yet loosening her grip. “I want to know what you know.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 01:29:42 AM
Astrid was caught off guard by that; she knew nothing about it. “This is the first im hearing about it,” she said honestly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 02:11:43 AM
Sadie sagged slightly and took a moment to really look at Astrid. “What did they do to you?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 03:07:12 AM
When Sadie eased off Astrid shoved her away lightly and looked away, embarrassed and angry. “What did you think would happen after you left like that? The boss had to take his anger out on someone. That someone was me,” she said. It had been humiliating to be beaten like that in front of the other wolves.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 13, 2019, 05:51:58 AM
Elijah kept his eyes on the upper window and then paused when he saw someone standing in one of them. He squinted to be sure, then his eyes widened. "Jasper!" He said, turning sharply to locate the other bear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 06:00:38 AM
Jasper jogged over to Elijah and followed his gaze up to the window, shocked to see Norah standing there; at least, he assumed it was her. It was hard to tell beneath the bruises and swelling. "How the hell are we going to get in through there? It's on the top floor," Jasper said.

Norah sighed in relief when the boys finally spotted her and very carefully opened the window, hoping it wasn't connected to an alarm system that would tip off Jaime's father.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 06:07:31 AM
Sadie frowned. “That isn’t right,” she argued, stepping closer once again. “Don’t you see what they’re doing is cruel?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 06:14:56 AM
Astrid frowned and crossed her arms, "It doesn't matter," she said after a moment of hesitation, "The wolves are the only family I have and I will never betray them," she said fiercely, "I deserved it for failing," she then said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 13, 2019, 06:17:33 AM
"I don't know," Elijah said, growling in frustration. "There's nothing to scale the house on, we'd have to go inside to get up there to her."

"Nobody should be beaten by a family," Natalie piped up from where she stood by the door, her brow furrowed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 08:11:21 AM
Jasper sighed as he looked up at his sister, “If we somehow get in, what do you think they’ll do to her if we’re caught?” He wondered aloud
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 08:50:18 AM
Sadie ran her hand through her hair. “She’s right you know. They threaten, and beat, and control us. I never would have wanted this to happen to you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 13, 2019, 09:22:20 AM
Elijah breathed in shakily. It was so much easier when it was only himself to worry about. This was a lot more than that, now. "I'm not sure," he said, frowning. "Something bad."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 10:16:59 AM
Astrid shook her head, too stubborn to listen to the two girls. The wolves had been there for her when her mother couldn’t. She had been a part of this unconventional family since the age of 13, when she had run away from her foster home. Her mother had been fighting a drug addiction all Astrid’s life and had never been capable of parenting so Astrid had spent her childhood in foster care. That came to an end when she fled a particularly bad home and found herself on the streets. The boss himself had recruited her to join the wolves, offering a home, a job and the family she had always craved. In hindsight she realized people like the boss picked young people just like her because they had no one else to turn to. “I owe them so much Sadie, you know that,” she said quietly, “I have nothing else but the wolves,” she said

Jasper nodded in agreement, knowing Norah would suffer because of them if they were caught. He glanced up at Norah, “is there anyway you could sneak out?” He called up to her.

Norah shook her head, “his daemon is just outside the door,” she said back. She glanced down and bit her lip, thinking. “What if...I jumped,” she suggested. It was high, but maybe they could cushion her fall somewhat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 10:25:37 AM
Sadie felt her heart breaking, seeing a reflection of herself in Astrid. “So do I,” she admitted. “They were my everything for so long, but there are other options.” She looked at Natalie. “Family who will love you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 10:49:03 AM
Astrid never would have entertained such thoughts before, but after what the boss put her through, Astrid found herself uncertain. "They aren't all bad people," she tried to argue, tears actually starting to well up  in her eyes. She was scared of leaving it all behind, knowing what the Boss would do if she tried.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 10:55:14 AM
Sadie put a hand on her friend’s shoulder. “Trust me, I know,” she assured Astrid. “I shouldn’t have left you like that. But it isn’t safe for any of us anymore, the Boss...he’s got his own agenda and it doesn’t include keeping us safe anymore.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 10:58:18 AM
AStrid frowned, not understanding, "What are you talking about Sadie?" she asked, her mind going back to the news that Norah had somehow been taken. She didn't understand why they even wanted her when they knew who was responsible for the attack on Jaime. Why weren't they going after him?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 11:04:43 AM
She shook her head. “I don’t know exactly anymore. But after Jaime’s attack, he didn’t seem to care at all. All he cared about was threatening me. And with all of this...don’t you think it’s suspicious that somebody, probably a Wolf, has gone after Jaime’s girl? And now the Boss is running for mayor?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 11:41:21 AM
Astrid leaned against the wall as she processed what Sadie had to say; it all did seem very strange. If the boss really cared about his son, why wouldn't he have gone after Johan? Astrid had made sure to tell him about the former Bear but he hadn't seemed very interested in doing anything about it. To hear that  he was running for mayor, something she wasn't aware of, caused her even more doubt. "It is strange that he's expressed no interest in retaliating against Johan," she admitted
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 11:45:07 AM
Sadie nodded. “And instead of getting you to go after me, he has you beaten?” She shook her head. “How does that help him? He’s just...cruel.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 12:03:45 PM
Astrid nodded slowly, "He...he's always been cruel, I just chose to ignore it because he literally saved me from the streets," she said. Astrid shook her head and limped back to the couch where she sat down
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 12:13:31 PM
It was clear Astrid was in a very influential place. Her next words would have to be careful. “”That’s what he does. He took me in when my father died, when I was too young to even understand what I was committing to.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 12:31:10 PM
Astrid had been so young, so impressionable when he'd swooped in and promised her a better life. Was this really better?
"What do you expect me to do Sadie? They'll kill me if I try to part ways," she pointed out, fear creeping into her voice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 12:32:51 PM
“They want me dead too, don’t they?” Sadie said with a halfhearted shrug. “Come with me. They’re no good for you Astrid.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 12:49:30 PM
Astrid looked at the girl, struggling to accept what she'd known for so many years but refused to acknowledge. She couldn't even imagine a life without the wolves, "Where are we going to go?" she asked quietly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 12:56:09 PM
“Somewhere safe. Hopefully far away,” she promised, reaching out to take her hands. “Well figure it out.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 01:11:20 PM
Astrid felt like there was no where she could run that the Boss wouldn't find her. She took Sadie's hands, "This is insane, you know that right?" she said as she got to her feet again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 01:18:29 PM
“More than crazy.” She smiled slightly. This wasn’t how she expected things to go, but she was pleased. “I won’t let them beat on you again.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 01:32:43 PM
Astrid rolled her eyes, "While I appreciate the sentiment, I doubt you can stop them," she said with a shrug
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 13, 2019, 03:16:02 PM
"So, whats our plan in trying?" Natalie asked, looking between Sadie and Astrid.

Elijah's eyes widened, and then he looked at his and Jasper's daemon. "We can catch you," he said. He was sure that with the two massive daemons, plus himself and Jasper, they could do it 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 13, 2019, 03:34:22 PM
Astrid had no plan but to get the hell out of town. If she snuck away quietly, perhaps she would have better head start. She looked at the two girls though and knew they had come for a reason; they wanted to help Norah. “If it’s the boss who has her, i imagine he’d take her somewhere where inescapable. Somewhere he has complete control over,” she thought aloud, “probably his own home,” she said reluctantly. It was the last place she wanted to go.

Norah looked down at them, studying the drop; it was much higher than she’d like, but Norah trusted the two boys to catch her, “Alright then, here goes nothing,” Norah said as she mustered what little energy she had to climb onto the window sill. As she did this though, the door to the room was flung open and the two men from earlier burst in. Norah’s heart raced with panic as she tried to get in a good position to jump but they were faster, grabbing her by the arms and roughly pulling her to the ground, which she hit with a loud thump. “A valiant effort miss Clarke but I’m afraid I cAnt allow you to escape that easily,” mr Robertson said from the doorway. She tried to scramble away but was grabbed by the arm and carelessly pulled up to her feet by one of the men. “I suppose I haven’t made myself clear enough to your brother what will happen if he fails to follow my simple instructions. Why don’t we give him a live demonstration,” he said cheerfully. The man holding her grasped her wrist and then savagely took her index finger and bent it back with a sickening crack. Norah let out a pain filled scream that the two boys Below would undoubtedly hear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 13, 2019, 09:51:47 PM
Sadie’s stomach turned at the thought. “His house? How could we ever get her out of there?” It was a suicide mission.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 12:36:04 AM
Astrid nodded grimly, “and that’s how I know he’d take her there,” she said with a sigh. Astrid tapped her fingers against the back of the couch as she thought, “I assume Elijah is already looking for her?” She inquired. She couldn’t imagine him letter the two girls out of his sight unless he had taken off on his own suicide mission. “Call him, tell him what we suspect and then perhaps we can provide him with and distraction to get him inside,” Astrid said, looking at Sadie; the girl wasn’t going to like what she had in mind
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 14, 2019, 03:13:24 AM
Sadie already has a bad feeling about the plan, but she looked to Natalie. “Can you call him?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 14, 2019, 04:09:15 AM
"No!" Elijah shouted as Maia roared behind him, mirroring his anger. He started scanning the house for any sign of somewhere to get in, and saw a back door. He didn't care if it was suicide, he had to stop them from hurting Norah.

Natalie nodded and pulled her phone out to dial his number, but it rang until it went to voicemail. "He's not answering," she said, sounding nervous.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 06:23:01 AM
Jasper was frozen in horror as his sister's screams continued; he registered Elijah moving towards a back entrance but didn't follow immediately. When the shock wore off, he and Lexa ran after Elijah. He knew how stupid it was to enter the house, but jasper couldn't allow them to hurt Norah further. He knew what had to be done, and Norah wouldn't like it, but he cared very little at that point. "We might not leave this house alive, you know that right?" he said to Elijah, surprised by how much the other Bear cared for Norah.

Astrid thought that was likely a bad sign, "I suppose we go alone then," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 14, 2019, 12:39:53 PM
Sadie breathed in and out slowly then nodded. “Come on, then. What exactly did you have in mind?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 12:47:20 PM
"You're not going to like it, but I hope you can trust me," Astrid said as she led the way out to the street, hoping the girls had come in car as hers had been stolen by Elijah and then found burned out in a ditch, "I'm bringing you to the Boss," she said simply. It was a plan to just distract the Boss but at the back of her mind, Astrid wondered if it would win her way back into his good graces.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 14, 2019, 12:50:37 PM
Sadie stopped in her tracks. “You can’t be serious,” she complained. “We’d never make it back out alive.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 12:59:46 PM
AStrid stopped and turned to face her, "We'll make it out Sadie," Astrid said firmly, "Just...trust me," she insisted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 14, 2019, 01:01:44 PM
Sadie bit her nail anxiously, looking into Astrid’s face for any sign that she was lying. Even though she wasn’t entirely sure, she decided she would have to trust her. “Okay.” She rah her hands along her thighs, trying to calm them. “I’ll trust you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 01:09:34 PM
Astrid nodded, "Good," she said, "I...I promise I won't screw you over this time," she promised sincerely, realizing she couldn't do it. Sadie and Natalie were right about the boss; he'd taken advantage of her for too long. She was done doing the dirty work for people like him so they could just gain more wealth and power. "Keep trying to get a hold of Elijah," she said to Natalie, "this will be much easier if he's with us," she noted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 14, 2019, 01:11:20 PM
“If you do, it won’t be the boss hunting you down.” She didn’t want to think about the very real possibility of getting caught and never seeing the light of day again. Instead, she focussed on what was less scary.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 14, 2019, 01:18:42 PM
Astrid just rolled her eyes and continued walking to the girls' car, "You know, we could just skip town and forget about all this," she said casually.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 02:46:36 AM
Where do we want to go from here? I kinda have an idea but they all just need to get to the same place :p)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 03:25:59 AM
[do we need to skip a bit to do that?]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 03:28:26 AM
At least skip to the girls getting there. Meanwhile, I guess the boys will be fighting their way upstairs?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 03:44:36 AM
[yeah I’m down. I’m working all day today so I can’t post for a while still]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 04:22:19 AM
(Works for meee)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 05:08:44 AM
(sounds good! I hate double posting but I'll get us going :P)

With Lexa's assistance, Jasper was able to break the door down; he knew the pathway up stairs would be hard but they at least had the advantage of Maia and Lexa. Jasper could still hear Norah's screams as he strode through the open doorway; he didn't know what they were doing to her but all he wanted was to make it stop. Within seconds of entering the house, there were Wolves and their Daemons on them; how many, he couldn't be certain. Lexa rose to her full height and easily swatted aside a particularly nasty German shepherd as Jasper took down the Daemon's human by slamming their head into the wall.

Astrid gave directions to Natalie as they drove towards the Boss' beach home. Once they arrived, she jumped out of the car and pulled Sadie out after her, trying to make it look real in case anyone was watching. She had formed somewhat of a plan since leaving their apartment, "Natalie, you should stay in the car," Astrid siad to the other girl, "We will probably need to be ready to get the hell out of here if things go wrong," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 05:27:01 AM
(Bless lol. After today I should be much more available! I'll type up a good response soon but I have to do something first)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 05:30:11 AM
sounds good! I have to go out in a bit anyway :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 06:30:54 AM
Maia sideswiped a daemon out of the way as Elijah knocked out its human counterpart with a headshot, and they continued ploughing their way up the stairs. Hearing Norah only made him work harder and faster to get up there. The asshole that took her was going to pay, he'd make sure of it.

"But-" Natalie started, though she realized that was probably for the best. "O-okay, but you all have to get out of there," she said, looking at Astrid seriously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 07:31:06 AM
Sadie flinched when Astrid pulled her out, all too aware that her life was in the girl’s hands. “Stay safe, Nat,” She said. “We’ll make it out.0
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 07:41:29 AM
Astrid turned to look at her, face serious; she couldn’t comprehend how this girl could care what happened to her. Especially after what she’d done to her. “I’ll get everyone out,” she promised then pulled sadie towards the front door.


Jasper fought his way up the stairs with Elijah, holding nothing back. He grabbed one of Mr. Robertson’s men by the arm and flung him down the stairs, taking others down with him. When he reached the top a daemon launched at him, its teeth barred as it went for jaspers throat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 07:49:39 AM
Natalie nodded and watched them go, then decided to take the car and drive around to somewhere so she wasn't just a sitting duck there, but stayed close to the house.

Elijah saw it happening, and without really thinking he threw himself in the way of the daemon and Jasper.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 08:01:57 AM
(Does this guy ever think about himself before others? Lol)

The Daemon plowed into Elijah as he intervened, biting into his shoulder. “DAmmit Eli,” jasper grunted, surprised by the other bear’s reckless selflessness. There was nothing he could really do as one of Mr. Robertson’s men had struck him over the back with a bat. He dropped to the ground with a grunt but then kicked the man’s leg out from under him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 08:10:46 AM
(Probably not.)

Maia came and threw the daemon off Elijah, who pushed himself up and then held his shoulder. "'M fine," he said to Jasper before turning to keep making his way to the bedroom.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 08:28:45 AM
Jasper just shook his head and continued on, Lexa behind him. Elijah was not fine but they could worry about that later. He moved down the hall, taking out men and their daemons with ease, until finally they reached the room. Norah’s screams had subsided, which was both a relief and a concern. He burst into the room and froze when he saw Norah, held up by the arm by a large man, her fingers bent in unnatural ways. There were tears streaming down her cheeks and she appeared delirious with pain. He was amazed she was even conscious.
“How nice of you to join us,” mr Robertson said pleasantly, “you know, this all could have been avoided,” he pointed out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 08:34:01 AM
Elijah followed Jasper in, having balled up the sleeve of his shirt to keep pressure on the bite. "Norah," he breathed out when he saw her, and then turned his eyes to Mr. Robertson. "Just give her over," he said, voice steeping with hatred.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 08:46:24 AM
The man just chuckled, “I think not,” he replied, “unless of course mr Clarke wishes to follow my instructions,” he said. Norah struggled feebly against the man’s grip on her arm, “dont jasper,” she got out, voice terribly weak.

Jasper looked at Norah and shook his head slowly. He didn't see any other way. “Promise me you will let her and Elijah go,” jasper spoke up, “then I’ll do what you want,” he said reluctantly, ignoring the look on Norah's face; he'd known she would disapprove of his decision, but he had stop this. There was no way he and Elijah could fight their way back out of the house; not with Elijah and Norah injured; they'd never make it out alive.

"I think that can be arranged," Mr. Robertson siad as he stroked his chin, amused by the turn of events, "One of my men will escort you to the police station. Once I have word that you have confessed to the attempted murder of my son, I will release them," he proposed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 10:15:11 AM
Elijah's expressuon turned stony as he realized this was the only way Norah would get out. As much as he didn't want to admit it, the bite was going to set them back quite a bit. He turned his gaze to Mr. Robertson, eyes narrowing. "You're despicable. You think we don't understand what you did?"

(I'm about to flyyyy also we should probs wait for Emma!)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 10:37:23 AM
For sure! I want to get Jasper out of the picture first, then the girls can save the day when Mr. R goes back on his word
>: ))

Mr. Robertson shrugged, obviously unremorseful, "I care very little if you know the truth or not. Once Mr. Clarke confesses, no one if going to believe that I had anything to do with it," he said coldly. "Now, take Mr. Clarke and his Daemon to the police station. Call me once it's done," he told the large man not holding Norah.

"No! Jasper please," Norah cried, "Don't do this. Please don't do this," she begged uselessly as the man took Jasper by the arm and started to lead him away. She looked at Elijah, hoping he could do something to stop what was happening but then noticed his injured shoulder; she whimpered and felt a wave of nausea wash over her as she realized there was no other way for all of them to leave the Robertson house alive.

Jasper looked back at his sister, struggling to find words that would bring her some comfort. "Norah, I am going to be alright," he said calmly, "I'm sorry this is happening, but you're my responsibility and I...I have to end this," he said firmly. He tore his eyes away from his sister and let the man lead him away, Lexa following along behind them with her head bowed dejectedly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 11:26:35 AM
[sorry y'all i've been braindead all night]

Sadie let Astrid lead them towards the house, feeling more and more sick at the thought of going back and facing the Boss, even if it was an act. How far would Astrid let this go?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 11:50:06 AM
"We just have to keep this up until we can get at the Boss," Astrid whispered, "Then..." she trailed off and quickly pulled Sadie down behind a shrub. The front door had opened and out walked two men and their Daemons; one she recognized as a fellow wolf while the other, seemed familiar but she couldn't say why. He was clearly a Bear, judging from his Daemon, and iit seemed he was being escorted somewhere by the Wolf, willingly. "I think we're a little late to the party," she whispered to Sadie as she peered over the shrub curiously.

Once Jasper had been taken away, Jaime's father nodded to the man holding Norah. Her arm was finally released and Norah fell to her knees, holding her broken hand close to her as she trembled from the shock of everything.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 12:08:12 PM
"Explains why Eli wasn't answering his phone," Sadie grunted, wincing as the quick movements jostled her injuries. "What have they done?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 12:13:52 PM
Astrid realized that the Bear must be Norah's brother; she could see the resemblance, which would explain why he seemed familiar. Astrid shook her head, "I don't know, but it seems like he's going willingly," she whispered, "maybe they stuck a deal," she suggested, hoping that was good news for Elijah and the girl. perhaps, they wouldn't have to intervene at all.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 12:28:51 PM
Sadie watched with a frown. "Why would the Boss strike a deal if it didn't perfectly suit him?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 12:31:19 PM
Astrid chewed on the inside of her cheek as she thought about it; Sadie was right. The Boss hated making deals; he hated compromises. "Whatever deal they agreed to, he's not going to honour it," she whispered, "Oh f**k. I guess we're going in," she grumbled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 12:43:43 PM
"Dammit." She had been hoping she'd been wrong, though deep down Sadie knew she couldn't be. "Okay, let's do this."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 01:00:22 PM
Elijah didn't meet Norah's eyes when she looked at him for help and watched as they took Jasper out, feeling defeated. All this and it amounted to Norah only getting more hurt. When they lead him away and the other wolves let her go, he took a tentative step forward. After years of this, he didn't trust deals like this that easily.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 01:19:48 PM
Jaime's father did nothing to stop Elijah, but he wore a sinister smile that did not sit well with Norah. She swallowed hard and looked to Elijah, "You're hurt," she said weakly as she leaned back against the bed.

Once Norah's brother had been driven away, Astrid got to her feet and pulled Sadie up to hers, "I can't believe I'm doing this for a couple of Bears," she grumbled irritably as she led Sadie up to the front door. Astrid banged on the door roughly and rang the doorbell incessantly.

"Seems we have company," Mr.  Robertson said, intrigued. "Ross, keep an eye on these two. I don't want them leaving this room," he said to the remaining wolf in the room before walking out the door. As he walked down the stairway, his housekeeper opened the door to reveal Astrid and Sadie. "Well well, this is a surprise," he commented.

Astrid pushed Sadie inside and grinned at the Boss, "I brought you a present sir," she said

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 01:32:32 PM
"Yes," Elijah said, glancing at his shoulder. "So are you," he added, looking down at her hand. His stomach twisted at the sight, knowing they'd need to get finger braces on them soon. "I'm sorry." He knelt down beside her, but turned as Mr. Robertson spoke, the rage returning to his face. He'd expected as much, but he quickly stood and rounded on the guy he'd left to watch them.
"We're leaving, whether he wants us to or not," he said, Maia growling in agreement.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 01:32:48 PM
I edited cause I hit post too soon :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 15, 2019, 01:34:18 PM
(Oh shit lemme fix it lmao)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 01:34:46 PM
Sadie stumbled and flared up at the Boss. “Fancy seeing you here.” She didn’t feel brave, but the last thing she wanted to do was show him how afraid she was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 15, 2019, 01:48:29 PM
(sooorry! :P)

The man laughed and stood in front of the door, "I'd like to see you try," he retorted, looking and sounding intimidating but Norah could sense uncertainty as the man's eyes darted to Maia. Even so, Norah wasn’t sure how they could hope to escape; the pain in her hand was so great that the thought of moving made her feel ill.

The boss walked down the rest of the stairs and came to a stop in front of Sadie, his Daemon standing beside him with teeth barred, "After everything I've done for you, it is disappointing to be betrayed," he said coldly, "You should know the consequences of disloyalty," he said.

Astrid tried to keep up her cocky expression, but it was hard. She had never hated the boss more than she did in that moment. Sadie was a good person who did not deserve this, "I thought you would want to deal with her yourself sir," Astrid said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 15, 2019, 09:35:14 PM
Sadie shrank under his powerful gaze, unable to look him in the eyes. He had made perfectly clear what happened to disloyal people when she was in the hospital. “I’d like to remind you that I saved your sons life,” she said in a small voice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 12:58:27 AM
Mr. Robertson grabbed her chin and roughly tilted her face up to meet his gaze, “unfortunately for you, I didn’t want his life to be saved,” he whispered in her ear.

Astrid’s mask of amusement fell as she watched the exchange; while she couldn’t quite make out his whispered words, they unsettled her nonetheless. She needed to do something before the boss chose to harm Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 01:24:55 AM
"Would you?" Elijah asked, tilting his head and looking down his nose at the guy. "You don't look so sure." He stepped toward, Maia following with her teeth still bared.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 01:31:19 AM
The man’s own daemon slowly backed out of the room with its tail between its legs and its eyes on Maia. The man kept his own eyes on the massive bear, probably wishing he could take off, but Norah imagined he was more scared of what jaimes father would do if he fled. “I can’t let you leave. Even if you got past me, you won’t make it out of this house,” he said with a quick glance at Elijah’s shoulder.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 02:22:18 AM
Sadie shuddered at the realization and the look of horror on her face morphed into one of anger. She spat at his face, too blinded by anger to think rationally. “You evil bastard!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 02:31:45 AM
He wiped the spit from his face, unperturbed by her reaction. He then grabbed her by the throat, “you will regret that,” he said harshly.

Astrid stepped forward, trying not to look alarmed; she still had no idea what he’d said to Sadie but it was obviously bad, “sir, perhaps...you would allow me to do the honours,” she requested. The boss just laughed and threw Sadie to the floor, “very well Astrid,” he said, at her with an expression that said dont fail me again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 02:42:51 AM
"I've dealt with worse," Elijah said. He let go of his bloodied shoulder with his good hand and formed it into a fist, throwing a punch straight to the guys head.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 02:49:36 AM
The man stopped Elijah’s punch with his massive hand and knees him in the gut, which made Norah squeal in fright.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 02:54:40 AM
Sadie got the ground and crumpled, clutching her throat as she tried to regain her breath. This was a terrible mistake, she shouldn’t have gone back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 03:14:18 AM
(Okay question quickly for your plan should they make it out of the room or nah)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 05:02:42 AM
Yes, they should get out. Just didn’t want it to be easy :p)

Astrid yanked Sadie up to her feet and pulled out her knife, “trust me,” she whispered in Sadie’s ear. She made a motion to press the knife to the other girl’s throat but then in a quick motion flung the knife at the boss. The knife imbedded into the man’s gut and he looked down, surprised at first but Astrid could see the rage burning in his eyes, "You shouldn't have done that Astrid. Now I'll have to kill both of you," he said as he pulled the knife out with a grunt.

Astrid clenched her jaw and pushed Sadie behind her, "I am not scared of you old man," she replied, "and I am done with blindly following you," she growled, "If I die today, so be it. but I am taking you down with me"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 06:26:24 AM
Sadie tugged on Astrid’s arm, eyes wide with panic. “We need to get the others and get out of here,” she urged. “Leave him.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 08:09:01 AM
Elijah grunted and doubled over, trying to keep himself from throwing up. "Move...aside..." he panted out, lifting his head to look up at the guy before Maia stood up behind him and side swiped him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 08:20:51 AM
The man tried to avoid the Bear's strike but it was too late; Maia swatted him right in the chest and Norah flinched as he hit the wall hard and slumped to the floor.

Astrid pulled her arm away from Sadie and shook her head, "No," she said stubbornly, her eyes fixed on the Boss, who was holding his wounded stomach. She took a step towards him but stopped when she heard the commotion upstairs, "Sadie, go help them. I'll keep him busy," she said, not leaving it up for discussion.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 09:04:13 AM
Elijah composed himself some and turned to Norah. "C'mon, are you alright to walk?" He asked, kneeling down again to help her up if she needed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 09:14:11 AM
Norah tore her eyes away from the man crumbled on the floor; he would certainly haunt her dreams for years to come. She looked at Elijah and nodded, "I think so," she said, "just help me up," she requested, still holding her hand carefully.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 09:28:59 AM
He nodded and held his hand out for her good one, helping her stand up. "There's something going on downstairs, so we'll need to be careful," he said as he walked toward the door. "Stay by Maia."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 09:37:13 AM
The moment she stood, her face drained of colour and she put a hand on his arm to steady herself. She breathed in deeply, trying to refocus on getting out rather than the pain. There was no time for her to be weak. "Alright, let's get the hell out of here," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 09:56:47 AM
Sadie headed off without complaint. “Don’t die,” She implored Astrid before running upstairs as fast as she could.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 10:10:06 AM
Astrid watched Sadie head up the stairs then refocused on the Boss, "I must admit, I did not expect you of all people to turn on the wolves," Mr. Robertson said, "how disappointing. I saved you from the streets. From inevitably ending up just like your mother..."

"Don't talk about her," Astrid snarled angrily as she moved closer to him, her hands clenched in fists at her sides, "What did you think would happen when  you beat me senseless for something I didn't do? I can't do this anymore. You turned me in a monster for your own gain; you never cared about me. about any of us," she said fiercely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 10:26:10 AM
Elijah nodded but stuck close to her with Maia right behind them in case Norah lost her footing or anything. He paused at the stairs, surprised to see Sadie coming up them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 10:27:05 AM
Sadie stared at them, eyes wide at their states. “Come on, we don’t have much time.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 10:45:46 AM
"Sadie?" Norah said as she put a hand on Maia's back, fighting a wave of pain, "What are you doing here, are you insane?" she hissed as she moved towards the stairs, upset that so many people were risking their lives for her. at the same time, it was relief to have the extra help. As she peered down the stairs, she was even more surprised to see Astrid in a fist fight with Jaime's father.

"Why should I care about pathetic thugs like yourself? You're nothing to me," the Boss replied. He looked up the stairs and growled when he saw Norah, Elijah and Sadie making their way down. "Someone stop them!" he ordered, looking around at the already wounded Wolves. Astrid took that opportunity to launch herself at the Boss; they both tumbled to the ground and Astrid hit him with a strong punch in the jaw. Their Daemons growled at each other, the Boss's Daemon circling Frank until finally attacking. Astrid heard Frank whimper and dared to look over to see his ear ripped right off; she realized Frank really didn't stand a chance against the Boss's Daemon, who was much larger and ruthless.


Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 11:11:00 AM
Sadie shook her head. “Clearly I am crazy.” She launches herself into the fight, doing her best despite her injured knee. Out of the three of them, she was probably in the best shape to fight.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 11:16:50 AM
(Omg frank no)

Elijah stood, still shocked as he saw Sadie and the other wolf fighting for - for what? Him and Norah? He couldn't wrap his brain around it, but he urged Maia forward down the stairs while she and him both kept Norah steady on the way down.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 11:32:10 AM
Norah wasn't sure how she was standing still; the room was spinning as she made her way down the stairs but she carried on. they were so close to making it out. She just had to hold on a little longer.

AStrid struggled on the ground with the Boss, narrowly missing his swipes with the knife she'd thrown at him. Frank was still fighting but Astrid wasn't sure he could keep it up. Astrid blocked one of the Boss's attacks and scrambled away as Sadie joined the fight. Astrid frowned unhappily, "Sadie just get out of here, I'll hold them off," she insisted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 11:51:20 AM
Sadie grunted and shook her head. “I’m not leaving you here,” she growled as she punched someone. “We all make it out alive.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 12:07:41 PM
Astrid hadn’t planned on making it out alive; all she wanted was to take the boss out. “Fine, but once they’re out, you go after them. I’ll be right behind you!” She called back
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 12:41:36 PM
Sadie took a hit to the gut and stumbled back a bit. “Okay, fine.” She watched for Norah and Elijah to get out of the house, hoping Natalie has stayed near enough to pick them up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 12:54:22 PM
Astrid breathed out in relief as they got out of the house but in her moment of distraction, the boss threw the knife at her. It all happened within seconds; a flash of grey dove in front of her, taking the knife in her place. Astrid gasped and fell to her knees, staring in shock at her daemon who lay before her with the knife plunged into his side. “Frank!” She cried, desperately trying to stop the bleeding
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 01:09:14 PM
"Come on, we have to hurry," Elijah said, urging Maia and Norah to the front door as best he could. He nodded to Sadie and gestured to the door, hoping theyd all get out quickly.
He froze when he heard Astrid's cry, turning to see what had happened. "Sh**," he said, stumbling slightly when Maia turned to see what had happened as well.

Natalie came driving toward the house, worried about what was going on inside.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 01:25:56 PM
Sadie watched in horror. They had been there too long. “Astrid, come on, we have to go!” She still had hope that Frank could still make it, but they had so little time.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 01:31:35 PM
Mr. Robertson laughed as he dropped to his knees, clutching his own wound. “A pity. I can’t imagine a worse fate than to watch your own daemon die,” he said.

Astrid pulled the knife out and threw it aside as tears streamed down her cheeks, “Please frank, please stay with me,” she begged, knowing what would happen to her if her daemon were to die. She looked up at Sadie and nodded as she picked frank up from the floor and stumbled towards the front door
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 01:50:49 PM
Sadie turned tail and ran out the door, spotting the car with Natalie in it and waving frantically.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 02:21:09 PM
Elijah let Astrid go out first, and luckily Natalie hadd pulled over to open the doors for them all. She looked relieved to see Norah, Elijah, and Maia, but her face quickly changed to an expression of horror when she saw Astrid and Frank.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 02:34:05 PM
How are they all going to fit in this car? LOL Maia will take up all the room! 😂)

Astrid’s face was pale and expressionless as she gently placed frank in the car and got in after him. Her daemon was barely breathing and there was blood everywhere; she feared he wouldn’t last the drive.

Norah leaned heavily on Maia as they hurried to the car, only to slump against her entirely once they reached the car.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 02:56:15 PM
(I'm tryna figure that out lmao. SOMEBODYS GONNA HAVE TO CALL AN UBER)

"Nat, you take Astrid, her daemon, and Norah. Get them to a hospital," Elijah said when he reached them.
"What about you?" She asked, looking at his shoulder.
"I'm fine, I'll get me and Sadie a ride. Just hurry," he said, ushering her toward the driver's door. He turned to Norah to help get her inside.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 16, 2019, 03:08:22 PM
Lol call rob. It’s what we seem to do every time we’re stuck in an impossible situation 😂)

Norah groaned softly as he helped her into the car. She glanced at him, worried, “take care of yourself,” she murmured.

Astrid stared down at frank, her expression oddly void of emotion as she kept pressure on the wound. Her daemon’s life was bleeding out before her eyes; if they didn’t get to a hospital soon, she and frank would both be good as dead. It frightened her, the thought of dying, but at the same time she felt oddly at peace. If they were to die, at least she had done some good to repay all the terrible things she done.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 16, 2019, 09:31:46 PM
(I know 😂 but i have a different idea for once)

"Don't worry about me," Elijah said, smiling softly for a moment before shutting her door to let Natalie drive off. She sped off for the nearest hospital, going well above the speed limit and praying ahe didn't get stopped.

Elijah turned to Sadie. "We need to get away from the house," he said to her. He started walking down the line of houses back to where he and Jasper had parked Jasper's car. "Do you know how to hotwire a car? I would but," he paused, looking at his injured shoulder. It rendered his arm pretty useless.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 16, 2019, 10:05:45 PM
Sadie followed him. “Do I know how?” She snorted. “Who do you think I am? Of course I know how.” Granted it had been awhile since she’d actually done it, but the skills were still there.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 12:30:36 AM
LOL that was actually going to be my second suggestion :p)

Norah sighed and closed her eyes; what a typical Elijah answer. That boy was going to get himself killed one day. She tried her best to stay awake as Natalie drove to the hospital but it was not easy, especially with Sophie being so far away. When they finally pulled into the emergency parking lot, Astrid jumped out of the car and picked her daemon up. The girl wasted no time running in through the emergency room doors
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 12:56:54 AM
"Alright, then," he shrugged and then worked on getting the door unlocked and open.

Natalie pulled into a spot and got out to help Norah get out. "Where's your daemon?" She asked, realizing the eagle wasn't there like usual.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 01:04:20 AM
Norah shook her head, “I...I don’t know,” she admitted, “they said they were bringing her to jasper. I hope she is safe,” Norah said. What if johan hadn’t followed the boss’s orders? What if Sophie was still in danger? Norah put a hand on Natalie’s shoulder and slid out of the car with a grunt.

Astrid ran into the emergency room with frank in her arms, “help, please help,” she cried desperately. She sunk to her knees and lay frank on the floor as emergency staff rushed to their aid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 05:14:46 AM
Sadie waited impatiently for him to get the door open before hopping in the front seat and pulling the wires out and setting to work. “Nowhere is safe,” she notified him, though she was sure he was well aware. “Even your apartment is dangerous now.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 05:20:28 AM
The ER staff escorted Astrid and Frank to the back by the time Natalie and Norah had entered. "You sit, I'll get you checked in," Natalie said to her, taking her over to the waiting room chairs before going to the front counter. Everest hopped off of Natalie's shoulder and ran up to Norah, sitting on the armrest of her chair.

"I know," Elijah said with a sigh. "We need to go get Sophie from Jasper's apartment and take her to Norah." He walked around and put Maia in the back before getting in the passengers side. He finally chanced a good look at his shoulder and winced at the torn up flesh. It looked as though it'd need stitches, but it didn't feel dislocated or anything.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 06:18:41 AM
Norah smiled faintly at natalie’s Daemon as she sat in the chair waiting for Natalie to check her in. She was vaguely aware of the stares she was getting from the other people waiting. She was probably a sorry sight with her bruised and swollen face and hand which had swollen to the size of a baseball.

Astrid watched helplessly as the emergency doctors worked on frank. She could tell from their voices that he was in a poor state. He’d lost so much blood already and there was no telling what the knife had punctured.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 08:01:32 AM
Sadie got in the driver’s seat, fingers tapping at the wheel anxiously. It wouldn’t take him long to realize she didn’t know what she was doing behind the wheel. She had watched plenty, but she had never really had a need to learn to drive.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 08:25:17 AM
Natalie came back and sat beside Norah, a clipboard in hand to fill out the paperwork. "Okay...just start telling me things and I'll write them down," she said to her.

Elijah pulled the directions up quickly and then looked at Sadie expectantly. "You ready?" He asked, raising an eyebrow.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 08:31:32 AM
Norah huffed irritably and looked over at the paperwork, doing her best rattle off information. Her head was throbbing, which was not really helping; she struggled just remembering her address.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 08:52:27 AM
Sadie glances at him and nodded sharply. “Course.” She shifted the car into drive, with minimal struggle, and took a steadying breath. “Where are we going then?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 10:21:16 AM
Natalie got everything from her and went back up, handing the clipboard to the man behind the desk. She went to sit back down and smiled at Norah. "It shouldn't be very long," she said.

"Here, just head out to the highway," Elijah said, holding the directions up for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 10:28:06 AM
Sadie stilled for a second before starting to drive. “Is there no other route we could take? Without the highway?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 10:43:59 AM
(lol an inexperienced driver on the highway. this ought to be good)

Norah sighed, "Good," she said softly, closing her eyes for a few moments. After getting very little sleep the night before and the horrific ordeal back at the Robertson house, all Norah wanted was to sleep but she knew it would likely be many hours before that could happen. Norah turned her head to the side and glanced at Natalie, amazed by the girl's positivity, "You're like a ray of sunshine," she mumbled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 11:30:40 AM
"I mean we could but we have to get Sophie pretty quickly. Are you sure you're alright?" Elijah asked, looking a bit exasperated.

"Oh, thank you," Natalie said, smiling slightly. "I'm sorry all this happened to you. And..and I'm sorry I didn't wake up."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 11:34:54 AM
Sadie shook her head dismissively, deciding not to say anything. “Fine, Fine, highway it is,” She grumbled, heading towards the highway. She pressed a little on the gas as she got on the on ramp, glancing around anxiously. Driving on slow roads was one thing, but this...She fumbled with the blinker, her heart racing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 11:37:54 AM
"Don't be, I'm glad you and Sadie didn't wake up. Who knows what they would have done to you," Norah pointed out. Too many people were already suffering because of her. "I hope Astrid's Daemon is alright," she said suddenly, frowning. If the girls hadn't shown up, who knows what Jaime's father would have done with her and Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 12:09:53 PM
"Jesus, Mary, and Jospeh," Elijah said under his breath as she tried to merge. "Have you driven before?!" He exclaimed louder, his good hand pressed up against the window.

"Me too," Natalie said. Astrid's daemon didn't look like it was doing well, and it was never a good thing if someone's daemon died.
"Norah Clarke?" A nurse called out after coming through the double doors. Natalie quickly stood with Everest on her shoulder again to help Norah up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 12:11:08 PM
Sadie almost hit another car, swerving at the last minute and swearing. “Okay, I said I knew how to Hotwire a car,” she snapped. “Don’t give me shit about driving.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 12:17:23 PM
(I'm getting Clueless vibes and I'm loving it :P)

Norah was both relieved and anxious when he name was finally called. She got to her feet slowly with Natalie's help and leaned on the other girl for a moment, feeling a rush of nausea the moment she stood. Norah breathed in deeply, trying to fight it back as she walked towards the nurse waiting for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 12:26:44 PM
(Lmao same!)

"You almost killed us! Why didn't you say anything sooner?" Elijah was still yelling, twisting his head around. "Just - just stay in this lane!"

The nurse lead them all back to one of the patient rooms and immediately started checking Norah's various injuries.
(*knows nothing of bone breaks in living people*)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 12:29:19 PM
[that was honestly my inspo]

Sadie took her eyes off the road to glare at him. “Stop yelling at me!” She yelled back. “You didn’t ask! And it’s not as if you’re in any shape to drive!” She looked back at the road and yelped, slamming on the breaks when she realized the car in front of her was dangerously close.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 12:56:31 PM
After examining her injuries and asking far too many questions, Norah was left with a bag of ice for her face and told to wait for them to bring her in for x-rays. The nurse had taken one look at her hand and her face said it all; Norah already knew every finger on her left hand was broken. She had felt and heard them crack; it had been the most excruciating experience of her life. When they finally came back for her, the nurse helped her into a wheelchair and started to take her away; Norah probably could have walked on her own but with every moment that passed without Sophie, she felt weaker and weaker. As they reached the hall, Norah heard someone screaming; it was a horrible, heartbreaking scream and Norah somehow knew it was Astrid. Almost as soon as the screaming started, though, there was silence just moments later.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 17, 2019, 02:06:52 PM
sorry Astrid ;))
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 17, 2019, 09:43:49 PM
"Oh my God, don't look away from the road!" Elijah exclaimed when she slammed on the breaka. "And I'm sorry for not checking if you knew how to drive, I just kind of assumed since you sat behind the wheel and didn't say anything!" He said, voice dripping with sarcasm.
"Stop yelling," Maia grumbled from the backseat.
"Ugh, whatever, just get off the next exit," Elijah said to Sadie.

"Oh no," Natalie said under her breath, frozen in horror as she looked in the direction the screams had come from.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 17, 2019, 09:49:45 PM
Sadie gripped the steering wheel in a vice grip, just trying to stay calm enough to get them to their destination. “Yes, well I would probably have been fine not on the highway. I didn’t think it was information you needed to know!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 12:53:45 AM
Norah blinked away tears as she was taken down the hall, knowing Astrid’s fate was either death or a life restrained to a hospital bed. Death almost seemed a mercy. Norah was taken into another room and X-rays were taken of her hand. All she could think about in the process was Astrid; the girl had sacrificed herself to save them. “What happens to people whose daemons die?” She asked the nurse as she was taken back to where Natalie was waiting. The nurse sighed, “usually they die, but sometimes they fall into a coma. There’s a special ward upstairs for those rare cases,” the nurse explained. The woman looked down at her own daemon, a golden retriever that trotted along beside her. “It’s always heartbreaking when a daemon dies,” she said as they returned to the room. Norah looked at Natalie, knowing the other girl had heard the scream as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 05:55:06 AM
"Of course it's information I needed to know, you're the one driving!" Elijah snapped back, pressing his fingers to his forehead.

Natalie touched Everest, holding him closer to her as she looked at the ground, biting back tears. Yeah, Astrid had done some awful things, but she didn't deserve that fate.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 06:39:54 AM
The nurse's face softened, "I am sorry, was she a friend of yours?" she asked delicately as she helped Norah onto the bed. "she was," Norah said softly, "She saved my life today," Norah admitted as she leaned back in bed and closed her eyes, not thinking clearly enough to stick to their story from earlier that she had been in an accident.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 07:21:22 AM
Sadie veered off the highway, relieved to be back on regular streets. “Just shut up and tell me where I’m going,” she snapped.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 08:12:03 AM
Elijah mimicked her sentence under his breath as he looked at the directions. "Turn right at the light," he said, looking around to make sure there was no one she could possibly hit.

Natalie nodded. "In the accident," she added, hoping the nurse didn't think too much of it. "That's, uh, how her daemon got hurt to begin with."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 08:22:24 AM
Sadie turned, not bothering with the blinker anymore. There were too many buttons and things to deal with. “We haven’t died yet,” She grumbled. “I can drive us just fine.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 10:13:14 AM
The nurse looked at the two girls with suspicion, “of course,” she said, sounding unconvinced but thankfully didn’t press further. “Can I go home soon?” Norah asked, “this is taking forever,” she groaned. The nurse just rolled her eyes, “your hand may need surgery to stabilize the bones and you likely have a concussion. You should be prepared to be here the night,” she told Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 10:24:40 AM
"I'm driving us to the hospital," Elijah said, then directed her where to go. Thankfully they had arrived at the apartment and he turned to Sadie with an eyebrow raised. "Do you think you can park it?"

"Can we stay with her?" Natalie asked. "And some other people may be coming too with her daemon, so they'll have to get back here," she explained.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 10:26:50 AM
"Can I park it?" she mocked in reply. Sadie scoffed and pulled into an open spot, albeit without finesse. The parking job wasn't good, but they weren't in the middle of the road.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 10:39:14 AM
The nurse did not appear pleased but she nodded, "Very well, but no more than three people," she said then walked to the door, "now, I have other patients to attend to. A doctor will be by shortly to discuss your hand," she said before slipping out. Norah groaned and peered over at Natalie, "She could have at least given me painkillers,' she complained
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 11:03:47 AM
"You're the most infuriating person I've ever met," Elijah said in exasperation as he got out of the car. He let Maia out and then went up to the apartment and started picking the lock.

"Sorry," Natalie said sympathetically as she took a seat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 11:30:03 AM
"It's fine," Norah said as she looked at her hand; she had known it was bad but she really hadn't thought surgery would be necessary. It frightened her. "I hope Elijah and Sadie are alright, they are taking a long time," she siad, worried. Elijah's shoulder had looked bad and that was on top of the injuries he'd sustained previously.


Sophie was beside herself with worry, not knowing the fate of Norah. When she heard someone trying to get into the apartment, she tensed; could it be the wolves again?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 11:44:55 AM
Sadie rolled her eyes and followed him. "We may work together, but I dont think we'll ever like each other." She let him pick the lock, she had done enough of the heavy lifting already.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 12:13:27 PM
('Enough of the heavy lifting' lmfaooo his shoulder's ripped up!! I love sadie)

Elijah heard a satisfying click and swung the door open. "Sophie!" He called out, walking inside the apartment.

"Yeah, I haven't heard from him. I think they're alright, though," she said, not wanting to think about how bloody Elijah had been. It probably just looked worse than it actually was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 12:15:32 PM
[lmao yeah but she drove a car badly so obvi she did wayyy more]

Sadie followed him in, looking around the place curiously. The second Bear apartment she had been in in as many days. It felt so weird, like Jasper would come out to attack her for being there. She would never get used to not being a Wolf.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 02:55:30 PM
Sophie was hiding but when she realized it was Elijah popped her head up over the couch, “where is norah?” She said immediately.


Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 03:15:58 PM
"At the hospital, we're going to take you to her but we should hurry," he said, motioning with his good arm for her to come with them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 03:22:58 PM
Sophie’s eyes widened, naturally worried for Norah; she didn’t like the way he said they should hurry.  She hopped onto Elijah’s arm, “what happened? Is norah alright? How bad is it?” She demanded.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 03:31:46 PM
"Yes, she should be fine. They just...hurt her pretty bad. Not deadly, just painfully," he explained as he went back down to the car. His face twisted into something unreadable, but then relaxed somewhat again. "We'll get you to her and that'll help."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 18, 2019, 03:58:01 PM
Sophie was somewhat relieved to hear Norah was not gravely hurt, but it was troublesome to think of Norah in pain. "I failed her," Sophie said, bowing her head in shame. So maybe they had tranquilized her, but Sophie should have heard them coming. She could have done more to stop what happened. Maybe if she had done more to keep Norah away from that dreadful boy, none of this would have happened.


Norah sighed and shut her eyes again, "I hope so," she said, thinking about Elijah and how reckless he'd been to storm into that house just so they'd stop hurting her.

We can probably just ff to them getting there after this?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 09:39:02 PM
[im down for that]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 18, 2019, 10:50:01 PM
(Worm)

Elijah arrived at the hospital and checked in at the front desk, saying they needed to get to Norah. The guy kept staring at his shoulder and he added that he'd some supplies to stitch it.
"Oh...k," the man said, grabbing the phone to call the nurses to come get he and Sadie. One came out and took them back, and as soon as they walked in the room he was flooded with relief.
"Brought someone for you," he said, holding his arm out to let Sophie go to Norah.

"Oh thank god you're okay," Natalie said in a rush of breath. She was about to hug him, but stopped when she saw his arm. It didn't take long for a nurse to see it either, because one was already escorting him to another room to get it looked at.
"It's fine! I'll do it myself!" He protested. Natalie stared after him, then cracked a small smile. "Typical," she laughed before turning and hugging Sadie tightly.
"Um, Sadie, there's...something you need to know." She pulled away, her expression hollowed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 18, 2019, 11:03:25 PM
Sadie looked around, worried about Natalie’s tone of voice. “Where’s Astrid?” She asked sharply, realizing she was missing from the room. Her daemon had been badly hurt, she had to be around here somewhere.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 12:35:12 AM
Norah was overwhelmed with emotions when Elijah entered the room with Sophie; her eyes filled with tears as Sophie hopped onto the bed beside her and felt much of her energy restored. She really hadn’t realized how much it effected her, being separated from Sophie. Her dAemon nuzzled against her arm affectionately but then started to look Norah over, her eyes wide in alarm as they scanned over Norahs hand. “I know, I’m a sight for sore eyes, but I’m safe now and that’s what matters,” Norah said, trying to assure her worried daemon. She kissed the top of Sophie’s head and glanced at Elijah before he was led away by a nurse, unsurprised by his protests; she was relieved he was getting help. Maybe they’d be able to treat his other injuries as well while they had him trapped there.

Astrid had known the moment her daemon’s life had ended; she didn’t have to hear the frantic voices of doctors or see them step back in defeat. She felt it. It felt like her own heart had stopped. She vaguely recalled the heart wrenching scream that could be heard throughout the emergency room; she vaguely recalled collapsing moments later. She had expected to follow her daemon to the grave, not to be trapped as she was now. She was some what aware of what was going on around her but Astrid couldn’t move or speak. She couldn’t even breathe. “She’s still alive,” a surprised voice said, “get her upstairs!” Said another. She felt her self lifted onto a gurney, an oxygen mask fitted over her face. What was upstairs? She wondered as they started to roll her out into the hall and towards whatever ward they were taking her to. Would this be her life? Forever trapped? She would rather be dead.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 04:03:15 AM
Elijah was put into another room, anything he said ignored by the workers as they set about cleaning up the wound and stitching it for him. They couldn't do much for the ribs, but they gave him some pain meds and steroid injections to help the healing.

"She, uh...Frank didn't make it," Natalie said quietly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 05:27:18 AM
Norah's face fell at the mention of Astrid and the girl's Daemon; even after everything Astrid had done to them, Norah was heartbroken for the girl. She wouldn't wish that fate on anyone. Norah sighed and glanced out into the hall, hoping Elijah was faring well; she was glad the emergency staff weren't taking no for an answer with him. A smile crept on her face as she thought about him but it was quickly gone when she saw a gurney be rushed past her room. On it, Norah was certain was Astrid's seemingly lifeless body.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 07:33:55 AM
All of the colour drained from Sadie’s face and she clutched Natalie’s arm for balance. “They’re dead?” She asked in a strained voice, struggling to keep it together. This was her fault. She had dragged Astrid into all of this.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 08:19:53 AM
I feel bad now 😭)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 08:26:12 AM
(We gotta torture the characters)

Natalie's eyes followed the gurney and she put a hand over Sadie's. "I-I don't know. I mean, they didn't like, tell us anything," she said. "But we could, um, hear."

They finally allowed Elijah to go back to the other hospital room once they'd dressed the wound properly and everything. He had to stop in the hallway as the gurney was rolled by, and what he saw made him pale. He walked back to the girls and by their expressions they apparently already knew.
"Sadie, I'm really sorry," he said softly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 08:28:00 AM
Sadie pulled away, shaking her head. “No, no this is all wrong,” she couldn’t look at any of them. “I want to see her.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 08:41:53 AM
Norah's eyes filled with tears when faced with the reality that Astrid, whether dead or not, really was gone. "I'm sorry," she cried, her apology for all of them. For Astrid, for Sadie, for Elijah, for her brother. Everything was all wrong because of her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 09:00:38 AM
Sadie kept backing out of the room, guilt and anger building inside of her. She grabbed the first nurse she saw, tugging on her uniform. “Take me to her,” she said aggressively. “Take me to the one who’s daemon just died.” She couldn’t get out Astrid’s name, or say she was dead.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 10:16:19 AM
The nurse was startled but softened when she saw the grief in the girl's eyes; she glanced down at the hall as the gurney was loaded into an elevator. "I'll take you upstairs," she said with sympathy The nurse started to lead her down the hall, but stopped and looked back, "You should know, she is alive still," the woman informed her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 10:39:57 AM
Sadie wasn't sure if she was going to cry, though she refused to think she'd cry twice in two days. "And is she going to recover?" she asked in a shaky voice, following her upstairs.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 10:46:00 AM
The nurse said nothing at first, stopping at the elevator and waiting for it to come. She looked back at the poor girl and shook her head, "I am sorry, your friend will likely never recover," she said as the elevator opened
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 10:51:25 AM
Elijah frowned as he watched them go. He turned away and looked at Norah, pressing his lips together. "How are you?" He asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 10:53:01 AM
Sadie let out a hissing breath, forcing herself to keep it relatively together. "She's gone," she said in an empty voice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 11:04:29 AM
Norah sighed and looked to Elijah, managing a small smile; despite everything, she was just happy to see him safe. "I've certainly had better days" she said with a shrug, which was an understatement but what else could she say. Norah looked down at her hand, "talked with the doctor just before you and Sadie arrived; it seems that big ugly wolf really did a number on my hand. It needs surgery or it won't heal properly," Norah said, trying not to sound as scared as she really was.

The nurse nodded and put a hand on the girl's shoulder, "I am afraid so," she confirmed then led her into the elevator
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 11:10:30 AM
"Hey, at least they aren't going to cut it off or anything," he said, looking down at her swollen hand. "Surgery won't be bad at all," he added, idly toying with the edge of the bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 11:16:24 AM
Norah nodded and glanced back up at him, rolling her eyes, "I suppose you have a point there," she said, not wanting to admit out loud how scared she was. "How's your shoulder?" she asked, changing the subject.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 11:25:08 AM
Sadie leaned against the wall of the elevator, quickly losing her cool. She stayed very quiet as the elevator went up, the guilt eating at her. Astrid was gone, wouldn't ever come back, all because of her. She had barged in and convinced her to rebel, to help them, and now she was gone.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 11:33:33 AM
The nurse's own Daemon sat in front of the girl and nudged her hand with its snout in an attempt to comfort her, "are you family?" the nurse asked as the elevator stopped and opened
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 11:36:39 AM
"It'll be fine," he said. "They stitched it and everything, even though I told them I could do it myself." Elijah sighed and brushed his fingers through his hair. "They gave me some stuff for my ribs too."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 11:38:31 AM
Sadie sniffed and let the daemon nuzzle her hand, reaching down tentatively to pet it. “As close to it as she had,” she explained, vague enough that she hoped it wouldn’t arouse suspicion. “Neither of us have blood families.” She thought for a second and had to hold back the threat of tears. “Had.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 12:15:55 PM
"Good, I'm glad," Norah said with a small smile, "You're very stubborn, you know that?" she teased but then grew more serious, "Elijah...thankyou. I can never say thank you enough," she said, "If...If it wasn't for you, I probably wouldn't be here," she said.

The Daemon licked her hand affectionately and wagged its tail. The nurse looked away from the girl and nodded; it was always sad to see such young people without family, especially in cases like this. "Well, I am glad she has someone," the nurse said as she led the way down the hall and eventually found the right room. Inside lay Astrid, tubes down her throat and machines keeping her alive. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 12:17:50 PM
Sadie choked back a sob at the sight of her friend, freezing in the doorway. Then, all at once, she rushed to her bedside and threw herself half on the bed, trying to find some semblance of life I. Her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 12:22:45 PM
Elijah looked up at her, slightly surprised. His expression softened some and he quickly looked away. "Don't worry about it, it's what family does."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 12:38:04 PM
Astrid had felt the tubes pushed down her throat, could hear the machines around her. She was also aware of Sadie's presence; all she wanted was to reach out and comfort her friend. Tell her not to cry over her. She also wanted to tell Sadie to pull the plug so she could just be a peace.

Norah smiled at that, tears glistening in her eyes, "Still, you shouldn't have been so reckless," she scolded, "He would have killed both of us," she siad, keeping her voice
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 12:49:54 PM
"Yeah, but he didn't." Elijah met her eyes and frowned when he saw the tears there. "I wasn't going to just walk away, Norah. Not from you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 12:55:11 PM
Finally alone in the room, Sadie let herself cry over her friend. “I’m so sorry,” she whispered. “This is all my fault, you didn’t deserve this.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 01:18:53 PM
(AWEEEEEEEE)

Norah stared back at him, stunned by his words and the way he'd said them, realizing just how much he cared about her. She swallowed and looked down, playing with Elijah's shirt that she still wore; she was also realizing how much she cared about him in return. "Elijah..." she started, but wasn't sure what to say, "I'm just relieved this is all over," she finally said. There was still the matter of Jasper, but she was trying not to think about that.

Astrid's monitors responded to Sadie's words, but that was it. She was screaming internally, wanting nothing more than to tell Sadie not to feel guilty. She had gone into the boss'  house, expecting to die; she had made that choice. It wasn't Sadie's fault!
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 01:25:06 PM
Sadie jumped at the sound of monitors, but there was no change in Astrid herself and she let out a deep sigh, clutching her hand for dear life. “If I had my time back, I’d never have left your side.” She pulled back, wiping at her eyes uncomfortably. “I’ll get him for what he did,” she promised. “I’ll kill him with my bare hands if I have to.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 01:40:01 PM
Astrid wished she could knock some sense into Sadie; the last thing she wanted was for Sadie to run into danger just to avenge her. It wasn't worth it!

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 19, 2019, 01:42:35 PM
Sadie glances out the door then back at Astrid. It hurt to be near her, but she had the smallest hope that her friend would wake up. And she wasn’t ready to show her face to the others quite yet, not the mess that she was. So she curled up beside Astrid, her head on the bed and placed her hand back in Astrid’s, closing her puffy eyes.

[ive got a hella busy day tomorrow so I don’t know if I’ll be around much, so I’m gonna leave Sadie in a pretty alone position until I can get on]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 01:45:40 PM
(ahhhh so adorable. I feel so bad!)

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 01:53:50 PM
(Emotions were had!!!)

"Mostly over, at least," he said. "I'm glad too, though. But we'll still need to be careful." Elijah looked toward the door of the room and frowned a bit. "I'm not sure who they'll pin the mess at that asshole's house on, but I can't imagine we'll get off easily."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 02:06:50 PM
Norah hadn't let herself think much about what would happen next, "I don't see how he can spin this around to benefit himself," she said, starting to panic. She looked Elijah, scared of what would happen; she'd already lost Jasper, she was scared that Elijah would be next. "What do you think he'll do?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 02:25:39 PM
"I honestly have no idea. I wouldn't worry about it, though. Astrid may have completely taken care of him, I didn't even stop to check." Elijah looked over the hospital bed she was in, his eyes lingering on her hand before his gaze drug up to her face, taking in the bruises there as well. "And if she didn't, I will. So don't worry, please."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 02:36:47 PM
Norah caught his eyes lingering on her hand and then the bruises covering her face and knew he meant every word, which frightened her. "I sincerely hope that Astrid took care of him," Norah said, looking at him seriously, "Please be careful Eli, I...don't want to lose you," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 02:40:47 PM
The corners of his lips turned up some in a half smile as he met her eyes. "I've been around this long, haven't I? I think I'll be fine."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 19, 2019, 02:53:01 PM
Norah was still worried for him, not because she didn't trust that he could handle himself, but because she had experienced so much loss in her life already. "You think? that's reassuring," Norah said jokingly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 19, 2019, 09:41:25 PM
"Ha, you're very funny," Elijah deadpanned, rolling his eyes at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 12:37:36 AM
Norah just smiled back at him and tried not to think about the what ifs. It really was all out of her control. “You’re right, I’m sure everything with work out,” she said, trying to be optimistic. As she said this, a couple of nurses entered her room to prep her for the surgery; Norah gripped Elijah’s borrowed shirt and looked at him with panic rising as the nurses prepared move the bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 01:04:38 AM
"Hey, you'll be alright. I'll be right here when you get back." Elijah reached over and touched her non-broken hand lightly before pulling away again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 01:30:14 AM
Norah nodded, her eyes fixed on him as they started to push her bed out of the room.


(We can probably ff?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 01:41:33 AM
(Yeah!)

Elijah had fallen asleep in one of the chairs after Natalie had gone to get them stuff from the vending machine while they waited. She sat down as well when she came back, the unopened snacks between them, and ended up drifting off as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 02:07:21 AM
A couple hours had passed by since they had taken Norah away. Finally her bed was moved back into the room, her hand bandaged and fitted with a splint.

"I'm back!" Norah exclaimed as the nurses got her bed back into place, "hey wake up!" she complained.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 03:02:03 AM
Elijah startled awake, wincing when it tweaked his ribs. "How'd the surgery go?" He looked at the splint, then back at her.

Natalie yawned and stretched her arms, smiling at Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 03:10:03 AM
Norah looked at her hand then back at Elijah and natalie, “I have screws holding my bones together! I’m like a robot,”  Norah said, still pretty drugged up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 03:46:17 AM
"That's pretty cool," Natalie giggled.

"So when can we leave?" Elijah asked, reaching down to open a bag of chips.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 05:31:54 AM
Norah shrugged, her eyes on the bag of chips; she hadn't realized just how hungry she was. It had been almost a day since she'd eaten last. "Oh right," she said, nearly forgetting what he'd asked her, "They're going to release me in the morning?" she said, not sure if she remembered that correctly or not.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 06:18:06 AM
Elijah nodded, then saw she was looking at the bag. "Oh, here," he said, holding it out to her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 06:58:27 AM
Norah smiled and grabbed a couple chips from the bag, "I'm so hungry!" she complained, happily munching on the chips. Norah looked down at herself then and frowned, "They stole your shirt!" she said, realizing she was in an awful hospital gown.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 07:12:14 AM
Elijah knew he probably shouldn't laugh at her since she was so drugged up, but it was pretty hard not to crack a smile at her antics. "They put everything you had on in a bag, see?" He said, pointing to it by her bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 08:09:50 AM
Norah looked at the bag, “oh good,” she stated, relieved. She smelled the gown and scrunched up her nose, “this doesn’t smell like the mountains,” she said, missing the comfort of his shirt. Norah then yawned and closed her eyes, “You’re not going to leave me here right Eli?” She asked then.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 08:26:02 AM
Elijah's face grew a bit flushed and he swallowed before answering. "Of course not, I'm staying here," he assured her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 10:06:34 AM
She was scared they were going to make him and Natalie leave and even in her muddled state from the drugs, she was terrified of being alone. “You’re the best,” she said softly, as she fought to stay awake.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 10:36:03 AM
"Get some sleep, Norah," Elijah said gently, smiling a bit.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 20, 2019, 11:00:26 AM
Norah could already feel herself slipping away, "Sleep...I'll try," she mumbled, "nighty night Eli," she whispered before finally succumbing to her exhaustion.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 20, 2019, 01:28:00 PM
Sadie has fallen asleep at some point on top of Astrid. Groggy and still affected (though not still crying thankfully), she opted to go back downstairs. She couldn’t stand the sight of her friend lost to the world. Her cheeks were splotchy and her eyes rimmed with red, but she shuffled her way back to Norahs room quietly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 20, 2019, 01:57:23 PM
Elijah watched to make sure Norah had really fallen asleep, though he was soon satisfied with knowing that the drugs they gave her had probably knocked her out pretty well. He looked up as Sadie joined them, and glanced her over. "How is she?" He asked, his voice quiet.

Natalie stood when Sadie returned, reaching out to her as Elijah voiced hia question.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 20, 2019, 09:31:18 PM
Sadie shrugged weakly. “She’s gone,” she said in a rough voice. “Not dead, but may as well be.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 21, 2019, 03:54:30 AM
"I'm really sorry, Sadie," Elijah said, looking down. "But it's...you know, it's a hazardous life. These things happen."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 21, 2019, 07:15:35 AM
“You think I don’t know that?” She grumbled irritably. “I don’t need your pity.” Astrid has been the closest tbing to a sister she’d ever had. “Is she okay?” She asked, jutting her chin at Norah, still lingering in the doorway.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 21, 2019, 09:41:39 AM
Elijah bit back a response as he looked at Norah, instead sighing. "Yeah, she just got back from surgery on her hand. She was pretty loopy so she'll probably sleep for a while."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 21, 2019, 09:54:03 AM
“Wish they’d give me one of whatever they gave her,” Sadie snorted, watching the girl sleep. To be out of her mind for a little while, it sounded pretty nice.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 21, 2019, 11:03:53 AM
"Yeah.." Elijah sighed, brushing his hair off his forehead. "I need a shower," he muttered absentmindedly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 21, 2019, 11:51:52 AM
Sophie sat beside Norah on the bed; she glanced at Elijah and the two girls, "Maybe you should just go home and come back in the morning," Sophie said to the three of them, "I can watch over her," the Daemon said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 21, 2019, 03:40:53 PM
"I told her I wouldn't leave her," Elijah said, turning his gaze on Sophie. "My shower can wait. But, Natalie, maybe take Sadie home so the two of you can get cleaned up and rested?" He suggested.

Natalie looked a bit apprehensive at that, but she couldn't deny wanting to sleep in a bed. Her bed, specifically. "We can go to my apartment, it should be okay there."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 21, 2019, 11:21:01 PM
Sadie nodded her assent. Not being in the hospital would be good for her, it had to be. Get away from all the death and sickness.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 21, 2019, 11:58:05 PM
Natalie nodded and picked up her keys. "You ready then?" She asked Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 21, 2019, 11:59:21 PM
“As I’ll ever be.” She stepped out of the doorway so Natalie could get through, her eyes cast downward. “Nowhere’s really safer than anywhere else.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 12:08:30 AM
"Well, I figured maybe my house would be since none of them have been there," Natalie shrugged. "'Cause, the one thing was at your house and then it was Elijah's and I'm guessing they know where Norah's brother lives- lived, too. So..." she looked over at her and swung her keys around her fingers. "I dunno, I just think it'll be okay for us. And we'll come back in the morning. Or I will, you don't have to. Because, well, yeah."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 12:21:52 AM
Sadie appreciates Natalie’s nervous chatter, it helped centre her mind. “We’ll see. Do you have roommates?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:19:25 AM
"Oh, yeah, just one though. She's cool, you'll like her if we even see her. She usually just stays in her room though so like, don't be offended if she doesn't come out. She might not even be there, actually," Natalie said, putting her fingers against her chin thoughtfully. As they walked outside she unlocked the car with the key fob and walked over to it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:21:16 AM
Sadie got into the passenger seat, glad not to be the one driving now. “I don’t get offended that easily,” she assured Natalie. “In fact I’d say I’m pretty like her.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 01:26:06 AM
Sophie had expected as much from Elijah, which made her own fondness of him grow, “I was wrong about you,” she said once the girl had left. She looked back at Norah, who was sleeping so deeply that nothing would wake her. “You’re good for her,” Sophie said. She hadn’t wanted Norah to get involved with the bears, and she had been right in some ways, but not when it came to him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:50:12 AM
"Oh, cool. Yeah, her daemon's a cat which seemed a little problematic at first because she liked to chase Everest around but like, they got used to each other." Natalie started the car and plugged her phone into the aux.

(I cry)
Elijah stared at Sophie, trying to decide if she was messing with him or not. "I'm not so sure about that, since this entire deal has turned into such a mess," he said with a sigh. He pulled the other chairs closer to the one he had been sitting in to spread his legs out some. "But thank you," he added. He rubbed Maia's ears absentmindedly, the bear's own eyes closed contentedly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 01:59:56 AM
“A mess...yes there is no denying that,” Sophie relented, “but It would have happened with or without you,” she pointed out. “You have saved her life, more than once, and for that i am grateful,” the daemon said whilst closing her eyes and settling her head on her back. “you’re much better than that awful wolf boy,” she mumbled sleepily
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 05:35:50 AM
Elijah tensed up at that, unsure how to respond. "Get some sleep, Sophie," he said quietly, leaning his head back and closing his eyes. He had a small smile on his face, though.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 05:47:25 AM
(bahahah Norah would be mortified if she knew Sophie had said that :P)

Sophie closed her eyes and fell asleep not moments later; the effects of whatever sedative they'd used on her earlier were still lingering, on top of her exhaustion from worrying about Norah.

(MEANWHILE....)

Just upstairs in a private room overlooking the harbour, lay Jaime Robertson who up until that morning had been in an induced coma. Satisfied that the swelling in his head had gone down enough, the doctors had woken Jaime who immediately wished they hadn't. Jaime had been in countless fights, sustained more injuries than he could recall, but nothing could prepare him for the pain he woke up to or the memory of how it all happened. His memory of the events that led him to near death was poor but what he did remember, would stick with him for the rest of his life. He would never forget the way Nova had been shaken around like a toy and discarded in a bush to die. He could never forget watching those bears mercilessly beat Sadie for just trying to help him. It had all been a nightmare that he seemed not to have woken from yet.

It was evening and Jaime was laying in bed casually channel hopping. He knew they didn't want him watching too much television as it was overstimulating but watch else was he going to kill time with? He was dying of boredom! He flipped to a news station and felt a chill go through him as he read a byline that said charges had been laid against Jasper Clarke in the targeted attack on Counsellor Robertson's son. Had Norah's brother really been the one to order the hit on him? it made sense but Jaime didn't think Jasper was that foolish.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 06:46:43 AM
Elijah had dozed off at some point and woken up hungry. He nudged Maia gently, though she was already waking up as he had. He stood and wandered out of Norah's hospital room to look for the vending machines Natalie had gone to before, but he ended up just wandering around the floor for some time. "I'm trying upstairs," he told Maia as he pushed the button to go up. Once on the next floor he began to look around, but a nurse rushed past him muttering something and he caught the name 'Jaime'. He glanced at Maia, who looked apprehensive, but he immediately followed after the nurse.

The nurse in question was on her way to see Jaime since something had spiked his heart rate. She just needed to make sure, but she simply sighed when she entered his hospital room and saw the TV on. "You shouldn't be watching that, let alone the news. Here," she bustled over to his bedside with her daemon - a chocolate lab - and took the remote to change the channel.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 07:24:46 AM
If Jaime wasn't so shocked by the news of his former lovers brother supposedly orchestrating a hit on him, he would have protested, but instead he just grunted and stared out the window; his heart was still racing, as was his mind. All he could think about was Norah; was she safe? Had his father or the other wolves retaliated against her? "I just want to know what's going on," he said to the nurse as he put his hand on Nova's head and scratched behind her ear.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 08:02:32 AM
"We need to keep you stable for right now," the nurse said. She cleaned up the room and adjusted his bedding for him. "Just ring if you need something," she told her and left with the tv remote.

Elijah watched her go, pretending as though he was looking at a poster on the wall. When she turned a corner he immediately went over to Jaime's room and slipped inside, just to see if he could find anything. What he wasn't expecting was to see Jaime awake.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 08:18:56 AM
Jaime watched, with irritation, as the nurse left with the remote; his head had been in a constant state of pain since waking, so he knew she meant well, but it was still frustrating to be babied like that. Jaime and Nova both looked over, hearing someone enter the room; he expected the nurse again but instead it was that Bear, whom he could not remember the name of. Jaime was immediately flooded with both fear and intrigue; was he here to finish the job or maybe he could provide Jaime with answers that none of the hospital staff seemed eager to give him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 08:34:55 AM
"I'm not here to hurt you," Elijah said at first, making sure the door was shut behind him.  "How long have you been awake?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 08:48:39 AM
Jaime watched him close the door with uncertainty, "they woke me up this morning," he said, keeping his eyes fixed on the bear, "and no one has told me a thing about what's going on," he grumbled; the phone in his room had even been taken away. It was like his father didn't want him knowing anything. Jaime frowned, "Is...is Norah alright?" he then asked. Surely the Bear would know something
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 09:25:16 AM
Elijah's expression darkened some. "She will be," he said, touching Maia's shoulders to seek out some comfort. "I, uh, guess there's a lot to catch you up on."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 09:28:03 AM
Sadie stood in the doorway to Natalie’s apartment, afeeling in her gut telling her something had changed. She couldn’t figure out what it was, beyond all that had already happened. She was frozen in place, unsure if she should go inside.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 09:31:59 AM
Jaime observed the bear's expression and the way he sought comfort from his Daemon, knowing something had happened. Something very bad. "Tell me everything," he said, eyes wide.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 09:48:05 AM
Natalie bustled around after she went inside, and it took her a moment to realize Sadie wasn't inside. "Are you coming in?" She asked, pausing and tilting her head curiously.

Elijah took a breath and started with Norah being taken from his apartment. He tried to be as gentle as possible with the details, but he let him know Norah had had surgery for her hand.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 10:04:37 AM
Jaime was silent when Elijah finished; it was a lot to process. Learning his father was behind everything, was not a huge surprise to him. Jaime had never gotten on well with the man; they were just too different and Jaime had always felt like his father blamed him for his mother's death. However, Jaime never thought the man would try to kill him just to win an election. Jaime breathed in sharply and his Daemon put her head on his lap; he was filled with anger that anyone would harm Norah. it was obvious Elijah was holding back for his sake, and he was grateful for it; he couldn't handle the details.  "I am going to kill that man," he growled finally.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 10:15:57 AM
"You'll have to get in line," Elijah said, tapping his fingers on his leg anxiously. "Pretty sure he's got a fair amount of people out to kill him now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 10:24:56 AM
"I suppose I'm in no shape to do it anyhow," Jaime relented, remembering he'd be confined to a bed or a wheelchair for a long time. He breathed out in frustration and looked at Elijah; he could tell the bear wanted to kill the man just as badly for what he did.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 10:43:24 AM
"No, I don't think I am either. At least not until this is healed," he said, glancing at his shoulder. "But Astrid...Astrid managed to get him pretty good. I'm sure he'll be out of commission for at least a bit."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 11:02:53 AM
Jaime was surprised by Astrid's involvement; he support of the wolves had always been unwavering. It was almost laughable that she would be the one to take down Jaime's father. "I hope she did more than that," he said darkly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 11:03:53 AM
"Yeah..." Elijah said, looking down. "We're all gonna have to work together on this."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 11:10:05 AM
In the past, Jaime would have laughed at the thought of working with the bears or any of the other gangs, but his father was to powerful to take down without the joint effort. Jaime nodded once, "You can count me in," he said, clenching his hands  into fists as he thought of Norah. How scared she must have been; how much pain she must be in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 11:23:26 AM
Elijah nodded. He looked him over, his jaw clenching a bit. "I'm going to go back to Norah's room. Is there anything else you want to know?'
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 11:35:28 AM
Jaime shook his head, "No....just," he paused and looked down at Nova, "Just let Norah know that I'm doing alright," he requested, "when she's feeling up to it...I wouldn't be opposed to a visit," he said, but then thought better, "but I imagine that would be too risky,"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 11:39:05 AM
Elijah pet between Maia's ears, nodding. "Yeah, but I'll let her know," he said before checking out in the hallway. "See you." He slipped out with Maia and headed for the stairwell. He realized he still hadn't found anything to eat, but as he rounded a corner he found a vending machine. He bought some M&Ms and made his way to Norah's hospital room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 12:24:29 PM
(lol, M&M's that's a good meal ::))

Once Elijah and his Daemon had left, Jaime was left to think through everything he'd been told. From his father's elaborate plan to kill him and pin the blame on Norah's brother, to the strange relationship Norah seemed to have found in Elijah. Both troubled him, for different reasons. It all just made his head throb even more than it already had; he hit his button to call the nurse, hoping for at least some relief to get him through the night.


Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 12:28:01 PM
(He's healthy its fine)

Elijah went back in and sat back down in his seat. He leaned his head back and stared at the ceiling, dropping M&Ms in his mouth as he thought about that encounter.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 12:36:41 PM
(well, that's all I got. just going to wait for the girls to get themselves to sleep then I'm ready to ff to morning)

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 12:37:39 PM
Sadie took a breath and stepped into the apartment. Why did she feel so weird being there? She watched Natalie bustle around the apartment, not wanting to impose and go somewhere she shouldn’t. “Thanks again,” she said, though she didn’t really know what she was thanking her for.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 12:58:54 PM
(Sounds good to me!)

"Oh, sure, of course. What's mine is yours, you know? Where do you wanna sleep?" She asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:00:35 PM
Sadie shrugged noncomitally. “I can take the couch,” she offered, not wanting to displace Natalie from her own bed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:07:23 PM
"It's okay, we can share my bed. It's pretty big. And sleepover, right?" Natalie smiled and lead her to the bedroom. "Do you need pajamas?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:09:08 PM
Sadie nodded silently, a little nervous about sharing the bed. It was completely normal, just like a sleepover. Why would it be weird?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:12:06 PM
"Okay!" Natalie went into her dresser and grabbed some pajamas, tossing them to Sadie before getting her own. "I'm gonna change in the bathroom," she told her before going to do so.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:13:52 PM
Sadie nodded once more and once she was out of the room made as quick work as she could on changing. Her injured leg was throbbing, but she hadn’t thought to grab any painkillers. She looked at the bed uncertainly before she sat gingerly on the edge, waiting for Natalie to come back. She ran a hand through her hair, trying to get rid of some of the knots.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:14:57 PM
Natalie returned and climbed into bed without a thought. "We can shower and stuff tomorrow, I'm just ready to sleep," she mumbled, already snuggling in with Everest curled up on her pillow.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:16:10 PM
Sadie got under the sheets as well, smiling slightly at the softness. She hadn’t slept in a real bed in days. “Sleep well,” she told Nat, letting Lis sleep on her pillow as well.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:18:11 PM
"You too," Natalie said and smiled at her. She flipped over to turn the light off, and then settled in.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:19:27 PM
Sadie was very aware of Natalie’s presence beside her and made sure there was a decent sized gap between them. She closed her eyes and tried to quiet her brain, hoping that tomorrow would be a good day.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:23:41 PM
(OKAYYY ff?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:26:57 PM
[ye]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 01:27:21 PM
(YES)

Norah slept peacefully throughout the remnants of the night, until morning came; that was when the dreams started.
Norah was back in the room, reliving the horrors from the previous day all over again. She was cowering on the floor, trying to protect herself from the next blow. The two men had already taken turns beating her senseless; she couldn’t even open her eye. “Please,” she begged, but they just laughed. they were just supposed to rough her up a bit, but that wasn’t what happened. When they were done with her, norah just lay on the floor in pain, her face badly bruised and swollen. There were actually bruises all over her body, but they had been hidden by her clothing. No doubt the nurses had since seen them.

Norah’s dream shifted and she was still in the room, but this time the large man held her wrist tightly as jaimes father stood by and watched with amusement. The man grabbed her finger and bent in back; the pain was so terrible, Norah could feel it in her dream like it was really happening. She screamed in pain and tried to wrestle her hand away from the man but his hold was unbreakable. He moved on to the next finger and did the same thing. Again, Norah screamed and cried, “Please! Stop stop stop!” She screamed, not just in her dream but out loud as well. Her legs were tangled in the sheets and her body drenched in sweat, which glistened on her brow and made her hospital gown cling to her uncomfortably.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 01:56:47 PM
"Norah!" Elijah explained, being startled awake by her screams. He ran to the bed to try and calm her down, trying to stop her thrashing. "Norah, wake up!"
Nurses ran in soon after, pushing Elijah to the side to calm her down.

Natalie rolled over in bed, still not entirely awake. She was warm and comfortable, so she certainly didn't want to leave.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 01:59:44 PM
Sadie had drifted closer to Natalie in her sleep, but woke early enough. When she opened her eyes, she was nearly face to face with the other girl. She pulled back, quietly creeping out of the bed. Don’t be weird around her, Sadie thought to herself. She headed into the bathroom to splash some water on her face and wake up properly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 02:18:59 PM
Norah continued to scream; the pain was just as excruciating as when it actually happened. She could hear voices and feel hands on her, trying to wake her up but she just couldn't seem to escape the nightmare. What woke her finally was Sophie's voice and her beak nipping at her ear; Norah's eyes shot open and she thrashed against the nurse's strong hands holding her down. She looked around fearfully until her eyes settled on Elijah standing off to the side; she sucked in short breaths and relaxed into her bed with tears streaming down her cheeks.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 03:07:53 PM
Elijah stood back as the nurses worked on her, his hands gripped into fists at his side. When it seemed she'd calmed down the nurses backed off, though they still remained watching her monitors. As soon as one moved enough for him, he came over to the bed and took her hand that wasn't surgically held together with steel in his and squeezed it gently. "Hey, you're okay," he said softly, hoping it was true.

Natalie slowly woke up and sat up in her bed, looking around the room. She rubbed her eyes and frowned, realizing Sadie wasn't there. "Sadie?" She called out, worried.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 03:22:46 PM
Norah squeezed his hand tightly in return and shook her head, “I’m not. I’m not okay,” she cried, her heart still racing. Her hand throbbed with pain, but that wasn’t what bothered her. It was her broken mind that troubled Norah; would she have to relive that horror over and over again when she slept? She tore her eyes from Elijah and grimaced as she looked upon the faces of the nurses, who probably all knew now that she had not been in an accident.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 03:28:50 PM
Elijah's stomach twisted, feeling immense guilt for the state Norah was in now. "Can you give us some privacy?" He asked, looking at the nurses with a harsh expression. They seemed reluctant, but backed out of the room and shut the door. He had no doubt they'd be staying right outside it, though.
"Norah, look at me," he said, focusing on her again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 03:30:38 PM
Sadie wiped her face, popping back into the room quickly at the sound of Natalie calling her name. “I’m right here, it’s okay.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 03:36:45 PM
Norah focused her eyes on him and breathed in and out as slowly as she could manage, trying to calm herself. “It was so real Eli,” she breathed out, eyes shining with fresh tears.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 03:42:28 PM
Natalie sagged against her pillows, relieved. "Oh, good. You can use the shower, if you want."

"It's over, Norah. They aren't hurting you anymore." He rubbed his thumb against her knuckles in time with her slow breathing, hoping to help ground her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2019, 03:55:15 PM
Ahhhhhh adorable.  :'()

Norah nodded slowly, feeling immense comfort from the feeling of his gentle touch, “I...I know that,” norah said softly as her heart finally started to slow down.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 22, 2019, 08:01:28 PM
Elijah nodded. He was kneeling  at her bedside now to be more lebel with her. He wrapped his other hand around the one of hers he was holding and pressed it to his forehead, head bowed and eyes clothes. "I'm so sorry, I completely failed in protecting you but I swear to God it'll never happen again, Norah. I'll do everything I can to keep you safe."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 22, 2019, 11:06:26 PM
Sadie smiles and nodded. She could really use a shower. “Where’s your towels?” She asked, already slipping back into the bathroom to look around.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 12:37:07 AM
omg 😭
I’m actually tearing up)

Norah stared at him, her eyes tearing up and her heart starting to race again, but for a completely different reason, “I don’t blame you Eli,” she said gently. She was quiet a moment as she gazed at the boy who knelt at her bedside, whose hands gently gripped her own. “I trust you will,” she finally said, face scrunch in a frown, “but...please don’t protect me at your own expense,” she said, voice cracking as she recalled the day he came back all beat up at the hands of the wolves. It had been awful to see elijah in such pain and be helpless to help him. She knew that was how he felt in that moment.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 01:42:17 AM
(Meanwhile I'm laughing cuz I said 'lebel' in a serious post
But for real ahhhhh)

"They should be in the hall closet across from the bathroom. You can use my shampoo and stuff, its the only ones in there. My roommate has her own bathroom." Natalie propped her head up on her hand and pet Everest with the other.

Elijah breathed in shakily, lifting his eyes to meet hers. He was a bit at war with himself on what to say. "I can't promise that," he finally stated. "Only... only because you've come to mean a lot to me, Norah. In only a few days, which I really don't know how that's possible. But there's nothing I wouldn't do if it meant you'd be safe." He looked down at their hands, then back to her again. "But I'll try, if that's what you want."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 02:10:09 AM
Norah didn’t know how to respond; it was strange to see Elijah open up. To see all his emotions so exposed like that. She herself was struggling to make sense of her own feelings towards him. “What I want...if for us not to even have to worry about such things,” she said with a sigh, “Please, for my sake, don’t go looking for trouble. I couldn’t bear seeing you hurt again,” she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 02:46:04 AM
"Yeah, that would be nice," he agreed. He squeezed her hand and slowly let go, then stood. "Um, there's something else I need to tell you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 02:58:53 AM
Norah raised an eyebrow, “I hope it’s something good,” she said. She couldn’t handle anymore bad news.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 03:18:10 AM
"It is, I think," he said. He looked over at the door to make sure none of the nurses were about to barge in. "Jaime's awake." Elijah turned back to her, keeping his face schooled into something neutral. "I kind of happened on his room, and sort of went in? Anyway, he said that you're welcome to come see him, but it may be too dangerous. I told him I'd deliver the message, though." He left out the part about him also agreeing to help take Mr. Robertson down, since that seemed to be the definition of going to look for trouble.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 05:50:00 AM
Norah stared at Elijah, her mouth parted in surprise at the news. Her poor heart was on a constant roller coaster it seemed; it was again racing. She hastily pulled of her monitor, tiring of the machine behind her betraying all her emotions. “Jaime...” she said breathlessly, blinking away another flood of tears. Sometimes norah wished she had the ability to shut off her emotions like Elijah’s. “I...I want to see him,” she said, “I don’t care if it’s dangerous. What are they going to do in a hospital,” she said. Norah glanced at Elijah and bit her lip hard, feeling overwhelmed by contradicting feelings. She still loved Jaime, but a piece of her heart seemed to belong to Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 06:03:59 AM
Elijah glanced at the machine as Norah pulled the monitor off, not having thought much of the beeping before. "They seem to be keeping him pretty closed off, but I was able to get in pretty easily," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 06:12:09 AM
Norah nodded slowly and glanced at the close door to her own room, "how impossible would it be for me to sneak up there?" she asked him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 06:21:16 AM
Elijah worried his lower lip, looking to the door. "I'm not sure. Those nurses will probably get sick of checking on you after a while, so we may just need to wait a little bit. Then I bet we could do it."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 06:26:28 AM
Norah sighed and reluctantly put the monitor back on, "then I guess I'll just bide my time here and be a good girl," she said. They had said she'd be discharged in the morning but after her episode just minutes ago, Norah imagined they'd be reluctant to do so. Norah glanced at Elijah nervously, "They probably know by now that I was lying about being in an accident," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 06:51:58 AM
"We'll get you out soon," he assured her. "In the meantime, are you hungry? I can go get you something."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 06:58:02 AM
Norah smiled and nodded, "I am starving, something to eat would be amazing," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 23, 2019, 07:14:33 AM
Sadie grabbed a towel from the closet and looked around. “Fancy place,” She said quietly, getting in the shower and taking her time to clean up. When she was done, she got out and stepped out into the bedroom, towel wrapped around her. “Do you think I might be able to borrow some clean clothes? Just until I can clean mine.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 07:42:44 AM
"Sure, I'll be right back," he said and looked at Maia. She stood up with him as he went to the door. He was halfway happy to see the nurses still out there. "Um, is there a cafeteria?" He asked them.
"Oh, sure, its downstairs and to the left, you'll see signs for it," one of them told him. He nodded and walked to the elevator.

"Yeah, just take some from the dresser. I'm gonna shower too," Natalie said. She climbed out of bed and patted Everest's head before heading to the bathroom.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 08:00:56 AM
Once Elijah had left, Norah just lay back and closed her eyes, trying to make sense of her confusing thoughts. Jaime was awake and that filled her with so much relief but it was Elijah she couldn't stop thinking about. He had bared his heart to her just moments ago and she hadn't given him much back. Norah breathed out and looked at her Daemon, "oh Soph, I'm in trouble," she muttered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 09:04:41 AM
Elijah found the cafeteria with little problem. He got some food for himself and for Norah, though most of it seemed pretty gross so he just took what looked good. He paid and headed back to the hospital room. By that time, the nurses weren't stalking outside anymore. Apparently they'd only been worried while he was there, which he was a little offended by but sort of understood. He had no doubt they'd return soon to check on Norah, though.
"Hey, I didn't know what you'd want so I kinda got a mix," he informed her as he re-entered.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 09:13:59 AM
Norah had dozed off in the time he'd been off but woke soon as Elijah returned with food; she didn't care what he'd brought, she was so starved that anything would do. "You're the best," she said, words she vaguely remembered saying the night before.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 23, 2019, 09:18:36 AM
Sadie got dressed in some of Natalie’s clothes, looking around the room curiously. Her own room and bathroom, separate from her roommates. It was...lush.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 10:34:09 AM
His mouth half turned up in an almost smile as he handed her the tray of food he'd gotten for her. He sat down in the seat he'd designated as his to eat his own.

Natalie spent some time scrubbing herself and washing her hair. She stayed under the water for a while, processing everything that had been going on. Eventually she shut the water off and stepped out, drying herself off. She went back to her room, wearing her towel.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 04:04:53 PM
Sorrry I met up with some old uni friends)

Norah glanced at him just in time to catch his little smile; she remembered first meeting him and how rAre it was to get any kind of expression other than mr serious. She loved when he’d smile, even if it was just a small twitch of his mouth. “I’m so hungry,” she said, returning her eyes to the tray before her. He’d wisely gotten her food that could be eaten one handed, which she greatly appreciated. It didn’t look the most appetizing but Norah really didn’t care. “Now, be honest with me...did I do or say anything super embarrassing last night? I really only remember bits and pieces,” she said, eyeing him curiously.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 04:10:57 PM
(You're good!)

Elijah looked up thoughtfully, trying to recall. "Nothing too embarrassing, honestly. You did say you were like a robot because of the metal in your hand," he informed her. "Though, honestly, that'd make you more like Wolverine than a robot."

(Cuz the X-Men and actually all of Marvel exist across all universes)
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 04:21:08 PM
Norah snorted then looked at her hand, which would probably never be fully functional again. “True enough,” she said with a giggle. She shoveled more food into her mouth and smiled contently as her hunger started to subsided.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 04:24:54 PM
"The food all sucked in there, but I tried to pick out everything that looked the best. I didn't think the hospital staff would approved of vending machine snacks anyway," he explained. He ate some of his own food, but he truly wasn't feeling that hungry. He was trying to think of a way to sneak her out, and multitasking had never been a strong skill of his anyway.
"The floor Jaime was on seemed pretty empty. I'd assume it's where they keep most coma patients, so they wouldn't need too much staff up there. So if we can just get you to the elevators, it should be fine."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 04:29:50 PM
Norah put her fork down and nodded, her eyes moving to the hallway where it seemed like a nurse walked by every second. “It’s not going to be easy to slip away unnoticed,” she realized.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 04:35:03 PM
"Yeah, they really want to keep an eye on you," Elijah said. It set him on edge, but after 6 years of leading his lifestyle the paranoia was hard to shake. Sure, they were nurses watching a patient but he had no idea how far Mr. Robertson's influence reached around here, especially if his son was at this hospital.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 04:42:38 PM
(Oooo smart boy 😉)

“They’re just doing their jobs,” Norah said dismissively, though the more she thought about it, the more concerned she got. It wasn’t like she was super sick or gravely injured. Why bother with her?
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 23, 2019, 04:48:56 PM
(Trust NOBODY)

Elijah looked unconvinced, but he nodded absently as he returned to his food. "How's your hand feel, by the way?"
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Post by: kristina-la on September 23, 2019, 04:55:54 PM
Lol they just can’t catch a break 😂)

Norah picked at the remnants of her food, “it...hurts a lot,” she admitted. “But not quite as badly as it did yesterday so I guess that’s a plus,” she said. Norah put her fork down and avoided looking at Elijah; she was sugar coating her pain but he didn’t need to worry about it.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 02:22:17 AM
(Maybe some day they will 🙃)

"Do you want me to get someone with pain killers?" Elijah asked, brow furrowing with worry immediately.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 03:17:19 AM
Norah looked back at him, unsurprised by his concern. Norah shook her head, "No...I can manage; I need to be clear headed right now," she said stubbornly.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 03:53:31 AM
As much as Elijah wanted to argue, he knew if it were him he'd be saying the exact same thing. So instead he stood and checked out in the hallway through the door's window. "It looks pretty clear, now might be a good time to go."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 05:37:41 AM
Norah was relieved that he didn't argue, "I'll let them give me something later," she said, just to appease him. She looked to the hall and nodded nervously, "Alright, can you just give me a hand," she said after putting the tray on her bedside table. She pulled the blankets off and swung her legs over the side of the bed, all the while hoping he didn't see the additional bruises on her legs.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 06:48:06 AM
Elijah came over to help her, holding his hand out. He glanced her over, and frowned immediately when he saw the bruising across the rest of her body. "Norah..." he said softly, worrying his lower lip.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 07:51:32 AM
Norah met his eyes and shook her head, "Just...don't worry about it," she said softly. Norah just took his hand and let him help her up, "We'll just waste time dwelling on every bruise," she said defiantly. If she focused on it too much, it would drive her mad.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 07:59:49 AM
Elijah didn't want to make her relive any of it, so he didn't push the subject. "Alright," he said, keeping hold of her hand for a moment. His thumb brushed over her knuckles repeatedly, and he searched her gaze a bit intently. "Just, if something starts to bother you or you need to talk, please come to me," he said.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 08:30:04 AM
Norah felt her eyes sting with tears, which she blinked away. He had such a gift in calming her down. “I will, I promise,” she said the leaned forward and kissed him on the cheek, “thank you,” she whispered.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 08:59:57 AM
Elijah stared at her, looking as though there was something more he wanted to say. Instead, he squeezed her hand in response and stepped away, letting go of her. "We should probably hurry to get you up there," he said, going over to see if the coast was clear behind the door. When he made sure it was, he waved her over and opened the door.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 10:00:39 AM
That look he gave her, like there was something he wanted to say. It left her curious but she didn’t have time to dwell on it. Norah followed him to the door, “I feel so rebellious,” she joked and they dared to step out into the hall.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 10:56:55 AM
"Like a real gang member," Elijah teased. He slipped out and headed for the elevators. Maia stuck close to Norah to try and conceal her somewhat.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 11:14:55 AM
Norah stifled her laughter, not wanting to draw unwanted attention. By some miracle they made it to the elevator unspotted and she slipped inside.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 11:51:37 AM
Elijah hit the button and immediately shut the door when they were all in. "So he's three doors down to the left when we get out. You should just head in, and I'll cover for you. Take as long as you need, though."
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 12:05:18 PM
Sadie looked up and caught herself staring at Natalie in just the towel. She pinched her leg to bring herself back to reality and looked to the side. “All clean?”
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 12:20:36 PM
"Okay," she replied simply as she stared at the elevator doors, her nerves building the closer they got to Jaime's floor. What would she even say to him? She looked down at herself, still clothed in the hospital gown, and wished she had at least thought to put pants on underneath. When the elevator stopped on the next floor and the doors opened, she peeked into the hall; there wasn't a nurse in sight, which made it easy for her to walk down the hall to the third room on the left without any trouble. Norah reached the room and gently pushed the door open; she slipped inside and froze as her eyes landed on Jaime, who appeared to be sleeping. He looked just as terrible as she'd imagined; it was miracle he was alive.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 12:38:34 PM
"Yeah, and oh my God does it feel amazing. Are the clothes and everything alright?" Natalie asked her as she got some clothes for herself.

Elijah watched her back as she went into Jaime's room. An unfamiliar feeling crossed his mind, and he wasn't sure exactly what it meant.  He felt a nudge at his side and looked over to his daemon, who was watching him with concern.
"Don't worry about me," he said with a slight smile as he pet her head.
"I always worry. You've never been so tolerant of a person," Maia said. Elijah didn't know what to say to that, so he didn't say anything.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 12:44:39 PM
Sadie nodded quickly. “Oh they’re just fine. I don’t normally wear anything too nice, I’d say this is a decent step up,” she joked.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 12:55:19 PM
LOL tolerant)

Norah cautiously sat down in a chair beside Jaime's bed and dared to put her uninjured hand over his. Her eyes scanned over his brutally beaten body and felt anger grow inside her; this, all at the hands of Jaime's own father. Norah swallowed hard and felt tears trickle down her cheeks, unable to hold it off any longer, "I'm sorry Jaime," she whispered. She felt his hand twitch and smiled as his eyes finally cracked open, "norah?" he said, sounding unsure if she really was there. God, it was such a relief to hear his voice! Norah leaned forward and kissed him lightly, her hand cupping his cheek, "It's me," she confirmed.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 01:13:58 PM
"That sounds like we need to go shopping, Sadie." Natalie looked over at her, smirking mischievously.

Elijah leaned back against a wall, but like he'd thought the hallways were pretty devoid of any staff up here. He frowned and pushed himself off, going to take a look around. Why would they have an entire floor just for one patient?
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
Sadie flushes and fiddled uncomfortably with her hands. “Oh, no, really I don’t think we should.”
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 01:36:11 PM
Jaime reached his own hand up and slid his thumb along Norah's bruised cheek, horrified by what his father had done to her. Norah withdrew and eased herself back into the chair by his bed, avoiding his eyes. "It looks worse than it is," Norah said with a shrug, "I'll be fine," she assured him.

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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 01:52:16 PM
"Really? I think we should. Abso-freaking-lutely." She grinned and then skipped out of the room, going to the bathroom to change.

Elijah narrowed his eyes and went to look at the other rooms, but as he assumed the ones immediately around Jaime's room were empty. And as he moved further down the floor, he found that every single room was vacant. A chill ran down his spine as he realized Jaime's father absolutely had something to do with this. He could have eyes everywhere here then.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 01:54:10 PM
Sadie grimaced, But Natalie’s excitement was impossible to ignore. She couldn’t bring that energy down. As much as she knew she couldn’t really afford to go on a shopping spree, it wouldn’t hurt to humour her friend at least a little.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 02:12:04 PM
There was a strange silence between them for longer than was comfortable and Norah realized she and Jaime had never really shared any long conversations. Their brief relationship had been largely physical. Norah breathed out shakily and looked at Jaime, their hands intertwined, "Does it hurt?" she asked him as her thumb ran along the back of his hand.

"Constantly, but they keep me drugged up so it's not quite as bad as it could be," Jaime said, his eyes moving to the door nervously, "Actually, you should probably not stick around too much longer. Someone will probably be by any minute," Jaime said reluctantly.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 02:26:12 PM
Natalie came back and sat down on her bed to pull her socks and shoes on. "Wanna know the secret to being in college and finding good clothes?"

Elijah twisted around when he heard a noise from somewhere on the floor, meaning someone must have been coming to check on Jaime. "Sh*t," he said under his breath and hurried back there. He quickly opened the door, his eyes immediately finding Norah. "We should go," he said, anxiously looking over his shoulder and then back at her.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 02:36:22 PM
Norah glanced over her shoulder at Elijah and then back at Jaime, wishing her time with him didn't have to be cut so short. She leaned over and kissed him on the cheek, "Be careful Norah," Jaime said as she slowly drew back, "My father has eyes everywhere in this hospital," he warned her, confirming what she had already suspected. She sighed and nodded,"I will" she promised before meeting Elijah at the door.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 02:38:44 PM
"We can try to come back," Elijah said apologetically when she reached him. He looked at Jaime and nodded once to him and stepping back. "We can make up some excuse when we get back to your floor, but we can't get caught up here," he said quietly.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 02:47:10 PM
Norah breathed in deeply, looking over at Jaime once more before nodding to Elijah; she wasn't sure why he was so worried about being caught but she trust him. "I'll be back Jaime, I promise," she said then slipped into the hall with Elijah.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 02:52:06 PM
Sadie raised her eyebrow in question. “What’s the secret?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 02:53:56 PM
Elijah started leading her back toward the elevator, but he could hear footsteps coming toward them. He grabbed her good arm and quickly pulled them to one of the other rooms. He'd meant to go into a vacant hospital room, but he'd accidentally pulled them into where they kept medical supplies. Luckily, it was large enough to fit them all.

"Thrifting!" Natalie turned to her, grinning. "Like, its sort of hit or miss, but literally half my closet's thrifted clothes. Plus, you find some goofy stuff. It'll be fun!"
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Post by: Emma-la on September 24, 2019, 02:55:57 PM
The answer startled a light laugh out of Sadie and she nudged Natalie’s shoulder playfully. “You’ll have to teach me your ways. I’ve either had hand-me-downs or bad luck thrifting. I don’t think I have your fashion sense.”
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2019, 03:06:06 PM
Norah stared up at Elijah, breath caught in her throat; sure the room was big enough to fit the four of them but it still left very little room between her and Elijah. She could feel him brush against her, could smell that comforting woodsy scent she had come to associate with him.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 24, 2019, 09:40:34 PM
Elijah was watching the door, catching his breath. He turned to her to say something, but the words caught on his tongue when he saw the way she was looking at him. His gaze held hers, but then dropped to her lips as his own parted and he took half a step closer.

"It has become somewhat of an art," Natalie informed her, nodding sagely. "Come on!" She stood and then grabbed Sadie's hand to pull her up.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 12:31:21 AM
Norah’s heart was thumping in her chest wildly as he stepped closer and she felt almost lightheaded. She found her own eyes moving to his lips but she stood there frozen in front of him, barely breathing.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 12:41:05 AM
Sadie let Natalie lead the way, a small smile on her face the whole time. Natalie had such a sweet quality to her, it was infectious. "I still can't believe you got caught up in all of this."
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 01:19:50 AM
Elijah brought his hand up to cup her cheek, brushing his thumb across it lightly. "Is this okay?" He asked. She had never really given him a clue as to how she felt about him, and now that Jaime was awake...he didn't want to push her.

"It is what it is," Natalie shrugged. She didn't want to think too much about everything that had happened, and she especially didn't want Sadie to think about it. She wanted to take her mind off of it, actually.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 02:47:10 AM
Norah trembled at his touch and managed to nod, unable to get any words out. She thought that after seeing Jaime she would have more clarity but now she was even more confused. Norah place her hand tentatively on Elijah's chest as her eyes remained focused on his.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 03:06:40 AM
Elijah couldn't help but smile slightly as he dipped his head down toward her to close the space between them, pressing his lips to hers.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 03:14:02 AM
Norah gripped his shirt lightly as their lips met; her heart was showing no sign of slowing down. This felt different than kissing Jaime and she couldn’t pin point why. One thing she was certain of, she didn’t want it to stop.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 03:25:59 AM
(Maybe its a genetic difference 👀)

He moved his hand to her waist and gently pulled her closer to him, kissing her more deeply now.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 05:19:16 AM
😂

Norah whimpered happily against his lips, her hand moving up his chest and entangling in his hair.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 05:35:26 AM
As much as Elijah wanted to stay there with her, a nagging voice in the back of his mind told him they needed to go. So, he reluctantly pulled away. "I...um, the hallway's probably clear now," he said, though he didn't move to leave.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 05:45:00 AM
As he drew away, norah’s Hand dropped to his shoulder and stayed there as if to hold her up. Her heart raced from the excitement of what they’d just done; combined with the constant throbbing in her head and the pain in her hand...it was just about too much for her. Norah managed to nod, though barely heard him as her vision started to go dark and she slumped into him
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 07:53:26 AM
"Norah?" Elijah asked in concern, his hand going to hers to hold it. He caught her when she seemed to black out, his eyes going wide with panic. Maia was immediately over by him to help hold her up as he went to check to hallway. Luckily, it seemed the single nurse that had come was either inside with Jaime or had left. He went back over to Maia and moved Norah as gently as he could, lifting her up to carry her back to her hospital room. He hurried to the elevator and got them inside, but all the while he was freaking out about what to say when they got to the other hospital floor.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 08:13:13 AM
Norah remained unconscious in his arms as the elevator slowly descended to the floor below. In contrast to the strange quietness of jaimes ward, Norah’s floor was a flurry of nurses, patients and doctors. Norah started to stir as soon as the elevator opened, “Eli?” She mumbled, confused
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 08:25:58 AM
Elijah looked down at her, brows knitted together. "We're going back to your room," he said softly, stepping out into the hallway. He was immediately spotted and several hospital workers came over to them, demanding where they'd been.
"We were looking for something else to eat and she passed out," he lied to them. The nurse glared at him but allowed him to carry her to the hospital room.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 09:56:29 AM
Norah remembered being in the supply closet with Elijah; remembered him kiss her. She remembered kissing him back and not wanting it to end. After that, Norah could not recall how they got from Jaime's floor to hers. She looked up at Elijah as he carried her down the hall and back into her room; perhaps she had just been so overwhelmed by everything that her body just decided to quit on her. "Think I over did it a bit," she said softly
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 10:25:06 AM
"I would say so," he said. He laid her on the hospital bed and then was ushered back by the nurses checking her over. One eventually made him leave the room, making him wait out in the hall - much to his displeasure.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 10:33:26 AM
Norah was not pleased with the nurses when they forced Elijah out into hall, especially after the warning Jaime had given her. "I'm fine, really," Norah complained as they fussed over her. Norah knew that was far from the truth but she really didn't want to give them more reason to keep her captive in the hospital any longer than necessary.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 11:39:04 AM
"We're giving you some more pain medication," one nurse told her. They attached the drip and gave her a few other things before leaving with specific instructions that she was to stay in bed. When they left they let Elijah back in, and he immediately pulled a chair right up next to her.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 11:55:16 AM
Norah was staring at the IV in her arm unhappily when they finally let Elijah back in; she was glad to have the pain dulled, as it was nearly unbearable, but she didn't like what the drugs did to her mind. Norah turned her head to Elijah and couldn't help but smile as she thought about what had happened in the supply room, but it was replaced with a frown not moments later, "I want to go home," she said with a sigh.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 12:14:18 PM
Sadie glanced out the window of the car as they drove, lost in thought. "Do you think we would have been friends if it weren't for this mess?"
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 12:40:03 PM
"Me too," he said with a sigh. He reached over for her hand and laced his fingers with hers. "But you need to heal."

"Well, duh," Natalie said without hesitation. "We were becoming friends before I even knew anything, so it probably was inevitable."
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Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
Sadie grinned at her certainty. "I just wonder. I mean if I hadn't gotten involved, I might have just hidden away from you."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 12:59:20 PM
Norah didn't see why she couldn't heal at home, but she didn't argue further. "fine fine, I'll be a good girl and lay here like a prisoner," she siad dramatically. Norah looked at their intertwined hands and smiled; at least he would be right there by her side. She could handle being stuck in the hospital a little longer as long as she had him there.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 01:18:06 PM
"Trust me, I'll be making sure we get home soon. They should just be able to prescribe you something to take at home, anyway," he said. "You just rest for now, I'll figure it out."

"Would you have?" Natalie frowned. "How come?"
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Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 01:20:53 PM
She shrugged, ashamed. "I told myself I wouldn't talk to you," she admitted. "I had no intentions of being friends because you were close with my enemy. I mean not to mention I'm just not personable."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 01:34:10 PM
Norah nodded then glanced at the IV, already starting to feel the pain killers take effect. Pretty soon she wouldn't have a choice but to rest, "We...should talk about what happened earlier," she said tentatively.

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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 01:46:45 PM
"I think you're personable," Natalie said softly. "And...Eli's not your enemy anymore, right?"

"Um, yeah," Elijah agreed, but he didn't know where to start. "I'm...sorry, if I overstepped or anything."
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Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 01:47:53 PM
“No, he’s not,” she admitted. “I don’t know what he is, but he isn’t my enemy. And you are my friend. I’m not good at expressing things properly, but I’m grateful to have you.”
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 01:56:05 PM
Norah thought it would be weird between them, but she felt at peace; more so than she ever felt with Jaime. That relationship had been exciting and passionate but it had also caused her more stress than she could handle; she could never just relax with Jaime. Norah squeezed Elijah's hand gently and shook her head, "You didn't," she assured him, "trust me...I didn't want to stop," she admitted, feeling her cheeks burn. "I guess I just wonder...where do we go from here?" she asked cautiously.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 02:52:24 PM
Natalie looked over at her, smiling softly. "I'm glad, I'm grateful to have you too," she said. She pulled into the parking lot and got out, grinning now as she headed into the store.

"Well...you know how I feel about you," he said, his thumb gently circling next to hers. "How do you feel about me?"
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 03:17:03 PM
Norah bit her lip hard, avoiding his eyes as she tried to formulate words. It was hard for her to bear her heart; she was honestly surprised he'd been so open with her. "I really have developed strong feelings for you Elijah, and I thought it was just as a friend," she started, "but...I think it's more than that. No...it's definitely more," she confirmed, daring to look at him. She smiled and felt her cheeks flush, thinking about their kiss. She was realizing in that moment that whatever she'd had with Jaime...it was past tense.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 03:21:40 PM
Elijah looked thoughtful as she spoke, and when she only confirmed what he'd hoped to hear he fully smiled. He brought her hand to his lips and kissed it lightly, still keeping his eyes on hers. "Then this can go wherever you want it to. Labels, whatever, it all doesn't really matter. I just want you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2019, 03:32:02 PM
This boy! What a teddy bear at heart ❤️)

Norah blinked away tears at his words. When she had met him, Elijah was so closed off and serious. She had never known what he was thinking or feeling. She remembered being so surprised by Natalie’s stories of him when he was a child; how sweet he’d been. She realized now that the bears hadn’t erased that boy. He was still there and she loved that he’d come to let her in. To show her that side of him. “I want you too. No one else,” she said back. She still didn’t know what that would really look like but she didn’t care in that moment; they could worry about it later.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 25, 2019, 09:38:57 PM
(Hehe still a bear tho!)

Elijah shifted a bit closer and pressed his lips to hers in a chaste kiss, one that hopefully wouldn't cause her to pass out. "We'll figure it out," he promised as he sat back again. "You should rest, though. I'll be right here when you wake up."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 25, 2019, 10:39:56 PM
Sadie smiled bashfully and followed Natalie into the store. It still felt so strange to be out in the open, going about their day. Shouldn’t they be hiding? Staying safe?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 12:24:13 AM
I was going to say, what could possibly happen out in public but then I remembered I live in a city where that happens all the time 😂)

Norah’s lips tingled from his kiss and if she wasn’t already laying down it probably would have sparked another spell of lightheadedness. Norah sighed then and nodded, “I’ll try,” she said, a little worried that the dreams would start again. Norah closed her eyes and was asleep within minutes, her hand which had still gripped Elijah’s, eventually going limp.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 12:28:39 AM
"Okay, Miss Sadie, describe to me your dream aesthetic," Natalie said as they walked into the store.

Elijah gently pulled his hand away from hers when he was sure she was asleep and pushed his hair off his forehead, smiling to himself. He hadn't really been certain of his feelings until he'd seen her in that window, and he knew he would do anything to get her back. He hadn't ever met anyone quite like her, that made him feel so at ease. The only person that was similar was Natalie, but that was an entirely different situation. He sighed and closed his eyes, shifting in the seat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 12:45:47 AM
Norah didn’t sleep quite as heavily as she had the previous night but it was a peaceful sleep. Her pain was at a manageable level and the memory of Elijah’s kiss had put at completely at ease.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 12:50:36 AM
Elijah eventually got up and went out to the nurse's desk reception area - he wasn't sure what it was. "Hi, I was wondering if there was any way for her to be discharged today. We can administer pain stuff at home," he explained.
"Hm...Norah Clarke, right? I can see, but considering the issue earlier we may need to monitor her for any other trauma aside from her hand," the nurse said, eyeing him. He frowned at that.
"Look, we just want to go home and shower and brush our teeth, so let me know," he said and stepped away, annoyed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 01:04:02 AM
A nurse stopped at the reception desk and leaned against the counter as she watched the young man walk off, “the boss wants us to keep her here,” the nurse said quietly, eyeing the woman at reception, “by any means,” she added. “The bear is going to be a problem,” she mused
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 01:11:52 AM
"What should we do about him? We can't just kick him out, really," the nurse at the desk said, frowning as she watched him go back to Norah's room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 01:29:18 AM
“He won’t go easily I imagine,” she responded thoughtfully, “once he’s gone, have her transferred to the second floor,” she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 02:06:41 AM
"Of course," she said, nodding.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 03:25:56 AM
“And have security ready to escort him out,” she requested before she headed down to the girls room and peaked inside, wearing a carefully mastered fake smile. “Everything alright I’m here?” She asked sweetly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 04:10:59 AM
"She's asleep," Elijah informed the nurse, glancing over at her. "I'm taking her home soon," he added as he turned away.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 05:27:44 AM
"Unfortunately it is not up to you. She will be discharged when we feel she is ready to be sent home," the nurse said sternly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 05:40:57 AM
"She is ready! There's no reason to be keeping her here for her hand," he said, glaring back at the woman.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 05:48:29 AM
"I am going to ask you once to calm down or you will be asked to leave," the nurse said, her eyes then moving to the girl, "Any time someone passes out following a head trauma, we must take it seriously," she said, "not to mention she is clearly suffering from some degree of PTSD," she continued.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 05:54:21 AM
Elijah took a deep breath and looked at Norah, his fingers flexing anxiously against his leg. "Fine," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 06:16:24 AM
The nurse pursed her lips, disappointed that he'd chosen not to make a scene; it would have been easier to force him out if he had. "Good. and I must forewarn you, once visiting hours are over you will have to leave," she informed him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 06:31:29 AM
"I didn't have to leave yesterday." Elijah turned to her, frowning moreso now. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 06:35:35 AM
"Circumstances have changed," she said simply, "but don't worry dear, she will be in very good hands," she promised, with sickeningly sweet smile
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 06:48:27 AM
Elijah's blood ran cold at the implications of that statement, but he didn't argue. The gears in his head were already turning to figure out how exactly he would get Norah out of there.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 08:22:41 AM
The nurse left the room and went on to check on other patients. Meanwhile Norah whimpered softly, “bad wolf,” she murmured before waking suddenly, breathing hard.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 09:39:39 AM
"Hey, you're alright," Elijah said when he saw she was awake. "Bad dream?" He asked her softly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 10:23:48 AM
(bahhhh I'm in one of those moods where I just don't know what to write! lol should we ff to something more exciting? lol)

Norah simply nodded and shut her eyes tight in an attempt to ward off tears; she just wanted to have peace, but instead it felt like her mined was at war. She breathed in and out slowly to calm down then looked to Elijah, "are they going to let me go home? I want to go home Eli. I can't take this any more," she said with wide eyes
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 10:28:47 AM
(I feel thaaaaat. Hummmm yes but im trying to think of something more exciting. We could go to what we talked about with Elijah talking to the Bears boss? Especially since he's bout to get kicked out of the hospital, so he could go to him for help with getting Norah out of the hospital)

Elijah breathed in slowly, his brows knitting with concern. "She said they needed to keep you for monitoring because of what happened earlier. She also said I couldn't stay again, I'd have to leave when visiting hours end,' he explained, somewhat bitterly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 10:38:54 AM
Yeah, let's do that. and then he can probably enlist Sadie and Natalie's help when his boss proves unhelpful :P)


Norah's face clouded over with both fear and anger, "that is total bullshit!" she exclaimed unhappily, "they...they can't make you leave," she siad, voice cracking.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 10:55:35 AM
(Yusss)

"I know, I know," he said quickly, not wanting her to get too upset. "But at the most it'll only be one night, and then I'll come straight back and get you out of here. Even if they say no," he said, taking her hand in both of his. "Don't worry."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 26, 2019, 11:21:02 AM
[sorry guys life just won't stop being busy. I'm good to skip anything or whatnot, I've lost track of Sadie and Nat]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 11:23:47 AM
Norah was terrified of being left alone; anything could happen over night and she did not trust the hospital staff. Norah swallowed hard and looked down at their hands, "You promise?" she said softly, not sure why she felt the need to ask. He'd made it clear to her that he would do anything for her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 11:31:16 AM
(Okay cool, we'll skip soon!)

"Of course," Elijah said. He kissed her knuckles and was going to say something else when the nurse from the front desk walked in with a security officer.
"Visiting hours are over," she said, looking between them.
"What? But-" he started to argue, but looked at the officer. He knew he wasn't in any shape for a physical altercation, and he really didn't want to do that here.
"I'll be back soon, Norah," he said and then kissed her forehead lightly. "Don't worry."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 11:44:34 AM
"Wait, no...please don't make him leave," Norah cried out then looked up at him with tearful eyes and a racing heart; she hadn't realized they would make him leave so soon! The presence of the security officer was all the confirmation that she needed that they intended to keep her there, alone, like a prisoner; she had not doubt Jaime's father was behind it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 12:00:54 PM
"Just rest while I'm gone, it'll feel like nothing," he said and smiled gently at her. He hesitated a moment longer, but the officer cleared his throat. Elijah shot a glare their way and then nodded to Maia, who reluctantly stood to go with him. "I'll be back," he said one more time to Norah before leaving the room.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 12:05:47 PM
Norah was fed up with resting; she just wanted to go home, though she supposed there wasn't a home to go back to that she would ever feel safe at. Even Elijah's apartment was no longer a safe place. She stared out the door as Elijah left, panic only building in her mind and heart; what were they going to do with her now that he was gone? Her mind was foggy from the drugs, but she had enough clarity to realize they'd just wanted him out of the way. Maybe she was just being paranoid.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 12:18:54 PM
Elijah silently walked out of the hospital, exceptionally annoyed. He had to go find Jasper's car and restart it once more. Once in, he called his boss's number but was sent to voicemail.
"I need to meet with you, soon," was all he said in the message before he drove home. It wasn't ideal, but he needed his things and he wasn't opposed to a shower. Itd help him clear his mind at least to come up with some way to get Norah out of that hospital.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 12:41:23 PM
Norah was left alone in her room, missing the comfort of Elijah's hand more than she thought possible. At some point she must have dozed off, losing her battle with the pain killers.

The nurse from earlier peaked into the girl's room and smiled, seeing she was finally asleep. She walked back to the woman at reception, "Miss Clarke is ready for transfer," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 12:53:06 PM
She nodded and picked up the phone. Fairly soon after, a few more hospital workers showed up to take Norah up to the other floor. The vacant floor.

Elijah got home and immediately hopped in the shower. By the time he'd gotten out, he was fairly certain he'd need to get the boss's help in getting Norah out. When he checked his phone he was pleased to see he'd been sent a meeting location, and he immediately got himself and Maia ready to go and left for it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 01:04:32 PM
Sophie, who was awake and watching over Norah, protested loudly as the hospital staff started to move Norah. "What are you doing!" she demanded, even nipping at one of the nurses hands as they got too close.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 01:18:22 PM
The nurse's daemon, a large labrador, growled at Sophie. "Someone do something about the bird," the nurse said and another prepared a sedative to administer to her.

Elijah arrived at the bar and stood outside, frowning. He walked in and went to the back, where a dark booth was. A hulking man sat there with an equally hulking daemon, a grizzly that absolutely dwarfed Maia in its size. Elijah slid into the booth and bit his lip.
"What is it you needed to see me about?" The man said.
"Mr. Robertson. He plotted the attack on his own son to stir sympathy for the election, and he has that entire section of the city on lock. If he gets elected, he'll only take over more territory. Not to mention he's managed to get Jasper thrown into jail because he kidnapped Norah, and now he's practically holding her and his son hostage in the hospital!" Elijah grew a bit more frantic as he spoke, which was extremely unusual for him. "Mr. Peters, we need to stop him. And I need to get Norah out of that place."
At Elijah's last statement, Mr. Peters' face darkened. "You expect me to use up valuable resources on those traitors' brats? The boy was lucky I let him stay with us at all, especially with the trouble that sister of his caused."
"Excuse me?" Elijah lowered his voice, his hands curling to fists under the table.
"I understand you've been caring for her, right? It won't be necessary anymore, she's proven far too much of a liability to waste any efforts on. I will deal with this election business, however." Mr. Peters leisurely leaned back and sipped his cocktail, eyeing Elijah.
"So that's it? You won't help at all? I've been nothing but loyal to you for six years! I've done anything and everything you've told me to since I was sixteen and this is what I get?!" He demanded, slamming a hand onto the table.
"What? You need not concern yourself, the girl's already proven herself disloyal to us, and the brother only would have in a matter of time. I've told you what I'll do, now leave before you make me angry." Mr. Peters' eyes flashed as his daemon shifted behind him, seeming to grow ten feet as it stood on its hind legs. Elijah growled in frustration but got up, stalking out of the bar as Maia followed behind, watching his back for anyone that may follow.
"Looks like we're on our with this," he said with a sigh when they got outside. He pinched the bridge of his nose, trying to make sense of the conversation. Traitors? Norah and Jasper's parents? Did that mean Mr. Peters had ordered the hit on them?
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 26, 2019, 01:31:20 PM
that was perfection! :D)

Sophie tried to move away from the nurse but it was difficult to do much with her still broken wing. "This is unethical!" Sophie cried as she was injected with the sedative. Moments later she was sprawled out in Norah's lap, who was so out cold that she didn't even stir despite all the commotion.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 26, 2019, 09:23:58 PM
(Yay!
I love sophie 😂)

Elijah sat in the car, trying to think of what to do now. He pulled his phone out and dialed Natalie's number, anxiously waiting.
"Hello?" She answered, already sounding worried.
"Nat? Im sorry to ask this, but I need yours and Sadie's help." He said. "Where can I meet the two of you?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 26, 2019, 09:59:30 PM
Sadie looked at Natalie curiously, mouthing the words Whats going on? from where she stood across from her friend.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 12:45:51 AM
I imagine she’s a mix of zazu and prof mcgonagall :p)

Norah woke from her deep sleep, she expected it to be morning; she expected to see Elijah sitting beside her, holding her hand. What she didn’t expect was to be in a different room all together. Her eyes darted around the new surroundings; it was a large room with a window over looking the sea. It reminded her of the room she had visited Jaime in. That did not sit well with her, nor did the eerie silence put in the hall. Norah tried to move as if to escape the bed she was trapped in, but she felt strange. Her brain wasn’t connecting with her movements, at least not fast enough. She looked at her arm and bit her lip hard; there was still an IV in her arm and she imagined the drip attached to it was not filled with a normal pain killer.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 05:01:17 AM
(Ahaha perfect!)

"Yeah, we can meet you at that cafe," Natalie told him.
"Alright, I'll be there in a few," Elijah said and hung up.
"Eli said he needs help with something. He sounded pretty freaked out, you know, for him," Natalie explained to Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 08:06:51 AM
And now I’m stuck waiting 😭)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 08:08:33 AM
😬)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 11:10:18 AM
whatever, I'm bored)

Norah looked to the side and was horrified to see Sophie beside her, out cold. She knew Elijah would return and he would likely do whatever it took to get her out, as he'd promised. It would be smart to just wait it out and hope for the best, but she was too consumed with fear to listen to her brain. Norah slowly reached over, fighting against whatever drug they had her on to keep her sedated, and managed to rip out the IV with her broken hand; she grit her teeth as pain shot up her arm, trying not to cry out for fear of drawing unwanted attention. If she could just get help. Surely not every nurse and doctor were on Mr. Robertson's payroll. Norah slowly moved herself to the side of the bed and slid off the edge; she hit the ground hard and held her hand as pain immobilized her for a few moments.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 11:36:37 AM
[sorry y’all I’m in the middle of a mid-semester crisis]

Sadie was not reassured about that. “Okay, wed better get going then. He didn’t say what he needed help with?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 12:06:03 PM
(You're good dude!)

"No," Natalie said, looking worried. She headed back out to the parking lot, fiddling with her keys anxiously.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 12:15:50 PM
“You good to drive?” Sadie asked carefully, not wanting to do the driving but also concerned about how worried her friend was.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 12:37:45 PM
Norah stayed on the ground for a long time, leaning against the hospital bed and cradling her aching hand; tears slowly fell down her cheeks. She didn't know what to do. Soon enough a nurse would come by and Norah would be put right back in the bed. Norah could barely move; her arms and legs felt so heavy and she could hardly even hold her head up. Still, she started to crawl towards the hall, hoping to find a phone. If she could call 911, maybe she could get help.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 01:08:41 PM
"No, I'm okay," Natalie said immediately. She got into the car and waited for Sadie to get in before driving to the cafe.
Elijah was already seated outside, anxiously twisting the cup of chai he'd randomly ordered at the barista's suggestion.

A nurse had been sent up to check on Jaime, but she stopped at Norah's door to check on her as well. "Norah?!" She exclaimed when she saw her, startled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 01:16:51 PM
Norah froze and looked up at the nurse with fear clearly burning in her eyes; she's barely made it half way to the door. Norah slumped to the ground in defeat, knowing she must look deranged. Crawling on the ground with blood on her arm from where she's carelessly pulled out the IV. "I just want to go home," she cried, hoping to pull on the nurse's heart strings a bit; made she could persuade this woman to help her. It was her only play at that point.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 01:35:35 PM
"Here, let me..let's get you in bed," the nurse knelt down and gently started helping her up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 01:43:17 PM
"I don't want to go back to bed! I want to go home," Norah said, but she let the woman help her up
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 01:49:47 PM
"I know," the nurse said, sounding sympathetic. "You'll be able to go home soon." She got her back into bed, but didn't put the IV back in. "You've had enough of this, I would say."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2019, 02:07:47 PM
Norah felt defeated, laying back in the bed but she had some hope; she had stirred something in the nurse at the very least. Norah looked at the woman, "thank you," she said sincerely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 05:06:40 PM
Sadie marched up to Elijah’s table and sat herself down, eyeing him with concern. “What’s happened now?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 10:50:40 PM
"He has total control of the hospital. They kicked me out, and Norah's still in there. I tried to get help from the Bears but I...they won't do anything."
"I'm sorry, Eli. What can we do?" Natalie asked immediately.
"I just need back up to help get her out of there."

The nurse smiled slightly at her and stood up to go. "Someone else will be up here in an hour," she said, looking at Norah pointedly before she left.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 11:01:38 PM
Sadie breathed out a shaky breath, shaking her head. "Will there be anywhere in the city that man doesn't control?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 11:05:00 PM
"If he's elected, no. We need to get Norah out. And maybe Jaime as well," Elijah said, biting his thumb nail anxiously. "I'm willing to bet they've moved her to the same floor as him, which is almost always empty. If we can get into the hospital we could take the back stairs up to get them."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 11:13:50 PM
"Do you know how many of them are Wolves?" she asked, trying to get a plan going in her head. "We might need a distraction."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 27, 2019, 11:54:43 PM
"Far as I know they all are," Elijah said, his expression dark.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 27, 2019, 11:58:56 PM
Sadie groaned and slid lower in her seat. “Back into the lions den,” She grumbled. She had a thought, one she didn’t particularly like. “So they know both our faces...” she said slowly to Elijah. Her gaze slid to Natalie. “But not hers.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 28, 2019, 12:18:05 AM
Norah watched the woman leave, grateful for the little bit of help. She had an hour before someone came by to check o her and Norah knew that if she was still there by then, that nurse wouldn’t be as sympathetic. Norah just hoped the effects of the drugs wore off before then so she could at least move freely.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 12:51:23 AM
Natalie raised her eyebrows, looking between them. "That's...yeah, she's right."
"No way," Elijah said immediately.
"Eli, come on, Sadie's right. I can help," Natalie insisted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 28, 2019, 12:53:27 AM
"I don't like it either, but I don't see any other way it could work," Sadie said. "If you want to run another suicide mission, we need our best chance possible."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 01:16:55 AM
"Fine. But Nat's only the distraction, you and I are gonna have to be able to get them out of there," Elijah said, looking directly at Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 28, 2019, 01:29:53 AM
"Okay," Sadie agreed. "Nat will distract, we sneak in the back and somehow get two unconscious people out without being seen?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 03:05:54 AM
"That's the plan, I guess," Elijah said, running his fingers through his hair. "Let's hurry, then." He stood and finished his drink, then threw it away.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on September 28, 2019, 06:35:30 AM
Lol I'm interested to see how they get Jaime out of there :P)
PAGE 100!!!!)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 12:30:29 PM
(Oh yay!!!
Theyll get him out with the power of friendship:) )
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 28, 2019, 12:39:30 PM
Sadie stood with a roll of her eyes. “Great plan,” She grumbled as they headed out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 01:31:18 PM
Natalie stood up as well. "What car?" She asked.
"Jaspers is bigger, so I guess that one," Elijah said, walking over to it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 28, 2019, 01:50:43 PM
Sadie eyed up the car and nodded, impressed by the car. "Don't tell me you're gonna get me to drive again," she said, trying to ease the tension with a joke.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 28, 2019, 03:10:44 PM
"Never again," Elijah said immediately as he walked around to the driver's side.
"What? Why?" Natalie asked, looking between the two of them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 12:35:26 AM
Sadie rolled her eyes and smirked. “Because I don’t technically know how. Learning to drive has kinda been at the bottom of my priority list.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 02:16:41 AM
"Eli, you should totally teach her! You're a great driver!" Natalie said as she got in the car.
"Maybe after this," Elijah said, getting the car started.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 02:23:38 AM
Sadie shook her head at Natalie. She couldn’t imagine Eli teaching her anything, especially driving. They may not be enemies, but there was still something between them that didn’t quite feel like friendship.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 02:43:01 AM
(They'll be BEST FRIENDS)

Elijah drove them over to the hospital and parked outside. "Alright, so this wing is usually pretty empty. We'll just need the distraction for when we get closer to Norah. And maybe we could pick up some scrubs or doctors coats..." he tapped his chin, frowning. "Anyway, lets go in here."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 29, 2019, 03:31:11 AM
Norah knew she did not have a ton of time before a new nurse came by to check on her and Jaime. The drug had worked its way out of her system enough for her to at least walk, but there was no way she could get herself out without help. She needed Elijah, but couldn't be certain that he would make it past all the hospital staff to get to her.  Norah looked at Sophie, who had finally woken from the sedative they'd given her, "We might be on our own," norah said with a frown, which scared her, but she was determined to take matters into her own hands. She couldn't lay there helplessly and wait to be saved. Norah slid out of bed, this time not falling to the ground; she was a little unsteady on her feet but she had to press on regardless. She helped Sophie onto her shoulder before stumbling out into the hall.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 12:57:23 PM
Sadie looked at the hospital and then back at Eli. “I can swipe some scrubs,” she offered. Thievery was one of her more useful skills from being a Wolf.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 01:15:13 PM
"Okay. That might help us," Elijah nodded to her. He stepped out of the car and paused. "Maia, you should stay here. They'll recognize you," he said, frowning. It'd be a little bit harder that way, but they'd recognize him on the spot if he had her.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 01:16:41 PM
“Keep your head down and act normal,” Sadie advised, heading for the door. “Act like we’re supposed to be there.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 03:09:51 PM
Elijah grumbled something but followed her with Natalie in between them. There weren't too many people around since it wasn't the front doors, so it was easy to walk down the hall to the stairs to go up.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 29, 2019, 03:18:48 PM
By some stroke of luck, the entire first floor was in a crisis following multicar accident on the highway. Most of the nurses and doctors were too busy tending the new influx of patients to notice the three of them.

Norah moved down the hall slowly, her hand on the wall to steady herself. How much time did she have left? The exit was just ahead but it felt like an impossible distance.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 03:20:51 PM
Sadie broke away from the others quickly to find them scrubs. She followed the signage until she found where they were kept. It was almost too easy, the place feeling like a ghost town. Nobody noticed her walk in, and the one person she encountered was quick to get out of her way when she started barking at them authoritatively. She returned in no time with three sets of scrubs.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
Elijah took the scrubs and quickly threw them on, uncaring about his clothes underneath and Natalie did the same. "It looks like theyre already pretty distracted," she said.
"Yeah, so we may just need you to stay as a look out," Elijah said. He felt a little disoriented from being apart from Maia, but he knew he could hold it together. "Come on," he said and headed up the stairs to the floor he knew Jaime was on. He had a feeling they would have moved Norah there, so hopefully he was right.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 29, 2019, 03:31:46 PM
Sadie followed close behind him, struggling to keep up on her still injured leg. “If we get caught, what are the chances we can fight our way our?” She grumbled.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 03:37:04 PM
"Its just doctors and nurses. I'd say we have a fair shot. If there's only a few of them...it'll be fine," Elijah said. They made it to the floor without a hitch, and he carefully checked to see if the hallway was empty. He was relieved to see it was, and stepped out. When he turned, he froze. "Norah?" He asked in shock and then rushed over to help steady her. "What are you doing? What did they do to you?"
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Post by: kristina-la on September 29, 2019, 03:43:45 PM
When she had heard the door open, Norah felt like her heart had stopped. She was too late. It wasn’t a nurse though, it was Elijah. Norah fell into his arms and buried her face into his chest, “they drugged me with something,” she revealed, voice shaking terribly.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 29, 2019, 03:47:21 PM
Elijah wrapped his arms around her tightly and protectively. He gently stroked her hair, hoping to calm her some. "It's okay, we're getting out of here. Are you alright to walk down there you think?" He asked.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 29, 2019, 03:51:06 PM
Norah nodded into his chest then drew back reluctantly, “I think so,” she said then glanced behind her, “we don’t have a lot of time. Someone will be by soon to check on us,” she said.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 12:11:08 AM
Sadie stared at Norah, horrified at the state of her. “Where’s Jaime?” She asked urgently. They were running out of time and he was part of the plan too.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 12:26:45 AM
Elijah nodded and looked over at Sadie. "Right, his rooms this way," he said, remembering from before. He started walking to it, anxiously keeping an eye out.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 12:29:33 AM
Sadie practically burst into Jaime’s room, eyes landing on him immediately. The poor idiot was in rough shape still, that much was obvious. She hurried to him, looking him over to try and assess the damage.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 10:05:08 AM
Norah followed along, holding onto Elijah's arm as she was still rather unsteady, "how are we going to get him out of here?" Norah said, looking over at Elijah. It would be a little more difficult to move someone who couldn't simply walk out.


"Sadie?" Jaime said in surprise as the girl burst into the room; his eyes immediately were drawn to her injured knee. The last time he'd seen her, she was trying to protect him and taking a beating as a consequence. His eyes then moved past her to Norah in the doorway; she looked far worse than when he'd last seen her. He knew his father was likely behind whatever the hospital staff had done to her, "What are you doing here?" he inquired, addressing all three of them.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 10:08:03 AM
"We've come to get your sorry ass out of here," Sadie said with a smirk, trying to appear more confident than she was. The last thing they needed was Jaime freaking out about their mediocre plan. "Can you stand?"
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 10:17:29 AM
"Are there any wheelchairs?" Elijah asked, pressing his lips together as he looked around. "Oh! The supply closet," he said, glancing at Norah. "I'll be right back," he said and let her go to go get one.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 10:20:04 AM
"Can I stand?" Jaime repeated, his eyes moving to his broken legs. He then looked back at her, eye brows raised in amusement, "No Sadie, I think not," he said then shook his head, "Don't worry about me. Just get Norah out of here," he insisted, "it will be too difficult to move me," Jaime said, but Elijah was already rushing off.

"We're not leaving you here Jaime," Norah said firmly, leaning on the door frame as Elijah ran off to grab a wheelchair.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 10:22:23 AM
"Us Wolves gotta stick together right?" Sadie said with a derisive snort, glancing over her shoulder out the door to make sure no nurses were coming to stop them. "Besides, she's the easy one to get out."
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 10:30:24 AM
Elijah returned a minute later with a wheel chair. "Here, get him in here. If we wrap the blanket over him we can probably slip past some people. Natalie's keeping watch for us," he explained as he brought it up next to Jaime's bed.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 10:44:47 AM
Norah stayed by the door and kept watch, tapping her foot on the floor nervously; what would they do if a nurse came by? One who wasn't as sympathetic as the nurse who'd helped her earlier?

Jaime just shook his head, floored that a Bear would even want to help him. Jaime carefully pulled out the IV in his own arm and the other wires attached to his body, "Be quick, I don't think we have a lot of time," he said
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 10:51:40 AM
"We don't," Elijah said and went closer to help him off the bed and into the chair.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 10:56:05 AM
It was a long and painful process, moving from the bed to the chair but they eventually managed it. Jaime was thrilled to be out of that bed, which he'd been captive to for far too long. Of course he'd been in a coma for most of it, but his body remembered every day of it. "My father is going to be very displeased to find me missing," he siad with a satisfied grin. It would put a wrench in his plan if his own son came out against him.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 11:09:05 AM
"That's sort of the idea," Elijah said, pushing him out toward the hallway. "Elevator it is now," he grumbled as he walked toward it, looking around warily for any nurses or doctors.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 11:17:11 AM
Sadie pushes ahead to press the button to all the elevator. “Your fathers a piece of work,” she commented.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 11:32:42 AM
Jaime snorted, "Tell me about it," he agreed as they reached the elevator, "I can't even sit here and be surprised that he would try to have me killed. We've never been on good terms," Jaime admitted.

Norah followed them all to the elevator, her nerves on high. Every little sound made her flinch. Just as the elevator doors opened, she heard the door at the other end of the hall open, "Get in," she hissed, seeing the nurse who had made Elijah leave walking down the hall with her head down.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 11:34:29 AM
Sadie was nearest and got in the elevator first, falling silent and melting into the corner. “Act normal,” she reminded Norah.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 11:37:23 AM
Elijah pushed Jaime in and hit the button to shut the elevator doors. "She'll realize you're both gone soon and the whole hospital will be on a manhunt."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 11:43:48 AM
Norah hurried into the elevator and leaned against the back wall, shutting her eyes tight and breathing heavily. Surely the nurse had heard the elevator; she would know very soon that they were both missing. Elijah was right; it was about to get very difficult to escape. "I can't go back. I can't." Norah said, starting to really panic.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 12:02:44 PM
"Hey," Elijah said and turned to her. "I won't let them take you anywhere, Norah."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 12:14:38 PM
Norah opened her eyes and fixed them on Elijah; she wanted to sink into his arms but felt uncertain with Jaime right there. Instead she just nodded and siad, "I know." The elevator stopped on the ground floor and opened up; she could tell instantly that staff had been alerted already.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 12:23:19 PM
Sadie cast a nervous glance at Jaime. The tension in that elevator had been palpable. She didn’t know what kind of love triangle she had walked into, but she was not happy about it. “We’re in scrubs, they probably won’t notice,” she trued to reassure, even though she didn’t believe it.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 12:37:05 PM
Jaime looked between Norah and Elijah, not sure what to make of the interaction; it did not sit well with him, but they could worry about it later. "Just act with confidence and hopefully they won't think twice," Jaime instructed.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
"Yeah, just...be normal," Elijah said and then strolled out of the elevator as he pushed Jaime. Natalie was waiting up at the front for them, trying her best to not look anxious as they walked through the hospital that was clearly up in arms about Norah and Jaime.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 12:48:26 PM
Norah walked out into the hall, staying by Sadie and trying to act normal but she was well aware that she and Jaime would be recognized easily. Norah met Natalie's eyes and urged her to cause some kind of disturbance to distract the staff; it was their only hope
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 01:18:37 PM
Natalie waited until they were a bit closer to the door, then immediately started screaming that she needed a doctor. It was a whole act in itself, she even managed to cry as she tried to explain some dramatic retelling of the stomach cramps she was experiencing. A rush of nurses and doctors came over since she was causing such a scene, and others stopped to look at what was going on - which gave Elijah enough time to run him and Jaime through the sliding doors and outside.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 01:21:07 PM
Sadie watched, transfixed by Natalie’s yelling before she caught herself and ran outside. That girl was talented.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 01:31:14 PM
Norah hurried after them as best she could, grateful for Natalie's distraction as it provided a few precious moments of the staff's focus being elsewhere. "Hey, stop them!" someone cried behind her, a nurse realizing too late what was happening.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 01:35:08 PM
Elijah flung open the car doors to get everybody in, sort of just lifting Jaime up and tossing him in so he could also help the daemons jump in as well as Norah if she needed it.

As soon as the nurse said something, Natalie stopped and looked at the confused doctors and nurses trying to help calm her down. "Oh! I feel fine now, thank you!" She said and hopped up, booking it out the doors as well.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 01:47:24 PM
(I love Natalie :P)

Jaime grimaced in pain as he was hastily tossed into the car, but he could handle it as he was just relieved to be getting out of that hospital. Out of the reach of his father.

It took everything she had to run to the car, fear pushing her on. Norah let Elijah help her in and then slumped against the seat in relief and weariness.
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 01:52:04 PM
Sadie waited to get in until she saw Natalie coming, only then swinging herself into one of the seats with a grunt. “Still with us?” She asked Jaime.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 01:53:23 PM
(Me too 😂)

Elijah started the car, anxiously watching as Natalie ran toward it and jumped inside, with hospital staff following after. He floored it out of the lot, thankfully before they could really deploy anyone to follow them.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 02:05:55 PM
"I'm with you," Jaime said, smiling through his pain, "You have no idea how amazing if feels to be free of that man," he said with a laugh.

Norah on the other hand was quiet as she looked out the window, watching the hospital staff as Elijah drove away. She was relieved to be out of that place at last but she knew it wasn't over. "They're going to call the police," she said with a frown
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Post by: Emma-la on September 30, 2019, 02:07:59 PM
“Glad someone’s in good spirits.” She couldn’t particularly relate to Jaime’s happiness at his newfound freedom. She looked up front to Norah. “What are the police gonna do? You’re legally allowed to check out of the hospital aren’t you?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 02:08:56 PM
"They're probably just as corrupt as anyone in the hospital," Elijah said, white-knuckling the steering wheel. "Any suggestions on places to go?"
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 02:15:28 PM
"They won't be able to do anything about Norah," Jaime said, his cheery mood replaced by worry, "they'll probably say you took me by force," Jaime said with a sigh, "and yes, you can bet he has people on the force too," Jaime said, "he's been building his influence in this city for years," Jaime informed them all. He glanced over at Norah and frowned; she seemed to be on the verge of a breakdown but was obviously holding everything back. He reached over and subtly took her hand in his. "Do you have any places to go that he doesn't know about?" Jaime asked them
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 02:38:37 PM
Elijah glanced back at them and quickly looked away, his jaw clenching. "I'm not sure. My boss hasn't been much help, but..." he grabbed his phone and quickly looked something up as he drove. "There might be somewhere," he said.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 02:42:50 PM
Norah offered Jaime a small smile, genuinely grateful for the attempt but it wasn’t his hand she needed in that moment. She pulled hers away and pretended to scratch her nose instead. This was going to be a difficult conversation and she was dreading it. Norah looked towards Elijah and frowned, wondering why his boss would refuse to help them. She thought the bears looked out for each other, “where do you have in mind?” She asked.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 02:44:14 PM
"There's a safehouse that's not far," he told her. "I have the code for it, so we can stay there for at least a day or so."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 02:49:20 PM
“I suppose that will have to do for now,” she said, “I don’t suppose there will be clothes there to change into?” She asked hopefully, looking down at herself with distaste.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 02:50:56 PM
"There might be, honestly. I have no idea what it's stocked with." Elijah looked back at her and gave her a small smile before focusing on the road.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 02:57:34 PM
Norah smiled back before gazing out the window, deep in thought. From the corner of her eye she could see a frown on jaimes face and she knew he was probably wondering what was going on with her.

Jaime could tell something was off with Norah; he could sense a shift even earlier when she had snuck up to visit him. The way she had pulled her hand away just further confirmed it.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 03:01:54 PM
Elijah drove on in silence, heading away from the city. It wasn't far off, but it did go down some winding roads into the foothills. He pulled up to a gate and punched in the code, then drove through as it opened.

Natalie fiddled with the hem of her shirt as they drove, watching out the window. Every so often she'd pet Everest, nervous for what was to come. As Eli pulled up to the house she unbuckled herself, anxious to get out.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 03:10:36 PM
Norah remained on edge, though she felt calmer the farther they got from the city. The drugs seemed to have worked their way out of her system but she still didn’t feel like she had full control of her body. Maybe sleep would help; she was probably just stressed and exhausted. When they finally reached the safe house, she slid out of the car slowly and smile softly, “This will do nicely,” she said approvingly
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 03:13:28 PM
It was a fairly large house, but nondescript to keep wandering eyes away. Elijah went up and opened the doors, then went to help Jaime from the car. "Take any rooms you want, there should be enough."
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 03:25:32 PM
Norah looked back at the two boys and felt her stomach twist in knots. She quickly turned away and walked into the house. She looked through the various rooms until she found one with clothes that seemed her size. She changed into a loose pullover and leggings then just lay down on the bed, wiped out from just that. For the first time in days she felt safe. She felt like she could truly breathe

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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 03:31:06 PM
"Um, there should be some rooms on the first floor. Just take whatever," Elijah told Jaime after he'd helped him into the house. He took a moment to pet Maia, happy to just be near her again. He went off to go find a room for himself, somewhat annoyed that he didn't have any of his things again.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 30, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
(I feel like we are forgetting that both of his legs are broken 😂)

Jaime hobbled towards the nearest room and all he had the energy to do was lay down and to start planning how to ruin his dad’s chances at winning the election.

Norah lay on her back, her injured hand resting on her stomach. There were tears prickling the corners of her eyes as her mind started to think about everything that had happened.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on September 30, 2019, 11:13:36 PM
(Well he has a wheel chair right? 😂)

Elijah walked past one of the rooms but Maia stopped at the door, staring at him. "What?" He asked, frowning but peeking into the room. "Norah?" He asked, raising his brows.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 12:17:23 AM
Lol it was late last night,  I wasn’t thinking straight :p)

Norah wiped her eyes and sat up, “I...I’m fine,” she said, offering him a half hearted smile, which was obviously a lie. She looked away from him, trying to push down all of the emotions rising in her throat but it was all too much and before she could stop it, she was crying heavily, everything spilling out
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 02:28:24 AM
Elijah immediately rushed over and climbed onto the bed. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her to him, briefly hoping it was alright and he wasn't overstepping.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 03:07:56 AM
Norah sunk into his arms and buried her face into his chest. Now that they were safe, at least momentarily, she had time to think and it was too much. She continued to cry, just needing to get it all out.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 03:37:40 AM
Elijah sighed softly and rubbed soothing circles against her back.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 04:39:57 AM
Sadie stood in the doorway of the room Jaime had claimed, leaning against it. She stood silently for a moment, not intending to spook him, before she spoke. “We should probably talk.” As the only other Wolf there, she knew he would understand what she was going through.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 05:28:08 AM
norah eventually grew quiet but remained in his arms, finding comfort there. After a few moments of silence she spoke quietly, "Everything is falling apart. I'M falling apart," she said then drew back to look at him, "You're the only thing that makes sense," she said then.

Jaime sat up slowly and nodded, "I suppose we should," he said, raising an eyebrow, "is this...about Astrid?" he asked carefully. Elijah had gone over everything that had happened that day, including Astrid's Daemon dying at the hands of his father. Jaime bowed his head, "I'm sorry Sadie, I know you two were close," he said
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Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 05:41:22 AM
Sadie closed the door behind her but didn’t move any closer. “She’s gone now,” she said stiffly. “No point dwelling.” She rubbed her arm nervously. “At least she doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of defecting.”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 05:44:41 AM
Jaime sighed, "No, I suppose she is the fortunate one in a way," he said. Jaime lifted his head to looked at his fellow wolf and offered her a small smile, "We're both defectors now I guess," he said, "but Sadie...I will not rest until we take down my father," he said, "and there are many wolves who have been and will always been more partial to me than him," Jaime said, "Perhaps, he's the defector," Jaime she with a grin
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 05:55:42 AM
Elijah brought his hand to her cheek and brushed his thumb across it. "It's the same for me," he said softly. "We'll figure this out, though."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 05:59:39 AM
Norah nodded, “I know we will,” she said as she slipped her hand into his, “I have to talk to Jaime...but I’m scared. I don’t want to hurt him,” she said.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 06:00:25 AM
That got her attention loud and clear. “Are you crazy? Jaime you’ve seen firsthand how much of this city he’s got in his pocket. We’re lucky to be alive right now. I want revenge too, but I’m not stupid.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 06:11:37 AM
Elijah frowned a bit, looking down at their hands. "Do you think he'll still be on our side?" He asked.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 08:10:31 AM
“We can’t just sit by and do nothing Sadie! He has to be stopped before he gets even more power. Our people need to know what he’s done!” Jaime insisted, perhaps a little delirious from pain.

Norah hadn’t thought of that, “I...don’t know,” she said, gripping his hand tightly. Suddenly speaking with Jaime seemed like an even bigger issue.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 08:19:56 AM
"Well...just don't worry about it for now," Elijah said, not wanting her to get upset again.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 08:56:10 AM
Sadie crosses her arms stubbornly, a deep frown on her face. “You’re delirious,” she told him coolly. “Don’t even know what you’re saying. They aren’t our people anymore. We betrayed them.”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 10:07:27 AM
Norah sighed and leaned against his good shoulder; she knew eventually she would have to deal with it, especially if they were to stay in the safe house together. Jaime would realize something was off sooner or later. "Where do we go from here?" she asked, not really expecting him to have an answer.


"We betrayed my father, that's not the same thing," Jaime countered as he pet Nova, who had curled up on the bed beside him. "He tried to kill me Sadie, won't let him get away with it," Jaime siad stubbornly, not wanting to accept that his mind wasn't quite right. it probably never would be again.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 10:30:25 AM
"My plan right now is to stay here forever," Elijah said, leaning back against the pillows. "How's that sound?" He looked down at her and smiled slightly.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 10:42:43 AM
Norah cracked a small smile before laying back beside him. She laughed softly, "That sounds good to me," she said.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 11:18:27 AM
Elijah pressed a soft kiss to her forehead. "At least for now it's calm," he said. "And this house is pretty nice."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 11:27:27 AM
Sadie rolled her eyes. “Get some sleep, well see how much you want revenge in the morning hotshot.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 11:39:44 AM
Norah certainly needed the calm after that big storm; she needed time to heal, both physically and mentally. "It is a nice house," she agreed, "Nice distance from the city too," she noted. Norah then frowned and looked at Elijah, unsure if she wanted to unopen a can of worms, "Why didn't your boss want to help us?" she asked carefully.

Jaime rolled his eyes back at her but he lay down without complaint, "We'll see," he said, knowing that even with rest his need to see his dad fall from grace would still be there. "I suppose I over did it today," he confessed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 11:55:09 AM
Elijah sighed, the smile leaving his face now. "He said he didn't want to help because of your parents."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 11:58:08 AM
“You think?” She smirked. “I mean really we all did.” She really wanted a nice hot bath and a chance to rest her leg.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 12:08:03 PM
Norah immediately wished she hadn't asked, "My parents? I don't understand..." Norah said, voice shaking

"Very true," Jaime said with his eyes already closed, "Thank you for getting me out of there, you really didn't have to risk all that for me," Jaime said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 12:14:15 PM
“Even if your father is a royal prick, your family...I owe you everything. I’d be dead on the streets if the Wolves didn’t take me in.” It still hurt to think, she had betrayed the people that had saved her life. Hers and Astrid’s. It all felt so terribly wrong.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
"I don't know, Norah." Elijah smoothed her hair back. "He says a lot of things, I wouldn't worry about it now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 12:29:01 PM
How could she not worry about it!? "I've been searching for answers for years Elijah, if you know something...please, tell me." she insisted.

Jaime sighed and opened his eyes again, peering over at Sadie. He didn't want to accept that he'd effectively abandoned the wolves. He didn't want to accept that they may not welcome him back like he thought they would. Sadie on the other hand, knew she couldn't go back and was struggling with the decision. "You're still family," he told her, "at least to me," he added, "there will be others who feel the same," Jaime said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 12:33:48 PM
Sadie felt her resolve crumbling. The idea that any of the Wolves might still accept her was preposterous, but it was something she desperately wanted to be true. They weren’t all like Jaime’s father. Plenty were decent people. A sob rose up in her throat and she couldn’t hold it back, as much as she wanted to.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 12:37:38 PM
Elijah frowned, but he didn't want to keep anything from her. "He called them traitors," he told her quietly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 12:44:53 PM
Jaime sighed and waved her over, "come here Sadie," Jaime said calmly, hating to see her cry like that


Norah shook her head, "Traitors...but....but...no, that's impossible. They couldn't..." Norah rambled, not wanting to believe it. If the Bear's boss said they were traitors, that meant their deaths were likely at the hands of their own people. "Do you..." Norah swallowed hard and gripped his hand, "He called the hit on them, didn't he?" she asked softly. She suddenly understood why Jasper had always told her to stop snooping; he probably knew the whole time what happened.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 12:46:27 PM
Sadie shook her head and waved her hand, trying to indicate she was fine without opening her mouth, afraid she would make more ungodly noises. Still, she limped over to the bed and set gingerly on the edge, trying to regain control of herself.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 12:50:30 PM
"I don't know. I mean, not for sure. I don't know what they possibly could have done to warrant that, I'd never heard anything about it before." Elijah squeezed her hand.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 12:54:48 PM
Nova got up and curled up beside Sadie, putting her head in the girl's lap and pushing her snout into her hand. Jaime chuckled, "Sorry, she's quite the attention whore," he joked.


"it doesn't make sense. They wouldn't betray the Bears, I know they wouldn't," Norah said, "there has to be more to it," Norah said, her mind spinning. She had an answer but it only created more questions. "I must have to do with Jaime's father," she said, remembering the tip she'd gotten about them arguing with Mr. Robertson before their deaths.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 12:58:31 PM
Sadie let out a watery laugh and rubbed Novas head affectionately. “It’s okay, she deserves the attention.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 01:01:59 PM
"Why do you say that?" Elijah asked, his brow furrowed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 01:11:30 PM
"Remember when I told you I started seeing Jaime because someone told me they saw my parents in a heated argument with Mr. Robertson before they died? It can't be a coincidence!" Norah insisted.

Jaime chuckled and rolled his eyes, his Daemon loving every second of the attention she was getting. "I have a lot to thank you for Sadie, we both do," he said, "You saved both our lives that day"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 01:14:30 PM
“Well I couldn’t exactly just leave you to die,” she mumbled, brushing away some stray tears. She wouldn’t let herself cry again, she’d been doing far too much of it lately. “Somebody had to help you.” She leaned down and gave Nova a gentle kiss on the top of her head. “You don’t need to keep thanking me for it. Anybody would have done what I did.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 01:26:01 PM
"I...no, I guess that'd be a really would be an odd coincidence," Elijah agreed. "And we'll do something about it."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 01:40:20 PM
Jaime didn't think most, even other wolves, would have done what she did. "Perhaps," he said simply. "Still, I'm forever grateful," he said, smiling at her, "No matter what happens, you are my family," he told her firmly

"They wouldn't betray their family," Norah siad again, starting to get lost in her head like she had so many times before Elijah had entered her life.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 01:43:50 PM
Sadie pulled him into a tight hug abruptly. She wasn’t sure if he understood the enormity of his words, but it meant the world. She didn’t let it last long, too embarrassed. She pulled away, trying to appear less affected. “Don’t get all sappy on me.” She was struck by exhaustion from the day, finally setting in. She yawned and leaned back, not quite willing to let go of Nova yet.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 01:52:57 PM
"Hey," Elijah sat up a bit and took her face in her hands so she was looking at him. "I know that, and you know that. We'll get to the bottom of this."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 02:06:26 PM
Nova did not seem too willing to let her go yet either as she snuggled up closer and put her head on Sadie's stomach and closed her eyes. Jaime chuckled, "Get some sleep Sadie," he said, seeing how exhausted she was.

Norah breathed in deeply as he held her face, fixing her eyes on his and nodding once, "okay," she said, "okay," she repeated.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 02:11:53 PM
Sadie’s eyes slipped closed, the comforting weight of the daemon’s headon her stomach pulling her into sleep. “You’re the one that needs sleep,” she mumbled. “After all you’ve been through.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 02:19:21 PM
"Don't worry, I'll get some rest too," he promised her, just happy to see she felt comfortable enough to get some proper sleep; it seemed to him that Sadie needed it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 02:21:43 PM
It didn’t take long for Sadie to completely pass out, the promise of sleep in a relatively safe bed making it more than easy. Her hand still laid protective on Novas back, but the rest of her had relaxed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 02:29:05 PM
"We can't do anything about it right now, though," he continued, brushing his thumbs over her cheeks.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 02:39:00 PM
Once he was sure Sadie was asleep, Jaime let himself drift off as well. He could only imagine how tense she had been the last few days and was glad to help her through some difficult stuff.

Norah hated that the memory she had of her parents had been tainted; he desperately needed to find the truth, but Elijah was right. There was nothing to be done yet. She nodded and sunk into his arms again, exhaustion washing over her,
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 02:42:25 PM
Elijah held her to him as he laid back, tracing designs slowly along her skin. He eventually relaxed enough to close his eyes, and his breathing evened out.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 02:48:34 PM
Norah curled up beside him, her forehead pressed into his shoulder as she too fell asleep.


(ff?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 02:50:29 PM
([yes]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 02:55:17 PM
(Yes ma'am)

Natalie was up early the next morning, utilizing the kitchen. There wasn't much besides the basic non-perishables, but that was all she needed to make them all some pancakes.

Elijah rolled onto his side, sighing. His arm tightened around Norah as he did, which woke him up a bit. He opened his eyes a bit and smiled sleepily as he looked her over.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 03:03:14 PM
Norah was curled up on her side, facing Elijah; she wore a peaceful smile as she slept, her good hand resting lightly on his chest. The smell of cooking was what woke her up, along with Elijah stirring. "Morning," she whispered, for that brief moment forgetting about what she'd learned of her parents supposed betrayal.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 03:05:30 PM
Sadie woke up with her head dangerously close to Jaime. She must have rolled over in her sleep. She pulled away, sitting upright, and looked around. The scent of pancakes had her feeling plenty alert and her stomach growled as if on cue.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 03:07:33 PM
(sorry, I forgot Jaime :P)

Nova lifted her head, woken by Sadie's sudden movement; Jaime was still sound asleep beside her. Nova got up and jumped off the bed, wagging her tail excitedly at the smell of food.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 03:22:45 PM
Sadie smile doesn’t lightly at Nova and swung her legs out of bed to head to the kitchen. She wasn’t expecting the sharp twinge of pain in her knee and she hissed and gripped the bedside table, too stubborn to sit back down. It hadn’t fully healed yet and it was clear now that she’d overexerted herself the last couple days. Her crutches had gone missing at some point, she couldn’t remember the last time she’d seen them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 03:26:50 PM
"Morning," Elijah replied and kissed her lightly. "I think someone's cooking," he said as he pulled away.

Natalie had a solid stack going on a plate and paused to feed a small one to Everest, who ate it happily.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 03:31:22 PM
Nova was just outside of the bedroom but stopped as Sadie stumbled and started to bark for help, which woke Jaime from his deep sleep, “ugh, nova could you not,” he complained, head already pounding. He cracked his eyes open and saw Sadie supporting herself on the bedside table, very clearly favoring one leg over the other, “You really should let your knee rest or it won’t heal,” he scolded, though sounded worried.

Norah smiled and sat up, stretching out her arms and breathing in the wonderful scent of food. “Thank god, I’m starved,” she said, though didn’t yet move to get up.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 03:33:21 PM
Sadie have Nova a betrayed look and kept hobbling for the door. “I’m not a child, I know how to handle this. It’s just a bit stiff, it’ll loosen up if I walk a bit.” She wasn’t stupid enough to actually believe that was true, but she wanted pancakes dammit, and she’d get them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 03:37:57 PM
Elijah sat up and stretched as best he could with his shoulder the way it was. He stood and scratched Maia on her head when she stood from her spot on the floor.

Natalie could hear some of the others moving around so she set the table for them all to eat together.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 01, 2019, 03:47:11 PM
Jaime rolled his eyes, “stubbornness is just going to make it worse,” he said, though knew it was pointless. Jaime carefully moved his own legs over the side of the bed and eased himself into the wheelchair with much swearing. Everything would be so much easier if his ribs weren’t also broken.

“He’s right you know,” nova said, staying near Sadie Incase she fell.

Norah got out of bed after him, her eyes drawn to his shoulder as her stretched, “I guess one good thing came out of that dreadful hospital visit,” she said with a grin, “you had to accept help from someone,” she teased then walked past him and out to the kitchen, “mmmm Natalie! This is amazing! Thank you,” she praised.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 01, 2019, 03:48:55 PM
Sadie shrugged. “It’s all worth it,” she said with a dismissive wave of her hand. Her progress was slow, but she made it to the edge of the kitchen, a smile lighting her face when she saw all the pancakes. “You are a goddess Natalie.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 01, 2019, 03:55:26 PM
Elijah rolled his eyes but followed her to the kitchen. "Thanks, Nat," he said as he took a seat at the table.
"Oh, no problem you guys!" Natalie said happily as she put everything out. "I just figured we could all use a pick-me-up."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 12:26:30 AM
“Do we ever,” Norah said, trying to keep her smile from slipping as everything tried to bubble up again. She took a seat beside Elijah and subtly held his hand under the table, “the smell alone is enough,” Norah said. She turned then and saw Jaime rolling towards them in the wheelchair they’d stolen from the hospital. Her shoulders tensed and she tried to smile naturally, “Good morning Jaime,” she said.

“Morning all,” Jaime said as he reached the table, his eyes lingering on Norah but then slid past her to Sadie, who he couldn’t help but worry about.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 12:40:40 AM
"Hi! I don't think we really got introduced, but I'm Natalie." She set a plate down in front if Jaime and smiled. "I'm gonna see if there's any syrup," she said aloud and turned to go back into the kitchen.

Elijah squeezed Norah's hand gently as Jaime joined them. "How'd everyone sleep?" He asked carefully as Natalie returned with syrup. He vaguely wondered how that got here, but didn't think too hard on it.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 12:59:25 AM
Jaime smiled down at the pancakes and grabbed the syrup, drowning the plate in the sugary topping. “I for one, slept great,” he said then glanced at Norah, wondering why she seemed so tense.

Norah looked at Elijah and couldn’t help but smile, “I slept well, for once,” she said. Having him right there beside her had been a comfort she hadn’t realize she needed, “I don’t think I even had any dreams”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 01:37:28 AM
"Yeah, me neither," Elijah agreed as he put some syrup on his pancakes and then took a bite.

"I had such a weird dream. It was like I was floating in a void and all there was in it was an episode of Spongebob playing on repeat," Natalie said as she finally took a seat.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 02:07:00 AM
Sadie lowered herself into a chair and took a large bite of the pancakes before she spoke. “I slept surprisingly well,” she agreed. “I completely crashed last night.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 03:06:11 AM
Norah reluctantly let go of Elijah’s hand and grabbed some pancakes, which she ate plain. “I think we all really needed a good nights sleep,” she noted before taking a bite of her pancake.


Jaime smiled to himself as he fed Nova some of his pancakes before eating the rest himself. "How long do you think we can stay here?" he then asked Elijah. He couldn't imagine the rest of the bears would be too pleased about two Wolves using their safe house. 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 05:38:44 AM
"A couple days, maybe. Just to rest and regroup," Elijah told him, pushing his pancakes around his plate a bit.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 05:43:13 AM
Norah stared down the remains of her pancakes, wishing they could stay longer. "Where are we going to go?" she wondered
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 06:34:15 AM
"I'm....not sure," Elijah admitted, rubbing the back of his neck with a sigh.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 08:10:02 AM
“Well....we can cross that bridge when we get to it,” Norah said. At least they had some time to recuperate and plan out their next steps. She looked down at her plate as thoughts of her parents surfaced again. There was so much that she didn’t know about them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 08:17:40 AM
Sadie are her food heartily, delighting in the feeling of a full stomach of homemade food. “How fancy is this place?” She asked, trying to change the subject to something lighter.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 10:17:32 AM
"Um, I mean you're free to roam around if you want. I dunno what your standards for fancy are," Elijah said, shrugging.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 10:47:27 AM
Sadie looked around the kitchen. “I mean it’s more extravagant than I’m used to.” She moved to stand but didn’t get an inch out of her seat before she felt the sharp twinge of her knee saying no and had to sit back down. “I’ll explore later.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 10:50:44 AM
"Are you okay?" Natalie asked Sadie, worried when she saw her falter.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 10:52:00 AM
She waved her hand dismissively, though she didn’t move to stand again. “Don’t worry.” The last thing she wanted was Natalie worrying about her. The poor girl was probably worried enough. “My knees just a bit stiff.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 11:03:35 AM
Jaime frowned and Nova stood up, watching Sadie carefully, "She's downplaying it," he said, "Sadie, your knee is broken. It's not some minor injury. You shouldn't even be walking on it," he said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 11:06:18 AM
She glared at Jaime and Nova, once again feeling betrayed. Of course she knew it was broken, the doctors had told her it would take some time to heal. “I don’t have time for a broken knee,” she argued. “We have bigger fish to fry.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 11:07:09 AM
"It's broken?" Natalie asked, staring at her. "Sadie! Do you have anything for it? Should we wrap it?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 11:11:17 AM
Sadie flinched at the accusing tone and shrugged. “I don’t have anything with me,” she tried to explain. “There’s no point trying to fix it, all of my stuff had to be left behind at my old place. There wasn’t time to take it with.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 11:13:54 AM
"There's probably some first aid stuff here," Elijah said and stood to go look for it.

"Yeah, I'll look," Natalie said and got up to help Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 11:15:42 AM
Jaime sighed, "at least stay off it while we're here," he said, "may as well take care of yourself while you have the opportunity," he reasoned.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 11:16:30 AM
Sadie groaned and leaned back in her seat, cheeks red. She did not want this attention. “Really, it’s fine, it’ll heal up on its own.” She ran a hand through her hair. “If I can walk why shouldn’t I?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 11:26:11 AM
Norah watched Elijah and Natalie go off to search then turned back to Sadie, "You may be doing more damage," she said delicately
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 11:36:38 AM
That was not the answer she wanted to hear. Having full use of her legs was imperative to the way Sadie lived life. She couldn't just stay off her feet. What good was hired muscle and thievery if she couldn't walk? "I-I'm not doing more damage." In truth, she hadn't been injured many times, and this was her first break. She didn't have a clue what she was doing.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 11:45:06 AM
"I think you know that's not true," Norah said gently, offering the girl a sympathetic smile. Norah looked down at her hand and sighed, "It sucks, being limited like this. You have no idea how badly I just want to put my hair up," Norah said with a laugh, "You'll heal faster and be back on both your feet before you know it. But if you're not careful...it will never get better," Norah said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 11:47:33 AM
Sadie's eyes landed on Norah's hand, feeling ashamed. "Have you been through this before?" she asked. She didn't want to admit how afraid she was of what would happen.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 12:01:13 PM
Norah looked at her hand again and felt a wave of nausea as she thought about the metal holding the bones together. "I've never broken anything before, but my brother has," she said, "and like you, he's stubborn and didn't let it heal," she said pointedly, "he walks with a bit of a limp now because of it," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 12:06:38 PM
Sadie slumped more in her seat, cheeks turning a darker shade of pink. "What do I do then?" she mumbled. "Stay in bed for weeks?" The last thing she wanted was to walk with a limp.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 12:13:14 PM
"We've got stuff!" Natalie announced in a sing song voice as she and Elijah returned. "Alright Sadie, prepare to be mummified!" She held up a roll of Ace bandage 
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 12:14:17 PM
Sadie stared at the bandage, a sick look appearing on her face. "Do you guys know what you're doing with that?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 12:28:19 PM
"I've wrapped a few things. We just need to make you a splint to stabilize your knee," Elijah explained, taking the bandage from Natalie. "It'll be a bit makeshift," he added as he walked into the kitchen to find a few rods to help support.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 12:32:06 PM
Her stomach flipped slightly at the thought of a makeshift splint. It didn't make any sense, but she was rather fond of her personal space, especially when it came to Elijah. She trusted him, but that didn't mean she liked the thought of him groping her leg. "I don't need to like, take my pants off, do I?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 12:44:04 PM
"No, keep them on please. You'll just have to have someone rewrap it when you change," Elijah explained point-blank. He returned with a few things and set them down, then looked at her with an uncertain expression. "I'm not going to hurt you," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 12:47:15 PM
"Please, you couldn't if you wanted to." She was still tense, but Sadie reluctantly stuck out her leg for him to look at. Her knee was angry and swollen, she could feel the skin pressing tight against her pants.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
"Yeah, alright Sadie." Elijah rolled his eyes and inspected her knee, frowning moreso as he did. "You might need to ice this once I'm done," he told her as he got started.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 01:03:57 PM
She flinched when he touched her knee, the broken bone more than a little sensitive. "I'll do whatever you tell me to if it means I won't walk with a limp the rest of my life," she said with a quick glance at Norah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 01:36:38 PM
"Will you really?" He asked, his tone lilting with amusement. He set the rods in place and carefully began wrapping it tightly in place. "You'll have to hobble a bit with this, by the way."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 01:39:50 PM
“Hobble? Like a penguin?” She grimaced at the thought. “How graceful.” Still, she couldn’t complain too much. It would help in the end.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 01:56:22 PM
"If you want to think of it like that." Elijah tied it off and sat back, inspecting his work. "That should be fine. Just let me know if it comes loose or anything." He stood and ran his fingers through his hair. "Nat, wanna get some ice for her?" He asked.

"Oh! Sure!" Natalie hopped up from where she'd been watching him work and got some ice and a towel for Sadie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 01:58:13 PM
Sadie blew some stray hair from her face and looked down at the bandage. “You’re good at that,” she commented. “Have a lot of practice bandaging wounds?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 02:02:30 PM
"Somewhat," Elijah said vaguely. He set about clearing the table from the plates that were finished.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 02:04:02 PM
“Do I have doctors permission to walk around on this thing now?” She asked, unable to keep her stupid quips quiet in the time she was waiting. She was antsy.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 02:27:04 PM
"Do whatever you want, but you still better ice it," he told her. Natalie brought over the makeshift ice pack and held it out to her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2019, 03:53:03 PM
“You’ll be good as new in no time,” Norah assured her as she stood up, “I think I’m going to attempt a shower,” Norah said to the group, “I’m sure I smell like a barbarian right now,” she joked before scurrying off. She found a bathroom, which was thankfully stocked with towels and soap. There was even some travel size shampoo and conditioner inside the shower. After great difficulty, Norah stripped down then found herself staring at her reflection in the mirror, frowning at all the bruises. She wished she couldn’t remember how she’d gotten each one.

Jaime watched Norah leave the room, frowning a little; she really hadn’t said much to him. He was beginning to think she was avoiding him, “why don’t we lounge around on the couches over there,” he said, “god knows, it’s all I can do anyway,” he said lightly, eyeing Sadie specifically. “Keep me company,” he requested, rather than suggesting she rest.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 02, 2019, 09:49:10 PM
Sadie could tell what he was doing and she was grateful for it. A small smile played at the corners of her mouth. “Okay,” she conceded. “Nat, could you...?” She didn’t want to finish the question for helping getting to the couch.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 02, 2019, 10:47:12 PM
Natalie nodded and stood up, going to Sadie's side to help her up and into the living room.

Elijah watched Norah go, and then the others. He sighed and focused on cleaning off the dishes with Maia laying in the kitchen behind him.
"This is nice," his daemon commented.
"For now," he replied, drying a dish.
"Oh, you like having them all here." Maia looked up at him, a teasing glint in her eyes. Elijah rolled his own and didn't grace her with a reply.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 12:54:30 AM
I love how he is mr grumpy as soon as norahs gone :p)

Jaime wheeled himself to the couches and carefully moved from the chair to one of them. “Ahhh, this is better,” he said once laying down.


Norah stared at herself in the mirror for a long time; it was the first time she was really getting a look at herself after what mr Robertsons men did to her. She breathed in and out slowly and looked away, tears filling her eyes.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 01:08:05 AM
(Serious boy is serious)

"How long had you been in that hospital room?" Natalie asked curiously as she helped Sadie to the couches.

Elijah finished up in the kitchen and went to go find some clothes for himself, since he was already feeling gross in his ones from yesterday. Of course, if he didn't find any they always had the hospital scrubs they'd taken.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 01:29:36 AM
“I’ve been in there since the attack, I really don’t know how long it’s been,” Jaime said, “to be fair, I was only awake for two days of it,” Jaime said

Norah finally got into the shower and did her best to clean off and wash her hair with just the one hand. It was not an easy task and in the end she gave up on her hair; she would need to get one of the girls to help her later; the tangles were just too much. Norah finally stepped out of the shower and wrapped a towel around herself before going back to the room to change
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 03:20:19 AM
"And how are you feeling?" Natalie asked. "I think we should go outside, if anyone's up for it. It's so pretty here!"

Elijah had managed to find some things for himself to wear, just a pair of joggers and a teeshirt, which was fine for the time being. He heard the shower shut off and came out into the hall, but Norah had already gone into the room they'd used last night. He hesitated before walking over and knocking on the door.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 04:31:54 AM
Sadie lifted her leg up to rest on the console table. “I don’t know if it’s safe to show our faces outside, Natalie.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 05:23:38 AM
Norah sat on the bed, still wrapped in the towel; her hair was dripping wet and the clothes she'd wore before were in a pile beside her. "Come in," she said, hearing the knock. she didn't really care who it was, she just knew she needed help.

sorry, forgot Jaime)

"We're pretty far from the city, I'm sure it would be alright to go outside. Maybe this place has a back porch. It would be nice to get some fresh air," Jaime conceded.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 06:01:33 AM
Elijah stepped in and paused in the doorway when he saw her. "Um, sorry, I just wanted to check in," he said, averting his eyes.

"I'll go look," Natalie said and hopped to check for a back door to a porch.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 08:07:44 AM
Norah looked at Elijah, biting her lip as she realized exposed she was, “I...I need help,” she admitted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 08:20:28 AM
Sadie sighed and leaned back on the couch, casting her gaze on Jaime. “I guess fresh air wouldn’t be terrible.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 09:29:31 AM
"Oh," Elijah looked back at her. "Um, okay. How can I help?" He asked, walking further into the room. "Or..I could get Nat if you want."

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 10:10:45 AM
Jaime watched Natalie leave the room in search of a back door then turned to Sadie, "So, what's the deal with Norah and Elijah? They...seem to have gotten close," Jaime said


Norah probably could manage on her own but her hand was in so much pain that she'd gotten flustered, "Can you just....help me get the shirt on," she asked, embarrassed

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 10:24:18 AM
Sadie groaned and looked away. This was the last thing she wanted to talk about. “I don’t know,” she told him. “They’ve been acting weird for a while.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 10:26:24 AM
"Yeah, yeah." Elijah came over and picked the shirt up to help her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 10:52:54 AM
 Jaime frowned a bit, "I'm not oblivious, I can see there's something between them and it's not just friendship," he said, then sighed, "I'm not mad or anything, I just wish she'd talk to me about it," Jaime said, "instead she's avoiding me," Jaime said.

With his help she was finally able to get the shirt on, grimacing a bit as she slid her arm through the long sleeve. She breathed out shakily and looked up at Elijah, unsure what to say.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 10:55:08 AM
“I don’t know if they’ve done anything yet,” she offered. “Far as I know they’re just kind of...smitten. But how are you not mad? Weren’t you two like, hopelessly in love?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
Jaime sighed, "I thought so, but now I'm not so sure," he admitted, "Something felt different when she visited me at the hospital. Something missing," Jaime said, "but...I don't know, I don't think I could ever really be mad with her," he confessed
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 11:06:22 AM
“I don’t know what you really saw in her anyways,” Sadie said, trying to cheer him up. “You’re completely different people. I mean for gods sake you’re basically a thug.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 11:31:08 AM
Jaime laughed and rolled his eyes, "Hey, I'm a classy thug," he retorted, "To be honest, we rarely actually talked. It was always more physical than anything," Jaime admitted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 11:37:15 AM
Elijah met her eyes and then glanced her over quickly. "How was your shower?" He asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 11:39:33 AM
She made a face, though she wasn’t actually that uncomfortable. “Wonderful, I definitely needed to know that.” She’d had her own flings on an off through the years, but never a prolonged thing like it seemed Jaime and Norah had.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 11:58:10 AM
"Unsuccessful," Norah said, "Do you know how hard it is to shower with only one functional hand?" she complained, "My hair is such a mess I'm tempted to just cut it off," she admitted. She then looked at him more seriously, "I...I saw myself for the first time," she said quietly, "I look terrible..."

Jaime grinned, "don't you worry, we never did what you're thinking," he said, "That aside....I just wish she's talk to me," he siad, "but she won't even look at me"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 12:05:59 PM
“Well the girl is traumatized after what your father did to her,” Sadie reasoned. “Not to mention if she’s got something with Eli then she probably feels guilty.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 12:55:04 PM
"right, I suppose I should just give her time," Jaime said, frowning, "It's hard to imagine what she went through. That it was because of my own father," Jaime said, "I wonder if...I just remind her of it," he pondered aloud
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 12:57:10 PM
“It’s possible.” Sadie didn’t bother sugarcoating it, instead opting for the truth. “I’m sure she’ll get over it eventually though.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 01:05:40 PM
"The bruises'll fade," Elijah said, sitting down beside her. "Besides, you still look beautiful to me," he added.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 01:27:49 PM
Jaime hated to think that he might serve as a reminder to the horror Norah had gone through. "Your friend sure has been gone a while," he noted, changing the subject, "I wonder if she found a porch or anything,"


Norah smiled faintly and brushed a tear away, "You always know what to say," she said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 03, 2019, 01:28:54 PM
“Knowing Nat, She’s probably giving us time to wallow in self pity.” She glances at their legs. “Sorry pair we are.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 01:43:45 PM
(She was swallowed by the house)

"Not really." He shrugged but then took her hand in his, playing idly with her fingers. "You really are beautiful, though. I've thought so since I first saw you."

Natalie then (conveniently) returned. "Okay, there most definitely is a porch and it most definitely is gorgeous. I have a bajillion pine tree pictures now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 01:53:41 PM
Jaime laughed at that, eyeing his legs and her knee, "You can say that again," he said, "at least we can be lame together" he said before Natalie appeared again. He chuckled, "How many pictures could you need of trees that all look the same?" Jaime teased

Norah raised an eyebrow, "Really? I certainly couldn't tell," Norah said as she looked down at their hands, "here I thought you wanted nothing to do with me that day," she said, "You were so serious and grumpy," she teased
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 02:06:50 PM
"They're from different angles, Jaime. It's art," Natalie retorted but smiled good naturedly.

Elijah rolled his eyes but smiled slightly. "Yeah, is that not how you flirt?" He asked. "It wouldn't have been a good idea to try and pursue anything with you at that point, anyway. I didn't really want to pursue anything with anyone."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 02:23:29 PM
Jaime rolled his eyes, "right, art," he said, "Well, why don't we go see this art then," Jaime suggested


Norah restrained a smile, feeling her cheeks flush, "You know, I thought you were quite handsome, glaring at your computer screen," she said. She looked up, meeting his eyes, "is it a good idea now?" she asked
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 02:34:15 PM
"Yes! It's just down the hall," Natalie said, waving for them to come.

Elijah searched her gaze, finding himself nodding. "Yeah, it...it's definitely a better idea now. Even if I didn't think that, I don't think I'd be able to stay away from you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 02:42:43 PM
"well what are we waiting for!" Jaime said as he got himself back into the wheelchair and started to follow Natalie.


Norah smiled and smoothed her hand along his cheek; she meant what she'd said the night before. With everything falling apart around her, he was the only thing that made sense. he was holding it all together. "Nor could I,' she whispered.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 02:57:44 PM
Elijah's smile grew somewhat as he leaned into her touch. He then moved closer to her and leaned over to kiss her softly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 03:06:43 PM
(just casually snogging and she is definitely not wearing pants :P)

Just like in the hospital supply room, Norah felt something different with Elijah that she'd never felt before. She returned his kiss, enjoying every second. "Let's hope you don't make me faint this time," she whispered teasingly against his lips.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 03:16:42 PM
(It be like that sometimes.)

"Just let me know if you get light headed," he chuckled and then kissed her again, his hand slipping to her waist.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2019, 03:26:02 PM
Norah’s breath caught in her throat as his hand wandered down to her waist. She pushed her fingers through his dark hair as the kiss deepened. She was aware that she was very naked from the waist down aside from the towel covering her; it wasn’t a problem to her in that moment.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 03, 2019, 04:13:50 PM
Elijah continued kissing her, his lips eventually trailing from hers to her jaw and neck. His hand moved as well, though he faltered when he felt the fabric of her towel. He quickly pulled back, his brows drawn together. "I'm sorry, I totally forgot. Do you need help finishing getting dressed?" He asked, face slightly flushed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 12:14:14 AM
Norah breathed in shakily and swallowed before finally finding her words, “please,” she said simply as she gently played with his hait
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 12:20:56 AM
Elijah breathed out a small laugh and then turned to grab the rest of her clothes to help her get into them.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 12:26:20 AM
Sadie followed the others at a slower pace. The splint helped a great deal but she really did have to hobble. Suddenly going outside didn’t seem like such a nice idea.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 12:30:45 AM
Norah kept the towel in place as best she could as he helped her slid on the pants but even so, he’d probably gotten some kind of a show. She wasn’t too concerned as he’d already seen enough of her backside at the hospital in that awful gown. Once she was finally fully clothed, Norah smiled and gave Elijah one quick kiss to thank him.


Jaime looked behind him at Sadie and knew she was struggling, “hey, you can use the back of the chair to support you a bit,” he suggested, stopping a moment.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 12:59:44 AM
Elijah sat back down on the bed beside her and gently pushed some of her hair behind her ear. "So what now?" He asked, tilting his head.

"Maybe we should've stolen two wheelchairs," Natalie mused.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 01:01:42 AM
Sadie flushed, embarrassed, but nodded and reached for his chair. “Sorry,” she muttered. All the wanted to do was retreat to a room and wallow in peace.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 03:09:23 AM
“Well, I would love to just stay here with you but I imagine the others will start to get ideas about us if we disappear all day,” she said, not sounding like she cared about that one way or another. She shrugged

“You don’t have any reason to be sorry Sadie,” Jaime said as he wheeled himself after Natalie, going slowly for Sadie’s benefit. Once they reached the porch he stopped and looked around happily,
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 03:26:46 AM
Elijah sighed, looking over at the door. "Yeah, I guess we probably shouldn't hole up in here," he said, though he didn't sound too happy about it. He stood and held his hand out to her.

"Welcome to the great outdoors!" Natalie made a dramatic swooping gesture as she opened the porch doors for them. The house was surrounded by trees, but through them the tops of the mountains could be seen.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 04:46:16 AM
Sadie stared out at the mountains, momentarily out of words to speak. She’d only ever lived in the city, this was a sight beyond anything she’d imagined. “Holy shit,” she finally said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 05:28:39 AM
lol, well they obviously living somewhere on the west coast :P)

Jaime beamed, "it's beautiful," he said in awe. Of course he'd grown up with a spectacular view of the sea, he found the surrounding forest much more appealing. "and quiet" he said, more happy about that than anything else.


Norah looked up at him, noting his disappointment. She grinned and took his hand, "There will be time later," she said as she got to her feet
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 05:57:43 AM
(Yeah haha i was originally thinking California but maybe further north too. Idk 🤷🏼‍♀️)

"Yeah, it's super nice," Natalie agreed. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath.

Elijah hummed in half-agreement as he left the room, still holding her hand.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 08:03:26 AM
Norah walked with Elijah back to where they’d left the others but stopped, looking puzzled when they weren’t there, “well that’s strange,” she commented, looking towards the back of the house when she heard voices.

Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 08:31:42 AM
Sadie breathed in the fresh air, stepping back to lean against the wall. “Fancy place indeed,” she muttered. “Do you think we’ll ever go back to regular life?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 08:49:39 AM
"I think they're outside," Elijah said, frowning. He knew the safehouse was secluded and, well, safe - but that didn't make him any less uneasy about the situation. He looked at Norah and then started back to the porch.

Natalie turned to Sadie and then looked down. "I hope so," she finally said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 09:20:33 AM
“I think I’ll be lucky if I end up dead in a ditch one day,” she admitted sourly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 10:13:18 AM
Jaime raised an eyebrow, "I will not let that happen," Jaime told her firmly. He didn't know when life would go back to normal; he knew his own life would never be the same, but he hoped there would come a day when they wouldn't be on the run constantly.

Norah walked alongside Elijah, still holding his hand as they came upon the back door leading out to a porch. "You're unsure about this place," she stated, not a question. "What do you think could possibly happen?" she asked him, trying not to let his nervous energy rub off on her. She had enough fears raging war in her head.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 10:22:38 AM
Sadie inched down the wall until she was sat on the ground, a displeased grimace on her face. “How could you stop it?” She challenged. She was feeling some kind of way and was ready to take it out on anyone. “You can’t. If it’s gonna happen it’s gonna happen.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 12:02:10 PM
“Come one Sadie, don’t talk like that,” Jaime said cautiously, not sure what had brought on her sudden hostility, “we are going to figure all this out, just have a little faith,” he said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 12:04:05 PM
“Faith?” She snorted derisively. “In what? We’ve barely made it out alive as it is. Between the two of us we have one working leg, Norahs entire hand is useless, and we have nobody to back us up. What good is 5 kids against an empire?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 12:32:53 PM
"We've done a helluva lot so far," Natalie said quietly.

"Anything," Elijah shrugged. "I don't want to make you worry, Norah. It's just...ingrained in me now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 12:50:19 PM
“I wouldn’t call it an empire, that’s going a bit far,” Jaime said but he could see her point. Jaime sighed and looked out at the forest, “for now, we lay low,” he said, “let ourselves heal. The election is still months away.”


Norah gave his hand a squeeze and smiled gently, “nothing is going to happen,” she said, “just...let yourself breathe. We are okay,” she told him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 12:57:27 PM
Sadie could tell she was getting too worked up, her cheeks red from her frustration. How could she believe in anything when Astrid was as good as dead? What chance did she have? And what point was there to continuing the fight? She ran her hands through her hair and over her face, working to keep her cool. “Yeah,” She said in a strained voice. She hadn’t even heard what Jaime had said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 01:24:01 PM
"Don't worry too much, Sadie. We're here to just...get our minds off it for a bit." Natalie sunk down beside Sadie and smiled gently.


"I know that in theory." Elijah sighed and turned toward her. "It's just...hard to let go," he continued, looking down.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 01:26:09 PM
Sadie couldn’t meet her friends eyes, opting instead to let her head drop on Natalie’s shoulder. “I’m fine,” she mumbled. “Just bummed about my knee.” She knew it was a lie, but she couldn’t bear to hurt Natalie’s spirit. Somebody had to remain positive.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 01:37:26 PM
"I know, I know," Norah said as she reached up and put her hand on his cheek. The last time he'd let his guard down, she had been taken right from his own apartment. She understood why he struggled to relax.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 01:58:53 PM
"I'll try, though," he said. He turned his head and kissed the inside of her wrist. "For you," Elijah added.

Natalie rested her head against Sadie's and sighed softly. "Yeah, there's a lot to be bummed about now."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 02:07:45 PM
“There also a lot to be thankful for,” Jaime said, offering her a small smile. He swallowed hard and looked away, “We should let her die in vain. She wouldn’t want you to give up,” he then said

Norah looked up at him, her thumb gently sliding along his cheek. “And I’ll try to stay out of trouble, for you,” she said with a grin. She didn’t seem to be too good at that though.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 02:23:11 PM
Elijah smiled in response and then kissed her softly. "Come on," he said once he'd pulled away, "we should check where they are."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 04, 2019, 02:30:00 PM
Norah nodded then opened the back door slowly and peeked outside, “they’re out here,” she said, not yet realizing the serious conversation they were walking into. Norah walked out into the porch, her hand falling back into Elijah’s without a second thought. “Wow, it’s beautof out here,” she commented
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 04, 2019, 02:41:37 PM
"It is," Elijah agreed as he stood next to her. He ran his thumb over her knuckles as he took in the view, and then turned to the others. "How long have you guys been out here?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 04, 2019, 10:38:41 PM
Sadie grit her teeth, feeling like crying at the thought of Astrid. She kept her eyes closed and didn’t speak until she knew she could without crying. Elijah saved her from having to respond though. “Not that long,” she said, voice strained.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 05, 2019, 12:47:57 AM
Jaime’s heart broke for Sadie; she had been keeping her grief for Astrid pushed down the last time they’d spoken about her. He could see it was still very raw. He sighed and looked over at Elijah and moral as they broke the tension. His eyes were immediately drawn to their hands, which surprised him in that Norah was no longer trying to hide it. Jaime looked away and tried not to let it bother him. “We thought some fresh air would be nice,” Jaime said.

Norah’s smile fell as her eyes moved to Sadie and Natalie, realizing they’d interrupted a serious moment.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 02:05:56 AM
Elijah followed where Jaime's eyes had gone and he gently pulled his hand away from Norah's and put it into the pocket of his joggers. "Yeah, that's probably a good idea," he agreed. "We're lucky the weather's good right now."

Natalie patted Sadie's good leg and gave her a small smile.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 05, 2019, 02:22:06 AM
Jaime’s jaw tightened as he kept his eyes purposefully off the two. He’d thought it wouldn’t bother him, but it seemed he’d been mistaken. “Yes, quite fortunate for this time of year,” Jaime said

As Elijah let go of her hand, norahs initial reaction was disappointment but when She chanced a quick glance at Jaime she understood why. Norah swallowed hard and felt heat rush to her cheeks. She would have to talk with Jaime; she didn’t want to avoid it any longer.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 05:10:06 AM
Sadie was growing more and more discomforted by the minute. “Will you people just talk about the elephant in the room?” She hissed.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 05, 2019, 07:39:10 AM
LOL. subtle :P)

Norah's shoulders grew tense immediately and she looked to Sadie, surprised and mortified; she had never felt so uncomfortable in her life and it appeared Jaime felt similarly. Norah breathed out shakily and just managed to nod, not trusting herself to speak. Thankfully Jaime responded first, "She's right. Nor....let's go talk inside, straighten this out," he said stiffly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 11:38:35 AM
Elijah shifted uneasily and went to go stand by the rail to let them go in.

Natalie looked at Sadie with wide eyes, and thrn looked at Norah and Jaime with the same look of worry.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 11:40:28 AM
Sadie watched them go in, a deep frown on her face. “So are things the way they look?” She asked Eli, still looking to lash out at somebody.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 05, 2019, 11:50:21 AM
Norah sighed, “fine,” said quietly, frustrated that she was being forced to have this conversation when she didn’t feel ready. She grabbed the handles of jaimes chair and pushed him inside to the living room. Norah sat on a couch across from Jaime. There was a painfully awkward silence between them at first until Jaime broke the tension. “I’m not angry, if that’s wht you’re worried about. It hurts, but I understand.” He said quietly
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 11:52:06 AM
"Why? You don't approve?" Elijah asked, turning toward her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 11:58:25 AM
"Maybe I think it's a little stupid to get involved when that was what got us all caught up in this mess in the first place," she replied coolly. "A lot stupid."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 12:10:00 PM
"I'm not a Wolf," he retorted. "That's what got us into this mess, not just a relationship."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 12:15:23 PM
Sadie rolled her eyes and wished she was standing so she could get in his face. "So it is a relationship then?" she confirmed. "You went and found the most vulnerable girl out there and took advantage?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 12:21:01 PM
"Are you kidding me?" Elijah scoffed and shook his head, running his fingers through his hair. "You don't know sh*t, Sadie."

Natalie looked between them. "Um," she said, but didn't know quite what to say to diffuse the situation.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 12:26:30 PM
"Oh really? I don't know sh*t?" She challenged, voice rising. "Tell me, how long did you wait to swoop in and be her saviour? Was it before or after she lost every semblance of normalcy in her life?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 01:00:33 PM
Elijah glowered down at her, his jaw clenching. "What do you even care?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 01:02:12 PM
She scrambled to stand up, though her injury made it more like a baby deer trying to stand. “I don’t care,” She snarled. “I just think it’s a little ridiculous to be making such a mess when everything is already a mess to begin with!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 01:13:58 PM
"She's the only thing that makes sense in this f***ing mess, so I don't need you to judge me for it," he growled.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 01:17:25 PM
“Relationships like that are what’s going to get you killed,” Sadie snapped, poking her finger into his chest. “And Jaime doesn’t deserve to see you flaunt it either!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 01:26:06 PM
"How exactly have I flaunted it? By holding her hand? Should I just not talk to her at all? Would that make you happy?" Elijah rolled his eyes at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 01:27:37 PM
“Just grow some balls and make a decision!” Sadie scoffed. “Either do it and make it obvious, or stop trying to hide it - poorly I might add. The man needs closure!”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 01:33:40 PM
"She's talking to him now, isn't she?!" Elijah threw his hands out toward the door. "That wasn't my call to make, she wasn't ready!"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 01:35:32 PM
Sadie blanched at that, a slight stab of guilt hitting her about Norah. The girl was still so innocent of everything. “It had to happen,” she tried to defend. “Ready or not, somebody had to say something.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 01:46:57 PM
"Oh, really? Is that you decided?" Elijah shot back.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 01:48:43 PM
“Yes!” She said hotly. “Do you think I made a mistake?” She didn’t care what he thought, the arrogant, overbearing prick.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 02:19:44 PM
"I think you just can't handle not being in control of everything  because Christ do you make it impossible to function when you aren't!" He grabbed his hair and pushed it away from his face. "I'm - this is ridiculous. You are the most stubborn, unbelievable person I've ever met!"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 02:21:56 PM
“Better stubborn than dead!” She was practically yelling st that point, her rage boiling over. She grabbed the door to the desk and swung it open, heading back inside at an infuriatingly slow pace.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 02:28:45 PM
Elijah just let out a frustrated growl and turned away, needing to take a few moments of quiet to calm down. Or to go punch a tree, but he hadn't decided yet.

Natalie had watched the entire exchange in horrified silence, but as Sadie left she got up to go after her. She knew Elijah needed to be alone when he got like that, but she felt as though Sadie could use a friend.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 02:31:54 PM
Sadie stormed into the room she’d shared with Jaime the night before, angry tears forming in her eyes. She muttered expletives about Eli the whole way until she collapsed on the bed. She wanted nothing more than to throw or punch something.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 02:40:14 PM
"Um, Sadie?" Natalie asked her uneasily.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 02:41:23 PM
Sadie raised a pillow as if to throw it at Natalie before she caught herself and let it drop. “What do you want?” She wipes at the tears on her face impatiently.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 05, 2019, 02:53:13 PM
"I just wanted to make sure you were okay," she said softly and stepped into the room. "But, I can see that you're not."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 05, 2019, 05:17:50 PM

(WOW that was explosive! :P)

Norah was purposefully avoiding his eyes while picking at the corner of a pillow; her heart was racing as she tried to find the right words. She finally looked up, surprised to hear what he had to say. "You're not angry?" she asked, voice small and timid. Jaime shook his head and reached over, putting his hand over hers."No, I could never be mad at you Norah." he said. Norah stared at him like he was crazy, having expected the conversation to go very differently. She sighed and then offered him a small smile, "I did love you, I still care about you very much Jaime, but something is missing between us" Norah said, looking down at their hands with a frown, "something....I've found in Elijah," she said, almost a whisper.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 05, 2019, 10:58:47 PM
Her shoulders slumped and Sadie shook her head. “I’m sorry, I know he’s your friend. I shouldn’t have said those things in front of you.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 12:13:39 AM
(Yes 😂)

Natalie came over and sat on the bed beside her. "You don't have to apologize. But I guess...I'm just wondering what Eli did? I can talk to him for you, you know, if you want."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 12:16:20 AM
Sadie stared down at her hands, unsure how to respond. “He didn’t do anything,” she admitted. “He’s just the only one I can tell at who’ll yell back.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 12:24:23 AM
"Oh," Natalie said softly. She reached over and put one of her hands over Sadie's. "So you just needed a verbal punching bag?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 12:26:41 AM
“If I had a regular punching bag I’d use it,” she said as a way of confirmation. “It’s just how I cope I guess.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 01:23:27 AM
"Well, I know Eli can take it but...it'd be cool if you guys got along," she said, biting the inside of her cheek.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 01:25:10 AM
“I don’t hate him,” she admitted reluctantly. “I’m just going through a lot and I can’t talk about it, so yelling at him is the only thing I can do.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 01:33:46 AM
It was hard to hear those words, but Jaime knew there was truth to them. Something was missing. What that something was, he couldn’t be certain. He pulled his hand away and nodded, “I won’t lie, it will be difficult to see you with him,” Jaime admitted, “but I don’t want you to hold back just for my sake,” Jaime assured her.

Norah couldn’t believe Jaime was being so understanding and she almost wondered if he was downplaying his hurt. Either way, she admired him for it. Norah leaned over and lightly kissed his cheek in a purely platonic way, “thank you Jaime,” she said, wondering how this boy could possible be the son of someone so cruel. “You should go back to the others, I think I’ll just lay on the couch for a bit,” Jaime then said. Norah nodded and helped him from the chair as best she could. Once he was settled Norah returned to the porch, “Elijah?” She said, surprised to find him alone. He seemed tense and she almost wondered if maybe needed to be alone. She hesitated at the door, unsure what to do
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 01:42:20 AM
"I get it," Natalie said. "But you can always talk to me about stuff, you know. I don't care how crazy you think it sounds, I just...you don't have to bottle it all up."

Elijah turned to Norah, seeming to relax somewhat when he laid his eyes on her. "Hey. How'd it go?" He asked.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 01:44:36 AM
Sadie pulled her good knee up to her chest, staring resolutely at the ground. “I miss her,” she admitted in a small voice. “I know she threatened to kill you, but she was my best friend. And now she’s gone and it’s my fault.” She still couldn’t bring herself to say the words in the back of her head, it was too embarrassing and stung.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 01:53:05 AM
Norah smiled a little when she saw him relax somewhat. She stood beside him and looked out at the trees, “surprisingly well,” she said, “he was strangely fine with it,” Norah said, “I suppose I worried about it unnecessarily
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 03:07:33 AM
"Well...that's good, then," he said. He leaned against the porch railing and crossed his arms, resting his chin on them as he watched the branches rustle with wind.

"It's not your fault." Natalie shifted so she was facing Sadie more. "All of us were involved in that, and it could have been anyone. It's not your fault, its that awful man's fault."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:09:14 AM
“No Natalie!” Sadie said hotly. “I convinced her to come, I let her put her life on the line. If I had left her well enough alone, she’d still be sitting in our old apartment, alive.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 03:27:25 AM
"Alright, now tell me what happened," Norah siad as she leaned on the railing beside him and tentatively put her hand on his shoulder.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 03:54:28 AM
"Sadie, that isn't on you. She could have told you no, but she didn't
 She wouldn't blame you, or want you blaming yourself." Natalie's brows furrowed, unsure of how else to convince her.

"Is this a good idea?" Elijah asked, not looking at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 04:00:41 AM
"Nat I think I loved her," Sadie admitted, voice impossibly quiet, cheeks colouring with shame.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 04:06:40 AM
Norah withdrew her hand and looked over at him with a frown, unsure where this was coming from. She'd asked him the same thing not that long ago and he hadn't expressed any hesitations. Why was he suddenly having  doubts? "Eli...where is this coming from? Of course I think it's a good idea," she said.


woah!)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 04:11:31 AM
(Woah is right!)

Natalie opened her mouth, then closed it with an audible click. Instead she scooted closer to Sadie and wrapped her arms around her tightly.

Elijah groaned and tucked his face into his arms now. He stayed like that for a moment before straightening up and turning to her. "Sadie just...she had a couple points to make about this," he gestured between them, "and I can't help but wonder if maybe there's some merit. I mean, I just don't want to be taking advantage of you or...or have this blow up in our faces. I don't want to lose you."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 04:15:53 AM
Sadie was all out of tears, so she rested her face against Natalie's shoulder, trying to come to terms with what she'd finally said out loud. She pulled away, rubbing her hand against her face. "I'm sorry, it doesn't matter."

[is it possible for me to ever play a non-bi characteR?]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 04:25:27 AM
(Nah dude always gotta self-project. At least I do lmao)

"It does, Sadie. It matters a lot," Natalie insisted. She tilted her head and kept her hand on Sadie's back. "I'm so sorry."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 04:33:14 AM
"She's gone, it's not like I ever could have done anything about it." She felt hollow, too afraid of getting emotional once again. "Maybe that's why I hate seeing Eli and Norah together. It doesn't feel fair."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 04:47:28 AM
bahahaha no, I don't think it is possible :P)

Norah reached up and placed her hand on his cheek, her expression softening, "You are not taking advantage of me," she siad firmly, though she could see his point. She was dealing with the aftermath of a major trauma and he'd provided the comfort she desperately needed to get through it; he certainly wasn't taking advantage of her intentionally but she wondered if they would still feel the same about each other under normal circumstances. N
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 05:00:10 AM
"It's not," Natalie agreed. "It's not fair that that happened to Astrid, but that's why we have to take care of Mr. Robertson. So no one else has to go through this."

Elijah moved closer to her and put his hands on her waist. "You're the only thing that's made me feel like I can actually breathe in a long time," he admitted quietly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 05:03:47 AM
Sadie nodded, a sick feeling in her gut. "You won't tell anyone will you?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:11:54 AM
Norah smoothed her thumb along his cheek and smiled softly, any little doubts she'd had in that moment gone, "See, that's how I know this is real," she said, "You're good for me and I'm good for you. It's not one sided," she said. Norah looked up at him, knowing for certain that she was falling in love with him.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:12:15 AM
I feel so bad now about Astrid! lol)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 05:20:42 AM
(Maybe....she can be.......saved........
But nah idk yet)

"Of course not," Natalie assured her. "But it's not something you need to hide either."

Elijah returned her smile and then kissed her softly. "Thank you," he said, barely pulling away to do so.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 05:31:17 AM
[nahhhh I like having people be in painnnn]

Sadie shrugged noncommittally, neither agreeing nor disagreeing with Natalie. "I just don't think it's anybody's business." The last thing she wanted was for them all to know her private secrets.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:34:08 AM
hey, anything could happen :P)
but at the same time, that girl had some serious issues and would probably be terrible for Sadie!)

Norah smiled against his lips, glad to have eased his mind, "You're very welcome," she whispered, not wanting to pull away.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 06:01:57 AM
(Sadie deserves only the best.)

"Okay," Natalie nodded. "Here, you stay here and I'll go get you something to drink." She patted Sadie's good knee and then stood up.

Elijah let his forehead rest against hers and closed his eyes, still smiling.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 06:07:34 AM
Sadie laid back on the bed, staring up at the ceiling miserably. She was already regretting saying anything, having kept it a secret for so long. She knew one thing - she owed Elijah an apology, but that she was not prepared to do yet.

[Sadie deserves a little good in her life]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 06:23:53 AM
Norah slid her hand from his cheek and rested it on his chest, feeling completely at peace in his arms. There were absolutely no doubts in her mind when it came to Elijah.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 06:40:41 AM
Natalie went to the kitchen and got Sadie a glass of water, then quickly returned to her room and set the glass down for her.

"I'm glad your talk with Jaime went well," Elijah said, lifting his head again to look at her.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 06:45:06 AM
"So am I," Norah replied as her mind went back to that conversation, "He was so...understanding," she said, then laughed softly, "It seems so impossible that he could even share blood with that awful man," Norah said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 07:11:55 AM
Sadie stared at the water for a second before she sat up and took it, sipping slowly. "Think I can just hide in here for the rest of my life?" she mused.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 07:24:12 AM
"Maybe, but I think people would keep coming in here to bug you anyway," Natalie said, taking a seat on Sadie's bed again.

"Yeah..." Elijah brushed his thumbs absentmindedly against the fabric of her shirt at her waist, thinking about that. "You said you started talking to him because your parents had an argument with his dad?"
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 07:35:37 AM
Norah nodded, not sure where he was going with that; she had pushed down thoughts of her parents after the previous night because otherwise it would consume her. Norah breathed in hard as it all bubbled up again; she would never have peace until she knew the truth. "Which doesn't make sense to me; I didn't know they even knew each other. Why would they be arguing?" she said, shaking her head, "I feel like there's so much about them I don't know," Norah admitted.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 07:36:56 AM
Sadie closed her eyes and breathed out slowly. "Shame. I'd rather not show my face after that fun little outburst."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 07:45:17 AM
"Eli won't hold it against you," Natalie assured her. "He's not one to hold a grudge."

"That is really weird." Elijah let go of her and leaned back against the porch railing as he thought. "Do you think they could've been working with him on something? I mean, it's pretty odd that my boss wouldn't have trusted them unless there was something more to it."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 07:54:53 AM
Norah shrugged her shoulders, "I...I really don't know," Norah admitted, "I suppose it's possible, but I don't even want to think about them working with such a horrible person," she said. Norah leaned on the railing, facing the forest as her mind spun. "I wish we could go back to my apartment, look through some of their stuff that Jasper and I kept," Norah said. She'd looked through it all before but she'd never really known what exactly to look for.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 10:51:15 AM
“I’d hold a grudge,” Sadie grunted. “I mean honestly, I said some pretty awful things.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 11:59:39 AM
Natalie sighed and reached over, gently brushing some hair from Sadie's face. "So did he. You both will work it out," she said.

"Maybe we can see it soon. We need to figure something out about your brother, too." He rubbed his forehead, the stress and weight of the situation they were in crashing down on him again.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 12:15:48 PM
Norah had also being trying not to think about Jasper; he was the only family she had left and now he was facing years in prison. "We have to prove it wasn't him," she said, knowing how difficult that would be given Jasper confessed to it already. Norah slipped her hand into his and gave it a small squeeze, seeing him starting to stress, "Hey, we will figure this out," Norah said, "He won't win.:
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 01:35:09 PM
Sadie raised her head resolutely. “You’re too kind to me,” she told Natalie.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 01:43:16 PM
"I know," Elijah said and looked at her. "I'm sorry, I don't want
to worry you." He kissed her knuckles and sighed softly.

"No, I'm just kind to you. You deserve that, Sadie." Natalie met her eyes and smiled gently.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 01:48:56 PM
Sadie shook her head, suddenly much preferring the idea of facing Elijah. She didn’t want to argue with Natalie about what she did and didn’t deserve. “Well agree to disagree.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 01:54:50 PM
"I know you don't, but I can handle it, I'm not that delicate" Norah assured him
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 02:08:56 PM
Natalie pressed her lips together but didn't respond right away. "Do you feel any better?" She asked.

"I know you're not. But I still want to protect you," he said.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 02:11:19 PM
“I’m not as wound up,” she conceded, brushing her bangs out of her face. “So I guess I do.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 02:21:12 PM
Norah nodded, but it scared her to think about the lengths he'd go to in order to protect her. She reached up and touched his injured shoulder gently, "Please be careful," she siad suddenly before meeting his eyes
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 02:39:33 PM
"That's good, then. Some rest is probably best for you right now," Natalie continued.

Elijah's brows furrowed a bit at her sudden seriousness. "Of course," he replied. "Aren't I always?" He added with a small smirk.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 02:43:30 PM
Sadie frowned and shook her head. “Rest? I’ve had plenty of rest. I don’t want to rest anymore.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 02:46:28 PM
Norah rolled her eyes, "I think we both know that's a lie," she teased but leaned up and kissed his cheek
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 03:00:39 PM
"Yeah, yeah," he chuckled and then tugged gently on her hand. "Come on, we should go back in."

"Well, your leg won't heal if you keep going around on it." Natalie put her hands on her hips and frowned.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:03:06 PM
The mention of her knee brought her crashing back down to earth. “Yes well I can’t be expected to stay in bed for however long it takes to heal. There’s nothing to do.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 03:09:40 PM
"Oh if we must," Norah said, stealing one more glanced at the beautiful surroundings before walking back inside with him, shamelessly hand in hand.


(should we ff maybe?_)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:16:06 PM
[im down to skip a bit]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 03:20:14 PM
(Yus. Maybe a couple days?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 03:21:24 PM
sounds good to me)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:22:56 PM
[ye! Also, would Sadie and Jaime still be sharing a bed?]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 03:24:56 PM
LOL probably not? :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:26:39 PM
[i didn’t think so either, not sure how big this safe house is though lol]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 03:27:30 PM
I guess if it's the only room on the first floor, they'd have no choice :P)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 03:31:54 PM
(Its as big as our imagination lets it be.
Jk. I figure its a decent size?)
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 03:33:03 PM
[eh yeah let them have separate rooms]
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 04:05:36 PM
(Cool! Skipping.........now)

Elijah was up fairly early in the morning, it was still cold enough from the night air that it warranted a hoodie. He'd made himself coffee rather than tea and was reading one of the books in the house at the table. It felt uncomfortably domestic to him, and the worst was that he actually found it to be nice. But it wouldn't last, because they definitely needed to move on. He'd already gotten messages from a few Bears about things he needed to take care of, which meant somehow getting back into the city. And he wasn't sure if he could even risk taking the others, and that meant a possible split up of their group. As his thoughts continued spiralling, he found that he had been staring blankly at the same paragraph for a....long time.

Natalie absolutely loved the bed at the safe house from the room she'd been able to get, so she was sound asleep despite her usual early-bird attitude.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 04:13:28 PM
A couple days had gone by and Norah was enjoying the normalcy; she knew it wouldn't last much longer, but she was savoring every second that they could lounge around the safe house without worrying about anyone trying to kill them. Norah dreaded going back to reality. In reality, her brother was facing years behind bars while the man truly responsible cried in front of the cameras about his son being kidnapped, like he really cared. Norah knew he was getting the sympathy he really wanted and it sickened her. They'd been debating back and forth whether or not to let Jaime post a video of himself denouncing his father, which Norah thought would just blow up in their faces.

Norah woke in the morning, expecting to find Elijah beside her but of course he was already up so she slid out of bed and ventured out of the room and down the stairs. "morning," she said once finding him at the table.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 04:20:43 PM
Elijah turned to look at her and smiled tiredly. "Hey," he said, picking his coffee up to take a sip. "I made coffee if you want any."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 04:31:01 PM
Norah returned his smile and went to the coffee machine, “it is far too early to function without it,” Norah said as she poured herself a cup. She then reached into a cupboard and pulled out a nearly empty bottle of ibuprofen, taking two of the remain pills with a gulp of coffee. “Sorry about waking you up last night,” Norah said as she sat down across from him. Her night terrors seemed to have become a normal occurrence and some nights were worse than others.

Jaime was fast asleep, something he did a lot of. It was partly because he lacked the energy to do much else but also to avoid seeing Norah and Elijah constantly together, which despite his assurances that it was fine, still sucked.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 04:57:48 PM
"You don't have to apologize," he assured her. He was used to working with little to no sleep, so even getting woken up occasionally didn't bother him. Plus, he was just glad he could be there for her.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:03:42 PM
“I know,” she said then shrugged, staring down at her coffee, “I still feel bad,” she said. Norah took a small sip and glanced over at him, “how much longer can we stay here?” She then asked.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 05:09:33 PM
Elijah sighed and looked at his mug, turning it in his hands. "We need to talk about that, actually. With everyone eventually, but...I need to go back to the city at some point soon, but it won't be safe for you, Jaime, and Sadie to go."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:15:36 PM
Norah had expected a change to be coming but she hadn’t anticipated It to mean Elijah returning to the city without them. Norah gripped the handle of her coffee mug tightly, “what are we to do then? Can we even stay here?” She asked, frowning more and more.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 05:22:22 PM
Elijah nodded, though it was hesitant. "Yeah, at least for a little longer. They won't notice anything's up if i tell them I had been using it, but if it keeps being used they'll realize something so..." he trailed off, shrugging his good shoulder.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 06, 2019, 05:27:37 PM
So they had some more time, just without Elijah. Norah swallowed hard at the thought of coping without him there. “You’re sure you have to go?” She asked, voice small.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 11:48:42 PM
Sadie had settled into life at the safe house remarkably well. Resting was still not her favourite thing to do and she felt like her arms were becoming noodles without the chance to work our daily, but it was strangely relaxing to be out there with no concern for the outside world. She and Jaime had been spending plenty of time together, since they were both rather confined to limited movement, which she found to be a comforting presence.

That morning, she woke and made her slow way out of her room, stomach growling. She could hear Elijah and Norah talking but she largely ignored what they were saying, still not thrilled to see them together. She hadn’t apologized to Elijah for what she’d said, and now it felt like she had left it for too long so she was in a weird purgatory like state. “Hey,” She said as she finally made it into the room they were in.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 06, 2019, 11:53:07 PM
Elijah nodded to Sadie as she came into the kitchen. "There's coffee if you want any," he told her. He was all too aware that they hadn't talked about what happened, but Natalie had warned him not to push her and so he was a bit wary. He looked at Norah again, but he also didn't really want to answer her question so he decided to change the subject. "Are you hungry?"
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Post by: Emma-la on October 06, 2019, 11:55:41 PM
Sadie nodded, already heading for the coffee. “Starving. I was gonna make something.”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 01:38:53 AM
Norah watched Sadie for a few moments but then turned back to Elijah, “a little,” Norah replied, displeased with the change in subject. They would have to discuss this eventually.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 02:11:04 AM
Elijah nodded and stood, kissing Norah's forehead before he went into the kitchen to look for something to make for them.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 02:39:02 AM
Norah's eyes followed Elijah to the kitchen, struggling not to get emotional. She forced herself to focus on Sadie, "Good morning Sadie," she said pleasantly, "how's your knee doing?" she asked conversationally.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 04:45:08 AM
Sadie was also uncomfortable to be left alone like that. “Oh, yknow, still not the best at holding me up. Your hand?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 05:27:01 AM
Elijah stayed in the kitchen and stood for a moment, just trying to gather his thoughts. He knew going to the city was risky, but it'd be even riskier with a group. And he wasn't about to put Norah or anyone else in any more danger just because he needed to get back to work. He then went to look through the fridge and cabinets for stuff for them to eat and got started on breakfast.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 07:33:50 AM
Norah shrugged, "It still hurts but at least it's not swollen anymore," she said, looking down at it, "Still pretty much useless," she said, which frustrated her greatly.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 11:14:02 AM
Sadie nodded. She felt the same way about her knee. “I wonder how much longer we’ll have to sit here and be useless.”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 11:24:10 AM
Norah chuckled at that, "I hope not too long. I can't even cut up my own food! I feel like a child!" she joked, trying to make light of the situation and not dwell on what Elijah had proposed before Sadie entered.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 11:36:45 AM
Sadie smiles slightly. “Yeah I guess I’m lucky I can eat food on my own.” She cast her eyes downward. “Listen, Norah...I don’t know what Elijah told you about our fight...”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 11:46:46 AM
Norah sipped at her coffee and eyed Sadie, "he told me enough," she siad, though knew he'd probably sugar coated it judging from how obviously  they were both avoiding each other, "You two really need to work that out," she said
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 11:49:08 AM
Sadie grunted some form of agreement, clearly uncomfortable. “I suppose I ought to.”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 11:58:02 AM
Norah put her cup down and patted the other girl's arm, smiling gently, "You'll be fine. I don't think he's even mad about it," she said with a shrug
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 12:00:25 PM
Elijah returned with plates of food for them all and set them down in front of the two girls before taking his seat again next to Norah.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 12:03:42 PM
Norah smiled weakly as he joined them, "Thank you," she said, glad to see nothing he'd made needed to be cut. Despite her worries surrounding Elijah returning to the city without them, it did little to diminish her appetite. She dug in and looked between him and Sadie, wondering if they would bite the bullet and get the uncomfortable conversation out of the way.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 12:07:50 PM
Sadie looked between Norah and Elijah, taking a large bite of her food and eating it thoughtfully. There was a large knot in her stomach at the thought of apologizing. “Elijah...” she started, but didn’t go on, already second guessing herself.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 12:44:33 PM
Elijah looked up at Sadie when she spoke, having already taken a bite of food. He chewed and swallowed quickly. "Um, don't apologize. I mean, you don't have to apologize. I get it, and it's...we're cool. If that's- were you going to apologize? Sorry, I should've let you talk," he rambled, nervously rubbing the back of his neck. He didn't do confrontation really.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 12:51:18 PM
Sadie’s cheeks flushed bright red, fully embarrassed by his assumption. “Who said I was going to apologize? You weren’t exactly kind yourself.” She groaned and put her fork down. This wasn’t going how she planned. “Would you just let me apologize and get it over with?”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 12:56:02 PM
Norah smiled to herself as she ate her breakfast, pretending not to be listening.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 01:00:59 PM
Elijah rolled his eyes. "I was getting to that. I am sorry, and you don't have to apologize, so there we are." He picked his fork back up and took another bite.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
“Well I’m sorry too,” She retorted, not one to be told what to do. “I said some things that were a bit out of line. I was projecting and it sucked.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 01:15:00 PM
Elijah sighed and leaned back. "Well, then, cool."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 01:18:50 PM
"I wish I had some popcorn," Norah commented, grinning at the two of them. She put her fork down once finishing up the last of her meal
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 01:24:59 PM
Sadie made a face at Norah. “I’m not done.” She took a deep breath. It hurt her pride to say it. “I was just stirring shit up for the sake of it, I need you to understand none of it was personal. I didn’t mean it.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 01:43:55 PM
Elijah lifted his eyebrows in mild surprise. "Oh," he said, unsure how to reply. "I didn't mean anything I said either. I mean, you are super stubborn but that's not...a bad thing." He shrugged and pushed the rest of his food around his plate. "Anyway, um, are we cool?'
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 01:45:40 PM
“Yeah we’re cool.” Sadie immediately went back to eating her breakfast, still obviously weirded out from the conversation but feeling better now that it was out in the open. “You’re a shockingly forgiving person,” she commented. “Natalie was right.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 01:53:23 PM
"It'd be exhausting if I was mad about everything all the time," Elijah said. "You done?" He asked Norah, eyeing her plate.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 02:02:04 PM
Norah nodded, "I am," she siad and leaned over to kiss his cheek, "thank you, it was delicious," she praised. Norah looked at Elijah and released a shaky breath, realizing how difficult it would be to get by without him always right there; she'd grown far too accustomed to it.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 02:03:13 PM
Sadie caught onto the look on Norahs face quickly, looking between the two with suspicion. “Ok, what else is going on?”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 02:14:05 PM
Elijah looked at Sadie and then back down at the table. "Before you came down we were just talking about the fact that we might need to split up," he explained.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 07, 2019, 02:15:28 PM
Suddenly eating wasn’t so appealing anymore. “Split up? Why?” She had started to regard their strange group as friends, maybe even some weird family.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 02:25:34 PM
"Well...you guys would be able to stay here, at least for a little longer. I just need to go back to the city." Elijah glanced at Norah, knowing that was where they'd left it earlier. "I still have things I need to do, and if we want to get any semblance of help in the future I kind of need to make sure they get done. But it's not really safe for any of you there, so..."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 02:33:08 PM
"Jaime's father already got what he wanted, I don't see why I'd be in any danger now," Norah argued, though knowing it was useless. Norah bit down on her lip, trying to stop it from trembling.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 02:39:48 PM
He turned to Norah and reached for her hand. "You know he'll still go after you, especially since you escaped with Jaime," he said softly. "It's not a risk I'm willing to take."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 02:51:02 PM
Norah knew he was right but accepting it meant being left behind without him. She took his hand as he reached for hers and gripped it tightly, “and what about you? He’s not going to just leave you alone,” she pointed out, “he’lll have wolves put after you,” Norah said, scared for him
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 03:21:36 PM
"I know, but I've still got the Bears," he reminded her.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 03:27:29 PM
Norah wasn't comforted by that at all, "yeah? and what happens when they find out you've still been help me? That you've been hiding wolves in this safe house?" she challenged
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 07, 2019, 03:52:11 PM
"They...don't need to know that last part," he said, sounding uneasy. He scratched the side of his face and sighed, looking away from her. "It won't be for that long, Norah."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2019, 03:59:38 PM
Norah hoped they never found out but if they did, Norah knew it would bow up in their faces. Norah sighed and looked down at their hands, “I’m sorry, this is just...I didn’t expect this,” she said, forcing herself to calm down.


“What’s all the noise about?” Said Jaime as he wheeled himself into the kitchen, looking barely awake. His red hair was sticking up all over the place and his shirt was on inside out. He glanced at Norah and Elijah and felt like he was intruding. “Everything alright?” He asked carefully
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 01:23:04 AM
Elijah turned to Jaime and nodded. "Yeah, I'm just gonna have to go back to the city for a bit," he explained. He was realizing he shouldve waited until everyone was there, but luckily Natalie walked in shortly after.
"Go to the city? Why?" She asked.
"To try and keep the Bears off our backs so you guys can keep using this place, at least for a bit longer." He squeezed Norah's hand and looked at her again from the corner of his eye.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 01:29:49 AM
Norah was biting back tears , not wanting them all to see her melt down, “when are you leaving?” She asked.

Jaime wasn’t surprised by Elijah having to go back; he’d known the guy would have to get back to work if he wanted to maintain his good standing with the bears. He could see that it was going to take a toll on Norah though.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 01:49:14 AM
"I can probably push it off until tomorrow," he told her. He looked at Jaime and Natalie, then nodded to the kitchen. "There's coffee and some food in there if you guys want."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 02:02:55 AM
“Thanks man,” Jaime said as he moved past them to get to the kitchen, where he just grabbed some food.

Norah nodded but wondered if delaying another day would just make it harder. She would have to endure a whole day thinking about him leaving. “If it will make them more suspicious, maybe you shouldn’t,” Norah said reluctantly.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 02:19:44 AM
Natalie followed Jaime to the kitchen and poured herself some coffee. "How are you?" She asked him. She hadn't really talked to him much since being there, which she figured she needed to rectify.

"Are you sure?" He asked her, his brows drawn together with concern.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 08, 2019, 04:02:45 AM
Sadie watched the others, quietly sipping on her coffee. It felt like she was intruding on an intimate moment.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 04:07:59 AM
“Of course not,” Norah said, “but...I also wouldn’t want to give them any more reason to doubt your loyalty,” Norah said.


Jaime shrugged, “I’m holding up,” he said, glad to have a reason not to rejoin the table. “It will be nice once I can walk again though,” he said.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 04:55:31 AM
Elijah sighed and rubbed the side of his neck, looking up toward the ceiling. "That's fair," he said, and he knew she had a point. As much as he wanted to put it off, it'd be better if he went sooner rather than later. "I'm gonna go shower and get ready, then," he announced and stood up.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 06:21:20 AM
Norah kept her gaze down, afraid that if she looked at him she would beg him to stay. "okay," she said softly.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 06:31:58 AM
(Forgot Natalie whoops)

Elijah hesitated but then quickly kissed the top of her head before he walked turned to head upstairs.

"Yeah, no kidding. Did the doctors ever tell you how long it'd be? You know, before we kinda kidnapped you," Natalie asked.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 06:38:15 AM
"They didn't really tell me anything useful. I think my father planned on keeping me there until after the election," Jaime said, "I imagine it will be at least a month," Jaime said.


Norah closed her eyes and focused on breathing rather than on Elijah. It was pathetic of her to be so frightened at the prospect of being apart. She was a grown woman, she could manage on her own for a few days. Still, he was the only person who could keep her mind from spiralling out of control
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 06:49:29 AM
"That'll probably go pretty fast!" Natalie said optimistically.

Elijah didn't take a very long shower, but he went back to the bedroom to get changed instead of going down to the dining room again.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 09:08:06 AM
Jaime chuckled, appreciating her positivity; it was infectious. “It can’t happen soon enough,” Jaime said, “but I suppose a few weeks isn’t so bad,” jaime said.

Norah stood up suddenly, “I...just need some air,” she said before disappearing out the back door onto the porch, not caring that it was raining. She leaned against the railing and turned her head up to the sky, letting the cold drops of water mix with her tears that could no longer be held back
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 09:53:12 AM
(No omg thats so sad)

Natalie smiled at him and nodded. "Yeah, it'll be fine. Plus we're like in nature and that helps with healing, right? Sound mind sound body, that thing."

Elijah came back down and frowned when he didn't see Norah there. He turned and went to look, nearly missing seeing her on the back porch. He backtracked and opened the door, not fully going out. "Norah?"
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 11:00:44 AM
Norah hastily wiped at her eyes before turning around to face him; her hair was already wet and sticking to her face. "I...I'm fine, I just needed a moment," she said
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 11:59:40 AM
"What's going on?" He asked, his voice softening immediately as he stepped out into the rain with her.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 12:35:08 PM
(ughhhh forgot Jaime, sorry :P)

Jaime was momentarily distracted by Norah running off; he could see she was hurting and wished he could help but then Elijah came down. He sighed and focused back on Natalie, "I suppose you have a point there," Jaime conceded, "I feel so much more relaxed here, which definitely helps," he said.

Norah stepped towards him, unable to stop the tears from flowing; she'd already let go and there was not stopping the flood. "I guess I'm just realizing how...how hopeless this all is," Norah confessed as she reached for his hand.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 01:07:05 PM
"Yeah, it's nice to just chill," Natalie agreed. She followed his gaze to see Elijah go after Norah. "And, um, how are you doing with that? I mean, if that's not too personal."

Elijah laced his fingers with hers and stepped closer to her. "What do you mean?"
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 01:17:26 PM
“That...” jaime trailed off as he looked towards the back door, “it’s not as easy as I thought it would be,” he admitted.

Norah gripped his hand, “my brother, this election, my parents reputation, y...you,” she said, her voice cracking at her last words. She couldn’t see how any of it would go their way.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 01:28:06 PM
Natalie smiled sympathetically and nodded. "I'm sorry," she said, tilting her head.

Elijah used his other hand to push some wet hair from her cheek and cup it. "Come on, let's go inside and talk about this," he said, tugging on her hand gently.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 08, 2019, 01:32:27 PM
Sadie, not wanting to sit in the room alone, slowly ventured into the kitchen. It was weird how much she wanted to spend time around people these days. “You guys good?”
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 01:53:02 PM
“No apologies necessary,” Jaime said, “these things happen. I’ll get over her eventually,” he said. He smiled gently at Sadie, “we’re good, but I guess my foods cold now,” he joked

Norah looked up at him, “no I don’t want to go inside,” she said stubbornly, but didn’t pull away. “Eli...I just feel like everything is too broken to ever be put together again,” she said.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 01:56:36 PM
"Sorry," Natalie smiled sheepishly. "Did you eat?" She asked Sadie.

"What about us?" He asked, squeezing her hand again. "Everything's not broken it's just...different. It'll be different, but we can figure it all out."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 02:12:00 PM
Norah loved his optimism, which she needed in that moment "What will your boss think of us together?" she asked, finally revealing what was really bothering her.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 02:27:19 PM
Elijah looked down at their hands and sighed. "He's never cared about anything in my personal life, I dunno why he'd start now. I wouldn't worry about him."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 02:35:37 PM
Norah nodded, trying to believe him; he knew the man better than she did obviously. "I don't want you to go," she whispered as she caved into his arms
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 02:37:41 PM
He pulled her close to him, pressing his face into her hair. "I don't want to go, believe me. But it won't be for long, Norah."
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 02:48:15 PM
Norah breathed in deeply as she rested her cheek against his chest, shivering terribly. "I know," she whispered
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 08, 2019, 02:51:03 PM
"Come on, you don't need to get sick on top of everything," he said softly. He pulled away and took her hand in his again to go inside.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 08, 2019, 02:59:05 PM
Norah felt so foolish for standing out in the rain, melting down after holding it together for days. She just managed to nod and let him lead her back inside.
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Post by: Emma-la on October 08, 2019, 11:47:49 PM
Sadie nodded. “Ate enough.” She leaned against the counter. “I talked to Elijah.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 09, 2019, 04:12:57 AM
He took her upstairs to get them both some towels and then to the bedroom so they could continue talking about all of this, once they'd been wrapped up in the towels. He also went to grab them some dry clothes.

"How'd that go? It looks like you're both alive so I guess it's safe to aasume you didn't kill each other." Natalie looked her over as she spoke and smiled.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 09, 2019, 06:20:39 AM
Norah sat on the bed with the towel wrapped around her, shivering terrible from either the cold or all the emotions built up inside her spilling out.
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 09, 2019, 08:18:21 AM
"Here, take your wet clothes off. I'm gonna go into the bathroom and change there," Elijah told her, setting the clothes down beside her.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 09, 2019, 09:05:48 AM
Norah nodded again, still not managing to get any words out. It was like the weeks after her parents died; she’d barely said a word to anyone other than Sophie. Once he’d gone to the bathroom, Norah worked at peeling off the wet clothes which would have been difficult enough with two working hands, but she eventually stripped down and started to dry off
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Post by: Emma-la on October 09, 2019, 10:35:26 AM
Sadie shrugged, smiling slightly. “He doesn’t take apologies we’ll,” she told them. “Stupid guy almost wouldn’t let me get it out.”
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Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 09, 2019, 11:27:41 AM
Natalie laughed a bit and nodded. "Sounds about right. But it's all worked out then?"

Elijah returned pretty quickly after changing, and paused in the doorway. "Need help?" He asked, sounding a bit amused.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 09, 2019, 11:45:08 AM
Norah had pulled on a pair of shorts with little effort but was struggling with her shirt when Elijah returned. Her cheeks turned a dark red and she held the shirt over her chest, "Yeah..." she admitted then rolled her eyes, "here we are again. I can't wait until I can do things myself," she said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 09, 2019, 12:35:44 PM
“As much as there can be between us. Mans still my sworn enemy remember,” she said teasingly.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 09, 2019, 12:51:19 PM
"It'll be soon enough," he assured her as he started to help her with the shirt.

"Oh, right," Natalie laughed and rolled her eyes.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 09, 2019, 01:02:52 PM
Sadie looked to Jaime, concern washing over her. “How’re the legs treating you?”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 09, 2019, 01:10:28 PM
Jaime rolled his eyes, "He's not actually that bad," he admitted, 'for a bear," he added jokingly. He looked up at Sadie and smiled a little, "Healing slowly," Jaime said, "I'll be out of commission for a while, but I guess I should just be thankful that I'm alive and in a place where I can at least try to thwart my father's plans," Jaime siad, "I still think we should post a video," he said then


Once fully clothed again, Norah took Elijah's hand and gently pulled him down on the bed beside her; she wasn't shivering any longer but Norah felt like she couldn't relax.
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: Emma-la on October 09, 2019, 01:20:25 PM
“If we post a video he’ll figure out where we are,” she countered. “Then you won’t have a nice place to sit and recover. And neither will I.”
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 09, 2019, 01:29:27 PM
"Maybe once you're healed we could?" Natalie suggested. "I do think we should go public with this, though."

He rubbed his thumb across her knuckles and leaned over to kiss her temple. "Tell me what'll make this easier."
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: kristina-la on October 09, 2019, 04:48:30 PM
"I suppose you've got a point," Jaime relented; he was itching to expose his father though. "Once we're healed, that man is going to wish I'd never been born," Jaime growled.

Norah closed her eyes and breathed in deeply, resting her forehead against his. "I don't know, that's the problem," she whispered, "all I know is...I don't want you to go but I know you have to," Norah said, "I want things to be normal again but I can't see how that will ever happen," Norah said
Title: Re: Gods and Monsters
Post by: |ĸιrα| on October 10, 2019, 12:06:03 AM
"See? That'll be much more threatening when you don't look like you've been bedridden," Natalie teased. She then grew serious again, frowning. "But, on the other hand, by the time we are able to say anything the election may be over. If that's the case, we'd have to work to get him thrown out of office. They'll also probably try to pin this on the Bear