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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4200 on: August 09, 2018, 03:12:23 PM »

(Okay good, I was getting antsy too)

Tituba. A shiver ran down Cole's spine every time he thought about that word. And here he was, standing on their property, getting ready to break into these witches' house. He just hoped they'd gotten there in time.

Sunny took a deep breath as she stared up at the house. This was it. She was going to get her boyfriend back.

Alec and Andrew both had their weapons ready to go, and the mer soldier kept Cato's telekinesis in the sweet spot of his awareness - he could feel it well enough to be able to boost or drain it at a moment's notice, but he wasn't so focused on it that he could hardly pay attention to anything else.

"I think they're keeping him somewhere else," Andrew said, and looked over at Clemence to see what she thought.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4201 on: August 09, 2018, 03:19:28 PM »

Clemence stared up at the house, gaze hard. "He's close, though," she said in response to Andrew. She couldn't explain the feeling, but she knew it in her gut. This was the place. "He definitely was here, though. They must have moved him."

Cato stood near Alec,  studying the house with his arms crossed. "So, let's go in and ask where he's at." He started walking forward but Ferris grabbed his arm, shaking his head.
"We want to go for a different approach, I think."
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4202 on: August 09, 2018, 03:24:22 PM »

"Something tells me they will not be like the ocean witches," Alec said uneasily. He steadied his grip on his knife and rolled his neck to crack his joints.

Andrew furrowed his brows, concentrating, and after a second of hesitation he headed around the house, to the backyard.

Sunny wasn't far behind him, scanning the area in the hopes of finding him. She didn't have a good feeling about this.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4203 on: August 10, 2018, 11:26:47 AM »

"Agreed," Cato said to Alec, crossing his arms.

Clemence followed Sunny and Andrew, continuing to rub her arm absentmindedly.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4204 on: August 10, 2018, 12:41:43 PM »

Andrew kept going until he reached what looked like a renovated tool shack. It was well kept, at least on the outside, and it looked like the inside was lit by lanterns and candles, but nothing electric. Was this where the coven performed their spell rituals?

A middle aged woman heard the footsteps outside, and cast a last look at the werewolf lying on the table.
"Looks like we have company to take care of," she said to the other two, and went outside to "greet" them.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4205 on: August 11, 2018, 01:56:24 AM »

Clemence rubbed at her arm more. It was sort of aching now, which made her stomach twist uncomfortably. She stopped when someone started coming out of the shack, her fists clenching up.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4206 on: August 11, 2018, 02:08:48 AM »

"Well, hello." The witch's smile was pleasant enough, she thought, and she folded her arma across her chest. "I wasn't expecting visitors today."

(Soooo what were you planning? I wanna make sure I don't override you.)
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4207 on: August 12, 2018, 12:15:03 PM »

(Sorry sorry, there was a wedding yesterday and today i was way in the mountains)

(So. I wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do, but I typed it out and posted my idea and now I'm editing this so you won't know :3)
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4208 on: August 12, 2018, 12:29:17 PM »

"That's funny, since we know you already have one," Clemence said, narrowing her eyes at the woman.

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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4209 on: August 12, 2018, 01:02:02 PM »

"I said 'visitors,' not 'trespassers'. Though it doesn't surprise me that you came to retrieve him. Stupid of you, really," she deadpanned, dark sparks flicking between her spread fingers.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4210 on: August 12, 2018, 02:24:07 PM »

"Woah, h-hey, none of that," Ferris said as he stepped forward, putting a hand on Clemence's shoulder to stop her from confronting the witch further.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4211 on: August 12, 2018, 02:44:38 PM »

"Look, we just want him back," Andrew said, glancing over at Clemence once. "We don't want any trouble."

"It's a little late for that, now, isn't it?" The witch raised an eyebrow.
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4212 on: August 12, 2018, 03:03:55 PM »

"Yes, it is," another witch said as she stepped outside to join the first. "We've taken care of it."
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4213 on: August 12, 2018, 03:11:06 PM »

Sunny felt the blood drain from her face, but she tried her best not to look scared in front of the witches. "What did you do?" she snapped - or, at least, she tried to. "What did you do to him?!"
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #4214 on: August 12, 2018, 03:16:35 PM »

"He'll be fine, but if you wait around here you'll only upset him so I suggest you leave before he wakes," the witch said, raising an eyebrow at them.

"Ah, this is stupid," Cato rolled his eyes and stepped forward. He looked back at Alec with a determined expression, then turned back toward the shack and the witches with his arm outstretched.
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