The Nosferatu Adventures
page 72, chapter 72
The leaves crunched under foot, as Ash made his way towards the cabin. Letting out a deep breath, he ran his hand through his short hair fixing it. He didn't need to knock, as Reuben had smelled the other werewolf's scent moments before, opening the door. The younger werewolf just nodded as he turned heading back towards the kitchen taking his seat once again at the table.
Closing the cabin door, Ash didn't have a chance to get any farther before our heroine handed him a glass of wine.
"No idea how good it is, but found three bottles of the stuff out back in a create." she said smiling at him.
"Brought you your bag." he said mindlessly handing her the leather bag. "Your binder and lunchbox are in it, and the remaining bottles of blood, and..." he reached in pulling out the skirt and a small shawl. "Clothes." Ash raised an eyebrow, bowing slightly.
"Oh my god, I love you." the female took the skirt wiggling into it right there in front of both Reuben and Ash without a second thought. It was a tanned leather, that came to middle of her calves. The shawl was a plan grey coloured wool item. "Okay, so now that I have something to wear, I'm going to see Finn. I'll be back shortly." she ducked past him and was out the door in a heartbeat.
Ash stood there for a moment in silent shock as he tried to process what had just happened. "Wine's not bad." Reuben said reaching his hand behind him, grabbing a plate of cookies from the counter. "And the shortbread's good too."
"I'm missing something here." the older werewolf said scratching at his stomach as he took a seat at the kitchen table.
"Well, Dagan hid her clothes so that she couldn't leave the cabin because he didn't want her hanging out with Finn. You showing up with the clothes just gave her a day pass." he spoke around a mouth full of the cookies. "Oh and Dagan decided it would be a brilliant idea to strengthen their sire bond again, because his first trip on the crazy train was so much fun." Ash downed the glass of wine, grabbing the bottle pouring himself another. Reuben did the same as he continued. "How did your offering go? Did you find out anything?"
Ash shook his head. "Didn't work. Where is Dagan anyways?"
Reuben shook his head his eyes starting to glaze over from the wine. "He wanted to check out the burial site, something about needing a body count?"
It didn't take our heroine long to find the path that lead to the house Finn had told her about. It was a bit bigger then the cabin they were now staying in, the garden filled with flowers, and a small tree that seemed somehow out of place. The female ran towards the front door, the wind chimes blowing in a sudden breeze sounding angry as she did.
Her whole body reverberated as she hit the invisible wall and found herself twenty feet away on the ground, her head smashing into the tree.
Finn came running out of the house then, beside her out of nowhere helping her up.
"You're a vampire. House is protected. I'm sorry babe but I can not invite you in." he slipped his one hand around her waist, the other under her chin. "I want to, trust me." the familiar licked his lips, pulling the tinted glasses down his nose to look at her over the edges of them. "But the house has a mind of it's own."
The wolf was covered in mud, his muzzle dripping with saliva as he panted from the task. Shaking himself, the shapeshifter tried to get the clumps of dirt and moss from his fur but was unable to. Springing to his right, the wolf made his way towards the lake.
The auburn wolf yawned as he watched a seagull dipping and diving for food. He pounced, splashing himself, causing the bird to squawk as it ran a few feet away. Licking his chops, the wolf bowed his head, waiting before pouncing again. He sat a few minutes later, crunching on the bones of the bird when his ears twitched. Lifting his muzzle he sniffed giving a short howl.
The figure appeared from the deepest part of the forest, stomping like a mad elephant, and not who he was expecting. Trudging over to her, he growled as he jumped up causing her to fall backward under their weight, one paw on her throat.
The auburn wolf bared his fangs as he sniffed wildly at the leather of her skirt. The animal made a huffing sound as he quickly realized why Ash's scent was so strong. The leather was one of his pieces. Turning from our heroine, Dagan moved a few feet to the shade of a large tree and stretched out to sleep.
The wolf woke less then an hour later, whimpering. He shook his head as if shaking off water, as he tried to rid himself of the nightmare. Seeing that Nosferatu was still sitting on the rocks near the edge of the lake, he made his way towards her, then thought better of it, running into the forest again.
Dagan emerged a few minutes later, in human form.
"You didn't have to change on my account." she said over her shoulder not looking at him.
"Why were you here to begin with?" the male said raising his hands letting them slap against his thighs. He hovered over her, refusing to sit down, refusing to be anything but above her.
"I was at Finn's. Only he didn't want me there. Well, he said he did but he refused to invite me in. Something about the house having a will of it's own. I was just walking, blowing off steam. Then heard a howl and followed."
Leo walked up the stairs of the lighthouse, his nose burning from the smoke that still lingered, from the smell of chard wood and herbs. Carefully, he entered the Seer's loft, a chill running over him. He didn't like it there. Didn't like the other smell that hid itself within the smoke.
With his boot, he moved the remains of the small table, hunting for anything that might have a clue as to who had started it. There was nothing, nothing but that smell. Closing his eyes, he listened to the creeks and moans of the brittle remains as some fell apart in the slightest breeze. A soft rustling got his attention as he moved towards it. It was a large book that seemed to still be mostly intact. Picking it up, he felt something brush his shoulder. Leo mumbled something to himself as he took the book and the few talismans that were still unharmed; heading back to Ash's.
tune in again for another installment of the Nosferatu Adventures starring your heroine...me (straight up story. Leo needs some air time don't you think?)