[M] take your place inside the fire

POSTED: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:36 pm

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Their pursuit was one which had not tarried, for to dawdle was to lose the enemy – and now, when the only recourse was death, Antioch did not care to wait for command. He could have ended this ages ago if not for the luck of the Devil himself protecting this blight upon the earth.

His thoughts no longer allowed him the cold reason which might have said to summon riders, to bring rope, to capture and inflict back upon the bastard all of those evil deeds he had done unto others. They could have pulled him from end to end, hanged him from a high tree –

Antioch jerked violently, like he had been wounded.

His step faltered only briefly, for his speed had slowed to better give sight to the trail. After a deep rumbling growl that pulled his lips away from his teeth, Antioch picked up his pace again. His nieces were following him – one trying to stop the other, perhaps – but they had a right to be there. They had a right to see the life leave their mother's killer, but if they could not keep up that wouldn't matter.

Clover woofed ahead of him, and Antioch overtook her once he had the fresh scent.

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POSTED: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:24 pm

And every broken heart will mend,
So help me, I won't let this be how it ends.

There was no way he was going to get away with this.. not when their mother was found in the state she was left in. What would cause anyone to mutilate someone who wouldn't bring herself to harm another? Faith knew about Izual and his tendencies... and she was at least a bit aware of the "love" he felt for her.. so if that was the case.. what had led to this happening? What could Crucifix have done to the monster to make him turn on her? Had she just said something wrong?

Or maybe she was right.. God had forsaken all of them..

Dahlia walked ahead of her older sister, eyes narrowed and following along with her uncle. Anger fueled her hasty steps, the other trying so much to get her to come back to Inferni with her. What good would Faith do now? She had failed in protecting the one person she had sworn her entire life to protect... and it was largely in part to Izual.

She was a failure..

But the other would not stop, not until she paid back this stranger for what he had done. Being born after his exile, she knew nothing of him.. not even the history that brought about her own conception. Would she be ready to handle the truth that had been kept from her for so long? Would it just make her angrier, not only with Izual, but with her siblings as well. Their family was slowly dying and breaking apart... they didn't need more to divide them apart. The robed woman wanted her sisters to stay together.. to not have to be alone in the world now that their caring mother was dead..

Eventually, the darker sibling gave up, trailing along in despair behind the rest of them. The younger one sniffed the air before turning her head to the others, "Are we close?"

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POSTED: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 pm

Nose to the ground, gait long-reaching and swift, Clover followed the trail and prayed to wind, soil, and water she would not lose it. What had happened could not be allowed to happen again; this time, they would not lose their quarry and let the shadows terrorize them again. Her friend was dead, defiled, and the only justice they could count on was their own claws and fangs.

But she felt frantic – without order, she did not know what to do. Antioch was driven with a single purpose, and it was on his anger she leaned. Her heart raced in her chest, and each quick inhale flooded her lungs shallowly with the stench of masculine coyote.

Finding a fresh sign, she barked, and despite herself nearly jumped when Antioch rushed past her. She twisted her head to heed Dahlia’s question, scowling – wishing she were not a part of this, at least.

“Close, quiet,” she said, and pricked her ears at a rustle in the undergrowth ahead of them. Her soft face contorted with aggression, and she bared her big teeth and leaped ahead.
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POSTED: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:50 am

(000) Sorry for the delay! Izual & Charlie are eating when they are found; and Izual’s awestruck by Dahlia.

Drops of blood dotted his path, and unbeknownst to him, it led them right to him. Izual sat with Charlie – a woman he could probably call his mate now that the possibility of Crucifix being his was no more. The two carnivores munched on the legs of a creature long dead; their pink tongues worked to dislodge any of the pink flesh that still clung to the stained, yellowing bones. Izual had not considered Inferni coming after him a second time. He thought he was safe as long as he wasn’t found at the scene. Perhaps some forest creature would come along and pick the flesh from Crucifx’s bones just as he had been doing now; perhaps his scent would’ve been erased when all her flesh was erased from her being.

But the quick succession of rushed paws proved him wrong, and it was Antioch’s hulking form he saw first, followed by three others – one of which he remembered a violent scene in the woods with, the other he had never seen before, but he felt like he knew her. She smelled familiar. Her beautiful and angelic face – one that resembled her mom’s – captivated him for a moment as he stood, ripping his attention from the hostile hybrid that’d come for him – whether he was looking or not.

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POSTED: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:30 am

By the time Jethro made his way back, running hard, the fighting had begun.

Antioch had charged headlong towards Izual, and thrown himself high to bite – it was a blow aimed for the thigh, to slow. He was fighting with experience now, familiar with Izual and familiar with how violent his opponent was. None of his motion seemed to be without reason despite the increasingly loud noises coming from him. They weren't words, not exactly, but protests of deep hurt and rage.

This was reasonable. Jethro had seen the body, where he had left whoever had followed him, and knew that this person was an enemy of the clan.

He was too young to remember beyond this, nor did he recognize the trace signs shared between his young cousin and the man his father now sought to tear asunder.

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POSTED: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:21 pm

And every broken heart will mend,
So help me, I won't let this be how it ends.

Dahlia's eyes narrowed to Clover as she told her to be quiet. All she did was ask a simple question, there was no reason for her to be scolded in such a manner. Nothing was going to keep her from getting justice on this man for what he had done. The only one who shouldn't have been here was her older sister. Faith should have remained back home, asked Faith to help bury the remains of their mother's body... but no. Here she was tagging along with them, trying to get her younger sister to come back with her. It was far too late for that.

When the group began to rush ahead, the younger sibling followed along with them, doing her best to keep up with the older members. Faith's full focus stayed on her sister, only breaking away to notice the pelt of her cousin catching up to her as Antioch made his move.

The gray girl's eyes focused on the man, noticing his eyes turn on her. This was him. This was Izual. This was the man that murdered and tore apart her mother. Fury began to surge through her. He and the other one with him were already tearing apart the body of some other victim they had managed to catch. How dare he... How dare he pick out her mother as a target!

While Dahlia was quick to act, ready to strike at any place she could get a grip on the man, Faith had fallen back to her knees. The body laying before them was no better than the one dumped on Inferni's borders. The robed woman felt sick to her stomach. How could Izual do such a thing? She had seen him hunting other luperci before. Was this what he planned to do with all the ones he caught? It was a good thing she had saved the couple she had come across from this fate... but why couldn't one of them had been her own mother?

Hands moved up to her head, a sharp pain soon coming back to her mind. Head lowered as her body curled in on itself. She didn't want to be here, she didn't want to see this. Why couldn't her sister just listen to her?

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