A Forced Family Reunion (Red Loki) Sept 3, 2011 0:37:17 GMT -5
Post by Sprow on Sept 3, 2011 0:37:17 GMT -5
It was the early afternoon hours when Red's portal finally opened up in Deep Jungle. Stepping out of it first, Annalese tilted her head this way and that. She was trying to detect any trace of her elder brother. So far, she sensed nothing. That meant they were safe, at least for now. She didn't know how long that would last though. She hoped that they would evade him this time around but he wouldn't give up easily. He would try until he found her.
Even still, she was happy Red had at least listened to her for once. It managed to put her mind almost at ease. Stepping aside, she watched as the others walked through the portal and out into the jungle.
Jean peered around at their surroundings. Compared to the other jungle, this wasn't anything different. How did they know they didn't just come back to the same world but just a different spot? As she looked around, her mind was racing a mile a minute. With each day that passed, it brought them ever closer to that point where she would have to face Silver again. In fact, didn't she only have two days left?
The thought of having to fight that thing bothered her. What it did and expressed last time didn't bode well with her at all. Still, she had to save her father from that thing. The issue was, could she even manage to do it? How would she prevent him from possessing anyone else?
She hadn't told any of them but Jean had been keeping a close eye on them all for any signs of oddities. She figured when they ran into Silver unexpectedly that he would have removed any creatures like himself from the rest like he had done to Jade. Knowing they were alive, she guessed for now that neither of them were possessed. Still, she was watching to ensure that Silver didn't decide to take an extra body behind her back somewhere along the lines now that he knew what her friends looked like.
After that last encounter, she was uneasy about this upcoming battle. Was that his way of trying to psyche her out? Or did he really mean what he said? If so, then that meant she had far worse troubles to worry concerning that creature. She didn't like Silver one bit.
As her mind swam with these troubling thoughts, a hand suddenly resting on her shoulder nearly made her leap out of her skin. Pulled from her thoughts, Jean turned to look at whom had set their hand on her shoulder.
It was none other than Rowen who she found looking back at her. There was a slight hint of concern on his face as he looked at her. "You going to be okay, Jean" he questioned her. Jean blinked back at him before nodding.
"Yeah, I'll be fine." She knew deep down that she probably wouldn't be but she'd rather not worry the others over it. Seeing the others had started walking off, Jean followed them. As she did so, her mind turned to the subject about Artemis and Red being related by some means. They had to be brothers! Now, should the discovery even be spilled just yet? Or should she wait until later?
Meanwhile, while Annalese was more at ease, the real reason why she hadn't been at ease earlier flitted through the trees. He wasn't in their current area but he was making swift progress. He wasn't close yet but in time, he would be. His anger was what had fueled him. Vampires were naturally quite speedy.
After all, he wanted to know why his younger sister didn't bother to meet with him this year like they had arranged for it. It was true that he didn't exactly care for her but he had made a promise to their mother that he would at least visit her now and then. That was the only thing that kept him from actually killing her off like he had so many other vampires and humans alike.
Moving at the speed of light, the tree canopy concealed him from view below as he searched for Annalese. He knew she was here, the problem was locating her.