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A Terrible Night to be Cursed...

[Reserved for Harmonizer and Trevor Mallard. If you wish to join the RP, note me and we shall try and arrange something.]

 

It was a calm night in St.Canard for everyone around and tonight would be a night where the moon's nocturnal light would shine clearly and brightly for everyone to look at in awe and it was even in the forecast channels of people's TV and newspapers. To celebrate the occasion, Max had organized meeting up with Harmonizer to just enjoy the clear night sky and the moon. After climbing one of the highest and least busy buildings he could find, he set down two disposable cups of hot chocolate for himself and Harmonizer and waited for her to arrive. It was the right time so she was bound to show up soon enough. With a stretch, Max couldn't help but think to himself that since he had been in St.Canard, his secret had never really shown out like it normally would. 

 

Not like the other times back in his own world where when the moon would show, his eyes would...Glow and Max always dreaded losing control and thought back to the first nights with this curse where he'd be in and out of it...Max was just glad he hadn't killed anyone innocent or cursed them for that matter. Looking down at the sleeve of his hoodie, he pulled at it and moved his neck fur out of the way and looked down at the huge bite scar that remained deep on him. Max could still remember getting bitten and honestly thought that was the end of him considering he had heavily bled from the bite and almost died to bleeding out..That was until that blood demon saved his life...Max never knew whom he was, but he was just glad someone somewhat saved him in the nick of time... Max was really lost in thought that he wouldn't notice the noise of someone climbing up on to the same rooftop as he was on.

    • Max Wicked
      Max Wicked

      Max watched as what was going on and soon saw Harmonizer about to get in trouble. Max soon felt his heroic instinct kick in...Max might not be able to use his powers when in this form, but he was more physically stronger. Max leaped right to Harmonizer and stood in front of her and snarled "I don't know who the hell you people are...But you're not sucking the blood of my friend and if you are responsible for me to be like this...Then you'll pay..." Max had his sharp claws at the ready as he stared at them with his shining red eyes.

      • Harmonizer
        Harmonizer

        Definitely one of her stupidest moments.

        Eyes widening, she leapt back as one of the creatures took a snap at her, barely missing her by inches.

        Of course. Vampires. How could she have been so careless?

        Werefox, hunter, vampires... this was starting to go down a weird path...

        Before she could do anything to defend herself, Max had stood himself in front of her, fending off the creatures.

        Was he shielding her?

        Oh heck no. 

        She ducked out of his cover, moving to stand in a defensive pose next to him. They wanted a piece of her? Just try it.

        • Trevor Mallard
          Trevor Mallard

          The vampires hissed angrily at the werefox for getting in the way of what was going to be their meal. One started to charge towards them, jaws open ready to clamp down on a neck. It was met by Trevor's blade as the Hunter stepped in and slashed with his silver dagger.

          "I told you to run!" He glared at the two before he switched the dagger to his off hand to quickly stake the surprised wounded vampire with the other.

          He hadn't fought in a long time but hadn't forgotten how to. It was like a dance as he moved to exchange blows with the monsters. However he couldn't keep it up forever as more and more of them were starting to climb onto the roof. Trevor didn't know where they were all coming from.

          "I can't hold them all off!"

          • Max Wicked
            Max Wicked

            Max somewhat had the feeling he couldn't leave this hunter of some sort behind. If Max was to prove he was as innocent compared to how he looked, then he needed to prove it so he could give an explanation afterwards. Max noticed as he was getting outnumbered and recalled silver was the only thing that was able to kill vampires and werewolves...Even Max could be killed by it. But he needed to at least hold them back and help the hunter. Max hopped in and with his sharp claws, began to slash at any who stood in his way or the stranger and Harmonizer. Max might not be able to kill them but he was going to see to it they would back off. Afterwards though...Max was going to need a lot more firepower if they are roaming around St.Canard.

            • Harmonizer
              Harmonizer

              Run? And miss out on all the fun? 

              Harmonizer pulled out her tantō, and charged into battle. Her fighting style was completely different from what the vampires were used to, and it served as an advantage as she helped the hunter and Max fight off the vampires. Swift and agile, she was able to hold some of them back as Trevor and Max fought the rest.

              Though, if their adversaries observed her closely, they would be able to find she was the only one refraining from actually killing or seriously harming them, only aiming to wound or knock them out. No matter the situation, she always refrained from doing so. 

              That was only going to give them an opening to defeat her. But, with everything that was going on right now, hopefully that would escape their notice. 

              • Max Wicked
                Max Wicked

                [OOC: Just gonna bump the RP]

                • Trevor Mallard
                  Trevor Mallard

                  "Fall back! There's too many of them!" Trevor jumped back. They would be overwhelmed soon. He knew they wouldn't survive the encounter if they did not retreat. Even with a werefox they weren't enough to hold back the entire hoard that was coming.

                  The vampires were drawn to Harmonizer knowing she was a Normal. They could sense it and it only made them hunger more.They swarmed her like a pack of rabid dogs, fangs bared and snarling. They noticed she wasn't killing them which made her less of a threat as far as they were concerned.

                  Trevor stepped into the fight just as one leapt for her. "Go! Get out of here!"

                  • Max Wicked
                    Max Wicked

                    Max knew they weren't doing any damage and at this point...Retreat wasn't a bad idea. Max even noticed Harmonizer was a vulnerable target and nods as he grabs Harmonizer and holds her tightly and began to run "Don't get yourself killed, stranger! We need to know who you are!" he said as he began to run with Harmonizer to somewhere safe.

                    • Harmonizer
                      Harmonizer

                      Harmonizer noticed how many of the creatures were surrounding her than they did Max and the hunter, but before she could fight back at one of the attacking vampires, the stranger took over for her.

                      Much to her mortification and anger, Max had picked her up like a rag doll, making a run for it. "Oy! Un'and me!!! You can't just leave 'im like zat!" she protested loudly, struggling wildly in Max's grasp, kicking out at him and punching him. Harmonizer does not run from danger, especially when someone still needed help! 

                      Still... she couldn't get free. Max's grip was too strong in his werefox form. She still had a few tricks up her sleeve, but it either involved freezing him in place, or paralysing him. She couldn't afford to do that when they were still being pursued.

                      "MAX, YOU COWARD, I WILL KILL YOU!!!" She finally resorted to shouting loud enough to nearly shatter a few eardrums. 

                      Was that a fate worse than a vampire attack?

                      • Trevor Mallard
                        Trevor Mallard

                        The hunter stayed just long enough to cut off the vampires from the other two's escape before retreating himself. He bolted after them before they got too far from his sight.

                        "Come with me!" Trevor shouted to the werefox carrying the ranting and raving hero. "I know a safe place!"

                        Behind them there was hissing and screeching as the monsters chased their prey. 

                        • Max Wicked
                          Max Wicked

                          Max knew Harmonizer was mad, but in the current situation, he had no choice when it came down to supernatural creatures. Vampire meant if you were bitten once...Its all over and Max knew Harmonizer was faultering because of how regular crime fighting nature. As Max ran and struggled as Harmonizer blew his ears out, he saw the stranger catch up and began to follow him quickly as they were getting chased by the night hunters.

                          • Harmonizer
                            Harmonizer

                            Harmonizer knew about vampires too! And she hadn't gotten herself bitten, had she? 

                            Well, okay, she only met two at the time, and was really lucky she hadn't been turned... but she hated leaving anyone behind! Especially when it was one againat the entire horde! He would die if he didn't get the help he needed!

                            But once she saw the hunter coming after them, she calmed down from her little tantrum, though she was still fuming, arms folded and scowling dangerously, as Max ran on, holding onto her. It didn't help that he was literally touching everywhere of her, even if it was unintentional. She hated that... and hated being treated like this. She wasn't a child! 

                            Ooh, once he put her down, he was so gonna get it. 

                            • Trevor Mallard
                              Trevor Mallard

                              Trevor had one last trick up his sleeve to thrown the vampires off them. He reached into his pouch and pulled out a glass bottle. Quickly, he threw it behind him causing it to shatter and releasing its contents.

                              The first vampire that didn't slow down fast enough soon felt his feet burning. He screeched in pain as he tried to shake off the offending fluid.

                              "That should slow them down." The hunter said.

                              Eventually, they lost sight of the vampires when Trevor led them off the roof and down to the street to lose them in the maze of buildings. They cut through alleys and backyards before reaching a main street. Following, it he found the right street to turn towards home where he knew they would be safe. A hop over a fence later and they were now in his own backyard.

                              "You'll be safe here until we figure out what is going on." He unlocked the back door to head inside.

                              • Max Wicked
                                Max Wicked

                                Max continued to run with the stranger and saw he threw something that was effective towards the vampires and once they had got away, Max put down Harmonizer and walked inside to the back door with the stranger as they were finally gonna get a chance to talk and figure out what's going on. Once they got inside, Max looked around him before asking "Who are you and how did you manage to slow down those vampires?"

                                • Harmonizer
                                  Harmonizer

                                  Max never got a chance to go into the house.

                                  Just as he set Harmonizer down and followed Trevor inside, the angry woman attacked without warning, punching him right across the face, then shook her stinging fist a little as she glared at him. It probably hurt more than he did, but hopefully she got the point across. 

                                  Hurting people out of anger wasn't really her thing, but her pride had been wounded so badly, by someone she called a friend and thought she trusted, that she got really mad. 

                                  Scowling, she then turned away and stayed around the backyard. Even by normal hearing standards, Harmonizer could hear them talking, so she didn't join in, despite being curious. Max was a big jerk.

                                  And she was acting like a child. 

                                  • Trevor Mallard
                                    Trevor Mallard

                                    Trevor blinked as he watched her punch Max. He couldn't understand why she did. 

                                    "My name is Trevor Mallard. And that was holy water. It burns them if they touch it."

                                    He undid some of his gear to set aside for now since they would be safe inside. As he wandered in the kitchen he called out.

                                    "Make yourself comfortable. I'm going to make some tea and then we'll talk. Tell the lass it's safer inside."

                                    Trevor wondered how Dimitri was doing. The poor lad had to be locked in their office and he hoped he was alright. He'll need to check on him soon.

                                     

                                    ----

                                    "What do you mean they got away?" Morogh hissed. His turned minions had returned from the chase and clearly he was not impressed.

                                    "You had one job and a pack of you couldn't do it?"

                                    Good help is hard to find these days.

                                    "Find them and kill them!"

                                    • Max Wicked
                                      Max Wicked

                                      As they were about to walk inside, Max did indeed take a whack to the face and yelped a bit as he rubbed his face "...I guess I did deserve that from stopping you, Harmonizer...But its too dangerous and if you even scratch yourself from their teeth, you're infected!" he said as before walking inside. As Max listened to Trevor and heard the mention of holy water, he rubbed his muzzle "...So I guess that would mean you're a vampire hunter? I know a few like you that use anything holy to vanquish the living dead." Max sat down and made himself comfortable while he waited for Trevor to come back to listen to Max's story.

                                      • Harmonizer
                                        Harmonizer

                                        Harmonizer glared at Max, then pouted and turned away, folding her arms. There was no talking to him now. She was giving Max The Silent Treatment.

                                        "I'm Harmonizer," she said quietly, when Trevor introduced himself. "Nice to meet you."

                                        On the hunter's invitation, Harmonizer entered the house, but made sure she sat as far off as she could away from Max, avoiding looking at him as she glanced around at the house curiously. 

                                        "Why ees there a blood moon? And why would there be so many...?"

                                        Her mind wandered towards Bushroot, and she grew worried. She hoped he would be okay... but then again... he was part plant, right? And he'd told her before that his blood was replaced by sap after the transformation. He'd probably be alright... 

                                        • Trevor Mallard
                                          Trevor Mallard

                                          "I don't know. I just know this blood moon isn't natural. None was reported on happening tonight and yet it happened. It seems it might be tied to the sudden appearance of the vampires." Trevor brought in the tea once it was done."Yes. I am a hunter."

                                          He poured them each a cup before sitting down.

                                          "Now. Tell me what were you doing up there on the roof?"

                                          • Max Wicked
                                            Max Wicked

                                            Max rubbed his muzzle as Trevor answered his question and gave a curious look. Once he was asked the question however, Max sighed "Originally, we were planning to just meet up and watch the moon since it would be the biggest its been in St.Canard until that blood moon happened and I became what I am now."

                                            • Harmonizer
                                              Harmonizer

                                              Harmonizer sipped the tea quietly, swinging her feet a little, as she listened to the conversation. 

                                              Vampire hunters were rare, though she had seen them before. Just a glimpse, nothing more. This was really intriguing, to actually meet one face to face. And Harmonizer couldn't help but notice how strange Trevor sounded. That tone... she had never heard that way he spoke before. It sounded... ancient.

                                              She had no idea how close she was to the truth.

                                              "So, what are we going to do now?" she asked, putting down the cup.

                                              • Trevor Mallard
                                                Trevor Mallard

                                                "We'll have to find the source of the vampires. They will have a place to hide in the day. But we will have to wait until the sun is up to search when it will be safer. In the meantime I will hunt those that are still out tonight." 

                                                He finished his tea and set the cup aside. He took out his dagger to sharpen it and clean it.

                                                "I'm going to restock my supply before heading out."

                                                • Max Wicked
                                                  Max Wicked

                                                  Max raised an eyebrow and thought for a moment "But...How do we know that the blood moon will go away? If it was caused by somebody then surely they must have found some way to slow the time until dawn cracks. What if we have to find the cause and take care of it to restore the moon and the day and night cycle?" Max then decided to make another point "I know you're a vampire hunter and all, but you plan on going out there alone? You're putting yourself in danger that way. I should come with you. Granted I can't kill a vampire but there must be some way?" he said as he drank his tea as well.

                                                  • Harmonizer
                                                    Harmonizer

                                                    Was Trevor actually serious about waiting until daybreak? That'll take too long! She'd likely die of boredom first!

                                                    Harmonizer frowned a little, still continuing to avoid Max, but she was listening. That seemed plausible... but how would he know that it would come to that? 

                                                    "You can't fight them all," she protested at his decision to go out there and hunt down the vampires. "You were nearly surrounded earlier! I know 'ow to 'elp. I can detect-" she paused, then swallowed a little as a thought occured to her. "Do we... really 'ave to kill them?" she asked, more subdued than before. "Aren't there other ways to stop them eenstead?" 

                                                    • Trevor Mallard
                                                      Trevor Mallard

                                                      "I've been doing this for a long time. I can handle it. I rather work alone than put someone in danger. You could get bitten and it would be all over." Trevor was now inspecting his wooden stake. "Yes. There is. Kill the vampire lord that sired and spawned them. But if they're attacking I will kill them to protect myself or others."

                                                      He sounded cold stating all that. 

                                                      Trevor stood up and finished gathering the supplies he needed. Several vials of holy water and a packet of herbs disappeared into his pouch. He slipped his gear back on. "I am leaving. Stay here or head to S.H.U.S.H. They will take you in with this access card. Request to see my partner. But don't enter our office if he says he's not feeling right."

                                                      Then without another word, he headed back out.