Up ahead, at the mouth of the alleyway, passed a young woman. However it was hard to tell she was, in fact, a woman considering that she wore dark heavy jeans, brown boots, a black shirt under another shirt only this one was dark green and overall under a heavy dark grey hooded coat which came down to her knees in length. The hood was covering her head, hence her light pink hair was covered up as well. Though her pale blue eyes glowed from within the darkness. The only real splash of colour about her was a bright purple scarf. It was cold today plus Kade never liked it when people saw her. It was too… Open. To revealing. Too trustworthy for her taste. Besides that she didn’t want any trouble. In her hand was a piece of paper. Oddly enough the words upon it were written in blood. It was the only way for her to see it of course. Suddenly Kade turned back, peeking down the alleyway. She saw a lone aura and paused for a moment, staring at it. Huh, human. Blinking, Kade moved along again to reveal only several moments later another similarly dressed figure was following her. The only difference being his shirt was dark grey and he had no over-shirt above it, only his coat. His height deemed him male, and he followed in such a way that they didn’t appear to be together.
Kade stopped dead in her tracks. In an instant that night was flashing before her eyes. She had heard a click and turned; then, saw a gun pointed at her. Now, in that instant, looking back it had sounded like thunder roaring through the skies instead of just a little click. Kade’s heart picked up speed. Thanks to the man’s aura she could see the gun. It was an extension of him. However despite being able to see the gun, Kade’s aura vision wasn’t perfect. So her overall blindness made it seem as if it were pointed at her. Hell even if she weren’t blind, she was so caught up in her mind right now that she might have seen a gun pointed at her no matter what. Breathing hard, Kade wanted to run. They had used a gun to kill pops, eventually. The second figure however, despite drowning in his mistress’s feelings, wasn’t as rooted to the pavement as she was. He stepped forward some, hands in the air. He gritted his teeth. Okay sure, technically this chick wasn’t his master but he needed a cover. He’d been following her for three weeks now, had nearly lost her five times too but he always found her. She might not like it but he was hers now. Yes… He was hers. “Mistress…?” He murmured softly, successfully pulling Kade from her thoughts. She blinked and turned. “Didn’t I tell you to piss off?” Actually she’d nearly bitten his snout off… In any case Jace pulled the hood off of his head and grinned at his mistress. “Now now mistress, temper temper.” Kade narrowed her eyes at him before turning back to… The gun. She only wanted to run! But it was only a human behind the stupid thing… But still, it would take time for her poison, in gas form, to reach him. But he’d done nothing wrong… Dammit why had it gone so wrong?!
”Thank you jesus.” Kade took an audible breath of relief as soon as the gun lowered. She also seemed to sag in on herself a little bit, her height lessening as her shoulders drooped. Dammit. That had been close. Now that she could actually think, she realized how much she still needed to work on her emotions and reactions. She was fine when in a crowd, for the most part, but as soon as things got a little iffy, shit hit the fan. However Kade didn’t let it get her too down. It had taken years to get comfortable with a crowd. But she had, she’d done it. Obviously this was a clear work in progress. Then again how would you feel, having your only father figure you’ve had your whole life, the one who’d saved you, brutally murdered before your very eyes before you yourself felt a blunt fucking blade slicing across your throat, barely missing cutting your vocal cords and leaving you mute on top of the blindness. Damn bastard had an absorbing ability. Sucked her sight right out of her before he’d passed her off so casually to one of his friends so he could have his turn with her. Damn fuckers. Dammit! There she went, getting lost in her head again. It always happened this way. Jace meanwhile narrowed his eyes. “No Sir. I am her slave.” He told the other man confidently, his head raised, seemingly proud. At this however Kade turned her head sharply towards the man who had been stalking her for nearly a month now. She opened her mouth, about to say something but in the end just let the breath escape on a very real growl. She would have to beat him away from her in the end, she could see. But now was not the time nor the place. She had to get out of here before anything else happened. But, as Kade’s luck would have it, something did happen before she could get out of there. Another figure stepped into the alleyway. Jace, sensing his okami’s apprehension, bravely stepped forward, coming to stand in front of her. For her part Kade was confused as hell. What was he doing? She stared at his back, feeling a whirlwind of emotions at how quickly he’d placed himself between her and this new person entering the alley. Seemingly… Seemingly moving to protect her. ”What are you about?” She wondered.
”Ah shit.” Well that wasn’t good. No one could find out about him. No one could know that he was a runaway slave. If they did then they’d take him back to that fucking whack job who’d bought him in the first place. You know Jace always got resold because of little things. Like his master had passed away or they’d grown bored or they only owned a slave for so long or they moved away, it was always little reasons, not because they disliked him or because he hadn’t worked hard. But Jace’s last master… He’d been off the moment Jace had laid eyes on him. He had to hand it to the man; he’d kept his depravity secret for three months before he’d nearly beat Jace to death before trying to rape him. If it hadn’t been for Jace’s empathy skyrocketing to the point where he’d been able to summon emotions within his attacker that rendered him a crying shaking mess, he’d have been sullied and maybe even dead. Not that he wasn’t pure, I mean Jace had fooled around before but, technically speaking? You get what I’m saying. In any case, the point was Jace had to play this right or risk losing his freedom and his hide. But… The asshole just had to go and open his mouth. Surprisingly, and I mean Jace here, wasn’t so much insulted himself by being called a weirdo, however the fact that Kade was included in that remark set his blood boiling! Eyes narrowing Jace stepped forward. “Take it back you asshole!” Kade meanwhile was just stuck there, so totally lost and confused. This man had only approached her like, twice before. And both times she’d yelled at him and been rude and the second she’d almost taken his snout off but here he was, protecting her, defending her honour. Just where had he come from?! Suddenly though before the other man could retort, Jace stepped back again. Something about the fourth stranger in the alley was off… Maybe he was a client? I mean why else would Mr Rude Mouth be in an alley? Jace, clearly distracted now, kept shifting his eyes back and forth between Mr Rude and Mr Mysterious as Kade tried fighting her confusion.
Was this guy fucking serious? First of all, they weren’t ‘skulking’ around any alleyways. Second of all, they’d been minding their own gawddamn business. Third of all they were only here, having this fucked up conversation because this whack job had been the one to point a fucking gun at them! And fourth of all, what Jace and Kade where to each other was none of his fucking business to begin with! Gritting his teeth Jace opened his mouth, meaning to set this stupid punk straight but stopped when Kade, finally coming out of it, stepped forward and grabbed his arm. He looked back and saw her shake her head with just the slightest degree of movement. The look in her unseeing eyes also said that they would sort this out later. Whatever this was between them. Letting out a heavy breath, Jace turned back to the human and finally, just shook his head at him. He turned around, replacing his hood over his head before taking Kade’s arm, with a glare from her but no protest, before meaning to walk out of the alleyway.
Jesus, this guy was dumb. While Kade let out a scream, Jace turned sharply on his heel while two dark cat ears popped out of his head and seven black tails with white tips appeared behind his back. His eyes were glowing blue as he lost his self control. Forcing his will onto the bastard of a human and making him feel like his granny just died. His favourite granny who tucked him in at night, baked him cookies and showed him neat shit. Kade meanwhile couldn’t believe this guy. Who the fuck did he think he was?! They didn’t even know each other’s names and here he was trying to ‘help’ her?! Well guess what?! He wasn’t helping! Turning around while still breathing hard, Kade’s eyes glowed bright golden amber from within the darkness of her hood. She was seconds away from letting her poison free. I mean hadn’t he seen that she had allowed this weirdo to take her arm?! It was between them! Not him! But suddenly Kade saw something which made her scream, “Watch out!” Jace, one step ahead of Kade, was already moving. He shot forward, grabbed the human’s wrist, aiming the gun away while his other arm snaked around his waist. He swung the human around as if in a waltz just in time for Jace to get shot in the shoulder instead of the human getting shot in his back. Guess the fourth stranger was no customer after all. Swiftly moving his rough hands down the human’s wrist, hand and fingers, he swept away the gun, while in motion mind you so that when they were fully turned around, Jace had his gun and seemingly recklessly aiming said gun when he twisted his arm back, he fired, hitting the man square in the kneecap. The bloke screamed as he fell to the ground while Jace only dropped his hand with the gun in tow limply to his side and slumped against the human. “You’re welcome.” He breathed with a cute little chuckle as Kade, unable to take it anymore, lost control and shifted into a dazzling semi-large multicoloured wolf. Jace made no comment as he watched her tear the man limb from bloody limb.
Lost in the moment and in the hunt Kade was too busy mincing her victim to notice the human backing away. Jace on the other hand, calmer and not currently a feral ripping beast did. Half falling and half slumping without the human’s support Jace braced his arm against the wall to keep from toppling over. He chuckled at the man though, not seemingly pissed or shocked at his actions. Actions which were leaving, him that is, a bleeding and weak mess in a disgusting alleyway where it stank like piss and filth. Fuck was it a through and through or was the fucking bullet lodged in his shoulder or WHAT? Jace’s taunting rueful smile remained in place though as he lifted his gaze to the human’s. “Leaving so soon? What about your gun?” Jace lifted the weapon up, which he still held, and waved it tauntingly at the man. “Then again you are human. It is to be expected.”
Now that made Jace laugh. In fact he spent the next several moments laughing his ass off before he forced himself to stop. The noise grating when compared to the sounds of bones being snapped in the background along with wet thuds from feet stepping into torn off meat and muscle and various tissues laying all over the ground. He was getting increasingly light-headed and feared passing out. Besides his ribs were aching a good deal too from all that amusement. He grinned at the human before saying “So I am a rat? What is that supposed to insult me or something? Frankly I’d be a rat any day because here we are… And yet you are the one running away. I’d truly hate to know what that makes you.” Snorting Jace shook his head before simply adding, “Here.” He already sounded breathless as he tossed the man’s gun back to him in a low throw, easily catchable even by a child. The gun wasn’t his and he didn’t like keeping things that weren’t his and besides, as a yokai Jace had no need for it. Twisting his lips into an exceptionally taunting grin Jace then motioned with his hand, making a ‘shooing’ gesture before saying, “Go ahead, run along now, little girl.” Barking out a vicious laugh again Jace threw his body backward so that his back hit the wall before slowly sliding down, laughing all the way and leaving a trail of smeared blood against the brick. Once Jace was sitting on the ground, his back against the wall with his legs bent at the knee and pressed to his body he stopped laughing, having little energy left to waste it and his time with such trivial shit as laughing at a common coward. Whether the human was still there or not Jace didn’t know. Paler than usual Jace closed his eyes and leaned his head back, forcing himself to breathe and to remain conscious. It was only a fucking shoulder wound… Why was he so badly affected? Then again Jace didn’t notice how bad he was bleeding from it either to realize the bullet had most likely hit a major vein or something similar. Kade on the other hand, her coat completely bloody and returning back to herself, surveyed the carnage she had dished out. Or surveyed what little she could see with her unseeing eyes and what little aura was left of the man she’d all but obliterated from the world. There was no trace left of the person she’d attacked besides a bashed in and disfigured head lying off in a corner with its last remaining eye bulging out of the socket. Otherwise entrails were the only other recognizable thing left, the rest of the remains just fractured or broken bones and mashed in soft tissue which you couldn’t tell if it had once been organs or muscle with it being just a pile of red and bloody over tenderized piece of slop. Blinking several times over Kade was a little shocked at herself to say the least but in the end she wasn’t all that surprised. Frankly with how she had been feeling for the last few years, angry, frustrated and helpless and hopeless, she had expected that it would only be a matter of time before something set her off to commit such a violent attack and savage form of lashing out. Her inner wolf had demanded it, wanting retribution, wanting some form of peace considering it had been on edge near this whole time, pacing impatiently around within Kade’s mind and soul. That was another reason why she stayed away from others if she could help it, knowing what damage she could do at the slightest push of her very active and currently sensitive buttons. She’d feared hurting an innocent but in this case she was rather glad. Sure she wasn’t exactly proud that she’d killed some random stranger but she was thankful that it hadn’t exactly been an innocent stranger considering his last act alive had been to shoot another with a very loaded and working firearm in a probable attempt to steal from someone else. At least now her beast was somewhat satisfied. With one last brief glance Kade turned her back on the person whose life she’d just taken, having made her peace with it, before trotting over to where Jace was sitting rather slumped against the wall. She was massive compared to him and compared to the human male even while standing at his full height. In fact Kade was even taller in comparison. But that was just Kade. Once upon a time she’d been born a runt but now she was far larger than the average okami female. Whining loudly Kade made as if to lick Jace’s cheek but stopped herself from doing so. She was too anxious still. She feared she’d poison him with her touch unintentionally so instead Kade huffed out air against Jace’s neck and bent her head low. This inability to touch Jace caused her to whine even more as she started pacing helplessly before eventually laying down, facing Jace with her ears pulled back against her head, her tail slumped. Jace, eyes still closed and head tilted back, smiled. “Don’t worry. It’ll take more than a stupid little bullet to kill me. Trust me, I know.” He chuckled briefly before starting to pant, his mind wandering back to his last master and the vicious beating he’d delivered which nearly killed him. The reason Jace, after years of being a slave, had finally made a run for it, escaping.
Well, he sure was an interesting human. One which made Jace laugh all over again. “Oh my Homura just fucking go then and shut up while you’re at it.” Admittedly his voice got softer on the last part but he meant it nonetheless. Kade on the other hand wasn’t as ‘unbothered’ by this was Jace was. She lifted her head, whining as she turned her head to watch the human leave. I mean was he for fucking real?! This creepy stalker guy of hers had just saved his life and he was walking away?! Just like that?! Wasn’t he even going to say ‘thank you’ or at the very least ask if Jace was okay?! Wasn’t he going to call for help or take them to a healer?! No… Guess not. Letting a feral but low menacing growl rip out from deep inside her throat Kade turned her attention back to Jace. Standing she sidled up to him before bending low, indicating with a jerk of her head for him to climb up. It was painful in more ways than one and very taxing but with his last dredges of energy Jace managed to shift his body on top of Kade’s one. Once he was on her back and secured enough, Kade took off with heavy paws which thudded against the ground. She flew past the human but not before she heavily dispelled her breath, through her nose, onto the human’s exposed hand. A little parting ‘gift’ if you will. About three to five hours of stomach poisoning which will leave the bastard with a fever and aching body and not to mention the best part, bathroom ridden while busy shitting and puking his lower bowels and intestines out. He deserved nothing less. And he better pray Jace didn't die or else this human scum would be joining him soon enough.
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