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  1. #21
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th March 2008, 08:30 PM
    "No way she's with you!" One of them snarled back at Allen.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th March 2008, 09:00 PM
    Eli ignored the guys who leered at Selena and hurried to catch up with her. "Ready to rest for a while?" Eli asked once he caught up with her.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th March 2008, 09:11 PM
    Selena held the elevator for Eli and Allen. "Oh yes! After we have dinner, I'm going to crash. I'm going to get a nice, long sleep after a long, hot shower. After last night's little...incident I don't want to lose any more sleep."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th March 2008, 09:27 PM
    Eli laughed slightly and said, "I don't blame you. We all need to get some rest tonight..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 07:52 AM
    "There is a restaurant downstairs, shall we have dinner there?" Selena asked. "I'm hungry." She looked at the two men and shrugged with a sheepish smile.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th March 2008, 08:06 AM
    "Sounds good to me. Let me just drop my bag off in my room first." Eli said as he headed for his room.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 08:20 AM
    "Me too. Let me freshen up but come to my room if I'm not out there waiting." Selena told Eli and Allen. She walked out of the elevator and began searching the signs for directions to her room. It wasn't difficult to find and she waved to the men then entered her room. Selena wasted no time but quickly began to freshen up. She washed her face and hands, changed her shirt, then ran a brush through her hair. Quickly, she applied a little color to her lips and cheeks. Satisfied she looked and felt a little better, she hurried out to the hall to meet the others.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 11:33 AM
    ((AL-EN. Alen.))

    Alen was about to freshen up, then stopped and wondered about Batman. "You're starting to smell bad boy...oh great...I've got to give you a bath first." Alen sighed. He did just that and had a little trouble because Batman kept lying down in the tub of hot water. Once Alen had him mostly dry, he cleaned up the mess they had made then took a quick shower, then changed clothes and brushed his hair.

    "You stay here. Stay." Alen told the dog. Batman whined but laid down on the towel Alen had put down. Alen smiled and then exited. He walked towards the restaurant.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 11:53 AM
    When Selena found out Alen was giving Batman a bath, she and Eli went on down to the restaurant.

    Two of the young men from before came out of the bar just as Alen was coming toward the restaurant.
    "Look, it's the little man that thinks he can keep us away from that hot little number in the lobby. Where is she little man? I wanna talk to her..." One of them confronted Alen.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 12:46 PM
    "She went to explore the galaxy with Captain Kirk and his crew." Alen said sarcastically. "Awww did you two need a bedtime story?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 01:05 PM
    "You little jerk! Who do you think you are talking to?" The one dressed in a nice suit looked down his nose at Alen. "My Dad owns most of the businesses in this town. I thought you ought to know before I have the sheriff come put you where you can cool off for the night."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 01:13 PM
    "Oh a tycoon eh? Could you ask him if I could get a loan?" Alen replied sarcastically. "That is after your bedtime story..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 01:46 PM
    "Just tell me where the girl is... you are wasting my time." He waved his hand at Alen. The guy beside him however looked ready to punch Alen.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 02:05 PM
    "I don't think that's any of your business Thomas."

    ((That's the name of a male turkey is I'm correct))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 02:17 PM
    "Sorry name's Alex, this is my friend Lee. He will have to take you outside and teach you a lesson I fear..." Alex smiled and waved his hand dismissively again as he turned to walk off. Lee stepped toward Alen with a threatening chuckle.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 02:28 PM
    "Move aside, I have business elsewhere." Alen said.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 03:47 PM
    Selena had come out to go up and check on Alen. She furrowed her brows and stalked toward the confrontation.
    "WHAT is the meaning of this?" she demanded glaring at the men.
    "Ah, I don't need you after all." Alex whispered to Alen. He turned to Selena, smiling.
    "Your friend is a bit of a hothead like my friend I fear. Lee, go back in the bar and have a drink on my tab. Please allow me to apologize for the problems by escorting you Miss...?" Alex turned the charm on but Selena wasn't buying it. She crossed her arms and looked at him.
    "Alen, go join Eli please."
    "I'm so glad you are seeing things my way..." Alex grinned.
    "Oh yes... I see your way very clearly and I want nothing to do with you OR your way. Thanks but no thanks," Selena smiled and turned to walk away.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 03:53 PM
    "In other words, get lost." Alen said walking past Alex.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 03:57 PM
    Alex fumed visibly but let Alen and Selena walk back into the restaurant. Suddenly a smile crept onto his face. "And it is not over... believe me it is not over..." Alex growled then smoothed out his jacket and walked down the hallway.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 04:03 PM
    Alan sat down at their table and looked over a menu.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th March 2008, 04:44 PM
    Eli looked over at Selena and Alen and asked, "Is everything alright?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 05:10 PM
    "Oh yes... those 'bad boys' from before were trying to cause some trouble." Selena rolled her eyes and took a drink of her soda.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th March 2008, 06:28 PM
    "Ah." Eli said as he sipped his water. When the waiter came over, Eli gave his order and then sat back in his chair, thoughtfully.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 08:22 PM
    Selena gave her order too and added a small glass of wine. She wanted to sleep soundly this night, no more nightmares!

    ***
    Alex spoke to the waiter as soon as he came in. He smiled then walked back out.. Alex chuckled as he stood in the hallway. "Might just have a little fun tonight Lee..." he told his friend as he came back out to rejoin Alex.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 08:30 PM
    Alen also ordered.

    ((Waits impatiently))
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  2. #22
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th March 2008, 08:39 PM
    "Looking forward to getting some rest?" Eli asked Selena and Alen.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 09:04 PM
    "Oh yes! I'm going to finish dinner, go take that long hot bath and go to bed!" Selena smiled and took a sip of her wine.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th March 2008, 10:34 PM
    "Hmm...that sounds like a wonderful plan." Eli said with a laugh. "I think I may follow suit with that plan."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th March 2008, 10:40 PM
    "As a matter of fact I think I'm going to..." Selena stopped mid-sentence as the room began to sway. She felt nauseated and dizzy. Her limbs began to tingle and the room grew darker. Voices were barely audible and fading every moment. Selena collapsed falling out of her chair. Alex and Lee came in immediately, rushing to take over the situation.
    "Lee, we will take her to the lobby and wait for an ambulance."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th March 2008, 10:45 PM
    Alen immediately recognized the men and stood up, and went to Selena. He didn't trust them, but she did appear to need an ambliance.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 05:53 PM
    Lee picked up Selena and carried her out of the dining area and into an elevator. Alex kept Alen and Eli out, shoving them back at the last moment and keeping them at bay with a snub nose pistol until the elevator doors shut. The elevator went to the top floor.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 05:54 PM
    "I don't like this..." Eli muttered, wondering if he should wait for the next elevator or just take the stairs.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 06:09 PM
    Lee dumped Selena onto the carpeted floor outside the luxury suite. "So when are we supposed to meet Lion?"
    "He should be here soon. Hurry up and take her up to the roof."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 06:22 PM
    Growling in frustration, Eli ran for the stairwell and quickly started to run up the stairs, slowing every so often so that he could catch his breath. He was just hoping that he would be able to make it before those two goons did something to Selena.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 06:36 PM
    "Where are you going?" Lee demanded. Alex inserted his key and opened the door to the suite. "I'm going to grab a drink. If we have to wait on the roof again I don't want to waste my time totally..." Alex smiled back at Lee. "Go on I'll bring the bottle..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 06:41 PM
    Eli finally made it to the top floor and paused to catch his breath for a few moments before entering. He saw Lee and Alex and hollered, "What have you done to Selena?!" He looked between them and wondered which one to go after.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 06:49 PM
    Alex looked up at Eli blankly. "What? Who are you?"
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 06:50 PM
    Eli narrowed his gaze at Alex and growled out, "Where is she? Where did you take her?!"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 21st March 2008, 07:07 PM
    Alen followed Eli up as quickly as he could. He knew Alex had a pistol. That wasn't good. Alen looked around frantically for something to grab and throw.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 07:19 PM
    "OH... oh you must be the other guy...why don't you two just leave your lady friend to me... I'll take care of her." Alex replied with a smirk, waving the bottle at them in one hand and the pistol in the other. Alex would stall them here and let Lee get the woman to Lion.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 07:23 PM
    "I don't think so. Now where is she?" Eli growled out, trying to figure out his options.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 21st March 2008, 07:30 PM
    ((Not exactly what I had in mind lol...so anyone have an ideas as to what I can do?))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 07:51 PM
    "She is no longer your concern... we... took her off of your hands." Alex smiled. There was a loud noise and he turned to look nervously at the door to the roof.

    ***

    Selena came to but could not figure out why she was outside in the dark. Trying to regain her senses and find her bearings she looked around. The shadowed back of the brute out in the hall giving Alen a hard time! He seemed to be waiting.
    'Ooo this isn't good. That other guy is behind this I bet! Why am I outside though?' she thought to herself. She sat up slowly, soundlessly.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 21st March 2008, 10:43 PM
    Eli had stepped toward Alex when he heard a noise. Turning toward the door that led to the roof, Eli ran for it and pulled it open, intent on rescuing Selena.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 21st March 2008, 11:40 PM
    Selena saw a sudden light spring up as a door was opened. A back lit shadowed figure stood in the doorway momentarily before racing out onto the rooftop. She thought she heard her name.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 22nd March 2008, 12:02 AM
    Alen grabbed a vase and threw it at Alex, then charged him, trying to knock the gun out of the man's hand.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 22nd March 2008, 12:07 AM
    Eli took a split second to survey the roof and then ran for Selena. "Selena? Are you alright?" he asked, kneeling down next to her.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 23rd March 2008, 04:32 PM
    ((YOOHOO....where, oh where could my mom be, oh where, oh where could she be?))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 24th March 2008, 07:49 AM
    Selena nodded but suddenly she got a very creepy feeling and looked up. Something was blocking the stars then the wind from it's wings pummeled them for an instant. Something with yellow eyes! Her pursuer from last night? Selena grabbed onto Eli.
    "Got 'er for ya..." Lee turned around and was shocked to see Eli there. "What the..." He growled menacingly and advanced on Eli. "Don't interfere pal..." he snarled at Eli.

    ***

    Alen easily knocked the gun from Alex's hand. He was not especially comfortable holding one. Alex tried to get back into his suite to avoid Alen.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 24th March 2008, 08:10 AM
    "You back off." Eli growled out, a harsh look in his eye. He wrapped a protective arm around Selena. "Can you move?" he whispered to Selena as he started to head back for the stairs.
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  3. #23
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 24th March 2008, 12:12 PM
    Alen threw the gun and then pounced on Alex, hitting him i nthe face.

    ((Testing 1 2 3...))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 24th March 2008, 02:51 PM
    Lion rowled a feline warning. "You fools!" a strangely modulated voice snarled. The door to the top floor where Alex and Alen was slammed shut, a huge clawed paw/hand interrupting any hope of escape that way. "Give the woman to me..." the strange voice demanded.

    Selena held onto Eli frantically. She was terrified of the creature. She could not see it clearly in the shadowy darkness but the yellow eyes, the size of it... all boded ill.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 25th March 2008, 03:02 PM
    Lion chuckled as he eyed Eli. "Now or later... makes no difference. I have her scent now. I can find her whenever I wish. You though..." Lion turned on Lee. The big guy began to shake with fear, backing away from the frightening creature. "You were told to be subtle... this is not subtle... For your sake Selena I will not make any more of a mess here, but know THIS; trying to flee from me will be useless now. When I call for you, come or your companions will be in danger." Lion told Selena.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 25th March 2008, 11:54 PM
    Eli kept a protective arm around Selena and said, "Forget it. I will NEVER give Selena to you!" He glanced around, looking for any other avenues of escape.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 26th March 2008, 05:13 PM
    Originally Posted by cyberwing
    Lion chuckled as he eyed Eli. "Now or later... makes no difference. I have her scent now. I can find her whenever I wish. You though..." Lion turned on Lee. The big guy began to shake with fear, backing away from the frightening creature. "You were told to be subtle... this is not subtle... For your sake Selena I will not make any more of a mess here, but know THIS; trying to flee from me will be useless now. When I call for you, come or your companions will be in danger." Lion told Selena.
    Eli bent down slightly and whispered into Selena's ear, "What should we do? I don't plan on giving you over to this creature nor abandoning you."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 26th March 2008, 05:22 PM
    "I...I think he is letting us go." Selena whispered. Lion dropped back away from the door and Lee bolted for it. He threw it open and dashed madly down the stairs, ran to the apartment door and began pounding and screaming to be let in, shoving Alen away roughly.

    Selena stood up with Eli's help and started for the door too.
    "Remember, come when I call for you or other people will die next time." Lion's voice echoed in the darkness.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 26th March 2008, 05:27 PM
    Eli nodded and started for the door with Selena. "We should meet up with Alen and try to make a plan for how we're going to address this issue..." he said softly.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 29th March 2008, 01:58 PM
    Selena opened the door and gasped as she saw Alen straddled over Alex, punching him in the face. "Alen?" she asked, still feeling a bit disoriented from the drug they had given her.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 29th March 2008, 04:01 PM
    ((I checked...it's Alan.))

    Alan made a bad mistake, he stopped trying to subdue Alex and looked over at Selena.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 29th March 2008, 04:39 PM
    Alex smashed his fist weakly at Alan's face, hoping to knock him off. He knew what was up on the roof and didn't want it coming inside after HIM!
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 29th March 2008, 09:15 PM
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    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 5th April 2008, 03:09 PM
    ((Ahem...andybody?))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 9th April 2008, 07:20 AM
    Alex managed to get away from Alan and rolled up to his feet. Terror covered his features and he reached for the door to his suite.
    "RUN IDIOTS! He will be angry now!" Alex snarled.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 9th April 2008, 01:57 PM
    ((Alen...))

    Alen rushed towards Alex. "You're NOT getting away you worm!"
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 9th April 2008, 02:35 PM
    Originally Posted by Blaziken X
    ((I checked...it's Alan.))
    ((you had said before that it was Alan. which is it? Alen or Alan?))

    Eli looked over at Selena and said, "Alex does have a point... We might want to get somewhere where that...creature...can't find us."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 9th April 2008, 03:25 PM
    "Where would that be?" Selena asked, fighting the effects of the drug.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 9th April 2008, 05:27 PM
    "In one of the rooms, perhaps? Or maybe just a different hotel entirely?" Eli said thoughtfully.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 9th April 2008, 05:51 PM
    ((Alan I had forgotten. And uhh mom Alan is running after Alex...))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 9th April 2008, 07:46 PM
    Alex took another swing at Alan. "If you don't run we BOTH are going to be that things' dinner you idiot!" Alex looked around for a weapon to use against Alan.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 9th April 2008, 08:14 PM
    Alan pounced on Alex. "WHAT THING?!"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th April 2008, 09:01 AM
    Selena looked over at Eli. "Alan, he is right! There is a Chimera on the rooftop. Come let's go hide!" Her voice was groggy but carried urgency and a tinge of fear as she looked back at the door to the roof. "Hurry!"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 10th April 2008, 09:47 AM
    Alan stood up, letting Alex escape. "Where are we going to hide?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th April 2008, 10:21 AM
    "Come on... we will decide on the way..." Selena whispered urgently. There were now sounds against the door leading into the hallway of the penthouse level.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th April 2008, 11:23 AM
    Eli followed after Selena, trying to think of good places to hide.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th April 2008, 01:20 PM
    Lee had gone into the penthouse apartment and locked the door he went to the balcony to secure that door but suddenly the glass shattered inward and Lion ripped the metal casing away. A deep voice could be heard through the locked doors of Alex's apartment. "End of the line for you... " Lee could be heard screaming in terror. Selena cowered against Eli as the big man's scream completely unnerved her. Alex backed into the opposite wall in the hallway, becoming nearly as white as the wall behind him. A sickening crushing sound emanated from the doors Alex had been trying to get in to. A trickle of blood ran from beneath the door. Selena saw it, gasped and grabbed Eli's arm.
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  4. #24
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th April 2008, 04:43 PM
    Eli wrapped an arm around Selena's shoulders protectively and turned so that his body blocked Selena's view. "We should move...quickly and quietly." he whispered to Selena and Alan, not wanting the creature to find them.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 10th April 2008, 05:34 PM
    ((what the heck is going ON? Alan was near Alex. Where the heck is Alex? Is he dead?))
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 10th April 2008, 05:35 PM
    ((And also, I thought Lion was LEAVING. That's what he said. That Selena would come to him when he called her.))
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th April 2008, 05:45 PM
    ((Alex is still in the hallway with them))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th April 2008, 06:03 PM
    There was a brief sound of wind, then an eerie silence. Alex shoved Alan's hand off of him. "We better all of us just get out of here... now or they will all come..." Alex visibly shuddered and started walking toward the elevator.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th April 2008, 10:16 PM
    Eli looked over at Selena and Alan and asked, "So where should we go to escape them?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 12th April 2008, 08:02 AM
    "Under the bed?" Alan grumbled sarcastically.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th April 2008, 08:31 AM
    Selena shrugged and looked over at Eli. "Maybe our rooms would be best. I think that thing was letting us go... well at least... for now." Selena shivered.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th April 2008, 12:56 PM
    "I think I'd feel more comfortable in a place without windows..." Eli muttered under his breath. Quieting for a few moments so he could think, he finally said, "I don't know about being separated tonight..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th April 2008, 02:44 PM
    "I... I am with you Eli... Alan? Don't you think we should all spend the night together? That way Batman can keep us alerted too. Would you mind?" Selena asked, her voice quavering from the effects of the drug and her fear.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 12th July 2008, 10:45 AM
    "No." Alan shook his head. "We shouldn't all be in Selena's room though... they might know where that is.... And you, even though you're a rotten no good for nothing jerk, get out into the parking lot and get out."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th July 2008, 08:04 PM
    "I'm sticking with you all. Let's go find another place to stay." Selena whispered ready to run if Eli or Alan said to. Alex looked back at them and shook his head. He WAS getting out. His sweet deal was going sour. Alex knew what the Chimeras were capable of and it wasn't pretty.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 12th July 2008, 08:07 PM
    "Eli's room is the best choice,." Alan whispered, and started towards that, glancing back to see if they were following. Alex was gone.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th July 2008, 08:18 PM
    Selena looked back fearfully. "Then hurry! Let's hurry and get to Eli's room!" She was edging down toward the elevator.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 12th July 2008, 08:23 PM
    Alan hurried as well, Batman followed them.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th July 2008, 08:24 PM
    Eli followed along after Selena, keeping an eye out behind them to make sure that the Chimera wasn't following. Once they made it to his room, Eli shut and locked the door and made sure that the windows were locked the curtains pulled. Sitting down in a nearby chair, he looked over at Selena and Alan and asked softly, "So what are our options?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th July 2008, 08:28 PM
    "We stay here until daylight. We try to sneak out and find another place to stay..."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 12th July 2008, 08:33 PM
    "I wonder what the people are going to think when they find a dead body in the inn..." Alan looked at the floor, frowning.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th July 2008, 08:35 PM
    Eli nodded and said, "Go ahead and take the bed, Selena, and get some rest. I'll stay up and keep watch for a while." Looking over at Alan, he said, "I guess we'll just have to wait and see."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th July 2008, 08:33 AM
    "You know Alan has a point there Eli... I'm too tired to worry about it anymore. We will just have to try to get some rest and see what happens. Batman will keep us alerted, won't you fella?" Selena reached down and stroked the dog's head affectionately.


    ***

    Sometime in the early morning hours the police did arrive. By the time the group woke up the hotel was being searched methodically, the people being called down to the lobby. Alex was no where to be seen. Selena was awakened by a stern pounding on the door.
    "Police. Open up..." a gruff voice commanded. Selena jumped up awake, shaking.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 14th July 2008, 09:53 AM
    Batman jumped up and growled. Alan looked at them for what to do, and without realizing it said, "Nobody here but us mice!" He then smacked his head.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 17th July 2008, 08:51 PM
    "It's okay we have no option now... open the door." Selena was still in her T-shirt and jeans, she pulled a brush through her hair quickly and stood up.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 17th July 2008, 08:55 PM
    Eli had fallen asleep in the chair, but was jolted awake by the pounding on the door. Standing up, he ran his hand through his hair as he walked over to the door and opened it. "May we help you, officer?" he asked, looking at the officer standing there.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 17th July 2008, 09:05 PM
    He raised an eyebrow at Eli after looking at Selena and Alan standing behind him. "You need to come down to the lobby, been a problem here and we need everyone to assemble down there for now." Selena smiled and nodded.

    "Sure."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 17th July 2008, 09:37 PM
    Eli nodded as well and said, "Of course, Officer. We'll be down in a moment."
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  5. #25
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th July 2008, 03:16 PM
    "I wanna see your ID..." the officer commanded as Selena started to near the door. He stood in the door way so they could not exit. Selena suddenly felt very nervous. She remembered Aunt Elinore's house and how she had been sprayed with some kind of knockout gas by the EMT. She looked down and dug in her purse for her wallet. Pulling it out she handed it to him. Her heart sunk when she saw the glint of recognition in his eye.
    "Ah Miss Wade, committing another murder here too I see. We won't be letting you get away with it this time. We aren't like those goof up city cops. You are under arrest." He pulled the cuffs out and placed them on Selena before she could move.

    "What are you doing? I haven't done anything! What are you talking about another murder? I haven't killed ANYONE..." Selena was frightened. This was a nightmare.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th July 2008, 03:27 PM
    "Hold it! Selena has been with me all evening, and she has NOT killed ANYONE! What proof do you have that it was Selena who committed the crime?" Eli demanded as he tried to get between the officer and Selena.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th July 2008, 04:07 PM
    "She is wanted, we have an All Points on her from Central City. Murdered her own Aunt." The officer announced smugly and shoved Eli aside. "Don't get in the way son or you are going to be in prison with her..." Selena shook her head at Eli.

    "It's the Institute. They've done it to me again. Look Officer, I know you don't believe me, but that Bulletin is a fake. I don't think my Aunt is even dead. The Institute tried to get me to believe she was but I think she is alive. I didn't kill anyone." Selena tried to tell him but the man rolled his eyes with derision. He was not going to listen to her. Selena shook her head at Eli and Alan.

    "No, don't do anything foolish. If Dr. Shoenberg will go this far, he will not hesitate to go after you," Selena whispered. The officer shoved Selena ahead of him and began walking down the hallway of the hotel. She looked back at Eli fearfully but then tried to give him a brave smile as they waited for the elevator to arrive. Another officer came and waited for Alan and Eli to get ready and come down to the lobby.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th July 2008, 04:57 PM
    Batman snarled and ran after the officer. Alan pounced on the dog and knocked him over. He managed to get control of the dog.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th July 2008, 05:59 PM
    "Don't make me shoot that dog, son." The officer holding Selena said with his hand on his pistol grip. Selena bit her bottom lip, this was turning into a total nightmare. She could not believe this officer was arresting her. She had never done anything against the law except maybe the time when she was five and she picked up a piece of candy in the store without telling her mother. Selena did not understand this, not any of it. How could they blame her for Aunt Elinore's death when she wasn't dead? Yet they told her she was killed in a car accident? The lies, upon lies were getting too bizarre to be real. Selena then knew something her father told her was true, there was an element of political control through evil channels. Things were NOT what they appeared to be. It was all being proved to her. From the moment she set foot in her Aunt Elinore's house for the ski trip until now. Things were in play that made no sense or were not supposed to be possible, not in this country!

    Selena's fear level went up when she realized she was in as much danger from 'the authorities' as she was from the Institute, because 'the authorities' were taking their orders from the same folks. Selena began to pray harder than she ever had in her life, for there was NO human answer to this dilemma.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th July 2008, 06:22 PM
    Alan dragged Batman into Eli's room and shut the door. Alan considered rushing the policeman but....he had two weapons, Alan only had his fists. And the police officer had his hand on his pistol.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th July 2008, 06:36 PM
    Grumbling to himself, Eli quickly ran a comb through his hair and grabbed his jacket before heading to the door, planning on returning later for his things. "You had better leave Batman in here, Alan." he told the young man, pausing at the door. I have to figure out SOMETHING to get Selena free... he thought as he slipped out of the room to head down to the lobby.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th July 2008, 06:57 PM
    Alan slipped into his room and grabbed his things. He was always the neat sort when staying at a hotel or friend's house; he always kept his things right next to his bags. He tossed some stuff in his brown case, slipped his laptop and charger in and then exited the room. He put his case inside Eli's room, and then followed him. (the reason he did that was in case they needed to make a quick run for it.)
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 22nd July 2008, 04:26 PM
    What the officers did not know was they too were being watched carefully. There was always a bigger fish...
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 22nd July 2008, 04:40 PM
    pd
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 23rd July 2008, 07:53 PM
    The officer shoved Selena into the back of the police cruiser and stood with the door open and Selena 'on display'. She was so embarrassed. She had done nothing wrong and these people looked at her with disgust and hatred. People she didn't know assumed she had murdered in such a way? It was beyond belief. She curled up in a fetal position facing away from the people straining to get a 'look' at her. After getting the suitable amount of attention the officer finally closed the door and decided to take her in.

    Selena watched in horror as the lights of the hotel drifted behind them and the darkness of the highway took over.
    "Gover'mint and someplace called 'The Institute for Advancement' is looking for you, Missy. Whoever is the highest bidder gits ya... That's the way we do it around here." The officer began to laugh. She was so frightened, lonely and overcome. Selena began to pray harder for something...anything to happen.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 23rd July 2008, 08:30 PM
    pd
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 24th July 2008, 12:31 PM
    Eli noticed that Selena was taken out to the police cruiser and he gently nudged Alan. "Let's follow that cruiser." he whispered to Alan, and then looked around for the other officer. "It looks like we should be able to slip past the officer, so let's meet up by the car in the back parking lot."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 24th July 2008, 12:46 PM
    Alan nodded. "I'll go grab Batman. Should we check out?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 24th July 2008, 12:46 PM
    Alan nodded. "I'll go grab Batman. Should we check out?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 25th July 2008, 09:04 AM
    Selena leaned her head against the door, looking out at the shadowed scenery. She thought she saw something moving faster than the vehicle. It was a huge shadow and it was coming down on the cruiser! A loud thump was heard and the officer began to yell and swerve. The officer put the brakes on. Selena screamed. A large, shadowy fist slammed through the front windshield as the car came to a halt sideways across the rural two lane highway. Selena saw two red eyes peering through the front windshield. The officer pulled out his pistol and fired until he was out of bullets. The creature disappeared but then reappeared when the weapon ceased firing. It stuck it's head in the vehicle to stare literally eye to eye with the officer who was whimpering with abject terror.

    Selena looked closely and realized it was the 'Old One' The creature that her Aunt had been protecting for so many years. The one she had gone to find when she met Eli.

    "W...What are you doing here?" Selena asked.

    "No go him...bad...the Children are here." The creature responded and Selena was shocked again to hear the human speech. She was not sure what he was trying to tell her though except he thought the police officer was bad. That much she agreed with.

    "Help me?" she asked. The head disappeared and suddenly the door was ripped off the side of the car. Selena gasped at the Old One's strength.

    "Where to now?" Selena asked the Creature.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 25th July 2008, 10:27 AM
    Alan sneaked by the police officer, and then got Batman out of Eli's room. He waited for Eli. This was taking too long... they should skip checking out... but then again the officer didn't believe they were going along with "Selena's scheme"; and if they didn't pay for the checkout, that meant they would be looked for...
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 25th July 2008, 08:55 PM
    Eli had returned to his room as well and grabbed his and Selena's bags before heading back downstairs. Checking out as quickly as possible, Eli then slipped past the officer and then made his way to the back lot. Unlocking the car for Alan and Batman, he then tossed the bags into the backseat before slipping into the driver's side and starting up the car. Making sure the coast was clear once Alan was in, Eli left the parking lot and started to follow the police cruiser.

    "Look, Alan. Up ahead." Eli said, motioning toward the cruiser. He slowed the car down to a crawl and cautiously continued toward the cruiser, not sure what he would find.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 25th July 2008, 09:20 PM
    "What is it?" Alan whispered, looking ahead.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 25th July 2008, 10:28 PM
    "I'm not sure..." Eli said, the car's headlights illuminating the gaping hole in the side of the cruiser where the door used to be. "That can't be good..."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 26th July 2008, 09:16 AM
    ((Time for mom to post.))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 26th July 2008, 08:46 PM
    The Old One had gone to the other side of the road and stood in the shadows with one wing folded protectively over Selena. Finally she could see it was Eli and Alan in the headlight of the car as they inspected the missing car door. The police officer had long ago taken off running down the highway from the fearsome creature.

    "It's okay... it's Eli... remember? He was at the building before?" Selena told the Old One, patting his hairy arm gently. The part bat/ part human nodded and lowered his wing. His red eyes shone briefly in the light. Selena moved out cautiously toward Eli.
    "Eli? Alan? Hey over here!" Selena whispered.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 27th July 2008, 12:45 PM
    Eli turned toward Selena's whisper and breathed a sigh of relief when he saw her. Walking over to her, he said, slipping back into formality in his worry, "I'm glad to see that you are alright, Miss Wade."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 27th July 2008, 04:25 PM
    Selena stared at Eli. 'Miss Wade? What the heck is that all about?' she thought, injured by the sudden coolness of his address. Selena figured she had done something wrong or he was angry with her about something. She sighed and turned around to speak to the Old One but he was gone. She looked around for him.

    "Where did you go? Hey?!" Selena was totally stupefied. How had he slipped away so soundlessly?
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 27th July 2008, 07:48 PM
    Alan had been staring in shock and terror at "The Old One". He frantically searched for a weapon; and grabbed a kitchen knife which was in the police car; next to a fork and a lunch box. But then the creature was gone. Batman was growling inside the car.

    Alan looked around. He then turned toward Selena. "Are....are you a-alright?" He said nervously, looking around some more.
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  6. #26
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 27th July 2008, 08:59 PM
    "Yes Alan I'm fine. The Old One... don't be frightened of him. He has saved my life twice now. He is the first of the Chimera's I guess you could say. My Aunt found out about him when she started working in DNA and gene manipulation research. The Old One has been around since like the 1950's or something... Long before she got into the project he was created. He's not an evil sort... he's really a bit afraid of people, at least that's what Aunt Elinore said," Selena tried to explain to Alan.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 27th July 2008, 09:01 PM
    Alan gulped a couple of times and lowered the knife. "If you say so. Let's get out of here..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 28th July 2008, 03:40 PM
    Eli had noticed Selena's look when he called her Miss Wade instead of Selena and mentally kicked himself. "Come...our things are in the car. Hopefully we'll be gone before the police notice..." He lapsed into silence for a few moments and then said, "Oh, and Selena? I am sorry about my earlier formality. It slipped out in my worry."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 28th July 2008, 04:00 PM
    "They....they are going to know we're with Selena... if we drive in this car, they'll be able to track us down.." Alan said thoughfully.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 28th July 2008, 07:18 PM
    "Not necessarily. My car doesn't have a GPS unit, so it can't be tracked that way, and we had parked in the back lot, so no one has gotten that good of a look at the plates." Eli said with a shrug.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 30th July 2008, 07:58 PM
    Selena looked around once more for the Old One. Finally she gave in. "Okay... I guess we better go. Come on first of all though let's make sure reading that plate is REALLY not easy..." Selena leaned down to the roadside finally she grinned. She retrieved a bottle of water the police officer had in the cruiser and dumped it into a dried puddle. With the moisture she got enough mud on her hands to smear the license plate fairly well. It would make reading the number much more difficult. She carefully rinsed her fingers in the rest of the water, she took a paper towel and rubbed the entire bottle carefully and then tossed the empty bottle into the cruiser.

    "That should leave them scratching their heads for a while..." Selena giggled.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 31st July 2008, 12:29 AM
    Eli laughed as well and said, "Good thinking Selena." He then climbed into the driver's side and waited for Selena and Allan to get into the car so they could be on their way.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 31st July 2008, 09:42 AM
    Selena turned once more back to the area she had last seen the Old One. "Thank you my friend!" she called into the darkness. She hated leaving the creature by itself. She wanted to help it as it had already helped her. She sighed and went to the car climbing into the passenger seat after rubbing Batman's head in greeting.
    "Hello there big guy!" she told the dog.

    "Thanks for coming after me you two. I appreciate it." Selena said settling into her seat and putting on her seat-belt.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 31st July 2008, 10:55 AM
    Alan opened the door and sat down in the seat. He shut the door and locked it; then put his seatbelt on. Batman barked and tried to lick Selena's face. Batman grabbed the dog and pulled him back.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 31st July 2008, 06:35 PM
    Eli smiled over at Selena and said, "Anytime, my dear. I didn't really trust those officers anyway..." Once everyone was situated, Eli started the car and drove off. "Where are we headed?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 1st August 2008, 10:42 AM
    "Where CAN we go? The only thing we can do it protect Selena and try not to get caught..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 3rd August 2008, 06:13 PM
    "What do you suggest, Selena?" Eli asked, glancing over at her.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 4th August 2008, 08:58 AM
    "I guess we need to keep heading toward our goal... without any sleep. Maybe we can pull over if we get too sleepy and rest on the side of the road. It would be as safe as anywhere else at this point..." Selena pointed out. She took the map and began to study their progress toward the circled area.

    "We are getting close to the area where the mutilated cattle and mass disappearances have occurred." She tapped the circle and looked back at Eli.

    "The Old One saved me... again. He's here... in this area..."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 4th August 2008, 09:50 PM
    ((What?? What IS their goal? ))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th August 2008, 07:43 AM
    ((To locate her Aunt Elinore and Alan's Dad...To do that they have decided to locate the Rogue Chimera. It's their best option...))

    Selena couldn't help herself, her mind kept going back to the Old One. 'Why is he here? How did he traveled all that distance? How did he found me?' she thought. She stared out the car window at the rapidly passing landscape. The shadow of the car from the headlights making strange shadows on the side of the road. What was lurking out there?

    ***

    The Leader chuckled from his vantage point high on the cliff face. "It will not be long now until we can begin the project..."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 6th August 2008, 11:26 AM
    Batman tried to curl up; angry at the seat belt because it was making it difficult. He finally managed to and went to sleep. 'He's got the right idea...' Alan thought; yawning. He himself soon joined Batman in "la la land". ()
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th August 2008, 07:57 PM
    *insert laughing smilie here*

    Selena kept thinking she saw something in the shadows but it was impossible to tell at highway speed. She finally closed her eyes and fell asleep, mesmerized by the passing shadows.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 6th August 2008, 08:36 PM
    ((*Tardis appears; and The Doctor steps out. "Time for a time skip...thingy..."))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 7th August 2008, 03:42 PM
    ((falls on the floor laughing hysterically...))
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 7th August 2008, 08:25 PM
    (("Rought then off we go. Time skip!"))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th August 2008, 08:56 AM
    The sun rose behind them, bathing the mountains in front of them in glorious splendor. Selena opened her eyes and yawned. Eli must have pulled over at some point for they were off the road in a small outlook area for tourists and everyone in the car was sleeping, even Batman. Selena saw him open one eye then grunt as he resettled back into slumber. She saw bathrooms and headed for them, slipping out of the car as quietly as possible.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th August 2008, 01:15 AM
    Eli had driven for as long as he could, but when he was starting to fall asleep, he spotted the tourist outlook and decided to pull over to get some sleep. Once the car was parked, Eli leaned his chair back and then fell asleep. He awoke a few minutes after Selena had left the car, and pulled his chair back up before stepping out of the car to stretch and get a breath of fresh air.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th August 2008, 10:47 AM
    Selena splashed cold water on her face and arms. It felt so good to wash up a bit. She felt refreshed when she stepped back out into the cool mountain air. She went to the car and opened the door, taking Batman's leash. He would need to relieve himself no doubt! So she walked him past Eli and waved.

    "Taking Batman for a short walk. Tell Alan..."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 13th August 2008, 11:26 AM
    Just as Selena spoke Alan snored loudly. Batman wagged his tail frantically; and hit Selena in the leg several times without realizing it. He pulled on the leash.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th August 2008, 10:38 AM
    Selena giggled and shrugged at Eli. She reached down to pet Batman but he was ready to go and tugged her off to the grassy area beyond the parking lot. Selena looked around. Everything seemed so much safer in the light of day. She sighed and relaxed. The fear from the night before faded and she breathed in the smell of the columbine growing wild on the mountainside.
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  7. #27
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 14th August 2008, 11:29 AM
    Batman started sniffing the grass.

    Alan snored loudly again.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th August 2008, 12:54 PM
    One creature watched the human woman with saliva dripping from his fangs. Another watched the watcher and the woman. Both were hidden among the branches of thick evergreens.

    Selena jogged a little way with Batman but not too far, keeping the car at a safe distance. She was still nervous about the creature that had told her they were watching her. She wondered who 'they' were? Other Chimeras? Or were some people using the Chimeras for their own purposes? Hard to tell at the moment and either was a good possibility.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 15th August 2008, 10:54 AM
    Batman's head came up and he sniffed the air. The same smell he had smelled before! Danger! Batman growled lowly, and sniffed again.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 15th August 2008, 06:10 PM
    Selena's blood ran cold when Batman growled. She began to look around fearfully. "Okay.... let's just start back for the car Batman... easy now..." Selena felt the adrenaline rushing. She saw shadowy shapes up in the high branches of the trees and her fear grew. She looked over at Eli but he wasn't looking her way. Selena just started walking back toward him.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 15th August 2008, 06:54 PM
    Batman pulled on the on the leash a little. He still needed to do what all dogs do after eating the night before. He finished up and then looked up at the trees. Something moved. He growled.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 15th August 2008, 08:31 PM
    Selena felt a chill as a large shadow overtook her and turned to look up just as a huge winged cat was descending, it's claws and fangs open coming for the kill. Another shadow came swooping down this one dark. It slammed into the creature knocking it away from its intended prey of Selena. She screamed and began to run, dragging the dog after her. She looked back and saw it was the Old One again. His batlike wings recognizable to her now.
    "ELI! RUN! THE CAR!!!" Selena screamed, altering her path and heading straight for the car now. Behind her she could hear the cat screeching angrily at the interference.
    Selena made it to the car and opened her door, letting Batman jump in she turned around as she jumped into the seat to look and saw the Old One biting down on the back of the big cat-like creature's neck. It yowled angrily and rolled to the side, knocking the Old One off, but instead of pursuing any more fighting the creature flew off, grumbling and growling. The Old One landed in the grass. Selena opened the car door slipping back out. She walked toward the Old One.
    "Are...are you hurt?" she asked.
    "Go Gray child..." the Old One hissed through clenched fangs. His reddish eyes looked up at her but the light even though it was cloudy, obviously hurt his eyes. Selena bit at her lip.
    "I want to help you. You saved me several times now... Please how can I help you?" Selena asked.
    "Gray... must find Gray..." The Old One managed to say clear enough for her to understand.
    "My Aunt? You want to find my Aunt? I do too! That's what we are doing...looking for her."
    "Yes... I follow..." The Old One stood and in the light he was a hideous sight to behold. Selena tried very hard not to look horrified by his twisted, hair covered, bat-human body.
    "Go... " The Old One ran to the edge of the outlook and jumped off the ledge. Selena ran after him but when she looked he was flying off. She sighed.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 15th August 2008, 08:49 PM
    Batman snarled and growled angrily. Alan jumped and hit his head on the top of the car. He unbuckled his seatbelt and rolled out. "W-w-w...." He couldn't even get a word out.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th August 2008, 10:15 AM
    "Eli! Come on let's go! We need to find Aunt Elinore fast." Selena stated resolutely as she turned around. The Old One had risked his life several times for her. Selena was going to help him and herself!
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 16th August 2008, 11:12 AM
    "W-what's going on?!" Alan said.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 20th August 2008, 01:22 AM
    Eli only nodded and quickly climbed back into the car and started the engine. He had turned toward the commotion when he heard it and was glad that the Old One was there to protect Selena. At Alan's question, Eli looked at him in the rearview mirror and said, "A Chimera tried to get Selena again."
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th August 2008, 11:29 AM
    Alan didn't know what to say. He climbed back into the car; shutting the door afterwards.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 1st September 2008, 09:13 AM
    "The...the Old One... he has risked his life twice now to save mine that I know of. Why is he doing this? Why is he helping us? Us, instead of them I mean?" Selena finally spoke after they had been driving for a short time. She had been staring out the window like a statue for a while as she tried to sort out her muddled thoughts.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 3rd September 2008, 12:20 AM
    Eli was quiet for a few minutes before saying softly, "Perhaps he can sense that we don't mean him any harm. It could also be your connection to your aunt. Didn't you say that the Old One and your aunt were friends?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 3rd September 2008, 08:50 AM
    "Yes... he really wants me to find my Aunt. Do you suppose she knows something that can help the Old One?" Selena asked.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 3rd September 2008, 09:22 PM
    "It's entirely possible." Eli replied, glancing over at Selena. "But we won't really know for certain until we find your aunt."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 4th September 2008, 08:08 AM
    The mountains were beautiful and as they rose in altitude so did the level of beauty surrounding them. Selena loved the mountains. They would encounter snow soon. The leaden gray of the sky whispered of the coming snow. The hillsides sported caves and abandoned mine shafts often now.

    Suddenly little frozen snowflakes were drifting down to melt on the windshield. By the time they had covered ten miles they were now in a nice fall of snow.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 4th September 2008, 11:46 AM
    Batman looked out the window at the falling flakes of snow. He followed one to the ground. He started barking at it.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 4th September 2008, 11:53 AM
    "I guess Batman hasn't seen snow before..." Selena laughed.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 4th September 2008, 11:57 AM
    "Never in his life." Alan replied. He grabbed the dog and pulled him back. "Be quiet." He said. Batman groaned and barked again. Alan glared at him and the dog knew he'd done something wrong. He laid down and went to sleep.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 4th September 2008, 03:43 PM
    Eli only smiled slightly, his concentration on driving and keeping them safe. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains when he could and was wishing that they had come up there in better circumstances.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th September 2008, 03:02 PM
    As the car encountered less and less traffic the landscape became more and more sparse with less evidence of man. Houses were few and far between and soon ceased to be all together. The snow was beginning to stick now on the trees, rocks and grasses. The road remained clear because of the warmth still in it. One loan gas station with a house beside it was ahead on the desolate stretch of road. Selena looked at the map.
    "Okay this is Belmer's Gap and there are no more towns until the other side of Cloudsinger Pass. Let's stop here and see what these people have seen." Selena suggested.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 6th September 2008, 03:09 PM
    Eli nodded and pulled into the gas station. "I should fill the tank up as well. Who knows when the next station will be..." he said as he shut down the engine.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 6th September 2008, 03:18 PM
    Alan and Batman were both asleep; snoring.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th September 2008, 03:29 PM
    Selena stepped out of the vehicle and was immediately struck by the silence. It was so quiet you could almost hear the snow gently landing on the pine needles of the fir trees. She looked around and saw no one.
    "Eli? Doesn't that sign say 'Open'?"
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 6th September 2008, 03:31 PM
    Eli also looked around and then nodded. "Yes it does. Something isn't right here... Where's the owner?"
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  8. #28
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 6th September 2008, 03:51 PM
    Alan and Batman woke up as they heard the slam of the car door. Alan yawned. "Where are we?" He asked.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th September 2008, 04:16 PM
    Selena leaned over and opened her door slightly. "Umm... Alan... something isn't right here. Be on the alert..." She whispered.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 6th September 2008, 04:38 PM
    Alan groaned. "We need WEAPONS..." He sighed. "Even a kitchen knife..." He looked at his dog. "Well, one of us has weapons." He corrected.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 6th September 2008, 07:28 PM
    Eli only frowned slightly and headed toward the house to see if anyone was hiding inside. Once there, he knocked on the door and called softly, "Hello? Anyone home?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 7th September 2008, 04:15 PM
    Selena walked up to the window of the station and looked in. Things were stewn around the inside. Although it looked to be a mess to begin with, now it was more so. It was the shod feet sticking out from behind the desk that made her scream.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 7th September 2008, 04:22 PM
    Eli came running at Selena's scream and looked around for any sign of danger. "Stay out here, Selena." Eli told her before trying the station door. Finding it unlocked, he pushed the door open and stepped inside and made his way over to the desk, aware of his surroundings in case there was still danger around.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 7th September 2008, 05:21 PM
    A low menacing growl came from behind the messy desk. A loud thump and a huge cat featured semi-human face appeared. It licked it's whiskers and eyed the new prey.
    "ELI!!!" Selena screamed and ran in to try to help him.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 7th September 2008, 05:43 PM
    "Stay back, Selena." Eli warned in a low voice as he slowly backed away, trying to not make any quick movements as he looked for something that could be used as a weapon.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th September 2008, 08:06 AM
    Selena dug in her purse. Her fingers touched something metallic. It was then she remembered her Aunt's pistol in the bottom of her bag. She had forgotten about it! Eagerly pulling it out, she held it out pointed at the Chimera. She then noticed the safety was on. With a groan of exasperation she flipped it off and took aim again. Slowly she squeezed the trigger. The bullet struck the creature in the chest, killing it instantly. Selena turned to look at Eli.
    "Are... are you okay?" she asked shakily.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th September 2008, 02:25 PM
    Eli breathed a sigh of relief when the Chimera was dead and turned to look at Selena, a wary eye still on the dead creature. "I am. Thank you, Selena." he said softly. He lapsed into silence for a few moments and then said, "You know...this may have been a good break for us... Perhaps we can study the physiology of the Chimera to learn more about him."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th September 2008, 02:32 PM
    "You don't have a lab... think we could use this poor man's house?" Selena asked shakily. She looked back for Alan and Batman. She couldn't believe she just killed someone. Selena felt like throwing up.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th September 2008, 02:38 PM
    Eli sighed softly and said, "We'd have to... I don't think he'll have much use for it anymore... Are you doing alright, Selena?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 11th September 2008, 02:38 PM
    Batman was snarling and growling inside the car. Alan had been searching for a weapon. All he came up with was his pen and his leather laptop case... He turned when he heard the shot and rushed over to the door. "I-is it gone?" He asked. Then he was it's corpse. "It's gone..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th September 2008, 02:42 PM
    Selena couldn't speak she just nodded. She ran out of the small office and fell on her knees in the pine needle landscape to throw up. She was weeping. She had not wanted to kill the creature but it would have come after Eli and her. The whole thing still made her sick.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th September 2008, 03:03 PM
    Eli followed Selena outside and then headed to the car. Opening the trunk, he pulled out a bottle of water and closed the trunk before walking over to Selena. Kneeling down next to her, he gently rubbed her back and set the bottle of water down next to her.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th September 2008, 04:47 PM
    Selena sat back and took the water from Eli. "I'll be okay... I... I just can't believe I killed another living being..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th September 2008, 09:05 PM
    Eli continued to just sit there next to Selena and rubbed her back comfortingly. "It was self-defense, Selena. If you hadn't killed the Chimera, it would've killed us."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th September 2008, 07:55 PM
    "Maybe... I just can't believe I'm in this nightmare. I...I'm supposed to be skiing. Have a good time, meeting new people... getting sore... What in the world am I doing here? Why is this happening?" Selena whispered.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th September 2008, 10:14 PM
    Eli sighed softly and asked rhetorically, "I don't know, Selena. Why did any of this happen?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 13th September 2008, 08:42 AM
    Selena sighed and fell silent. Finally she got up and brushed her clothes off. "Let's get this done whatever it is you are going to do. We have to get out of here before the police come."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 13th September 2008, 10:36 AM
    Eli raised an eyebrow at Selena, wondering how the police would know where they were when they were seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Standing up, he rolled up his sleeves and got a few things from his trunk before heading back inside the station.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 13th September 2008, 08:40 PM
    Selena followed him trying not to look at the corpses. "What do you want me to do?" she asked, feeling repulsed by the scene.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 14th September 2008, 02:18 PM
    Eli got things set up and then looked over at Selena and gave her some directions on what to do.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th September 2008, 02:40 PM
    "You helped make these things right? What are you looking for?" Selena asked.

    **Eli is probably looking for the inhibitor chip for one thing, the rest go with your imagination Ellesar*
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 15th September 2008, 11:55 PM
    Eli just worked on the Chimera for a few moments silently and then said, "The inhibitor chip mainly. Maybe a few other details of their physiology that will prove useful to tracking them in the field..." He lapsed into silence for a few moments as he tried to think of what else would be useful to know about the Chimera.
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  9. #29
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 07:03 AM
    "Didn't you help make these things?" Selena asked softly.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 07:51 AM
    "Yes, but I wasn't privy to ALL of the information involved." Eli said with a soft sigh, remembering the numerous times he had butted heads with Alex over the years. He gave a wry smile as he said, "Evidently I wasn't entirely trusted..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 08:23 AM
    "Good for YOU!" Selena responded. "Where are Alan and Batman?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 16th September 2008, 09:44 AM
    A rabbit wandered in the cold looking for food. Batman watched silently; ready to pounce. "now, just catch it; don't kill it. We just want to keep your hunting senses alert." Alan stood over him. "Now; the art of hunting is-" Batman barked wildly and pounced towards the rabbit. The rabbit hopped away and Batman slid a little on the snow. The dog continued to chase after the rabbit. Alan sighed and put his head in his hand. Which he shouldn't have done; because he wasn't holding the leash as sturdy as he had been. Batman jumped forward and ran after the animal; pulling Alan onto the snow. Batman started dragging him, nothing was going to stop this crime fighting dog! ()

    "STOP STOP!" Alan called. Batman glanced behind himself, annoyed that his master was so hard to pull. Batman groaned and sat down, the rabbit was gone anyway.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 10:06 AM
    Eli laughed slightly and said, "Alex and I never did get along that well... As for Alan and Batman...I believe I just heard them outside."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 10:38 AM
    Turning Selena saw Alan and Batman with a sigh of relief she turned back to Eli. "Well I'm glad they are able to enjoy the snow." She laughed softly but it died on her lips when she turned back.

    "So? Does it have the inhibitor chip?"
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 11:59 AM
    Eli frowned slightly as he continued to inspect where the inhibitor chip should be. He looked up at Selena after a few minutes and said, "It's one of the rogues, Selena..." He let his voice trail off as he looked back down at the Chimera, wondering if Selena would make the connection herself.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 12:18 PM
    Selena did not understand what Eli was getting at. She was extremely tired and not feeling very well. She looked at him blankly.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 12:32 PM
    Eli looked up at Selena again and said patiently, "There's no inhibitor chip, Selena." He paused yet again to see if she would understand what he was getting at.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 12:40 PM
    "This is one of the Rogues... one of the ones we are looking for?" Selena looked back at the half devoured corpse of the man who owned this place the back at Eli. "They... they..." Selena couldn't finish.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 12:43 PM
    Eli only nodded and said, "You are correct... Since we've got one Rogue bagged, I would assume that we're either in the correct spot or getting close." He smiled slightly at Selena and said, "You don't have to stay in here if you don't want to. I can finish up..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 01:01 PM
    Selena nodded. "I think I will go find Alan and Batman..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th September 2008, 01:23 PM
    Eli nodded and then got back to examining the Chimera, trying to find out as much about them as possible. He had brought in a notebook with him and was jotting down notes about the physiology as well as other things that he hoped would prove useful. Once he was done, he pulled off his gloves and then headed over to the station's restroom, hoping that there was still running water. Glad to find that there was, he quickly washed his hands and then splashed some cold water over his face before leaving the station, notebook in hand.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 16th September 2008, 03:37 PM
    Alan got up to his feet and then Batman ran back to him; wagging his tail. He sat down in front of him. Alan sighed. "How can I stay mad when you have those puppy-dog eyes?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 16th September 2008, 04:08 PM
    Selena laughed at Alan. "How indeed! Batman you are being a cutie and twisting Alan around your little paw!" She scolded the dog with a smile and a laugh.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 16th September 2008, 05:57 PM
    Batman turned to look at her with his pitiful face.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 18th September 2008, 10:27 AM
    Eli just watched the others for a few moments silently with a tired smile on his face. Walking over to the car, he opened the trunk and dropped the notebook in before pulling out some cleaning supplies for his tools. He then returned inside and gathered up his things and took them into the small bathroom to wash. Once he was done, he returned the tools to their bag and carried them back out to the car and then wondered what to do with the dead Chimera.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 18th September 2008, 03:55 PM
    "I think we better just leave all of this... Oh my we better wipe off finger prints!" Selena whispered. "The Institute might try to blame the man's murder on us to hide the Chimera's involvement."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 03:06 PM
    Eli nodded and said, "Good call, Selena." Opening the trunk again, he pulled out some wipes and handed some to Selena before taking some himself and heading back into the station.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 03:45 PM
    Selena back tracked everywhere she had been and cleaned then hurried back to the car. The snow had stopped and the wind was picking up.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 03:48 PM
    Eli cleaned all of the places he had been and then returned to the car, hoping that the wind would cover their tracks. Eli started the car and turned on the heater for a few moments to get the car warmed up. Once everyone was inside, he continued on down the road.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th September 2008, 05:57 PM
    "Turn on the heat...." Alan said rubbing his hands together.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 06:24 PM
    Eli glanced in the rearview mirror and said, "It is on. Give it a few moments for it get the car warmed up."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 06:30 PM
    Selena sat looking out the window at the mountains beyond. She wondered where the Chimera hideout was. She had a feeling it was not far now.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 06:35 PM
    Eli glanced over at Selena and asked, "A penny for your thoughts?"
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  10. #30
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 06:57 PM
    Selena sighed. "Well I can't tell you why... I just feel like we are getting close to them. The Rogue Chimeras..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 07:01 PM
    "And that can be either good or bad depending on your pespective..." Eli said with a soft sigh. "Do you think your aunt is being held captive by them?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th September 2008, 07:11 PM
    Alan leaned back; waiting for the heat to warm up the car. then he thought of something... What if that was the old man? The Chimera... If he had gone away; he wouldn't just leave his house open like that.... and by the looks of it there was no forced entry. The man would've left a sign in his window and locked the door... The facts lead to one thing; the old man was turned into the Chimera.

    Well; there still was some doubt in his mind. But the door was the msot important fact that lead to that conclusion... Maybe the old man forgot to lock his house. After all; he was in the middle of nowhere... Still...
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 07:24 PM
    "Yes... if they wanted to kill her why didn't they do it there... at her house? There was not enough blood for them to have killed her. I think the Chimera came to abduct her. The other scientists missing... it just makes more sense than the Chimera's seeking out the scientists just to drag them back here to kill them. I think the Institute may be looking for the missing scientists as well...maybe that's the reason they are following us?" Selena thought out loud.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th September 2008, 08:11 PM
    "Or maybe their in league with the chimeras and want us caught because we know too much. Or maybe they don't want us to spread word around about the Chimeras..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 19th September 2008, 08:55 PM
    Eli only nodded, still wondering what exactly the Institute wanted with the Chimeras.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 09:29 PM
    "Well the Institute did try to make me think my Aunt was killed in a car accident. They tried to cover up all evidence of the Rogue Chimera at her house. The house was scrubbed clean of all the damage and mess. So they don't want the public to know about the Rogues' is my idea on that. The public might demand them shut down and all the Chimera's destroyed if they knew there were Rogues out there killing people."

    "My question is still, WHAT are the Rogues doing? What are they after? Why did they take all the scientists?"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th September 2008, 09:34 PM
    pd
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th September 2008, 09:41 PM
    Selena shivered. "Can I borrow Batman for a while Alan? I think he would make a nice lap warmer about now!" She grinned back at Alan.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 19th September 2008, 10:11 PM
    "He's liable to cut off your circulation." Alan warned with a smile.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 20th September 2008, 02:52 PM
    Selena laughed at Alan's comment. It helped to laugh. "Thanks Alan, I needed that!"
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 20th September 2008, 07:59 PM
    Alan nodded.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 24th September 2008, 07:47 PM
    "Shouldn't we fuel the car while we are here at a gas station? I don't think the owner is going to mind..."

    "Eli... Alan... have either of you spotted anything suspicious? Any clue where they might be?" Selena asked thoughtfully looking out the window.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 25th September 2008, 07:02 AM
    Eli nodded and pulled up to one of the pumps before turning off the engine and stepping outside again. He filled up the tank and then returned to the warmth of the car and turned on the engine and heater again. Looking over at Selena, he shook his head and said, "No I haven't. At least not yet..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 25th September 2008, 12:49 PM
    "The caves and tunnels in these mountains can be quite extensive. Some of them already have extensive support systems from being used for mining. I think one of those would be perfect," Selena observed.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 25th September 2008, 09:14 PM
    Eli nodded in agreement and said, "Yes...but which one? It would take too long to search every cave and tunnel we come across."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 29th September 2008, 06:05 PM
    "That's where we are going to have to pray for a lot of luck!" Selena whispered.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 29th September 2008, 09:32 PM
    Eli nodded again and then got to thinking about the Chimera he had examined as he drove.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 5th October 2008, 06:49 PM
    As the pass grew more and more desolate Selena began to feel her anxiety rise. This was perfect for the Chimera. If there were a mine shaft around here, she would have chosen it in their position. She looked around and spied a dirt road taking off to their right that led over to a lake. She pointed.
    "There Eli... that would be a likely place. Water for them nearby and that mountain rise there has plenty of rocky places. Let's go investigate it."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 5th October 2008, 06:56 PM
    Eli looked where Selena pointed and nodded. "Let's find a good place to hide the car...in case anyone decides to snoop around." he said as he pulled off of the main road.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 6th October 2008, 06:54 PM
    As they neared the lake the 'road' became more of a rutted path and much more dangerous to navigate. Selena thought she caught movement out of the corner of her eye. She put her arm out to grab Eli's.
    "Guys! There is something..." she got no further for Chimera's closed in on them from all four directions. A fifth landed in front of the car and Eli was forced to brake.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 7th October 2008, 09:46 AM
    As the road became a rutted path, Eli had slowed down to basically a crawl so he could try to navigate it better. When the Chimeras suddenly appeared, he raised an eyebrow in surprise and came to a stop when one landed in front of the car. "Well...it appears that we've found them..." he commented wryly.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 7th October 2008, 11:38 AM
    Alan grabbed Batman's snout in one hand to keep him from barking. They might let him live if he didn't... maybe...
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 7th October 2008, 12:31 PM
    Selena stared at them. They were varied. Different animal-human hybrids. One of them Selena recognized as the Chimera from the rooftop that had said they would see each other again. He grinned and came over to open the car door but it was locked. He wagged his finger/claw at her and uttered something unintelligible to the others. They picked the entire car up and carried it into a cave opening, hidden by the road. Selena was too terrified to move.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 7th October 2008, 05:52 PM
    Eli wasn't sure why, but he kept his hands gripped on the steering wheel as his mind spun through the options. One thing he knew for certain was that he wouldn't leave Selena, no matter what happened.
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