She walked slowly along the bank of the river. The night was slightly breezy and there was a full moon casting shadows all over the banks. Carefully she kept to the shadows as instructions were fed to her via a small earpiece and a Van full of people ready to back her if trouble arose. She was the newest member of the NightStalkers, a group of high-tech miscrits who fought creatures that were right out of a horror story. Once a librarian at some small L.A. Library, two months ago if you had told her she would be joining a secret group who fought Werewolves and Demons. She would have high tailed it from you. But here she was, the world’s biggest nerd, out on an undercover mission to bring down a group of werewolves who enjoyed toying with their prey.
She heard something moving towards her from a distance and stopped, “Whistler, there’s something off a short ways. Might be a scavenger.” Her voice was low, just loud enough for the microphone installed in the hood of her hoody to pick up. Suddenly a man’s voice filled her ear, “Listen Mariana, don’t f* this up. Its your first undercover run so don’t go all ballistic on them. I don’t need to be cleaning up your blood and brains spattered on the pavement.” She heard a bit of a scuffle then Abby’s voice filled her ear, “Ignore him Mars, just concentrate. Ignore them, if they attack just give us the word.” She nodded, but then realized they couldn’t see her, “Alright Whistler, got it.” But she didn’t have it. She was tired of King badgering her about not being prepared. She knew she was ready and she wanted to take this one out on her own.
As the person drew level with her she could smell the stench of blood on them. It filled her nostrils and intoxicated her. Just like if she were drinking straight from a Tequila bottle. The stench was becoming unbearable, making her dizzy. But she wouldn’t let it cloud her judgment. Suddenly she heard wheezing in her ears. Someone had come up upon her without her expecting it. She could smell the blood on the person’s breath. She gagged and moved away from them, only to be grabbed by the other person.
“What a tasty morsel we have here. Wouldn’t you say Ernie?” She could see the other person nodding and laughing, moving into the light. Only this person wasn’t a Werewolf. She eyed them a moment then turned on the charm, “Hmm.. you guys think I’m tasty huh? You’re not bad looking yourself. Maybe we can..” She turned and pulled away from the man, running a finger down his putrid face, “Can’t we just go somewhere and…” She leaned forward and holding her breath whispered empty promises in his ear as Abby and King were yelling at her in her own ear. She moved away and tucked a strand of hair behind her hair, pulling the earpiece out of her ear as she did.
But she wasn’t slick enough to pull it off. Ernie immediately saw the earpiece fall to her shoulder. He looked at her and grinned maliciously, “You almost had me there. You’re a good actress, to bad your act had a flaw.” He motioned to the other man and she felt arms grab her again. But she wasn’t going to be a victim for to long. Just long enough to see who the hell these men were. Ernie started towards her, “I had planned on Max and I just sharing you as a meal, but Max wont mind having another mouth to feed. Especially one so beautiful as you.” She looked at the man and spit at him, “Me Join you? That’s the most insane thing I have heard. I would never join bums like you and your friend. I enjoy my food, not trash.”
Abby was curious to know what was happening, but she couldn’t keep a good eye on Mariana if King kept distracting her. Finally she shot him a glare, “King close your mouth. We have to keep an eye on her to make sure nothing happens. You remember what happened to Nadia.” King snorted and waved his finger in a circle in the air, “Big Fing deal Abby. Nadia had it coming to her, she didn’t listen to our warnings. So if something happens to Mariana then its her own fault.” He had his eyes closed and was leaning against the back of the front seats, just relaxing but still poised for action. Abby admired that in him. She looked back out the window just in time to see another man appear out of darkness. “Damn-it King, what is she doing?” She heard movement behind her then saw King’s face appear next to her own as he peered out the window, “I was right wasn’t I? She’s pulling a Nadia. She wants to go solo let her. I’m done with theses dumba$$ rookies. They are better off with stakes in their a$$es then our targets, at least we have the unexpected with them.” Abby rolled her eyes, “King we can’t afford to loose another one. We’ve lost time as it is. You found this one, you’re the one who has to take the steps to keep her alive.” She heard a barrage of curse words and felt him next to her again, “Give me that fing mic Abigail.” She felt him wrench it out of her hands and shook her head as he started to yell mercilessly at Mariana. She saw the other man let go of Mariana briefly, she grabbed the mic from King, “Do it Mariana, give us the word. Come on, no one will help you if you don’t!”
But she wasn’t sure if Mariana heard her, she could hear what the men were saying and she knew that Mariana had made a mistake. She elbowed King, “We’re going.” She started to move towards the door but a arm snaked out and grabbed her, she turned back to King and raised an eyebrow, “Why are you stopping me.” King smirked for a moment, “Let’s see how much she’s got first.” Abby pulled her arm out of his grasp, “King we may not have that much time.” He turned and looked at her, “Don’t f*ing argue with me Abigail!”
Mariana glared at the man as he laughed at her, “Trash, no dear we aren’t trash. This is our disguise so people like yourself and your friends wont try and take us out. But now that you’ve stumbled upon us our disguise is ruined.” He moved towards her and made a motion to the other man. Mariana felt Max’s hands in her hair, then her head was being pulled to the side. That moment she knew what these guys were. But their kind was supposed to have been killed off. Those thoughts clouded her mind for a few moments, but then the smell of Ernie’s breath and her situation was brought back to her. He was inches from her neck, when she realized how vulnerable his legs where. In on fluent motion she had brought her leg up and kicked him hard in the knees. He stumbled momentarily but came back at her again, "You little b!tch.” He ripped her from Max’s grip, “I’m biting you and you aren’t going to stop me.” He hit her hard with his fist and she stumbled backwards. She took that as her chance, ignoring the pain she stood up straight and stared at Ernie and Max smiling wickedly, “Sorry sh!t-face, the only biting your going to do will be on your buddies d!ck.” Max shot at her but she side stepped him and nailed him in the back with her foot. She turned to throw the Chain Stake at Ernie, but she was met by another hard fist to her face. The punch sent her flying, but she quickly stood again. She knew she was in over her head, but nothing would get her to give the word. Both Ernie and Max were coming at her, but she sidestepped them both. They stopped and she took her chance using every possible chance she had to send barrages of punches and kicks their way. But it wasn’t enough. She was not as strong as these men. They could take the hits a five foot seven, 120 pound, 24 year old could throw at them.
Ernie and Max Smirked as they came at her again, this time careful not to let her slip away. Max grabbed her first and then Ernie laid into her. She was bleeding and she could feel her bones cracking under his fist. She needed to say the word, but she wouldn’t. A series of ideas began to run through her mind, but none of them seemed like they would work. Ernie stopped as Mariana’s head began to hang down, he shook his own and motioned to Max, ‘Drain her. She isn’t worth the headache.” She heard Max start to laugh and then the most disgusting thing erupted from his already disgusting mouth, “Can I have some fun first Boss? It’s been ages since my last ‘treat’ and she is just to pretty to waste.”
Abby had to restrain King. After all the fuss he made he was now the one who had to be calmed. “You know King for you to hate her you sure are taking a special interest in her all of a sudden.” He shot her a glare and his words tumbled violently from his mouth, “What the F* Abby! You heard that bastard. I wont sit around and let any body do that to a woman, especially not some sh!t-eating Vampire who should have been gone already!” He wrenched his arm out of her grasp and shot out of the doors of the van in a blaze of gunfire. He ran towards where Mariana was with the first man. He heard Abby behind him and she knew she’d go for the other man so he just shot him a death glance and kept going. Mariana felt Max let her go and she took it as her chance. She stood quickly and started to throw more punches his way. She felt an excruciating pain in her side, but her adrenaline was pumping so she ignored it. Max was caught off guard, not only by her new strength but also by the behemoth of a man firing stakes his way. He backed away but not far enough. Mariana already had a stake in her hand and had it hurtling towards his heart. She drove it in him with every ounce of energy she had left. Smiling contentedly as he turned to ash. But her smile only lasted a few moments. The pain returned and she looked down to see a stake buried into her side. She heard footsteps behind her and turned slowly, pulling at the stake as she did. She saw King and for a moment she smiled. But it faded when she realized it was his stake. “You shot me. I didn’t give you the word.” She stumbled forward and then..darkness.
Disclaimer: I do not own Abigail or Hannibal. Just borrowing them for a bit. Can’t have a Blade Fan fic without the infamous Hannibal King.
A/N: Story isn't done yet.
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