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Halloween was soon approaching, nearly here but always forgotten to her. A holiday that she never celebrated, not even when she was little. Growing up in an orphanage, nobody was aloud to go out trical treating it was drilled in from day one. Not able to be like any other normal children, not having the luxury for it. Halloween was never that big in New Zealand compared to other places like here in America. Kaelyn was easily to see the big difference. Either go big or go home as the saying goes. American’s always go big for any holidays. Trying her best to avoid halloween all together was quite difficult as it always starts earlier. Whether she went everyone was in the halloween spirit whilst she tried to turn the other direction. Not even bothering to put out any pumpkins or decorate her house for it. Being the old house out but it meant to show people she didn’t celebrate it. Having no sweets to hand out so it was pointless really. Although she was sure people would try to knock at her door as there are always ones who ignore when people have the lights off going to every house that they can see. To get as much sweets as possible. Competing against each other.
The last few weeks Kaelyn’s mind has been elsewhere these days. Distracted. Thinking about Riley. The mysterious person who turned up into her life, then soon left in a moment. For the first time in a long time Kaelyn felt some sort of connection, attachment towards someone. Getting close to Riley but she left and didn’t come back. Her heart hurt almost, used to it happening her in the past. Getting close to someone but they soon left. Letting them in. She’s too kind that's the problem, but she can’t help it. It’s who she is. The last time she’d ever gotten close to anyone she was engaged to a man who she later on found had been behind the murders of many people. She was cursed. Better off putting up walls around her rather than letting other people in but now Riley was always on her mind. Kaelyn just needed a distraction, to stop wallowing in self pity. One of the ways she’d been distracting herself is putting her mind into her work. She'd been slacking on the whole front since arriving into town. Now she was up to her old tricks again. The life of the con artist was back in full swing. The last few weeks Kaelyn had been working her way up into trying to get close to a rich banker. Working her way up to being able to feed as much information off him as possible. It’s quite funny seeing how foolish and stupid rich people were, still even these days.
If you know the right tricks and persuadements, you can easily get them to tell you their bank details and security codes without them even knowing. Tricking them out. Waiting for the right time to go in for the money. When their away so it’s not like they can expect it coming. The previous night Kaelyn had snuck over into the bankers house, going through into the security and access codes. Stealing some expensive watches, and a few bits and bobs that’s worth some money. The funny thing it’ll be a long time until they;d notice any of the things she;d taken were even missing. That's how she always gets away with it each time. So here Kaelyn was staring at her collection of stolen goods gathered on her kitchen table. Seeing all she had collected so far. How much it all was worth, taking photos so she could contact her dealers. So Kaelyn knew how to go abouts selling all the stolen goods. This heist will helping with her cash flow for quite a while so she wouldn’t need to do another one for some time. Not liking to do a lot of big fraud ones so often as then it would strat to bring up many questions and get out to the public that there’s someone going around conning people out of money and expensive goods. Kaelyn learnt it from day one, always telling the people who she trains up too not to do it. Common knowledge really. There wasn’t a handbook to learning to be a con artist, of course not. If not it would be a very suspicious. People who want to learn needs to know the tricks of the trade. Most importantly how to do it without being caught that was the main aspect. That's how Kaelyn’s been so good at it, because she’s never caught.
A knock at the door caused the Redhead to freeze almost. Her eyes went to the stolen goods right in front of her. “Shit” She cursed to herself, as she panicked for moment. Hearing someone was knocking at the door. Her mind went to it must be another trical treeter. Thinking that’ll they go away sooner or later but the knocking was carrying on. ‘What am I going to do?’ she thought to herself as all the stolen goods were in plain sight. Kaelyn wouldn’t be able to hide them all away so quickly, as she couldn’t hide away from the knocking for too long. Her place had some lights on which meant she was at home. Taking a deep breath the Instar Divner decided to take he chances, walking over to the front door. Opening up she looked almost a bit frantic, anxious from what she was hiding inside. Her expression soon turned to a surprised on seeing how was at her door. It was Riley. Kaelyn was already about to sense something was up with her straight away seeing how frantic Riley was looking a lot more than her. “Riley?” She blurted out quickly almost in a way seeing why she was here now, after these weeks. “Where have you been, what's wrong” She pleaded almost, worried for what has happened to her. Sensing something was up. That there was a reason why she was turning up at her door, late at night.
Every now and again, spurts of guilt would wash over her, her own fear getting the better of her thus the reasoning for why she did what she did; she had to leave that night and never see the girl ever again to protect herself from the underlying and very overwhelming fear of being abandoned - of being used and left alone once more. Riley trusted no one but herself despite the generosity, the kindness that Red had shown her that evening. Not only did she do it for her own protection, but also Kaelyn; the wolf within her was unpredictable and could be quite dangerous at times as proven by the killing of her brother, despite having multiple of changes since then. Riley knew she was trouble in more ways than one, particularly when it came to adjusting to the civilised world; she was a lost pup in this world and knowing her luck she would retaliate badly to the lifestyle or get knocked over by the thing on wheels and she couldn't have another constantly worry about her. Life hadn't been too bad after she returned, of course there were moments of depression that stung her when she compared her abandoned cabin to the life of luxury she had experienced at Kaelyn’s; but this was all she had ever known so despite sadness, the basic life was comforting.
In fact, life had returned to normal where she would hunt for food, shower within the stream like river that was located near her cabin as well as turning on every full moon; if she had to answer, Riley had always preferred life in wolf form - the mind of her wolf worked and processed in a much more functional way compared to that of her human mind. Riley had even contemplated traveling again, further away from Evermore, Kaelyn as well as her family and those who were loyal to them; and join a pack in Alaska. That would be her dream as she had heard of the rumours of a lone wolf pack and even if she didn't join, the simple idea of these individuals coming together triggered her curiosity; it also warmed her insides that there were people out there who would accept those of banishment. However, as mentioned, that was currently a rumour and she was not ready to face that journey only to find it was not true, therefore - Riley continued to live out her basic lifestyle. Where she lived was so deep within the belly of the woodland, she never saw anyone - or any trace of the human kind, however, in this one week alone, she could have sworn she had heard voices of people not much older than herself. Riley remained in the shadows as she investigated, to learn of why they travelled this far in and she came to learn of a tradition called Halloween.
She found listening to them fascinating; it was a holiday she found herself wishing to celebrating as it focused on the more spooky side of life. As the teenagers sat around a fire, she too sat against the bark of an oak tree to listen to the scary stories they shared; the stories triggered a soft laugh to bypass her lips. These stories focusing on the very real monsters that lurked in the shadows; Riley did, however, enjoy how exaggerated the stories were. She couldn't help but lean forwards to get a better listen, but as she did so, the sound of twigs snapping further into the shadows caused her to freeze. Riley slowly glanced over her shoulder and inhaled deeply, to smell out whoever was lurking and after a few moments - realisation hit; she knew the scents. “Shit a brick” Riley growled and reacted on impulse; she got onto her feet and darted in the opposite direction - she knew she was always going to be hunted by those loyal to her family but they had never got this close. If she could smell them, they certainly could smell her. The sounds of their steps followed her, stalked her as she ran and tripped over stones and branches; she had no destination in mind until the one particular redhead appeared in her mind - Riley knew there was something odd about her, therefore believed she could help her tonight. Of course, she would be seeing her with her tail between her legs for they had not spoken in months.
With a growl, Riley worked her muscles harder as they trailed close behind her; thankfully the house came into view with a soft beam of light working through the curtains. Her breath thick and uneven as it escaped her lungs and by the the time she reached the door she was catching her breath; her fingers curled into the palm of her hands and she knocked violently on the wood door. “Fuck sake Kaelyn, come on” The young wolf growled and continuously looked over her shoulder until the sound of the door brought her back to the present. Riley didn't bother saying hello, instead she forced herself in and closing the door suddenly and forcefully with her back. She completely ignored Kaelyn’s question and blurted out a series of demanding statements. “I don't know what you are but you need to mask my scent and your house. Do it. You gotta do it now” Her words were growled, her chocolate hues stared at the woman before her as she nodded her head once to indicate she needed to move quick. “I'll tell you why later. Kae, please”
Being a con artist for all these has it’s burdens. The constant worry of being caught. Even the best of the best gets caught sooner or later, Kaelyn didn’t want to be one of them. She was one of the best at what she does, mostly because of her Instar Diviners powers coming in handy. A little bit of magic never hurts. Easier to trick people as their never able to see it coming. Kaelyn could have dropped the life of a con artist many years ago but choose to just continue on. It’s all she’s known to be honest. The only way she knows to find money. Not thinking that she’d be up to a normal life. Choosing the risker way of having money. The heists were the most risky of her cons. Ones that needed to be planned out, right on the dot. As timinings is everything. Especially having the chance of someone coming back home when they wasn’t supposed to when in middle of stealing their stuff. Kaelyn’s had quite a few close calls, thankfully having her teleportation powers to aid her. Able to give her the quick escape. Being undetected. Relying on her powers to get her out of trouble, it didn’t mean she was dark. Always telling herself that her job was just a job, not letting it affect who she was. Just her own way to make a living.
Kaelyn was curious to find how much of all she had stolen the previous night had come to. She wasn’t a merchant so she couldn’t know exactly how much all of it was worth but could take her guesses. Choosing to take a couple of expensive rolex watches, cufflinks, but enough for them not to notice that it was gone. Not wanting to have questions being asked. After each heist she made sure to keep tabs on the person, to hear if knew that they were being robbed. Seeing if she was able to save her own skin. The Redhead was in middle of polishing up one of the watches as the knock on the door had caused her to jump out of her skin for a moment. Worried for who it was. If she was to be caught in the act. Stood in front of a table full of stolen goods. Without enough time to hide it all in different places around her apartment. The knocking turned into bagning. Louder and louder it was getting. Kaelyn was fighting the urge whether or not to go and open the door. Seeing who it was. Or on the other hand waiting it would thinking that the person, whoever it was would leave.
Sensing that she had to go and see who it was. Not caring whether or not all the stolen goods were in plain site. Putting the watch down she went to the front door. Opening it she was surprised to see who it was. Riley. The girl who she met but soon disappeared out of her life as quick as she was in it. Sensing something wasn’t right with her straight away. Feeling the fear radiating from the brunette. Kaelyn knew something wasn’t right. With no hellos, not greeting Riley barged into her home. It looked like she was running from something, wanting to run to safety. Safety was Kaelyn’s home. Taken aback for moment. Closing the door quickly even not knowing why. “Alright” She answered nodding her head, it was no secret that she had powers since what happened when they first met. As Kaelyn had trapped Riley from running away. Now was clarifying all her suspicions that she had about her, just she’d find out after helping her. The truth will come out soon, as the two come clean of who and what they are. First Kaelyn had to help her.
The Instar Diviner started to get into action, for what spells she’s to cast. It’s been a while since she’d been needing to do more complex, powerful ones rather than just simple ones for her own us. Moving away from the door into her living room area, giving her more space for what she needed to do. First thing that she needed to do was to place a boundary spell on her house. “Luna safa sa belise, de la mer…” Kaelyn chanted speaking in latin, her eyes were closed as she was casting the spell. The two of them were able to feel the atmosphere in the room change as an invisible shield was cloaking the house, keeping them in and keeping whoever out. “Right that’s the house cloaked” She chimed in, telling Riley before going and fetching one of the candles out of the cupboard then to the kitchen for some salt. Placing it onto the coffee table the redhead kneeled down in front of it chanting her next spell “Incendia” Within seconds the candle lit up with it’s fiery flames, no matches needed. Kaelyn then sprinkled a handful of salt over the lit candle. All her work was done.
Done all she could. “It’s all done, your safe now. I’ve placed a boundary spell onto the house as well as putting a privacy spell so that whoever is outside cannot hear inside. The boundary spell with be reversed as the sun comes up, all spells has a loophole” She announced explaining all what she just did. Kaelyn sat on the arm of her sofa looking up and over to Riley with her arms crossed. “So now your all protected how about you tell me the whole truth, I’m owed that at least” She marvelled almost, getting straight to the point. Able to hear the pain in her voice as she wanted to know when Riley left.
Sweat clearly glistened upon her brow and at the base of her neck whilst her chest rose and fell at a very rapid rate; she had not had to run so quick in human form in quite a while. Riley saw it as bittersweet that it was tonight that they managed to get so close; they were both stronger in Wolf form meaning she had a better chance at running away from them rather than seeking shelter. However, if they were in wolf form and she had come to Kaelyn’s for whatever magic voodoo the redhead woman had, then her hunters would have been able to see straight through whatever magical boundary she casted. Riley inhaled deeply to see if she could pinpoint who exactly was chasing her, none of the scents were familiar to her, therefore, it certainly wasn’t her brothers; however, that was almost just as concerning as deep down, she knew her brother’s weaknesses which could have worked to her advantage. Her chocolate hues gave Kaelyn a pleading, almost puppy dog look before she heard the words of confirmation that she would do as Riley asked which caused her to exhale in relief; yet, she couldn’t help but eagerly look out of the little peep hole that resided just above her head within the wooden door.
They still had time, she couldn’t see any signs of movement within the tree line which was a relief yet she would still need Kaelyn to work as fast as she could; not that Riley had a single clue as to what was happening or how it was going to happen. She rolled back down to the balls of her feet to turn and face Red, only to find that she had moved into the next room; which Riley followed in cautiously - her shoulder leaning against the door frame, yet her body remained tense ready to get into battle if needs must. The moment that Kaelyn started to chant in a language which was unfamiliar to Riley, she couldn’t help but step back again, but only for a moment before she approached slowly; sniffing as she did so, simply out of curiosity… What language was that? Did Kaelyn have another tongue inside her mouth? Riley quirked a brow for a moment as confusion ran straight across her features before she returned to her spot near the door, only to occasionally peek out from the curtains. Riley squinted her eyes as she swore she saw movement at the end of the garden, however, just as she saw a full human figure, Kae reassured her the boundary was up; causing Riley to exhale almost dramatically.
Riley, then followed Kaelyn around the house, albeit not gracefully; as she went, she bumped into the corners of tables and managed to knock some photograph off of the counter top as she did so. “Oh shit” She muttered all flushed as she scrambled to pick up the photo; hoping that the glass had not broken on the tumble. Riley placed the photograph back on the table slowly - she even gave it a nod to make sure it was to stay put before entering the kitchen to see the candles burn. Upon hearing that she was completely safe, she nodded; however, she couldn’t help but have her doubts- yet she would believe Kaelyn, she had no reason not too. Besides, by sunrise, those who were chasing her would be far gone, probably to report back to her family that they were close to finding her. There it was, the question that was bound to come and one Riley truly didn’t want to answer; the more she vocalised what she was and what had happened to her, the more real it became - she had very much dissociated herself from the traumatic event. With a dramatic sigh, she leaned back against the counter and glanced down to her feet; clearly her throat as she did so.
She could hear the pain that laced Kaelyn’s words and she knew that this question went a lot deeper than Riley’s past and that just confirmed that the guilt that she had been feeling over the last few weeks was very real. “Okay. Um, where would you like me to start?” She replied, eventually looking up at the redhead with the thickness of her eyelashes.
Everything was happening so quickly. All happening in front of her. Least expecting for Riley to be knocking at her door, running away from someone. Wanting her help. It was no secret really that Kaelyn was a supernatural being, when they first both were robbing the same place. Kaelyn forget it was a more better idea to put a boundary spell on the place. Keeping Riley from running away, she couldn’t explain why she did it. She just did. Able to sense from even then there was something about her which intrigued her. Wanting to know more. Not caring that she could be blowing her cover, as the number one rule that all supernaturals have here in the city is not expose themselves to others. It was irrelevant now as it was clear that Riley was supernatural too. But not one of her kind, that what she was sure of. Now weren’t the time to be asking questions, as Kaelyn hurried into action. She was always quick on her feet, of what spells to use for what situation they were in. Not having much to go by, with the few details she had.
Only knowing that Riley was on the run from someone and needed her protection. First putting a boundary spell followed by a privacy spell. Giving them both enough time until sunrise for however is out there to give up and leave them be. That is what she hopes if not she’d have to think of something else when it comes to it. Now that the house is all protected, it means that the two could talk freely. Riley couldn’t run away either. Hearing a crashing followed by cursing, the Redhead turned round to see Riley fumbling around with one of her photos that was on the floor. Able to guess already what happened, Riley bumping into something and knocking things over. She was right in saying she was accident prone. “Have anyone told you, your like a bull in a china shop?” She pointed out, laughing already able to imagine Riley going in a small shop with small things ending up knocking them all over. “How about we come clean first of what we are?” She asked looking over to her, then it’ll be easier to figure each other out. Before the conversation turns into a more indepth one, each of them bottling up all their problems inside. Waiting to tell someone.
Chocolate hues finally pulled themselves away from the fiery redhead which sat opposite her to the room which they had now resided in; a small smile tugged up at the corner of her lips as she caught the multiple of items which lingered upon the table across from them - the items looked expensive and they came in their dozen. It certainly was not something Riley would expect Kaelyn to own, despite having a very regal way of living with all of the bath salts that she had the last time she was inside this house. However, it finally clicked as to why she would be in possession of these items - she stole them; yes, it was a rather far fetched conclusion but when Riley considered where they actually met and how they met, it was the only possible reason. Even that evening, Kaelyn was stealing, however, Riley couldn’t judge as she was doing the exact same thing; in fact, she was still wearing the trainers now but, of course, they were muddy and worn in by now. Riley cleared her throat before fully jumping onto the countertop, her legs curled beneath her as she leaned forward into her lap; a chuckle rolling from the tip of her tongue at the comment of being a bull in a china shop. “They haven’t said something like that before, no.” She shook her head, amusement clear upon her features; it amazed her that so suddenly, she was rather chilled considering the threat that was outside. “I normally got called, Moon Moon” Riley commented, before realising that Kaelyn may not get the reference.
Yet the question which was posed to her, may help shred a little light on the nickname that she had acquired throughout the years. Riley eventually looked back at her, her chest rising and falling dramatically as she knew Kaelyn was right; yet, this was the very first time she had this conversation - ever since a young age, everyone knew what she was. “Have a guess, I would like to hear that first” She grinned playfully “The nickname that I gave just now would and should be enough to get that hamster in your noggin rolling” Riley allowed her features to brighten up before sniffing the air in hopes to find something alcoholic in the kitchen; she would have been surprised if Kaelyn was one to only live on tea and water. Once she had picked up on the stench of alcohol, the young wolf jumped down and went raiding through the cupboards to find the bottle and a couple of glasses; this would be a long evening, she knew that, and one which could open up a can of worms to something deeper and that alone would need more than the bottle she held in her hand. Riley turned on her heels and waved a glass in Kaelyn’s direction, hoping that she would join her in drinking. “More importantly, I am curious as to what you are. Ever since you locked me in that shop, that confused me greatly and still does” She mumbled, almost childishly as she poured them both some rum; which smelt very much out of date.
Ever since she was a young girl, Kaelyn always found herself having to look after one person. That being herself. Always preferring to keep to herself. Mainly because she’s never had anyone in her life. No parents, no siblings, no other family and no friends. On the outside Kaelyn seems like she’s got it all together. Living a perfect life, a nice apartment, nice clothes, make up. All of the other things. Where as in reality it’s far from the truth. Most of her life is a lie. Her line of work, how she’s able to buy all the nice things. Truth be told she’s stolen it all. Kaelyn had the chance to change it all around when Wyatt popped up in her life trying to convince her to become a family. Choosing to push him away like everyone else in her life, not wanting reality to come true. Maybe it’s because that she’s got abandonment issues. Stopping her let people in. With Riley it was all different. From when they first met, Kaelyn could sense something about her was different but in a good way. A warm feeling that she couldn’t explain. The two were alike in many ways, but different too. Kaelyn turned around to Riley who was looking around at all her things. Snooping. Everyone loves to snoop, including her. Her mind went to the collection of goods that were laid out on the kitchen table that she was going through before it all happened. Kaelyn weren’t too fused and bothered about it, knowing how the two had first met. Both stealing from the same place.
Seeing as Riley was making herself home, sitting herself on the countertop in the kitchen as Kaelyn was packing away a few things that she took out when performing the spells and incantations. Whilst not bothering to put away and hide all the stuff she stole. She’s got nothing to hide from Riley, able to trust her. “Maybe I’ll call you Shrek” She mused a little, remembering back to when they first met, how she said that all she could smell was swamp. That was coming from Riley, it still does but not so overpowering than before. Hearing of her old nickname and how it would be enough to connect the dots together. Making Kaelyn take a moment to think about it. Now it was all clear. “Werewolf” She marvelled softly looking to her, curious. Yet showing her that she didn’t care what Riley was, it wouldn't make her think or look of her any differently. “That makes a lot of sense now, especially with what you were coming out with living in the woods” She joked laughing softly, answering to all Riley’s strange antics. Alcohol was always a necessity. Especially if the two were ready to spill their pasts, deep and dark secrets. Riley was already ahead of her and went in search of the alcohol, going through all her cupboards. She didn’t mind. Whereas some other people would. “You found it then” She grinned laughing watching as Riley was holding up a bottle of alcohol and waving glasses to her too.
Following through to sitting on the sofa, leaving enough room for Riley. So they could be a bit more comfortable. She thought by now Riley would of figured it out but it seems not leaving for her to spill the beans. “I’m an Instar Diviner, but in simple turns a witch” She explained, shrugging her shoulders a little. Not really used to telling people what she was but never needing to. “So a witch and a werewolf in the same room, who would have thought” She grinned happily almost, now the t
wo got one of their main secrets out the way. She took one of the glasses and held it up waiting for Riley to do the same so they could toast almost. That and she was in the need of alcohol but not sure how much. Seeing as Riley dug out a bottle of Malibu that's not been touched for years.