A Deal of Similarities

Elder vampire Valentin has been after Cheri Noble, his wife, for centuries.  She has chosen another path and another man but that hasn’t stopped the destruction that Valentin was willing to cause to try to get her back.  Cheri had enlisted the help of a myriad of people to try to keep her safe and get her out of his clutches, including but not limited to Sven Hazard, Skye Nickles, Nickolaus Richter, her fiance Tarric, Seraph Lazarus and the demon Mephistopheles.  In the end it was the last that truly caused some damage.

Mephistopheles came into Lynn Security, entering the side office he used with Seraph to find Cheri there as well.  He was quickly informed that she was having a real problem with the elder vampire that had turned her.  Instantly, he had several rather devious ideas.  Seraph couldn’t come, as his desire to try physical attacks would have negated the careful trap Mephistopheles had in mind.  Mephistopheles led Cheri away from Elena’s office out into the middle of the town before he made a point of casually slipping an arm behind her, holding her waist tightly with his left hand.  He said the right words to provoke the henchmen to show themselves, convinced one to get close enough and grabbed him, using that henchman’s mind about where Valentin was in order to transport them to him.

They entered the mausoleum and Mephistopheles began to set up the deal.  Did Valentin want to have a piece of Cheri forever that would stay willingly with him and never leave him, never stray?  When he greedily nodded his head the deal was done.  As always, Mephistopheles doesn’t offer prices… simply enacts them.  The price for Valentin’s desire was steep.  Anyone in the supernatural world would be in the know in regards to demon’s deals.  They always go through once agreed upon and there is no way to retract them.  The price of Valentin’s desire?  His freedom.  Valentin would now be bound to Mephistopheles for the rest of his life; his underling, his minion, his servant/slave.  What did Valentin get in return?

Mephistopheles flooded the main antechamber, creating a wall, a smokescreen between those around he and Cheri.  He turned to her and apologized, taking three inches off her hair.    He told her that he originally intended to either give Valentin a little voodoo doll, or a sort of Cheri mannequin that looked identical to her, but he suddenly had a better idea.  A prick of her finger and some drops of her blood and he could use some old, ancient, dark magic in order to create a simulacrum.  This new creation was only given one command- to stay with Valentin.  It seemed Valentin now had his desire- Cheri was there with him, staying with him and Valentin would be none the wiser to how truly messy his situation had gotten.   

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New Faces

It seems that the one girl who despises or dislikes the supernatural finds herself currently up to her ears in it.  Last week, unsure of the exact date, she was observed as hearing something and the grate to the sewer opened near her.  What is down there no one knows, but she was later seen outside of her new office for Lynn Security with a man with dark hair wearing grey sweatpants and a white “I ❤ Toronto” t-shirt.  He didn’t seem to notice all of the odd looks he was getting.

In other news it seems that Elena was in the park yesterday and things suddenly started to float next to her.  What is this phenomenon?  There was something there, a shimmering, for a brief second.  No-Face seemed to only say a series of uhs and enjoy peaches.  While that is all well and good what is Elena going to do with an invisible creature following her about that cannot speak in English and that she has to continuously feed random things?  Hopefully her plan to visit Skye Nickles will yield good results.

Investigative Services

It was quite a surprise to Elena Lynn and Sven Hazard when they received word to meet up with Ash Hunter, recently returned from China.  Ash had some harsh words for the woman who had been overseeing his business, in particular over her dalliances with the enemy- the supernatural that Ash so vehemently fights against.  In the end she was fired for her fraternizing with the enemy and Ash threatened to throw her out the window.

Elena took a day to begin to reorganize herself, having all of her things from the office coming back to her.  It didn’t take long before she had contacted Seraph Lazarus, Sven Hazard, and Mephistopheles to come into her employment.  Look out Hunter Investigations, it seems that there may be a new detective service on the rise.