Lithe blonde Leora Gunner was spotted outside of Lynn Security, and met up with a burly somewhat intimidating man Joe Warren. The two spoke about the supernatural rising of the dead that happened a week or so ago, and considered how to exterminate the creature that rose again. It was so early in the morning they could not get inside to look around, but assumed that the culprit (Dante Gregorium) was long since gone. Joe offered to blow up the building, but Leora shook her head. The two left together in his truck.
Cheri was about in the city, and managed to meet someone new. Cheri offered her a light for her cigarette and the girl introduced herself as Lenny. Then Dante showed up. He offered to share a blunt with them but made mention that they shouldn’t look in his trunk.
When Lenny left, he told Cheri that there was a dead body there, that he intended to show Harry Mansel to prove his loyalty. Cheri told Dante that he was being far too obvious and suspicious, yet somehow still decided to go out for a cup of coffee with him. Whether or not anything will come of this friendship or possible romance remains to be seen.
Dante Gregorium decided that he needed more information about Harry and Elena before working for them, despite not having been hired yet. He ran into Cheri, then began to pick the lock on Elena’s office door, despite Cheri’s warnings that might end poorly. Elena, having received a text from Cheri about what Dante was doing, came outside from the inner office of Lynn Security, packing heat.
James, Elena’s bodyguard, heard the commotion from the stairwell and entered into the fray, gun out and aimed at Dante. Dante claimed neither Elena nor James had the guts to shoot, so James fired, shooting him in the knee and telling him that he better not make any mention of once being a warrior, or he’d shoot his eye out next. Dante’s reaction was to tell them to do it. Cheri didn’t need to be told twice, smelling the blood from the wound and launching herself at the man, going for an artery.
James shut Elena and himself into Elena’s most inner office, and made sure Harry was informed of what transpired. When Cheri texted Elena that it was over, Elena insisted on coming out with James, seeing the blood spatter stains everywhere– on the walls, on the floor. But by the time Elena emerged, both Seraph had shown up as well as Harry. Elena rushed to Harry’s side, his own bodyguard, Lee, with him. As they took in the bloody scene, Harry and Seraph finally were introduced, just in time for Dante (who claimed he would make a deal with the devil and rise again) to come back to life, breathing fire.
Seraph’s second nature, the darkness, seeped out around him in smoky black tendrils, and harsh words were exchanged. Neither Cheri nor Elena wanted Dante left alive, but Harry was uncertain. If he died and came back, what was the point of killing him? Dante thanked Seraph for his lenience and had at one point retracted his desire to work with Elena, stating instead he’d rather work for Harry, and claimed he would do something to prove that he was serious. What he will do remains to be seen.
Last evening while Harry and Elena were in her office at Lynn Security, having a late supper and talking business about some gifts given to their children that had been analyzed at the lab, with disturbing results, a knock came on the door. James opened the door to greet Dante Gregorium, a self proclaimed bounty hunter that is new in town, and was hoping he could get a job with Elena.
While Elena might not have thought her staff needed updating, James and Harry are far more willing to admit that the men on her retainer have been rather absent of late. Though Elena hadn’t expected her reputation with the supernatural to grow and be so well known that newcomers would wish to work with her, that seems to be the price from taking clients and cases over from Hunter Investigations, since Ash Hunter hasn’t been seen in ages.
When questioned, Harry asked if he had only dealt with vampires and werewolves or if he could handle demons and angels as well. Dante stated that demons were no problem for him, showing off an impressive sword he has supposedly used against them in the past. Though Dante has yet to be proven, after Harry completes a background check (and Elena likely would as well), it seems that he might have found a new boss.