Evangeline is trying to teach those newbie hunters how to fight monsters while still protecting innocent people. But the training exercise goes awry and she ends up shot in the shoulder when someone forgets to unload their gun properly. They lot of them are panicked about what to do with Evangeline trying to console them despite how much it hurts! The whole room is silenced when ‘someone’ (Gabriel) appears and takes Evangeline to the infirmary.
The next day the newbie hunters think they’re in the clear, until Gabriel shows up snatching the shooter by the back of the neck. He tells the others to leave for a first aid class while he flings the shooter in to his mouthy friend and gives a little collateral damage by shooting each of them the same place Evangeline was shot. Evangeline chides him for shooting them, but appreciate that he worries for her.
On the way to get something to eat, Evangeline brings up her question on why wolves want to eat her and asks Gabriel how she tastes. Knowing she was going to find out one way or the other, Gabriel tells her. Apples and cinnamon. Evangeline thinks that’s an awful diet for wolves and intends to tell the next ones that try to eat her. She notices someone following her because they were ‘thinking her name so loud’. Gabriel greets him with a gun. Evangeline is served with Collections papers about her credit card debt and told that she had to pay up several thousand dollars by the end of the month or she’d be going to prison! It seems the papers are signed off by Anthony Carnatelli. Evangeline is not comforted to know that Anthony has his own prison as well as a mental hospital. Gabriel tells her that he’ll pay her for services. For helping him. Because it is important to keep her out of Anthony’s grasp. Evangeline is touched!
Brutus barked and jumped around Evangeline’s feet!
Brutus licked her face, tail wagging!
Most hanging upside down (except for the few that had already given up ages ago) jumped down from the ceiling, wobbly, rubbing heads, and even some murmuring about crazy pointless training exercises!
Brutus sat down beside her and tilted his head at the hanging people! He barked at them!
The newbies were looking at Evangeline as if they had no idea what she was getting at! What did she have in mind for them?
The “bad” newbie nodded as the “innocent” newbies stood off to the side. That left three other newbies to act as the “rescuers”! The “bad” newbie ran up to the “innocent” ones, doing his best to scare them, scattering them as they ran before turning around and going for Evangeline! He slung her over his shoulder after some effort and ran across the training room!
Of course some of the newbies thought this training exercise was just as silly as the others! “We can use guns right?”
“Hey, why do we need guns?” someone else asked. “Man, I don’t wanna get shot!” said someone else.
It took awhile for the newbies to get the bullets out of their guns. They put the ammo in a box and placed it on a table to the side! The “bad guy” put Evangeline over his shoulder again and they started all over! The three “rescuers” ran after him as the “innocent bystanders” looked on!
The “bad” guy got conked! He winced and apologized! He practically launched himself at the “innocents” and began throwing punches and kicks!
One of the “Innocents” was getting pretty mad about being knocked around, so her clonked the villain right back before snatching Evangeline! “C’mon man! Mind my nose a bit!”
Unfortunately the former “bad” guy was a sore loser! He was so mad about it, he pulled his gun out and shot! But he hadn’t unloaded his gun properly!
That Bystander was just setting Evangeline on her feet when the gun went off and he caught her! “…You shot her!”
“Get her to the Infirmary!” someone ordered! “Awh man, you are in so much trouble!” said someone else! “I … I didn’t mean it!” the culprit protested as he dropped the gun and backed away!
“Don’t do that! We’ll be in so much shit when they find out!” complained one, “Are you stupid?! We can’t just stuff her in a closet!”
One of the newbies began to bite on her fingernails. “They’ll be the least of our worries! It’s Carnatelli we’ll have to answer to! If you don’t take her to the Infirmary, I will!” She moved to take Evangeline away!
“Aw man! Did you see what he did to those spies when they tried to attack her?! You actually SHOT her! We’re fucking screwed!”
“Calm down!” another newbie said. “First we have to stop the bleeding. Here take this and put some pressure on the wound–Not too much! Here, let me tie this around her arm to help.*
The newbie stammered an apology! Then he repeated his idea that they take Evangeline to the Infirmary just to be safe!
“Hey, she said first aid training works! Don’t we have a medical kit in here?” Clearly in a panic, any idea was a good idea!
There was still some argument on whether or not Evangeline should go to the infimary, but if she looked any more pale and they killed her, well… They didn’t want to know what’d happen!
Brutus suddenly started to bark and jump around! It was a happy, welcoming bark as someone entered!
Someone broke through the group of newbies and took Evangeline without a word! Any protest they had pretty much died when they saw who it was but they didn’t utter a peep as Evangeline was taken to the Infirmary! Brutus followed right behind!
“We’re fucked!” one finally whispered! “This is all your fault!” ..”She’s a psychic, she should have seen it coming!”
Evangeline was admitted to the Infirmary and taken care of right away! … Unfortunately, she was in no condition to realize her rescuer was none other than Gabriel!
“Man, I hope she’s okay…” Someone in the back snorted! “It was just one shot. It’s not like she’s going to die.”
And the next day, those newbies were sure they had gotten away with attempted murder!
Brutus nearly jumped on Evangeline’s bed! He was so excited to see her! The nursing staff couldn’t keep him out of the Infirmary!
Brutus barked and licked Evangeline’s face! But he stayed still and didn’t try to climb all over her! Although he did sniff those bandages and nudge them with his nose!
At the mention of Gabriel, Brutus put his paw over his nose and closed his eyes!
In their designating training room, a couple guys were elbowing each other and teasing! “And you were worried. Told ya it was only a little gunshot and no one would care.”
Gabriel: *Grabbed the shooter by the back of his shirt and hoisted him into the air, leaving him to kick above the ground for all it was worth.* Class is in session.
There was a stunned silence and one guy was even inching towards the door! “Uh… Good Morning, sir!” so said someone who was attempting to play off like nothing happened!
Gabriel: *Threw the shooter into his friend so they landed into a pile and put a foot on their backs, holding them in place! He pulled his gun out!* Report to the training room next door. You have until the end of the day to learn first aid. Go.
Gabriel: *He told the rest of the class.*
Newbies scattered! The guys on the floor flailed! “It was an accident!! She’s not dead or anything!!”
Gabriel: She is not. You, on the other hand, will wish you were. *He said just before he took his foot off and … BANG! BANG! He shot both of them in the exact place Evangeline had gotten shot!*
“AARRGGH!” and “OOOOWW!” with a whole lot of rolling on the floor cursing and screaming! The one guy was even about to cry! “What the heeeell! That fucking huuuurts!”
Gabriel: It is merely a gunshot. *He replied as he disarmed them and started walking for the door.*
Gabriel: They will live.
Scrambling to their feet, they didn’t have to be told twice! They dashed out the door giving Gabriel a wide birth!
Gabriel: *Watched them go, then he started for the door himself!*
Brutus sat down beside Evangeline! He barked!
Gabriel: *He stopped and he glanced over at her.* Serious actions yield serious consequences.
Gabriel: So is being run through but you do not see me crying about it. You can give them a lecture while they lie in bed.
Gabriel: I was merely giving them a taste of their own “medicine.” *He said as he was dragged out with Brutus right behind.* I believe that is punishment enough.
Gabriel: *Raised an eyebrow at her.* I am a vampire. I do not eat food.
Gabriel: Blood is how I get nutrients. However, I can digest human food. I just do not eat it often.
Gabriel: I do not … like … to feed on humans. Anthony made it so that we could digest a wide variety of blood, including those of other vampires, weres, and demons. Whereas if another vampire attempted to drink the blood of a were or demon, they would become ill and their body unable to handle it.
Gabriel: *Raised an eyebrow.* Would that be the question of what you taste or smell like?
Gabriel: Very well. To answer your question about your scent, you smell like apples and cinnamon.
Gabriel: … I do not smell like apples and cinnamon.
Gabriel: *He raised his eyebrow at her again but he already knew she was serious about this. Fortunately they were already outside of Oracle and no one around.* … You are insane.
Gabriel: Since you are so determined … Where would you like me to taste?
Gabriel: *He raised an eyebrow at her for a third time!* I am not chewing on your bones so it does not matter. And each have their own preference for what body part they like to consume.
Brutus barked and wagged his tail! This must be a new game they were playing!
Gabriel: You humans romanticize everything. *He took her hand as his fangs emerged and sunk them into her wrist! As soon as he’d pierced the skin, he withdrew and sucked on her wrist for a few moments. He lifted his head and put pressure on the marks to stop the bleeding.* … Apples.
Gabriel: Apples. *He replied.*
Gabriel: In the meantime there is the matter of you and the pup eating.
Gabriel: *Casual as usual! He didn’t go for his gun yet.* Where?
There was absolutely no one following! …Right this moment, they were reading a newspaper and checking a watch. Trying to look as normal and unsuspicious as possible. Just a human wearing a brown suit with a terrible tie and carrying a brief case.
Gabriel: I do not suppose you can tell if there are more.
Gabriel: Brutus, stay. *He suddenly picked Evangeline up in his arms and dashed for the man with the brief case! He moved to kick the brief case out of the man’s hand and then attempt to kick his legs out from under him!*
The man lost his briefcase and his footing as he crashed to the ground in a rumpled heap! He looked so stunned, he wasn’t quite sure how to react! “W-wait a minute!! I just need to speak with Ms. Clark!!” he stammered, scrambling for his case!
Gabriel: *He put his foot on the case and he suddenly had his gun out and leveled at the man!*
“Oh Jesus!!!” shouted the guy, pulling the newspaper over his head in defense! “I-I’m just a Collections Agent! M-m-Ms. Clark is near impossible to find! She owes a substantial amount of money!”
Gabriel: *Whistled for Brutus!* It is merely a matter of money? *He raised his eyebrow.*
The man tried to retrieve his briefcase again now that he felt a little braver, but still wary about that gun! After all, it’s not the first time as a collections agency to be met with violence! “Thousands of dollars in debt is no small matter! My superiors are seeking a full payment by the end of the month, or they’re going to press charges. That’s several years in jail, Ms. Clark! No laughing matter!”
Brutus arrived and sat down beside Gabriel! He looked like he wanted to pounce on that brief case and chew it up!
Gabriel: *Finally got his foot off and kicked the brief case toward the man!*
Snatching up his briefcase and returning to his feet. He dusted off his suit before pulling out some paper work from his case! “I don’t make up the rules, Ms. Clark, I just collect! This here is an official request of payment and documented consequences. Drawn up and approved. If you don’t pay, you’re going straight to jail!”
“Ms. Clark, you’ll just have to take it up with Anthony Carnatelli. He signed all of the paperwork, I’m sure I have his business card around here somewhere.” He was fumbling in to his jacket for the card!
Gabriel: *He finally set the Seer down and grabbed the paperwork.* Indeed. Here is my business card. *And he aimed the gun at the man’s head again.*
“Good god!!” he exclaimed, backing up several paces! “Don’t shoot the messager! If you’re some kind of mob dame, you probably deserve to be in prison!” …He got the hint pretty quick, clutching the briefcase to his chest as he took off running down the street!
Gabriel: Yes. *He replied.* But … you will not be going to prison.
Gabriel: And if she asks why you need the money so badly? *He glanced at her.*
Gabriel: For services rendered, I would like to pay you.
Gabriel: For … everything. You have helped me considerably and had it not been for you, I would have still been stuck in that seal.
Gabriel: *Smirked a bit!* Perhaps. But it is the least I can do. It is important to keep you out of Anthony’s grasp.