Corporate Woman

Field Notes 7 - BT
  • turns out the big bad Spirit was controlling Trystan, so that’s good and bad…didn’t realize spirit’s could do that so that’s bad, but at least Trystan trying to kill us wasn’t his own choice so silver lining, also I enjoyed beating down the spirit a little too much and even when we had it whipped I pursued it and tore it apart, I wasn’t the only one who wanted some final vengense though as Trystan went after it to
  • after the fight it was obvious Trystan was stuck in his Guru form and while I was still turned I bristled…just felt natural, and hell even good, to assert over him ya know…felt right, too much about this whole world feels right…not sure if I love it or hate it
  • after I asserted over Trystan he appeared to calm down a bit and Red and I got him to eat some processed burgers and fries which actually did work and seemed to make him more human…so shitty fast food was the cure—I find that pretty fucking funny
  • after several hours we got Trystan calmed down enough he seemed to be in more control and Red and I felt more comfortable taking him back to the corporation
  • getting back to our base we realized we needed to talk to the Prince since he still had captives, Trystan wanted a shower so I showed him my place…just being polite, but he took it to mean something a little different and stripped in front of me and then asked if I was going to join him in the shower…wasn’t really sure what the fuck to make of that so I belined it the fuck outta there
  • Red and I talked to the Prince and he drank from both of us, at the same time, before taking us to see his prisoners…mentioned to Red I never wanted to talk about that whole scene again…it was….weird, the Prince seriously weirds me the fuck out….and I kinda want to carry a zippo on me when he’s near, not that a lighter would stop him, but something about him makes me just want to catch him on fire
  • the Prince had a vamp and a were captive, the were appears to have been kinda in the right, but did enter the city and kill vamps without permission so we have to set an example…we pulled our Sheriff in and got his opinion so the were will be serving time in the Watch as punishment
  • as far as the vamp goes, we got Braden to help up and mind rape him, turns out he was here to try and assassinate Nathaniel, needless to say Takashi was PISSED and cracked that zen motif of his asking to behead the fucker….not gonna deny him that so Red and I agreed to let him do as he wanted, turns out that fucker worked for the Ventrue sonofabitch who shot Conor….god damn it….if I’d have known that before Takashi cut his head off…too fucking late now
  • after taking care of the prisoners we chatted with Nathaniel and gave him permission to build up his shadow Elysium…Nathaniel promptly turned in his resignation with the Watch…oopse, sure as fuck hope Takashi isn’t pissed about that, last thing we need is a Murder Samurai who’s pissed at us
  • we talked with Takashi, Nathaniel and Braden about city law and got that a little more solidified, honestly I’m kinda sorry I skipped so many classes in high school, poly sci sure would have paid off
  • heading back to the corporation Prescott told us that Noah wanted to see us about our next suit…seriously? didn’t we just put this one on? hmmmmm, I’m kinda partial to it….fits really nice and all, but something about it, it makes me feel not just stronger of body, but stronger of mind. I guess the up side of switching suits, I think the were suit was starting to fuck with my calm…knowing that Trystan belonged to Misha before…seriously pissed me off after we decided to pack him up….knowing he’d been hers….made me want to stake a claim in a bad way, thinking it’s the full moon kicking in and telling me to be Alpha as fuck? regardless I pissed off Red and maybe Noah by taking 2 hours to “get a shower” before changing suits…when in fact I really just needed to jump Trystan’s bones…and jesus—yeah not sure why Misha let him get away…..
  • after I did end up getting that shower, went to see Noah with Red and got suited up
  • Red had a complication with the Sin eater suit…turns out since I’m “accustomed to death” it fit me really nicely….I woke up way earlier than Red and Noah gave me a side mission to wait things out
  • I took Conor, Gabe and Oren to New York for a quick job and to introduce the boys to the supernatural world
  • had a nice chat with Noah, in 1928 no less (goddamn time traveling mages), but at least I swiped a really nice bottle of whisky before he sent me out on the mission
  • went to New York to help with a human possession issue and found out that NY is under somewhat new Vamp management, met up with Edward the new sheriff who Oren knows, Edward’s a gangrel and actually pretty cool, aparently he’s helped out Braden really solidly in the past (goddamn it now I’m thinking about Braden and that’s the last place my mind needs to be) anyway…. the boys and I got rid of their possession problem, made a friend in the Prince of NY (and what the fuck, why are all these fucking vamps gorgeous, seriously did putting these suits on just turn me into a slut, I was NEVER this into sex before….maybe just having control back in that arena made the difference?)
  • chatted with conor on the trip too…first time I’d seen him since being human…supernatural senses clued me in….aparently he’s into me, like really into me from what I can tell, should I just write this off that he’s just attracted and lusty and that’s it? I just don’t think Conor is that type of guy, but he’s family and I love him and let’s be real he’s not bad to look at so I agreed to have dinner…which is a TERRIBLE idea considering I’m not sure monogomy is something I’m capable of and I’m damn sure Conor is the commitment type of guy
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Journal 06

Back in our wolf bods and it feels so good. Taking a “break” as mere mortals fucking sucked, that at least is one thing that Beks and I can agree on. Seems like we’ve got a 50/50 shot of agreeing on any damn thing else. So far, we’ve been making things work, god knows how. Dumb luck and stubbornness? We’ve got to find a better way soon or we’re going to end up butting our stubborn fucking heads together.

At least the boys all managed to survive our brief return to human, albeit in different forms, and with a hell of an assist from management. Seriously. Never going to stop paying them back for that.

Conor seems to need more adjusting to his new powers than Gabe does, something to do with the less natural means of acquirement. Super happy with our other new packmate, Lydia. Glad she and Jean didn’t off each other. Between Brontes and the two of them they’ve made quick work of all of our “construction” needs. Need to remember to ask Lydia for some thanium weapons, ’cause that would just be fucking neat.

Braden works quickly, too. His Elysium, a club named “Heart” is open already and popular. Guess Ben’s going to be spending all kinds of time there helping him manage it. He’ll have to get control of his thirst as soon as he can if he wants to spend less time on the roof… or more time with me. I can’t help wondering how much the “embrace” may have changed him, or if it’s just the sixteen years of separation making me think that way. God. It is hard staying away from him. Don’t know how he’s going to take it when he finds out that the Saint is missing… or that I kept that interesting little tidbit from him.

Can’t believe that the Prince, of all people, had to remind me that my father might be at risk too. Now he’s no where to be found, so he’s either pulling one of his escape artist tricks or it is too god damned late. I spent so much time trying to pretend that he had nothing to do with me or my life any more, other than trying to get him in the slammer, that I almost convinced myself. Shit. I wanted him in prison, I didn’t want him dead. Fuck.

Now, as if we didn’t have enough to be getting on with, we’ve got to track down and reacquire an asset for the Corporation. Probably pissing Misha off in the process as our target used to be one of hers, a wolf named Trystan Perumal. Not sure what their beef is, it’s “classified” so no one can fucking tell us, but considering how well Misha’s other cast off is working out for us I’m willing to take a chance on this one, too. We’ll have to meet him and see if Beks and the rest of the pack agree.

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Vignette - Facing Fears

Mack shut the door behind her, resting against it as she eyed the corpse in her bed. It’d been sixteen years since they’d seen each other and in less than 24 hours she’d gotten him dead, her Ben. She let out a deep breath that she hadn’t realized she’d been holding and pushed away from the door. He would come back. He had to.

Braden seemed to think that she should be phased by the prospect of an eternity with Ben. She certainly didn’t have the frame of reference to know exactly what that could be like, but it beat the hell out of the alternative. They could fight and make up for eons for all she cared as long as he existed. The only regret she’d ever had in regards to Ben was in leaving him behind.

The rat needed to be fed, so Mack used her little Zuhr to distract herself, something she’d done many times before. By the time Zuhr lost interest in giving and receiving affection Mack had calmed down enough that she thought she could actually sleep. She was so tired. Simply being human was more exhausting then she’d ever realized before experiencing the high of her werewolf skin.

Shucking her pencil skirt unceremoniously on to the floor, she realized for the first time that she’d gotten someone’s blood on her blouse at some point. Probably Ben’s. She finished unbuttoning as quickly as she could and slid out of the top. If she hadn’t perfected her ability to get blood out of anything by now, after all of the practice she’d had, then she deserved to lose more clothing, she thought as the blouse joined the skirt on the ground.

She pulled on her favorite jeans, so baggy and well-loved that they were more comfortable than sweats, and an old Bruins sweater before crawling in to bed and curling up next to Ben. Because she knew from experience that what had been said on the roof was true, dead bodies are cold.

It took a time for her to warm up enough to drift off in to an uneasy sleep, one hand gripping the cross around her neck, the other splayed across Ben’s chest where his heart beat should be.

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Field Notes 6 - BT
  • thank God we’re back in our wolf suits, this human shit is not cutting it for this line of work
  • met up with Constantine’s secretary, Felicia…she’s a bad ass bitch…slightly jealous she works with superman but whatever
  • she briefed, and I mean brief, us on our next mission…gonna grab a wayward wolf for the team
  • did some snooping on Maelstom’so floor to get the guy’said scent…guess he lived there before…interesting…Misha’s team drops like flies? That’s two now if you count Prescott
  • we brought Cam and Jean to help after Lydia helped us get Trystan’s scent…got his pic too…jesus, these damn supernaturals and their hotness…and my brother is watching now….damn
  • we visited Misha at Braden’s club to get some info on wolves…I thought that was a terrible idea, super obvious, but guess she didn’t notice or care….
  • Red went off mission to chat with her beau so I decided to test the wolf suits and see about our alcohol tolerance…it’s off the chain needless to say and also scoped out vamps in the city to get my name/fave out as a Herald
  • Red still wasn’t down after 5 drinks and meeting two people so went to visit Braden….he’s fitting in well as a Master of Elyssium…mental note not to visit while drunk…Braden started unbuttoning his shirt and it was all downhill from there. Can’t deny I’m attracted to him and manipulative bast ardent that he is knew it. I tied him up with his belt and let him drink while we fucked. Pretty great….accept once Lydia sobered me up I instantly knew it was a bad idea. Shit.
  • we tracked Trystan to where he’s located and found him in the middle of a bunch of creepy ass spirits
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Journal 05

I’ve gotten Ben in to some shit before but this really takes the cake. Part of me wishes that I hadn’t gone to Boston, dragged him in to it, but I think he was involved the minute I called him. Can’t figure out how else those “elder” fuckers would’ve found him. Need to talk with Beks and see how she contacted her boys, and if they’re the only ones, to be sure.

If that is the case, that they tracked him via the phone call, then I guess that it’s a good thing that we were all there together. Not that I fucking helped much. Luckily Beks brother suped out and blew the bastards brain half off…  and Lydia showed up in the timliest fashion, saved Conor and Ben. God. I’ve been trying to block that moment out. The worst fucking time to be a god damned human. Useless. Beks at least was able to get us all out of there, but what the fuck could I do but stand there. Frozen, when the only person I really care about was bleeding out. Shit. And me a god damned fucking doctor.

I don’t know if he’ll ever forgive me for getting him in to this mess. Hell, I don’t even know if I’ll forgive me for that. But, I missed him. God, I missed him. Only thing I ever regretted about leaving the family was not fighting harder for Ben. I’m selfishly grateful just to have him here in Detroit, though now he’ll never see the sun again. I wonder if he realizes…

I owe Armentsead a big fat fucking apology, but I don’t think he’ll take it. I’ll just have to do what I can to show him- to show all the Founders that they didn’t fuck up with us.

On the business side of things, we’ve finally come up with a team name. Recruited a Totem (thanks, Jean). Takashi has agreed to be our Sherriff and the rest of the “night watch” has agreed to resume their duties here but as “the Watch”. Braden is going to be one of our Masters of Elysium (God, these supes are fond of their titles) and Nathaniel has requested to be a second. I think it’s a good idea, but need to discuss it with Beks.

Also, note to self, I am never ever trying to talk the Prince when I am human ever again. I nearly shit myself.

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Field Notes 5 - BT
  • Night watch guys finally got in from Chicago…seems like they’re on board with assuming their roles as “the watch” for us and Takashi is on board with being our Sheriff…excellent, that went well…aside from the whole pissing off a Prince thing
  • got our Totem summoned, it’s a spirit of growth and is equal parts creepy and neat, not really sure how it’s gonna work out, but having it made me more badass so can’t go wrong, right?
  • Noah pulled us in to take a break from our suits, something about our souls needing a rest, I found that pretty ironic actually, but whatever, you’re the boss
  • after Red and I are in our human suits we go our separate ways…we’ve got 2 days of down time, I intended to make the most of them maybe flying back to visit Perrin or doing some sky diving, but got a call from Gabe, he and Conor are going to be stateside doing a security job and they’re one man short, scrapping sky diving plans, obvs helping my bro, haven’t seen either of them in, fuck me, in four years…I seriously hadn’t realized it’d been that long
  • turns out the security gig was for Red and her family…her guy Ben had somebody die so we’re going in to protect them during the visitation, think I’ll wait and surprise her…maybe that’ll take her mind off heavier shit for a bit
  • during the services an Asshole ventrue vamp showed up, claimed he was an elder and then said the elders were pissed, he did some mind job crap and had us all frozen…seriously this human suit…couldn’t have been at a worse time
  • Ventrue asshat puts a round into Ben, puts Gabe on his back and then sinks one into Conor too
  • Asshole has me and Red frozen, can’t do anything but watch
  • “You can watch them die slowly (he motions to Conor and Ben), but him (nodding to Gabe) him I’m going to kill now.”
  • I guess I could’ve closed my eyes, but that didn’t seem right…and I needed Asshole’s face burned into my memory. I’m going to find you.
  • Asshole goes to take care of Gabe, but Gabe snaps and lurches out faster than I’ve seen him move before, he rips the gun outta the Vamps hand and puts the barrel to his chin and fires, sending the few brain cells Asshole has out his ears
  • at that point, while shit is going crazy some mage chic walks in and undoes the mind job the Asshole has on Red and I, we come out of it and rush to Ben and Conor
  • Mage chic also heals the boys, yep, welcome to the team hunny
  • we get back to the Jetoppter, I call Perrin on my way to Corporate, I’m having him meet up there so he doesn’t get killed, I’m not sure how long this Asshole’s reach is, but I’m not taking chances…I seriously have to focus on flying….all I can see is the bullet blooming red on his chest and then picking him up and pushing him to the ground…I can’t help but glance back a few times and catch him in my vision
  • we get to Corporate and Armanstead is waiting, there’s some talk and debate, it boils down to the God machine is coming for Gabe now, he needs to be “bonded” to another ground or he’ll be some kind of yes man for them…hell. no. pack up brother.
  • Armenstead also convinces us to let him take care of the other boys, I’m pretty fucking sceptical, it’s one thing to trust someone with my life…it’s something else entirely to trust someone with Gabe or Conor’s life, but I don’t really have a choice, I make the decision in my head that if this goes South I know I’m finished because I’ll take the Corporation with me, ….. but Armenstead returns them, changed, better more survivable than they were, hell he even gave Red’s Ben immortality and I’m thinking that boy got the better end of the deal, sure as fuck hope he appreciates it
  • Perrin adjusted really quick, looks like he’ll be working with Gage…honestly he’ll probably fit in better at the Corporation than I will, and I’m glad for that, I missed having him around and getting to have someone to do stupid shit with…it’s been a minute since I went sky diving ya know
  • Gabe took off for the night and then the boys plan on shacking at my place until they can get situated in their new apartment rooms or whatever in the Corporate building
  • Conor is acting pretty off…he did get shot and all so I understand, he’s just a lot different in person than he’s been over the phone the last couple of years
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Journal 04

First mission down and our team has already doubled in size. Guess it’s a damn good thing that the Corporation didn’t set any limits to the size or format of our team (which still needs a name, shit.) since it looks like we’ll be collecting them like stray kittens. I don’t know what Beks has against Brontes, seems like he’ll be fucking useful who cares if he can’t string more than two words together. You’d think I’d be used to meeting characters from ancient history and folklore by now, the people themselves are pretty fucking nonchalant about it, assholes.

I think having Jean join the team is going to be our saving grace. He might be regretting the decision already, though, as he’s the one voice of reason (aside from Prescott) that we’ve got. I know Beks is reckless. I suspect Camden might be a loose cannon himself. I hate to admit that I’m more excited by the prospect of all the trouble they’re going to get us into than I am exhausted. Fuck …I need to be committed. Or I need a good ol’ humie sparring match with Liv so she can knock my head on straight. Hell.

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Field Notes 4 - BT
  • finished our pancakes and brainstormed over the sewer feral fight, not really many options, Jean is going to destroy the artifact and we’re going to hold off the zombie vamp
  • head down to the sewers and getting pulled into neverland by Prince (do I have to call him that…seriously…all I can think of is the artist formerly known as…) Price leads us to the artifact which is some kind of alter thing with a guy strapped to it, not sure if the guy is the artifact or the alter is, either way whatever Jean can handle it
  • murdering the zombie vamps was a great time, pretty sad we had to wrap it up when Jean finished up with the artifact
  • we had Jean teleport the guy on the alter and the guard Brutus outta the sewer, we left the Prince to clean up…lucky bastard, I should’ve stayed….
  • alter boy, Camden, turned out to be a vamp and a pretty old one who appears to have a few secrets, one of which is that he’s a diablorist…interesting although honestly I don’t care, he’s clearly a bad ass welcome to the team
  • we also talked with Brutus who is supposedly a Titan artificer…who has the conversation ability of a 3rd grader, I’ll pass on this one
  • Red apparently likes Brutus and isn’t fond of Camden, great, we gonna clash on everything? ugh. we finally agree to have Brutus be a housed at the Corporation, he’ll be on the “team” just working from home so to speak, which is fine by me…means he gets helped which seems to be what Red is after for him, he’s helpful to us with crafting and I don’t have to deal with the stuttering uncomfortableness, whew slow people make me uncomfortable
  • we called Nathaniel to let him know the job was done, he provided an escort for us to and from the Chicago Prince, our “driver” Brandon humored me, hope he makes it to Detroit ok wouldn’t mind seeing him around
  • anyway, we tell the Prince our part is done and she released Samurai for her part, obvs that she’s pissed since LITERALLY the moment we’re outside the ferals are on us…come on bitch you’re pretty fucking obvious don’t ya think? what. a. fucking. bitch. Yeah, mental note scank…I’ll be back for you.
  • got us and the jet back to Detroit, got looked over by Noah…apparently we “fell asleep” during the examination… yeah fucking right. Not buying what you’re selling friend…I signed up for it and shit though so I don’t need to packaged, just get it done
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Journal 03

Such a goddamned waste of such a nice hotel. Wish we could have actually slept there instead of setting the place on fire, if not for the fucking Ferals. Though it seems that they could have just been drawn to us as the new “supe” blood in town it seems like too much of a coincidence. We make a bargain with the Prince of Chicago to take care of her problem and that very night we’re fucking attacked? Problem is, I don’t know who to be suspicious of. Can’t have been Prescott, too much of a boy scout I think, in spite of being a “ghoul” or whatever. Don’t think it was Nathaniel either. He took us to his safe house which apparently means something. If he can trust us with something so important it’s only right that we trust him in kind. Wouldn’t be surprised if he jumps ship with the Sheriff once this is all done.

We had a load of conversations, with Jean, with Nathaniel, even with the Prince, all of which were more Illuminating for Beks and I than they were for anyone else. I really need to get Prescott to upload the Tablet with “Supes 101” or something, there’s still so fucking much that we don’t know and the absolutely ass-tastic part is that we’re expected to, somehow, miraculously, just know. I hate that.

What we do know, is that there’s some old vamp controlling the ferals, “revenants” that were turned into vamps- excuse me, “embraced as kindred” (better get it fucking right, don’t want to piss off the Prince since he’s no longer under Constantine’s influence) post-mortem. There’s also some kind of “magic” artifact affecting them, so we know the damn necromancer vamp has got to have some contacts in other “supe” circles. Weird since it seems they usually don’t play well with others.

Jean summoned a wolf spirit ‘cause he wanted to know more about Beks and I (thank god it’s not just me feeling like they’re in the dark about shit). What this spirit, a Lune, told him is that we’re not normal. No shit. He thinks we should perform some ritual that will make it so we can pass as “normal”. Ha. The whole concept of a “normal” werewolf strikes me as extremely ironic.

Benjamin didn’t answer his phone. Trying not to worry about it, not the first time he hasn’t. Maybe he has a woman over. That’s better than him becoming another casualty of my asshole father, anyway.

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Field Notes 3 - BT
  • zombie vamps jumped us at the hotel, don’t remember much…busted a wall and ate part of one…Jean called it The Rage and said forgetting was normal, seems Red remembers though so if she can I can…
  • Nathaniel, the sheriff’s kid, helped us, at least that’s what Jean said, I don’t remember that part either
  • woke from “the rage” to have Mr. Invisible holding me down…guess he stopped me from going ape shit…thanks but don’t fucking touch me
  • had to hide the evidence I suggested a fire and Red and Jean looked at me like I was crazy, Red called Prescott and he suggested an explosion…cause that’s a better idea, whatever
  • vamp kid made it easy and gave me a grenade…been awhile since I held one, forgot I liked it
  • went to vamp kid’s house vault or whatever to spend the day, asked the kid not to eat our “dead wolf” forms since we’re helping his dad, he seems to be on board
  • Jean pulled in some spirit for us to talk to and mentioned a totem…why the Fuck everyone thinks we know what all this were hit is, seriously is beyond me…I hate being treated like the newbie but fuck, how do they think I have a Goddam clue what’s going on
  • after rest went to ihop, Mr. Invisible showed himself to Jean and we all talked tactics for the feral fight
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