~ Language & Few shots ~
Charlotte went inside to check in with Kat. The small red dot on her telephone caught her attention- One new voice mail. ‘Beep! Char, it’s Kat! Told you it’s a one way ticket to jail! Need assistance NOW! Call me!’ ‘…Damn it’ she let out and quickly walked towards Lillian’s office to tell her why she’d be out. Grabbing her car keys from the small table, she walked back out the front door where she left Alex. She frowned when she found her sitting on the floor.
‘Are you okay?’ a slight shiver running through Charlotte. Winter had already knocked on their door, making the nights pretty cold with some light snowfall here and there.
‘Yeah, I’m fine!’ Alex lied, putting her hand over her still sore neck. Her eyes were still a bit blurry. With much appreciated help from the wall, she stood up. At least she wasn’t dizzy anymore.
‘Come on, we gotta go get Kat! They’re on to her!’ Charlotte said on her way to the car. Alex, taking a big risk going in her current condition, decided not to object. If she refused, she would raise questions as to why not. No one would take him tricking her into feeding from her well. Lillian would even throw her out for being so weak. The best choice would be to keep it to herself for now. He is after all only one vampire. If she can’t handle that much Lillian would be right to throw her out.
Alex forgot how she even got in the car. Her head was filled with weary and confusing thoughts. He fed on me… he bit me and… isn’t that how they turn people? She panicked. Did he turn me? Am I gonna be one of them? Her hand in a reflex moved to her neck rubbing the sensitive spot. There was still a tingling sensation where he bit her. That’s weird…, she thought as she moved her fingers over her neck again. There were no bite marks – no tiny holes in her neck. If it wasn’t for her weakened condition, it would appear as if it never happened. Charlotte, on the telephone talking to Kat, disturbed her from her thoughts.
Well, did they see you?’ Charlotte said putting Kat on speaker phone, sirens in the background. ‘No, mask! But they’re hot on my trail right now’ ‘Yeah, we can hear them! Can’t you shake ‘em?’ –‘They’re too close… Where are you now?’ ‘We’re too far from you! Listen; try to lose ‘em before you reach the Abandoned Cottage. We’ll pick you up a few miles past the building, at the river, Remember the river?’ ‘Yeah, I’ll try!’ ‘We’ll wait for you there, hurry!’
‘Roger that!’ Kat said hanging up the phone and looking in her side view mirror. ‘Alright, bitches! Let’s dance!’ She shifted gears and upped her tempo. Taking one sharp turn after the other she managed to get some distance between them. Kat felt really badass being chased by 4 police cars. It very much looked like an episode worthy of “cops”! The thought alone made her laugh somewhat. The next right turn got rid of 2 police cars colliding with each other. Kat fell even more in love with her Ducati; it made for some sweet corners! But there were still 2 cars on her trail and she was getting closer to the meeting point.
After passing the last building on the road, she took a shortcut, in between two bushes where the cars wouldn’t fit, into the forest. Kat was glad Charlotte found it during the cottage heist. It gave her a good 20 minutes advantage over the cops, who had to follow the road, round the forest, leading to the cottage. When she got there, Charlotte and Alex were already there.
‘We don’t have much time, come on!’ Charlotte said, already running to the back, Alex right behind her with the bike. ‘What are we gonna do, they’ve seen her bike!’
‘We’ll torch it!’ Charlotte answered already unscrewing the tank’s lid.
‘Excuse me?!!! Hell no!!’ Kat belched, catching up to them with the vampire’s remains in a plastic bag. ‘You are not touching my b…’ Kat’s eyes glazed over as they followed the lit match flying from Charlotte’s hand.
‘MOTHERFUCKER! Goddamnit!’ Kat exploded holding her head. Alex moved a good distance from Kat, while Charlotte didn’t even flinch. Not from the fire, not from Kat’s outburst. ‘FUCK!’ Kat had reached a point where she could literally pull her hair out. ‘Bitch move Charlotte! Bitch move!’ she let the last two venom laced words out slowly as she watched her beloved ‘Du-Katherina-’ go up in flames.
‘Let’s get out of here!’ Charlotte said. They could already hear the sirens getting closer and the smoke would definitely bring them here.
All three girls rushed through the tight forest making their way to the river stream, where Charlotte parked her convertible. Alex, a little stronger now than when they got on the road, made a move to throw the remains in the river when Kat violently grabbed the bag. Her skull was on fire and Alex was threatening to make it worse. Alex slipped into the front seat of the car. Kat was ready to go on a killing spree and she would not fling herself in her path. ‘What are you going to do with the bones?’ Charlotte asked looking at Kat in her rear view mirror. Kat sent her a scowling look that threatened to cut her into a million pieces. ‘All right, you’ll tell me when you’re ready!’ Charlotte answered, spinning the car back onto the street.
They drove past the abandoned cottage since there was only one way back. There were two police cars on the front lawn and a large cloud of smoke coming from the back. There was a deafening explosion the minute they past the cottage. Alex winced and watched Kat in the side view mirror. Kat had her eyes closed and her jaw twitched.
This was going to be a very long drive…