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unblinkered ([personal profile] unblinkered) wrote2014-09-06 06:08 pm

his apartment has thin walls

Maxwell Wax leaves The Grotto. Not a bad coffee shop by any means, but it's not a fun environment late at night. The students at UC*D start showing up to down buckets of caffeine, cover the tables in textbooks, and study silently until they fall asleep. Nobody talking, nothing interesting to eavesdrop on. People get antsy about that old guy from the philosophy department staring at them, when they're not sufficiently distracted by their peers.

The University of California at Sunnydale is a quiet place at night. Rumors of violent crime going around the student body keep them from causing a ruckus on campus after sundown. Max couldn't be happier about this- his apartment has thin walls. It's good to be able to get some sleep. Not like back at UCLA, no sir. 

Oh, wait. There's someone out here, actually. Approaching quickly. Approaching very quickly. Someone with a reALLY MESSED UP FACE GOOD LORD SLOW DOWN WHAT ARE YOU WHAM.

Max is on the ground, and a bodybuilder with a freakish, wrinkled face is crouched over him, growling. Max is not pleased by this situatioCHRIST OW OH GOD WHY WOULD SOMEONE BITE HIM WHAT THE
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
And the person with the fucked up face is no more, and is instead replaced with a similar volume of fine dust.

Some thirty feet away is a teenage girl holding a crossbow.
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Are you okay?" she says. "Do you want me to call you an ambulance?" She stows the crossbow in her messenger bag and trots up.
cross_and_bow: (k ~ suspicion)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
She gets close enough to peer at his bite mark. "You don't look like you're bleeding out, but I'd still get that looked at and cleaned out and sewn up if I were you," she says.
cross_and_bow: (f ~ level)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"You were attacked," she says. "And now you are are injured and can I call you an ambulance or what?"
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't have a death ray," she says, producing her cellphone and starting to dial emergency services. "Bad sci-fi much?"
cross_and_bow: (i ~ meh)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"You wouldn't believe me."
cross_and_bow: (d ~ eyeroll)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-06 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"Best plausible lie - sure. Hang on." She gives their intersection to the emergency dispatcher, then turns her attention back to him. "A guy came at you with a weird knife that might have had some kind of drugs on it, you lost plenty of blood and went shocky from the pain and trippy from the drug residue, you hallucinated, he's long gone and I wandered by and called you an ambulance."
cross_and_bow: (f ~ level)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe I'm not very cooperative and you asked me for a plausible lie and I gave you plausible without paying attention to the lie part," she suggests, flipping her phone closed. "Or maybe you were attacked by a vampire."
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
"That's what happens when they die. It makes vigilante rescuing much less legally complicated."
cross_and_bow: (g ~ perhaps)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
"The vampires don't want everybody and their cousin after them, and the people who know about the vampires would like the vampires to continue being motivated by secrecy. Is I think the dynamic, I don't know in detail."
cross_and_bow: (k ~ suspicion)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
"No, magic also exists. Also many species of demons, though vampires are by far the most common."
cross_and_bow: (g ~ perhaps)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay. You'll probably sleep better that way. Though, I recommend moving out of Sunnydale. This place is a vampire magnet."
Edited 2014-09-07 01:49 (UTC)
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2014-09-07 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
"Mystical calling, believe it or not."

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