Tutaminis Manor – Capitalum Building
They were dropped off in an area near the woods which was still a couple of miles out from the compound itself. Kara thanked the driver and got out of the vehicle to start walking. She’d used magic to stabilize her leg, set in a very weak, and very temporary splint so she could walk. Stubbornly, she set out before Jace was even out of the car, trudging along the dirt path to the east, listening to the sound of the car leave them under the cover of the night sky. Kara breathed in through her nose and out her mouth when she remembered, and holy hell, was she in tremendous pain.
Foot-before-dragging foot, Kara marched as best as she could without whimpering along the way.
She heard the wolf behind her, grumbling to himself maybe—and when he heard her name, she did well to ignore it. He’d done that load of bollocks to her back at the scene where she found him. It was the wolf talking though, so it was tough to blame him, but she was still angry and needed a second to cool down. Well, cool down some more since she’d done her silent treatment, a cold front shown to him for the entire drive up.
She walked a little bit further when she saw the glow of blue light. They were close. The manor never looked so beautiful as it did in the night. To Kara, it was a wonderful sight because it was no longer a mirage in the distance. She’d send for Jon again, the magician with the power to heal her up when she’d run in and done something stupid like stand up for a garou against a bloody mutant freak—oh, on second thought maybe she should send for Diana instead, or anyone else who might be on duty in the infirmary tonight. Getting snapped at by someone she cared about? Jace had already done quite a bit of that already, she didn’t need it from Jon too.
She made it to the landmark of the stone path that was a straight shot for the secret doorway that would lead them into the compound without having to deal with the traps and mazes and all that rubbish. If they were here on a leisurely stroll she wouldn't have any qualms about spending a little more time with the Alpha, making their way through the maze, sneaking kisses and amorous glances at one another as they had a little chit-chat and time spent getting to know each other a little better...Well, this was not that leisurely time. It was the opposite. Kara wasn't scurrying to distance herself from Jace exactly, she was just more pissed off than anything and she was sure he could feel it. Not to mention she knew he was just as angry because she could feel his dark eyes, red or not, boring holes in the back of her head as she walked away. How she was making better time than the taller, stronger garou was beyond her, but she was doing her best to keep a quick pace.
As sweet as that time in her head might have been, Kara was seeing a veil of red she couldn't get rid of--and that was aside from the fact that she'd gotten blood in her eyes.
Suddenly, Kara tripped over a small rock she'd missed because of her obstructed vision. She gasped as it locked her knee and she dropped down on her good leg. She braced herself with her palms down and her magically splinted leg straight as a board behind her, but her palms were nice and cut now as it pressed down hard into some jagged rocks. "AH! Son of a bitch." She cursed under her breath.
This was just turning out to be one hell of a night, wasn’t it?