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Madison Pines

Baby you could be the death of me.

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a character in “Secrets Of Bear Point”, as played by partially-stars

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Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons
Flicker - Lorde
Death Of Me - Pvris
Hopeless - Halsey
Human -Dodie
"Baby you could be the death of me."



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F U L LXN A M E
Madison Pines

N I C K N A M E (S)
Maddy, Mads

B I R T H D A Y
September 19

A G E
18

R O L E
The Best Friend

S E X U A L I T Y
Closeted Lesbian.

E T H N I C I T Y
White.

H O M E T O W N
Bear Point.

H E X
#192540



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ImageS T Y L E
Maddy's style tends to lean to consist of things that are black, distressed, punk, and either tight or a tad too oversized. Her wardrobe is a spectrum of black through dark grey, with the occasional dash of dark blue and dark purple. She's never found wearing anything that couldn't be described as, at least, a little punky. She lives in skinny, ripped jeans, oversized band shirts and leather jackets. Even when she's dressed up for parties, she works in at least one of those into her outfit. She's always found wearing eyeliner, even if she's not leaving the house, and is no stranger to rocking a dark lip. Her dark, chin length bob is usually tousled, often veering into "messy" territory according to her mom, but she manages to pull it off most of the time.

A P P E A R A N C E
Maddy somehow manages to look like both of her parents and yet like neither at the same time. It's only when one looks closely that they can see the similarities. She's got her dad's colouring, his pale skin and dark hair, and his broad nose. Her face shape is more like her mom's, heart-shaped with full lips and those piercing blue eyes, and with almost exactly the same resting bitch face. Maddy chooses to emphasise this with dark makeup, making her look vaguely intimidating at times.

H E I G H T & W E I G H T
5'5", 120lb



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L I K E S
Madison loves Jordan, in more ways than one. But most of all, Jordan is Maddy's best friend, and she wouldn't dare sacrifice that relationship. | Maddy is pretty much always found with coffee in one hand. | It's not what one might expect, but Maddy loves hiking. | Maddy has been writing since she was about five, but gets embarrassed when anyone who isn’t her mom or Jordan asks about it. | Maddy loves mysteries and mystery novels. | She loves really good horror movies and video games | She adores rock, metal, and certain types of hip-hop.

D I S L I K E S
Maddy hates crime dramas as bad things happening to cops makes her afraid for her mom | She hates the idea of soulmates and laughs at those who believe in them, mostly due to being bitter. | She will pick mushrooms out of everything she eats | Most people who aren’t her dad cook fish terribly, if you ask Maddy | She’s deathly allergic to peanuts and hates as much as the smell of them | She hates Jordan’s mom more than she hates anything. She would do anything to get Jordan and Kate out of that situation.


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P E R S O N A L I T Y
Madison is undoubtedly, shamelessly, her mother’s daughter. She perhaps lacks her mother’s tact, but she’s as brave and as fearless. Madison would throw herself in front of a starving bear for those she loves, and she’d do everything in her power to fight them off long enough to make sure those people were safe. She always stood up to the bullies when she was a kid, and she does everything she can to stand up for the victims today. She wants to do something, do anything, to protect Jordan and Kate from the monster they call their mother, but Jordan made her promise not to out of fear of what might happen otherwise.

And Maddy always keeps her promises. No matter what. She holds secrets close to her heart, and won’t let a single syllable of a secret cross her lips. If you tell Madison something and ask her to promise not to tell, you can be sure that the secret will go to the grave with Madison. She’s gotten to good at keeping her own secrets that keeping everyone else’s just seems natural. Maddy doesn’t have many secrets, but the ones she does have feel too big, too dangerous, to tell anyone else. Her sexuality is the biggest among them. Her immediate family knows, but she’s begged them not to tell anyone else. She’s never exactly told Jordan, but she’s pretty sure that her best friend has probably started putting the pieces together.

She knows that her mother would love Maddy to follow in her footsteps, but they both know that Maddison isn’t cut out to be a police officer. She’s too soft at the core, despite her intimidating exterior. And Maddison was born to write. She wants to train as an English teacher so she can help other people, but also so she herself can learn more about writing and improve as a writer. And maybe, just maybe, get published some day. Jordan laughs at Maddison’s obsession with the supernatural, but Maddy knows there’s something else out there. Things her mother has seen and witnessed, and things Maddy herself has seen. She knows it’s absurd. But she knows there’s something more out there, and she’s going to figure out what.


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F A M I L Y
EMMA PINES; mother, alive
Maddy and Emma are incredibly alike, sometimes too alike for their own good. But they share a lot of their good traits too, and Maddy and Emma are and always have been close. Emma supports her daughter in every endeavor, and she's one of very few people Maddy really trusts.

JARED PINES; father, alive
At times, Maddy feels like Jared is closer to Jordan than he is to her. It strains their relationship a little, but their relationship is largely positive for the most part. She spends much more time with her mom, meaning that there is an almost tangible distance between Jordan and Maddy at times. (tbc)

LOGAN PINES; brother, alive
Maddy never particularly wanted to know every detail about Logan's life, but it feels like he holds her at a distance, and that frustrates her. His "hit first, ask questions later" attitude is also a point of friction between the two of them. (tbc)


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H I S T O R Y
Madison was born eighteen months after her older brother. Her family hadn’t exactly intended to have two kids so close together, but it happened. Maddy was always exceptionally, almost stupidly brave, from the moment she could walk. It seemed that nothing really phased her. As soon as she was old enough, she was spending time with her dad out on the docks, helping him with whatever tasks she could. When she was a little older, she’d spend her afternoons after school with her mom. Her mother always made her promise to stay in the car or in the office, and Maddy pretty much always obeyed.

It was on such an evening, when Maddy was scribbling a story in the front seat of her mom’s cruiser, that her obsession with the supernatural started. She was eleven, old enough to understand and not to be pawned off by her parents. Her mom got a weird call, but went out to investigate anyway. There, she found corpses, seemingly drained of blood. She saw... something in the woods that evening, something that left her pale, shaking, and clearly terrified even when she got back to the car. She drove Madison home immediately, and hardly spoke for the rest of the evening.

It took almost two years for Emma to tell Madison exactly what had happened. A monster had jumped her, apparently intent on adding her body to those strewn around the forest. Emma held them off long enough for an animal- something that looked like a wolf, but much larger, attacked the creature. It was there that Maddy's obsession with the supernatural started as she tried to figure out what exactly had happened, what was lurking in the woods waiting to attack her mother. Maddy just wanted to everything, anything she could to help her mom.

It was also around this time that Maddy found out about Jordan's mom. She can't remember exactly how she saw the bruise, but when she did, she was immediately concerned. Jordan spilled the truth immediately, and Maddy felt a hatred like she'd never felt before. But she also felt a lot of fear, fear that one day she'd wake up to find that Jordan was dead. Emma found Maddy having a meltdown about this one evening, and Maddy told her the whole truth, but begged her not to do anything for fear that Sarah would retaliate against the girls, or that Jordan and Kate would have to be split up. Emma found herself in a compromising position, but finally agreed to her daughter's wishes, but quietly approached Jordan to tell her that their house was always open to her, and that they wouldn't ask any questions she didn't want to answer.

Maddy was sixteen when she found herself starting to look at Jordan in a different way. She'd known for a while that she was gay, but falling for her best friend just complicated things. She was still trying to come to terms with it herself, and being reminded every time that she looked at Jordan wasn't helping. One day, when Maddy and her mom were out together, Maddy still writing in the front of her mom's car, she just blurted it out. She told her dad and her brother that evening. She still hasn't exactly told Jordan yet, but she's dropped hints and has stopped trying to hide it around her. She didn't have the bravery to tell her peers before she graduated, but she's finally come to accept who she is.


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R E L A T I O N S H I PXS T A T U S
Single

A B I L I T I E S
N/A


T A L E N T S
Maddy has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil, and as a result is actually a pretty damn good writer. She's got impeccable aim with a pistol, thanks to her mom teaching her after her encounter in the woods. She also did drama for a few years, and is an excellent actress.

S T R E N G T H S
Maddy is good with people, especially kids. She doesn't consider herself maternal, but she's still determined to protect them. She's physically strong for her size, and she's fast and agile. She's bright and hard-working, determined to do well, determined to succeed.

W E A K N E S S E S
Maddy is constantly terrified that something is going to happen to someone she loves, and she can sometimes become overprotective of those around her. She lives on her nerves, She's terrible with a shotgun and is just as bad with her fists. She's angry and sometimes lets her anger take over and rule her thoughts.


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So begins...

Madison Pines's Story

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Jordan Ley'co Character Portrait: Madison Pines Character Portrait: Emma Pines Character Portrait: Nicholas Anders Character Portrait: Tommy Liles Character Portrait: Matthew Montgomery Character Portrait: Sarah Ley'co Character Portrait: Lyra Howlett Character Portrait: Guinevere Addington Character Portrait: Logan Pines Character Portrait: Xavier Howlett Character Portrait: Luke Sayer Character Portrait: Alexander Howlett Character Portrait: Lianna Howlett Character Portrait: Tobias Maduch

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Arc One: Awakening

March 27th: Three days before gradutation


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All was quiet and peacefull. Too peaceful even, in the small port town known as Bear Point. The animals were communing with each other with small chirps, howls, yips, and barks as nature took its course. Everything was as normal as anyone would otherwise think, except for what had happened during the night unknown to all the people that lived there.

In a small, gray two-story house. Three figures were going about their daily lives behind the closed door of the house. An older man sat in one of the chairs at the table. One of the others was somewhere around the house, doing who knows what as he pleased, meanwhile there was one more who was occupying the living quarters with the older man. The older man casually flipped through the newspaper of what would be the quintessential definition of "normal" in the Bear Point area. Like most places it had a rather elegantly done colonial design and was rather distant from most neighbors given the low populace. He was currently sitting at the breakfast table, looking very much like the image of the model husband himself. He was a tall, strong-built man, with short, raven black hair, and just as equally dark maroon eyes. His jaw was finely and perfectly chiseled, his skin smooth and fair, making him in many people's opinion, the epitome of handsome.

"Nearly a dozen disappearances within the past month...such a tragic affair, they must find the people responsible for this, don't you agree?" he asked with a deep, yet calming voice.

The man finally discarded the newspaper, revealing his eyes which were currently blood-red in shade-the sclera which was normally white for most people was black in appearance. This wasn't due to contacts but it was simply a byproduct of him using his vampiric powers. The question was addressed to the only remaining occupants of the house aside from himself, mainly one of his comrades and the woman who would most likely be having a normal breakfast at this time without their timely intervention.

"Granted I believe as of now they are three short courtesy of our own little artist here." Xavier winked at the blushing woman in question.

The woman couldn't exactly be considered ugly or attractive, but she clearly had a battered look about her. In particular, the vacant look in her eyes due to his influence was her predominant feature. The night before, he'd rather selfishly convinced the woman into murdering her husband. In an effort to build the young woman's dreams of being an artist, he had her practice by 'sculpting' with the bodies of her two children. In his honest opinion, she had artistic talent, but she simply had no originality...and had just lost her 'new toy' feel to him all too soon, which was rather disappointing as he only just started to have fun with her.

"Nicholas...feel free to have your fun...I have certainly had mine, and greatly appreciate you indulging in my new game." The vampire's eyes reverted to their human appearance as he ceased using his ability, blinking a few times as his eyes slowly returned to their normal blood red color.

He understood the younger vampire's murderous inclination and often enjoyed indulging in it. Nicholas was by far one of the most talented killers he'd encountered in the past century and Xavier enjoyed watching a man at work. However, this time around he was more intent upon his next move than fully observing what would come next. Nicholas was on the more smaller frame, tall but not as strong looking in appearance. He had more of boyish features, regardless of his actual age. His hair was dark brown, just barely a few inches in length as he prefered to keep it short. His skin was also fair and flawless, aside from a scar over his right eyes, which were too a dark maroon color.

Nicholas himself was at that moment in the morning eating toast, with a light spreading of butter and strawberry jam. Yes he was fully aware that he was playing into the stereotype, but frankly he did not care and was half-way through eating the pastry treat when his master, Xavier, placed down the newspaper he was reading and asked a question that Nicholas only really caught the end of, as he was busy attempting to catch a loose glob of jam from the opposite end of the toast with his tongue.

"-Do you not agree?"

Nicholas paused with the jam on the end of his tongue and still partly attached to the toast before replying. "Well-" He began, before swallowing his mouthful of food and starting his sentence again. "Well, I know for a fact that at least one of those disappearances was me...Maybe two." He looked slightly sheepish as if it were some great crime, which frankly amongst Vampires, it wasn't. Again he fazed out, back into the world of simple food when he heard Xavier speak up again.

"Nicholas, feel free to have your fun." That was all the signal he needed really and already had a plan in motion.

He calmly placed the half-eaten piece of toast onto the plate and stood up, pushing his chair in and casually strolling around the table to the now blinking and confused artist, he gently placed a hand on her shoulder and when she looked up at his young and caring face, he gave her a large and manic grin, long fangs clearly visible. In one smooth motion his hand twisted her out of her chair and onto the dining table, making sure to miss the remains of his breakfast, his hand flashed for a moment and in his hand was one his daggers, which he plunged into the poor woman's sternum, swiftly removing it again in one sharp motion, releasing a crescent of blood into the air, the scent of which he breathed in deeply with a small moan of pleasure escaping his lips. He then grew tired of the simple thought of simply reducing the woman to little more than shreds and with one hand lifted her onto her feet, before throwing her at one of the walls, rather high up as well, and then grabbing the largest candlesticks that was on the table, which he threw like a javelin at the woman, impaling her onto the wall, all of which happened in a matter of seconds, and left the poor woman to slowly bleed to death as the light slowly faded from her eyes.

Nicholas himself picked up a wine glass and strolled under the woman, catching the droplets of blood in the cup before stepping back. "Perhaps not my most refined work. But it has a certain, se setir a lui, what do you think, My Master?" His accent had all but faded from his voice, other than when he actually spoke, and like any German, he couldn't resist drinking a fine 'wine' and being complimented on his handiwork.

Xavier couldn't help the phantom of a smile that formed on his face when Nicholas asked his question. The indirect joke that they weren't the ones entirely responsible (well actually they were) for the recent human casualties also dawned on him at this point.

"A lovely kinetic aesthetic, the shift between efficient, to vicious, brutal, and then to class was seamlessly executed...Shame any further viewers will not understand that. However, in exchange, they get left with the intrigue of how the spectacle came to be." he spoke as he stroked his clean-shaven face for a moment as he mused over the spectacle once more.

After a moment of pause, he then spoke up again. "But yes, tis not your best work." he said rather simply

Having given his opinion on the matter, Xavier rose from his seat. The human cattle were getting up and about which made their sticking around this long slightly more likely for someone to actually see something. He didn't exactly care whether or not they were spotted if fact it'd just make the game more interesting. But that didn't mean he was willing to take risks without caution or care...centuries of life demands a certain level of paranoia.

"Pray tell Nicholas, shall we return home and sleep like the dead, or is now a good time to prowl about?" He was adept at social encounters, however, at times such as this, he had no issue allowing someone else's judgment.

He listened to Xavier's words, this was generally along the lines of praise that Nicholas had been expecting, of course, he took pride in his rather morbid art-work but then again he did go through slightly more effort than any canvas painter or would-be writer, as he wasn't as much of a fan of art as one of the other Coven members. He sat on the edge of the table to enjoy the dripping and still alive, albeit unconscious, artwork he had set up, he considered taking it down but then it would lose its...The edge he felt. He felt behind him, tapping on the table a few times until he finally managed to find the plate of the pastries, well what was left of them at any rate, and tucked back into them, taking sips of blood after every bite or so.

It took him a moment that there was dawn sunlight coming through a crack in the curtains, he eyed it suspiciously, it was not often that it would be a very sunny day but it seemed the normal man or woman or... Vampire on the street had lucked out today. He was drawn out of his daydreaming about sunlight and why he was running out of jam on pastry by Xavier asking him another question, 'He must be in a good mood today' he thought to himself.

He looked up from the last of his breakfast, both red and brown, then over to Xavier, then over to the window, then back to his food then finally back to his master. His first answer was a shrug and a wordless murmur that basically translated to 'I don't know' He finished the last of his food, placed the glass back down then spun around on his heels so that he could take in the whole room before making a more calculated decision. "Personally. I would like to go on the prowl, as my lust for blood has risen and I feel that something should be done about it. Maybe we could descend upon the local clinic or even the docks? Those always tend to get in good with the media around here." He nodded to the newspaper that Xavier had been previously reading.

"Either way, My Lord. I desire blood. And I think Luke does as well." Here in a quick fit of anger passed over him, and he booted the edge of the table, sending it crashing over to one side, plate and glass flying through the air to come to a rather sudden stop and looked at the newspaper, "When am I going to be able to get a good deal of slaughter around this damned empty town?!" he questioned angrily, but not loud enough to cause any unwanted attention.

He paused for a moment and breathed deeply which calmed himself rather well. "Of course it is your decision in the end. But that is just my opinion." he said rather coldly as he took a moment to calm himself down.

Xavier couldn't help but flash a smile at the honest reply from his associate. He'd seen wholesale slaughter before, and he'd be lying if he denied any fascination. However, there was one thought that came to them from when such an impulse reared its ugly head. "A poor Lord I would be for killing all the cattle in my territory. Perhaps a visit towards another holding this decade, not my cattle, not my subjects, not my problem." He answered much in the manner one would remark about the weather.

The fact that he'd only be able to gain by weakening one of his peers only made the thought more appealing-even if he no longer wished to continue the macabre dance of his kind.

"Tempting though it is to stop by a clinic, I do believe these days some paperwork is required." His lips curled at the idea of having to conform to such a lowly measure. After all, vampirically speaking he was essentially royalty. In Nova Scotia, there was no doubt that he was the eldest vampire, and on the North American continent, he knew of less than a dozen vampires that could claim four centuries of life. To say the least, it annoyed him to have to follow rules created by his 'cattle'

"Prowl if you like, short of a breach of the Six Traditions. I shall seek Torpor until this evening." Xavier finally recognized his use of older vampiric terms.

Torpor for one referring to his kinds deathlike imitation of sleep, it wasn't necessary but it conserved energy and allowed fantasy and memory to blend into something between a dream and a nightmare. As for the Six Traditions, those were once the ironclad laws of the vampire race concerning: Secrecy, Absolution of Dominion, the Right to Sire, Managing Progeny, Hospitality, and Destroying Fellow Vampires. With that Xavier lazily waltzed towards the door, but stopped to make one announcement.

"Actually, short of the Fifth (Hospitality) feel free to manage any potential complaints as my proxy. Any vagabond that dares to enter my realm without presenting themselves unto me, I shall punish them personally. Should you get the urge, I'll allow you two more of my herd. Two, and two alone, Nicholas. One for each of you. Lest I remind you..." he said, with a rather deep and almost guttural tone, far more so than usual.

Nicholas would have, if he was not restrained by his loyalty to his lord, would have more likely than not already have torn off, attempting to coat the streets of Bear Point in blood, literally painting the town red. As it was, Xavier's words of restraint managed to actually have some effect on the sadistic Vampire. Even though the mention of only one slaughter in a decade gave him no small sense of disappointment, he missed the 40's, he could get away with large amounts of murder then and hardly anybody gave it a second thought... For a few years at least.

He was aware that he was being given a small amount of freedom on his leash here. He gave a theatrical bow as his master walked out of the room, and gave it one last look over, 'perhaps simple murder shall have to substitute for slaughter, it would seem that I shall have to make due with the drippings then' Nicholas thought to himself and sighed with mock depression before himself exiting the building, and taking in a draught of crisp morning air. He wouldn't indulge his lust for bloodshed just yet, he was aware that he was given only a small lease to fill his gut for killing, so he would reserve them for any...Interlopers that were meddling in his lord's affairs. After all, until the evening he was acting not just as his right hand but now fully in his stead. There were some benefits to being the Vampire lords confidante.

As time had passed after Nicholas, and Xavier had abandoned the recent murder victims house, leaving Luke to do whatever it is that he wished, time had passed for the rest of the people in Bear Point. It was around noon on a Friday morning by now, as life in Bear Point had sprung to life, albeit not very many people spent their days in the small port town. And if they did, it was the locals as many people went out of town half the time, leaving it rather empty aside from the few that didn't exactly hate this reclused town tucked away on the coast of Canada.

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Strictly speaking, Madison Pines probably should have still been in school. Teaching hadn't finished yet, not officially. But nobody expected to see the seniors in. They graduated in three days, so what was the worst the school could do? Maddy was pretty sure that the principal was just glad to have one less cohort of teenagers to attempt to control. And besides, even if she wasn't in school, that didn't mean she hadn't been productive. She'd gone for a run with her mom before she'd had to leave for work. Bear Point's sheriff was kept exceptionally busy at the moment. Maddy had got up early specifically so they could run together, because otherwise, she probably wouldn't see her mom until late that evening. Her mom was a pretty hard person to stress, but a dozen disappearances in the past month would rattle even the calmest of people.

She'd spent the morning writing then, concocting elaborate stories that she could hide in, even just for a few hours. Writing was the one thing that let her escape everything. Her worry for Jordan and Kate, her confusion over her feelings, her fear that whatever was causing people to disappear was going to get to her loved ones. All she really wanted was to not have to feel any of that for a few hours, and so she buried herself in fiction. But now, her legs were starting to ache, and she was dying for a coffee. And besides, it was a beautiful day outside. Fresh air might help to calm her rushing mind. She sighed and got to her feet, pulling on her jacket and pulling out her phone to text Jordan.

"i am in desperate need of coffee. met you at joe's in 10?"

Graduation held a lot of fear for Madison. She was pretty sure that most of her fears weren't the fears that her classmates had. Most of them were excited to get away, to escape this tiny town. And Madison understood that. But she was also afraid of what would happen when she left. She'd never admit it, especially not to her mom, but she was afraid that something would happen to her mom when she wasn't around. She didn't want to be across the country when whatever was stealing these people finally got to her mom. And what about Jordan? What about Kate? What would happen to them? She sighed as she closed the door behind her and took in the fresh air. For once in her life, she would have loved things to just be... easy.

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That morning had been nothing but going from place to place, doing one thing and moving to the next. Jordan had woken up before the sun had even decided to rise and grace the treeline of Bear Point. She knew that graduation was growing closer and closer every passing day and she knew she'd more than likely have to make some life-changing decisions in the new few upcoming days. She knew one thing for certain, she wasn't going to leave her sister by herself with their mother. No matter what she would do, the one thing she was certain of was that she wasn't going to be leaving her sister to fend for herself. She begrudgingly woke up at 4am to meet Madison's father at the port side of town as they planned to get some work in before the weekend hit and that Jordan would be busy with graduation.

She quickly got dressed and made sure everything was squared away in their home, making sure nothing was out of order and that there was plenty of foods and drinks for their mom and Kate. She took one last look in the mirror before she left and saw that there was a small bruise that was remotely visible on the left side of her neck, she groaned and decided to toss on a gray sweatshirt to help cover it up, it did about as much as she needed left as quietly as she could and left for work. It went about as smoothly and as uneventful as they would have expected with the still remotely cold weather, even with the beginning of spring being right around the corner. They had caught some, but not as much as they had originally planned. Hours had passed when they finally came back to the mainland, being around 8am now, Jordan knew that she was slowly running out of time and would need to go to the local store and get more food and items for the oncoming week.

After a while, from running place to place, and bringing things back into the house she put everything where they needed to be and finally flopped onto the couch with a long sigh. She sat on the couch in silence as she knew that Kate was away at a friend's house and that their mother was still asleep, or more so had gone back to bed after getting her next fix as some of the drinks she had bought prior were now missing. Jordan found herself slowly nodding off as she rested her chin on her hand until she heard a small beep go on, coming from her pocket. The sound startled her and caused her to jump a bit as she forgot she still had the sound on her phone. She took a moment to see if her mother was awake, and after not hearing anything she opened her phone and checked who had messaged her. Seeing that it was only Madison she sighed with relief, seeing that Madison asked if they could meet at the local diner for some coffee in ten minutes. She was tempted to say no, or maybe later, but she figured that going out and seeing her best friend would do her some good, as well as get her out of this house for a bit longer, and if she needed to sleep she could end up taking a nap at Madison's house later that day.

"Sure, just let me finish with a few things and I'll be there ASAP. So make it about eleven minutes." she texted back, with a hint of sarcasm in the message.

With a small groan, she rose to her feet, feeling a bit light-headed, maybe getting some coffee and food at the diner was the right decision. Jordan checked the house once more again, making sure she had everything she needed and promptly left the house, and got into her truck, that was a gift from Madison's father, as well as her boss. They were all too proud of themselves when they managed to fix up the old thing, putting in a new radio, sound system, as well as fixing the heated seats and air conditioner, and a few other problems like changing out the motor belt and engine. It was practically brand new, with a few bumps and scrapes here, it was her most prized possession, and she didn't care what others thought of it. It was a long time coming project between Jared and Jordan, and when he said it was all her's for graduation, she couldn't contain herself.

It took a few minutes, but she finally arrived at the small diner, assuming Madison was already inside when she got there she pulled into the lot and jumped out of the car and made her way into the small establishment, a feeling of familiarity filled her as a small smile spread across her face. It was one of the best places to find a home-cooked meal that felt and was authentic and was owned by people that lived in the town forever, as it was passed down from one family member to the next. She waved at the man behind the grill in the back past the counter as he smiled and waved as she entered, a small bell going off as the door opened. After finally finding Madison sitting in their usual spot, which was one of the booths in the far back she scooted into the booth across from her friend, with a deep sigh she gave her a small smile. "Sorry I'm late, Madds. It was a long morning. How're you?" she gave her a small smile as she looked her friend in the eyes, always having found comfort in her best friend she couldn't help but smile.

They had been friends ever since they were little, some may say even too close as the years went on. As whenever anyone saw one, the other would be right behind them, and usually mischief and shenanigans would follow. But as the years went on things changed a bit, their attitudes and views on how the world really was changed and evolved, as they saw it wasn't what they expected. But one thing remained the same, their bond. Nothing was ever able to sever it and they didn't plan on it breaking anytime soon.

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ImageGuinevere groaned as she rolled over in bed in her tiny studio apartment as her alarm blared. Not like she slept very much anyway, but it made her feel the tiniest bit more normal. Very glamorous for a vampire. But it keeps her more under the radar than living in a fancy house in a small town like Bear Point. Plus, she was rarely in it other than sleeping or showering. Rather lonely way of living by her standards. She was used to it at this point. She rolled over in the plush bed, glancing at the clock 6:30am. The girl had to be at Joe's in about an hour for her morning shift.

After laying around lazily in bed for about another 20 minutes, scrolling through aimless articles on her phone, Gwen finally dragged herself out of bed and into the shower. It only took her about thirty minutes to apply some light makeup and throw on her uniform - such a drab thing. Still, she quite enjoy her job at Joe's, again, it made her feel normal and that was something she had begun to appreciate lately.

Coffee was Guinevere's second favorite flavor - right below blood, of course. The bitter but sugary liquid was a delight for her taste buds even though she practically didn't need to drink it at all. Vampires survived without human food as long as they had a healthy blood diet, but Gwen liked spoiling herself with things she didn't need. And today was one of those days.

The cook, Martin, always had a fresh cup for her ready to go when she got there. He was practically in love with her. Poor guy. He was sweet though and she'd learnt to take any friendship or kind remark she got very dear. After living so long she had begun to see how dark the world had actually become. Kindness was something of a rarity these days.

The first hour of her shift was normal, the regulars came through getting the same things they always did. Gwen quite enjoyed the lot of them, they always were so nice - and gave the best tips. The bell chimed again denoting another customer and she called over her shoulder as she poured another refill of coffee into Mr. Devoe's mug. "Just a moment! I'll be right there" . She placed the mug back behind the counter on the warmer and took the pencil out from behind her ear grabbing the small steno pad from the front pocket of her uniform.

A brief look of surprise passed over her face as she noticed the two customers in front of her. Madison Pines and Jordan Ley'co. Perhaps the two most interesting characters she had come across from her brief living in Bear Point. Oddly she had begun to feel somewhat attached to the two girls, it was a vamp thing. They hardly knew her past the name, 'Guinevere', on her badge. "Good morning girls, is it going to be the usual for the both of you?" She flashed the both of them a warm smile.

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So perhaps jeans might have been a slightly better option than shorts and tights. It was cooler outside than she'd been expecting, and the slight chill in the air meant that she walked a little faster than usual to get to the diner. It was a nice morning, though, and the fresh air made her feel a little more awake and a little more alive. It was an improvement on zombie mode, anyway. One couldn't be blamed for thinking that Bear Point was a wonderful, idyllic place on a morning like this. Everything seemed so calm. So peaceful. So... safe. But Maddy knew the truth. There was someone... or something attacking innocent people. This town wasn't safe. It hadn't seemed safe to Maddy in years.

But the diner was a brief feeling of familiarity, of safety. She glanced around to confirm that Jordan wasn't there before sliding into a booth and pretending to read the menu, as if she didn't already know exactly what she wanted. She got the same thing pretty much every time she came here, which was their french toast and fresh fruit, with the biggest cup of coffee they had. She grinned as Jordan came in.

"Don't worry about it. I completely get what it's like. Had to be up practically at sunrise this morning to go for a run with Mom before she went out to work, because with everything that's going on, I hardly see her any more, and-" She caught herself and grinned a little bashfully. "Sorry. Ranting again. I'm just... worried, that's all. How are you? How was work with Dad?" She asked. A waitress appeared at the table, and was able to greet them both by name. Maddy liked Guinevere. She was friendly and always said hello every time they were in there and could always remember their names and orders.

"Please, Guinevere. It's been... wow, like a whole two hours since I last had a coffee," she joked.

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A small smile creased her lips when Madison had begun her usual ramblings, it was an all too common occurrence for her, especially when she was stressed. Mainly involving family and well, with Graduation it wasn't so surprising to see her even more so stressed. She casually nodded and gave a small smile under Madison finally caught herself, and apologized. Jordan simply waved her off and shrugged, "It's no big deal you know me. I'm used to your rambling." she said with a teasing tone and a small wink. Jordan groaned slightly as she tried to get comfortable in the oh so ever uncomfortable seats, the fake leather creaking under her weight until she got comfortable. "It was the usual. And unsurprisingly uneventful. I had a few things to do this morning as well as take care of a few things, but I managed to get it all done. So uh, it's been a day." she said with a sigh as she relaxed a bit in the booth, until she heard a voice that was rather familiar speak up.

To her surprise it was the new girl, Guinevere, she was an interesting individual to say the least. Sure they didn't really know her past the name tag and small talk they've made since she moved to the town. But she was always nice enough to them and always wore a smile whenever she saw them. Jordan smiled and perked up slightly as she asked if it would be the usual, "Yes please. Thanks, Guinevere." she said with a small smile. Her thoughts were dragged away as the thought of food finally hit her, as she really hadn't eaten at all that day as she had been too busy to. The thought of getting what she normally had made her state of hunger even more noticeable. A stack of the house special pancakes and bacon strips with a coffee made her smile a bit more so than usual. After a busy workday food always tasted and smelt better than they normally would.

"Also, before I forget. Before we leave can you get two bottles of the lemonade? Kate's been asking for it a bit as of late and I feel guilty not bringing her back any." she said with a small smile and awkward chuckle, as she hated being a bother, but she couldn't really let down or disappoint Kate by not bringing any back home.

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Image"Two hours, huh? I think that must be a new record" Guinevere joked as she scribbled Madison's usual order on to her small steno pad before turning her attention to Jordan. At the mention of Kate her face softened to a small smile and she nodded. The youngest of the Ley'co girls was truly a delight. Gwen always enjoyed seeing the young girl come in as she always had a smile on her face. She always made sure to bicker to the cook about making sure she always got extra chocolate chips on her pancakes. "Of course! And tell her I said hello, would you? I have a stack of pancakes with her name on it" She giggled slightly before slipping the pencil back behind her ear. "I'll be right back with everything" With that she turned away from the table and walked behind the counter ripping the order sheet from her pad and hooking it to the cook's line.

A waitress job was not something Gwen ever saw herself doing - even when she was human. Yet now, she wouldn't give it up for anything. It was the closest she'd got to feeling normal again. Of course, she'd dread the day when people began to notice that she wasn't getting older anytime soon and she'd have to pack up and move towns again. The vamp had become quite accustomed to Bear Point, maybe even as far as fond of the place. She'd miss it for sure. Gwen hadn't even realized how much time she had spent dazing off into space when the small little bell chimed and Martin placed food up on the counter. She turned around flashing him a smile as she grabbed the plates, "thanks Martin" but faltered when he held on to them. "Hey, I was wondering if you-" "Sorry Martin, I'm busy tonight. I really appreciate the offer but Mrs. Gardner needs someone to watch her dog" They had this conversation at least once a week. At first Gwen treated it as innocent and flattering, but now it began to irritate her. "Again? But didn't she have you watch him last week?" She forced a curt smile tugging slightly on the plates. "She's a busy woman Martin". "She's seventy-three". "Bingo nights are all the rage these days", Gwen gave it one final tug and he released his grip, "maybe next week" she called over her shoulder as she approached the girls table. That's what she had said last week.

"Alrighty, sorry about that. I have a stack of Joe's special with an extra side of bacon, and a coffee... and one order of French toast with fruit and a coffee Pine's style" She said with a smile as she placed the food in front of the girls. "The lemonades are packed and ready to go when you guys are finished! Can I get either of you anything else?".

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Madison just nodded at Jordan's explanation. Their breakfasts here in the diner were often the only time they felt anywhere near normal, and that was nice. Quiet was good for both of them. Maddy had known her for long enough to be able to read between the lines, to be able to tell when something had happened, to tell when Jordan was finding it hard. As hard as Madison was finding the thought of graduation and moving away, it was a whole different situation for Jordan. Maddy wanted to help so badly, but there was nothing she could do. She'd promised Jordan she wouldn't interfere, and she was going to stick to that promise.

Maddy just smiled at Guinevere as she brought the food down to them and put it in front of them. It smelled as amazing as ever, and Maddy inhaled deeply. The diner made the best damn French toast ever. A few years ago, her mom had a rare quiet patch in work and they'd gone away for an impromptu trip to some fancy hotel a few hours away. It had been amazing, but the French toast had severely disappointed. The food here was one of the only things she would really miss.

"This looks amazing, Guinevere, thank you so much!" She said with a smile. "I think I'm okay for everything, this is an adequately sized cup of coffee," she joked as she took a mouthful out of it. Mm, the coffee never failed to please as well. There was times when this town felt claustrophobic, when all she wanted was to get out. But then there was days like today, when she was aware of everything she would miss. Including the girl sitting across from her.

"We need to bring Kate out for breakfast one morning, I miss that kid's conversation," she remarked as she cut into her toast and took a bite of it. It didn't disappoint.

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Jordan smiled as Guinevere said that they already had some packed up and ready for whenever she would plan on coming by and getting them, "Awesome, thank you so much, Gwen!" she chimed up pulled out some money, handing the waitress a fresh, crisp twenty-dollar bill, "Consider this a thank you from Kate, as well as some extra money. It's the least I can do." Jordan knew what it was like to practically live off of tips, as that job didn't really pay much in general, as well as she thought it'd be a nice gesture as well. She began sipping her drink when the waitress came back after having some bickering between her and cook, as usual, and smile up at her as she spoke as Guinevere asked if they needed anything else, "I think we're good for now, thanks, hun." she said with a small smile, and watched as she eventually walked away after the two of them concluded that they were fine for now.

She shook her head and began to eat in silence until Madison spoke back up, talking about how she missed having Kate around and the conversations that would come of it. A small chuckle passed her lips as she thought on it, Kate always did have a way with words. She finally spoke after wiping a bit of maple syrup from her bottom lip as she spoke, "I think Kate would like that, probably sometime this week we can get together again and just hang out, like old times." she said with a small smile, and took another sip of her drink, sighed as she looked down at the table after placing the cup down on the wooden table. She thought for a moment in silence until she finally broke the awkwardness as she spoke, her voice was soft as her mind was somewhere else as she spoke, but her words were nevertheless coherent. "So, you really plan on moving away from here after graduation, huh? I can't say I blame you there, this town is...Too small, and rather frankly, I'm tired of the weird things here..." her voice growing slowly more faint as she spoke, the realization that Madison who was not only her best friend, but who was also one of the very few people in this town that genuinely cared about her, was thinking of moving away and leaving, and that thought did hurt a bit, but at the same time she understood. This town wasn't for anyone to really stay in and those who did were rather odd, and it was growing more evident as of late.

She sighed and shook her head again as she kicked those thoughts from her mind, now wasn't the time or place for that, "But I don't really have much say in the matter there. I'm just gonna miss you, Madds...But I do hope you find something better out there, you deserve it after all anyway." she said with a small smile as she looked up at her friend. She wasn't exactly what it was, but something about Madison always brought a smile to her face, as well as helping her block our and ignore the life she was really living, even if it was for a little bit. With graduation just around the corner, and others with plans of leaving this rinky-dink of a town, she couldn't blame anyone, and was rather happy for her to be honest, she just had to wait a few more years for Kate to turn eight-teen, and then they could both leave Bear Point and all of the dark times behind them, right...?

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Maddy grinned as Jordan said she'd bring Kate along one day this week. She liked the thought of that. It was nice to have the heart-to-heart, grown up conversations that her and Jordan usually had, but there was also an innocence to having Kate there, one that brought them both back down to Earth, that made them focus on the there and the now.

And then Jordan brought up the fact that Madison was going to be moving away, and Maddy sighed, taking a mouthful of her coffee to give her time to think, to compose an answer. Jordan saying that Madison deserved something better made her smile a little sadly.

"Yeah. Don't get me wrong, I love this town. Mom keeps telling me that the big lights of the big city aren't as ideal as they seem, that it's not the place of dreams everyone portrays it to be. But... like you said, this town is too small. For now. I'm going to go, and read all of these great literary books and probably hate all of them. And I'll be messaging you about them all, keeping you up to date with all of my exciting news and gossip. All of my daring escapades." She said with a grin. She knew that Jordan couldn't leave, not yet. And so she wanted Jordan to be able to live through her, to stay in touch, to keep up with everything that Maddy was doing and experiencing. Just like they always had.

"And I will be back. My mom's made me swear I'll come home every few weekends, I think she threatened to refuse to send me money unless I made a certain number of visits every semester," she said. "You're not getting rid of me just yet."

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Jordan listened silently as Madison spoke, the two taking bites and sips of the food they ordered every now and then as they conversed. A small smile formed on her face when she said that they'd stay in contact after she left and that she'd keep her up to date on all of her escapades and adventures, especially those books. Shaking her head she chuckled softly, it was genuine and one of the few times she was actually happy was when she was with her small group of friends, as well as the diner. It had always been a place that they had gone to, from when she was young, to being a common hangout spot for the gang and families as they grew up. "Just promise to not have too much fun without me, got it?" Jordan said with a smile that soon faltered slightly, as she thought about the reality of not being able to see one of the few people that made her life better every day like she used to. Shaking those thoughts out of her head, she suddenly propped up as she remembered something. "That reminds me." she said as she dug into her jacket's pocket, and pulled something out in a small black box and placed it on the table in front of Madison.

"I almost would have forgotten to give it you before graduation. I know it isn't much, but it was the best I could afford at the moment." she said with a small smile as she opened the box, revealing a small, silver locket with a small silver chain. "I know it isn't much but, I figured it was better than nothing at all. Consider it a good luck charm for going away, as well as reminding you about all of us back here in Bear Point, since I know you'll be too busy living it up in the city and forget about all of us." she said with a teasing wink. Soon after they had finished there food and paid the bill, and collected the crate of lemonade for Kate as they thanked Marvin and Guinevere again as they left, "Thanks again, and see you sometime. Gwen, Marvin." she gave the two a friendly smile as they headed out the door.

After unlocking the door to her truck, putting the small crate in the back compartment she closed the door, stuffing her hands into her pockets as the cold winter air blew passed them. It was only getting colder, which wasn't very surprising as there were still some patches of snow here and there on the ground, seeing as winter and spring were usually the longest seasons in this old town, tending to last far too long for some people's liking. "So, do we go on an unknown adventure and see where the road takes us, or become mole people again by retreating to the Pines house, or do you already have other plans, Madds?"

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Maddy was taken aback for a minute or two as Jordan pulled out a small box and put it on the table in front of her. She gasped with delight as Jordan opened the box. "Jordan, I love it! Thank you so much!" She gushed. "And don't worry, Jordan. I could never forget about you. And, like I said, if Sheriff Emma Pines has anything to do with it, I'll be home every few weeks," she joked. They paid up and left the diner, waving a little at Gwen as they left.

She waited for Jordan to put the lemonade in the back of her truck, shivering a little in the cool air. God, tights had seemed like a good idea at the time, and she was severely regretting it now. She swore that it had somehow gotten colder since she'd left the house. So when Jordan asked her what she wanted to do, there was only one answer she had.

"Well, frankly, I would love to go for a walk in the woods, but frankly I made some terrible decisions when I was getting dressed this morning and I think I should probably change before we do that," she admitted. "And if you ever mention this to my mom I swear to god, I will never live that down, so do me a favour," she added, laughing a little as she did so. "So back to the Pines residence followed by a stroll in the woods?" She suggested.

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Jordan smirked as Madison pleaded to never bring this up to her family. It would have been so tempting, to make sure she was never able to get rid of the memory of not wearing the proper amount of clothing. To be fair, it was warmer that morning, but nature itself seemed to be growing colder than normal, a soft gust of wind passed by, causing some leaves to tumble about as they were carried away in the wind. A shiver went down her spine, not due to the cold, but due to the feeling that came with the wind, it didn't feel right or normal. Shaking her head she motioned back to her old truck and nodded. "I think it would be best to go back and have you in warmer clothes, Madds. Just make sure no one sees you, or you really won't be able to live it down." she said with a giggle as she opened the passenger door to the truck before walking around to the other side to get in. The engine roared and rumbled to life as they finally got into the truck, it was old and rather beaten up, but it was a faithful ol' thing and she wouldn't have it any other way. The seats were new, as was almost everything else. It may have appeared to be an old truck on the outside, but it was completely refurbished with new seats, a new radio, and carpeting, as well as heat controlled seats. Which was an absolute godsend as it was always cold in that small town, even the warmer months were cold, but not unbearable.

They slowly drove away from the middle of downtown, making their way back to the Pines' house. It wasn't as far in the woods as the Ley'co's, but it was rather far. A few minutes at least, anything that was outside of the port side of town felt like it took ages to get there. The small, winding paths and roads that lead to the backroads of the town, surrounded by dense, dark woods and trees that seemed to loom over the town. It was almost as if the town was swallowed up by nature itself. The ride on the way back was silent for the most part except for the soft white noise of the radio that played softly, making it not as silent as it otherwise would have. Jordan was lost in thought as they drove along the seemingly endless roads, taking one turn to go down another small, winding road. Silently she rubbed the side of her neck, feeling the dull pain of the bruise begin to ache, a small throbbing and pulsating feeling went down her spine. Shaking her head to get rid of the thought, biting her lip slightly for a moment before she began to speak, ending the encroaching silence, "Kate doesn't know that you're leaving yet...I haven't told her yet. Probably later today I'll let you know, seeing as she's at a friend's house until tonight." she said with a rather somber tone, taking a deep sigh and exhale as she looked back at the road. With a sudden jolt the car came to a stop as her dark eyes made contact with the road.

Silence filled the car as Jordan turned the radio off as they peered out of the window. In the middle of the road stood a large figure that was facing away from them, hunched over something. All that was able to be made out was a large, dark figure. At least the size of a medium bear, but something felt off about it. The longer she stared, the more calm yet anxious she felt. A soft click snapped her out of her trance as she found her hand on the lock of the car, making sure whatever it was couldn't get in. Without turning to face her friend she spoke softly, not wanting to get the attention of whatever it was that they were looking at. "I know what you're thinking, and don't even say it, Madds. That's just...a really, really big bear. There's plenty of them here-" she began, but stopped once she remained looking out of the windshield. The figure had slowly turned its head to look at the two in the car. Its eye was a dark yet light-colored blue, that stood out in stark contrast to its jet black fur. Having finally seen its face, she knew what it was. But, it was much too large to be a normal one, right? They didn't get that big here, at least not to her knowledge. "Holy fuck..." she mumbled under her breath, finding it was becoming slightly harder to breathe the longer she looked the creature it the eyes.

Finally, it slowly rose to its feet, if either of them were to take a guess it would have been about as if not slightly shorter than the top of the truck itself, making it even taller and large than a bear. Silently the two watched as the wolf-like creature made its way from in the middle of the street into the woods, but not before giving the two girls one more look and was gone as it walked into the darkness of the forest. Silently Jordan sat there for a moment, feeling every ounce of her body telling her to just get out of there. Drive off and leave, don't even look back, just drive. And so she did, after finally having found her hand going back to turn the engine back on, it slowly rumbled back to life as it slowly moved along the road. Taking one last glimpse out of the rearview mirror she felt her heart sink. In the darkness of the woods, just barely in view could she see another figure standing in the woods, it was slightly smaller, seeming to almost be white in nature with golden eyes. Jordan exhaled sharply as she turned back to the road, her hands felt clammy and cold, completely unnerved by what they had seen. Normally people would have thought nothing of it, and they would have. But it was the way the wolves just seemed to stare at them, almost peering into their souls as they locked eyes. Finally finding the words she spoke with as much confidence as she could, her voice slightly wavering, "I-I...I don't know what the fuck that was, but fuck that. I've never seen any that big, Madison...Does your mom know about wolves being that big around here? If not, she needs to know. Those things could easily kill-" she found herself stopping from saying anything anymore, not wanting to finish that sentence. She knew that those wolves if that's what they really were, could have torn through the car if they wanted. But they simply just stared at them, and that's what terrified her. Animals don't normally stare at someone, especially the way it did. Seeming to stare right through her and just look past, almost as if something had taken possession over it. But, that was silly. It was simply her imagination, right? It was a strange town, with strange things and even stranger people, but that was even weird for this town. And that's what began to make her worry even more.

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The silence between them on the drive was a comfortable one. Neither of them had ever been the type of person who felt the need to fill every silence with noise, just the ambiance of the radio and the roads they drove down. Madison was surprised when Jordan spoke suddenly. She didn't say anything. She hadn't even considered that... Kate didn't know. But Kate was almost as much of a sibling to her as Maddy's own brother, and she knew that Kate would find it hard. But before Maddy could react, Jordan slammed on the brakes. Maddy looked first at her friend, before turning her attention on to the road.

Her blood ran cold. She'd never seen anything like it before, but... she was pretty sure she knew what it was. She'd heard her mom talk about it, about the creature that had attacked whatever monster had attacked her. Something as big as a bear, but that looked more like a wolf. Jordan told her not to say anything, but Maddy didn't have to. She knew. The creature turned to look at them. And Maddy quickly pulled out her phone and took a few pictures. She wanted- needed- proof.

And then the creature moved on and eventually Jordan started driving again. Maddy exhaled, running a hand through her hair. "Jordan, I know you think this is just some weird, crazy obsession of mine, but are you seriously telling me that you think that's just a normal wolf?" She asked. But the pieces started to fall in to place. The disappearances. The reports of screaming in the woods. Even though Maddy's mom had said that the wolf had saved her, she couldn't be so sure.

"Jordan, turn around. I don't- I don't give a shit about getting changed now, I need to go check on mom, I need to go tell her not go into the woods today, or at least... at least not to do it today." She pleaded.

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A deep sigh escaped her lips when Madison began talking about how she finally had proof it wasn't her overactive imagination or even an obsession. Now someone else has seen it, with her and couldn't lie about seeing it. Slowly she nodded with a deep sigh, "That I can't deny..." she said rather somberly. Part of her knew that Madison was telling the truth, that there was something else living in this town. But large wolves weren't uncommon, right? Shaking her head she sighed, looking over her shoulder as Madison began rambling about having to go back for her mom and warn her, if not at least stopping her of going into the woods for another search. In the past recent years, Mrs. Pines had taken it upon herself to personally go out and do daily to weekly searches around the woods. Mainly as an extra safety check for the people as they tended to make a short cut through the dense woods. Jordan sighed as she gently cupped Madison's face with her hands, steadying her as she attempted to calm her down. "Are you even listening to yourself? They didn't attack us, and what can we do? Be even more paranoid and-" she took a deep breath as she let go of her face and sat back in the driver's seat. Taking a moment to collect her thoughts.

Madison was right, she knew that much. They deserved to know that they saw what Madison's mom had apparently seen all those years ago. There were things out in those woods, they never felt right or normal to any of them anyway. Thinking it was simply the feeling that the town itself had. But it always felt like eyes were on you when one walked through those woods. Never seeing who or what was watching you, but you could feel it. Those eyes staring and watching your every move from their perch. It was that same feeling that she felt when the wolf-like creature locked eyes with her. It wasn't dread or fear, but more so curiosity and a strange calmness overcame her. She looked back up as she put the car in reverse and made their way back into town, "I fucking hate it when you're right. Ya know that?" she said softly as she gave her friend the side-eye before taking off back where they came. Part of her knew this was what they had to do to let them know that something possibly dangerous was in those woods, but it also felt wrong. She didn't know why, but something about this felt off and wrong to her. Those creatures didn't radiate a dangerous or deadly presence, but something was off. That was simply the only word used to describe how it felt, anything else felt wrong to her. But, getting this done would not only help her mother, but would possibly get Madison to let it go a bit, or it could possibly only accelerate it, but there was only one way to tell. They'd have to go and let someone else know, someone they could trust and not think that they were crazy.