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Kathleen Baker

Assistan reaseacher to the Head of the Harpy project

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a character in “Children of the Beasts”, as played by Chloe De Luca

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NAME:Kathleen Baker

AGE:40

HEIGHT:5'2

WEIGHT:119

PERSONALITY:She is kind and sweet to the children, eben though they are beasts they are still part human to her. THey deserve respect, SHe has been working with one in particular her whole life, Aello, and she treats her like her own Child

MAJOR WEAKNESS:She is human

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So begins...

Kathleen Baker's Story

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen sat in her office, head in her hands. Today had been a very, very long day. She looked over at the empty cage through the glass divider to the lab. Aello had escaped, not just her but the majority of the ohter subjects had. Only one remained. She wasn't sure what emotions should be runing through herhead right now...Shoud I be happy they don't have to go through the suffering anymore, or fear for the innocent people's lives that are at stake? Part of her leans toward being happy for them. She had wanted to realease Aello for a long time, but knowing that Arcadian had the only codes to her cage. It was better that way, it kept her mind on her work, and her hands out of trouble...but now what?

She ooked over at Arcadians office. He was in a meeting at the moment witt his supervisors about Aello. They were gathering as much information as they could about the subjects, more than likely to be used against them. She swiveled in the chair for a moment and looked at her computer screen. She dragged the mouse over to her photo's and spent a few moments reminicing about Aello.

Dr. Arcadian walks in, slamming the door behind him. He has a bottle of whisky in his hands and he is having troube walking. Kathleen rushed over to help him, she pus one arm under his and half-drags him to her chair.

"Doctor, I thought you were at a meeting?" she said, fanning the alchohol smell from her face.
"I wwaaassss," he slurred, "thennnnn i stttoppppeddd to seemmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyooolllldpal Frank," he said spitting at the name, "annddd we gottttttt tooo taalkkkkkkkkkkkin and driinkkiiiiiiiiiinnnn," he swayed splashing some alchohol on the floor.
"I see this," she said, " kneeling to wipe some drool from his face, "You are a mess sir, why would you do such a thing?"
Dr.Arcadian looked at her and started to glare, "Whooo aaaaaaaareeeeeeee yyouoooooooou, mmmmmmyyyyyy muuuuuuddddddeeeeeeeeer?" he asked as he raised the hand weilding the bottle, 'Gett thhhhhhaaaaaa hhhhhhhhhheeeeelllllll awwwwwwaaaayyyy frrrrrrrrrommmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmeeeeeee..." he swings the bottle at her and barely misses her head.
"Doctor!" she shouts backing away from him. Without her support he sudenly falls to the floor.
He looks at up at her from the floor, for a woman of forty, she doesnt look her age. She has lean legs and a fit body. He starts to feel a growth in himself, a desire he restrained for a long time in his sober mind...
"Where do you think you're going" he says lurching at her, he manags to grab her ankle as she turns to run and pulls her down to the ground. She claws at the floor and kicks at him, but hejust puts another strong hand on her calf and pulls himself up her body.
"HELP" Kathleen screams, everyone is out looking for the missing subjects...there are only two winged beast researchers in this wing...no one can hear me

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Weblines shot from Shane's wrist and stuck to the drunk doctors back in an instant. With a rough yank Dr. Arcadian was sent flying through the air and slammed into the wall. Shane dropped to the floor from his perch on the ceiling and walked towards the drunken doctor. The young mans fists were clenched and almost shaking in anger. The Doctor stumbled to his feet with a drunken grin.

"I knew youd...youd be back Shane...The s-spider knows where he belongsss."

Shane didn't reply but instead punched him in the jaw. The blow dropped the doctor to the floor who spat out a mouthful of blood. Arcadian looked up with blood dripping form his mouth.

"You want me dead don't you Shane?... Go ahead then and do it. Just like we taught you."

Shane glared at the man from behind his mask as the hate welled up inside him. He reached down and grabbed the mans neck before lifting him off the ground and pinning him to the wall.

"No....You taught me to kill quickly, quietly..."

Shane paused to punch him in the ribs. The blow snapped bone and the doctor screamed in pain.

"You taught me about ending things quickly. The less my target suffers the less chance I have at being caught..."

Shane paused again and punched the doctor a second time, this time shattering his collar bone.

"But you... you will die painfully, you will suffer and I promise you.. this wont be quick. Not for you."

Shane let go of his neck and grabbed the doctors arm before twisting and snapping it. Arcadian shouted in agony before Shane sweep kicked his legs out from under him and dropped the man to the floor. Once on the ground Shane walked around to his feet grabbed hold and snapped his ankle. Tears streamed down the doctors face as he let loose yet another blood curdling scream. Shane then grabbed a handful of his hair and dragged the man to the cage where Aello once was kept.

"Taste of your own medicine doctor?"

Shane asked darkly before shooting a webline to the center of the cage ceiling, wrapping the other end around Dr. Arcadians neck and letting him hang in the cell. Shane stepped back as the doctor kicked helplessly as the life drained from his body. Once the body went still Shane turned to see the woman he'd come here to rescue.

"Dr. Kathleen, Aello sent me..."

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen watches in horror as Arcadian tears at her skirt, slapping at his face with no avail. She sobs and cries, Why Doctor?
As fast as it started Arcadian is off of her, she seems him fly acrross the room. I don't know who you are, but thankyou she praises the hidden force that saved her. She scrambles to her desk and peeks over to see what happened.
One of the other subjects, She realizes, scanning her thoughts for his name. The spider boy, Shane? But how did he know- Her htouhgt is cut short as she realizes whats happeneing. The doctor is bleeding, and crying out in pain. She gets a sting of satisfaction from seeing him cry, clawing at the boys grip on his throat. Fool, you know you will never break free. She watches him hang the Doctor in Aello's cage, pants still hanging unbuckled around his ankles. What a fitting death for such a sorry excuse for a man.

Shane walks ove to her, " Dr.Kathleen, Aello sent me..."
The shock of the incident hits her, and her knees buckle underneath her. She slumps down to sit on the floor.
"Thankyou," she says, tears rolling down her face. She wasn't sure where they camr from, but she couldn't stop them.
"Are the others with you?" her heart leaps in her chest, "Aello? Is she ok?"

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane moves to her side, putting his arm around her to support her, worried she might faint.

"She fine, Aello's fine. She's with the others. We all made it out. That's why I'm here. Aello couldn't leave you here. She asked me to get you out."

Shane paused to look over the desk at the front door to the office. He could already hear the loud speakers from the guards radios and their loud booted feet as they tramped down the hall. He turned back to Dr. Baker before speaking again.

"We don't have much time Dr. Can you stand?"

Already a plan of escape was formulating in his mind of how this escape would have to go. HE knew it would be significantly less quiet then his entrance.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Joshua Mitchell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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She allows Shane to support her, and felt the blood rush back into her legs. She stood, wobbled a bit, then steadied herself.
She turned to him and said, "Didn't you come to ge tthe last subject? Josh, he is still here. They have him locked up...luckily though," she said pointing over to Arcadian's lifeless body, "He has full access to all areas. His key card should be in on his labcoat still." She walked over to the bloody mess against the wall and picked up his nored lab caot and unsnaps his ID card from his pocket.
She hands it to Shane, "Here, take this." Josh will be in the East wing, his room is room 1458. They may have sedated him however. Most of the gaurds are searching South toward the city, only the injured and the lab rats are left."

She opened the door of the lab and looked around the corner. She walks over to her desk and leans crouches down, pulling a long chain with a key attached rfom around her neck. She unlockes the drawer and pulls out a Colt M1911 and some ammo.
She see's the look of surprise at the handgun on Shane's face. "What, he always gave me the heebyjeebies, I got this a couple of years ago,"she said taking a practice shot at Arcadian, hitting him right in the groin.
"Don't worry, thie facility is sound proof, and no one is in this wing right now. Only Elesh and Aella were held in this wing, so they didnt keep as much security as the others," She ushers Shane out of the door and swiped Arcadians card behind her, locking it.
"Only three cards open then door," she said holding up her card and Arcadians, "Adn we haev two of them. They won't find him for a while."

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Joshua Mitchell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane couldn't help but be impressed.

"You're full of surprises Doc."

He said with a chuckle and a shake of his head. Resigned to rescue the last subject before leaving the facility Shane headed to the door and carefully opened it. Peeking out he saw no guards before turning back to Kathleen.

"Alright well if we're gunna do this lets get to it. You lead the way, I'll cover you from up top."

With that Shane leapt to the ceiling and clung to it with practiced ease. He climbed out of the room and waited on the ceiling in the hallway to shadow Dr. Baker and take out and guards between them and Josh.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Joshua Mitchell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen lowered her weapon to her side and walked as calmy as she could down the hall. She cute her eyes to hte ceiling where Shane stuck and said to him, still looking straight ahead, "Watch out for the security cameras, as long as you dont get in front of them they can't see you on the ceiling. As long as I look normal, we should be able to make it to Josh in no time."

She navigated through the halls of the empty wing, and stopped at the elevators. She pressed the down button and waited for the doors to open. She glanced around, she couldn't help but be nervous. Shane stuck out of the camera's view on he wall. The doors slid open with a whoosh as two lab techs from Elesh's crew walk out. Katheens heart jumps as she see's Shane crouch, she motions for him to stay still, the girls start talking to her.
"Hey Kathleen, any progress on locating Aello's tracker?"
"No," she reples, hding the gun behind her back, "You guys?"
"Sort-of. We are trying to see if we can still pcik up the radio waves, but they may be too far away."
"Thats too bad to hear," she says turning her body akwardly so the young techs would move, from behind her back she motions for Shane to board the elevator.
"Well i was just on my way to get some files from my room, I was up so late working I forgot to put them in my briefcase," she lied," I better go," and she slips into the elevator. She looks up to see Shane looking down at her.
"That was a close one. Now comes the hard part. once were down on the third floor we need to Left down the long hallway and Then eft again once we reach the Wild Feline wing. He should be a the end of the hall. There are three gaurds posted on each hall right now, usually there are six but the others are witht he searh party. Luckily though Josh was one of the most behaved out of all the subjects, so his room is right next to an exit."
She started walking down the hall gripping her handgun, and recalling the training she had. Aim for the head or legs, these rounds can't pass through a vest...she redied herself for what was to come.
((You are pretty good with the fight scenes so haev at it. Kathleen is a moderate shot when tagerts are moving, but almost perfect when they are still))

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Joshua Mitchell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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[Gotcha, I'll leave one for you to blow a hole through ;] ]

Shane was like a shade keeping to the shadows of the ceiling and staying above the doctor. The elevator dinged and they got out. Shane crept along the ceiling abover her as she made the first left. They headed down the long silent hallway without a word. Second left and Shane could now see the door at the end of the hall that led into Josh's cell. Just as Kathleen had said three guards stood at the door. Unlike the other guards they had encountered these were carrying assault rifles. Shane deffinately couldn't afford letting them get a shot off with those things. As they approached one stepped forward halting their progress.

"Stop right there doctor. The subject is on quarantine until the breakout is contained."

One of the other guards began casually strolling towards her with a wicked grin.

"Aww c'mon Dan, Doctor Hottie here won't cause no trouble. Will ya sweetheart?"

He said suggestively before leaning in and brushing the womans hair out of her face. Suddenly he took a step back and brought his rifle up in a flash.

"She's got a gun!"

In an instant Shane had dropped from the ceiling and landed right on top of the guard before firing two weblines. He ripped the guns out of the guards hands before leaping at them. He punched one before his feet even touched the ground. The blow sent the guard reeling and he slammed into Josh's door. The second guard threw a punch at Shane but the assassin ducked and pivoted around him. Now standing behind him he kicked him in the back of the knee causing the guard to drop to his knees. Once on his knees Shane snapped his neck before firing a stream of webbing at the first guard who pulled the gun on Kathleen. The guard had just gotten back to his feet before he was wrapped up in spiderwebs. Shane then heard the distinct sound of a dagger being drawn from its sheath before his spider sense kicked in. The guard he'd punched had pulled a knife on him and went to stab him in the back. Shane spun and caught his hand before headbutting the man and turning to flip the man over his shoulder onto the ground. The guard hit the ground hard but still managed to bring his leg up and kick Shane in the head causing him to let go of his grip on the guards hand and back pedal a step. The guard scrambled to his feet and dove at Shane. The young man drew his own dagger in a flash and spun around the lunging stab and sliced the back of the guards thighs. The guard cursed in pain before turning to lash out at Shane. The spider human hybrid flipped over the guard just as he swung and slashed open his back. The guard shouted as the blood sprayed outwards. The man gritted his teeth in pain as he tried a third time to land a blow. This time reaching out with his free hand hoping to catch the young man before going in with the knife. The tactic bore little fruit as Shane caught the guards hand and stabbed him in the fore arm before proceeding to stab him a second time, this time in the bicep. Shane then caught the guards knife hand as he tried yet again in futility to stab the young man. Shane kneed the guard in the gut causing him to double over in pain. Once his head lowered Shane brought his dagger down on the base of the guards spine ending his life before he even hit the ground. Shane turned to see if the Dr. had take care of the last guard that Shane had tied up with webbing.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen walked over to the gaurd wrapped up on the ground. She held her gun at her side and stood before him, letting him see it. The light reflected of of it as she kneld down to press it to hte gaurds head.
"Shoot me bitch, I dare you," the gaurd spit at her.
"Ok," she said looking him dead in the eyes. In one fast motion she quickly moved the gun from the gaurds head, pressed it to his knee, and pulled the trigger. He cried out in agony.
She bend down to whisper in his ear, "I always hated you," remebering the countless times he smacked her rump as she passed or made suggestive commebts to her while she was working. THe man looked up at her wth tears in his eyes, And Kathleen was shocked to realize that she felt no sympathy for the man before her. They were more monstrious than the creatures they gaurded.
She placed the barrel of the to his head adn pulled the trigger.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Joshua Mitchell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane watched on as Dr. Baker killed the final guard. The sound of the two shots echoed down the long hall. With the coast now clear to free Josh and make their escape.

"Good, now lets get this guy and get out of here before anyone figures out whats going on."

Shane turned to the door and used the card key to open the door to the cell. The young man let the light spill into the room as he pulled the door open. Shane took a step into the room ready to retrieve the final subject.

"Josh?..."

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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"What the hell?..."

Shane said aloud, pushing the door open the rest of the way so Dr. Baker could see inside the empty room.

"There's no one here. He must've been moved after the breakout....But if he was moved why were there guards?..."

Just then Shane's world slowed and once again that familiar internal scream sounded off as his spider sense kicked in. He turned and dove at the doctor, tackling her to the ground saving her from the bullets coming her way. Shane looked up to see an entire squad of heavily armed guards. All carrying assault rifles, shock sticks, capture nets and more than a few other weapons.

"It's a trap! We can't take on that kind of fire power and we don't have time to look for Josh! We gotta move! NOW!"

Shane roared above the sound of the gunfire as he grabbed Kathleen and threw her over his shoulder before beginning to dodge the incoming enemy barrage as he scrambled for a way out. He had to keep light on his feet and jump and twist in the air to avoid the bullets. Doing this type of aerial acrobatics while carrying another person was difficult but just about doable. Shane's evade tactic wasn't perfect however as one round skimmed along his cheek creating a small cut then a second grazed his right arm before a third grazed his left calf in a similar fashion.

"This is getting dicey, time to go!"

Shane said as soon as he spotted the exit. Shane dove at the door using his free shoulder as a battering ram. This sort of display of strength wasn't something he was accustomed to doing but was possible, especially when he had no other option. The doors hinges and lock imploded under the severe and sudden impact and gave way allowing the door to fall outwards. Shane and Kathleen went sprawling to the dirt outside. In the blink of an eye Shane was back on his feet and had the door in his hands. He put it back and webbed it shut protecting them from not only the guards guns but from those same guards giving chase.

"They'll have to go all the way out and around the facility to get to us and we'll be long gone by then. C'mon lets go Doctor."

Shane said as he helped the Doctor grab a hold as if she was going to receive a piggy back ride if the piggy was a human spider hybrid. Once she had a firm hold Shane shot out a web line and swung off towards the trees.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kamen Diamonte Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen pressed her face the the boys back and tried her hardest not to look down. She usually wouldnt be anywhere close to a boy his age like this, but in times of life-or-death sometimes its neccisarry to accept piggyback rides from teeage boys.
Good thing I wore stockings today, She blushed at the thought.

She wished they could ahve found Josh, but sometimes it was neccisary to leave one behind. She wondered if she had gotten Shane injured, would he have gone back for the other boy had she not pushed him. She gripped her gun on her right hand and tightened her hold on her wrist with her other. She tried her best to hold on, as they fleed.

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Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane and Dr. Baker were making good time. Shane raced through the canopy with his passenger clinging toghtly to his back. Before long Shane was in familiar territory and he could hear the river up ahead. That's when Shane broke through the tree line and swung into the middle of the clearing by the water. He landed softly and let the Doctor off his back leaving her standing in the middle of all the escaped subjects. Shane pulled his mask off with a smile as his eyes scanned the faces of the other subjects.

"Where's Aello? I've got someone she's gunna wanna meet."

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Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Joanne Tristell Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen
Kathleen attempted to stand when Shane let her down. Her legs wobbled, but she stood firm. She was still shaken up as she gazed around the little camp the kids had made. She locked eyes with the person she was looking for and pure joy spread across her face.
"Aello!" She called out as the girl swooped down to her and scooped her up in her arms. Aello's feathers were soft, adn she could feel her breath on her shoulder.
"Kathleen!" she said her name, and Kathleen felt joy to be reunited with the closest thing she ever had to a child.
She looked over to the others and saw the wolf-boy. He was injured. She hugged Aello and said, "Maybe I can help him."

She left Aello to thanking Shane and rushed over to the boys side. Some of the others were near, but she didn't let them know she was intimidated. She layed her gun down and cradled his head, turning to Joanne saying, "What happened here? Maybe I can help."


Aello

Aello watched the treeline for Shane, it had been such a long time. She was starting to get worried, then She saw him! He was carrying Kathleen on his back. She dove out of her tree toward the woman and hugged her, calling her name. "Kathleen," she though she would never saw it again. She missed Kathleens sweet voice and embrace.
Kathleen turned to see Skylar with the others and left to help him. Aello let her go, knowing that there was no reason to argue. Kathleen could more than liekly do something to aid him, and Aello really could not. She watched her run to his side and turned to look at Shane.

She was so grateful for him, he had brought back the only thing she knew and loved her whole life, and she was starting to feel somethign special for him too. Without thinking she threw her arms around and hugged him, then closed her eyes and pressed her lips against his.
She pulled back after a moment, she still had winger arms around him and she was turning bright red, her blue eyes inches away from his. She let go quickly and crossed her arms behind her back, she looked at the ground while she spoke.
"I saw a picture on the front of one of Kathleens books one day," she started drawing a circle in the dirt with her talon, "I always wanted to try it..."

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Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane was speechless after the kiss. He couldn't help but match Aello's blush as he rubbed the back of his neck in embarressment.

"No, yeah that was... great."

He said at a loss for words. He could feel something welling up inside him but he had to put his feelings aside at least for now while Skylar was still teetering on the edge.

"Hey spider kid I need your help with this wolf man, can you spin some webs to temporarily close his bullet wounds?"

Came Kylar's voice from behind himsnapping him back to reality. He shot a glance back at the downed form of the wolf boy before looking back at Aello.

"I gotta see if I can help but... We'll talk later. Promise."

He said with a warm smile before running over to kneel beside Skylar. He looked up at Kathleen who was already assessing the boys wounds.

"What'dya need me to do Doc?"

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Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Jared Trent Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen

Kathleen watched as Shane worked his webs around the wounds, pulling them shut, if only temporarily. She removed her labcoat and started tearing it into strips to help wrap the injuries. I won't be needing it anymore, anyhow... she thought. It was liberating tearing the coat to shreds, she felt that it served a better purpose this way. She pulled bobbypins out of her hair, realeasing the braid so it fell to her natural wavy brown locks, and used them to hold the wraps secure. She tooka second to look herself over. Her hair, which she never let down, now fell in wavy lenghts past her shoulders, her stockings had a few runs in them, and her pink dress was ruined. But she was Ok...better than Ok. She tasted a freedom she herslef hadn't know since she was first brought on for the Harpy Project. She had lived at the Facility in the staff quarters, and rarely traveled to town. She pushed her glasses up on her nose and said,"The biggest town is South from here, but they are looking for you in that direction. We all assumed your primal sides would have kicked in adn you would be tearing citizens apart by now..." she paused, both worried she offended one of them...or spoke too soon, "but there is a small town if we keep going East. The hospital isn't as big but they know me there. They will let me use their tools and maybe I can get him stitched up. I know someone there who knows about the work I do, he won't ask any questions."

She stands and looks around, spotting Jared.
"Oh no!" she spat out as she saw the condtion he was in as well. She knelt next to him and felt fot a pulse...she cradled his face and brushed his cheek, hoping that he would open his eyes.

Aello

"I gotta see if I can help but... We'll talk later. Promise."

Aello watched Shane as he turned to help the others. She felt foolish, and the color still hadn't drained from her face. She wasn't sure what she had done...what it meant to him, what it meant at all. Her stomach fluttered and her heart raced, but she had no explaination for it. She couldn't help them with Skylers injuries, she felt uneasy as she watched.

Shane worked wonders on the wounds, and Kathleen even let her hair down to use the bobby pins to help. They got him wrapped up and she felt relief flow through her, it looked like Skylar wasn't bleeding out anymore.
Then she saw something that shot such a pang of guilt through her, the look on Kathleens face when she saw the gaurd. Aello had forgotten all about the injured human with them...she forgot that Kathleen was human, and she knew Kathleen would soon figure out that the gaurds injuries were inflicted by one of them. Would she still be willing to help after this...? After we tossed a beaten man who is obviously in pain aside like garbage. She wasn't even sure he was alive anymore...

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Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Jared Trent Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane took a deep breath with the hard work out of teh way. Skylar wasn't dying for now so he could relax. He glanced over as Kathleen ran over to the guard that was hurt. Shane hadn't seen what or who had hurt the guard and honestly coldn't care. He'd killed several guards today and one more didn't bother him. Yet something had to be different about this one. If Kathleen was worried maybe he wasn't like the others...maybe. Shane would judge for himself when he woke, if he woke. Shane got to his feet and took a deep breath as he pulled his trench coat off and stuffed it into backpack. Shane took a seat on the grass and watched the commotion as Kathleen tended to the guard.

"If we're gunna take Skylar to town we better get moving. The longer we're stay here the better chance of them finding us."

He paused to look at the unconcious guard.

"He's not gunna last long like that either."

He said, considerably less concerned.

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Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Jared Trent Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen

"Right Kathleen said, looking at the two men. Both were so young, and so different, yet both lay clinging to their lives. She turned to the others.
"We need to get a move on, there is a path through these woods leading to the town," She turned to big strong looking one,"Will you please help me carry them? I need Aello to carry me," pointing down to her feet. Her heels had fallen off on the way and her feel were covered in mud and dirt. The only thing "protecting" them were her stockings.
"I know the gaurd doesn't mean anything to you," she said looking at all of them, "But he was a friend. Please, will you atleast carry him to the town. We can leave him there," she said looking over at Jared, "But I won't leave him out here to die."
Her tone of voice said "thats final" but her eyes spoke truly, they begged him for help.

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Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Jared Trent Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Shane glanced at the others who all seemed to be remaining silent atleast for the moment. With a half sigh he got to his feet and spoke up.

"I'll give him a lift Doc."

Shane was somewhat surprised at himself for volunteering. While unlike many of the other subjects he didn't like to see things as us and them, humans and non humans. Shane knew he was different but he liked to think there was still some part of him that was human. That was normal. That he retained some measure of who he would have been had the program not gotten a hold of him. He held onto hope that maybe, just maybe, he could have a normal life when this was all over. Beyond that if anyone but Kathleen had asked he would have turned them down and let him die. In the short time he had been around the good doctor he had seen a glimpse of what Aello saw in the woman. A tenacious protector, a tender care giver, a loyal friend. He'd at least give her the benefit of the doubt. If she said the guy was alright then he was alright, but he would keep an eye on him. One wrong move, one glimpse that he'd turn on them and Shane would drop in in a second.

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Character Portrait: Eden Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Joanne Tristell Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Elesh Character Portrait: Pavel Abramov Character Portrait: Jared Trent Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Aello

She was touched by Shane's kindness. He was so trusting of her, of Kathleen, as if they had known eachother all their lives, though they only met a short while ago. He had already done so much, but his generosity overflowed like rain filling a saucer. She began to think about the future for the first time in her life. She wondered if the three of them could be happy together someday, but she pushed the though out of her mind. There are bigger thigns to worry about right now.

She turned to the group and asked, "Who's comin?"

Kathleen

...I can take you to doctor lady I think it would be easier for me to carry you than to have a bird carry you."

Kathleen approached the boy, he looked very strong. She thought to herself... yesterday I was filing papers, today I'm being carried arounf my men half my age...Oh how unpredictable lifes turns can be.. She chuckles to herself. Though she was a little apprehensive to climb aboard the "arm socket poppin' express" she felt she could trust him not to harm her. She accepted him help as he hoasted her up. She braced herself with her hands and balanced herself, crossing her legs in front of her she leaned over a bit to ask the boy, "Is this ok? I'm not too heavy am I?"
She thought back and didn't remember ever being introduced to the boy, "I don't think we have been properly introduced," she extended her small hand to himfron his shoulder, "My name is Kathleen, what can I call you?"

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Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Joanne stood up and casually walked over to the human woman, trying to hide her happiness.

"Thank you. What you did... to Skyler was.... really appreciative." It was hard to find subtle words when she can finally be calm about Skyler. He's not dying for now.

She saw the others packing and getting ready to go. She returned to her previous spot, grabbed the map and her satchel. She then returned to the lady and gave her a smile, remembering that she hadn't before.

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Character Portrait: Eden Character Portrait: Kylar Blint Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Krein Sylvers Character Portrait: Joanne Tristell Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Elesh Character Portrait: Pavel Abramov Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen noticed the cat girl approach her. She was a cute little thing, and she was so sweet when she thanked her. When she returned she ha given her a smile. She realized that there were a lot of them she didn't know yet so she said to the group waving from her shoulder throne. "Hello, you can call me Kathleen," she lost her balance a bit and blushed. "Im sorry I don't know all of your names yet," she smiled to the Kylar and the ohters below, "but I would love to get to know you better along the way. Won't you come with us?"

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Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Kathleen felt Kylar sway beneath her as he walked, there was something about his gate that was off. She made a mental note to give him a checkup when they reached the town. She might as well give them all a once over for good measure. She thought ahead to how she was going to explain to her father why she was bringing her test sujects to his hospital...She was going to have to use her "Daddy please" voice, she laughed to herself. It had been so long since she had asked him for a favor and this was a pretty big one. But she knew that if it was for her, he would do anything. Just as she would do for Aello.
She pointed through some trees, "There is a path somewhere over there. Once we break through the tree's you will be able to see it."
She decided that it would be best to head to the hospital through the woods. They could enter through the East wing and take the elevator down to his personal Laboritory. Hell they may even be able to get in without his noticing...she clutched the necklace with the keys hanging from her neck. She hated sneaking arounf him, but it was problably for the best. The less he knew the better, because like it or not, now she was on the run too.

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Character Portrait: Joanne Tristell Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Joanne knocked her head with her fist, as if one side of her brain was punishing the other.
Stupid! You thanked her, you smiled at her, but didn't say say your name!

She then moved closer to Kylar and spoke. "My name is Joanne." Hoping Kathleen heard that since she was on Kylar's shoulder.
Joanne then returned her eyes to the front and realized she was right in front of sharp looking rock. She just about managed to dodge it.
Yikes! Her fur puffed up again. How embarrassing...

She heard Kathleen say about being close to town, so she looked in her satchel. She found a beanie. Not the best looking hat, but it'll have to do.
She put it on to hide her inhuman ears and tucked her tail down one of her pants legs. There. I'm a human. She paused in her thought. I should be human. She frowned, but then took a stern expression. Why do I care about that now? Tsch. I'm proud to be a hybrid now. She carelessly threw the thought away, and promised herself never to revisit the thought ever again.

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Character Portrait: Aello Character Portrait: Skyler Carabalo Character Portrait: Shane Lawson Character Portrait: Kathleen Baker

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Aello took her place by Shane's side as they walked. It was quiet, she wondered if he was thinking about the kiss. She wondered if she made a mistake as she tried to read his face as they walked. The others were all around, but she desperatly wanted to talk to him. Right now isn't the right time... she decided, Its problably best that I not bring it up first...
She looked ahead to see Kathleen perched on Kylars shoulder, she made a note the thank him when they arrived. He was stronger, and it would have been a difficult trip for her had she tried to carry Kathleen herself. She was just happy no one had tried to eat her yet, she made a note to thank everyone for that.

"Hey Eden," She called out, "Would you like to walk with Shane and I?"