"Can I help you with your bags, ma'am?" I turned around quickly. He smirked and took a step closer to me. "You can keep running, Andy. I'll keep catching." I narrowed my eyes and brought my hand up quickly, ready to slap him, but he caught my wrist and pulled my entire body closer to his. "I fell for that once. It's not going to happen again." I rolled my eyes
"Xander, Xander, Xander. When are you going to
realize that as long as I can keep running, you'll never truly
catch me." I was the one to smirk now. He actually had the nerve
to smile and lean his head in, whispering in my ear.
"Maybe I enjoy the game of cat-and-mouse." I shivered slightly, feeling his breathe on my ear. I could feel his lips turn up into a smile against my ear. "Feeling flustered?" He laughed as I pushed him away.
"Feeling cocky?" I asked and turned around, walking at a normal speed towards the airport doors. I heard him catch up and walk beside me. "So where are all the police escorts and officers ready to take me down?" I asked, confused not seeing any cops around, besides the airport security.
"I thought I'd take an early vacation. I think the good people in Hailing will be fine without me for a few days. Maybe even a week." I rolled my eyes and scoffed.
"Good people? You have got to be kidding me. That town is full of crooks, gamblers, prostitutes, government traitors, and more. Good people, my butt." I laughed darkly and walked out of the airport. I stopped and turned towards Xander. "What are you really doing here Xander? You would have tried arresting me by now. I'm a wanted felon. Our good Hero X would have taken me into custody the second I touched Julbring ground." I dropped my bag next to my feet and put my hands on my hips. One hand on the dagger in my jeans.
"Honestly? I got a message from Alena." My eyes narrowed slightly. "Seems her little sister broke into the house and she felt frightened and needed company." He was the one to look irritated now. "Apparently she's concerned her sister has turned into some kind of thief." I laughed lightly as he cracked a smile.
"Awe, if only she knew." I smiled at Xander and looked him in the eyes. He did the same with me. We stood there for a few minutes. "Why aren't you freaked out by my eyes?" I asked finally, Always having been curious.
"They aren't freaky. No reason to be freaked out." I frowned. "What? Not good enough of an answer?" I shook my head simply. He sighed and took a step closer to me; I took a step back. "Fine," he sighed as he hailed a cab quickly, "I think they're pretty damn cool." I looked at him with an unbelieving face. "Just get in the cab," he groaned and turned towards the cab. I took that opportunity to bolt.
I ran as fast as I could, not caring if anyone knew about my super speed. Benefits of being able to turn into any animal imaginable. I got all of their reflexes, agility, and thinking power all wrapped up in my body. I smirked as I kept running. It was slightly difficult in the snow, but I was making it work. It started snowing again and I quickly regretted wearing all black. I'd be easy to spot if Xander tries to catch up.
I rounded a street corner and came up on a frozen lake. I looked around and smiled. "Perfect." I walked along the street and found the reservation building.
"Good afternoon. Can I help you?" I smiled at the man behind the desk.
"Yes, you can. I wanted to see about renting a cabin," I said as I took a seat in front of his desk. He smiled at me after 'discreetly' checking me out. "Price isn't an issue," I added.
He smirked lightly and typed something into his keyboard. "I have one cabin left. Four grand a night and a high elevation. Right up the mountain and overlooks the entire lake and city. It also has the best security known to all of Cathetica. Panic room, large kitchen, two bedrooms, four bathrooms, large dining hall, and a fully stocked den along with game room." I rolled my eyes to myself and held up my hand.
"You had me at 'one cabin left.' So sixteen grand for four nights?" I asked as I pulled my wallet out.
"Cash?" He looked surprised and greedy at the same time.
"Problem?" I asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Not at all. Our clients usually use their credit cards, that's all." He took the cash from me and handed me a clipboard. "I just need all your info." I pushed the clipboard back.
"I need to be off the record," I said as I held up a hundred dollar bill and slid it to him across the desk. He smirked.
"Okay. Maybe I could stop by later?" I offered him a small smile as he held out the cabin keys. I leaned across the desk, giving him a view of my cleavage. "Should I take that as a yes?"
"You come within ten feet of that front door for any other reason besides the cabin's on fire…" I grabbed his dark blue tie and tightened it, making him choke for air "And I'll kill you," I finished and walked out of the building. I looked up the mountain road and saw the cabin. "Sweet," I smiled and started walking. I made sure I was out of sight before setting my duffle bag on the ground. I looked around once more, double checking my surroundings, and shifted into a mountain lion. I grabbed the handle of my duffle bag with mouth and took off running towards my cabin.