The east side of the city is the very heart of Sacrosanct - it's unique skyline is a clash between modern sky rises and small Victorian-inspired storefronts. In the heart of downtown, the sleek colored glass buildings reign supreme though their old-world roots can be seen in the most peculiar places from the lamp post styled electric street light to the stone sidewalks. The old world architecture slowly returns the further from downtown you travel, however. It's here that magic thrives, it hums in every stone and can be felt in every breath. Often, newcomers to the city may become overwhelmed by such sensations but, eventually, it becomes an ever-present feeling that's hardly noticed.
City Creek Center
Dark Hunter Department
Red on the Water
The City Creek Center is an upscale open-air shopping center centered in the heart of downtown Sacrosanct. With its numerous fountains, foliage-lined walkways, and bubbling streams, City Creek Center offers three blocks of chic boutiques, delicious dining, and the newest showrooms.
The City of Sacrosanct's Dark Hunter Department's primary concern is the safety of all of Sacrosanct's residences. Their public safety responsibilities include code enforcement and supernatural crime prevention. The Sacrosanct Dark Hunter's Department follows the directions of the International Dark Hunter Council and serves as a local point of contact for any Dark Hunters working within the Council's ranks.
The Inner Sanctum is an independently's owned specialty coffee company and cafe with a singular focus: quality. A hidden gem on the side streets of the busy downtown, the Inner Sanctum source's the world's finest beans and local treats. From it's delectable pastries to the exquisite latte art, the Inner Sanctum is dedicated to both its craft and the customer's experience. With beans roasted in house and every cup prepared by the best baristas, you will never be disappointed at the Inner Sanctum.
Owner Alexander Macedonia
Nestled in a pleasant alcove that is but a stone's throw away from the dazzling labyrinth of downtown, Red on the Water is a spectacle in its own right. Renovated in the style of a classic Irish pub with a dash of modern flair befitting the city that boasts it, this up-and-coming venue is the perfect place to snag an impeccably prepared home-cooked meal and enjoy the city's most impressive collection of brews from Ireland and beyond. You and your guests are sure to be mesmerized and invigorated by the energetic offerings of the live Celtic band to be found here every weekend.
Home of: Elysium
Owner Isolt Griffin
With one hundred floors and a 125-foot spire, the Starlight Tower rises high above the Sacrosanct skyline. More than just a landmark, the Starlight Tower offers a unique mix of restaurants, shops, and offices spaced throughout the building. Organized into nine verticle zones, each of which features a sky lobby and a light-filled garden atrium which merge the upscale interior with a faux landscaped exterior setting.
Malia didn't think it was such a big deal to say what kind of Were you were but apparently she'd missed something else in the memo on social etiquette with other Were's. When she asked again what kind of Were the girl was, she seemed hesitant, even nibbling on her own bottom lip for a minute. Malia was just about to feel sorry for her and just say nevermind when the girl suddenly mentioned something about a ringtail cat or something. Malia's eyes got big and she grinned. "I have no idea what that is but it sounds adorable just cause you said cat and rings on the tail. I'm jealous." Okay, she loved being a coyote, just wouldn't it be cool to be able to turn into something else like a cute cat or an adorable bear like her friend, Abigail, sometimes? She thought so.
As if to confirm, the girl said it means she's cute as fuck and Malia laughed as she nodded. "I bet. My friend, Abigail, is some kind of little teddy bear-looking creature. I swear I just want to pick her up and cuddle her every time I see her in her Were form." She hoped it wasn't bad or something for her to tell others about Were forms she knows. Maybe she should ask Frost or Nadya about that some time. Meanwhile, she was hoping if the girl was afraid she would try to eat her or something like Abigail did when they first met, maybe she could reassure her by letting her know she knew other small cute animals and they were just fine.
The girl seemed all but panicked when Malia mentioned being stuck in her Were form for years so Malia chuckled sheepishly as she shrugged. "Well, I think my circumstances didn't help. I was adopted so my parents didn't know what I was. I'm pretty sure they were just human. We were driving somewhere and I was just a kid at the time. I'd never turned before. I think it was a full moon but anyway, I turned and there was an accident..." Her voice trailed off and her face sobered as she looked down. There was still so much about that night she couldn't remember. But she didn't want to ruin her time with her new friend! So she took a breath and looked back up with a smile again. "Anyway, no one was there to teach me how to be a Were, so I got stuck as a coyote for years until I found my way here. Then I met my pack and they showed me how to shift back and forth."
As the girl teased her about the human world, Malia laughed before scrunching her nose up at the word "jobs." "Ew, I don't know about that one, so I guess I'm just a moocher." She smirked. "Guess it's a good thing my alpha doesn't mind." She gave her name and the girl introduced herself as Harper. "That's a cool name." She agreed.
The whole arm thing didn't bother her so much after the first few minutes and it actually made things ten times more fun, especially when Harper started pointing stuff out and they had to turn to look and almost tripped over each other multiple times. Malia couldn't remember the last time she'd laughed so much. And then, she was sure she'd found her bestie for life when she mentioned cheese fries and Harper was all over it. They found a restaurant that served them and found themselves devouring at least two servings. Finally, they were down to just the last few remaining fries and even though Malia had the horrible feeling of being full, she couldn't help but salivate as she watched Harper nudge around the last ones as if being picky about the one she wanted. Malia knew she wanted them ALL. She just might throw up afterward.
When Harper spoke, she looked up, distracted for the moment as she asked what there was to do for fun around here. She thought for a moment. "There's a beach for surfing and swimming. There's an arcade, a skating rink. The woods, of course. A park. More than a few nice clubs for dancing. What kind of fun are you looking for?" She asked with a twinkle in her brown eyes. Malia laughed again when Harper teased her about startling her. "Well, to be fair, I figured if you couldn't find what you were looking for in the first two cars, you probably weren't going to find it in the third. Just how many cars do you put stuff in?"
OOC: Np, Malia is also a food inhaler so she's in good company ;)