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.
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Piper had, previously, thought that the lowest point of her day would have been openly admitting to herself that she had been borderline stalking the Hunter. How wrong she had ended up being now that she sat upon the cool marble tile, a new pair of her underwear underneath the foot of the boy she had - perhaps stupidly - been trying to catch the attention of. The blonde's scooped the red fabric back into her shopping bag, mentally reassuring herself that that particular pair of underwear would go straight into the trash, lest she have to think of this horrifying moment every time she saw them in her drawer. It was only when the offending fabric was safely tucked away did the young woman - reluctantly - take his outstretched hand to pull herself to her feet. His dig at her clumsiness made her scowl as she insisted that falling at his feet was certainly not his attention. It wasn't as if she tried to run into him! Even the first time, she'd been running from a vampire for God's sake! Still, Piper busied herself with trying to find that new pair of shoes so she could regain some semblance of her dignity.
The addition of a few inches of height made her feel significantly less... small... compared to the scowling Hunter. How Piper wanted to walk away - to not find him nearly magnetic! And yet even in her annoyance, even in her embarrassment, she found him terribly attractive. She needed to spend more time with him, even if it was just one more night. After tonight, she'd never try to find him again. At least, that was the weak promise that she made herself. She continued to try to protest that she wasn't normally this clumsy, it had to be something that he was doing. Even if she didn't really believe that, his deadpanned response only resulted in another scowl from the blonde. Did he enjoy belittling her? Did he not have any manners? Did he not understand that she was trying to flirt with him, dammit? Still, even in the slight annoyance with the Hunter, Piper gently gave her serious offer, that desire to spend just one more evening with him. To thank him, of course, for saving her life. And... to get another shot at getting to know him. Surely, based on how the past two minutes had gone, getting another hour with him would completely get him out of her system.
Admittedly, Piper expected some sarcastic remark from the Hunter as he denied her. His words were hardly what she expected, and yet her lips curled up in a smile regardless. "Great, do you have-" Piper began, her questioning of just where they should dine for the evening cut off by his question of carrying some of her bags. "You don't hav-" She began again, her voice once again halting mid-sentence as he scooped up several of her shopping bags. "Err, thanks, should we..." Once more, her sentence was left unfinished as he quite literally turned his back on her and began to walk away. "Should we... let me finish a sentence?" Piper muttered under her breath, pausing for only a moment to consider just how... rude... the Hunter was before she continued on after him. After all, she needed to get her bags back at least?
Piper remained silent as she followed him - after all, it wasn't as if he would let her finish her thought, now was it? The restaurant he led her into was unfamiliar to the young woman, quite literally a store she had walked by an hour earlier without noticing at all. The young blonde allowed him to speak to the hostess on their behalf, giving the woman a small smile as she followed her through the restaurant, offering a quiet 'thank you' to her before she slid into the booth. The dimly lit space was far more intimate than what she'd expected him to lead her to. But if there was anything that Piper was quickly learning about the handsome man across from her, it was that he never reacted the way she expected him to. It was certainly puzzling, to be someone he was clearly annoyed with one moment and then led somewhere so intimate the next.
"Thank you, for carrying my bags," Piper offered, the young woman settling in across from him. She observed him quietly as she glanced down at the menu - fancy food, too. If she had been with literally anyone else, this moment would have screamed 'date', and yet this moment had her on edge. "We didn't introduce ourselves to each other before, when we first met." Piper, of course, referring to that moment in the alleyway. Their true first meeting in the coffee shop having been completely lost to her memory. "I'm Piper. And you are?" She paused only briefly to wait for his response before she glanced back down to the menu, focusing on attempting to find something she could order without awkwardly stammering through it. If there was anything the young woman was determined to do, it was to get through this meal without making a fool out of herself.
After what seemed like an eternity of silence, Piper reluctantly lifted her gaze to observe him. Guessing that she didn't have a ton of time with the man whose attention she found herself craving, she supposed she better not waste a moment of it. "I... Look, I know I haven't exactly made the best... first impression. Or second, for that matter, I guess. I'm sure you think I'm..." She reached up, tucking a stray lock of her hair behind her ear if only for the momentary opportunity to figure out her thoughts. "I'm not an idiot. And I'd really like the opportunity to start over with you, because I'm..." Piper paused, realizing that her previous vow to not make a fool out of herself was rapidly becoming one that she couldn't keep. And yet, Piper forced herself to be confident, to continue, if only because he was sure to think her a fool if she didn't continue, and probably would think she was a fool if she did continue. If she would be a fool regardless, what was the harm?
"I'm interested in you," Piper said, bringing her crystalline gaze up to meet his emerald ones. "You're attractive, brave, clearly intelligent. I'm interested. And I think if we started over and you gave me an hour, you might be interested in me, too." It was a bold statement, and she could only hope that he would appreciate that bravery in her. "And at the end of that hour, if you still think me a ditzy, irritating fool, I promise that I'll never bother you again." She smiled then, trying not to let her nerves show through. "So what do you say? An hour?"