if these wings could fly for the rest of our lives
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig. Maybe, just maybe, she could...like....dig the window open. That was kind of feasible right? Like maybe scratching at the pane might somehow jiggle the latch lose? Had she ever really paid enough attention to the type of latch that window had to see if that was even possible?! Oh, it was useless, wasn't it?! She was going to have diamonds stuck to her neck for forever and she was going to miss class and fail her university and be kidnapped and kept as some horrible pet to some awful person who just wanted her fur and all because Arlo. Wouldn't. Answer. The. Window.. Bark, bark, bark, bark! That'd get his attention! Right? Hm....maybe not. The music didn't....stop. Her claws continued to dig persistently at the glass panes with little regard for how they might scratch the surface. It was, after all, a rental and Arlo had never seemed very...invested in his dingy little apartment. Her perseverance, thankfully, was rewarded when the loud thudding in the base suddenly ceased, only renewing the franticness of her sharpened nails. Dig, dig, dig, dig, DIG! It was only the movement of those blinds that saw her actions suddenly halt, the little panda jumping back, startled, even if she had sort of, kind of, been expecting the Venetian blinds to move.
The very sight of Arlo's face, however, caused her little ears to perk up as Abigail offered her boyfriend a truly excited bark. Her hazel irises watched as his fingers reached for the latch on the window. The little panda was instantly scooped up into the vampire's arms, and excitedly, the little creature snuggled up against Arlo's chest. She chirped softly in response to his inquiry, the sound was the best she could do to express her glee at being safe within his arms when she'd already been stalked by some big baddies who wanted her shinies. Not that SHE even wanted her shiny jewels. They were kind of getting...itchy. Abigail was hardly held for very long, however, before her front paws found the material of his sofa's back. The small panda settled upon her haunches in an almost exhausted fashion. The walk from the North to the Western part of town was long and, as far as Abigail was concerned, particularly tiring on those little paws! Her head shook, the diamonds glistening with the movement before her back paw rose to scratch at the necklace still strongly fastened to her neck. Those stones were surely hard to miss and yet what had started as satisfying an itch turned into an attempt to pry the jewels from her body for the umpteenth time. Her efforts, however, sent the poor girl off balance, causing the little panda to all but tumble down from her perch on the back of the sofa and onto the sofa cushion itself with a squeak of surprise.
The baritone sound of Arlo's voice drew her hazel eyes upwards, the very widening of his gaze informed her all too well that he'd finally spotted the very cause to all of her woes tonight. Her head bobbed far too enthusiastically at his inquiry if she wanted them off. Oh goodness, yes! What she wouldn't give to get that necklace off! It had been a nice gift but really, it was far, far too much! The panda stilled beneath her boyfriend's touch as Arlo parted her thick crimson fur, his fingers digging at the necklace only to fiddle with the clasp for several long moments. Thankfully, in the end, the vampire managed to undo the small fastener, sending the expensive piece of jewelry falling into his hands. Sweet, glorious, freedom! Abigail rose to her feet, the panda shaking off more like a dog than anything else before Arlo gingerly reached down to smooth her fur back in place. The young girl stretched out upon the sofa, altogether overjoyed to be rid of the constrictive collar. She was never going back to the North by herself. Nope! Not again. She was done. No matter how many apples they had or how quiet it was - never ever ever EVER AGAIN.
It was the baffled sound within Arlo's baritone voice that drew the intelligent hazle hue of her gaze back up to him. Her head tilted to the side as Arlo inquired how she had managed to get it on as a Panda. Frankly, that'd be a magic trick even she would be impressed with. His inquiry of whether or not she should be wearing it, however, caused the panda's fur to ruffle, her tail flicking behind her a glimpse of irritation. Of course she shouldn't be wearing that thing out! Wasn't that the whole point?! A sharp bark left her lips as Abigail regarded her boyfriend with one of those looks. After all, it wasn't her fault that vampire child had tried to make her a pet! Or that the girl had put the thing on her in the first place! She hadn't even wanted it! She was just out, minding her own business when BAM, the child swooped in and LOCKED HER IN A HOUSE. A series of barks left her lips as Abigail went on, the girl all but forgetting, momentarily, that Arlo was incapable of making any sense of that story she made some effort to tell him. After all, she really really wanted to return those diamonds to the vampire-girl but...a part of her was almost scared of the child's reaction at her showing up giving them back. She certainly hadn't forgotten the first time they'd met and the dead body she'd seen on Anna-Marie's floor.
Abigail Hughes a were red panda