South

The southern part of the city has a chic family-oriented sort of charm to it. Here, small locally owned shops run rampant, neighbors often know each other by name, and the monthly socials are an event not to be missed. In the South, children can often be seen safely playing in the park or on sidewalks and in the weekends, families often take to the beach to enjoy the warm waters surrounding the city.

What You'll Find Here

Ascension Center of Equitation
Beachside Bar & Bistro
Hyde Park
The Outskirts
The University of Sacrosanct

Ascension Center of Equitation

The Ascension Center of Equitation is the epicenter of the Dark Hunter Cavalry Unit. Originally a high-class facility for show-jumping, Ascension now caters entirely to the Cavalry Unit. Here the Dark Hunters learn how to ride and fight upon the backs of horses - many of which are Were's themselves.
Home of: The Cavalry

Beachside Bar & Bistro

Resting right on the beach near the small, locally owned shops and markets sits a bar and bistro with an elegant yet modern interior. There is seating both indoors and outdoors on the back patio where one can enjoy the melodic sounds of saltwater waves and fresh air. The menu consists of French dishes alongside American and Seafood choices and a wide range of liquors at the bar inside to accommodate the varied tastes and cravings of its customers. It is a charming little establishment that allows for those needing a break from the busy city streets to come and unwind.

Owner Adelaide Labelle

Waitress Abigail Hughes
Hostess Malia Tate

Hyde Park

Hyde Place takes up a large part of the Southern side of the city and includes a large playground, several fountains, and a small garden. The park is open from five in the morning till midnight though many shady characters may visit this place while it's technically "closed". The park has also been a venue for several concerts and hosts many holiday-related events. Under a full moon, witches are often seen here for the sacred ground beneath the iconic Weeping Beech.

The Outskirts

Beyond the city limits and over the bridge lies the deep, dark, and almost impenetrable forest. Often seen as a way to guard this magical city against the world that surrounds it, many are entirely ignorant of the evil that may creep between those tree trunks. Many were-creatures use the forest for the transformations of their newest members and some even take to hunting here. It isn't particularly peculiar for people to go missing within this forest but once you get through, the rest of the world awaits.

The University of Sacrosanct

The University of Sacrosanct offers some of the top programs in the nation with its outstanding campus and specialized faculty. The University places a high focus both upon educating future generations but also on research to help revolutionize the world. The University welcomes the talent of students across the world to enroll and unlock their unlimited potential. With applications from across the nation, classes fill up quickly.

BA in Plant Biology Abigail Hughes

virtue has a veil, vice a mask


Posted on June 21, 2019 by Raven Cain
South
i'm not ashamed of my scars, i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.

Even though they had been together for years there were still things she didn't know about him. Things that maybe others might know about their significant other. It wasn't like she had the opportunity to ask him all her questions. It wasn't like he would be able to comprehend what she was asking and he would provide her an answer that actually applied to her question. She had so many questions and yet she couldn't just ask them all in one setting. The lupine wasn't quite sure what his responses would be, or even if he had them, but she sat her seat, facing him, waiting silently for a response. When he looked in her direction again, she nodded her head, silently encouraging him to respond when he was ready. A small smile crept on her face, her cheeks changing slightly pink, pleased to hear that she was involved with what would possibly be his perfect day. She assumed his perfect day was going off and playing with his toys, or taking a nap on the crates at the Ark, or playing silly games. Her mate was always off doing something random and only God knew why. Her eyes would playfully roll when he mentioned he didn't share her, of course he didn't. How many times did he drag her away when she was talking to their staff, or to members of their own pack, or friends? The boy imploring that she needed to spend time with him, because he said so. His response for a toy he disliked or how he saw hell made her head tilt, curious as to these responses. But his response about her and Tetra being his heaven made that small smile reappear. It was his comment though about not wanting to take up a hobby made her frown for a moment.


Softly she sighed unsure if she was willing to tell what sort of hobby she had in mind. It wasn't something he would be interested in, she doubted he would be, but it was something that caught her interest After all she assumed it would be a fun activity for the two of them. It would provide the two to further develop their trust with one another, learning each other's movements, a chance to let out some of their pent up energy, and continue to rely on one another. Always she followed him, but this activity would provide her the opportunity to lead too, the two of them to share that control and power as they got better, and better. It wouldn't have to be something they discussed with their family and friends, it could be their own little secret. Sheepishly she grinned and then looked away from him, not willing to watch his face shift from curiosity to disappointment. Hesitantly she spoke up as her fingers wringed together, still uncertain with herself and what his response would be.


"I know it's silly, but I've always wanted to learn how to dance. I thought it would be good for us. You get antsy when you're still, and dance would be a good activity for us to connect and...it would be something we could do together."


Shaking her head in dismay she looked back out the window, hardly bothering to look at him. Surely he would disapprove and claim it was a silly idea. Perhaps she could think of another fun hobby they could do together, one that her mate would approve. The one question he had for her was food, oh how very typical. He would ask her about a food she liked. Why in the world would he wish to know? It wasn't that important. The she-wolf was happy to provide whatever sort of dish would make her family happy. Shrugging her shoulders she turned her head back around to see him, not concerned at all by his reaction on her response.


"Oh, I like seafood. Crabs, lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussel, fish...I like them all. I hardly ever had them before, but I'm glad I can have them now. They are all delicious and extremely easy to cook. My favorite snack is popcorn and my favorite dessert is gingerbread cupcakes."


As their conversation switched towards their difficult childhood, she traded through that topic carefully. Raven had no intention of going too far down memory lane about that particular time in their lives. Some people enjoyed reminiscing, but not them. Tobias' little stunt on the hill was enjoyable, reckless, but enjoyable nonetheless. After he attempted to make them 'fly' at the top of the hill she slowly started to explain to her mate about the prediction Matteo had made for the two of them. That he would keep it a secret pleased her, but she wasn't quite sure if his other half would honor his word too. Her nose wrinkled slightly at the comment the Fae smelled good. It was an unusual description of praise for the man and yet it shouldn't surely surprise her. The man was truly half beast. As they rolled, somewhat safely, down the hill she slyly revealed to him that she was pregnant with their first child. Of course she was pulling his leg, and yet when did she ever get to tell him a joke or even trick him? The moment she admitted to being pregnant she felt her body immediately slide roughly into her door, yelping in shock. Seeing her mate panic she quickly shifted herself over to kiss him on the cheek as he brought the truck to a stop, the man leaning into the steering wheel. Playfully she ruffled his hair, pleased with herself. But as she spoke further about the Fae's words to her she frowned a little bit, uncertain about it all, assuming the man wasn't being completely honest with her. It was her mate's comment that Tetradore actually trusted the man that made her sign and frown.


"It's good Tetra has someone to trust. I don't think he really trusts me. Sometimes I get this odd vibe from him, I can't really explain why, but every now and then he just seems so...distant. I don't think he really trusts me."


And why should he? What had she done to show the green-eyed man she was capable of being trusted? Handling the books? Providing assistance when it came to managing the business? There was that time she attacked him, she didn't want to, but it was her other half that attempted to hurt him. Her hand would move up to gently rub her neck, right over the acid scar Tetradore had given her. Raven had told their Alpha few small things, not elaborating a whole lot, but just giving him a glimpse to the sort of life she had. She hardly knew anything about him. Maybe that's how the relationship worked between an Alpha and a pack member? The Alpha was allowed to know everything. Perhaps that was for the best. Tobias' desire to know more about their children was answered with a small nod as he explained to him why she hardly knew anything too.


"He said it's best for things to remain a surprise."


She grinned when he admitted he would like to have another wolf in their family. It was his comment about her condition that made her bite her lip, concerned now. The thought of her children having her...conditions...was heartbreaking. What would she do if her children had the capability of being feral? She knew very well she would never lock them up or treat them as awful as her pack did. At the same time though she didn't want Tetradore dripping his acidic salvia on them either. If she could hardly control herself how would she be able to teach them herself? And her other condition, being unable to heal like a normal Were would put a threat on their life. They were lucky that no one outside the pack was aware of her inability to heal so very quickly. Twisting her fingers around she looked at her wedding band, noticing how the sun hit off the stone, remembering their vows. Praying he wouldn't be upset with her.


"I never saw my parents or other members in the pack have the same thing I do. Although...I never told you this, but he didn't die. I thought I killed my....Frost and I got kidnapped, I don't recall how we got trapped in that place, but there was this Dark Hunter and he was hurting us and...we managed to escape, but...but he had him. My Father chased me and he appeared feral? I'm sorry I never told you, Tetra knew he helped patch me up that night, but...I try to not focus on it. Every now and then I catch his scent, but I try to ignore it...I just..."


She shook her head bowing her head in shame and regret. She should have told him, he should have been aware, and yet what good would that do? His other half wouldn't have handled it well. She told Tetradore and it wasn't like he purposefully went out there to hunt him down. Raven did what she thought was best, ignore it. If she caught her Father's scent, and it was strong in one direction she would simply walk the opposite way, far from him. If he approached her then she would have handled it any which way she could. Would he be upset with her? Would he be mad? She had no intention to make him feel that way, but she wouldn't be surprised if he was upset or worried.


His wish for their children to have the two of them together was very sweet, and that need to have their children feel like they are part of a family was quite important. It was very important, because they understood what it was like not to have that strong family bond while growing up. Their children will have everything they didn't, and their children deserved it all. Satisfied by his choice for their trail she nodded in agreement, liking his thought process. As their truck approached the river she noticed that there wasn't a bridge for them to cross. Not thinking they'd be able to complete the trip she noticed that Tobias continued to travel straight ahead appearing to be unbothered by the water. Odd, he did not like water, he hated water, in both his forms. As they started to cross the river and submerge slightly she sat straight up, a bit nervous. What if his other side came out and panicked seeing their vehicle in the water? Softly she murmured as she looked down the map, wondering if there was an alternative route they could have done without the river crossing, if only for his sake.


"You can drive through water, but you can't cross a water source by swimming? It says here you go straight for 10 miles and then we're there."


Hearing him say her name she turned her head towards him, tilting her head to the side.


"I will make sure our children will not be named something stupid, I promise. Although I thought you would want to name your son after yourself, isn't that what all males do with their sons?"


Raven Cain.
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