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
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.
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.
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.
Ravens apparent delight in likening their child to the antichrist only further served to prompt that good-natured roll of his eyes. Tobias insisting he was sure any future children they had would hardly be akin to something so ...troubling. Raven's sudden insistence that Dorian was a religious person coaxed that look of curiosity to his features. His mate suddenly suggesting that the King of Italy might wish to insist they baptised their child. Tobias far more concerned with this forced baptism then any idea of that child crying out. His features shifted into a look of perplexed concern. That fathomless dark gaze falling onto Raven's own then.
"Is he really going to...ninja baptize our child?"
That, Tobias was sure, was far more of an issue than anything else. He was almost relieved to arrive at that chosen lunch location if only to distract himself from the idea that his mates friends might have strong enough opinions on their religious ideals to subject his child to it. Tobias moved easily to shut down that truck and swing from the seat before helping Raven with that basket and blanket. He smoothed that blanket out neatly upon the ground, ensuring they both had a view of that lookout before attempting to fold his legs beneath him and sit best as he could. His efforts, so apparently, unsatisfactory to his wife as Raven made every effort to have him unfold his legs so she could nestle agianst his chest. Tobias, in that moment, hardly willing to dissuade her. That warmth of his wife was comforting. That feel of her agianst him nothing short of pleasant. That territorial, protective part of himself taking a near satisfaction from having her so close and exactly where he could see her. Although, truly, it was hardly as if any others existed upon on that ridge to pose any threat all the same. Tobias' gazed turned to look out and over that savannah, grassland stretching for miles and miles so uninterrupted. How different it was to the city where buildings and streets and cars blocked the view.
It was that mention of dance that seemed to prompt Raven to talk about the tango. Tobias taking a final bite of his sandwich before considering that more sensual, sexy dance. Raven's efforts to describe it prompting a near wry grin to his features. It was rare, in every sense, for Raven to speak about those more ...intimate activities. The curly-haired woman easily embarrassed and prone to blushing at the best of times. Tobias so hardly above teasing her a little. After all, to talk more...openly about that time spent within the bedroom was surely hardly a bad thing. Most couples spoke about their desires in that regard, he was certain. Tobias hardly desired to push Raven on that very topic when it appeared to make her uncomfortable and yet it couldn't hurt to discuss it more often he was sure- at least, not with that far more sane side of himself. There had to be things she wanted after all, ideas she desired to try, desires that, perhaps, he had not yet meet if only for his lack of knowledge on their existence. Tobias, in that moment, unable to help that playful grin as he queried her ability to seduce him with her sensual sex dance. The man rather assured he would quote like to see that very dance performed even as Raven afforded him that sideways look and definitive roll of her eyes. The woman insisting that seduction was not one of her skills, her friends lessons apparently having failed in turn.
"Your perfectly capable of seducing me, you just haven't tried before. Would you like to learn how?"
He hardly afforded her that moment to answer. Raven in that perfect position to allow him to take advantage of her- or so to speak. His arms lifted upward to wrap about her waist, Raven tugged gently back agianst him before one hand slid smoothly, slowly up her side. The other lifting to push that hair gently aside and expose the side of her neck as his head dipped to press his lips to that soft, smooth, warm skin. How easy it was to press those sweet, fluttering kisses from her shoulder up to her ear. Tobias pausing to press that final kiss just below her left ear.
"I would not be immune to that. See how easy it is?"
A gentle, warm chuckle rose easily within his throat then before he lent gently back, his hands falling away from her then to give her that space once more as she spoke of the animals and the plains before them. That suggestion to run across them in their own animal forms prompting him to consider the safety of that very thing. Wild animals, after all, were different to Weres. Yet, to run into pack territory might be equally as poor judgement. Tobias content to express those very reservations as Raven teased him once more. The lanky leopard content to snort.
"And I thought you appreciated safety."
That teasing grin found his lips all the same before his attention returned to the car behind them and that plan to see those elephants Raven had spoken so readily off. His query on her driving ability seemed to have caught her off guard. Raven paused a few moments before revealing that he, apparently, told her she drove poorly. That surprise seeing his own eyes lift. Had he really told her that? Did she drive badly or did that other half of himself simply think that she did? Was he even a very good judge? Raven, he suspected, would hardly be a bad driver. She was careful and sensible by nature. Tobias at least willing to give her that chance as his head shook, the man reaching into his pocket for those keys before pressing them into her own hand.
"You can drive. Being a passenger, for now, is exactly what I want to do. Come on."
He waited only so long as it took Raven to finish that lunch before helping her rise to her feet and pack away what remained of that lunch before returning the basket and blanket to the car and making his own way to the passenger side of the door. Tobias swinging up and into the truck then as he waited for Raven to climb into the drivers seat and join him.
"Do you know what your doing or do you need me to help? Let's go and see those elephants."