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
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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.

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.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) is an award-winning combined zoo and aquarium located within the Southern Part of Sacrosanct. Situated on 92 acres in Sacrosanct's Hyde Park, the zoo and aquarium are home to over 9,000 specimens representing 367 animal species. Point Defiance is also widely known for its conversation efforts regarding the breed and release program of Red Wolves.

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

sink into my trust again, keep me un-composed


Posted on June 02, 2020 by Raylin Chike
South

Raylin Chike

That single syllable is shouted and it is not lost on Ray's ears as she all but hyperventilates and she tears up the sand and onto the pavement. Fear suppresses all other feelings in that moment, the stinging of her leg, the exhaustion in her legs, the pulled hamstring, she feels nothing more than the overwhelming sense of fear and adrenaline that courses through her body as she grapples with her bag to withdraw that sleek pistol. She's far too worked up to notice that she had turned the safety on not off as her shaking hands point it at Colt. In a blink of an eye he's in front of her, the woman blinking sweat out of her eyes as she takes deep gasping breaths. He doesn't look at her first, not really, his gaze traveling downward to that stream of blood that soaks through her pants. Honestly, she had forgotten about it already and yet, Colt had not.

She doesn't take her eyes off of him as she demands he doesn't come any closer. Of course, the vampire doesn't listen, that mismatched gaze flicking up to meet her wide and terrified eyes. That smile that stretches across his lips leaves a sickening feeling in the pit of her stomach, she felt as if she were going to hurl. The man was truly a monster... a sociopath turned vampire. He had an eternity to hone his craft which in turn, would only make him worse. There was no helping or even fixing someone like this. Her hands shake wildly as she attempts to steady the gun and when he announces she wouldn't shoot her and begins to move forward - she pulls the trigger only to find that it was locked. A frustrated scream threatens to tear out of her throat and yet, a whimper escapes as he prowls closer, her chocolate gaze locked on him, frozen in that moment. All she needed to do was flip that switch, and she could shoot him.

It was impossible, the woman locked into place, fear overriding her as Colt stalks closer, each step so purposeful. Run! It was a chant that echoes in her mind though her feet feel glued to the pavement, her body shaking with trepidation. With one blink he's gone, only to appear behind her. It's the sudden movement that snaps her out of the trance, her head snapping around. It hardly does much of a difference as Colt suddenly grabs her and pulls her against him. A lovers' embrace if there ever was one though she didn't think her lover would be trying to tear her throat out. Her body stiffens as she's pressed against his cold hard body, his cool breath tingling on her neck as her freezing. This... was the exact position she did not want to be in. He was far stronger and quicker than her human body, if she struggled... it would take only a millisecond for him to sink his teeth into the side of her neck.

His lips brush the side of her neck gently, her body shivering from the contact as fear spikes through her. She feels disgusted by his touch as his other hand comes to caress her hand holding the gun. Raylin's eyes dart to his fingers as they wrap around her slender hand, only to reach up and flick the safety off. He states exactly what she already knows, the woman wanting to scream and rage at him and yet, she doesn't, her fear far too potent to do anything foolish. Though, there was a sudden understanding that she was about to die and if not right away, then by the end of this night she would be dead. Ray doesn't have a moment to reply even if she wanted to as Colt sinks her fangs into her shoulder. Holy hell. She was on fire. No, her skin was being shredded. Her brain could not wrap around the intense pain that floods her body, her head tilting back into the hollow of his shoulder. You know that pain you feel when it's so terrible you can't make a sound? That's where Raylin is at, her lips parting as she leans into him, almost as if she were returning that lovers embrace.

A strangled whimper escapes her lips even as a desperate scream is boiling inside her, she simply couldn't let it out. She wasn't sure if it was her subconscious or if it was pure luck on her side as her finger tightens around the trigger, thanks to Colt the safety had been turned off. A shot reverberates the air, her ears ringing wildly. Her gun happened to be pointed at the vampire's foot, though she's unaware she had even connected with his body. Arms loosen around her waist as she falls to the ground, her shoulder a bloody mess as rivulets of blood pour from the open wound. She's in shock for the moment, the woman scrambling away weakly, gun still in her hand as she turns around to face the man. She needed to do something or this nightmare wouldn't end. Lifting the gun with her ruined shoulder, a scream escapes her lips, of pain, of rage, as she points the gun in his direction and fires. She wasn't aiming, not really and if Darcy didn't move fast enough, that bullet would tear through his shoulder. It was perhaps, an eye for an eye moment. Raylin only returning the favor of a ruined shoulder.

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