Some fear fire, but I've become it.
Mira moved quickly as though she felt the weight of urgency to work with haste. At the very least those cages hardly proved to be much of a problem. But she could not deny the desire to leave this foul place that smelled of the worst things imaginable, all at once in a cocktail of horrors. She would never would she forget the helpless depravity that painted the walls. While there wasn't actual blood painted anything, she knew it was here, from the lost, the stolen, the dead, the forgotten. The congregation of the freed creatures all seemed to look to her for answers. It wouldn't be long before more people arrived, the sound the sirens blaring into that large building, making it impossible to think beyond that relentless pitch.
Mira's destructive lava reached for that large garage door to melt a hole through. The door had been sealed, even with the lock destroyed it dared not budge an inch. There was no choice but to go through it. The lava burst from her, easily spewing from the newfound cracks that marred her once sleek but furry coat. Now it was all hardened like smooth black stone, save for the cracks within her skin. It was exactly as she had practised at least a thousand times before in the safety of her cove. Minus that incessant noise echoing within her skull like a damn jackhammer. To release that much from her, with so much noise and stress swirling about her it was no wonder why that lava became something almost untamed. It was difficult to find focus within the roar of chaos that all but swept her up.
The people around her seemed anxious, to leave that alarm indicating they only had so much time left. Raven broke through the crowd, Mira hardly noticed her as she put her focus into the metal that easily melted away, that pool of lava growing increasingly to make that opening much wider than it was. But with more lava meant harder to control. She knew the risk and yet she took it anyway. Her glowing molten eyes caught movement in her peripherals, those familiar shadows that belonged to Raven appeared close enough to garner a comfort to her. Yet at the same time, it was also, worrisome. With this lack of control of her abilities, she hardly wished her to get too close. "Get back." She warned. Those shadows seemed to dance around her companion protectively, how she doubted it would stand up against that scalding molten. Raven's voice soon flooded her mind at the mention of happy thoughts, everything seemed to pause at a standstill. That lava froze in place as her eyes widen.
What? Did she hear that correctly? Did Raven just admit now that she was with child? Pregnant on some foolish rescue mission? There was too much to process. The fact that Raven was wonderfully pregnant, or the fact that both alpha and beta would surely unleash their fury when they found out they intentionally put themselves in harm's way. Mira immediately felt that fierce protectiveness of pack that resolutely gripped her. That need to make sure she returned home in one piece overpowered all else. That realization that she was going to be an aunt slowly began to sink in. Her. An. Aunt.
"Do not leave my sight. I'm getting you out of here and then you have a lot you need to catch me up on." There was a strain in her voice, from the use of those powers. Did Tobi even know? Surely he had to. Newfound determination swelled inside of her. She knew this was a terrible idea and yet all those faces of the hopeless that lingered nearby were impossible to ignore. A large gaping hole remained as slowly Mira recalled her lava. She closed her eyes, blocking out the worried sounds of those they were rescuing and the relentless alarm. Raven was the first to go through the hole that led into the shipping area. Trucks and a wide array of equipment, forklifts, spare cages, you name it. It looked dingey but somehow the sight of it inspired hope. The crowd of people moved quickly to leave their prison. One step closer to freedom. They were almost in the clear that it could be tasted.
That truck had been fortunate, in fact, it was probably the same truck some of them had arrived on. Disgust swelled within her once more. But there was no time for emotions, she had her eyes peeled on the pregnant Raven. Mira had to make sure she kept her companion whole. Especially with a little nugget on the way. What a bomb to drop upon her then. Shit. If anything happened to her... she pushed those unpleasant thoughts away as she came up last, to make sure every last person was out.
Her body still glowed red hot as that heat still pulsed dangerously through her... Some people seemed to watch her with both awe and fear, neither emotion seemed to register. All that mattered was getting out of this at all to question their stupid actions.
At the sight of freedom, both weres and other supernaturals all came together. Their asses were saved so long as they cleared this place, the sunlight would hold off any vampires long enough to ditch the truck somewhere and get far away from here. The end was in sight. So long as something didn't go terribly sideways, they made it.
Mira stood on guard for any threats that might soon show their faces. Raven's inquiry caused a distinct frown and yet, she hardly wished to use her lava again. Destruction was apparently what she was destined to be. The thought seemed to sadden her.
"Always. But get your tail out of here... now. I mean it... when I start.. I can't control the damage. Go, meet me in the car, I will not be far behind. The faster you are out in the sun the safer you are." That gaze shifted to Raven, she didn't give a shit about rank or any of it, all she cared was that they were safe. That solemn stern look told her she was not taking no for an answer. She waited only so long to see Raven take off towards daylight before Mira let loose, just as the hijacked truck awfully took off with an awful screeching sound of rubber tires burning on the pavement. How the hell they were going to drive that thing at all without crashing it? It was not their problem anymore. They would figure it out. Even if the truck jerked about by an untrained person driving it, they were in the safety of daylight and every mile the put between them and that building the safer they were.
Mira turned to let loose her powers, well, anything but the lava. She couldn't risk losing control again. Ash began to swirl about her like a deadly tornado, before blasting into the warehouse. She pummelled it inside, as much as she could conjure into existence. It looked thick and black, as it wooshed about in a deadly race inside the warehouse. She could hear strange sounds in the distance, whether it was people inside... or her ash she hardly knew or wanted to find out. Once content with that barrier, she took note of the massive generator overhead. It was a good start to make things go explodey. Those powers for incineration beckoned to existence then... She focused on the building and the generator itself. It hardly took any time at all before the place went up. A blast caused the walls of the building to shudder as she moved backwards, putting distance with that entire wall. It wasn't long before that entire massive wall went black, inky smoke and ash pooled into the place. There were a few other vehicles. They would make for a lovely goodbye present. She trotted off through the dense smoke, her dark body emerged from destruction she had summoned onto that place. She paused at the entrance and freedom just within reach before she focused all that power a final time upon those remaining vehicles. Setting the vehicles alight was easy enough, getting away before they went boom, well that was another matter onto itself. Those fuelling stations would naturally catch fire next.
She ran toward Raven and that car. Raven already had the car started, the truck long was gone. She shifted seamlessly, quickly opening the door where her clothes remained. She hastily dressed, hopping on one foot trying to get her leg inside a pant leg... enough clothes so that she wasn't actually naked, the rest could wait for the car ride home. She was hardly shy if Raven saw any part of her. The unappealing smell of smoke still clung to her.
She soon followed. "Floor it, like your life depends on it. Now!" She said barely closing the door behind her.
"We are idiots." She shook her head in earnest. Just as they finally pulled out of the parking lot. "Now let's get the hell out of here." Her mind was whirling, her heart racing, her golden eyes alight as brilliant when suddenly the ground trembled and an explosion shattered all of the upper tiny windows of that building. "Yeah... that would be the gas tanks." She smiled with certain pride.
"Now... Can you reiterate the fact that I am now somehow going to be an aunt???? How long have you known? Does he know? We should have never done this in the first place but knowing that there are little ones brewing in that belly of yours. I... " The questions were all but blurted out. She brought her hand to her face... Stress assaulting her, it was too much. She would have never allowed her to risk herself in this stupid situation if she had known. Her own secrets began to be much to heavy a weight. "I..." She paused. Adrenaline pumping wildly through her.
"Tetradore and I are sleeping together."Mira all but blurted out. She drew her hands to her lips in utter shock, her eyes growing wide in horror at what she had said. That wasn't supposed to happen. "Shit." Doubly shit. She cursed with feeling. Maybe she hadn't heard. Maybe... She looked out at the road ahead. "I did not mean to say that."