Rai stood by Cody. He was silently planning out what he would do after he got the cape.
The job was done in less than two minutes. Mary preferred these types of jobs. Where it was quicker and she didn't have to wait until their pants were off before she showed her fangs.
Mary hung the man's corpse in the end stall. She then checked his pockets and found a nice roll of twenties along with a small roll of...something else.
She flushed the drugs down the toilet and hid the cash in her chest.
Mary walked past the sink where the scared woman crouched. She suddenly felt a small amount of pity that the woman had to see all that.
"Hey I'm sorry you had to see all of that. Do you have someone to call or-"
"Don't bulls.hit with me Mary, it took you 2 minutes to take down that wimp?"
Suddenly the woman transformed into another vampire...someone she knew too well. Mary shook her head in exasperation.
"Seriously? You had to use all of that to get my attention."
"Well I know you have a soft spot for victimized women and his mind...it was so weakly guarded."
Mary felt a sharp pang of guilt as she realized the man she just killed was really innocent.
"So what Ezmerelda? You just shape shift into some weak woman, brainwash a guy and trick me into murdering him?"
"Murder is a strong word Mary," said Ezmerelda "I mean, I look at it as preparing me a nice afternoon snack." Ezmerelda then began to make her way to the stall with the corpse when she stopped,
"Oh but I forgot to mention, I saw you purchased a ticket to Chicago...you're not off to find..." she said with a sly grin.
Mary remained silent as her sister came closer.
"No, I'm sight seeing."
"With a human tour guide?" She said gestering outside the washroom to imply she meant Cody. "Here's the deal sis."
"Don't call me that." Mary said with a stern face.
"Bring me the cape and I'll end your troubles with those drug dealing scum." she said with wide eyes "I'll use the cape's powers to get rid of them all. But if you don't give me the cape..." she turned back to face the man in the stall. "There's a lot more where that came from."
The fuming Mary turned around to exit the washroom. Then her head began to feel like it was experiencing her migrane as Ezmerelda's thoughts penetrated her brain.
I'll be in Chicago in three days. Have it unharmed by then and I'll come find you.
Mary walked back to the other two. She shook her head in a weak attempt to eliminate her sister's voice.
"Okay, I'm good to go." she said to Cody and Rai "Avoid the men's bathroom." she added quietly.
Cody was about to board the train when Mary came back. "What!? Dam.mit!" He swore, punching the wall and wringing out his hand. "Rai! She did it again! What kind of hunter am I?" Cody turned on Mary and glared at her. Why was this cape so important?
"Just get on the train OKAY?" Mary said in an irritated tone.
She already felt guilty about this one. She wasn't going to let "Mr.Righteous" make her feel even worse.
"You're a hunter," Rai said, "that's pretty much it. And it isn't that bad since Mary just preys on the evil men."
"Let's just get on the train okay? I don't need either of your approvals." She said exhausted.
She went onto the train and found an empty group of seats for four people. She took the window seat and attemped to stop thinking of the poor man she was tricked into slaughtering.
Cody rolled his eyes and mumbled angrily to himself as he followed Mary onto the train and sat down across from her. He had no clue what he had gotten himself into, but it wasn't looking good. Not to mention Mary looked really torn up about something, and that didn't seem right. "What's wrong?" He asked her, prepared for the worst.
Mary looked up and saw Cody. She didn't want to admit what she did...and she didn't want to admit how broken up she felt about it. So she cleared her throat and looked away.
She almost considered opening up to him, but then she thought back to the humorous thought that they were almost set on killing eachother a few hours earlier. She smiled and looked back up at him.
"Sorry about your crossbow."
Cody shrugged. "I've been meaning to get a new one anyways. And I'm still alive. Seems like a good day to me." Cody was more optimistic then he let on, if he wasn't, he would've probably offed himself long ago. "But don't think this changes anything, honey. I'll still chop of your head someday. Not today, not tomorrow, someday..."
Mary gave a small smile. "And I will still be cleaning up the streets of New York City." She looked out the window as she saw the train beginning to pull out of the station.
"This is just...a vacation so to speak. I think I really needed a break."
Rai watched them Cody and Mary converse. He quietly studied them. Then Rai's attention shifted outside the window.
Mary kept her eyes to the window as dawn began to break. She felt awful that she couldn't shhake these such human feelings of guilt...and fear.
She wondered why she was doing this. What was this all for? She could run. She could start new in a different city. Stay away from Ezmerelda, Rai and the hunter. Maybe she could go some place warm where she doesn't need to clean up any streets.
By this point the sun had risen high above and she backed away in her seat as its rays burnt her skin. Right, she thought THAT's why I can't go some place nice and warm.
She pulled on her shades and attempted to avoid the sunlight in the window.
Rai sat there, letting the sun touch his skin. It didn't affect him. He knew how to conquer the sun. Rai saw Mary hide under the cover of the sun.