Where the Wild Wolves Wander

Eric's 20 Days Off

A changeling and family memories

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Describe your activities with another packmate or with one of your “friends” (potential kuruth victims). Luna and Braxton are unavailable for this.

Feeling uneasy after the encounter with Madeleine, the arrival of the hunters, and the cryptid attack, I went off into the surrounding wilderness the first day of rest. On the second day, I coincidentally ran into Christina Stafford on one of her hikes. She could sense something was wrong but didn’t press. I eventually gave her an awkwardly vague explanation of how I let a number of people down in a surprisingly short time period. She listened and told me an anecdote of a time she felt she let down people she cared about. It was of course on a much smaller scale with much less dire consequences but the similarities were clear. She then told me that I had move forward and make sure that I learn from the experience. But at the same time, have the capacity to forgive myself for my failings. I took her advice to heart and returned to Ross Lake.

Braxton’s injuries are healing, although it may be months before he is out of a wheelchair and he may never walk unassisted again. Luna knows you were supposed to take care of the cryptid that did this to her father and (perhaps not entirely irrationally) blames you. How do you feel about this? How do you react to her anger, fear, and emotional rejection? Do you apologize? Leave her alone to get over it in her own time? Try to make it up to her somehow?

I felt incredibly guilty that my neglection of my duties resulted her dad’s near death experience. I spent the first week avoiding most of the pack and just focusing on the tasks I needed to complete. The second week I visited Braxton and Luna in the hospital and tried to apologize but the reception was frigid. I had a strong need to make it up to them so I talked to Rick and asked if I could get a group of volunteers together to make Braxton’s house more handicap accessible for when he returns.

Not only do you and your volunteers manage to tear down and rebuild his deck, you manage to install a handicapped-accessible ramp in such a way that it isn’t painfully obvious from the street what it is (therefore not obviously showing a weakness), which is something you know Braxton would appreciate.

Madeleine calls you (you didn’t even know she had your number…) and apologizes for being overbearing the other day. You’ve found out from other sources that she is a well known Witch (Mage) that keeps her finger on the pulse of supernatural information in Washington but mostly remains neutral. She asks you to keep tabs on an itinerant Changeling visiting Seattle. Did you accept? How did the assignment go?

I cautiously accepted still wary from our first encounter, but nonetheless I took a trip to Seattle two weeks ago. I found the Changling downtown going by the name Charles Testa. He traveled around the city in winding path and changing his disguises frequently but as a werewolf, it was fairly easy to track him while staying out of view. He met up with a person in Pike Place Market and they spoke while weaving through the crowd so they wouldn’t be overheard. I couldn’t pick up on a lot of the words but the contact reeked offensively of silver. Whatever they discussed appeared to frustrate the hunter.

After they went their separate ways, I ambushed the Changling in an alleyway and interrogated him. (I told him the good cop was out on sick leave.) He told me that he was meeting with the hunter to tell him information about a recent sighting of a known werewolf pack in the area but the pack had already fled back out to sea. He also told the hunters about vampires in the area but he seemed disinterested in that information. I informed Madeleine about the Changling’s activities and she thanked me but appeared pensive.

You found a printed out map on Luna’s desk of a cemetery in Seattle along with a listing of graves, one of which was your brother’s and family’s. Did you visit the grave? What happened if/when you did?

While I was in Seattle on Madeleine’s errand, I visited the cemetery before I left. There were three surprisingly expensive plots for my brother, his wife, and his daughter. It looked as though someone had recently left flowers as well. Looking further into it, I found out that the graves were paid for by an anonymous donor. I also discovered that their deaths were attributed to an accidental electrical fire that burned their house to the ground. I asked Carmen if she knew anything about this cover up but she said the house was in flames by the time her guys had arrived to deal with the scene. Regardless, seeing my brother’s final resting place did bring me a strong degree of closure; his grave was physical termination of the life I knew prior to joining the Ross Lake Pack.

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