Shadows betray you

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Shadows betray you

Joined: Apr 17 2012, 05:05 AM

Aug 31 2014, 02:46 PM #1


Date: November 30, 2012
City: Norfolk
State: Nebraska
Synopsis: Something's off about this young Harvelle, and her other mom is about to find out...


This hunter was easy prey, the demon had picked up on her broken emotions and defeated nature. Charley Dekker had been falling in a downward spiral since the seperation from her husband. Those that were close to her would've noticed that she was more concerned to be out drinking and on hunts then even having a conversation. In her eyes that was her way of coping with what was going on in her messed up life. That sorta broken person was what made this demon Abi want to have her. With the connections this hunter had they could cause some serious damage to the ones that hunt them. Hunters disgusted the demon, it wanted to rid the world of them in one fell swoop. This would be their start.

The demon had control over her body quite easily, her broken down defenses helping with that. Of course there was still a fight for the control, Charley put up one hell of a fight to get her body back but in the end the demon won. Abi really liked this body, it was fast and smart and had one hell of an arsenal. But to get her revenge she needed to start somewhere. And with this one's connections she knew the perfect start.

Dressed in clothes that Charley wouldn't normally wear. Skin tight dark jeans with a flowy dark purple top, heels, and a leather jacket. None of it seeming practical for a hunter to be wearing, but the demon loved to look good. When did she ever get to really dress up when you're a puff of black smoke? Slowly she had pulled upto a known area that this demon wanted to start out at. Time to make a splash in the hunting world of this sleepy town. It knew this was a hunter's town, everywhere reeked of it. But no time like the present and Abi was getting antsy. Blue eyes flicked black for a moment as she looked up at the sign for Leslie's cleaners.

Tossing her blonde curls that she couldn't get enough of the demon made her way right towards the shop. Cautiously she appraised the doorway, checking for traps for the supernatural and hidden devils traps. Nothing seemed to scream trap so she took a step forward. A grin crept up on her lips as she kept walking in. Time to have some family time...that's for sure. "Hello?" She called out at the desk, tapping her nails lightly on the counter top. "Anyone home?"
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Dec 3 2014, 10:15 PM #2

Leslie was having a busy day. She loved being busy. It made the day go by much more quickly and it she wasn't bored. That was one of the worst things ever for Leslie: boredom. Lucky for her, the love of her life generally kept things more than interesting. Leslie couldn't help but smile as her thoughts wandered in Annie's direction.

She was currently sitting near the back of the store, hemming pants and doing a few other alterations while humming some show-tunes. It helped her work and made her a million times more productive. Not to mention the many cups of coffee she had during the day helped with that as well... She heard the bell over her door ring but knew she had a moment or two before she needed to hurry out and help her customer. Leslie was near the end of her current stitch and didn't want to put it down.

At the sound of a familiar voice, Leslie leaned over quickly, peeking down the hall. “Sunshine?!” It was always the best of days when she got to see her daughter. Leslie dropped her work down with reckless abandon and bounded towards the front of the store. Her girls took priority over everything in her life. Leslie was especially happy to see Charley. Her Sunshine was going through a hard time and Leslie wanted to be there for her, but she also didn't want to pry or push things. She knew her girl would come to her when she was ready. They all did.

Throwing her arms around her girl, Leslie hugged her tightly. “How are you sweetheart?” Leslie pulled back, looking Charley over. She wasn't dressed as she normally was. Leslie figured this was just a phase and knew she would get back to her old self soon. She had to.

“Come in, silly, come in. You don't need to wait out here. Want to come to my office? Would you like some coffee?” She smiled.
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Dec 21 2014, 08:31 AM #3

The demon had been expecting her to be here, that was the one thing it knew for certain. While it wasn't sure what it really wanted to do just testing the waters and seeing it could get in was a start. A smug look on it's face as it looked around in appreciation for the dampness that seemed to set into the place. It had this gut wrenching feeling that she was sure was the real Charley inside fighting to protect her dearest mother here the demon squashed her down quickly. This was her time to play, it would have to get over that. She had a job to do, this was only the beginning.

As it heard the voice of the person in question Charley turned with a smile on her lips. Giving the redhead a weak hug back to the woman. The demon never understood hugging, it was unnecessary and to emotional for its sake. No, it preferred the more gory and physical aspects of life. But this was a part, she had to make this look good. "Hey," she started as she pulled back and tried to pull back more from the female. "I'm fine, perfect actually. New lease on life and not wasting a damn second," she hinted as she tucked a loose strand of blond hair behind her ear. "Figured I'd make myself known being back in town."

Blue eyes looked around them as she stepped back more, smoothing her shirt down over her jeans as she looked Leslie over. She was obviously quite innocent to the standings of the world. That made this all the more fun. With a small motion of her hands she shook the lady off. "I can't stay long, wasn't sure if anyone would be here. We can just stay up here," she muttered as her eyes kept scanning for anything that might harm her. Truth be told the demon was worried if they got further into the building there might be some surprises that Fletcher left to protect her little wifey. "I'm not a big fan of coffee, thanks," she huffed as she moved to sorta put herself between Leslie and the door. If anyone really knew Charley they knew that coffee was pretty much what her blood was made out of. She probably could drink three pots by herself on a good day. But the demon was a bit careless, she didn't catch up on her homework much on her meatsuit's preferences. "So mom in town?" it questioned, turning its eyes back on Leslie with an inquisitive look.

((if this is horrible just lemme know I'll change it. <3 ))
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Feb 15 2015, 04:11 AM #4

Charley's hug was different. Leslie had expected a difference but not like this. Leslie figured the hug from her daughter would have been melancholy or limp. Instead, it felt empty... forced. There was something else wrong. More than just the issue that Leslie and the rest of the family were aware of.

Her greeting was also weak. Hey? When Charley ever told her mama Leslie “hey”? How about, never! Even when her sunshine wasn't in the best of moods, she was never like this. Leslie wanted to chalk it all up to recent events and was trying to stay positive and supportive, but something just wasn't sitting right with her.

Charley's comment about a new lease on life, along with the way she was dressed seemed like overcompensation for the way she was feeling. However, Lies knew how much Charley loved Rory and especially how he loved. Rory worshiped Charley. They had had an amazing love and Les was happy for them. She has hoped that they would work things out sooner rather than later. Sure things were complicated, but what true love wasn't?

“Back in town?” Leslie asked. “I hadn't known you left...” Usually Charley kept her little mama in the loop. At least when it came to letting her know when she would be in and out of town. Especially because Les absolutely loved spending time with her girls, and always tried hard to do so.

Les' eyes shot to Charley's as she mentioned not being a big fan of coffee. She had a sinking feeling in her stomach and she felt a cold chill. Her Turtle always told her to trust her instincts but what was going on with her Charley was so confusing. Leslie knew better than anyone hoe much Harvelles and Fletchers loved their coffee. It was double for Charley because she was both. “Of course...” she said cautiously. “I don't know what I was thinking.”

She walked over to her counter and stepped behind it. She looked at Charley when she asked about her mother. As far as Leslie knew, her and Charley were always in contact and she would know where her mother is. “Yes. She's at the Roadhouse with Ellie. She should be back any moment.” she lied. “Did you need to speak with her? I can call her for you.” she said, reaching for the telephone.


(Let me know if you need anything changed.)
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Feb 22 2015, 08:49 AM #5

Okay perhaps the demon should've done her homework before going up against someone that really knew her meatsuit. This was the minor kink that came with taking a body that had these kinds of connections. While it made the hunt all the more thrilling, being in the body of a hunter, it always seemed to complicate things. Well she hoped she was doing an okay job, or else this was going to get very messy very quick.

"Yeah it was no biggie, just was working a case a few towns over," she brushed it off nonchalantly as she picked at a string on her sleeve before looking up at her. Smiling at the small woman with one of those smiles that were forced, that didn't quite meet your eyes that proved it wasn't a real one. "Didn't want you and mom to worry." The demon had been doing its best to appraise the situation, shifting as she leaned forward on the counter as she watched Leslie. "Don't worry, seems everyone gets me mixed up with Jo or something with that," she sighed as she tucked a curl of blond hair behind her ear. The way the woman was moving around was making her uncomfortable. Something was tipping her off, she seemed like she was in a cage with a lion. Then again....she didn't know what she was in for. She was after all in the lion's den with a demon that was craving some violence.

Charley cocked her head to the side as she locked at the red head curiously. Funny how much easier she would be then any of the hunters in the area. Pity, she seemed like a nice lady. As the woman went to grab the phone she reached over, resting her hand on top of hers as she met her gaze. "Don't," she hissed before she gained her composure again and coughed. "I mean, you don't need to do that. I'm sure she'll show up here later. Besides I just would rather spend time with you." Cautiously she moved and pushed the phone away from Leslie as her blue eyes met hers. A small grin on her lips as she cocked her head to the side again to gaze at her. "Wouldn't you rather just hang out or something without her? We never get quality time."
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Apr 26 2015, 07:20 PM #6

The smile Charley gave was so forced it hurt. Again, that was something that could be attributed to recent events but there were still red flags. Leslie was nowhere near being a hunter, but she spent a long time with them and she knew some things. Especially when helping her Turtle with some research. She wasn't an expert but knew enough to at least be wary and knew tiny tricks to protect herself if need be.

Leslie's heart dropped. How could Charley think she would ever get her mixed up with Jo? She loved both the girls very much but Leslie couldn't and had never done that... at least not that she could remember... Perhaps she did something to upset Charley and she was just taking backhanded jabs at her? But no, her girl would never do that. Even when Charley was an angsty teenager, she never treated Leslie badly even though Les figured the girl had every right. “I'm sorry, sweetheart.” she said gently.

Leslie's eyes widened when Charley spoke at her in such a way. Her lovely daughter's hand was icy to the touch and Leslie felt a shock of warning, like lightning, run through her. We never get quality time. The sirens were going off in Les' head. She took in a shaky breath and smiled as best she could. With a nod, she took a step back. “Of course... my moonbeam.” Leslie said, purposely using her nickname for Jo on Charley. It was something Leslie would never do, but it was a test. Charley was her sunshine and could never confuse the two.

“How about, you lock the door and, we talk in my office?” She took another step backwards. She would be careful now not to turn her back on Charley... or whoever she was. “I have, cookies.” she said sweetly though she felt her actions were betraying her. Her words had a slight break in them as she spoke slowly, choosing her words carefully and her smile was now being forced. She took another few steps back. She figured the protections in the front of her shop had worn become broken but she had some in her office along with other helpful things.
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Sep 3 2015, 02:18 PM #7

Charley had been doing her best, anything she could to try and keep this woman unknowing of the coming attractions. Something about the way they were communicating was telling her she needed to do a better job. Or perhaps she should just give up the game, just get it all over with. But where's the fun in that? She was having far too much fun doing people's heads in with this meat suit. Who would think the young, upstanding hunter would be the one going around killing all these innocent hunters..hm? Oh, this was far too much fun.

Blue eyes watched the other woman intently, watching each and every emotion that crossed her face. Slowly the demon leaned forward onto her elbows on the counter, giving her a little nonchalant shrug. "It's fine, I know how it gets sometimes..."she said in hopes to appease Leslie. Her hand tightened a little more as it seemed the phone was now going to be involved. Oh no, we couldn't have that. It would spoil all the fun. Weakly she snorted, "Moonbeam....you'd think I'm a little old for such nicknames."

She could tell the woman was getting antsy, the way she pulled back. Okay, maybe the fun was going to start early with this one. "That sounds like a plan Mom," she started softly as she smiled sweetly, "Cookies sounds good. We can...catch up." Eyes met Leslie's, seeing the way she was forcing herself now. Well damn, looks like the cat is out of the bag. "Or better yet...lets stay up here. I'm sure you could use a break from all that work back there," she said without blinking an eye. Moving her body around the counter to get closer to her prey. "It would be a shame if you get...distracted when we could be having so much fun," she cooed as her smile got a little bigger. Footsteps getting closer to the woman as she continued to back up. "You're far too intuitive for your own good, ya know?" And with that she lunged at the woman, not sure what kind of tricks might be back in that office of hers.
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Sep 15 2015, 06:58 AM #8

Leslie felt her heart break as Charlie said she was too old to be called a nickname. Her girls seemed to love her nicknames for them. At least she thought they did. They had never really told her otherwise. The important thing though was that Charlie's nickname was not Moonbeam. “Sorry Sweetheart... you know your old mom... too set in her ways.”

Charlie suggested they stay at the front of the shop. Leslie couldn't have that. She didn't feel safe there. Not right now. She wished she could have gotten that phone call to Annie. If she could get to the back, she at least had her cell phone there. Continuing to back up as Charlie walked towards her, Leslie brain raced. Should she just run? She shook her head when Charlie began to talk about Leslie being distracted. “The office is much better, hun. You know that.” she told her gently. “Plus there's the couch. We could get comfortable and relax?”

It didn't seem that what she was saying was working. Charlie still descended on her menacingly. When she lunged, Leslie called out and turned, running for the back. “NO! Charley!” she was caught and tripped, hitting the floor with a hard thud. She scurried on the floor, kicking and trying to gain some distance as she headed towards the back room. “Charley, no! Help me!” she cried, pleading to her girl. Leslie knew she had to be in there somewhere. She had to be able to take control and save her.


(Sorry its short!! Let me know if there's anything I should change.)
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Feb 25 2016, 04:35 AM #9

Apparently she was really going to need to brush up on the mannerisms of her meat suit. The demon inhabiting Charley's body had hoped she could've gotten some more information out of the mother figure that was before her but this would have to do. Stupid people and their intuition, always ruins all her fun. Well as the saying goes, there's always fun in the chase.

Charley watched as Leslie fell hard onto the floor. Her eyes turning menacingly at her as they turned jet black looking down on her. "Yell all you want Leslie!" she taunted grabbing the woman's leg and dragging her back away from the backroom again. "No one's going to come save you," she hissed before throwing her fist back and letting the strike land. "See I have a plan to take out all the Harvelles and Fletchers. Just like i've already handled the Jones, Thompsons, and Cullers that I'm sure you've heard about." News in the hunting world traveled fast, especially when whole hunter families including children were butchered.

The demon moved in an attempt to subdue the female, pulling a knife out of it's sheath. The black orbs looked at it ominously, grinning before looking to Leslie. "Now behave yourself or I might have to use this before I'm ready to, got it?" she warned as she narrowed her eyes at the female before her. "We're going to have fun....family bonding time." The smile seemed to turn harsh as she took the blade and cut Leslie's forearm from side to side. Not too deep but enough to hurt.
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