Jan 22, 2019 12:29 PM
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The door is locked, but it only takes Shana a moment to get it open so they can get inside.

"Security room's this way," she points. "Sleeping quarters that way." She gestures in the opposite direction. "Most people will be there. One maybe two in the security room."

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"Should we split up?"

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She thinks for a moment, and then nods. "Better to make sure no-one can warn anyone else."

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"Hmm, who goes where?"

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"I'm going to the sleeping quarters. I-" She pauses, considering them. "There's more people there. So." She doesn't actually know where to send the others.

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"Can me and Ira come with you?"

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"-Yes?" Shana says, not entirely sure why she's the one being asked.

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Quick side hug. "Cool."

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Shana nods. "Meet back here when we're done?"

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The twins and their cousin give her the thumbs up before scurrying off.

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And Shana leads the way towards the sleeping quarters, silent as she moves.

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Eric twiddling his thumbs all the while, thinking about Scottish moors.

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Meanwhile, those sleeping are not having a particularly restful time. In particular, Shana's father.

He hasn't really had nightmares before. But tonight, he's tossing, and turning, and terrified. He's used to being the better predator (of humans at least), and now he's being hunted by some faceless creature across the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, and it is terrifying beyond belief.

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Oh gods. Whatever these things are they're herding him, and with all his wiles he still can't evade them.

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Their leader raises its arms over its head. "Graal!" 

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He doesn't yelp. (He does.)

And he manages to keep his feet. (Barely.)

He needs to make a stand. Needs somewhere defensible. (There's nothing.)

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The creature steps in front of him, suddenly there. "Boo!"

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He jerks back, biting back a scream, and trips, falling, falling, falling-

-And jerks awake in his own bed with a startled shout, soaked in sweat, and breathing rapid.

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"Hello, Father," Shana says quietly.

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Eric, beside her, waves. "Hi Shana's Daddy."

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He blinks, trying to gather his thoughts, off kilter in a way he so rarely is.

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"We're here to kill you," Ira states.

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He starts to his feet. "Shana, I don't know why you've chosen to show your face again but-" He stops as the gun he was reaching for isn't there.

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Shana holds it up. "It wouldn't have helped you anyway."

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