Friday, February 24, 2006

Hide and Seek

McCabe and Mika found me last night. I don't know how they managed to track me down to the casino floor at the Flamingo--particularly since I've been doing my best to evade them--but they did it. I didn't even see or sense either one of them coming until they had Alzbeta and me hemmed in at the craps table.

I thought there was going to be a shoot out, two demon chicks fighting with whatever weird weapons they had. Yeah, I know what Alzbeta is. I eventually figured it out. I'm still dealing with the guilt, but I can't give her up. Not yet. Besides, I have this idea.

Now we're all back in Crimson City. McCabe and I are trying to figure out how I should deal with B-Ops and Mika and Alzbeta are keeping a wary distance. Shit, if I didn't know both women so well, I'd think they were afraid of each other. WTF?

Maybe it's best to get things straightened out with the job before I put my plan into action.


At 2/25/2006 04:33:00 AM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

She's a Dark One. Everyone--even the second most powerful branch of demons--is afraid of them; it's not just me.

At 2/25/2006 01:56:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Oh thats smart Marc get involved with a dark demon. :|
I'm surprised Mika didn't kill her what the hell could your idea be when she's a dark demon? You sir are playing with fire...good thing you have Mika and Connor to cover your ass.
Well good to have all of you back in the city.

At 2/25/2006 05:29:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

I don't know what the hell Mika did, but I can't open any of the doors or windows to get out of the McCabes' house. When I asked Alzbeta, she just shook her head and said it was a my sigh power. My sigh?

It gets more confusing. When I asked Alzbeta what had her nervous about Mika, she muttered the words "auric" and "binding ritual." When I asked questions, she tells me she can't share more with someone who's an outsider.

So McCabe and Mika are sleeping, Alzbeta is asleep on the couch and I'm trapped in the living room. Great.

And CF, I'm not sharing my plan with anyone.

At 2/25/2006 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

My sigh? Marc, you are too funny!

And after your disappearing act and talk of some top secret plan, do you think I'm letting you roam free? McCabe and I are keeping our eyes on you.

At 2/25/2006 07:22:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

Stop peeking around the damn freaking door. It's not funny.

You hold me prisoner and now you're trying to starve me. (There's nothing in the refrigerator.) This violates the Geneva Convention.

At 2/25/2006 07:25:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

Orcus never signed the Geneva Convention. You don't have a leg to stand on.

At 2/25/2006 07:29:00 PM, Blogger McCabe said...

Hayes, I can tell you from personal experience that cursing won't get Mika to cooperate. And if you take one step toward her to fulfill any of the threats you're making, you're going to be face first on the ground in less than a nanosecond. No one touches my woman.

At 2/25/2006 08:35:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Mika I am impressed...wanna come over to my place and lock me and a ...ermm...friend in for at least another day?
I will stick up for Marc and say you need to order some food in for him. He is probably famished from running all over this green earth with a dark demon.
Marc, stop whining you got yourself into this mess. Shouldn't you know by now that disappearing was not the wisest idea?(I'll sound like a mom could have at least called :P )
Hey Mccabe good to see you posting again. At least its not me you are yelling at this time.
Question....How is Alzbeta not strong enough to overcome the spell...Sigh thing anyhow?
I would get comfertable Marc you might be in lock-down for a few days at the least. LOL
:) CF

At 2/26/2006 07:34:00 AM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...


Sure, I'll seal you and your friend in, but you'll want to think carefully about it before taking me up on this. Males don't seem to react well to being imprisoned. It usually results in profanity, threats and frenzied pacing. If you're looking for hot sex, it tends to ruin the mood.

Demons--most demons anyway--can't just negate another demon's power. What I did to seal us all in the house was to increase the weight of the air molecules in front of the doors and on top of the window sashes. Alzbeta--if she had the ability--could blast the atoms or something, (and even that might not work) but she can't just undo what I did even when I was only using my Mahsei powers. Now that I share Conor's strength, I can do even more incredible things.

And don't fall for Marc's bitching. Maybe the fridge was empty, but there was plenty of non-perishable food in the cabinets. He just wanted to complain.

I'm going to bed, but you might want to keep an eye out for Hayes and his demon lover. Marc refused to return to the house, and as Conor reminds me, he's an adult. At least he checked in with B-Ops and got himself off their rogue agent list.


At 2/26/2006 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Sure I'll try and keep an eye out for Marc. Since the house is no longer mine alone I've been out and about this morning. Now I have gotten enough rest that I am feeling restless. I will be out on the town for sure this afternoon.(Have to go appoligize to a sales clerk and buy enough merchandise to assure Victoria keeps her
Uh, your right I can't bind him in but I wonder if my charms are enough to keep him away from other blondes.. Thinking about it...demons help or not there's no controlling that one & he'd begin to hate me if I tried to trick him into being locked in with me anyways..(but I am flattered you'de help out).
I struggle to say this...hate to say Conor's right(gives him as a male control that they usually eat up.) but he is right Marc's an adult so can't babysit him...hopefully when all the complaining is out of his system Marc will finally realize he has friends in this city that care for his well-being.
Nice to know that with Conor's powers you are more powerful than Alzbeta it might come in real handy if Marc keeps getting in over his head.
Have a good rest in your own bed...mine feels a little empty... ;).

At 2/26/2006 07:41:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

If you have to wonder about your lover remaining faithful, he might not be the right male for you.

Even if Conor and I weren't mated, even if we didn't share the vishtau, I know he'd be true to me. Without trust, what is there in a relationship?

If you're looking for nothing more than a casual bedroom buddy, the question doesn't matter. But if that was all you wanted, would his lack of faithfulness be an issue?

More unsolicited Dear Mika advice. ;-) Feel free to ignore it.

I do know McCabe is right about keeping Marc imprisoned against his will. As my darling mate so tactfully pointed out: "it's called kidnapping." But I worry about what Hayes is up to. He might have been delayed in his need for vengeance, but I have my doubts he's given it up.

If he's planning to manipulate Alzbeta--a dark demon--for some convoluted revenge scheme, he's in trouble. Not only is she very dangerous, but she's a demon. We live for intricate plots. :-)

Um, I'd like to think that Conor and/or I can take Alzbeta if the need arises, but that's an unanswered question. We've both killed a Dark One, but every demon is different. We won't know until push comes to shove whether we can defeat her. Kind of like a life and death pop quiz.

At 2/26/2006 09:08:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Hmmm...its not that I am worried per say... Its just...well....I kind of stole him away from someone for the weekend(and I don't know where they stood before and he's not said much about it now.)
Thing is I think its against his nature to become faithful to one gal only and I understood that when I made my choice...but I didn't know that I would feel this way after only 3 days. Its just that ....hell...he fills some need that no other lover has. It can only be infatuation ...I know that big L word might never be involved...However, I think neither one of us expected to be so into eachother.
I don't know Mika..its not that I don't trust him...its that I don't know what he wants from me. (Well that's a lie...I know he expects me to be with only him...I just don't know where else we stand.)
There is immense trust(as um...dark he is I had to trust him to let him in my bed and tie me to it) I just wonder...hmmm...I wonder if I could have strong feelings after only a weekend.
Any dear Mika advice is welcome anytime.
Marc...I agree he's not dropped the vengeance.
Surely he's not stupid enough to think that him, a mere mortal, could be capable of successfully manipulating Alzbeta. He's seen how successful he's been with you and McCabe. I would home he's a much wiser man than that.
Life is a game show...often reminds me of that old one from the 80's...."NO WHAMMY, NO WHAMMY, STOP!" Sometimes you get the prize ... sometimes you get the :)
I did catch a glimpse of Marc earlier so he's still in the city and safe. He needs to get home and shave because he's a bit on the unkempt side.
I think this weekend is finally catching up to me...I am tiered tonight..Must have been adrenalin I was thriving on.

At 2/27/2006 06:39:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

Dear Mika says: The bottom line is are you better off with him or without him? And is your life better with him or without him? Only you know the answers to these questions.

As for Marc, do you want to place a small wager on whether or not he believes he can manipulate a dark demon? He's already said and done things that tell me he doesn't understand demon culture.

And even if he is successful at manipulating her, how is he going to survive Alzbeta's wrath when she discovers his duplicity? He's not thinking enough steps ahead, and that's a sure-fire way to run into trouble with a demon.

Hayes hasn't checked in with Conor since we separated. He better not make us search for him a second time. If you see him again, pass that message along, please.

At 2/27/2006 06:49:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Hmm what would the wager be that Marc's being a big dumb male(sorry Conor but you know its true)? I agree he's not thinking enough steps ahead at all..for example being stubborn enough not to check in again...
I wasn't going to go out and stay home and lick my wounds..long story I have a few bruises..not the male friends fault at all. Although, I may have to venture out and search if I don't hear from a certain wolf soon. If I see Marc I'll hand him my cell to call you guys(or shove it up his nose if he refuses)..the big jerk..what does he want~ attention like a little 5 year old?
Oh dear Mika...I believe my life is better, that remains to be seen. I believe I am hopeless ;)

At 2/27/2006 07:41:00 PM, Blogger JonnyWolf said...

You're in a room with a demon chick, nothing but time on your hands and you never do the freaking obvious? Here I thought you B-ops freaks were nothing but a bunch of low-lifes too dumb to notice when you've been infiltrated by the enemy. But this? Hayes, you don't even rise to low. You're below life. Next time you're alone with a hot babe call me and I'll tell you want to do.

At 2/28/2006 02:30:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

LOL...I'm sorry I don't mean to laugh but he has a point Marc...locked in doesn't sound all that bad from a female stand point. I am sure Mika and McCabe used that night to their advantage.

Hey J. wanna try a lock down some night? I am sure we could make the best of the world not getting in ;)

At 2/28/2006 06:27:00 AM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

Instead of trying to antagonize me, why don't you exact some retribution for what happened to CF? Or aren't you alpha enough to defend a member of your pack?

At 2/28/2006 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

CF, I hope you stayed in last night. I didn't realize you'd been hurt or I never would have asked you to pass on a message. BTW, I caught up on what happened, and when Conor and I get back, my mate and I will go out and kick some doggie ass on your behalf.

You really should think about finding a demon male. Even if he's not a vishtau mate, demons protect their females, period. I can introduce you to some. (McCabe would freak if he saw this.) No one too dark of course, maybe midrange. Conor has a friend who's a spinner. Nat might be perfect for you. He's been in the Overworld long enough to know how to act here, and despite the way he drives McCabe nuts at times, I think he's sweet. Just say the word and I'll set up a double date. Conor and I will stay until you feel comfortable.

The only thing that gives me hope about Marc is that his temper has iced over. At least if he's cool-headed, he's thinking. A little bit. I hope it keeps him from doing anything stupid long enough for Conor and I to get back to the city. I had a message from my dad when we got in this morning and McCabe and I need to spend a few days up in San Francisco.

At 2/28/2006 12:58:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

I did go out and ran into Marc. I think my face shocked him.
Thank you for being protective Marc but Its alright.. I'm tougher than nails the SOB that hit me wouldn't have gotten away with it if I had seen it comming. I'm not so sure Jonny didn't defend me...But.... having a fling no more makes me a member of Jonny's pack than your being mixed up with a dark demon makes you a demon...puhleeze don't get that rumor started..I so do not need some wolf jumping me because she/he thinks I'm in a rival pack.
Nat's a spinner huh? Describe him...looks, attitude... does he have a bit of a rough edge? If Jonny chooses blonde over me ...I'm taking you up on that date. (I don't settle for second best & IF he screws around with other girls..well whats good for the Mostly it depends on him. I will keep you updated.
Have a good trip.. I trust you will be posting us on what drug you both out of town so soon.
That wolf that hit me. Feel free to engage on payback the big jerk messed with the wrong gal. I really have to find out what the hell I am so I know if I have powers to tap into.

At 2/28/2006 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

If you want to remain independent, you better talk to your wolf friend. He's claiming that he's building his pack and it sure sounded like he was including you.

You don't look so tough right now, CF. You're all messed up. If I were you, I'd find out what's going on. Something sure as hell is. If you don't have some answers when I finish my business, I'll help you look into it, but that attack didn't happen for no good reason.

At 2/28/2006 05:25:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Ah ha so wolf boy is talking about me. Why does that make me grin? What exactly have you heard? He's awfully presumptuous to say I am part of his pack ~ he hasn't even assured me that he's not sleeping with that blonde.
Like I didn't know that attack happened for a reason..its called male mouth got the better of me. I don't look that bad(it could have been worse.) A lady never likes to hear a guy say you look horrible..thanks a lot Marc :P. Besides, any skilled fighter can get clobbered when they get held against a wall after getting snuck up on.
I was told a month ago I was a hot commodity because of what I all I know is I'm not human and adopted. Jonny and that other stupid Alpha wanted me...Jonny won. You want to help me find out what's so special about me...I welcome your help. But Jonny, I'll figure him out on my own time. Anyhow, he seems to have gotten his fill of me for the time being.
All I can say is I knew he was an alpha & I knew I agreed to some things for the tat, and wow the wild weekend wrapped me around his little finger, but he knows I will not sit by and let him ditch me to sleep with someone....less impresive ;).

At 2/28/2006 07:25:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...


Let me answer your post while they finish boarding the plane. We're off to San Francisco to celebrate my parents' wedding. Party is Saturday night, but I want to spend extra time with them, and Dad asked us to come up early anyway.

You like males with a rough edge? That probably leaves Nat out. He's edgy, but not in the same way that my Conor is or Marc either, for that matter.

I still think you need a demon male, though. I'll think while I'm out of town and try to come up with someone who has that sexy edge to him, but isn't irrational like the Dark Ones.


At 3/01/2006 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

You are so on my list....
So did you have a little chat with Jonny last night? Think real carefully before you answer that question.
I know dear you are a bad ass man but getting in a wolf's face ..not smart. On principal he didn't hurt you but stop badgering him about me. He's not going to tell you anything about me because A.) your ops...B.)You're human...& C.)He's territorial(hello..wolf)
I know he should have killed that other wolf for this attack but unless you know more than I do... I havn't heard that he didn't exacute some revenge.
I will thank you because all this talk of where my loyalties should lie brought him to me last night. On second thought I take it back ...keep getting him mad. He had a blast alieving some stress with me ;).
I look way better today you snot :P

At 3/01/2006 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

Think of me as an honorary big brother. And as such, it's my job to tell you the truth as I see it. You looked like crap. Don't look like that again, got it?


At 3/01/2006 02:47:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Big brother huh? You are NOT allowed to team up with my Korbin against me :P, but I do appreciate it.

I will only promise you that I won't let anyone hurt me that way again if you promise not to disappear again. can tell a gal she looks like crap but whenever have you complimented me....I better get a compliment next time you see me out. (You come to the club Thursday and you'll get your chance because I will be showing off a new tattoo and looking pretty sizziling for my first night of work) ;)

At 3/01/2006 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

Team up with a fang? Yeah, right.

And CF? You ever hear me laying on the compliments, you'll know I'm playing you. I don't do the pretty words unless I'm after something. (You tell anyone I said that and I'm denying it.)


At 3/01/2006 03:37:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

So dark demon = okay...fang = bad?? Huh, I don't get it??? Sigghh..this city.
I think if I'm an honorary little sis then I should at least get one compliment. :P
Besides Marc...compliments are different than game. There is you "Look pretty hot tonight" or there is "Damn girl come fullfill my world." From you I expect ~ "You look nice glad to see your face doesn't look like crap anymore." :P
PS ~ U didn't answer my question...Did you have a run in with my wolf friend last night and what was said?

At 3/01/2006 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

You look nice, CF. Glad to see your face doesn't look like crap anymore.

I don't remember going anywhere near your dog last night. If you don't believe me, ask Alzbeta.


At 3/02/2006 02:23:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

See Marc how hard was that? Although it was verbatim I'll accept it ;).
I got some clarification...Wolf friend saw you out and stayed away ~ he says because he wasn't in the mood ~ I think Alzbeta might have been the reason(ssshh don't tell him I said that).
I guess he came over to my place to prove something...I assumed he was p.o.'d from a run in with you since mention of your name and this post set him a little on edge with me.( I can not believe he hasn't had a word to say on here nor has Elle...weird)
Are you over this whole stupid plan yet? If you double cross dark demons it will guarantee you look worse than I did.
Stay safe

At 3/02/2006 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

My plan isn't stupid. And Alzbeta won't hurt me. I know her.


At 3/02/2006 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

HA Ha're not allowed to mouth me about the wolf anymore because you sound ironically the same as I do.
How do you know Alzbeta so well after only what 2 weeks?
I can't say if your plan is stupid or won't share :p.
Bring Alzbeta by the club tonight. Peeeeaassseeee..... I want to meet her :).
Plan or not...Just be careful and think oh...5 steps ahead at all times.

At 3/02/2006 04:02:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

Got plans tonight, CF. Got plans.

And if you think I'm not going to voice my opinion about your dog, you don't know me very well.


At 3/02/2006 05:42:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

:P Thats for not letting me meet her. :P
Find voice your opinion but if you know me at all you know that I'll take them with a grain of salt ;).

Hmm "MY" wolf I so like the sound of that say it

At 3/02/2006 06:43:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

Marc, you're an idiot. She's a dark demon. You cross her and you're dead.

At 3/03/2006 02:14:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Raises hand...I agree with Mika.
Then, I don't think it is wise to cross any demons (have you any clue which demons are her friends? Ask her if G means anything to her.)

At 3/03/2006 06:55:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Ssssshhh...Mika I am on a comm at work. We are a bit slow at the moment. I caught a glimps of Marc's woman...I wouldn't cross her. Those dark demons carry an aura of trouble.
Marc your an idiot if you dare think of crossing her.

At 3/03/2006 07:22:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

Marc is letting his need for revenge--and his little head--control his actions. I wouldn't cross a dark demon either, not without a very good reason. I met Alzbeta when we herded Hayes home from Vegas; her aura of trouble is one that seems to surround all the Dark Ones.

I have to head back to a casual family gathering. Kimi, btw, is ignoring me.

At 3/04/2006 02:23:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Kimi's hurt..she'll get over it. ;)
Marc, you have stayed fairly quiet about us both calling you an idiot. You must have your hands full(or you are sulking). Put the male ego down and slowly step away from it.(ha ha ha) Why not listen to friendly advice once?
Mika be prepared to set me up on a double date affter the 29th. Full moon boy might be getting himself in trouble.

At 3/04/2006 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Marc Hayes said...

I'm not sulking, I'm busy.


At 3/04/2006 06:23:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

Cool! I came up with the perfect demon to introduce you to. His name is long and difficult to pronounce, so I shorten it to Zain. He's gorgeous (although not as gorgeous as my mate) and he's dark enough to have a sexy edge to him. His branch of demon is a shade darker than I would have liked, but he's okay, and was always nice to me even though I'm half human.

He's tall, muscular, dark hair. He wears it shoulder-length. And his eyes are laser blue. Z has been in the Overworld maybe a couple of years, so while he's not as integrated as Conor's friend, Nat, he'll blend enough.

And about Kimi, I'm sure you're right. I need to go. My parents' wedding celebration is tonight and if I dawdle any longer, Conor and I will be late.

At 3/05/2006 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Mika I am such a dolt. Why do I let that wolf play with me this way?
Really which list do I want to be on? What nerve! I was so mad at him last night.. Then... he visits work(nothing like moving an hour lunch break to 2 hours locked in the boss's office. Luckily I had coverage and the boss didn't work *blush*.)
He's in my bed right now and I'm going to be a sucker and crawl back up with him and nuzzle him awake.
What am I doing and what am I thinking? He's not going to choose only me :-(.

At 3/05/2006 05:40:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

You're not a dolt, CF, but you don't sound happy. Why struggle to hang on to someone you don't believe will be faithful? Someone who ignores you until it suits him not to?

You deserve to be happy. Let me introduce you to Zain. Maybe he's not Mr. Right, but it certainly doesn't hurt to keep looking for someone who leaves you feeling good, and I'm not talking about sex.

McCabe for all his grumbling, makes me smile. He makes me feel loved and wanted. He's considerate of me and my feelings. When I need to hold him, he's there. I don't doubt that I'm his world. Why settle for less than this?

At 3/05/2006 06:32:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

I can't think.....

I can't meet with Zaine right now.
Now, if he bumps into me at the club I'll be nothing but sweet..but~

ARRRGGGHHH!!! That damn wolf..he's in my head, my thoughts, my heart...he makes me happy when I am with him..honest its not just a sex thing but~

Oh for God's sake if he'd clue me into what he's thinking and feeling once in awhile I wouldn't be so unasure.

At 3/05/2006 06:54:00 PM, Blogger McCabe said...

Don't you have enough on your plate without meddling in CF's life too? Setting her up with a demon--what am I going to do with you, Mika?

Don't answer that!

At 3/05/2006 07:02:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

CF, you know as well as I do that males don't change unless they want to. You can't change wolfboy's behavior, all you can control is how you react.

With you this confused, of course now isn't the time to introduce you to Zain. But I still think you should consider it for the future.


At 3/05/2006 07:04:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...


You're no fun! I have this schoolgirl uniform and a few ideas.... ;-)


At 3/05/2006 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

I don't want him to change persay...I just want him to clue me in.

But I'm being has it been with the parents anyhow??

At 3/05/2006 07:47:00 PM, Blogger Mika McCabe said...

But CF, he's shown over and over again that he's not going to clue you in. That's behavior he's only going to change if he wants to. You've told him repeatedly that you want him to do this, and repeatedly he ignores you. You can't control him, so that leaves you with few choices. If you want him, you're going to have to accept him as is, and that means the uncertainty and the part where he ignores you until he's ready. JMO, of course.

The family. I'm not quite ready to talk about them yet. Let's just say this has been one hell of an interesting weekend.


At 3/06/2006 05:30:00 AM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Hmmm I choose "Favorable Slavery"(which is a favorite song lately) or I choose moving on?

I hear ya loud and clear.

Tell you what... Bring Zaine by the club when you get back to town. I would love to meet him.

J can't have me all to himself if I can't have him away from Elle. Two can play this game ;).

At 3/06/2006 04:54:00 PM, Blogger McCabe said...


We'll be back in town tonight. Give Mika a few days, though. She's reeling from the latest surprise her parents sprung on her.

At 3/06/2006 06:25:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Awww McCabe ~ Mika please dish. Is there anything I can say or do to help her feel better??
I suppose give her a big hug for me.

At 3/07/2006 02:17:00 PM, Blogger Crimson Fan said...

Feel better Mika ;-) your friend( is concerned about you.


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