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    The South

    Although the southern parts of the city might not have the luxuries of the north or the down town vibe of the east, but these suburbs still have their own sort of charm. Here small neighborhood owned shops often run rampant, individuals often know each other by first name. The west is a quaint, quiet part of town. It's the sort of place where children can be seen playing safely on the sidewalks and clamoring in the park. On the weekends in the families often take to the beach to enjoy the warm waters that surround the city.

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    Hyde Park

    Hyde Park

    Hyde Place takes up a large part of the Southern side of the city and includes a large playground, several fountains, and a small garden. The park is open from five in the morning till midnight though many shady characters may visit this place while it's technically "closed". The park has also been a venue for several concerts and hosts many holiday related events. Under a full moon, witches are often seen here for the sacred ground beneath the iconic Weeping Beech.

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    The Outskirts

    The Outskirts

    Beyond the city limits and over the bridge lies the deep, dark, and almost impenetrable forest. Often times seen as a way to guard this magical city from the world that surrounds it, many are entirely ignorant of the evil that may creep between those tree trunks. Many were-creatures use the forest for the transformations of their newest members and some even take to hunting here. It isn't particularly peculiar for people to go missing within this forest but once you get through, the rest of the world awaits.

virtue has a veil, vice a mask47.186.158.204Posted On February 05, 2017 at 6:56 PM by Raven Clocksworth

i'm not ashamed of my scars, i'm ashamed of the world for not understanding.

It had been difficult these past few months to keep a tight ship upon the Ark business and the other businesses Tetradore had been in. Raven was doing as much as she possibly could ensuring that everything ran smoothly. Thankfully Jackal was focusing mostly on the Ark while she focused elsewhere, making sure that things were going as planned. Even though she wanted to go a different route Jackal told her to keep things the way Tetradore wanted, why she didn’t understand, but even in death she would follow her Alpha’s demands. As much as she enjoyed Tobias’ company there were times when his presence was not wanted. Tax season was once again here and there was only so much she could do by herself to get the job done. Tobias constant interference was making it even more difficult than it needed to be. No matter what Jackal did to trick the leopard into leaving Raven only, Tobias wouldn’t be happy unless she complied with his wishes. As her Alpha and mate she was obliged to follow.

This morning the Ark was deathly silent. It always was after a Saturday night, the time it got ridiculously rowdy. Raven was curled up against her mate, enjoying the warmth and the closeness. It pained her that she would have to get up and leave him be. He would most likely sleep the day away and without him to bother her, she would be capable of working all day...and repeating it tomorrow. With a sad sigh she slowly untangled herself, not wanting to disturb him. When she was almost free she felt his arm wrap around her waist and pull her next to him. With a soft huff she attempted to get out of the hammock once more, when she felt his arm again, she grabbed a pillow and quickly put it in his grasp, as he slammed it against him. While he settled himself into the pillow she breathed a sigh of relief as she slid down. Easing herself out of the hammock she grabbed her t-shit and off the ground and put it on, walking around the hammock to place a gentle kiss on his forehead before heading towards the bathroom.

As soon as she cleaned herself up she exited the room, happy to see her mate was still fast asleep cuddling with the pillow. Heading for Tetradore’s office she grabbed the mail that had been sitting in the ‘unread’ box of the desk. A sad smile appeared on her mauled face when she read over her Alpha’s name. Always the mail was under his name, and she hated opening up his mail, but there were important business items that needed to be handled that were addressed within these letters or statements. As she went through the pile, she noticed an unfamiliar, decorative looking envelope. Both eyebrows were raised when she noticed that the decorative letter was addressed for her. As much as she was aware she wasn’t quite sure why she would receive a letter. She didn’t write a letter to anyone and she was confused as to why she would have one. Slowly she opened it, careful to not destroy it as the artwork was pretty. Pulling out the elaborate invitation, blue-grey eyes looked over the artwork first finding it quite beautiful. The handwriting was quite archaic, no one wrote like this before. A small smile appeared when she understood that it was an invitation to come to a café from the King of Italy himself. Though that smile on her face was replaced with a look of horror as she realized the date.

Quickly she turned her head over to the clock making note that she would need to leave the Ark in 10 minutes if she was going to meet him. Quickly she placed the letter within the desk of Tetradore, hiding it underneath some old paperwork, because she would hate for Tobi to find it and destroy it. Of course he wouldn’t mean to, and yet she didn’t want to take the chance. Heading back to her room she slipped in, carefully going to the closet to find some appropriate clothes. When she managed to dress herself, she slipped out of their bedroom, rushing down the stairs and bolting down the docks. As she made one final leap down the walk she shifted, barreling down the alleyway and towards the South. Eventually she would make it near the café, shifting within the bushes and then walking up the sidewalk as if nothing happened.

As she followed the hostess she pulled out her phone, making note that she was going to barely make it to him. Placing the phone back in her pocket she looked up noticing the fae King. As they made their way towards his table, she noticed how the others looked at her. Feeling their eyes bore into her she lowered her head, placing her hands in her black jacket. With a small smile she sat down in the chair he had placed out for her, sliding herself back towards the table she murmured a soft hello. It was when their waiter made his approach did she flinch slightly, the girl still wary of other males, muttering a softly her order for ginger tea with cinnamon. Blue-grey eyes flashed towards the fae King as she settled herself more comfortably now that the male waiter was gone. Pink lips pulled back a wide smile as she nodded politely.

“The Ark is a place of business, anything with a business has an address to receive mail. I was surprised to receive one, I’ve never received mail for myself. The envelope and invitation were very pretty.”

It was good to see the Fae King. It had been a long time since she had seen him. The last time she saw him was when...when Tetradore had passed. He had taken Sam away, back to the home they shared. She hadn’t caught his scent or the Fae Queen’s scent in the West, it was as if she disappeared. When the waiter came back with her tea she happily took it, enjoying the warmth that she felt. She took a drink of her tea for a moment, and when she was finished she placed it back on the table. Pulling some of her golden-brown curls out of her face, she took another look at him. Could he see through her dark clothing that she appeared a bit more frail than usual? She hadn’t been eaten well since his death, every now and then she ate well, but mostly she picked at her food. She was overworking herself, busing herself with the business and doing what Tobias wished of her...and both were herculean tasks.

“It is good to see you again Dorian. How has everything been for you?”

Raven Clocksworth.
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