Fire is bad. Oh so very bad. Being chased by spiritual embodiments of fire and hatred is so much worse. And all for a little hummingbird spirit. I still have no idea why they felt she was so important, but it doesn’t really matter in the end. They are threats, and so they’ll be eliminated. The main one, the Penitent or whatever, was strong, but if even I could get a shot in, it doesn’t stand a chance against our whole pack. Before then, the bird’s gonna have some explaining to do. Poor thing had been through a lot, so I left her with World’s Largest to refuel, but I have questions that she is going to answer.
And wouldn’t you know it, my pack was already in the Hisil. World’s Largest pointed out the general direction, so I took off to find them. In a cornfield. Setting an ambush for grapes.
It’s not my place to question, so I sat in wait with the rest until what looked like a concrete car (?) with a grapevine spirit (??) came driving along. Luc practically flew through the air he was so eager to fight. She stepped out, actually said, “So are we really gonna do this?” and started scuffling with Luc. Despite the delicate berry-hair, she was no pushover and Dev decided that we should talk to her boss. All things considered, it wasn’t hard to get her to do that, so now we have a scheduled appointment with a very powerful local spirit.
So now with one errand taken care of, it was time to look into a few others. Walter, James, and Luc went to check in on some kind of shenanigans going on with Skunk Rails trying to bypass Ukiah altogether. Don’t see what that should be a big problem for us, buuuuuut it’s probably a good idea for the human population to still be on the grid, as it were. Also, the Fort Bragg pack might be behind it all and dealing with some other wolves would be a nice change of pace. I personally can’t wait to witness the “negotiations” and “diplomacy” that go down. In the meantime, Comrie offered his help on the house on account of us helping out his daughter and her former career, so the brawn, the brains, and the fox are gonna see what they can get straightened out with Tamina at MPG&E.
Meanwhile, Dev, Mudd, and I decided to investigate the bad juju that Luc noticed at the hospital. The bad news is that the problem is no longer there; the worse news is that it probably means the human involved is now a Ridden. On the plus side, Dev has a new admirer (I think) in Dr. Bell, and he even got to hold her baby. I’m not sure if it’s touching or hysterical to see the big, mean alpha walking down to the maternity ward with a human infant in one arm while trying to look badass, so it’s probably the better part of wisdom if I just hold my tongue and not make any comments about “D’awwwww, ’oo’s da sensitive tough man? You are! You are!”