The second we got back to Tawny’s I took the necklace off Hallie’s heart. If she healed with that still in there it could cause some problems. Not to mention I felt kind of naked without it. We put both her and Morrigan to bed. All that was left was the wait. Tawny apologised for snapping at me and told me I was rude for not telling her I was a medic but I knew she was joking. Nate stopped by and did the smart thing of not bringing Trace with him. He’s actually quite a nice guy. For a rogue, anyway.
Hallie was doing better than Morrigan so I figured I should go visit her. Tawny had her hooked up to a heart monitor but neither of us really paid attention to it. If her heart started failing we’d pick it up before the machine but it was there as a kind of insurance. She was getting pale, which was surprising considering the amount of blood she lost and since she’s not the most tanned girl in the world. I could only imagine the pain she was going through. Sure I’d felt the freeze burn of vampire venom but I didn’t have to heal anything. Hallie had her heart, her leg, her arm, all the junk she got from the twins torturing her; the poor girl must have been in agony.
“ Hallie, I know you can’t hear me but I’m sorry I got you in to this mess. I… I love you, Dollface, but I…I know you don’t love me. Not really. I’m just so confused right now. I mean, I’m lost when I’m with you but I’m lost without you. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m sorry and I might not be here when you wake up” I said, leant forward and kissed her on the forehead.
I stayed in the room a little longer before going to see Morrigan. She didn’t look much better than when I brought her back two days ago. The bullet hole had shrunk a little but that was about it. I stayed with her a while, hoping she’d be all right. Nate broke the silence in the room by clearing his throat. I hadn’t even known he was there.
“What did you find out?” I asked him.
“Well, I’m pretty sure the girl you want is Evangeline Freeman. Evangeline Genesis Rhapsodos Freeman if you want to get all specific. She was a slayer up until-”
“Was?” I asked.
“Yeah, up until a few years ago when she disappeared”.
“So how are we supposed to find her?”
“You better thank me for my snooping skills, Yankee. Evangeline disappeared from her slayer group a few months after a werewolf incident”.
“Think she could be?”
“Maybe. But I have a location on her. She’s about thirty miles south of here and apparently she’s building a renegade pack of slayers”.
“A pack of slayers? Odd use of words there, Billy Bob”.
“That’s just what it said. You going after her?”
“Want me to come with?”
I didn’t care if he came with me. I stood up as calmly as possible and walked out of the room while Nate followed. We walked quietly out of the house and headed south. The werewolf, Ataris, told Hallie to find Evangeline and I wanted to know why.