Seth was pacing his office. He'd been doing that quite a lot recently. Too many thoughts were flooding into his mind. Max, money, travis' predicament, Rose's storming out, this battle, etc.
The only way he knew to keep his mind busy was to work on a gun. He inspected that ivory handled pistol. The crafstmanship was remarkable. The slide stuck a little, but other than that, it worked fine. A little grease would take care of that.
Now that he did that, Seth sat back, mentally preparing himself.
"Rose, you've lived for a long time, yet you've learned nothing about the human race. So we don't have that power you can boast. What we have is versatility and determination. Surely you've seen miraculous victories." Seth let the slide of a pistol slide forward.
"And those two are old friends of yours. I'll go down myself before I let them die."
"Rose, no offense, but you are the most pessimistic, hopeless, unwise immortal I can imagine. Put some faith into us. You'd be amazed at what two humans, a lycan, and a mix can accomplish. Especially when big guns, adrenaline, and perserverance are involved."
Travis moved slilently. Of all the animals he would become, this was the most ironic. An odd though crossed his mind. He pushed it aside. His eyesight was sharp, and the cold night air did little to hide the activity of the city. He could hear babies crying, gentleman laughing, and several conversations he shouldnt have listened too.
His paws were soft, and he tread so silently, they never heard him coming. Even though he was the biggest one he had ever seen, he was quieter than a mouse. He could see the door creaked open. Seth and Rose argued inside.
He half smiled, half growled. He sniffed the air and his whiskers shuffled. He could smell...fear. It was coming from Seths office. He became worried. They doubted the mission...or maybe they doubted him. He slunk over the the door, his massive striped body blending so seamlessly with the dark night, he was invisible, although his white fur should have stood out.
His green eyes shot toward the door, and he heard Seth insulting Rose. He grew angry, but figured Seth had a good reason. He decided to drop onto his honches and listen to the conversation.