"Well lets get it plugged in," David said as he looked to his wife and gave her a brief kiss before they headed to Alice's room to get it charged.
"Hey dad," she muttered glaring at Jericho.
"Hey baby girl," he said as he finally found the phone and handed it to Jericho to get it charged.
"Course you did. That's why you called me first and not Alice," he could be heard clearly frowning through the phone. "I'll call her but I can't make promises. She was a little apprehensive about letting Seth take the boys for a whole weekend. Her husband didn't seem to think that it was a good idea at all."
David Gregory had lost all of his family young. He only had one surviving son from the crash where a drunk driver rammed into his car on a family outing. His wife, youngest son and daughter died that night. It set him off into a path of development in technology that he didn't have all of the know-how for so he hired scientists and bought up land taking years of design and development until the live roleplay park was released.
It was unlike any other. The synthetics were flawless and they gave you a story beyond what you could imagine. Different stories designed by clever writers. Tested and verified. Multiple worlds to explore by whoever wanted to pay.
The world Seth would find his friends brought him to was a suburban supernatural world.
At first it would seem normal, his friends and him would go to a club in the place. It would begin to seem like nothing of note was going to happen and the trip would be a waste when a hot red head would walk up beside him and order a drink. Every synthetic in there up for grabs.
She would look over to Seth with a smile before looking back toward the bartender. The drink she had was thick and dark red.
Behind him there would be a commotion where a waiter would drop their platter. and as Seth turned the woman to his side would slide her fangs out. It would be out of no where that the brunette with the leather jacket would come up behind the woman and slam her face into the counter a few times before she pulled out a stake and stabbed her.
His friends would be stunned before they started shouting about how cool that just was as the synthetic vampire fell to the ground at the woman's feet. "You and your friends okay?" she asked him. The woman would seem strangely familiar to him. Dave had created his daughter as an adult having taken her appearance and aged her up and she and Seth had been best friends as children.
His usual eight hour shift turned into nineteen after an Army Troop had rolled into town, and declared the station their headquarters. So much commotion broke out in the aftermath that Red couldn't break away to answer his phone when his daughter called. He hadn't ever gotten a chance to call her back before his battery died. He'd forgotten to charge it the night before.
On that note, it had been about twelve hours since he'd last spoken to his wife. Red had asked one of the dispatchers to phone her if they got a chance. He had no idea if she'd ever found one. They were all scrambling, making and fielding calls. Clashing with the invasion. It wasn't like the few interactions their department had with National Guard through the yeas. In those times there'd been respect, everyone avoided stepping on toes. The major at the head of the Army company, though, had stopped just shy of driving the heel of his boot into Red's foot.
In the midst of all this communications had started to go down. Internet was gone all of the sudden. Officers were reporting trouble with their cell phones. Concerned citizens were flooding the lines about the outages, about things they were seeing on those devices still accessing data, the sudden military presence in their peaceful on-no-radar-anywhere-town.
Red was dog tired as he trudged up the front steps and quietly let himself into the mostly darkened house.
It had been a long time since Violet and Red had seen their old friends Dave and Debra. It had been since Seth and Alice we're about 3 or 4 years old. So as they got to space she sought them out to find them and invite them over to dinner.
It was after their classes for the day that the family would come in and dinner would be nearly down. "We're having guests," Violet said to them.
There was a jolt that woke up Alice. Then another one as the pod she was in jostled. There were alarms in front of her face. She could hear the hissing as the pressure escaped her pod. There was another jostle and she watched as part of the ship fell away exposing a harsh world that they were plummeting toward.
Alice watched to see if there was anyone else awake before she fell to the ground as her pod opened. It was hard to breathe. She wheezed as she moved to grab something to brace for the next impact. Another person fell out of their pod just as they hit and was bounced out of the ship. She held on tighter trying to get to the suits feeling lightheaded. As she came across another pod it opened and dumped a boy around her age in front of her. He was still half conscious. As the ship hit again she grabbed him to keep him from bouncing out of the ship.
She couldn't think much beyond trying to get safe. She held the boy for a moment before she started to move for the suits again after making sure the boy was buckled into his pod again with the door opened.
As she got to the suit the ship hit again, this time she barely hung on slamming her head against the metal of the wall.
As the ship finally did its final dive she held on tightly, her head swimming before it came to a stop and she slammed hard against the wall then the floor. She pushed herself up to get into the suit barely conscious at this point. Once she was inside of it the burst of oxygen reinvigorated her and she knew she needed to get to the boy. She grabbed another suit, albeit clumsily before she went to the boy and unlatched him and pulled him into the suit. She was tired and hurting before she went black when she was sure he was in it properly, the only other person to survive the crash.
It was supposed to be a short puddle jump from one planet to another. Plava Laguna back to Dawnbreak. Where they were? Why they crash? no idea but the two of them would have to figure it out when they woke up.
Alice was chasing a vampire. She jumped between buildings before she rolled and fired at it clipping it in the shoulder. As she jumped to the next building the creature hissed at her turning to face her. "You'll never keep me dead."
"I guess that's just a matter of opinion," she said as she held out her pistol to fire. As she lifted up the weapon there was a shout and both of them looked up as a man with a cloth parachute came tumbling into Alice dragging her across the ground before he tumbled into the roof. Once she was able to wrestle away the vampire as gone and she sneered angrily and went toward the man struggling with their parachute. She wrapped him up in it more, wrapping her arm around his neck. "Who the fuck sent you?"
Alice had grown up in England under a strict house because of what she was and what she meant to her family being their only female daughter. She was the only one that could continue their legacy which was a lot of pressure so as soon as she had enough money she took off and started traveling the world with just her backpack and her friend Lamont.
That's how they ended up in this shitty little town when the beater they bought in Florida broke down and the mechanic told them it would take more money than the car was worth to fix it.
So they were stuck there until they saved up enough cash to get a new one. So what was the best option? They went to a bar to drink.
Alice grinned to him almost stupidly for a moment. "Have you told your parents that I was involved in setting the barn on fire yet?" she asked him almost cheekily as she continued to hold his wrists above his head.
Alice and Seth had grown up with some traditional families within really old blood lines within the Supernatural world. Seth was always taught he had no choice in who he would marry and Alice the opposite but when it came down to it, a treaty between the lead Hunter family and the lead Werewolf pack that was supposed to help in staving off further war. It would give the wolves the opportunity to take care of their own when they got out of hand instead of the Hunters however it made for a tense treaty as many didn't believe it would work, least of all the kids that were supposed to be the ones getting married to seal it.
Both of them took off at the first opportunity they got and ended up in Florida for the sunny beaches and fun time.
Alice had gotten a place to stay with a roommate. She would be out on the beach by herself sunning for the moment before she would get up and go to get in the water.