We had spread out to seek her out again. This time, however, we were all going to be passive. Just finding her and following her as best we could. Of course I was the lucky one...
There was a graveyard where I heard a crying girl. Intrigued and, I'll admit it, slightly hungry, I ventured closer. I was about to go against our plan and feed on her when I heard someone else walking on the gravel.
It was her, the one we were looking for, our enemy.
I held my breath and tried not to make a noise. She didn't look it, but she was supposed to be stronger than any of us individually. It was hard to restrain but I knew I couldn't risk it. I had seen what happened so little time ago.
Better hide well...
The girl talked to the crying girl and made her stop crying, pity. They talked a little and to my surprise she offered to take her home. Why didn't she just feed on her and get it over with?
Did she want the whole family?
I shook my head. No, I had to think like she did. She'd tried to save that other girl before. Her sister, if I was to believe the words of the little girl. Well... this could be really interesting. If she kept her and her parents alive, we may have use for them later.
As silently as I could, I followed the both of them. But it seemed as if it mattered little if I had just walked behind them a bit. The roofs felt better though.
She was so preoccupied with the girl, talking to her about her friends of something. It didn't really matter. It made it all the more easy to follow them.
It didn't take long to get to the house where the little girl's parents lived. They were so happy to see her, good for them. I smirked as I thought 'Enjoy it while it lasts, cattle.'. There was no doubt now that we could use them for something bad.
She left when the parents finally accepted the little girl. She didn't take notice of where she was. It really did seem she was being the goody Two-Shoes. So weak. But not to be underestimated yet.
She left quickly and I had to decide if I wanted to follow her more or return to the others. It wasn't safe to keep on following her, without any other distractions. If she was alone, the chance she'd see, hear or feel me was much greater.
I chose to stay behind with the house, making a mental note of the street and the number for the others.
Not that I would let them have all this fun without me.
After waiting a few minutes, making sure she was gone, I returned to the others. The building didn't attract me in the least, but it was good enough for now.
Not many of the others had returned yet, in fact only two remained. They looked at my return with surprise and suspicion. Had I interrupted something?
"Why are you back already?"
"I found her."
"Do you know where she's staying?"
I grinned. "No."
"You idiot! You found her and you didn't follow her?"
I kept the grin on my face. "No, but I found something better. A little girl she saved. The little sister of the one that died when she hurt one of us."
They frowned, both of them. "And you know where she is?"
I nodded. "Her and her parents."
Now they smiled as well. "That is good indeed. Tell us."
I shook my head. "No, I want to be in on that party."
They looked surprised for a moment but then grinned. "Fair enough. We'll wait until the others get back, then we'll make a plan."
"I'm looking forward to it already."