was actually a wolf she realized as she thought about why the spirit
would have lead her there. She started to runacross the zoo through the
African exhibit towards the wolf enclosure.As she ran she passed a pack
of hyena’s started laughing at her and the Drekavac inside her, mocking
and teasing the tortured spirit.|
“Hyena’s really are obnoxious,” Fern scowled at the animals.
dangerous,” the Rusalka told her. “They are one of the most likely
animals to learn magic, to become shamans as you have. None of these
have much power though, but they know what you are which makes them
jealous of you, and angry at the spirits inside of you. You need to be
careful because they can eat you they’ll take some of your powers so
you need to be careful around them.”
took a step back from the hyena’s cage and started to walk past as they
heckled her further. Annoyed she turned back to them and shouted. “I’m
going to hunt some squirrels so have fun in your cage.”
Mischief broke out into a fit of laughter as the hyena’s started whining and clawing at their bars.
allowed herself a small smile as she walked away, the hyena’s likely
saw the squirrels running past everyday, mocking them with their
freedom, so she figured that the best way for her to mock them was to
remind them that she was free to hunt the little animals.
walked until she was out of sight and then started running. The hyenas
had made her more nervous then she’d wanted to let on, so she wanted to
put a little more distance between her and them. After running for a
few minutes she sat down on a bench across from the wolves cage to rest
for a moment. She’d finally managed calm the Drekavac down but now she
felt exhasted. She wondered how long it would be before Fletcher found
her. He had to know she’d left by now. She smiled to herself as she
looked up at the wolves nearly half a dozen of which were still young
and playful, though not quite puppies anymore they were wrestling
around and yipping at each other. One of the older wolves walked
through the chaos of the young ones and stared at Fern with its
felt a tug on her mind and realized that the wolf actually was trying
to hypnotize her. Another walked up by the first, then another, and
another, each one staring at her. Fern grinned even wider as she
realized that she could harass them with magic, by letting them think
they might be able to get to her while she kept them at bay with magic.
She jumped up over the fence landing among them. She hadn’t been on the
ground for more than a second when her legs suddenly felt like lead,
that was when she realized the hypnotism had worked, they had convinced
her to join them in the cage.