Freezing a Hellhound
March 22, 2005 1:56 PM
Mac was crouched behind a headstone with Kasie next to her. Oz was a few graves back and crouched behind another, watching. They were testing the freezing charm on the hellhound so that they could take snaps of the tomb. They'd been training for this. They were nearly ready. All they had to do was put the finishing touches on their plan, and that included a layout of the tomb.
Mac was nervous. Mainly because a lot of this depended upon her ability to still use her wand. She'd barely taken it out since being called.
Kasie looked around, trying to figure out where she'd like to take her pictures. She was going to avoid the flash if she could, but the shade from the strategically placed trees was going to present a problem.
"So what happens now? You say bippity boppity boo and the dog turns into a pumpkin or something?"
Mac glared. "No."
The hellhound suddenly stirred and charged them, snarling. Mac stood and readied herself.
Oz was a little concerned. "Um... Mac..."
She swished and flicked quickly - right as the hellhound leaped at her.
It froze, mid-air, mid-snarl, and then flopped to the ground. Mac grinned. She still had it.
Kasie had leaned back on her elbows, eyes wide. While she trusted Mac's magic to an extent, she was getting ready to bolt if the big, icky dog had gotten any closer.
"Did you have
to wait until the last minute to do that? What if you missed?!"
"I concur," Oz said, walking up next to them.
"Just worked out tha' way," Mac said. "Now, do yer business while I watch him."
She was pacing back and forth with her wand pointed. The hellhound's eyes were following her.
Kasie made a face but stood up freely and grabbed her camera. It was weird being in a cemetery during the day. She took a few ground shots around the entire tomb and was already seeing differences between the building and the blueprints.
She bit her lip, thinking she would get in trouble for this next part, but it was necessary. Using a close tree, Kasie climbed it and swiftly jumped onto the top of the tomb. "I feel an odd urge to shout 'King of the world' right now."
"Well, I'd curb that one," Oz said. "He might be in there, you know. Probably is, in fact."
One of the hellhound's paws twitched.
"He's fightin' through m'freeze," Mac called. "Hurry then."
She didn't have to be told twice. Kasie snapped the remaining pictures and jumped off the large tomb. "I think I got everything I need. I've got all the close ups, anyway. We can make a plan after we get all these printed out."
"I suggest we run then," Mac said, backing away from the hellhound.
It was starting to move.
"Yes," Oz said, grabbing Kasie's arm. "Moving looks good."
"Hey!" Kasie snapped when Oz grabbed her but when she glanced behind them and saw the hellhound trying to rise, she didn't need the encouragement. She was the first one to start the dash away from the growling beast. "I will not be made into doggy kibble!"
They moved quickly and hurried through the wards on the Council grounds. The hellhound bounced off of the wards with a snarl.
Mac moved right to the edge. "I'll be comin' back for ya."
It snarled and tried to lunge for her. Oz grabbed her arm and pulled her back.
Kasie rolled her eyes. "Do you have a death wish? I've never seen someone so psycho as you when it comes to a fight."
"Tha' one took a piece form me. I pay tha' sort of violation back in kind."
Oz raised a brow and looked at Kasie. He was thinking that when it came right down to it, that both these women were off their nut.
"Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!" Kasie jumped up and down with her hand up in the air, like she was waiting to be called on. "Then I get dibs on fancy pants and his sparkly necklace!"
Oz rolled his eyes. "Come on, you two. We have work that needs doing."