Once in a Blue Moon Chapter 5
by Anca Antoci
Once in a Blue Moon
This is a story I wrote back in 2012 as a FanFic for the TV Show Lost Girl. For more info on the Lost Girl TV Show click here.
“So what are you planning to tell her, if we do find her?” Bo asked interrupting Kenzi’s thoughts as they drove through the city.
“I’m not sure yet. I’ll know when the time comes.” She answered, staring out at the dark.
“Wow…how zen of you, Kenz!” Bo smiled.
“Bo, I know how it is to be on the run, to have no one but yourself to count on. I’ve been there and trust me…it’s pretty scary. I want to help her, I really do but I have no idea what kind of trouble she’s in…” Kenzi sighed thoughts turning to how much her life had changed since meeting Bo. Having a trustworthy friend was the best thing that had ever happened to her.
“I understand you, Kenzi. I’ve been on the run, too. I remember how it felt to have no one on my side. We’ll help her. But first, we’ve got to convince her to talk to us and tell us who or what is after her.”
“Well, that sounds like a plan!” Kenzi couldn’t help notice that Bo didn’t seem too happy about it, “Bo, what’s wrong? You look worried!”
“I am. We’re going into dark fae territory and, usually, that means trouble.”
“Since when do we let such minor details stand in our way?” Kenzi asked amused.
“We’re there.” Bo murmured, killing the engine.
Kenzi studied Bo for a few moments before she spoke, “We’re going to get our asses kicked, aren’t we?”
“That’s not what worries me. Nobody knows where we are, Kenz! If things go south, there’s no backup. We are on our own.”
“Are you getting cold feet, Bo?” Kenzi wondered.
“Oh, no way, Kenzi! I can handle myself. It’s you I worry about. Look at what happened this morning! You are way more fragile than you’re ready to admit and I don’t want to put you in any more danger.”
“Oh Bo! This morning wasn’t your fault, it was an accident. It could have happened to anyone. Besides, we have fought fae and monsters together and came through. You know I’m stronger than I look, right?” Kenzi asked in all seriousness.
“Yeah, you’re one tough cookie!” Bo teased and ruffled her hair. Kenzi feigned annoyance.
“Besides, we came here to talk to Rain, we’re not on the battlefield. This might actually go smoother than we think!” Kenzi encouraged.
“Well, let’s go find out!” Bo unfastened her seat-belt and they both got out of the car facing the woods.”How shall we go about it?”
“We could try calling for her,” Kenzi suggested.
Entering the forest, they called Rain’s name repeatedly, their flashlights at the ready for any potential danger they might come across. They walked slowly, their attention drawn by even the tiniest twig that snapped beneath their feet… Before they knew it, they had traveled far into the unknown forest. The only sounds they could hear were their own footsteps and an owl somewhere above their heads. Kenzi looked up through the dead branches of a tree, staring at the full moon. The owl made its presence known once more.
“Creepy!” Kenzi shivered.
“Yeah… Listen, maybe we should head back” Bo suggested as she realized that they had gone a long way. Getting lost at night, in the middle of a forest, with who knows what dangers lurking behind the trees, was not a good idea.
“Rain! We know you’re here! We just want to talk to you, so please, show yourself! We want to help!” Kenzi shouted through the forest, hoping that the girl would hear and respond somehow.
“I don’t think she’s coming, Kenz. It’s a big forest. So, she either can’t hear us, or she doesn’t want to come. I’m sorry, Kenzi, I know how much you wanted to help her. I want that too, but we can’t force her to accept our help. It’s time to go!”
“Yeah, you’re right.” Kenzi agreed disappointed.
“Oh, don’t pout! Maybe we’ll see her again at the Dal…and maybe, we’ll get through her.” Bo said trying to cheer Kenzi up.
“Maybe…” Kenzi spoke softly.
A split second later, Kenzi felt a sudden pain in her ribs and lost her balance hitting her head on a log. She lay there writhing in pain as she witnessed Bo being dragged by her feet over the leaf-covered ground. The sight of Bo’s unconscious form disappearing was the last thing Kenzi saw before she submitted to the pain.
At the Dal, Dyson and Hale were having a beer when Hale’s phone starts ringing. The Siren took his call outside, away from the noisy crowd. Dyson remained at the counter watching Trick wash glasses. Trick noticed that Dyson’s mind was miles away and guessed instantly what he was thinking about.
“If you’re so worried, why don’t you call her? ” Trick suggested and pushed another beer towards his friend.
“I have, Trick! Both of them! They’re not answering!” Dyson replied taking the pint.
“Then go pay them a visit!”
“Maybe I will. I called a favor at the office, put an APB on Bo’s car… ” he trailed when he saw Hale approaching the bar with a grim look on his face.
“It’s not good!” It was all Hale managed to say before Dyson pushed him towards the back room with Trick on their heels.
“OK, so the call I took earlier was from the office.”
“Bad news?” Trick questioned worriedly.
“Bad news … and worse news!” Hale replied almost running out of breath. Dyson clenched his jaw and pinched the bridge of his nose. What did those girls do this time?
“Bad news is that Bo’s car was found abandoned at the edge of the forest…And the worse news is that the girl they were following showed up in our system, there is a BOLO on her name. She is Rain Boyd and she’s wanted for a series of murders.” Hale finished the report.
“What? I knew she was bad news, but a serial killer on the loose?” Dyson was stunned.
“I guess now we know what she was running from!” Trick concluded with a loud sigh.
“If she did commit those murders, and Bo and Kenzi are looking for her, she won’t hesitate to kill them to cover her tracks,” Dyson said picking up his jacket.
“We’ve got to find them! Now!” he added.
“I know, man… I got you, but that is dark fae territory…” Hale trailed uncomfortable with Dyson’s decision.
“I know that. And I’m not asking you to come if you don’t want to.”
“Pff, as if I’d ever let you go alone!” Hale said with a smile, following his friend. Trick watched them as they left the room worried for the girls too.
In the forest, Kenzi came to slowly. She felt a sharp pain in her side and put her hand where it hurt, something wet and sticky soaking through her shirt. Bringing her hand to her face to sniff she realized it smelled like blood. In the pale moonlight, she took a closer look at her hand and saw that it was covered in dark red. I must have been stabbed.
Kenzi’s eyes watered thinking she was left for dead, her body already numb from the cold No one knew where she was and even if she was somehow found, it wouldn’t be the light fae coming to the rescue. She clearly remembered Dyson warning her about it. And Bo…She thought of Bo, remembering her limp body being dragged. She was in trouble too, dead maybe.
The sound of heavy paws thudding rapidly on the ground alerted Kenzi of a new danger, wild animals on the prowl. She wasn’t going to fade quickly into a dreamless sleep due to blood loss, she was going to die kicking and screaming while being torn limb from limb by a hungry beast. The sound was getting closer and closer, accompanied by a high pitch growl, like a deep scream that started loud ebbing off to a purr. A few seconds later she spotted a shadow moving fast and graceful through the trees.
Kenzi saw the animal closing in on her and closed her eyes in fear, forcing herself to lay still while the beast sniffed her face and prodded her with its paw. Whiskers tickled her cheek and she willed herself not to react. Kenzi was surprised to feel a hot tongue lapping across her cheekbone. It’s not polite to play with your food! she thought to herself but didn’t make a sound. As the animal’s wet nose poked her stab wound Kenzi couldn’t help but hiss in pain. It must have been the blood that attracted the animal to her.
To the girl’s surprise, the attack wasn’t vicious and wild as expected, but sweet and comforting. Kenzi had expected a bite, instead, she felt a hot tongue lapping gently at the wound and soothing the pain. She dared to open her eyes. The animal tending her torn flesh was a cougar. She stared at this sight for a moment and then it clicked. It was Rain. She had said that she was a feline.
“Rain?” Kenzi whispered in disbelief.
The cougar continued to clean her wound and started to purr. Kenzi smiled. She would live another day…
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