Thanatos simply nodded as he watched her jump down and walk away. Yes she was quite and interesting puzzle. She hided because if she is discovered, then what she is will be her death an undoing. Oh yes for the first time Thanatos was curious it has been a long time sense he cared enough to find something out. Thanatos jumped down silently from the building as he landed silently putting up a kick of dirt an walked over to Ike.
"Well she is an interesting woman, cloaked in darkness, and not wanting anyone to know her true identity reminds me of myself. But if she is truly hiding something like me, then that means she is being Hunted by something powerful. Perhaps I will follow her for a little while see what I find out. I said I would let her go, never said I wouldn't follow her. Oh an I have something for you Ike."
Thanatos was quick with his movement as he put his fist into Ikes stomach not hard enough to do damage but hard enough to knock the breath out of him.
"Thats for thinking your at all funny, and poking fun at my expense".
With that Thanatos swished his cloak and started walking in the same direction as the woman from before. He chakra was still strong but weaker from distance. He would keep a good distance behind her and she would not notice his presence.
Rachel continued to walk in the shadows, unaware that she was now being followed by the Hunter as she was keeping an eye out for anyone else that would be staking her since there were a few people around here who have made it a personal thing to bring her to justice. Once she though that the coast was clear of any of those people she proceeded to walk across a market square, acting normal as she got close to food stands an a few others and swiped things from them with ease, these people were so easy this was on of her hotspots when the market was around though after a while she got bored and had enough food for herself and had enough with having to push past the people who never noticed her
"I think it's time to go home now" she said to herself as she then started to head in another direction, towards an alleyway that again was hidden in the shadows, best place to get away from people since it had two open ends to it though not so great if both ends got blocked
"Lucky I was able to avoid any trouble this time, don't want another mob after me" She continued to talk to herself like there was another person there
Thanatos followed silently watching the woman, she was at it again at the stalls, her ability to her chased by a mob and still steal not more then minutes after was admirable. Which to Thanatos she has been chased a lot possibly for a long time, its that shrug it off attitude. Thanatos had that himself, back in the day when he first became a hunter it was a hard job for him, he was like Ike wanted to help souls instead of kill them. He felt that pity for those souls, among popular disbelief Thanatos was not always the cold ruthless hunter he was now. He often found himself becoming attached to souls like Ike would. This would be the last thing he would ever admit to the young Hunter, but that was perhaps the reason Thanatos took a liking to the boy, something else he would never tell Ike. Thanatos was corrupted long ago, his emotions ripped to shreds, his ability to care crushed under the weight of loss. It was true he could still feel but never would he care enough again. An that was what Ike would face one day, one day Ike would face the same persecution that Thanatos did, an he would see just why he himself was such a cold blooded Hunter. Thanatos silently followed the woman into an alley, she seemed to be done with her stall stealing, she sure did talk to herself a lot it would seem. Not a good idea for these walls have ears, and that is literally every wall. It was better just to think it an not say it. Thanatos silently jumped up a couple wooden supports and got on the roof over looking the alley way and keep walking with the woman, the alley was small he would not be able to conceal himself in it that well, especially with his size. As good as he was at concealing himself an moving silently his size offered him no lee way when it came to small alleys.
Rachel stopped for a moment and narrowed her eyes as she turned around though just missed Thanatos as her searched the alley behind her before shrugging and turning back the way she was going and continued to the other end. Once there she took a moment to peek out to again make sure there was no one there that would try and do her harm, once sasified that no one would she walked out onto the street, taking her time as as made her way about half way down before ducking into another alley, this time a deadened one though this one had a few doors that lead to some house and basements, one of these, long time abandoned is where she has set up her home, pushing the door open and walking inside
"Home sweet home" She said quietly to herself and the empty house, looking around for a moment before going to put the stolen food away in the broken kitchen shelves and a few trinkets she also stole in a display cabinet
Thanatos followed silently upon the roof tops, she was cautious that was good, but not cautious enough apparently. That would not work in her favor later on if she was really being Hunted. If whatever hunted her was a Hunter like Thanatos then any little slip up could end you with your throat slashed, bleeding out for help, an your breath shortens, and you realize its finally over. Thanatos put his hand to his neck as the slit that went from ear to ear, he could still feel it even thought it was nothing more then a scar now. Thanatos watched the woman enter a condemned run down building in the back of the slums, a good place to hide, no one really came to these parts unless they got lost or were stupid. Jumping down silently from the building Thanatos came to the front door as he silently opened it and walked in to the darkness of the woman's home. She was right there in front of him, back to him as she put her food in the cupboards, an the other oddities she had stolen. Not going in any further staying in the shadows, cloaked by its darkness he spoke.
"For someone being hunted you sure don't take enough precaution. I would imagine if something has been following you it would have attacked you long before you got here or worse."
Thanatos removed the mask again as his eye's were again glowing their dark shade of red. With a quick blank they turned back to their respective colors of yellow and green.
Rachel jumped again hearing the Hunters voice, though this time she grabbed a scythe that lay resting next to her cabinet, almost as big as she was as she swung it around this time in offensive rather then defensive, her purple eyes narrowed from under her hood that she had yet to remove.
"What the hell are you doing here?" She growled at him as purple sparks started to dance up the blade from her arm, presenting its self as lightning magic, her eyes were trained on him ready to strike if she had to.
"And I think I can take care of my on well enough, now leave my home" She sounded confident in her abilities to fight, and now armed with her large weapon that confidence was boosted, though she wasn't stupid either
Thanatos silently lowered his head as he looked around the home, then he trained his eye's on the large Scythe that was trained on him. He could see the purple electricity coursing along the blade. Now that was curious, demons were usually the ones that had a power such as that. Thanatos walked forward some as the woman brought the scythe back, this time she was ready to fight to the death. Thanatos put his hand up as it glowed a dark purple very close to the blade's shade of purple.
Dark Electricity a very potent weapon in the hands one who is tuned in the art. The Demons old call it برق از مرگ or Electricity of Death, could kill a normal human on impact. Very few know how to withstand it very few demons as well, as it is a very rare power to possess. I believe the first time it was ever used was in a fight between an Angel named Gabriel and a Demon lord named Agrototh, it was created when pure light from the Angel Gabriel and the demon Lord Agrotoths dark light mixed and became a power that was harnessed by the Demon Agrototh. It lead to the eventual defeat of Gabriel, but the power could not be harnessed without a... soul that was both good an evil, Agrototh destroyed himself because he could not harness the power. Curious that one such as you possesses such a dangerous power. I am sorry to say but you won't kill me will you? I think I am starting to understand what you are, I could be wrong though and you could cut me in half or I could leave and just tell the people out there what I think you are, again if I am wrong then it should not bother you all that much. Either way it goes, there is no pain or torment you can inflict upon me that I never felt before. Now I have another idea, we can sit down and talk or stand if you prefer, or I can remove my blades and we can see which one of us is stronger. Death does not bother me I have been at its door step many times, I know where my fate lies when I fall in battle but can you say the same?"
Thanatos stopped talking as he opened his hand an the purple glow from his hand extended from his now open hand to his body, as it progressed Thanatos was cloaked in a deep purple of low light.
"It all comes down to a choice, I made mine now you make yours".
Rachel again remained quiet as this hunter spoke, she had never known what her power was just thought it was some power she happened be born with so maybe this guy could tell her more about it, she also would rather not him running out an telling people and would also rather avoid an unnecessary battle. Her purple eyes narrowed as then slammed her scythe into the ground before the Hunter with an angry set of movements that followed, walking over to the beat up couches in the old living room and falling down into them with her arms crossed and leaning forward with her shoulders hunched, looking almost like an annoyed teenager now.
"Fine, have it your way, you have half an hour before I kick your ass out of my house, got it?" she said in an angered tone, her purple eyes looking to him for a moment before t the ground, the cloak still covering most of her body and her face
Thanatos lowered his hand as the glow subsided and diminished from the out line of his body, walking over to the couch he slowly removed the two blades from his waist and layer them across the old tattered couch. Then he idly removed his cloak and layed it on top of the swords. His arms now exposed arms were massive in muscle, covered in ancient markings that looked like they were burnt into his skin. Sitting down silently he looked at the woman as she looked extremely pissed right now, not like he didn't know how aggravating his methods of obtaining information were. But in the end it worked and to Thanatos that was all that mattered was results. Leaning forward the marks on his arms glowed continuously deep red as he spoke.
You don't trust me that much is obvious, but letting me leave would be more then disastrous for you. My methods of obtaining certain information can be... aggravating to the sentient whom I apply them to, but you will find that I am a lot more trust able then I seem. For example to smooth my methods I will show you something no has seen for over three hundred years, my true face. Call it an ice breaker as a Human might call it.
Thanatos silently closed his eye's as the skin on his face began to bubble like his skin was melting, right before the womans eyes his face contorted as his hair slowly sucked itself in and his entire face became that of another mans. As it formed Thanatos opened his eye's as the woman now looked at the man underneath what could be called the mask.
"Its a very useful technique I learned long ago by a group of Croatian Monks, they had an adept ability in altering their face and making it as if it was someone Else's. The technique is frowned on though, as it may, because to preform it you have cut a piece of the man your turning you face into off an keep it about your body so the link can be held in contact. I always favored a younger look, but most mistake me for someone unseasoned. Now let me get to my point, I have lived for a long time, before I became a Hunter I was what you would call a Historian of the Realms. Eight hundred years ago I heard a story about a very special being, formed between the unholy combining of a Demon and an Angel, together they had a child. Through out history these beings never made it past even ten years of life, for the demons considered it an abomination in the eye's of their dark lord Lucifer, and the Angels wanted nothing to do with such a being. These unfortunate children are left to die in the Mortal Realm or condemned to execution. But I believe that I may just found the first one ever in person, your Chakra gave it away I know the feeling of an angels chakra and a demons chakra both are different in their own right, but yours was like mixture of both. Your actions an the feather are what lead me to follow you. It all points to the fact that your a very rare being not so much unlike myself. Tell me is any of what I am saying not the truth?"
Thanatos crossed his arms as he looked at the woman with blank expression on his face.
Again she listened to the man as he spoke, he certainty did have a lot to say though then again she often talked to herself and that didn't give much for conversation, her purple eyes still on the ground and her head still bowed though she did take the time to sneak a glance at the Hunters real face, blinking a few times before looking down again and giving the man his answer with a sigh and a nod of her head, if one could even see it under her hood.
"Yes....yes it is true...what of it?" She growled to him though it wasn't as harsh as before and more quiet, Rachel had never expected the people around these parts to figure out what she was, people around here were as dumb as a rock and can hardly tell up from down but she always knew it was just a matter of time before someone found her out.