For the young woman it turned out to be a normal night. She woke up at the same time she did each night, and slowly crept around the house that she shared with the rest of her clan. About fifteen people stayed in a house that was in the middle of the woods, but the house was close enough to civilization that when the vampires needed to feed, that their victims wouldn’t be too far away. It was convenient in one sense, but in another it wasn’t pleasant. Ever since Arianna was young, she was taught to be a fighter not only for their clan, but also for their race. Both her parents along with the clan leader put her through some extensive training to ensure that she would be one of the future warriors that could defeat almost anything in her path. How she got so lucky to be in that role was beyond her, and through the past few years she was slowly trying to escape the lifestyle to be a normal being. Well, as normal as a rather young vampire could be anyways. She wanted a life in which she could make friends, and hang out with people who understood what it was like to not experience a normal childhood.
Tonight was her night though. After she got ready in a pair of tight black pants, a black long sleeved shirt, and a pair of heavy combat boots she quietly slipped from the home. It was finally her chance to think of herself first and to put her clan at the back of her mind, though the worry was something that she couldn’t shake off. If she got caught while sneaking out then there was the possibility that her clan would turn their backs on her, and probably have her killed by the sunlight. Not an enjoyable death at all, hence the reason she wanted to avoid that kind of fate and live to actually see another night.
After successfully running away from the home she made her way down the familiar paths that led to the town where the humans lived down in the city. A soft smile appeared on the young woman’s face as she saw some flashing lights and realized that an actual circus was in town. She had heard of them from the other vampires her age, but none of them actually got to experience it. But, with her new found freedom she figured that she should indulge a little on new things, and this would be the perfect opportunity to expand her horizon to see what type of things she enjoyed. Some struggles would surely come her way, but Rina couldn’t bring herself to think of it. Instead, she just bought a ticket into the circus, and looked around curiously once she was inside the building. It was like nothing she had seen before, and there were more humans there then she could even begin to count. It looked like a full house, or rather close to being sold out, so it took her a while before she finally found an empty seat.
The beginning of the show was rather boring in her opinion, but when the circus master spoke about the knife thrower she knew her thoughts would change. In fact, her opinion did change when she saw a man come on stage only to get blindfolded. When she inhaled she could tell that the young man on stage wasn’t a human, but his scent was something she had never actually smelled before. Sure, half of the scent seemed familiar, but the other portion was something she couldn’t explain.
As the act slowly started she was intrigued to see how this would go. Could the knife thrower actually succeed in his mission to not strike his female companion? The curiosity was getting to her, yet her curiosity was answered when the first knife was thrown. She couldn’t help the smirk that appeared on her face as she watched the humans in the crowd with the pure look of amazement on their faces. It mirrored the amusement she felt on the inside, but her face was rather emotionless as she turned her eyes back to their entertainment. It was quite astonishing to watch the knife narrowly miss its victim each time the male would throw one. It was either pure luck that the knife missed the woman on the stage, or the male was very well trained in the matter. Just from the stance Rina could tell that it was the second option. A novice wouldn’t know the perfect stance like that.
Though the most shocking bit of the night was only to come. She could feel the energy in the room shift a little bit that caused one brown eyebrow to arch with curiosity. Things only seemed to get more interesting from that point on, and she watched as the knife was thrown once again, but this tine it struck its victim in the throat. Rina was fine at the sight at first, but when the crimson red blood started falling from the woman’s neck, she knew she needed to get herself out of there. It wouldn’t do well to get her cover blown by inhaling too much of the coppery smell of the blood, so she made it a point to make a quick exit. To the crowd of humans it could have been interpreted that she didn’t like the sight of blood, and in a sense that was true. Just the pure smell of it made her body crave it, but she couldn’t feed, not now. So, instead she all but ran out of the building, and at a safe enough distance so that the metallic smell of blood wouldn’t be too strong.
She took in a few deep breaths, and even managed to escape for a little while to ease her hunger, and feed on a human not too far from the scene. Just like any other good hunter, she managed to cover up her crime scene, and managed to make it look as if an animal did the real damage.
Though her curiosity about Koli only increased as she walked back through the city. His scent was easy enough to find, and she managed to track the young man down at a local stable. When she found him he was knocked out, and she decided to wait for him to awaken. Rina was a little ways behind him as she leaned back against the frame of the stable. Her ears perked up when she heard him wake up, and she waited until he finally noticed her presence. When he got upset she held her hands up to surrender. “Hey, I’m not here to harm you. I just found you here, and I wanted to see if you were alright.” Her words were mostly true, but she failed to mention that she had been back at the circus, and she failed to mention that she followed his scent here. He didn’t need to know that, or at least not now that is.