In the dark sky above clouds began to roll in from the direction of the sea, late night radio stations dimly noting the sudden change of weather before dismissing it because it wouldn't be a very big storm coming in. However there was definitely a powerful buzz in the air that at first was hardly noticeable for those of the Sidhe kind, but as the clouds grew closer over New York the charge in the atmosphere was becoming harder and harder to ignore.
One such Sidhe, a late night taxi driver, was so focused on the strange abnormality that he almost missed a possible customer. Rain started to drop from the sky just as he pulled to the sidewalk and the middle aged human male got in, only slightly wet. "Phew, that was close." the man breathed in relief, glad to have reached shelter just before the rain started. "Wow that's a real downpour, did you hear about a storm in the forecast?"
The driver grunted in response, really not much for talking to his clients whether they be human or not. "Where to?"
The man gave him the address and then sat back in the seat to wait until they would arrive at his destination. He looked toward the window at the low sound of thunder that rumbled from the clouds, trying to see any indicators of lightning but finding none. "Hmph, hopefully this is just a thunderstorm. I always get nervous about lightning, being that we're in the city..."
And the Sidhe driving tuned out the chattering man, really not enjoying this part of the job. Sometimes customers were happy with a tense, awkward silence, but then there were the ones that had to fill it with their insistent chattering about things that he really couldn't give two shits about. Like fear of lightning, honestly they were in a city for fuck-sake with tall buildings all equipped with lightning rods. There was no way in hell that they were going to be hit by lightning and he wanted to shout that at the human to get him to shut up but he kept his eyes forward and did his best to focus on the rain slick road, gently coming to a stop at an intersection.
Suddenly there was a bright explosion of light that blinded his eyes followed not a second later by a loud deafening boom of thunder. He pressed his hands to his eyes at the harsh sting of light, his pupils contracted painfully in his eyes. He could hear his passenger losing his mind in the back of his seat and that only served to make him even more irritated. Still though he didn't snap and just slowly opened his eyes, blinking them as dark blobs of color started to regain their shapes. When he could see again his eyes snapped wide open at the scene in the middle of intersection. A deep green aura was swirling around a cloaked figure standing in the center of a small crater that had not been there a moment ago with large sprawling cracks originating from it and extending outward past the white lines of the crosswalk.
The green energy coming from the figure faded away and the hood covered head turned to look directly at him, a pair of bright gold eyes piercing through the rain water stuck to the glass to stare at him. He dimly noticed that the rain had suddenly stopped, but that hardly mattered from the dagger like gaze of the figure in the middle of the road. He blinked his eyes and the figure was gone from the intersection. He let out a breath of a relief to no longer have those eyes staring at him.
There was a sudden tapping at his window and he just about jumped out of his skin. He almost didn't want to look but as the tapping continued he slowly turned his head and gulped at the sight of the cloaked figure standing right there. With a shaky hand he rolled down the water covered window to poke his head out and was given a clear look at the bright eyed figure. To the human in the back he would simple see an amber eyed young woman with relatively dark skin that looked like she should be in college, but to the Sidhe the image wasn't so...harmless looking.
Gold eyes that practically glowed in the darkness with slit pupils stared down at him, two tiny points of teeth resting on her bottom lip hinting at the large fangs that surely laid beneath. Power exuded from her and it was taking every bit of self control he had to not shiver in his seat. "Wydda," She spoke, her voice surprisingly soothing though it had a slight gravel to it. A smile spread across her lips, revealing a set of canines far bigger than he anticipated and even though it was a friendly expression he still froze. "Ka uai nfaq qwyly swy riedk ez swos wydhz plyosilyz deny uai?" she asked rapidly in a language he didn't understand, while making a vague motion with her hand. Complex words and sounds rolled effortlessly off her tongue so quick that he hardly had time to wrap his mind around it before she was finished speaking.
"I-I don't understand you." he stammered.
The mysterious being tilted her head to the side, clearly confused. It seemed she didn't understand him either. "Waq ka uai fas nfaq swy dofriory ab adk?" she shook her head and sighed in mild annoyance, "Faq E wojy sa befk zatyafy ydzy sa sydd ty." He blinked and again she was gone from his sight.
In the cracks created from her descent, bright green grass and plants began to grow.