CLOSED SMS to Wasyli & Victor

Storm

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Storm, aka, Serena Perras, typing an urgent message to Wasyli Sobieski and Vittorio LaGuardia:

Ursula Bellefleur and Elena Moceanu were assaulted on their way to the Krauss Estate, earlier tonight. The attackers were likely Hunters, probably Brotherhood of Orion, although they did not recognize Urs or Elena for who they were. Please advise the Autarch. Don't ask me how I ended up in the car, but there I was - and I managed to save Elena by dragging her away from the scene and employing the use of shadows to obscure the getaway. Will explain later. Point is, Elena should be safe and heading home to the Krauss Estate. If you have any directions for me, let me know.

~ Storm
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Elena, frantically typing a text to those who might care:

Myself and Ursula Bellefleur were assaulted on our way to the Krauss Estate, earlier tonight. The attackers were likely Hunters, probably Brotherhood of Orion, although they did not recognize Urs or myself for who we were, which was quite surprising. Please advise the Autarch of this development.

Don't ask me how I ended up getting to safety - but to make the long story short, I managed to save myself by allowing some 'entity' that offered to help me - to drag me away from the scene. The entity then employed the use of shadows to obscure the getaway. Will explain later. I think it was Serena Perras, or someone that looked like her. Point is, I am safe and heading home to the Krauss Estate. If you have any directions for me, let me know.

~ Elena Moceanu
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Vittorio LaGuardia

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Victor was busy going over something with Anastasia when his phone dinged. It was a secure SMS and he smiled as he saw it was from Storm. Anastasia just rolled her eyes as she went back to work with the forensics teams. His smile turned to concern as he read the message. He quickly tapped up a reply.

Serena, get to the Cybermachine if you can. If you can not, get to my estate. Security will let you in. Let me know where you're going, and I will meet you there. I will inform the Autarch of tonight's events.

~Vittorio
He just sent that one off when he got the message from Elena. This evening was just getting more interesting. Serena using shadows? Was she Lasombra? What else about her was false or different. He'd have a rather long conversation with her about that.

Elena, I'm glad you're safe. I'll put the word out to my contacts to keep an eye out for the Brotherhood and get any information they might be able to about Urs. I'll contact the Autarch. And I'll have an interesting conversation with Serena next time I see her. Be safe.

~Victor
He next typed up a message to the Autarch himself.

My Lord,

I do hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Brotherhood of Orion has struck us this night. They somehow ambushed Ursula Bellefleur and Elena Moceanu on their way home from the Cathedral tonight. Elena was rescued, though Ursula was taken prisoner by the Brotherhood. Also, it appears that my aide Serena Perras was the one that saved her, and it seemed she used the power of shadows to do so. It appears she may not the Ventrue we were led to believe. Will advise further when I have more information.

Your Lord Magister,
Vittorio
 

Wasyli Sobieski

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When his phone rang its usual text notification, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Wasyli quickly clambered the phone from his front shirt pocket, and read the incoming text message. He gripped the Galaxy Note 9 tightly in his hands, before releasing his grip, and furiously typing a response.

Where is Ursula? Ensure Elena's safety, and point me in the correct direction to find her, please.
Moments later the ringtone went off once again, with another text from Elena. Another response followed shortly.

Elena, I'm so glad you're safe. Do you have any idea of the whereabouts of Urs? I must act and if there's anything you can do to point me in the correct direction, I will be eternally grateful. Please, retire to our home, and stay safe tonight. I will be sending some of our best to stay with you, in case any further attempts are made for the time being.
That text to some of the more veteran guardsmen of Vindicta was quickly sent out as well, with directions to proceed to the Estate, and guard those on site but especially Elena. He awaited a response from either of the women hoping to have some sort of compass as to where Ursula had perhaps been taken so he could set off.

 

Elena Moceanu

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Text back to Wasyli, from Elena's smartphone as she and Storm are heading back home, to the Krauss Estate:
Wasyli, I have no idea the whereabouts of Urs. She was taken by Mortals - they looked to be hunters. Assume the Brotherhood of Orion is responsible, although that's a guess at this point. Thanks for sending more men - with Tristan at home and incapacitated I can use all the defense I can get. Will contact you again, once we get there. Love you, Elena.
@Wasyli Sobieski

Oh, shit...

Looking at Victor's reply and realizing that she might have said a bit too much, Elena frowned at herself but there was little she could do about that, now.

Uh, yeah - about that thing with Storm? Go easy on her, she literally saved my ass and prolly would have saved Ursula's too if the blondie bear wasn't so keen on pleasing her attackers. IMO - and don't tell anyone this - but she's a fucking retard. We're going back to Tristan's place. Come by later if you get the chance, I'd like for someone to fill me in what exactly has happened to him, etc. xoxo, Elena.
 

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Seeing a reply from the Vindicta Ventrue, Storm texted back quickly as they moved down the emptied city streets with all due haste:
I'm taking Elena to the Krauss Estate. Did you want me to stay the night with her? Also - I've no clue who took the other one. Well, it was humans for sure, but other than Orion, I couldn't venture a guess. I will see about letting you know more, later - we're on the run right now and I'd rather not get recaptured again.
@Wasyli Sobieski

She then observed another message coming in, this one from LaGuardia. Annoyed that she was getting two different set of instructions, she simply typed back:
Elena's boyfriend said to take her back to the Krauss Estate. He'll be sending more men later to make sure no more funky shit happens. If you want to meet us there, be my guest - I'm sure Elena would welcome you as both muscle and distraction. Perras out.
@Vittorio LaGuardia

Well, this evening was a clusterfuck of rare proportions. Her cover was likely busted now, thanks to the Brotherhood of Human Assholes! Perhaps with this 'good deed' of having saved Elena's skin, everyone would overlook the fact that she was what she was. After all, Erebos was supposed to be this big, happy Vampire family? Not. Oh, well... whatever would be, would be.
 

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When Gabriel's phone went off, he damn well near shut the thing down and ignored it. But seeing a number he did not readily recognize, he pressed his finger to activate the phone via print, then swiped to see the contents of the text. His brow furrowed deeper the longer he read. Argh! So much for going back to the Buckingham Villa for a night of pleasure with Rubi Caldera. Oh well - business was business.

Taking a moment, he quickly typed back a reply.
Thanks for letting me know, Miss Perras. I'll take a detour to your POD and make sure Elena is safe. Wait for me there.
Shadows, huh? Why was this supposed Tenebris Ventrue obscuring her true origins? Supposedly, he'd find that out, soon enough. Tapping at the privacy screen, he instructed Patrick to head for the Krauss Estate. Hopefully, this little errand wouldn't take too long...
 

Marcus Valerian

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Marcus was on his way back to The Crown when Victor's text came in. He excused himself momentarily, not too keen on letting go of his Bride's hand, but attended to the message just the same. He must have not liked what he had read, because his face turned even paler than it normally was - likely from anger rising within. So... Serena Perras' cover was blown. Not good... but the knowledge could still get contained if he acted quickly enough. The Lasombra quickly relayed a message back to the head of Limbus:

My friend, if you have finished the preliminary investigation of the Crypt, I would like you to head to the Krauss Estate and make sure everyone there is safely contained within. I will be sending some Erebos operatives to keep an eye on things for a while. Who else knows of your suspicions regarding miss Perras?
@Vittorio LaGuardia
 

Wasyli Sobieski

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To Elena

Sounds good, please be safe, I will see you soon, and explain as much as I can. I love you too.
To Storm

Understood, just get her there safely. You should be fine to leave once you do, as I have plenty of security for her already on their way.
Wasyli would then quickly hop into his '69 Yenko Camaro in that beautiful powder blue, tire rubber smell filling the air as the vehicle peeled out and onto the black asphalt ahead.
 

Storm

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To the Vindicta Basileus:
My lord Basileus - I have heard it on the grapevine that an object of your interest has been taken. My informant has told me she was traced all the way to the peripherals of the city - the Holy Valley Monastery. Requesting further orders, although I'm keeping watch over Elena Moceanu this night and would prefer to stay put on my target. Serena Perras, out.
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Vittorio LaGuardia

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Victor's phone was blowing up at this point. He shot off a quick reply to @Marcus Valerian

By your Command, I will head to the Krauss Estate.
He then shot off another message, this time to @Elena Moceanu

I am on my way to the Krauss Estate. I will take what you said into consideration.
His last message was to @Storm

I will be at the Krauss Estate soon. Be there when I arrive.
He made for the exit, leaving the Czarist Princess and the Norse Berserker in charge.
 

Storm

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Storm stared at the latest message from her smartphone and shrugged. She did not reply as there was no need. The Lasombra had already stated that she was taking Elena home and staying there until the young Toreador's safety was no longer in question. That could very well take up the next 24-48 hrs. As they neared the gates of the Krauss Estate, she would wait for Elena to speak with the guards or otherwise bypass the security system. Once they were on the estate grounds, they would proceed straight to the manor where (hopefully), a fresh meal and a nice hot bath would await them...
 

Elena Moceanu

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It did not take long to get inside the estate. Elena used her own combination to unlock the gates then just strolled in while the bewildered guard watched.

"Come on," she motioned Serena to follow. Eager to find Tristan and make sure he was being kept in a safe location, the young Toreador barely glanced at her phone and only visually acknowledged Victor's message to her. They would be meeting up in the house soon, but she would have no arguments with her Sire laying prone in some dark room somewhere.

Quick footfalls accelerated her approach, with the manor getting larger and larger with every passing second.

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To be continued in Fractals (an upcoming thread title).
 

Marcus Valerian

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Marcus sent off a brief and final text to Storm, before turning off his phone for the night and making his Bride a priority - at long last.
If anyone asks, tell them you were acting under orders from me. I will deal with them later, if need be.
@Storm