Sanguine tendrils of silk split into puffy bits of smoky ink? dissolving to reveal him, black armor a catching the glow of night. The town on the opposite side of him a red glow emitting from him, igniting the ribbon of snaking water before him. It was the mad red river, snaking, writhing? and only feet before it lay one broken, condemned, and lost. It was a recent scene, no blood, which was due to the mean?s of death.
She was once an elegant looking halfie, her silvery hair, with streaks of other loud colors, was sprawled in a curtain near her head, feathering in strands, with the occasional stir of wind. Her skin which could have once been considered tan, was now a bright pale, and her bruises and contusions on her wrist, legs, neck, and fair face suggests fouler play. Glan stepped forth, his favored dagger, sliding with a click into a sheath as he looked down upon her broken form. He could see the limbs twisted, in a way one should never look, the wisps of death still rising, and her soul was still intact. He looked upon her face, and called out, pulling for it? and once she consented to his offer, he possessed that soul? drinking it into an amulet, to be expended during his hunt. Purifying it ultimately for its journey towards where it belonged.
He stepped away, before turning on his heel, there was a rush of displaced air, that sucked in a wispy mist of darkness, that vanished dispersing on a coming breeze, and he was gone.
There was more displaced air, and he crept from the darkness cutting into a building, from the lack of light in an alleyway. There they were, two men, completely unaware that a hunter stalked? red flecks dancing fluidly in silver as he crept, there wasn?t even a sound on the slick slimy floor of the alley as his boots danced from darkness to darkness, and closer each step to either of them.
They were chatting lightly, their ugly human heads taunting Glan, his eyes flashing their silver, catching a nonexistent light at an odd angle, making an ominous spark which was unseen by the two before him...
?Yeah she was a ****ing bitch anyway! Can?t believe how stupid she was though!? He was the bigger of the two, but his weight was hidden behind a duster, but just by the lines of his body pressing lightly into certain parts of the baggy clothing it was obvious that he was more than physically fit. There were the outlines of weapons; actually he concealed them with very sloppy actions.
?Oh yeah right, but smooth as a glove, tight fit at first though eh?!? The second was not much less than the other man, but he was decently shorter, and decently more compact in his build. Yet he was also very pressing, and probably smart. Well not currently? but he was also the darker of the two, and probably the one to fear most, just by the tone; and presence he possessed. He had something in his eyes as he glanced back at the other man? a part of him more vicious, or more willing of doing wrongs then the other man.
But this night they were both marked, the shadows indicating them as someone to take to the gates, and offer their souls. Envelope into him, devour! Their hate, and evil will sustain him, and whatever kindness he possessed would add to his will, and wisdom. Yes it was truly a feast? as he leapt silently brushing a blade from a sheath; and in a fluid motion it swept the first man?s tendon?s behind his knee, causing him to crash to the ground. But before he even began his decent Glan was coming up, using a spin, and pivot motion, his free leg used to harness that momentum, and speed. In this silence, there wasn?t even a whisper of displaced air; but very faint, there was a jingle of his bells, it was there, but barely audible.
His upright jolt of motion sent him coming at an upwards angle with the blade grazing the man?s ribs, arm and slicing his prominent arm?s controlling muscles, and tendons; making it useless, and left to dangle.
Then in a flurry that followed that surprise attack, his leg he used to pivot was still positioned, and he used that, pushing off with the other foot, boot still making no noise except a now obvious whisper of his bells, as he swept the leg under the man; sending him crashing to the ground.
The first man was in agonizing pain at this point, and he was holding to that knife wound placing pressure, and trying to tear the pain off of his body. But it was too late, the poisons were already eating his flesh in rapid necrosis. Of course it was just one of the various things he mixed up, using various substances that Glan preferred? so he simply watched the second man writhe in pain, as the same thing had already begun eating away at him.
He pulled out an Elvin silk cloth from somewhere in a flash of movement that made it impossible to even know where. Then he swiped the dark thick poison and blood from the blade, before letting it fall casually to the alley floor. Landing lightly in a puddle, and now beginning to sizzle slightly. Glan then slid the blade back into the poison coating sheath, and with a two faint clicks was now locked in place. Blood was the catalyst for that serum, and it was used when blood was meant to be drawn? so all in all, it wasn?t something to coat a throwing knife, or an arrow, or needle, but something to coat a dagger, or sword, something that slashed as well as stabbed, and covered as much tissue as possible. So he had done finely with his catch, now to do his work? and make a statement.
Now he slid various smaller cutting tools from a rolled pouch stashed beneath his belt. Taking them out carefully, and setting them to slicing parts of the second man, first cutting his face, making his mouth a twisted smile. Then he removed the eyelids, and carved several things into his forehead. Then he severed every bit of the underside of the neck, with carefulness, so when disturbed the head was released from his corpse? yet the thing was, that until Glan had done this, the man was still alive.
He then turned upon the first, pulling a mini saw from the pouch, it was only about two inches long, and made for quick simple cuts. He slid it with harsh jerking motions across the undersides of the first man?s arms, removing flesh, and shredding bone, as he palmed the blade, blood spilling over a leather glove, covering his wrist, and he continued to shred through them both. There was some grinding, then a gurgled sound, as he left both arms hanging loose on a shred of flesh, big enough to conceal that they were severed to whom ever touched them, and then that individual would have a startling surprise when they fell off. He did the same to everything but the tainted leg, humming was faint under this one?s screams, he took a little more to break then the first, as Glan devoured his soul. But partially, Glan was relishing in the pain, that he could taste, and the hurt that he inflicted.
He paused, once finishing the desired leg, the man was still alive, but losing blood, there wouldn?t be too much enjoyment if he just suddenly went into shock, and stopped screaming. Glan, took a small wire, and attached it to a miniature power cell, and hooked it too two separate needles, that he placed in each of the man?s eye?s, to melt them. And instantly the man?s scream intensified until his voice broke. His will followed, and Glan ate what was left of him, depositing the power contained in them, into the gems of two separate amulets. Then he continued his work, leaving every thing secretly severed so that they looked still attached. Then he carved the man?s into a twisted expression, somewhere between glee, and insanity.
Carving various curses, and experiences of how this man must have been abused while he was younger, into his chest, and neck. And he pulled the needles out of the man?s now empty sockets from the wires. As he disconnected the miniature power cell, and then cleaned the needles, with a bleach substance. Then in an instant, he cleaned all of his other instruments, and dried them, using Elvin silk cloth; before he tossed it away carelessly. Placing everything carefully back into the roll up pouch, he made sure that it was secure, and then he slid the bleach like compound's vial into a concealed spot in his armor, before again concealing the pouch, and implements. A smile, one of rarity, and cold joy at that pain tainted his lips, pulling them taut to expose teeth, in the darkness of an alleyway the Trueblood smiled down, watching the corpses spasm in that near pitch black abyss of swirling shadow.
He rose to his full height, and with the sound of wool dragged in sand wispy tendrils snaked outwards. Displaced air pulling inward the puffy smog of inky blackness, that spiraled like cigarette smoke. There was the whisper of bells, and the remnants of a sick laugh, as he vanished. The scent of night shade lingering to the eyes he knew were watching, and the misty darkness caressed a face of an oh so late friend who was now left too look upon his fallen comrades; just before that darkness too became nothing, and the remnants of his presence died, except for the scent of nightshade which hung loftily over those corpses. The smell of a poisonous flower, left, as a trademark of his passing as a ghost of ghosts.