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Kree crept along the street, searching for more traces of blood from the wounded creature. The rest of the pack followed behind her, also keeping an eye out for clues to the beast’s whereabouts, as well as other dangers. Erlenmeyer tagged behind the group.
A large delivery truck came around a corner ahead of them. Its headlights played across them as it made the turn. Immediately the hunters took defensive positions.
“What kind of monster is that?” Seeko cried out.
The engine of the truck whined as it tried to accelerate down the street after making the turn. Thara loaded a javelin in her atlatl and prepared to throw it at the vehicle. Tyrie strung an arrow in her bow and aimed at one of the headlights.
“Whoah! Stop! No need to panic.” Erlenmeyer tried to get in front of the warriors, which he regretted as soon as he was in front of Tyrie’s bow. “It’s just a truck, it won’t hurt you.”
The driver of the truck blew the horn as he went by. The group took a step forward, but Erlenmeyer stood fast. “No, look, its just going by. There’s nothing to worry about.”
“It’s eyes glowed! What kind of hell world do you live in, Earl In Mire?” Seeko swung the end of her staff up and held it in front of his face.
“It was just a truck. Those weren’t eyes, they were headlights. Like the streetlamps. You know they things powered by the lightning? It’s lie a really big cart. Do you have carts?”
“We have carts, but they have males pulling them. No males pulled the cart we saw.”
“Well, it doesn’t take males to pull it. It has an engine. It turns the wheels and makes the truck go. Its not magic.”
“Are there many of these trucks in your world?” Seeko asked.
“Yeah, a lot of them actually. Not many are out this late but there are trucks all over. They aren’t dangerous. Well, unless the guy driving it is drunk. Or an asshole. Okay, the drivers can be dangerous but the trucks aren’t. I’ve got a car myself. We use them to get around from place to place. That’s all.”
Tyrie seemed unconvinced. “More of your dark powers at work. We should kill him now. He will only lead us to our destruction.”
Thara moved to stand face to face with Tyrie. “You are not leader of this hunt. I say he comes with us. He has not done anything to harm us yet. Do you want to further question my command?” She started hard into Tyrie’s eyes.
Tyrie stared back but after a moment she lowered her gaze. “No Thara. You are the hunt leader.”
“Then do not speak of this again. Come, we must continue the hunt.”