Post by Teresa Slayder on Apr 1, 2011 19:34:41 GMT
It was hot and boiling and sticky in the afternoon when she decided to sneak to the scene of the crime. No, she hadn't committed it she had just wanted to see what her powers could show her, what really had occurred here almost a month ago. Two human girls had been killed while playing a game over god only knew what. Assistant D.A Teresa Slayder walked cautiously trying not to fall.
Her blond hair blew in the wind as she went to the Meadow and sat down leaning against the tree. This was right about where the bodies had been found and although all the evidence had been gathered, the thirty-five year old Assistant D.A couldn't help believe that something was, missing. She had overlooked something.
Closing her eyes now she focused, letting her powers take her where they would. It didn't come easily, as long as she'd been a vampire. She had been turned about five years ago and now had some sort of control but not as much as she'd liked. She tried to concentrate but it was hard when her emotions were going off the edge. How and why on earth would someone kill two girls and just dump their bodies here? she wanted to know and she was going to find out.
Post by Carlisle Cullen on Apr 1, 2011 20:05:13 GMT
Carlisle's life at the hospital had taken a sudden busy turn and he knew that it was disrupting the family dynamic and he knew deep down that he had to do some major shifting around of things and spend some time back at the house, more importantly with Esme. Never before had they run into this sort of problem before. Yet ironically enough, they'd never before added a child into the equation of their family. It was all uncharted territory from this point forward and it made sense that with the arrival of Renesmee into their lives - not to mention into the lives of Bella and Edward, that the family should shift once again everyone going in their own directions. That didn't necessarily excuse the actions he'd been doing but he hardly could help things from spinning out of control.
And then of course there was that matter of the DA. Teresa Slayder. Carlisle in all of his 300 years as a vampire he'd never crossed paths with a vampire in such a position, yet alone such a young vampire. He had respect for her, putting aside what she was to continue helping mankind. It was something Carlisle himself had done. Using his gifts and ability to save those that otherwise would have had no hope at survival. But it was very uncommon for himself to be pulled into such a case. He was after all the overnight ER attending, and while he occasionally was asked to examine the latest victims of wild animals, he wasn't an medical examiner. At least not legally on paper at any rate. But when he'd been asked for by name, Carlisle wasn't about to refuse the DA and thus had begun the longer nights of pouring over charts and reports. Anything that might be of used to her.
But the day had proved to be bright and sunny with few clouds in the sky and Carlisle hadn't had the desire to go into work early today. He needed to take care of himself. Feed, restock and spend time with his wife. He'd offered Esme to head out with him for a leisurely hunting trip. Nothing too far away but she'd declined siting that she'd already agreed to go shopping with Alice. Carlisle had merely let her go with a smile, knowing that they'd most likely talk when she returned from the city and thus merely set out on his own. He hadn't even been expecting to run into anyone other than maybe a deer; possibly a bear of he went deep enough into the forest surrounding their house but as he continued to run, he caught a scent lingering through the area. There had been a vampire in and around the area no to long ago, and while not one of his family - it was scent he recognized.
Turning slightly he followed Teresa's scent until he was standing at the edge of a clearing. It seemed odd that she'd be out here this far when she'd been all but buried in her office under piles of reports and papers the last time Carlisle had seen her. Slowly he etched closer to her, not even connecting with the fact that this is where the crime had gone down in the first place.
Post by Teresa Slayder on Apr 1, 2011 20:13:49 GMT
The one thing Teresa had carried with her into this place was a gun and she took it out as soon as she realized she wasn't alone. Getting up from where she was the District Attorney for the homicide and domestic violence division looked up. She couldn't smell someone, well not that she was good at that sort of thing anyway. She had only been a vampire for five years and she was still getting used to the thing. "So much for peace and quiet" she muttered as she looked around. Walking cautiously, she stepped forward and than realized the scent now that it was strong enough. She hadn't gone far enough into her vision to see too far but that could way.
Now knowing who it was, she put her gun away. "D-Dr. Cullen?" she stammered as she pulled her blond hair out of her face. She knew that this was not a normal place for a D.A to be found, at the scene of the crime no less, alone and unprotected as far as anyone could see. She wanted to know if she was right and if it was him she could let her guard down completely at least for the time being. Rubbing her eyes she waited for a response and still kept her hand on the handle of the gun she didn't have it out just if she needed it, and if she was wrong.
Post by Carlisle Cullen on Apr 1, 2011 21:08:34 GMT
Although there was still quite the gap of distance between them, Carlisle could smell the gunpowder the moment she pulled the gun from it's holster. He had to admit that it was slightly amusing considering all she could do with her heightened senses and whatnot. And even still, a gunshot wasn't even a threat to their kind. It would just ricochet off leaving him unscratched. But on that same token considering she was pretending to still be human,, well it made sense that she'd have a gun.
When he heard his name being called out tentatively, Carlisle inched around the tree keeping an even gaze on Teresa. Since she seemed to have finally clued on on who it was, Carlisle noted that the gun had been tucked back into it's holster at her hips although he knew it wasn't very fair away should the need arise and the gun was needed. Not that it would be needed with him. "Miss Slayder. I wasn't expecting to find out here." It was the truth after all, she seemed to be sticking the limits of Forks and not venturing out so far. Taking another step forward, Carlisle did a little half circle before realizing just where they were now. It suddenly made all the more sense as to why she'd be out here.
This was after all the scene of the crime. Where those two girls had been killed.
During their discussions in her office, Carlisle had learned bits and pieces about her, although he had no idea about her powers or just how much of an advantage they gave her on cases. Carlisle however did understand that she was still very much a new player to this lifestyle and that despite being so young, she'd managed to adapt quite well to the lifestyle of living an animal blood diet only.
She looked at him now calmed down, no longer thinking she was in danger. She now being sure it was who she thought it was, put her hand away from her gun and said. “You scared me but no matter, I’m all right...and you’re right, normally prosecutors aren’t known for stalking crime scenes but, I had to check something” she didn’t want to tell him what exactly it was that she was looking for but then again that might be something that she would bring with her to the grave. She closed the distance between them so that she was facing him. “What are you doing here?” she asked. She wanted to know after all, she needed his help not that she trusted him completely; she never did trust anyone completely since that one incident that she still refused to talk about but oh well.
She gestured to the meadows as she saw the realization in him. “uh huh yep, the murder sight” she said as she looked at him. She than decided that keeping something wouldn’t help her matters so decided screw it, just to come clean with it. “the truth is I was trying to find out if I missed anything the first time around, when the bodies were found you know, I was trying to see if something…was left behind” she told him. She wouldn’t tell him what her power was but she knew that he would be able to guess sooner or later if that was how it turned out she had no problem with that. “Well, as long as you are here, I should actually say what I didn’t get around to saying before due to everyone else in my office at that last meeting we had, if I remember correctly, you still had more questions for me...this wasn’t a power that she acquired or anything just a skill she developed over the years as a prosecuting attorney. “So, what is it?”
Post by Carlisle Cullen on Apr 2, 2011 1:18:36 GMT
Carlisle supposed that it was a reasonable response. She often seemed trapped within the tapestry of her own mind. Locked in with her own thoughts. Which wasn't a horrible thing to have happen but at the same time it did leave her somewhat distracted and when you're this new to their kind, well a distraction wasn't always a productive thing to be. But seeing as no harm really had come - after all it wasn't like she'd fired a shot off at him and then stopped to see just who she'd shot at, Carlisle figured he wasn't interrupting something to important. Letting his hands slip into his jacket pocket, he glanced around for a moment before his gazed landed back onto her when she asked him what he was doing out here.
"My family. We have take residence out here. Away from the rest of the town. I allows us the freedom to be natural out here without fear of a human seeing us." And truth be told, the only human that had seen them for who they really were had been Bella, but not for a good long while. Standing in the clearing, Carlisle could only cast his golden gaze around wondering just what it was she was looking for. She'd mentioned that she wanted to see if anything had been left behind, but if he recalled correctly her team had been over this clearing with pretty much a fine toothed comb. If anything had been left, well surely they would have found it right?
It was at that moment that Carlisle couldn't stop the feeling that she hadn't told him everything. That there was more to her - well obviously, considering the fact that he really didn't know her all that well - but more along the lines that there was something on the ability front that she hadn't told him about. Her question however in regards to their last conversation in her office the day before, caused Carlisle to break his train of thought and he paused for a moment. "Hmmmm? Oh. About that. I really can't remember."
"I don't believe that" was all she said. If he wanted to tell her, he would if he didn't want to, he wasn't her witness and this wasn't a court of law, she wouldn't force him. She closed her eyes as she said. "Well, you know, there still might be something, there are a couple things that don't fit with everything I know so that's why I'm here to do a bit of a detective work myself, I mean yes, the detectives would be a whole lot better at that but right now, I'm out of options"
That was the truth, she went further away from him at this point and touched another tree, a tree she hadn't noticed before as being part of the crime scene when she had first been here. When she touched it she fell back what she saw, dazzled her no, correction, scared the living daylights out of her. She was still in her vision, in her past, seeing the forest and the meadows as it had been during that early saturday morning about a month ago, she saw them clearly in her mind the two girls. She gasped in shock when she came back to her senses and whirled to see Carslie still standing there. She said the only thing she could. "I'm...F-Fine, I swear it" she choked now getting up and leaning against the same tree.
Post by Carlisle Cullen on Apr 3, 2011 5:55:09 GMT
Carlisle supposed that she had a point, but now that their conversation from before had faded form the pretense of his mind, Carlisle honestly wasn't exactly sure what question - or better yet point he had been intending on making. He however was content to let her think whatever she liked for the time being and with that intention in mind, Carlisle merely made no further move to press that issue, rather preferring to let it change into a different topic all together. Better yet, let her move back onto the case she was trying to solve as it seemed to be the easiest thing to converse on.
As the began to explain her reasons for being in the clearing at all, Carlisle found himself growing more and more intrigued by what she was attempting to do. Not that he truly understood what she was getting at. Surely the detectives that were working alongside her with this case were competent and had indeed done their job correctly as it would only bring much more hard work for everyone involved if they'd missed something - or worse yet were hiding something.
Still standing paces away from her, practically on the other side of the clearing, Carlisle watched with his ever patient gaze as she moved around, before her hand finally came to rest on the nearest tree. And from where Carlisle was standing it seemed like nothing was out of the ordinary. At least not at his first glance. But as she continued to stand there, Carlisle had seen enough of Alice's vision trances to recognize that she was seeing something. Moving forward across the clearing to stand next to her, Carlisle waited until he was sure that the vision's hold had left her before speaking softly. "Did you want to clue me in now?"
Post by Teresa Slayder on Apr 3, 2011 15:37:04 GMT
That vision was, something. Tessa had never felt anything like it before. As she looked up at Carslie she sighed and nodded. "I have the power of true sight, I can see things for what it originally was...this case just got a whole lot more difficult, the girls weren't killed here, and whoever did the killings weren't human either"
She wondered if she could share her theory with him. Maybe it would be a good idea. "I have a theory that vampires are responsible although I don't know what they'd be doing killing humans for sports, I heard some do that though so maybe that's it for food, these girls were out here alone, perfect target without a parental supervision" she told him as she pulled her blond hair behind her ear. "Or it could be a wolf, I can't tell...the crime scene's been altered, I can reconstruct it but how am I going to prove this to the rest of my colleagues is beyond me unless..." she now looked at him carefully. "You can lend me a hand so I don't sound like a maniac"