Fletcher Renn, Myra, Draco Lupus, Night Rock and China Sparrow arrived at the hid out. Tanith was after Fletcher so that she could use him to release Darquesse, who the team had found out to be Valkyrie Cain, Fletcher's ex. China looked around to see if anyone was watching them, no one so she knocked on the door and said "now guys, this is another person who Skulduggery doesn't like so..."
"Wait" said Fletcher "so if skull-head sees us with you and the person in that house, he'll kill all four of us, me first"
"Oh yeah, you should of thought of that China" said Draco "but we don't have time, we need to hid until Tanith leaves Dublin"
"Well then that means that we can leave the house at... 2020" said Night "she'll never leave until she knows your not here", at that point the door opened and Solomon Wreath stood there, with his necromancy Cain in hand "China Sparrow, Fletcher Renn and young Rock, how nice to see you again, your not here to kill me?" He said
"No" said Fletcher "we need your help"
Inside Solomon's home
"So you pretend to be a doctor in a university" said Fletcher as Solomon pored some cups of coffee for Fletcher, Draco, Myra and Night, China stood in the kitchen lost in her thoughts "yeah it's sort of a double life" said Solomon
"Nice work" said Night "how much detail did you put in the double life?"
"A lot, I spent hours trying to make up the perfect cover life; parents, education, relationships, you name it, I planned it out" said Solomon.
The house inside was a lot cleaner then the outside, outside was riddled with graffiti but inside reminded China of her old library, destroyed two years ago while her friends abandoned her, they were right to of course, when she remembered that day, she hoped her new friends wouldn't abandon her, she looked over to the rest of the team explaining he situation to Solomon, a few minutes later they stopped and he said "well it looks like your done for Fletcher, Tanith's not gonna quit until ya blood has stained her boots"
"Thank you for summing that up(!)" said Fletcher
"So what do we do?" Asked Myra
"Not much" said Solomon "stay as much as you want but she'll find you"
"Yeah, they have to get through the rest of us first" said Draco standing up, clicking his fingers and summoning a flame.
"I admire you determination" said Solomon "but she'll kill you within five seconds of the fight"
"Damn" said Night
"Yes, Damn indeed my dear" said China.
Tanith was really annoyed right now, Sanguine could see that in her face, she held tightly to her sword as she marched to the door "this is the house, the smiley whore China's car is here" she said, with one almighty kick the door went flying off the hinges, almost hitting Draco in the face "parties over" she said, just as Draco, Night and Fletcher got up to defend themselves Solomon tapped his Cain on the floor, shadows surrounded the team and they were gone "BLOODY SHADOW WALK!" She screamed.
"Shush" said Solomon pointing to the building with no door, Sanguine had just walked through it to comfort Tanith, the team slowly walked away to a nearby cafe, sat at two different tables and discussed.
"Ok guys this is big" said Fletcher "we need and idea and fast"
"We could um....." Said Myra
"Get some protection form the Sanctuary" said China, everyone turned to her and Night said "you do know that three of us are people that Skulduggery doesn't like, that's half of this bloody group"
"So" said Draco "we need to find a way to get Tanith off our backs and..."
"Wow" said Myra out of the window "speak of the devil, hid guys", they all turned to see Tanith and Sanguine walking straight to the cafe, when they turned back Myra was hiding under the table, so they did the same, when Tanith bursted through the door, she quickly ran to to man at the till and sliced his head off his body, turned to where the team was hiding and said "ya know I've seen zombies hid better than that" after that the team came out form their hiding places and Draco lunged at Tanith but was grabbed by Sanguine and thrown back to Night "very well done" said Tanith "we could us a guy like you, what do ya say", Draco then go to his feet and said "the day a join you is the day Hell freezes"
"That can be easily arranged" said Tanith
"Cut to the chase, Tanith" said Fletcher "if ya gonna kill me, make it fast"
"By it must be done in front of Val for it to work", then an idea formed in Myra's head, she grabbed a knife and Fletcher and held the knife to his throat "one more move from you blonde and I'll turn his head into a beach ball", Tanith then stood back
"You don't have the guts" said Tanith
"Wanna bet on that" said Draco as he put a flame covered hand next to his brothers neck
"Yeah" said Night as a shadow knife came form her ring and approached Fletcher neck, they all stood there in silent for a few moments when Sanguine threw his razor at Myra but Fletcher caught and brought it to his own throat "we're gonna offer a choice, let us go and don't bother us or you loss you Darquesse Trigger" he said, Tanith lowered her sword and said "ya know Fletcher, I know about your old life, your double life and I know that it's coming for you, I guarantee you in the next few weeks you'll be wishing that I killed you know" she the put sword back on her belt and walked away, the fire in Draco's flickered out, the shadow knife faded, Myra lowered the knife and Fletcher threw the razor back at Sanguine as he walked out the door, Myra then turned to her boyfriend and said "what did she mean double life"
"Something that me and Draco here have been running from for years" said Fletcher
"If she's right about it catching up on us then we can expect a few weird things in the next few weeks" said Draco
"Like what?" Asked China, then the only things that Fletcher and Draco do was look at each other, look back at China and tap their noises.
"You'll just have to wait" said Fletcher.
Next episode- Bite of the Red Blood Gang