“Either that vampyre was a total idiot or he was playing me big time,” Trevor told Leif and Kemp once they were all back at Trevor's house.
Leif nodded. “From how it went down I’m afraid they were playing you. They made it virtually impossible for you to follow them.”
“Which means they know what both of us are, despite how that one reacted to you, Trev,” Kemp said. “That’s going to make it harder to find the rogue.”
“And that’s where I come in,” Leif declared, shooting a ‘don’t you dare say otherwise’ look at his brother.
Kemp nodded. “How are you going to do it?”
“As I said earlier, take to the streets. I know their signature now.”
“And become their best buddy?” Kemp snorted.
“No. I might actually play it the way Trev did and be indignant that they’re poaching. But then I’ll let them convince me that that’s the only way to survive around here. Actually, the vampyre population in this city is overwhelming. I’m surprised more don’t just do hit and runs like those three are.”
Trevor stopped his pacing to say, “What I want to know is why the King isn’t cracking down on them.”
“Another thing I can try to find out. It could be just as simple as the fact that he doesn’t care as long as they don’t make waves or the rest of the vampyre population covers up their kills."
“Or they have something on him and are holding it over his head,” Kemp pointed out. “I wonder…”
Trevor cocked a questioning eyebrow at him. “Spit it out.”
“What if the King is this rogue’s Sire?”
“Possible,” Trevor replied even though he knew that wasn’t the case.
“Whatever the reason, we still have to stop the rogue and his minions before they do something that can’t be covered up. The last thing we need is for more humans to know we exist than already do,” Leif growled.
Kemp chewed his lip before asking, “Do you want us with you, well tailing you from a distance in case you run into real trouble?”
“Thanks for the offer, bro, but I’m quite capable of handling anything anyone throws at me. They’re all younger than me which also gives me an edge.”
“Those ones are but what if…”
“Stop worrying. I’ll be just fine. I’ll start tomorrow night because it’s really too late to now.”