How could anyone possibly think with all the chaos? Sighing, Artemis looked at Jasmine, nodding in agreement. It was in times like these when he knew why he loved her. She was the calm to his storm. And right now, it was hailing craziness. Artemis raised an eyebrow and couldn’t help but smile when she pulled the “tough love” act on him. Only she would be able to speak to him that way and get away with it.
As much as he hated to admit it, but Jasmine was right. They needed a plan. Artemis toyed with the idea of calling in the other FBI agents to discuss, but decided against it. He and his beloved needed to come up with a plan first, then fill everyone in later. The less people contributing to the plan, the better.
“Jazz…”Artemis looked over his shoulder to see Dave mere feet away. “Be careful. I’ll meet you as soon as I can.”
He watched longingly as Jasmine headed for the diner. Mere moments later, the Alpha felt a hand on his shoulder. Artemis had been lost in thoughts, formulating a plan that he became rigid. Almost on instinct, he flipped the intruder over only to frown as Artemis recognized his roommate.
“Uh, sorry Dave. But in my defense, you should never sneak up on someone, especially in this type of chaos,” Artemis reprimanded him.
“No worries, bro. That was wicked cool,” Dave stated as he was helped up by Artemis.
Before Artemis had a chance to answer, he heard Katherine speaking to him from the crowd. Was he ever going to get to Jasmine? The Alpha raised an eyebrow as he listened to the woman, all the while trying not to react to the vampire scent coming from her. He had to give the woman credit for coming to him for help though.
Artemis thought about how best to answer her. Of course he was going to help, but not here. Not in the middle of chaos. He looked at Dave who shrugged.
“Of course I’ll help,” Artemis replied finally. “I was just on the way to the diner right across the street to meet my, uh partner Jasmine. Why don’t you come with me and you can give us both the description of your child. Perhaps she’s seen them.”
Truth be told, Artemis really just wanted to get out of the middle of the chaos. Between that and the full moon approaching, being around this many people was never a good thing. His senses were on overload as he began inching towards the diner to give Katherine the hint that they needed to get to safety.
“Mind if I come along? I’m starving!” Dave had finished his pizza before he was thrown to the ground.
Artemis looked at his human roommate and rolled his eyes. “If you think you can handle what you are about to walk into, then sure.” Artemis turned his attention back to Katherine. “Well, what do you say? I’ll buy you a cup of coffee. Heck, I’ll buy everyone a round. Lord knows we all need it.”