Charlie shrugged as she said. “That is true I suppose.” She said when she mentioned how not all werewolves knew that they were werewolves. She knew that in a way, but it was hard to imagine not knowing, and waking up somewhere you shouldn’t be and not being even slightly curious about what happened. She looked at her before she said. “I know that not all creatures are bad, but from what I see a majority of them are. There are a lot of humans that are good, and we catch and stop the one’s that are bad… or at least we try to but it seems that other creatures don’t care. I don’t see any vampires going out and stopping some rouge vampire so they can try and live peacefully and show that they aren’t all bad. A lot of creatures just stand by and let it happen.” She said simply. “I’ve met some that aren’t bad, but they don’t try and do anything to change what the others are doing.” She said sighing.
She frowned as she looked at her and said. “Look, sometimes people do things to save someone they love. They owe something to someone, or maybe they are homeless, have no money and have a kid to take care of who is starving because they can’t get enough money. “What’s more painful? Watching your kid starve to death slowly, or selling your soul so that you and your family don’t have to suffer anymore, and getting 10 years to be with them happily, knowing the others would have a good life and would go to heaven.” She said simply. “I sure as hell would have sold my soul to save my mother.” She said simply.
She wanted to take her offer, but she knew that she couldn’t. “I wish I could. I really do, but I’m not going to be able to. I move around so much. I’m only here for a long time.” She said softly. “I am only going to be here for a few more days before I have to go to the next town and make sure nothing bad is happening their either.”
Ronnie sighed softly. “Yeah…I know. And I know it’s usually better to be safe than sorry. I just wish…” She trailed off with a shake of her head, not really sure what she wished. Maybe just that things could be different? But that was way easier to say than it was to actually accomplish. “And they do care…at least some of them do…but they’re also scared. Every time they try to go after something bad, they run the risk of meeting up with a Hunter that’s trying to do the same thing. And most Hunters don’t bother to distinguish…if it’s a ‘monster’ then the kill it - plain and simple. Sorry…I’m not trying to argue…” The shifter grimaced. “Guess it’s probably one of those topics we could talk ourselves in circles about, right?”
As Charlie spoke, the other woman nodded softly, understanding. “I don’t have…a lot of people in my life that I would sacrifice things for…” She briefly thought of what she’d done for Gabriel when his life was in danger…and of the few Hunters that kept the secret of what she was safe from those who might want to cause her harm. “I guess it’s just a situation where I don’t know how I’ll respond until something actually happens.” Eyes dropping to the table, she continued in a softer voice, “And I’m sorry…for whatever happened to your mother.”
Ronnie chuckled. “Sounds like you travel as much as I do. I…I like national parks, so I’ve got an RV and sort of travel between them back and forth across the states. Um…anyway - it’s not like I couldn’t give you pointers while you’re on the road…you’ve still got computer access, right? And an email address? Or Skype, maybe?”