A/N this is the sequel to Cupid's Wolf. To understand what's going on you have to read the Cupids Wolf first. I am not going to recap everything as I am a lazy SOB.
Abby sat on her bed looking at the bow resting against the wall. She hadn't moved since her parents left the room. The story was still spinning in her mind. It scared her that she had the kind of power they described. Last week the only thing she was worried about was her senior prom and who she wanted to go with. When she thought about it though, a lot of things made sense now. Her parents both had a substantial amount of money put back, which meant that her mom didn't always write children's stories, but Abby had never questioned it. Her mother mentioned that Uncle Seth was the one in charge of local section of the I.A.C. Abby had always wondered what he did for a living. Abby flopped back on her bed. She always thought that her mother and her mom were being vague when they said that they met through work…Technically it wasn't a lie…
"Damn it…" Abby sighed, "I can't even talk to my friends about this…They wouldn't believe me if I could." She heard a scratching noise at her door and she opened it to find their dog Robin sitting there.
"Hey buddy…" Abby said smiling as the husky trotted into her room and flopped on her bed. She sat next to him and scratched his ears.
"This is all so crazy. You always watch sci-fi shows about stuff like this, but I didn't think that it actually happened. It's pretty cool that there is actually someone out there looking out for all us single people…Yet at the same time it's a little unnerving to know that someone might be watching me and trying to get me to fall in love with someone. I was so worried about getting a job and they tell me that I could work for the I.A.C., but…I don't know if that's what I want to do with my life. Maybe I could be a freelancer like Uncle Seth was?…" Abby thought out loud, "But Mom said that the training was tough…" Abby looked at her figure. Her stomach rumbled and she realized she hadn't eaten anything for dinner. With a tired sigh she walked to the kitchen. She found her mom there writing in her notebook. Sy looked up with a small knowing smile and nodded to the half eaten cake in front of her.
"Want some?" She asked.
"I haven't had dinner yet." Abby said.
"I won't tell her if you don't." Sy winked. Despite herself Abby smiled.
"Thanks Mom." She said as she took some of the cake. They sat in silence for a few moments before Abby spoke.
"Mom… about this whole Cupid thing… I have a few months left in my senior year…Would it be possible if over the summer I could maybe intern or something and see what it's like?" Abby asked. Sy stopped writing and looked at her daughter.
"Abby, I don't want you to feel like this is something that you have to do." Sy said.
"I don't feel that way; it's more like I want to find out more about this part of me." Abby said, "I only know what you and Mother have told me. I want to experience it for myself and then decide."
"I think that could be arranged…But you'd still have to go through the training…" her mom warned.
"I know…but that couldn't hurt, right? At least I'll be getting into shape…and if my friends ask me what I'm doing I can tell them I'm training for a marathon or something." Abby replied.
"Are you still planning on going to college?" Sy asked.
"Of course." Abby said, "I know that if for whatever reason this I.A.C. thing doesn't work out then I'll need something to fall back on." Sy smiled.
"What?" Abby said noting the expression on her mom's face.
"I'm just glad you got your mother's common sense." Sy grinned.
"Me too." Abby grinned.
"Yeah, but you got your smart mouth from me." Sy smiled wider and ruffled the teen's curly black hair, "Now, you need to get some sleep; you've got school."
"Okay Mom." Abby said as she walked back to her room. Sy watched her daughter go with a hint of sadness in her heart. Alli walked in the back door.
"Did you get it?" Sy asked hopefully. Alli shook her head.
"No it was too fast…I'm not sure what it was…but it wasn't a Hateling…"
"Are you sure?" Ay asked worriedly.
"I'm sure." Alli replied, "There was nothing about it that was even reminiscent of a Hateling."
"So it's something new?" Sy asked.
"I guess so…" Alli replied as she sat next to her wife.
"Abby wants to try interning at the I.A.C. this summer." Sy said.
"I wonder if she'll be Cupids like us…" Alli murmured. Sy shrugged.
"I wonder who's going to train her." Sy replied.
"You think she's going to fall for her mentor?" Alli grinned as she poked Sy's side.
"Like mother like daughter." Sy said hugging the younger woman.
"I hope not…" Alli smirked.
"And why's that?" Sy replied with a hint of irritation.
"I don't think the I.A.C. can afford to have someone else with your temper employed in the organization. Do you remember how many things you broke and or threw at people?" Alli reminded her. Sy blushed.
"Oh yeah…" They both grew quiet.
"I'm going to pay Eros a visit soon… Do you think we should bring Abby?" Sy asked.
"I think that might be too much for her…" Alli said.
"You're probably right." Sy nodded, "But in the meantime, what are we going to do?"
"I guess all we can do is wait."
"I can't believe you're going to camp for the whole summer! This is your last summer before college, babe!" Jonnie exclaimed after their graduation.
"I know…but think of it this way, I might meet some cute counselors." Abby said appealing to Jonnie's boy crazy nature.
"This might be the year that you finally relinquish your V-card." Jonnie teased.
"Jonnie…" Abby said with a warning tone.
"What?" She asked innocently. Abby rolled her eyes at her friend.
"So what's this camp called?" She asked. Abby blinked and realized she didn't know.
"Um…I don't really know the name of it…"
"You don't know where you're going?" Jonnie asked incredulously.
"No I just can't remember it." Abby lied. Jonnie seemed to accept that as a feasible excuse.
"You'll call me?" She asked.
"Actually for the first month I won't be able to. They're too far away from cell phone towers, and right now their phones are broken, but after that I can." She lied again. I can't tell her that I'm going to a secret camp that doesn't allow outside interference for a month.
"Well, call me whenever you can okay?" Jonnie said with a sigh.
"It's a promise." Abby said hugging her best friend. They said their goodbyes and Abby headed home to pack her things. Her parents were waiting for her.
"Hey sweetheart, did you tell Jonnie goodbye?" Alli asked. Abby nodded.
"Yeah. I had to lie creatively, but she bought it."
"Well I'm going to run to the store to get you some snacks for the trip up there, and your mother's going to help you pack, okay?" Sy said. Abby nodded. Sy kissed her wife goodbye and drove off to the store. Alli and Abby were packing in her room. As they were finishing, Abby could tell something was on her mother's mind.
"What is it?" she asked.
"Honey, you know that we're proud of you no matter what right?" Alli asked, "You don't have to do this if you don't want to."
"Mother, I want to. I want to learn about this because it is so much a part of me and my life."
"That's what your mom said last night." Alli sighed.
"You didn't believe her?" Abby asked.
"No it isn't that, I just wanted to make sure that you are sure."
"Mother," Abby said, "I'm sure."
"I'm home guys!" Sy called from the front door. They all helped Sy with the groceries, and the final preparations were made. Sy started making dinner and Abby signed on to her instant messenger account to see if anyone was on. She almost immediately got a message from a name she'd never seen before.
"Who is that?" Alli muttered to herself, "Wolfsheir?"
Wolsheir: Hello Abby
Dearabby: who are you?
Wolfsheir: I'm a spirit in the IAC
Dearabby: how did you get this IM?
Wolfsheir: I'm a spirit Abby I have my ways
Dearabby: what do you want with me?
Wolfsheir: I wanted to say hello and tell you that I'd see you at camp.
Dearabby: That's the only reason you contacted me?
Wolfsheir: Well, no. I think you're hot ;)
Dearabby: Wtf? Are you spying on me?
Wolfsheir: is it spying if we go to the same school?
Dearabby: did you go there because of me?
Wolfsheir: Clever girl.
Dearabby: leave me the fuck alone.
Wolfsheir: I thought we could be friends
Dearabby: I'm not going to be friends with someone who is stalking me.
Wolfsheir: I'm not stalking you I'm simply watching out for you.
Dearabby: Well I can take care of myself thank you. Either leave me the fuck alone or I'm calling the cops.
Wolfsheir has signed off
Abby leaned back in her computer chair, very shaken from the experience. She decided that she'd tell her parents about it after dinner. She signed herself out and headed to the kitchen for dinner while thought about the things that had been happening lately.
"How much weirder can things get?"
A/N I'd like to think those who commented on my stories so I went through the reviews and I am going to list them here:
Her Innocent Reminder
Master of suspense
Dean P. Thomas
To those of you who favorite me and or author alerted me and didn't comment it's your own damn fault if you would comment on my stories you'd have gotten a mention! (sticks out tongue) Anyways a special thanks to Looneyli91 for beta-ing for me because I didn't want to bother brinanathewriter. Sorry hun but you've got a lot you're working on I didn't want to pile more on there.