Gothstrike regained consciousness. There were three people around her. The doorman from Paudraics stood close by, her intimidating visage slightly marred by a stunningly beautiful body. The alien had ridges along her forehead and her teeth were sharp and pointed.
Standing next to the doorman was the blue-skinned alien she remembered from the scene at Paudraic's. She had a frown on her face as she looked down at Gothstrike. Across from them, on the other side of Gothstrike, stood a man she knew all too well. Officer Harrison looked down at Gothstrike.
The officer spoke "We need to stop meeting like this. You are lucky today Gothstrike," he sneered as he said her name, "No one has decided to press charges. This woman," he gestured at the blue-skinned alien "has vouched for your innocence, and after your target and her employer came in and saw you, they also decided to drop the charges."
Gothstrike's ears were still ringing from the woman's scream. She nodded and said "Then we are done Officer?"
Harrison frowned and replied "Yes. We are, but I'll be watching you." The officer left the room, and Gothstrike tried to sit up. Her head started pounding the moment she did. Groaning she looked at the alien. "You vouched for my innocence? What made you think I was innocent?"
Something funny was going on here. Gothstrike thought in her head. The blue-skinned alien replied "My name is Natell, and yes, I vouched for your innocence. I am psychic. After the attack, I probed your mind, and realized what happened. The men who attacked Mary Jane didn't know anything. Only their leader knew what the deal was, and he died." She frowned as she said the last part.
"It looked like that. What happened?" Gothstrike queried.
The other woman, the alien doorman replied "The bIHnuc had something in his mind. When Mary Jane screamed, it went off and released a deadly toxin in his system. He was dead in seconds."
Gothstrike looked at the alien puzzled "Binuck? What's that?"
The alien sneered "bIHnuc! The closest word you have for it is a coward."
Gothstrike was having trouble focusing through the head-ache. "So, I can go?"
The alien doorman replied "Not yet P'tok! I need to know what you have against Mary Jane."
Gothstike shook her head "Nothing. I don't even know who she is. Why someone wanted to make it looked like I attacked her is a mystery."
Natell spoke quietly saying "I think it may have something to do with the person who hired Mr. Untouchable to kill you."
Gothstrike looked sharply at the blue-skinned woman, before remembering that she was psychic. Damn she thought. I hate psychics. Can't keep a damn secret from them.
Natell looked at the other alien "Valkyr, I can take it from here. I will escort her home. There is something about this situation that bothers me."
Valkyr replied "Then take her. But the next time the P'tok walks in here, I will have three security guards on her."
Just great! Gothstrike thought. First time I walk into Paudraic's and now the security team hates me.
Gothstrike got up, and said "I live at Guardian Hall."
Natell smiled "I know. Let's go, we can talk on the way."
Though the walk home was fairly quick, Gothstrike learned quite a bit from Natell. The men never knew the name of the man that hired them, but from the description Natell provided, she was pretty sure that it was Mr. Untouchable himself.
The second thing was that there was another member of their group, but one that worked for Mr. Untouchable. She didn't recognize the description of the man, but she would keep a close eye out for another trick.
As they approached Guardian Hall, Gothstrike hoped that Polygirl had better luck than she did. Heck, she would be hard-pressed to have worse luck.