Mike’s assurances hadn’t fazed the woman, because her eyes were still filled with fear and she held up her hands as if to fend off an attack. “What do you want?” she pleaded. “I don’t have anything! I just sleeping here!”
“It’s alright,” Aurelia said in something that vaguely resembled a soothing tone. “We’re not going to hurt you.”
“I think you scared us just as much as we scared you!” Greg chuckled, but no one else indulged in his levity.
“Who is the man in black?” Mike demanded.
The woman’s eyes darted from Mike to Greg to Aurelia, then back again. “I sees him sometimes at night. In the forest.” She coughed and wheezed. I sees his glowing eyes through the trees. He’s a bad spirit. He dresses all in black, just like you.”
“Well, unlike this thing, I’m alive,” Mike muttered. “And how long have you been living here? It’s freezing out here.”
“I been here since the fall,” the woman said, timidly. “Not any colder than anywhere else.”
“Well I guess that makes sense,” Greg said. He pulled Mike aside for a moment. “Listen, why don’t we go check out that cemetery, eh? There’s obviously no werewolf here.”
“You goin’ to the cemetery?” the woman interjected.
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