Eric Cord was on the run as before. He was still on the run and nothing new had changed after killing Janos Skorzeny. And now he had to deal with the fact that Nicholas Remy was really "The father of us all". He had some time before his next transformation. And he dreaded to even think of going through the change again. Even though he had done it so many times he never could get used to it. Sometimes the hunger was outstanding, so much so that he could scarcely control from killing innocents. But all he wanted to do now was try to get to the one person he truly connected with. The one person he could trust with his secret. He only hoped that it wasn't too late. And he had a long ride ahead of him. For him that meant lots of hitchhiking but then he became quite the novice going across the country searching for a way out of his living nightmare.

He finally made it to Los Angeles. He was worried that he wouldn't know what to say to her. The last time he had seen her was when all this had started. He could still remember it vividly. Playing in the pool with her and having fun. He really did love her but he had no choice but to leave. He knew if he stayed then he may have hurt her. When the change came over him he was no longer in control. The animal took over and kept the human side at bay. Yet he seemed to still possess minimal control and could discern those who he would never hurt in life. But each time was harder and harder to resist killing and "the hunt". And the hunger just became more and more visceral. And he had saved Kelly from Skorzeny. But she saw the animals that they both became and she wasn't sure what to do. And that was the last Eric had seen of her. He had written her letters but somehow he never got around to mailing them. He found his way back to her house. The place still looked the same though. The home he grew up in after his parents died. He wondered if she ever forgave him for killing her brother and his best friend Ted. But he had no choice as Ted attacked him one night and passed the lycanthropic curse on to him.

The door opened.

"Eric?! Oh, my God where have you been?"

"That's a long story, Kel. I've really missed you a lot."

"You've missed me? The feelings mutual, pal. Come here."

She pulled him close to her and kissed him. He didn't return the kiss.

"What's wrong? Isn't everything, Ok now isn't it? Did you find that, what was his name?"

"Skorzeny. Janos Skorzeny. Yeah, Kel, I found him. But I also found that that wasn't the end of it either."

"What do you mean?"

"Look, can I come in?"

"Oh yeah, sorry."

They both walked inside her spatial house that her and her dad resided in.

"Where's your dad?"

"He's still in a bad way, Eric. He's still pretty messed up over that whole thing with my brother. But I don't blame you, buthe doesn't know how to feel. You were like a son to him. You know that."

"Yeah, but now I feel like Cain, and I just slayed Abel. I loved Teddy as a brother."

"Eric, he gave you no choice. He even gave you the gun with the silver bullets."

"Yeah, I know but I still miss him everyday, Kel. And like I said its not over. He was wrong. Skorzeny wasn't the first of the line. I killed the son of a bitch only to find out that he wasn't the one."

"You mean your still---?"

"Yeah, I'm still--. You won't believe the things I've done and seen if I told you."

"Well there's one thing I want to know. Did you find someone out there?"

"Not exactly much time for a love life. I'm just trying to stay one step ahead of this bounty hunter."


"Yeah, you know him? Wait of course. He's asked you about me too. He almost got me once but I got away. Sometimes I wonder if I should just give in. Let him take me in. He carries silver bullets. If he got me then my worries would be over."

"Eric, don't talk that way! He won't get to you. And if he does he has to go through me first. I really do love you, Eric."

"I love you, Kel. Just my life isn't exactly the best right now for a relationship, but I had to see you. Being on the run isn't exactly the easiest life. But I have to find Remy now. He did have this one country club but it's been moved to a location I can't find. He knows I want to find him. I have to now."

"But that's the exact same thing you said about Skorneny. And now look what happened? He's dead and you're still a werewolf."

Eric then looked at his hand and he saw he now had the pentagram on the palm of his right hand. That was also one of the traits of his curse. The sign of the pentagram would appear slowly until upon the verge of the change it would begin to bleed. And now it was already looking quite red.