Disclaimer: I don't own Grimm. I only own Charlotte and any other person who hasn't been mentioned in the series so far.

Chapter 2

Charlotte put the car in park and she and Dylan both got out. There was a little crowd forming and cop tapes were surrounded the scene.

"Do you think they'll let us be close to the scene?" she asked.

"I don't see why not I've done this before," Dylan replied.

She could only nod as they got closer. When they arrived, they only saw broken glass fragments, blood drops and a lot of police activity. Only a few officers were lingering around; asking questions to some people who probably witnessed to whatever happened.

"Looks like either a robbery or a murder," he said.

"God forbid," Charlotte said. She didn't want it to be either but she hoped it wasn't a murder.

"You okay?"

"Yeah, yeah I'm fine," she replied.

Just as she was about to follow Dylan towards a nearby officer, she couldn't help but stop short in her tracks. She looked down the alleyway nearby and could've sworn she'd seen something.

"I'll be right there," she said.

She could hear Dylan saying something along the lines of okay but wasn't sure. She already trekked her way down the alley and came across a door. Charlotte knew what happened the last time she discovered something like this but she couldn't help it this time.

Taking a deep breath, she slowly pushed the door open. All there was only darkness and she could easily tell that this was the back of the store since there were policemen and a crowd standing outside. She walked around quietly so she wouldn't catch any more attention. She suddenly stopped short.

"What am I thinking?" she said to herself.

She turned on her heel and walked out of the building. She turned the corner as Dylan spotted her through the crowd.

"Anything?"

"Just a robbery gone bad the owner in there was brought to the hospital with injuries and inside it looked like some type of animal came in from the way the guy looked when he was found," he replied.

"An animal here?" she said.

"Yep which is strange cause wouldn't have some escape been heard?"

"Who knows anymore," Charlotte said.

"By the way, your boyfriend cop is looking for you," he said.

She looked over her shoulder and saw that Nick was talking to an officer. She excused herself and made her way over towards Nick. It wasn't until she got closer that he was done talking to the officer and was surprised to see her almost.

"Don't be so shocked," she said.

"I didn't think you come here," he said.

"Yeah well you know us journalists plus my coworker said you wanted to see me," she said.

"Right well if there's by any chance you would look up something?"

"It has to do with the robbery?"

"Yeah and there were claw marks again," he replied.

Her face went pale and her eyes wide. "Here we go again," she said softly.

"Hey it's going to be alright," Nick said, though he sounded unsure of himself. "We'll catch whoever did this."

"Yeah," was all she can say. "I'll let you know what I can come up with."

"Okay you'll be alright?"

She nodded as Nick kissed her lightly on the lips before he got back to work. She made her way back towards her coworker who was waiting by the car.

"Everything okay?" He asked.

"Yep," she replied.

"I can tell from the way you and your boyfriend," he said.

Oh if he only knew, Charlotte thought to herself.

The day dragged on for her but she did manage to get some research done for Nick. The bad part of it was that she couldn't find anything on what he wanted her to find. She wrote down a few websites before she left for the night so she can look more at home with his help.

Charlotte drove home that night letting her mind wonder. It was when she walked through the door that she saw her answering machine lighting up with messages. She tossed her bag aside and pressed play on the machine.

"You have two new messages."

"Hey girl it's Alex, I would've called your cell but for some reason I forgot don't ask me why. Anyways I miss you and we definitely need to hangout soon. I feel like an awful friend but call or text me back I'm still on the crime scene which I didn't see you since you normally at these things. I'll talk to you love and miss ya!"

"Next Message."

"Hi Charlotte? I hope I got your number right but its Dad. I know it's kind of a shock I know and I did call your brother but he didn't answer. I was hoping maybe one day we can meet up. I know it's been a really long time since I saw you. Anyways give me a call back if you want. I hope to talk to you soon."

Charlotte let out a shaky breath as she went upstairs to change.

"Why now?" she said to herself.

Things were going good for her and now her dad calls? It didn't make sense. She made a mental note to call her brother later tonight or tomorrow.

"My dad called," she told Nick as they were looking up more creatures.

"When?"

"This afternoon I think," she replied.

"You don't sound excited," he said.

"I haven't seen him since the day he left what could he possibly want?" she said.

"Do you think he would want to reconnect?"

"I don't know I mean I don't think he would decide 'oh I want to see my kids after all this time.' I'm sorry if this is sensitive to you since yours well…"

"I know what you mean," he said. "But sometimes I've wondered what killed my parents in the accident."

She rubbed his arm comfortingly and gave him a small smile. Out of the corner of her eye, she flipped a page when she suddenly stopped short.

"What is it?" he asked.

"Was this the thing you're looking for?"

Nick looked over her shoulder and he saw that it was a drawing of what it looked like to be a tiger but it was more vicious.

"I think so," he said.

"It couldn't be a tiger, could it? Or maybe it was a tiger burglar," she said.

"Funny," he said, with a slight smirk.

"Hey what other explanation can there be?"

"I honestly don't know but maybe Monroe and Rosalee can be of assistance," he replied.

"Yep," she said.

They both grabbed their jackets and headed towards the spice shop downtown.

As they drove away, a pair of yellow eyes stared at the truck that drove down the street. It stared at them for a long time before it disappeared into the bushes.

A/n: Hey guys so sorry for being so late! Blame finals and well here I am on my winter break!

So not much happened I know but it'll be coming soon. But seriously do we have to wait until March 8th for Grimm to come back? What are we going to do!?

But in the meantime, review! I'm glad some of you like the story so far. I do plan to update next week so thank you guys for your patience and support!

Off to catch up on my other stories and write the next chapter!

Until then,
Spike