During the night, in the woods outside of town, a <a href="http://luxehdwallpaper.com/wallpaper/2012/10/-Artwork-Wolves-Hd-Wallpaper--.jpg">wolf</a> runs freely. The residents of the town avoid the woods at night, claiming that a beast roams there. The don't dare to cross it's path; they fear that the beast may hunger for their flesh. The wolf finds a cliff and howls. It will leave this area soon. A gust of wind flows through it's fur, a whisper flowing in it reaches it's ears. "One day you will find love. Hopefully, you find it before you lose yourself within the beast." ~*~ <a href="http://www.thinkhero.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kara_starbuck_thrace11.jpeg">Kara</a> was sitting on the bus going through the city staring out the window. Her backpack was on her lap, filled with her few clothing items and a few other personal things. She didn't carry much due to her nomadic tendencies, but as the bus drove through the city heading for the terminal she felt a surge of hope. It was a large city, with looming buildings and crowded, busy streets. There was a lot of traffic, sure, but it wasn't too congested. The area felt comfortable. The bus pulled into the termal and the passengers departed. For those who would be getting back on to continue to another destination, this was a chance to stretch and maybe catch a bite to eat. For Kara and a couple, this was where they would be staying. The couple wandered off, talking about their hotel and the friends they would get to see while they were here for the next few days. Kara stood for a moment, breathing deeply and looking around. Finally, she shouldered her backpack and started walking down the street. She had some money, and would be looking for a place to stay later on. For a day or two, though, it wouldn't matter. There were other places she could sleep while she explored the city. Wandering, she came across and old, used bookstore. Intrigued, and a lover of books and especially older books that just needed to be cared for, Kara decided to go inside. "Welcome, dear," the older lady at the desk just inside greeted her, the smile on her face very welcoming and warm. "Can I help you find anything?" Kara shook her head. "I'm mostly just looking. I just came to the area, and the store caught my eye. I wanted to take a look." "Welcome to the city then," the woman told her with a little bit more cheer. "Feel free to look around, and please let me know if you need anything." With a nod and promise, Kara walked further into the building. She saw a set of stairs in the back, and a few open doorways as well as a larger room with more shelves. There were books, both worn and new looking. A few even seemed to be very recent publications too. Kara browsed, not really looking for anything particular. Eventually she made her way up the stairs, where she found a hall with more open doorways and rooms beyond them. She entered through one at random, and looked absently at the titles there.