He liked that sense of initiative, and it caused for an immediate smirk to show itself when Shea told him she’d handle everything else. He wondered what that could mean, though the mystery of it churned him with excitement. He liked not knowing, it was a thrill. Despite the way he often functioned around West Hollow, this was one little trip he didn’t mind not knowing the exact details of. Fairies could be tricky… but it was a huge part of why he liked them to begin with.
“Well, I can’t promise that…” He began with a grin, but her expression made him laugh and shake his head. “Okay, fine.” Hugo decided but practically as he said it, he slid his hands down her forearms to get a better grip and wrapped them up in a storm of black smoke. The sensation only ever lasted a few seconds, if that, depending on how far someone was teleporting but Hugo barely felt it anymore. Teleportation was his preferred travel method, though he knew for others who weren’t so accustomed, it could be a little disorientating. Teleporting humans could be out of the question sometimes, not if you didn’t want vomit on your new shoes anyway.
Hearing the immediate sound of happy chirps in the wilderness, and the bustling of chatter from somewhere behind the building they appeared next to, Hugo turned his head curiously. He didn’t know precisely where they were, but he’d heard of the town before and it had been the first thing to come to mind. ( Likely, perhaps Shea had mentioned it before, or even that plant freak Roy ). Either way, Hugo wondered what laid beyond the backyard they’d appeared in.
Shea rolled her eyes and gave Hugo a flat look as he teased about leaving her in a foreign country alone. Foreign may not have been the right word, but it certainly wasn’t home anymore. “That’s better.” Her smile returned once he changed his answer, even if he was kidding. “You better know that if you leave me, I’ll turn my attention to pulling tricks on you. As soon as got back to West Hollow I would be making your life frustrating as hell.” Though it was probably a weak promise for a demon, she had too many morals to ruin anyone’s life. Those games were for the demons, vampires, and fairies like Roy.
Though Shea wasn’t sure what she was expecting teleportation to be like, it certainly wasn’t that. She blinked hard a few times and brought a hand to her head. “How do you do that so often?” Thankfully, the ache didn’t last long as she readjusted to the ground underneath her. As she gained her bearings, she looked around and tried to judge where they were– if she knew at all.
After a moment she turned to him with a small smile sitting on her lips. “How did you know?” The backyard was familiar and though didn’t know who lived there now she was sure it used to belong to an older woman that used to let Shea hide underneath her hostas while her parents were searching for her to come back inside and work. “We’re not far. We’re going to walk since you can’t fly and I’ll be damned if I let you teleport us again for at least another thirty minutes.”