False Flags (WWII setting)

The war between Vampires and Lycans has ended, but an even deadlier threat has risen: Humanity. The world of immortals is a secret no longer, and terrified humans seek to exterminate the source of their fear. Vampires, Lycans, and other immortal species now hide themselves, struggle to survive, and fight back. Their future and their very existence are at stake.
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Berta Einsbrecht

She'd spent much of the last few days in quiet contemplation - what a terrible houseguest she'd been - but she couldn't have helped it. Simply couldn't have helped it. It just didn't make any sense. What he'd told her. Why he'd told her those things.

It wasn't like Gerhard to be fanciful. To tell stories. Lies. In fact, if she were to believe in anything, it would be in the steadfast stoicism of her brother. So if she believed in that...then he must by default...be telling the truth.

It took her far too long to come to that conclusion. But as she grasped it, her soul recognized it as the right path. The truth, though as unlikely as it sounded, had to be. Which meant that she owed Gerhard an apology.
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Gilda Engel

As the days passed, Gilda felt like a dark cloud was descending closer and closer - her return to Berlin. Here by the seaside, for the first time in her life she was actually... happy. She hadn't expected that to happen here in the cottage. But the kindness and warmth that filled the little house now was banishing the painful and confusing childhood memories.

She didn't want to go back.

Belatedly, she realized she didn't have to.

If she wasn't going to seduce Nazis - if she was going to give her planned ultimatum that she would serve the Resistance in other ways - she didn't have to. She could stay here. Say she was retreating to the country for her health, or the quiet. No one would miss her in Berlin... not really. To them, she was just a pretty face. Replaceable. Out of sight, out of mind.

With that thought, the cloud lifted.

She knew Gerhard must be doing his own adjustments. Gilda hesitated to add any complications to his already complicated relationship with Berta. But they could only delay the inevitable so long.

Gilda found Gerhard in the kitchen after dinner one evening, and said bluntly, "We need to make some plans. Kraus is dealt with... but he left a legacy of sorts. His other hidden samples of the Lycan virus. I doubt anyone knows about them yet, but it's only a matter of time before some curious person goes through his notes and puts two and two together. We need to track down the samples first, before that happens, and destroy them. After that, we can go to Marco and tell him you want to join the Resistance. With evidence that you've already helped with something so major, he can hardly say no."
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Gerhard Einsbrecht

It was amazing how easy it was to avoid someone in a house as small as this one. He knew Berta thought he was lying to her, but he couldn't think of any way to convince her. And in a way, he didn't want to. It was better for her to live in a world where werewolves were just stories made to keep children home at night. At least the truth had been spoken aloud and thus, was wiped from his conscience.

So then, he could focus on the future. Naturally, it was bristling with unknowns, but he felt somewhat better knowing he wouldn't have to face Dr. Kraus and try to come up with some story that would satisfy the man. No, he just had to keep what he knew to himself - and as Gerhard wasn't exactly an important person - he doubted anyone would even ask. He was moving on in his thoughts when Gilda arrived and laid out a basic plan of attack.

"I agree. The fact that other vials still exist...worries me. And the notes he made on Isaac. We must find them and destroy them as well. But where to we begin? No doubt he moved his operation after the escape?"

Though, Gerhard thought, that wasn't necessarily true. After all, he'd found the notes on Isaac's parents in Kraus' office.

"Of course, it would be good to go through Herr Kraus' office. Undoubtedly this was not his only 'project'. Even if it is nothing we can work with - the Resistance may be interested."
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Gilda Engel

Gilda pondered a moment, and said, "I'm not sure he would have moved anything yet. Isaac escaped - he wouldn't expect him to break back into the hospital, after what happened there, and as far as Kraus knew, no one else knew what was going on. It's a place to start. Maybe we'll find some notes that will direct us where to go next. We should make plans to go back to Berlin."

The thought filled her with a darkness that seemed to have lifted here at the cottage. There was so much evil in the stronghold of the reich.

"I think Isaac will want to help. Obviously he can't come to the hospital - that's far too dangerous - but he can still provide support in other ways. I assume Berta will stay here? She seems happy here. She can stay with Isaac's parents. If she wants. And if you want."

Once that was settled, they could prepare to depart for Berlin.
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