Temperance rolled her eyes at it but knew well enough that Medeia had to do what she had to do. It did make an example of the beasts and they knew enough to avoid them from now on. Still, it was quite a mess. She made a mental note not to use the same route when returning home or run into the corpse of the bear. Hex didn't complain long-- especially how Medeia soon picked her up and started to pet her lovingly. The fallen Exceed didn't hesitate to start purring and nuzzled into the woman's embrace.
Hex's approval, while innocent, was always a good indication of her judge of character most of the time. From what Selena felt, Medeia would be a great addition to the Umbra Witches. She didn't know much about her, but her character was a good one, even for being a 'former' angel.
The trek the rest of the way didn't take long as they soon arrived to the house, built into the elegant growth of a tree. She wished she seen more houses and buildings like this, built into nature like this. As they approached, Medeia suggested that Selina do the talking. She rolled her eyes at that. "I think you will be just fine if you just knock this time," Selina half-joked with a smirk at her. Hex had long let go of the concern about her too.
With that, Temperance approached the door and raised a fist to knock. She banged on it thee times, to announce herself. "Grandma? It's Temperance from the Umbra Witches. Hello?" she called out.
Meanwhile, inside, Free was in there and heard the knock on the door. His sharp ears picked up the sound-- along with the subsequent 'meow' of Hex outside too. He knew who it was. The fact he was alone in there, with the two ladies outside now-- was not good for him. He came with the hope to help out the elderly grandma-- and now was caught there alone to give them the wrong impression! "Er-- crap! This is not good!" he gasped.
As Selina knocked once more-- the sound of the squeaky door opening could be heard. Free, in the bedroom was concerned-- and did the only thing he could think to do. Hide!
The man quickly jumped into the bed and pulled the covers up high-- despite his huge frame barely making it convincing even as he pressed himself into the mattress. He pulled the covers up to his nose-- and found the 'nightcap' she likely wore.
By then, Temperance opened the door. She was a bit worried about why the door was open like this. Even for an ex witch of great experience, it wasn't wise to leave your door unlocked. She looked around, but didn't see any struggle or upturned things. "Hello? Anyone home?" Selina called out, hoping she was home.
She, Medeia and Hex would be able to enter as Hex also hopped out of Medeia's arms onto a nearby table to stretch her legs. The cat looked around, curious. "Maybe she is taking a cat nap? Old people do need to sleep more..." Hex commented.
"Hex..." Selina said disapprovingly.
It was then there was a large creak sound from one of the nearby rooms. Selina removed her hood as she turned to Medeia, wondering if she heard that too. Hex's ears went up at the sound and soon jumped back to Medeia's back as they would make their way to the bedroom where the sound came from.
Cautiously, Selina opened the door. "Grandma? You in here? We heard something," she called out as she entered.
"Er... Come iiiiiiiinnn," a rather gruff 'sang' out. It was enough to make Selina's face cringe in question. It barely sounded feminine. With a look to Medeia, she opened the door and they stepped inside.
Inside, they saw the rather large lump in the bed, covered up in the comforter of the bed with only half of its head shown, the covers pulled up over their nose. It clearly looked nothing like a small old woman worthy of the name 'grandma' unless it was some kind of crossdresser. Even more so, they could possibly guess WHO exactly was under the covers.
"F-forgive me for not answering... I fear I am a bit under the weather," the covered up person spoke in that same strained voice. "Do stay back. I wouldn't want you to catch a cold..."
A blank look was plastered on Selina's face as she had removed her red hood and turned to Medeia, wondering what her reaction was. On her shoulder, Hex watched with an equally observed look of 'I cannot believe this is really supposed to fool us' look. "Mreow... Seriously...?" Hex meowed next to Medeia, sure she could tell as well.
Selina bit her lip a bit, unsure how to proceed. Still, considering the hilariously ludicrous situation, they might as well mess with him a bit till the jig was up. "Well, its a good thing we came, Grandma. We were asked to check up and bring you something, since some large, muscularly womanizer was stalking the delivery of women on the road. Not a very bright guy too..." she commented. "But don't worry. He was no match for us. "
The disguised Free didn't say anything as he just hummed in response, probably hiding his disapproval.
"Yeah, he kind of smelled like wet dog, too..." Hex heckled too as she crawled up on Media's shoulder to hop onto the bed where the disguised fake Grandma was. As she did, she pawed her way forward and onto his covered body. As she did, she 'kneaded' her paws against the legs as many cats would do-- but the difference was, her claws would dig into the quilt and pinch the skin-- this time deliberately for as long as the big doofus of an imposter would keep up the act.