Thank you, luv. 'Wasn't directed at you- friend of mine's been avoidin' me, also one of the magically inclined. Figured she loved th'excuse to not look f'me, but I didn't want to make it that easy on 'er. No, the religious shite wasn't the issue- they had trackers, see. An' me with demon's blood, an' no small amount of residual magic on me, well. Figured better safe than sorry.
Permanent wards're fine if y'don't think you're gonna be needin' the path back down to Hell, ducky, but I keep business down there. Hurts just that much less, f'you're not marked. 'Sides, these'll last me for a week or so, yet, while me pride heals itself.