Ash was starting to tire of having to look for her creator. Yes the creature was her father but he had to be stopped before more destruction and damage could be done to innocent people. She didn't honestly know his plans, but she knew that something was up. It had been decades since she had last heard anything from him and suddenly clues seemed to be showing up everywhere. Which is one lead her to this one back alley.
Lord knows what went on at night in these back alleys. Hell if she even thought about it she would never want to come back down here again. She pulled a small pocket flashlight out of her back pocket and started searching down the alley. Ash ran the flashlight up and down the brick walls at first. The stench of the garbage hitting her nose, strong enough to make anyone want to hurl. But then she found something even more foul.
Seeing something beside a garbage can she knelt down, and picked up a stick that she had found a foot away. Taking the stick she poked and proded at what looked like nothing but some strange goo that was on the ground. The shifter had changed its skin again. When a shifter changed skin, it shedded. Once the skin came off it kind of melts into this gelatinous goo, making it so others who didn't know about shifters, had no clue what dangers lurked in the dark.