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Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005, 06:09 pm
lacunarity: XIII: Mack the Knife



XIII: Mack the Knife

The ride back was smooth and impersonal. When I exited, I complimented Mogi on his professionalism. He had none of the inherent cruelty of most men in his position, the sort of casual love of violence. When I told him this he didn't smile, but his face took on a certain formality, like a soldier addressing a superior officer.

I wondered why someone like him would be involved with organized crime, the same way I wondered about the surprisingly honorable Aizawa. After a moment I dismissed both thoughts—there were only so many mysteries I could solve at one time, and right now I would concentrate on the one I was being paid to solve.

The sun had finished setting by that point, and dusk had long faded into night. The streetlamp flickered, shadows twitching in and out of definition. A particular shadow was drawing close to me, though I could barely hear the footsteps. I half-turned to see what was behind me.

That was when I was struck.

As I fell, I caught a glimpse of a face—sharp smile, fierce eyes, a man more shark than human. Then his face went dark and all sounds became silent and the world was gone.

Next chapter

Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
stolenkisses_

EVIL! CLIFFHANGER!

This chapter is beautiful- I love the way you describe the shadows especially. Very nice. But still...

EVIL!CLIFFHANGER!

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
sub_divided

A face more shark than human

I KNOW WHO THIS IS. Haha, his teeth are rather pointed, aren't they?

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
lacunarity

Could it be...Mack the Knife?

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
sub_divided: in the right place!

Five'll get ya ten old Macky's back in town, but I'll bet twenty it's someone else.

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
worstangel

YOUR CHAPTERS ARE TOO SHORT. *cries*

Will L wake up in bondage gear handcuffed to a bed? *looks hopeful*

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
lacunarity

Tuesday chapters will, as a whole, be short. This is because I have a specific amount of plot to cover in each chapter. If the amount of plot is short, I post it on a Tuesday so you'll get a decent sized chapter on Saturday. If the amount of plot is large, I just post it on Saturday. In other words, Tuesdays are the sprinkles on the sundae, so don't complain that sprinkles are small.

I don't often answer plot questions, but in this case I'll make an exception: No. ^_^

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
worstangel

Mmm. With a sundae like this, how can I bitch, I mean, really.

Thanks for the explanation!

Are you sure? Could you look again? Maybe you missed it in your notes. :P

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
firedraygon97

Sprinkles. <3333

Agh, and a cliffhanger! How sadistic. XP Now we have to wait until the weekend to find out what happened. ^^ Much love to your work!

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
revenge_lobster

Well, we all know who this is. 'Tis quite obvious.

But who would have thought those Street Sharks would stoop so low!?

Ten points if you know what Street Sharks are. :]

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
azremodehar

*feels dirty because she does know what they are*

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
revenge_lobster

... I effing love your icon. XD

-laughs-

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
azremodehar

^^;; Thanks!