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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.

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


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


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

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)

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)


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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

*feels dirty because she does know what they are*

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

... I effing love your icon. XD


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

^^;; Thanks!