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Faith raised her head as the ghost of a breeze wafted down to her hiding place in the stifling room.

The basement door had been opened. She tilted her head towards the sound. It wasn't a vampire, but the footsteps were familiar. As they passed her, she grabbed the intruder and dragged him down.

"You're not supposed to be here, Andrew," she hissed in his ear.

Andrew gently pried Faith's hand from his mouth. "Sorry. I have new intelligence. Your target's not a vampire, so I volunteered as bait. I believe that large demon on the stairs is your man."

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open_on_sundaychallenge #240: ghost
Part of the London!verse

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ozma914
29th Oct, 2007 13:33 (UTC)
I like the way you messed with expectations on this prompt!
redwolf
29th Oct, 2007 20:38 (UTC)
I am so over the naff insistence of holiday themed prompts. I've seen the same thing every year in multiple fandoms and it just gets boring. At least I got a chance to work outside the box on this one.
ozma914
30th Oct, 2007 01:41 (UTC)
My holiday stories tend to lean toward the traditional. However, I did rather enjoy having Dana destroy an inflatable Santa in one of my tales.
redwolf
30th Oct, 2007 02:53 (UTC)
I'm not big on the whole holiday celebration thing, so seeing the same prompt repeat itself gets annoying for me. I start to get the feeling I've written the same thing in the past.

I can't recall Dana killing an inflatable Santa, but a couple of your other Christmas tales come to mind.
ozma914
1st Nov, 2007 07:24 (UTC)
It was, um ... oh, here it is: http://ozma914.livejournal.com/98455.html#cutid1

Definitely not traditional.
tinpanalley
29th Oct, 2007 13:58 (UTC)

Interesing use of the prompt! And, love Andrew!
redwolf
29th Oct, 2007 20:40 (UTC)
I was dreading another dumb theme prompt, fortunately this one gave me some leeway.

And to think Andrew could have just called. He does seem one for the personal service.
divadea
29th Oct, 2007 17:38 (UTC)
Heehee, delightful as always!
redwolf
29th Oct, 2007 20:42 (UTC)
Many thanks! Once I'd figured out how to circumvent the prompt, it just worked.
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