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PursuitWolf padded silently through the darkened streets, Declán mirroring her movements in another street that ran parallel to her. She paused, sniffing the wall where her quarry had leaned when he stopped for a breather, his sweat a ripe reminder of his passage.

It was no surprise that his trail led to the old church, it was the only sign of life in the suburb. She approached the building and changed, a woman of average height in a leather bodysuit stood where the wolf had been, waiting as her brother circled from the other side.

Declán strolled around the corner to join her. "One scent trail in. A single entrance. He hasn't left."

Eyeing the rusted, spear topped fence, she nudged her brother. "Could have saved us a lot of trouble if he'd tried to jump. Mate in Atlanta PD told me about some bloke on his patch come over one, ripped his head clean off."

"Lovely, but this is find and retrieve. You'll be in the bad books if it turns out any other way." Wolf shrugged her indifference and followed Declán into the pulsing mass of humanity inside the church.

On any other occasion, she may well have welcomed the good-natured groping of ravers out of their gourds on the latest party mix, but not tonight. She was into the zen of the hunt and the overwhelming press of noise, smell and light was freaking her out. Making a quick circuit of the premises and spotted her prey, dancing at the far end of the building near the mixing desk.

Signalling the man's location to Declán, she escaped into the brisk London night, finding the industrial stench a preferable aroma. She was content to wait until the man, either left of his own accord or her brother tired of rubbing against vacant eyed dancers and flushed him out.

It was several hours later when the man stumbled from the church, a giggling girl attached to his arm. He didn't notice the woman seated against the wall that uncoiled as he passed and he yelped as she grabbed him in a half nelson.

"Hello, Ricky. Say goodnight to your friend."

Ricky swallowed and farewelled his companion, who giggled again and tottered off in the direction she had a vague memory of last seeing her car, impossibly high heels clattering on the street.

As soon as the girl was out of earshot, Ricky struggled to free himself from Wolf's grip. She growled, the sound rumbling deep in her chest and hefted the startled man up against the fence.

Declán wasn't too surprised when he later emerged from the impromptu club to discover Ricky dangling neatly from the church fence by his collar, his sister glaring at the immobilised man if he so much as breathed the wrong way. Shaking his head in amusement, he retrieved a phone from his pocket and called for a vehicle to collect their prisoner.

15minuteficletsword #56: noisy
Part of the Chase!verse and the Wolf&Declán!verse


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27th May, 2004 05:51 (UTC)
Ooh, Declán, Declán! ::Moon claps her hands eagerly and checks for drool:: Okay, so yeah... it was Wolf who made the actual collar, but any instance of Dec screentime makes me happy. You know that. :D

Hey, if you'd like a beta for the non-fandom specific Wolf&Declán!verse stories, I'd be happy to lend a hand. (Or for any fic, although I know you have more than enough volunteers for the Buffy-fics.) But if it means I can talk you into more Declán... Heh heh heh. ::evil chuckle::
27th May, 2004 06:07 (UTC)
Knew you'd love seeing Declán again. I was thinking of you when I left him in the church with all of the friendly, groping dancers.

Even though I should, I tend not to beta the little fics and I haven't written a longer Declán-centric piece, so you might be waiting. But seeing as leni_ba is running her Choose Your Own Author Ficathon, perhaps you could harass a Declán story out of me.
27th May, 2004 06:17 (UTC)
Oh, you're signed up for Leni's ficathon too? Cool! It's the first ficathon I've ever been interested in enough to try, so we'll see how it goes. :P

I'll have to see if I can make you work Dec into whatever you get assigned to write, assuming it's compatible. That'd be great! (Although, now that you've given me tactic leeway, I'll probably hound you whether it's compatible or not. ::snerk::)
27th May, 2004 06:26 (UTC)
Why am I not surprised to hear that. Looks like she's got a nice turn out so far, it should be interesting.
27th May, 2004 05:57 (UTC)
A nice finish to the work started in the picture-fic. Though I now feel slightly stupid, having no clue who Wolf and Declan are....
27th May, 2004 06:09 (UTC)
Wolf and Declán are my characters. They're werewolves who work for a department within InterPol.
27th May, 2004 07:26 (UTC)
Yay Wolf! I've missed her.

Odd how quickly my allegiances shifted from the pursued man, isn't it?
27th May, 2004 07:36 (UTC)
I wanted to write it that way, so you have no idea of why he's being chased and feel for him. But Wolf's appearance makes it fairly certain that he's been a naughty boy of late.

Pleased you enjoyed seeing Wolf make a reappearance, I'd been hankering for some original fic and as I've tied up current drabble series loose ends thought 15minuteficlets was the perfect excuse.
27th May, 2004 11:01 (UTC)
*applause* Loved this! The zen of the hunt... great phrasing.
27th May, 2004 12:56 (UTC)
Sometimes being in the zone negates all outside distractions. Thank you, as always.
27th May, 2004 14:16 (UTC)
*peaks head in*

I was reading fics last night and I saw this and I know your a spawn gal.
I didn't see you as a member of that community and I thought you would wanna read it.

I'll go slink away now and stop invading your journal....
28th May, 2004 00:11 (UTC)
Thanks. A wonderfully nummy treat.
28th May, 2004 00:12 (UTC)
hehe your very welcome :)
27th May, 2004 23:34 (UTC)
Hm. Interesting. And this is linked to both the Chase!verse and the Wolf&Declán!verse? *ish curious now* From the comments prior to mine it sounds like fanfiction, but I thought at first it was original.
27th May, 2004 23:50 (UTC)
The !verse terms are linked stories, it's how I organise stories via LJ memories seeing as functional search capabilities are almost non-existent. This and yesterday's ficlet are lumped under Chase to form a whole story and all Wolf and Declán stories are grouped together.

And this is original. The comments only sound like fanfiction, because my original characters have fans, and in one case, a groupie.
28th May, 2004 00:34 (UTC)
The comments only sound like fanfiction, because my original characters have fans, and in one case, a groupie.

Now that wouldn't be ME you are refering to, would it? I mean, just because a girl gets a little squee-ish around a certain male lycanthrope doesn't make me a groupie, does it?

Er... does it? ::looks around nervously, then blushes::

I-I-I'll just be running along now. Toodles!

28th May, 2004 00:43 (UTC)
You know Declán likes you. Just don't let him try out his pheromones on you.
28th May, 2004 00:49 (UTC)
The only pheromones Dec has to worry about are mine. ::evil leer::
4th Jun, 2004 07:59 (UTC)
*grins* Well, I'm intrigued with this series. Declán and Wolf are fascinating, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with Ricky.
5th Jun, 2004 01:43 (UTC)
I love writing Declán and Wolf, such fun characters. Please for enjoyed.
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