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 Post subject: Those were the days
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Fritz Dalibor had taken his suit to be cleaned.

In the meantime, he'd dug out his old clothes. Scruffy, well-worn, and familiar. He could feel the difference as he walked along the street, gray with evening. Before, he felt the hungry stares on his back, felt strange eyes scrutinizing him, attempting to appraise how much money he'd carry on his person, and whether he was an easy target.

Now, he slipped along the darkening streets unnoticed.

The low-ceilinged bar held the atmosphere of distant familiarity of a place one used to frequent. He hadn't been by in a while. The heavy air of smoke, a face or two he still recognized.

He'd told Darla he'd be working late.

Slouching over to the bar, he ignored the guilty weight of the wedding right in his pocket and sat down, flagging down the bartender for a shot of vodka.

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Ring, ring, ring. . .

"Hello? No, I'm sorry. He's gone home for the day, sir. . ."

Where is that damned bastard?


Danny stalked down the street, tail lashing, ignoring the few straggling people. He stalked in and out of the pooled light of streetlamps like a ghostly shadow, almost silent. The only difference with him was the slight tan to his skin from the Argentine sun. Fritz wasn't at home—when he called earlier, Darla had said he was at work late that night.

. . .But said work said he had gone home early.

Danny wasn't stupid. He knew better than to think it was just a mix up. something in his gut told him it was more than something that simple. He hoped to God that the idiot wasn't doing what he had a sneaking suspicion he was doing. He'd have no choice but to kill him then. Well, perhaps not kill. . .maim a little. . .

He growled lowly under his breath as he pushed open the door of another bar. His eyes scanned the crowd, his face seeming trapped in a permanent scowl.

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Perhaps in the old days, Fritz might have struck up a conversation, made small talk, looking for company of one sort or another. Tonight, however, he was merely slouched near the far end of the bar, staring moodily down into his empty glass. It was not his first.

Or his second, for that matter.

The bartender passed him, and he glanced up, taking the opportunity to catch the man's attention, order another drink.

He did not catch sight of Danny.

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When Fritz flagged down the bartender, Danny caught the motion from the corner of his eye and his head snapped to the younger man, fixing on it and narrowing. He growled lowly to himself, taking everything in a second—the empty glass, the way the bartender wrinkled his nose from the amount the man was drinking, the way the other man was slouched.

No, this didn't bode well.

He slipped in, almost seething now at catching the man in a lie—and such a poor one at that. A few straggling patrons skittered out of his way, blinking in confusion after him, as he strode towards the far end of the bar, jaws clenched.

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. . . and it was then that Fritz noticed. His green eyes widened, then darted from side to side, presumably for some sort of an escape. But of course, there was none. "Oh hell," he muttered under his breath, already cringing as he raised his hands, palms towards the other man. Presumably it was some sort of silent plea for mercy on Danny's part, or perhaps on Heaven's. Either way, he was going to need all the help he could get

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"You," the other man hissed as he neared, "Are gonna need one hell of a good explanation." He grabbed the man shirt front, but managed to restrain himself from doing anything more.

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"I feel as though this is something we could be reasonable about," Fritz suggested, one of his hands already closing around Danny's wrist. ". . .fancy meeting you here, by the way," he added a moment later in a vaguely conversational tone.

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Danny snorted, growling a bit louder for the other man's benefit. "I was lookin' fer ya. Nah at work, where ya said ya'd be. . ."

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"A change of plans, if you will," he replied, starting to try delicately prying Danny's fingers loose, one by one. "If I weren't for the part where the last time you were at my house you literally tore it apart looking for booze, I'd offer to buy you a drink. But somehow it just doesn't seem like a good idea."

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 Post subject: Re: Those were the days
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Danny's ears flattened and he flinched back, looking away, torn between apologetic and angry. "Yea, well. . .m'bettah now. . . An' why th'fuck did ya lie ta Sissy?"

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"I don't know, it was horrid of me," was his placid response. "If only I'd known that running off to another continent without saying goodbye to anyone was a better option."

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Danny's jaws clenched hard. "Look, ya don't know a damn thing 'bout what I was goin' through," he muttered lowly, he clenched his right hand, as though struggling to keep it from gripping the left, hiding the scar there.

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"Too bad you had to go through all of it on your own," he agreed with an expression of sympathy too deep to be genuine. "Too bad there was no one at all who might have wanted to, oh, I don't know, help you."

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"Fuck you, Fritz," he snapped suddenly. "I couldn't ask you, nah aftah. . . I jus'. . .couldn't take bein' 'ere 'nymore, all righ'?" He swallowed, squeezing his eyes shut for a moment. "Jus' drop it, all righ'?"

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"Consider it dropped," he replied smoothly, slouching back into his seat with a lazy salute.

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