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28 January 2008 @ 11:13 pm
If Tomorrow Never Comes, ch. 12  
Title: If Tomorrow Never Comes
Rating: For Mature Adults
Word Count: 1033
Pairing: Mick/Beth
Disclaimer: Not my toys, I'm just borrowing them.
Author's note: Writer's block sucks. I started this chapter at least four times and couldn't get it right. I hope no one's disappointed with this version. Be sure and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Chapter Twelve

“Can’t this thing go any faster?” Mick asked impatiently.

Josef attempted to glare at his friend and keep his eye on the road at the same time. “I’m already going 110 in a 35. Is that fast enough for you?”

Mick was about to reply when Josef took a sharp right turn. The extreme speed nearly caused the Ferrari to tumble. Josef just barely regained control when the right side tires came crashing back to the road. A couple of cars around them blared their horns but Josef ignored them and continued to drive like a proverbial maniac. The near accident forced Mick to bite his tongue and keep quiet. Instead, he turned his anger on himself.

I can’t believe I missed it, he thought for the hundredth time. He was right in front of me. If I’d noticed things sooner, Beth wouldn’t be…No! Don’t even think it, St. John. Beth will be fine. Either way this guy is toast. There wouldn’t be any fooling around with mortal authorities. Hobbs would die and for once, Mick would let himself enjoy it.

Josef slowed down when they approached the abandoned mechanic’s shop. Now that they had arrived, stealth took precedence over speed. They had a better chance of getting Beth out alive if Hobbs didn’t know they were coming. If she’s still alive, Josef thought. About a half block from the shop, Josef cut the engine and allowed the Ferrari to drift into the driveway. Mick was out of the car before it stopped moving, leaving the passenger side door wide open. Cursing silently, Josef followed him into what had been the shop’s waiting room/office. The office door was closed but a sliver of light shone under it. Mick was already standing by the door listening intently. As Josef approached, Mick held up a hand, indicating to his friend to keep quiet. Together, they listened.

“Come, my dear. It’s still very early in the game. You mustn’t wimp out on me now,” said Hobbs. “We’ve been having so much fun.”

A wave of relief washed over Mick. She’s alive, he thought. He wanted to burst through the door and rip Hobbs limb from limb, but he didn’t want to give Hobbs a chance to do something to Beth. Mick was fast and had the element of surprise, but he still couldn’t take that risk. Not with Beth.

Mick turned and whispered, “We go in together. Quietly. I’ll take Hobbs. You take Beth and go.”

“But – “

“I don’t want her to see this,” Mick said plaintively. “Please, Josef.”

“OK, but what about the other one?”

“What other one?”


“The police have him in custody. He’s not a factor.”

The hell he isn’t, Josef thought. But I’ll deal with him later. No one messes with my friends and gets away with it.

Mick silently prayed the door wouldn’t squeak as he pushed it open. He and Josef slipped through the doorway and crept along the wall toward the golden circle in the middle of the room. Hobbs’ back was to them; his attention fixated on a passed out Beth. Mick’s nose was assaulted with the smell of Beth’s blood. He looked over at her slumped form. Her lap was covered in blood. There were several slashes on her upper arms but they didn’t appear deep. Mick felt the monster well up inside him, along with the desire to inflict as much damage as possible. As his fangs elongated and his eyes turned white, Mick nodded at Josef. It was time.

In a blink, Mick was across the room. He grabbed Hobbs’ left arm and twisted it behind the shorter man’s back. Mick heard the shoulder dislocate but he was beyond caring. Josef, just as fast, sliced the ropes binding Beth to the metal chair and pulled her limp form into his arms. Her heart was still beating, but just barely. She’d lost a lot of blood. Josef wasted no time; he was gone in a flash. Mick barely registered Josef’s disappearance; he was preoccupied with the thing that tried to take Beth from him.

Hobbs, despite the dislocated shoulder, struggled against Mick’s iron grip. Mick could have drained him right there, but he wanted Hobbs to know exactly who he had crossed. He wanted to see the terror in Hobbs’ eyes as he drained him. Mick tossed Hobbs across the room; his head hit the wall with a sickening crack. Mick stalked over to where Hobbs lay, intent on getting a few punches in, but he wasn’t quick enough. Dazed by the confrontation with the wall, Hobbs had just enough time to focus on his attacker and ready his strike. Mick stepped in front of Hobbs and was brought up short by the sharp pain in his right foot. Irritated, he looked down to find a large knife protruding from his boot. Mick pulled it out with a growl just as Hobbs ran toward the office door. Mick, of course, was quicker.

Before Hobbs knew what happened, Mick grabbed him by the shoulders and yanked. Hobbs’ feet flew out from under him and he thrashed wildly. Calmly, Mick pressed Hobbs against the cold concrete wall and saw Hobbs’ eyes go wide in terror as he took in Mick’s eyes and fangs. The only sound that came from him was a pathetic whimper. It was disappointing really.

“Life’s suddenly precious when it’s your own,” Mick spat at him. “I may be a vampire, but you’re the monster.”

Mick pulled back Hobbs’ shirt, exposing his throat. He could smell Hobbs’ fear as he sliced into his neck. The blood tasted sickly sweet as it poured down his throat. It was all over in less that a minute. Blood dripping from his chin, Mick released the corpse and it fell to the ground in a heap.

Mick didn’t look back as he stepped out onto the sidewalk. He wanted to put as much distance between him and the smell of Beth’s blood as he could. He walked about a block and called a cab to take him to the hospital, all the while wondering what he would find when he got there.

To be continued…

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Kelly: moonlight mickpittchic04 on January 29th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
Disappointed?! Heck no! That was an awesome update. Although I'm dying to know how Beth is and just what Josef has planned for revenge, so please update soon.

"Life’s suddenly precious when it’s your own”
I absolutely love that line! It's sooo perfect.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on January 29th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
I really liked that line too. Funny you should mention Josef and revenge...
azangal_iconsazangal_icons on January 29th, 2008 06:55 am (UTC)
awwwww he saves Beth yay, i love the stories u created. hope theres mooooreeee. :)
michellemtsumichellemtsu on January 29th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Of course there's more! :)
Bleu Daisy: Dark and Immortalbleudaisy on January 29th, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Oookay. Now we are getting to my favorite parts "rescue" and "revenge". There is nothing so sweet as a man carrying a woman he just rescued. And it's even better when they are avenging her.

Josef is just amazing. Amazing. You absolutely made my night with this update. I'm not kidding. I had a completely sucky day and you really made it better. Thanks ever so much and please, please, please write another installment extremely soon. ^_^

michellemtsumichellemtsu on January 29th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad this helped with you're sucky day. That's really why I write these things! :) And if you loved Josef in this one, just wait until the NEXT chapter!
heartagram_lala: Moonlight - Mick vampheartagram_lala on January 29th, 2008 09:48 am (UTC)
awesome chapter!

i hope beth is ok!!! or not ok so she needs to be turned, haha.

mick might need to call the cleaner hehe
michellemtsumichellemtsu on January 29th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know if they're ready for turning yet, but we'll see...
Michelle: Moonlight Your hot when you jump highmrs_boyscout on January 29th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Josef called Beth his friend. Squee! And, I bet revenge!Josef is a force to be reckoned with. Cannot wait to read the next chapter. Loved this one. Action!Mick is so hot. :)
michellemtsumichellemtsu on January 29th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
You know you're the only person who noticed that! That's a big step for Josef.

And yes, Action!Mick is very hot!