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04 November 2007 @ 07:29 pm
Fic: Demons, ch. 2  
Title: Demons
Rating: PG-13, for now
Word Count: 732
Pairing: Mick/Beth
Disclaimer: I forgot this last time. If I owned Moonlight, Josh would already be gone. Good enough?
Author's note: Here's the second chapter! Thanks to everyone who's commented! Ya'll rock! I'll try to live up your high praise!

Chapter Two

Mick entered his apartment and threw his car keys on the desk. Heading for the kitchen, he went to his hideaway refrigerator to get a glass of blood. After taking a sip, he sat down in front of his computer, pulling his phone out of his pocket. He very rarely calls her; she’s usually the one contacting him. Or they run into each other at the morgue or a crime scene. But after the disturbing vision at Valhalla, he just wanted to hear her voice.

He knew it was late; maybe she’d be working on a story. Mick hoped that Josh wasn’t around. He knew that the DA didn’t particularly care for him. The feeling was definitely mutual, especially after the raid on Club Valis.

Mick dialed Beth’s number and waited.

“Hello?” she said. She sounded exhausted.

“Hey Beth, it’s me.”

“Mick, do you have any idea what time it is?” she asked, irritated.

“Two thirty, did I wake you?”

“No, I was getting ready to turn in actually. There’s this story I’m working on and I keep getting stonewalled.”

“Anything I can do to help?” he asked.

“Not unless you can get the fence pole out of Josh’s butt,” she quipped.

There was silence on Mick’s end of the connection.

“Mick, you still there?” she asked, worried.

“Yeah, I’m here.”

Realizing, she said something that made him uncomfortable, she said, “Sorry about that. Frustration talking.”

“It’s OK. I understand,” Mick told her. Not really, he thought.

“Was there something you wanted?” Beth queried.

You, Mick thought, but quickly suppressed it. Instead, he said, “Not really. I just wanted to check and make sure you were alright.”

Beth thought that wasn’t the whole truth, but that line of thinking went somewhere her brain wasn’t ready to go just yet so she said, “I’m fine, really. What about you?”

“Same old thing. Stopped by Valhalla tonight. Nothing special.”

“Valhalla? The cemetery? What were you doing there?” she asked, interested.

“Visiting my parents’ grave. Why?”

“No reason,” she lied.

“Beth, I know that tone. What’s going on?”

“There's been a series of mysterious disappearances. The missing people were last seen at Valhalla,” she informed him.

“How many?”

“Five over the last two weeks,” she said.

“Anything else suspicious?” Mick asked.

“They were last seen near the Portal of Folded Wings.” That’s close to my parents’, Mick thought. Surely a coincidence. What could a series of current disappearances have to do with his parents? They’ve both been dead for nearly thirty years.


“Sorry. What?”

“You zoning out on me? I thought this was a good time of day for vampires,” she said.

“Yeah, it is. I’m just distracted is all.”

Beth decided to let that one go. She’d delve into the psychology of Mick St. John another time. “Did you see anything unusual at the cemetery?”

“No. But I did get the feeling that I was being watched though. Maybe I should go back and check it out.”

“You don’t even know what you’re looking for. Here, how about this. I’ll come over this afternoon and show you what I have. Then we’ll go check it out together,” Beth suggested innocently.

Mick was afraid she’d say something like that. He knew there was no use arguing with her though. Beth was always determined to get the story for herself; she was pushy that way. It was one of the things he loved about her. It didn’t stop him from worrying though.

“OK, we’ll do it your way. See you in a bit. Get some rest.”

“Yes, Dad.”

“Not funny,” Mick said.

Beth chuckled. “See you this afternoon.” The line went dead.

If Beth was coming over this afternoon, Mick needed to get some rest as well. Who knew what they would find out at Valhalla? He finished checking his email, noting that Josef wanted him to make an appearance soon. Well, that was one other thing he needed to do. Josef did not like to be kept waiting, not even by his best friend.

Switching off his computer, Mick headed upstairs to his freezer. Stripping off his clothes, he tossed them aside and climbed into the refreshing cold of the freezer. Thoughts of Beth writhing against him in the shower followed him in sleep, as they had every night since she had shown up at his place high on Black Crystal.

To be continued… 
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shippercrazed: mickbeth showershippercrazed on November 5th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Ooh! This sounds good. Nice and scary. Something he'll have to save her from no doubt. Please post soon...I cant wait to read more of your exciting story. Also - it's nice to hear you are reading my two stories as well. I wish so badly I had time to write a McBeth fic, but with all my medical problems getting worse I can hardly keep up with writing for the two.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 5th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you're enjoying it! I'm having so much fun writing it. As for what comes next, you'll just have to wit and see! :) Speaking of your stories, I must go read your update!
neuriel: Adorable Smileneuriel on November 5th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Yay, fast update!

“Was there something you wanted?” Beth queried.

You, Mick thought, but quickly suppressed it.

Guh, that simple response has reduced me to a puddle. I'm very excited to see what happens when they meet up at the cemetery.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 5th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
I really loved that part too. Thanks for reading!
Jeanette: Moonlight-MickBeth wrist bitejay1022 on November 5th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Nice little mystery, with UST thrown into the mix-like it! I have to admit, you write very well for just your fist story. Looking forward to the coming chapters! there'll be more soon, right?? :D
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 5th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading. I'm really enjoying writing it. Yes, there'll be more, probably tomorrow!
Say neversarisynn on November 5th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
That was a zippy second chapter. I love the last paragraph... it has both Mick naked and Mick wet... two of his very best states of being ^^

I love where this is going and how you're setting it all up. You have these two pretty well characterized from what I've read so far. I can't wait for more!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 5th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. I was worried about the characterizations.
Quick to scar, slow to heal.: MickBeth Apartfemmephantom on November 5th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, tension. :D Can't wait to see what happens next.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 6th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! Wait no more. Chapter three is up!
Hufflepuff Forever!: ML NOT a morning personjacedesbff on November 6th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I finally got to read this! Yay! Love chapter 2! :-)

And now I *so* want to go climb into a certain someone's freezer. ::cough:: *sighs happily*
michellemtsumichellemtsu on November 6th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Is it ok of we share that freezer? I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Cliodna Brightcliodna_bright on November 7th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
That is one thing that I've been disappointed with. Beth said that she remembered what happened the night before. And then she told Mick that she had to go make apologizes. But she didn't seem to be at all embarrassed by her behavior towards him while she was on the drug. No matter how hard they like to pretend they're not in love, she can't be thinking that it was easy for him! Silly girl.

I like this! It is quite fast paced and set up nicely. I'm really interested to see who the bad guy (or girl) is, and find out about Mick parents. According to you, anyway. ;)
heartagram_lala: Moonlight - Mick handheartagram_lala on January 9th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
ooooh juicy!

lol at the pole up josh's butt line, made me laugh.

mick is thinking dirty and he is naked.. *thud*
Michelle: Moonlight never let you go Mick/Bethmrs_boyscout on January 22nd, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Loved that she called him "Dad" -- that's a very interesting dynamic they have going on in the show. One of protector and lover -- almost creepy, but in a very hot, I still want them to have sex way. lol

Also, noticed in the last chapter that Beth's headstone read friend and companion -- not wife and mother. Mick didn't mention that at all. I guess Beth gives up everything but her mortality to be with him, eh?

Sorry, I will be spamming you with comments this morning. :)