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30 November 2007 @ 01:40 pm
Fic: Winner at a Losing Game, epilogue  
Title: Winner at a Losing Game
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 667
Pairing: Mick/Beth
Disclaimer: CBS owns them. I'm just taking them out for a spin!
Author's Note: Here's the epilogue. Thanks for all the comments on the last chapter. Y'all rock. I'll see you when I get back from the Caribbean!


Mick received an unexpected visitor to his office a few weeks later. Jack Davis sat in one of the leather chairs, his eyes darting aimlessly around the room. He and Mick sat there in silence for a long time. Mick kept looking at his watch every few minutes, wishing that Jack would say whatever it was he came to say. Beth would be home from Buzz Wire soon; Mick wanted to be able to greet her properly when she got there. Finally, he could take it no longer.

“Was there something specific you wanted?” he asked.

Jack’s eyes focused on Mick for the first time since entering the office. “Yeah, I wanted to thank you for what you said as the docks. And I wanted to give you this.” He tossed an envelope on the desk. “It’s the rest of your fee. Janelle insisted I bring it before I left.”

“How is she?”

“She’s still adjusting. When I got home, I told her the truth. She took it better than I thought she would. She seemed more relieved that I wasn’t cheating. Things are slowly returning to normal for us. For that, I’m thankful.”

Mick was slightly confused. “Didn’t you just say you were leaving?”

“Oh that. Your buddy Josef asked me to examine some Japanese supercomputer for him. I’ll only be gone a couple of days.” Jack got up to leave.

“Hold on a second. There are a couple of things about your situation that still don’t make sense. How did you keep that fact that you’re a vampire from Janelle? How did Alexei find out what you were? Why drag Josef into it?”

Jack sighed. “Keeping secrets is pretty much standard operating procedure for vampires, you know that. Janelle and I were quite the whirlwind in the beginning. All our dates ended at her place. We hardy ever ate out in public. When we did, I’d pretend to eat and then drink a bag of blood in the men’s room. It wasn’t hard. Things grew complicated when we married. I always appeared to fall asleep in our bed, but when she was asleep, I’d move to my freezer. I’d make sure I was there in the morning when she woke up.”

“Didn’t you hate lying to her?”

“Of course. I kept telling myself it was for her own good. I was too cowardly.”

“What about Alexei?”

“Alexei had one of his minions come sniffing around our building. I was there working late; he broke into my office. We scuffled. I’m afraid he saw me loose control.”

“And you let him live?”

“I don’t kill humans. Besides, I didn’t even realize what I had done until I received Alexei’s demand for Hermes.”

“And Josef?”

“That was Alexei’s idea. He saw this as an opportunity to take out Josef for good, both financially and professionally.”

Mick heard the door to his apartment open. Damn. He missed Beth. Jack noticed the disappointment on Mick’s face. “I can see you have something better to do than talk to me.” He paused at the door. “You’re very lucky to have her.”

“I know.”

Jack closed the office door just as Beth came through the connecting door from the apartment. “Was that Jack Davis in here just now?” she asked.

“Yeah, it was.”

“What’d he want?”

“To drop off the rest of my fee and thank me.”

Beth walked across the room and sat down in Mick’s lap. “Thank you for what?”

“Giving him the courage to tell Janelle the truth.”

“So they’re OK?”

“It appears so.”

“Well, if Janelle is half as in love with Jack as I am with you, they’ll be fine.” Beth bent her head towards his and kissed him fiercely, leaving them both breathless. Suddenly, she jumped up and gave him a lecherous grin. “See you upstairs,” she said as she turned and ran out of the office. Mick gave her a ten-second head start before running after her, eager to finish what they started.

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Current Location: leaving for the Caribbean
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The Fray
(Anonymous) on November 30th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Winner at loosing game
I loved your story and found it totally entertaining. I kept checking back to see what happened next. Hopefully you will think up some new story lines on your vacation.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on December 1st, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: Winner at loosing game
You're welcome! You know what they say, what happens on the boat, becomes fodder for fanfiction! Ha, ha!
shippercrazed: mickbeth showershippercrazed on November 30th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Nice ending. Sorry to see it end though. Enjoy your trip. When you get back, hopefully you will be full of ideas for your next mcbeth fic. Can't wait! ENJOY!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on December 1st, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! I really enjoyed writing this one. Don't worry I should have PLENTY of ideas when I get back!
lindyrblindyrb on December 1st, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Loved your story! Enjoy your trip....maybe make a few notes while you're laying around....then write, write, write!
heartagram_lala: Moonlight - Mick/Beth near youheartagram_lala on January 9th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
yay =D

another awesome story.

but why stop there.. MORE PORN! hahaha
Michelle: Moonlight never let you go Mick/Bethmrs_boyscout on January 22nd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Great story. Loved how it ended on such a playful note. They deserve to be happy between death defying cases. lol
harknessgirlharknessgirl on February 20th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
This was fantastic. Even better than Demon's. I am moving on to the next one after I have typed this. I am glad Mick and Beth got together.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 20th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Happy reading!