Post by Deleted on Sept 4, 2014 21:13:58 GMT -5
Sept 4, 2014 21:13:58 GMT -5
That was the chief word on Lucien's mind as he ran, expression halfway between a giddy grin and a twisted scowl, through the shadowy and oft-avoided back alleys of Crescent Moon. Clad in a black zip-up coat and gray suit trousers he wasn't distinctly visible in the dark environs... but anyone who saw him would know the man's outfit bespoke money and, given the briefcase he was running with, a strong likelihood of something valuable in his grasp. The kind of person who really, really shouldn't be in this particular part of the Crescent district, with good reasons.
The slap of boots on pavement behind him suggested just what kind of reasons those were. There were four, by his count, doing their best to narrow the gap with great haste. Anyone else in his circumstances would likely have been terrified, worried at the least... but his expression was of someone enjoying a seldom-granted challenge. He was, in fact, quiet enjoying the chase, had since the moment he was confronted by his would-be assailants. Like it was a game to him... but, he reminded himself quietly, a game to be won.
And, legs and arms pumping, he barreled down one stretch of alleyway after another, cutting around corners and sending obstacles crashing behind him into his pursuers' path. Still they didn't give up. He glanced back for a second and could see their shadows looming large.
It was time to change the rules of the game.
Out of the alley and onto the neon-lit shadow-strewn streets. He flicked his hood down and ran left, scanning the way ahead as he went. Someone. He had to pass the briefcase off to someone. It was locked well enough that its precious contents would be safe until he could return for it. He just needed to find...
... the right person.
MADE BY VEL OF GS