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NaNo! Day 16

                Xander paced as he waited for Ryan to show. His friend was just finishing up a double shift and the longer it took him to get to Xander’s home, the antsier he got. He didn’t want to put Ryan on the spot, but the fact that he was going to get royally fucked if he didn’t made Xander want to cry. He liked be the enforcer, but not towards his friends, and not like this. He knew Rick would have to act if he saw it again, and that was the only consolidation that Xander had.


                The knock on the door brought Xander out of his musings and he quickly answered it, smiling when he saw Ryan and Horatio standing there.


                “Come on in, I have some things to discuss with the pair of you.”


                “What things?” Horatio asked, curiosity coloring his tone.


                “Have a seat; I’ll get you both a drink.” Quickly leaving the room, Xander tried not to hyperventilate at the thought of doing this. Handing over a beer to each of his guests, Xander sat, perched on the edge of his seat, and looked at Ryan.


                “Ryan, I need you to listen and please wait until I’m done.” He got a slow nod from his friend.


                “Today, I got news that there is proof that you have been gambling. Now, I know the rules when it comes to playing the games of chance here in Miami, and I was asked to get you to stop. If you are caught playing, from now on, you’ll be fired, immediately.” Xander made sure to keep his eyes locked onto Ryan.


                “Why you?” Came the soft question.


                “Since I know the person that told me and that they will be obliged to have you fired the next time they see it. I mentioned that your new beau will be keeping an eye on you, and that it was so new, that you didn’t want to jinx it.”


                “Who saw it?” Horatio asked softly and Xander gave him a small smile.


                “Rick Stetler told me,” Xander said honestly, “and that’s simply because I got his head out of his ass the first time I saw him. Told him I was in Miami for a year and that I’d do my job, and bust heads over idiots and drama queens. You’re lucky the team got their act together, or I would have been cracking skulls two months back.”


                “Let me get this straight,” Ryan spoke before Horatio could, “Rick Stetler, who has a grudge against Horatio that’s bigger than New York, told you that I had to stop playing poker for money or he’d have to fire me.”


                “He’d have to publicly fire you Ryan.” Xander sighed and gave his friend a sad smile. “He’d have you thrown out of the station and hound you as you got your things together. Then, all the shit you would have had been in up to date would have come across as worthless.”


                “Xander, how does Rick know that Ryan plays poker?” The voice was deceptively calm and Xander coolly met his gaze.


                “Rick has many helpers in the department. He told me as a courtesy since I saved his career by getting him off your ass about everything when it came to your people.” Xander got up and walked away with a sardonic chuckle, “I don’t betray the people around me Horatio, you should know that; now, I’ve given you the warning, please leave.”


                Ryan and Horatio winced at the tone, Xander could take any type of hit, whether it is verbal or physical, but to call him a liar, even to his face, was a dangerous thing; both we about to speak when Xander beat them to the punch.


                “I asked the pair of you to leave, I’ll let you think over your words tonight, and I might listen to your apologies tomorrow, but get out, now.”


                The pair left slowly, and Ryan mourned the loss of a bridge of trust. Yes, he was wrong to question Xander’s motives, but the fact that it had been Rick Stetler, of all people, who had given the warning, had confused him.


                Horatio was no different. He knew that he was on shakier grounds than Ryan, and his question did come off as accusing. He winced at the memory of the blank face that swam into mind, and he made a note to see if he could apologize for the wrong tone of voice. The question was sound, since he didn’t know that Ryan was playing poker, but they were together most nights now, and it seemed that Ryan only played rarely. It was still a concern, but the bigger worry was now talking to Xander, and finding a ladder to get out of the hole they dug.



Damn..... the bunny is still groggy from meds... hopefully I can get more out soon.... and not pass out at my computer too early.....



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Nov. 17th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Yikes they are really going to have to work on getting the trust back with Xan.

Good thing that team 7 wasn't there.. there would have been hell to pay.
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
*looks cute* team seven can't be there for each battle... besides... Xander is unique! his torture methods is for them to think it over and apologize the next day or faith the wrath of Alexx......

*cackles and coughs when throat is irritated* note to self... no evil laughter when throat is still iffy.....
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
*huggles* How true but if they had been there and seen it you know sometimes, both Ez and Vin don't think same with JD. *grins* As for Chris and Buck they are both hot tempered at times especially when it comes to their younger family members.

But yeah Mama Alexx would kill them for hurting her new baby. *grimaces* Ouch.. even Callie would too.

Hope you feel a lot better soon.

Edited at 2008-11-17 03:35 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
*smiles* that's why they have one day to practice grovelling......

Ryan had the right to be curious...... but his delivery.... that needs work.....

and H knew better.... *shakes head* I'm so disappointed in him... *smirks*

and I am getting better! I just have a cough and headache now... not the whole shivers and runny nose too!
Nov. 17th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
*snickers* Since when has H ever really thought about what he was saying? He should have known better since the very beginning about Xan. *smirks* That groveling is going to be a lot harder than what he had to say to Ryan.

Ryan does have that trouble speaking before he thinks.

Good. I'm glad your getting better.
Nov. 17th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
*smirks at the sulking H* he knows that Xander is very possessive of friends.... remember.. H was there when he got Tony free......

Ryan is getting better...... H just needs to train him better with the whole talking thing..... *thinks about collars, chains and gags* that'd work......
Nov. 17th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
*snickers at that part* Damm H is kinky... *grins at her*

Of course Xan is very protective of his friends. They are pack. *grins* He admits the hyena is still there.
Nov. 17th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
I think it's impossible for him to ignore the hyena.... the growling mutt that it is....

Besides... we all knew that H was kinky...
Nov. 17th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah she is there always for him but for him I think he is glad he still has her and the soldier. They are the only things left he has of his home world except for his battle axe and his memories.

Yeah that is true about H being kinky... *smirks at her*

Hope your feeling better today.

Edited at 2008-11-17 02:47 pm (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
yeah, I feel better.

Besides... Xander mentioned something about writing out his life.....

*smirks* think he'll start Buffy:the Vampire Slayer? *cackles*
Nov. 17th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah he will start with her and put everything down of his feelings for her and her attitude towards the rest of them at times. He won't varnish it either.

Glad you are feeling better.
Nov. 17th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
I can see him writing his regrets about Wesley... and Faith.... and how he should have killed Willow on the Bluff.....

*looks sweetly over at you* knife to the heart? or lobbing off the head?

You know... Immies could have been thought of as demons because they were killed by their heads being chopped off?
Nov. 17th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
So can I about his regrets with those two and with Kendra. He really did like the shy slayer. Oh yeah he does have regrets for not stopping Willow on the bluff. If she hadn't spelled him at times he would have really seen her as she was. A manipulative bitch which Cordy saw.

As for the Immies. I think the Watcher's Council does see them as demons. As for Xander I think he feels sorry for them.
Nov. 17th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
hmmmm.... *hunts Willow and cackles as she is dragged to Hell in chains*

*cuddles Methos* poor Methos....having to deal with those idiots for over 5000yrs....
Nov. 17th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
*grins* Oh yeah she does need that.

As for Methos I think he regrets starting the Watcher's the Immie Watcher's I mean. Though he does get along great with Joe.
Nov. 17th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
He started it? *looks at the man with his head hanging in shame* OMFG!
Nov. 17th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah he started it. It's how he stayed out of sight for so long too. *smirks* He also started his own chronicles too another way to keep it from anyone expecting him to be Methos. Remember he had 5,000 years of hiding in plain sight. Well mostly 4,000 years if I remember that one right.
Nov. 17th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Methos can only remember the past 5000yrs... he's not sure if he's older or not..... He lost a lot of memories and he woke Immortal too.... so I say he's close to 6000years old.....
Nov. 17th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
That is true but even is not sure if he is older than that. *hugs Methos*

Who knows maybe the Greek Gods started the 'The Game'. One fic I read said that Ares is over the game. But that Zues started it cause he was bored and it would keep Hera from finding out he was going after another woman.
Nov. 17th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe Zeus stated it... but then so many began to pledge to Ares because of the nature of the Game.....
Nov. 17th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
True and also lots of them are warriors cause of the game. *grins* It gives Ares more of a power base too.
Nov. 17th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Which would make Zeus pout..... probably why he said that "there could only be one" and all that crap....
Nov. 18th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Knowing that old goat... yeah. Zues wants power and he doesn't care how he gets it.
Nov. 18th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
since the Quickening is lightening.... the last one could be absorbed by Zeus.... making him more powerful....

*cackles* but I'd laugh of he had been decapitated by one of the older Immortals and was now Dead.... permanently....
Nov. 20th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
*smirks* So would Ares and Hades. From what I am remembering the mythology. Hades was in love with Hera. But Zues stole her from him and took his birthright from being the true king of the Gods.
Nov. 20th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
He also then enjoyed cheating on her with the other members of the Patheon and mortal realm....
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
How true, how true. Also from what I have been reading. Ares and Eris are Hades children from Hera. He wasn't allowed to say that they are his. That might be from a lot of fics though. Though it could explain how Hades kingdom belongs to the House of Aggression which Ares is over.
Nov. 20th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
death is constant.... but more so with wars......

war brings death "prematurely"
Nov. 21st, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
That's true and I started something on my lj for you about your fic here.


This way we can give ideas back and forth for your fic.

I reached 35k today.
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
I love that you were updating so quickly! I love the story so far. I haven't read anything anywhere close to this story. I wonder what repercussions Hecate's gift will have and I am curious as to what will happen soon! Please post again soon!!!

Edited at 2008-11-19 02:06 am (UTC)
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: Update?
The bunny needed sleep... and it's wearing off the meds it was on from when I was sick....

I should have some up tomorrow.... and I'm glad you love it so much
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm only Anon coz I forgot my password
Hallo, dearie!

Sorry to not write you for so long, my brother and his might-as-well-be husband were down this past weekend and I spent all weekend hanging with them. And then Monday came and I never got home until after 5.

First off, Rick partnering with Xander to help Ryan out? Beautifully unexpected <3 And Ryan and Horatio's stupidity? Well, stupid for one, but also classic.

Second? YOU MADE ME SICK D: I came home from school at noon yesterday with a headache, body-ache, the beginnings of congestion, and sinus drainage. I slept from noon to 9 pm, was up briefly (just enough time to take more medicine) and then slept from 9:30 to 8 this morning. I'm only feeling slightly better T_T

I'm going back to my nap.

All the love in the world,
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm only Anon coz I forgot my password
Love ya too Slash.

I'm glad you enjoyed the fic.... and the twists that I had put in.

*pets* I'm sorry I made you sick :( but mine snapped back at me... and I now have a sleeping disorder..... grrrr
Nov. 21st, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Re: I'm only Anon coz I forgot my password

Sleeping disorder? Is it anything like my almost-narcolepsy?
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Re: I'm only Anon coz I forgot my password
some fucked up form of insomnia.... I have vampy vibes.....
Nov. 21st, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm only Anon coz I forgot my password
I could make you sleepy >D

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