Dragon LadyChapter SixBy Brit ColumbiaFandom:
Set after Justice in July of the FAKE First Year Together series. Also set after Volume 7 of FAKESummary:
Drake has recently started seeing a new woman, of whom JJ disapproves.Rating:
This whole story is worksafe. There's a bit of swearing in this chapter, though.Disclaimer:
FAKE, featuring Dee, Ryo, Bikky, Carol, Ted, Drake, and JJ, was created by Sanami Matoh. I make no claim on FAKE or Ms. Matoh or any of her characters. I write fanfiction with no expectation of monetary reward.Author's Notes
: Detectives James Chang and Eliza Austen are my characters. So are Lily and her brother, and Bridget, James’s girlfriend.
Bridget first appeared in FAKE First Year Together: A New Day, in Chapter 6. She was interested in Ryo, but later when she showed up at the station looking for Ryo, Dee managed to deflect her onto James instead.
Lily has appeared twice before in my FAKE stories. She was first introduced in Chapter 15 of A New Day when Ryo had lunch with Drake at a Chinese restaurant. Later she appeared about halfway through Slave to a Gladiator.Dragon Lady
, Chapter Six
Everybody moved at once, shouting and pushing their chairs back as they made haste to get away from the immediate vicinity of the table. Before Bikky could be prevailed upon to describe exactly what he had seen, the kitchen door hit the wall with a bang and this was followed by the sound of Lily’s familiar stomping footsteps.
” she screeched, a steaming plate in each hand. This time, even Eliza hesitated to help, no doubt frightened by the wildness of Lily’s eyes.
JJ froze, waiting for Lily to drop (or preferably throw) the too-hot plates, but it was not to be. Luckily for the sake of the carpet, James stepped up, murmuring something in Cantonese. He took both plates from Lily’s shaking hands and set them on a nearby table.( Here be dragons...Collapse )
Instead of saying thank you like a normal person, Lily barked an accusatory question at him, pointing to the group’s suddenly vacant table. James replied in English for the benefit of the others.
“There’s some kind of animal under the table. Bikky, didn’t you say it was a dog?”
Bikky shook his head rapidly. He had taken up a protective position in front of Carol, who was staring intently at the space between the floor and the hem of the tablecloth, just in case something moved down there.
“What did you see, Bikky? Is it something scary?” Carol asked. She was practically vibrating with curiosity.
JJ thought that it must indeed have been something scary because Bikky’s brown face was paler than usual and his eyes looked huge in his young face.
The thing under the table huffed again and bumped into one of the table legs, which made the whole table shake.
Lily became very still at the sound, and gave the recently vacated table a sharp look. “Uh-oh. Flank? Is that you?”