Right Before He Vanished... by nfredman ()
"...burglary call. So, we were chasing the perp down the alley--"
"Actor. Nobody calls them perps except in detective stories, McCarthy."
"Right. Uh. So we had our guns out, and he turned down this dead end. Long run, I tell ya. This guy was fast, for a little fella. Makes me glad I jog."
"On task, please."
"Yeah, so we're in there and have him dead to rights, and... well you're not going to believe this. I mean, we've seen some weird shit. This is New York, ya know."
"Please continue. What I believe doesn't matter."
"Yeah, so...Jesus. Those claws, and his eyes glowed. And he even had furry pointed ears and long teeth."
"Uh, no. He didn't look that weird otherwise. Dressed normal, kinda like a street person only a little cleaner. Layers, ya know. His kicks were old and had holes in 'em."
"Well...man, he snarled at us. Right before he vanished into a bunch of fog or steam or something."
"Vanished." She wrote more. "Thank you for your time, Officer McCarthy.:
"Uh, sure. Welcome. You know what that was? Werewolf? Are you kidding me?"
"Well, no. But that wasn't a werewolf, I'm afraid. Something a bit worse."
"What was that federal agency you said your worked for?"
"I didn't. But it's the Bureau for Paranormal Affairs. If you see this being again, don't engage. And call me. Here's my card."
"Uh, thanks, ma'am."
Chu-sont'rai She-ro, a fox demon, slave to a wizard who lived in New York City, in a bit of a prequel story to Sorrows' Master. He's been on my mind, and I just had to chat with him. :)
Production Notes: M4 with my own dial-spun character; Prince Albane skin. JoeQuick's trench coat, and Cyberpunk M4 clothes. "Dead End" set, Coflek-Gnorg I think. Hair, film effects, steam, and demonic attitude done in post in Photoshop. Rendered in Poser2014.