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DV Ch. 26 - Fire in the hole!

*winks at mark_clark*

It clocks in at 2858 words before editiing.  So, without further ado...

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Clark set the heavy piece of marble down gently and soundlessly, looking deeply disturbed. “This doesn’t make sense at all.” His brow furrowed, deep blue eyes seeming to intensify. “I was sure that the substandard concrete was the link between all of the L & V buildings. But this one is ten years older than any of them…”
 
Lois completed his thought, “And built long before the company existed. Or before Mitchener held public office.”  
 
He nodded shortly, and jerked his head to the side.
 
“What?” she asked in a hushed voice.
 
“Two police officers are doing a circuit of the building. We’d better get moving…” Without preamble, he placed his hands firmly around her arms. She clamped her mouth shut to keep from crying out in surprise as the world spun into a blur of motion… and they were suddenly standing in an alley across the street from the collapse.
 
Lois released a heavy breath and tried to get her bearings. What a way to avoid being caught!

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It should be posted tomorrow some time.  Morning if I'm lucky, and my betas aren't too busy.  Afternoon if not.  Ta ta!

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coltdancer
Oct. 1st, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Woo-hoo!! Mystery, it is! And intrigue, danger...classic Lois & Clark! I'm ready!!

(Oooh, since it's only a teaser...will Mr. Mark be upset that I posted a comment before he did??)
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
No, he won't be upset... he likes to be the first reviewer, but he doesn't usually care about my other posts as much.

Love the icon! Got more where that came from?
mark_clark
Oct. 1st, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
Nope, I'm not upset. But I do appreciate what you said.
elliania
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Great! This teaser was super, I can't wait for more! :D
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
"Super"? Hee hee.

I hope it'll be ready soon! Still waiting!
jiggery_pokery_
Oct. 1st, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
Ooooh :D I'm all excited now! You'd better post quickly! (Although I have no idea what time the morning is where you are - probably midnight here or something stupid like that!)
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
I live in EST in the USA. Right now it's 6:30am. It looks like you posted your comment an hour and a half ago. So probably between 1 1/2 hours to 6 hours from now! Does that help?
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xynnia
Oct. 1st, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
Heya, it's enchantedsleeper!
Hiya, I tracked you to Livejournal! I don't actually know what fanfic it is I'm leaving a comment on (though am I right in guessing it's Superman?); I just followed the link in your FF.net profile and found this! Anyway, I haven't seen Superman Returns yet but I hope to, and then after that (or maybe before, if I'm feeling impatient) I will read all your wonderful Superman fanfiction!

~enchantedsleeper
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Heya, it's enchantedsleeper!
Hey! Yes, it's a Superman fic. You should see the movie first, I think... but I could always give you a basic overview! There is also a novelization, though it leaves out a few important detail!

Thanks for reading all my Spidey fics this morning and coming over here!
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mark_clark
Oct. 1st, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
A very good teaser and the rest was just as good. To everyone else, I am one of Barb's betas and I finished it. So I think she'll be posting any time now. Thanks for the wink, do I want to know what it was for?
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Well, it kinda looks like it'll be later rather than sooner. I have to take Ashlyn to a birthday party, which is an hour drive each way... so unless betty gets back to me in the next 30 minutes, it ain't happening until this evening. :(

Maybe I should post it half-betaed? On LJ only?

The wink was for "fire in the hole"!
ancarett
Oct. 1st, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so excited! Waiting happily for a new installment (and hoping you get more sleep tonight, poor you!).
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I hope I get sleep, too... I have a full afternoon, so no napping on the horizon. I hope I get the betaed version back before the rushing around starts up again!
bistyboo1974
Oct. 1st, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
*sighs*

I was hoping by the time I wandered back home, an update would be posted. Darn birthday parties! lol But since it's an October birthday party, all is forgiven. ;-) And now there's something to look forward to this evening. *grin* Hope Ashlyn had fun with the festivities...and that mom isn't too pooped from the whole shebang!
htbthomas
Oct. 1st, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know...

But I'm back now - and all my betas have gotten back to me! So now just have to plow through the edits. I hope that it will be up in the next hour. Fingers crossed!

Ashlyn, Mommy and Daddy had a great time, though! Happy Birthday, Caleb!
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