I’ve got parts 1-3 written so let’s just start this thing OK!
Adapted by Solarbird the Lightbringer from Peter Gunn, “The Hunt,”
original story by Blake Edwards, original teleplay by Lewis Reed
週五, the fifth day, the first of the weekend, we’ll call it Friday, an act in three parts.
"Got a light?"
The thin, vaguely watery woman in a glittery cloak called over to Mako from the sidewalk outside the club, cigarette in hand, voice sharp against the muffled sound of jazz from the stage. Mako cocked an eyebrow and smiled, just a little. “I suppose so.”
The grey-eyed woman stepped over and leaned in, and the private detective bent a tiny, controlled flame. Light flashed against the quartz stones in the fabric as she lit her cigarette.
"They’re coming for you, Mako. Tomorrow night."
Mako started, the tiny flame flickered, and out. “What? Who is? Who’s coming for me?”
She stepped away, one step, then three. “They’ll kill me if they know I told you,” she said, retreating back towards the curb. “Tomorrow night,” and melted into the crowd.
Hesitating but alert, Mako tried to watch the woman as she fled, as Wu popped out of the performer’s side entrance and grabbed his arm. “Mako, doll! You’re about to miss my first set! You can’t do that!”
No sign of her. She’d vanished into the nightlife. “I’m afraid I’ll have to, Wu. Suddenly I have some people to see.”
Wu pouted, briefly. “A client?” he asked, and got a nod in return. “Well, fine. Second set is always better anyway. But don’t be late.”
to be continued