mike reese'

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Powerful images of Powerful people!

monster au: from the ashes (pt. 2)
new yorks finest (pt. 1)
  • joss carter is an immortal, undying, incredibly important pheonix
  • 5′4, solidly built, radiating enough heat to keep the room warm in winter, and covered with downy feathers across her shoulders and arms
  • carter is such a dramatic inspiration at work
  • she singlehandedly took down hr- they were completely powerless to fight back against her i mean even when they tried 
  • she just burst into flames and then showed up in taylors room five hours later
  • (”mom! you can’t just do that! what if i had a boy over?!”)
  • (”taylor, i just got shot, are you really going to be having a boy over now?”)
  • shes one of the most amazing people- human, or monster, in recent history
  • being gone for days at a time, always re-materializing at the precise moment to save the day
  • all the rookies look up to her
  • more than that she’s a goddamn FIREBIRD. a national hero. she shook obamas hand. there’s a picture in the captains office.
  • she dropped out of the military because of the way supernatural beings were being recruited and abused
  • she thought she could make more of a difference on the streets
  • keep the world safe for taylor, you know?
  • he didnt get the genes for the immortality but he is a feathery-downy and handsome young man
  • plus, she always knew that she wanted to use her supernatural powers to protect other monsters
  • because not everyone has superhuman strength like her
  • and shes also just got a natural knack for solving mysteries
  • everything comes to her easily
  • theres one mystery she cant solve
  • the mysterious man in the suit who always disappears around water
  • it’s really starting to piss her off
  • so there aren’t many mermaids in the water surrounding new york city
  • and for good reason i mean. you have to have some pretty tough gills to swim in that muck
  • not to mention boaters, cruise ships, and industrial freight ships constantly cutting through the water
  • plus, who’s heard of a mermaid who only has a tail during the day?
  •  thats why, when carter and laskey’s murder witness says that he saw the corpse being dragged down to the bottom of the sea by an emaciated male mermaid, they’re surprised
  •  carter can’t swim. the whole “blood burning as hot as magma” means that even her showers have to be boiling to avoid her evaporating the whole thinng through the water
  • ONCE when she was a kid she tried to go into her cousin michael’s kiddie pool on his birthday
  • she managed to turn the backyard into a sauna until her mom picked her out with a pair of heavy work gloves and kissed her on the top of one of her puffs
  • and laskey. well, laskey didn’t have a superhuman excuse not to go diving. but he just wasn’t interested in doing.. well, anything above the lowest possible to get the job done
  • “i don’t get it, carter, isn’t this one open and shut? another human lost to the insatiable appetite of the sewer monsters- why are we even investigating?”
  • laskey knows carter isn’t human, but he insists on talking like this to her every day. she can’t wait to be reassigned
  •  "first off, that mermaid didn’t kill our vic, and you and i both know it, laskey. now listen up: if the government wasn’t starving out the people who can’t live in the city, they wouldn’t have to steal corpses for food. you think anyone likes that?“
  • laskey is quiet for a second
  • "i’m sure there are some who do”
  • the biggest tell for carter’s anger is her temperature. she looks calm, and collected, but the air gets colder as she represses the fire that makes her be what she is
  • “go wait in the car, laskey” and he does
  •  carter combs the rocky shore for a while, looking for any sort of evidence. eventually, she finds some blood on a rock, swabs it for the lab, and gives up and leaves
  •  harold finch, hiding behind a rocky outcrop a few feet away, can finally breathe freely
  •  at first, when the cops showed up at the shore where he was walking, he assumed they were there to arrest him
  • what for, he wasnt sure, he was just watching, he hadnt done anything wrong
  • but maybe the beautiful mermaid had gotten fed up with being approached and then avoided by a vampire like him every day for nearly 500 years
  • now that he’d actually heard what the cops were there for, finch almost wished that they were there to arrest him. he’d never, in all his years, seen his mermaid hurt someone
  • (it was root who first called him that and now finch cant stop even if its embarassing)  
  • he knew it had to be a mistake. the object of his affection wasnt like that. he wouldnt be like that
  •  finch HAD seen him with another underwater person- a sea witch with the same dark hair and boney face as him, but pale, empty eyes
  • he’d also seen the claw marks that dug into his back and tail, and the way that his poise and grace seemed to crumble entirely around the woman
  • it had to be a mistake. it had to have been her
  • now, finch hadn’t actually gone swimming in well over 200 years
  • and while he didn’t need to breathe, as a vampire, that didn’t take away the lack of mobility he’s had since before he was ever turned
  • so he knew that wasn’t the way to do it.
  • but he’d also seen his mermaid get up, sometimes, only by the light of the moon, and.. change. shed his tail in a way that must be agonizing, and grow two long, naked legs from his torso
  • but he didnt scream. he bit down on his knuckle, sometimes, but he never screamed. he’d then walk a few blocks along the water to a small, abandoned beach house, retrieve the same black suit and white shirt, and wander into the city
  • finch never followed him past the shore. he told himself it was to give him some semblance of privacy, but if he was honest with himself (and if root was, too), it was because he knew that if he went after him, he might actually have a chance
  • but now, the cops were after him, for something finch didn’t believe he could have done of his own volition
  • so tonight, things would change.