bitten_notshy: ([neg] disdainful in jacket)
A few hours after Jack was released from the hospital -- with a cane, and firm instructions not to do much more than get in and out of bed for at least a week -- he found himself with the unexpected gift of a few hours with only a terrier and an orange cat for company. Sebastien -- or, rather, Amedee Gosselin -- was helping Doctor Garrett on some political mission, and Emma and Mary had been discharged to do some shopping before Ronan arrived.

He couldn't say he minded. While he was in the hospital, the bland surroundings had blunted the effects of his improved senses by not giving them very much to focus on. But even the brief ride from hospital to hotel had been almost too much; the noise of the streets was a roar in his ears, and the scent of the horses drawing the cab had him wondering whether horsemeat was good to eat. Being around people, even people he loved, became quite difficult quite quickly.

Perhaps he was a little changed.

And lo, a visitor approacheth. )

[OOC: For those who happen to be in Paris. NFB.]
bitten_notshy: ([spec] upside down + tired)
Prelude: Renaissance Hotel, Paris, Before Dawn. )

****

At first, and for many hours, Jack knew nothing at all.

The monster's claws and teeth had so badly hurt him that the surgeons needed copious amounts of chloroform and morphine just to keep him from thrashing as they stitched over the wounds and pumped clean blood into his depleted system. After that -- and as they, uneasily, noticed that his flesh seemed to be knitting far faster than would have been expected -- he slept a rough drug-fueled sleep.

The sleep came with voices in it.

An oracle: Beware the stalking wolves that prowl the deep cold and dark places.

Felix's: You were hurt and Sebastien helped you

His own:Do you think the wolfman is going to get you?

(There'd been more to that class, he knew, stored in some corner of his brain he couldn't touch.)

The effort to remember was enough to awaken him. He looked around enough to get a rough idea of the setting, and sniffed the air, breathing in what felt like a noxious hospital smell of floor cleaner, damp linens, and pus. Then he touched the pad of one finger to the reddened band of flesh at its base where Sebastien's ring used to rest.

He had the uneasy feeling he should be noticing something. It was so hard to think.

He closed his eyes again, ready to slip away.

It was entirely possible that Sebastien had not moved since he followed Jack to this room, taking a chair well away from the windows once he had closed the curtains. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI. [livejournal.com profile] harpy_daughter was my Sebastien, for she rocks. OOC post to come in a sec!]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] pacing)
In which the beast attacks at last. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Last post largely stolen from the story! Warning for violence and serious character injury, though I hereby promise Jack isn't dying in my version. More on that to come tomorrow.]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] walking away)
In which Nikola Tesla is implicated. )


[OOC: NFB, NFI, stolen from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Last bit of canon goes up tomorrow!]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dancing)
In which the research finally bears fruit. )


[OOC: NFB, NFI, stolen from New Amsterdam. Part of this. I sped up my timeline just to finish by OMWF day. I'm a doooooork.]
bitten_notshy: (Default)
In which a night is spent on research. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, stolen from New Amsterdam. Part of this. THREE POSTS LEFT and we're finally on the last actual day.]
bitten_notshy: ([neg] disdainful in jacket)
In which Garrett summons ghost wolves, who have much to say. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, revised from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Four posts left!]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] walking away)
In which Jack contemplates new friends and a death is discovered )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this.]
bitten_notshy: ([sebastien] eyebrow raise)
In which a letter is delivered, and Sebastien imitates Spider-Man )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this.]
bitten_notshy: (Default)
In which Jack breakfasts with Sebastien, and lycanthropes, vampire angst and Victor Hugo are discussed. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this. And here you have what may be my favorite Jack/Sebastien conversation in the books.]
bitten_notshy: (Default)
In which Jack breakfasts with Sebastien, and lycanthropes, vampire angst and Victor Hugo are discussed. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this. And here you have what may be my favorite Jack/Sebastien conversation in the books.]
bitten_notshy: ([sebastien] observing)
In which the party arrives in Paris, and we begin three very long days. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, shamelessly stolen from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Also, I must point out that the sequels are now available as $5 ebooks on Amazon. Go. Buy. Read.]
bitten_notshy: ([sebastien] observing)
In which the party arrives in Paris, and we begin three very long days. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, shamelessly stolen from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Also, I must point out that the sequels are now available as $5 ebooks on Amazon. Go. Buy. Read.]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] pacing)
In which the party gets to Germany. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this.]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] pacing)
In which the party gets to Germany. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, lightly edited from New Amsterdam. Part of this.]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] hood up)
In which a journey is underway. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, rewritten from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Guess what canon relationship I hate?]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] hood up)
In which a journey is underway. )

[OOC: NFB, NFI, rewritten from New Amsterdam. Part of this. Guess what canon relationship I hate?]

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