Ch. 1 (PG-13, V): While I Breathe, I Hope

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“Lucas North, Nightwalker,” Ch. 1 (PG-13, V):  While I Breathe, I Hope

[This is an original fan fiction story by Gratiana Lovelace;  All rights reserved.

All Spooks characters are the property of the BBC, no copyright infringement intended.]  [(1) story logo]

[From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my Spooks dream cast of:

Richard Armitage as Lucas North; Paul Bettany as Klaus Gehrhardt, Peter Firth as Harry Pearce; Hugh Simon as Malcom Wynn-Jones; Hermione Norris as Ros Meyers; Paloma Baeza as Elizaveta Starkova, Emil Hostina as Oleg Darshavin, and others, etc.]

Author’s Mature Content Note:   This is a short story with mature themes of violence (V), sensuality (S), relationships, and the supernatural--more on the dark side than my other stories.  And I will label the chapters’ maturity rating accordingly.  If you are unable or unwilling to attend a movie with the ratings I provide, then please do not read that chapter.  This is my disclaimer.

“Lucas North, Nightwalker”: Prologue/Wattpad Description 

When Lucas North was freed from his eight years of hell in a Russian prison with a prisoner exchange last year, he returned to England a forever changed man.  And forever is a very long time.  Lucas had eight years to build up resentments and anger for his incarceration--and he vowed to seek justice were he ever to be freed.  And Lucas is not alone in the quest for justice.

“Lucas North, Nightwalker,” Ch. 1 (PG-13, V):  While I Breathe, I Hope

When Lucas North was freed from his eight years of hell in a Russian prison with a prisoner exchange last year, he returned to England a forever changed man.  And forever is a very long time.  Lucas had eight years to build up resentments and anger for his incarceration--and he vowed to seek justice were he ever to be freed.  And Lucas is not alone in the quest for justice.

Lucas’ transformation had begun two years before his release from prison, while recovering in his cell after yet another interrogation torture session at the hands of the interrogator devil Oleg Darshavin.  Battered, bruised, cut, starved, shocked, denied sleep, and soaking wet, and without even a t-shirt to cover his torso--the freezing cold damp hardly registers in his consciousness--and Lucas stares at the wall as he lies on the floor of his cell [(2) right]. The guard had haphazardly tossed a rough fabric over him--that no one could mistake for a blanket--in a half hearted gesture to keep him alive for a future interrogation session.

Lucas drags himself over to his cot and lies down upon it.  But before Lucas can succumb to much needed sleep, a feverish tapping sound breaks through the pain and anguished filled haze in his mind.  The rats seem to be getting rather more insistent, he muses.  Then the tapping stops for several moments--the rat must be chewing on a cockroach.  Then the tapping begins again, then stops.  Tapping then stops, tapping then stops.  Either the rat is getting very lucky with his meal, or?  Lucas doesn’t know what. Then after the third silence--that lasts much longer--the tapping begins again, but very slowly, and with clear pauses.

….   ..                    .-..          ..-           -.-.          .-             …           

Lucas finally recognizes what the tapping sounds are:  Hi  L U C A S   The tapping spells out his name in a phrase. Lucas sits bolt upright--listening [(3) riht].    Either the rats have learned Morse code [(4)]  --and English--or a fellow prisoner is trying to communicate with him.  Lucas looks up and sees that the hallway light is still dark--the guards can not see what he was doing through the small window in his cell door--but some moonlight shines through a tiny air vent in the corner where the wall joins with the ceiling. 

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