Ch. 2 (R-rated, S): Home is a Place Where they Accept You

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“Lucas North, Nightwalker,” Ch. 2 (R-rated, S):  Home is a Place Where they Accept  You, October 31, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace

[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,” Ch. 2 (R-rated, S):  Home is a Place Where they Accept  You

Then amazingly, two years later, Lucas is released from eight years in his hell hole of a Russian prison in a prisoner exchange and returned to England [(2) right]--with Lucas promising to help out those Stokers members left behind by sending money to pay off the guards.   Klaus is also released.  And he and Lucas begin the long process of reacclimating into society over the next twelve months--their minds always focused on procuring justice for themselves and their fellow Stokers.

Lucas’ transformation to a Stoker occurred three years ago now, and Lucas has settled in well back at Section D this past year.  Ros Meyers is Section D Chief--Lucas’ old job.  But Lucas has no anger in him about that.  In fact, after an assimilation period, Lucas finds that he has quite gotten back into the groove of life at MI-5. But there is a change in him in that he does not like crowds--perhaps due to the crowded conditions in the prison.  And he eschews daylight hours, for obvious reasons since he is now photosensitive.    So Lucas elects to work the more quiet and darker night shift of 7:00pm to 5:00am weekdays.  The reasoning that Lucas gives Harry Pearce is that bad guys don’t sleep and neither does the nation’s security force.  Harry seems to accept that explanation, at first--him wanting to give Lucas a wide berth.

So, it is a usual Thursday night, the last day of October as Lucas saunters onto to the grid to start his last 7pm shift before the weekend.  He brings a box of chocolate donuts and offers some to Malcom, their computer tech guru--who declines.

Lucas:  “What?  Don’t like the calories, Malcom?” Lucas gently teases.

Malcom:  “No Lucas, I just can’t eat donuts when it is dinner time for me.  Have you eaten?”

Lucas:  Lucas smirks.  “Oh yes.  I’ve been well fed.”  Lucas licks his lips and his fingers with a cat like precision [(3) right]--wanting to get every drop of chocolate icing.  Chocolate is his one vice in what is now a strictly regimented diet for him.

Then their fearless leader Harry Pearce interjects, motioning for Lucas to join him in his office.

Harry: “A word, Lucas.” Harry always sounds so pompous--as if he is the school principal calling Lucas into his office.

Lucas blanches at Malcom--who smiles back at him.  Then Lucas heads into Harry’s office.

Harry closes the double doors behind them for privacy [(4) right].  

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