Saturday, November 25, 2017

BLADE OF INNOCENCE, Highlander the TV series fan fiction

Excerpt from Chapter 6 of the fan novel now available on Wattpad:

            "Duncan MacLeod," Immerman breathed.  For two seconds he stared, then a bright smile lit his face and he held out both hands.  "I cannot tell you how grateful I am you were here to protect our Darcy."

            Our Darcy?  Duncan felt a shiver go up his spine, but he hid the sensation behind a smile and shook Immerman's hand.

            "She really didn't need much help," he said.  "Give her a length of pipe and she's a one-woman army."

            "There were three of them, Uncle Karl," Darcy said.  "Dad took one, Duncan got the other, and I got the one who did this to me."  She gestured at her bandaged arm.


            Uncle Karl? Duncan had a very odd feeling about this.  It made sense, he supposed.  Immerman had probably been the one who sent Darcy to him for lessons, then.  And yet, Immerman was the last person Duncan would expect to send him students.

            "Three of them?  What have I told you about risking yourself, dear child?" Immerman shook his head. "If you can stay around for a while and teach some caution to this girl of ours, I'd appreciate it, MacLeod.  It seems that the centuries of experience her father and I share aren't enough to impress her.  Someone new might do a better job."

            "I'll try."  Duncan glanced at Darcy.  She rolled her eyes in disgust, mixed with embarrassment -- like any teen-ager.  He grinned at her.

            "While you're here, do let me show you around.  I'm rather proud of what we've accomplished so far."

            "We?"

            "Karl is our trouble-shooter and fund-raiser," Geneva said.  She nodded toward the door, pausing in throwing the scraps of bandage and dirty gauze into the covered wastebasket.  "He finds suppliers and saves us money every time we turn around.  We wouldn't be halfway where we are now without him."

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