Tangled WebsThe forest was populated with ancient oaks, their trunks swollen by centuries into boles the size of mud huts, their nearly leafless branches reaching to the sky like the gnarled fingers of enormous crones, slumbering somewhere under the earth. The few remaining leaves rattled like bones in the gusts of chill wind that blasted down from the sky. It was a clear sky, the stars gleaming like dagger-points and the moon...the moon...Tangled Webs by *Karalora
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The moon was a blood moon, full to bursting and dyed crimson in the Earth's shadow, shedding just enough of its stained light to deepen the shadows of the trees, just enough to tease the eye and make it strain, hopelessly, for more.
Through this utterly disorienting landscape scrambled a country spirit who suffered cold sweats if he so much as entered a garden that needed weeding...
Denmark was in a bad way. He couldn't remember how he got to the horrific forest, and in all honesty he didn't think to wonder. He just staggered among the hulking trees, stumbling
ResponseEvery word Agent 300 uttered and each move he made was deliberate, meant to elicit a specific response. He was trained to know how to read people and respond accordingly. He custom tailored his persona to each situation.Response by ~kitclovee
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Whether it was lust or fear or a guilty confession, he knew how to get what he wanted. Usually it just took a charming smile,or a softly rendered threat, a quirked eyebrow with an accusing smirk.
It was a bit of a game to him, to suss out someone’s weaknesses and use them to his advantage, and he was very good at the game.
Until he met Agent 250.
His new partner radiated anger and disappointment, no doubt from his self-perceived demotion. It would be hard for 250 to repress his former training, leave his old team and take on the life of a Section M agent. Years of conditioning couldn’t be undone overnight, but it needed to be done, and soon.
It was going to be vital to get the man to relax a bit and realize the situation he was in. An angry partner with s