|Life and Love a new beginning
Author: x-xMasqueradeAngelx-x PM
After the golden army, the team return to the bureau when a new addition to the team will bring with it an eventful return…with dangerous agents, deadly creatures and romance all mixed in, expect the unexpected...AbeXBelle HellboyXLizRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Abe S. & Hellboy - Chapters: 66 - Words: 238,167 - Reviews: 413 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 04-06-13 - Published: 09-03-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4517050
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Hi there, I am x-xMasqueradeAngelx-x
Welcome to my Hellboy fanfic -this is my first in the Hellboy category-
The fanfic is based after "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" so there will be a few spoilers where aspects of the film are mentioned.
Disclaimer: (I've never seen the point in these considering it's rare anyone owns the characters) But I do not own Hellboy, I own the story and Belle Lucivia along with the other original characters which will make very minor appearances -such as new entities etc.-
I'm delighted in how well this fanfic has been recieved and I have started to edit out the first few chapters where corrections were needed.
I hope you enjoy, whether you are a new or frequent reviewer that has followed all the way through, please take a moment to review...It is greatly appreciated and thankyou again to all those reading...
Enjoy and Review thankyou!
The original Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence was in Fairfield, Connecticut. It had once been headquarters for some of the most talented and unique people in the world. Despite their quitting the service, Director Manning had managed to lure the original inhabitants back to the old building. The FBI offered the three heroes the building to do as they pleased with it, on the condition that if anything serious arose, they would consider helping the Bureau.
After considering their options and the memories they had shared within the well hidden home, the three friends had finally agreed. Each of them naturally had their own thoughts behind their joint decision…Liz Sherman for example, was thinking of her two unborn children and the benefits that having a spacious home in such a secluded yet scenic environment would have on them. Her boyfriend on the other hand, and the distinctive leader of their team when they fought with and for the BPRD moved back in with the memories of his father behind his decision. Despite his initial hatred for the FBI, Hellboy could never forget the times he had shared with his father in their old home…and the friends he had made in some of the agents they had worked with. Abe Sapien on the other hand was merely content with the idea of trying to return some normality to their lives…Though he knew it wouldn't be easily restored after their recent encounters with the Golden Army.
Despite their most notable differences in abilities, Hellboy, Liz and Abe had always gotten on relatively well…Hellboy was perhaps the most conscious of what he was, the way he shaved down his horns an attempt to appear more "normal" to those he had and did work with. Throughout their lives, each of the three had been brought together by Hellboy's adopted father, Professor Broom, who acted as a doting father to Red as well as a source of comfort and knowledge for Abe and Liz who were both gradual additions to the BPRD. Abe or Abraham Sapien could be considered as the opposite of his best friend Hellboy, -their nicknames Red and Blue reflecting this in the simplest manner-. Abe's talents lay within the area of being psychic, his extensive knowledge from the vast amount of books he read supporting his theories on any given mission. However being a Icthyo Sapien (or more commonly a merman), he was limited to his time spent out of water, leading the use of an apparatus along with other special equipment to provide his gills with the well-needed water. Liz Sherman's abilities with fire however were more temperamental, though as she had gained more trust in what she could do, Liz finally accepted her fire-wielding powers…and understood her love for Hellboy in doing so. Though none of them had ever truly accepted the FBI's presence in their lives…it wasn't something that would go away as quickly as they hoped, and yet they also hadn't expected a new arrival...
November. The month of the year where winter began, it's cold weather drawing in quickly throughout Connecticut, and around the slowly redeveloping bureau. The three occupants, who had been busy redesigning their home, were still coming to terms with the large mission they had been on few a couple of months before. As their lives continued Abe swam in his aquatic home late one afternoon within the professor's office as he noticed two agents come into the room. Gathering a large file on the desk, the FBI agents seemingly didn't acknowledge his presence as they turned away. 'Could you turn the…' too late…they had gone. Curious as to why they would be in such a hurry or even within the building, Abe rose to the surface of the tank as Hellboy's old assigned "nanny" as Hellboy had previously referred him too also looked in. 'John! When did you get back?' he asked Myer's turning briefly to him with an apologetic glance as he continued to leave the office the golden doors closing with a bang behind him.
'What's going on?' he questioned to himself deciding to leave the tank, if Red sees so many of them in here it could become nasty… though it was then a scream entered his mind making him stop. The telepathic connection he had breaking almost as quickly as it occurred, and it was only then he knew something was wrong. After quickly putting on the equipment which allowed him to live normally out of water, Abe left the golden doors as the other agents had done walking down the main hallway of the old Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence. As he put on his black leather gloves, the red devil he knew came from no where thankful to see him.
'Blue! I think your expertise are needed, and for once the FBI admitted they need our help' he said half smirking at his comment. But meeting his aquatic friend's serious gaze he sighed before getting to the point. 'Okay we have a new problem, well…the FBI couldn't wait to get involved anyway, but I think you should take a look,' Hellboy explained Abe still not certain of what was going on until he was led into a side room where an unusual sight became present before him.
A young lady with long, damp, honey blonde hair sat looking around her fearfully the agents that surrounded her gave her a pitiful look. Her amethyst eyes were enchanting to those who looked into them despite her evident fear. Though the silence was broken by Hellboy; as he explained to Abe what they knew of this new girl. 'We haven't asked her for a name, I found her whilst I was…out. Anyway she was wandering down on a beach when a freak wave crashed over, dragging her in the ocean when a weird sea monster came up to the surface. It tried to viciously attack her though I naturally shot it. But that thing just took the bullets like it was some treat, then she managed to somehow take control of the water allowing her to escape that ugly things grasp… I knew she had something strange about her so I brought her straight here. Then these bloody idiots took over and are afraid of her now, but that's just typical for these guys they push until there's something they don't like and then they rely on us to take over.' Abe looked at his friend before glancing over at the girl with sympathy, these people that cautiously surrounded her obviously made her feel like an outcast. It was something that Abe had experienced and he didn't wish for her to be put through the same. Watching her carefully Abe took in her fearful features, though she moved back slightly, becoming more hidden in the shadows.
Red…' Liz began now joining them after hearing the commotion going on and bringing Abe from his reverie. Though as she started to ask about her, the young lady finally spoke up…her voice was soft…yet strained. She was also seemingly pretty though the lack of light didn't show her fully,
'Why are you all afraid of me? I…I'm not a freak I'm not…I…please I want to know what's going on what's wrong with me?' she said choking on her words. As Hellboy looked around him sighing, he began to speak to her, feeling he was the only one that would start to try and at least talk to her, rather than about her.
'You've got nothing to be worried about, these guys appear to be a bit callous, but that's just because they don't understand us…and probably for the fact they are heartless and a bit stupid.' Though she still shrank away slightly at the sight of Red, unnerved by his strange and somewhat frightening appearance.
Her eyes glittered effortlessly with tears as Abe felt Hellboy hadn't exactly worded it very well.
Though after receiving an encouraging look from Red, the merman made to go and see her only to be whispered to by Myer's as he passed. 'They think she has some psychic power within her though what we know for sure is very little. That's why there was such a rush. But we were just coming to get you,' Abe sighing in realisation; as it partially explained the FBI's behaviour and presumably the scream in his mind which had encountered back in the professor's office…
'It's okay there's nothing here to be scared of,' he said the soothing voice welcomed by the girl, yet she hesitated at being approached by someone with an appearance she had never come across before. Frightened of what he would do, the girl shuffled back slightly at his now outstretched hand half fearing him. As Abe carefully withdrew his hand, in an attempt to not startle her, he kneeled down to her level. The flexibility he showed not concerning her as much as he would've thought, when he breathed softly assuring words to her…'it's alright, we won't hurt you.' He gently held out his hand to her gloved by black leather, to which the girl raised hers hesitating slightly before placing it in his. Smiling at her slightly, he then folded his hand gently over hers, the girl looking up to him as a tear began to slip down the silk of her cheek. As it was then that she was led to find trust in him and his calming words.
'You know I dunno why we came back here…' Hellboy grunted as they all sat discussing the matter whilst the girl slept in a room,
'Because they offered to give us this place and we decided that we could redesign it, which works out to our advantage. The bureau will become a beautiful home, and it will provide us with so much H.B.' Liz replied meeting the gaze of her boyfriend as he sighed, still disgruntled by the fact that FBI agents still came into the building whenever there was anything serious going on. Though hearing the door go as Abe walked into the room, Hellboy had paused before resuming lighting a cigar. Abe thinking that he had lost track of the number of times he had seen Hellboy with a cigar in his mouth. 'How is she?' Liz asked Abe sighing as he sat down briefly pausing to find the words to describe it,
'I don't think she'll sleep too well, she's very unnerved and on edge. But I can't say I blame her, the FBI didn't exactly make her feel welcome, they interrogated her and it was cruel. But I think we can help her, it's just when you witness such a thing you can't help but see the wrongness in it all.' Abe's theory making Liz and Hellboy think about what he had said.
'It will be okay…I mean she hasn't done anything wrong…' Liz began.
'I know…but that doesn't stop them from what they do…those agents have treated us in a way that is inappropriate for far too long. I don't wish to see her put through the same…she doesn't deserve that,' Blue remarked, as he got up and left the room again.
'You know I never realised…' Hellboy began Liz thinking he was referring to the new girl's treatment and smiling at him for it until he finished, 'I still never had that talk with Abe about him giving that piece of the crown to Prince Nuada.' Liz groaned as she got up shaking her head in disbelief as she went to her room only saying,
'So much for some sympathy.'
'What did I say?' He questioned oblivious to the sensitive matter going on as Liz went to their room, where many renovations had been made leaving them with a spacious bedroom. Rather than how it had been before like an overcrowded room made out in the style of a flat.
Going through a side room from the professor's office Abe found the girl lay under a thick duvet appearing to be asleep. But putting down a cup of hot chocolate for her, his hand lifted outstretched as he heard the girl's thoughts telling him she was awake. 'You have nothing to fear, no one will harm you here' Abe said receiving no response which in turn led to his departure, understanding her not wanting to speak to anyone given the current situation.
'Abe where's the new girl? I thought we should run some tests and see just what power she…'
'No,' Abe firmly replied cutting across agent Manning whom he was still unimpressed with after their last encounter.
'Look she's tired and you guys had your chance to talk to her now just take the hint and leave. Somehow I don't think she could be classed as a deadly threat do you?' Hellboy's frustrated voice spoke out behind them, Agent Manning clearing his throat before reluctantly leaving and shooting Hellboy a disgusted look who shrugged it off.
'Thanks…' Abe replied exasperatedly, 'it's been a long day,' he added massaging his temples before going over to his collection of CD's.
'You know Blue you haven't really said much since that whole golden army thing, you been alright?'
The concerned question made Abe smile to think his friend considered how he may be feeling but none the less he turned with a slightly saddened expression. 'What happened that day was something that my mind often wanders to but sometimes, some things aren't meant to be…' Hellboy knew Abe probably didn't want to talk about it in simple terms so bidding him goodnight Red went to join his girlfriend.
'Do you think he's alright?' he now asked Liz who thought about it carefully unsure herself of the way their aquatic friend had been lately.
'He's a lot stronger than we give him credit for sometimes, but even though he act's like himself I do wonder whether there's times when he hides his pain. I mean look at him today he was so determined that the new girl should be looked after, and kept strictly away from the FBI whilst she recovered. He cares about anyone who needs help and right now I think it'll just take some time, before he himself opens up.' For once unaware that he was the topic of a conversation Abe set himself up some different books to read wishing that the professor had invented a self page turner. Finally as he put on some classical music the merman removed his "out of water" gear and relaxed a little upon entering the refreshing water. Floating gently in the soothing waters, Abe couldn't get the new girl out of his mind her pure innocence was something that intrigued him. Her sparkling gaze had made him lose the initial moment to learn anything from her thoughts…something no one had ever done before…
So who is this new girl? How will she react to the other members of the BPRD? And just how will her powers be reflected in the story? Continue to find out :)
For those of you who know me, I tend to update weekly (roughly) and it is very rare to be any longer than that.
So I hope you enjoy, review please and Thankyou!