Author: Evil Overlady PM
While on patrol, Goliath responds to a Breaking and Entering, but the thief is a surprise to Goliath. Story 3 in the "Wheels and Wings" series.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Crime/Adventure - Goliath - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,694 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-22-10 - Published: 09-22-02 - id: 980831
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Author's Notes: Gargoyles belongs to Disney and Buena Vista. This story and every other in the "Wheels and Wings" universe come before and in place of "Hunter's Moon" and the whole Goliath Chronicles. Viper belongs to Pet Fly (the car to Dodge) and this story in that universe continues the 1994 season, disregarding the 1996-1999 continuation. The Grgola mythology and the concept of guardians belong to me. Please, don't use them without permission.
The day after tomorrow...
A time when criminals rule the streets...
The only weapon that can stop them needs a driver...
A thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled,
And flesh-and-blood gargoyles ruled the skies...
Now, in Manhattan they are befriended by a human cop.
Together, against a corrupt system,
They are taking back the streets...
~ Epilogue ~
The blond man in the white suit and eye patch accepted the silver suitcase with the chip gratefully and handed it to the equally white-suited dark complexioned woman at his side. "Thank you, Captain Chavez, Detective Maza." He shook hands with each of them. "Mister... Astor."
He held Joe's hand a moment longer. "Have we met before?"
"I... don't think so."
"Hm... Well, thank you. You have no idea how long we've been waiting to get this back."
"What's on it?" Elisa wondered curiously.
"Certain classified government information," the man answered. "Let's just say it would jeopardize the lives of several deep cover American spies if it fell into the hands of certain radical fundamentalist groups."
Elisa nodded. "Well... Glad we could help."
"As am I. If there's any way I or my agency could return the favor..."
"You'll be the first to know," Chavez answered.
He tipped his ivory-colored hat. "Well, then. Good day."
Elisa leaned towards her captain. "What agency did he say he was from?"
"The, um... I'm not sure. I don't think he said."
Elisa nibbled her lip. "Hm..."
* * *
Elisa climbed the ladder into the clock section of the building she worked in, where her gargoyle friends made a safe home. "So... How are things going up here?"
She found the Trio - Lexington, Broadway, and Brooklyn - all staring, wordless, drool leaking out of their assorted mouths.
Vipra took the rest of the bandage from Hudson and finished wrapping her shoulder. "Things go over well?"
"Like well-made pancakes." She smiled kindly at Vipra. "I'm glad to have you with us."
She blushed. "Well... It'll take some adjustment..."
"Just don't steal anything, and you'll be ahead of the game."
She nodded. "Agreed."
"Well, I gotta book. Shift's over and I'm wiped." Elisa descended down the ladder.
"Elisa," Goliath called, approached her.
Hudson herded the others out of earshot.
"Thank you for being lenient on her..."
"Hey! We cops aren't out to arrest everyone. Besides, she did lead us to Sachi. And I don't think my captain would be too thrilled if I arrested someone who turned to stone during the day." She put a hand on his shoulder. "Now, get some rest. The sun will be up any minute now."
"How can you tell?"
She smiled. "That's my little secret." She put a finger to her lips. "Good day, Goliath." She climbed down the ladder and folded it up behind her.
As the closet door closed behind her, she could feel the sun rise from the horizon, magically encasing living beings in stone, to rest... and dream.
Red-jacketed arms crossed as the guardian suppressed a shiver.
She still wasn't used to that feeling...
"Sweet dreams, Goliath," she whispered. "You've earned them."