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He never asked Rusty about Rose.

Cole figured it wasn't any of his business, anyway. Rusty already wasn't much of a sentimental person to begin with.

He hadn't really much cared for Rose, what with his rather dismissive introduction to him and Ralph so many nights ago, when Scooter Peyton had been shot to death.

He does wonder sometimes, however, with a sense of humor, whether part of Rose's desire for early retirement was based upon having to deal with Rusty's laziness.

Then Rusty wrestles an answer out of a suspect.


All things considering, there really isn't time for deliberation on personal matters. A corpse only tells so many tales, and mouths snap shut like steel traps, muted footsteps skulking away into the darkness all ready to slip into the oblivion of anonymity.

The squeamish matter of the job doesn't much get to Cole. He feels a tinge of remorse, as well as of outrage, upon seeing the sheer brutality inflicted upon the bodies of the slain women. The bodies reanimate in his mind's eye, and writhe on the ground in agony as they burn, staring, always staring at him, their mouths slack as if asking him why.

"Clipped you pretty good, there," Rusty comments with a chuckle as Cole, sporting a bruise, rubs the side of his jaw.

Cole shoots him an annoyed look before turning away from him and bending slightly. Hocking, he spits out the blood that was building in his mouth on the ground. Oh well, at least it didn't contain a tooth.

"Have to say I'm a little impressed," Rusty comments, turning the wheel. Cole's one hand is currently busy with holding the side of his swollen jaw.

Cole raises an eyebrow.

Rusty chuckles. "Rose crumpled to the ground in his first fight. Hell of a lot the academy did for him."

Cole winces at the pain as he opens in his mouth. "Thanks, Rusty."

Phelps feels something like defeat with a bandage on the side of his face, and another dead woman in his arms.

He pauses, just for a moment, his hand flying to his jaw with a wince of pain. Memories, ripped from his mind like film from a projector reel, play before his eyes.

A notebook, a drawer, names, and a man yelling it wasn't him.

A metal bar, a box of blood, and a man in a jail cell, saying he wouldn't tell a word.

An exclamation, staunched in Cole's throat, comes out as a whisper of pain.

Pages turn, and the name, "Floyd Rose," stands out in dark ink.

Cole feels as if he himself is standing on a stage, the curtain closed. His leading lay lies beside him, mutilated beyond recognition, when he, the foolish lover, was away at war.

The curtain parts ever so slowly.

He reaches into his side pocket, flipping open his notebook, and drawing his attention away.

He doesn't need something else to burden his conscience.
The Fool (L.A. Noire 4F)
Prompt: Already vs all ready
Words: 493

Consider this an add-on to "Hang It Up." 

The "leading lady" reference was inspired by the 1944 noir film, Laura. Title was inspired by the tarot card, which symbolizes, among many interpretations, new beginnings and childishness/naivete. Story itself was inspired by "Love Psalm" from the Silent Hill: Book of Memories OST.

Considering the above, I suppose this story is a bit of a pastiche.


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Thank you, all of you who did my survey. It was a huge help!

I passed the accounting course. It was difficult, but it's over with, finally. I might go on academic probation next semester because I got a C grade on the course, but the point was that I put every effort I could into the course. In a way, probation might be a good thing, as both the counselor and I will be working toward the same goal: academic success.

We are still understaffed at the restaurant, and the trainees I have seem to drop like flies. One of them didn't even show up for the final day of training. In summary, it is an ongoing problem.

I will be placing my grandmother's ashes in her vault next week. I miss her very much already, but perhaps this might provide some closure.

Still cranking out L.A. Noire stories. I have a few tricks up my literary sleeve for the coming months, so be on the look out for them when they are posted. They will not be L.A. Noire stories. This also includes later chapters to White Feather and Red Poppy, which I have neglected for too long.

I finished my novel at last, and am in the process of editing it. It feels like an accomplishment in itself, but I know I still have a way to go. 
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace
  • Reading: Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination
  • Watching: Seirei no Moribito
  • Playing: Half-Life
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing

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EntirelyBonkers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you for joining Writers-Assemble. 

If you have any questions, please ask.

Is there anyone you would recommend that I invite this group? Any authors you like?
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

At the moment, I am unsure of someone to recommend. I haven't done much reading on this site as of late.
EntirelyBonkers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Writer
That's fine.
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If I do find someone, I will gladly let you know.
lordmep Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to see you leave the group.
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think I will return someday. I just felt like I was being useless, considering I barely posted or commented at all. I was just kind of being wall space, and that wasn't being helpful to the community.

Thank you, though. 
lordmep Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Most of our watchers never posted anything. This was mostly to inform people so they could be aware and protect themselves.
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
In that case, I will rejoin. Thank you.
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Thank you very much for faving!
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