Jan 18, 2021 12:01 AM
Fairy!Ellie in Beacon Hills
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"Shall I bring him out, or are we going in?"

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"What sounds less aggressive? We could try knocking. If he makes a break for it, then we escalate." 

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She gestures to the door. "After you, then."

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...knock?

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Nothing. 

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Somewhat louder knock. 

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After a brief pause, there comes the sound of footsteps, and then a disheveled man answers the door, rubbing his eyes tiredly. 

"Hello?"

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"Parrish? Um, this is a psychic thing, we need to come in."

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"Now? Okay, uh, is Lydia coming? The Sheriff? Should I get my coat?"

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"No, we should get inside."

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He steps aside.

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They go inside. 

The door closes. 

"My friend here can move things with her mind. Mind showing him?" 

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Everything in the entryway gently rises six inches up, then softly sets back down.

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He blinks.

"Okay, that's pretty impressive. Lydia can't do that, right?"

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"No, she can't. I'm sorry, can you- can you tell us what happened today? Just walk us through what you did." 

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"No problem. After I got up, did my usual morning routine, I went to work...how much do you need to know about that? I probably shouldn't tell you about any police business." 

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"Don't worry, we're mostly curious about after work, at night."

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"I don't know what you're looking for, it was a pretty normal day. I haven't noticed anything weird since the whole thing with Deputy Haig." 

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"He's mysteriously immune to burning alive," Scott explains for the newcomer's benefit. 

"Can you tell me about later, after the sun went down? What do you remember?"

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"I was doing some research at the table, I kind of dozed off." 

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"You're probably not a danger- in danger, I mean. I just thought we should check up on you. Didn't I?"

He directs that last to the fairy, whose name he hasn't actually been polite enough to ask for yet. 

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"How was it discovered that Deputy Haig was immune to burning alive?"

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"Oh, no, not Haig. That was me. He trapped me in our squad car and lit it on fire. I got out." 

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"Right, and now we know Deputy Parrish is something, but not what. Because if we knew, we would definitely tell him. But we don't." 

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Very subtle, Scott. If that's how he wants to play it, fine.

"I most certainly have no idea."

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