#1 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

The Owl of Wall Street

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Daredevil and related characters belong to Marvel Comics.

Rating: T (just covering my bases)

Part Four

“I represent Dr Wu,” he said, “and we’re interested in receiving a loan to start-up research into the super-soldier serum.”

Owlsley looked at the glass in his hand, little of his bourbon remaining, and swirled its contents. His eyes were only small but to Foggy Nelson it felt as if they were large and all-encompassing eyes. He felt like a mouse squirming under the gaze of a cat, toyed with and lured in by its own tail until the jaws of the cat were all he could see. No, Owlsley wasn’t a cat. Owlsley was an owl. Foggy understood the nickname ‘Owl of Wallstreet’ much better, but he didn’t enjoy that knowing.

“Dr Wu?” Owlsley said. “Dr Wu… ah yes. I remember you now.”

The man drank the rest of his bourbon, cringing as he swallowed. His talon-like fingers gripping the glass, he pointed at Foggy. “You were with what’s-his-name, Lieber. The embezzlement case earlier this week, that was you wasn’t it?”

“Our separate client thought my firm’s legal case against you would help the negotiations,” Foggy said, fiddling with the handle of his briefcase. He really wished that he and Matt were still bowling with Karen. Everything had seemed so much simpler as he sat there with an iced bottle of sprite pressed against his forehead. It was hard to think it was three whole days ago. “A pre-familiarity thing, he figured since we’ve dealt with you before...”

Looking up, Foggy could see Owlsley nodding. He breathed out, realising just then how tense he’d actually been. He couldn’t be sure if Owlsley knew Dr Wu didn’t exist, but keeping the man in his office was the only thing he’d planned on doing. It was the only thing he needed to do.

“Nelson, a funny name isn’t it?” Owlsley said, pouring himself another glass of bourbon. “You want a glass, Mr Nelson?”

“Yes please,” Foggy replied, trying to breathe calmly. “Truth is that my mother, she was born here. Her parents came from Japan in the fifties I think. Nelson’s my father’s name.”

He took the glass when Owlsley offered it, smiling. Throwing his head back, he drank the bourbon. Foggy swallowed and placed the glass on Owlsley’s desk, clicking open his briefcase. Owlsley stroked his beard, smiling. Matt had spent some time having Karen source together the paperwork. Foggy didn’t really want to think about the guilt of lying to Karen that it was helping out a journalist friend; that wasn’t what he was good at. Looking up he noticed Owlsley beckoning for him to carry on. That was something Foggy was more than willing to do. At last to business; that was Foggy Nelson’s comfort zone.

To Be Continued.

#2 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice work.

#3 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks; does it feel like much has been happening so far? I get the feeling this arc at least's been moving along a little slowly-ish.

#4 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

@darth_brendroid It does seem a bit slow, but it's okay. It's going great.

#5 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks. I'm thinking of making the next arc a bit faster/active.

#6 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

@darth_brendroid said:

Thanks. I'm thinking of making the next arc a bit faster/active.

Just make sure not to make it too fast.

#7 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: Nah, I just plan on keeping things moving rather than being more introductory and stuff.

#8 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

@darth_brendroid said:

@TheCannon: Nah, I just plan on keeping things moving rather than being more introductory and stuff.

Good.

#9 Posted by TheCannon (18296 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else gonna read this?

#10 Posted by DickGrayson (330 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump

#11 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (836 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh? I dont get the start? DId I miss something? Foggy asking for a reaserch grant...I'm confused.

#12 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

No, you didn't miss anything; if anything I mustn't have created enough context before getting into things :/

#13 Posted by batkevin74 (10587 posts) - - Show Bio

@darth_brendroid said:

“Truth is that my mother, she was born here. Her parents came from Japan in the fifties I think. Nelson’s my father’s name.”

Foggy's Japanese? Really? Cool