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Challenge # 361 - Bang

Title: Interruption
Author: debbiet
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: 519
Summary: Blair's sound sleep is interrupted.
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I don't own The Sentinel or any of the characters. This is written for entertainment purposes only. Written for sentinel_thurs Bang


The noise roused him from a sound sleep. He was about to yell to Jim, asking him to investigate, when he remembered Jim wasn’t there. He had gone with his father and brother on a vacation. Blair had been invited, but he had classes to teach. Blair sat up in his bed and looked around, hearing nothing more than the silence of the night. It had been just a momentary interruption. He lay back down.


Blair got out of his bed. “Okay, that’s it! I’m calling the police. Regular citizens deserve to have a decent night’s sleep.”

Blair grabbed his cell phone and called into the station. “Yes, this is Blair Sandburg at 852 Prospect Ave. I want to report… What? Yes, that Blair Sandburg. Why thank you, but I have a problem here. No, Detective Ellison is not here at the moment. If he were here, I’d let him handle this. Look, just let me explain what is going on. Someone is either shooting a gun in the neighborhood, or else there is a shootout going on nearby. Six distinct shots. Yes, I know the sound of gunshots. Just send some units out here to break up whatever is going on here. I need to get some sleep. Thank you.”

By the time Blair got off the phone, he knew he wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep. He walked towards the living room and the balcony windows. He stood by one of the windows, looking out at the night sky. It was just past 2:30 AM.

A short time later, Blair saw the police cars drive past the loft. He hoped the officers found whoever was responsible for the shots.


Blair tried to pinpoint where the shots were coming from. He had no desire to go outside and investigate further. He heard the sirens of the police cars as they seemed to come closer to the loft. He could see nothing from the balcony windows. He kept the doors closed, knowing what Jim would say. To stay out of trouble. Blair didn’t want to look for trouble.

It was ten minutes later when there was a knock at the loft door. Blair turned and walked to the door.

“Who is it?”

“Mr. Sandburg? It’s Officer Peters, Cascade Police Department.”

Blair looked through the peephole and saw the officer standing there. He unlocked the door.

“Since you called in the initial report, we wanted to let you know that we caught the shooters. It was two men who had a little too much to drink and decided to practice their shooting.”

“Thank you for telling me, Officer Peters. Maybe I can get in a few hours of sleep before I have to get up and go to work.”

“Good luck with that, Mr. Sandburg.”

Blair closed the door, locking it immediately. At least there was an explanation for the shots. Blair went back to his bedroom, lying down in his bed. But he knew sleep would not come. It would not be a good day at the university.


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Nov. 8th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I wonder what Jim would say about Blair even being near the balcony doors when there is trouble afoot.
Good Story!
Nov. 9th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Good job with the prompt, Debbie. I liked it a great deal. :) Hugs, Patt
Nov. 9th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Probably it's just as well that it was Blair on his own. Jim Ellison would have dealt more 'personally' *g* with the situation.
Nov. 9th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Poor Blair will be sleepy later. I like the use of the prompt.
Nov. 9th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'll just bet he was up for the rest of the night. Cute story.
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