Home Sweet Home [Elliot] Apr 5, 2012 18:04:40 GMT -5
Post by Ruka on Apr 5, 2012 18:04:40 GMT -5
It had been a long day, and Danny was looking forward to some time to relax after walking--or running--pretty much all day. He slowed as he neared the short gate, pausing to flick the latch open before pushing the door aside. He gave Elliot some time to follow him in before closing it and latching it closed again. "The neighbors think I've got a dog. Gotta 'keep up appearances', or what ever the expression is," Danny explained, shrugging. The people living around him had probably seen a big dog come and go, or playing in the yard, but never with its master. Even so, they never bothered asking questions. And even better, it meant he didn't have to worry about remembering to lock the door. No one in their right mind would try to break into a house guarded by such a large beast. Well, that and he didn't have anything worth stealing, expect for maybe the television.
Danny twisted the knob and pushed the door open, flicking the light switch on before stepping back to let Elliot in.
No sooner had he stepped into the living room, he heard a small scuffling noise that almost made him curse. Someone had broken in while he was out. Well, actually they hadn't, since the door had been unlocked. There was a figure reclining on the couch, but he couldn't make out who it was in the din. Danny quickly ran a hand along the wall and turned the light on so he could get a better look.
"You really should lock the door, you know," a man's voice said, the English accent prominent. "I'd feel better about leaving you by yourself."
Light filled the room to reveal a young man about Daniel's age watching him, his head resting on his hand. Danny stared and blinked a few times before yelling "Dad!" and practically tackling the poor man.