Author ellydash / magnicifent
Pairings/Characters: Sam Evans/Mercedes Jones, Kurt Hummel/Blaine Anderson, Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson, Will Schuester, Sandy Ryerson, Sue Sylvester, Becky Jackson, Quinn Fabray, Santana Lopez, Brittany Pierce, Tina Cohen-Chang
Word count: 15,000 words
Warnings: Stylized violence (in keeping with noir genre conventions)
Notes: This fic is in first person, which I realize isn't most folks' cup of tea--it usually isn't mine either--but it's a common staple of noir narrative, so hopefully it won't be too intrusive here. My thanks to those of you who kindly gave me feedback on an earlier, much shorter, and much rougher draft!
Summary Recently back from two tours of duty in the Pacific, private investigator Sam Evans and his partner Blaine Anderson receive their most difficult assignment to date: to investigate the mysterious death of a local bar owner. Once he discovers that more than one person had a motive for wanting Will Schuester dead, Evans must put together the clues at his disposal and solve the case—before someone puts him out of business permanently.
Maybe it was the Canadian Club, maybe it was the lousy weather outside and the way McKinley’s seemed to close in around you like a hug from a dame you didn’t quite trust, but when Schuester’s girls took the stage, I couldn’t help but be impressed.