Friday, November 19, 2010

Alpha Editor, Nick McMahon



“No…no, thanks…no, the pimple cleared up fine…ah, really? Is that legal? Wait…no, no thank you. I’ve got to…yes, thank you again, but I really…needtogobye.” Nick dropped the new and quite expensive piece of technology to the ground and squashed it beneath the heal of his rattlesnake boots. “Good riddance.” A new phone number would probably have been cheaper, but the suggestive, salacious and some morally questionable things he’d heard through it in the last week had soiled the cell phone but good.


Nick ran a hand through his hair, wishing he’d remembered to contain the waves with a sturdy leather tie. His week had been hellacious from the get-go and even now, TGIF was more like SWIF - So What, It’s Friday. Time was his enemy this week and she’d left him sadly lacking in his pursuit of the sexy alpha bitch who’d cost him a top of the line cell phone. The long hours spent dealing with the staff had left him cranky as hell.

Vicki ~Ms. Etiquette~ Griswald had run off for three months of fun in Alaska with the new mail boy. What was the deal with the male minks, all the females, no matter what kind of animal they were, loved the little shits. Now this little mink looked like he should still be wearing short pants, but HR assured him everything was on the up and up.

Leona ~look at me wrong and I’ll wear your balls like a scarf~ Lane was just this side of wicked which usually meant she was hot on the trail of a new story. She was hell on wheels when it came to a lead and she always came through with a story so he’d cut her some slack. Besides, she was the least of his worries.

Ace reporter, White Fang Kent, was spending an inordinate amount of time with one Kitty ~complainer~ Collins lately, but had yet to turn in a story… Let’s hope his story didn’t revolve around the ‘case of stupid’ the obit guys had been playing with when they’d posted Miss Kitty’s picture in the newly named Roadkill section of the paper. Nick had taken the crew to the basement, thusly, and given them an ‘up one side and down the other’ ~alpha style~ over that smooth move - they could all now give him an acceptable definition of freedom of speech.

Nick scooped up the remains of his pricy toy and tossed them into the trash outside of the Guts and Butts office. He needed to do something about the opening on the sports beat. Moony was the man for the job, always had been, but his recent jaunt down juvenile street had given Nick no choice but to cut him loose. Maybe he should throw his brother Leona’s way and see if she could straighten the rangy wolf out. If she could, he’d bring Moony back in a heartbeat, plus it would be just plain fun to watch his brother twist at the end of Leona’s rope. Yep, Moony was lucky to have him as a brother.

“…And the crowd goes wild as Ziva Wilk aces yet another serve.”

Nick couldn’t help but smile as he made his way down the hallway, past his office and bee lining for the personals desk. He and the saucy little alpha had a match to finish, one she clearly thought she had in the bag with her little stunt, but she was about to get the surprise of her life. This alpha doesn’t lose…

16 comments:

Rebecca Murray said...

Oh goody! Ziva clearly needs a little one-on-one alpha style for making the big bad editor trash his pricy phone...

Another great one Serena!

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Rebecca! Yep, deep down, Ziva's a wild child in need of some one-on-one. I wonder if Nick is a spanker? Mmmmm ;)

Rebecca Murray said...

If not, he can always make an exception this one time. Poor Nick. Nothing's going his way this week.

Serena Shay said...

He sure could, and just might, make and exception for Ziva... I'm thinking Nick's about to get a little pick me up! hehe

Savanna Kougar said...

Ah, the studly Nick is about to meet, mate and match...

Oh, the hilarity chuckles are running rampant for this Big Cat!

So, Nick wants to throw his brother a bone... hmmm...

And, White Fang hasn't turned in a story? Oh, no, that must be rectified...

Savanna Kougar said...

Fabo pic!

Serena Shay said...

LOL...Yes, Savanna, a bone indeed. I get the impression Nick thinks Leona could make a man out of ol' Moony. I wonder though if White Fang Kent might take exception to that. Maybe there's a very good reason White Fang's story is late. ~eyebrow raised in speculation~

Thanks, I loved the color mix in the pic.

Pat C. said...

I see Ziva's revenge was sweet ... and Nick's may get even sweeter.

I doubt if Leona would want Mooney for anything other than a scratching post.

Yeah, c'mon, White Fang, papers have deadlines. I thought he was faster than a speeding bullet...

Rebecca Murray said...

Probably not, Pat. But it could be fun to watch Leona's reaction to the suggestion... >:}

Serena Shay said...

LOL...'faster than a speeding bullet' Let's hope Maggie didn't hear that, we'd hate for White Fang to get a bad rap before he's proven himself to the local ladies. ;)

Serena Shay said...

I would love to see Leona's reaction to manning up Moony!

Pat C. said...

Maybe not this week, but I'll see what I can do. I get the impression even Perry White -- excuse me, Nick McMahon -- is afraid of her. But she's such a sweet little pussycat ...

Hmmm ... a Leona/Mooney confrontation may be shaping up after all.

Savanna Kougar said...

Leona/Mooney... oooh, let the fur, fangs and claws fly...

Faster than a speeding bullet... haha! Maggie should be 'on' that... 'course, she might like to be ON it...

Solara said...

LOL! I take the week to get caught up at work and work on a story to get it finished so it stops haunting me in the middle of the night. And boy has the newspaper world gone WILD!
We have the makings of one heck of anthology if we ever get this all together!

Another good piece Serena! And a great lead into another episode of Ms. Etiquette Learns Control One Alpha at a time.

Rebecca Murray said...

Oh? Is that what they are calling minks now?

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Solara!

Oh my, one alpha at a time...Go Victoria!! Woot. ;)