Written for the April two-day drabble challenge on the discoveredinalj livejournal community

Doyle wanted to handcuff Foley, but Bodie stopped him.

"He'll be out of those in seconds. Seen his show."

Bodie tripped Foley to the floor. Using one of Foley's own ropes he hitched a length around his wrists, working the remainder with dazzling virtuosity, loop intersecting loop, over, through, around. With another, he suspended Foley by ankles and toes from a bolt in the wall.

Doyle watched, fascinated.

"Where'd you learn those knots?"

"Hojojutsu. Japanese rope work." Grinning. "Teach you, if you're interested."

Doyle managed to slip a single slick white cotton coil into his pocket on the way out.

-- THE END --

April 2008

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