Rated M for language
"You never told me you had an evil twin."
The Chief Inspector smirks as DI Peter Carlisle leads the infamous Peter Vincent into the interrogation room and motions for him to take a seat. Carlisle closes the door.
"Your alibi checked out."
"You drag me all the bloody way down here to tell me that? ‘s your phone broken or you just couldn’t wait to see me again?" Vincent teases. Carlisle sits down across from him.
"Look, I have a show in a few hours so if you could get on with it that would be great." He kicks his boots on top of the table and slouches back in his chair. Carlisle stares at his feet and then at Vincent. Neither flinch.
"Tell me about Max Black," Carlisle said, breaking the silence.
"I know as much as you do, mate. Nothing more than the internet can tell you. Houdini-style escape artist, born in Michigan, married and divorced an heiress once he got famous, tabloid scandal, addiction, and all that shit." He waved his hand around.
"Beats me why he did so well. Didn’t even have a bloody smoke machine, for fuck’s sake."
"You used to be partners," Carlisle states calmly. Vincent is genuinely surprised, but tries to hide it.
"Who told you that?"
"Does it matter? It’s true. I also know that you used to be mates. Best mates even. Probably the only friend he ever had. His ex-wife said he didn’t have any. Magic was his life."
"We haven’t spoken in years. People change."
"Not in essentials." Vincent heard the weight behind Carlisle’s voice in those three little words. There was a story there.
"Look Carl, I don’t know the man, not anymore. I don’t know who killed him, or who would have wanted to, or any of that shit. Can I leave now?" Vincent doesn’t wait for a response. He gets out of his chair and heads for the door.
"There’s money in it. A handsome amount too. And judging from your recent ticket sales, I’d say you could use it."
"And it’s Carlisle."
Vincent turns and looks Carlisle in the eyes. He’ll probably regret this, but he’s almost out of Midori.
"Well if this is going to work we can’t both be Peter. What do you want to know, Carl?"
I can actually see this playing out. Vincent being cocky and flirty, “Carl” being somewhat surly but professional as he stirs his coffee and raises an eyebrow during questioning. Great…now I need to see this. Can I prompt you to make an attempt at making a gifset of this dialogue??? I would totally look past the obvious costume and hair changes that would have to happen for Vincent in order to see this discussion between these two characters. Please please please please????