Prompt: AU Table: #24 Steampunk
Fandom: Arrow/The Flash
Pairings: Patty + Sin
Word count: 250
The clocktower was the only chance she had. She raced up the narrow stairs and emerged into a the room behind the four clock faces. It was a room of constant motion. Gears turned and clicked. The steam engine that powered the clock and the lights that illuminated the faces was hissing and popping.
Patty sighed looked down the stairs and sighed in relief. There was no sign of her pursuer.
"You know cops are usually the one's doing the chasing."
Patty spun, finding a woman in her early twenties emerging from the shadows. Once she'd caught her breath from the shock Patty said "sorry I didn't know there was anyone in here."
Sin regarded the exhausted woman in the police uniform, all tight leather and blue detailing, with suspicion. "You can't stay. This is my place."
"Just a while. I've got no where else to go."
"Who's after you? Why?" Sin demanded.
"I'm not sure. I was looking around the airship dock and..."
"Pier 47?" Sin asked.
Patty frowned "How did you know?"
"Merlyn," Sin whispered. "You got in Merlyn's business. I'm so sorry." Sin looked at her with pity.
"You can stay. You can't ever go back. Not to your place, your precinct, your life. He'll be destroying it all right now," Sin crossed the room, ducking to avoid one of the turning gears. She pulled Patty in for a hug. "That's what he did to me."
"I have to fight back."
"Yes, we can."