Summary: Patrick Stump is a rat in a city filled with rats. He slithers out at night to the neon districts, halogen burning star cams watching him from above like predators. Like hungry, circling hawks. He's a step ahead for now, but the city's got a never ending supply of funds and an insatiable urge to beat them into submission. Patrick was not born to submit.
A/N: Written for lifelink who won me in the help_nz auction.