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Summary: When a devil is found murdered, who can Detective Lassiter turn to for help in solving the crime?

... Is there anyone he can turn to that isn't another devil? And will the real Mephistopheles please stand up?
Rated: E
Categories: Crossover Characters: Gus, Juliet, Lassiter, Other, Shawn
Genres: Supernatural
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Word count: 9321 Read: 1727
Published: August 26, 2015 Updated: October 02, 2015
Story Notes:
I'm not sure exactly what to rate this story. I'm keeping it rated E for now, because as all my previous readers may or may not have noticed, all of my stories are clean and free of foul language, and for the most part free of any graphic violence. However, this story may or may not dip into some religious/spiritual discussion; after all, one of the main characters *is* a devil. If this concerns you, I'd recommend checking out The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. It was the inspiration for the devilish main character (who is not mine, by the way) and it might clear up any confusion.

That being said... I can't believe I'm actually about to do this, but...this story is basically Lassiter teaming up in a reluctant, but unholy (literally) alliance with Mr. MacPhisto.
Which, in essence, makes this a crossover of Psych and U2.

However: Mr. MacPhisto is a *character* created by Bono for the Zooropa and Zoomerang legs of the ZooTV Tour in the '90s. (For more information on that and on MacPhisto in general, please check out Canadanne.co.uk. That site and ZooTV Live From Sydney are the major sources for this story.) The Fly and Mirrorball Man, who probably won't be making appearances here, are also characters created for ZooTV. U2 used these characters to satirize rock stardom, '90s pop culture, and society. They are *characters.* They were *portrayed* by Bono, but they are *not* Bono. U2 may well be mentioned in this story, but none of the band members will actually be making any appearances here. Therefore, this is *not* a Real Person Story and it is in accordance with the rules of this site.

And now for the customary Psychfic disclaimer (and then some): I do not own Psych, nor do I own any of its characters, settings, trademarks, or related material. I am not affiliated with U2 or any related organizations. Their characters, settings, trademarks, et cetera are not my intellectual property. Psych, U2, and all related materials are the property of their respective owners. The plot and original characters of this story are my intellectual property. I am not associated with U2. I am not associated with Psych, its creators, or any involved parties, nor am I associated with any other media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Prologue by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (134 words)
Sorry for writing you guys a novel in the story notes, but... I like to cover all my bases. In apology, here is a cool banner that I made for my story. (I made it all by myself; aren't you guys proud?)

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2. Weird Ones by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (449 words)
The title of this story, by the way, was inspired by this little poem: http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/ravenscar/haveyou.html

And these are the quotes that were supposed to go in the story notes before I put all those horribly long disclaimers there. :-D

"The best tormentor is the one that stares back at you from the mirror."
------Luna Spencer

“Who are you then?"
"I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”
------Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

3. Vertigo by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (1094 words)
I can already tell that I'm going to have a hard time thinking up chapter titles that actually connect to what's going on in the story. :-D

Anyway, Mackey should be coming onstage in the next chapter... Prepare yourselves. ;-)

4. The Devil's Stage by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (1224 words)
The Galahad Lounge does not exist, though its exterior is an amalgamation of a couple of real places I've seen. The Zoo ECUs, on the other hand, are quite real. "Even Better Than The Real Thing" (the name of a U2 song) and "Watch More TV" (not the name of a U2 song, but a ZooTV catchphrase) really are printed on them. You can Google it (I did).

5. The Zoo Is Open! by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (744 words)
I keep telling myself that I ought to space these updates out more, because you'll get spoiled on frequent updates and then you'll be let down when I run short on writing time and can't post as often. But I just got so excited when I wrote this that I just couldn't stand by and let it sit there, unread!

Playlist for this chappie: Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (preferably the Live From Sydney version)

6. Hold Me by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (1139 words)
The title of this chappie (and the stretch car line you'll see later in this chapter) are borrowed from the U2 song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me." Also appearing in this chapter is the Elvis song "Can't Help Falling In Love." (The lyrics quoted aren't my work; no copyright infringement is intended; you know the drill.)

Playlist: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (oddly enough, I think the album/studio version is actually the best) and Can't Help Falling In Love (either the album version from the Honeymoon In Vegas soundtrack or the Live From Sydney version)

7. Thrill Me by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (2154 words)
I had way too much fun writing this chapter. :-D

8. Kiss Me by PineappleHead [Reviews - 0] (2383 words)
Back again! MacPhisto is in rare form. :-D
We've got a Ghostbusters quote in this chapter, as well as two quotes from Romeo And Juliet. The first is from Act 1 Scene 5, lines 51-54, and the second is from Act 2, Scene 6, lines 9-11. I've been slowly realizing that this story is turning out to be way more like Richard III than anything else. Juliet is, apparently, the Lady Anne to MacPhisto's Richard. :-D