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Wednesday: myths & legends

Hullo, everyone, I'm still tigriswolf and today's theme is mythology and legends.

Just a few rules:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
Use the character's full names and fandom's full name for ease adding to the Lonely Prompts spreadsheet.
No spoilers in prompts for a month after airing, or use the spoiler cut option found here.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space, or use the above mentioned spoiler cut.

Prompts should be formatted as follows: [Use the character's full names and fandom's full name]

Fandom, Character +/ Character, Prompt

An example to get the ball rolling...

Author’s choice, any character with the same name as a god, are they named for the god or was the god named for them?




We are now using AO3 to bookmark filled prompts. If you fill a prompt and post it to AO3 please add it to the Bite Sized Bits of Fic from 2016 collection. See further notes on this new option here.

Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Check out the just created Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet. For more recent prompts to write, you can also use LJ’s advanced search options to limit keyword results to only comments in this community.

While the Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet and LJ's advanced search options are available, bookmarking the links of prompts you like might work better for searching for in the future.


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marlex
Mar. 2nd, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)
Burn Notice, any, nobody believes Michael Weston could have been one person
jadesfire
Mar. 2nd, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
Fill
When you're a spy, it helps if you can maintain an air of mystery. As long as people think you can do the impossible, they're more likely to go along with the ridiculously dangerous things you ask them to do. Of course, to your employers, those things may just seem ridiculous.

Later, it proves too complicated to explain. It's so complicated, in fact, that Michael's kind of surprised he's not giving his 'debriefing' in handcuffs.

"Don't get me wrong, we're pleased you got out in one piece."

That's probably an exaggeration.

"We're just a little puzzled-"

That's definitely an exaggeration.

"-as to how."

And there it is. No handler is going to come straight out and accuse an agent - sorry, independent, deniable consultant - of having flipped. They're going to explain how they're not angry, just disappointed, and that they really need a good explanation for the man upstairs.

The thing is, Michael has one. He really does. It involves an improbable amount of vodka, a Faberge egg, a tub of yogurt, three scaffolding poles, and a dachshund. It gets more complicated after that, and he'd probably need a diagram. Except they won't give him a pencil, because they seem firmly convinced he could murder them all with it without breaking sweat.

Which he probably could, apart from the sweat part. It's hot in here.

For now, he just keeps his hands on the table, aware of how nervous it makes everyone when he moves. Because a man who can apparently take out half a Russian crime syndicate without their help is not to be trusted. That's fine by Michael, because he doesn't exactly trust them either.

"Would it help," he asks, in what he hopes is an appropriately conciliatory tone of voice, "if I told you that the dachshund was returned unharmed?"

It doesn't help.

After an hour, his interrogator still looks angry. Sorry. Disappointed.

"Help me understand this, Michael. How did you plant the egg?"

"Sleight of hand. You'd be amazed at how many people don't look at cab drivers."

After two, confusion is setting in.

"And all this time you were up in the hotel room."

"I was trying to crack the safe. These guys don't leave things just lying around, you know."

After three hours, the interrogator has the air of a man who wishes he'd stayed in bed this morning.

"But how did you-"

"You know dachshunds are really small, right? It wasn't that hard."

"But how did you find the time?"

"That's where the scaffolding poles come in."

After five hours, a lot of forms - because apparently he's either trustworthy or insane, and either way, pencils are now allowed - and three pots of coffee, Michael is allowed to the leave the room.

As the door swings shut behind him, he swears he hears one of the observers say, "I'm still not clear about the yogurt."

And despite himself, he smiles.
brumeier
Mar. 2nd, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill
Bwa ha ha! This is so funny! And I can totally see Michael sitting there calmly trying to explain. ::grins::
jadesfire
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
It was totally plausible up to dachshund :)

Thanks!
sixbeforelunch.dreamwidth.org
Mar. 2nd, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill
Hah! I liked this a lot. :)
jadesfire
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
Thanks!
nagi_schwarz
Mar. 2nd, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
RE: Fill
That was just genius. And so hilarious. So very Michael. I could totally see that episode. :)
jadesfire
Mar. 2nd, 2016 10:17 pm (UTC)
RE: Fill
Thank you! I wish I had the brains for a full episode-style fic. Burn Notice totally deserves it :)
travels_in_time
Mar. 3rd, 2016 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: Fill
I don't even watch this show, and this was fun to read. It sounds like something I might like!
jadesfire
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:48 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
I think it might be! I'll throw together some stuff for you over on my journal :)
marlex
Mar. 3rd, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
Re: Fill
That was simply hilarious. Perfectly Michael! Thank you!
jadesfire
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:48 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
Yay, glad you liked it, thanks!
laurose8
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:26 am (UTC)
Re: Fill
So do we. Though grin might be more accurate.

Glad to hear the dachshund was unharmed, and inclined to think it had fun.
jadesfire
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
:D

Oh man, there's a whole sub plot there involving the dachshund and two Moscow call girls but I didn't have room to put it in ;)
in_the_bottle
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:45 am (UTC)
Re: Fill
:D
jadesfire
Mar. 3rd, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Fill
\o/
blackmare
Mar. 6th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: Fill
This is fantastic! :-D
jadesfire
Mar. 6th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill
Thanks :D

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