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Challenge: M7M Challenge for 07/07/03: Write a drabble about the guys cleaning up after their Independance Day party.
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Reality Sets In
Chris - LB ATF AU
Making up his mind, Chris went out and started helping Vin pick up trash.
"I c'n do it."
"I know. And I can help."
"But it's my pun'shm'nt."
"And I think you've done enough."
Sitting, Chris called Vin over to him. "Vin. I know you can do this. I know this is punishment, but I didn't know there was this much. You've done a super job. I think you've learned your lesson, haven't you?"
"Good. Because when we finish I think we'll need to ride out to the swimming hole to get you cleaned up."
Buck - ATF AU
"I don't care, Buck," JD admonished. "You made the mess, you clean it up!"
Buck sighed and looked around the living room of the apartment. JD had been planning the outing with Casey and Buck had been planning the party for just as long. Now, looking at the refuse, he wondered if it had been worth it.
As he started picking up various items of female lingerie, he smiled as he thought back to the previous night. Yes, he could live with cleaning up the mess as long as he could have nights like last night.
Nathan - Old West
Nathan looked around the town, knowing he wouldn't see anyone else for hours. They had celebrated Independence Day the night before and streamers, confetti, remains of firecrackers and all sorts of other detritus littered the streets.
Stepping off the stairs to his clinic and onto the boardwalk, he shivered as he realized the task that lay before him. Picking up a shutter from where it lay across his path, he laid it against the building from which he assumed it had been torn.
Releasing a sigh, he decided hangovers or no, he needed six extra sets of hands to help.
Josiah - Brothers Larabee
He had known he would need to pick up after the Sadie Hawkin's day dance, but he hadn?t planned on having to pick up one of his brothers.
Stripping the tablecloth off of one of the long tables, he had been surprised to find Vin sound asleep where he'd hidden from the women who had been chasing him, and there had been a lot of them.
"Hey, wake up," Josiah called, knowing better than to touch a sleeping Vin. Seeing the blue eyes of his brother he said, "Time to pay for your room. You get to help clean up."
Ezra - ATF AU
Looking around his once pristine apartment, reality set in. He had managed to once more reaffirm why he didn't host Team Seven events. It would take him days to pick up all the remnants of the party.
Releasing a sigh, he headed toward the kitchen sink under which he stored garbage bags. He'd probably need the whole box.
Pulling out one of the bags, he turned and found himself face to face with JD.
"Hey, Ez," JD said. "Thought I'd lend a hand."
Smiling at JD, Ezra replied, "Mr. Dunne, I assure you your assistance is most welcome."
JD - Old West
JD dragged himself out of bed at the pounding on his door. How much had he had to drink last night? His head was killing him. "All right, I'm comin'," he called out hopefully loud enough to be heard. Opening the door, he saw a serious looking Nathan.
"You're getting, up and you're helpin' me clean up this town," the healer advised before moving on to the next door.
Stumbling his way into his clothes, JD made his way outside where he stopped dead as he looked at the results of the previous night's celebration. What had they done?
Vin - ATF AU
He released a sigh as he looked at the clutter around him. First there were the paper plates and napkins, then there was the food and drinks, but what was going to be hardest to clean up were the six men who were sitting around in various stages of inebriation. None of them steady enough to make it to bed on their own.
Shaking his head and knowing they'd all be paying for it in the morning, Vin saw the six off to their various beds for the night and went back down to start picking up.
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