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Challenge: M7M Challenge for 10/11/04 – Use one or more of three different phrases from "Shrek 2"in the drabble.
Note: I decided to treat each quote separately. Here are some drabbles for Puss In Boot’’s line: "Sorry, I thought that question was directed at me."
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ATF –– Buck
Buck had been surreptitiously eyeing the brunette behind him all evening. He was just about to ask her name when he heard her ask, "So, you ready to go home now?"
Surprised by the woman’s forwardness, he nevertheless was willing, With his most charming smile in place he turned and responded, "Why sure darlin’……" before his voice trailed off. As the fully turned he found himself facing two sets of eyes, those of the woman and those of a boy not more than six. Reading their expressions,, he concluded that the woman had been speaking to the boy. "Sorry," he apologized, "I thought that question was directed at me."
Little Britches Star Trek –– Nathan
Nathan hated these sorts of receptions. The fact that he was still recovering from the effects of the cold he had caught from Vin and JD wasn’t helping. It helped even less as he saw Chris and Buck suffering no ill effects from the germs their sons had brought aboard.
"What’s the most dangerous assignment you’ve ever had?" a female voice asked right by Nathan’’s ear.
"Babysitting Vin and JD," he responded without hesitation. He turned to look at the person questioning him and found himself staring at an admiral’s wife and a starship captain. Flushing slightly he apologized, "Sorry, I thought that question was directed at me."
Old West –– Vin, Josiah, Ezra
Vin was dozing in a chair in the saloon. He hadn’t been sleeping well recently and would take whatever rest he could. He knew he didn’t have to worry because Josiah was at the table with him, watching his back. Waking suddenly, he heard Josiah ask, "How does one measure the worth of a man?"
Vin tipped his hat back and stretched, replying, "Look at his wanted poster." He suddenly found both Josiah and Ezra looking at him. Realizing he’d interrupted their conversation he apologized, "Sorry, I thought that question was directed at me."
"You are worth more than five hundred dollars," Ezra assured with Josiah nodding in agreement.
Dungeons And Dragons - JD, Chris
JD lifted the sword and moved slowly from one form to the next in the manner he’d seen Buck and Chris do so many times.
"What do you think you’re doing?" Chris stern voice asked as it echoed through the clearing.
Eyes going wide, JD felt his heart race even as his breath came in short gasps. Nearly losing his handle on the sword he turned and answered, "Practicing!" After he blurted the word he saw Chris bending down to take the reigns of his horse who had wandered off. Seeing the blond turn toward him, he blushed and said, "Sorry, I thought that question was directed at me."
Runaways - Ezra, Vin, Buck
It was a quiet day in the town and Ezra decided to take advantage of the peace and write to his mother. He was startled out of his thoughts as Vin’s question sounded loudly nearby.
"Stop it! Didn’t I tell you that you could get hurt doing that?"
Ezra felt his face flush. "Mr. Tanner, I assure you there is nothing dangerous about writing a letter to my mother. In fact, writing is very good exercise for the mind and vocabulary." Turning he saw Buck standing with a stick he’d been using to poke a snake, Ezra blushed. "Sorry," he apologized, "I thought that question was directed at me."
Brothers Larabee AU2 - Chris, Vin, Nathan
He’d been wrong to yell at his brothers. It was just hard to face this day, the anniversary of Sarah and Adam’s death. He would apologize. Entering the mud room, he had just removed his boots when Nathan’s question reached him.
"So, what? You’re going to live the rest of your life in the past?"
Anger flared within the blond who spun around and hissed, "What gives you the right..." His voice trailing off, he felt his face flush as he saw a startled Vin and Nathan looking at him. Obviously he’d interrupted a very private conversation. "Sorry," he said contritely, "I thought that question was directed at me."
Little Britches ATF - Josiah, JD, Vin
Josiah felt himself rise to consciousness. After the food, fun and games, Josiah had returned to the house to grab an afternoon nap.
"Do you think he always looks that silly when he sleeps?" JD asked in his ‘quiet’ voice.
"It’s not nice to make fun of the way people sleep," Josiah said, as he opened his eyes. "Or of the way they look when they sleep." He turned his serious face toward the two boys and saw puzzlement on their faces. It was then he realized they weren’t looking at him, but at Elvis. Grinning in embarrassment, he offered, "Sorry. I thought that question was directed at me."
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