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Mythical Creatures

Title Mythical Creatures

Author Eglantine-br

Word Count 250

Rate G

Mythical Creatures

The day had been long. It had somehow contrived to be both dull and emotionally wrenching. Horatio had known of course that the days were running by, running out. But he had felt the dull thud of recognition this morning, like an icicle on the inside.

Archie had pulled him in, and spoken against the skin of his neck.

“Last day H'ratio.”


“Don't say it.” Horatio had clutched him close, close. They had not gone to breakfast immediately.

That had been 15 hours ago.

Now they stumbled up the stairs of the coaching inn, smelling of cigar smoke, and stifling giggles.

They got the door shut.

“How much have you had to drink, Archie? You smell like-- it's. It's you smell good,” Horatio said.

“Whiskey. “ Archie replied.

“Supposed to make you think of magnificent mountain vista's and remote-- Horatio, you satyr!”

“ If I'm a satyr, you are a centaur, ” Horatio said.

Archie smiled. “A centaur. I like that. Galloping through the forest with my chest all bare.”

“Not a centaur.” Horatio' brow wrinkled. “Cyclops.”

“Well, I have one eye here--”

“Umm, a centrifuge. Don't spin me-- I'll puke. Centipede. That's it. Come to bed, my centipede. Let me count your feet.”

“I was only forced to drink while I waited for you. Thought you'd never put the cards down. How much did you win, anyhow?”

“Rum punch.”


Comments

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rikibeth
Dec. 25th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Horatio has never learned to hold his liquor, has he? Sweet boys.

And look at the lovely new icon a friend made me! Seems appropriate.
eglantine_br
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Very sweet. Love the icon. They drank way more than they planned.
eglantine_br
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
i think Archie is absolutely a centaur. And Horatio is a faun.
rikibeth
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Let's hope they haven't got to the stage of "nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes: it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance." It would be a shame to lose the last night of their shore leave to an excess of drink!
eglantine_br
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
They are not that far gone. And they are very young and vigorous. The performance may not be as exact as usual-- but there will be one!
rikibeth
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
The dear boys. I wish them all the best!
bauhiniakapok
Sep. 25th, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
What is that quote from? I love it. I'm sure the boys are much cuter drunk than that. No painted noses. (Well, their noses might turn a bit pink and they would still be cute.)
eglantine_br
Sep. 26th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
Shakespeare-- Macbeth. I was not sure which play, had to look it up.

Obviously Archie's nose peels in the sun. He freckles too, lovely freckles.
bauhiniakapok
Oct. 4th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)
Archie's nose. Short and straight.
Absurdly pretty in profile, blunter from the front.
Archie's nose, wrinkled and scrunched. It does not scrunch far.
Archie's nose, peeling in the sun.
Archie's nose, with freckles, lovely freckles.
Archie's nose.
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