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HL Drabble: Your Pants Are On Fire

Fandom: Highlander
Characters: Methos
Rating: G for Gen
Author's Notes: A missing scene from "To Be..." Inspired by calime's drabble Snapshots and How Many Goats by mackiedockie and adabsolutely.
Disclaimer: Davis/Panzer Productions owns these characters.

“Don’t go, MacLeod. It’s a trap, MacLeod. Your pants are on fire, MacLeod!”

I don’t know why I bother.

I’ve known plenty like him over the years. Men who'll hurl themselves into the lion’s den or onto a grenade. I’ve written epic poems about them, martyrs and heroes, all the valiant, useless dead.

How has he gone four hundred years without learning this blindingly simple lesson?
You Cannot. Save. Them All.

Methos sat in the quiet, dark bar for a full twenty minutes, cursing under his breath, before putting down his glass and going to save … just a few.

Comments

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birggitt
Jan. 28th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, Methos. As you had learn that lesson so well.
Sometomes the ROG is unintentionally funny, isn't he? *hugs Methos*
I really like this :)
keerawa
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, birggitt! Nothing wrong with a little hypocrisy in the privacy of your own head.
lyiko
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I really like this too. ;-)
keerawa
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know, lyiko!
adabsolutely
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Nice drabble. Methos is such a wonderful bundle of contradictions.
keerawa
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
He is indeed, adabsolutely. I was quite inspired by the image of Methos wanting to make sure of a future with Joe's descendants in it.
adabsolutely
Jan. 29th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Since he doesn't have a family line of his own, it seems he would likely take an interest in the descendants of a good friend.
grachonok
Jan. 28th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Very Methos like :)
keerawa
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks, grachonok!
lferion
Jan. 28th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
This is lovely and spot on.
keerawa
Jan. 29th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment, lferion!
mackiedockie
Jan. 29th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
I love the illumination that Methos knows to his bones he can't save them all, but still has the inner spark to more than bother.
keerawa
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
There's surviving, and there's living. Methos knows how to do both. Thanks, mackiedockie!
holde_maid
Oct. 16th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Aww, so Methos!
Great drabble!
keerawa
Oct. 16th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Thanks, holde_maide!
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