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Fandom: due South
Characters: Benton Fraser, Bob Fraser, Ray Kowalski
Rating: G
Length: 300 words
Challenge: ds_snippets #6: "Hat" prompt
Notes: Beta'd by llassah.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Alliance/Atlantis. I'm just taking them for a spin.


Fraser slammed his closet door open. "Give it back," he snarled.

Sergeant Bob Fraser jumped, his gaze darting desperately around his cabin before he settled his arms across his chest. "Give what back?" he hedged.

Fraser pointed at Bob's head. "My hat."

Bob took off the hat and cradled it defensively in his arms. "Now, son, we settled this months ago. I couldn't spend my afterlife in a Stetson with half the brim hacked off, now could I?"

"Not that hat," seethed Fraser. "My new hat. The one that just went missing today."

"What makes you think I took it?"

"Well, I've looked everywhere else, which, frankly, didn't take very long. Given your history of hat larceny, you were the obvious suspect."

"Ah," Bob muttered, sweating. "What about motive? After all, I," he gestured with the Stetson, and then hid it behind his back, "already have a hat."

"You know perfectly well that, according to regulation 64(2), every member of the RCMP is required to have a spare Stetson in their kit."

"Well, there you go!" said Bob brightly. "You can just use your spare hat until the other one turns up."

"There is a matter of principle at stake," Fraser ground out. He stood straight and tall, hands behind his back. "The right to property, as enshrined in…"

Bob rubbed the back of his neck. Benton had learned parade rest before he was seven. And even at that age, it had been a bad sign.



Little did Fraser know he was looking in the wrong closet.

At this very moment his Stetson was...
across town
wrapped in a sheet
hidden under a parka
in the bottom of Ray's closet.

Ray smiled lazily, licked his index finger, and used it to draw a checkmark in the air. "Step one: complete."

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
ithildyn
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Heh!! That was very cute.
keerawa
Mar. 16th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
*wrinkles her nose at Ith*
mackiedockie
Mar. 16th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
A bit of lascivious larceny shaping up here...Ray has some evil, evil thoughts on his mind. I hope.
keerawa
Mar. 16th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Hurray for alliteration!

Diabolical!Ray is too busy with the evil chuckles to confide in me at the moment.

I'm working on the JP Vodou piece at this very moment. It's tricksy. I'll hit you up for a beta once I've got a rough draft.
mackiedockie
Mar. 16th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh boy!!! Love JP and his Lwa. Respect Papa Legba! *g* Maybe we can trade if I get some headway on the wee HL/DF crossover.
keerawa
Mar. 19th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
I'd be delighted, even though I have no idea what fandom DF might be.
mackiedockie
Mar. 19th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Dresden Files. On SFchannel 8 pacific. Show has some flashes of potential, and Bob the ghost *g*.
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