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09 December 2010 @ 02:46 pm
Firefly/Warehouse 13 Ficlet 1/1  
Written for Day 9 of consci_fan_mo and padawanpooh who gave the prompt Firefly/Warehouse 13 ; Mal, Pete Lattimer ; Whoops!

Nothing you recognise is mine

Prior Claim

Mal held his breath as he reached for the glass statue. He was fairly certain he’d disabled all the security protocols, but given his usual luck he couldn’t make any guarantees. He had no idea why Niska should want this ugly piece of go se, but if it made them square Mal was only too happy to acquire it for him.

“I wouldn’t touch that if I were you,” said a male voice from behind him. Mal cursed under his breath and turned, drawing his gun in the same movement. The man smiled. “That won’t do you much good. That statue belonged to a famous plastic surgeon back on Earth-That-Was. They said he could stop time. He couldn’t, but that could,” he explained, pointing at the statue.

“You think I’m gonna buy a fong luh story like that?” Mal replied.

“Listen to me, please, you don’t want to touch that statue. At least, not yet. Let me drop it in this first,” the man said and indicated a sealed container he was carrying. “My name’s Pete and I touched that thing in 2010, I haven’t aged a day since then. The owner escaped with it and I’ve been tracking it ever since.”

Mal lowered his gun; the guy’s story seemed so crazy that perhaps it was actually true. Would explain why the old Russian wanted it so badly.

“You’ll let me take it afterwards?”

“If you still want it, sure.”

Mal thought about this for a moment. It seemed reasonable enough, if this Pete was on the level. Mal raised his gun again.

“Ok, but no tricks,” he said and stepped aside.

Pete walked forward and picked up the statue, before removing the lid of the container and dropping it into the purple gunk inside. It sparked briefly, as though hooked up to electrical current, and then went still. Pete grinned and reached in to retrieve the statue, which was now covered in the goo.

“Needs cleaning, but here you go,” Pete said as he passed it to Mal. As he did, the statue slipped and time seemed to slow as it went tumbling to the floor. Mal dived to grab it, but it was too late, the statue shattered into tiny pieces.

Mal stood up, pointed his gun at Pete and glared at him. Pete grinned sheepishly and shrugged.

weird_fin: castle- laugh cryweird_fin on December 9th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, nice one. Yep, that purple goop sure is slippery. ;)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on December 11th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
*g* Thank you, glad you liked :)
Padawanpooh: W13 Petepadawanpooh on December 9th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
YAYS! Thank you so much for writing my prompt. That was a lot of fun :-D
But, I don't want to be a pie,: happinessidontlikegravy on December 11th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the prompt! Glad you enjoyed it :)
I will call her George: Castle - Rickstrangevisitor7 on December 10th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Purple goo and clumsy Pete FTW!

Edited at 2010-12-10 01:44 am (UTC)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on December 11th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)

Welcome back hon, I've missed you :) *hugs*
I'm a walking doodlemad_jaks on December 11th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh dear... perhaps he needs to kiss him to make up?

But, I don't want to be a pie,: skyidontlikegravy on December 11th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)

Not sure Mal would take too kindly to that... *g*
Rusty: warehouse 13rustydog on December 12th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor Pete, having to live for that long! He seems to have come to terms with it with his personality intact though. And hee, of *course* he dropped it.

Fun story. :)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: skyidontlikegravy on December 15th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I suspect that Pete's not completely unaltered, he has after all witnessed the destruction of Earth and the rise of the Alliance (Or as it probably is in his mind, The Evil Empire), but I think there are certain fundamentals that wouldn't change. :)
karaokegal: enormous talentkaraokegal on December 16th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Very cute! This is a great cross-over possibility, and you handled putting the two verses together very well.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: crossoversidontlikegravy on December 19th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. It's always important to me that the crossover makes some sort of sense, even in crack. :)