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14 April 2007 @ 07:24 pm
HL50 - Follow  
Following demands for more Richie & Methos, here's a little something set just after the one I wrote for the Sand prompt....

Richie’s Further Adventures in Egypt
Richie wasn’t entirely sure how Methos had convinced him that this would be a good idea. He could remember Methos saying things like “it’s a laugh.” He also vaguely recalled large amounts of alcohol being involved. As the full moon shone down on them, Richie suddenly thought that perhaps this was the old man playing a trick on him.
Surely of all people, Methos wouldn’t go through with such a ridiculous stunt. He turned to look at the oldest Immortal standing beside him. Surely 5000 years of survival instinct would never allow him to do something so absurd?
“Are we really going to do this?” he asked.
“Course we are. There’s nobody around to see us, and to quote Ian Fleming: You only live twice. Come on! Geronimo!” And with that, Methos jumped off of the roof of Dendera temple. Richie shook his head, unbelieving.
Methos had suggested that they sneak into Dendera after dark, so that he might show Richie parts of the temple that were off limits to tourists. They had done so, and miraculously not been caught by the armed guards. Then Methos had convinced him to see the view from the roof and Richie had followed him up the ancient stone stairs.
Then Methos produced a bottle of whiskey and proceeded to get Richie into a state of suggestible inebriation and had proposed that they both jump off the roof. Richie had put up a mild argument against it, but he had drunk the majority of the whiskey and as Methos said,
“It’s not like it will kill us, is it?”
Only now, as he stood at the edge, Immortal healing had sobered him up and Richie had realised that this was a really, really stupid idea. Although, he thought, what’s the worst that could happen? We wake up in shallow graves because the tourist police found us? It’s not like either of us has any ID. With that, he jumped.
Richie groaned, as his bones knitted themselves back together. Slowly, he opened his eyes to see Methos standing over him, grinning.
“I don’t see what’s so funny.” Richie gasped as a dislocated shoulder popped back into its socket. Methos grin became even wider.
“Now I know.” He said, enigmatic as ever.
“Know what?” Richie said through gritted teeth as his internal organs realigned themselves.
“You would jump off a cliff if someone else told you to.”
Carol Bartholomew: Laughing? catcarolhelga on April 14th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Hee! Richie is a daredevil, indeed. Fun one!
Alicia: hl ~ methos ~ pay what ~ kijikundiamond9697 on April 15th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
*lol* Ah Richie, you should have known he had an ulterior motive.
we laughing sinners: Methos in leatherauberus on April 16th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
That was great. I can very much see Methos setting Richie up like that.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: Richie1idontlikegravy on April 17th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's always the best compliment to receive. :)