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January Challenge - Word Prompt
meegat39
Love it Littlesue and Lurena. Absolutely love it! I have no other words...
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Madeleine
Me too. Good job.
Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.
 
trevor travis
“But it’s rubbish!”

“Stop moaning Vila”, said Tarrant.

“But it’s almost impossible to see the picture!”

“Vila, we’re supposed to be a group of feared rebels and thieves. And yet all you care about is the wine and whether you’re able to tune into your favourite television programme. Who watches TV these days in any case? It’s old hat. Three-dimensional interactive simulations are far superior.”

“And since when has Xenon had those? In any case, I never got to experience all that inter-active stuff. In the slums, all we had was this old battered TV set that seemed to be hundreds of years old, plus we stole the electricity from the local Federation base. It helped pass the hours of tedium, something I wouldn’t mind when I’m on watch. But Dorian’s TV is even worse than the one in the slums.”

Tarrant gave up and went to bed.

As soon as he was out of earshot, Vila moved over to Orac and inserted the key.

“Orac”, Vila whispered. “I need a favour.”

Orac was clearly less than happy on being interrupted. “What is it, Vila? I am trying to track down a line through the pattern of infinity.”

“A what through a what? Look Orac, I just need to know the distance to the nearest Space Argos, if Scorpio were to fly there at Time Distort 15.”

“Two hours, seventeen minutes and 43 seconds, at grid reference OG-LIVES-4EVER. Now kindly leave me alone.”

Vila quickly did the calculations in his head, including the extra hour it would take due to the convoluted queueing system at Space Argos. There was just enough time, and any idiot could pilot Scorpio. After all, Tarrant could.

Perfect.

***

It was a week later. Vila again relieved Tarrant from night watch.

“No moaning tonight, Vila?”

“Nope. I’m happy with just a bottle of Dorian’s finest and my fuzzy TV picture on this old monitor.”

Tarrant looked at him quizzically. Was Vila up to something? Probably not, he decided. Vila’s moods did go up and down, a result of the amount of alcohol floating around his system. It was almost becoming a problem, thought Tarrant. But after gathering what had happened on Malodaar, Tarrant wasn’t surprised. Vila had always depended on Avon; he felt he was the one person he could rely on. And now that was gone.

“Goodnight Vila”, said Tarrant and moved off.

Vila waited for a couple of minutes and went over to a magnetic lock on the far wall. A panel slid up to the ceiling revealing a 70-inch screen, mega-high-resolution TV set.

“Perfect”, he purred.

Vila settled down in his chair and poured himself a red liquid.

It might have been night on Xenon, but it was coming up to 7.15pm Earth time. 7.15pm on a Monday evening.

Vila listened to the continuity announcer. “And now, in the latest chapter of the science-fiction drama, the crew encounter a strange alien threat in deep space.” Vila settled down for the next 55 minutes to watch his favourite TV show.
 
JustBrad
Vila watching Sci Fi? I rather had him pegged for watching Benny Hill with his finger poised over the pause button.
 
littlesue
Can I have a 70 inch TV please???
Could I cope?
Would Hubby let me????.........................

Thank you for your kind words with regards to our little effort.
It was Lurena who suggested THAT piece of paper.......................Smile
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

There was just enough time, and any idiot could pilot Scorpio. After all, Tarrant could.

Lol Grin

Great story TT, really enjoyed that - especially the idea of a space Argos Happy
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
meegat39
Another very entertaining story TT! Although I guessed immediately what sort of resolution it would be. Lovely. Wink
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
Great story TT, really enjoyed that - especially the idea of a space Argos Happy


I'm pondering if I should have actually had Vila steal the TV set, but it means I'd have to lose the jibe about the convoluted queuing system. I think we can gather that Vila bought it with stolen money, in any case Wink
 
BradPaula
Funny story, TT. Love it!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Joe Dredd
Rough as guts but here you go...


Resolution
=======

I ache. I am weary. But I am resolved to continue the fight.

I am resolved to keep my word and hand over the ship. Jenna can come with me if she chooses.

He intercepts me as I reach the flight deck. Nothing is said aloud but everything is said.

"Can you manage?" he asks, knowing what I am doing. "Alone?"

"Yes."

I am resolved to give Avon the absolution he thinks he seeks, even though he knows otherwise.

"Avon... for what it is worth, I have always trusted you. From the very beginning."

He looks at me impassively. He is resolved to give nothing away, but I see the light rise within him.

I need him, but I must show him I keep my word. If he can see I kept my word about the ship, he will know I will keep my word about him. I will trust him whenever he comes back. Whenever he needs trust.

I leave. I am resolved.
 
littlesue
That exchange is one of my fave moments.
I remember turning to Hubby when that first aired saying, "That's done it."
One of those defining moments...even Grandson remarked "Oh dear," when he watched it.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Travisina
Wow, great stuff! What a wonderful mix of entries - long, short, humorous, angsty, actiony and thoughtful...

Loving them all, it's really brightening up a dark and dismal January Smile
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Lurena
Thank you for the kind words towards "Littlesue & Lurena's" contribution.

I second Travisina, all stories are great!

Travisina, can't we bundle them into a "brightening up January" special in the fan fiction section?
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
Travisina
Lurena wrote:

Travisina, can't we bundle them into a "brightening up January" special in the fan fiction section?

Funny you should suggest that, Lurena - we were already planning to do it! Smile
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
Lurena
Travisina wrote:

Lurena wrote:

Travisina, can't we bundle them into a "brightening up January" special in the fan fiction section?

Funny you should suggest that, Lurena - we were already planning to do it! Smile

Ahh, super! Thank you Travisina!
(how come I do read minds?)
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
Travisina
Lurena wrote:


(how come I do read minds?)

I don't know, but can you teach me how to do it?!
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
Tumblr: tumblr
There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
purplecleric
Travisina wrote:

What a wonderful mix of entries - long, short, humorous, angsty, actiony and thoughtful...



Couldn't say it better...

I've enjoyed reading them all - it's been fascinating seeing the different approaches you've all taken.

Thank you all for rising to the challenge and in such a wonderful way.

Standby for the February word prompt...
 
littlesue
Travisina wrote:

Lurena wrote:


(how come I do read minds?)

I don't know, but can you teach me how to do it?!


I have no idea either, but it is spooky at times!!!!
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
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