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06 December 2009 @ 09:41 pm
Sanctuary Fic; Payback  
Just a daft little fic after the end of Veritas. With apologies to w_zimmerman . :D

Title: Payback
Rating: K
Characters: Will, Declan, Helen
Pairings: None (gen)
Spoilers: Veritas
Summary: Allegedly 'sorry' was the hardest word. Declan had never quite believed that though. To him, there were always better ways of showing you were truly apologetic...


Will took a deep breath of trepidation before he knocked on Declan's door. He had no real qualms about admitting when he'd been wrong, but this was going to be uncomfortable to say the least. Up until now, they'd managed to avoid the issue of him accusing Declan of trying to purposely usurp Magnus; they'd had work to do and had had to act like professionals. But the matter was sorted now and with Declan due to fly back home tomorrow, if Will didn't clear the air tonight he wouldn't get another chance. He knew that they needed to keep a good working relationship and, on a personal note, he seriously owed the guy an apology.

Things didn't get off to a flying start when Declan immediately frowned at him upon opening the door. Will didn't get the impression that the other guy was truly angry at him but, at the same time, he doubted he was going to get off lightly.

"Will," the other man said with a perfunctory nod, waiting.

Well, there's was nothing like getting straight to the point, Will decided.

"Look, you're leaving tomorrow and I just wanted to say...You know...Sorry. For what happened."

"Oh you mean for accusing me of being a treacherous bastard who was either trying to take Magnus's place or line his own pocket," Declan replied bluntly, giving him no quarter.

Nope, he definitely wasn't going to get off lightly.

"Yeah, that," Will said, almost sheepishly, recognising that he'd acted like a jerk no matter how noble his motives had been. He held up a bottle of scotch he'd brought with him, an obviously but hopefully effective peace offering. "I thought this might help."

Declan took it from him silently, studying it with a critical eye.

"It's good," he conceded eventually, "but you'll have to do better than that, mate."

Will really didn't like the slightly evil gleam in the other man's eye.

**********

Magnus knew she was supposed to be resting still, not sitting in her office late going through paperwork, but many little things had piled up during her 'absence' and she'd argued to herself that she would feel far more restful if she got them sorted so they didn't keep bothering her.

The knock on her office door was a mild annoyance, an interruption she probably could have done without. Knowing how much trouble she'd put the others through in the last week though vastly improved her patience. It did falter a little however when there was no response to her call of 'come in!' and she had to get up and open the door herself.

Will was standing there, the most uncomfortable expression on his face. He didn't look exactly serious more...ill at ease. Like he needed to say something that he really didn't want to. She wondered briefly if she was about to get a scolding for her admittedly unorthodox plan.

"Will," she said with a purposely cheerful smile, hoping to improve his mood, "what can I do for you?"

He sighed deeply, a sound of pained resignation, before he did something very unexpected; he sang.

"I'm a little tea pot,
Short and stout
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout
When I hear the teacups,
Hear me shout
Tip me up and pour me out."


He did it complete with the actions and with all the enthusiasm of a child who's been forced to for the school play.

When he finished, he stood there in silence, an expression which could only be described as 'sullen' written across his face.

Magnus blinked, not sure for a moment what to make of it. But, really, there was only one course of action.

Without warning she burst into sudden, uncontrolled laughter, so hard that she buckled over slightly, leaning against the doorframe. Declan appeared around the corner of the corridor, laughing enthusiastically too, barely able to stagger up to them.

It became quite clear to Magnus then what was going on, that this was some kind of dare or payback, and that seemed to make it even funnier. Especially when combined with Will's facial expression.

He scowled at the pair of them, tears streaming down Magnus's face now. It shouldn't be that funny, she told herself, but somehow it was.

"No wonder no one gets the British sense of humour," Will grumbled, stalking off and leaving them to it.

Magnus managed to collect herself a little, wiping her eyes with the back of her hands.

"That was very cruel," she scolded Declan, although her broad grin ruined the affect.

"Oh come on," he protested, grinning too, "I could have done much worse."

"He's going to want payback," she pointed out in warning.

"Why do you think I waited until the night before I fly home?"

Magnus smiled.

"Watson always said you were a clever boy."
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from vain pleasures past she flies.: sanctuary; if you don't eat yourselfforensicirulan on December 6th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
This was really nice!
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 6th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Cheers me dears.

I thought Will owed Declan something. :D
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doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 6th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Don't we all?

They have to bring him back somehow :D
talkofcake: abnormals § shall we?talkofcake on December 7th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
I second this emotion!
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 7th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
I third the idea, which I believe means we can bring it to a full vote...
talkofcake: infinity ∞ gentlementalkofcake on December 7th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
LOL, God. Too funny. *ruffles w_zimmerman's hair* :P
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it :D

(Mus stop picking on Will though :D)
w_zimmerman: gigglyw_zimmerman on December 7th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I totally had that coming, didn't I? *shakes head* I never have understood those wacky Brits but, hey, it could have been worse. I've seen enough Monty Python and Fry and Laurie to know that they also have a thing for cross-dressing.

From where I'm sitting, I'm a Little Teapot was a pretty light form of payback.

(also, Kat was too busy dying of mirth to reply to this, but she seems to have enjoyed it)
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Well it could have been worse - you could have been slapped with a large fish...

Glad Kat liked it too :D
kat_rowe: voiceskat_rowe on December 7th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
She liked it very much. She also adores your layout, btw :)
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Cheers me dears.

I'm actually slowly but surely working on changing it but I have to get some time to make graphics first. RP ate my life yesterday (even with LJ working against us all by not sending notifications!)
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 7th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
RP has been known to do that *nods* I really need to try to climb back on the horse but I'm in such a nasty headspace right now and I'm scared that might bleed over into Will's behavior & feelings. ah, well. until i'm better, there's always dark!fic *pets her nearly-finished Pavor!fic*

I really like your top picture especially. did you do that?
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm the opposite - I tend to RP more when I'm upset/pissed off/depressed/worried about something. I think it's basically a way of hiding away from real life for a while. We all deal with these things differently.

I'm trying to finish my drabble and a half for plot nubbins.

I did do that graphic thanks. I was never entirely happy with it myself but I couldn't actually explain why.
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 7th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
i always worry that my mood could screw up how I present the character and since i put a lot of thought into how a character should be, that's not something i like to allow to happen

good luck with the ficlet

i really like that graphica lot (although i'm not really good at articulating why i like or dislike graphics, lol) but i'm sure your new one will be lovely, too *hugs you*
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Well the ficlet is bizarrely enough Kate/Ashley (thought I'd really go for the idea of first times and write a new pairing), so I think I need luck!

Cheers me dears *hugs*
kat_rowe: voiceskat_rowe on December 7th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Ashley/Kate. that could be interesting. i think they'd play off of each other well in terms of interests and personality (as one of my flisters described the idea of them as a duo "Monster Hunting For Fun and Profit")

good luck with it and have fun *hugs you*

bye for now. i'm actually writing Kate right now, too (Kate/Will set in the Pavor!verse). kind of depressing to do even though the fic itself isn't (if that makes sense) ... should be interesting (whether it's also good is another matter, lol)
with_apostrophe: Night Atlantiswith_apostrophe on December 7th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
"No wonder no one gets the British sense of humour," Will grumbled, stalking off and leaving them to it.

Fantastic!

Brits FTW!
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Poor confused Canadian :D
t.: will lookkarlamartinova on December 7th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
I don´t know if I should say poor Will or laugh more:)
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
I think a little of both is appropriate :D
xiratania007xiratania007 on December 7th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Funny! I totally did not expect the little teapot bit. Like someone else said Yay for the Watson shout out!
doylefan22: sanctuary - geeks with gunsdoylefan22 on December 7th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
I have to say I have no idea why I came up with 'little teapot', although I clearly need to be worried about how my mind works :D
The Wandering Loonylooking4tarzan on December 24th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
psst!
Not fic related I'm afriad.

What hotel are we in Monday. We're driving down and I need to work out where I can leave my car!
doylefan22: sga - emergency back up braindoylefan22 on December 24th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
No worries.

It's the Cardiff Central Travelodge. There's some details on the site I believe about suggested parking.
But what if I'm not the hero?: Amanda Tapping & Damian Kindler ? Martinvintagememories on November 4th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
AH that was brilliant, I love Declan even more now for that. :) Poor Will. Loved it.
Sandrine: Sanctuarysandrine on December 11th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
Oh, awesome! I'd been looking all over for post-Veritas fic with Will and Declan; I can't believe I didn't find this one sooner.