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Fishin' (Open to Nate)

November 25th, 2006 (12:33 am)

Nick opened the fridge and removed a six pack of beer and placed the bottles in the cooler at his feet. He looked down at the six bottles in the cooler and took out another six pack. He removed another six pack from the fridge and placed the bottles in the cooler with the other two. He removed some left over pasta and placed the container in the cooler as well. Another dish of pasta followed the first.

Nick grabbed the cooler and headed for the garage. He grabbed two fishing poles, the cooler and headed toward the pond on Tasha's property.

Nate, him, beer and some food. It was a good way to spend the afternoon, despite the weather being a little on the cold side, away from all the estrogen in his house. He adored Val and the girls, but even he needed a break from them once and awhile.

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Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
angstcakes

Nate finished scribbling a note and left it under the bottle of gingerale on the table next to the bed. He'd mentioned doing this to Dom earlier, but it helped to remind her. And quietly.

He edged quietly away from the sleeping woman and the room, glancing back once. She was sound asleep, and as bad a person as it made him, he was glad.

He needed alcohol. LOTS of alcohol. He needed to cope with the news they'd had, and right now, he hadnt' even really thought about it.

Sighing, he entered the coordinates Nick had left and bodyslid. He ended up about ten feet from the pond, facing Nick.

"Fury."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Relaxing

"Dayspring," Nick nodded. "Grab a beer, a pole and a seat," Nick said nodding toward each item.

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
drinks

Nate made a beeline for the cooler, pulled a bottle out and belted it, quickly. He finished it, set the bottle down and chugged a can. He was halfway through the third before he slowed down enough to eye the folding chairs didainfully.

"Is that even going to hold me?" He frowned a second later. "Sorry. ...bad week."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Astonishing2

"It should," Nick replied. "That bad that yer puttin' back beers faster than Logan?"

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
ouch

"Yes."

Nate sighed and dropped into the chair anyway. It creaked ominiously, but held. The water was pleasantly calm in front of him. On another day, in another mood, it would be comforting.


"Got some news. Well, I got it a few weeks ago, but haen't really had time to... process. This is me processing. Beer, please."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
C&D

Nick fetched another beer from the cooler and handed it to him.

"Gonna share, or ya just gonna keep guzzlin' my beer? Anythin' I can help with?"

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
angstcakes

"Yeah, I'll share. I just.. haven't said it out loud to anyone else yet." He sighed and took a quick sip from the new can. "No, you can't help with it. It just kind of is."

He stared down at his lap. "Dom's pregnant."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
smiling

Nick froze for a moment and then smiled. He gave Nate a hard slap on the back. "Congratulations, my friend."

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
bad

Nate grunted and continued glaring at the water. "Yeah. It's not exactly good news, Nick."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
Astonishing

"It ain't exactly bad news, Nathan. Once ya get over the shell shock from the news, you'll come 'round."

Nick took a long pull from his bottle of beer.

"Parenthood's a scary thing, an' worryin' about how t' protect 'em will burn a hole in yer gut, but once ya hold 'em in yer arms, ya realize it's all worth it."

He took another drink.

"How's Dom takin' the news?"

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
quiet

Nate shrugged. "I raised a son, Nick. Raised him and lost him. I didn't want to do this again. Ever."

He shook his head and laughed, mirthlessly. "I even had a viscectomy twice. Twice, to prevent this. Bright Lady, Nick, I don't want to lose another kid."

He slugged the last of his fourth beer and leaned back to stare at the sky. "She's scared out of her mind, and probably doing this not because she wants to but because she thinks I want it. We are so fucked up, Nick."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Wolvie25

Nick sighed. "I can understand that. I didn't want t' do this after how I messed up with Mikel. Last thing I wanted was messin' up another one. Three in this case. But ya might want t' look at it in a different way. Think of it as a second chance. A chance t' get things right this time 'round. 'Sides, things are different now. Different environment, different people involved, an' all that jazz. Things won't be the same."

Nick passed him another bottle.

"Ya ain't gonna lose another one. Enough o' us around will help ya make sure of that."

Nick fished another bottle out for himself.

"Did ya talk to her about how ya feel about it an' what ya want?"

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
bad

Nate sighed. "I know a lot of that. Rationally, this child will be fine. It's got family, especially now that Scott's gone back to the normal crazy, rather than the Sepford Emma-fucking thing he's been. Things are a lot different, but that's not the point right now. The point right now is that I'm pissed about this, Nick. I'm mad as hell. Not at Dom, but at the situation. Yeah, once I see the kid I'll probably melt like cotton candy in the sun, but right now? Man, right now, I'm pissed."

Nate stretched his feet out and kept staring at the sky. "Dom and I have talked a little. Not in great depth other than kind of circuitously deciding to keep the kid. To be honest? I have no desire to actually talk to my wife about what I'm thinking or feeling because every time I do I keep getting reminded that everything that's ever gone wrong with her world, ever was kind of my fault. The depressing part is a good 30% actually IS my fault.

"Plus, my wife is mentally unstable. Wish that it wasn't true, but it is. I never know what to expect when I give her the truth as I see it. Because sometimes, I'm pretty sure she'd end up shooting herself in the head, or shooting ME in the head. No lie.

"So, no. I haven't told her that I don't want this baby. Mostly because I know myself well enough to know that I will, and that if we terminate, it's probably going to haunt us for a long flonqing time. Bright Lady knows the miscarriage Dom had didn't do her or me any mental favors.

"Oath, Nick, this is such a mess."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)

"I don't envy you my friend. Just make sure that not tellin' her about how ya feel right now won't create more problems than if ya had told her."

Nick took a long drink from his beer.

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
blank

"I know. That's going to be the trick though."

Nate stares at the water. "Hey, hand me a pole so it looks like I'm doing something other than sitting here and drinking."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
Cap2

"Yeah, it usually is. Keepin' things from loved ones ain't easy."

Nick handed him the other pole. "Doesn't matter anyways. Don't think there's a single fish in this damn pond anyways. Tasha's kid an' I haven't caught any yet."

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
drinks

Nate blinks. "Wait, why are you here anyway? And where's Tasha? Isn't this her house?"

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)

"Whadda mean why am I here? Val an' I are here because we wanted t' get away from the mess in the States. I suppose Tasha's in her house. She knows I come here t' fish an' take a break from the females in my house."

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
cranky

"Okay. What? I haven't read my email in over two months. I have no idea what's going on and Irene is pissed at me, so she hasn't been giving me Cliff's Notes versions. Or she stopped trying to keep up with it. I should really hire her an assistant."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
default

"Tasha's place was gettin' a bit crowded, so Val an' I got a place down the road."

Nick nodded. "Might be wise. Ya don't need another female on yer case 'bout things."

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 25th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
ouch

Nate sighed. "No, I really, really don't. And Bright Lady knows Tasha would eventually blame me too. Some days, I hate being male."

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 26th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
default

"You an' me both, my friend. You an' me both. Nothin' we can do will ever be good enough for 'em."

Posted by: Nate (nate_dayspring)
Posted at: November 26th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
fight

He sighs. "Flonq it, there are days when I hate my wife. Most of the time... well, there isn't much I wouldn't do for the woman. But Bright Lady."

He glares at the sky some more.

Posted by: Colonel Nicholas Fury (shield_topdog)
Posted at: November 26th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)

"They sure do know how t' drive us crazy. An' we let 'em."

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