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Chaos ficlet: Girls Night Out

July 17th, 2011 (07:13 am)
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Title:  Girls Night Out

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  eviinsanemonkey  wanted Fay, Adele, and Doris - Girls' Night.  Set post-Proof of Life. 

Summary:  Fay, Adele, and Doris share a night out.


It’s Fay’s idea.

Over the last two months, she’s the one who’s kept her ear to the ground, picking up traces and hints of what the ODS is up to.  Adele has never considered Fay a friend, but it seems like she’s the only one with any news on Rick.

It starts as mere exchanges of information.  Meeting at a bar after work to share intel and commiserate before going their separate ways.  But the meetings become more frequent and longer, sometimes when there’s not even anything new to share. 

Eventually, they share stories about what they miss, and what they’re worried about.  Fay tells the story of her marriage and her divorce (and why neither of them can quite let go), and Adele responds to delineate how Rick makes her feel and why she can’t say no (even when she thinks she probably should).

When the ODS gets back, it’s a good thing, of course, and in theory, that might end their meetings.  But when they both show up at the bar after work, neither of them question it much.  Fay tells her how Michael still drives her crazy; Adele gushes about finally being with Rick again.

It’s a simple and casual thing that Adele doesn’t think twice about--it’s sort of nice to have a friend in the Agency--but one night before they leave, Fay pauses.  “I think we should invite her,” she says, lingering at the counterfeit office.

Adele leans over, frowning.  She doesn’t know Doris well, and from the stories Rick has told her, she feels like she knows enough to be both respectful of her skills in the field and dubious of her personal intentions.  “Why?” she asks, hoping that she doesn’t sound as jealous as she feels.

Fay shrugs, looking sympathetic.  “She took care of our boys,” she says.  “Two months is a long time.”

Adele is nodding and thinking of a counterargument when Fay has already gone inside and issued the invitation.  Doris eyes Adele through the glass but finally nods and Fay comes out smiling.  “She’ll meet us there.”

It’s awkward at first.  The three of them at a table, a round of drinks in hand.  They make uncomfortable chit chat about how work is going and about how life has changed since those two months.  Doris is a matter of fact storyteller, but by the time they’ve had their third round and Doris expounds on her exploits of hunting bats in New Guinea, they’re all laughing in earnest.

After the fifth round, they’re loose and turning somber.  Doris sighs and shakes her head.  “I’d like to say that I’m glad to be back,” she says, “but I miss the field.”

“You could always apply for more assignments,” Fay encourages.  “There is a lack of female operatives, especially those at your skill level.”

Doris rolls her eyes.  “I get tired of playing the cougar,” she says.  “It’s nice to just be one of the team.”

“Well, I can say that you’ve proven yourself as a valuable asset to this Agency,” Adele announces, too aware that she sounds as buzzed as she feels.

Doris looks at her--really seems to look at her.  “You’re lucky, you know,” she says.  Then she looks at Fay.  “Both of you.”

Fay frowns.  “What do you mean?”

Doris is strangely genuine.  “They both still love you,” she says.  She leans close to Fay.  “Not that I don’t understand why it’s complicated, dear, but that man would be at your beck and call if you wanted him to be.  You just have to say the word.”

Fay is too surprised to speak.  Adele can’t help but laugh.

“And you,” Doris says, turning to Adele.  She shakes her head.  “You hooked a good one.  And not just for his looks.  But he’s got a heart like you wouldn’t believe.  Granted, I’m more interested in his ass, but you better make sure you treat that heart of his well or suffer the consequences.”

It’s Adele’s turn to gape and Fay takes a long drink to finish her round.  “Well,” Fay says, slamming her glass on the table.  “I think that calls for another round, what do you think?”

Doris nods.  “Here, here.”

As Fay orders the next round, Adele looks at Doris.  Looks at her.  Sees the woman she is and the woman she wants to be.  She leans closer and smiles.  “Thank you,” she says.  “For looking after them.”

Doris smiles back.  “My pleasure,” she says.  “Just know, I’ll still be watching.”

Adele sits back and giggles.  Fay shakes her head.  “We wouldn’t want anything less.”

When the drinks come, they toast each other and drink together into the night.


Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)

d'aw, this is sweet :D

(your turn)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
chaos group


(the team: leave no man behind)

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)

there you are :)

Posted by: fara (farad)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Martin - sex

OOHH _ so quick, you are! And this is lovely, very very lovely. I do want more fic out of last night's ep; I adore Margo Martindale and I was very happy to see her back. And the idea of her with the four of them for two months, running around the world under the radar . . .

Nicely done! Thanks for writing!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
chaos team 2

I really want fic based on last night's ep, too. I mean, two months unexplored? It begs for it.

(Truthfully, I wrote a fic tag covering those months last night but I need a beta to look it over before I post it so I probably won't get it up for a day or two.)


Posted by: Megan Moonlight (megan_moonlight)
Posted at: July 17th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)

I really, really, really adore Doris. She totally deserves more appreciation <3333

It's very nicely done! The girls need some fun ;D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 18th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)

It was nice to see her again. She would have made for a nice recurring character if things had turned out better between the show and the network.


Posted by: Megan Moonlight (megan_moonlight)
Posted at: July 18th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)

Yup, very true. All the scenes she appeared in were so brilliant! ^^


Posted by: Average Girl Extraordinaire (legsi003)
Posted at: July 19th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)

Very Sweet.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 19th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
chaos team moves

Thank you :)

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