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24 February 2009 @ 07:37 pm
Untitled Post 'Serpents' Snippet  
Thanks to amonitrate and aj I discovered today is Fic Amnesty Day. So being in serious need of a distraction tonight, I dusted off this snippet I wrote a few months ago. It's set after the M7 episode 'Serpents' and yes, it has Methos :) I really, really want to write a post 'Serpents' fic, but am really not sure if the events of that episode would fit into the life of Immie Ezra. So, there's just this snippet. Which I'm going to share.

This hasn't been betaed or tweaked, it's just something I wrote off the top of my head, so be warned.

A little set up: Chris came to the ranch earlier in the day to tell Charlotte what had happened, and as part of them covering for Ezra's immortality, so Charlotte would come visit her 'wounded' cousin in Four Corners. It's decided that to keep Ezra from having to spend days pretending to recover from a gunshot wound, that he'll come back to the ranch with Charlotte to 'recuperate'.


Methos glanced up from the journal he’d been writing in. He’d kept out of the altercation between Charlotte and Ezra, realizing anything he might offer would only exacerbate the situation. Charlotte had finally left the parlour, obviously hurt and upset, while Ezra sat slumped in his chair looking like someone had killed his puppy.

“Feel better now?” Methos asked casually.

Ezra looked over at him sharply. “It was not my intention to upset her.”

“No?” He arched a brow. “Congratulations then; you did a damn good job in that case.”

“She doesn’t understand!” he exclaimed, looking surprised at his outburst. He normally kept an even tighter rein on his emotions than usual when he was around Methos.

Stretching his legs out, Methos focused all his attention on the young Immortal. “Is that what you think?” He chuckled. “Just how did you think she knew about what happened with the money?”

He seemed startled by the question. “My assumption was that she had been informed by gossip while visiting town.”

“Don’t assume, boy, you’ll live longer,” he said curtly. “Your Mr. Larabee paid a visit earlier today. And he was dammed shocked when Charlotte tore strips off him after he’d said his piece. That woman has a hell of a temper when roused, something I’m sure Larabee will remember for a long time to come after today.”

Ezra had a dumbfounded look on his face that was quickly chased away by regret. “I—“ he began, only to fall silent.

“Do you honestly think she doesn’t know exactly what you’re feeling right now?”

He shook his head. “I know that she empathizes with me, that she cares, but she has never known what it is to have mistrust follow you like a plague,” he said bitterly.

The look of scorn that Methos leveled at him made Ezra wince a little. “The man whose sword you carry, what has Charlotte told you about him?”

“It belonged to her late husband,” he said cautiously.

“And how did he make his living?”

“He was a pirate.”

Methos sighed, not sure how Charlotte was going to like him sharing the more personal aspects of her past with the boy. Well, worst she could do was kill him.

“By the time Jack met Charlotte, he was sailing under letters of marque from the Crown; a legal pirate, but a pirate nonetheless. And he was a very wealthy one at that; he was very good at what he did. He gave Charlotte one of largest homes in Port Royal, he wanted her to have everything a woman of her station was accustomed to, and the best life he could. But money can’t buy respect, or trust, Ezra. Oh, they were far too wealthy for anything openly to be said, but behind closed doors? And do you know what hurt Charlotte the most? Not that she would never be quite respectable enough as the wife of a pirate captain; she cared little for the opinion of others, only for those that she loved. But what truly broke her heart was how much it pained Jack that his wife would be treated in such a manner. She couldn’t take away that hurt.”

He pinned Ezra with his gaze. “So tell me again that she doesn’t know what’s in your heart.”

Ezra hung his head. “I am a fool.”

Methos laughed. “Finally, something we agree on.”

He smiled a little at that. “I need to apologize,” he said, standing.

“You have the trust and respect of one of the finest women that it has ever been my pleasure to know. It’s about time you appreciate that fact.”

“I will not forget again.”

catyuycatyuy on February 25th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Talk of Captain Jack Sparrow!!!!

You win the INTERNETS
Ith: Methos - Cheersithildyn on February 25th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
LOL! And the Rica a Roni?
catyuycatyuy on February 25th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
And A NEW CAR!!!!!
or so says the game show host.
*the poster is not responsible for the gifting of any vehicle or other items, at any time, ever*
Ith: Art - Haida Maskithildyn on February 25th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I will call her George: Methos (2)strangevisitor7 on February 25th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Ok that was brilliant - love the ROG given Ezra the talking to.
Ith: Methos - Mythithildyn on February 25th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
The first of much Methos and Ezra interaction to come. I hope :)
tpena19tpena19 on February 25th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
Only time for a quick comment before bed - SWEET!!!
Ith: Methos - Cheersithildyn on February 25th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
dnalia: badassdnalia on February 25th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
I love it when Methos talks some sense into the "kids" :D

And I would have loved to see the exchange between Chris and Charlotte. Maybe some other time...;)

I need a Methos icon.
Ithithildyn on February 25th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
It was a story I planned to write, but the more I thought about it, I wondered if it would make sense for this Ezra, who has shared his secret and has family with him, would react in the same way with the money. I'm mot sure I could make it seem realistic.

Methos icons? Here :)
fractured_sun: Ezrafractured_sun on February 25th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Methos and Ezra, ^_^ yay, more more. Please. Does Ezra know he is Methos here?
Ith: Methos - Gunithildyn on February 25th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
No, he won't know him as Methos till after Methos leaves. He does know that this is the doctor that Charlotte told him about from when she was mortal/newly immortal.
Sophie: Methossophiedb on February 25th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Methos teaching young whippersnappers to be realistic - nice one :)

P.S. "..but she has ever known what it is to have mistrust follow you like a plague,"

Never? or ever?
Ith: Methos - Rear Viewithildyn on February 25th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Never :)

Will change.

Thanks :)
anniemareanniemare on February 28th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
This was full of WIN :)
Ith: Art - Rodinithildyn on February 28th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.