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They do what JD wants to do in the story across the street from where
I'm staying right now. I'm sure the view of the ocean is spectacular,
but all I hear is bone-chilling screams...hmmm...go figure. <G>
Just wanted to play around with the guys, thought they'd have a view
on it. Thanks, Judy, for the beta. :)
is always greatly appreciated. Please let me know what you think.
Thank you, Ruby :)
do you even want to do it, JD?" Buck scowled at his roommate.
shrugged. "I don't know, Buck. I just want to."
stupid, kid," Buck said matter-of-factly.
JD shook his head at the older agent, "that's your opinion,
Buck, and you're welcome to it."
stepped over to the two. "Buck, it ain't gonna kill 'im. People
do it all the time."
Buck glowered at him. "Stupid people."
was Vin's turn to shake his head now. "Buck, you don't get it.
It's a rush. A thrill."
two don't get enough thrills out on busts, bullets flyin' and people
tryin' to kill you?" Buck asked, baffled.
sure, Buck," JD answered. "But, that's our job."
Holding his hand out, motioning, he looked up at the tall piece of
machinery. "And this, this is fun."
Buck's eyebrows rose high on his forehead. "Fun? Kid, you and I
got different definitions of the word 'fun'. Fun is sitting out at
Chris's ranch, watching a game and eatin' junk food. Fun is poker
night at the apartment, all the guys over. Fun is havin' two dates on
the same night and neither of them findin' out. Fun is not plunging
yourself off a crane with a thread dangling from your ankles. That is
not fun, kid. That is wanting to die young and give your old roommate
here a heart attack in the process." He fumed.
Buck, you make it sound like we're gonna break or necks or
something. It's safe. People do it. They don't die." JD rolled
his eyes as he fished in his pocket for his wallet and walked towards
Buck turned to his friend. "You gonna let 'em do it?"
stood, lips pursed, stoic, watching the ordeal. After a few more
moments of silence, he replied, "Buck, they're adults. They
don't need a signed consent. They can do what they want."
looked flabbergasted that his friend would go along with this.
then Chris looked down, his face darkening. "Don't mean I have
to like it," he spoke softly. Looking back up, he caught Vin
with a cold hard stare. "Or watch it." He spun on his
heels, quickly walking away.
shook his head as he watched his best friend leave. He was going to
bungee jump. He was definitely old enough to make his own decisions
and this was one of them. No way Chris Larabee was going to change
his mind about this. No way. He shook his head again.
"Damn," he hissed under his breath. Turning to Buck, he
said, "Don't think I'll be doin' this today." And then took
off after his friend.
watched Vin jog after Larabee, catching him and turning him around.
They were too far away for him to hear what was said, but he had a
good idea. The thought of Vin putting himself in danger bothered
Larabee to no end. It bothered him for any of them to, but with Vin,
it was different. The two were different sides of the same coin. They
had a bond. Chris had already lost the most important thing in his
life, and the thought of losing it again drove him nuts. Buck watched
as the two men talked for another moment and then, smiling, reached
out, clasping each other's arms.
nodded to himself. The two started to slowly walk back to him,
grinning. Now, Buck just needed to convince the other side to his
coin that he was not, under any circumstances, not a chance, no way
in hell, taking a header off that thing way up there.
nodded at Chris and Vin as they walked up to him. He turned when he
heard JD approach. He was just about to start in on his
anti-bungee-jumping lecture again when he noticed that JD's brow was
looked up at him, shaking his head, frowning. "Do you know how
much that thing costs?" His voice was high pitched as he waved
his hand in the general direction of the pay-booth for the bungee jump.
eyes went wide as he shook his head again. "If I'm gonna spend
that much money on something, I'm sure gonna have something to show
for it when I'm done." He pushed his wallet back into his
pocket, still frowning.
grabbed him in a headlock. "Come on, kid. They've got a new
roller coaster. It's wooden like old times, and I heard it rocks."
JD grinned from ear to ear, his bad mood completely forgotten.
two walked off and Chris and Buck fell in behind them, both grinning wryly.
idea was this again?" Chris asked.
rolled his eyes. "Hey, you can pick up lots of chicks at
amusement parks," he answered defensively, but still grinning.
while you're tying to keep friends from attempting suicide,"
Chris said sardonically.
laughed, reaching out and getting Chris in a headlock. "I saw
you thinking about it, Chris. You wanted to jump, admit it," he joked.
wormed his way out of Buck's hold, giving him a fierce but playful
glare. Then his face become serious and he was suddenly very quiet,
his lips pursed, as he thought about something. Finally, he nodded
his head and smiled sadly as he looked at Buck. "Maybe, for a
little while," he looked pointedly at Vin and JD, and then back
at Buck, his eyes speaking volumes as he shook his head and smiled,
"but not anymore."
end (Feb '02)
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