hallelujahpilot: (Mother Nature's child)
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Trudy has spent two weeks surrounded by walls. One was glass, but it had a view of the rest of the brig. She kept herself occupied as best she can, but four walls. Not flying, not running, not really walking. Four walls, when she's gotten so used to being outside on the science sorties.

When she arrives at Milliways (after going to her quarters, after showering and pulling on shorts and a t-shirt and washing her hair to try and get the smell of the brig out of it) Trudy doesn't stick around inside.

She heads straight for the back door, and climbs a tree.

Not very high, but it's enough.

She's outside, she has a few, and under her bare feet, she has bark. Not silky cement, not cold metal, but living bark.

(she can breathe, now)

Date: 2010-09-24 03:20 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (looking after you)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
Some time (not too long, though) later, he's standing at the base of the tree, looking up.

He's shaved. And cut his hair, since she's last seen him.

(He doesn't look so tired, anymore.)




"Mind company?"

Date: 2010-09-24 03:26 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"For you? Anythin'."

He takes a few steps back to get a head start, jogs, and jumps. His fingers curl around the lowest branch; it's not long after that until he's perched up in the tree beside her, soles of his boots scraping at the bark as he gets comfortable.

After he is:

"You alright, love?"

Date: 2010-09-24 03:31 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"Why--"

No.




"What happened?"

Date: 2010-09-24 03:45 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"He's lucky you didn't swing a chair instead. All things considered."

Unsaid: he understands.





"Longest I ever got penned was a week."

Date: 2010-09-24 03:55 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"Back when I was just a Ranger. Guy in my unit and I didn't really get along...that's puttin' it lightly. By the time we finally got t'go at it, we were lit up. I broke two of his fingers. I might'a made it off with just latrines and KP...but I mouthed off t'the CO when he asked me what the hell had happened. I deserved it, really."

A beat.

"Course, so did the other guy."

Date: 2010-09-24 04:02 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (are you for real)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"You were stickin' up for your friend. If someone were t'say somethin' like that about say, Jack, I'd probably be in the same boat you were. You just don't say something like that."

And get away with it, anyway.

Date: 2010-09-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"It's just been a handful of months, hasn't it?"

Kind of like how long Jack has been 'dead' out in his world. Except in Trudy's case, her co-pilot isn't faking it.

Given the fact that they're perched on different branches in the tree, the best Carl can do is reach out and touch her ankle, giving some form of support. He'd rather hug her, but again...in a tree.

Date: 2010-09-25 03:58 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (not really ok)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"Did he."




He was overseas when it 'happened'.

It wasn't until he'd gotten back to the States and called Jack's number in Los Angeles, gotten in touch with Kim --

The funeral was two weeks ago. I tried to call you...

-- that he'd had the hardest four minute conversation of his life.

Carl nods.

"Yeah, he...I missed the...funeral."
Edited Date: 2010-09-25 03:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-09-25 04:07 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
Carl exhales a laugh, shaking his head.

"He heard it from me when he showed up in here, I promise."

He has to remind himself that Jack's not really dead, and not really buried beside his wife in that cemetery in L.A., and not yet held by the Chinese for years and tortured.

His fingers intertwine with hers.

"You look like you could use a tan."

Date: 2010-09-25 04:16 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"Either here or back home. I'm looking at getting out of London, and might head somewhere warm again."

But not Cancun.

"I hear Portugal isn't that bad this time of year. Or we could tan here and then go to Norway."

Date: 2010-09-25 04:25 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (are you for real)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
He glances up at her.

"Trudy...we can go anywhere y'want to go. I ain't gonna get sick of you."

Date: 2010-09-25 04:29 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (got a hold on you)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"I'm willing to bet on it. Risk taker that I am and all."

He's Army. They do take risks now and again.

Date: 2010-09-25 04:36 am (UTC)
one_man_army: (by your side)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"Probably a good idea."

He smirks.

"'Cause I'm pretty sure my ass is fallin' asleep."

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