Nov. 8th, 2010 02:39 pm
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She's drunk.

She thinks she's drunk.



She's numb and dizzy and nothing seems real and all she can taste is whiskey. Ergo, she is drunk.

She was numb. But she's reached the point of drunk where the whole 'numb' thing is starting to wear off.

Carl's room is closer, but she would have gone to his door instead of hers even if she'd had to go to the other end of Milliways.

She knocks, rests her head against the doorframe. She's wearing just shorts and a tank, and it's actually starting to be cold.

She knocks again. "Carl, you there?"

Date: 2010-11-08 06:31 am (UTC)
one_man_army: ([t] relaxed)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
"I get that," he nods.

(He had plenty of trouble with silence on the flight home from Germany, sitting in that cargo plane with fourteen flag-draped caskets strapped to their pallets.

And sitting in his kitchen three days later, watching the clock on the coffeemaker slowly click over the minutes from two, three, and four am.

He gets it.)

"Have I ever told you about...let's see." He thinks for a moment, trying to think of something to distract her from her thoughts -- and trying to stay away from family and Delta, for obvious reasons. "The first time I flew a chopper?"

This is a fun story.

Date: 2010-11-08 06:45 am (UTC)
one_man_army: ([t] relaxed)
From: [personal profile] one_man_army
Carl smiles, just a little.

"Y'see, the flight instructor that I'd been workin' with for the last few months in the sims thought it would be hilarious, on my first run up in the cockpit, to throw me a hydraulic pressure alarm..."

(He knows she'll know how much 'fun' that kind of flight can be.)

He keeps talking until she drops off from exhaustion -- and even then, he doesn't move, just pulls the blanket up over her legs and allows his eyes to close.

"I got you."


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