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14 July 2008 @ 12:16 am
Prison Break - Driving Lessons  
Title: Driving Lessons
Author: clair_de_lune
Characters: Michael, Lincoln
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 560
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: “How come it’s always you who drive?”
Notes: Written for pbhiatus_fic's Life in the fast lane challenge / dialogue only. Thanks to slysionnachnano for the beta. All remaining mistakes are mine. This is a fleshed out version of entry #11 in A Few Facts about Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows.


“How come it’s always you who drive?”

“It’s not always me.”

“It’s been you since we got out of Illinois.”

“...”

“Linc? Answer me.”

“You couldn’t drive if your life was at stake.”

“Our lives are at stake, and I can totally drive.”

“Right.”

“What do you mean, ‘right’?”

“Nothing. Just... Remember that trip to the camp site when you were a kid?”

* * *

“How come it’s always you who drive?”

“Because you can’t drive, Mike. You’re not allowed to.”

“Were you allowed to borrow those cans of soda and packs of cigarettes at the gas station?”

“Smart ass.”

“You told me you would let me drive anyway.”

“Next year.”

“You already told me that last year.”

“See? And you pretend I can’t make up my mind. As I said, ‘next year’, bro.”

“...”

“OK. Stop pouting. We’ll switch, but stop pouting. It’s driving me crazy.”

“Fasten your belt, Linc.”

“No way. I’d rather hit the windshield. I still remember your first try. I need to be able to jump out of the car as fast as possible.”

“You’re an ass.”

“Sure. But I’m an ass who knows to keep his eyes on the road. Eyes on the road, baby bro.”

“...”

“This yellow line that you can see down there? You’re not supposed to cross it. You know? Just to avoid hitting a car coming on the other side?”

“You’re making me lose my concentration.”

“Never thought it was possible. But I’m sure it’s the only reason why the car is in the middle of the fucking road.”

“...”

“And go faster for God’s sake. At this speed, when we reach the camp site, we’ll have to go back to Chicago right away. And watch the trees.”

“Stop ordering me around!”

“This is a driving lesson if you hadn’t noticed. And don’t roll your eyes at me like that or we switch again.”

“Do you have to clutch at the dashboard like that? Can’t you trust me just a little bit with...”

“...”

“Linc? There's a tree trunk coming out of the front of our car.”

“I can see that.”

“Smoke is coming out of the engine.”

“I can see that too.”

“How bad is that?”

“...”

“And you’re bleeding. You probably cut your brow when you hit the windshield.”

“No shit?”

“Didn’t I tell you to fasten your belt?”

“Didn’t I tell you to watch the trees?”

* * *

“As you said, I was a kid. And there’s no way I could’ve seen that tree.”

“Yeah, well. It was right on the side of the road. Contrary to urban legend, trees don’t run into cars.”

“So you won’t let me drive now because, fifteen years ago, I hit a tree on my first long drive trip?”

“...”

“You need to rest, Linc. You won’t make it to Utah like that.”

“OK. Stop whining. We’ll switch, but stop whining. It’s driving me crazy.”

“Fasten your belt.”

“...”

“I’m impressed. Didn’t think you would do it.”

“Well, yeah... There are no trees and almost no cars coming on the other side of the road. I feel pretty safe.”

“You still are an ass.”

“Watch the road. Don’t cross the yellow line. Would be a pity to kill me in a car accident now, right?”

“You’re a bigger ass than fifteen years ago.”

“Hopefully you’re a better driver than fifteen years ago.”

-End-


Comments are always appreciated ;)
13 July 2008
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
 
The female version of Rob Gordonfreaky_nea on July 14th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, so funny, cute and in character, it hurts (but in a good way) ♥
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers2clair_de_lune on July 14th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you found it to your liking :)
lindtti: mincolnlindtti on July 14th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
It is fantastic!!! I really love it! <3<3<3 You did a great job! *thumbs up*
Clair de Lune: pb - michael2clair_de_lune on July 14th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Dialogue only is a bit tricky for me - can't help trying to sneak in descriptions ^^ - so it's good to know that it works :)
Cybèle Adam: Kaamelott LOL rosecybeleadam on July 14th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Très amusant, ce petit dialogue ! ^^
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers kidsclair_de_lune on July 14th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Merci ;) J'avais déjà écrit un truc entièrement dialogué, un petit drabble sur The West Wing, mais je n'avais jamais réussi à me résoudre à recommencer avec Prison Break. Vive les challenges :-p
Cybèle Adamcybeleadam on July 15th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Ça doit être assez compliqué de faire en sorte que tout soit compréhensible sans que les dialogues deviennent ridiculement chargés en détails qu'on ne prendrait pas la peine de dire en réalité, mais c'est un style intéressant qui peut donner de très bons résultats. Il faudrait que j'essaye un jour (mais, même s'il m'arrive de commencer par écrire des versions "dialogue only" de scènes qui serviront pour des chapitres de fics plus tard, je crois que j'aurais du mal, vu comme j'aime m'attarder sur les pensées des personnages).
Clair de Lune: ecriture1clair_de_lune on July 16th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ça doit être assez compliqué de faire en sorte que tout soit compréhensible sans que les dialogues deviennent ridiculement chargés en détails

Et comme ce n'était pas encore assez compliqué [/ironie], il a fallu que je construise ça avec un flashback *g*

je crois que j'aurais du mal, vu comme j'aime m'attarder sur les pensées des personnages

Oui, j'ai un peu le même problème :-p Il a fallu l'obligation d'un challenge pour que je me montre obéissante...
Cybèle Adamcybeleadam on July 19th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Ah oui, j'avais pas pensé à ça ! C'est vrai que ça ajoute à la difficulté. Mais tu t'es très bien débrouillée parce que ça fontionne parfaitement.
Recycledfaery: Fate is an elegant cold-haertedrecycledfaery on July 14th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
very funny! i enjoyed it.
Clair de Lune: pb - michael5clair_de_lune on July 14th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really wanted to take part in this challenge, but the characters weren't very cooperative. They finally yielded \o/
I can't help thinking it looks like a gen, g-rated prequel to Mileage though *hangs head in shame*g*
happy is as happy does: Brothers hug (3x13) - Prison Breakhappywriter06 on July 16th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
“Didn’t I tell you to fasten your belt?”

“Didn’t I tell you to watch the trees?”

The whole thing was very funny but that part just cracked me up.
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers5clair_de_lune on July 16th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Shamelessly blaming each other *shakes head disapprovingly*
Thanks for commenting ;)
Maz (or foxxy!): Brothers 02tuesdaeschild on August 2nd, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
I love this sooooo much!!

Contrary to urban legend, trees don’t run into cars.

No shit, Sherlock?!!!! I loved that Linc made that remark! And pouty Michael?!! *loves* :)

I'm kind of hoping you might expand on some more of those facts about my favourite brothers!! So much scope for humour and angst! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers kidsclair_de_lune on August 2nd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of hoping you might expand on some more of those facts about my favourite brothers!!

In the beginning, it was supposed to be the other way around: it was meant to be a list of facts from a few of my stories. Except that I haven't finished (or translated) some of said stories. Not to mention that I got carried away and made up most of the facts *for* the list, whick kind of defeats the initial purpose :-p
*shamelessly self-pimps* Fact #9 is from Unspoken, but that story not directly about Michael and Lincoln.

And pouty Michael?!! *loves* :)

Michael is still very much the little brother, isn't he? At least when they're out of Fox River, whether it is before or after.

I love this sooooo much!!

Thank you ♥
Maz (or foxxy!): Hugging Brothers Season 3tuesdaeschild on August 3rd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
You might have defeated the initial purpose but it was still wonderful reading!!

I'm glad you self-pimped because it's pointed the way to another of your excellent stories...expect more comments from me!!

Michael is still very much the little brother, isn't he? At least when they're out of Fox River, whether it is before or after.

He is and God! I love him for that! Not so much in Fox River, it's true, but when he stood in front of Lincoln in the chapel he was almost preening like a kid brother would at the brilliance of his Grand Plan. That was a cute moment, despite the gravity of it all. :)

My pleasure! ♥
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers kidsclair_de_lune on August 5th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
when he stood in front of Lincoln in the chapel he was almost preening like a kid brother would at the brilliance of his Grand Plan.
Oh yes, it was indeed a lovely scene. You could see how proud of himself he was, and maybe a little afraid of Lincoln's reaction too ^_^
Maz (or foxxy!): Hugging Brothers Season 3tuesdaeschild on August 6th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, it was indeed a lovely scene. You could see how proud of himself he was, and maybe a little afraid of Lincoln's reaction too ^_^

Kid brother syndrome, huh?!!

I still haven't had time to read "Unspoken" but I will by the weekend at the latest! :)
eternal_doloreternal_dolor on September 6th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Awesome story! I really enjoyed reading it
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers2clair_de_lune on September 6th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it :)