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18 June 2009 @ 08:43 pm
Prison Break - Suit Up (English)  
Title: Suit Up (French version)
Author: clair_de_lune
Characters: Michael/Sara, Lincoln
Category: Het, gen, crack, whatever
Rating: PG
Word Count: 635
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: This really doesn’t deserve a summary...OK, Michael and Sara tackle a recurring issue.
Author’s Note Many thanks to linzi20 for the beta. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

Bahamas. Cabin by the ocean. White sand. Blue sky. Margaritas. Or well, juice depending on the people and the circumstances. Tanning sessions on the beach.

A couple of times, the two of them didn’t bother wearing swimming suits for these tanning sessions. They stopped doing that, though, after the last incident. Not something you want to see happening too often.

Lincoln and LJ have been incredibly compassionate after said last incident.

When Sara was around anyway.

When Sara was not around... let’s just say that the teasing has been quite merciless and Michael avoids being in their presence when Sara is not around now.

Sara, who, by the way, is sprawled in the hammock on the veranda. She has clothes on (kinda), her eyes hidden behind oversized shades, her right leg dangling lazily, her feet brushing Michael’s arm.

“You must talk to him about it, Michael.”

He looks up from the small laptop on the table in front of him. He wants to think that he’s tenacious (which is a nice synonym for stubborn), maybe even obstinate. But Sara? Sara has been repeating these few words for two days with an amazing regularity every time they’re alone together. And they’re currently alone together. Lincoln and LJ are playing to... God only knows what on the beach. Sara gives a new definition to ‘tenacious’.

It sometimes has some advantages.

Not this time around, however.

“It’s a touchy issue. I just can’t... do that.”

“Of course you can. It’s just one tiny sentence to utter. It matters for all of us,” she persists. “He attracts attention and we don’t need that.”

“I’m pretty sure attracting attention is his goal.”

Like every other times, she drops the subject with a (temporarily) sigh of surrender and lets her head fall back against the little cushion in the hammock. He dives back into his laptop screen.

At least, he thought she had let her head fall back against the little cushion. But from the corner of the eye, he can see her slightly straightening up. She removes her sunglasses and, a hand shading her eyes, she watches at the beach.

He follows her gaze and...

“You’re looking.” She glances at him without understanding what he means. Pretending not to understand what he means. “You’re looking.”

“It’s in my line of sight.”

“That would be seeing. Here, you’re looking. Staring,” he insists.

She turns her head again towards the beach and... “OK, maybe,” she admits. “But having people staring is the goal, isn’t it?” She puts her shades back on and slumps down into the hammock.

He considers the situation for a few seconds, all the while feigning to focus on the laptop and spying on Sara. It appears as though she is still staring at the beach. He knows she actually isn't – he's on to her game and well aware of what she is trying to accomplish – but it’s effective nonetheless.

It’s working.

Quite well.

He gets up and grabs the car’s keys.

“Where you going?” she asks in an indolent voice.

“Buying a few things.”

He gives a small push to the hammock on his way out and she swings softly, surrounded by the warm breeze of late afternoon. When she hears the car speeding away, she smiles and thinks so easy.

* *

Lincoln is standing in the small space he uses as a bedroom (but he’s used to small spaces, and the window opening on the beach is a damn improvement on the view from his Fox River cell) and looking with astonishment at the items piled up on his bed.

Polo shirts. Tee-shirts. In the piles of various, colored shirts, not a single one needs to be buttoned up. And on a piece of paper, Michael’s freakingly neat hand-writing: Suit up.

Current Mood: groggygroggy
ladykaru: lolladykaru on June 18th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
LOL. So easy indeed.
Clair de Lune: s.w.calliesclair_de_lune on June 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
It doesn't take that much to make him react, apparently *g*

Thanks for reading and commenting!
Tori: pb | bleak | always on the runtorigates on June 19th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 2clair_de_lune on June 19th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Title stolen from How I Met Your Mother, obviously :-p
Rosierosie_spleen on June 19th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Oh. 'so easy' Indeed it is! Thanks for this hon. Cute, and yes to any reason NOT to suit up for any of these characters. ANY time.

: D
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 3clair_de_lune on June 19th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
She really doesn't need to do much to make him react *g*

They're all very pretty when they suit up, but they don't need to suit up to be pretty, so well... :D

Thanks, Ma'am!
Maz (or foxxy!): Extraordinarily Viriletuesdaeschild on June 19th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
*giggles* Michael is a push-over, isn't he?

And YAY! for Linc's legendary inability to button his shirts!! I had no idea this was going there but couldn't help bursting out laughing when it did!!

Loved it, sweetheart! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - sara3clair_de_lune on June 19th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
On Michael's defense, Sara fights dirty :-p

I'm glad it made you laugh. I wasn't sure the translation worked very well (crackfic/humor is terrible to translate, I don't know what I was thinking here), so good to know it did at least for you.

They're a bit harsh on poor Linc, though. And hypocrite considering the sunbathing thing *g*
Maz (or foxxy!): You gotta be kidding!tuesdaeschild on June 21st, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, she does fight dirty!! Typical feminine wiles, don't you think?!! ;)

It worked really well for me, though I would imagine it's the hardest genre to translate. Humour is always more difficult to portray than drama or angst, isn't it?

Yes, they were mean to poor Linc!! Which made it even funnier!! :D
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Clair de Lune: pb - sara3clair_de_lune on June 20th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D It's silly and fluffy but every now and then, silly and fluffy can't hurt, can it?
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Clair de Lune: pb - trio2clair_de_lune on June 20th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Teasing and skimpy clothing being their main concerns... they earned it, right?
The depressed optimistlizparker6 on June 19th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Rolfmao, your writing is So damn good here, lol. I had such a wonderful, grinning time, reading this. Light, easy, smart, witty, funny, oh, and yes, dextrous, lol. :)

Thank you for sharing dear, I had the most pleasurable time! :) Between you and me, I too think its on time for link to get a buttonless shirt. No offense big fella, but it kinda doesnt flatter ya....;)))
Clair de Lune: pb - lincolnclair_de_lune on June 20th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, but I have no problem whatsoever with Linc's inability to find the buttons on his shirts ;) I must say, though, that it's a very convenient way to poke a bit of fun at him. And at Michael for misplaced jeaousy.

Thank you for commenting, Liz. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
SpunkyAR: SWC (Blue)spunkyar on June 21st, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Haha...Sara has Michael wrapped around her little finger. So funny!! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael saraclair_de_lune on June 21st, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Sara has Michael wrapped around her little finger.
Absolutely *g*

Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you liked it :)
audiopineapple: Misc: Anne Hathaway (hearts)audiopineapple on June 27th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Lol, made me laugh - you wrote Sara's subtle hand over Michael well.
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sara 3clair_de_lune on June 27th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe she wasn't very subtle, but it was effective, right? *g*

Thanks a lot for reading and commenting!
Genevievemsgenevieve on July 13th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)

This is entirely too amusing, on many levels. I just adore the way your brain works!
Clair de Lune: s.w.calliesclair_de_lune on July 14th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
And here I was when I first posted it, freaking out because I felt like the humor didn't translate ;)
So glad it made you giggle, miss jen *hugs*
heliokleia: LINC IC - Romanceheliokleia on August 13th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... O I can so picture Mr-All-Unbuttoned, looking astonished at the various kind of shirts on his bed - and no one needed to buttoned-up!^^
*giggles at image*

Thank you very much for the link, ma chère Mme Moonlight, you (and/or Sara) could be right; now our dear Mr-Extra-Ordinarily-Virile, indeed, might get a little less attention.

But, of course, only if he decides to wear Mikey's umm... textile gifts, hihihi...^^
*grins hugely* ♥

*pets edit button*

Edited at 2015-08-13 07:02 pm (UTC)
Clair de Lune: pb - lincolnclair_de_lune on August 13th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
This might not be my most serious fic :-p

But, of course, only if he decides to wear Mikey's umm... textile gifts, hihihi...^^

That's a very wise observation - and then maybe he would have to go shirtless!! Sara would stare some more and Michael would be very annoyed *g*