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05 August 2010 @ 06:30 pm
The Avengers - Saving the Day  
Title: Saving the Day
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: John Steed, Mrs. Peel
Category: Gen
Rating: G
Word Count: ~ 220
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Steed is desperate, Emma is providential.
Author’s Note: Written for rosie_spleen’s Bleeding Cuticles Challenge. No beta. Let’s say this is another kind of ménage à trois than the ones that I’ve been writing recently. This one is a real, canonical OT3.

Diabolical masterminds, cunning spies and brash criminals, vintage cars breaking down and forcing him to ride in Mrs. Peel’s pretence of a car, allegedly indestructible bowler hat viciously crushed, bullets flying and swords battering, cybernauts and man-eater green plants... John Steed could take all this with a stroll and not even break a sweat.

The spectacle he currently had under his eyes, though, the empty spot where there should have been something was more than even he could absorb. He lost his composure: his eyebrows rose, his lips twitched, his fingers rapped on the table.

There were light, unmistakable footsteps behind him, followed with a pop, a splash, a fizz, a subtle aroma tickling his nose.

Mrs. Peel breezed past him, filled the empty glasses that were waiting on the table, and unceremoniously dropped the bottle of Champagne in the bucket. Bucket that looked a lot shinier when cradling some Bollinger.

Steed breathed out in relief and took the glass she was handing him.

“My hero! Saving the day.” He bowed to her, acknowledging her immense merits: she had taken down the boorish who’d crushed his hat after all - and blew up a tank, but that was quite secondary – and now, the Champagne...

“Saving the day twice a day today,” she replied with a short nod.

Their glasses clinked together.

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Current Mood: dorkydorky
The One with the Cauldronburntcircles on August 6th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
I missed this show in its time, and this cute story makes me sorry that I did, very very sorry. I shall look it up very soon. Good job!
Clair de Lune: avengersclair_de_lune on August 6th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Oh yes, you should definitely look it up, it was a delicious (and crazy) show. I must admit, though, that my fondness focuses on the Mrs. Peel era. Steed had a few different partners, but she was just The Best.

Edited at 2010-08-06 08:49 am (UTC)
Genevieve: queenie by rosedarkmsgenevieve on August 8th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)


You wrote Steed and Emma Peel, my childhood OTP.

My dear, I knew you were awesome, but this just proves it beyond any doubt.
Clair de Lune: avengersclair_de_lune on August 8th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Weren't they fabulous, especially Emma? Move away, tv heroines, and make room for Mrs. Peel :-p

Thank you, Jen. (Good choice of childhood OTP ;))

Edited at 2010-08-08 11:04 am (UTC)
Genevieve: brothers S4 by sezmsgenevieve on August 11th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Hee. I may or may not have had a dark blue pair of pyjamas when I was five that looked like a catsuit and used to run around the living room pretending I was Emma Peel. *g*
Clair de Lune: avengersclair_de_lune on August 11th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Aww! How cute is that? So young and already so fangirlish *hugs*