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06 July 2011 @ 11:08 am
Fic: ‘Should she have de-owled?’  
Title: Should she have de-owled?
Fandom: Offspring
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Season 2: the episode when they work on the report.
Summary: What would he think of the owls?

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

This was inspired by a text icon created by callme_k.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of John Edwards, Debra Oswald & Imogen Banks; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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She paces; she’s got half an hour (give or take a minute) before he arrives. Why did Martin insist on her doing the report with Patrick?

Stopping, she stands with her hands on her hips, breathing slowly. She can do this. It’s not as though they’d slept together and he’d thrown her out the next morning after telling her he’d been a drug addict; after all, it’d been his drugs she’d been looking for, hadn’t it?

Shaking her head, she catches sight of an owl. Should I de-owl? She narrows her eyes at the pale grey porcelain owl perched on a branch, her fingers winding around the end of her necklace.

“Why should I de-owl? It’s not as if Patrick will care,” she tells herself. “We’re just doing a report, after all.”

She tilts her head, wondering what else needed to be done. After all (she glances at her watch) she’s only got half an hour.

“Nina, these owls tell me so much about you,” Patrick says, a glint of amusement in his brown eyes. “They tell me you’re absolutely nuts.”

The doorbell rings. She jumps; it’s only six o’clock. Shaking her head, she takes a deep breath and opens the door. “You’re early,” she calmly states.

In a back corner of her mind: maybe I should have de-owled after all.
 
 
 
Armchair DM: Matt's Cats: New Toy!armchairdm on July 6th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
You're really managing to capture Nina perfectly; this sounds very much like she was with Chris in the first season!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on July 6th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you!
callme_k: STOCK | remember thiscallme_k on July 10th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
It's weird how much I notice owls around the place, in shops etc. now:P

This made for a nice accompaniment to that particular scene, especially Nina (as usual) constructing Patrick's opinion in her mind. And I love the last line's indication of just how much she cares about that opinion.

This was inspired by a text icon created by callme_k.

Glad I could be of assistance:D
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on July 10th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
It's weird how much I notice owls around the place, in shops etc. now:P
I notice them as well now! And, oddly, I notice all the nick-nacks around when I visit everyone else!

I love the last line's indication of just how much she cares about that opinion.
It seemed a typical Nina response to the whole situation!

And Patrick's opinion came courtesy of the promo I saw with him having a bear skin draped over one shoulder!

Glad I could be of assistance:D
Thank you for the assistance! That text stayed withe me until I wrote this!