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15 June 2011 @ 04:31 am
Fic: ‘What an infuriating man!’  
Title: What an infuriating man!
Fandom: Offspring
Rating: (G)
Time Period: The end of season 2, episode 6: before she goes back in the pub, after her conversation with Patrick.
Summary: How could he say that?

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

Oh, Nina! This was bound to happen!

This was inevitable after the phrase infuriating man! came to mind, very loudly, when I was twixt waking and sleeping.

And gosh, I hope I got the episode number right!

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


“Infuriating man!” Nina mutters as she turns to go back into the pub. However, foot poised, she stops and has a mouthful of wine from the glass in her hand.

She pockets her phone and mumbles an apology to the man walking out with his girlfriend. She lowers her foot and stands outside, her back to the wall. It’s cool; she can feel that through her shirt. But how could he say she makes conversations difficult?

Another sip of wine and she knows someone will come looking for her soon; she should go back in.

So there’s another mouthful of wine; her glass is almost empty. She needs the fortification the wine gives. So what if she’s drunk? It’s not as if she was almost married, after all!

What an infuriating man!

Her mind, she notes, has circled all the way back to Patrick. God knows what Kim and Zara told him about her and Chris; they must’ve had fun telling Fraser.

How had they told Fraser about her and Chris?

She finishes the wine at the thought of Chris. “That’s history,” she tells herself firmly. “No use thinking about Chris.”

Or Fraser, her mind pops in.

“Oh, God,” she groans, tilting her head against the wall. “Don’t start thinking about Fraser. Not now.”

Not when he’d seen Tammy’s half-ex-fiancé-husband in her apartment. What a mess that had been. Poor Jimmy.

At the thought of Jimmy, she straightens, pushing away from the wall. “He’s an infuriating man,” she declares once more and turns to re-enter the pub (successfully this time).
waltzmatildah: offspring: ninawaltzmatildah on June 15th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much! And this is awesome! Nina is totally my favourite character on this show (closely followed by the Kim/Zara double act!! And Jimmy!).

What's your opinion? Fraser or Patrick??!! Very important question, I know!!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on June 15th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
You're very welcome.

And this is awesome!
Thank you, very much. I wasn't certain I'd captured Nina very well.

What's your opinion? Fraser or Patrick??!!
I think I'd like to see more of Patrick and Nina before I decide!
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on June 16th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
I really do feel sorry for her. Poor Nina.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on June 16th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
And why do you feel sorry for Nina?
Armchair DM: Carson: No no no AIEEE!!armchairdm on June 27th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Her family. If it's not Billy, it's Jimmy. If it's not Jimmy it's Darcy. And if it's not Darcy it's Geraldine. Toss in Renae (spelling?) for good measure. About the only one who doesn't cause her dramas is Ray!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on June 27th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
Renae? Do you mean Cherie?