rcmpfraser: (Default)
rcmpfraser ([personal profile] rcmpfraser) wrote2010-07-24 04:28 pm

on the road with a friend

I'm writing this from the road. It's summer--time, Ray tells me, for vacations and adventures that do not involve 1.) snow, 2.) near-death experiences, or 3.) work. This leaves out most of my hobbies, so I let him decide on a mutual vacation, which in Ray's mind meant one thing: road trip.

I actually haven't seen a great deal of the States, so Ray suggested we just wander--driving until we're tired, checking into motels when we want to stop for the night. He even suggested picking up camping gear and camping, though I wish he'd suggested that before we started, as I certainly have more than enough gear to reasonably equip both of us. (Ray did point out that my gear is more suitable to temperatures between -20C and 0C, however, so perhaps it's not the best gear for Missouri in late July.)

At the moment I'm in a cafe--with free wireless internet access, I might add, even though we're in what Ray calls the middle of nowhere; I think he doesn't remember the Yukon as clearly as he claims--and I'm waiting for him to fill the GTO's gas tank and join me for lunch. And I'm thinking about how good this has been, how I wake up in the mornings glad it isn't over yet. Sooner or later we'll have to go home, and this will come to an end, and before that happens, I have to tell him. I have to tell him why I'm here--I've seen the way he's been looking at me; I don't think he'll be shocked--and I have to tell him why it can't happen.

I don't know, though. Sometimes, when we're out in the middle of nowhere, I wonder. Sometimes, out here, anything seems possible.

Muse: Benton Fraser
Fandom: due South
Word count: 292
Disclaimer: Benton Fraser and all other characters mentioned here are property Alliance Atlantis; no infringement intended, no money made.

Post a comment in response:

Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.