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Title: A Day In The Life, March 9
Author: [ profile] morrobay1990
Genre: post canon/1991
Word count: 320
Disclaimer: Jack & Ennis are AP's.
♥ Jack

Riding Fence by Robert Dawson
march 9

He’d just had the weirdest dream...and after eight years of weird dreams of Jack, that was saying something.

He’d been riding fence but he wasn’t on Merlin...he was riding Jack’s buckskin mare from Brokeback.

Suddenly the mare reared, he slid off and hit the ground on his side, eyes involuntarily closing as he anticipated hitting hard earth, and when he opened his eyes he saw boots, where no one had been visible on the vast plain only seconds before.

He sat up blinking, sun sharp in his eyes, then got to his feet and faced a tall man he’d never seen before...he was dressed like any other ranch hand, nothing special about him...except there was.

“It can be arranged.”

His voice was low, not baritone deep, but rich...the words made no sense to Ennis.


“It can be arranged.”

“What can be arranged?”

“He can come back.”

Who can come back?”


“Look, I don’t know who you are or where you...”

“Do you miss him? Want him back? It can be arranged.”

“You can bring Jack back.”



“Not your concern.”


“It amuses the gods.”

“Can you bring him back today? Can I see him today?”

“Not up to me.”

“Yeah I want him back. When can I see him? When will you do it?”

“Maybe the round up.”

He woke up running with sweat, the sheet damp with it, pillow on the floor, covers twisted and half off the bed.

He jumped out of bed, grabbed his glasses from the table near the bed, hurried to the kitchen table and rifled through the questionnaires.

Ken Jennings, age 58, height 5’ 8”, weight 165.

He sat down heavily, staring at the paper thinking Jesus, Ennis, what did you expect? You think he’d be 48, 6 feet tall, 195, just like Jack? You think Jack’s coming back? Wake up, boy, it was only a dream.

It amuses the gods.

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Date: 2013-03-09 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This feels like a double-kick and the start of a point-to-point at the same time. I have no words-- good luck that you do.
Thank you, very very much.

Date: 2013-03-10 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What makes you think I do (have the words, that is)! I hope can come up with them....

I'd love to ride a point-to-point, have never done, and my skills may be lacking at this "point"....

thanks so much for reading and leaving your thoughts...

Date: 2013-03-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoa! Nice twist there. Yeah, Ennis, I thought he'd look like Jack too. That would be so predictable though!

Date: 2013-03-10 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
would I do that to you?

thanks for reading...

Date: 2013-03-09 06:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-10 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you, deevah, very glad you liked it.

Date: 2013-03-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
now I'm intrigued- what will happen?

Date: 2013-03-10 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm kind of intrigued, too...I wonder what will happen next!

Date: 2013-03-10 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, very intriguing! Loved the picture you chose too.

Date: 2013-03-10 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks...and glad you like the picture; I guess it's supposed to be snow on the ground, but I think it's very dream-like. I found it after I had written about Ennis riding the buckskin mare, and couldn't that just be Ennis?

Date: 2013-03-10 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, it definitely could be Ennis! It is very soft and dream-like - looking forward to more. :)


Date: 2013-03-10 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, we all have our doubles out in the universe maybe this man is a lot like Jack and so similar that he could make the aging years in Ennis's heart a little easier. Hmmm interesting thoughts. Joe

Re: maybe

Date: 2013-03-10 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, Joe.

I love how you put this: ..he could make the aging years in Ennis's heart a little easier.

It's the way it should be, isn't it? For Ennis, there is no beauty in being alone, no joy to life.

And it would make his life a little easier, just a little easier...that's not too much to ask of life...

Re: maybe

Date: 2013-03-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

"For Ennis, there is no beauty in being alone, no joy to life. And it would make his life a little easier, just a little easier...that's not too much to ask of life..."

not at all... and OH THE ANGST getting there! what fun!!! i mean....

oh hell, you know what i mean! :-)


Date: 2013-03-10 10:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Oooh... I like where this is going. Um. That is, I like any of the several directions in which I think this might be going. Um. Well. I like this.

just catching up

Date: 2013-03-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
nice thing to come home to. the gods are amused. i am both amused and hooked! thanks!

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