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Stuff plus drabble: A Transitional Period

First, thank you to whoever nominated Whose Torment Is This, Anyway? for the 27th round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!

That is pretty darned sweet, lemme tell you.

I watched some old movies this weekend and went off the range a bit. I wrote a drabble, see, but it's not of the Buffyverse. That hardly ever happens. Anyway, here it is, my first (and last?) The Avengers/Pulp Fiction crossover! It's still ostensibly Jossverse, though!

Title: A Transitional Period
Author: Rebcake
Fandoms: The Avengers (movie) / Pulp Fiction
Characters: Nick Fury, Steve Rogers
Rating: PG13, but Language
Word count: 100
Summary: Nick Fury has walked a long road to get to this point.

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. […] I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.
— Samuel L. Jackson as Jules in Pulp Fiction

Steve Rogers handed Nick Fury a ten-dollar bill without comment. It took Fury a moment to remember the bet. Right. Surprises. Life was full of them.

Fury admired Rogers’ sense of wonder. It wasn’t that he couldn’t be surprised anymore, but more that he’d grown accustomed to the sensation. It was still fresh for an upright guy like Rogers. Fury had fought like hell to be an upright guy, to honor life’s miracles. He took out his wallet and inserted the bill. He folded it closed and ran his eye over the worn embroidered message:


Still true.

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Mar. 14th, 2016 09:12 am (UTC)
This totally became canon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when they engraved that Ezekial quote on Fury's fake tombstone. You are prescient!

Edited at 2016-03-14 12:12 pm (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
I know, right? It's one of those ideas that just makes perfect sense, once you've thought it. I am curious to know what pinged the "Winter Soldier" screenwriter. I wouldn't be surprised if Jackson planted the thought, himself, but who knows? Maybe Tarantino is a writer pal...