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29 October 2007 @ 03:53 pm
Poker games - fic for lostfichallenge  
So, just because I was talking about the writer's block, today I was surfing as usual, stumbled upon  lostfichallenge, there was a prompt that fit like a glove for an idea I had for months, so I thought, hell, let's go with it ;) it's absolutely nothing special or whatever but at least I have something out. I just hope it's half decent and that helps the block. I don't think so but I hope XD

Title: Poker games
Rating: G I think, PG to be really really sure
Characters: Sawyer, some Jack, gen
Timeline/Spoilers: little AU of the ending of the poker game in Lockdown.
Word counting: 556
Disclaimer: I own only Mr Ford's three friends, Lost isn't mine and I heard the poker/restaurants quote on a tv show of which I've never known the name. Nothing mine here, don't sue me. I'm too poor to pay you anyway.
Challenge: 59, You win
Summary: Sawyer should have listened to his dad, for once.

Sawyer had just one clear memory of his father.

At that time, he was six or seven years old, some time before anyway. It was an evening in which his dad seemed... well... kind of happy enough. Sometimes, in the weekends, he brought some friends over to play poker, three if he remembered right; they had their cold beer while his mother knitted next to him and he read some children’s book, and they played for a couple of hours every time.

That particular night nothing was out of the ordinary; he was going through his copy of Uncle Tom’s cabin, his mother had brough in some pizza that a guy who came regularly, his name was Doc, ordered half an hour before on his way and James, he still was James at that time, could hear his dad’s friends chattering. The game was going on and it seemed that one of his dad’s friends had won big time, at least because he looked very glad and the others very out of hope of gaining anything.

Anyway, they started eating and the chattering became louder.

“Charlie, this food’s crap! Where in God’s name have you bein’ orderin’ it?”, said the one who was winning.

“Jeez, Doc, ya can’t ‘preciate anythin’ that don’t come outta a five star restaurant, can ya? Anyway at Ma Flo’s down the road, if you still interested.”

They ate their pizza anyway, but when the game was over his dad had called him to the table. James had put his book down and went, then he was on his dad’s knee and he was watching him intently.

It wasn’t a pleasant stare.

“James, son, there’s just one thing I always want ya to remember. You hearin’ me?”

“Yes, I do.”

“Then, never forget this. There’s two things that you never should do, no matter what: first, never eat in a place called ‘Ma’ anythin’, and second and most important, never play cards with a man named Doc.”

Sawyer... well, he had never remembered any of that, not until now.

While he was watching Jack leaving the poker table, he suddenly had the flash of that sentence and froze in his seat.

“... son of a bitch.”

Alright, Jack’s name obviously wasn’t Doc, except that well, to him, it was.

He never had been superstitious or anything and he had eaten at plenty of Ma’s restaurants where the food was just as bad as anywhere, but damn, he should have definitely thought better of playing poker with Jack.

There was just one good thing, comin’ out of all that. He had a sparkling brand new nickname for Jack and next time he was definitely putting it to good use. But then, why waiting? He could do it just now.

“Hey, Doc Holliday! Why didn’t you ask me for the guns?”

Jack turned towards him and actually smirked.

“Well, when I’ll need the guns, I’ll get the guns... Wyatt Earp.”

Sawyer, who had just stood up, felt like crashing down again.

“How did ya call me?”

“Weren’t you the new sheriff in town?”

Jack turned away, somebody giggled and Sawyer, realizing that Jack had definitely pulled one over him, couldn’t even find the strength to glare.

“Well, Doc, you win.”, he muttered before heading to his tent.

Never play cards with a man named Doc. This’ll teach him alright.

The very end ;)
feeling: nervousnervous
on rotation: bon jovi - one step closer
°°  £å  §âM¥  °°: Lost * Sawyer *geek*lasamy on October 29th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
already told ya but...looooooooooooove it **
Wyatt Earp *ghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*
the female ghost of tom joad: sawyer OMGjanie_tangerine on October 29th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
hehe thank you dearest, I knew you were going to like it at least XD
alemyrddin: Jack Sawyer smirkalemyrddin on October 29th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
hi! *waves*
this is good! and funny!
I loved the quote too.

Though I think there are a couple of mistakes - I may be completely wrong (I'm not English. Actually, I think we are both Italian - but never mind), but I think "knittened" isn't a word (it should be knit or knitted) and instead of "resigned" you meant "defeated", "disheartened" or something like that. And wasn't the name of Wyatt Earp's rival Doc Holliday (and not Halliday)?
Sorry for my nitpicking, I know I'm fussy... please don't take this as a critique, I'm just trying to help.
yes, maybe I should leave that to native speakers but... I happened here first ;)
the female ghost of tom joad: jack/sawyer smilesjanie_tangerine on October 29th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Siamo italiane tutte e due ;) oddiosanto complimenti a me OO il knitteded è il correttore mi sa, e per il resto hai ragione, vado a correggere subito ^^ grazie sia per i complimenti ;) e figuriamoci, meglio che qualcuno mi avverta prima che se ne accorga troppa gente ;)
alemyrddin: SawyerSmilealemyrddin on October 29th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
*sospiro di sollievo*
meno male... sai com'è, la sconosciuta di tutto che arriva a fare la maestrina può anche risultare poco simpatica.
Cmq, piacere di conoscerti, spero di rivederti nella Lost fandom. :)

ps. oddio quanto è strano scrivere in italiano su lj!!
the female ghost of tom joad: jack/sawyer predefinite XDjanie_tangerine on October 29th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
no no per carità hai fatto benissimo, le critiche costruttive le apprezzo sempre (e anche le correzioni delle cavolate che mi escono fuori XD) e sempre meglio avvertita prima che figuraccia dopo ;)

Piacere anche per me! Dio un'altra italiana, splendido ;)

postilla 1:è vero, fa stranissimo però ha un che di piacevole ;

postilla 2: ehm l'altro giorno giravo un po' per LJ (facciamo che sono lurker di professione ma sto cercando di sdoganarmi un poco..) e avevo letto la tua ff del crossover di Lost e House e mi era piaciuta da impazzire, volevo commentare ma poi per una cosa e l'altra non ci sono riuscita.. già che ci siamo complimenti, era una cosa splendida ;)
alemyrddinalemyrddin on October 29th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, grazie mille! Sono contenta che ti sia piaciuta!
condividiamo due passioni allora ;)
Io spero sempre di leggere qualche crossover tra Lost e House ma sono pressochè inesistenti... peccato.

cmq se riesci a farti coraggio e uscire dal lurking, ti assicuro che le persone della Lost fandom sono fantastiche!

a presto, allora!
the female ghost of tom joad: wilson diabolical mastermindjanie_tangerine on October 29th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Eh già ho un po' iniziato, da adesso prendo ed esco allo scoperto definitivamente ;)

Direi, io House lo amo e mi sposerei Wilson ma sorvoliamo e se la tua ha seguito lo leggerei moolto volentieri ;)

idem, a molto presto spero! ^^
alemyrddinalemyrddin on October 29th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
talmente strano che non so neanche scrivere.
intendevo la sconosciuta di turno.
jenthegypsy: LOST - Sawyer & Jackjenthegypsy on October 29th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Great job! Love the realization that Sawyer has, remembering his father's words as Jack walks away. And yay! for Jack, getting in a nickname of his own, and linking the name of Wyatt Earp to Sawyer's "New sheriff in town" line. Score: Doc 2 - Sawyer 0.

You are right - it is Doc Holliday. "Doc" Halladay plays baseball for Toronto, I think. I'm sure you also know that Holliday and Wyatt Earp were friends who had each other's back many times in their lives - just like Jack and Sawyer.

I enjoyed this very much!
the female ghost of tom joad: jack/sawyer closest thing to a friendjanie_tangerine on October 30th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, it really means a lot to me to receive some good feedback since I'm in a kinda I'm not sure of anything I write period ;)

Yeah the Halliday/Holliday was a typo but being a total western obsessed girl I know the whole story and I just love it, so when I heard that quote I had the idea and it wouldn't go away :) thanks you so much again!
kind of an indoor girl: charlieguitarglycerineclown on October 29th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
That was awesome! Oh that was just great. I could see all of it with so much clarity.
And Wyatt's face, in my mind, at the end... ugh. This cheered me up quite a bit. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: steinbeck - mice and man [sawyer]janie_tangerine on October 30th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, I'm so happy that you liked it and I'm even better that it could cheer you up! At least it's the start of me writing anything at all ;) thanks again ♥
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the female ghost of tom joad: sawyer live together die alonejanie_tangerine on October 30th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, it's so great that you liked this! And I'm glad you thought I did a good Sawyer, I think he's a very interesting character to write and I really hoped it came out right ^^ yeah poor thing he is, I think the writers hate him with some vengeance but we love him anyways ;)