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Road Trippin' with Ed and Hank (9)


I wanna hold your hand...


Disclaimer: Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Rating: PG-13-I (with a LOT more swearin' than usual.) $$: Doesn't grow on trees. Comments: Always appreciated.

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I wanna hold your hand...




"Sorry, Hank... Didn' mean ta let ya down.
Ya sure ya don' mind...?"


"Nah... I can go it alone this time.
I'll try 'n be real quick-like."


...

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.........

....



"Tha' didn' take ya long at all...
How was it?"


"Nice 'nough...
But not near as much fun as when ya come with me.
Like the other day..."





"Yeah... Tha' were real nice.
Enjoyed it a lot."


"Me too. Yer ankle feelin' any better, Ed?"


"L'il better... Shoulda had my boots on.
Wouldna turned my ankle if'n I had my boots on."


"If'n ya had had yer boots on
ya prob'bly woulda broke yer neck."


"Sorry, Hank...
Know ya wanted ta go up ta some a them other waterfalls...
Them ones tha' are a lot further away.
'N up tha' there narrow gorge..."


"Don' matter none, Ed.
Plenty a stuff we can see withou' ya havin' ta walk too far.
'N some a them waterfalls are righ' next ta the road."





"Tha' one's purty amazin'."


"Sure is.
Lotta folks 'round though...
We don' gotta stop if'n ya don' wanna."


"Ain't 'fraid a crowds... Jus' don' like 'em.
Guess I need a lot a tha' there personal space."


"Yeah... like 'bout two miles worth.
In ev'ry direction."


"Happier if'n it were at least three miles.
More space the better. 'Course tha' don' apply ta you.
Yer welcome ta invade my personal space most anytime ya wanna..."


"Anytime, huh?"


"I said most anytime.
Don' go gettin' no ideas, Hank...
Ya know I mean when there ain't no other folks 'round."


"Dare ya ta hold my hand while we walk over there."


"Ain't gonna hold yer hand, Hank."


"Them girls are holdin' hands..."


"Women. 'N good fer them.
Maybe if'n ya ask 'em real nice they'll hold yer hand too.
Now why don' ya jus' go 'n get yer self a closer look at tha' waterfall
while I wait over there fer ya."


"Can see it jus' fine from down here.
I don' gotta go up there."


 


"Yeah ya do."


"Yeah. I guess I do.
I won' be long though..."


"Take yer time, dumbass."


...

......


"So how was it?"


"Was real purty.
But don' know if'n ya woulda liked tha' bridge none anyways...
Tha' was some dropoff."


"I woulda been okay if'n it weren't too crowded."


"There were quite a crowd when I got up there."


 "Yeah. 'S a real purty area though...
 I sure did like tha' Vista House a whole lot."


"Woulda been more interestin'-lookin' if'n it were taller."






"Looked jus' fine the way it is.
Fits tha' spot real well."





"Yeah... Guess yer righ'.
Sure wish I woulda got a picture a tha' view a it in focus.
Don' know wha's wrong with this damn camera.
Sometimes it'll focus on the foreground but not on nothin' else.
'N sometimes it won' focus at all."


"Don' s'pose it could have nothin' ta do with ya droppin' it..."


"Should be able ta drop somethin' 'n not have it go breakin' on ya.
...Damn camera..."


"Ya dropped it onta concrete, Hank."


"Know damn well where I dropped it."


"Twice."


"Know damn well how many times I dropped it.
Ain't no rhyme or reason ta when or what it'll focus on.
...Damn camera... "


"Drop you onta concrete a couple a times
'n yer liable ta have some trouble focusin' too."


"Shit. Cain't afford ta go buyin' no new one.
Maybe if'n I try ta push this part in...
...Damn camera..."


"Should prob'bly leave it be, Hank.
Works some a the time anyways... don' it?"


"Yeah..."


"Coulda stopped workin' entirely.
Some a the time's better 'n nothin', ain't it?"


"Yeah...
...Damn camera..."


"Wouldya jus' ferget 'bout tha' damn camera fer a l'il while?"


"...Damn camera..."


"Sure is too bad they went 'n put tha' interstate righ' through here.
Built all them dams too. Guess it's a far cry from the wild river it once were."


"Yeah... This here gorge's been a throughway fer a awful long time.
Not many wild rivers left in this world.
They got tha' Colorado River so dammed up 'n whatnot
it don' always make it ta the ocean no more."


"Least-wise they still got some a tha' old highway ya can take here
ta get 'way from tha' there interstate."





"Yeah. Got part a it ya can walk too... like a trail."


"If'n ya wanna walk some a it I don' mind waitin' fer ya.
Same with tha' gorge... Know it ain't far."


"Nah. Don' wanna do it withou' ya.
'Specially tha' gorge...
Think it migh' remind us a tha' slot canyon."


"Which one?"


"You know... Tha' first one...
Our first summer...
Remember...?
Your first..."


"Ain't likely ta ferget tha'..."


"Maybe we can go next time."


"Next time?"


"Yeah, dumbass. Next time."


"Yer gonna have me doin' this whole trip over again... aintcha?"


"Maybe."






....





Later...




"Guess it's 'bout time we looked fer somewheres ta camp."


"'S awful hot 'n humid here, Hank..."


"Ain't s'posed ta be. This ain't usual.
But them kids from Portland said it'd cool off at night."


"Hard ta believe..."


"Well... How 'bout we look at the map...
There's gotta be some mountains nearby..."


"There's one...





'N there's 'nother one..."





"Ain't all tha' far, Ed.
Maybe we could head higher up ta camp. Bound ta be cooler.
Migh' be a sight less crowded too."


"Well...





it is a whole lot cooler...


but it sure ain't no less crowded..."





"Think them folks are all skiiin'.
Didn' think there'd still be skiin' this time a year.
Hey, Ed... ya ever wanna try skiin'?"


"Nope. Hard 'nough keepin' ma self in one piece jus' walkin' 'round."


"How 'bout we check out tha' there buildin'?
If'n ya think ya can walk tha' far?"


"Think I can.
But tha's a mighty ugly buildin'."


"Not tha' one... Tha' one's real unfortunate.
Musta been built in the 60's. Or poss'bly the 70's.
Cain't even bear ta look at it long 'nough ta take a picture of it.
I'm talkin' 'bout the one righ' behind tha' one."





"Dunno Hank... Seems too... uh... I dunno...
Maybe we should jus' go 'n try 'n find campin' 'fore it gets dark."


"C'mon... plenty a time 'fore it gets dark.
Besides, all work 'n no play makes Ed a dull boy..."


"Wha' the hell are ya talkin' 'bout Hank?
I ain't done a honest days work in a helluva long time."


"'S from tha' movie. 'The Shining'.
The story were inspired by a diff'rent hotel,
but the movie used this one... The outside a it least-wise."





"Think you mighta used tha' 'dull boy' thing
in yer writin' somewheres already."


"Think yer righ'.
Though I don' remember 'xactly where... Been writin' 'bout us fer so damn long...
'Sides... how the hell could I have known then tha' we'd be comin' here?
Didn' even know it earlier ta day."


"This place sure is built not ta fall down."


    


"Think it has ta be...
'S righ' under tha' there mountain...





'n it gets heaps a snow dumped on it most winters."


"I could believe someone'd go nuts
if'n they spent a entire winter holed up in this place."


     


"Yeah. Think 'm beginnin' ta feel a l'il funny righ' now...
Gettin' some mighty strange urges, Ed..."


"If'n they're any stranger than usual I don' think I wanna hear 'bout 'em."


"Ya sure? They mostly involve invadin' your personal space."


"Now why don't tha' s'prise me...?"


"Hey... I hear music...
Must be comin' from tha' bar...
Let's relax 'n get ourselves a drink
while I work on plannin' out tha' there invasion."





"Prob'bly real 'xpensive, Hank...
we cain't 'ford tha'."


"We can afford two dumbass drinks, dumbass."


"We agreed we'd be real careful 'bout money
'n it seems awful stupid ta go buyin' drinks in some bar
when we got a bottle a whiskey 'n plenty a beer in the truck."


"Dammit, Ed...
We been real careful 'bout money.
We never eat out. Ain't even stayed in one motel room."


"Tha's wha' we said we'd do."


"I know...
'n I ain't complainin' 'bout tha'...
But... jus' one time... jus' one goddamn time...
I wanna sit inside in a goddamn bar on a goddamn barstool
'n have a goddamn drink with my..."


"Fine. You go 'n do tha'.
I'll wait fer ya back at the goddamn truck."


"Fine. But don' think I don' know tha' this ain't jus' 'bout the money."


"Wha' the hell is tha' s'posed ta mean?"


"Think ya know damn well..."


"Well... I don't. So's why don' ya tell me."


"Think this is more 'bout you
not wantin' ta have a drink with me in a public place.
Not on a dark beach or a deserted beach or in a remote canyon.
But somewheres yer 'fraid I migh' get a l'il bit too relaxed 'n maybe ferget
 that I ain't s'posed ta engage in any kind a public display a affection
with tha' straight-as-a-fuckin'-arrow guy sittin' next ta me.
The guy I been fuckin' fer forty-some fuckin' years.
The same guy who's usually 'fraid ta even
accident'lly bump inta me
in a public place."


"Tha' don' got nothin' ta do with it."


"Ya absolutely sure 'bout tha', Ed?"


"I ain't absolutely sure 'bout nothin'.
Now why dontcha jus' go 'n have yer goddamn drink....
Maybe you'll find some other guy who'll hold yer goddamn hand in public.
Yer so good at makin' friends with everyone it shouldn' be no problem fer ya at all.
You jus' go ahead 'n do whatever the hell ya wanna...
'M goin' back ta the goddamn truck."


"Fine with me."


"Fine with me too."






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cm5wz86kzk



"This barstool taken?"


"Does it look like it's taken?"


"Nope.
Can I buy you a drink?"


"Got one."


"You here for the skiing?"


"Nope."


"Saw you with tha' cowboy a l'il while ago...
You two... uh... together?"


"Maybe."


"You have a fight?
Looked like you two mighta been havin' a fight."


"Not tha' it's any a yer bus'ness...
but ya migh' say tha'."


"Know how tha' goes.
Had plenty a fights with my fella over the years."


"Tha' so?"


"Yeah... 'N I think I got some idea how to make ya feel a l'il better.
So... maybe later... if ya wanna... we could go somewhere quiet 'n talk...
Or somethin'... I know a place real close by."


"Won't yer fella mind?"


"Think he'd understand."


"'M 'fraid my pardner ain't near as understandin' as yers is...
So's ya migh' wanna hope he don' walk in 'n see ya
with yer hand on my knee like tha'."


"Jealous type, huh?"


"Not tha' he'd ever admit it. But yeah, he is."


"You two been together a long time?"


"Yep. A damn long time.
Got us a nice l'il cow 'n calf operation."


"Sounds fascinatin'."


"Well, it ain't.
Wha' 'bout you? Wha' d'you do?"


"I'm an astronaut...
'N my fella's a school bus driver."


"Ya don' say?"


"I do say."


"Must be some kinda story...
How ya met 'n all..."


"Well... ta make a long story short...
I were straight as an arrow 'fore I met him.
Then he ran me over with his school bus one day...
When I woke up I saw them eyes a his starin' down at me
 'n bam... I turned gay righ' then 'n there."


"Ya don' say?"


"I do say."


"Them must be some eyes."


"Yep. Fell fer him like a ton a bricks."


"Ya did, huh?"


"Yep. But 'm worried he migh' be gettin' kinda tired a bein' with me..."


"Good-lookin' astronaut like you? Tha's hard ta believe."


"'S true...
Aside from bein' a famous astronaut...
'M 'fraid 'm just yer run a the mill stick in the mud.
'N I don' think I have it in me ta change like he wants me too.
Not near as much as he wants anyways."


"Bet ya ain't so bad...
'N I bet ya've changed more 'n ya know.
More 'n yer fella ever 'xpected... Or even had a righ' ta 'xpect.
'N I'd wager yer fella's got plenty a his own faults too."


"He sure does...
Way too many ta count."


"Tha' many, huh?"


"Maybe more...
'Course 'm still crazy 'bout him."


"Bet he's still crazy 'bout you too.
Stick, mud 'n all."


"Think so?"


"Think he'd be crazy not ta be."


"Can I buy ya 'nother drink?
Or are ya maybe interested in tha' there 'somethin' else' now...?


"Think maybe tha' there 'somethin' else' sounds good ta me.
But... uh... I didn' catch yer name...
Like ta have a name ta call out when 'm..."


"Didn' throw it. 'M name's Dick. Last name's Head."


"Tha's quite a name, Mr. Dickhead..."


"Tha's Major Dick Head.
Wha' with me bein' an astronaut 'n all..."


"Well, Major Dickhead...
can I interest you 'n havin' yer personal space invaded?"


"Lookin' forward ta it.
'S one a the things I enjoy most 'bout bein' gay."


"It is, huh?"


"Sure is."


"'N yer absolutely sure yer fella won' mind?"


"Nah. Imagine he's prob'bly lookin' forward ta it too."


"Damn right he is."


...







...



A little while later...







"Begin launch checklist..."

......

"Check."


......


......


"Check."


"You gonna keep sayin' tha'?"


"Check."


.......


"Check."


......


......


"Mmmm... Check."


......


"Damn..."


......


"Manuever rocket inta launch position."







"Dammit, Ed..."


"'Fraid you must have me confused with someone else...
The name's Major Dick Head.
Best fuckin' astronaut in the whole fuckin' universe."


 "Stop makin' me laugh."

...

......


"Engage thrusters.
Boosters are standin' by in case of emergency.
C'mon, Hank... engage them thrusters."


"I swear... I'm gonna stop if'n you don' stop..."


"Dammit, Hank...
We can't turn back now.
The whole world's dependin' on us."


"The whole world, huh?"


"Yep. The whole fuckin' world."


"Guess... I'll jus'... hafta... keep... goin'... in tha'... case..."


...

......

.........



"Houston... looks like we're ready fer lift-off..."


"Ed..."

...

......


"T-minus ten seconds and countin'...
eight... seven... six... five... Damn... Hank... Damn..."


"Ed..."


"...Houston...
First payload has been jettisoned...
Goddamn.
.."


...


......


"Ed... God... Ed... Ed..."


...


"Houston...
Second payload has been jettisoned
Repeat. Second payload has been jettisoned."


"Damn..."


"Mission accomplished. Good job, Hank."


"Couldna done it withou' ya, Major."


"Houston... we sure could use some cigarettes up here.
Who the hell fergot ta pack the damn cigarettes?
Goddamn gov'rment employees."


"We don' smoke no more, dumbass..."


"Oh. Tha's righ'... Sure do miss it.
Eighty-six tha' last request, Houston."


"Uh... Ed...?"


"Yeah, Hank?"


"How come you get ta be
the 'best fuckin' astronaut in the whole fuckin' universe'
'n I'm justa dumbass school bus driver?"


"Sorry Hank... Guess tha' song in the bar made me think a bein' a astronaut...
Then 'school bus driver' jus' kinda popped inta my head...
Musta been all them busses in tha' parkin' lot.
Couldn' think a nothin' else..."


"Nothin' else came ta mind, huh?"


"Nope."


"Not 'fearless mountain climber'... or 'ski patrol hero'...
or 'drop-dead gorgeous ski instructor'...
or 'gold-medallist downhill skier'...?"


"Nope. Jus' 'school bus driver'. 'Course I picked ya fer the mission 'cause
ya did win a bronze medal in school bus parallel parkin'...
at the Greater Boise Idaho School Bus Olympics."


"Bronze, huh?"


"Yep. 'Course nobody else showed up..."


"Jus' you wait 'til it's my turn..."


"Lookin' forward to it."


"Love ya, dumbass."


"Love you too, dumbass."


"Tha's Major Dumbass."


"Ain't gonna get no argument from me there.
Now... where ya wanna go next, Hank...
Jupiter or Mars?"


"Kinda had my heart set on Pluto."


"Pluto it is then."



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[User Picture]From: not_hathor
2007-08-03 04:59 pm (UTC)
You guys!!!!!

Made me laugh until I cried, 'Blue....and I needed that so badly today.

"That's *major* dumbass..."

*Snork*

Cyber hugs to Ed and Hank!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:09 pm (UTC)
Hey there!
Glad Ed and Hank could make you laugh, but sorry you were having a bad day. Hope today has been a whole lot better.

Hugsbackatcha

Sincerely,
Major Dumbass
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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2007-08-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
oh this is hysterical. I am wondering where are these photos taken? they are beautiful!

And I loved that Ed is an astronaut and Hank is a school bus driver.

I am glad they succeeded on their mission, the world is greatful.

two payloads jettisoned huh? good!

more please
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[User Picture]From: trekfan
2007-08-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
you do know that Pluto isn't a planet anymore, Ed and Hank :D
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:13 pm (UTC)
Hey there!
Glad you enjoyed it! The photos were taken along the Columbia River Gorge (Oregon side) and then at the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood.

Hank should be better at letting everyone know where they are, but half the time he isn't even sure himself.

P.S. They do know that Pluto isn't a planet anymore and they are very upset about it. :(
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[User Picture]From: huladavid
2007-08-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
You know, I thought that waterfall looked familar, and then you confirmed it with the Vista House. I was through that area when I was 7 years old. Still remember the hotel (can't recall the name, though), 'cuz I was convinced there were alligators in the basement...
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hey! Yep... Multnomah Falls. And the Timberline Hotel/Lodge(?) at Mt. Hood. Damn... Hank didn't even think to look for alligators in the basement. Now they're definitely going to have to go back some day.

Btw... Good to hear from you 'cause we heard about that bridge collapse in Minneapolis... Pretty terrible. Ugh.
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[User Picture]From: huladavid
2007-08-05 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It seems like the entire world heard about the collapse. I mean, geez, it was the lead item on the BBC Overnight's hourly news update for most of the evening.

I was down near the site the other day, and I found I had to work at seeing what was wrong, so much of it seemed normal, and then I'd walk a bit further and the reality hit. It's been--I find, anyway--fascinating to watch how we're acting, listen to the words we chose, and I'll most likely have something posted in a couple of days.

I hope you're making sure the boys are brushing their teeth, and keeping their feet dry.
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[User Picture]From: jennydcf
2007-08-03 06:01 pm (UTC)

Okay, you did it

I actually fell off my chair cackling like a hyena--think my fella thought I was havin a seizure. That was about the time Ed got to the Bronze medal in parallel parking...hee...gasp...that hurts! No, I didn't fall again; 'M sittin on the floor with my laptop. Just that my sides got so sore the first time.

Ahem. So is that the Columbia? Or maybe the Snake? Sure is pretty. Love that 'insinuendo' at the beginnin, too. Think Hank's had a lotta practice in subtly gettin his point across...if y'know what I mean.:-)

Ed's pretty good at talkin round the edges of things, too. And so imaginative! Like his narration, too--surprised Hank wasn' laughin too hard to get through the ignition sequence. But you can always count on Ed to hit what he aims at. Still, it isn't like Hank ain't given him the opportunity to shoot over their years together.

Pluto, hunh? "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Then again, probably fun firin up the thrusters to make all those course corrections on your way...
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Okay, you did it

Ed and Hank just love to make you cackle like a hyena! Just don't hurt yourself... they'd hate to see that happen.

And yes, that is the Columbia River. And it was the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood.

LOL, yes, Ed can be counted on to hit what he aims for and he's definitely had plenty of opportunity to shoot over their years together. And Hank was laughing purty hard... but he's a real good driver so he could buckle down and get the job done when push came to shove.

Love the quote... "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for." (But I confess I had to look it up to find out who said it... duh...)

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From: ankara28
2007-08-03 06:16 pm (UTC)
This is getting funnier by each trip,for a bit I thought, Oh no,
they are actually fighting and then, the astronaut showed up and I could not stop laughing.You are a master in the art of
humor, and the pictures as always lovely, the damn camera worked
most of the time.
Thank you, Ed and Hank for taking me on the most exciting trip ever.
ankara
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hey there,
Glad Ed and Hank are still making you laugh and that you're still enjoying the trip! The damn camera is still working most of the time, so there will be more.

Damn camera...

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From: cwby30
2007-08-03 09:56 pm (UTC)

Road Trippin 9

Afternoon.

Well, far out. Quite the trip they just took, as is the one they have been on for some time now. Glad to see the thrusters are still in good working condition, though would have been interesting if they had also used the boosters.

Wouldn't hold his hand, but would put his hand on his thigh. Now, that's love and contrition.

Great afternoon laugh, will last the weekend and then some.

Think I'll take a trip up that ways some day. The scenery looks magnificent.

Thanks again.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-04 11:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Road Trippin 9

LOL! I'm not sure what would have happened if they had used the boosters. Glad it made you laugh!

And yeah, when Ed put his hand on Hank's leg the bar was pretty dark and not all that crowded, but it still meant a lot to Hank.
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[User Picture]From: lalaynia
2007-08-05 08:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Road Trippin 9

I love that phrase, Cowboy. You should write a song called "Love and Contrition." Or maybe I will. ;D

Awesome turn of phrase.
-J/L/D
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From: forevermare
2007-08-04 03:42 am (UTC)
Ed and Hank, what a pair of goofy old coots! They are so doggone cute. The NASA-inspired sex scene put me in mind of some of the old movies, where they used metaphors like crashing waves, thunder or lightning to indicate that sex was happening. This was way funnier but definitely got the point across.
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-05 12:05 am (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying Ed and Hank's trip! Hank is a might worried about what might happen when he runs out of those metaphors... :D
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[User Picture]From: lalaynia
2007-08-05 09:27 pm (UTC)
"I know...'n I ain't complainin' 'bout tha'...But... jus' one time... jus' one goddamn time...
I wanna sit inside in a goddamn bar on a goddamn barstool
'n have a goddamn drink with my..."

"Fine. You go 'n do tha'.
I'll wait fer ya back at the goddamn truck."


"Fine. But don' think I don' know tha' this ain't jus' 'bout the money."

"But somewheres yer 'fraid I migh' get a l'il bit too relaxed 'n maybe ferget that I ain't s'posed ta engage in any kind a public display a affection with tha' straight-as-a-fuckin'-arrow guy sittin' next ta me.
The guy I been fuckin' fer forty-some fuckin' years.
The same guy who's usually 'fraid ta even accident'lly bump inta me
in a public place."

"Tha' don' got nothin' ta do with it."

"Ya absolutely sure 'bout tha', Ed?"

Major Dick Head. Check, indeed, 'Blue.
I gotta say it was worth it jus' to watch Ed flirt with that school bus driver. Ed, I understand it took a lot not to hurt Hank for all that astronaut talk while he was invadin' your personal space, but you gotta figure out sometime that it don't matter whether folks see ya holdin' his hand.

Whut matters is Hank knowin' that you'll give him what he needs, even when ya don't like it. An' if ya gotta pretend to be some other fella to do that, well, I'm sure that's fine with him. Don' matter if he calls ya Dumbass, Major Dickhead, or LateForDinner, long as yer the one who hears it when he screams as them payloads git jettisoned.

Now go spend some a tha' money you saved from givin' up them after-sex cigarettes an' go buy him a new camera. Ya never know when some interestin' rock formations will happen by.

N' 'Blue? I love ya, MDH/D/MEAB/M.

::hugs an' good karma to all::

J/L/D/MFDH ;D
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-07 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hey Laly,
MFDH? LOL! And Hank may be able to call Ed almost anything... but he'd never be able to call him LateForDinner.

But you're right... it was easier for Ed to pretend he was someone else in order to give Hank what he needed. But Hank will take it however Ed'll give it to him.

And I definitely agree with you about that "Love and Contrition" line from Cwby30... definitely a beautiful turn of phrase.

::hugsbackatch J/L/D/MFDH::

MFDHtoo
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-07 08:45 pm (UTC)
P.S. Haven't forgot about sending the pictures...
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[User Picture]From: eandj
2007-08-06 05:51 am (UTC)
I laughed sooo hard -

"'M name's Dick. Last name's Head."
"Tha's quite a name, Mr. Dickhead..."
"Tha's Major Dick Head." hahaha


"Mission accomplished. Good job, Hank."
"Couldna done it withou' ya, Major."
"Houston... we sure could use some cigarettes up here."

This is soooo funny.

I do say. I liked this even more:

"Yep. But 'm worried he migh' be gettin' kinda tired a bein' with me..."
"Good-lookin' astronaut like you? Tha's hard ta believe."
"'S true...
Aside from bein' a famous astronaut...
'M 'fraid 'm just yer run a the mill stick in the mud.
'N I don' think I have it in me ta change like he wants me too.
Not near as much as he wants anyways."
"Bet ya ain't so bad...
'N I bet ya've changed more 'n ya know.
More 'n yer fella ever 'xpected... Or even had a righ' ta 'xpect.
'N I'd wager yer fella's got plenty a his own faults too."

AHHH

Thank you
Paula



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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-07 08:52 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that Ed and Hank made you laugh! And that you liked the other stuff too. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: joycedavenport
2007-08-06 10:43 am (UTC)
*Wipes away tears of laughter*

Major Dick Head- best astronaut in the universe- sure it isn't Ed who should be writing? Have to admit you had me going for a second there- thought nooooo- Hank wouldn't -whew such a relief to see it was just the boys playing game. And Ed put his hand on Hank's knee, in the bar? Give that astronaut a medal Mr President - he deserves it.

Thanks for the update sweetie.

Love Joyce.x
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2007-08-08 12:04 am (UTC)
Hey there Joyce,

So glad it made you laugh!

Ed writing, huh? LOL - I think you just scared Hank a little. No, make that A LOT.

And don't ever worry - Hank only has eyes for Ed.

And even though that bar was dark and not too crowded, Hank does think Ed deserves a medal for putting his hand on Hank's knee. And another one for playing the Major game. Ed had never done anything like that before either. (Although I do believe Hank would prefer to be the one presenting those medals to Ed in a proper, private ceremony...)

Thanks,
xox


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From: ellenlj
2007-08-13 04:42 pm (UTC)

penitent Ed

maybe gettin' sick of me ... and I'm crazy about him

happy romantic sigh at meeting Major Dickhead

that rough humor can go too far, glad when Hank flinched, Ed was sorry

thank you!

Ellen
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[User Picture]From: bcatjr
2008-08-10 01:19 am (UTC)
God, I love these two. This chapter made me laugh, and sigh.... And had me concerned there for a minute. The role playing was fun. L'd MAO over the the whole Houston, rockets thing.

**grin**

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