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Happy Christmas to rabidsamfan

Rating: 12 (embarassing medico-historical facts)

Prompt: Harry/Molly, last word "bananas"


“We get to the junction in about a m-mile,” Harry said, staring at the map by torchlight.

“And what direction do we go?” Molly asked. There was a moment’s intense concentration in the passenger seat.

“Left,” Harry announced triumphantly.

Molly tried not to look relieved when the signpost confirmed that Shrewsbury was the next turn on the left. It hadn’t been an easy drive.

“I could have come on my own,” Harry said mildly. “Taken the train.”

“I wanted to come. You need...” Molly paused. She mustn’t say: You need looking after. “You need someone to discuss medieval medicine with.”

“They should have invited you to speak, not m-me,” Harry said. “Why does a Cadfael Weekend want a historian of eighteenth-century crime?”

“Because one of the organisers heard your talk about hanging, and thought it was brilliant,” Molly replied, smiling. “But please don’t mention post-mortem priapism this time.”

“Not very Ellis P-Peters?” Harry asked. “But it’s fascinating.”

Molly had mostly got over her fear that Harry would start drinking when she went off to conferences. Now she just worried that she’d tell a roomful of elderly women about hanged men getting erections. Or forget to sleep or eat properly. Which was why, besides the sexy underwear she’d packed for herself, their luggage also included ear-plugs, lavender oil, cereal bars and bananas.

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rabidsamfan
Dec. 24th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, glory! And Cadfael too! Although Molly should realize that a room full of elderly lady mystery buffs is a room that already is aware of post-hanging priapism. Probably. I mean, they're old not dead...

(But yes, Harry would forget to eat or sleep, wouldn't she, without a very good reason to come to bed.)
marysutherland
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:06 am (UTC)
I like your icon! I suspect Molly's worrying unduly about the Ellis Peters fans, and most of them there will be fine about the priapism. But my late mother liked the books, and she wouldn't have coped well with the more risque elements of Harry's talks, so there'll probably be *someone* who complains.

Even sober, Harry is prone to do daft things, especially if distracted by the prospect of talking about the past. As I mentioned in another of the fics about her, there really needs to be a Historians Anonymous and Harry needs to be sent there.
maggie_conagher
Dec. 25th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
lol, my mind went another way with 'banana' but I am as slash made me. ;)
marysutherland
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
That was one possible way I could take the prompt, but I'm not sure Harry's really into sex toys and Molly would probably regard it as a waste of good food, so I stuck to the clean version this time.
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