AUTHOR'S NOTES: This ficlet is in response to a challenge that was issued
on the Mag7/Las Vegas yahoo group. Sept 7 using the following four words,
bathtub, jell-o, roller-skates, cowboy hat. Thank you to Rhonda
for betaing the story. A special thanks to Sarah for creating this wonderful
AU for us to play in.
DISCLAIMER: Mag7/Las Vegas alternate universe was created by Sarah (aka Midnight
Profit) and is based on the Las Vegas TV series. This AU is not
related to the Mag7/Las Vegas RPG created by Lisa O. and Ruby. Trilogy, MGM,
and the Mirisch Corporation own The Magnificent Seven characters.
NBC Studios, NBC Universal Television, DreamWorks Television, and Gary Scott
Thompson Productions own Las Vegas. They are not mine. The only
purpose of this story is for entertainment. No money is being made.
Chris sat his coffee cup down, and then sat down at his
desk. He had been gone a couple days. He had actually taken a few days off
to relax, but only because Orin had given him an ultimatum. He enjoyed this
time of the morning. It was usually quiet. He stretched and picked up the
reports placed in the center of his desk, figuring it would normal stuff.
Granted he had called to check in... and he had been assured everything was
running fine. Now, as he settled in to read, he sipped his coffee.
| Tue, Sept 4 07, 1500 hrs
Security & Medical handle mishap with customer,
who reported his hat stolen while sun bathing, at adult nude pool. Customer
complained of severe sunburn in lower regions. He had fallen asleep with
his hat in his lap ... Treated and released. Hat was later found stuffed
in the waterfall pool filter.
Chris smirked as he picked up the next report.
| Wed, Sept 5 07, 0300hrs
Security reported wet carpet on fourteenth floor.
Room 1433 had water running from under door. After investigation, the plumber
reported the cause: the oversized bathtub full of Jell-0
tried to drain ... unsuccessfully
it had clogged the pipes and flooded
rooms 1433, 1432, 1333 & 1332.
That explains the missing cases of strawberry Jell-o from catering.
Wish I had been at that party.
Nearly choking on his coffee, at Buck's comment, he picked
up another report. His smile faded upon seeing it was about Club Mystique.
Inez reported purse theft. Recording saved for your
Chris looked at the paper turning it over in his hand,
that was the report? Chris questioned. Pulling up the recording, Chris leaned
back to watch.
Nearly spitting out his coffee, Chris stifled a laugh. There was his security
team chasing one man on roller blades and another on roller skates as they
tossed the purse back and forth like jugglers. It was like watching the keystone
cops; all it needed was the hokey music. Shaking his head, he continued to
watch as Vin came around the corner chasing the roller blader. Vin never
saw it coming as he slammed right into Josiah, causing both to land hard
on the floor, and causing each to miss the two men as they split up.
He watched as Buck stretched to reach for one skater, only to slip and end
up falling face first into the lobby fountain. JD had exited the elevator
just in time to be pushed back into it by the roller skater, landing on his
ass, as the doors shut.
Finally, to end it, Chris watched as Ezra straightened his tie and nonchalantly
stuck out his foot to trip the first man, causing the second man to trip
and fall into a tall potted plant. Ezra had easily halted the chase.
Chris had to chuckle... This would be good blackmail for later, or for the
office Christmas party.
The Las Vegas Chronicles