AUTHOR'S NOTES: Thanks to Lisa S. for the dialogue suggestions and Lisa O.
for the great beta!
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.
Sitting around the large dining room table eating
Thanksgiving dinner, Josiah called for the attention of the six men whom
he thought of as brothers.
"I was reflecting as I normally do around the holidays, but particularly
this one, as to what I am most thankful for. I'd also like to hear about
everyone else's gratefulness." He paused at the silence and then continued
with a grin, "and I'll get the ball rolling. I am most thankful to be here
today among friends. If I may quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'It is one of the
blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them'."
All the other men laughed at Josiah's remark.
Buck took up the challenge next. "Well, I'll tell you what I'm thankful for...
Friendship definitely, but I'm thankful to be living in a place where lovely
JD shook his head. "Don't you ever think of anything else, Buck? I'm thankful
for all of you, too, but I'm also thankful to have my job. I look forward
to coming to work every day!"
Vin grinned and said, "I'm just thankful for the food." All the boys chuckled
as Vin stuck a forkful of stuffing into his mouth.
Nathan said, "You know how the saying goes, 'you can pick your friends but
you can't pick your family'. Well, I was very fortunate to pick friends that
I consider family."
Chris added softly, "You all know what I've lost in the past. I never thought
I would be lucky enough to be part of a family again, but I'm glad I was
Finally, Ezra raised his glass and looked around at his friends and co-workers.
"What am I thankful for? I'm thankful that my mother has decided to celebrate
Thanksgiving in Hawaii."
All the boys laughed and raised their glasses to echoes of "Here, here!"
The Las Vegas Chronicles