Donít Call Them Ruth-Less: Tales of Wynston and Quinn
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08.15.2012 , 10:49 AM |
Lunch hour nonsense!
November, 28 ATC: What's in a Name?
"Do you have a last name?"
"Then do you have a first name?"
"No, just the once. Single word, means it qualifies as both first and last."
"You could just say you don't want to tell me. It's not like I haven't heard that from irritating colleagues before."
"Quinn, I've been in this line of business for just about thirty years - Chiss start young - and I've had perilously close to four hundred names. 'Wynston' is enough to keep track of in my down time."
"What you're saying is 'blah blah blah I'm too cool to have a first name, just like all the other goons who are trying too hard to be special.'"
"...Pierce really got under your skin, didn't he?"
Quinn, rather than responding with irritation, suddenly perked up. "Wait. You have the most powerful intelligence apparatus in the galaxy here. Did you ever catch Pierce's name?"
"Why, yes, we did."
Quinn's eyes fairly sparked. "What is it? Where's the record?"
"The record, sir, is right next to the file that has my original full name."
"...Either you're making this up or I have reason to be extremely annoyed with you."
"Is that an either/or, or is that a both?"
Quinn glowered. "You tell me. Wynston."
"I don't believe I will, Agent Malavai Quinn." Wynston stood up, shoved his hands in his pockets, and sauntered off, whistling.
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