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15 November 2007 @ 10:01 am
Prison Break Gen Fiction: Spinning Your Wheels On The Open Road (Humor)  
Title: Spinning Your Wheels On The Open Road
Author: HalfshellVenus
Character: Michael and Lincoln (Gen, Humor)
Rating: PG
Summary: Stuck in the car with Michael for hours: road trip, or is it more of a road trap?
Author's Notes: This was the "all-dialogue-fic" entry for the pbficsurvivor challenge #8, set post-escape in Season 2." Also for my prisonbreak100 claim of Lincoln and Michael Genfic, this is #77, "What?" for obvious reasons, and it's story #50 of the 100 promts-- halfway there! \0/


"Think of something, Lincoln—anything you want."

"I'm already thinking of something. It's called driving—that's how we keep from crashing."

"Ha-ha-ha. No, seriously."

"I thought you said we needed to hurry, Michael—get to Utah and get the money, before the Feds catch onto where we are."

"This doesn't change anything about that, because we'll still be driving. Think of it as entertainment."

"Football's entertainment. This is more like work."


"Okay, okay. What was it again?"

"Think of something! And then I'll guess…"

"Right. Um, okay, uh—got it."


"Yes, Michael, really! Are you going to guess or not?"

"Animal, vegetable, or mineral?"

"Define 'mineral.'"

"Something that isn't animal or vegetable."

"Whatever. Okay, then: mineral."

"Is it bigger than a breadbox?"

"What the hell's a breadbox anyway? I've always wondered about that."

"A box people used to keep bread in, Lincoln—what's it sound like? Geez. And you didn't answer the question."

"Oh. Yeah—bigger than a breadbox."

"Fine. Is it smaller than a refrigerator?"

"Ha! Yeah, Michael, it is. Are you trying to tell me something? Because I see a McDonald's ahead..."

"Jesus, Lincoln, will you focus? It's not even lunchtime."

"It's this fugitive lifestyle—it's making me hungry."

"Maybe we'll stop in a couple of hours, go to a drive-through. Meanwhile, I've got seventeen more questions left."

"God, seventeen?"

"Yes. Let's keep going: is it disposable?"

"Not so much."

"Does it come in different colors?"





"What? That truck was coming into my lane."

"You didn’t answer the question. Does it come in different colors?"

"Kind of. Maybe."

"Huh. Did you actually pick something? Do you even know what it is?"

"Yes, Michael, of course I know what it is!"

"Okay, okay. Um… Does it go inside other things?"

"What? What does that even mean? Like, regularly, or is the question, can it go inside other things?"


"Nope, not really. Ready to give up?"

"Gee, Lincoln what do you think? After only five questions."

"All right, all right."

"So. Can you use it?"


"Okay, would you give it as a gift?"


"I'll take that as a No, then. Is it something you can wear?"

"Not on purpose."

"Most people just answer Yes or No, Lincoln."

"I thought you said this was entertainment."

"For me right now, not for you! It'll be entertaining when it's your turn!"

"God, you're touchy. Need to stop at a bathroom? There's a rest-stop coming up."

"No, Lincoln, I'm fine—I'm not five, for crying out loud. So, is this thing mechanical?"


"Is it in this car?"


"Lincoln! I knew you weren't really trying!"

"So you're giving up?"

"No—and stop asking that. Uh… is it round?"


"Can you… wait, it's the steering wheel, isn't it? It is! God, that's lame—couldn't you have tried even a little bit harder?"

"I said I was concentrating on driving, Michael! What did you expect? The Eiffel Tower?"

"Something not-lame, that's for sure."

"Fine, whatever. It was your idea, anyway."

"Yes, well, it's just that… I mean, I wanted to… Okay, you know what? Never mind— let's just keep going. It's your turn now to guess what I'm thinking."

"Besides pissed-off?"

"Yes, Lincoln! I've already decided on something—guess what it is."

"I'm trying to drive, Michael. I can't be focusing on two things at once."

"Well then, we can try something a little closer to your speed: I spy with my little eye—"


"—something that is crabby."


"Ow! Geez, Lincoln—no hitting!"

"You know what, Michael? I think it's your turn to drive now. I'm pulling over."


"I'm serious. I need a nap."

"So what am I supposed to do?"

"You'll be too busy dodging tumbleweeds and station-wagons to worry about it."

"Fine. Have your nap."

"I will. And Michael?"


"You can wake me when the desert's over…"

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alienmom: S2 brothers promoalienmom on November 15th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
such. typical. brothers. they never stop annoying each other! =D

conversation fics is a little like ease-dropping!! LOL

wonderful, as always!

p.s. i found this icon and thought of you. if you use it, please credit random_icons
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Edited at 2007-11-15 06:38 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on November 15th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
conversation fics is a little like easedropping!! LOL
It really is! Partly because the reader sees things about the characters that they don't necessarily see about themselves. Which makes it funnier. ;)

It's funny how writing something like this cracks me up. Partly because I know what Lincoln's thinking of, so a question like "Can you wear it?" that brings out the "Not on purpose" answer is just evil!funny to me. :D
alienmom: LOL wentalienmom on November 15th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
just evil!funny to me

me too!! LOL
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 15th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that one's really nice. Can't believe it's a 100x100, too-- I can't make icons to save my life, and the one I have as a default is the one certainthings made for me after seeing my blurry, lame-o attempt from that same picture. :0
alienmom: starry night van goughalienmom on November 15th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that one's really nice

isn't it! i was trolling around for icons, and this one popped up among icons of famous art! i instantly thought of you!

i love the one smidgy made for you, but i thought you might like one of the whole venus. ;D glad you like it!
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on November 16th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Makes me wish somebody could do me a "Michael and Lincoln scenes only" edit from season 2 :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on November 16th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Makes me wish somebody could do me a "Michael and Lincoln scenes only" edit from season 2 :(
I think you're better off with fic, since we mostly got drive-angst-LJ!-angst-drive-T-Bag!-anst-waaaait!

It was seriously neglected in S2-- so many viewers wanting brotherly moments (including *gasp* some idea of why Michael is so devoted to Lincoln, given the hopelessness of Lincoln's jailbird ways). Heck, even some backstory would have been nice! But nooooo...
smilesoftnsweet: jared-hidesmileysmilesoftnsweet on February 23rd, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)

oh, Michael *shakes head* gotta love Lincoln too *g*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on February 23rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Poor Michael-- such good intentions. Such totally different results.

The whole grudging way Lincoln participates here (even though he thinks it's dumb) just seems SO like him. As if Michael will eventually get the point that, "Hello? Driving now." ;)
smilesoftnsweet: sd-hands-lovesmilesoftnsweet on February 23rd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)

Exactly... I mean as brilliant and meticulous as I think Michael is some points just take longer to come across for him. I really love both your boys' voices. ♥ And Lincoln plays the indulging big brother wonderfully in this ;)

...and as a side note, you might get major comment spam from me as I go through your fic list XD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on March 7th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
...and as a side note, you might get major comment spam from me as I go through your fic list XD

:D That is never bad!
hybridxlovehybridxlove on November 9th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
Typical bro's :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on December 10th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
Rarely on the same wavelength at the same time! Because trying to be annoyingly funny when the other brother is being serious usually goes on the other foot, but still... a mismatch all the same. :D