I recently became determined to write a drabble. As a writer of epic fanfiction, I have always had respect for writers who can do drabbles, but the skill elludes me. What I ended up with was a body of ficlets mostly too long for drabble-length but shorter than even the usual length of my rare short fics. Some are connected to my Rediscovered Hearts AU and some are just random. So I'm just going to post each one separately because there's no rhyme or reason to them so it doesn't make sense to do a "collection".


Positive Thinking

The whole team knew that Vala had broken a nail. In fact, they not only knew that she had broken it, they knew how long it took her to find her nail file, how difficult it was for her to file her nail properly while slogging through a swamp, and how inconvenient and painful a broken nail could be during offworld missions. If that wasn't enough, they also learned how much—of her own money, mind you!—that she was going to have to pay for a new manicure…

"Vala, we're in a swamp!" Daniel snapped, slapping a mosquito off the back of his neck as he cut off the diatribe. "It's 105 degrees with 111 percent humidity! Alien mosquitoes are eating us alive, and we're still more than an hour away from the 'gate!"

"Yes, darling, I'm well aware of all that," Vala replied with an impatient huff.

"Then maybe you could find something to do besides complain about your nail!"

"Well, so much for focusing on the positive aspects of the situation…"

He smacked his palm into his forehead, groaning. "I give up."

Vala stared at him with wide-eyed innocence. "What…? Daniel? What did I do?"