100 Words For TNA

Disclaimer: I don't own The New Avengers, nor the characters of Steed, Gambit, and Purdey. They belong to The Avengers (Film and TV) Enterprises. This story is written for entertainment purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

Author's Note: A couple years ago, there was a thread for Avengers drabbles on the Avengers.tv forum (recently relaunched as a new version). A drabble is a story consisting of 100 words in addtion to the title, which can consist of no more than 4 words. This is actually tougher than you'd think, but I thought I'd give it a try regardless, and as they're no longer available elsewhere, I thought I'd post them here one at a time, in the order they were written, as a bit of light relief and a stop-gap while I get ready to start posting my arc.

And Dirtier Still

The man standing in front of him was irate.

"I suppose, Mr. Gambit, that you are aware that the Ministry has a sterling reputation? One that it wishes to uphold?"

"Yes," Mike replied, puzzled. "I think I do my bit."

"Do you? Then would you care to explain why the military unit which kindly loaned you a uniform for your last assignment found this in the pocket?"

He held up a sealed plastic bag containing one lacy brassiere.

"What do you have to say for yourself?"

Gambit regarded it mournfully. "I suppose getting it back is out of the question?"