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.

Mike and Purdey Charles?

"Do you know," Steed said as they watched "The Thin Man" on the telly, "that at times you two remind me of the Charleses?"

"Don't be silly," Purdey scoffed.

"Not by a long chalk," Gambit agreed.

"Mike, can you reach the popcorn?" Purdey asked.

"Sure." He picked up the bowl and offered it to her. She looked at him oddly.

"I don't want it. I just wanted to know if you could reach it." She turned back to the film as he set the bowl back down, looking exasperated.

And Purdey always threatened to buy Mike a dog. Steed smiled.

This one's a bit inside-jokey, but if you've seen the first couple of "Thin Man" films, you should get it. There's one scene where Nora asks Nick if he can reach something, and responds the same way as Purdey when he does. All they really need is a terrier called "Asta" and Purdey and Gambit would probably make a very good seventies Nick and Nora.