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 recent trip aboard a genuine tallship a couple of weeks back had my brain thinking about the nautical, and Gambit's stint in the Navy. A drabble was born...

Top of the World

He stood, gripping the top of the mizzen with one hand, swaying effortlessly as the ship rocked beneath him. This was where he had been happiest, in those long-ago years of his youth: the wind in his hair, the unbroken horizon, the almost-tangible sensation of salt water pumping through his veins. Up here, all the years were stripped away, just like the tie, jacket, and waistcoat lying discarded on the deck below.

He might have believed he was fourteen again, had it not been for the rebuke screamed to the heavens.

"Mike Gambit, get down before you break your neck!"