Title: "Serious Business"
Author: Pirate Turner
Written For: My beloved Jack, who requested this story based on a real life experience
Rating: G
Summary: They never would have dreamed that a woman would have screamed about that!
Warnings: Drabblish
Word Count: 289
Date Written: 30 August, 2011
Disclaimer: Walker, Texas Ranger, and Trivette are & TM their rightful owners, none of whom are the author. Everything else is & TM the author. The author makes absolutely no profit off of this work of fan fiction, and no copyright infringement is intended.

A woman's scream split the air. Walker slammed on his brakes as a man raced out into the road on a horse. Trivette, still clutching the truck, asked, "What the - ?"

"I don't know," Walker mused, his steely eyes following the galloping rider's path, "but we're going to find out." He peeled his truck onto the dirt road and followed the rider rushing in the direction from whence the scream had come.

He pulled beside him soon, and Trivette called to the rider. "What's wrong?"

"I DON'T KNOW," the guy shouted back, "BUT MY WIFE SCREAMED!"

"We heard her," Walker commented and sped down the road.

Walker and Trivette rushed into the house to find a woman fussing on the phone. "Ma'am," Trivette questioned as Walker surveyed the area, "we heard you scream. What's wrong?"

"The blasted cable's not working!"

The Texas Rangers exchanged a look. "Let me get this right. You screamed," Trivette asked, "because the cable's not working?"

"Dang right I did!" She thrust the phone at him. "You wanna arrest them?"

Trivette splayed his hands open before him in a gesture of peace. "We don't generally arrest companies for cable not working after a storm. There are lines down all over the place."

"I don't care if there are lines down! My cable better work!"

Walker walked out, but Trivette hesitated. He looked to the husband as he entered on his horse. "She screamed, because the cable's out."

"Cable's serious business, sir."


Trivette walked out, shaking his head and pitying the cable representative on the other end of the line. People were crazy, but he'd never known before how crazy they were about their cable!

The End