Fandom: Fallout: New Vegas
Characters: Arcade Gannon, Craig Boone
Rating: T/PG-13 (swearing)
Length: 4500 words
Because Arcade and Boone are awesome, as is awkward male bonding. Those two are like oil and water in some regards, but they share a certain guarded loner vibe. My sense of man-related humor very much applies to them as well.
This story was inspired by a collection of one-off joke dialog in my brainstorming file. I got an idea for the opening and hadn't a clue about the rest until this weekend, when my recent writing focus somehow spawned an inspirational bender. The tone is more serious than silly - I prefer my Fallout snark as subtle asides in a believable postapocalyptic world. But it does have its action movie moments and Yes I Went There dialog.
Edit 9/15 - Arcade's voice is a pain in the ass to nail. I went back and improved it.