Fandom: Life on Mars
Characters: Sam Tyler, Nelson (GEN)
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 283. Prompt from Life In 1973 Weekly Drabble Challenge. Prompt #153-Alcohol, My Permanent Accessory. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Nelson gives Sam something new to worry about.
“You OK, mon?”
Sam looked up to find Nelson giving him that particularly disquieting look of empathy that Sam had come to both appreciate and resent. Nelson knew things, but he wasn’t talking.
“How much have I had to drink tonight?”
Nelson shrugged. “One is too many and a thousand’s never enough.”
The words sounded familiar. Like something out of AA.
If anyone in this nightmarish existence needed twelve steps, it sure as hell wasn’t him. Or was it?
A new option. Insanity, coma, time-travel or acute alcoholism. He’d have to think about that.
But first he needed another drink.