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Cabin Pressure Fanfic: The Person on the Other End
Title: The Person on the Other End
Fandom: Cabin Pressure (Radio Plays)
Rating/Content: PG13, dialog only. Spoilers up to Vaduz.
Word Count: 200-ish
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters or the world of Cabin Pressure.
A/N: For this prompt on the Cabin Pressure Comment fic meme, with an assist from a comment made by cleo2010. May incur random editing later. [LJ-only]


Summary: In the episode "Vaduz", it's implied that Martin and Douglas have been arranging prank phone calls on each other in the MJN office before Theresa's call. This might have been one of those calls.



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The Person on the Other End
by CaffieneKitty
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"MJN Air, First Officer Douglas Richardson speaking."

"Hel-LO! I am Bill... Gates! And I... Uh. Ooo. Something."

"Perhaps you would like to charter a flight with MJN Air?"

"Yes! Yes that's it. I would LIKE to charter MGN- I mean MJN! MJN! to fly MYself and my twelve welviest, um no. Wealthiest twelthe- um. Dozen! Richest! Friends to um... oh blast I've forgotten."

"Hello again, Other Martin."

"Hello Douglas."

"Martin put you up to this I take it?"

"It sounded like it might be good practice."

"Acting business not going so well?"

"I can do it again!"

"No, no, that's all right."

"Was it the American accent? It was too mid-Atlantic, wasn't it?"

"If by mid-Atlantic you mean that it was several thousand feet below sea-level and cracking under the strain, then yes, it was a tad mid-Atlantic."

"Oh. But I worked on that accent for days! My kids loved it!"

"I'm sure they did. If it makes you feel better, it wasn't the accent that gave you away."

"Oh?"

"It was everything else."

"Oh. Well..."

"I wouldn't lose heart though. Keep trying, and remember to play to your audience. After all, it was only your bad luck you got me answering the phone. If you'd tried that on Arthur, it would have worked like a charm."

"Well! Thank you for the compliment!"

"It's really not a- ...Never mind. You're welcome."

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(that's it)

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Current Mood: sore sore
Current Music: SPN 8.13

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Comments
parasolprincess From: parasolprincess Date: February 12th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh hi there, other!Martin <3 Heeeee, this was fab, I can hear every word in their voices. (It also seems like they've kept in touch a bit, which is lovely; maybe the Martins did go for that drink.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
In my head-canon, they did go for that drink and might now occasionally hang around together and P!Martin recommends Martin's man-with-a-van service to anyone who calls his cab service looking to move something big, and Martin recommends P!Martin's cab service to any of their passengers landing in Fitton looking for a taxi. But my head-canon can be silly like that sometimes.
parasolprincess From: parasolprincess Date: February 14th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I like that head-canon! *pounces on it*
diane_c From: diane_c Date: February 12th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I. LOVED. THIS. Brilliant idea, cleverly executed!

Any chance for a series of prank calls? :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
The prompt on the meme is open to anyone who wants to join in with one. I'd love to see several people get in on the fun, but if another idea for one hits I'll see what I can do.
space_oddity_75 From: space_oddity_75 Date: February 12th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehehe, what a nice fic! Loved every bit of it. ^^
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
arianedevere From: arianedevere Date: February 12th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bloody brilliant! I especially love Martin calling it MGN Air, because Benedict did that at least twice during this series, albeit unintentionally! I would definitely love to see more of these prank calls.

Edited at 2013-02-12 07:27 pm (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
MGN is a reference to that. I'd seen it mentioned in a few recording reports I looked up after the airings, and I've seen you pointing it out in your transcripts. XD
eanor From: eanor Date: February 12th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha, that was fun! I especially liked the idea that the other Martin might have been involved in these prank calls. :-)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, he really does need the practice!
gmonkey42 From: gmonkey42 Date: February 12th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhaha! I love it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you do!
rachelindeed From: rachelindeed Date: February 12th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Adorable!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 13th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: February 21st, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
"If by mid-Atlantic you mean that it was several thousand feet below sea-level and cracking under the strain, then yes, it was a tad mid-Atlantic."
Brilliant!

This gave me a big grin.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad it did!
impulsereader From: impulsereader Date: February 23rd, 2013 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
My favorite part is the nod to MGN Air. :-) Very funny!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 23rd, 2013 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
psyko_kittie From: psyko_kittie Date: February 23rd, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love this! :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 24th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
anyjen From: anyjen Date: April 16th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, THAT WAS ADORABLE. x3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 17th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you think so!
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