The Magpie and the Squirrel.
A/N This is inspired by this picture uploaded by E4.Just a fic on why Finn may have gotten his backpack. I have set this fic around the Easter break in Rae’s first year of college so around 5 months after s2 ended.
Rae was a magpie, a hoarder by nature. Since memory served Rae had stashes of knick knacks, trinkets, memorabilia and just plain rubbish. As a child, she lined her pockets with oddly shaped stones, ribbed leaves and bottle caps. Any curiosity that caught her eye was kept. When trailing after her Mum in supermarkets or at boring Aunty Sandra’s, Rae would slip her hand into her pocket feel about for one of her little treasures. Gently she would rub her thumb along it,imagining the wild adventures it had before it landed in her path. As Rae grew, her for love for trifles never faltered, now, they were kept in the bottom of her denim rug sack, in shoe boxes or pressed between the pages of journal. But the oddest of her gathered oddities? Well that was her devastatingly attractive boyfriend.
It was the Easter break and the gang had two weeks to desperately try to recreate their carefree summer. With Chop and Finn working split shifts in the garage and Archie’s stressing over A levels, it was hard to find the time. Wednesday afternoon found the gang with Barney and co back down in Rutland Waters, tinnies and mixtapes scattered about. Despite the piercing blue cloudless sky, it was mid April, the sun was low and the shaded tarmac beneath them was bitter.