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Milestone Series

Author: birdnmouse

Milestone: Meeting the Parents

wc: 2998 | rating: T  | status: 1/10 complete

 Summary: A series looking at Rick and Michonne’s various relationship milestones. AU. Occurring in the Against Type universe after the events of that series.



“Can you put on–”


“–number 14?” Rick finished in conjunction with her, earning himself a sidelong glance from the beautiful woman sitting in the passenger’s seat.


“Yeah.”


“You know there are thirteen other songs on the CD.”


“Yeah, I’m well aware,” she assured him as she thought over the dozens of times she’d heard this album from start to finish while riding in his truck, “but this is the only one I like.”


“But it’s Johnny Cash.”


“You always say that,” she said, shaking her head with a slight smirk, as unmoved by his standard response as ever.


We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,

We’ve been talkin’ ‘bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.

I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around,

Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson.


Their conversation came to a lull as the plucky guitar chords and driving beat of the song filled the car. She looked over at her boyfriend with one hand one the steering wheel and the other resting on the window sill. His lips were slightly pursed, and she couldn’t tell whether he was just focused on the road or smarting over her comment.


“It’s a good driving song,” she offered weakly. “When you’re in a truck…out in the country,” she rambled until he finally turned her way with a warning look. “I’m trying here.”


And he knew she truly was, bless her heart, but he was never going to convert her into a fan. Hell, if he’d been introduced to this music today, he couldn’t even be sure he’d like it himself, but it was what he grew up listening to in his father’s truck, so he’d never be able to judge it objectively.

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