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this idea hit me while driving to work. I blame weird logos for unrelated businesses and binging on Brooklyn 99. an Outlaw Queen surprise for @idoltina  

A chime sounded somewhere in the back of the store, breaking the otherwise silent gun range. Regina took a breath to calm her nerves, then squared her shoulders and marched to the counter. No one seemed to be manning the desk, but she figured – hoped – that the door alarm had signaled whichever slacker was working today to take her business.

“Sorry, sorry –” A British accent cut through her thoughts, somewhere in a back room. “Be right there!”

Regina allowed herself to drum her nails against the glass case once before distracting herself by inspecting the guns for rent. She didn’t bring her own – wasn’t allowed to have hers back until she passed the requalification – and it irked her to have to borrow one that would likely be too… unpolished. Battered. Uncared for.

Having a firearm was not a particular favorite of being a detective, but the one she did have was regularly cleaned, adjusted, and fit in her hand like an extension of herself.

She looked up as a man came out of the back room, apologizing all the while. She took him in as she might a suspect in a case – medium height for a man, sandy brown hair, blue eyes, scruffy beard, dressed for the outdoors – and waited for him to stop speaking. “I need to rent time on the range,” she said shortly. “Nine mil should be fine for now. And I need a spotter. I’m on limited time, so I don’t need someone chatty or who thinks they know how to fire a weapon better than me. Are we clear?”

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anonymous asked:

Can you please do a how to with a character going to rehab for drug addiction and what will happen while they are there?

I think everyone will handle rehab differently, so you’ll certainly need to map out your character’s personality and dominant traits: are they social or antisocial, do they have an addictive personality, do they have a history of hiding their problems or are they outspoken when there is a problem and ask for help often? For example, an antisocial character who does not believe they have a problem and certainly wouldn’t talk to anyone about it if they did would not respond to rehab (especially group counseling sessions) the way a social character who has admitted they have a problem and is doing everything in their power to help themselves quit would. Is the rehab voluntary or court ordered? This will, of course, affect how a character responds to their situation and their attitude. Once you have all that worked out, it’ll be important to know exactly how rehab works and what your character should expect. 

It’s also important to note: “There are two major drug rehabilitation treatment program types – outpatient and residential. Outpatient drug treatment programs are best for those individuals who want to return home at the end of the day following treatment. Residential drug rehabilitation programs are best suited for those who need a place to focus on nothing but their recovery -and do so in a location removed from their daily lives.” (Michael’s House.com) But more on this below:

Basic Rehab Information:

Cost and Other Statistics: 

For more information on actual drug use/drug types, check out my guide here: http://ancwritingresources.tumblr.com/post/99419881599/resources-how-to-get-your-fix-every-character