by Kathryn A

Blakes 7 ( 270 words) [1992] ?Dayna Mellanby, ?Vila Restal

Why was Avon so quick to give in when Dorian threatened Dayna in Rescue?



Knowledge required: the episodes Spacefall and Rescue.

Odd of Avon, to give in like that.

You'd rather be dead?

Of course not! He didn't have to give in so quickly, though.

"Never look a gift horse in the mouth," I always say.

You wouldn't be able to.

I'll have you know--

You've never been near a horse in your life.

It wasn't just because it was you. He would have done the same for any of us.

You hope.

He did on Kairos.

And Tarrant didn't. "Sorry, Dayna," was all I got from him.

Nice to know you're wanted, isn't it?

This time. But three times is too much to hope for.

I don't know. I think he'd give in.

Avon? Give in? I'm sure he's learned better.

Yeah, maybe he has learned... maybe that's why he gives in immediately, without the slightest hesitation. Strange, when the lesson wasn't even for him.

Lesson? What lesson?

Blake's lesson. I wonder if Blake would give in straight away? Somehow I don't think so. Still too reckless.

There's nothing wrong with reckless living.

In moderation. Blake was never moderate.

And Avon is? That's why he gives in?

No. Raiker. That's why he gives in.

What's a raker?

Not a raker -- "Raiker". Hostages. On the London. Blake, Avon and Jenna were holed up in the computer room. Every thirty seconds he shot a hostage 'til they came out. And even when they came out, he went on shooting. They were friends of mine.

I'm sorry.

That's all right. You just don't forget something like that. It seems Avon hasn't forgotten either... Funny that.

-- Kathryn A (from an idea of Ana Dorfstad's)