Fic: Week

Aug. 15th, 2017 11:08 pm
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The original plan had been to stay in Meteora for two or three days and then drive further North, to Thessaloniki and on to Chalkidiki. Tuesday, 15th August is their seventh day in Meteora now, and Eric is pretty certain that they aren’t gonna leave tomorrow. But holidays aren’t for keeping schedules, and as long as Elena doesn’t kick them out of their room in her guest house, Eric is very fine with staying here indefinitely.

Viggo is out pretty much all day - on Tuesday he climbs up to the Varlaam monastery, on Wednesday he visits the monks in Agiou Stefanou, on Thursday he spends all day in Agios Nikólaos, on Friday he makes it to the monastery of Rousánou, on Saturday he accidentally goes to Varlaam again, on Sunday he is in Megálao Metéoro, and on Monday he leaves particularly early for Agias Triádos.

He comes back every evening - well almost every evening, Eric still hasn’t found out where exactly he slept the night from Thursday to Friday and would maybe have been worried if Viggo hadn’t sent him pictures of himself every hour or so - with a bottle of wine and conversational topics that have mostly very little to do with the monasteries or their history. On Wednesday they sit on their balcony with an incredibly stunning view of the mountains and Viggo explains to Eric in detail, how clever it was to make a mint from selling religious souvenirs like the nuns in Stefanou do it (‘We could do that in JC as well, mate. Shave off chips from the main building’s banister and sell them off as religious artefacts.’). On Monday he he lies next to Eric in bed, talking about James Bond movies, and only at the end of his very long speech about the superiority of Roger Moore he explains to Eric that Agias Triados was used as a set in ‘For your eyes only’. And for some reason all he talks about on Friday, when they have dinner in a neat little place in Kalambaka, is air conditioning in Malaysian office buildings. He’s random and distracted and extremely attentive and focussed at the same time, alternating between very loud and very quiet; so basically he is full-on, nothing held back Viggo.

Eric? He saves a dog’s life when he goes rock climbing, plays a vital role in reuniting Yiannis (the owner of the hotel adjacent to Hotel Elena) with his estranged daughter, repairs the power steering of a stranded bus filled with elderly German ladies and the bedframe in their room after it collapsed for no apparent reason.

He’ll tell Viggo about it once they are on a beach on Chalkidiki.

on 2017-08-15 09:33 pm (UTC)
openidwouldwork: (didn't do it)
Posted by [personal profile] openidwouldwork
No, no, no, Pierce Brosnan! 006 + 007!

on 2017-08-15 09:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] openidwouldwork
AGREED!

For England, James!

on 2017-08-16 01:15 pm (UTC)
gattodoro: (Eric chest)
Posted by [personal profile] gattodoro
I look forward to hearing more about Eric's heroism.

I am unsurprised by Viggo's enthusiasm for Greek monasteries, but agahst, AGAHST I tell you, that he favours Roger Moore as Bond. I shall assume he was just trying to wind Eric up.

on 2017-08-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] noalinnea
Let me tell you later why I love rhis in detail but right now I'm laughing my ass off while trying to picture Orlando's face when Viggo tries selling parts of the bannister as RELIGIOUS artefacts :D

on 2017-08-18 06:31 pm (UTC)
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And disapprove would not even come close to describing what he'd think about it! ;)

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