Not the Worst Thing in the World master post for those of you who like reblogging stuff!
Written by ladielazarus
Link to the original story on AO3:http://archiveofourown.org/works/73959
Art by me (BlitheFool)
I’d imagine the text for this would go something like:
Pete: Mm, Pryde?
Kitty: Yes, Widom?
Pete: If yer love me, ye might wanna phase me.
Kitty: Oh? Why is that?
Pete: Because yer pet incinerator is givin’ me th’ death stare.
Art and horrible British accents brought to you by me (BlitheFool)
Pete: I’ve just had every drop of alcohol sucked out of my system by a magic spell, so I’ve literally got the hangover from hell— I’ve got the P.M., the J.I.C. chair, and the D.G.S. of Box and the S.I.S. on call-waiting at 4 a.m.— And I have no intention of bowing my head to, or even acknowledging the grief that’s engulfed us because we have urgent work to do. Say “sir.”
Pete: Nobody else’s family got hit. So you got two degrees of @#$% thrown at you. So they really want the wielder of Excalibur out of the game. So you stay in.
Pete: And that’s your codename now, “Excalibur”, because I want them to hear that. We move as a team. You won’t harm or pursue Dracula until you’re under orders to do so. And then you’ll harm him a great deal.
Faiza:Thank you, sir.
Pete: And listen, Faiza, Dane— We can’t find Jac. So we have to assume the worst there too. All kinds of worsts. But this is us. We’re on this. Our finest hour. It has to be.
From Captain Britain and MI:13 #11 by Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk.
Captain Britain and MI: 13 was my official introduction to Pete Wisdom. I’d known of him, certainly, knew he and Kitty had had a thing, knew he was a guy who enjoyed being a bit of a bastard, but these two pages really stuck with me the first time I read the book and again as I re-read because it’s not just that Pete Wisdom likes being a bit of a bastard but that Pete Wisdom seems to believe that is job in life is to be the shit-handler. He’s the guy who has to do the utterly stupid thing to save the day, the guy who’s got to say no to every good instinct he has to pull off the save, and he’s not fond of it by a longshot, but goddamnit, he’ll do it because someone has to.
I have a lot of respect for Pete Wisdom.
I keep finding old pics I had forgotten I’d done. Here’s some Pete Wisdom doodles, and one finished pic.