Fandom: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Pairing: Zaphod/Trillian if you squint, Zaphod/Zaphod if you don't.
Disclaimer: I claim no rights to any of the characters or situations or Universes that are portrayed in this drabble, and I claim no rights to the first line.
Word Count: 100
Challenge: The 'first line' challenge at hitchhiker100
Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to stop to sweep up the pieces. It was the type of sight that often enlightens, showing those who look at it how utterly insignificant they truly are. Coincidentally, it was also the type of sight that causes a spike in the Intergalactic Suicide Rates.
“Isn’t it absolutely breathtaking?” said Trillian, staring out of the large window and into infinity.
“Yeah,” said Zaphod solemnly. “Sure is.”
“I didn’t,” she said gently, “mean your reflection.”
“Sure, kid," laughed Zaphod. "Sure.”
I'm rather proud of this. I was looking through my books and this quote just seemed perfect. I'm going to be unimaginative and follow the trend: If anyone can guess the book the line is from, you get a free drabble with the pairing of your choice! Or, er, whatever you want. You can even challenge me if you like. Basically what I'm saying is that if you guess correctly I am your slave for exactly one hundred words. What fun!
Ready? A fun fact. I have never actually read this book. Gasp! I'm a terrible person.