The list of all of the challenges is here.
Hope you like Day 4! I had a lot of fun writing this one!
Brian doesn’t understand what the problem is. This is the first vacation he is taking in 3 years. After the promotion that came with extra hours of work, he deserves a break.
He doesn’t have the most exciting job in the world, but it pays well. He can take regular trips away if he wants, but he just never got around to this past few years. The add-up vacation days are enough for him to take a long trip away from his planet.
He didn’t want to use the travel agency like usual. He wants to make more of an effort this time around and planned his own trip.
It wasn’t as much a hassle as he feared. The most difficult part was deciding where to go and once he got that done, there is an infinite source of information he can read up on.
Raxacoricofallapatorius, despite its long name, turns out to be a great place to visit with its wine-coloured seas and not two or three, but four polar regions! Brian was quite pleased he has found this planet. And the flight there wasn’t too expensive either.
He has planned to spend 2 weeks there based on an amateur travel guide he has found. He hopes that should be enough for him to enjoy the new scenery because the review was a bit out of date and the writer never finished the series of posts about the trip.
The hotels were a bit more difficult to find. The ones that were available were too expensive for him. Not that he can’t afford it, he just can’t fathom why he would pay that much money for somewhere to sleep and may be have breakfast.
He has to resolve to using a company where locals can offer their homes to visitors. It’s much cheaper and he should be closer to the city centre this way.
But now, apparently, this trip may not happen because of the bloody insurance.
“Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.” The AI told him with an apologetic expression.
Brian does not like the formality normally so he has opted for a ‘casual’ function for speech like usual but for once in his life, the informal tone is starting to grate on his nerve.
“Brian, you are not staying in any of the listed hotels on Raxacoricofallapatorius. That’s not normally a problem except this is the planet where the Slitheen came from. And you know that we haven’t got good history with them.”
“But that was over 200 years ago! And the Slitheen were convicted on the planet too! They couldn’t go back, that was why they were here!” Brian tries to reason with the AI but even he can see that he isn’t going to win.
“Sorry mate, it’s one of the rules that I can’t bend.”
Brian narrows his eyes. May be he doesn’t need a travel insurance and should just go for it. After all, what’s the worst that can happen.
And we all know that the trip probably turns out to be a catastrophe, lol. May be the Doctor would turn up too! teehee
Day 4 —Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.”
As soon as I read the prompt, I immediately had an idea for it so this one was pretty easy to write. And because I’m such a Doctor Who fan, I can’t help but to throw these ideas in.
The worst part was keeping to the word count. I actually wrote the majority on the Note app on my phone while I was waiting for my flight at the gate. And just finished it here before heading out to dinner. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did writing it!
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of it 🙂
PS – Yeap, I flew back to GZ today *sighs* And it’s raining. How British of it…. ^^”