Title: The Test
Characters: Nate, Hardison, Parker, Sam.
Word Count: 1,000
Spoilers: If you know anything about the show, you're golden.
Warnings: Not really, unless you have issues surrounding swimming lessons at the Y. (Yeah, don't even get me started on my own experiences with that. :))
Disclaimer: I own nothing here and am just doing this for fun.
Looking through his binoculars, Nate watches Hardison. The way the hacker is standing on the edge of the building, fidgeting uncomfortably in the tight harness, reminds Nate of Sam’s first swimming test. Hardison shakes his head, eyes wide and mouth pressed into a thin line, and this simple gesture peels back the years for Nate until he’s standing in the YMCA, breathing in humid, over-chlorinated air.