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21 January 2010 @ 03:14 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Two Fiancés and an AD  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #247 – Fiancé


Title: Two Fiancés and an AD (Sequel to Partner Boyfriend Family Man)
Series/Universe: A Father and Son Tradition
Pairing/Characters: David/Colby, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call
Summary: David and Colby finally come out at work to announce their engagement
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


David rapped on the Assistant Director's door as Colby fidgeted nervously beside him.

"Come in!"

David opened the door to find Don in a flurry of activity, pulling files, typing on his computer, jotting down notes.

"Um, we were hoping you might have a minute," David began.

Don didn't even look up. "That's about all I have so talk fast."

David and Colby exchanged distressed looks, but David forged on.

"I just, I mean we just wanted to let you know…" he floundered. "You know how we used to joke about Colby and I being married to the job?" He looked to Colby for support.

"David proposed," Colby blurted out. "We're getting married."

"That's great guys," Don said off-hand, still engaged with his tasks. "Be sure to see Human Resources. They'll have a bunch of paperwork for you to fill out."

David and Colby blinked at him and at each other.

"Um. Okay."

They turned to leave and Don burst out laughing.

"You guys! Oh, man! You should have seen your faces!" He pulled them each into a big bear hug in turn. "Congratulations!"

"Thanks," Colby mumbled, looking sheepish.

"About damn time," Don told them, clapping David on the shoulder. "We were beginning to wonder if you were going to step up and make an honest man of Colby."

"You all knew?" David gaped.

Don huffed out a laugh. "This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kind of the worst place to try to hide, surrounded by trained observers." He headed back behind his desk, pulling out a piece of paper and referring to it. "Damn, Charlie won the pool! I should have known his math would work."

"You had a pool?" Colby asked, aghast. "You were betting on us?"

David smiled in understanding. "No, they were betting for us."

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 21st, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Confession
I confess the first version of this fic was almost 500 words long! OMG! I'm usually really close on word count with my drabbles, but this one went *way* over. I liked some of the stuff I had to cut, but 300 is the limit and I have to obey the comm rules just like everyone else at N100.

The title is a riff on Two Men and a Baby which is what they are at this point as Tyler's still very young.

Very special thanks to beta melissima for her assistance with this fic.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
Jelsemiumjelsemium on January 26th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
I hope you kept the 500+ word version. You can post it somewhere else so we can see it.

Got a laugh out of Don's Non Reaction and the fact that Charlie won the pool. Good work!
ladygray99: DonSmileladygray99 on January 22nd, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
\o/
I am really loving this series. It just makes me smile every time. And go Charlie with his math and everyone already know. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 22nd, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks! It makes me glad to think someone's looking forward to me keeping this universe going. :-)
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 22nd, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
*shakes pompoms*
*tries to do a high kick*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 22nd, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Hee!

So since you're interesting, can I ask if there's any particular part of the timeline you're looking forward to seeing? David's daughter? The wedding? Grandchildren? Hehehe
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 22nd, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
Wedding! I'm slut for weddings .
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Tamanna: Colby smileswingandswirl on January 22nd, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
*flails* More Colby/David! YAY!

I loved every bit of this, Don's reaction was priceless, as were Colby and David's.

And go Charlie's math!

Perfect last line for an awesome fic. Brava, Emma, and I can't wait for more!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 22nd, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! I'll ask you the same thing I asked LadyGray - what would you like to see in this universe?
Tamanna: Colby smileswingandswirl on January 22nd, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
I concur with her on the wedding (Can we have Colby in his dress blues? Pwease? *puppy dog eyes*) but grandkids would be fun, too... (So many awesome choices, so little time...)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 22nd, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Wedding it is!

(Though doesn't the Army use dress greens instead of blues?)

I have to decide who to marry Tyler off to and if they'll have a boy or a girl or gulp twins!
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rubynye: David & Colby (seraphina_snape)rubynye on January 24th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
The last line made me absolutely squee.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 25th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Yay! I hoped you'd like this installment. Thanks. I'm glad it's become a series.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on January 31st, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
i missed this one! i l-o-v-e-d don's initial resposne and how he threw david/colby off - aweseome. and good for the boys they can take a little teasing and still realize everyone wants the best for them :D
Glass_Gemglass_gem on April 21st, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
David smiled in understanding. "No, they were betting for us."

Awww, favorite line ever!!

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