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18 April 2010 @ 08:42 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Ready Aim  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #259 – Trigger


Title: Ready Aim
Pairing/Characters: Withheld
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: A sniper prepares to take his shot
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


His heart rate is slightly elevated, but still under control. The trees give him good coverage; he won't be seen. The sniper rifle almost seems to vibrate under his anticipatory caress. It's time.

Settling into position, his eye rests against the scope and his finger hovers above the trigger as he aims his cross-hairs at his target.

He breathes consciously, waiting for just the right moment. The little professor's hands flail quite a bit, but he won't let that distract him from the perfect center mass shot. A head shot's too quick. It's not Charlie who's to suffer.

It's Don.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Confession
Wow. It's Sunday night and there are ZERO drabbles for the week at N100. /is stunned - in the bad way/

Please tell me it's because you all were so busy voting for the awards that you didn't have time to fic. Or at least that you were writing short fic for T's comment fic comm. I'd hate to think all the N3 fen were off getting worked up over White Collar and Supernatural and forgot about Numb3rs. /makes a little worried sound/

Apparently Mel named this drabble without realizing it. Her tag line for N100's mod post this Trigger week was "Ready, aim, drabble this week at numb3rs100!" /huffs, amused/

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

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
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ladygray99ladygray99 on April 19th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
O_O Wow! Dark and interesting. Makes me wonder just what Don did to incur Ian's wrath to that point. Has Don gone to the Dark Side or is it Ian who's the bad guy here? More questions than answers but very interesting.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Here's one answer...

The sniper?

Not Ian.
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lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on April 19th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
1) Very well done!

2) Can't help but think this is the other POV from... what was the other one called... Out of the Blue or something like that...

Ah... found it. Out of a Clear Blue Sky:
http://emmademarais.livejournal.com/2010/03/28/
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
Wow! Someone paying close attention! I could kiss you! Mwuah!

Yes, it rather is, but I fear making a single drabble into a series unless I'm really committed to it and once you string two together people expect a third and then the aftermath etc.

I really liked the scenario so I couldn't stay away from it. I'm chuffed that you noticed it though. Really, very much so.

/gives you a big platter of brownies in appreciation/
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on April 19th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
ROFL /blushing also. LOL. Well... glad I could make you happy :)

Send money instead :D :)

And completely understand about something that wasn't supposed to that became a series. My 'Assaulted' series has done that... and someone wants a sequel for 'Brotherly Comfort, Eppes Style' and... /sigh... I had to ask her to come up with a storyline cause it was only supposed to answer her prompt!! LOL.

Again, glad I could make ya happy :)
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SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Don Eppessamueljames on April 19th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Lots of atmosphere here and then the worry at those final lines, poor Don.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The original version didn't end that way, but I liked how evil the rewritten ending sounded.
Candi: Bakingmustangcandi on April 19th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
This was certainly an interesting and unexpected twist. I like it.

And I'm surprised about the lack of drabbles. I know my muse hasn't been working, least of all on drabbles. *sighs*

*goes to bake cookies for the muses
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Apparently the drabbles were all in hiding because now that they've come out we've got a plethora! /is very pleased/

I don't know why your muse has been so reticent for so long, but I keep sending my muse over with chocolates and she keeps getting rebuffed. /is sad/

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devon99 on April 19th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, me likes, me likes a lot.
xXx
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thankies! /bounces/
perhaps some frottage is in order: [numb3rs] David & Colby windowsororcula on April 19th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Okay, so first of all, very nice fic, good job with the anticipation and atmosphere and everything!

SECOND, I just have to tell you that with the withheld character/pairing information, I started trying to figure out what would be inside the cut before I clicked, and, um, I guess ignored the PG-13 rating because in my head this was going to be something pretty different. (DIRTY.) HEH.

(I shouldn't even post this, I'm going to be embarrassed as soon as I hit post.)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Hee! It's just because you know me so well, hon. You've seen me do the Withheld thing on a slew of porny fic so you figured I was up to my normal tricks instead of a different one. /grins/

(I think one of my particularly good Withheld fic was when Don walked in on Robin and Nadine being naughty. Oops!)

Plus you know I'm the mistress of PG13 porn so PG13 is no indicator of my fic being free of sexy bits. Hehehe

Still, happy to see you on my LJ and reading N3 fic! Been missing you!
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