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28 September 2010 @ 09:18 pm
Numb3rs Fic: A Charmed Half-Life  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #283 – Charm


Title: A Charmed Half-Life
Pairing/Characters: Charlie, Larry
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Particle physics and gifts to teachers come in many flavors
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


"That's not part of your usual lunch."

Charlie stood in the doorway to Larry's office watching him contemplate a shiny red apple as his lunch tray sat untouched before him, filled with his normal turkey sandwich on white bread with milk and rice pudding.

"Ah, Charles." Larry gestured his friend into his office. "I received an odd gift from one of my students today and I found myself waxing nostalgic for the traditional academic gifts of old. Thankfully the cafeteria was able to provide me with an ideal specimen."

"An apple for the teacher?" Charlie asked, smirking as he entered and sat in Larry's guest chair.

"Last year a grad student brought me raspberries," Larry said thoughtfully.

"Raspberries for the ethyl formate they contain," Charlie mused. "The flavor of the universe."

"This year?" Larry put down the apple and picked up a small lollipop wrapped in brightly colored paper. "I got the flavor of quarks."

Charlie squinted at the candy to read the label then laughed as Larry unwrapped the Charms Blow Pop and after a second of examining it, gave it a tentative lick.

"The six flavors of quarks," Charlie stated, grinning. "Up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm."

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 29th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Confession
I confess I went to Wikipedia for my science on quarks. Mea culpa.

I should have done a LHC oriented fic, but I think I just wanted to prove I could write a fic with a Charms Blow Pop in it and not have it be porny. ;-)

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on September 29th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
ROFLMBO (Charms Blow Pop comment)!!!

Nicely done /chuckle.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 29th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Thanks. /big grin/ Having written a fic called Sucker? Yeah, Blow Pops are just too aptly named. LOL
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on September 29th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
ROFLMBO!!! LOL :)
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 29th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Ta! (And icon love!)
ladygray99: DonSmileladygray99 on September 29th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
\o/ You don't know how much this made me smile.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 29th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Perhaps not, but I'm very glad it did. :-)
Candi: Larry Cosmosmustangcandi on September 29th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
I think I'm overly emotional or something because this totally made me tear up a bit. I was so excited for Larry to have the flavor of a quark. LOL. I miss these guys sooooo much. *sighs*

I think I just wanted to prove I could write a fic with a Charms Blow Pop in it and not have it be porny.

That's the funniest damned thing I've heard all week. HAHAHAHAHA.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm so glad I could make you laugh. And tear up. Mostly I'm just thrilled when my writing makes people feel *something*. We can get in a rut and go through life feeling kind of numb and I believe storytelling is one of the ways we remind ourselves of our humanity in a world that tends to strip us of it easily.

rubynye: Galaxyrubynye on September 29th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
O the adorkability!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Yes! Never a truer word spoken!
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 24th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Welcome! And thank you so much for delurking! LJ is really a lot more fun when you can have commentversations with other people. :-)

I really adore Larry's voice and it can be very hard to capture, but I do enjoy the challenge.

Not sure if you saw this one ages ago, but it's one of my favorite Larrys I've ever written.

An Unexpected Outcome

Enjoy and hope to see you around the fandom!

/puts out a platter of cookies and milk/
/pulls out a comfy chair for you/