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08 October 2010 @ 11:58 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Loop  
Posted to numb3rs_slash
Crossposted to eppescest


Title: Loop
Pairing/Characters: Don/Charlie
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: None
Summary: Don wishes this moment could last forever
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


This...

This moment.

Don could capture it, loop it, make it last forever.

He wants nothing more than to always feel this way. He wonders if this is what the afterlife would be like if it existed - complete contentment.... Peace...

The bed is soft beneath him, he's warm and sated, and Charlie's fingers thread through his hair so soothingly Don thinks this might just be the most perfect moment he's ever experienced.

He's had the bliss of sex, the euphoria of a game winning home run and the immense satisfaction of returning a child unharmed to her parents and putting the person responsible for taking her away behind bars.

But that doesn't compare to this simple moment of intimate silence between two brothers, two lovers.

It's love, he decides, that makes the difference. In this moment he feels so loved it's like it's infused throughout his entire body. What they can't say in words in public they've learned to speak in volumes with a single touch.

This is Charlie's voice, speaking through his fingers, telling Don how much he loves him.

Don doesn't want it to end, but it has to end, all things have to come to a stop at some point.

"Sleep."

Always the genius, of course Charlie knows how to make the moment last.

So Don lets himself fall asleep.

And dreams of this.

This moment...

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 9th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
Confession
It's been a long time since I wrote a fic just because I felt like it and published it right away (like less than an hour after the initial idea hit).

I miss it.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
rubynye: Back to Back (Numb3rs)rubynye on October 9th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh BOYS. This is such a palpably wonderful moment!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
That's what I was going for! I'm glad to hear it worked for you. ♥
devon99 on October 9th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Completely lovely ♥
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
I hoped you'd like it. I had you in mind as soon as I finished it, knowing at least one person would see this and like it. ♥
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on October 9th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! /sigh/

/melts into mushy gushy puddle of goo/

/sigh again/

♥.♥
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Goo! My favorite! And a squee! /adores/ You spoil me. ♥
SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Don/Charliesamueljames on October 9th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
This is simply gorgeous. I love the feeling of contentment you've captured here.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! I gave Don the feeling I really wished I had at that moment - now I'm jealous! LOL
SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Don Eppessamueljames on October 10th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
"I'm jealous!"

Me too :) I've been trying for the last few days to capture that contentment for my characters and failing so I read your story at just the right time. I know I'm definitely guilty of trying to give my characters the security I'll never have myself. I'm a sucker for the fingers through the hair thing so I loved Charlie doing that here.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I think there's a lot of us who find hair to be sensual and soothing when it comes to touch. I miss having long hair *to* touch - I cut it all off to donate it to charity. I know fiction's easier to make more perfect than life, but I'd still like someone to *try* to soothe me like that at least!
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on October 10th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
This is just so... satisfying, so wonderful and tender and... everything everyone above has said already.

Thanks so much for writing and posting this, Emma :) Very nicely done.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I should let myself write like this more often. I rather miss it and the fandom could use more fic at this point.