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21 December 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: A Minor Milestone  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #295 – Minor

Title: A Minor Milestone (Sequel to A Family Complete)
Series/Universe: Air
Pairing/Characters: Ian/Colby, OFC, OMC
Rating: PG
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Sniper Zero
Summary: A son graduating kindergarten is a minor milestone in life
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

As graduations went, kindergarten in LA was a far bigger production than Colby remembered back in Idaho. Delia had gone out and bought a tiny suit for Sean to wear on his big day. He'd paraded around the house in it proudly, so much so Ian said if he took him into the Bureau he might blend in with all the other suits so well he might not find him again. Of course this delighted Sean to no end, so a trip was arranged, complete with the Bureau's top tracker pretending not to be able to find his own son in a floor full of men in suits a good three to four feet taller than him.

As Colby sat between Ian and Delia in the audience - Delia running the camcorder so Ian could watch without fussing over the settings - he felt a swell of pride in his chest. Sean wasn't even his son, but in the time since Ian moved to California and they got together he'd gotten used to being called "Daddy Colby" the same way Ian's sister was called "Mommy Delia."

It had been a hard transition; many nights Sean had woken crying for "Mommy Alma" and no one else could soothe his tears. But those nights became less frequent and Colby remembered both the first time he cried for Delia to come and the first time Colby was allowed to dry the little boy's tears after a nap while Ian was away working. That afternoon he'd held toddler Sean on his lap and read to him. From that day on he was Daddy too.

"Sean Edgerton," the teacher called out.

Colby burst into applause alongside Ian and Delia as if Sean was his own son.

Because, he suddenly realized, that's exactly who he was.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 23rd, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
More Air! I couldn't help myself! I adore Ian/Colby with little Sean and Delia. /sigh/

Very special thanks to beta melissima for supplying the final version of the last line of this fic.


Emma DeMarais
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 23rd, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
Oh I wish there were pictures of this. :D
rubynye: Frodorubynye on December 23rd, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Oh, this fills me with delight, not least because of my own chosen family. *beams*
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on December 27th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
I loved this and hope that you feel like writing more in this 'verse some time :)