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24 September 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: An Unexpected Menagerie  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #334 – Bird


Title: An Unexpected Menagerie
Series/Universe: An Unexpected Partnership
Pairing/Characters: Billy, OC
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: For Christmas the cat decides to bring Billy a present
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


October

Billy bought his first litter box. It was a very strange shopping trip, but he'd done his research and come prepared with a list of new cat owner necessities. Apparently yarn was sold separately.

November

Billy caved and put in a dog door which Smokey the kitten decided was pretty much her invitation to go in and out constantly, tracking little paw prints all over the kitchen floor. Billy figured he could live with that because only one of Cody's trips outside obscured pretty much all the cat prints.

December 1st

He treated himself to a housekeeping service and took the month off from hunts to stay home. Cody and Smokey were happy, but Aunt Amelia demanded visitation rights if they weren't coming to stay with her.

December 10th

He spent hours in the toy section of the pet store trying to pick out Christmas presents. He left there with way more than he planned on, but also a pocketful of email addresses of single women who would be happy to advise a new pet owner over coffee.

December 20th

It wasn't like they knew what day it was, so Billy started giving Cody and Smokey their presents early. Watching them play was hilarious; they both went for each other's toys instead of their own.

December 30th

Smokey brought home a present of her own, placing it at Billy's feet in the kitchen: a bird. It looked like a white parakeet with the feathers on one wing damaged. Billy was sure it was dead until it cheeped and awkwardly righted itself, wobbling around as Cody loped in, curious. He sniffed the bird then wagged his tail in approval.

"Seriously?"

Two pair of eyes gazed up at him.

Billy threw his hands up.

"Of course you want to keep it!"

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lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on September 26th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
That is NOT a menagerie....

I kid you not! my mom... we had up to 40 cats and 30 dogs at one time... with chickens....
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on September 26th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Unexpected Menagerie
I loved this!!! LOL
Candi: Colby HELP!mustangcandi on September 26th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
I love this series. I love that it's BILLY who is the animal softy. :) That's what makes this so perfect.

also a pocketful of email addresses of single women who would be happy to advise a new pet owner over coffee.

YOU KNOW that's right. :)
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Karenbyrons_brain on September 29th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
hehehe.... I sense a pattern, lovely
ladygray99ladygray99 on October 1st, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
HA! Someone should have told Billy you don't own your pets your pets own you and you do their bidding. Especially cats.