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09 July 2012 @ 11:50 pm
Numb3rs Fic: The Proper Fuel  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #375 - Cake


Title: The Proper Fuel
Pairing/Characters: Liz, Nikki, Colby, David
Rating: PG
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Pilot, Judgment Call, Longshot, High Exposure
Summary: Women can has cheeseburgers
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


Research was boring at the best of times and worse at lunch when the aromas of meals being consumed throughout the office made Liz's stomach rumble.

Nikki, working beside her, showed no signs of slowing for a break so Liz soldiered on until a familiar voice rousted her.

"Hey, we're going to the diner. You want anything?"

Liz looked up to find Colby swinging his car keys as David stood beside him with his notepad open.

"Yes!" Nikki enthused. "Get me a cheeseburger and fries. You need money now or after?"

"After," Colby replied as David noted her order. He turned his attention to Liz. "How about you?"

Liz thought of her own lunch: tuna, rice cakes and an apple. It was a good nutritious low fat lunch; Don's own diet taught her about focusing on nutrition to keep her light on her feet, but she couldn't seem to get excited about egg whites and whole wheat toast.

"I brought my own lunch," she explained woefully. "I'll pass."

"Okay, but fair warning," David told her, grinning. "We're going in on a pie."

She shook her head regretfully and the men turned to leave.

Nikki gave Liz a hard nudge.

"What?" Liz asked, frowning.

"Woman, if you are eating those damn rice cakes again to try to make a man happy I am so going to smack you. That skinny ass of yours is screaming for a cheeseburger! I can hear it from here! So give that body and that booty some real fuel!"

Laughing in both agreement and relief, Liz got up and called after their teammates. "Colby! David!" When they turned she flashed a smile at Nikki with a little nod of appreciation first. "I'm in for the pie. Put me down for a cheeseburger with everything. And fries!"

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cat_13145cat_13145 on July 11th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
I'm with Nicki. Women dieting in my office drives me nuts, particularlly when it's to get a man. Got curves and never had any complaints.
Candi: David and Lizmustangcandi on July 11th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
That skinny ass of yours is screaming for a cheeseburger! I can hear it from here!

HAHAHAHAHA. That is so something Nikki would say. I love it.

This was great... and good for Nikki for giving Liz a reality check about dieting for a man. David likes her just the way she is, maybe even better after a cheeseburger and pie with the taste still on her breath. ;)

I really need to learn to take off the David/Liz shipper goggles from time to time, huh?
olivia j: [n3] nikki profile smirkolivia_j on July 14th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hee, that is adorable!
ladygray99ladygray99 on July 25th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
That is so perfectly Nikki.