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09 September 2012 @ 02:44 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Known Associates  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #384 - Associate


Title: Known Associates
Pairing/Characters: Billy, OCs
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: First you look for the woman then the known associates
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


Billy slid onto the worn leather barstool, his denim clad ass half on and half off – ready for flight if needed. He tapped the bartop to get the bartender's attention, but only got a double take of recognition and a scowl as the man turned to help another customer further down the other end of the bar.

A drink wasn't what he came for anyway. He had business to conduct.

"So, how's life treating you, Javier?"

The weaselly looking man sitting next to him lifted his head from where he'd been hunched over, nursing a whiskey. His apprehension was clear as was the recognition.

"Cooper! Jeez," he huffed under his breath. "What, is it pick on Javi month – again?"

"You know the drill," Billy drawled. "When I got to look for one of your pals on the lam it's always the same: check all known associates and you, Javier, are a known associate of a lot of unsavory characters."

"You say that like you're my mother," Javier groused. "Who is it today? Not," he added hastily, "that I'm going to help you."

Billy slid a photo across the bar, trying to keep the interrogation fairly private.

Javier took a look, grimaced and pushed the photo back. "Guy's a damn animal." He picked up a bar napkin and scribbled on the back of it. "When you pick up that beast you spit in his eye for me and for all the ladies on the block he's roughed up."

Billy grinned as he read the name of a nearby motel – with room number – on the napkin. Stuffing it in his jacket pocket he nodded his farewell and gratitude, following it up by leaving a large bill on the bar surface – one Javier quickly pocketed.

"Tell the ladies it would be my pleasure."

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t_vo0810t_vo0810 on September 10th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
eeeee! billy is the best. everybody knows that. :D
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on September 10th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
my brain just told me the end of this story:

...and then he caught the bad guy, turned him in, and drove all night, returning home triumphant to Charlie's bed. The End. :D
ladygray99ladygray99 on September 10th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
I approve of this ending.
ladygray99ladygray99 on September 10th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
I love the fact that the guy is such an ass even Billy's contact has no qualms about ratting him out.
melissima: Agent Cooper <lj user=red-tanger>melissima on September 11th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
The thing I love the most about this fic is that I can hear Billy's gravelly voice in it - especially here: "You know the drill," Billy drawled. "When I got to look for one of your pals on the lam it's always the same: check all known associates and you, Javier, are a known associate of a lot of unsavory characters."


I'd love to get to watch Billy kick abuser asses all over town. \o/

Brava, Emma!
Candi: Charlie Flowermustangcandi on September 16th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
OMG. SO GOOD! So Billy! You just paint such a lovely picture when so few words. Awesome.