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05 November 2012 @ 09:30 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Still Wet Behind the Ears  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #392 - Term


Title: Still Wet Behind the Ears
Pairing/Characters: Colby, David, Liz, Nikki
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Series
Summary: Colby hates giving chase but hates the getting soaked part more
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


In March, Colby dragged himself and a suspect out of an apartment complex pool, accepting the scrap of a towel Megan offered with a smirk.

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In April, Colby grumbled as he wrang out his socks after a leap into the ocean was needed to stop another bolting idiot.

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In May, a sprint across a golf course wound up in a water trap. David waited on the shore as Colby dragged his would-be escapee out of the pond.

"So, how long am I the new guy, huh? How long until it's someone else's turn to chase these idiots?"

David offered him a hand and pulled him back up to the green.

"Sorry, dude. There's no term limit on newbies. It lasts until there's a newer new guy."

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"Why do they always run?"

Both Colby and Nikki took off after their suspect only this time their perp gave them the slip, triggering a manhunt.

Patrolling the marina an hour later, Colby spied the man aiming a sniper rifle from behind a stack of crates on the deck of a boat. A quick glance told him the barrel was aimed one pier over: at Nikki.

One flying leap and Colby and the sniper went over the edge as one, the waters churning furiously until Colby surfaced, victorious.

Once the man had been handcuffed and turned over to the local uniforms, Colby went looking for Nikki and found her – and Liz – both sopping wet.

With raised eyebrows, they looked at each other's dripping clothing.

"I saw a red dot on Nikki's shirt," Liz admitted.

"So she tackled me and we fell into the water," Nikki finished. "What's your excuse?"

Colby grinned; even if he was soaked to the skin, at least he wasn't in this alone anymore.

"Oh me? Just busy saving your life."

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 6th, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Confession
Many thanks to all the fab women in slashchat for helping me take this week's drabble from 144 words to a bloated 364 words and down to a healthier 304 words during the last chat. (The final version came later) They also helped with the title! Now that's full service! /grins/

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on November 6th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
Nicely done :)
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ladygray99ladygray99 on November 6th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Colby/Water = OTP
Ayeshabrowngirl on November 6th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
*cheers delightedly for Colby*
Candi: Colby Nekkidmustangcandi on January 13th, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
haha. Oh Colby.

Colby + water = my favorite. :)

Thanks for writing this!