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21 January 2013 @ 07:34 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Back Home to You  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #403 - Back


Title: Back Home to You
Pairing/Characters: Withheld
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Season 1
Summary: The best part of a business trip is coming home
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


The taxi lets her off in her neighbor's driveway; she doesn't want to risk waking her son.

The porch light is on, as always, welcoming her home.

Heels off, tiptoeing up the stairs, a suitcase suits is put aside in the master bedroom along with a briefcase of legal briefs.

Being a lawyer doesn't always mean travel, but even short trips bother her now.

Shedding her business-wear for a more comfortable nightgown, she moves noiselessly to the nursery.

Alan is snoring lightly in her grandmother's rocking chair, toddler Donnie splayed wantonly in sleep across his father's broad chest with his thumb half in his mouth.

It's such a sweet sight, Margaret pauses to enjoy it.

Alan finally stirs and she expertly scoops up the baby, settling him down in his crib after pressing a much needed – for her anyway – kiss to his downy dark curls.

Alan rises and opens his arms to her, enfolding her in his bear-like warmth and affection.

"I missed you," he whispers in her ear. "We missed you."

"I know," she tells him, sinking into his welcome and familiar warmth. "But the best part of traveling? I get to come back home to you."

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melissima: eppes hugmelissima on January 22nd, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
Yes plz...
Eeee you got me! I loved it. /applauds/
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on January 22nd, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
awwww. so sweet! donnie's downy curls... is there a better visual?
lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on January 22nd, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Nicely done :) I was thinking Robin up until you mentioned Alan in her grandmother's chair :)

Loved it!
Ma Yumi: Don1ym4yum1 on January 22nd, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
Me too! But this was even better!

Alan finally stirs and she expertly scoops up the baby, settling him down in his crib after pressing a much needed – for her anyway – kiss to his downy dark curls.

As a mother I can say that she really needed it, more than anything else in the world! Perfect!

xxoo Mari
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 22nd, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
D'awwwwww
Alan/Margaret and baby Donnie are so sweet.
musicwriteslifemusicwriteslife on January 22nd, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Loved this! It's so rare that we witness the dynamic between Margaret and Alan—especially as she was never really on the show—but this was perfect! Thanks for sharing! :)
Candi: Don and Dad Chessmustangcandi on January 24th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
What a lovely drabble. I always love pre-series fic. *sighs. I never even imagined baby Don before this. Awwww.

Lovely job!!!