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27 September 2007 @ 11:55 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Scary  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #126 – Office Hours

Title: Scary
Pairing/Characters: Charlie/Amita, Don, OMC
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Spree, Two Daughters
Summary: Charlie worries about the FBI distracting him from Cal Sci
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"I don't have time."

Charlie headed into the Math building at a clip with his brother easily keeping pace behind him.

"Just blow off your office hours," Don scoffed as Charlie fumbled with his office keys.

"I can't keep doing that!" Charlie complained. "You guys conveniently seem to forget that this is my job! I can't just blow off my responsibilities. Hell, I've rescheduled Randall so many times now I have no clue where he's at on his thesis. I'm late again and he's probably given up on me."

Charlie went to unlock his office door but found it already open. He headed in then stopped in his tracks, staring at the opposite corner of the room.

Don pushed past his stunned brother and saw what had captured his attention.

A body hung from a noose above a tipped over chair.

"Wow, that's a pretty realistic dummy," he said appreciatively.

"Someone is seriously going to pay for this," Charlie said darkly.

"Dr. Eppes! You made it!" Randall walked in carrying a large pumpkin, which he placed on one of the guest chairs. "There are a few more pumpkins and a cool glow in the dark skeleton to bring in then I'll be ready to go over my thesis."

"Whose stupid idea was it to hang a body in my office for Halloween?" Charlie demanded, fuming.

"That would be me."

Amita stood in the doorway with a small pumpkin under each arm and an indignant look on her face.

Don edged past Amita as she entered the room, glaring at Charlie who glowered back in return.

"Come on, Randall," Don said, beckoning. "Something tells me your professor has something to discuss that's more pressing than your thesis."

"Yeah," Randall agreed as he joined Don in the hallway. "And scarier than Halloween..."

NV: [n3] amita // throw downneur0vanity on September 28th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)
Ha! Don't fuck with Amita. Or Charlie, for that matter.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 28th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Better yet, don't stand in the way if they're in 'Don't fuck with me' mode, something Don's smart enough to know. Hehehe
fredbassettfredbassett on September 28th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
Loved it!!!!!!!!
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 28th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)

/offers Snickerdoodles/
melissima: driving by <lj user=delgaserasca>melissima on September 28th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
I don't have an Angry!Amita icon...
No confession! Weird, man. :D

I love this, seriously. (Of course I have a soft spot for Angry!Amita.)

I want to celebrate Halloween at Cal Sci. Something tells me it would be....memorable, with all those scientists around. :)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 28th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: I don't have an Angry!Amita icon...
Sorry about the lack of confession. It took like 3 tries to even get a drabble I thought didn't suck, so I was barely able to post this as is. Besides, all that I could think of to say was boring. Like I wanted to call this Trick as in Trick or Treat, but I already have a drabble called The Trick so I wrote a new ending using the words 'scarier than Halloween' so I figured I could use Scary as a sufficient double meaning title. I mean, every title I could think of gave the trick away. /headdesk/

I'm sure Halloween at Cal Tech would be a hoot. Unless of course it's like Vampires and they take the day off. Hehehe
irena_adler: Charlie numbers easierirena_adler on October 3rd, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
So I wasn't quite sure, was Amita mad because Charlie dissed her decorations or what?

Fun last line. :)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 7th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, she seems to get pissy at the drop of a hat. They're seriously in nag/annoyed mode way too much for a couple supposedly meant for each other.
rubynye on October 8th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
*whoops* Oh, he is in trouble.