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01 May 2008 @ 02:52 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Drawing Breath  
Posted to numb3rs_slash


Title: Drawing Breath
Pairing/Characters: David/Colby
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Judgment Call, The Mole, Janus List, Trust Metric
Summary: Colby reflects on his relationship with David on the freighter and after
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


{Inhale}

"Granger, come meet your new partner. This is David Sinclair."

{Exhale}

"Come on, rookie. I'll buy you a beer."

{Inhale}

"I got your back, man."

{Exhale}

"Something up with you and David?"

{Inhale}

"You coming by tonight?"

{Exhale}

"No, I get it. If you don't want to tell anyone, it's cool."

{Inhale}

"You're a god damn traitor!"

{Exhale}

+

"Breathe! Damn it, Colby! Breathe! Don't you die on me!"

+

{Inhale}

The machines beep around him.

{Exhale}

He hears doctors and nurses moving around.

{Inhale}

Megan's voice, then Don's. No David.

{Exhale}

If he just keeps drawing breath he knows David will come around eventually.

That belief is all that's kept him going. He's made it this far, been exonerated, cheated death. He can hold out a little longer.

For his partner.

For David.

Forever.

{Inhale}

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boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on May 1st, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
i tried to match colby's breaths and i almost passed out... ;)

your writing always seems to make me catch my breath in some way or another...
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 2nd, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Thank you. That's very kind of you to say.

I would love to think I leave readers breathless...

/pleased smile/
melissima: Garcia ooomelissima on May 2nd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
I'm with bmtt, breathtaking. It's almost more poem than fic. :) my favorite part:

"You coming by tonight?"

{Exhale}

"No, I get it. If you don't want to tell anyone, it's cool."

{Inhale}
Paige: DavidColbyangst_queen_98 on May 2nd, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Lovely! I could easily see Colby hanging on to the thought that his partner would eventually be there. It makes the tension between them during the first part of this season all the more poignant, IMHO.

Very well done! Thanks for sharing.
clwilson2006clwilson2006 on May 22nd, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
just working my way back through your fic.
this is excellent. I love it. well done.
fredbassettfredbassett on May 27th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Very nicely done :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 28th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you and thanks for coming back and reading all my fic!
fredbassettfredbassett on May 28th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
LOL, certainly no hardship :)