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19 June 2008 @ 10:02 am
Numb3rs Fic: Outnumbered  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #164 – Blunt

Title: Outnumbered
Series/Universe: Mississippi 1964
Pairing/Characters: David
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: David and his would be rescuer are outnumbered (AU)
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

David had only a second to gaze in gratitude at his rescuer as a barrage of blunt instruments came at them.

Before the first blow fell the soldier quickly put his fingers in his mouth and let out an ear-splitting whistle.

While David shielded his head as best he could, the soldier managed to grab a bat and wrestle it away from his attacker.

Through the melee, David caught a glimpse of the ringleader's expression as it shifted from exultation to surprise.

David turned and saw five soldiers running into the alley - in uniform and ready for a fight.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on June 19th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I titled this fic after I wrote it - unusual for me - and the title seemed to work with a bit of a wink. The fic starts out with David and the soldier outnumbered four to two, but it ends with the racists outnumbered seven to four. Hehehe

It's only a 100 word drabble, but it would have been nice if I could have tossed in that two of the soldiers are Jewish and a third looks Native American... ;-)

I liked the idea of a soldier traveling with his platoon mates. They'd come when called for (Colby's whistle) and totally jump in without hesitation to save a brother in arms, especially in a clearly unfair fight.


Emma DeMarais
Cynthia: Colby Creeping by angeliksmall1trackmind on June 19th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
Very cool. I like it!
Karen: numb3rs charliebyrons_brain on June 19th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
I really love these snippets...
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on June 19th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I had kind of noticed I'd been leaning towards 200 and 300 word drabbles more so I thought perhaps I should go back to my 100 word roots so I don't lose my chops. ;-)
hear me roarmagisterequitum on June 19th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Totally awesome. I love the little info about the whistle and I have to agree with you about the idea of traveling with his brothers in arms.

Tamanna: one of the good guysswingandswirl on June 19th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, nice one, Emma!

So... David, Colby, Don, Charlie (and isn't *that* an odd image) and Ian. We know three of the new arrivals- any more old friends in the offing?
Jelsemiumjelsemium on June 19th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hee! Here comes the cavalry!

Let's see, if two of the newcomers are Jewish, then I'm guessing that the original rescuer isn't Don. (Colby seems most likely.)

Possibilities for the five: Don, Charlie (? Charlie as a soldier? I'd have a hard time with that) Edgerton as the Native American), Coop would be another guess.

Of course, no one said that all the soldiers were men. So we could have Megan, Terry and/or Liz in the mix as well.

Nice work. I love a story that gives me something to speculate on. :D
fredbassettfredbassett on June 19th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Nice :)
paranoid_womanparanoid_woman on June 22nd, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I liked it! This challenge is a little weird, and it's made the most incredible things come up inside your head.

It was great. That's all I have to say right now. :)