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14 July 2008 @ 10:10 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth  
Written for numb3rs100 Summer of Sin/Seven Deadly Sins Challenge – Sloth

Title: Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth
Series/Universe: Seven Deadly Sins
Pairing/Characters: David, Alan, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Seasons 1-3
Summary: David is too late to prevent the Judge's attack at the Eppes house
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Mr. Eppes?"

David stepped through the unlocked door of the Craftsman and peered inside. The air was still and the only sound that could be heard was that of distant lawnmowers coming in through the open back door.

After a brief circuit searching the house, David headed out back. Once he stepped onto the terrace he saw Alan sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs facing the koi pond.

"Mr. Eppes! I've been looking for you..."

As he started towards him David saw a leaf fall from the tree above and land on the old man's shoulder. When Alan didn't brush it away, David's brow furrowed in confusion.

He walked up, expecting to find him napping, but as he approached he noticed Alan's lap was filled with leaves - as if they'd fallen there and gone unnoticed.

David's gaze lifted to Alan's face and his breath caught in his throat.

The word SLOTH had been written in mud across Alan's forehead.

The words, now dried and crackling, shed flakes of dirt on Alan's cheeks and shirt as his eyes stared forward, his face expressionless.

David's shoulders slumped, defeated. "Damn it! Not him too..."

And then Alan blinked.

It took only a few seconds to call 911 and only a couple of minutes to update Megan as he waited for help to arrive.

His cell rang just as as the paramedics loaded Alan into the ambulance.


"David, it's Don."

"Don, are you okay?"

"I need you to meet me at 3820 Overland in Culver City, Apartment 202. Get there as soon as possible."

"I'm on my way!" David ran for his car. "What's going on?"

"The Judge got to Colby and my Dad. There's only one Deadly Sin left and I think I know who he'll try to kill for Lust..."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 15th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I confess I rewrote this fic a little bit to make it seem like Alan might be dead. So sue me! I was trying to come up with a summary and figured what the hell, everyone knows I'm after Alan this time, let's not be coy. And then I thought what's so bad about coy? ;-)

So I came up with a summary and rewrote a few lines in the fic so there was a brief moment where David thought he was dead - and perhaps some readers did too. /grins/

So Alan's just paralyzed (and yeah it's only temporary since they can get the drug causing the paralysis out of his system), but it seems oddly ironic to punish slothfulness (in the form of early retirement in Alan's case) with paralysis. I guess you don't appreciate the ability to get up and do things until someone takes it away...

Alan lives! That means one more death yet to go! Place your bets for who dies in the finale: Lust!


Emma DeMarais
paranoid_womanparanoid_woman on July 15th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! Alan lives! Whew!!

Who will be the last one to die??? Ohh, I can't wait to read that! And besides, it's Lust! *g*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on July 17th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
Dun DUN!

Yeah, I couldn't kill off Alan. He's too nice. :-)