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23 February 2006 @ 02:06 am
Numb3rs Fic: Come Back and Stay  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #44 - Taste


Title: Come Back and Stay
Pairing/Characters: Don/OFC
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: Don knows he should go home but he doesn't want to
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


"Stay."

"I can't," Don soothed. "I have work in the morning."

He kissed her, closed the door and left.

+

She turned on the radio as she slipped into bed.

'Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth...'

She lay back, licked her lips and smiled.

+

Don turned on his car radio at a stoplight.

'Still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed...'

He listened to the song for a moment then quickly pulled a u-turn.

+

"You came back..."

Don kissed her closed eyelids gently.

"Why?"

Don kissed her forehead.

"There's still more of you to kiss..."

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on February 23rd, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
Confession
Quoted lyrics are from Cannonball by Damien Rice.

Come Back and Stay is the title of a Paul Young song. I struggled for a title that had something to do with taste, but what kept hitting me was the first word she says juxtaposed with what she says when he returns.

/rant/
I seriously spent over an hour looking for a link to lyrics for Come Back and Stay to no avail. It seems all the lyrics web sites care more about their advertising revenue than actually posting lyrics since almost all of them had the same typos in them. I care too much about lyrics and I wasn't willing to link to a site that had wrong lyrics *and* a ton of ads. So I listened to the song myself and pieced together what I think might just be the only correct lyrics on the whole damn Internet. (And no, the official Paul Young site has no lyrics. It says 'coming soon'. Hell, the song's like 2 decades old by now. If you don't know the words well enough to post them by now, I'm not holding out much hope for the future.) I'll post the lyrics in a separate comment so I can delete them later if I get in trouble for this. Frankly, I'd think Paul Young would be happy to have one decent copy of his song out there.
/grumbles/
Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest....
/end rant/

FWIW, I had no particular woman in mind for this fic. I'm hopeful TPTB will provide one soon enough.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on February 23rd, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Come Back and Stay Lyrics
Come Back and Stay
(Paul Young)

Since you've been gone
I shut my eyes
And I fantasize
That you're here with me

Will you ever return?
I won't be satisfied
Till you're by my side
Don't wait any longer
(Come back)

Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time

You said goodbye
I was trying to hide
What I felt inside
Until it passed me by

You said you'd return
You said that you'd be mine
Till the end of time
Well don't wait any longer!

Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time
(Come back and stay)

Oh, since you've been gone
Opened my eyes
And I realize
What we had together

Will you ever return?
Or have you changed your mind
If you want to stay mine
Just love me forever
Love me forever

Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Why don't you come back?
Please hurry
Why don't you come back?
Please hurry

Just come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time
Come back and stay for good this time

Don't ever leave...


Karen: Charlie (Numb3rs)byrons_brain on February 23rd, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
Very sweet...
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 13th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Thanks... /hands byrons_brain a brownie/
Karen: Numb3rs (Don)byrons_brain on April 13th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Mmmmmmmmmmm, yummy brownie... ::hugs::
cat_willow (Jan): 0cat-Black polar fleece cat w green bordcat_willow on February 23rd, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Emma writes het! *happy grin* This is a lovely story. Great use of song lyrics, esp. since you had to work so hard for them.

I had no particular woman in mind for this fic. I'm hopeful TPTB will provide one soon enough.

Oh, not Nadine? *innocent eyes*
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cat_willow (Jan)cat_willow on February 24th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
*sputters Pepsi out nose, wheeze, cough*

"We don't need no stinkin' badgers."
- Cheech or Chong
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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 13th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
Ach! I fell under the spell of the original badger video *and* the football version! It's both hypnotic and addictive in the worst possible way.

Snake! A snake! Ooh, it's a snake!
Mushroom! Mushroom!
and
England! England!
Football! Football!
Goal! It's a goal! Ooh, it's a goal!

Check out the Football version as well. I found it even more addictive than the original. (The captions for the U.K. map are really funny if you can read them fast enough.)

Oh and BTW, I have to say...
"We don't need no stinking *badges*!"
LOL!

-Emma
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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 13th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
I just went and watched the Kenya one. Very funny and cute!

I liked the Snoreway joke and "Holy Crap. Lions! Tours" sign on the bus.

And some Norway dissing, which is always nice :P

Spoken like a true Swede. /snicker/

I'll have to check out more of their site later. I just can't seem to go there and not want to watch the badgers. ;-)

Thanks,

Emma
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 19th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
FYI they've got Kenya *stuffed toys* now!

Oh we've got (stuffed) lions... ;-)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 13th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Well it can be Nadine if *you* want it to be, but I'll pass thanks. ;-)

Emma writes het!

Oh my. Do I really have that bad of a slash rep that it's an event when I write het or gen? Really, much of my fic is family friendly fare, I just mark them all NC-17 for safety's sake so minors don't accidentally click from one fic to another and end up with something they shouldn't read.

I do love both these songs, but I feel perturbed on behalf of Paul Young that his song is so butchered on the web. Here's hoping his official site webmaster gets off their duff and posts the lyrics this year.

Thanks,

Emma
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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 13th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I have seen the icon, but I'm a big Damien Rice fan so that's the impetus for the fic, not the icon.

Get the whole album if you haven't already. It's wonderful. If you don't trust me, ask Ley. She'll vouch for DR as well. Volcano is my favorite but Cannonball is the most well known song, I'd guess. I think she likes the song Delicate most of all.

It's an album I strongly recommend.

Thanks for the comments.

-Emma
rubynye: Don (by weirdkid624)rubynye on October 1st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
(still rummaging. Am on lunch break.)

This one is nifty no matter what face we put to that mysterious lady. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 1st, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I love both songs and I like trading different women in. I rather like it as Karen Fisher though.