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26 September 2008 @ 04:33 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Under Fire  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #178 – Combat

Title: Under Fire
Pairing/Characters: Nikki
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: New character press release for Season 5
Summary: Nikki enjoys the adrenaline rush of combat
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

South Central LA gang turf is a real war zone, so this? Is nothing.

The gun in her hand feels good, feels right.

Adrenaline fills her, fuels her with the thrill of combat, of knowing she could be in a shooter's sights right now.

She's too out in the open, no cover.

The crack of the gun comes from nowhere, the explosion against her back, the pain…

She drops to the ground, angry at herself for failing to survive.

She radios her team leader.

"I'm hit!"

It's all over.

And she'd been having such a good time at paintball today…

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 26th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)

Oh, come on! Don't tell me someone *else* has already written Nikki Betancourt or whatever her last name is this week. /grins/

/is still annoyed about the Nikki Davis thing/

A bit of LOL trivia. The woman who played (and I use that term loosely) Nikki Davis on Numb3rs has a very short IMDB resume, yet the last name of one of her roles: Granger. Hahaha!


Emma DeMarais
Candi: word poetrymustangcandi on September 27th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I'm highly amused by this because so far both my attempts at this prompt have been foiled by other writer's. First, devon99 posted the "Checkmate" fiasco with Don and Charlie - I had the same premise with David and Colby. And now, I was working on a paintball battle between these two - and here we have Nikki, being a sneaky little shyster. haha. I LOVE IT!

I'm really anxious to see her character. I imagine very much that she will be like this drabble. I think she'll be serious but she'll also know when to have fun. Colby better watch out though - she could become the next face of smug. *looks around*

Love love love it. As always, nice job. :)

*goes back to the drawing board*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 27th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Noo! I didn't mean to swipe your bunny! /feels bad/

FWIW I'd love to see them do paintball. Colby deserves a day of fun (though I prefer him surfing because HELLO pretty, which of course David would be too wearing just swim trunks.)

It will definitely be interesting to see if she gets to share the cool lines with Colby or if they put them in snarkfests together.

Glad you liked it!
Candi: Colby at Work yet againmustangcandi on September 27th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
No need to feel bad about the bunny my dear... I've been struggling with both those ideas to make them work so I believe the bunny wasn't meant for me anyway. I have something - I'm just not happy with it... yet. I have until Monday. ;p

*never imagined David in swim trunks...

*has now gone to a very happy place...
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 27th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
I've written pool party fic so I've been there, seen that and enjoyed very much. /nods vigorously/
Candi: Colby mustangcandi on September 27th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
I uh... yeah... I'm quite lost in that imagery.

There may be some shirtless beach porn written because of this. haha.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 27th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)

Now that I think about it? I think I wrote pool party fic *twice*. LOL

(And surfing fic at least once.)

So I'm on board!
paranoid_womanparanoid_woman on September 27th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm starting to get excited about this character will all the great fics about her I'm reading lately! As always, great job, Emma! I really liked it.

I love this kind of stories! *g*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 27th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
What? Someone else has written her? Where?

/wanted to be first/
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on September 27th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Great story! I hadn't heard about the character yet, but I like how you wrote this.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 27th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! Someone had to replace Megan, but so far I'm not happy. I don't think the team needs another adrenaline addict and it does need a profiler - which it is not getting. Grr...

We'll see a week from now how she does work out.
browngirl on September 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
If she's half as interesting as you've made her here, she'll win me right over.

(Ruby from her other acct.)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on September 29th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Zoe! I prompted her over at rounds_of_kink (something along the lines of Dean in Back Alley Therapy) so I hope someone decides to write her. :-)

I hope I like Nikki too. I'm just wary.

Not to worry, I recognize your alter ego now. Hehehe (Not sure how many people know mine though.)