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24 March 2006 @ 12:51 am
Numb3rs Fic: Neapolitan  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #47 - Data

Title: Neapolitan
Pairing/Characters: Charlie, Don
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: Charlie's genius gets inspiration from odd sources
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

'Go back to the data.'

Larry's voice echoed inside Charlie's head, but he couldn't find a pattern in the stacks of spreadsheets before him.

"Having trouble?" Don asked from the doorway.

"Normally I complain about having too little data." Charlie scowled. "Now I'm drowning in it."

"So take a break. Dad bought ice cream."

"What flavor?"


Charlie looked back at the spreadsheets and his face lit up.

"Don! I've got it! The pattern is in the shading of the rows, not in the data itself! See?"

Don looked. "I'll be damned."

"I'm done!" Charlie grinned. "Time for ice cream!"

Karen: numb3rs (Don & Charlie)byrons_brain on March 24th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
awww so wonderful.... but where's the ice cream sex?
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 23rd, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
/points to other LJ/
/clears throat/

Thanks for the inspiring visual there... ;-)

melissimamelissima on March 24th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
That's one of my favorite things about Charlie-- the way his mind makes use of everything. I love this one!
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 23rd, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Yes, I really wanted to try my hand at the fic equivalent of CharlieVision. ;-)

I'm glad you liked it.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 23rd, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks... I'm hoping too...

I get inspiration in odd places like the bathtub and while driving. I think there was a study that showed that human brains are more receptive to that kind of thinking during rote activities like showering. Interesting...