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24 January 2009 @ 10:33 am
Numb3rs Fic: Form Follows Function  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #195 – Integrity

Title: Form Follows Function
Pairing/Characters: Charlie, Alan
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: The Craftsman and the Eppes family survive a major earthquake
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

The green fluted bowl rattled.

Margaret's bridal photo fell from the wall.

Glasses tumbled from the cupboard in the kitchen, shattering on the tile floor.

Alan braced himself, clutching the frame of his closet door. Charlie planted himself in the upstairs hallway, silently praying as they rode the rumbling tide of waves beneath them.

Car alarms went off down the street.

Dogs barked wildly.

Books toppled off of Charlie's desk in his room.

When the 6.7 earthquake ended, the house still stood: undamaged. The better part of a century after it was built, the structural integrity of the Craftsman held.

hear me roar: Book & Lionmagisterequitum on January 24th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)

I am always worried that something is going to happen to that house. But I think the love in it and the memories will keep it standing.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 24th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ah spoken like a true California Girl. :-) Went through '89 in a hundred year old house myself. Held up great.
Karen: numb3rs charlie (walk alone)byrons_brain on January 24th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oooh love it!
devon99 on January 24th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Excellent interpretation of the prompt word.
Very nicely done:)
One Part Exuberance; Two Parts Obsession: porn?penguingal on January 25th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Very nice!

(Is it bad that as I was running through my flist I read the heading as "Porn Follows Function"?)
rubynye on January 25th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Good job, house! *cheers for the triumphant house*
Jelsemiumjelsemium on January 27th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yay for the Craftsman! Holding up nicely for a 99 year old!

Thanks for the Earthquake drabble. I luvs Earthquake stories. :-)
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on January 28th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Great story! I'd think it would survive.