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28 January 2009 @ 12:52 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Strength to Go On  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #196 – Strength


Title: Strength to Go On
Pairing/Characters: Don
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: UP
Summary: When Don thinks he can't do any more he taps a source of inner strength
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


Don was weary, his strength failing, his body rebelling at the demands he made on it.

Yet he kept on.

Keeping families safe... Getting people off the street... It was worthy work.

The weight of the metal in his hand, his tool in this endeavor, was like the weight of an onus his mother had put upon him.

Go and do good in the world.

So instead of sleeping in he'd gotten up early on a Saturday to come with his father and brother to pound nails in the roof of yet another Habitat for Humanity home.

In her memory.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 28th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Confession
A little PSA with an added thank you to everyone who works hard and still volunteers their time on top of it to make the world a better place. You are all heroes.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 28th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
hear me roarmagisterequitum on January 28th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Awww.

Don! I think Margaret is immensly proud of Don from where she is watching.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 28th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Most definitely. She's flipping pancakes with a smile on her face. :-)
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on January 28th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
This is nice. I could see them doing that.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 28th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I totally see them as a service oriented family.
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on January 28th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Well, they've proven that they are in several episodes.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 28th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just not for Habitat for Humanity, although that would be cool.
rubynye: Don (by weirdkid624)rubynye on January 29th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I can *so* see Don and Alan doing that.

Edited at 2009-01-29 12:06 am (UTC)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 29th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh, most definitely for those two. It's Charlie who would bitch and complain about getting up early on a Saturday, though you know he'd do it. Alan would be the king of guilt trips to make it so. /grins/
julietm: Don - seriousjulietm on January 29th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwww!!! I love it!!

I actually wrote a fic with Colby doing Habitat...I am sure he would be more than happy to pitch in to lend a hand in Margaret's memory. : )
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 29th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Awesome! I love what they do. It warms my heart to think of all the people they help and all the people who help them.
Erinstarlettmalfoy on January 29th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
*g* This is so sweet. Don's such a good soul. :) And yes, I can totally see Charlie just bitching about having to get up early, but going along anyway. Lol. Oh, those boys. *hugs them*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 29th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks!

You know it would be good-natured grumbling on his part though. And he does have that advantage of making so much more money than his father and brother combined that he can afford to be charitable with funds more than his time since his time is so valuable he could earn enough money for ten houses in the time it took to build one.

But you know Alan would make him go pound nails anyway. ;-)
paranoid_womanparanoid_woman on January 30th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Very, very, very inspiring.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 30th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! That's nice of you to say.
devon99 on February 1st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Very nicely done, this line especially.

The weight of the metal in his hand, his tool in this endeavor, was like the weight of an onus his mother had put upon him.



Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 1st, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I feared the sentence was too unwieldy, so I'm glad you think it works.