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17 May 2006 @ 01:13 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Twenty-One  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #55 - Birthday


Title: Twenty-One
Pairing/Characters: Charlie, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: None
Summary: Charlie waited a long time to finally turn twenty-one
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


Charlie had walked into the bar all cocky, daring someone to card him. They let him in, they served him a beer and didn't even blink when he ordered a shot of tequila.

By the time Don arrived, Charlie was having trouble calculating the ratio of alcohol to body weight.

"Didn't even card me," he slurred, slouched into a booth with a disappointed frown.

"Yeah well, this bar has a bad rep for serving minors," Don said. "Let me take you somewhere where there's no way you could have gotten in yesterday when you were still twenty."

Charlie beamed.

"Cool."

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Cearesceares on May 17th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Cute. Ah the pleasure of being carded once you turn 21-*g* It gets surprisingly annoying at 31, and then of course in about 10 yrs you wish someone would card you again.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 30th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Sadly since I don't drink I almost never got the joy of being carded, but it was fun when trying to get into clubs at least.

Thanks,

Emma
Cearesceares on May 31st, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
The funny thing is, I don't drink either, but I've been sent to purchase drinks and tobacco products for other people frequently. Once I hit my thirties, I wasn't even taking my id and would have to go back for it. Now I'm brushing 38, I'm like-hey! I haven't been carded lately.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on June 1st, 2006 07:50 am (UTC)
Oh, my friends totally know better than to ask me to buy that sort of stuff for them. The most I'll do is loan them a twenty if they're low on cash and we're going out dancing. I turn a blind eye to the fact they're buying alcohol with it and it works out fine.

I did get carded paying for my mom's groceries once which was cool since I'm *cough* quite out of my 20s. ;-)

-Emma
Walking Liability: Numb3rs: Don in Shadowsasemic on May 17th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I remember the feeling of buying a drink legally. That was a defining moment for me. Although I've been drinking since I was 18 because of Canada. Bless that country.

I love how Don is worried but doesn't show it. It's sweet that he's taking him somewhere else. :beams: That's our Eppes.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 30th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
That's our Eppes.

Yes, it's why we love them.

Now here's hoping TPTB give us more great Eppes family moments in S3 since they were a bit light (for me) in S2.

Glad you liked it.

-Emma
just abi: Charliejustabi on May 17th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
*giggle* Don is awesome.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 30th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
He is, at least in my fic. He was a bit of an ass for a few episodes on the show but I seem to be able to forgive him. :-)

-Emma
You not mai best fren: wee bit drunkorlisheart on May 17th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love that Don is on top of things. ♥

It must be weird though not to be legally able to drink until 21. I am Canadian and as asemic mentioned the legal age is 18 or 19 depending on the province.
NV: Numb3rs - Geek Loveneur0vanity on May 20th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Fuck, I'm taking your icon.

Canadians get to have all the fun.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 30th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love that Don is on top of things.

You trying to give me ideas? ;-)

I once looked up the legal drinking ages across the world and the U.S. is definitely in the minority. Of course we had Prohibition not that long ago in the scheme of things...

-Emma
Tellitelligirl on May 18th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Hilarious. Don showing up at the last minute to take Charlie to a real bar and get carded, just great.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 30th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, trust Don to be Charlie's tour guide to normal rites of passage in life. :-)

Thanks,

Emma