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19 October 2009 @ 05:48 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Sons and Brothers  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge October 2009 Rewind – Parent, Resemblance, Generations, Own

Title: Sons and Brothers
Pairing/Characters: Don/Robin, Don/Kim, Charlie/Amita, OCs
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 400
Spoilers: Seasons 1-5
Summary: Jeremy was twenty months old when a courthouse bombing made Don a widower
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

079. Parent

Jeremy was twenty months old when a courthouse bombing made Don a widower.

The only thing that kept him going in the days after when the footage replayed on the TV over and over was holding his son close, treasuring that piece of Robin he still had with him.

He knew their child's life was in his hands and his hands only now.

He'd never wanted to raise a child in a single parent home, but he didn't want to have someone else raise Jeremy for him either.

So Don quit the FBI and devoted himself to being a father.

136. Resemblance

Jeremy resembled his Uncle Charlie in more ways than one.

He certainly had the same trademark dark curly locks, just as unruly.

At age three Don held Jeremy on his lap as he plunked out a scale on his mother's old piano. Unexpectedly, Jeremy played it back - perfectly.

By age five they were already talking Julliard. He had his uncle's genius, but it showed up in his grandmother's passion for music.

When Amita was offered a position at CERN, she and Charlie packed up for Switzerland. Before they left, Charlie gave Don the keys to the Craftsman - and the deed.

140. Generations

Jeremy was the only grandchild Alan had lived long enough to see born.

Don had been proud that he'd been able to give him that before he passed away.

He would sit by the koi pond on the weekends - missing his father, his mother, his wife -listening to Jeremy play the music the grandmother he never met wrote two generations earlier.

People kept telling him to date, but he had his son and his Interpol consulting work with Charlie and he felt he that was enough.

As his parents before him knew, raising a genius was a job in itself.

052. Own

Jeremy was in his first semester at Julliard when Don got word Kim had been widowed.

He sent his sincere condolences with a bouquet of her favorite flowers. She called to say thank you, surprised he remembered them.

She had a son of her own, Noah, who had gotten into UCLA and she'd moved to Southern California to be near him.

They met for dinner, they reminisced, they talked about what could have been.

A spark was rekindled.

Jeremy and Noah were in their mid-twenties when their parents got married.

And in their late twenties, they both made them grandparents.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 20th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
You know those cool arty fic titles that are like long and lower case and are partial lines of poetry and stuff? Yeah, I suck at that. Thus you getting the lame and boring title of Sons and Brothers because while I normally get the title *before* I write the fic, today I got nada.

I suck at summaries too and often struggle with them, so this time I didn't feel like fighting for a title or a summary (blame my wicked bad insomnia - I wrote this after about four 30 minute sleep sessions between 5AM and noon) so I used the first line as the summary. Anything else probably would have given too much away so I figure at least if I give this away it's the same thing as readers would learn in the first line of the fic anyway.


Emma DeMarais

Edited at 2009-10-20 01:02 am (UTC)
Jestana: #s: Donjestana on October 20th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Aw! I'm sorry Don lost Robin, but at least he had Jeremy and yay for him not being alone at the end! Bittersweet, yet wonderful. *hugs*
Tamanna: don sunshineswingandswirl on October 20th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Ouch, followed by 'aww.' Nice. I'm glad Don was able to find a measure of happiness here. *pets him*
she studied. she climbed. she wrote.: numb3rs- seductiveloozy on October 20th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Aw, that was so sweet :)

I'm not a big fan of Kim but in this scenario it played out nicely... And I love the slashy ending *squee*

Excellent work *hearts*
fyreflyfyrefly101 on October 20th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
That kinda hurt more than I thought it would - I think we tend to expect something to happen to Don, given his line of work, more than Robin. This was lovely, in a very bittersweet way - and all the little details - CERN? And the koi pond, and the reflection of Margaret through the music - all, just so very lovely and sad.