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29 October 2009 @ 11:26 pm
Numb3rs Fic: A Little Closer (The Recalculated Remix)  
Written for remixthedrabble Round 7 - Remix of A Little Closer by sororcula
Crossposted to numb3rs_slash

Title: A Little Closer (The Recalculated Remix)
Pairing/Characters: Charlie/Billy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 150
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: Charlie and Billy get caught in the rain and take shelter in a remote cabin
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Other comments are housed at remixthedrabble.

"Guess you miscalculated that 'shortcut'…" Billy's so close Charlie can feel his exhalation ghost across his cheek as Billy lowers his voice, that southern rumble sparking through his body like the lightning that's flashing in the pouring rain outside the cabin. "Professor…"

"I just…" Charlie stammers, flustered as Billy steps into his personal space, heart rate quickening as he moves a little closer. "…didn't have all of the variables…" Billy's hand reaches out and Charlie all but holds his breath as Billy fingers a wet curl. He swallows hard, his Adam's apple bobbing. "That tree…"

"It's all right," Billy soothes, fingers grazing his neck. "Doesn't matter." They should be cold after getting caught in the rain, but the heat coming off Billy - coming off himself too, Charlie realizes - is making the small cabin feel close, making his nerve endings prickle like Billy's under his skin. "We're inside now."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 30th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
This fic was written for Round 7 at remixthedrabble. The original author was my friend and erstwhile neighbor sororcula whose fic I remixed was A Little Closer. I had really hoped to get assigned to her because I had a specific fic in mind to remix (The Megan-centric Rewind Series Mad Mission), but alas once I put myself to the task I couldn't manage to distill it down to a drabble I'd be happy with it, so I let that fic stand - untouchable. The little Charlie/Billy nugget felt full of possibility though and since I had easily chosen Mel's Charlie/Billy to remix already I decided to let my affection for the pairing win out so I chose A Little Closer to play with.

FWIW this is an extremely rare drabble that's not on the 100s. (It might be my only one.) For all the proper drabble comms I've been involved with, I don't think I've ever published anything that wasn't 100, 200 or 300 words spot on. I kind of don't count remixthedrabble as a proper drabble comm since they allow up to 500 word fic, so I figured I could write this to 150 and not tweak too hard over it. ;-)

As mentioned before, a few of us have been tossing around the idea of a Numb3rs only remixathon. I'd like to hear if anyone's interested in remixing within the Numb3rs fandom only - drabbles most likely, but not necessarily.


Emma DeMarais
SamuelJamessamueljames on October 30th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
Lovely cosy feeling created here, layered with sensual undercurrents.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 30th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The original just had so much potential in it I couldn't resist going there.