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21 December 2009 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs/Firefly Fic: The Craftsman 2  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #243 – Boat
Crossposted to firefly_plus and n3crossovers

Title: The Craftsman 2 (Sequel to Across the Universe)
Series/Universe: Across the Universe
Pairing/Characters: Don, Charlie, Larry
Rating: PG
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Don and his team take delivery of their new spaceship The Craftsman 2
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

It had been the first thing he'd done after closing the deal to purchase his new ship and as Don ran his hand over the painted words on the hull of his ship - 'The Craftsman 2' - he felt both a rush of nostalgia for the original Craftsman - handed down to him from his father - as well as a flush of excitement that only a new ship could bring.

His crew had worked hard and they'd made good money in their field, done good too, saving kidnap victims and bringing families back together. Don felt proud of the work they did and even more proud to offer his crew a far nicer, and more spacious home, than the Craftsman could offer. A faster ship could help them save more people, take on more jobs and waste less time traveling between planets.

He headed inside for a final tour before take-off, delighting in the fresh and new. He'd never owned a brand new ship before and it felt good to be the first owner to take her out into the black. He ran his hand over every polished surface, thrilled to the thrum of the powerful engines and listened to the excited voices of his crew as they went about their pre-launch duties with a renewed vigor.

He headed to the bridge to find Charlie already situated in the pilot's seat and Larry in the navigator's chair. They turned to him expectantly, both clearly excited at the prospect of testing their new faster ship's limits. Larry had their route up on his screen and Charlie's hands rested lightly over the controls.

Don nodded to his brother, a satisfied expression on his face.

"Let's get this boat in the air."

Charlie grinned, delighted, and prepared for lift-off.

"Yes, Captain!"

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 22nd, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
I was actually supposed to post my Numb3rs/Firefly crossover bigbang starting today, but it's been delayed a tiny bit. Firefly is the only fandom I haven't posted new fic for this year (just crossovers) so I figured I'd sneak them in one more time before the final crossover/fusion fic of the year goes up.

Besides, what's not to love about Don and his team as Browncoats? ;-)


Emma DeMarais
Buggy: SG1 Sam working on thattoomuchfandom on December 22nd, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
Re: Confession

You should poke me every day that I haven't handed it back to you... Things have been hectic and I was slightly (well not slightly just a lot!) distracted by my own fic.

Love this short piece though!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 22nd, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Actually it's going up today and tomorrow unless things go super south because I've got other fic commitments for the rest of December.

Glad you like this one. It was a fun verse so it was nice to revisit it.
rubynye: Can't Take the Sky (by Lilithchilde)rubynye on December 22nd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Fly, kids, fly! *cheers happily*
t_vo0810: don's a happy campert_vo0810 on December 22nd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /applauds/ What a truly awesome fabulous surprise!! Your Numb3rs crew as Browncoats just pleases me to no end. I absolutely adore it! I can't wait to learn more about the characters in their new universe. Charlie as the genius pilot to Don's heroic captain just makes my toes curl with happiness! :D YaY for N3rs/FF Fusion Crossover fics! It really is a truly ingenious idea <3
cerealkiller0cerealkiller0 on December 23rd, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Ok... Firefly + Numb3rs might just be the greatest idea in the history of the universe.

I think I'm in love with this series.