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12 January 2010 @ 11:58 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Green (The Honky Tonk Remix)  
Written for numb3rs100 Holiday Drabble Remixathon - Remix of Green by cardiac_logic/Challenge #19 – Color

Title: Green (The Honky Tonk Remix)
Pairing/Characters: Colby/Liz
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Judgment Call, Longshot
Summary: Colby does something unexpected but Liz decides she likes the result
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Green." Liz blinked at Colby's bedroom as she leaned against the door frame. "You painted your bedroom green."

"I like green," Colby said with a shrug, plopping down on the edge of the bed. "It's soothing, like being in nature. And hey, I told you to bring me paint chips if you had suggestions…"

"I was busy," Liz protested. "And I didn't think you were serious about doing it last weekend. Or about letting me have any say in the decision."

"I would have!" Colby told her. He reached over and tugged her belt loop to pull her nearer and she moved to stand before him next to the bed. "Hey, people tend to spend more time in places they like the looks of…"

"So Agent Granger," Liz drawled playfully, wrapping her arms around Colby's neck. "Are you implying that you're hoping I'll spend more time in your bedroom?"

Colby slipped his hands under her shirt at the small of her back, tugging her in closer so she stood between his legs as he gazed up at her.

"Yep. That's pretty much where I'm going with it."

Liz huffed out an amused chuckle, smirking.

"I think that could be arranged…"

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 13th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
This fic was written for the Holiday Drabble Remixathon at numb3rs100. The original author was cardiac_logic whose fic I remixed was Green.

The original fic was Charlie/Larry and for reasons I'm not quite sure of (other than the fact that Colby's about the only person I can envision liking the color green) I decided to remix it as Colby/Liz. Amusingly it didn't hit me until after I was done writing it that I'd taken a C/L fic and remixed it as a C/L fic! Hee! (Is it just me or do smart TV producers make sure *not* to duplicate first initials so as to facilitate pairings shorthand?) Even more amusing, cardiac_logic is also a CL! LOL!

The funky remix title (as remixthedrabble calls the part in the parentheses) comes from the episode canon where a honky tonk bar in the valley is mentioned as a place Colby hangs out.

Hope you like the remix CL and thanks for all your lovely fic at N100 over the years!


Emma DeMarais
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 13th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
>(Is it just me or do smart TV producers make sure *not* to duplicate first initials so as to facilitate pairings shorthand?)
not sure...but I've seen in a lot of How To Write books, that one should always give each character different initials from everyone else.
Annasummere7 on January 13th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I like this pairing. And I find all of those C's & L's equally amusing. :)

Nice work!
rodlox: Parkerrodlox on January 13th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
sand is found in nature too, Colby. you think about a sand-colored room? ;)

>"Yep. That's pretty much where I'm going with it."
no beating around the bush with him, no sirree bob.

excellent drabble!
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on January 19th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
just *another* reason i love colby! he's just that considerate! and loving and plan-ful... ::snuggles colby::
cardiac_logiccardiac_logic on March 5th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
OK, fail on my part for not commenting on this sooner. I had sort of taken a break from lj and only just now happened back upon this.

Anyway, what a fun remix, and I'm flattered to have been remixed by you :) The Colby/Liz banter is very cute, and I think their playful nature works well with the original drabble's scenario. It's fun to see drabbles taken out for another spin, and I especially like to see old Larry/Charlie fics get remixed because they were my first OTP (in any fandom), and they hardly ever get any love anymore (including from me), so it's nice that they at least get to bring some other couples some fun :P Also, it's fun to see how differently Larry and Colby communicate similar ideas, haha.

And I am also amused by the C/L factor :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on March 5th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
NP on the delay. LJ vacations are quite common and IMHO healthy. I'm just glad you liked what I did and were amused by the whole CL thing like I was. /grins/ Green was a nice little drabble and I tend to like little domestic moments in fic so it kind of called to me. I don't go much for writing Charlie/Larry, but I definitely liked the vibe of yours. I just couldn't see anything new I could bring to the fic keeping that pairing. Ergo, het. /grins/