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17 January 2010 @ 04:09 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Partner Boyfriend Family Man  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #246 – Boyfriend

Title: Partner Boyfriend Family Man (Prequel to A Father and Son Tradition)
Series/Universe: A Father and Son Tradition
Pairing/Characters: David/Colby
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call
Summary: David is many things to Colby and his son but he wants to be more
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"So Tyler called you my partner in public." Colby was flitting about the living room cleaning up Tyler's toys after he'd put his son to bed. "It's not like he pointed and shouted 'hey, there's my Daddy's boyfriend' right in the middle of the bullpen at the Bureau."

"I'm not upset with Tyler," David explained. "And it was mostly your decision to not tell anyone at work."

"If we come out it will affect our careers," Colby intoned. "You're on the management fast track…"

David took hold of Colby's arm to get him to stop and pay attention. "I don't care about that. You and Tyler? You're my family, man. You're who I care about."

Colby just gave him his usual wry smile. "So if Tyler called you my boyfriend you wouldn't freak?"

"How about…" David tugged Colby in close by the belt loop, "if Tyler gets to call me your husband?"

After an awkward few seconds of stunned silence, Colby stammered, "You know if I was a girl you'd have to pony up a ring to prove you were serious."

"Then how about two to show just how serious I am?" David pulled a black velvet box out of his pocket and opened it to reveal matching gold wedding bands inside. "I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want Tyler to be my son too. I want to take out an ad in the freaking newspaper to tell the world how happy I am to be married to my best friend. So what do you say? You and me doing the 'for life' thing?"

Colby dropped the toys in his hands and pulled David into an enthusiastic kiss.

"In case you didn't figure it out," he said, grinning madly. "That was definitely a yes."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 18th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
David/Colby proposal fic! I think I might be the first person who's gone there, but I'm not sure. I like it though. I struggled with this (so much so I asked the entire chat room for help at n3_slashchat earlier today - thanks ladies!) to get a final version polished and done.

Very special thanks to betas melissima and t_vo0810 and to the n3_slashchat chatters for their assistance with this fic.


Emma DeMarais
rubynye: David & Colby (seraphina_snape)rubynye on January 18th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Short reply:


Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 18th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
So you liked it then? /snark/


I was hoping you'd see this soon. I keep thinking of you throughout this whole series. ♥
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 18th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I so second that. Every word was perfect. You and David just made my freakin' day.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 18th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks! I don't normally rewrite my drabbles over and over, but this one I did - the final version was so elusive! I'm glad I did though, if only for this high praise from you guys. /big smile/
Tamanna: Colby smileswingandswirl on January 18th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

So them and so freaking adorable. Great job, hon!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 18th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad it worked out in the end. You guys really helped me fine tune it. :-)
Dani: Colby smileumbralillium on January 18th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
Oh, YES! That's it. Perfect! *beams*
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 18th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad the new version works better. Thanks!
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on January 19th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
so, yeah, we DON"T have enough proposal!fic!!! this is awesome. i pictured colby really trying to feel david out to see if he's upset. and david's take-no-shit attitude is. the. best.

lillyglillyg on January 19th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Awwww! That was so sweet! Even when I'm not a David/Colby shipper!
I'm gonna awwww you again *winks*