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21 January 2010 @ 03:14 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Two Fiancés and an AD  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #247 – Fiancé


Title: Two Fiancés and an AD (Sequel to Partner Boyfriend Family Man)
Series/Universe: A Father and Son Tradition
Pairing/Characters: David/Colby, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call
Summary: David and Colby finally come out at work to announce their engagement
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


David rapped on the Assistant Director's door as Colby fidgeted nervously beside him.

"Come in!"

David opened the door to find Don in a flurry of activity, pulling files, typing on his computer, jotting down notes.

"Um, we were hoping you might have a minute," David began.

Don didn't even look up. "That's about all I have so talk fast."

David and Colby exchanged distressed looks, but David forged on.

"I just, I mean we just wanted to let you know…" he floundered. "You know how we used to joke about Colby and I being married to the job?" He looked to Colby for support.

"David proposed," Colby blurted out. "We're getting married."

"That's great guys," Don said off-hand, still engaged with his tasks. "Be sure to see Human Resources. They'll have a bunch of paperwork for you to fill out."

David and Colby blinked at him and at each other.

"Um. Okay."

They turned to leave and Don burst out laughing.

"You guys! Oh, man! You should have seen your faces!" He pulled them each into a big bear hug in turn. "Congratulations!"

"Thanks," Colby mumbled, looking sheepish.

"About damn time," Don told them, clapping David on the shoulder. "We were beginning to wonder if you were going to step up and make an honest man of Colby."

"You all knew?" David gaped.

Don huffed out a laugh. "This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kind of the worst place to try to hide, surrounded by trained observers." He headed back behind his desk, pulling out a piece of paper and referring to it. "Damn, Charlie won the pool! I should have known his math would work."

"You had a pool?" Colby asked, aghast. "You were betting on us?"

David smiled in understanding. "No, they were betting for us."

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 21st, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Confession
I confess the first version of this fic was almost 500 words long! OMG! I'm usually really close on word count with my drabbles, but this one went *way* over. I liked some of the stuff I had to cut, but 300 is the limit and I have to obey the comm rules just like everyone else at N100.

The title is a riff on Two Men and a Baby which is what they are at this point as Tyler's still very young.

Very special thanks to beta melissima for her assistance with this fic.

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
Jelsemiumjelsemium on January 26th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
I hope you kept the 500+ word version. You can post it somewhere else so we can see it.

Got a laugh out of Don's Non Reaction and the fact that Charlie won the pool. Good work!