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06 February 2010 @ 11:52 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Fantasy, Reality (The Wordless Remix)  
Written for numb3rs100 Holiday Drabble Remixathon - Remix of Fantasy, Reality by penguingal/Challenge #005 – Fantasy

Title: Fantasy, Reality (The Wordless Remix)
Pairing/Characters: Don/Charlie
Rating: R
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: None
Summary: Don marvels as his most secret fantasy unexpectedly becomes reality
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Don opened his mouth - to protest, question, marvel... But Charlie laid a finger over his lips: no speaking.

He shifted into Don's lap, kissing him as he molded their bodies together until they fit like they were created as two pieces of a puzzle.

Don's hands slipped under Charlie's shirt, seeking what he most craved as proof this was real: skin. He reveled in the feel of warmth and the flex of back muscles that proved this wasn't just one of his best fantasies, born in the back of his mind, never to come to light.

Charlie was kissing him. Charlie was straddling him.

Charlie wanted him the way Don wanted Charlie.

And he wanted him, but not like this, not on the couch. As if he understood, Charlie rose with him to edge towards the bedroom, neither of them able to take their hands off the other long enough to speed their progress.

Clothing fell like breadcrumbs in a trail to the bed, shed like a second skin of reservations and tossed aside carelessly like wrapping paper from a gift.

As Charlie's back hit his sheets, Don gazed down at the naked body splayed out before him. Charlie met his eyes and Don felt the boundless love shining in them like a caress.

Sinking inside was a revelation, bodies joining with such innate perfection that ecstasy came effortlessly. Twin voices gasped familiar names with fresh meaning, long denied need released creating a pinnacle of pleasure, matching hands gripping matched bodies in one final shudder of completion.

In the quiet after Charlie made to speak, only Don put his finger on his lips to halt him.

He pulled up the covers on the bed and tucked Charlie into his side.

Sweet sleep now.

The harsh light of day could wait.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on February 7th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
This fic was written for the Holiday Drabble Remixathon at numb3rs100. The original author was penguingal whose fic I remixed was Fantasy, Reality.

It's the third part of a three part series, best read in order: All In, Not a Word and Fantasy, Reality.

I really liked the dialogue free nature of All In and Not a Word so I thought it might be interesting to write a dialogue free version of Fantasy, Reality rather than changing some other aspect in the remix. I also decided to go for a slow vibe rather than the frantic urgency Mags had in hers to make it different in yet another way. I had a hell of a time making it 300 words though! At one point I was edging up on 600 words and had to do major surgery to get me down to the triple drabble ballpark.

I confess I really dislike punctuation in my fic titles, but I comfort myself in the knowledge that I didn't choose this title and that I'm just copying the original. No harm, no foul.

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

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


Emma DeMarais

Edited at 2010-02-07 08:05 am (UTC)
rubynye on February 7th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
I love them when they're wordless. Mmmm.
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on February 7th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I second Ruby. The boys are best when they are using their mouths for things other than talking. :D Great job, sweets. I love the slow, sweet, savoring feel of the piece. A lovely homage to the original. <3
devon99 on February 7th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I really liked this my dear, especially:

shed like a second skin of reservations

such a lovely line.
One Part Exuberance; Two Parts Obsessionpenguingal on February 8th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
This is so wonderful! I've never been remixed before! It feels pretty awesome. And I really like the approach you took with this. :D :D :D

And anything that gets them into the bedroom and fucking makes me a happy penguin.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 8th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked this!

It's kind of cool getting remixed, seeing your story through someone else's eyes. I was happy you signed up because I definitely wanted to play in your sandbox. /grins/

Thanks so much!
SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Don/Charliesamueljames on February 12th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous writing.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on February 12th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! The original was rather inspiring. :-)
Polaris Aphroditefree_anam_girl on February 20th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
wow an amazing story
jen20041369_13 on May 15th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
loved it you write beautifully
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 15th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's hard to go wrong when the original is so good, you know?