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01 August 2010 @ 11:57 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Buenas Noches  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge July 2010 Rewind – Margaritas/Cinco de Mayo, Darts, Possibility/Probability, Smug

Title: Buenas Noches
Series/Universe: After Sundown
Pairing/Characters: Don/Billy, Don/Kim, Billy/Kim
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 400
Spoilers: Counterfeit Reality, Man Hunt
Summary: After four good nights out Billy's definitely getting to know Kim
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

012. Margaritas/Cinco de Mayo

No cop bars: that's Billy's only rule for his vacation visit to New Mexico.

Don and Kim take him to their favorite local Mexican place: half-restaurant half-cantina with killer margaritas. He scoffs at the Cinco de Mayo posters all over the walls, noting that it's the dead of summer not May.

Don, smirking, points out the name of the place is El Cinco de Mayo.

Billy lets out a hearty laugh at that and feels something release deep inside him.

He never really could let go with anyone else but Don.

Kim? She's still an unknown.

For now.

204. Darts

Billy knows he can beat Don at darts so he challenges Kim.

She suggests a bet too casually so he turns down that action - his instincts never wrong.

Kim nails three bulls-eyes in a row then downs a shot of tequila, eyes bright and challenging, body language defiant yet softened by a sly quirk of her lips.

If they'd met under different circumstances... Billy's imagination roams where his hands aren't allowed: over rounded curves, through silky auburn waves, down those slender legs...

He might have come lusting after Don, but Kim's damn good eye candy too.

Look, but don't touch...

011. Possibility/Probability

They head out to play pool, Don and Kim competing as Billy supposedly referees. It's cramped in the pool hall and Kim keeps having to skim past Billy as he holds up the wall.

Three body brushes later Billy begins to think it's possible that Kim's doing this on purpose.

His pride won't let her see she's getting to him, but any other woman and they'd be tearing each other's clothes off in the back room by now.

The fourth time she holds his eyes as her breasts skate across the arms folded over his chest.

Definitely not an accident.

116. Smug

They wait in the balmy night air for a cab home.

Kim's well draped over Don, looking smug, making it very clear that he's her property.

A pair of women leaving the bar together give Billy an appreciative glance, but before he can turn on the charm Kim shifts, putting herself between them and Billy.

She tugs him closer as if to be heard better, but she's staking her claim in front of the women: not just on Don, on him.

A flush of arousal hits hard, possibilities swirl around them and Billy realizes this night is far from over.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on August 2nd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
I confess this didn't turn out anywhere near as good as I'd hoped.

I got good beta comments, but I couldn't make anything happen with it even after a couple of rewrites. I think my brain's still numb from my math final exam, so I'm putting this fic out as is with hopes I can cap off the After Sundown series with something decent for After Sunrise.

AFAIK This is the first time I've set a Rewind Series in an existing universe. It's particularly surprising to me that I've set it in one of my N100 one month's prompts drabble universes. I suppose this old dog still has a few tiny new tricks, eh?

(It's also the first time since we instituted Rewinds that I didn't get it posted in the same month as the prompts were first announced. Clearly I'm falling down on the job!)

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


Emma DeMarais
SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Billy Coopersamueljames on August 7th, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
I like the flirty thread running through these and Billy's reactions.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on August 7th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Billy + Flirty = Yum (always!)