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09 October 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Always Do Always Will  
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Title: Always Do Always Will
Pairing/Characters: Charlie/Billy
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: Billy comes home to the Craftsman in the wee hours of the night
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


An enemy on the road, but a friend in bed.

Billy had been forcing himself to stay awake for the last three hundred miles for the promise of sleeping in his own bed for the first time in almost a week.

Once he took the off-ramp to Pasadena the car just drove itself, as if on autopilot. It knew the way to the Craftsman, sure as he did. No GPS needed, just the last vapors in an almost empty tank to whisk him home.

He parked on the street, hoping not to wake anyone. The porch light was on, ever the hopeful beacon even on the nights he wasn't going to make it back. His key fit in the lock easily and he snapped off the light on his way in, shedding his law enforcement vigilance for the sweet respite of calm that pervaded his haven.

The floorboards creaked as he made his way upstairs. The door squeaked as he opened it. A dim light through the slightly parted blinds was enough for him to find his way to the gun safe, to dequip himself back to a simple civilian.

Boots were placed quietly under the bed, socks thrown in the hamper, jeans and t-shirt tossed on a nearby chair. He'd learned to keep clothes close in earthquake country; one never knew when you'd have to evacuate fast.

Left in just his boxers he slipped between the sheets as stealthily as he could. They were already warmed by the body on the other side of the bed.

"Thought you'd be home hours ago," Charlie mumbled sleepily as he rolled over and curled up against Billy, throwing an arm around his middle as he pillowed his head on Billy's broad chest. "I waited up."

"I'm sorry." Billy placed a kiss in his curls as apology. "I drove as fast as I could."

"Better to drive safe." The arm around him tightened and he felt Charlie press a kiss to his chest before settling back comfortably in his arms. "I want you to come home to me in one piece."

"I always do," Billy told him.

"Promise me you always will," Charlie asked, the worry he was clearly trying to hide betrayed by his tentative voice.

"Always," Billy swore, eyes already starting to close as contentment and sleep warred to win him over. He tucked Charlie into his arms, let out a long breath and let the outside world fall away. "I promise."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Just another fic out of nowhere just because.

Don't expect any of these random fic to be any good or very long, but it's kind of nice to be able to write late at night again so I'm enjoying them while they last.


Emma DeMarais
SamuelJames: Numb3rs-Billy Coopersamueljames on October 10th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Aww, love how comfortable they are with each other and I hope Billy can keep that promise.
Candi: Charlie Flowermustangcandi on October 10th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
I second this comment since it's exactly what I was going to say. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
See, that's the beauty of fiction: in my world I can make sure he does. :-)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
In my world, he most definitely does. :-)

Thanks for reading!
ladygray99ladygray99 on October 10th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥

(And I hope your trip is going well!)
rubynye: Origami (by zeldaophelia)rubynye on October 10th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I love these tender bits you're giving us. :D
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. I think I'm missing it in my life so I'm writing what I most wish for. ♥
One Part Exuberance; Two Parts Obsession: billy smilespenguingal on October 10th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Awww... I love these boys when they're sweet.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Aren't they adorable? They're like chocolate - so hard to resist when they're sweet like this.
fyreflyfyrefly101 on October 10th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
And any snapshot of Charlie and Billy is never, never going to be unwanted. Lovely.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I toyed with quite a few pairings, unsure who I wanted Billy to come home to, but in the end I came back to Charlie as I so often do since they're really lovely together in my mind.
t_vo0810: maxsideglance ohyeaht_vo0810 on October 10th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
:D:D:D:D:D <----- this is me right now. if others could see me, i am pretty sure they would have me committed for looking so insanely happy. <3<3<3<3<3
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Aww! I'm so glad to have brought a smile to your face because you've for sure brought a smile to mine!

/hugs you tight/
devon99 on October 10th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yet another lovely fic, sweetpea x
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. It makes me happy to please you with these. ♥
melissima: Max Lilies Heartmelissima on October 10th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
/happy sigh./ We should all have a Billy who comes home to us.

Brava, my dear.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 10th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)

And yes, can we all have our own Billy/Mack/Dave plz?