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27 December 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Sole Heir  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #296 – Heir

Title: Sole Heir (Sequel to A Minor Milestone)
Series/Universe: Air
Pairing/Characters: Ian/Colby, OMC
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Sniper Zero
Summary: Ian's will contains an unexpected beneficiary
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

'The last will and testament of Ian Thomas Edgerton' the document began.

Colby closed his eyes. "I don't want to read this."

"It's important."

Taking a deep breath, he opened his eyes and scanned the page, trying to get it over with as soon as possible.

Only what he read halted him in his tracks.

"Me? Why me? Sean should be your sole heir! Or Delia!"

Ian put his hand over Colby's, drawing his attention away from the document.

"Because I trust you to take care of both my sister and our son. Because they'll need someone to take care of them. Because I'm a lot older than you and..." Ian's voice trailed off. "I know both of our jobs are dangerous - and there's a provision in case you go first or we both die - but I want us to live a long life together. Unfortunately, that means I'll probably go first. And when that happens, I need to know you'll be there to take care of my family."

"Our family," Colby reminded him. "And yes. I'll be there to take care of Delia and her family and Sean and Sean's family when he finally has one of his own. But I'll also be there to take care of you."

"Not if I go fast."

"Not if I have any say in the matter."

The two faced off in a moment of silence in which they heard Delia pull into the driveway. "I tell you what. I'll accept this? Once you revoke the DNR order I know you have on file. Before I take this on, I need to know you'll fight to stay with us."

Colby held Ian's gaze, not backing down.

"Dads​?" Sean's voice called out.

"In the den!"

"Okay," Ian conceded, nodding. "I'll fight."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 30th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
More Air! I figured I did the rest of the month's prompts in this universe, why not this one?

This one's a bit more somber, but it's the bunny I got for this prompt, so I went with it.

It takes place when Sean's a bit older and - in my mind at least - just before or just after Ian and Colby are married. I can see Delia graduating and getting married herself and even having a baby, yet still keeping up her duties picking up Sean from school and such.

/annoying PSA/ To anyone who has kids out there? Make sure you address their guardianship in your will and make sure people know where your will is in case something should happen. Few things are harder on kids than custody battles and if someone dies intestate that's what their poor children might have to go through if relatives can't agree on what the parents' final wishes as to who to raise their minor children might have been. So love your kids - put their guardianship in your will. Be prepared.

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


Emma DeMarais
rubynye: Galaxyrubynye on December 30th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
*falls over in delighted shock*
lillyglillyg on December 30th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! More! Put 2 alpha male to agree on a decision...
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 31st, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Ow, and, oh, and so sweet.

More please. O_O
Tamannaswingandswirl on December 31st, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
/clutches chest/

OMG, Emma! You scared me with that first line.

But yeah. Totally something they need to think about, especially given their jobs. And I love that with Ian's family he's now got a reason to fight.