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09 May 2011 @ 06:33 pm
Numb3rs Fic: A Firm Hand  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #314 – Touch

Title: A Firm Hand
Series/Universe: A Firm Hand
Pairing/Characters: Don/Ian
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Sniper Zero
Summary: Ian knows what Don needs when he's in that dark place again
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Hands reach out, to soothe, to console, but that's not what Don wants right now.

He brushes them away, refusing the respite they offer.

The cordite still lingers, the stench of violence staining his hands - lethal hands that have taken yet another life today.

Don once dreaded losing himself when his kills got into the double digits.

Then he met Ian.

As he heads to his car a hand reaches out, grasping his bicep hard - almost hard enough to bruise.

Don sinks into Ian's firm touch.

This is what he needs.

This is the only person who understands.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 10th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
I think it's about time for me to write a Don/Ian drabble series. This month's prompts (and Challenge Pairing) have inspired me to write the pairing, which I've always liked.

So get set for a five part Don/Ian series! I've no idea what's to come at this point, but there's a decent chance it won't stay PG13. ;-)

(Then again, I do enjoy my PG13 porn. Hehehe)

ETA: This fic is #701 on my list of Numb3rs fic! (700 went to Penance, the sequel to Sin, which is in progress). So officially over 700 fic started in one fandom! /marvels/


Emma DeMarais

Edited at 2011-05-10 01:39 am (UTC)
melissimamelissima on May 10th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Yay go you! I have no words to describe how awesome 700+ fic is.

I know better than to wish you 700 more, so....here's to - more? Lots more!

Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
LOL How about more in each of my fandoms? They each deserve a tiny bit of love.
melissima: Garcia ooomelissima on May 10th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Oooh. Good things here, and good things to come, I can tell. :D

I love this dynamic of alpha male hierarchy, and you do it *so* well!

/waits with bated breath for the next bit/
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hee! I like the baited breath combo with that Garcia icon. /adores/
tres_mechante: fic comment - high-fivetres_mechante on May 10th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
comment - a firm hand
Poor Don, afraid to lose himself. But Ian is definitely strong enough to ground/centre him. I really like the tone of this, and am looking forward to more.

Thank you for sharing this!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: comment - a firm hand
Thank you for reading! I really enjoy Don/Ian and I forget how many other people like that pairing until I publish some.
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 10th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
See, this is one of the unfortunate aspects I find in fan fiction. Once people decide something it's kind of a done deal - facts be damned. Once this fandom started using the cordite thing to be evocative, it didn't matter if it wasn't real because it worked.

So yeah, I'm with you on things that should be realistic, but I'm also realistic about how to reach people through the ways they think things should be. It's give and take and I try not to go there too often, but /shrugs/ What can I say? I get weak sometimes. ;-)

P.S. Mel and T are writing an old west/steampunk AU so they would actually have a shot at cordite! (Pun intended! LOL)
cat_13145cat_13145 on May 10th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
yay for Don/Ian! More soon?
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
I hoped you'd like this! And yes, more... now!
fredbassettfredbassett on May 10th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Very evocative of the scene!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And nice to see you here, as always!
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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And ooh! Nice Don icon!
browngirl on May 10th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hee! /hugs you/
cerealkiller0cerealkiller0 on May 12th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
*epic fist pump*

How much do I love this?

Lots. I'm doing a happy dance in my chair right now. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 24th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's so nice to have other people like Don/Ian too. :-)
ladygray99ladygray99 on May 24th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
I could have sworn I comment on this. And any rate uber love for wobbie!Don/Ian