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27 June 2011 @ 05:26 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Crazy from the Heat  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #321 – Desert

Title: Crazy from the Heat
Pairing/Characters: Colby, Dwayne, OCs
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: The Mole
Summary: It gets really hot in Afghanistan, hotter than Louisiana
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Dang! It sure is hot in the desert!"

"Jesus, not again."

Colby pulled his gaze away from the binoculars, wiped the sand from his sweaty brow and gave Dwayne a warning glance.


Private Pete Charbonneaux whipped off his army issue cap with a flourish, using it to fan himself - a useless task considering the lack of any sort of cool air.

"I tell you!" He spouted, ignorant of the reactions of his platoon-mates. "It don't get nowhere near as hot back in Louisiana! And it gets damn hot there!"

"Shut up," Javier mumbled from down the line, clutching his water bottle as if he could suck some sort of coolness out via osmosis. "We all know how hot is is."

"Can I shoot him?" Dwayne asked Colby under his breath. "Or at least throttle him to keep him quiet? Come on, please. You know everyone else wants to."

"No," Colby chided.

"When I was a boy we had the hottest summer on record! Hottest for a hundred years! And this is still hotter!"

"I wonder if mass annoyance is cause for mutiny," Dwayne mused aloud. "I suppose we could claim we all went mad in this heat that's so much," he raised his voice almost to yelling, "hotter than it is back in Louisiana!"

"That's what I've been saying!" Pete exclaimed.

Dwayne reached for his gun, but Colby put a hand out to stop him.

"Charbonneaux, you remember the latrines at base camp?"

Pete wrinkled his nose. "Yeah."

"So help me," Colby tried to keep a straight face as Dwayne smirked beside him, "if you don't shut up about the heat I'm going to assign you to cleaning duty so you can see how much you like spending the hot days in a shithole instead of a foxhole."

Rilla: Colby shadesrillalicious on June 28th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
Awww, I love it! I've always loved that Colby/Dwayne banter, and I could totally feel the heat as I read! Great job, Emma!
ladygray99ladygray99 on June 28th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
:-) This is really cute. It's always interesting to see bits with Dwayne and Colby being happy before everything goes to hell.
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on June 28th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
Louisiana love <3333333
Ameliacgfan06 on June 29th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Yes louisiana love.

Ayeshabrowngirl on June 28th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
*cheers, laughing* Oh, happier days, Colby, though I know you don't believe it right now.
Tamannaswingandswirl on June 29th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
/dies laughing/

oh, man, I needed that laugh. Thanks!
Candi: Soldier!Colbymustangcandi on July 1st, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA. I love Colby in Charge. RAWR. And this was a lovely glimpse of Colby and Dwayne before every thing goes to hell. Great job!