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15 December 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Spousal Support (The New Mojo Remix)  
Written for numb3rs100 2011 Drabble Remixathon - Remix of Spousal Support by dizzydrea/Challenge #344 - Spouse

Title: Spousal Support (The New Mojo Remix)
Pairing/Characters: David, Colby
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call, The Mole, The Janus List, 4x01-4x05
Summary: The partners worry about their old mojo but it's the new mojo that attracts attention
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Come on, Granger. Get your ass in gear."

Reluctantly Colby comes out of the dressing room, already feeling like a mannequin in the expensive tailored suit.

He has to admit when he looks in the mirror that Mr. Xiang's a top notch tailor. For once his shoulders aren't too broad. Still, it's a monkey suit and on a Saturday any tie is too tight.

"God I hate these things," he complains as he sees David behind him giving him a comprehensive look over.

"I don't know, man," David says. "I think that one looks pretty good on you."

Mr. Xiang, who was delighted when Colby greeted him in his native tongue when they first arrived in his Chinatown shop, looks pleased.

"Nín de pèi ǒu xǐ huān zhè yī gè."

Colby freezes, eyes going wide in surprise. "No, no, no," he hastens to explain. "We're just partners. This is for court, that's all."

He feels the flush rise in his face and prays David doesn't ask for a translation.

Mr. Xiang nods as if he understands, though Colby's dead certain he doesn't. "Ah, wéi rán hòu yí shì."

He's mortified now and can't seem to find a way out without offending the little tailor.

The prayers don't work; David finally asks, "What did he say?"

Mr. Xiang looks back and forth between him and David. "You no get married?"

After a split second of awkward silence David starts to laugh so hard Colby thinks he might just fall off his chair.

"It's not funny." Colby's never going to hear the end of this, but it really is funny so he fights back the little smile trying to break its way through.

"It's okay, Cole," David assures him with a playful wink. "I promise not to leave you at the altar."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 19th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
This fic was written for the 2011 Drabble Remixathon at numb3rs100. The original author was dizzydrea whose fic I remixed was Spousal Support.

There's just not enough David and Colby fic in the fandom. Plenty of Colby, don't get me wrong, but I really enjoy David and Colby being married... to the job... (right!) in canon. Drea made her fic a nice way to play off that canon: it acknowledges the post Janus List tension, it gives us what we really enjoy about their partner banter and it nods to their 'date'. How could I resist?

I admit I don't think I did much other than a POV shift since I kept the original dialogue, but I had a good time with it and if it helps people go read Drea's original drabble (and the rest of her fic! Go welcome her to the fandom as a new author this year!) then I'm happy. (Bonus! She remixed one of my drabbles - also a Colby and David!)

Hope you like the remix Drea and thanks for joining us at N100 this year!


Emma DeMarais
Andrea: audreysqueedizzydrea on December 20th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Oh my gaaaaaaaa! I'm incoherent with squee!

I just logged on a few minutes ago, and this was waiting for me! Is it Christmas yet? 'Cuz seriously, this is the best Christmas present, ever!

Seriously, that was hysterical! I love, love, love Colby's point of view. And this is way more funny than mine (of course, that could just be because I've read it one too many times). It honestly never occurred to me to do it from Colby's point of view, because I was trying out my David muse. But you nailed the whole thing.

Thank you so much for gifting me with a remix in your own, unique voice. And thanks for the vote of confidence. I really do appreciate the warm welcome to the fandom. Your enthusiasm is catching (in a good way!), and I hope I'll be around to enjoy it for a long while.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 20th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Yay! You like it! And hon? No way mine's funnier. You just know yours better so it's not as funny to you. All the humor I got in this was born out of the original so all kudos to you for the most excellent bunny. And for the Chinese! Pinyin's not fun! I'm glad I didn't have to come up with my own. /grins/

I do think remixes make awesome gifts, thus us continuing this through the holidays. It's also a nice gift to the fandom: more fic when the pickings are lean.

Thanks for joining the fandom and for sticking around! We're so glad to have you!
rubynye on December 20th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Mr. Xiang looks back and forth between him and David. "You no get married?"

I just made a REALLY undignified noise of glee.

Candi: Colby and Davidmustangcandi on December 20th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
After a split second of awkward silence David starts to laugh so hard Colby thinks he might just fall off his chair.

This image tickles me so much I can't even tell you. I love these boys. Lovely remix of another awesome drabble.
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 26th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
I loved the original and I love this remix as well. Honestly I want to see more of this scene. What happens next?