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17 December 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (The Rocket Man Remix)  
Written for numb3rs100 2011 Drabble Remixathon - Remix of Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings by karaokegal/Challenge #318 - Release


Title: Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (The Rocket Man Remix)
Pairing/Characters: Megan/Larry
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: 1x01-3x11
Summary: Even bad elevator music brings back bittersweet memories
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


The muzak had always been bad in the Bureau's elevators, but Megan froze up when she recognized a horrid instrumental version of Elton John's Rocket Man.

The sound of the song and the echo of the lyrics playing back along with the original version inside her head left a sinking feeling in her stomach, one of wistful longing.

Larry had been gone over three months, three months in which Charlie couldn't help repeating the statistics for astronaut life expectancy, as if in seeking release from guilt he'd completely missed that his concerns were creating a fear to match his own.

What if Larry didn't make it back from space? What if she never got a chance to tell him how she really felt?

She saw reminders of him everywhere: the glass jug of cream by her lonely diner coffee, the milky white of mashed potatoes, even cauliflower.

She thought of hours spent alone looking up through a borrowed telescope pretending she could see him.

The elevator door opened and she had to pull herself together before she ran into someone from her team.

Maybe she'd take an early lunch to avoid them.

Maybe she'd order a turkey on white bread.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 20th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Confession
This fic was written for the 2011 Drabble Remixathon at numb3rs100. The original author was karaokegal whose fic I remixed was Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings.

The original piece was a lovely sad Alan/Margaret drabble yet for some reason the inclusion of an elevator made me think of Megan (her canon exits /sniff/). The author said it was all right to swap pairings so suddenly it became Megan in the elevator missing her long lost Larry who was still in orbit.

Hope you like the remix KG and thanks for including N100/the N3 fandom in your drabbling!

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

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
karaokegal: Cliffkaraokegal on December 20th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Wow! What a great take on the theme. I'm extremely honored and I think you did a lovely job. I tend to write a lot from Larry's POV, but I love that you took on the idea of what Megan must have gone through.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 20th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
I'm so pleased you like it! I figured you'd be okay with the pairing change to Megan/Larry since you seemed to like them, but they also really fit nicely into the situation you created in your original piece which was very touching indeed.

Thanks so much for the wonderful fic!
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 20th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
I love this. There wasn't nearly enough fic about Megan dealing with Larry in space. I've actually met a few real astronauts now and a few of their wives and they all talk about the pressure an ISS mission can put on families.
Candi: Megan and Larry - Gravitymustangcandi on December 20th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
So much sadness and yet hope in this. I love the reminders of Larry everywhere and how she was going to order a turkey on white for lunch. This was lovely and a great invite for me to go back and read the original that I somehow missed back in June. Just lovely, both of them.