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29 April 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: This Charming Man  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge April 2012 Rewind - Playful, Wink, Naughty, Pout

Title: This Charming Man
Pairing/Characters: Billy, Don, OFCs
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 800
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: Billy has a wonderful way with women when it comes to working Fugitive Recovery
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

118. Playful

"Now, Cassie... I'm sure a small town diner like this could use a little excitement. My partner and I... That's him over there: the guy in the jeans standing by the front door. We need your help making an arrest. Now that's something you can tell your friends and customers about for years to come."

The diner waitress was all of nineteen and her eyes widened with excitement. Billy had slowly reeled her in from the moment Don had spotted their fugitive alone in a booth and Billy had pulled her aside to show her his badge.

"What do I have to do?" she asked breathlessly.

Billy grinned, his tone more playful than serious. This perp was never armed, but he was squirrelly so as long as they could cuff him quickly in a moment of confusion they'd have him in custody without a hitch.

"When you hear me say 'apple pie'? Pretend to faint over by the register. Make it as big and melodramatic as you can."

"I was in theater in high school," Cassie gushed. "I had the lead in my junior year production of Oklahoma! Junior!"

"That's my girl," Billy enthused. "Now go make your country proud."

280. Wink

"I don't know... I'm suppose to close up the shop at five every day. Boss's orders"

"Wilma!" Billy leaned further over the counter, almost flirting with the 50-something general store clerk. "It's not every day the FBI comes to town and asks for your help in an investigation!"

"My help?" Wilma unconsciously primped her clearly salon set curls and fussed over her nicely ironed 'Hoyt General Store Est. 1919' apron.

"Couldn't do it without you," Billy swore. "Now we know Chuck's from these parts and the first thing he's going to need to do when he gets back in town is get some provisions."

Wilma wrinkled her nose. "Chuckie Graham always was a bad seed. Figures he'd wind up in prison."

"And all we want to do is put him back there, where he belongs." Billy gave her his best puppy dog eyes. "So what do you say, Wilma? Keep the store open just one more hour for us?"

Wilma pretended to be thinking about it then gave him a coy wink.

"For you? I'd even stay two extra hours."

"Much obliged," Billy told her, kissing the back of her hand to make her blush. "Chuckie's as good as gone."

273. Naughty

"Sugar, all we've got in this bar are criminals. Look around you. It's all girls and johns."

It wasn't the most obvious brothel, but then Billy and Don hadn't been to that part of Louisiana before.

"We're not here for them," Billy soothed. "We're not here to make any trouble in your fine establishment. In fact..." he leaned in close and the madam did the same. "I'm sure if I came back later you might have some sort of law enforcement special?"

"You know we do," she cooed. "But this jerk?" She tapped the photo in Don's hand. "He's not touching my girls. I'll have my assistant Esmerelda take this photo around and show it to all the girls. They'll be your eyes tonight. If he dares show up? We'll know, then you'll know."

"Well, thank you," Billy gave her a gallant bow. "And my partner and I will dump his sorry ass back in prison where he won't be any bother to you ever again."

"Then he better show," she said with a smirk. "Because you're one naughty boy and I can't wait to see you off the clock."

Billy raised his eyebrows at her.

"I'm counting the minutes."

276. Pout

Billy walked out of yet another bar folding a piece of paper with a woman's phone number on it.

"You're incorrigible!" Don exclaimed. "We can't go into a bar without at least one woman throwing herself at you!"

Billy shrugged, pocketing the number they both knew he'd never call. "Women adore me because I love and respect them. That's all there is to it."

"Yeah, but..." When Don's complaint fell away into a petulant pout, Billy poked him in the chest.

"Listen, man. It's not that hard. Be nice, be respectful and treat every woman as beautiful because they all are - every last one of them."

"Oh, boys!" The white-haired owner of the inn they'd stayed at next door came after them tottling on her cane. "I remembered something! You should check Fletcher's Farm. Your fugitive used to be friends with Andrew Fletcher back in the day."

"Madge, you're brilliant!" Billy told her, but Don slipped past him to plant a gentlemanly kiss on her cheek.

"You're the best, Madge."

The old lady put her hand on her cheek and flushed with delight.

As they headed towards the car Billy gave Don a little nudge of approval.

"Nice job, partner."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 1st, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
Title from the Smiths song of the same name.


Emma DeMarais
msgrahamcrackermsgrahamcracker on May 1st, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
With that smile, I'm sure being a charmer came naturally to Don, but I love the fact that Billy was his "charm mentor". It's best to learn from the best, huh?
riverotter1951: pic#116401314riverotter1951 on May 1st, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. I have watched my father, husband and son be charming. It never hurts to learn from the best.
Damereldamerel on May 2nd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is wonderful! Of course as FBI Agents they use all the tools at their disposal to get the job done. It just so happens they make a few more people happy along the way by doing so.

The 'law enforcement special' made me laugh, but also sent my mind to all sorts of places. *g*

Lovely, lovely work with the prompts. Thanks so much for these.
Candi: Amita Among Petalsmustangcandi on May 19th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
HAHA. OMG. This is so Billy. He really is a charmer. That smile and those eyes and that voice could get him anything... and obviously does. Very nice job!!
ladygray99ladygray99 on October 2nd, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
No wonder Billy is so good at fugitive recovery.