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02 July 2012 @ 09:10 pm
Numb3rs Fic: To Have and Not Hold  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #374 - Have

Title: To Have and Not Hold
Pairing/Characters: Charlie/Susan, Charlie/Amita, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Series
Summary: She has to watch him fall from her reach a little more each day
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

It's heartbreaking to have to watch the once brilliant mind of Dr. Charles Eppes disappear into the void of Alzheimers.

Charlie always was an overachiever; his disease progressed far faster than his father's. Only Don was spared the torment of losing himself in the clouds of memory.

She understands now why Amita left Charlie. She saw the eventual decline coming and left once their kids went off to college. It was Susan who swooped in and filled Charlie's empty nest.

Only now it's Charlie who's empty and Susan who is left to dread the day he eventually forgets her name.

Cynthia: CD - For Life1trackmind on July 3rd, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Ouch indeed. Poor Susan.
cat_13145cat_13145 on July 3rd, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Is it wrong I'm curious as to what happened to Don? Poor everyone (hugs them)
Ayesha: Wetcat v 2 (by me off a picture off Tumbbrowngirl on July 3rd, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
riverotter1951: Lotusriverotter1951 on July 3rd, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Poignant. At least Charlie has Susan who cares for him.
t_vo0810t_vo0810 on July 3rd, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
/wibbly lip/ /sniff sniff/ how do you kill my heart in a 100 words?
Candi: Charlie Thinking Equationsmustangcandi on July 22nd, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)

So good. But so sad.
ladygray99: Charlieladygray99 on October 2nd, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh dear fucking god that hurts.