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16 September 2012 @ 05:36 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Bachelor Days  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #385 - Bachelor

Title: Bachelor Days
Pairing/Characters: Billy, Don
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: After his Vegas party Billy realizes his bachelor days are really over
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Am I really it?"

The rest of Billy's friends had been poured into cabs, full and well inebriated from what had been a memorable Vegas bachelor party. Only Don was left after the festivities sitting on the barstool next to him.

"It?" Don asked, his gaze oddly clear despite how much drinking had gone on that night. Billy suspected that Don had held back in order to be the voice of reason, just in case.

"It..." Billy waved an inarticulate hand as he searched his hazy mind. "The only bachelor left among us?"

"Oh." Don paused, screwing up his face briefly in recall. "I'm pretty sure you're it. Wouldn't bet money though."

"Already spent enough of that on hotties tonight," Billy snickered. He'd put his old pal Jake in charge of entertainment and the resulting strippers had been memorable to say the least. "Though we could hit the strip and play some poker, maybe some blackjack?"

Don just shook his head. "I'm not going to try to talk you into calling it a night, but I don't think your lovely fiancee would forgive me if I let you gamble away your house down payment."

Billy let out a sound that was halfway between a 'pshaw' and a raspberry, making Don laugh at his garish drunken demeanor.

"Like that matters. Her parents have money, like Charlie money and then some. I bet they buy us a house."

"Must be nice," Don admitted, finishing off his drink.

"So..." Billy leaned over and elbowed Don with a friendly nudge. "What are you going to tell her about me at the rehearsal dinner? During your big embarrassing speech?"

"I'm going to tell her you made one hell of a bachelor..." Don smirked with affection, not malice. "But that you'll also make a great husband."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on September 17th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
I confess I really wanted to call this fic Bachelor Daze. ;-)


Emma DeMarais
Candi: Don Feet Up with Beermustangcandi on September 17th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
hehehehe. Poor Billy. Lamenting over being the last bachelor.

I love it. I always love to see this side of Billy and then seeing his friendship with Don. Very well done.
ladygray99ladygray99 on September 19th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
I think I'm reading a bit of past Don/Billy into Don's reaction.