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09 December 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: The Fallen  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #397 - Hero


Title: The Fallen
Pairing/Characters: Colby, Nikki, Robin, Don, David
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Series
Summary: One by one they visit the grave of their fallen comrade
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


"'Sup?" Nikki fidgets, shifting her weight as her boot heels threaten to sink into the cemetery's soft grass. "I guess you know already about Colby getting promoted and all." She looks around to ensure all the other visitors are out of earshot. "He'll do fine, but I still think you were the best boss."

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Colby stands at the headstone, hands plunged deep into his jeans pockets. "So, yeah. Me. As boss. Sounds weird even to say it. I mean, you, that made sense. But me? I guess I thought they'd bring in a new guy or something..." he shrugs, kicking at a little mound of dirt that seems out of place in the pristine green. He lowers his voice, choking back raw emotion. "It just doesn't feel right without you."

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Robin announces her presence at the grave site with a compassionate sigh. "You can't keep blaming yourself, you know? Being an FBI agent is dangerous. Sometimes heroes die in the line of duty." She tugs at an unyielding arm. "Come on. Let's go."

"I begged him to come back from DC to lead the team." Don's tears stain the fresh grave. "David wouldn't be dead if it wasn't for me."

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Tamannaswingandswirl on December 11th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, damn. Somehow I was expecting Ian or Charlie, don't ask me why, so the final line just destroyed me.

/retreats to corner, crying quietly/
Tamannaswingandswirl on December 11th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
The summary made me think, I should say. And then I read it as Don all through. Which made David even more of a gut punch. Brava.
Candi: David WTF Colbs?mustangcandi on January 13th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
OUCH! I didn't see that coming. Well done.

*retreats to a corner and cries