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20 May 2013 @ 11:50 pm
Numb3rs/Criminal Minds Fic: Equivalence Relations  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #420 – Equal
Crossposted to n3crossovers

Title: Equivalence Relations
Pairing/Characters: Don, Charlie, Spencer
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call, Convergence (Numb3rs), Extreme Aggressor (Criminal Minds)
Summary: Not everyone sees how the Eppes Brothers add up
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"Yes, but..."

"Wait, you haven't considered..."

"Is that data from the..."

"No, no! You want this updated version..."

Don walked in on his brother and Quantico's own boy genius, Spencer Reid, heads down over a small mountain of computer printouts and talking so rapidly they rarely got to finish a sentence before the other interrupted. Spencer had a well chewed end of a pen in his mouth and seemed oblivious to it being almost in pieces. Charlie had chalk dust on his hands and had clearly run a hand through his hair as there was a ghosting of gray left behind on one side.

"You two making nice?" Don drawled, bemused.

"Oh, we're not actually arguing!" Spencer rushed to explain. "It's just as applied mathematicians there are a number of mathematical tools at our disposal and since set theory is, well, Dr. Penfield's area of expertise..."

"Say no more," Don held up a hand to halt him. "I'll have Megan request Marshall's help. She'll butter up his ego to get him to do it and then conveniently mention we needed Charlie on a more important case." He held up a folder. "Which we do and yes, Spencer, we need you too on this. War room in five minutes."

He walked out and both men watched him go.

"Your brother is really..." Spencer frowned, searching for a word.

"Competent?" Charlie offered, grinning. "Yeah, he's got that effect on people. Very take charge."

Spencer glanced back at the sets they were working on.

"Speaking of equivalence relations, it seems like you might get the title of genius, but your brother's closer to an equal than anyone realizes."

"That's why he's the boss," Charlie stated proudly, looking quite smug as he gathered up his paperwork. "And that's why I'm the highly paid consultant!"

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on May 21st, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
Yes, like in the show, the math is real and like the show (at times) I didn't bother to make it super obvious why that was. ;-)


Emma DeMarais
riverotter1951: Team Proseriverotter1951 on May 21st, 2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks fo a wonderful look at Don and Charlie from an outsider's point of view. Good use of math as well.