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27 May 2013 @ 08:34 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Poker, Cigars and War Stories  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #421 - Yield

Title: Poker, Cigars and War Stories
Pairing/Characters: Ian, Billy, Don, Charlie, OCs
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Sniper Zero, Man Hunt, High Exposure
Summary: Back at Quantico Billy and Ian's poker group share war stories
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

The air was redolent with the scents of various alcohols and at least two cigars mixed with the clatter of poker chips and frequent raucous laughter.

Such was Billy and Ian's Quantico poker night, which Don found himself at when back east for a presentation on Charlie's methods of working with his team.

The group reveled in sharing their war stories with fresh ears, but Don had a question for all of them.

"Okay, you've all got 'how I got shot' stories... How about your best 'how I almost got shot' stories, because I've got a doozie..."

"Is this the diamond one?" Ian asked, masterfully cutting and shuffling the cards with a crisp snap.

"Yeah," Billy broke in, just finishing a swig on his beer bottle. "Is this the..." He lowered his voice to an overly serious low register, clearly in imitation of Ian. "'Eight minutes by chopper...' story?"

Ian waved Billy off. "Dude, you're doing it all wrong. That's not how it goes. You have to start at the beginning... Let Eppes tell it."

"Yeah!" a chorus matched raised glasses.

Billy conceded, raising his glass as well. "I yield the floor to the gentleman from California!" he said, mocking formality.

Ian gestured for the speech to begin.

"Um, well... I was in my classroom minding my own business when Ian suddenly appeared," Charlie began tentatively until Don urged him on.

"Come on, Chuck. It's my noggin that almost got blown, but you're the one with the good story. Now tell it!"

Charlie ducked his head down, grinning pleased beneath his mop of curls.

"So it wasn't exactly like Billy said, but yeah... Picture Ian doing his best Terminator 'Come with me if you want to live' voice saying, basically, come with me if you want your brother to live!"

melissima: Charlie' shy smile  <lj user=darkangel41melissima on May 28th, 2013 04:46 am (UTC)
eee hehehe You made us think they wanted Don to tell it, but it was Charlie. I do love him all blushy and pleased under Don's gaze! Lovely and fresh. Great job!
cat_13145cat_13145 on May 28th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
My favourite Episode (mostly for that scene and the Don/Ian squees I get from it). Poor Charlie, I'm prepared to bet any group with Ian, Billy and Don would be a bit overwealming
ladygray99ladygray99 on June 9th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Aww. Always nice to see Charlie hanging out with the big boys.