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21 October 2013 @ 11:16 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Nothing At All  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #442 - Meditation

Title: Nothing At All
Pairing/Characters: Alan/Margaret
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Season 1
Summary: Alan ponders the best gift for a working wife and mother
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Make her feel like a queen with a spa day...

Show your love with diamonds...

She's the mother of your children and she deserves the best life has to offer...

Alan let out a huff of frustration. He knew after two kids Margaret deserved a wonderful anniversary surprise, but nothing seemed to be just right. He surveyed the magazine ads and circulars on the kitchen table in front of him.

Meditation by the cliffs in Big Sur...

Take a restful Alaskan cruise to view the glaciers...

Experience romantic Paris in seven days...

They hadn't had much money when Donnie was born, but now – five years later – they were doing well enough after Charlie's birth that Margaret could manage to take at least a year or two off work and stay home with the boys.


He plucked an ad that caught his eye from the far end of the table and smiled to himself.




Margaret smiled a slow lazy contented grin as Alan refilled her glass.

"The boys are at your mother's, you just made me my favorite breakfast, I'm in my most comfy sweats and we still have eight more hours of classic film marathon to watch. I'm in heaven."

She curled up in the corner of the couch with her favorite afghan over her, letting a pleased little sigh escape.

Alan kissed her forehead, gazing down at how relaxed she looked. He still had tickets for a fancy dinner on a Catalina Island cruise to give her later, but that was for another time. Today was her day to do nothing.

For the woman who is your everything...

It wasn't what they were selling, but there was no greater gift for an overworked lawyer wife and mother than a whole day filled with nothing at all.

riverotter1951: Heart Cloudriverotter1951 on October 22nd, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
That is so perfect. A day to spend with your husband and no responsibilities.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 8th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh sweet Lord yes.