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08 January 2007 @ 01:03 am
Numb3rs Fic: Best Man  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #88 – Toast

Title: Best Man
Pairing/Characters: Don, Charlie
Rating: G
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: None
Summary: Don gives the toast at Charlie's wedding
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Don picked up the microphone and tapped it to make sure it was live.

"Okay people, quiet down. It's time for me to do my duty as Best Man and deliver the official toast, so if you feel yourself getting bored during my speech and are considering nodding off, just remember I'm armed."

He waited for the crowd to stop laughing before he went on.

"If anyone had told me that my little brother was going to get married before me I'd have told them they were nuts since obviously I'm the much better catch."

Don chuckled as Charlie mock protested from the head of the table.

"Seriously though, part of me isn't really that surprised. Charlie was always the one with the big heart. I don't know anyone who feels as strongly as he does, so it wasn't hard to believe that one day he'd come to love someone so much he would pledge his life to her. Our parents had such a strong and loving marriage... They were great role models. They taught us both the importance of marriage as a partnership – that it never stops being about the two of you even after you have kids. They never forgot to be husband and wife even after they became parents. I know we kid Chuck about getting lost in his math, but I'm sure he'll be the kind of dad who actually goes to soccer games and piano recitals. Family means that much to him and now he has one of his own. May you never forget this day or each other... So congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eppes! Raise your glasses everyone and join me in wishing my little brother and his new bride every happiness in the world... To the bride and groom!"

andiadmiralandrea on January 8th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Aw, that's great! Really sweet and loving, I like it :-)
Karen: numb3rs charliebyrons_brain on January 8th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Oh that was gorgeous ::hugs:: happy new year!
Tya, lost and found: [n3] Rob Smilingtya_rc on January 8th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Sweet and warm, just like I like my brothely love!
Abbie Strehlow: Don_When I'm Goneknotted_rose on January 8th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
Awww. Very sweet. Good to hear from you.

NV: Numb3rs - Beautiful Mindneur0vanity on January 8th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! This is so wonderfully sweet! I love it so much!
T.monkeyfun1 on January 8th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Exactly the lovely type of genuine toast you would expect from Don.
delgaserasca on January 19th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
I love that you don't name the bride - nice touch!