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09 January 2007 @ 02:25 am
Numb3rs Fic: Around Midnight  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #89 – Midnight

Title: Around Midnight
Pairing/Characters: Don/Liz, Charlie/Amita, Megan/Larry, David, Colby, Alan
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: UP, Sacrifice, Judgment Call, Toxin, The Running Man, Spree, Two Daughters, Longshot, Blackout, Killer Chat
Summary: Everyone observed New Year's Eve differently
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Around midnight Charlie and Amita were clinking their champagne glasses and giggling from the effects of too much celebratory bubbly.

Around midnight Megan was staring up into the night sky and wishing she wasn't alone.

Around midnight David was on a cell phone to his sister partying in Times Square.

Around midnight Colby was doing shots with his army buddies in a redneck bar in Idaho.

Around midnight Alan was missing Margaret.

Around midnight Larry was confused what day it really was and how one judged dates in space.

Around midnight Don and Liz weren't paying attention to the clock.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 9th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
I confess that this fic might have been a bit influenced by the Van Halen video for Right Now.

There's a line from the video (not the song) that popped into my head long after the fic was done and it made me think that perhaps it had been there all along encouraging me. The line is "Right now she is going on with her life."

Please note that this does not make me a fan of Van Hagar Halen, but it might make me a fan of the video's director. ;-)

It's a good line though. I think maybe I should do the same...


Emma DeMarais
riverotter1951: red valentineriverotter1951 on January 9th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Marvelous glimpses as people celebrate the New Year. Each sentence creates a different picture in my mind.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
I'm not normally a visual person, but I saw these as well...


Jestana: Tuberosesjestana on January 9th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful I loved the different ways the characters celebrated. They totally fit. Poor Megan and Larry! *hugs them*
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
Just imagine Larry's homecoming. That should be a cheerful ship thought for you! :-)


Jestana: #s: Larry/Meganjestana on January 11th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, it is, but they're still apart right now. *sniffle*
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 13th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)

/hands jestana a box of tissues/
Jestana: #s: Don playing pianojestana on January 13th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I was running low. *blows nose*
Abbie Strehlow: Celebrateknotted_rose on January 9th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Very nice.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! Have a cookie...

/hands knotted_rose an oatmeal cookie/
NV: GIP - Rainbow Paperneur0vanity on January 9th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Great snapshots of these characters' lives. I love each line.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Thanks... Snapshots is how I think of them as well...
Karen: numb3rs donbyrons_brain on January 9th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Great idea, I love it....
bringirl2001 on January 10th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
I loved this fic also- it was kinda sad about larry/meagan but our girl will hold out and wait for our boy-- i like the idea of charlie and amita- gigling and happy-- also don and liz-- you just KNOW she will be getting it on with the man- teehee
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:12 am (UTC)
Hey! Nice to see you finally got an LJ! Welcome to the fold! ;-)

Thanks for your nice comment...

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad! Thanks...
perhaps some frottage is in order: Don h0rsororcula on January 10th, 2007 08:53 am (UTC)
Numb3rs is the first procedural I've watched (and I know that it's not a pure procedural, but compared to the other shows I've watched...) and I wish that we could see Colby in that bar on the show, but I know that won't happen. *sigh*

Also, LIZ. :-)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 11th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm no fan of procedurals so I had to make an exception for Numb3rs. I'm glad I did, but still the crime is the least engaging part of the show for me.

I can see Colby in the bar and that night's an episode in itself. ;-)

Liz... Is it hot in here or is it me? Hehehe


delgaserasca on January 19th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Around midnight Don and Liz weren't paying attention to the clock.
Hee. This would be the first and only time I have given a damn about the couple, but the line is so fitting that I can't help but like the image. Also: in love with the idea of Colby hanging with him and his. Which reminds me, am I still allowed to request custom mini-fics for N3_100? It's been a while since I posted.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 19th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Yay! I see from my inbox you are catching up on my back catalog of drabbles. /smiles widely/

I'm swamped else I'd reply to all of your comments (I am horribly backlogged on replies since like mid-December but I swear I'll get through them all eventually!), but I really wanted to reply to this one. (And not just to say hehehe about Don/Liz.) /wicked grin/

"Allowed"? OMG! We've been *waiting* for people to tell us what they want for their custom fic! You've got a slew of them coming too, so I was rather hoping you'd ask for a series. You have 14 200 word fic from November and an extra one from December for a total of 15.

You can divvy them up *any* way you want. Want a 15 installment series? Sure. Want 3 series with 5 drabbles each? Peachy. 15 individual drabbles each with a different pairing and prompt/situation? Why not? Slash? Sure. Het? You bet. Cest? I'll do my best. I'd even write you Gen fic if you wanted. Hehehe

Whatever your heart desires we shall endeavor to fulfill. /bows/ (See? We try to make writing all that fic for us worthwhile and you my dear wrote a *ton* of fic and deserve to be rewarded.) :-)

So decide what you want and email or post it in a comment - whichever you prefer. My email addy is on my profile page if you need it.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Once I get settled expect a slew in *your* inbox as well... /smiles/