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19 January 2007 @ 11:57 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Once Upon a Time  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #14 – Time

Title: Once Upon a Time
Series/Universe: Two Brothers
Pairing/Characters: Don
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Pilot, UP
Summary: Don finds a special book from his childhood
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

The basement had become almost filled with boxes during the time he was away so Don volunteered to go through them. His father couldn't handle it and Charlie would likely be lost in nostalgia for hours.

Charlie wanted to keep the books, most of which were children's books, but Don didn't argue.

In a box filled with broken toy airplanes he found a familiar book.

He'd read it so often he'd worn the name off the cover. He'd read it to Charlie.

He put it aside.

He'd buy a new copy for Charlie.

He'd keep that old book for himself.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 20th, 2007 09:27 am (UTC)
This is fic number 14 out of 31 in the Two Brothers Series.

This fic goes out to asemic with my apologies for not having her Winter Tale from *last* birthday rewritten by now. /glares at the muse/

I'm working on a new Winter Tale, but it wasn't done in time.

It seems a happy coincidence when I decided to post *something* today since it wasn't done, that it was a Once Upon a Time story, just like the fairy tale I'd promised. No planning. It was just next in line of all the already written 2B stories, waiting there for me to discover it and smile. :-)

The universe is a mysterious place sometimes...

So Happy Birthday asemic! My wishes for a wondrous year to come for you are not dimmed by my unfortunate inability to produce fic promptly. :-)


Emma DeMarais
perhaps some frottage is in ordersororcula on January 20th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
Aw, I really like this. I'm the youngest in my family and I have so many memories of being read to; I always love to see mentions of things like that in fic.

I also, for some reason, really like the touch of not knowing what book it is.
andiadmiralandrea on January 20th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
Another lovely installment in the series. Your deft touch with emotion and feeling gets stronger and more powerful in each fic and you really pack such a lot into so few words...
Karen: library lovebyrons_brain on January 20th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Walking Liability: n3| shades of greyasemic on January 31st, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I haven't commented on this sooner. Blame life.

As a book lover and someone who still has the old torn pages of my favorite novels and children's books this rang so damn true to me. I can see Charlie and Don sitting together on an old chair, reading.

Thank you so much, emms. This is such a wonderful gift to receive.
fredbassettfredbassett on November 1st, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'm another one who still has ALL my old kids books and would never part with them, so I soooo empathise with this one.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 8th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
The down side of elder siblings - they get all the good stuff. Still, they can have the family jewels if I get the books. Hehehe