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20 January 2007 @ 03:30 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Quantico Revisited  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #15 – Home

Title: Quantico Revisited
Series/Universe: Two Brothers
Pairing/Characters: Don, Charlie
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Pilot, UP, Longshot
Summary: Don travels to Quantico for seminars and thinks about his choices
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

When he first came to Quantico he was driven by ambition.

When he came back as an instructor he honed his skills.

When he returned for management training he focused on advancing his career.

Now, no longer on the executive fast track, he wondered if he'd made the right decision. Adrift, he completed his seminars at Quantico and flew back confused and depressed.

His car brought him automatically to the house.

Charlie welcomed him home, gave him a tight hug and fixed him a plate of lasagna, chattering happily as he ate.

He'd made the right choice.

He'd chosen home.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 20th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
This is fic number 15 out of 31 in the Two Brothers Series.

I probably came up with the title because of Brideshead Revisited, but I confess I have never seen Brideshead Revisited. I'm not even sure what it is – movie, miniseries, series? I think it's British, but past that I really can't even bring myself to care enough to IMDB it.


Emma DeMarais
Jestana: #s: Donjestana on January 21st, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
It's a miniseries staring Jeremy Irons. I've yet to see it, but I want to, very much. If you like films and books set in history, you should be fine.

I like the drabble, how you show the different reasons Don went back to Quantico and how he realizes he made the right choice. *thumbs up*
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 24th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
I think if I was into movies I might like the Merchant Ivory type stuff. /nods/ Still, not sure I'm going to Netflix it at this point when there's Prison Break and Bones to watch! Hehehe

Thanks for the thumbs up. I liked that I could focus on one brother despite this being the Two Brothers series and still have it work.


Jestana: #s: Donjestana on January 24th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
I've seen a couple of those thanks to a friend and they've been good movies. For some reason, you can't Netflix Brideshead Revisited. My family's tried.

No problem! There will be times when you need to focus on one brother or the other.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 24th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
You can't?

I bet you can get American Pie though and Scary Movie. /snicker/

America is so low brow. We're pathetic... /sigh/
Jestana: #s: Larry/Meganjestana on January 24th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Nope, we've tried.

I'm pretty sure you can those. *rolls eyes*

Yes, a fact which my friend and I lament greatly.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 24th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
"The earth is doomed." - Giles, BTVS

delgaserasca on January 21st, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
In 100 words you've summarised something acute about Don that I personally feel he achieved towards the end of the first season - the realisation of a place at home with his family. You'v captured that restlessness, the inner debate that I imagine he often had with himself (the one he overcame by Manhunt because that's when he tells Billy that being with his family matters) and you've tied it up with the conclusion I imagine he came to: have to hit home. This is what he needs.

Thank you for this one, especially.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on January 21st, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Wow, I got *thanked*... That almost never happens. De rien. :-)

I am not sure when Don achieved it, but we got canon that he had in Man Hunt - that is for certain. He has the chance to go back on the road with his compadre and he chooses his stable home life instead.

Rarely are these things sudden epiphanies, but small realizations over time. This - to me at least - is kind of a different take on a similar feeling in Third Wheel (where Charlie gives him the garage key). Both remind Don that he is part of this family even if he came home for his mother and she's gone now. They may have thought she was the glue that kept them together but she wasn't - love is.

I'm glad this one meant something to you. Fic published on Fridays (Once Upon a Time) and Saturdays (this one) tend to get ignored, so I'm glad at least one person noticed and got something out of it.


irena_adler: Colby seriouslyirena_adler on January 21st, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
I also thought this was a very masterly summation of Don's life. :)

Who knew -- I figured fic posted on Friday and Saturday would get more comments since it's the weekend. *shrug*
andiadmiralandrea on January 21st, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
I like this. Don's realisation when he automatically arrives at the house that this is home and where he belongs is nice. I also like your overview of Don's career in relation to visiting Quantico...

I'm really looking forward to re-reading this whole series in one burst once it's complete, you have some great character development in it.
Karen: numb3rs donbyrons_brain on January 21st, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Aww, so lovely..... very well done....
fredbassettfredbassett on November 1st, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Again, an awful lot captured in so few words :)
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 8th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I worried at first when I set the word limit to 100 for the Two Brothers Series, but it helped me focus on economy which I hadn't been doing with all my 300 word ones for the weekly prompts.