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29 April 2007 @ 11:53 pm
Numb3rs Fic: A Woman Scorned  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #104 – Handcuffs

Title: A Woman Scorned
Series: Femme Fatale
Pairing/Characters: Colby, Don, OFC, OMC
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Judgment Call
Summary: The prisoners are lead away in handcuffs
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Colby watched as Don handcuffed Martin and took him away.

He turned to Virginia, pulling out his own handcuffs.

"I'm sorry..."

"Oh, it's all right," Virginia cooed, offering her wrists, sidling up close as he encircled them with cold steel. "No cage can hold me for long," she purred into his ear, "It's just too bad I won't get to see you again."

Colby grinned. "It's been a pleasure," he deadpanned. "Come on, let's go."

He lead her out of the room and towards the elevator where Don stood waiting beside his prisoner.

"Well, Martin," Virginia tossed out as they approached. "I must say those handcuffs look far better on your wrists than that tacky fake Rolex."

Martin blanched when he saw her.

"M-Mrs. Harrington!" he stammered. "What..."

"Can it, Martin," Virginia sneered bitterly. "I know."

Martin flinched and backed away.

"Hey!" Don complained, tugging on his arm to keep him close. "You're not going anywhere but jail."

The elevator arrived and Colby gestured to it. "You go on ahead. We'll take the next one."

Don guided Martin into the elevator. Virginia stepped forward and faced Martin, staring him right in the eye.

"Sleep well," she intoned with a fake saccharin sweetness in her voice. "While you can..."

Martin swallowed hard as the doors closed on him.

Colby chuckled as he pushed the call button. "He won't sleep at all now."

"Exactly," Virginia said. "He'll be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life, wondering when I'll come for my revenge."

"And what about you?"

Virginia looked thoughtful. "I think I'll spend the rest of my life on a nice tropical island."

"After you serve your time," Colby reminded her.

Virginia looked at him as if he were a slow child and smiled.

"Of course, Agent Granger. After..."

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 30th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
I confess I had a hard time making my posts into a pattern on my calendar this month, but look! I made it! LOL!

I also had a hard time finding a title for this. The first three titles in the series were easy. I had them before I even had the first fic. I had a few other ideas, but none were matches for the titles the first two had in common.

This was an eleventh hour title and an eleventh hour fic. (Literally since it is now between 11PM and midnight!) I normally have my N100 fic done long before the next prompt is posted on Monday, but in this case I was distracted. (Heroes came back last Monday. So sue me.) ;-)

This fic is the least standalone of the series and I apologize for that. The final fic needed a set up and this fic had to do the heavy lifting.

Hey at least you got some Colby snarkage!

So far my biggest regret in doing this series is that I didn't get to do anything juicy with the Handcuffs prompt.

Clearly I must write some handcuff!porn in another story soon. Maybe some Don/Billy? Hmm? /sends meaningful glances towards the slash wife and her wife/

For now, get ready for the final installment of Femme Fatale in the next few days. I rather like Virginia and will kind of miss writing her a little. After reading about the true murder story behind Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice I kind of have women like her in my head now.

Of course I could always write handcuff!porn with a *different* femme fatale...


Emma DeMarais
PhilLeeGirlphilleegirl on May 1st, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
You may consider this a disposable series, but I love it. I love seeing Colby in a power role. I do think that she's got something up her perfectly tailored sleeve and I can't wait to find out.

Well, if you insist on doing Don/Billy handcuff!porn, I guess we can't stop you. /sarcasm. I want to read that!!
perhaps some frottage is in order: Cooper/Don arrest nowsororcula on April 30th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
You can count my vote for some Don/Billy handcuff porn! ;-)

I like this series. It's a fun use of the prompts, and I'm really impressed at how well you've condensed a whole story into a few drabbles.

This installment is certainly intriguing... it seems that Virginia has some plans Colby doesn't know about. Hmm.

(Okay, now I'm going to challenge myself and see if I can write something with Colby and handcuffs that isn't porn.) ;-)