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10 July 2007 @ 08:55 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Fools Rush In  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #115 – Cocky


Title: Fools Rush In
Series/Universe: El Paso
Pairing/Characters: Don/Billy
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: Billy's brash behavior puts both of their lives at risk
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


"Screw backup, let's go check it out!"

"Coop!"

Billy was out of the car and halfway to the tiny shack that sat alone on four litter strewn acres in the midst of El Paso urban blight before Don caught his arm.

"What?"

"It's a trap!"

"Only if they catch me," Billy said with a wink. "Come on... The sooner we clear this place the sooner we can go back and beat the crap out of Duarte for sending us here on a wild goose chase."

"The bomb squad will be here in twenty minutes," Don protested.

Billy stopped and put his hands on his hips, letting out an exasperated sigh of impatience.

"Heat signatures show no one's in there," he ticked off on his fingers. "Binoculars show no trip wires. Sensors don't pick up anything in the air..."

"That's because we're too far away to pick anything up!" Don argued. "What's your rush?"

Billy stormed back to Don, getting right in his face. "My rush," he yelled, "is it's like a fucking inferno out here! I am not going to sit in that boiling hot black car for an hour waiting for the bomb squad to tell us we're a bunch of wusses for calling them in!" He turned on his heel and started striding towards the building again. "Come or not," he called over his shoulder, "but I'm getting this over with now."

"Cocky bastard," Don swore under his breath. Fuming, he stood his ground for a few seconds then picked up a baseball sized rock, hefted it in his hand, then threw it as hard as he could. The rock whizzed past Billy and smashed through what remained of a window in the ramshackle building.

A split second later the shack exploded, showering them with debris and knocking Billy to the ground.

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Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 11th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
Confession
I *did* promise a cliffhanger.

Hehehe

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
irena_adler: Don Heroirena_adler on July 11th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
Good for you, Don! Much better to be wrong than dead ...
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah! And he finally got to put that baseball experience to good use in the field! ;-)
irena_adler: Don ringerirena_adler on July 13th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
*hits forehead* I didn't even pick up on that, even though he used a 'baseball-sized rock'! Great background tie-in.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! I almost put the words 'line drive' in, but I figured baseball sized rock was enough. Evidently not! /grins/

And what a cool Don Baseball icon!
andi: Don & Billy actionadmiralandrea on July 11th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Nicely done, Don! That's certainly one way to prove a point *g*
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Hehehe Billy may have gotten the last word, but Don definitely won that argument. /grins/
DarkEly: Cooperelysium1996 on July 11th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
OMG if that didn't get Billy's attention I am not sure what would have.

looking forward to more.. did I ever tell you I like more?
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
More is always good! /grins/

Considering the entire five fic series was already written before the first one was published I'd say your chances of more are at 100%.

You just have to wait for each Tuesday to come to get it. ;-)

Billy's a bit thickheaded at times, but I'm pretty sure he learned his lesson on this one. Hehehe Hey, I figure if the bomb squad tries to tell him he's a wuss in the future, he can just mention this to them. That would shut them right up.
DarkEly: firefightelysium1996 on July 13th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
You just have to wait for each Tuesday to come to get it. ;-)

dang it. *goes off to work on that time machine she has been working on for months*

Billy's a bit thickheaded at times, but I'm pretty sure he learned his lesson on this one.

yeah I don't know.. you can never tell with Billy.... course if he doesn't learn by the big nasty boom nothing will convince him other wise.

*looks at watch* it is Tuesday yet?
PhilLeeGirlphilleegirl on July 12th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Whoa! Billy go boom! I can't wait till next week to find out what happens.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well, since it's the second fic of a five fic series you can probably figure I didn't kill him, but he definitely doesn't come out unscathed...
Nicelyobsessed: pic#62976299nicelyobsessed on July 12th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Stubborn Coop!
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I know! Good thing he's got Don looking out for him...
fejaih on July 13th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
So pretty! I bet Coop won't get too hot to wait next time...
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 13th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! Too bad the FBI only has black SUVs. /grins/
fejaih on July 14th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Unfortunate, indeed...
fredbassettfredbassett on November 1st, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Nicely done! Like sane!Don here a lot.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 8th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was clear in Man Hunt who the wild man was and who the voice of reason was.