Prompt: #173 Bones
Word count: 100
Summary: Charlie thinks it was worth it.
Notes: Written for numb3rs100, part of A Silk Pillow ‘verse.
Impulsive Displays of Manliness (#173 Bones)
Ian looked at Charlie’s x-ray. Even he could spot the fractures running through six small bones.
“I could have handled that.” Ian snapped at Charlie.
“You weren’t impressed by my impulsive display of physical manliness?” Charlie asked while his hand was wrapped.
“He could have killed you.”
“I knocked him cold.”
“Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out how.”
“So am I.”
“He could still press charges.”
“And admit to being KOed by an über-nerd a foot shorter than him while in uniform?”
“Ian, I abhor bullies. Keeping one from you is well worth a few broken bones.”