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14 December 2007 @ 07:34 am
Vignettes - Part 36: Presidential Medal of Freedom  
Title: Vignettes - Part 36: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Author: ladygray99
Chapter: 36/36
Pairing: Charlie/Colby
Rating: FRC
Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me
Warnings/Squicks: None
Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?
Previous chapters: Varsity
Notes: That’s right this is the end.  Extensive Notes at the bottom
Beta(s): The great, gorgeous, wonderful, goddess irena_adler.

[Mickey Sixx]: Misc: Writing/Fictionmickey_sixx on January 30th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
I...can't even begin to tell you how much I love you and this series. Seriously. I'll be honest, I had my doubts about the pairing, but my god do you sell it to me so well. All the character's voices are spot on and you've told their story so well. It's funny and sad and emotional and loving and beautiful. I'm saving the master list to my delicious account and I'll be checking back periodically for the fics that haven't been written yet.

Wonderful series; I've enjoyed every minute of it.

And just a small note: Check Cleansing again. The bold tag needs to be closed :)

Edited at 2008-01-30 05:43 pm (UTC)
ladygray99ladygray99 on February 1st, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm always glad to convert another to the cause. :-) I'm also very glad whenever someone says they're not sure about one of my fics then reads them anyways.

I don't update as regular as I should. I have three fairly long stories for this 'verse that I need to send out to get checked so watch this space. :-)
Mona: QAF diversmona_may56 on February 3rd, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
I read the vignettes in one go and they are great! They are very well written, cute but not too sappy.
I loved Charlie and Colby's relationship, so sweet and strong. Their daughter is awesome. I'd like to learn more about Donald the mad Scottish poet ^^

I hope you'll write many other ficlets in that universe ♥
ladygray99ladygray99 on February 3rd, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them. I should be posting a couple of Esther stories in the next few weeks. I've got some ideas for Donald the Mad Scottish Poet in my head but they're kinda bitter sweet and I'll need to work up to them a bit.
Thank you for reading though. :-)
(Anonymous) on February 7th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
loved the entire series
nice way of ending it -mia
ladygray99ladygray99 on February 7th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: entire
:-) thank you.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on February 21st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
you timed these all out very well... i felt we were growing with them, watching them age as you did. of all the vingettes, i wish i could remember my absolute favorites... but they were all sweet and revealing and showed a tender love between colby and charlie.

ladygray99ladygray99 on February 22nd, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed these. If you have the chance I've written some extensions to the main story to fill out things a little more.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on March 9th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
that was amazing.

there were several times during the story i wished i could see how they all had aged. colby on the floor of the kitchen when don asked him, "what's it been, ten years?"... esther at the cabin so young and tender and figuring out a hit list... alan in his old age with all his family around him...

i read another fandom that has some artists in it... it would be totally cool to see an aging eppes clan. i'm sure colby, charlie and don are just as hot as they are now... mmm...

so happy to me is the news that each one of these vignettes is a longer story. YIPEEE!!!!! YAHOOO!!!!! i look forward to hundereds of thousands of more words, my dear lady... thank you for sharing your muse and your talent here in this forum.

me? SO totally supposed to be finishing my thesis... it's really quite pitiful and hope i can find true humor in it some day... haven't picked it up since finding fan fiction a couple months back. oh well, first step is admitting i'm addicted, right?

anyway, thanks much again. and much peace, love and math to you - :hugs: amy
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 9th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Ouch! You just found fanfic? Oh so not good timing. I only finished my thesis because my home computer didn't have net access.

I was going to tell you to go and read the extensions listed on the vignettes master list but I think you need to get back to work.

Thank you so much for reading all of this. When I jump between my different numb3rs 'verses I have to go back and re read a lot of this so I keep the tone right so I know how long this actually takes to read and I wrote the bloody thing :-)

Your mass binge of feedback seriously did wonders for my ego. I posted some very good stuff in a non numb3rs fandom recently and have gotten almost no feedback so I've been sniffing around in a 'no body love me' mood.

I'm so feeling the love now and let me send it right back. good luck to you. have fun.
harknessgirlharknessgirl on April 10th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
I have just read all 36 parts one after another. (I had some spare time he he) This was fantastic. I love Charlie and Colby togehter and this made me love them even more. I love Ester she was just like Charlie/Colby/Alan and Don all combined. I have to say my favorite part out of all of it was when Don confronted Colby about sleeping with Charlie. Sorry for the little essay. :-D
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 10th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it. I like hearing about the parts people like best. I take long comments as great encouragement.
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ladygray99ladygray99 on April 18th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
:-) Thank you. Glad you liked it. I'd recommend reading the extensions to this. I feel my writing has seriously improved since this original series and I've fleshed out the characters more.
foolartist02: men kissfoolartist02 on December 14th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Amazing good read. I'm like super new to this fandom... to Numb3rs actually. I've watched the last four episodes and thats it, this is my second fanfiction, the first inducing me to watch the episodes I could find online. However Slash is not new and even as I watched I salivated at the slashiness. So Anyway history lesson over. Because i'm so new I keep thinking I want to see Esther. She seems real and seems to fit in. I can SEE IT dammit! I loved Colby's family and the relationships of everyone else and and everything. It was an awesome story. Thanks
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 14th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
You're actually the second person lately who told me they keep expecting to see Esther in the show. I'm glad you liked this and Welcome to the fandom. We're a pretty laid back bunch with lots of good fic. If you go to the Vignettes master list I have lots of extra stories within this 'verse that I think are actually better since this was one of the first numb3rs stories I ever wrote. For more goodness you might want to check out numb3rs_slash and red_gumballs which is the charlie/colby com.
(no subject) - foolartist02 on December 14th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ladygray99 on December 14th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
Otrameotrame on January 17th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Just sat down and read the whole thing. Wandered over here from Torchwood because I liked the story you did there so much. LOVED. THIS. You got everything that makes Numb3rs work. Everything. I am not a huge fan of "choose-the-two-least-likely-guys-in-the-Canon-and-get-them-to-fuck-like-minks" school of slash (with one or two exceptions such as this ), but this isn't like that at all. And I never again will be able to watch the show without thinking of this story and smirking.

Oh, yes. It worked well. Thank you for your hard work to give us such a nice love story.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 17th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
Well thank you for giving it a read. I wouldn't be writing if people weren't reading. Charlie/Colby was the first major numb3rs fic I read so it sort of became my main pairing. I hope you read the extensions. I think my writing is actually much better on them then the original story.

I'm working on a sequal to my torchwood fic I'm just backlogged fic wise in general. I have nonCrack!Girl!Charlie fic that needs to happen first before my beta has my head.
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on January 20th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
So, Esther's a part time spook? I'm not really surprised considering her family :). And yay! Charlie's finally had his work recognised! It's a shame Alan wasn't there to see it and that Larry could only stay a while, but even Larry can't stop time marching on.

An entertaining trip through the years.

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 20th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it. A lot of the gaps are filled in by the extensions and I feel they're better written anyways so I hope you have the time to look those over.
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ladygray99ladygray99 on April 6th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. Sometime this year I should get around to a few more of these. glad you liked them.
lillyglillyg on September 10th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Ah ha! I did it! LOL! I have finished it (okay for the third time) that was a good idea to publish a new chapter cause I really like the series and couldn't keep myself from doing that again! The lees intelligent part is that I still have finals tomorrow :p
ladygray99ladygray99 on September 11th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Good luck on your finals. I'm sure you'll do fine.