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04 January 2008 @ 06:24 am
Where Angels Fear to Tread  
Title: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Chapter: 1/1

Pairing: Charlie/Colby, Alan, Don

Rating: FRT  

Disclaimer: Belongs to other people, not me.

Warnings/Squicks: A little naughtiness in another room.

Summary: Don has to interrupt Charlie and Colby’s day off.

Previous chapters: Part of the Vignettes ‘verse after
Domestic Bliss
Notes: Meant to be silly but a little angst crept in.

Beta(s): none



Where Angels Fear to Tread


 “Anyone in?” Don called out as he entered the house.

 “In the dinning room.” He heard his dad call out.

 “Hey dad, have you seen Charlie or Colby, they’re not answering their phones.” Alan looked up from his morning paper.

 “I thought it was a day off?”

 “It’s been revoked. Have you seen them?” There was thump, a groan and a slightly disturbing giggle from upstairs. Don looked at his watch. “You have got to be kidding? It’s eleven in the morning.”

 “They haven’t been down for breakfast yet.”

 There was another thump and groan.

 “If they’ve got energy for that I’m not working Granger hard enough.” Don turned to head upstairs.

 “I wouldn’t go up there if I were you.” Alan warned.

 “FBI agents know no fear.”

 By the time he got to Charlie’s door Don was afraid, and trying not to picture what could be making the various noises he was hearing. He knocked on the door. “Open up guys, I need to talk to you.” The sounds from the room went quiet.

 “Ummmm. Not a good time Don.” Charlie called from the other side of the door.

 “It’s important.”

 “Can it wait?” Charlie asked. “I’m kinda tied up right now.”

 Don looked at the floor. “Do I want to know if you mean that literally?” Don asked.

 “Rule number two, Don!” Colby called out quickly.

 “You’ve got thirty seconds then I’m coming in, I don’t care what’s going on!” Don counted slowly to thirty against muffled thuds and much cursing. “All right, that’s it.”

Don pushed open the door and quickly wished he’d just walked away. He averted his eyes quickly to the ceiling.

“Oh crying out loud Chuck, at least put on some shorts.”

While Colby had managed to get into shorts and a t-shirt Charlie was standing in the middle of the room, hands on his hips, naked as the day he was born, and the fact that he had been in the middle of something was still very obvious.

“My room.” Charlie said. “My house in fact.” Don took a deep breath and wished he hadn’t. The air tasted of sex, and somewhat disturbingly, gun oil.

“We’ve got another Grid killing.” Don said, eyes still planted firmly on the ceiling.

“No. No way.” Charlie and Colby said.

“It’s got to be a copycat.” Colby pointed out.

“Of course it’s a copycat, but we’ve got to get everyone down there to prove it’s a copycat so we can bump it back to LAPD.”

“It’s our day off, Don.” Colby wined.

Don risked lowering his eyes to look at Colby. “You, I still get to order out to the scene. Chuck here I’ve got to ask.”

“Are there numbers painted on the wall at the scene?” Charlie asked.

“Yes, which is why I need you to come down and tell us it’s got nothing to do with the real guy’s code, then you can come home.”

“That’s still killing my plans for the weekend.”

Don rolled his eyes. “Come down to the scene, do your thing, and you can take Granger home with you when you leave.”

“Hey! Since when am I a bargaining chip?” Colby objected.

“You haven’t wondered why you’ve been actually getting days off lately?” Colby shrunk down a bit and looked a little sheepish.

“Alright, give us five minutes.” Charlie said.

“Take ten, take a shower, and open a window in here.” Don said as a parting shot before making a quick retreat.

Don hurried down the stairs and sat across from his father.

“So you have been where angels fear to tread?” Alan said.

 “What happens if you pour bleach in your eyeballs?” Don asked.

 “Nothing good.”

 Don gestured to the stairs. “Doesn’t that bother you?”

 Alan shrugged. “Well someone in this family needs to be getting some.”

 “Hey! I...” Don was cut short by his father’s look. “I mean I could...” The look continued. “Alright, alright.” Don said in defeat. “You know there’s pool at the office as to how long those two are going to last.”

 “Really? How much to get in.”

 “Couple of bucks.”

 “Anyone got forever and ever yet?”

 Don laughed then looked at his dad. “You serious?”

 “Could be.”

 “Come on, dad. Those two haven’t even said ‘I love you.’”

 “Oh I’ll admit they’re both crap at interpersonal communication and it’s going to cause them all kinds of problems but...yeah...forever and ever, to have and to hold, yada, yada. That’s my bet.”

 “You’re kidding.” Don said, not believing a word of it.

 “No.” Alan said giving a serious look to his son. “I’m not. You didn’t see Charlie’s face when he heard Colby was shot. You’d have though he’d been hit himself. Whole drive to the hospital he had a pen and was trying to solve P verses NP on his hand. I haven’t seen him meltdown that hard since we lost your mother.”

 “Ok, Charlie’s emotional but Granger...”

 “Can you guess what he’s risking to be with Charlie, even in this day and age? FBI’s not exactly known for open, caring attitudes, his family’s military, what are they going to say when they find out, not to mention security clearances. I know it’s important in your line of work. Charlie’s rare and important enough they’ll let it slide, but Colby? No. Think about it Don, even here in LA they show simple affection at the wrong time in front of the wrong people. Well, I know you know how bad it could go, you’ve worked those cases.”

 Don looked down at his hands. Outside the house Colby and Charlie were always good at keeping each other at arms length. Don had always assumed it was just basic professionalism, but Colby would know hate crime stats as well as he did, even in LA. Colby could probably handle himself if something went bad, but Charlie?

 Alan flicked his morning paper back up.

 “Tell whomever’s running the pool I’ve got ten bucks on wedding rings before all is said and done.”

 Don had nearly forgotten the killing across town by the time Charlie and Colby came downstairs looking scrubbed clean, and professional, standing on the far edges of their personal space like a pair of roommates might, not lovers.

 “Ok Don,” Charlie said. “Let's go save the city from itself.”

 “And when we catch the guy I’ll make sure he apologizes for killing your weekend.”

melissima: Evil by <lj user=melissima>melissima on January 3rd, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
While Colby had managed to get into shorts and a t-shirt Charlie was standing in the middle of the room, hands on his hips, naked as the day he was born, and the fact that he had been in the middle of something was still very obvious.

“My room.” Charlie said. “My house in fact.” Don took a deep breath and wished he hadn’t. The air tasted of sex, and somewhat disturbingly, gun oil.

OMG. *loffs* Don's opinion notwithstanding? that image made my morning. I love Charlie when he's gutsy, and going toe to toe with Don naked and hard = the kinky genius wins. \o/
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 3rd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Kinky genius soooooo wins. Glad I could give you a laugh.
irena_adler: Don not happyirena_adler on January 3rd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Oh Don, couldn't you have waited a few minutes? Methinks he's a little envious of his brother "getting some" *g*
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 3rd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Of course he is. Here he is running around, risking his life, day in and day out, and it's his nerdy little brother that's getting all the play. Ok Don's got zero interest in Colby but it's the principle of the thing.
kabloinkokabloinko on January 3rd, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Naked math genius, "kinda tied up" mmhmm such a lovely mental image :D
Yay for Alan putting his money down on Forever and Ever!

Lovely reading as always :)
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 3rd, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
I think I'll have to write the full image soon. I haven't posted good old fashion porn in a while.
devon99 on January 3rd, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Gun Oil? He He!!
“What happens if you pour bleach in your eyeballs?” Don asked.

Favourite line!!

Love confident Charlie and poor Don trying not to look and having to look at the ceiling.

Fab stuff.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: Gun Oil? He He!!
Glady you're enjoying it. Remember what Charlie wants Charlie gets.
Devo79devo79 on January 3rd, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
“What happens if you pour bleach in you eyeballs?” Don asked."

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
You're Welcome :)
fredbassettfredbassett on January 3rd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
What's rule number one ????? LOL

Gorgeous stuff, I really, leally love this fic-verse.

And you're teasing us with the prospect of porn! Yes, please!!!

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
rule one is 'hurt him and I'll kill you'
two is 'no details ever'
three is 'get him pregnent and you have to merry him'
four is 'don't let him hurt you'
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shara50 on January 4th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Excellent, but bad Don and bad copycat killer for ruining Colby and Charlie's day off!!
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Well it's not really Don's falt. :)
iz_factor: numbers doniz_factor on January 4th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
strangely enough, Alan was my favorite part. He was funny and still showed how much he cared about his family. Love him asking if anyone bet on "forever and ever"
the "naughtiness" wasn't bad either. :)
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Alan is always so much fun to write for.
autumnwritingautumnwriting on January 4th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)

Awesomeness!!! *squee*
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I'll have to check but that may be my first squee. :)
(no subject) - autumnwriting on January 4th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
del_writesdel_writes on January 4th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
I worship and adore you for writing this fic verse. This made me laugh and go awwwwww within seconds of each other.

You know I've asked that question about bleach and eyeballs and been given pretty much the same answer. I'm told steel wool isn't good for them either.

Now, I want to know just how much money Alan wins, or did some person get to it during their brief not together time before Colby showed up with a ring?
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 4th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
See it's comments like yours the keep me writing, especially when I look at other people's work that is so much better. And at some point in the future the Charlie Colby pool will be paying out in a fic.
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Good story so far. I read this series in about an hour. I'm a relatively new Numb3rs fan. I started watching the show a few weeks ago after reading a fanfic, and got interested. As of today, I have the season three DVD(which means I'm watching the series backwards because I haven't seen seasons one or two.I've only seen a few episodes of season four.)and I've just started the first episode on Disc 2.I'm trying to find all the fanfics I can.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 5th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Well welcome to the weird wonderful world of Numb3rs fan fic. You're likely to find a lot of odd stuff but good people all around. Go over to my friends section and you'll find the main hubs and major wordsmiths of numb3rs fic on live journal.

Glad you're enjoying the series. I try to post something here at least once a week so check back early and often.
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
This was great. I loved flustered Don, confident Charlie, and Alan who knows love when he sees it. I also like that you left the 'tied up' scene to our imagination *g* (my favorite kink by the way). I've got a lot of catching up to do on your stories, but I will try to comment on as many as possible. I enjoy your writing.

Twins' Mom
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 17th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it. Hope your holidays went well. :-)
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ladygray99ladygray99 on December 16th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Don't we all. :)
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on January 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Silly Don, what did he *think* he was going to find when he busted in? *vbg* Go Charlie, all defiant and...obvious! :D

Loved Don and Alan's chat, especially Alan bringing it home to Don what Charlie and Colby could face if they weren't careful.

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 27th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you're still reading these.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on April 13th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
aaaah! something i haven't commented on twice or thrice!!! so i can reread AND be useful! i love it!

what i loved about this little piece of heaven was the reality of don's world intersecting with the intimacy of c/c... a lot of the time, they can sort of be 'around' one another and this just put it all out there (for charlie of course, litterally) - which i've found is pretty much always a GREAT thing...

ladygray99ladygray99 on April 14th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
:-) Well I always do love your feedback even if it is the second or third time around.