Title: Vignettes and Thoughts upon a Life Unplanned but Well Loved or This is Good - Part 1: Things Not Seen
Pairing: Charlie, Colby, David
Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me.
Warnings/Squicks: Broccoli happens.
Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?
Previous chapters: none
Notes: This is a 36 piece story overall but no part is more than a couple of pages. I wanted to get the boys together for a night but they demanded a lifetime. Who am I to say no to such a reasonable demand.
Beta(s): The amazing irena_adler great goddess of betas.
Vignettes and Thoughts upon a Life Unplanned but Well Loved
This is Good
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it. ~A.A. Milne
Part 1-Things Not Seen
Charlie stared at the broccoli between his chopsticks. Agent Colby Granger stared at Charlie staring at the broccoli between his chopsticks. Agent David Sinclair stared at them both.
“What are you seeing, Charlie?” Colby finally asked.
“You’ve got this look which I know means you’re seeing something the rest of us aren’t, so what are you seeing?”
“I see broccoli dipped in Chen’s killer chili sauce. What do you see?”
“Infinite repetitions of fractal patterns, which, in itself, is nothing new in nature but, the chili sauce made me think that I never really took factually textured materials properly into account while calculating drag and friction during my fluid dynamics research days.”
“Like I said, something the rest of us aren’t seeing.”
Charlie ate the broccoli quickly followed by a large bite of rice to cool the chili burn. “I should perhaps consider the fractal quality of the folds of the brain and the branching of neurons as part of cognitive emergence.”
“You really think you can calculate human consciousness?” David asked.
Charlie shrugged. “It’s either that or play lots of minesweeper.”