ladygray99 (ladygray99) wrote,

Vignettes - Part 2: Gutters

Title: Vignettes - Part 2: Gutters
Author: ladygray99
Chapter: 2/36
Pairing: Charlie, Colby
Rating: FRT
Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me
Warnings/Squicks: A nasty dead body
Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?
Previous chapters: Things Not Seen
Beta(s): The amazing irena_adler long may she write.


If it hadn’t been for Biology class Charlie would have sworn he’d just vomited up his own kidneys. He had made it as far as the curb, trying not to contaminate the crime scene. He’d been to crime scenes before but never this…fresh wasn’t the word. The corpse had bloated in the L.A. sun. The smell when the M.E. punctured the body was what got him in the end.

Behind him, Don looked over to Charlie but Don was trying to run a chaotic scene.

Agent Granger gave a nod to Don. “I got him.”

Charlie felt a bottle of cold water pressed into his hand and he looked up at Colby.

“Bet you haven’t hurled in the gutter since college.”

Charlie took a sip of water. “I was 14 when I started college. I never hurled in a gutter.”

“Well there’s a first time for everything.”

Charlie rinsed his mouth and tried to will his stomach to settle.

“Here.” Colby handed over a tin of mints.


“Altoids. They kill the smell.” Charlie grabbed three.

Tags: fandom: numb3rs, fic, pairing: charlie/colby, rating: pg13, vignettes
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