?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
14 November 2007 @ 09:34 am
Vignettes - Part 6: Beauty  

Title: Vignettes - Part 6: Beauty

Author: [info]ladygray99

Chapter: 6/36

Pairing: Charie/Colby, Larry

Rating: FRC

Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me.

Warnings/Squicks:

Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?

Previous chapters: Publication

Notes: We’re getting closer. Really

Beta(s): The amazing [info]irena_adler long may she write.

 

  

Beauty

 

Agent Granger knocked on the door marked ‘Professor Eppes.’ He could hear the scribbling of chalk on the other side of the door. He knocked again then carefully let himself in. Charlie was at a board writing equations at top speed. Every board was covered in small scribbles as if conserving space was important. The chalk dust had settled in the younger Eppes’ dark hair, giving it a strange gray shimmer. Colby had been asked by Don to drop off some reports. He was tempted to just leave them but he wasn’t sure where. Every surface was covered in notes. Colby thought it was like Charlie’s brain had exploded.

 “Can I help you, Agent Granger?” Colby spun around to find Larry Fleinhardt.

 “Larry. Thank god. Don wanted me to give these to Charlie.”

 “Are they urgent?”

 “No, just some old stuff for some database.” He looked over his shoulder to Charlie who hadn’t acknowledged them. “Is he ok?”

 “He’s been at this for three days. I don’t think he’s slept.”

 “What is it?”

 “Beauty.” Larry replied in a slight whisper. Colby gave him a questioning look, “Cognitive emergence.” He clarified.

 “The whole thing?!”

 Larry gave a chuckle. “No. Not even close. But it’s an important bit. Like the corner piece of a puzzle.”

 “Ah. Can I leave these with you?” He waved the files.

 “Certainly.”

 There was a loud snap. Colby turned to see broken chalk hit the floor. Charlie stood still, his breathing heavy, like he had just run a marathon or had a good cry. It was hard to tell which. He turned slowly to find Larry and Colby warily looking at him, unsure of what he might do next.

 Eureka.” Charlie whispered, not knowing why his throat felt dry or his eyes burned.

 Colby sprinted across the room as he watched the slow buckle of Charlie’s knees. It wasn’t the best catch but he managed to keep that brilliant brain from cracking against the floor. “If this is the corner piece I hate so see what putting together the sky does to him.”

Larry gave a smile that Colby thought looked a little sad.


 

Previous  Next

 

 
 
 
fredbassettfredbassett on November 13th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
Love Colby's last line! Brilliant!
ladygray99: buffyladygray99 on November 13th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh the sky is coming up and it wont be so pritty.
tonisimonetonisimone on November 13th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
I wonder...
who or what was Charlie using as data on this one?
Devo79devo79 on November 14th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Colby saves the brain. Awwwwwwwww!

These are really great and I'm enjoying them very much
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 14th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Well that's his job as far as I'm concerned. :-) glad you're enjoying them. There's some fun stuff coming up.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on March 9th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
i love how stunned and almost scared colby is when he sees charlie working like that. he doesn't know what to do!

i can't help but wonder if charlie was imagining colby when he was figuring out this corner of the puzzle???

<3<3<3
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 9th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
OMG have you responded to every part? There's 18 messages from you in my inbox :-)
Not sure who Charlie's thinking about here but something inspired him into a three day math binge.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on March 9th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
i tried, my dear...

your talent deserves to be recognized and appreciated out in the open...

and part of me is completely selfish... that if i ever publish words to these waves that the my karma will keep me from jumping off a cliff...

hahaha!

thanks for writing back - it's most nice to make new friends. <3
(Deleted comment)
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 25th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't he just.
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on January 19th, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
Heee, they got published!

I'd say Colby's catch was good. Not very elegant maybe, but Charlie didn't hit the floor.

Laura.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 19th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Colby will always be there to catch Charlie if I have anything to say about it.