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17 November 2007 @ 07:53 am
Vignettes - Part 9: Bullshit  
Title: Vignettes - Part 9: Bullshit
Author: ladygray99
Chapter: 9/36
Pairing: Charlie/Colby, Larry
Rating: FRT
Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me
Warnings/Squicks: Description of nasty crime.
Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?
Previous chapters: Six Digit Prime
Notes: Feedback please. o_o
Beta(s): The amazing irena_adler long may she write.



Agent Granger found Larry camped outside of Charlie’s office.

“Is Charlie in? He’s not answering his phone.”

“I’m not surprised. He started filling in the sky two days ago.” Larry said with a wistful smile.

“Well, it’ll to have to wait. Something big has come up.” Colby reached for the door.

“I wouldn’t go in there. He’s been throwing chalk at people. It’s not pretty.”

Colby opened a file and showed Larry the picture on top. Larry instantly turned away hand clapped over his mouth. “We have different definitions of not pretty professor. She’s eight.”

Colby entered the office to find Charlie practically engaged in combat with the board. He wrote equations as if waging war with them, chunks of chalk dropping off as calculated casualties. Every so often he would stop and rub something out.


“Not now!”

“Charlie we have a case. It’s important.”

“Well, it’ll have to wait.”

Colby, who had hardly slept for the last several days himself, lifted Charlie by the back of his shirt, spun him around, and pinned him to the wall. “Professor Eppes. We have a sexual, serial, sadist targeting children, who is escalating his crime to every other day. We have gangs of roving vigilantes killing anyone who looks funny. We have this little girl,” He pressed the photo to Charlie’s face. “With her eyes gouged out, but left alive so she can deliver a taunting message, and your brother is out there being crucified by the press. Now you’re going to take these files, and do your voodoo, and make sure this child is the last to feel such pain, and any argument you have is bullshit.”

Charlie swallowed hard and nodded and was gently let down. He picked up a digital camera and handed it to Colby. “Could you take a good picture of each board then erase it please?” He asked softly.


“I’ll start going through these files.”

fredbassettfredbassett on November 16th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, powerful stuff! Excellent.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Just wait for tomorrow. I'm finally getting the boys in bed. ;-)
NV: [n3] colby/charlie // drinkingneur0vanity on November 16th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I love it.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
awwww thank you *blush*
thady: C&H: help snowmanthady on November 16th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is good. Scary.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm trying to save the worst of my scary brain for other stories. I'm trying to make this one happy but even at the best of times there needs to be monsters under the bed.
Devo79devo79 on November 16th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
little angsty?

ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
It'll get better. Promise.
impysh on November 16th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
D'AAWWWWW! I'm loving these snapshots. And Charlie agreeing to help and trusting Colby to take care of the 'sky'. Intense and lovely!
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm really trying to build up trust and friendship before I dump them into bed. (that's tomorrow) Thanks for the feedback. It's the only way I know people are reading.
(Anonymous) on November 16th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
This part is really powerful. I like how Colby doesn't take Charlie's shit.


{{whistles, twiddles thumbs, looks at watch}} Is it tomorrow yet??
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 16th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
No it's not tomorrow yet. I'll post tomorrow morning. It'll be worth the wait. Promise ;-)
athenedeinonychus_1 on November 18th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
oooh, good fic. ObsessiveCharlie and pissedoffColby are a great combination with a lot of potential. More please!

(and I've just spotted that have posted the next chapter already. Yey, I'm off to read it now).
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 18th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to get in a little more of that. After all you don't get a lifetime without a fight or two (and make up sex).
(Anonymous) on February 6th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
nice chapter I could so picture Colby pinning Charlie to the wall (mind is racing with certain idea) loved how pissed he was
ladygray99ladygray99 on February 6th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: picture
Thanks. I hope I manage to make those certain idea come true in later chapters. :-)
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on March 9th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
i swear to god colby's my hero...
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 9th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
He does have his moments. Doesn't he :-)
boymommytotwo: colbyboymommytotwo on August 8th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)

i'm re-reading... garnering warm fuzzies all over again...

i still. love. colby.
ladygray99ladygray99 on August 8th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Don't we all. and heck I re read this to give myself warm fuzzies.
emmatheancienemmatheancien on January 17th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
I don't want to be Colby's ennemy, especially at that moment. I felt it was a little..."violent" but I totally understand why he did this so I'm not mad at him, the case is really hard and Colby his the kind of guy who can take a lot on his shoulder, he got the right to snap.
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 17th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Colby wasn't too violent with Charlie, he just needed to startle him out of math land a bit.
emmatheancienemmatheancien on January 18th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, I didn't used the right word, what I meant was that he had to shake him a little in order for Charlie to react.

Me and my lousy english XD
ladygray99ladygray99 on January 19th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Don't worry about your English. I'm a native speaker and my English is spectacularly bad.
emmatheancienemmatheancien on February 25th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Well, it's better than mine, but now that I'm feeding muself with english stories, I hope I'll improve soon ^^
fractalmoonfractalmoon on October 29th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
It's another example of Colby engaging with Charlie's idiosyncracies, where others just say, Charlie is Charlie, there's nothing we can do. But Colby demands that Charlie let him in and react to him.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 6th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
One of the things I loved about the show was that no one at the FBI just brushed Charlie off as being eccentric. They wanted good reasons for what he was doing.