Pairing: (Charlie)/Ian, Don
Word Count: 2x100
Summary: Ian’s waiting, Charlie hasn’t arrived.
Notes: Written for numb3rs100 . This is part of A Silk Pillow ‘verse. This is being written and posted out of order as the bunnies and prompts come. These two drabbles actually go together. I’m keeping the links in story chronology on the master list if anyone gets lost. Feedback please.
Be Ready (#89 Midnight)
Ian heard the clock chime. He’d sat like this for hours, waiting, ready, as ordered. He’d sat long enough to stop thinking then start again. Ian felt his muscles twitch. It didn’t matter. He would make The Professor proud.
‘Be waiting, be ready.’
His phone rang. It had rung before but he had ignored it the same way he ignored the chiming of the clock. This ring was different. He struggled to answer it quickly, his muscles protesting every move. The wall clock read 12:01
“Yes Professor.” Ian answered.
“Ian, it’s Don. I have Charlie’s phone. There’s been an accident.”
Untold Quantities (#161 Damages)
“They think he swerved to miss someone. He’s never been the best defensive driver.”
“Are we sure it was an accident?” Ian told himself his voice was strong. Charlie wouldn’t want him to be weak, not now, not in front of Don.
“We’re investigating. We’ll know more once the sun is up.”
“How bad is it?”
“The doctors need you to sign release forms. My father wants to know why you have Charlie’s power of attorney.”
“Because he has mine.”
“When Charlie wakes up you two will have to explain and I don’t know how much damage that will do.”