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22 November 2007 @ 11:01 am
Vignettes - Part 14: Passover  
Title: Vignettes - Part 14: Passover
Author: ladygray99
Chapter: 14/36
Pairing: Charlie/Colby, Alan, Don, Larry
Rating: FRC
Disclaimer: Belongs to many other people, not me
Warnings/Squicks: religion happens
Summary: What moments mark a friendship, a love, a marriage, a lifetime?
Previous chapters: A Talk with Don 
Notes: Short and sweet today folks.  Sex tomorrow ;-)
Beta(s): The amazing irena_adler long may she write.


“So...um...my dad wants to know if you’d like to come to Seder dinner this weekend?”
“Um, Passover. Dad makes dinner, does this thing every year.”
“Okay. I mean, if it’s a family thing, I don’t want to get in the way.”
“No, no, I mean, Larry’s going to be there.”
“Megan, too?”
“I think she’s got that thing at Quantico.”
“That’s right. I forgot. So, sure. Unless you’re not comfortable...”
“No, no. It’s fine. It’s just a thing my dad does. I mean we’re not really Jewish, Jewish, I mean have you ever seen the way Don eats mu shu pork? I think he thinks if he doesn’t chew, it doesn’t count, but dad tries to do Passover and Hanukkah. Unless you’re not comfortable. I mean we’ve never talked about...”
“No, it’s fine. I mean my family does Christmas, Easter and prays a lot during playoff season.”
“And you get to watch Larry try to eat non white food out of politeness.”
“Dinner and a show.  How can I refuse?”
“So...ah...this Friday. Get there before sundown.”

Alan Eppes stood and surveyed the table. His sons were on each side of him. Larry, the strange little physicist who held a place in his heart somewhere between brother and son, sat next to Don.   Across from him was Agent Colby Granger, this Midwest farm boy scrubbed up and looking like fresh hay and apple pie who had somehow attached himself to his youngest son. Alan reached out and put a hand on the head of Don and Charlie.

“This is good.” Alan began. “This is Passover. To have your sons with you. Safe. Passed over by God’s wrath, blessed. And so tonight we sit at this table, my blessed sons, my boys, my family, my heart, and know this is the way it should be. This is good.”

Larry smiled, and Alan was happy that Larry was secure in his place as an honorary Eppes, knowing Alan’s blessings extended to all who sat at the table. Alan looked across at Agent Granger who looked a little awed at the brief words and seemed to lean towards Charlie as if to absorb the aura of a father’s love. The poor agent hadn’t yet realized that he was an Eppes now and he better just get used to it.

“Now, first prayer, then food.” Alan lit the candles and began.

Current Mood: depresseddepressed
fredbassettfredbassett on November 21st, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hey hon, don't be depressed!

Lovely little fic, thanks :)
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 21st, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'll be fine. I'm just away from the family for thanksgiving. So I'm cooking a chicken and writing smut. I'll get over it.

Glad you like the fic. I wanted a moment where Colby is now family in the eyes of Don and Alan and there's not a damn thing he can do about it.
fredbassettfredbassett on November 21st, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Chicken and smut is a good combination!

*offers pie*
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 21st, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
ummmmmm pie. :-)
NV: [n3] group // eppes familyneur0vanity on November 21st, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Lady, I love your sense of humor, as always. On top of that, this is very touching.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 21st, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I really like writing the family scenes.
Devo79devo79 on November 21st, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
"prays a lot during playoff season." Loved this image!

"The poor agent hadn’t yet realized that he was an Eppes now and he better just get used to it."
Poor Colby he doesn't know what the heck he's getting into!

ladygray99ladygray99 on November 22nd, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Nope! But it's better than what he had. ;-)
Ped: Chocolate Cakethe_ped on November 22nd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
You wanna hear depressing? My entire family is elsewhere for Thanksgiving, but I'm working on Friday, so I couldn't go to either location (and I WAS invited to both).

So I made my special Garlic-Parmesan Chicken (I really should get that recipe up on slashers_cook before I forget again). Last night, and tonight I'm making the Sugar cookie dough (For Friday), and the Jell-O cheesecake (because real cake and pie aren't my bag, baby). Tomorrow the side fixings will be made, and I'll vege out in front of the Parades and ballgames.

Now, onto Commentary: I had to ask one of my friends if Seder was part of Passover or Roshanah. Yes, I really am that lame to ask REAL people rather than Google it.

Also? I love that Larry knows he's an Honorary Eppes, and Colby is still unsure if he is or not. It'll be telling IF Alan lets him know somehow else, his own key, "Go Mow the Lawn!", or similar instances. ;)

Edited at 2007-11-22 03:45 am (UTC)
ladygray99: Numb3rsladygray99 on November 22nd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
ooooo Colby mowing the lawn. In short shorts :-) That made me happy.

I'm going traditional french roast chicken with turkey trimmings.

Alan and Colby have some nice moments coming up in the story. They're fun to write together. I wish there was some way they could get screen time together on the show.
thady: CKR: on benchthady on November 22nd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
You know, I really love what Alan said. Well said. Thanks.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 22nd, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad. I really like writing for Alan.
athenedeinonychus_1 on November 26th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Awwww, sweet. A lovely little chapter.

I went away for the weekend, and came back to the biggest pile of fic ever on my f-list and the various communities. I'm so far behind on this series that now I'm going to read about five chapters back-to-back. I'm *so* looking forward to it!
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 27th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Well welcome back.
boymommytotwoboymommytotwo on March 9th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
yeah, you know a couple vingettes ago when i declared my undying love for colby?

alan too.


lady, i *love* your characterizations and the way you present. it's awesome.
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 9th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I really love my Alan here. Heck I love my Alan anywhere. :-)
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on January 19th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Awww, Alan thinks of Colby as an Eppes now :). How long until Colby figures that out, or is he taking lessons in cluelessness from Don? *vbg*

ladygray99ladygray99 on January 19th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
He and Charlie have their heads buried about six feet in the sand.
msgallifrey: party 1985msgallifrey on March 21st, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
aww i loved the part of Alan seeing Larry as something between a brother and a son, i've always loved their relationship. Started reading this series about half an hour ago, and it's now 2.30 in the morning and something tells me im gonna be up for a while, really have to finish it! it's great!!
ladygray99ladygray99 on March 21st, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
It'll still be here in the morning if you want to get some sleep.
writergurl91writergurl91 on August 4th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
So, I just read all of Silk Pillow and 19 chapters of A Woman Waits, as well as earlier fics in that verse, looking for this fic. It's 3:30 in the morning and I really need to stop getting fics stuck in my head. That said, I really like your style.

ladygray99ladygray99 on August 4th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
:-) I thank you for your dedication. If you get stuck again just ask. I've got a good memory for my own fic.
fractalmoonfractalmoon on October 29th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
That was awesome! Your Alan is such a cool guy.
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 6th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
I do love writing Alan and I wanted him to be cool in this fic.
fractalmoonfractalmoon on November 6th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
your icon
Totally different subject: that looks like Charlie in your icon. What does "do not forget to pay the debt" refer to?
ladygray99ladygray99 on November 6th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: your icon
It's from the set of episodes at the beginning of season 5 I think where both he and Don are under investigation by an older agent who has it in for both of them.

Charlie gets told he can keep his clearance (and by extension most of his government work) if he turns in Don for being a loose cannon. His response is Socrates dying words which were "Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius. Please, don't forget to pay the debt." It was his way of saying that he wasn't going to throw his brother under a bus.