Prompt: Well Trained Nosy Bastards
Word count: 300
Pairing: Don, Colby, David, Liz, Nikki
Summary: More Data isn’t always better.
Notes: Written for numb3rs100, part of A Silk Pillow ‘verse.
Well Trained Nosy Bastards (#47 Data)
Don wanted to get everyone on the same page. “Last night Charlie swerved to miss a pedestrian and had an argument with a truck. His Prius lost. Some of that tactical driving must have sunk in ‘cause he managed to turn so the passengers side took the worst. He has broken bones, a concussion, internal injuries but he’s awake and already bitching.”
Don saw his team relax.
“I want this investigated. It looks like an accident, it probably is but he’s one of ours and I’m taking no chances.” Everyone nodded understanding.
“What was he doing down there?” Nikki pointed to the map.
“Doesn’t matter.” Don got hit with four frigid looks.
“Don, we’re well trained nosy bastards.” David stated. “We’re going to find out.”
Don rubbed his temples.
“Come on, more data is always better.” Liz parroted Charlie’s second favorite saying.
“Can we please keep this in the team?” Don begged.
Nikki grinned. “Charlie got a little something on the side?”
“Charlie is in a long term, committed relationship...” Don took a deep breath. “With Ian Edgerton.” Don wished he had a camera as four jaws dropped. “They have a little place down that way for when Ian’s in town. Charlie was heading there. They were supposed to have a late night anniversary dinner.”
Colby pulled together first. “Okay we need to add Ian’s enemies to a list of Charlie’s enemies.”
“That’s gonna be a long list.” Liz pointed out.
“Hey, you wanted more data.”
“Look, guys, they’re both rattled. Don’t give them any shit.”
“Come on Don, we all took sensitivity training.” David pointed out.
“And we’re all scared of Ian.” Liz added.
“Oh don’t worry about Ian. I smirked and Charlie backhanded me out of a chair. That’s who you’ve really got to watch.”