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28th-Feb-2011 05:23 pm Simon Says by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/OMC/OMC
Length: 15,194
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:


READ THE WARNINGS ON THIS FIC! )

Simon Says
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28th-Feb-2011 05:18 pm Another Planet's Sky by Ruby Nye (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Amita/David
Length: 10,336
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rubynye
Author Website: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Rubynye/pseuds/Rubynye (I’m giving you her AO3 site because it’s a bit easier to find fic than her lj but it’s all on her lj as well.)
Why this must be read:

Out of words, Amita squeezed David's hand, and he squeezed back very gently. Charlie leaned forward a little, his hand on David's shoulder, and said, "What color is the sky on Mars?"

Charlie had to have a point, he always did eventually, but Amita had no idea what it could be. At least David was distracted, blinking in confusion. "Um, red?"

Charlie shook his head, in full explanatory mode. "Actually, it's approximately butterscotch, but we didn't know that until the probes sent back color pictures. Our best models before then -- our best math -- indicated a rust-colored sky."

After a moment of waiting to hear what that had to do with anything, Amita nodded. "So...?"


This is a post Janus List ‘Make David Feel Better’ fic written in Ruby Nye’s almost poetic style.

The sex is hot but it’s almost secondary to the way Charlie, Amita and David interact.

Charlie and Amita are at their strongest in this story determined to make David forget about Colby for at least a night. And the descriptions are rich and textured making you almost feel like you are in the room with them.

Another Planet's Sky
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28th-Feb-2011 05:16 pm Some Rain Must Fall by Swingandswirl (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Colby/Ian
Length: 28,617
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] swingandswirl
Author Website: http://swingandswirl.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

This is the bit of fic where [livejournal.com profile] swingandswirl jumped from a promising author to a really good one.

The story sends Colby back to his home town to see his mother die with Ian along for support.

There are reasons Colby hasn’t been home in so long and a childhood under a violent, sexually abusive uncle is one of them.

This isn’t a healing!cock story and I wouldn’t rec it if it was. It’s a look at how an abused child can still grow into a strong adult but never fully remove what happened from their lives.

It isn’t preachy or make you want to kill yourself dark. It’s a just a really good read.

Some Rain Must Fall
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28th-Feb-2011 05:11 pm A Silk Pillow by ladygray99 (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Ian, Don/Robin
Length: 39,300 over 233 drabbles
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: http://ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

So much time wasted on foreplay. Don’t worry. I’ll make things right. )


A Silk Pillow
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28th-Feb-2011 05:09 pm Wilderness Bound by EmmaDeMarais (R)
Sorry for the giant ass block of recs but work had an office in Christchurch so things have been a little chaotic this last week.


Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Colby/Ian
Length: 31,000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

[livejournal.com profile] emmademarais is the Master (Mistress?) of the UST slow build story.

To start with Colby/Ian is a slightly rare, but hot, pairing and the author starts them off as just two FBI agents heading into the wilderness to catch a bad guy.

Then things go a bit to hell and that’s when the story gets really interesting. Ian invites Colby out of his family’s place so they can recover from their injuries together.

Slowly they get to know each other and things develop in a way that feels very natural.

This is also a nice change of a fic because we meet Ian’s family and they’re not a bunch of weirdoes or extremists. They’re just a nice, normal, slightly large family that loves Ian for who he is.

This is a cuddle up on a rainy day fic or print out for that trans Tasman flight in economy fic.

Wilderness Bound Part 1
Wilderness Bound Part 2
Wilderness Bound Part 3
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23rd-Feb-2011 06:26 pm Mr. Robinson by Spikedluv (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Don/Oswald Kittner
Length: 3,642
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv
Author Website: http://spikedluv.livejournal.com/tag/ (You’ll have to sort through tags to find the Numb3rs fics.)
Why this must be read:

This is one of [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv's more classic pieces of rare pair smut.

It's kinky, naughty and just leaning towards wrong.

It's got SexyManHo!Don hunting Virgin!Oswald and catching his prey.

This is a take to your bunk fic of the very best kind.

Mr. Robinson
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23rd-Feb-2011 06:24 pm The Other Side of the Fairy Tale by Swingandswirl (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Colby/OMC
Length: 11,000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] swingandswirl
Author Website: http://swingandswirl.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

The dust from the explosion had barely cleared before Andy leapt through the opening, )


The Other Side of the Fairy Tale Part 1

The Other Side of the Fairy Tale Part 2
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23rd-Feb-2011 06:22 pm Friendly Advice by ladygray99 (PG-13)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Amita (cannon), Colby
Length: 2,138
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

In TV shows characters bounce back from injury and trauma way faster than real life.

(Unless it's one of those really dark cable TV shows)

In this post Angels and Devils story Amita isn't bouncing back from being held captive quite as fast as they do on TV and Charlie goes to Colby for help.

This is a refreshing and maybe more realistic look at what Amita might have gone through post rescue without being dark or preachy and is really a nice character and Charlie/Amita, Colby friendship piece.

Amita is even likable in this. The show didn't even manage that a lot of the time.

Friendly Advice
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23rd-Feb-2011 06:15 pm Safe Harbor by EmmaDeMarais (PG-13)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Billy
Length: 16,113
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

There was another splash above him and Billy was back. )


Safe Harbor Part 1

Safe Harbor Part 2


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18th-Feb-2011 05:16 pm Three Red Balls Series by EmmaDeMarais (R)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: David/Colby, Colby/Charlie, Megan/Larry, Megan/Liz
Length: 5 short fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com>
Why this must be read:

Dwayne leaves Colby three red Chinese balls, each in its own box, with orders never to open more than one box at a time.

That's like saying don't feed after midnight.

Each ball has its own magic power if you play with it including the power to turn you gay.

Yes this is crack!fic. This is like sex pollen fic with a whole extra level of crack.

It's also snort your beer and spray it across your monitor funny.

It's one of the funnier things in a fandom not known for being laugh a minute and from an author known for drama and angst.

It's so worth reading.

Three Red Balls Series
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18th-Feb-2011 05:11 pm Red Shoes; No Knickers by ALF (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Liz/Charlie
Length: 1500
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] alf_fic
Author Website: http://alf-fic.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

So I'm not usually big into het.

Shocking I know.

But Charlie in Liz's cuffs, and Liz in red heels and a strap-on is something different. When that image is in the hands of this author it can melt your monitor along with your brain.

It's not long but it’s one of those stories I keep coming back to when I need a little pick-me-up (phrasing intended).

Red Shoes; No Knickers
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18th-Feb-2011 05:09 pm NUMB3RS, 1868 “Behold a Pale Horse” by ladygray99 (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Ian
Length: 7,956
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

It’s nearly all miners and prospectors. We’ve got maybe ten families, thirty or so children that are school aged. The territorial offices won’t send us a proper teacher so Charlie drills the children in their letters and sums and in return he gets tossed surplus meat, a little baking. Occasionally some coin but most of the families can’t afford it.”

“And I’m guessing he’s not the type to turn a student away.”

“He’d have to be three days dead first.”

Suddenly Ian heard a howl in the distance. Grace stirred a little.



The problem with a lot of AU's is the characters don't fit anymore. They're either OOC or feel like they've been wedged in.

In this Wild West version of Numb3rs the characters feel right.

Don is a law man, Charlie's a math teacher, Ian's a sharp shooter and tracker, Colby's an ex soldier.

It's 90% case fic with bits taken from some early episodes so it feels more like the Numb3rs team was told by the studio that they liked the idea but thought that westerns were about to make a come back and what could they give them.

There was some effort made towards historical accuracy but nothing that gets in the way of the reading.

The slash feels almost secondary but it's still nice and it's just a nice fun read overall.

NUMB3RS, 1868 “Behold a Pale Horse”
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16th-Feb-2011 05:36 pm Holding the Shadow by Sunlesslands (PG-13)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Colby Granger/OMC briefly
Length: 1,696
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sunlesslands
Author Website: http://sunlesslands.livejournal.com/tag/!numb3rs
Why this must be read:

Colby had never been strong on sentiment or memory. He had too many of one and tasted too much of the other for any romantic notions to survive. A quick look around, the boxes that were his life, said everything by saying very little; thirty years of life, packed away in two days.

This is the story of how Colby became what he is, as apposed to what he could have been.

Set to Chopin's Prelude #15, it jumps in time between a young Colby with an artistic soul and a grown Colby who put that soul aside to make a dead father proud of him.

This is one of those beautifully written stories that makes you hurt in the best way possible.

Holding the Shadow
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16th-Feb-2011 05:32 pm Hotel Royale by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Billy
Length: 610
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

Technically this is smut, short smut at that, but that’s like saying a Matsuo Bashō haiku is seventeen syllables about the weather.

If Steinbeck wrote gay porn it might have come out something like this.

The descriptions are short and precise and at the same time poetic.

They let you feel the heat of the rattrap motel room in Indian summer, and hear the sounds of the cars outside and the neighbours arguing in Spanish.

This is one of [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais’s finest works out of a large collection of very fine writing.

Hotel Royale
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16th-Feb-2011 05:28 pm 27 Hours by ladygray99 (PG-13)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Alan Eppes, Carl McGowan
Length: 1,134
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: http://ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

Numb3rs never did a lot in the way of recurring bad guys or multiple episode arcs, so when they brought in Carl McGowan to investigate Don and Charlie it didn’t work right for me and it apparently didn’t work right for the author of this fic either.

She sets out to explain what the show never did. Why McGowan was so hell bent on taking down the Eppes brothers.

Can’t tell much more about it without spoiling it but let’s just say that Don and Charlie aren’t the first Eppes that McGowan has run across.

This is a short read that neatly plugs a big plot hole.

27 Hours
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16th-Feb-2011 05:23 pm Containing Multitudes Series by swingandswirl (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Colby/Ian
Length: 6,000+
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] swingandswirl
Author Website: http://swingandswirl.livejournal.com/113056.html
Why this must be read:

I think it’s tempting for a writer when doing a Male to Female transgender story to pick a character that’s already halfway there. The short guy, or the skinny one, or the already a little effeminate one.

This author picked big butch Colby Granger to go through the change and this needs to be read because she made it believable.

Then she went and made Colby(Frejya) and Ian’s relationship a believable and romantic one.

Read this and become a believer.

Containing Multitudes Series
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14th-Feb-2011 03:46 pm Venéra in Silence and Color by valeriev84 (PG-13)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Megan/Larry
Length: 4,888
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] valeriev84
Author Website: http://valeriev84.livejournal.com/
Why this must be read:

Megan cried out as pain lanced through her, slamming into her mind. She fought the urge to black out and instead kept still, simply riding it out. When the pain had finally lessened somewhat, she took stock of her injuries. Most of the pain seemed to be emanating from her left side, all the way from her shoulder and arm, right down to her leg which felt like it was being squeezed by a vice. Her head was also pounding.

This is a story that makes you work for the ending (worth it).

It’s from Megan’s POV as she wakes in the wreckage of her car and is not a simple read.

Her mind jumps around trying to put her world together through the pain. The title comes from Megan’s scattered mind associating colors with people and feelings (white is good, Larry likes white, Red bad, too much red).

It’s not a casual read but it’s a story that’ll get stuck in your head, in a good way.

Venéra in Silence and Color
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14th-Feb-2011 03:44 pm Someplace Safe by ladygray99 (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Ian
Length: 6,000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: http://ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

Ian stirred the stove fire. Charlie was asleep. He’d been asleep for almost three days. On the second day he’d run a fever and thrashed with nightmares. Ian only woke him to pour fluids down his throat. He let the fever burn itself out.

This must be read because it’s probably the best thing [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99 has ever written and she’s written some pretty cool shit.

It’s a drabble series (20x300) that looks at what might happen if Charlie ever took a life.

It’s an idea that has been written by other people but this one feels the most right. Even with the slash it’s the way you’d hope the characters would react in cannon if the show had ever gone there.

It reads quickly, moves well and is very beautiful.

Someplace Safe
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14th-Feb-2011 03:43 pm Jet Black by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Ian/Nikki/Charlie
Length: 4,221
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

The Internet is for… )

Jet Black
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9th-Feb-2011 05:11 pm Children of the in Between by noxnoctisanima (R)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Amita, David/Colby, Colby/Charlie
Length: 1445
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noxnoctisanima
Author Website: http://noxnoctisanima.livejournal.com/
Why this must be read:

This isn't a happy fic but it is a powerful one.

Society collapses do to something that is never explained and our heroes survive, for a time.

This is a fic that will make you cry, and then it will make you think. You'll never be able to look at a post-apocalyptic AU the same way again.

This trumps all of them with a combination of beautiful writing and stark realism.

If you think you're in the right head space to handle it give it a try.

Children of the in Between
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8th-Feb-2011 05:02 pm Conference Wives series by Dance_the_Code (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Charlie/Ian, Don/Coop, Megan/Larry
Length: 367ish drabbles and ficlits.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dance_the_code
Author Website: http://dance-the-code.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

3.14159 )

Conference Wives
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8th-Feb-2011 04:58 pm Soldier Boys Series by ladygray99 (R)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Alan/Colby, Alan/OMC, Alan/Margaret/OMC
Length: 7,000 words over 3 stories
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladygray99
Author Website: http://ladygray99.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

Once upon a time Alan Eppes knew a solider boy. His name was Charles Donald Lathrup but everyone called him Charlie. He liked to surf and read and had green eyes and one day he was sent off to war.

Years later Alan met another soldier boy who had green eyes, still carried a gun and played chess.

This little set of three stories should not work. For any reason. It should be crack!fic. It's not. Not even close. It's sweet and powerful and poetic and may require tissues in some places.

It's about war and history and the secrets that families keep.

I don't know how else to sell this except to say give it a try, you just might like it.

Soldier Boys
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4th-Feb-2011 05:14 pm Sin by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Megan, Lots of others, mostly het.
Length: Novella (but shorter than the first two)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

The follow up to Vice and Virtue, Sin gives us a taste of Megan's reign as head of a criminal empire now that the boys have done their bit to raise L.A.'s annual body count.

Megan is trying to expand her empire while fighting off pressure from other master criminals and the law.

Like its predecessors, Sin is exciting and part of a richly detailed world that leaves your blood pumping and you cheering for the bad guys.

And you want to read it because nothing is better than watching Megan be a total B.A.M.F.

Sin
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4th-Feb-2011 05:07 pm Virtue by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Don/Kim, Charlie/Susan, Amita/Pemberton (Lots of others.)
Length: Novella
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

The blood pumping sequel to Vice. The Eppes Empire is under attack from the law (some with fewer morals than them) and other master criminals who would love to take their place in the LA underworld.

There are gun battles, chases, double crossed lovers, angst and people going completely bat shit crazy. It’s like a movie you’d buy extra popcorn to see but way better than any Hollywood schlock.

Virtue goes Het as Don and Charlie find women who are willing to love them in spite of who they are, what they do, and the body count.

You have to read this because you know you need to find out what happened after Vice.

Virtue (scroll to bottom of the post to find the chapter links)
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3rd-Feb-2011 03:54 pm Vice by EmmaDeMarais (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Don/Charlie ('cest free edit available upon request), Don/Kim, Charlie/Kit, Charlie/Amita, Charlie/Colby, Megan/Billy, David/Claudia, Charlie/Susan
Length: Novella in 24 bits
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais
Author Website: http://emmademarais.livejournal.com
Why this must be read:

He stood back up, put the gun in the man's mouth and cocked it. ‘Goodbye, Coop.’ He pulled the trigger. )


Vice (scroll to the bottom of the post to find the chapter links)
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3rd-Feb-2011 03:49 pm Size Queen by Spikedluv (NC-17)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: David/Colby
Length: 1,923 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv
Author Website: http://spikedluv.livejournal.com/ (You’ll have to sort through tags to find the Numb3rs fics.)
Why this must be read:

Colby and David, in a shower, with Colby on his knees.

There's not much more to it than that but it's really hot, dirty and very well written.

This is a story to print out and take with you to your bunk.

Size Queen
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2nd-Feb-2011 05:20 pm Inappropriate Behavior Series by entangled_now (NC-17)
I am Phred. I am he who lurks and I'm driving for NUMB3RS this month. I have some favorite authors and pairings but I won't recommend anything I don't think is some level of awesome.

Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: Don/Colby, Charlie/Ian
Length: 13,082 over 8 stories.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now
Author Website: http://community.livejournal.com/libraryofsol
Why this must be read:

Do you want to discuss my kinks or did you want to work on getting us the hell out of here? )

(Unfortunately the Master post for this series has gone missing so these are the individual parts.)
The Inappropriate Ass Fondling Gun Story
The Inappropriate Bondage Story, Where Don Gets Wet
The Inappropriate Accidental Lubrication Story
The Inappropriate Surveillance Story In Which Everyone Denies Everything
The Inappropriate Nudity Story, Where Don Surprises Himself
The Inappropriate Fruit Story, Where Math Is Not Helpful
The Inappropriate Sex Education Story, Where No One Calls The Cops (NC-17)
Non-euphemistic Strawberries (Charlie/Ian, PG-13) This is really a coda to the rest of the stories.
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15th-Apr-2010 01:50 pm Supernatural/Numb3rs (R)
Yay! It's crossover day at [livejournal.com profile] crack_van. \o/

Title: Somewhere Between Perception and Reality by Spike
Pairing: Sam/Dean with a side of UST Don/Charlie
Length: 12,535 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv's Supernatural fic tag at her journal.

Why this must be read: I am not real fan of crossovers or an OTP person except when I am – I aim for consistency. So a crossover featuring my two OTP couples is surely going to be a win but it's shooting stars, bulletproof win because it is written by the talented [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv. The story is riveting case fic and the first time I read it I hadn't a clue where she was going with it until the events culminated in an excellent showdown between the two sets of brothers and the big bad. Further, what I love about this fic is that each character has a specific voice that sounds like it's straight from the canon, which is very difficult in a crossover, and even more difficult when dealing with two parallel sets of characters. Dean, Sam, Charlie, and Don sound like Dean, Sam, Charlie, and Don. The story is labeled as slash and pre-slash but I call it a case!fic with a side of clever innuendo and such an amazing story that even if you don't typically read Sam/Dean or Don/Charlie, this might just work for you.

Somewhere Between Perception and Reality

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1st-Dec-2009 12:11 am After Math, by Cedar (K+)
Fandom: NUMB3RS
Pairing: none
Length: short
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: unknown
Why this must be read:

Every fandom has pivotal episodes that authors and readers return to again and again. The third season cliff-hanger, 'Janus List,' in which Colby Granger - corn-fed all American, military hero, straight-shooter, classic good guy Colby - is revealed as a traitor selling secrets to the Chinese, and the fourth season opener, 'Trust Metric' are those kinds of episodes.

'After Math' is a sequence of very short vignette's - part poetry, part evocative prose, part stream of consciousness - that explore Colby's thoughts after 'Trust Metric.' You really need to have seen the episodes, or at least to have read summaries, to understand.

It's too short to do an excerpt. Just read it. You won't be sorry.

After Math

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