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20 January 2010 @ 08:32 pm
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1. Nerd Reading - Alexis and Gus (it was hard to tell who was questioning who) - rodlox

Alexis walked along the California beach. She'd just finished looking at the UC Santa Barbara campus and had an hour or so before she had to meet up with her dad.

It was just so beautiful and quiet here. Taking off her jacket, she laid it on the sand and took a seat. Pulling out a book from her bag, she started to read.

She'd only made it about halfway down the page when a voice called out, "Hey!" She looked up on reflex, but was surprised when she realized it was directed at her. A young black man was walking towards her with alarming speed.

"Is that my book?"

"No..."

"Are you sure? This is the last place I remember having it."

"Yes..."

"You didn't just find it?"

"No. I take it you lost yours?"

"Yes."

"And you think I look like a book thief?"

"Well, no, but..."

"Gus!" Both of them turned to see a man about the same age as the man next to her running towards them. "Leave the girl alone."

"Shawn, she has my book."

"She really doesn't. I hid yours because it's really nerdy."

"Hey!" both Alexis and Gus protested loudly.


2. Fluff or Angst? - Beckett and Inara (they're commiserating over who they work with) - rodlox

"He make you cry again?" Beckett asked, handing Inara a water bottle.

"Yeah, she seems to be obsessed with writing post-eps for Heart of Gold."

"She'll get tired of it at some point and start writing fluff for you. Really, she can only do so much angst before having to write a baby fic."

"I hope it's a funny one this time. I wanted to smack Mal. He was so doting and out-of-character in the last one."

Beckett started to say something when they both saw the application folder open up. "I'll be right back. I have to go let Castle call me extraordinary again."

"You poor dear."

"I know, but what's a girl to do?"


3. A Good Choice - Angel/Cordy - digitaldesigner

"You made a good choice. She'll provide a connection to the world. She's got a very... humanizing influence."

"You think she's a hottie."

Angel could vaguely remember his teasing tone from earlier. He'd been amused by Doyle's obvious attraction to Cordy. So why was he the one who, hours later, couldn't stop thinking about her?

He'd chuckled softly to himself when he thought about the face she'd made when she had asked him, "So, are you still GRR?"

A pang of... something when he remembered seeing that she was Winters' next victim.

And that smile she'd given him when he'd handed her the box...

Maybe he just missed Buffy. Yeah, that was probably all it was.


4. Security Ring - Castle/Beckett (ring) - digitaldesigner

Rick quietly walked into the living room, not wanting to wake the occupants of the couch. Kate had agreed to read to Jo in the hopes of putting their little girl to sleep and was just as successful in lulling herself. For a moment he just stood there and looked at them.

Kate's head was resting on the back of the couch, mouth gaping ever so slightly, the book having slipped from her fingers at some point. Jo was curled up in her mother's lap, her right thumb in her mouth and the tiny fist of her left hand clutching something. From across the room he had just assumed it was part of Kate's shirt, but as he got closer he noticed that it wasn't... Jo was clutching her grandmother's ring.

Rick thought of all the times he'd watched Kate idly fiddle with the necklace, gotten strength from it, and it seemed right somehow that now their daughter was holding it the way most kids do a blanket. And it made him sad... because really both of his girls should have been able to hold onto Johanna, not a ring.


5. Classy Cheese - Scully/Mulder (cheese) - xfirefly9x

"Say 'cheese'!"

Scully looked up at the sound of Mulder's teasing tone from the connecting door between their rooms. Instead of the camera that usually would have accompanied such a statement, he was carrying what looked like string cheese packets and a couple bottles of beer.

"Do I want to know?" she asked, slightly worried but took one of the beers nonetheless.

"I thought I should make up for the wine and cheese we didn't have when we escaped the 'make you want to turn your gun on yourself to bring you and your partner closer together' seminar."

She raised an eyebrow as she tore a perfect strip from the string cheese and held it out to him. "This probably says something about our partnership."

He popped the cheese in his mouth and winked at her. "It says we're classy."

"Clearly."


6. A Poet or a Captain - Inara/Castle (familiar) - xfirefly9x

Castle wasn't really sure where he was. All he knew was that there was a scary looking man in front of him and a pretty woman standing next to him, who seemed oddly familiar.

"That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain."

Well that sounded bad... Except... "Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it." The woman looked at him in shock. Maybe that's something he wouldn't normally say. Okay, cover. "Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint."

Scary guy was still talking. "I've seen your war record. I know how you must feel about the Alliance."

Well at least one of them did. That didn't sound like the best come back however so instead he said, "You really don't."

He could have sworn the woman next to him was trying not to roll her eyes at him. Ah, now that look was definitely familiar.

"Dad?" Castle jerked awake to find Alexis standing over him. "You fell asleep at your desk again," she informed him helpfully, in case he didn't know why there was a paperclip stuck to his head.

He blink for a second, trying to recall the dream. "I have the best idea ever for a costume!"


7. New England Garbs - Charlie/Zoey (New England) - spyglass_

Zoey had picked her outfit very carefully. She was determined that Charlie would start seeing her as more than 'the President's youngest daughter'. She was pretty sure if she got ma'amed one more time or had him stand at attention the entire time she was in the room she'd scream.

Smiling confidently, she walked down the portico and into the waiting room outside of her father's office. She greeted Mrs. Landingham, but walked straight towards Charlie. He looked at her and she thought he looked a tad stunned. Good.

"Hi, Charlie." Well, as opening lines went, she supposed it was a fairly standard one.

"Hi..." Zoey smothered the knowing look as Charlie's eyes made their way up her frame, taking a particularly long time on the legs her skirt showed off. "Aren't you cold?"

Cold? Her eyes narrowed. That was not what she planned for him to say. "Of course I'm not cold. I'm from New England."

With that she turned around and walked out the way she'd came. Forget this, the next time she was trying the direct approach.

Now though she had to go change... because it was getting a little cold.


8. Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like... - Castle/Beckett (caffeine) - spyglass_

Castle had discovered the way into Beckett's good graces; he was sure of it! He'd known pretty much from the moment he'd met her that she was not your typical candy and flowers girl. Sure, she secretly liked both, but a gift of either would seem insincere to her. No, the way to Kate Beckett's heart was through coffee.

It actually should have been obvious to him much sooner. Every morning she came in with a Starbucks cup that he often suspected was not her first of the morning, even though she scoffed at Starbucks' very existence, and throughout the day she was constantly refilling on the crap the station referred to as coffee.

But no, what had clued him in was when Esposito came back from tracking down a lead and had brought back lattés for everyone. Beckett had accepted hers with a wide grin that Castle really wanted to be on the receiving end of. So now he had a foolproof plan.

Starting with...

"Is there a Rick Castle here?" a voice asked from behind him.

"Right here."

"Where do you want it, Boss?"

"Ahh! Straight through there," Castle pointed towards the break room.

"Castle?" his muse asked, unnecessarily worried.

He placed a hand on her back, guiding her towards where the deliveryman had disappeared to. "You are going to love this."

"No, I'm pretty sure I won't."

Of course she would, it was all part of the plan.


Thank you so much to rodlox, digitaldesigner, xfirefly9x, and spyglass_ for their prompts :D
 
 
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rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 21st, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
a collection of excellent drabbles. *bows to you*

#1 - run, Shawn, run or face the wrath of two geniuses.
#2 - "You poor thing", yes, isn't she? ;)
#3 - "all grr" :D
#4 - I admit I'm a little confused why he thinks Jo should hold onto Jo. (its the last line)
#5 - I suppose "classy" is one word for it, Mulder. :)
#6 - well, that would definately explain the outfit. :D
#7 - ah, gotta love the power of suggestion.
(not sure he'd survive the direct approach, though)
#8 - ahh, so that's the genesis of the coffee machine.
Devin: Beckett Smileshazel_eyes_86 on January 21st, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
a collection of excellent drabbles. *bows to you*

*blushes* Why thank you!

#4 - I admit I'm a little confused why he thinks Jo should hold onto Jo. (its the last line)

Jo is their daughter (spelled Joanna), who is named after Beckett's mom (spelled Johanna). Hope that's clearer :D
Aimee: Angel & Cordy - So In Love With Youdigitaldesigner on January 21st, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
Angel could vaguely remember his teasing tone from earlier. He'd been amused by Doyle's obvious attraction to Cordy. So why was he the one who, hours later, couldn't stop thinking about her?

I love this completely.

Rick thought of all the times he'd watched Kate idly fiddle with the necklace, gotten strength from it, and it seemed right somehow that now their daughter was holding it the way most kids do a blanket. And it made him sad... because really both of his girls should have been able to hold onto Johanna, not a ring.

My God. This is heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time.

Thank you, Dev!

Devin: Castle/Beckett Serioushazel_eyes_86 on January 29th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, Aims! I'm glad you liked them :D
steam pipe trunk distribution venue: [TWW] we'll find our buried treasurespyglass_ on January 22nd, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
These are all great, but #7 is my favorite. That feels very Zoey, and Charlie's reaction is perfect :)
Devin: Charlie/Zoeyhazel_eyes_86 on January 29th, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
Thanks :D Charlie/Zoey in season 1 was so adorable!
Meredithxfirefly9x on January 25th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
6 - hee. thanks.
Devin: Mal/Inara Lovehazel_eyes_86 on January 29th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
Np, I'm glad you liked it :D