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Numb3rs: The quiet ones (Fanfiction)

Series: Eight ways Charlie and Ian got together … and one they didn’t 1/9 (Masterlist)
Word Count: 921
Snippet: Ian wondered if he could stop the professor's brain from running a mile a minute.
Characters: Ian Edgerton, Charlie Eppes
Pairing: Charlie/Ian Edgerton
Rating: M
Setting: after Sniper Zero
Warnings: Slash, language
Author's Note: Written for the May Rewatch Challenge on sniper_voodoo . The prompt was Sniper Zero.
Feedback: Can’t breathe without it.
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv-show Numb3rs and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.

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There were coincidences, destiny and just plain luck. Ian Edgerton believed in all of them. And he didn't try to kill them with logic. He just accepted that they were there to give him a break once in a while and to remind him of the good slices of life when the job got to him.

Jut now, he was experiencing such a reminder. He breathed in calmly and pressed closer to the smaller body in front of him. Black locks were tickling his cheek and he detected a shampoo's faint fruity aroma. Part of him was wondering what kind of fruit he was smelling, another part of him was busy to imprint every second of this evening into his mind and the last and smallest part was focusing on teaching. “Stay calm,“ he said softly and helped the other man's trembling hands to hold the weapon. Charlie Eppes was coincidence, destiny and luck all wrapped up in one package. And Ian was determined to make this moment one of those he wanted to remember. His hands enclosed Charlie's to help him press the gun against his shoulder.

“It's harder,“ Ian said softly and used his foot to push Charlie's legs apart, “to shoot while standing up without something to rest the weapon upon. You can't twitch the barrel. The weapon's heavy but you have to hit the target nonetheless.“

Charlie leant back, just so, and his back touched Ian's chest.

“That's it,“ Ian said softly.

His breath ghosted over Charlie's skin and the younger man laughed nervously. “The gun's heavy,“ he tried to explain his trembling hands but Ian knew that more than just the weapon was causing it.

And he was flattered. He had the impression that Charlie's exceptional mind was only able to pay attention to a few things. He loved to be one of them. “You're doing great.“ Ian didn't want to question Charlie's motives for asking him to teach him to shoot and he didn't care why Don wasn't allowed to find out about it. But he had a suspicion. Don didn't like his baby brother's academic innocence colliding with the real world. But he was complaining about Charlie not having a clue about the world, too. Ian could see why the brothers' relationship was strained.

“Look at the target.“ One of his hands left Charlie's and instead came to rest on the professor's hip. “Focus.“ His grip tightened and he breathed in. It could be strawberry shampoo. “Breathe.“ His hand trailed from Charlie's hip to his stomach and pulled him closer. Charlie's breaths quickened. 'Better than sex,' Ian thought while he absorbed the body warmth, the adrenalin, and he smiled. They were standing in the last cubicle of the rifle range. It was late. Nobody would interrupt them here. His other hand positioned Charlie's ear protector before he put on his own. Then his free hand mirrored the one on Charlie's stomach. He felt Charlie taking a deep breath and letting go of it, just like Don had taught him. The shot hit its mark and Charlie smiled happily before he relaxed his stance. Ian pulled off his ear protector and did the same with Charlie's. He put the pair on the counter. “Very good, professor.“

“Thanks,“ Charlie answered and turned his head to grin at him. Ian couldn't help himself. He grabbed the weapon to take it from Charlie and while he was putting it down next to the ear protectors, he cupped Charlie's back of the neck and pulled him into a kiss. Charlie uttered a surprised sound but he returned the kiss hesitantly.

When Ian broke the lip lock and looked down at him, the professor was staring at him in astonishment. “What was that?“ he asked.

“If you don't know, I've lost my charm,“ Ian smiled.

His confidence was boosted by Charlie not leaving or hitting him. Charlie shook his head. “I know what it was but ...“ Ian's lips on his interrupted him. The agent pushed Charlie against the cubicle's wall and pressed their bodies together. His tongue found its way between Charlie's lips, deepening the kiss. Charlie moaned. Ian pulled him closer, then he pressed him against the wall and buried a hand in his hair. Ian left Charlie's lips and dropped a kiss on his cheek before he looked at him questioningly.

“... why?“ Charlie finished his question, obviously not to be distracted even though he seemed a bit out of breath.

Ian wondered if he could stop the professor's brain from running a mile a minute. His hand touched Charlie's lap and the younger man's hands scrabbled for his shoulders. He whimpered softly and pulled him closer. Ian answered, “I wanted to fuck you from the very first moment I saw you. I don't know why but smart people ...“ He pushed one leg between Charlie's. “... are hot. And I think …“ A kiss to Charlie's cheek. “... it's always ...“ He rested one hand on Charlie's neck and tipped his chin up with a thumb to make the professor look at him. “... the quiet ones.“ He brushed his fingers over a flushed cheek.

Charlie seemed to get over his surprise because he started to smile. “You wanna know just how loud I can be?“

Ian laughed. “I knew it. You're just looking like innocence personified.“

Charlie grinned. “It's always the quiet ones.“


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Jul. 19th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Wow it was the hottest story ever, with no actual intercourse.

Do you plan on writing more Ian/Charlie?
Jul. 20th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Check out the charlie/ian edgerton tag on my LJ. And more is to come.

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