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Numbers drabbles: "The Ni Hao Ma trilogy"

Series Title: The Ni Hao Ma trilogy

Title: A bit to eat
Summary: Coda to the episode: Colby and Alice go for a bite to eat.
Author: Keenir.

This series is dedicated to Mustangcandi. And to the Chinese New Year.
if I could squeeze in a reference to Australia Day, I’d add that to the list too ;)

Thanks also to Sororcula, without whom, the episode wouldn’t have been credited (named)
Fandoms: Numb3rs
Written for the Numb3rs100 community’s challenge of Playful (#118)

Characters/Pairing: Colby Granger, Alice Chen
Word count: 122.
Rating: K+
Warnings: surprisingly, none.
Spoilers: 5.13: Trouble in Chinatown.
Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine.

Author’s note: whats odd is that, according to IMDB.com, that episode of Numb3rs is sandwiched between 2004 and 2005, at least on Kelly Hu’s page.
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Case closed, they’d agreed to split a small meal – a bite to eat, really – at a nearby little restaurant. As they walked to it, Agent Chen helped Agent Granger with a few words.

Close to the door now, and, “Fried wontons sound good?”

“Just fine. And relax,” Alice said.

“You sure I’m pronouncing it right?” Colby asked.

“One hundred percent,” she assured him.

“Okay,” and they walked into the mom-and-pop Chinese restaurant. At the counter, Colby said, “Ni hao,” to the girl behind the counter.

“Hello yourself,” she said, eyeing Colby’s muscles.

He glanced over at Alice, whose smile was threatening to erupt into a laugh. He couldn’t help but smile back. “Nice,” Colby said.

“De nada,” Alice said, switching to Spanish.
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Tbc




Series Title: The Ni Hao Ma trilogy
Title: Words said and unsaid

Summary: A bit further into their relationship.
Author: Keenir.
Fandoms: Numb3rs
Written for the Numb3rs100 community’s challenge of Conversation (#001)

Characters/Pairing: Colby Granger, Alice Chen, slight Colby/Alice

Word count: 135
Rating: K+
Warnings: surprisingly, none. But that’s only because I’m not going to say what the word is.
Spoilers: 5.13: Trouble in Chinatown.
Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine.
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They weren’t dates, Colby insisted. Of course, that just earned him eye-rolls and sad shakes of the head from David and the girls back at the bullpen.

Tonight it was Colby’s turn to tell about something that’d happened to him. Alice was looking fairly skeptical about what he’d related. “That’s what he said?” she asked.

Colby nodded. “Pretty bad?” having no idea what the criminal in question had called him those years ago.

“If you’re Chinese,” Alice said. “Why would he say it to you?”

“I think he was out of insults in the other three languages he knew.”

“Ah,” she said. “Well regardless, I think you’re just right, as you are.”

“Well thank you,” Colby said. “And the same to you,” and was fairly sure that that was a faint blush on her cheeks.
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Tbc




Series Title: The Ni Hao Ma trilogy
Title: Banter

Summary: Well into their relationship.
Author: Keenir.
Fandoms: Numb3rs
Written for the Numb3rs100 community’s challenge of Object Of Affection (#061)

Characters/Pairing: Colby/Alice
Word count: 124
Rating: M

Warnings: surprisingly, none.
Spoilers: 5.13: Trouble in Chinatown.

Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine.
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“I have to admit,” Alice said as they walked to her car, “I didn’t think we’d emerge from that dinner as unscathed as we are.”

“I had some advice,” Colby admitted, “on how to talk to parents.”

Ah. “Amita?”

“Close. Charlie…same reason.”

“Good as the advice clearly was, Colby, Charlie had the caste system at bat for him – you had only your own eloquence.”

“And the fact you think I’m adorable.”

“Cute,” Alice playfully corrected him as he held the door open for her to slide into the car. “But yes.”

Once Colby was inside and buckling up, Alice said to him, “Let’s go home.”

“No argument there,” Colby said, and asked her, how are you?: “Ni hao ma?”

Alice’s answer was unequivocal: “Anticipatory.”
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The End?
Tags: alice chen, colby granger, drabble, numb3rs, numb3rs fanfiction
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