Distribution: The Nook, TtH
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, no money made, no characters created.
Spoilers: NUMB3RS season 3, Season 7 of BtVS
Summary: The trials of being a werewolf in the FBI.
David Sinclair examined his riding partner that morning. Colby’s eyes had circles under them, but there was an easiness in his stride and posture that hadn’t been there before. There was an alertness that –though never uncalled for- was more than the current situation warranted. He was favoring his left shoulder, but there was a bounce to his step. He could see the man’s energy.
“New girlfriend?’ David finally asked.
Colby spit out his coffee with a laugh. He was still chuckling when he answered. “No, why on earth would you ask?”
“You look… satisfied this morning.”
Colby looked thoughtful and then finally spoke. “A… friend from… before stopped by and is calling in his marker. He really helped me out before. This time we had a chance to put the past to rest.”
David shook his head. There was a vague explanation. “Whatever, man. But if it means that you can do your job better, I’m all for it.”
Colby grinned. “Oh, I am ready for anything.”
Within a few days, Colby’s new/old friend had managed to erase the stress of war and of work, of secrets and spies. David hoped that the friend stuck around for a while.