Title: Where’s Granger?
Rating: R (for the language)
Summary: David waits for Colby to call and worries
Disclaimer: Not mine, never would be, never wanted them to be
Notes: Don’t know about you, but in the latest episode, when David was talking to Nikki (I think) and his phone rang, I was sure it’s Colby. Or at least something related to Colby. Was kinda disappointed it wasn’t, but judging by David’s reaction, so was he =)
It’s been over two days and he still hasn’t heard from Granger. That was unusual, to say the least. They haven’t been apart for so long since the last time Colby decided to go solo on a fishing trip, and had left his phone at home. But even then, in the middle of nowhere with almost no means of communication, his partner had found ways to contact him just to tell him he’s OK. Of course the phone sex didn’t hurt at all either. So right now, David couldn’t stay calm for a second, worrying himself sick over what was going on in Granger’s head right now.
Two days ago
Agent Colby Granger stormed into the office without the usual smirk on his face: "Is Don around already? I really need to talk to him!"
-"Yeah, good morning to you too Granger"- Nikki said sarcastically- "Yes, Don is here, think he’s making himself a coffee and…"
-"Thanks! Morning everybody"- Colby threw over his shoulder, already on his way to the room
- "What has gotten into your partner today David?" – Liz seemed worried, cause she knew as well as the others, that when their friend was worried about something, he didn’t have the tendency to share with the rest of the class –"Everything OK ?"
-"No idea, Liz, no idea…" - agent Sinclair was trying to seem calm, but failing miserably- "Guess he just got up from the wrong side of the bed or something. Don’t worry…"
Ten minutes later, Granger walked out of the room, said a quick “See you later, guys” to his colleagues and practically run out of the office before anyone, let alone David, could approach him.
"-Hey Don! Could you tell us what was that all about?" –David immediately asked the boss, as soon as he came towards them
-"What? Oh, that? Nothing"- Don shrugged- "Colby here asked for a few days off, said he doesn’t feel well, and I said sure, since he barely has a day off anyway"
-"Right…"-David didn’t believe it for a second, something must be wrong with his partner, because for the 5 years that he knew Colby, the guy never got sick, let alone take a day off because of an illness. That was weird.
Later that day, when he got home, he found a message on his answering machine
“ Hey buddy, that’s me…Listen, I’m going home for a couple of days, sorry for not telling you later, but… There’s just some stuff I have to deal with and…well, I’ll explain when I get back, it’s just…Oh crap, I’ll talk to you later and then you can tell me everything you think about me. …Yeah right…Anyways, I’ll talk to you later, OK?...Ok, bye… Oh, and David…I…never mind, see you later.”
So, for the last couple of days, there were no news from Colby and David didn’t like that at all. Now that weird case came out, but even it couldn’t help to get his mind of the whole “Granger” situation. Every time his phone rang, he hoped it was Colby, but every time he was wrong. Maybe he should stop having small talks with Nikki and call him, just to tell him about the case or…His phone rang again
-"Sinclair!" –he answered quickly, hoping to hear Colby’s voice on the other end. When he realized who was calling, he hoped he didn’t sound to desperate or disappointed. After all, he got work to do.
* * *
They managed to close the case quickly enough, but it didn’t mean he wasn’t tired. All that talking about math and numb3rs was tiring, plus having a female version of Charles Eppes running around the office, talking algorithms and stuff didn’t really help his headache. So he said a quick goodbye to Liz and Nikki, who were still arguing over the ticket, and went home. He stopped for a take out on his way home, sadly informing the nice Chinese guy that no, he won’t be taking for two today, because his partner was not with him. Opening his door he already made up his mind about actually calling Granger and at least leaving him a message, saying that he’s an ass and he missed a great case AND some really great food, and who knows what else. What he didn’t make up his mind about, was finding the said Granger asleep on his couch.
-"Mmm, Colby? You awake?" –he didn’t really want to wake his partner, but he was so relieved seeing him there, that he just couldn’t help it. After all, Colby did own him some explanation.
- "What? Oh man I’m so sorry"- Granger all but jumped from the couch-" I’m sorry, I was waiting for you but I must have fallen asleep and…Hi. "– He grinned
-"Hi"- David beamed too, and kissed him right then and there-" Man you are such an ass, I know that I’m not your dad or your mom, but man, you could have at least called, or sent a text or something!"
-"Wait, so you are not…my mom?" – Granger laughed- "Good job at deceiving me for quite some time."
-"Ha-ha, funny"- David didn’t really find it amusing- "Make fun of me all you want, but that’s just messed up. You take off unexpectedly, leave me a cryptic message and just expect me to wait patiently for your explanation? What’s the matter with you?"- he didn’t realize he was yelling- "Maybe you haven’t realized it yet-but I do care about you! Maybe not as a boyfriend or as a lover, but as a partner I sure do!"
-"So you don’t care about me as a boyfriend?"-He could swear Colby sounded disappointed.
-"Of course I do, it’s just we never talked about it and…anyways, I’m glad you are back. You want some food? I took only for one, cause I didn’t expect you to be back, but I can always share and besides…"
-"David David, wait, hold on. About what you said…"-Colby drew a long breath- "That’s why I went home."
- "You know how you always said that I never talk to you and that I open up only in extreme situations or how you know almost nothing about my life?"
-"Yeah, and?" –He didn’t really see where this was going
-"Well, I realized that it’s wrong and that I was being an ass and…Well long story short, my mom and my friends would love to meet you"- Colby said sheepishly
-"Wait what?"- David couldn’t believe what he just heard
-"I said my mom and…"
-"I heard that! But what? You realized you were being an ass and so you went on being even a bigger ass and left without explanation to try and improve your “being-an-ass” behavior?"
-"Huh…that made sense in my head before"-Colby grinned and kissed his lips, then proceeded down to his neck, planting small kisses on his way.
-"Mmm what?"-Colby said between kisses and while he was struggling with David’s tie
-"Maybe you are an ass, but it’s OK. After all, you do have a nice ass…-"
-"Yeah yeah, so I’ve been told…Go take a shower, agent, me and my nice ass will wait for you in the bed-"Colby said on his way to the bedroom, shaking his hips shamelessly- "Don’t take too long though, or I promise I’ll start without you"
-"Ass… " -thought David rushing to the bathroom