Author: Medie Shanachie PM
The team comes to terms with being betrayed by one of their own and finds out a little bit more about things they didn't know much to their dismay and amusement.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Friendship - Colby G. & Megan R. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,238 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12-01-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3922408
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Author's Note: And the last chapter. Just a little wrap-up. Not sure I like the ending, but y'all have to let me know...it just might be the latest of the hour that's making me not like it. Thanks to Mustangcandi at savecolby on livejournal for giving Colby the full name Colburn (Jo's nickname for him is purely my invention).
Disclaimer: In case of copyright issues, I don't own Don, David, Colby, or Megan or the Numb3rs concept. But I do own Jo, although I'm only taking responsibility for some of her actions...she does have a mind of her own.
Spoilers: Janus List (sort of) and Trust Metric (sort of)
Rating: PG-17 (which according to my best friend exists), I think--there's some language issues, but lemme know if I should rate it higher.
Jo wiped her eyes with her hand and turned away from the door her brother had disappeared through. "Right. Okay. Yeah, I'm good."
Megan pretended not to see the tears that were making the young woman's eyes glisten because she suspected that this was a woman who did not cry easily. Instead she simply lead the way through the corridors to where they had signed in. While Megan accepted her sidearm back from the officer, Jo glanced around. She hadn't really looked when she entered because she was eager to see Burn, but now she saw that the sign-in room didn't look that different from any other. Once Megan had regained her firearm, Jo followed the agent outside. As they got into the car, Megan asked, "So what was the message Colby passed you?"
Jo frowned as she slammed the door. "Message? Burn didn't give me a message."
Megan threw her a look as she started the car. "Jo, I'm not stupid, even if those guards were. He passed you a message."
Jo shrugged and changed the subject as she tried to decide whether she should trust the agent or not. "There are some items in Burn's apartment I'd like to take home with me. Would it be possible for me to get things out?"
Megan considered the request as she pulled the car into traffic. "One of us would have to go in with you," she answered finally, "and everything you took would have to be vouched and approved."
Jo nodded, having known that would be the answer. "But I can take somethings home with me?"
"It depends on what you want."
"Personal stuff mostly. Pictures, some more of his lures. I know not to ask for anything from his desk, but there are things at the apartment that I know he'll want kept safe."
"You think he'll get out of jail?" Megan asked curiously.
"I know my brother, Agent Reeves. He may have confessed, but something else is going on. He's not a traitor. And my visit with him didn't do anything to change my mind."
Megan nodded and then said softly, "I'm glad he's got someone that believes in him."
Jo considered her words and said quietly, "Burn did pass me a message. He used a code we developed when we were kids. He didn't deny the charges though."
"What did he say?" Megan asked. "Unless it was something personal."
Jo shook her head. "Not really personal. He said, 'need you trust me. Shouldn't believe everything you hear.' So I would assume he's hiding something. I just don't know what."
Megan turned into the parking lot of the hotel where she had picked up Jo earlier. "You know your brother better than I do, if you say he's hiding something..." she trailed off. "I'll call you when you can get into the apartment."
Jo nodded as she opened the car door. "Thank you. And thank you for taking me to see Burn. I'm scheduled to go back to Idaho in two days so I'd like to get in before then."
"I'll do my best," Megan promised. She watched Jo walk into the hotel entrance, then pulled back into traffic. The visit had given her a lot to think about.