Pretty in Pink

by Valerie Vancollie

valeriev84 at hotmail dot com


Characters: Robin Brooks, Don

Pairings: Don/Robin

Rating: PG

Summary: Oh, where was their camera? -Robin comes home to an unexpected surprise.

Spoilers: None

Note: This drabble is a prequel to The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same, though you do not need to have read it in order to be able to follow this.


Robin could only stare in shock and disbelief, her eyes wide, before she started laughing.

"This is not funny," Don stated darkly, glaring.

On some level, Robin recognized the narrowed eyes and menacing look as one she'd seen her husband use on dangerous suspects who'd only respond to someone who seemed as dark and dangerous as themselves. Then it had sent a shiver down her spine even as it excited her. Now, however, it failed to have any effect but to increase her laughter.

"Robin!" Don growled warningly.

"Is nos funny!" Maggie exclaimed as she ran over and grabbed her father's knee, throwing her own glare at her mother. "Daddy look pretty."

"Yes, darling," Robin agreed, attempting but failing to contain her amusement. "Daddy looks gorgeous."

Even as she said it, her eyes were drawn back to Don's hair and the multitude of pink bows in it.

Oh, where was their camera?

Robin was just wondering if she could get a shot with her cell when it happened. Her husband looked down at their second born and all traces of his displeasure vanished as he caught sight of her smile. Oh, yeah, Maggie had Daddy wrapped around her little fingers.


What is about me that likes to put Don into embarrassing costumes/clothes/outfits/accessories? Really, I enjoy it far too much.
I'm not sure, but I believe this drabble is the result of some strange blend of The File and The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same. I had both on my mind when this bunny bit me, I think it was the glaring in the first fic and someone's comment about big bad Don as a soft as marshmallow daddy in response to the second.