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Author: lindenharp
Title: Santa's Helper

Characters: Laura Hobson, James Hathaway,
Genre: friendship, Christmas, fluff
Length: 100 words
Rating: All ages
Spoilers/Warnings: none
Summary:
“You want my help selecting a present for Inspector Lewis?” James asks.
A/N: Brit-picking by the ever-wonderful wendymr.  For fortesomniare based on her prompt: "James helps Laura choose a gift for Robbie, friendship."

“You want my help selecting a present for Inspector Lewis?” James asks.

Hobson nods.  “I’d like to get something he’d really enjoy.”

“You’ve known him longer than I have, Doctor.”

“We’re off duty; call me Laura.  You spend more time with him than I do.  And it’s a detective’s job to uncover secrets.”

“There are gaps in his Wagner collection,” James says, grimacing.

“Not your taste?”

“Hardly.  For opera, I’d rather have John Adams.”

When he unwraps his present from Lewis, James blinks at a CD of Doctor Atomic, and recalls that a pathologist’s job is also to uncover secrets.

---  THE END  ---

Note: An aria from John Adams' opera Doctor Atomic is here.

Comments

( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
sasha1600
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Oh, very clever! Robbie's a good detective, coordinating that little intelligence-gathering operation! I love that James is willing to point Laura towards a gift that he's likely to have to suffer through hearing at some point.
lindenharp
Dec. 18th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
Yes. Robbie is clever enough to know how to take advantage of all the... resources available to him.

James is a good and loyal friend.
aliaseverus
Dec. 16th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Very cute!
lindenharp
Dec. 18th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
fortesomniare
Dec. 16th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you :) I do love Laura, especially when there's a little plotting and scheming involved.
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. Laura is a clever and resourceful woman.
drinkingcocoa
Dec. 16th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Oooh, clever! You and Laura both.
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
flowerpotgirl
Dec. 16th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC)
Love the scheming.
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Laura is a devious woman. :-)
barcardivodka
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, sneaky Laura :D

Just excellent as always
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
cactusonastair
Dec. 18th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Clever little drabble, made me smile! Thank you!
lindenharp
Dec. 21st, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Smiles are good.
hab318princess
Jan. 13th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
wonderful, feels spot on
lindenharp
Jan. 13th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- that's important to me.
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