Words: 8335 (2 chapters, complete)
Genre: case-fic, friendship,
Rating: All ages (small amount of coarse language)
Characters: James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis, Jean Innocent
"He's got chickenpox, of all the bloody ridiculous things. Months of planning gone down the drain because Tom Winthorpe has gone spotty."
James takes a fleeting moment to feel pity for spotty Winthorpe, but only a moment, because he can see where this is going.
A/N: This was written for paperscribe, whose many delightful stories have given me a great deal of pleasure.
Betas: I owe enormous thanks to wendymr, beta and Brit-picker extraordinaire, and to uniquepov for hand-holding. Thanks to yamx for German-language assistance.