Title: C is for Crochet
Summary: Written for navy_cis.
Disclaimer: None of these are mine. Characters are the property of Anthony Zuiker, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, CBS, and Alliance Atlantis.
***"Doc. Please tell me that's research for a case."
Hawkes looks up, and then has to try hard not to laugh at the baffled expression on Danny's face.
"Sorry to burst your bubble, Danny," he says. "It's not."
"But..." Danny sits down and sets his beer on the table. "You're, like, knitting."
"I'm crocheting," Hawkes says. "There's a difference."
"Isn't that kind of...I mean, not to be a sexist pig or anything -- "
"But isn't that kinda girly?"
"Danny, you're behind the times," Hawkes says, and sets his material down. "Lots of men crochet or knit or sew. It's good for your hands. It's good for a surgeon's hands. Keeps them flexible. I also like it as a means of giving myself some quiet time to think."
Danny takes a sip of his beer. "I can see that, I guess," he says. "Sort of. But couldn't you just buy a Wii or something? Or go to the shooting range if you need to keep your hands supple?"
"I do that, too." Hawkes gets back to work.
"But you're making a doily."
"It's not a doily."
"This from the man with the little rat dog."
"Daisy is not a -- I mean, that wasn't my dog."
"Her name is Daisy?"
Danny clears his throat, and Hawkes would swear he's blushing. "His name, actually. Don't ask."
Hawkes laughs. "You know, I knit, too. I could make the two of you matching scarves for Christmas. If you ask nicely."
"Don't you start with me," Danny says, but he's smiling. Hawkes goes on with his project, and after a moment, Danny leans closer. "You know, I have to admit I think having flexible hands is a good thing."
"Good," Hawkes says, and nudges his foot under the table. "So do I."
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