In A Crowded Place

by GoneToTheDogs

Disclaimer: Not my characters, not my song.
Author's Note: Inspired by James Blunt's "You're Beautiful".

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.


If there was one thing Vin Tanner hated more than airplanes... it was airports. They were crowded and noisy and the lights made his head hurt. He retrieved his bag off the carousel and went to find his ride.

"Brilliant," he said to himself as he spotted a man with a sign reading "Turner". They couldn't even get his damn name right.

He looked up at the man holding the sign. Good lord! He was beautiful. His expensive suit did nothing to hide a body that was trim and lean; his auburn hair fell in gentle waves. Green eyes surveyed his body, their heat ignited Vin as he found his clothing to be too warm, too tight. Then green eyes met blue and the other man's face was all dimples and gold.

Vin certainly liked what he saw. He licked his suddenly dry lips as he stepped forward, his mind franticly trying to form words of casual greeting.

Then there was another man between them, his hand thrust forward to shake the hand of the green eyed man.

"Mr. Standish?"

"Mr. Turner? So nice to meet you." As they shook hands, the disappointment in his voice was evident. As the two men turned to leave "Mr. Standish" glanced over his shoulder with a look of true regret.

Vin sighed, watching as his beautiful stranger walked away, then looked around to find another man with a sign reading "Tanner".

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.


Six months later - Team Seven's office - Denver ATF

AD Orrin Travis arrived unannounced with another man in tow.

"Gentlemen, allow me to introduce your new undercover agent, Ezra Standish."


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