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Summary: Blair has a bathroom crisis.
Disclaimer: No curls were harmed in the making of this story.

Gray Matter
by Robyn
August 2000

"Ohmanohmanohman... This can't be happening. This can't --"

Sitting on the edge of his bed, Jim frowned at the muttering and padded downstairs to the bathroom in his boxers.

<knock-knock>

"Chief?"

Jim pushed the door open a crack and peered in. The curly haired anthropologist stood before the mirror with a forlorn look on his face, forgotten toothbrush in one hand, staring bereft at the lock of hair in the other.

"What's the matter?"

"I have a gray ha--"

"What?"

"A ha-- A ha--"

"A gray hair?"

Blair wailed.

"It's okay, Sandburg."

"It's not gray. It's just de-pigmented."

Jim patted Blair on the shoulder. "Finally growing up."

"More like growing old."

"It's not so bad. You'll just look more distinguished."

"The only kind of distinguishment I want is my Ph.D. Besides, how would you know? You don't have any gray hair."

"How do you know?"

"Hmm, guess I haven't checked closely. How ‘bout I go through your hair and you go through mine?"

"I'm not picking through your hair, Sandburg, and you're certainly not touching mine. We're not apes."

"Hey, I didn't say you had to eat what you found."

"A detail I was hoping you wouldn't mention."

"This is all your fault, anyway. The House Rules are enough to give anyone gray hair."

"Look at it this way, Chief. At least we're growing old together."

"That's sweet, Jim. Just remember you'll get there first."

"Living with you certainly speeds up the process. Now brush your teeth and go to bed, old man, before you grow another one."

"Maybe I splashed some bleach on myself last night during the laundry."

"I did the whites last night."

"Durnit!"

~ The End ~