Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carlton Lassiter/Shawn Spencer
Characters: Carlton Lassiter, Shawn Spencer
Additional Tags: Small Fandom Big Bang
Series: Part 2 of Psychic Case Files
Several convention-goers have gone missing in Santa Barbara, and it’s up to Shawn and the team to catch the killer before he catches Shawn.
“Dad! Dad! There’s a convention in town. Can we go?”
Henry Spencer folded down the section of the paper he’d been reading – only the news and he always skipped to the crime reports first, like a kid going straight to the comics – to give Shawn one of his patented stares. “Shawn, there’s always a convention in town. You weren’t clamoring to go when the dental conference was in town.”
He gave his dad a disgruntled glare. His father was missing the point. “No, dad, not that kind of conventions. That’s boring.” He drew out the word for emphasis. “There’s a comic convention in town. Can we go? Canwegocanwegocanwego?” He was bouncing, breathless, by the time he got done talking.
“No, Shawn. Comics are a waste of money and they give cops a bad. You don’t need to be filling your mind with that kind of trash.”
“Dick Tracey’s a comic book character and he’s a cop,” Shawn pointed out, feeling a momentary surge of triumph.
Henry raised an eyebrow. “You’re read Dick Tracey?”
He fleetingly debated lying. “No.” His mind worked quickly to give him another opening. “But I could, if we went to the convention.”
“You and I both know that’s not what you’re going to read. The answer is still no.”
Really, he should have known better than to try. His dad never let him do anything fun.
“But, daaaaad…” Shawn whined.
“Not happening, kid.” Henry folded his paper back up to hide his face behind a wall of black and white print. “Hey, there’s a hardware show in a few weeks. We could go to that.”
Shawn left the paper on the table and stormed off.