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13 February 2010 @ 08:19 pm
Fic: Show Me  
TITLE: Show Me
RATING: T/PG-13 (will be NC-17/M in later chapters)
CATEGORY: Catherine/Sara Romance
DISCLAIMER: Don't own anything!
SPOILERS: Anything up to “Crash and Burn” is fair game.
ARCHIVE: With Authors Permission VanillaBug1@comcast.net

SUMMARY: Catherine and Sara, along with Greg and Nick attend the Annual Pacific Coast Conference in San Francisco. How long can Catherine and Sara keep denying that they are nothing more than friends? CATHERINE/SARA PAIRING (will be rated M in later chapters)

Show Me

Show Me 10/?

“Ugh, what a long day.” Sara sighed as she collapsed down on the bed. “Now, about this bed thing. I am taking the couch tonight. I don’t care what you say.”

When the brunette received no response she spoke again.

“Wow, that was easy. I thought there would be an argument,” she stated and still received no response. “Catherine?” she continued lifting herself up, only to be greeted by Catherine glaring at down at her, hands on her hips.

“Look, Catherine, you are not going to sleep …” the brunette began.

“Sara, this has nothing to do with the sleeping arrangements. Although, we will get to those in a minute. What happened at the restaurant?”

Sara let out a deep sigh as she swung her legs over the side of the bed.

“The past has a funny way of catching up to you,” the young CSI stated.

“What are you talking about?”

“I should have expected something like this might happen. I mean, I lived here for six years. I was bound to see someone I knew,” she began, as Catherine took a seat beside her on the bed.

“By your reaction I take it the blast from your past wasn’t a welcome one?”

“No, not really,” Sara smiled, “An ex.”

“Oh,” the blonde replied.

“Yeah, tell me about it,” she said, standing from the bed, “ ‘The’ ex I guess you could say.”

“You don’t have to tell me about it if you don’t want to. Now, I understand why you were acting so strange the last part of dinner.”

“No, it’s okay. Not much to tell really. Mick and I had been together about three years when I came home to find Mick in bed with someone else. It had been going on for about a year before I caught them together. We had this huge fight, obviously, and I went and stayed with a friend of mine. Not two days later, Grissom called and asked me to come help out in Vegas. So, of course, I jumped at the chance. I figured it would be a nice break from everything, I’d come back to San Francisco and start moving on. Then, Grissom shocked me and asked me to stay on in Vegas as a level three,” Sara explained.

“You didn’t want to come back here?” Catherine asked.

“Well, it’s not that I didn’t want to, I mean, look at this place. It’s beautiful,” Sara stated walking to the balcony door. “Mick completely broke my heart. I give my all in any relationship, romantic or otherwise,” she continued glancing at Catherine over her shoulder.

“I know,” Catherine whispered smiling at the brunette.

“I was going to come back here and start over, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense if I really wanted to start over, I needed to get away from everything I knew and start fresh. So, I told Grissom I’d stay, and you know the rest,” Sara finished shyly.

“Well, I’m glad you stayed.”

“Me too. The best decision I ever made I think.”

“I take it you never really stayed in touch with Mick then?” Catherine questioned becoming more relaxed.

“Actually, there have been a few civil conversations between us over the years,” Sara smiled, “Mick is the type of person who always tries to out do you.”

“What do you mean?” The blonde asked removing her shoes.

“You know the type. You say you ran two miles today, they say they ran six. You’ve been up for 36 hours, they’ve been up for 72 hours. Always making some sort of competition out of every little thing,” Sara explained sitting back down next to Catherine.

“Yeah, I guess I do,” Catherine laughed as she placed a hand on Sara’s knee. “You’re better off it sounds like,” she smiled.

“Much. It just really threw me tonight when Mick walked in. I mean, I should have known better, but it just never really crossed my mind,” Sara shrugged.

“Don’t worry about it. I’m sure Greg and Nick will kick his ass if you ask them to,” Catherine laughed giving Sara’s knee a squeeze.

“Cath, …” Sara began.

“Oh no, we are not gonna waste anymore time talking about that asshole,” the blonde stated firmly standing from the bed. “Now, sleeping arrangements.”

“Catherine, I really think …” Sara began again.

“We are two adults Sara. I know you offered to take the couch, but I probably wouldn’t fit comfortably on that thing, let alone you and those long legs. I know you don’t want to sleep on it and truth be told neither do I.”

“Catherine …”

“Sara, how many times have you and I fallen asleep on my couch together? I think we can share a bed for a week,” the blonde said hoping Sara didn’t catch the slight tremble in her voice at the last part of her statement.

Sara let out a sigh “Of course Catherine. That’s fine.”

“Since when are you so compliant?”

“Long day,” Sara chuckled.

“Well, your exes should show up more often. So much easier to win a potential argument,” the blonde teased, heading over to her suitcase.

“Please, God, no,” Sara exclaimed putting her head in her hands causing Catherine to burst into laughter.

“Just kidding Sara. Hey, you want the bathroom first?” Catherine asked grabbing her pajamas from her suitcase.

“No, I’m good, go ahead,” Sara replied as the blonde headed to the bathroom. “Longest week of my life,” the brunette muttered as so as she heard the bathroom door close.

Sara changed into a pair of boxer shorts and T-shirt and settled herself back on the bed. She pulled out her laptop and began finalizing her presentation for tomorrows lecture. Sara became lost in forensics because the nest thing she new she heard Catherine’s voice.

“Uh … what?” Sara asked looking up from her laptop causing Catherine to chuckle.

“I asked if you would mind if I turned the TV on.”

“Oh, no of course not. Go ahead,” the brunette replied, turning her attention back to her computer.

Catherine lifted up the blankets and crawled inside.

“Need any help?” Catherine asked.

“No, I don’t think so. I just hate giving speeches and lectures,” Sara sighed.

“You’ll do fine,” Catherine chuckled.

“Yeah, yeah,” the younger CSI smiled.

“Hey, pass me the remote would ya?” the strawberry blonde asked.

Sara handed over the remote, Catherine turned on the TV and began flipping through the channels while the brunette tapped away on her computer. After a few minutes of searching, she settled on a station showing an Audrey Hepburn movie. Content with her choice, she put the remote on the end table and began settling into the bed. Sara quickly glanced up at the TV and smiled at Catherine’s choice.

“This is one of my favorite movies,” Sara laughed looking at Catherine.

“Mine too,” she replied, “I haven’t seen it in forever.”

“Me neither,” the younger CSI commented closing up her computer.

“Oh, so suddenly you’re prepared huh?” Catherine teased as her colleague set the lap top on her end table.

“If I don’t know it by now, I never will right?” she smiled earning a laugh from Catherine.

“Unbelievable,” the blonde muttered.

“Shut up,” Sara laughed setting herself up against the headboard.

As the movie played the two women found themselves becoming more at ease with sharing a bed. But as soon as Catherine’s head slumped to Sara’s shoulder it reminded the brunette of the awkwardness of the situation. Sara gently maneuvered Catherine’s head to the pillow, careful not to wake the blonde. As Catherine snuggled herself up against the pillow, Sara shut off the television and moved as far as she could to the edge of the bed and soon joined Catherine in a state of slumber.

*Authors Note* 

I am so sorry it has taken this long to get a chapter out.  For those of you still reading, thanks for sticking around.  And I am also sorry this is such a short chapter.  The reason for that is two fold.  One, I needed to stop this day at some point and there really wasn't much left to do with them so I had to end it here.  Two a few personal issues have come up in the past few weeks that I am dealing with in my real life.  If you are friends with me on my personal LJ you know the deal. The next few chapters are much longer than this.  Thanks for the support and the reviews.

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smartyshortiesmartyshortie on February 14th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
This is EXACTLY what I needed after the day I've had. You have no idea how happy I was to see this update. Great job and I am SOOOOO waiting for the next part!

*hugs* hope things start looking up for you soon.
the_dark_zodiacthe_dark_zodiac on February 14th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
great chapter.

nadia2019: Jorja 1nadia2019 on February 14th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
That was a great chapter :) I loved it :)
Rae: c/s-saraxraex21 on February 17th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Can't wait for the next part and just between us Mick isn't really a guy right?