|The Cruellest Prison
Author: Holz9364 PM
What happens when Lisbon goes from investigating a case to becoming one of the cases main victims? T for implied adult themes & minor violence.Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Angst - Teresa L. & Patrick J. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,746 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10-13-10 - Published: 08-05-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6210272
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The Cruellest Prison
Chapter 11 - The Most Amazing Wake-Up Call
A/N - This is the last chapter guys! Thanks so much for following this fic, really hope you have enjoyed reading it! xx
Teresa Lisbons immediate thought upon waking up was the smell; she smelled something lovely and felt something soft tickling her cheek. Opening her heavy eyelids she saw something blonde by her head. She chuckled as she looked at the man, fast asleep, his mouth open a little, looking so peaceful, his hair was a mess and had been the tickling that had woken her up, but she could get used to waking up to that.
She looked down at her hand and smiled softly as she saw Janes hand clasped in it, still rather tight for a man in such a deep sleep. Her next thoughts were of the fact she was in a hospital and that her head was sore and her eyelids felt heavy and she felt as though her legs would be like led if she tried to move them. Frowning and closing her eyes to block out the bright light she tried to remember how she had ended up in this hospital bed.
Lisbon remembered Jane saying that questioning was boring and going off to cause trouble, as usual. After she had finished with the questioning she went to find Jane, assuming he would be lurking around one of the crime scenes, but someone had stopped her from going along the corridor.
"Excuse me Miss Lisbon, the bodies are being taken away at the moment so that the families can begin to prepare for the burials, no one is authorised to be in this corridor at the moment." An annoying man in a suit told her.
Lisbon groaned, if this corridor was shut off where the hell was Jane? She decided to check the next floor up where the other crime scene had been, she got out of the elevator and someone grabbed her from behind then dragged her to a hotel room and forced something horrible into her nose and her mouth, she blacked out before she saw his face but it was a man, his hands were strong and rough, he was definitely a man.
Lisbon opened her eyes for the second time, her head a little clearer now; someone had drugged her which explained why she felt like she had a massive hangover. She was dying for a glass of water and some aspirin.
The mass of blonde hair next to her moved and Patrick Jane looked up at her with sleepy eyes. Lisbon couldn't stop the giggle that escaped from her mouth when she saw his hair; it was sticking up in all directions making him look like a madman.
Jane blushed a tiny little bit and smoothed his hair down; Lisbon was still chuckling when she eventually spoke, "Good morning sleepyhead."
Jane smiled softly at her, her voice was a little croaky, but she was his Lisbon alright, making fun of him already and she had only been up for minutes.
Jane handed her a bottle of water, "Welcome back to the land of the living my dear." He said as he smiled in that strange little way at her.
It was a smile she hadn't seen before, not a teasing smile or a mischievous smile, just a genuine, happy smile and it was beautiful.
After a second Lisbon realised she was staring and blushing deeply took the bottle of water from him and drank deeply from it, "Thank you." She said as she put it down on the table, sounding much more like herself now.
"Your welcome." Jane said, "Do you remember how you got here?"
Lisbon nodded, "Yeah, some son of a bitch drugged me."
Jane chuckled, "And it wasn't pretty."
Lisbon frowned, "What do you mean? Was it a close call?"
Jane bit his lip a little, "Sort of, for one night it was touch and go, but you weren't exactly…yourself…so to speak."
Lisbons eyes widened in horror, "Oh God, what did I do?" She asked.
Jane shook his head, "You didn't do anything, you just said some things that were…well…a little close to home for me."
Lisbons wide eyes now looked extremely worried, "Jane I don't understand, please tell me what I did."
Jane sighed, he really didn't want to repeat the things she had said to him, but he knew he didn't have much of a choice now, "The Doctor said going cold turkey would be hard and that it would make you delusional and that you would say things you didn't mean, but I didn't listen to him and I went in to see you and you said…some things."
"What things?" Lisbon asked, looking worried in a different sort of way now, not panicked as she had been when she thought she had hurt someone, but anxious like she had said something she hadn't wanted too, but really meant…
Jane cleared his throat nervously, "I told you I cared and I wanted you to get better, but you said that I had never cared about you or the team and you thought for some crazy reason that I wanted to kill you. You kept saying that when it came down to it you weren't going to let me kill Red John and that as a response I would kill you and you…you really believed it." Jane tried to keep his voice steady, taking a break to catch his breath.
Lisbon reached out and grabbed his other hand, holding both of his hands in hers she smiled softly at him, urging him to continue. He nodded, understanding her unspoken words, "And then you said it would do everyone, you and the team that is, a whole lot of good if I got out of your lives forever."
At this last line Lisbons wide eyes got slightly teary and in a very uncharacteristic motion she leaned over and enveloped Jane in a hug, "Life without you would be the complete opposite of good." She whispered, trying to keep the tears at bay, "It would be hell on Earth." She hugged him tighter, only letting go when she had her emotions under control.
"I'm sorry." She said when she finally released him, but Jane only nodded, "I know, you were delusional, you didn't mean it."
Lisbon nodded, "But it still hurt?"
Jane was about to deny it, but when Lisbon sent him an unconvinced look he knew she saw right through his façade anyway, "Yeah…a bit." He conceded.
Lisbon nodded, conveying with her gaze how apologetic she was, "Where are the team?" She asked, seeing that they had left some gifts on her bedside table.
Jane laughed softly, "Yeah, about that. You've missed quite a lot while you've been sleeping and going cold turkey…"
Lisbon frowned, "To do with the case you mean? Is it solved?" She narrowed her eyes at the man as he laughed again, joyously.
"Yes to do with the case and yes it is solved, but that's not the only thing." He looked at her with a slight smile, "You know Cody Simpson, aka the Mole?"
Lisbon nodded, "You got him?" She asked, sounding very impressed.
"We did indeed, all thanks to Grace by the way, she was brilliant, practically led the team for you." Jane added, Lisbon grinned, obviously very proud of the young Agent, "She will be a great team leader one day, she reminds me of myself when I was a rookie Agent."
Janes smile widened just at seeing Lisbon grin like that, "But that isn't the best part Lisbon." Jane said, catching Lisbons attention once more, "Cody Simpson is the Mole and Red John and he's being held at a top security base until he gets his trial and most likely the death penalty."
Lisbons eyes widened in complete shock, "Red John has been caught? You caught Red John?"
Jane grinned, nodding, "Well technically Grace, Rigsby, Cho and the assault team caught Red John. I was sitting here talking to you while you were unconscious."
Lisbon looked at him in both suspicion and shock, "Are you okay with that? That you weren't there when he was caught? Have you seen him since he was caught?"
Jane shook his head, "Yes, I'm okay with it and no I haven't seen him, I don't want too if I'm honest." He saw how confused she was and decided to save her brain from exploding, "The incident with you made me realise a lot of things I should have realised a long time ago. Being happy is more important than chasing after ghosts and having someone to love is something I would never give up to have my revenge. Something you taught me Teresa."
Lisbon seemed to be having trouble processing all this information so soon after waking up for the first time in days, "Are you saying that you love me Patrick Jane?"
Jane grinned, "I think I might just be."
His reaction made her jaw drop, his grin only widened at this and when she could finally speak again she smiled and said, "You know what, some crazy part of me trusted you when I knew you would still do stupid stunts and some crazy part of me fell in love with you when I knew it would be a nightmare, but I guess I'm in love with you too."
Jane chuckled, "Well I knew that. Nice to hear it in your words though." He teased her, causing her to playfully smack him on the arm, quite hard for someone who had been asleep for days.
"Oh by the way, we're engaged." Jane added.
Lisbon glared at him, "What?"
Jane shrugged, "Needed a way to get in and see you, direct family only rule and all that."
Lisbons glare softened and she teased him instead, "That desperate to see me were you?" She asked with a cheeky smile.
Jane didn't actually care anymore; he shrugged and smiled, "I needed to know you were alright." He said simply and all Lisbon had to do was look into his eyes to know he was telling the truth
"Then I forgive you for pretending to be my fiancée." She told him with a humorous smile.
Jane grinned, "I knew you would." He told her as he climbed up next to her on the bed, "I missed you." He told her quietly as she snuggled into him, ready for sleep again already.
Lisbon smiled softly at his words, "I'm sorry for being horrible to you."
"Don't be." Jane mumbled, "Just sleep."
Lisbon could easily obey those orders, but there was still one more little thing nagging at her.
"Patrick." She said softly, her reply being a tired, "Mmm?"
"Everything's going to change now, isn't it?" Lisbon asked in a quiet voice.
Jane looked up at her and smiled genuinely at her, his blue eyes sparkling, "Yes." He replied and with a smile of her own Lisbon said, "I'm glad." Before finally succumbing to sleep.
Her last thoughts as she drifted off into a peaceful slumber were that she wanted to fall asleep like this every night, in the arms of Patrick Jane because nothing had ever felt more right to her than here right now with the man who drove her crazy and made her deliriously happy all at once.
A/N - Yay! All my fics that were on the go for the Mentalist are finished! I have 3 new ones in the making which I shall tell you a little about here…
"Billy Don's Ford" is based on a country song, "That Song in My Head" by Julianne Hough and is about Lisbon going back to her tiny little hometown for a case, she has secrets there and Jane wants to know what they are.
"Dear Teresa" is loosely based on the movie "Dear John." Lisbon is sacked from the CBI and has no idea what to do so she joins the army & she and Jane keep in touch through letters whilst she's away.
"The Edge of Heaven" is strongly based on the movie "Just Like Heaven." Lisbon is in an accident and ends up in a coma, but for some reason only Jane can see her.
So if any of those appeal to you keep an eye out for them and I would like to thank EVERYONE who ever reviewed, favourited, added this to their story alerts or even just read this fic.
Oh and that last part, "Everythings going to change now, isn't it?" - "Yes." Thats from Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, don't own it! JK & Warner Bro's do, just borrowed it! :D
I hope you enjoyed reading it!
Peace out, Holly x