|Castles in the Sand
Author: april060917 PM
**** Update: Lost flashdrive so next chapter may not be up for about a week or so**(sorry :,()*** Post 'Shattered' (7x22), Cold Case series finale. Scotty finally confronts and confesses something he's been denying for a long time. L/S (of course)Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Lilly R. & Scotty V. - Chapters: 32 - Words: 39,870 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 04-22-13 - Published: 10-15-10 - id: 6401039
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I'm a die hard Lilly/Scotty fan so this story is L/S. This is my first Lilly and Scotty and my first Cold Case story so tell me what you think. And if you have any ideas on more l/s stories that you want me to write, let me know. Enjoy!
The silver Nissan pulls into a parking space at a seaside motel. Cristina is still sleeping in the backseat with her head on Lilly's shoulder. The baby girl however is wide awake in Lilly's arms. She looks around taking in every detail with her big blue eyes. Scotty looks at them through the rearview mirror, and then turns to Lilly.
"How you doing?"
"Okay, I guess."
He smiles at the baby then reaches out to stroke her tiny face softly. She observes him closely before clutching his finger tightly. They both laugh quietly. They sit silence for awhile until Scotty says, "You must be tired. Let me take her for awhile."
She raises her eyebrow at him but hands him the baby. She stirs and settles against him, leaning her head against his chest.
"She likes you," Lilly says quietly. He doesn't answer her but simply gazes at the beautiful baby girl in his arms. The baby eventually dozes off for a bit. After awhile, Scotty gets out of the car to stretch his legs. He paces around with the baby. Lilly gets out after him. The baby wakes up but she's surprisingly calm. A few minutes later, Cristina shifts. She sits up and looks around, still a slight bit sleepy.
"Where are we?"
"Really?" She says excitedly as she stumbles out. Lilly catches her before she falls but Cristina gets away from her and nearly runs to the beach.
Lilly starts to head after her sister but stops to look back at Scotty. "Could you...? "
"Go," he finishes. "I'll watch the baby. Yell if you need anything. "
She smiles back at him the runs after her sister. She finally catches with her by the seashore.
"Remember the sand castle. We built it right here, next to the ocean," she says running her fingers through the wet sand.
"Yeah, I remember. The tide rose and the waves destroyed it," Lilly says fondly. She snaps out of the moment and says, "Cristina we need to talk."
"I'm sorry," she says immediately. "For everything and all the trouble I've caused. Are you mad at me?"
For a moment, she catches a glimpse of the old Cristina. Her baby sister, the one she practically raised.
"It's hard not to be. You could've been killed," she says a bit angrily.
"The kind of people you chose to get involved with are dangerous criminals."
"I know, I know. I said I was sorry."
"Well, sometimes sorry isn't good enough," Lilly says angrily. She pauses to compose herself then says in a different tone, "This needs to stop Cristina. You need to grow up. Not just for your sake but for the sake of your baby."
"I've tried. I've tried to stop so many times. I've been in and out of rehab centers."
"Try harder. This isn't only about you anymore. I'd want to help you but I can't if you won't help yourself."
"I know. I've made some mistakes. When I found out I was pregnant, I decided to keep the baby. And when Cliff found out he was furious. I said I'd give the baby away. I tried to talk him around after the baby was born but he refused to listen. He found a new contact in Philly I offered to come down her first and set things up before he came. Once I got here I ran but he found me."
Lilly doesn't answer for a minute. She looks out at the ocean. The sight of the ocean and the sounds of the waves always have a calming effect on her. Finally, she says
"I can get you into a maximum security rehab facility. He can't touch you there. The police picked him up and he's going to jail for a long time, for drug possession. But you have to commit to the program." She pauses then says, "And Dad and I can look after the baby while you're there." Now it's Cristina's turn to be silent. She wipes a couple tears from her eyes and says, "I'll do it."
Lilly looks at her and for the first time in their lives it seems as though she genuinely means it.
"I'll do anything for my baby."
Lilly smiles and Christina returns her smile. They laugh and embrace. Lilly's mind flashes back to their childhood.
Two blond girls curled up in a small bed. The older one (Lilly) wipes away the younger ones (Cristina) tears, as she hug her sister and sings to her softly. The younger ones cringes at the sound of bottles and things being smashed into the wall and floors, but eventually relaxes into her older sister's embrace and falls asleep in her arms.(Back to the present.)
They stand and watch the waves crash into the sand for awhile. Finally they turn and start walking back to the parking lot slowly.