|Hot in the City
Author: charlibubble PM
Catherine invites the team to Sam's Villa by the lake for the weekend. will she and Warrick survive the fall out and can Sara and Grissom keep their little secret? GSR CWR set season 7 around the time of 'burn out' xxRated: Fiction M - English - Friendship/Romance - Sara S. & Gil G. - Chapters: 28 - Words: 30,714 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10-13-11 - Published: 07-27-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7223997
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This was exactly what the team needed thought Catherine adjusting her cleavage in the mirror, it wasn't often the team got to spend some time together, especially something which kept them all away from the lab for two days worth of shifts. Her pull with Conrad Ecklie had finally pulled off and he had agreed to have their shift covered. 2 days worth of double shifts were awaiting them when they returned however but it was a small price to pay.
Catherine looked around the large room she was standing in, she would never have known about this place if her mother hadn't found that old photo. Sam may have been her father but she by no means knew everything about him. this villa by the lake had been a pleasant surprise albeit probably an illegitimate one since it didn't appear anywhere in the legal papers she had received when he died.
It had been no mean feat getting everyone to agree either. Warrick had almost had to bribe his wife into coming along and Sara and Grissom appeared completely repulsed by the idea. Those two seriously had to get their heads out of the sand and get it on, she thought to herself smiling. Maybe she could use their time away from work to do a little matchmaking. Greg had been his usual enthusiastic self, he needed some fun more than most of the team right now. She had been proud of the way he had dealt with his beating but the scars were still there, maybe not the physical ones but Greg hadn't quite been the same person since, and Nick well, she could always count on her Nicky to be there for her. even Brass was coming along. He preferred socialising with the CSI's. he had once been their boss after all and intellectually he was on a par to them rather than some of his charge's in the police department.
Her father had done well with this place, she thought as she moved through the rooms. The master bedroom had been the size of a small house and it boasted another 6 bedrooms of slightly smaller size each with their own bathroom. Luxury didn't quite cover the grand entrance hallway or the impressive lounge space. Catherine herself had gasped when she first stepped through the doors, being taken in by the shining crystal chandeliers and sparkling marble floor. She had cursed herself for her materialism then, reminding herself that she wasn't about that. That she couldn't be bought over with some over expensive furniture and a games room. the games room was a place where she was sure that the boys would be found for most of this weekend. She smiled as she thought of them bickering over a game of pool or playing computer games on the massive cinema screen. Sam certainly knew how to live she had to give him that.
She took one last stroll around the building making sure everything was in place before she took a seat on the porch with a drink in her hand. She was looking forward to this weekend. If for nothing else she would get to meet Warrick's mysterious wife, that was someone she had a personal interest in. there was no denying she and Warrick had an attraction to each other. The hormones and sexual tension flying around that lab must have been flammable she thought smiling. The wife had put a certain amount of dampener on that spark but it would never go away completely.
Her mind wandered to Grissom and Sara, she had tried countless times to get Grissom to see how much she loved him but he was completely inept when it came to women. Many times in the past she had felt terrible for Sara with the way he had treated her and the worst part was that he didn't even realise what he was doing. She had to admit they had been a lot better of late and the easy flirting and innuendo's had not gone unnoticed with her. If she got the chance this weekend she would make sure Grissom finally did something about it. 7 years was just about long enough for everyone.
Headlights lit up the tree's ahead of her and she stood up quickly excited at the prospect of showing of her new toy to the team, even if Grissom didn't approve which she knew he wouldn't. she waved her arm around to get their attention as the cars pulled up on the driveway. This was gonna be good.