Author: Fleur06 PM
This is now the final chapter, thank you to all who have read it and a special thank you to all those who reviewed it. Hope you enjoy this chapter. This is after season 4. Lawson asks Shannon to marry him, what will she say, and will everyone be happy for them. What happens at their engagement party, will they last and what will happen to TR with an engaged couple.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Lawson - Chapters: 28 - Words: 68,684 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12-01-12 - Published: 05-30-12 - id: 8164725
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Hearing Shannon's question, Lawson avoids looking at Shannon briefly, Kerry's words replaying on his mind, no way able to tell Shannon. Looking down at his fiancé he smiles at her "No,… It was just everyone seeing her like that, it isn't Kerry",
Seeing the smile on Shannon's face "Leon will make sure she gets home safely, you did the right thing Lawson. Your not Kerry's boyfriend or father, she doesn't need you looking after her, she's responsible for her own actions, she just doesn't realise that or want to admit it, she goes too far". Then looking at Lawson "Stop worrying about her, its not like anyone forced her to drink, its not like she would accept your help anyway, she's just an alcoholic….. I'm sure I can take your mind off her"
Looking straight ahead, that was Kerry's problem, her actions, and taking responsibility for them or using her position for her own good. She had changed from the person who first came to TR, straight down the line in a way to someone who now bends the rules, or blurs them sometimes. He knows Shannon is right, he isn't responsible for her, but why does he feel so responsible, why can't Shannon be more understanding, calling her an alcoholic, was just a low blow.
Looking at Lawson deep in thought, Shannon turns away, wondering if there was more to what Lawson said, he was one weird guy not even taking notice of her last sentence, not pushing it for the time being, "Have you talked to her about transferring, do you know where you want to go yet".
His head still away from Shannon and her talking, he is brought back to the presence, he didn't want to think about leaving TR not for the time being, yes they talked about it, but the truth is he will miss it and alot "can we talk about this another time Shan, I don't want to think about it", seeing Shannon's eyes and face look at his her voice soft "What's going on Lawson?" , wondering why Shannon is pushing it, he didn't want to talk about it now, his voice then firmer and louder "Yes, I've talked to Kerry about it. I just want to get home."
Turning to face Lawson the tone in his voice, slightly worrying her, needing to know "What did she say, I take it she isn't happy about it, but if I'm taking over your position, thought, there shouldn't be a problem. She doesn't want you to leave, does she?"
Thinking back to the conversation with Kerry, was that why she didn't want him to leave and getting annoyed at Shannon pushing him and calling Kerry names, when he didn't want to talk about it, he snaps at her "Your not taking over from me, Kerry is advertising the job you just need to apply like everyone else, Shan I just want to get home"
Stopping at looking at Lawson, surprise on her face and hurt he didn't say anything earlier "How long have you known?" seeing Lawson not answer her, "I don't know what the matter is or your problem, but go home. I'm going back to my place".
Walking off, slowly, Shannon waits or hopes for the footsteps that would come after her not wanting to look around to see where Lawson is, walking about 50 metres, she turns around, not seeing Lawson there, blinking back tears what just happened, this was meant to be a great night, her engagement party she should be spending it with Lawson at his or her place together instead she is catching a taxi back to her place by herself.
Watching Shannon walk off, how did it come to this, he knows he should walk after her and apologise, for some reason his feet just won't follow her, how did it escalate to this, this is their engagement, instead he turns around to hail a taxi.
Leaving the nightclub, they walk towards the taxi rank, Charlie supporting Stella, who had way too much to drink. Hailing a taxi he hops in with her, stopping at her place, he helps her out of the taxi up to the door, opening it giggling "home sweet home, you want to come inside", turning to face Charlie, her words slurred "want another drink", smiling at her "I think you've had enough", laughing at him "I've never had enough". Turning to face him, her face close to hers "why did you bring me home", smiling at her "to make sure you came home safely", her mouth inches from his "sure that is all, admit it Charlie, you wanted to come back here with me". Trying not to laugh or smile at her, trying to ignore the fact that her face/mouth so close to his "Is that right", nodding as she inches closer "Yep". Holding her gaze, he lowers his lips onto her, wrapping his arms around her, drawing her closer to him, as he feels her hands undoing his shirt and pants, he feels his hands moving around her body slowly taking her clothes off.
Stopping off at Kerry's place, Leon helps her out of the taxi, walking her up to the door, as he takes the keys off her. Opening the door, he helps her inside leading her over to the lounge lying her down, as she passes out.
Looking around he finds a blanket, putting it over her. Looking at her lying there so vunerable, watching her as her chest rises, if truth be told, he was more than happy to take Kerry back, make sure she got home safely, part of him, wishes she hadn't passed out, even made a pass at him, deep down he had feelings for her, for a long time, yes she was a hard boss, but she was a good boss, she was moody and had her moments where you wished you were elsewhere, but when it came down to it, she was great. Looking at her face, it would be so easy to go over there and kiss her on the lips good night.
Watching her sleep, and knowing how much she had to drink, he couldn't leave her by herself. Getting a blanket he walks over to the other lounge before lying down on it.
Waking up the following morning, Charlie feels a body on top of his arm the arm draped across his body, hearing the body stirring as his hand strokes her face, he had wanted this for so so long, never acting on the feeling he had for Stella, remaining friends with her, since had had left the squad, going out occasionally, never leading anywhere. Seeing Stella stir, as she looks up at him "good morning .sleepy head", getting a mumble reply before feeling Charlie's lips upon hers as she feels his body on top of hers.
Waking up, Kerry's head feels like a truck had run over it, smelling coffee or something opening her eyes slightly, she feels someone looking at her "Good morning" sitting up trying to focus as she sees Leon in the kitchen, no she didn't, she wouldn't, she can't even remember any of last night what so ever, most of it all a blur.
Seeing Kerry waking up and looking around trying to see who is there, Leon walks over closer to her, seeing her eyes widen before saying "Oh god, oh god, no", walking quickly over to her "No….before you jump to any" hearing Kerry interrupting him "very bad conclusions"
Seeing Leon nodding "You left the engagement party, and we went into the city, you had a few too many to drink, so I helped you back here, where you passed out. I didn't want to leave you by yourself. Nothing happened"
Looking up at Leon, she remembers going to the engagement party one she still wished she never went to, walking outside it but not much more , looking at Leon holding a cup of coffee "that's all….anything stronger", shaking his head "that's it…it's a strong coffee"
Looking around Kerry's place, it is neat, not much there, but neat, looking at Kerry, he feels a bit weird, what now she has woken up, should he just leave.
Seeing Leon just standing there watching her, she feels grateful but wanting to be by herself she looks at him and smiles getting up off the lounge "thanks for last night Leon…"
Nodding "I better go, I'll see you at work tomorrow", nodding and groaning, she lies back on the lounge, her head hurting before deciding on a shower.
Hearing his phone ring, Lawson wakes up, answering it. Hanging up in shock, he quickly gets dressed, putting on anything he could find. Hopping in the car, putting his hands on the wheel, driving in auto drive, he couldn't of heard right. Stopping quickly to make a phone call, yes it was true, how could it be true, how could it of happened.
Hopping out of the shower wrapping the towel around her for the time being, thankful for the day off, the hot water slightly helping her but not much her head not feeling too good.
Walking down the stairs to get something before heading back up, hearing the front door bell ring, not even glancing at the intercom no doubt Leon forgotten something, answering the door, the surprise on her face evident, the last person she wants to see.
Seeing Lawson standing there, staring at her, memories of the night before flashing before her in bits and pieces, "what do you want Lawson?" looking at Kerry, the water dripping off her hair, obvious just had a shower, the towel wrapped around her body, her long slender legs, trying not to stare "can I come in", not even replying to him but leaving the door open walking away from him, he follows her inside.
Walking over to the lounge, to where Kerry is standing near the stairs, he can't help but stare, why did she have to answer the door like that her voice tired "what is it Lawson". A slight smirk on his face "are you going to put something on" Looking down at the towel, she had forgotten she hadn't put anything on "oh shit…..its not like you haven't seen it before", seeing Lawson roll his eyes calling out "You call me the smart arse" before walking upstairs.
Sitting on the couch, Lawson looks around, he had been to Kerry's place but not often, looking at the bench, not surprised to see bottles of wines there, seeing an empty glass on the table.
Walking back down stairs a short time later, Kerry pauses slightly, why is Lawson here, couldn't he just stay away today, What did she say last night, what did she do, anything, she can't even remember anything arriving at the bar, and walking outside that is about it.
Walking into the kitchen pouring herself a glass of wine "bit early for drinking isn't it?", glaring at him her voice coming out part sigh and not that friendly "what do you want Lawson." As she walks back towards him, looking at him, there is sadness in his eyes. Turning to face her "Kerry, Josh is dead"