|Love & Family
Author: Thephoenix1996 PM
Jamie and Heather were ten years old when they met, fifteen when they fell in love with each other, and sixteen when she left and broke his heart. What happens when twelve years later, Heather comes back while Jamie is dealing with the aftermath of some troubling events? chapter 6:Danny and Jamie resolve some issues and Jamie and Heather are trapped in a basement.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Jamie R. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,278 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 01-07-13 - Published: 07-10-12 - id: 8305446
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"A blast from the past"
The Reagans were sitting around the table enjoying a quiet and peaceful dinner, until of course Danny and Erin started arguing about a certain case of Danny's.
"Oh come on Erin, that's B.S and you know it." said a frustrated Danny.
"It's not B.S it's reality," snapped Erin. "We have a chance to put a lot of criminals behind bars if we agree to make the deal," she argued her point.
"But by making that deal you're putting that scum in jail for ten years instead of twenty five," he snapped back; he couldn't believe that that criminal was going to get a deal like that and not get the punishment he deserved.
Frank Reagan who was sat at the head of the table watched his kids argue and sighed mentally, he didn't intervene because he knew there was no point; they wouldn't listen anyway. What worried him was his youngest; usually Jamie would either side with one of his siblings or try to defuse the tension, but right now the younger man's elbows were resting on the table with his head in his hands, looking like he was about to explode and Frank couldn't blame him; his week had been hard too, but compared to Jamie's it was a walk in the park.
A few days ago he had noticed his son's change in demeanor and decided to talk to his TO; to find out what was troubling his youngest and what he found made him wish he never asked.
*Three days ago*
"Commissioner, Sargent Renzulli is here," said Detective Baker.
"Send him in," Sargent Renzulli entered the Commissioner's office and nervously cleared his throat.
"Commissioner," he greeted.
"Sargent, please sit down," he nodded towards the chair.
Tony sat on the chair and looked around the office until Frank spoke.
"I need to talk to you about Officer Reagan," Frank began, and at Renzulli's confused look he continued. "But I will not be talking as PC, I will be talking to you as a father."
Tony was still confused but nodded nonetheless.
"I'm worried about Jamie," Frank admitted. "He hasn't been himself this last week, and I was wondering if something on the job caused that."
Tony's answer had been immediate. "This last week had been hell for both of us, Sir," he admitted. "But Jamie was more affected by it."
"Anything specific?" asked Frank almost afraid of the answer.
Tony nodded grimly "Yes Sir," he took a deep breath and continued.
"We were securing a crime scene for two detectives, and when they arrived it got ugly," Tony sighed, then continued, "The two female Detectives started arguing about who was the one that would search the dumpster, and after five minutes Jamie got tired of it and he did it himself."
Tony couldn't help but chuckle as he remembered how Jamie reacted; the young officer had rolled his eyes then moved towards the Detectives, and with an annoyed "for god's sake, give me those" had snatched the gloves from the Detective's hands and jumped in the dumpster.
"Something funny?" asked Frank curiously.
" NO Sir, Sorry sir," he said nervously.
"Well, he was supposed to check for the murder weapon or the victim's ID, but what he found…" he trailed off not knowing how to describe what had happened.
"What did he find?" asked Frank with a hint of fear and concern in his voice.
"A little girl's body, she couldn't have been more thank a few days old," said Tony while shaking his head sadly.
"God," Tony breathed, "The look on Jamie's face when he held her."
"And that's not all.," he said hesitantly.
"There's more?" asked Frank in shock.
Tony nodded. "Two days after that, we were buying some hot dogs when a kid comes running to us -screaming Jamie's name with this big grin on his face- and hugs Jamie, I didn't recognize the kid, but from what I gathered he lived next door to Jamie, he and his father were out shopping and when he spotted Jamie he came to thank him for his help on a school project, they said goodbye when the kid's father called him," Tony closed his eyes for a second. "When the kid was crossing the street, a car came out of nowhere and hit him," he said quietly.
When Renzulli had finished, Frank's face had gone several shades paler.
He didn't know how to talk to Jamie, how to get him to open up, it was usually what Joe did.
Frank was brought out of his musing by his youngest son's weary voice.
"Would you two just stop," he pleaded, and was ignored.
"You're just being pigheaded and stubborn," exclaimed Erin.
"And you're being unreasonable," Said Danny.
"Can I say something?" asked Jamie through gritted teeth.
"NO," Danny and Erin both said at the same time.
"At least they both agree on something," muttered Henry.
Jamie shot his grandfather a sour look that clearly said "you're not helping" then turned his attention on the still arguing Danny and Erin.
"I have an idea that will satisfy you both," he said loudly effectively shutting them both up.
All the attention turned to Jamie.
"Well…" said Erin wanting him to tell them his idea.
"The man killed a woman and there is a witness, right?" he asked receiving a nod from Danny, "Is there anybody that knows about the witness besides you, Erin and Jackie?"
"The witness came forward this morning and I haven't updated the chief yet, so No, no one knows," answered Danny who still didn't get where his brother was going.
"Where are you going with this, Jamie?" asked Erin.
"I'm getting there," he snapped. "You could hide your witness, sign the deal with Wesley and get the names you want. Once you've secured his testimony, say that a witness came forward and convict him," he finished.
For a while no one said anything, but then Erin broke the silence. "It won't work," she sighed. "It's a great Idea, but it won't work."
"Why not?" asked Danny through gritted teeth.
"Because the deal states that in exchange for all the names he has we have to drop the murder charges," said Erin.
"Why would you agree to set a murderer free?" asked Danny.
"The evidence we have is circumstantial and we can't rely on the witness alone in court."
"Erin, I'm pretty sure the deal didn't mention any future evidence or witnesses," said Jamie.
"Yeah," she said slowly.
"So, it would be legal and would put him and the others in jail for a long time." Jamie concluded.
The whole family looked at Jamie, stunned at his logic, while Danny and Erin were looking at him with awe.
"That's…it's…" stuttered Danny, unable to find the words.
"Genius," said Erin who had a big smile on her face.
"I could kiss you right now little brother," said Danny with a big goofy grin.
Jamie looked horrified. "Please don't."
After dinner Erin, Linda and Nicki were in the kitchen doing the dishes, while Danny, Henry, Jamie and Frank settled in the living room.
"Where's Jamie?" asked Frank who was coming out of the kitchen, when he noticed his youngest wasn't there anymore.
"The kids dragged him outside to play basketball," chuckled Danny. "he can't say no to them."
Frank smiled and moved to the window to watch his son and grand-kids play basketball and laugh.
"He's good with them," said Linda softly with a smile as she came to join her father-in-law.
"Yeah he is."
"Is he okay, Frank?"
"Why do you ask?"
"You can't answer a question with a question," she said pointedly.
"I'm not sure," he sighed.
"Danny's been worried about him," said Linda.
"who's that?" she asked pointing at a young woman who was approaching Jamie.
Frank looked at the woman and was surprised at seeing her. "That's Heather Reid."
All Jamie wanted to do after dinner was drink beer and relax, but when his nephew gave him the puppy dog eyes he found himself being dragged outside to play B-ball. He welcomed the distraction and decided that problems could wait, right now he would just play ball with his nephews.
He was running after Sean who had tripped him to make an opening for his brother, but stopped suddenly when a voice he would never forget called his name.
"Jamie Reagan!" the young woman called with a small smile.
Jamie turned around slowly and looked at her with wide eyes "Heather?"
This is my first Blue Bloods story, I hope you enjoyed it.:):):):)
AN:::This story focuses on the family aspect rather than crime.
It will be Jamie-centric (cause he's my favorite character in the show) but it will have the whole family featured.
Feedback and reviews are welcomed. :):):):):