|Sparks flyin' in the dark
Author: MixedUp'N'MessedUp PM
Set after Simon Says. Sue is trying to forget everything, and Jack doesn't know how to help, but he wants to. He almost lost her once, and almost didn't have a chance to tell her his feelings...Now that he does, will he take that chance?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Jack H. & Sue T. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,223 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 07-31-12 - Published: 07-25-12 - id: 8359761
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Sue drove to work herself that day, deciding to go in earlier then Lucy. When she got there she went straight for the coffee, needing the caffeine to stay awake. She felt a tap on her shoulder and looked over to find Jack standing next to her.
"Long night?" he said motioning to the cup of coffee she was pouring.
"Something like that." Sue agreed, "Good morning."
"Good morning." He smirked; Sue picked up her coffee cup and started towards her desk.
"Here, let me get that." Jack grabbed her coffee and took it over to her desk for her.
"I could've got it." She said with her eyebrows furrowed
"Don't want a repeat of yesterday." Jack winked at her.
"Ah, I see." She said sitting down and taking a sip.
"So, what kept you up last night?" Jack said trying to start a conversation.
"Just a lot of thinking." Sue replied, and Jack nodded not wanting to pry.
"Hmm..well good news is we haven't received a new case yet."
"That is good news," Lucy interjected as she walked by. Sue just sighed, not really knowing how to respond.
"I don't know, Jack, I've been going out of my skull doing nothing." Bobby input
"You're not alone there." Myles said.
"Man, can't say a thing around here without everyone hearing." Jack joked with a small smirk upon his features.
Tara nodded in agreement, and Sue shuffled paper on her desk; not sure what else to do. She sat there in thought for a while, thinking about last night, until everyone went to do their respective thing.
The day slowly continued, everyone sneaking glances around the office, waiting for something to happen. Currently, Jack seemed to be working intently on the computer, Myles was trying get the coffee machine to work and Bobby and Tara's eyes kept drifting back to the other, and hurriedly looking away before the other notices. They may not have noticed but Lucy did.
'My next project' Lucy thought, looking back to Sue who had just been caught staring at Jack. 'After these two.'
Sue was shuffling through more papers, slowly looking back up to Jack through her lashes to make sure he wasn't still looking at her. He was, and Sue blushed looking back down. As she was distracted and shuffling through papers she didn't notice the paper in her hand slipping and it slipped right along her finger, causing a sudden stinging.
"Ouch." She said underneath her breath, examining the cut and trying to stop blood from flowing.
"Are you okay!" Jack asked, getting out of his seat in a hurry and coming over to check her hand.
"What is it?" Lucy said coming over
"Paper cut." Sue replied, "It's not bad."
"Yes it is! It's bleeding. Luc, Do you think she'll need stitches? It looks pretty deep." Jack said starting to sound a little hysterical, he started fussing over Sue, asking a bunch of different questions.
"Ja- J- Jack!" Sue said, trying to stop him from 20 questions. But to no avail, Jack didn't stop. She looked at Lucy for help, not sure what else to do.
"Jack, Calm down." Lucy demanded, "No, it's a paper cut. This will do the trick."
Lucy grabbed a band aid out of her desk and handed it to Sue. Jack took it out of her hand and tore the paper covering off of it and wrapped Sue's finger.
"You know, I could have done that." She said, giving Jack a glare.
"You're injured." He looked as if that explained everything.
"It's a paper cut." She wasn't giving in, Slightly annoyed.
"I was trying to help." He replied, looking like a kicked puppy.
"I'm not a child." Sue replied, getting snippy.
"I know you're not."
"Really?" She challenged.
"I-i…" Jack started.
Lucy stood there watching the interaction, noticing how Jack honestly didn't realize he'd done anything wrong but also noticing how much he's been fussing over Sue lately.
"Look, I think I'm going to go home." Sue said turning to Lucy, "I'm really tired and could use a nap. Could you call me if I'm needed?"
"Yeah, Sure. No problem." Lucy agreed.
Sue Thanked her and went to grab Levi's leash but Jack did before she could and attached it to his collar. She looked at him again, giving him a strange look.
"What is going on with you?" She asked, and reached for the leash she was being offered, and continued walking out the door.
Jack just stands there, not sure what else to do and not wanting to turn around to see who else had seen that display. Lucy walked over and tapped Jack on the shoulder,
"Jack," Lucy began softly, "I know you're concerned. We all are…But Sue's a big girl. You're suffocating her. If she's not okay, she'll come to me, and if she doesn't come to me she'll come to you. She trusts you, now more than before but if you don't calm down she's going to start freaking out every time you do."
"I know… It's just hard to keep calm when we almost lost her." Jack explained
Lucy nodded and gave Jack a knowing look before walking back to her desk.