A/N: I'm sorry it is taking me so long to get new chapters up. Between school, work, and out of town family functions, I haven't had any time to write something. But I am hoping to be able to update sooner than I have.

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Unwell Chapter 7

2 weeks later.

Sara lay comfortably in Nick's arms on the front porch swing. "This is just like heaven Nick. I really needed this."

Nick smiled as he felt her relax for the first time in a long while. He stroked her hair and he felt her relax even more. "I could stay like this for forever." Nick whispered.

"Me too." Sara sighed. "But we're heading home tomorrow."

Nick swallowed and nodded. "Do you think you're ready to do that Sara?"

"I don't know if I am or not, but there really is only one way to find out."

Back in Las Vegas

Catherine and Grissom held hands as they walked into work. Catherine could feel the nervousness rising into her stomach. How were they going to tell everyone? Were they going to guess what was going on between her and Grissom?

Catherine walked into the locker room. "Morning Warrick."

"Cath. Had a good weekend?"

Catherine smiled. "You bet I did."

"Sara and Nick are due back in tomorrow. Things can finally get back to normal around here." Warrick commented.

Catherine merely smiled and looked down at the ring glittering on her finger. She had been on cloud nine since last night. "Hey Warrick?"

Warrick turned around and looked at her from where he stood in the doorway. "Yeah Catherine?"

"There is something I have to tell you…" She said smiling. She was supposed to have waited, but she couldn't hold it in anymore. She simply held out her hand, the engagement ring shining in the light.

Warrick stepped forward, his eyes wide. "Are you serious? You and Grissom? Wow!" He said smiling. He pulled her into a hug. "This is awesome. First Nick and Sara are a couple, now you and Grissom are engaged!"

Catherine smiled at his enthusiastic response. "Thanks Warrick. It means a lot to me."

The Next Day Sara's Apartment, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sara dropped her bag in the living room and sighed. She felt like turning back and hiding in Texas longer than she had. But she had to face her life. She had to face working again.

She felt Nick's hand on her shoulder. "You want to catch a nap before we go in?"

Sara shrugged her shoulders. "Naw. We both know I function without sleep."

"Okay." He smiled at her. "You want to head over there now then?"

Sara shrugged her shoulders. She bit her lip to stop the tears from forming again. It was no use.

Nick looked at her and a look of concern crossed his face. "Sara… Honey, what's wrong?"

Sara looked at him, continuing to bite her lip. "It's just that… I don't know if I can face working in the lab… where he…. Where he…"

Nick took two steps toward her and held her in his arms. "Sara , don't worry about it. We'll take it one day at a time, okay? I'm here for you every step of the way."

~~ Later in the Lab ~~~

Warrick looked up from his cup of coffee to see Nick and Sara walk in arm in arm. "Sara!" He exclaimed, jumping up from his chair. He pulled her into an impulsive hug. "You look so much better." He said.

Sara smiled a little. "Thanks Warrick." Stepping back, she looked over at Nick. "I'm just going to go to the locker room." When Nick started to walk with her, she held up her hand. "I need to do this by myself, Nick."

He nodded, understanding.

Sara walked off. Turning the corner, she looked inside the lab where the attack had happened. She shivered, and kept on walking. She didn't want to let it have any affect on her anymore. But it did.

Shoving her things into her locker, she met up with Nick again. She had wanted to be alone, but now she wanted to be anything but. She wrapped her arms around his waist and hugged him. Around Nick, she felt safer than ever before.

Nick wrapped his arms around her. "Hey sweets."

Sara smiled at the use of one of his nicknames for her. She buried herself into his chest and held on just a little bit longer. "I love you Nick."

Nick sighed and smiled. "I love you too Sar."

~~~~~~~~~~ FIN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A/N: Again, thanks to everyone who replied to this story. You guys are the best!