Chapter 14

Nick held Lindsey in his arms for a while, the handed her back to Sara. " Sara watch for a little bit while I talk to Catherine?" Sara just nodded and Nick left in search of Catherine. He found her, once again in the shower crying.

"Cath, come here." He sat down and pulled her close to him. She just kept her head in her hands crying.

"I held a gun to my baby's head! What kind of mother does that? Nick I think Lindsey would be happier if my sister legally adopted her."

"Whoa, slow down there! Lindsey loves you! She's just scared; you're scared I'm scared. Cath, she loves you, but she doesn't understand why you're sad all the time and why you did what you did."

"I don't know why I did it either. I was mad at Grissom, and I had my gun in my hands, and I heard the door open and I just turned and pointed the gun and it was pointed at Lindsey's head. I was so scared, the look on her face," Catherine began to sob "She was so scared of me, I'm a horrible mother"

"Catherine Willows, stop talking like that! Your daughter loves you and I love you. This probably isn't the best time but here goes."

"Nick what are you talking about?"

"Catherine, I love you, I love Lindsey and I am ready to collect your dues."

"Nick your right this isn't the time or the place, I mean especially not at work we could both get fired!"

"That's not what I had in mind, well maybe when you're better."

"Nick what are you getting at?"

"Will you marry me Catherine Willows?" Catherine was dumbfounded, she was speechless. She nodded and he brought her into a hug. "Now, let's go get your daughter back." She nodded again and they walked hand in hand to the breakroom where Sara was still holding Lindsey.

"Hey Linds," Catherine said quietly. "I want to talk to you." Lindsey climbed off Sara's lap and stood in front of her.

"You're not mad at me?" Lindsey asked as her bottom lip started to quiver and tears threatened to fall down her cheeks.

"Oh no baby, I'm not mad at you, I was just scared and I'm sorry I scared you. Mommy is sad." Catherine said as she pulled Lindsey tightly to her. "Mommy is going to get better though, and Nick is going to help. OK?"

"OK mommy."

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A/N: That's the end, no sequel, I know bad ending but its over so, yeah!