Disclaimers: Not mine
(Chapter 1 – August 1, 2003)
"What do you want me to say, Sara?" Grissom took
of his glasses and rubbed his temples in frustration. The headache he had been
nursing all through shift showed no indication of leaving. Sara's insistence in
'talking' didn't help at all.
"I want you to tell me what you want."
"I wanna go home." He answered honestly.
"I mean between us! What do you want for us?" Her voice raised with the level of her anger. When he didn't answer, she continued, "Grissom, I don't wanna feel as if that night between us meant nothing but if that is what it comes down to, then at least have the decency to tell me so I can just move on with my life!"
Grissom could tell she was on the verge of tears and that was the last thing he needed right now: a tearful Sara who refused to leave until he gave her a straight answer. He sighed, "I'm sorry."
"So that's it?"
"I don't know what else I can say. I'm sorry, Sara." He watched helplessly as Sara stormed out of his office in tears. Maybe if she had slapped him or even just yelled at him a little more, he wouldn't feel so guilty.
"I wouldn't have believed it if I had heard from someone else."
Grissom's head shot up at the sound of the voice in his doorway. His eyes widened when he found Catherine standing there, looking at him with obvious disgust, "Cath..."
"All this time, telling me how much you needed me..." She shook her head, "It was all a lie!"
"No, Catherine, it wasn't. You have to listen to me..."
"And what? To hear you apologize the same way you apologized to Sara for sleeping with her and then dumping her? God...what happened to you?"
Grissom wasn't sure how it happened but it did. He had managed to bring 2 extremely strong women to tears. In one night, no less! He was silent, knowing no matter what he said, Catherine wouldn't believe him. He stayed silent even when Catherine walked away, going the same path as Sara did just a moment earlier.
How did this all happen?
*To be continued…*