CHAPTER 13

Grissom was asked to come in by Nick. He tried to refuse, but Nick insisted. Sara let him go and she fell asleep not long after he left.

Apon arriving at the lab, Grissom was apprehensive about going inside. Al was waiting for him in reception. "Hey."

Grissom nodded his greeting and followed him to the police department. "Why am I here Al?"

"Nick and Catherine want to see you and I'm here because I want to know how you and Sara are."

"We're doing ok thank you Al. I'll tell Sara you asked." Al nodded and opened the door to Jim's office.

"Hey Gil, sit down." Jim pointed to the seat.

"What's going on? I don't want to be here." He said rubbing his face.

Catherine sat next to him and took his hand. "I know your tired Gil, but we closed the Drake and Sara's case." Grissom looked at them with barely a reaction. Catherine continued. "We got the results from the chloroform and traced it back to the local hospital."

"Anyone could have got hold of it Cath." Grissom mumbled leaning against his hand.

Catherine smiled sadly knowing he was tired. "We checked the intake and outtake of the medicine cabinet's. After that we checked to see if there were any matches and we found one."

Grissom sighed and sat up. "Who?" He asked weakly.

"You're not going to like this that's why we needed to tell you now." Jim prompted.

"I think I've had enough bad news Jim so what could be worse?" Grissom stood and headed towards the door. As he opened it he saw two police officers leading a women into the interrogation room. He turned to the others. "No." He shook his head disbelieving his eyes.

"Gil." Catherine trailed off as Grissom left the room.

Everyone followed him closely. Jim and Warrick held him back as he stormed through the door. "Gil no." Jim warned.

"How could you?" He seethed. "You realise what you did? Do you know what you've done?" Grissom struggled against the others holding him back. "You murderer." He shouted and pushed the others back. "Let go of me." He backed out the room and Nick followed him outside to take him home.

Jim sat down with Catherine while Warrick leaned against the wall. "For the record Homicide Detective Jim Brass, CSI's Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown present. I'd like you to answer all Ms. Willows question's Mrs. Grissom."

"Yes of course." Jo sat forward and waited for Catherine to start.

"A month ago you took leave from the hospital correct?"

"Yes, I was unwell." Jo answered.

"Do you use a drug called chloroform?" Catherine asked.

"Sometimes why?"

Warrick stood up straight. "Did you sign the drug out a month ago and never sign it back in?"

"No." She said a little too quickly.

"We have your signature that tells us you were not working, but signing out drugs. That's illegal Mrs. Grissom." Catherine informed.

"I have no idea what you're talking about." Jo sat back and crossed her arms over her chest.

Jim pulled out a file and handed it to Catherine, which she opened and pushed towards the suspect. "Is this your signature?" Jo looked at the file and said nothing. "It's confirmed it is and my next question is, why was there such a large amount of money removed from your account only a week ago. Were you paying someone off?"

Jo shook her head. "No I wasn't. I don't have a clue what this is about."

"Really? So you're not concerned that your husband just yelled at you and called you a murderer?" Warrick asked.

"I haven't seen my husband since the hospital this afternoon. How is the young CSI? I heard she was hurt." Jo looked to each one.

"I'd be more worried about the manslaughter charge we have you dead to rights on and whether or not you can live with two lives on your conscience." Jim explained.

Jo looked at them confused. "What do you mean two. The CSI didn't die did she?"

Catherine stared the woman down. "I have some advice, never ever come near any of us in this lab or Grissom and Sara because we won't be responsible for our actions." Catherine stood and watched as Jim ordered the police officer to arrest her.

The man Joanne hired was arrested for murder and attempted murder amongst his previous criminal record and several parking tickets.

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Sara woke with a start. "Hey, Sssh. I'm here." Grissom said in a calm caring voice as he held her protectively as she cried.

"I was back in the barn and I got away, but he was chasing me.I'm sorry Gil, I tried to talk to him, I couldn't move." She sobbed into his chest. "I tried."

Grissom held her head in his hands. "It wasn't your fault Sara, please don't blame yourself. Catherine and the guys caught the killers. It's over."

Sara looked into his eyes and hiccuped. "It's not Griss." She brushed her thumbs over his cheeks. "Our baby died. We made that baby and we lost a life to raise as our own. I." She closed her eyes and fell against him. "I fell like my life was taken from me." Her sobs shook him to his core.

He couldn't say anything through the pain he was feeling. He'd lost a son or daughter because of his one big mistake in life. She may spend the next 25 years in prison but it still didn't hide that face that she stole something from them.

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Three weeks after the miscarriage and kidnapping, Grissom and Sara took a break from the lab and stayed in San Francisco for a month. They didn't return to the lab for another 6 weeks and in that time they moved into a new house closer to the outskirts of the city. Everyone rang now and then to see how they were and to ask when they were coming back. After their four-month break, they decided to go back to work at the same time.

Grissom held Sara's hand firmly in his as they walked through the doors. Sara's hands wrapped around his single one and followed him to the break room. Everyone was sitting around the table, including Al. Sara stood behind Grissom and leaned against him. Grissom nodded to each one and smiled.

"It's good to have you back guys." Nick said standing. "Sara, I've missed being pushed around."

Sara laughed and walked to him. He hugged her and Grissom watched as he sat down next to Al. "It's been busy without you." Catherine grinned. "Did all the paperwork though."

Grissom nodded. "Thank you."

Sara pulled Al up and he held her tightly. "I heard you moved?" He asked kissing her cheek.

"Yeah. Nice place on the outskirts." She smiled and hugged Warrick and Catherine. "We're having a BBQ next week and you're all invited."

"We'd love to." Catherine happily accepted along with the others.

Grissom reached out for Sara's hand. "I'll check my office and see you in 10 for assignments."

Sara closed the door and leaned back against it. "That was easier than I thought."

"They all love you Sara." He said picking up the assignments and turning to her. "I love you."

She smiled and pulled on his hand. "I know you do." He stood in front of her and took in every inch of her face. "What?" She asked seeing his bright blue eyes darken.

Grissom leaned into her and ran his index finger down her jaw to her chin. "God your beautiful." He chuckled and planted a soft kiss on her lips.

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CHAPTER 14

The house was large with a big back yard and a great view of the hills. The ground and first floors were decorated in soft colours and although they both owned many books, the house was surprisingly not crowded with bookshelves. The kitchen shared the living room and dining room. Separating itself with a long breakfast bar and 3 stools lining the living room side. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen, office and two garages. It was a perfect house and when the team first saw it, they couldn't believe their eyes.

"This is huge." Greg breathed, grinning like a little kid.

Nick and Warrick walked up the drive and knocked. Catherine and Jim climbed out theirs cars and followed them. "It's very nice." Catherine whispered to Jim as he pulled her close.

Sara opened the door. "Hey guys, come in. Griss's out back." She closed the door after everyone and found Grissom burning the steaks with Nick's help.

After eating and drinking, they all sat down and watched Nick, Greg and Warrick playing basketball with a makeshift hoop nailed to the tree at the end of the garden. Jim was sitting on the bench with Catherine and Al was taking to Grissom from the sun bed while Sara and Grissom lay on a blanket on the grass. Sara watched the boys play and laughed when they started arguing about points. Grissom linked there hands and traced her fingers as he spoke to Al about the new procedures for extracting bullets from a spinal cord.

"You know, I can remember when you said that you'd never come to my neck of the lab and play with dead body's with me." Al grinned when Sara commented that extracting a bullet with a grapple pipe was less fun than getting sprayed with blood.

"Well, it was fun I can tell you." Sara laughed. "I don't know if I'd do it again though."

Al chuckled. "I'm sure you will. It's nice to have the help once in a while."

Sara nodded and lay back to look up at the blue sky. Grissom looked down at her and smiled. She squeezed her fingers tighter around his and he leaned down to kiss her. "You tired?" She shook her head. "Ok, I'm going to show Al and the guys around." Sara smiled and turned onto her front as he walked away with the others.

Catherine grinned and shuffled onto the floor next to Sara. "I get the feeling you want to talk to me."

"Obvious huh?" Catherine nodded. Sara leaned her head on her arms and sighed. "We've been talking about starting a family."

"That's lovely Sara." Catherine rubbed Sara's back softly.

"I don't know why, but I felt like talking to another woman about it and you're my closest female friend and you have a child." Sara closed her eyes and turned to the sky.

"It's still hard to talk about it?" Sara nodded. "Your strong Sara and you have Gil."

"Well, we're not going to try, but see what happens and let nature decide. I don't want to get either of our hopes up."

"It's understandable Sara and I think you're both very brave to think about this after what's happened this year." Catherine took her hand and grinned. "I have some news if you want to hear it?"

Sara looked at her and matched her grin. "Ooh tell me." She said clearly interested.

"Jim proposed to me."

"No way, oh wow that's brilliant. I knew you two belonged together." Sara sat up and hugged Catherine. "I hope your both very happy."

"Thank you."

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Grissom waved the guys off while Sara dozed under the shade of the tree. He walked slowly across the grass and smile down at her. He lowered himself next to her and held her close as she turned into his body. The branches swayed in the light breeze and leaves fell around them. The sound was enticing them into sleep. Grissom closed his eyes and listened to the rustling leaves and the blades of grass moving in the wind. Feeling the sun beam down onto his face he looked down at Sara and slowly lifted her into his arms and carried her into the house. Climbing the staircase Sara's arms wrapped around him as she softly kissed his neck. He leaned his head to hers and walked along the landing to their room. He laid her down on the large bed and sat down next to her. Brushing her hair from her cheeks and neck, he kissed the sweet skin. Sara stroked his curls back and sighed softly as he continued to caress her neck and ear. Grissom moved to lie against her side and looked into her eyes. Her browns gazed into his with love and passion whirling around. She pulled him down slowly and kissed his lips lightly. Grissom traced her lips with his tongue and pushed it into her mouth. Sara moaned and pulled his body against hers.

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After the most challenging year of their life, Sara became pregnant after Christmas and gave birth to a baby boy, Samuel James Grissom. Sara and Grissom were married a year after his birth and two years later they were celebrating again with the birth of Molly Ann Grissom. The Grissom's still live in Vegas and still live in the large house overlooking the Vegas hills. The team became proud uncles and aunts.

The CSI couple still work at the Las Vegas crime lab and are still putting the bad guys behind bars. Jim and Catherine had a child of their own and after they were married they also moved to California for a fresh start. They visit the lab often and Catherine and Jim sometimes work with the remaining nightshift when borders are crossed due to stupid suspects on the run and their blood trail leading straight to them.

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Sara leaned against the doorframe to the nursery and watched her husband with their two children. Samuel sits on his father's knee while Grissom holds Molly as she sleeps. He always tells them children's stories and sometimes makes them up for the enjoyment. Grissom looks up feeling eyes on him. He smiles and finishes the story. Sara lifted Samuel and put him to bed. Grissom lowered Molly into her cot and kissed her soft hair.

"Come to bed." Sara grasped his hand and led him to their bedroom.

Grissom stripped down to his boxers and pulled Sara's light body to him. "I love you Sara Grissom."

"Hmm. I love you too Gil." She kissed him deeply and lay her head on his chest as she gently rubs his stomach.

Grissom covers her hand and they fall into a deep calm sleep awaiting the sun to rise for another day of ecstatic children wanting to see there aunts and uncles whom were coming by to take them to the park for a picnic. There were so many things to look forward to and tomorrow was just one of them.

THE END

(I hope you liked this story, nothing like a trilogy. This has to be my favourite one out of the series. Tell me if you enjoyed reading it.)