Subtle Likenesses

Summary: It was the happiest day of her life, until it was destroyed. Jealousy, fear and love abound of course!

Pairing: Catherine/Grissom and Sara/Nick; let me know if you want a Warrick paring in here too please.

Distribution: Ask as ye shall receive. Please just let me know where it's going.

Rating: I'm going to start with PG again. Chances are it's going up soon.

Disclaimer: This is for the whole story, but much like Subtle Clues I don't own any of the characters you recognize. Those belong to CBS and the creators.

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Prologue

The Happiest Day

June 20th, 2004

It was the happiest day of her life. She was dressed in white, the gown touching the floor, her veil as pure as the rest. Her makeup and hair were done, her smile as genuine as the 2.5 karat diamond on her finger. She'd allowed her strawberry roots grow back in, contrasting beautifully against her gown.

"Mommy? Are you coming?" Her blond daughter poked her head in the room where her mother had been asked to be left for a few moments.

"Of course I am," her mother answered, standing and retrieving her bouquet and heading to the doors that would lead her to her husband.

Tears were shed and promises made as they pledged their lives and their love to each other. Then came the reception, where friends and well wishers enjoyed time with the new husband and wife.

Suddenly it fell apart.

Gun shots sounded peppering the head table with a hail of bullets. Red stained white, black and blue before, as suddenly as it started, the shooting stopped. The chaos that erupted resulted in few returning to check on the victims. The entire bridal party was dead, the husband splattered with his wife's blood as well as his own. The little girl was sprawled beside a brunette woman; the small ring barer was lying between an African American man and a broad-shouldered man.

The happiest day of their lives had quickly turned to tragedy.