Sara went inside, and she put her purse and jacket on a counter, then she saw that Jennie was on the computer. Sara smiled, and then she went stood behind her daughter.
"Hi mom," Jennie said as she turned her face up to look at Sara. Sara kissed her daughter's forehead, and then she asked, "What are you doing babe?"
"Talking to people on some message boards."
"At seven in the morning. And what do you talk about on a message board."
"Well, not everyone on the site is from this time zone, some aren't even from this country. We talk about movies, actors, and shows that we like, it's fun."
"It sounds like a chat room to me."
"It's not though. And no one is going to try and hurt one another here, it's fun."
"I'm glad that you like it." Then Sara sighed and she sat down on a chair nearby.
Jennie turned to look at her mom, she studied her for awhile with the same investigating gaze of her mother, and she said, "What's up?"
"You look stressed out."
"It was a rough day."
"Do you wanna tell me about it?"
Sara smiled slightly at her inquisitive child, and she said, "Well, the case I've been working on is difficult, and most of my co-workers and friends weren't being very nice to me."
"Because of me," Jennie asked. Sara nodded. "Well who cares about them. They have no right to treat you like you committed some great crime. So what if you didn't tell them about me, I don't care and neither should they."
Sara couldn't help but smile at how much her daughter was like her. "Jen, you can't be mad at them. They're hurt that I hid something from them, and I understand that. At least Greg is being supportive. The only one who is really mad at me is Catherine, which makes me mad because she totally ignores her daughter."
"One of the women I work with, she is very, sure of herself I guess, and we tend not to get along. I think that the rest of my friends will get used to my not telling them in time."
"If they're good friends they will. Do you like Greg?"
Sara tried to stop herself from smiling, but she couldn't. "Yes, I like him a lot, what made you ask that?"
"You mentioned that he was being supportive, and you didn't mention anyone else's name, and you smiled at his name."
"Yeah, he's very fun, and kind, and…"
"Good looking," Jennie finished, she too was smiling.
"Yes, he is good looking."
"Do you know what school you want to send me to?"
"Where did that come from?"
"I've been thinking about it for awhile, and I know that I need somewhere to go to school in the fall."
"That's two months away yet."
"Well, there are private schools, public schools, religious schools, expensive schools, take your pick. Or have you already done some looking?"
"There's this school nearby that I was looking at online and I really like it, it sounds really cool. It teaches based on the career path you want to follow."
"That sounds cool, but how much does it cost?"
"Well, the tuition is rather expensive, but depending on how well you place in your tests, and everything in your family, it can be cheaper."
"What do you want to study there?"
"Architecture, languages, acting, and music."
"That's an interesting combination."
"I know, but I can study them, and I love them. Though I know you'd probably want me to study science."
"No, I want you to do what you want. Your father would have loved your choices though, he was interested in those fields as well," Sara said with a wistful smile. Jennie smiled too.
"Do you think he'd be proud of us?"
"Yeah, he would be."
"Can you tell me about how the two of you met, and what he was like? I know that you've told me a lot already, but I want to know more."
"Ok. Well, we met in school, the first day of sixth grade I believe. We were friends throughout all of our school years from then on. By ninth grade we were in love with one another, we told our friends, but we were too afraid to tell one another. The next year our friends were getting tired of us being secretly in love and not saying anything, so when we were at a party we played 'truth or dare' and we told one another. After that we started dating, and he proposed to me senior year, at one of the school dances. The May before we graduated I found out that I was pregnant. He was so happy that he was going to be a parent; I was scared that I wouldn't be any good at it, but he promised that he would stay with me for the rest of our lives. A little over five weeks later he was killed in a motorcycle accident. His last words to me were as he was dying, he said 'I love you, never forget that.' And then he died. We were both accepted into Harvard. Although he loved art, acting, and languages, he was going to study law. I put going there on hold for awhile, and they still accepted me back when I was ready. You know the rest."
Jennie sat next to her mother, and she hugged her. Both of them were crying. "I think you should date Greg," she whispered. Sara laughed, and she said, "Probably."
The next day at work Greg and Sara continued to work on the same case, but Grissom put himself on a new case. Towards the end of the shift they decided to take a coffee break, so they went into the break room to sit.
"Do you want to talk about yesterday at all," Greg asked.
"Um, well, in the car, at your house, before you got out."
Sara smiled, remembering the kiss. "That was some kiss."
Greg smiled too, "Yeah, well do you want to do anything about it?"
"I'm not certain," she said with a twinkle in her eyes. "What do you want to do about it?"
He leaned towards her, and he gently caressed her face with his hand, then he kissed her, and she reciprocated. When they broke the kiss, he said, "That's what I was thinking of doing with it."
"Do you have any idea of where you want to go from here?"
"Do you want to start dating?"
"Yes, I'd like that," she replied, and they kissed again. Just at that moment Nick entered the room, and after being startled for a few moments, he cleared his throat to get their attention. They looked at him rather embarrassed, and he got a cup of coffee and sat down.
"When did this start," he asked with a smile.
"Just now," Sara replied.
"Well, congratulations I guess," then his expression got more serious. "What is Jennie going to think?"
"She actually told me that I should date Greg."
"Well, I'm happy for the two of you, but we should all get back to work."
The other two nodded, and then they left the room. A few moments later Warrick entered, and Nick told him that Sara and Greg had started dating, he also was surprised but happy.
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