Sara had been up blowing balloons at six that morning. She was now putting the finishing touches on Ryan's birthday cake.
Kacee padded into the kitchen rubbing sleep from her eyes. "Mommy?"
"Do I get presents for Ryan's birthday?"
"Kacee, we've been over this already. Today is Ryan's special day. Your birthday was two months ago." Sara put the lid over the cake.
"I know. I just hoped." She said hugging Sara's waist.
"Go run wake Daddy please."
Sara slowly ascended the stairs and opened the door to Ryan's room. He was still sound asleep. She remembered back to when he was conceived.
Sara and three years old Kacee had been staying at the Bellagio for the past two nights.
It had been two nights since Sara had walked into Grissom's office and found the new CSI's lips on her husband's.
Grissom had just been standing there letting it happen. Anger boiled in Sara's blood. She scooped Kacee up in her arms and stormed out.
"Why was Daddy kissing that girl?" Kacee asked quietly.
"I don't know." Tears poured down her cheeks as she strapped Kacee into her car seat.
Sara then climbed into the driver's side and started the car. Grissom tried to open the door before she backed out. "Sara, please, Sara." He was crying.
Sara put the car in drive and was gone.
Two nights and a million unanswered phone calls later, Sara pulled herself from the bed.
She found Kacee in tears. "What wrong, baby?"
"I want my Daddy." She sobbed into her teddy bear.
Sara picked up the phone and dialed Grissom. "Bellagio. Room 1179." She hung up.
Twenty minutes later, there was a knock at the door. Kacee ran to open it. "Who is it?"
"It's Daddy, Bunny Bear."
She yanked the door open with a shriek and flew into his arms.
Sara watched from across the room. Her heart was aching. He looked up and caught her eyes. "Sara, it wasn't what you think."
"Then why didn't you come home?"
"I felt like a fool."
He moved across the room to where she stood. "I've missed you."
"Can we come back home?"
He closed the gap between his lips and hers. When the kiss broke the noticed that Kacee had fallen asleep.
Grissom laid her in the bed she'd been sleeping in. He closed the door behind her as he found Sara in the master bedroom of the suite. He took Sara into his arms. His mouth touched hers.
"Make love to me, Grissom."
Those were the last words spoken until sunrise the next day. Kacee's sleepy voice whispered, "Can we go home now?"
Ryan had dived into his cake with his hands and feet. Pictures galore were taken, including one perfect shot of Ryan feeding Kacee from his spoon before he fell asleep into his cake. Kacee had went home with Catherine for the night. Ryan was tucked snug into his bed.
After everyone left and the mess had been cleaned up, Sara sat in Grissom's lap. "I've got another present."
"But it isn't for Ryan." She kissed his neck.
"Oh? Do tell, my little vixen." He said as he lay her down and moved between her thighs.
"I'll give you a little hint. It takes nine months and cries a lot."
He kissed her mouth gently. "The best kinds of presents need tender loving care…and time." He placed a kiss on her stomach.
Thanks to those that stuck it out to the very end. I know it took me forever…Sorry…