The team kept digging and digging until a metal latch was visible. They threw it open to find Tom holding the limp Sara in his arms. He held up a gun and pointed it at everyone. "Don't move or I'll blow your brains out!" he said getting on top of the surface, Sara still in his arms. Grissom looked at Sara- her face was badly bruised and blood was dripping from her nose. He made a move.
"Don't!" Tom said pointing the gun at Grissom. Grissom was only concerned about Sara, now. Brass ran behind Tom and as Tom was about to pull the trigger, he fired. Tom fell over, releasing Sara. Sara landed straight in Grissom's arms. "Sara? Sara! Are you okay? Say something!" he said looking at her motionless body.
"Sara…" the tears were forming now. She slowly opened her eyes and when she realized whom it was holding her she wrapped her arms around him, crying. "Grissom, it was horrible," she said, the tears pouring from her eyes. "I know," he said rubbing her back, trying to comfort her. "It's okay now; it's over," he said as a tear ran down his face.
Sara was taken to the hospital. Luckily, she only had a few fractures to her nasal bones and some other facial fractures, but the memory of the day was engraved in stone in her mind forever. Grissom went to visit her everyday they would allow it, as did the rest of the team.
When Sara finally returned to the lab, Grissom's smile was a bit bigger everyday he saw her face. "You know, you're going to have to ask her what happened eventually," Brass told him as he headed out the lab. Grissom looked over at Sara and the rest of his team. They were throwing a welcome-back party for Sara, and they were all laughing and smiling. Smiling…that was something Gil Grissom loved to see Sara Sidle do.
Grissom put on his glasses and looked at Brass. "Later, Jim. Later," he said and joined the rest of his team in welcoming Sara back from the hospital. When she saw Grissom come into the break room with the rest of them, her smile grew bigger and she was happy that he was there too. He read her mind. So am I, Sara; so am I.