Title: Love Too Young

Rating: FRT
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Just the idea.
Spoilers: None
Summary: One Shot. What if Danny and Lindsay knew each other in high school? What if Lindsay lived in New York and moved away? This is WAY OUT THERE so be nice.

Lyrics: Michelle Wright: He Would Be Sixteen


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She gets in her car October Friday night
Home from work down 31 past Franklin High
She can see the stadium lights, she can hear the band
A thousand crazy high school kids screamin' in the stands

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Danny Messer was the guy every red blooded girl wanted at Franklin High. Not only was he incredibly good looking, but he was also a straight A student, Science whiz, blue blooded street wise, somewhat rebellious New Yorker, and to top all that off, star Quarterback for Franklin High's legendary football team.

Lindsay Monroe was the beautiful "IT" girl at the same high school. Head of Science Club, Prom committee, and cheerleading, she also was in the running for Homecoming Queen. Every girl wanted to be her, and if they couldn't do that, they tried to be everywhere she was.

There paths were destined to cross. Her, the most popular girl in school, he, the most infamous boy. When it finally happened, the events it set off would shake the teenage girl to the core.

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Quarterback and homecoming queen
Love to young to know what it means
She goes back in time oh in her mind

It's like a dream

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Five months before they graduated in their last year, they noticed each other. They became the most popular couple ever to date at F.H.S. Lindsay would often be seen sitting on the bleachers watching the weekly football practice, while Danny would sit in on the cheerleading rehearsals. If they weren't helping out with various school activities, they would be in a secluded hallway or under the grandstand doing what normal teenage couples did best.

The night of Prom was when it all changed. Through-out the evening Danny and Lindsay had stuck like glue to each other. They only parted once when Lindsay went up to be christened Valedictorian. Following the dance, Danny had taken Lindsay to a tree shaded area just outside of school bounds, dubbed Rendezvous Ridge by years of F.H.S couples.

That was a night neither of them would forget. Lindsay more so than Danny.

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He would be would sixteen
The son she never knew
It hurt so much to give him up
But what else could she do
He would be sixteen

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Her mother held her while she cried, while her father swore vengeance. Her parents were furious. They had every right to be. Lindsay was Phil and Tanya Monroe's only daughter out of four children. She was brought into the world dotted on by her mother and aggressively protect by the father. Her brothers were trouble makers, but always looked out for their baby sister.

All the Monroe children were raised to think before they took action, and to use their mind before their heart. Lindsay was raised more fiercely than her brothers. Being a female, she had to protect herself. She had more to loose if she didn't.

Maybe she should have listened.

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A child should have a home she knows her folks were right
She never heard the couple's name just that they were nice
She wonders if he's taller than his father was
Does he drive a car by now, has he been in love

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Seven months after she graduated, and six months after she moved to Montana with her family, Lindsay gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She never got to hold him, or look at him. All she knew was when she got a glimpse of him, he had light brown hair. The day after she gave birth, the child she had secretly named Daniel, was gone.

After birth, she went into a deep state of depression. She hardly ate, she didn't talk to anyone about it, and she wore maternity clothing for the months following. Her parent's finally sent her to a psychiatrist. She was asked if she was happy with her decision. She said her happiness had nothing to do with it. It was for the sake of the child. She was asked her fears. She said she feared Danny would someday find out. She was asked if she would ever have children again. That, she had no answer for.

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She shakes back to reality she knows
Things turn out the way they should be
But she just can help but ask herself

Does he know about me?

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She was also asked why she didn't keep the child. She said it was for the best. She was too young. She had a University placement for Forensic analyst. She didn't know the first thing about being a mother, and she couldn't do it alone.

After years of isolation, and rivers of tears, she finally married. He was a kind, journalist for the Bozeman Independent. She never told him about the child she had so many years ago, but he eventually found out after she said she didn't want children. Five years of a somewhat happy married died then. The divorce was finalized, and she swore to herself she would never put someone else through that again.

Not a day goes by where the thoughts aren't filled with a well built blue eyed boy and a baby with light brown hair. She often passes teenage boys on the street. Each one she studies, could he look like that?

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He would be would sixteen
The son she never knew
It hurt so much to give him up
But what else could she do
He would be sixteen

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Back in New York, Danny Messer is at another scene. He looks at he victim and turns a ghostly shade of white. The blue eyes of a light brown haired boy with glass stare up at him.

Mac brings Danny in to his office. Four words change his life.

"Seven alleles in common."


Author's Note: Just in case no one knows, alleles are genetic cells that we have that match our parents. Daniel's other set of alleles would match Lindsay. They are often mentioned on CSI.

And I have no scientific skills. I just remember hearing something about alleles on an ep or two.