Disclaimer: I do not own CSI: NY, despite all of my letters to Santa.
Chapter 1: Eavesdroppers
Lindsay Monroe leaned against the counter on her elbows, drumming her fingers impatiently. Her eyes were fixed on the coffee pot, which she could have sworn took its time just to annoy her. She was far too occupied with her own troubled thoughts to notice anything, or anyone, else around her.
"Bored Montana?" said a familiar New York accent in her ear, making her jump three feet in the air.
"Jeezes, Danny," she gasped, clutching her hand to her heart, and becoming aware of the heat present in her cheeks. Why in God's name did he have to be so adorable and so good looking at the same time?
He chuckled smugly walking around the break room, satisfied with the affect he had on her. She merely glared at him.
"Because if you are," he continued with a smirk, "you obviously haven't been shown the real way to live in New York City."
She laughed somewhat derisively. "And who's going to show me? You?" she questioned doubtfully.
He took a few steps towards her so that they were only a few inches apart. He looked down at her. He tried to remind himself that she wasn't the same as other girls. She was kinder, prettier, smarter, and not to mention the fact that they worked together. He couldn't believe he was going to do this.
"Is that a dare?" he asked with a smile.
She knew her cheeks must look like ripe tomatoes. She hadn't meant it like that, but know that he mentioned it…
"Maybe," she stated, with her own mischievous smile.
"I'll see you after shift then," he stated, looking her straight in the eyes.
They stood there for several seconds, the sexual tension thick enough to be cut with a knife. Neither could believe what had just happened. Then Danny got the feeling he was being watched and turned his head towards the doorway. Lindsay followed his gaze, immediately regretting it, as she blushed even more (if that was possible).
Flack and Hawkes stood at the doorway. Flack had a triumphant smirk on his face and had his hand held out. Hawkes rolled his eyes and Flack beckoned with his fingers. Finally Hawkes placed a twenty in the palm of Flack's hand then folded his arms. He shook his head with a small smile on his face.
Lindsay and Danny looked at each other, not having moved from their previous position, then back at the two men in the doorway. However, they were saved from any other awkward moments when Mac came in with the day's assignments, closely followed by Stella. They jumped apart as though receiving an electric shock. Mac looked from Danny, who was gazing at the floor and rubbing the back of his neck, to Lindsay, who had suddenly found her hands very interesting. He decided not to comment.
After being given their assignments Stella walked down the hallway with Lindsay, every once in a while giving her an all-knowing glance and smile. Meanwhile, Flack had followed Danny, trying to make his sniggering as quiet as possible. That was, until Danny elbowed him hard in the side, causing him to burst out in laughter, followed by, "Ow, no abusing the invalid."