Vegas Meets Manhatten
Disclaimer: I don't own any characters of CSI or Law and Order SVU
The SVU team is dealing with a case where there is no evidence and there is sign of a possible serial killer on the loose. Warner calls in reinforcements. The Las Vegas Crime Lab. What happens when Vegas meets Manhatten and sparks fly? Everyone gets a little taste of each other, but someone will get hurt because unlike Vegas, things that happen in New York don't just stay there. AlexNick, CaseyGreg, CathGris, EllOli, MunSara, and others
Chapter One- Favors, Blood, and Pride
Melinda Warner groaned in frustration. "You have got to be kidding me." She raged. Nothing from her forensics team. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. The group had never done anything wrong, but she couldn't deny that their lack of experience made their skills very limited on super tough cases.
Melinda was swallowing some aspirin when Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler walked in.
"What have you got for us?" Olivia asked.
Elliot followed her, giving Melinda a slap on the back. Melinda winched. "Ow Elliot." She said slowly.
Elliot apologized and leaned his weight against the counter. "So what's up doc?" he teased.
Melinda was not in the mood. Usually she would play along just to humor the detectives, but that was only when she had good news to share.
"Could you get your ass off my counter?" she asked, sounding angrier than she felt.
Elliot immediately got off. Olivia put a hand on Melinda's arm with a concerned look in her eyes.
"What's wrong, Melinda?' she asked, her voice laced with worry.
Melinda sighed. "Forensics came back with nothing. Not ever a hair. Nothing out of place." She said slowly, watching for Elliot's reaction.
As she suspected, he exploded. "Five women have been raped and murdered! And you're telling me there was nothing?" he demanded.
Melinda shook her head. "Elliot I'm sorry, but there was nothing. Nothing that the team saw anyway. It was an empty apartment, whoever did it, cleaned up good. No semen. Nothing." She said, moving out of Elliot's reach.
Elliot was red with anger and with that, he stormed out.
Melinda visibly relaxed. Olivia understood what she was feeling.
"It's okay." Olivia comforted. "We'll get him some other way."
Melinda was breathing a little quickly. "I thought he was going to hit me." She said softly.
Olivia grave her a hug. "Trust me. He never would." She said firmly. "I used to be scared of the same thing. Not so anymore, he would never hurt anyone that didn't deserve it."
Melinda believed her…barely. "Olivia, I think we need help on this case. I think I'm gonna call in a really big favor." She said.
Olivia nodded. "I'll get Elliot and head back to the precinct and see if we can dig up anything about the victim's past." She said, rushing out to find Elliot.
Olivia felt a headache coming on. Elliot wasn't doing much better. She risked a glance at him, admiring him. He made her heart beat faster and her breath catch in her throat. She looked down. Damn. She thought. She was working. She couldn't spare time for those kind of thoughts.
Elliot was ready to kill someone. Nothing. Nada. Nothing about the victim. They couldn't even figure out who she was. He sneaked a glance in Olivia's direction. She was so beautiful and strong. She was fiery and watched his back better than any partner ever had. He was so in love.
Catherine Willows was working on a case. Her eyebrows were knotted together as she focused on taking samples of every single strand of hair and every single drop of blood at the crime scene. Gil Grissom was working with her and both were focused intently on their work.
"Hey Gil." She called. "I think I got something here."
Grissom moved to examine it. "It looks like glue." He said.
Catherine had a thoughtful expression on her face. "What would glue be doing in the middle of a desert?" she wondered out loud.
"Your guess is as good as mine." He answered the strawberry blonde.
Catherine rolled her eyes. "This is weird." She said managing to find a small blood drop on the dirt. "Passive." She said, quickly diagnosing it.
Grissom glanced at it. "Hey there's a dung beetle." He pointed out and picked it up.
"They don't usually live around here." Catherine commented as she glanced around the trees.
Grissom's phone suddenly rang. "Grissom." He said as Catherine eyed him curiously with her clear blue eyes.
Melinda was uncomfortable. She hadn't asked for a favor in forever, but this was the fifth case of the same mentality and she couldn't afford to let her pride cost any more lives. Her forensics personnel were good, but to outsmart this guy, she needed the best. She needed her old friend Gil Grissom.
"Gil?" she asked.
The voice on the other side sounded surprised.
"I need to you come to New York." She said pleadingly into the phone.
This is my first cross fic and I'm wondering if I should post it both under CSI and Law and Order SVU. Can I do that? R&R if you liked it.